Pant to replace Dhawan who is ruled out for rest of World Cup

“Shikhar Dhawan has fractured the base of the metacarpal (bone) of his left hand. His hand will remain in cast till mid-July which rules him out of the ICC 2019 World Cup,” team’s administrative manager Sunil Subramanium told mediapersons. Continue Reading

Want K L Rahul to be versatile ODI player like Dravid, says Indian coach 

If K L Rahul could adjust to opening the batting in the absence of Shikhar Dhawan, it will provide much-needed balance to the side, says assistant coach Sanjay Bangar, citing history when Rahul Dravid excelled in a similar role.  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

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

Tendulkar pays emotional tribute to his coach Achrekar

Achrekar, 87, died in Mumbai due to age-related ailments. “Like many of his students, I learnt my ABCD of cricket under Sir’s guidance,” the Dronacharya awardee’s most famous ward said in a statement. Continue Reading

Vignesh, Varun, Shahrukh in Ranji squad

Mystery Spinner CV Varun, who is yet to play in TNCA first division has been named in the Tamilnadu Ranji squad along with pacer K Vignesh and batsman Shah Rukh Khan, ahead of the Round 2 of the Ranji Trophy match against Hyderabad at Tirunelveli beginning 12 November. Continue Reading