Shubman Gill in focus as India A take on SA in ODI series

Young Shubman Gill would be the cynosure of all eyes when the five-match unofficial ODI series between India A and South Africa begins here tomorrow. Continue Reading

Shankar is close to playing a big knock for us: Kohli

Putting his weight firmly behind under-pressure Vijay Shankar, skipper Virat Kohli Saturday said the all-rounder is very close to playing a defining knock for India in the World Cup. Continue Reading

Do or die battle for hosts England in World Cup match against India

Before the start of the World Cup, the contest between India and England was touted to be the game of the tournament but the then World No. 1 in ODI rankings, England, have lost three of their seven games so far and are on the verge of a disappointing exit from the World Cup. 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

World Cup: Pant asked to join Team India as cover for injured Dhawan

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has been asked to board the earliest possible flight to England and join the Indian team as a cover for injured opener Shikhar Dhawan. Pant, however, will not be named as an official replacement of Dhawan as the Indian team management has decided to keep the opener under observation. Continue Reading

Is this the Indian cricket team we want to send to win World Cup?

A week ago, the BCCI selectors named a 15-member squad that will be led by Virat Kohli. There were a couple of surprises: Dinesh  Karthik was picked as reserve wicket-keeper ahead of in-form, young Rishabh Pant, and all-rounder Vijay Shankar was given the nod instead of Ambati Rayudu. 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