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Ranji Trophy QF, Day 3 Round-up: Saurashtra crush Vidarbha, Assam on the cusp of historic win
Ranji Trophy QF, Day 3 Round-up: Saurashtra crush Vidarbha, Assam on the cusp of historic win

Shreyas Iyer continued his sensational run to put Mumbai in the driver’s seat1.Saurashtra vs Vidarbha at VizianagaramSaurashtra became the first team to progress through to the semifinals of the 2015/16 season of the Ranji Trophy after beating Vidarbha by an innings and 85 runs at Vizianagaram on Friday. Beginning the day at 17 for no loss, none of the Vidarbha batsmen looked in any kind of control as Jaydev Unadkat carried on from whe

Feb 5 2016
Ranji Trophy QF, Day 2 Round-Up: Bengal collapse; Umesh Yadav picks up five-wicket haul
Ranji Trophy QF, Day 2 Round-Up: Bengal collapse; Umesh Yadav picks up five-wicket haul

Umesh Yadav picked up five wickets against Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final.Despite Umesh Yadav’s and Aditya Sarwate’s efforts with the ball, Saurashtra posted a big score of 375, thanks largely to two brilliant centuries by Sheldon Jackson and wicketkeeper Sagar Jogiyani, who endured fiery spell from Yadav. Yadav bowled with a lot of heart and also got his reward as he picked up a five-wicket haul against a form

Feb 4 2016
Ranji Trophy QF, Day 1 Round-Up: Unadkat demolishes Vidarbha; Herwadkar guides Mumbai to big total
Ranji Trophy QF, Day 1 Round-Up: Unadkat demolishes Vidarbha; Herwadkar guides Mumbai to big total

Jaydev Unadkat picked up five wickets against Vidarbha.Jaydev Unadkat picked up a five-wicket hull as Saurashtra restricted Vidarbha to a modest total of 151. In reply, Saurashtra posted 70/1 at stumps on day one of the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals at Dr PVG Raju ACA Sports Complex, Vizianagaram. It was a collective bowling display by the Saurashtra players led by the young Unadkat. Hardik Rathod and Chirag Jani also picked up two w

Feb 3 2016
ICC responds to Nepal Under-19 skipper 'overage' controversy
ICC responds to Nepal Under-19 skipper 'overage' controversy

The ICC refused to take any action against Rijal as there was no evidence to back the claims made by Powar. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has responded to the controversy surrounding Nepal U-19 skipper Raju Rijal after he was accused of being over the designated age of participation at the ICC U-19 World Cup by Mumbai Ranji Trophy cricketer Kaustubh Pawar, Wisden India reports. The sport’s governing body said that t

Feb 2 2016
10 things to know about Shreyas Iyer
10 things to know about Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer has become the lynchpin of every batting line-up he has featured in.Shreyas Santosh Iyer is a name we are very familiar with since the eighth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). This Mumbai lad’s immaculate consistency has been an issue of discussion for a long time now. He might not have played many matches and has definitely not played in overseas conditions, but if he continues to get runs as he is doing now, he would

The hidden story behind Pranav Dhanawade's monumental knock
The hidden story behind Pranav Dhanawade's monumental knock

Pranav Dhanawade playing the historic knockPranav Dhanawade’s innings of 1009 unbeaten runs off 323 deliveries will remain etched in the fabric of folklore. The Mumbai under-16 cricketer created history with a strike rate of 312.38 in 395 minutes. In the school tournament that was going on, during which this magnificent feat was achieved, Dhanawade’s school team declared their innings after having scored a total of 1465 runs.As specta

Jan 21 2016
Syed Mushtaq Ali, Super League roundup: Baroda to meet Uttar Pradesh in final
Syed Mushtaq Ali, Super League roundup: Baroda to meet Uttar Pradesh in final

Deepak Hooda was the hero for Baroda as he scored a brilliant fiftyIn the last round of matches of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Super League, Baroda and Uttar Pradesh won their respective groups to make it to the final of the domestic T20 tournament which will be held in Mumbai on January 20.An Irfan Pathan-led Baroda side edged Mumbai in the last over of the match to go top of the group and thus make it to the final on account of having the highe

Jan 18 2016
BCCI forgets to disallow banned suspect action bowler from playing B division match
BCCI forgets to disallow banned suspect action bowler from playing B division match

Jaiswal made his Mumbai Ranji Trophy debut for Mumbai on November 23 against Madhya PradeshThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) forgot to disallow a bowler, who has a suspect bowling action and is yet to get it cleared by them.Mumbai off-spinner Ankush Jaiswal, who was called for chucking in the Ranji Trophy league stage this season, bowled in the Times Shield ‘B’ Division match at Cross Maidan last week. Parsee Gymkh

Jan 16 2016
UP, Mumbai qualify for Syed Mushtaq Ali super league; Robin Uthappa becomes 1st batsman to reach 1000 runs in tournament history
UP, Mumbai qualify for Syed Mushtaq Ali super league; Robin Uthappa becomes 1st batsman to reach 1000 runs in tournament history

Robin Uthappa and Prashant Gupta were Group D’s highest scoring batsmenGroup D fixtures of the 2015/16 season of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament came to a conclusion on Friday, and Uttar Pradesh and Mumbai have emerged as the two best teams from the group, while traditional powerhouses Karnataka have bowed out, alongside Maharashtra and Services and bottom-placed Odisha.With Uttar Pradesh already having sealed their place at the top of

Jan 8 2016
At 921, I had my heart in my mouth: Pranav Dhanawade
At 921, I had my heart in my mouth: Pranav Dhanawade

Pranav Dhanawade being congratulated on his extraordinary world-record knockBatting prodigy Pranav Dhanawade on Tuesday made headlines with his record-breaking unbeaten innings of 1009 runs after finishing day one on 652 runs. The 15-year-old struck 129 fours and 59 sixes in his 327-ball knock while representing his school KC Gandhi School against Arya Gurukul School in the U-16 HT Bhandari Trophy Inter-School Cricket Tournament.Carrying from the

Jan 6 2016
2015 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Day 1 Roundup: Sehwag, Yuvraj disappoint after first round of matches
2015 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Day 1 Roundup: Sehwag, Yuvraj disappoint after first round of matches

Sehwag (L) and Yuvraj (R) had terrible outings for their respective sides on the first day of the Syed Mushtaq Ali TrophyIndia's premier T20 tournament, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy commenced on Saturday with all eyes on Indian international players like Yuvraj Singh, Mohammad Shami and Harbhajan Singh. 12 matches were played on the first day of the tournament with some of the stalwarts playing well and some of them disappointing.Punjab T20 captai

Jan 2 2016
Sachin Tendulkar urges young cricketers to stop imitating flashy T20 shots
Sachin Tendulkar urges young cricketers to stop imitating flashy T20 shots

Tendulkar advised Mumbai’s budding cricketers to focus on the basics of the gameIndian batting legend advised upcoming cricketers not to play flashy T20-type shots and to instead stick to the basics of the game. Tendulkar made the comments while he was interacting with Mumbai’s Under-16 team, which also included his son Arjun, at Mumbai Cricket Association’s (MCA’s) Bandra Kurla Complex Ground on Wednesday.Tendulkar played

Jan 1 2016
Ranji Trophy QF schedule released; Pune will host final
Ranji Trophy QF schedule released; Pune will host final

The Ranji Trophy (Image courtesy: BCCI)The schedule for the quarterfinals of the Ranji Trophy was revealed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday. Along with the schedule, BCCI also revealed the venues for the quarterfinals, semifinals and the finals.The Maharashtra Cricket Stadium in Pune is set to host the final of the domestic tournament from February 24 to 28, 2016. The quarterfinals of the Ranji Trophy will start on

Dec 31 2015
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015, Day 5, Roundup: Yuvraj Singh's fifty helps Punjab inch closer to quarterfinals
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015, Day 5, Roundup: Yuvraj Singh's fifty helps Punjab inch closer to quarterfinals

Yuvraj Singh's unbeaten 78 propelled Punjab to an easy victory over RajasthanAll-rounder Yuvraj Singh scored an excellent half-century against Rajasthan in order to help Punjab get one step closer to the quarterfinals of the 2015 Vijay Hazare Trophy. After winning the toss, Punjab captain Harbhajan Singh put Rajasthan into bat.Powered by a century by wicketkeeper, Manender Narender Singh, Rajasthan scored 270 in their 50 overs. Brainder&

Dec 15 2015
Shreyas gives credit to the Master Blaster
Shreyas gives credit to the Master Blaster

Shreyas Iyer has been in scintillating form this season Treated as the next big thing in Indian cricket, Shreyas Iyer gave full credit to Sachin Tendulkar’s advice just before the Ranji Trophy flagged off. Iyer is the leading scorer in the current Ranji Trophy season. According to Shreyas, an initial session with the Master Blaster proved to be of “immense help” just before the start of Ranji Trophy. “When Sachin si

Dec 13 2015
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