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16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Sports gave me confidence, independence: Mithali Raj

India's inspirational women's cricket captain Mithali Raj feels that child marriage can be dealt with by introducing girls to sports which, she says, gave her huge confidence and made her a strong and independent woman."Society needs to liberate from the clutches...

13-Oct-2017 Auckland

ICC announces Test league, ODI league

With an aim to bring context and meaning to bilateral cricket, a nine-team Test cricket league and a 13-team One-Day International league will start in 2019 and 2020, respectively, it was announced on Friday.The Test series league will see nine teams play...

12-Oct-2017 Hyderabad

India aim to clinch T20I series against Australia

After receiving an eight-wicket thrashing in the second Twenty20 International (T20I), India will aim for a better show when they take on Australia in their third and final cricket match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Friday.Left-arm speedster...

12-Oct-2017 Hyderabad

Ashish Nehra announces he will retire on November 1

Veteran India pacer Ashish Nehra on Thursday said he will call an end to his cricket career after the first Twenty20 International (T20I) against New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on November 1."I have spoken to the team management and the selection...

11-Oct-2017 Guwahati

Actor Rajkummar Rao has said he is nervous about romancing the "

Australia's cricket squad suffered a scare after a stone was thrown at their bus on its return to a city hotel from the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here.The incident took place on Tuesday night after Australia defeated India by eight wickets in the second Twenty20...

07-Oct-2017 Ranchi

Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli guide India to 9 wickets victory

India rode on opener Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli's brilliant knock to score 49/1 (D/L method) against Australia in the rain-marred match to register a nine wicket victory in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket match at the JSCA International...

06-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Prashant Chopra' s double ton for HP lights up Day 1 of Ranji 2017-18

Himachal Pradesh opener Prashant Chopra cracked an unbeaten 271 while veteran Paras Dogra remained undefeated on 99 to help the hill state reach a mammoth 459/2 against Punjab on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 Group D match at the Himachal Pradesh...

04-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Ashish Nehra's fitness at par with Kohli : Virender Sehwag

Former India opener Virender Sehwag says he was not surprised with veteran fast bowler Ashish Nehra's inclusion in the India squad for the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Australia, starting from October 7 in Ranchi.Nehra's inclusion...

03-Oct-2017 New Delhi

IPL contracts prevented Australians from sledging : Virender Sehwag

Former star opener Virender Sehwag on Tuesday said that the Australian players were scared of sledging Virat Kohli and the other Indian players during the recently concluded One-Day International (ODI) series due to the possibility of losing out on their lucrative...

02-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Nehra, Karthik, Dhawan included in India T20I squad against Australia

Veteran pacer Ashish Nehra and batsman Dinesh Karthik along with opener Shikhar Dhawan have been included in the India squad for the three-match Twenty20 International (T20) against Australia."The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named the Indian Cricket...

01-Oct-2017 Nagpur

We deserved to lose series : Steven Smith

 Australia captain Steven Smith on Sunday conceded that his team deserved to be defeated 1-4 in the One-Day International (ODI) series against India and will need to get consistent performances from the next series onwards.In the fifth and final ODI at the Vidarbha...

01-Oct-2017 Nagpur

India beat Australia in 5th ODI to end series on winning note

Rohit Sharma struck a century as India beat Australia by seven wickets in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground here on Sunday to end the five-match series on a winning note.India have thus won the series...

29-Sep-2017 Thiruvananthapuram

My ball hitting Sachin's wicket is the best sound : Brett Lee

One of the fastest bowlers in the world at his peak, former Australian pacer Brett Lee said here on Friday that the best sound that he wished to hear was his ball hitting the wickets of Sachin Tendulkar.Lee was speaking to young children who suffer from...

28-Sep-2017 Bangalore

Smith pleased with all-round display in 4th ODI win over India

Australia captain Steve Smith wore a smiling face as his side, riding on success from both batsmen and bowlers, beat India by 21 runs in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) cricket match here on Thursday."Nice to be on this side. Nice to get a win in. (David)...

28-Sep-2017 Bangalore

Australia beat India in 4th ODI

Australia dominated with both bat and ball to defeat India by 21 runs in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) here on Thursday.The hosts, who had already won the five-match series, now have a 3-1 lead.Electing to bat, Australia produced a challenging total of...

27-Sep-2017 Bangalore

We are going for 5-0 vs Australia : Yuzvendra Chahal

India cricket team leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Wednesday said the hosts will be targeting a 5-0 whitewash of Australia after taking an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match One Day International (ODI) series.India will play Australia in the fourth ODI...

27-Sep-2017 Bangalore

India aim for record in 4th ODI vs Australia

Skipper Virat Kohli will aim to surpass predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni's record winning run as captain when India take on Australia in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Thursday.Kohli equalled former skipper Mahendra...

26-Sep-2017 Mumbai

Sachin Tendulkar , Aditya Thackeray sweep Bandra, PM praises

Cricket maestro Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar and Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray and others picked up brooms to sweep parts of Bandra here on Tuesday, earning praise directly from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The move follows a recent appeal by Modi to prominent...

25-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Endorsements are good to break monotony: Harmanpreet Kaur

Indian women's cricket team's star all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur tried a catwalk on the fashion ramp for a change. She says it's good to try different things besides sports at times, including endorsements to break the monotony.Harmanpreet had walked the ramp...

24-Sep-2017 Indore

Virat Kohli equals Dhoni's record winning run

India skipper Virat Kohli equalled his previous incumbent Mahendra Singh Dhoni's run of nine consecutive wins after the series clinching five-wicket win over Australia in the third One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday.India rode on a superb batting performance...

24-Sep-2017 Indore

Hardik Pandya was fabulous : Steven Smith

Australia skipper Steven Smith heaped praise on Hardik Pandya for his brilliant knock in the third One-Day International (ODI) which helped India to a five-wicket win and an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.Pandya produced a power-packed knock lower...

24-Sep-2017 Indore

India beat Australia to win ODI series

India rode on a strong batting performance to defeat Australia by five wickets in the third One-Day International (ODI) and clinch the five-match series at the Holkar Stadium here on Sunday.The win also saw India leapfrog South Africa and Australia to the...

23-Sep-2017 Indore

It's good Australians are not picking Kuldeep, Chahal : Ajinkya Rahane

India opener Ajinkya Rahane on Saturday praised spin pair Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav and said it is good that Australian batsmen are not picking them.Australian batsmen struggled to pick the duo as in the first ODI in Chennai, chinaman Kuldeep returned...

21-Sep-2017 Kolkata

Batters making poor decisions under pressure : Steven Smith

A dejected Australian skipper Steven Smith blamed his batsmen for making poor decisions in crunch situations after the visitors went down to India by 50 runs in the second ODI at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.Australia now trail 0-2 in the five-game series."Batters...

21-Sep-2017 Kolkata

Kuldeep Yadav gets hat-trick as India beat Australia in second ODI

Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav bagged a hat-trick as India rode a dominant bowling performance to restrict Australia to 202 and win the second One Day International (ODI) by 50 runs at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.In three successive deliveries, Kuldeep (3/54) took...

21-Sep-2017 Mysuru

Women's cricket matches must be telecast more: Harmanpreet Kaur

If women's cricket matches get as much visibility on television and media coverage as the men's matches do, it will be game-changing as the masses will get to know what the girls can do, says India women's team's star all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur.In India,...

20-Sep-2017 Kolkata

Happy that pay dispute is over : Steve Smith

Australia captain Steve Smith on Wednesday expressed happiness over the fact that the bitter pay dispute that threatened to derail the Australian summer of cricket is over and they are here in India taking part in an overseas tour.Peace was finally brokered after...

20-Sep-2017 Kolkata

Steve Smith picks Sachin, Harbhajan ahead of Kohli in his dream team

If Australia skipper Steve Smith has to pick two India cricketers in his dream team, India counterpart Virat Kohli would not be part of it."I would have Sachin Tendulkar and Harbhajan Singh in my team," Smith on Wednesday said when asked to name two cricketers...

20-Sep-2017 Kolkata

Warner is under pressure when he is facing me: Kuldeep Yadav

Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav relishes the opportunity of getting Australia opener David Warner out time and again and feels the southpaw comes under pressure every time he bowls to him."If you are all over a batsman, you don't feel the pressure. I think Warner is under...

20-Sep-2017 Kolkata

I am not in a bad place at captaincy: Steve Smith

Ahead of his 100th One-Day International (ODI) at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday, Australia skipper Steve Smith reacted his predecessor Michael Clarke's remark that his leadership is being challenged, saying he is not "in a bad place" at the moment."I don't...

20-Sep-2017 Kolkata

At 36, Dhoni still going strong

There was a time when ageing warhorse Mahendra Singh Dhoni would be popped a question at every media conference on whether he was contemplating retirement. A year-and-a-half down the line, those queries have been swept aside by Captain Cool himself thanks...

20-Sep-2017 Kolkata

Grass on Eden wicket more than I've seen: Steve Smith

 Australian captain Steve Smith on Wednesday said the grass coverage on the Eden Gardens wicket is more than he has seen in India.Australia, trailing 0-1 in the five-match series, will take on India in the second One-Day International (ODI) here on Thursday.The...

19-Sep-2017 Kolkata

Mahendra Singh Dhoni can play 2023 World Cup too : Michael Clarke

Former Australia captain Michael Clarke is not ruling out the possibility of wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni being part of India's 2023 World Cup plans."Don't ask me whether he will play in the 2019 World Cup. He will play in 2023," Clarke said smiling...

19-Sep-2017 Kolkata

Dhoni's wicket is the key: Adam Zampa

Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa on Tuesday said the wicket of former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is very crucial and they will try to get him out as early as possible when the two sides meet again for the second One-Day International (ODI) at the Eden...

17-Sep-2017 chennai

Hardik Pandya, M.S. Dhoni partnership made the difference : Steve Smith

Australia skipper Steve Smith on Sunday said India's Hardik Pandya and M.S. Dhoni's partnership made the difference in the first One-day International here at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday.India won by 26 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method after posting...

16-Sep-2017 chennai

Having two wrist spinners a huge advantage : Virat Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday backed his two wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal to deliver the goods against Australia, stating it's an advantage to have the two in their arsenal for the five-match One-day International (ODI) series,...

16-Sep-2017 chennai

Kuldeep not easy to bat against, feels Aussie skipper Steve Smith

Ahead of the five-match One-day International (ODI) series against India, starting here on Sunday, Australia skipper Steve Smith on Saturday said it won't be an easy task to read young chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav."A few of our guys played against him (Kuldeep)...

16-Sep-2017 chennai

Having two wrist spinners a huge advantage : Virat Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday backed his two wrist spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal to deliver the goods against Australia, stating it's an advantage to have the two in their arsenal for the five-match One-day International (ODI) series,...

15-Sep-2017 Colombo

Cricketers shouldn't complain about tight schedule : Rohit Sharma

Ahead of the long international season, India vice captain Rohit Sharma reckons cricketers shouldnt complain about burnouts because they have short career spans.The opening batsman also said that players have to make most of the time given to them.India will...

14-Sep-2017 Mumbai

Shikhar Dhawan released for first three ODIs against Australia

India opener Shikhar Dhawan is set to miss the first three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against Australia, following his request to be released from the squad, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed onThursday."Team India opener Shikhar...

13-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Dhoni will play 2019 World Cup : Ravi Shastri

India head coach Ravi Shastri has dismissed doubts about Mahendra Singh Dhoni's international future, saying that the team management cannot even think of removing the Ranchi stalwart considering his current form and fitness.Dhoni was in top form in Sri Lanka,...

13-Sep-2017 Dhaka

Break will help give my best in all four innings, feels Shakib

Star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said the break from the rigours of Test cricket will help him contribute in all the four innings of the traditional format when he makes a comeback.Shakib, who had requested the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for a six-month...

06-Sep-2017 Colombo

Virat Kohli stars as India thrash Sri Lanka in T20I

Virat Kohli led from the front with some explosive batting as India thrashed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the one-off Twenty20 International at the R. Premadasa Stadium here on Wednesday.Kohli plundered 82 runs off just 54 deliveries, smashing seven boundaries...

04-Sep-2017 Mumbai

Star India wins global media rights for IPL

Star India on Monday bagged the Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights for TV and digital broadcast worth Rs 16,347.50 crore with a single consolidated bid worldwide during the auctions here.Star India edged out Sony to acquire the rights from 2018 to 2022.Initially,...

30-Aug-2017

A tornado called Clive Lloyd and his transformative captaincy

As cricket started transforming into a jungle clash in the 1970s, the towering, mustachioed and bespectacled "Supercat" stood conspicuous in the fray. Clive Lloyd was not only a smiting batsman and a sprightly fielder but also a shrewd captain who built...

24-Aug-2017 Kolkata

My best is yet to come: Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara, India's standout performer in the last 12 months wearing the white flannels, feels he still has a lot of areas to improve on and his best is yet to come."As a cricketer, I always feel my best is yet to come and I have been working hard for it,"...

23-Aug-2017 Mumbai

I always had love for dancing: Harmanpreet Kaur

Indian woman cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur, who will be seen alongside Mithali Raj in dance reality show "Dance + Season 3", says besides batting, she has always had a love for dancing."I always had a love for dance and have been personally following the show...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Cricket Academy of Pathans to train 2 J&K talents

The Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP), a coaching institute of Indian cricketers Irfan Pathan and his brother Yusuf Pathan, who have collaborated with the Indian Army, has sponsored two youngsters from Jammu & Kashmir to train in their Noida-based academy.Danish...

20-Aug-2017 Dambulla (Sri Lanka)

Shikhar Dhawan credits mental preparation for his wondrous form

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan credited his mental preparation for his wondrous form which helped the visitors rout Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the first One Day International match here on Sunday.Power-packed innings from Man of the Match Dhawan (132 in 90...

19-Aug-2017 Kolkata

It won't be easy for Australia to beat hosts India : Sourav Ganguly

Former India cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said Australia will find it difficult to beat India at home when the visitors, without pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, come calling in September for five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20s...

19-Aug-2017

Will outspoken Prasad be around till 2019 World Cup?

Selectors put Dhoni on notice, screamed a headline. Another one clarified that the chief selector Mannava Srikanth Prasad has only stated that if Dhoni is not delivering, then the selectors will have to look at alternatives.The media started discussing the future...

18-Aug-2017 Kolkata

Never found ex-coach Kumble strict : Wriddhiman Saha

India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha on Friday said he never found former India head coach Anil Kumble "strict", adding incumbent Ravi Shastri always encourages them to go out there and kill the opposition.Leg-spin legend Kumble resigned as coach before the...

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