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

Warner encouraged me to tamper with ball, says Bancroft 

Banned Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft Wednesday revealed that it was David Warner who encouraged him to tamper with the ball in the Cape Town Test, and he did it since he wanted to “fit in” and feel “valued” in the team.  Continue Reading

Adelaide Test: India to field four bowlers  

An Indian team brimming with confidence will aim to finally shed the poor travellers’ tag when it takes on a circumspect Australia in what is being perceived as the tourists’ best opportunity to win a Test series Down Under in 70 years. Continue Reading

Johnson says bans against Australian trio should stay

Former pacer Mitchell Johnson on Sunday said the ball-tampering ban on the Australian trio of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft should not be reduced as the players have not challenged the board’s sentence. Continue Reading