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IPL 2016: Jayant Yadav claims doosra cannot be bowled without any flex
IPL 2016: Jayant Yadav claims doosra cannot be bowled without any flex

Jayant Yadav has got a maiden opportunity to represent IndiaAt a time in which spinners often rely on dangerously complex variations or tend to dart the ball, Jayant Yadav comes across as a breath of fresh air. PTI reported the classical off spinner expressing his views on the doosra and being part of the Indian squad to Zimbabwe.Looking to keep things simple, the 26-year old asserted, “I have never bowled a doosra in my life and will never

May 25 2016
IPL 2016: Ashish Nehra to undergo knee surgery
IPL 2016: Ashish Nehra to undergo knee surgery

Nehra injured himself during SRH’s match against KXIPVeteran pacer Ashish Nehra has been advised by the BCCI to undergo a surgery on his right knee after he was ruled out of the IPL following a hamstring injury during an IPL match. The 37-year old sustained a high-grade hamstring tendon during Sunrisers Hyderabad's match against Kings XI Punjab on May 15.The BCCI had recommended Nehra to consult a doctor in London. An official stat

May 24 2016
Australia prepare special pitches for success against India
Australia prepare special pitches for success against India

Nathan Lyon inspects the pitch ahead of practice In the recent past, Australia always fell short of achieving success on Indian pitches as they last won a Test series in India in 2004-05. Their bowlers’ inability to adapt on the spinning tracks of India has been one of the major issues behind the almost twelve-year drought.Australia desperately wants to end this drought and according to a report in The Daily Telegraph claims that Crick

May 24 2016
Mandeep Singh: 10 things you need to know about him
Mandeep Singh: 10 things you need to know about him

Mandeep Singh hasn't yet batted for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2016On Monday, Mandeep Singh was selected in Indian limited-overs squad for the tour of Zimbabwe. This tour could well be Mandeep’s claim to fame if he plays to his potential when given an opportunity. The talented batsman from Punjab has been knocking on Team India’s doors for a while now and he would be expectedly elated to get this opportunity. Mand

May 24 2016
IPL 2016: Chess helps me pre-empt the batsman, says Yuzvendra Chahal after maiden Indian call-up
IPL 2016: Chess helps me pre-empt the batsman, says Yuzvendra Chahal after maiden Indian call-up

Chahal is the leading wicket taker in the Indian Premier league 25-year-old leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has been exceptional in this edition of the Indian Premier League for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The uncapped spinner was bought for Rs. 10 lakh in the 2014 IPL auction. His tremendous improvement this year has earned him a place in the Indian team for their tour of Zimbabwe in June. Virat Kohli’s

Vinod Kambli furious about Mumbai cricketers not being selected for Caribbean tour
Vinod Kambli furious about Mumbai cricketers not being selected for Caribbean tour

Vinod Kambli during an earlier eventFormer Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli lost his cool after the after the Indian selectors did not pick Ranji champions Mumbai’s trio of  Aditya Tare, Shreyas Iyer and Siddhesh Lad for the four-match Test series in the Caribbean. The 44-year-old left-handed batsman took to Twitter to slam the selectors and the selection process. The Sandeep Patil-led selection panel picked the 17-man squad which will tr

May 24 2016
Reports: BCCI wants to hold mini-IPL in September
Reports: BCCI wants to hold mini-IPL in September

BCCI has a new president in the form of Anurag ThakurThe Board of Control for Cricket in India has reportedly expressed interest in organising a mini-IPL in the month of September. Indian cricket's governing body has been mulling over this idea for quite some time now with developments being first reported in May last year. The window vacated by the defunct Champions League T20 is being targetted by the board for holding the tournament. Howev

May 24 2016
Sunil Gavaskar applauds selectors for rewarding domestic performances
Sunil Gavaskar applauds selectors for rewarding domestic performances

Gavaskar has praised selectors for their decisionsFormer India batsman and captain Sunil Gavaskar praised the national cricket team selectors for awarding domestic players for their performances as five uncapped players were selected for a much changed India squad picked for the tour of Zimbabwe. The 1983 World Cup winning batsman in an interview with news channel NDTV said,” It is good to see performances being rewarded. It is not only abo

May 24 2016
Karun Nair: 10 things you need to know about him
Karun Nair: 10 things you need to know about him

Karun Nair has been a prolific run-scorer in Indian domestic circlesAmong all the names mentioned in India’s squad for the limited-overs to Zimbabwe, Karun Nair seemed to be one of those inevitable selections. After knocking on the doors to the Indian team for a while, the talented batsman has finally got his due.In the absence of some of the high-profile stars in the batting lineup, Nair should get plenty of opportunities to prove his wort

May 24 2016
Thrilled Faiz Fazal revels in his inaugural selection to the Indian team
Thrilled Faiz Fazal revels in his inaugural selection to the Indian team

Faiz Fazal expressed his surprise upon receiving the national call-upFaiz Fazal was preparing for club cricket on a murky morning in a little known English town when his father called and revealed that he was picked for India’s limited-overs tour to Zimbabwe. Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, the 30-year old from Nagpur felt that the selection came as a ‘massive surprise’ to him.A delighted Fazal affirmed, “This is a massive surpr

May 23 2016
How Virat Kohli's records and legendary status have been growing with each passing year
How Virat Kohli's records and legendary status have been growing with each passing year

“I have watched him closely during the past few weeks, often from the non-striker’s end, and I have marvelled at his confidence, his special ability to hit the ball into gaps in the field and his talent for pacing an innings to perfection”“Virat Kohli is pure class, world class.”This was what AB de Villiers had to say about the genius that is Virat Kohli. The Delhi-born lad, who started playing the 'Gentlemen'

May 23 2016
Shardul Thakur credits competitive Mumbai circuit for maiden India call-up
Shardul Thakur credits competitive Mumbai circuit for maiden India call-up

Shardul Thakur was a surprise selection for India’s tour to the West IndiesElated at receiving his inaugural opportunity to represent India, Shardul Thakur has credited the rigorousness of Mumbai cricket which thrust him into national reckoning. Speaking to PTI, the 24-year-old seamer also opened up on his interactions with Kings XI Punjab team-mate Mitchell Johnson.Thakur enthused, "I strongly believe that the cricket culture in

May 23 2016
Shardul Thakur: 10 things you need to know about him
Shardul Thakur: 10 things you need to know about him

Shardul Thakur has shown plenty of promise in the domestic circuitWhen India’s Test squad for the tour to the Caribbean was announced, one name grabbed everyone by surprise. Shardul Thakur, a highly rated bowler in first-class cricket, found himself joining the likes of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav as part of the pace bowling unit.The selection committee’s decision to infuse fresh blood into the sea

May 23 2016
5 cricketers who are in awe of Virat Kohli
5 cricketers who are in awe of Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has scored 4 hundreds and 10 fifties in 2016The gallant Indian batting star, Virat Kohli has been in a stupendous form since India’s tour of Australia in the beginning of 2016. He was the man of the tournament for two series this year – ‘Down-Under’ in January, and the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2016. Kohli has scored a mammoth 1544 runs in T20, in 2016 so far, at a staggering ave

May 23 2016
Raina dropped; Faisal, Chahal get maiden call for Zimbabwe tour (Roundup)
Raina dropped; Faisal, Chahal get maiden call for Zimbabwe tour (Roundup)

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Despite being in top form in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), star batsman Suresh Raina was dropped from the Indian cricket squads announced on Monday for the limited overs tour to Zimbabwe in June and the four-match Test tour to the West Indies in July-August. While Raina, who led Gujarat Lions squad to the IPL play-offs after finishing atop the table, has been ignored, Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma's inclusion in t

May 23 2016
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