IPL 2019: Rahul’s poor form must worry Ashwin

There will a mouth-watering contest between bat and ball when mighty Mumbai Indians will take on mercurial Kings XI Punjab tomorrow at Mohali. With a win against Royal Challengers Bangalore last night, Mumbai is back to winning ways after losing their opener against Delhi Capitals. With a strong show thanks to their batters and wonderful death bowling by Malinga and Bumrah, the momentum is obviously with Rohit & boys. Continue Reading

Confusion continues

With just a few months to go for ICC Cricket World Cup, the recent ODI series loss to Australia has put Team India in a shambles. The 2019 World Cup begins with the first match 30 May. Continue Reading

India-Australia first Twenty20 International begins at Vizag Sunday

After a successful tour Down Under in which India tasted success barring the T20 series against New Zealand, India returns in action at home this time against the touring Australians with the first T20I scheduled at the Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy Stadium in Visakhapatnam tomorrow. Continue Reading

All-rounder Stoinis better than Hardik, says ex-Australian opener Hayden

Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden rates his countryman Marcus Stoinis above India’s promising all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Hayden, who turned out for his country in 103 Test matches, also feels that his compatriot and fast bowler Pat Cummins was likely to trouble India opener Shikhar Dhawan in the coming ODI and T20 between the two countries. Continue Reading

Fifth and final ODI at New Zealand: Dhoni boost for Team India

Pushed out of their comfort zone by some incisive swing bowling in challenging conditions, a jolted India will gain confidence from Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s return as they aim to finish the five-match series against New Zealand on a high here tomorrow. Continue Reading

India to play first ODI against Aussies tomorrow

Rahul was unlikely to get a go owing to both his poor form and the presence of a well-settled opening pair in Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. The bigger question though is regarding Pandya’s absence, for the all-rounder provides crucial balance to the ODI side with his ability to bowl 10 overs as well as bat in the middle order. Continue Reading