World Cup: Advantage Team India in semifinals, say cricket-lovers

However, the worry is the middle order. Dhoni has been a little slow towards the death, while Pant’s inexperience showed in the last couple of matches. Dinesh Karthik had spent very little time at the crease. 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

World Cup: I would be fool to emulate Rohit’s batting style, says Rahul

“You would be a fool to be tempted to bat like Rohit because he is in a different class, he is from a different planet altogether when he gets going,” Rahul told reporters during an interaction in the mixed zone. Continue Reading

Jadeja hits out at Manjrekar: Enough of your verbal diarrhoea

Since India’s loss to England in the World Cup, Manjrekar has been vocal in his criticism of a few players, including the seasoned Mahendra Singh Dhoni and opener K L Rahul. Continue Reading

World Cup: Rishabh needs to improve throwing technique: Coach

The burly Rishabh Pant not only needs to be more athletic in the outfield but also improve his throwing technique, observed fielding coach R Sridhar after a few of his lapses during the World Cup game against Bangladesh Continue Reading

World Cup: Team India take on ‘mercurial’ West Indies Thursday

Team India snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in their last encounter against Afghanistan, while Windies almost won their last game against mighty New Zealand until a wonderful catch at deep by Trent Boult meant defeat for the Caribbeans. Continue Reading

WC: As middle order looks vulnerable, should Pant replace Dhoni?

Call it a reality check. Against all expectations, Team India had to fight hard to defeat minnows Afghanistan the other night in the World Cup. They escaped a major upset of the tournament by just 11 runs. This has let loose a debate on whether Dhoni should be replaced by free-flowing stroke-maker Rishabh Pant. Continue Reading

World Cup: Unbeaten India face winless Afghanistan Saturday

Fresh after facing a humiliating defeat at the hands of tournament favourites England, Afghanistan will face another heavyweight in India in the World Cup match at Southampton tomorrow. Continue Reading

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