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Kohli could go for 5-bowler strategy in Lanka
Kohli could go for 5-bowler strategy in Lanka

Led by Kohli, India will play a three-Test series in Sri Lanka this month Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli said on Sunday that the basic idea in cricket is to take 20 wickets and for that he needs five bowlers in the team which would then put the responsibility on the batsmen to score runs. Speaking to reporters ahead of the team's departure for Sri Lanka on Monday, Kohli said there is a need to play with a stronger bowli

Aug 2 2015
Worcestershire's Joe Leach takes hat-trick with first three balls of match
Worcestershire's Joe Leach takes hat-trick with first three balls of match

Worcestershire fast bowler Joe Leach Worcestershire fast bowler Joe Leach claimed a hat-trick with the first three balls of his side's Royal London One-Day Cup match against Northamptonshire on Sunday. The 24-year-old paceman had Richard Levi and Rob Keogh caught behind before removing Ben Duckett, caught at gully by Jack Shantry. Northamptonshire’s score read 0/3 after the first three balls of the match, prompting mad scenes

Aug 2 2015
9 Things you should know about Utpal Chatterjee
9 Things you should know about Utpal Chatterjee

Utpal Chatterjee, Bengal’s spin wizard of the 1990’s 1. First Class Debut Utpal Chatterjee began his career as a left-arm seamer and made his first-class debut for Bengal in 1984-1985, and was nicknamed “David” after the Australian seamer Alan Davidson. He later moved to spin, and became a regular for the squad by 1990. He was a part of the Bengal squad that lifted the Ranji Trophy in Eden Gardens in 1989-1990. 2.

Aug 2 2015
BCCI initiates preparation of Code of Ethics
BCCI initiates preparation of Code of Ethics

BCCI is concerned and determined to safeguard its integrity New Delhi, August 2 The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Sunday that it had initiated a process of preparing a comprehensive Code of Ethics in addition to the 'Conflict of Interest' declarations. "BCCI is concerned and determined to safeguard its integrity. The Code of Ethics when formed would define important core values for behaviour and conduct w

Aug 2 2015
Anurag Thakur steadily gaining control of cricket board
Anurag Thakur steadily gaining control of cricket board

Anurag Thakur is happily acting as the de facto President The winds of change continue to blow across the Indian cricket board. Its secretary Anurag Thakur is in a hurry to dismantle the old order and prove that he is in complete command of the situation. Seldom has one seen a board secretary take control of its affairs as Thakur has done. The Bharatiya Janata Party Member of Parliament from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, seems to have acquire

India 'A' coach Rahul Dravid defends Virat Kohli
India 'A' coach Rahul Dravid defends Virat Kohli

Dravid and Kohli during India A practice session Indian Test team captain Virat Kohli may have not been at his best in the recent Test match against Australia 'A' but he has surely impressed Rahul Dravid with his commitment towards cricket. Former Indian skipper Dravid, as reported in Cricbuzz, said that Kohli is keen on improving and is working hard at the nets. "Virat had not played for over a month before coming here. I thi

Aug 2 2015
Dravid sees the positives in India A's series loss
Dravid sees the positives in India A's series loss

Rahul Dravid coached India A for a two match unofficial Test series Rahul Dravid began his coaching career with a 0-1 series loss against Australia A in the two match unofficial Test series. However, he claimed that the team’s defeat was a "good eye-opener" for the players as reported by ESPNcricinfo. He stated that the pressure in A games is higher than in that of domestic cricket and will help the young guns to ease i

Aug 1 2015
Virat Kohli excited about Sri Lanka tour, says he won't change his approach as batsman
Virat Kohli excited about Sri Lanka tour, says he won't change his approach as batsman

Kohli says he will continue to bat the way he has always done. Virat Kohli is set to lead the Indian team in his first full-fledged series as Test skipper and is excited about the challenge facing his young side. Speaking to bcci.tv, Kohli also opened up on his decision to play for India A and has picked the players he believes will make a big impact in Sri Lanka.  "It's basically my first full assignment as Test captain. In

Aug 1 2015
Dhoni plays football to test endurance ahead of grueling schedule
Dhoni plays football to test endurance ahead of grueling schedule

M.S. Dhoni playing football at Silli Football Academy to test endurance India's limited-overs captain MS Dhoni's love for football is no secret. He is the co-owner of Chennaiyan FC, a franchise in the Indian Super League and keenly follows the English Premier League team Machester United. The skipper is often seen playing football ahead of any match, be it with the Indian cricket team or his IPL team Chennai Super Kings in the

Aug 1 2015
Stats: AB de Villiers' streak of 98 consecutive Test matches since debut comes to an end
Stats: AB de Villiers' streak of 98 consecutive Test matches since debut comes to an end

AB De Villiers has opted out of South Africa’s ongoing tour of Bangladesh The South African run machine of the present generation, AB de Villiers, had the best opportunity to become the first ever cricketer to play all his team’s 100 Test matches consecutively since making his debut. But he missed on this by just two matches. He had previously played in all the 98 Test matches South Africa played since making his debut on Decemb

Aug 1 2015
India 'A' squads announced for series against Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A'
India 'A' squads announced for series against Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A'

22-year-old Unmukt Chand has garnered success for India at all junior levels The India A squad has been announced for the upcoming one-day triangular series featuring the A teams of South Africa and Australia, as well as the squad for the four-day Tests against South Africa A that follows. Delhi batsman Unmukt Chand has been named captain of the limited-overs side, and Ambati Rayudu will be leading the team in the longer format. Chand had

Aug 1 2015
Soumya Sarkar must open in Test cricket to become Bangladesh's Virender Sehwag
Soumya Sarkar must open in Test cricket to become Bangladesh's Virender Sehwag

Soumya Sarkar bats during Bangladesh’s Test series against Pakistan earlier this year “Fear is death, fear is sin, fear is hell, fear is unrighteousness, fear is wrong life…and it is fearlessness that brings heaven in a moment.” It was the festive Boxing Day of 2003 when India were facing Australia. At the Melbourne Cricket ground. India were batting first and scored over 300 runs even before tea break had arrived.

Aug 1 2015
Kohli working on the sweep shot ahead of Sri Lankan tour
Kohli working on the sweep shot ahead of Sri Lankan tour

Virat usually doesn’t play the sweep shot Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli has been working on the sweep shot with his childhood coach ahead of the Sri Lankan tour, reports TOI. The prolific right-hander doesn’t usually play the sweep shot against the spinners, but has understood the significance of having it up his armoury considering India will be playing a lot of Test Cricket now in the sub-continent.  "His batting i

Jul 31 2015
7 players who enjoyed a great run of form after turning 35
7 players who enjoyed a great run of form after turning 35

Time is a fickle mistress, they say. In sport, time is as slippery as a rattlesnake, slithering away, painfully, one day at a time. In case of cricketers, it is one game at a time, or sometimes, one season at a time. Many a great players smelt the earth, as age caught up with them, their arrogance grinded away in the wheels of time, their reflexes numbed with the heroin of grey hair. Runs stop flowing, wickets stop coming. Batsmen feel the ball

Jul 31 2015
Off-spinner Ashwin receives Arjuna Award
Off-spinner Ashwin receives Arjuna Award

    Ashwin receiving the Arjuna Award New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal presented Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin the Arjuna Award for 2014 here on Friday. Ashwin, 28, could not be present during the award ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 29 last year as he was in England playing in a One-Day International (ODI) series. The Tamil Nadu cricketer has 139 wickets in 99 ODIs and 124 w

Jul 31 2015
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