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India vs Sri Lanka 2016 2nd T20: Ravi Shastri expresses concern over state of outfield at Ranchi
India vs Sri Lanka 2016 2nd T20: Ravi Shastri expresses concern over state of outfield at Ranchi

The outfield at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi that has invited much attention ahead of the 2nd T20I  Team India director Ravi Shastri has voiced his concern over the state of the outfield at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi which is set to host the second T20 international between India and Sri Lanka on Friday, Cricbuzz reports. The outfield sports a number of brown patches and the former all-rounder believes the cond

Feb 11 2016
India vs Sri Lanka 2016 2nd T20I: Team news, live streaming, squad, date, time
India vs Sri Lanka 2016 2nd T20I: Team news, live streaming, squad, date, time

The Indian team will be eager to bounce backAfter a real surprise in the first T20I at Pune on Tuesday, where the Indian team were blown away by an inexperienced Sri Lankan side, the hosts will be eager to prove a point at Ranchi. Coming into a series on a high after whitewashing Australia in a T20I series, the famed Indian batting line-up had no answers to the Sri Lankan quick bowlers on a green pitch.Playing in captain MS Dhoni’s hometown

Feb 11 2016
Ashish Nehra opens up on his comeback to the Indian national team
Ashish Nehra opens up on his comeback to the Indian national team

Nehra described playing for India after a gap of four years as an “amazing feeling” Ashish Nehra, who recently made a long-awaited comeback to the Indian national team after a gap of nearly four years, expressed his delight at the opportunity of playing  in the upcoming 2016 ICC World T20 championship to be held in India, Telegraph India reports.Describing his thoughts about representing India as an “amazing feeling&rd

Feb 11 2016
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

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
India v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: 5 Talking Points
India v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: 5 Talking Points

Milinda Siriwardana (L) celebrates with Seekkuge Prasanna (R) after scoring the winning runs for Sri Lanka (Image courtesy: BCCI) Following an excellent performance in the three-match T20I series against Australia, India were widely touted to dominate the home T20I series against Sri Lanka. With only the absence of the mercurial Virat Kohli, India fielded a pretty strong side. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, were missing many of their key play

Feb 10 2016
Stats: 1st T20I - Sri Lankan pacers shine as Yuvraj Singh's unique love for sixes continue
Stats: 1st T20I - Sri Lankan pacers shine as Yuvraj Singh's unique love for sixes continue

Stumps wheel-carting was one of the common sites in the match when the Indian batsmen were battingSri Lanka defeated India in the first Twenty20 international by 5 wickets at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. All credits go to the Sri Lankan bowlers who displayed top-class bowling right from the very first over of the match.Kasun Rajitha and Dasun Shanuka – the two medium pacers – outclassed the Indian bat

Feb 9 2016
Who said what: World reacts after Sri Lanka beat India by five wickets in first T20I
Who said what: World reacts after Sri Lanka beat India by five wickets in first T20I

Despite scoring an unbeaten 31 and picking up two wickets, Ashwin was on the losing sideSri Lanka thrashed India by five wickets in the first T20I on a green pitch in Pune and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. After winning the toss, they asked India to bat and bowled them out for their third-lowest total in T20I history.Chasing 102, despite a few hiccups they got there with five wickets and two overs to spare. While the result might be

Feb 9 2016
Stats: India register their third-lowest T20I total
Stats: India register their third-lowest T20I total

Ashwin registered his career-best T20I scoreAfter choosing to bowl first, Sri Lanka’s young pace attack reduced India to their third-lowest score in T20Is in the first match of the three-match series, in Pune. Considering 12 of the 21 IPL matches on this ground was won by the team batting first, Dinesh Chandimal's decision to bowl was certainly surprising.But Sri Lanka’s young bowling attack, led by debutant Kasun Rajitha bowled b

Feb 9 2016
Young Sri Lanka upset India in the 1st T20, win by 5 wickets
Young Sri Lanka upset India in the 1st T20, win by 5 wickets

 Chandimal played a crucial knock of 35 in a low-scoring game.The highs of a series win in Australia were matched equally by the humbling lows at Pune, as India slumped to a defeat by 5 wickets at the hands of a Sri Lankan side that was fearless and had nothing to lose.India were dismissed for their third lowest T20I total of 101 before Sri Lanka hiccuped their way to a 5 wicket victory.If India were on a high after achieving a feat that had

Feb 9 2016
India v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Player Ratings - SL bowlers give visitors first blood in the series with 5-wicket win
India v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I: Player Ratings - SL bowlers give visitors first blood in the series with 5-wicket win

Sri Lankan bowlers dominated proceedings in the first T20I (Image courtesy: BCCI)Before the start of the T20I series, India were expected to win the whole series at a canter. However, what ensued after the first T20I in Pune showed that a weakened Sri Lankan side took the fight to India right from the very first ball to give the visitors a five-wicket win.On what was a bowling paradise, the young Sri Lankan bowlers got the best out of the surface

Feb 9 2016
ICC U-19 World Cup: India sail into final with 97-run victory over Sri Lanka
ICC U-19 World Cup: India sail into final with 97-run victory over Sri Lanka

Indian team celebrate the first Lankan wicketThe India U-19 juggernaut rolled into the World Cup final on the back of an authoritative 97-run win over Sri Lanka U19 on Tuesday at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. The team came up with yet another superlative performance, with all members of the team chipping in with crucial contributions.India, who were sent in to bat first, looked slightly shaky in the beginning, faced with Lankan seam

Feb 9 2016
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