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India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I: Sourav Ganguly not reading much into India's loss at Pune
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I: Sourav Ganguly not reading much into India's loss at Pune

Ganguly believes India will bounce back from their defeat at Pune and clinch the seriesFormer captain Sourav Ganguly has played down India’s defeat against Sri Lanka in the first T20I played at Pune on Tuesday, India Today reports.Describing the five-wicket loss against a young and inexperienced side from the island nation as a “one-off,” Ganguly said that MS Dhoni’s men were done in by the surprise factor after

Feb 11 2016
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I, Ranchi: Ravi Shastri wants to try all combinations before World T20
India vs Sri Lanka 2nd T20I, Ranchi: Ravi Shastri wants to try all combinations before World T20

Shastri backed the Indian side despite the recent loss to SL and said that the team has played some excellent cricket over the past 18 months Ahead of the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against Sri Lanka, India team director Ravi Shastri on Thursday said he is aiming at trying all possible combinations to get the best squad prior to the forthcoming World T20 at home next month.Having whitewashed Australia 3-0 in their own backyard, the

Feb 11 2016
5 instances when Rahul Dravid lost his cool
5 instances when Rahul Dravid lost his cool

One of India's finest batsmen ever, Rahul Dravid, is respected all over the cricketing world not only for his batting but for his patience too. During his playing days, seldom did anyone see Dravid losing his temper, be it the opposition players, teammates, officials, or anyone for that matter. However, there were a few instances when one realized that 'The Wall' was only human and he did lose his cool at times. However, there w

Feb 11 2016
ICC U-19 World Cup final 2016: India vs West Indies - Team news, live streaming, squad, date, time
ICC U-19 World Cup final 2016: India vs West Indies - Team news, live streaming, squad, date, time

Sarfaraz Khan has been one of the stars for the India U-19 teamThe India U-19 and West Indies U-19 teams will battle it out in the final of the ICC U-19 World Cup on Sunday. This is the fifth time that India U-19 are going to be playing in the final of the tournament, while this is only the second time for West Indies U-19. The Indians have won the U-19 World Cup thrice before, with the last victory coming under the captaincy of Unmukt Chand

Feb 11 2016
5 Indian players who were helped by advice from Rahul Dravid
5 Indian players who were helped by advice from Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid is currently coaching the Indian U-19 team in the U-19 World Cup. While this is his most visible and prominent foray into mentoring young cricketers, Dravid has helped more than his fair share of cricketers along his career. His presence, advice and encouragement have been invaluable for many players to make a name for themselves.  Dravid is one of the most unselfish cricketers of all time. His demeanour, poise, empathy and gra

Indian cricket team's former fielding coach reveals controversy regarding his dismissal
Indian cricket team's former fielding coach reveals controversy regarding his dismissal

Trevor Penney was India’s fielding coachTrevor Penney was the Indian fielding coach in 2014 before he was abruptly let go. He worked Duncan Fletcher, and during his tenure he observed that Indian cricketers are treated like no others around the world.According to First Post, Penney said that while he was experienced around international cricket, he was quite taken aback by how Indian cricketers were idolized.“I had done a few IPL

Feb 11 2016
MS Dhoni talks about the positives of the loss against Sri Lanka in T20I
MS Dhoni talks about the positives of the loss against Sri Lanka in T20I

Dhoni feels India did not come out empty handed against Sri LankaIn the wake of India's loss to Sri Lanka, MS Dhoni has defended the performance of the Indian team while looking at the positive side. He has stated that the lower order has gained valuable experience which can come in handy at the T20 World Cup.Dhoni said, "If we continue to get runs only through our top order till the World Cup, the lower order won't get the expo

Feb 11 2016
BCCI potentially faces loss of Rs 1600 crores over Lodha Panel recommendations
BCCI potentially faces loss of Rs 1600 crores over Lodha Panel recommendations

Justice LodhaThe BCCI may see its revenue plummet by Rs 1600 crores if some of the Lodha Panel's recommendations are upheld. The Lodha Panel has recommended that advertisement breaks during the matches be reduced. The BCCI's current revenue is approximately Rs 2000 crores. A great amount of that is contributed by advertisement revenues and broadcasting rights. The Lodha Panel recommendations seek to curtail the advertisements by rest

Feb 11 2016
5 occasions when cricket matches were called off due to violence
5 occasions when cricket matches were called off due to violence

Perhaps one of the worst reasons for play to get disrupted during a cricket match is crowd violence. There has been a number of times when there was trouble on the cricket field due to a riot initiated by the crowd. While such incidents generally tend to happen when the home side is in a losing position, there have been cases where issues with the ground authorities or infighting among the crowd triggered a riot. Whatever the cause, these i

Feb 11 2016
Dhoni takes a dig at the Pune pitch
Dhoni takes a dig at the Pune pitch

 

Feb 11 2016
ICC World T20 2016: Teams and squads
ICC World T20 2016: Teams and squads

ICC World T20 trophyThe 2016 World T20 is just around the corner and the teams are announced their squads to take part in the tournament. This year’s edition is scheduled to take place in India from March 8 to April 3.This year’s tournament features 16 teams out of which 10 will play in the main round. Out of those ten teams, the top two teams from each qualifying group will join the top 8 teams in the main round.There are some big na

Feb 11 2016
5 unknown bowlers who destroyed the Indian batting line-up in ODIs
5 unknown bowlers who destroyed the Indian batting line-up in ODIs

The Indian batting line-up may be one of the most feared in world cricket, but there has been the tendency of them producing tame performances every now and then. The most recent occasion came in the first T20I of the 3-match series against Sri Lanka. Making his debut, unknown Sri Lankan seamer Kasun Rajitha rocked the Indian batting line-up by claiming the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane in his very first over. The debutant ended wi

Feb 10 2016
BCCI reveals payments given to Anil Kumble and Sanjay Manjrekar for South Africa series
BCCI reveals payments given to Anil Kumble and Sanjay Manjrekar for South Africa series

BCCI reveals Kumble and Manjrekar’s commentary fees for the home series against South Africa in late 2015. The Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) has recently disclosed the amount they paid to commentators for their job in the recently concluded South African tour of India.Former Indian Test captain Anil Kumble and former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar got paid approximate amounts of Rs 39 lakh and Rs 36 lakh respectively

Feb 10 2016
Shane Watson feels India will be tough to beat in the T20 World Cup
Shane Watson feels India will be tough to beat in the T20 World Cup

India have dominated Australia in last month's T20 series.Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes that hosts India will be the biggest threat to his team in the World T20 which is scheduled to start on March 9.Watson, who has had extensive experience of playing in the sub-continent thanks to the Indian Premier League (IPL), believes that India have the firepower to go the distance on their home turf. Australia are scheduled to take on th

Feb 10 2016
Brendon McCullum's top career highlights in pictures
Brendon McCullum's top career highlights in pictures

Brendon McCullum will go down in the history books as one of the most prolific New Zealand cricketers to ever play the game. That was never in question as he went about shaping his legacy. But along the way he carved his name among the greatest cricketers of all time with some of his outstanding records. New Zealand has been in the shadow of Australia, literally and figuratively, for ages. Watching Brendon McCullum go about his business, you wou

Feb 10 2016
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