World Cup: Pant asked to join Team India as cover for injured Dhawan

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been asked to board the earliest possible flight to England and join the Indian team as a cover for injured opener Shikhar Dhawan. Pant, however, will not be named as an official replacement of Dhawan as the Indian team management has decided to keep the opener under observation. Continue Reading

International watch brand Daniel Wellington launches cricket campaign

Daniel Wellington, the globally-renowned watch brand, is entering the world of Indian Cricket as it teams up with the Men in Blue, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, and actor Ayushmann Khurrana, the face of the brand for their new cricket campaign: #OurMomentIsNow. Continue Reading

IPL 2019: A must-win game for Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knights

Staring at elimination, two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will lock horns in a battle of survival in Friday’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match. The two teams are languishing at the bottom half of the table and need to win today to keep alive their remote play-off chances. Continue Reading

Despite losses, KKR still have a healthy dressing room: Brathwaite

Kolkata Knight Riders may look like a divided house with the team practising without skipper Dinesh Karthik on the eve of their IPL match against Rajasthan Royals, but West Indian all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite Wednesday said they still have a healthy dressing room. Continue Reading

Is this the Indian cricket team we want to send to win World Cup?

A week ago, the BCCI selectors named a 15-member squad that will be led by Virat Kohli. There were a couple of surprises: Dinesh  Karthik was picked as reserve wicket-keeper ahead of in-form, young Rishabh Pant, and all-rounder Vijay Shankar was given the nod instead of Ambati Rayudu. Continue Reading

Lucky & unlucky

Amidst the IPL heat, the BCCI selectors have announced a strong, 15-member squad to represent the country in the World Cup to be played in England this June. Though a majority of the names threw no surprise, the non-inclusion of Ambatti Rayudu and young wicket keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant did surprise many. Continue Reading

Focus back on IPL after WC team selection: Karthik

Drafted into India’s World Cup squad as a back-up wicket-keeper, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik feels focus will be back on IPL now that the selectors have picked the 15-man team for the showpiece event. Continue Reading

World Cup squad: Pant misses out, Vijay Shankar to fit into No. 4 slot

The selection of Dinesh Karthik, however, has now come as a surprise as the selectors have gone in for experience behind the stumps. Dinesh Karthik will now be playing in his second World Cup, 12 years after featuring in the 2007 edition. Continue Reading

Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik included in India World Cup squad

Call it a surprise: Tamilnadu’s Dinesh Karthik and Vijay Shankar have been included in the 15-member squad for the World Cup to be played in England this June. Continue Reading