We are sad but not disappointed: Kohli

Kohli was particularly happy for Ravindra Jadeja, who put up a lion-hearted show with the bat. ‘I don’t think we had to say anything to Jadeja after what happened over the last one week. He was quite ready to just get on to the park, to be honest (smiles),’ Kohli said with obvious reference to Sanjay Manjrejar’s ‘bits and pieces’ cricketer remark. Continue Reading

World Cup semi-final: Indian prayers go unanswered as New Zealand show class

New Zealand have booked a place in Sunday’s final at Lord’s. They await the winner of the second semi-final between Australia and England Thursday. Continue Reading

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 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

Cheteshwar Pujara jumps to third position in ICC batsmen rankings

Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has jumped 21 places to be 17th, the joint-highest by a specialist India wicket-keeper along with Farookh Engineer, who did so in January 1973. Continue Reading

Sydney: Pant scores 159; India declare innings at 622/7 in 4th Australian Test

India put together their second highest team total on Australian soil, piling up 622/7 declared on the second day of the fourth Test at Sydney. Continue Reading

Melbourne: India on verge of victory in third Test in Australia

India came within sniffing distance of a defining victory before a stoic resistance by Australia’s tail delayed the inevitable in the third Test here Saturday. Pat Cummins scored a heroic half-century as Australia finished at 258 for eight at stumps on day four after being reduced to 176 for seven after tea. Continue Reading

Melbourne Test: Bumrah rips through Oz, India on top despite 2nd innings collapse

Pacer Jasprit Bumrah had Australia’s batsmen tied up in knots with his immaculate line and length, giving India the decisive advantage that withstood a second innings batting collapse in the third cricket Test here Friday. Continue Reading