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

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

Game of thorns

With just a couple of ODIs left for India to arrive at a conclusion to pick the best squad for the forthcoming World Cup, the shocking defeat to Australians last night at Ranchi has added more trouble. Continue Reading

India-Australia first Twenty20 International begins at Vizag Sunday

After a successful tour Down Under in which India tasted success barring the T20 series against New Zealand, India returns in action at home this time against the touring Australians with the first T20I scheduled at the Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy Stadium in Visakhapatnam tomorrow. Continue Reading