Editorial: Change is permanent

After a debacle in WTC finals, calls are loud to remove Virat Kohli as Indian skipper. The big question is whether it is the need of the hour. A section say his aggression has affected his leadership skills and batting has taken a backseat. Continue Reading

Team India to begin World T20 preparation

Virat Kohli will be venturing into the unknown with a clean slate, where a few seasoned hands will be backing a group of immensely talented youngsters, in his quest for World T20 title which begins with a three-match bilateral series against South Africa here on Sunday. Continue Reading

Rishabh is the future; we need to give him enough space, says Kohli

The 21-year-old, expected to fill Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s shoes in future, was widely criticised for his shot selection in the first two games but came up trumps in third T20 International with a cracking 65 not out off 42 balls, in the able company of his skipper. Continue Reading

World Cup: I was instructed to bat at No. 7, says Dinesh Karthik

Karthik replaced Kedar Jadhav in the game against Bangladesh, his World Cup debut, having first got the taste of international cricket back in 2004. Asked about his role, the senior keeper-batsman said: “I think they’ve been very clear on what my role has been. When I go in at No. 7, I need to pace myself accordingly if we bat second.” Continue Reading

Toe fracture rules Vijay Shankar out of World Cup

Mayank Agarwal has been named as Vijay’s replacement and he is expected to join the squad later this week. Mayank is yet to make his ODI debut and has so far played only two Test matches for India. Continue Reading