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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 […]

Don’t think Ajinkya Rahane’s form is a concern: Sourav Ganguly

Don’t think Ajinkya Rahane’s form is a concern: Sourav Ganguly

PUNE: Ajinkya Rahane’s wretched form will not be a big concern for the South Africa-bound Indian team, feels former captain Sourav Ganguly. Rahane has scored only 17 runs in five innings against Sri Lanka at home but his record outside sub continent makes him a vital cog in the wheel. “No, I don’t think Ajinkya Rahane’s form […]

Jinder Mahal: WWE built character for India or a short-lived fairytale of Canadian Sikh wrestler?

Jinder Mahal: WWE built character for India or a short-lived fairytale of Canadian Sikh wrestler?

Don’t hinder Jinder’ was the best the clever minds on the internet could come up with. A snarky, faux-rallying call to poke fun at Jinder Mahal’s status as a jobber (wrestling speak for a guy whose job is to lose, and make his star opponent look mightier and more invincible than he is). And then, […]

Unprecedented scenes at Kotla as Delhi’s toxic air disrupts Test match, leaves Sri Lankans gasping

Two Sri Lankan fast bowlers left the field following breathing difficulties due to “poor air quality”, there were two stoppages of play, and the visitors didn’t have enough fit players to field in the post-lunch session — five of them entered the field wearing anti-pollution masks. Day Two of the third Test between India and […]

India Vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test: Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin Reach Landmarks In India’s Massive Victory

India Vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test: Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin Reach Landmarks In India’s Massive Victory

Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin were among the landmarks as India notched up a massive innings and 239-run win over Sri Lanka on the 4th day of the 2nd Test at Nagpur to go ahead 1-0 in the three-match series. Sri Lanka, who had escaped with a draw in the rain-affected first Test in Kolkata, had […]

Indian-origin cricketer found guilty of indecent exposure

Indian-origin cricketer found guilty of indecent exposure

LONDON: An Indian-origin cricketer in the UK has been found guilty of indecently exposing himself to two women on a housing estate in the East Midlands region. Shiv Thakor, an all-rounder with the Derbyshire County Cricket Club and a former England captain of the Under-19 team, was labelled as “Shifty Shiv” by one of the victims after […]

India Vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Preview: India Would Be Keen To Keep Purple Streak Alive

India Vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Preview: India Would Be Keen To Keep Purple Streak Alive

India have been in sensational form over the past year or so and captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri would be very keen to ensure that the purple streak continues against Sri Lanka as the two sides step up their preparations for the 1st Test, to be played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata from […]

WWE Signs First Female Middle Eastern and Indian Wrestlers

WWE Signs First Female Middle Eastern and Indian Wrestlers

STAMFORD, CT: World Wrestling Entertainment Inc, the American publicly traded, privately held entertainment company recently announced in mid-October that it has signed up the first women wrestlers from India and the Middle East. WWE deals primarily in professional wrestling but also has film, music, video games, product licensing and direct product sales. Founded in 1952 […]

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