We want to give Rahul, Rishabh game time: Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli wasn’t perturbed by his team’s shoddy batting performance in the first T20 International as he is looking to give more chances to youngsters KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant looking ahead at the World Cup in England. Continue Reading

‘Time is right’ to play in Pak: De Villiers

South Africa’s AB de Villiers hopes his involvement in this year’s Pakistan Super League will encourage the world’s best players to return to the country. Pakistan have had to play most of their ‘home’ games in the United Arab Emirates since a 2009 attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore, although the West Indies did tour Pakistan in April last year. Continue Reading

India World Cup favourites alongside England: Gillespie

Former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie felt the current Indian bowling attack led by Jasprit Bumrah makes the team one of the favourites for the upcoming ICC World Cup, alongside host England. The attack is well balanced. Bumrah has been rested for a reason, but the bowling line-up is still quite good, said Gillespie Continue Reading

Latham, de Grandhomme back in NZ squad for India ODIs

New Zealand on Thursday brought back Tom Latham and Colin de Grandhomme for the ODI series against India starting next week in Napier, fielding the strongest possible squad to take on the world no. 2 side. Continue Reading

Victory matters

Though they faltered at the semi-finals, it was a good show by Indian eves at the T20 World Cup in West Indies. Yet the dropping of seasoned campaigner Mithali Raj for the crucial semi-finals against England and the subsequent loss has garnered attention. Continue Reading

Kohli could surpass Dhoni in earnings

New Delhi: Watches, cars, sports shoes, motorbikes, clothes, ride services, tires, snacks, health foods, headphones — even toothbrushes — they have all had the Kohli marketing treatment. The 30-year-old cricketer with tattooed arms and coiffured hair currently endorses 21 brands including Tissot, Audi, Puma, Uber and Hero, pushing him into the Forbes’s 2018 list of the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes. Continue Reading

‘BCCI’s stand on Indo-Pak series is hypocritical’

PCB chairman Ehsan Mani on Tuesday said it was hypocrisy on part of BCCI that it lets India play Pakistan at ICC tournaments but ignores bilateral series. The BCCI has time and again said that it needs government clearance to play bilateral series. Continue Reading