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ICC wants harsher punishment for ball tampering

ICC wants harsher punishment for ball tampering

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council is likely to push for harsher punishment for ball tampering during its annual conference later this month. Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal was charged for ball tampering in the second Test against the West Indies in St Lucia and the ICC said it is likely to push for upgrading ball tampering from a Level 2 offence […]

Brace for Sunil Chhetri as India beat Kenya to be crowned Intercontinental Cup champions

Brace for Sunil Chhetri as India beat Kenya to be crowned Intercontinental Cup champions

Sunil Chhetri walked up to Anirudh Thapa, passed on instructions, and then jogged back into the box. It was a free-kick for India on the right edge of the box with an angle too acute for a direct shot. Chhetri wouldn’t take the free-kick, leaving it for the young midfielder instead. But there was no […]

Sunil Chhetri’s century: A dream beyond his wildest dreams

Sunil Chhetri’s century: A dream beyond his wildest dreams

  MUMBAI: Sunil Chhetri remembers a certain photograph, taken on a June evening in 2005. During breakfast in the morning, the national coach Sukhwinder Singh had announced that the then 20-year-old will be making his senior India debut later that day. Against Pakistan, at the Ayub Football Stadium in Quetta, Pakistan, Chhetri lined-up with the […]

Chennai Super Kings remain a people driven outfit

Chennai Super Kings remain a people driven outfit

CHENNAI: Nine seasons, seven finals and three titles – CSK can easily be rechristened Consistent Super Kings. The consistency factor stems from the team management’s belief in sticking to the tried-and-tested formula as they made their way back to the tournament after a two-year hiatus. Their first move was to retain the talismanic MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra […]

MS Dhoni is champion because he does all sort of creative stuff: Hodge

MS Dhoni is champion because he does all sort of creative stuff: Hodge

PUNE: Everybody knows how MS Dhoni loves to surprise his opponents with his unconventional decisions. On Sunday, Kings XI Punjab coach Brad Hodge was prepared for one. But not for two. The Punjab coach said promotion of Harbhajan Singh and then Deepak Chahar in the batting order was something only Dhoni can think of. Click here to read more… Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

India announce 15-man squad for Afghanistan Test, Ajinkya Rahane named captain

India announce 15-man squad for Afghanistan Test, Ajinkya Rahane named captain

India announced a 15-man squad for the Test match against Afghanistan which will be played from June 14-18, 2018. Ajinkya Rahane has been handed the captaincy as Virat Kohli decided to skip this match for County cricket in England. Apart from Kohli, other top stars of Indian cricket including R Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar […]

Harendra new men’s hockey coach, Marijne to return to women’s camp

Harendra new men’s hockey coach, Marijne to return to women’s camp

NEW DELHI: Women’s hockey coach Harendra Singh was on Tuesday made in-charge of the men’s side, while men’s coach Sjoerd Marijne was re-designated the women’s coach in an inexplicable rejigging of roles by Hockey India following the medal-less show at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last month. Dutchman Marijne, who was handed the reigns of […]

CWG 2018: Saina Nehwal helps India claim historic gold medal in badminton mixed-team event

CWG 2018: Saina Nehwal helps India claim historic gold medal in badminton mixed-team event

India’s badminton team created history on Monday as they claimed their first gold medal in mixed-team event, defeating Malaysia 3-1 in final. Saina Nehwal led a long, intense battle against Soniia Cheah to give India the top position. India’s gold-medal campaign started with the pair of Ashwini Ponnappa-Satwik Rankireddy taking down Peng Soon Chan and Liu Yong […]

IPL 2018: Bowling the concern as revamped Kings XI Punjab chase elusive title

IPL 2018: Bowling the concern as revamped Kings XI Punjab chase elusive title

NEW DELHI: With a few exceptions, the current Kings XI Punjab squad for the 11th season of the IPL bears little resemblance to any past squad in any season – and herein lies the riddle. Will wholesale changes during January’s player auction bring the desired results? Just to remind you: KXIP have only made the IPL play-offs in two […]

Steve Smith steps down as Rajasthan Royals captain for IPL 2018, Ajinkya Rahane to lead

Steve Smith steps down as Rajasthan Royals captain for IPL 2018, Ajinkya Rahane to lead

Steve Smith has been removed as the captain of Rajasthan Royals and Ajinkya Rahane will replace him as the skipper in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League 2018. Confirming the development  Zubin Bharucha, Head of Cricket, said, “The incident in Cape Town has certainly disturbed the cricketing world. We have been in constant touch with the BCCI […]

Memory for a lifetime: Dinesh Karthik on last-ball six

Memory for a lifetime: Dinesh Karthik on last-ball six

COLOMBO: Dinesh Karthik is no Hrishikesh Kanitkar or Joginder Sharma but the Indian batsman is not complaining about the “memories of a lifetime” that his last-ball six against Bangladesh created. Kanitkar’s boundary against Pakistan under fading Bangabandhu Stadium lights in Dhaka or Joginder Sharma’s final over act against the arch-rivals in the inaugural T20 World […]

Virat Kohli recognises the need to manage his workload

Virat Kohli recognises the need to manage his workload

MUMBAI: India skipper Virat Kohli, one of the fittest cricketers in the world, acknowledged that the time has come that he listens to his body and manage workload, going forward in his career. Kohli has been rested for the ongoing tri-nation Twenty20 series in Sri Lanka. “Physically I had a few niggles, I am just […]

India vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan continues form with bat, smacks 90 in 49 balls

India vs Sri Lanka: Shikhar Dhawan continues form with bat, smacks 90 in 49 balls

After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, India got off to a poor start in the first T20I of the Nidahas Trophy 2018 against Sri Lanka at Colombo. Dushmantha Chameera dismissed skipper Rohit Sharma for a duck in the first over with the help of a brilliant catch from Jeevan Mendis, while […]

Mithali Raj to lead India in ODI series against Australia

Mithali Raj to lead India in ODI series against Australia

Mithali Raj will lead a confident India in the upcoming three-match series against Australia in Vadodra. The All-India Women’s Selection Committee has named the India Women’s squad for the Paytm ODI series which will be followed by the Paytm T20I tri-series and the squad for the same will be named later. The hosts will be […]

Team India’s biggest problem in shorter formats: Choking at the death

Team India’s biggest problem in shorter formats: Choking at the death

Team India has enjoyed a stupendous run of form in their tour of the rainbow nation so far. Not only have they thumped South Africa 5-1 in the ODI series, but also gone on to register their ninth bilateral series victory. However, as the men in blue go from strength-to-strength and keep delivering near flawless […]

‘Mahi-way’: The art, and science, of wicketkeeping

‘Mahi-way’: The art, and science, of wicketkeeping

The 18th over, as South Africa chased a revised target at the Wanderers, was eventful. That was when David Miller got two lives. That over by Yuzvendra Chahal became a major talking point of the fourth ODI. His next, however, saw a breathtaking piece of cricket, effected by MS Dhoni. The leggie once again bowled […]

India replace South Africa as top-ranked ODI side

India replace South Africa as top-ranked ODI side

India temporarily moved into top spot of ICC ODI rankings after the comprehensive win over South Africa at Centurion on Sunday. Both India and South Africa had 120 points before the start of the series but Virat Kohli-captained side were ahead on decimal points. That lead became even stronger after the win in Centurion by […]

India outclass Japan 6-0 in Four Nations opener

India outclass Japan 6-0 in Four Nations opener

India began the Four Nations Hockey Invitational Tournament in emphatic fashion by hammering Japan in the opening contest. Early goals from Rupinder Singh and debutant Vivek Sagar Prasad, who netted two, ensured that India never lost momentum and dished out a royal hammering to their Japanese counterpart. Dilpreet Singh and Harmanpreet Singh were the other scorers. Click here to read more… […]

2nd Test: Ngidi six-for seals series for South Africa

2nd Test: Ngidi six-for seals series for South Africa

India succumbed to another series defeat in South Africa losing the second India vs South Africa Test at SuperSports Park, Centurion by 135 runs on Wednesday. Starting the day on 35 for 3, still needing 252 more runs to win, India succumbed to 151 all out in the second innings with debutant Lungi Ngidi taking 6 for 39. Click […]

India vs South Africa, 1st Test: South African collapse leaves India target of 208

India vs South Africa, 1st Test: South African collapse leaves India target of 208

NEW DELHI: India’s fast bowlers, led by Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, have put India in the remarkable position from where they can win the series opener against South Africa in Cape Town. India’s target, following some excellent bowling from Shami, who is one shy of 100 wickets, and the debutant Bumrah, is 208 with five sessions left […]

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