Aaron Finch

Virat Kohli reclaims top spot in ICC T20 rankings, India still No. 1

Powered by his brilliant knocks in the ICC World T20 so far, Indian batsman Virat Kohli became the top-ranked batsman in the ICC rankings, while India remained static at the No.1 spot in the team list. Kohli, who averages 92 after scoring 184 runs in four matches at a strike-rate of over 132, had entered the tournament 24 points behind Aaron Finch, but has now opened up a 68-point advantage

India vs Australia will be an open game, says Sachin Tendulkar

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar refused to pick a favourite ahead of the crucial India vs Australia game in Mohali on Sunday. The former India captain his heart said India would win and make it to the semis but insisted that it would be a fairly open game. India and Australia will battle it out at the PCA Stadium for a place in the semi-finals after losing to New Zealand and

Aaron Finch dumped, Steve Smith to lead Australia in World T20

Aaron Finch has been dumped as Australia’s captain in the shortest form of the game and replaced by test skipper Steve Smith just a month before the start of the World Twenty20. Selectors also axed wicketkeeper Matthew Wade from the 15-man squad for the tournament in India. Test gloveman Peter Nevill, who has never played a limited overs international, was picked instead. Opener Finch, who has been struggling with a

Mahendra Singh Dhoni lauds bowlers for remarkable T20 series victory

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni lavished praise on his team’s bowlers, lauding them for doing a remarkable job in the ongoing Twenty20 series against Australia which the visitors today sealed by taking a 2-0 lead. India beat Australia by 27 runs in the second T20 to take the unbeatable lead in the three-match series. “Spinners did a great job, also Hardik (Pandya’s) over with that wicket (of Chris Lynn) was

Virat Kohli reveals secret behind run-scoring spree

Virat Kohli has been in the midst of a sensational run for form on India’s tour of Australia and walked away with his second successive man-of-the-match award as India took an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20 International series. Kohli was outstanding in the five-match ODI series against Australia with scores of 91, 59, 117, 106 and 7. He followed up with unbeaten scores of 90 and 59 in

Looking at our bowlers, 330-plus scores also not enough: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Frustrated with the performance of his bowlers, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said given the attack at his disposal right now even 300-plus scores are not enough against Australia in the ongoing ODI series. Australia comfortably chased down a 300-plus target for a second successive time, at the Gabba, to take a 2-0 lead in the series as India’s bowlers struggled to get their act right. “It seems like we

Gautam Gambhir, Suryakumar Yadav drive KKR home in opener against MI

Kolkata Knight Riders launched their title defence on a perfect note as skipper Gautam Gambhir and Suryakumar Yadav drove them to a seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in the IPL-8 T20 cricket tournament opener here today. Chasing 169 for a win, Gambhir’s 43-ball 57 (7×4, 1×6) led the KKR charge, while Suryakumar’s unbeaten 46 off 20 deliveries helped them canter to their target in 18.3 overs. But it was the

Australia blow away flightless Kiwis to win fifth title

Australia on Sunday clinched the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup for the fifth time, thrashing New Zealand by seven wickets to provide a perfect farewell gift to skipper Michael Clarke, who played a key role with a 74-run knock in his final ODI appearance. After the bowlers produced a clinical performance skittling out New Zealand for 183, the stage was set for the Australian captain, who used the platform to

Australia beat Pakistan, set up semifinal clash with India

Four-time former champions Australia set up an explosive semifinal clash against title-holders India in the cricket World Cup semifinal after comprehensively beating Pakistan by six wickets in the mega-event’s third quarterfinal here today. Set a modest target of 214, Australia overcame a tumultuous start to go past the finishing line in 33.5 overs after the home pacers, led by Josh Hazlewood (4/35), wrecked the Pakistani line-up. Steve Smith top-scored for

Michael Clarke named skipper of Australia's World Cup squad

Selectors named Michael Clarke on Sunday as captain of Australia`s squad for next month`s World Cup, with a fitness contingency should he not be able to play following recent hamstring surgery. Clarke, who missed the final three Tests against India following the surgery, has been given until February 21 to prove his fitness for the one-day tournament. “Captain Michael Clarke will lead our World Cup campaign should he recover from

Caribbean Premier League squads finalised

The Caribbean Premier League Squads of 15 finalized for each of the six participating franchises. League were originally divided into three groups. Pool A featured international cricketers – 14 from West Indies and 12 from overseas. Pool B included six international and over 100 local players, a few of whom have represented West Indies. Under-23 players from across the Caribbean islands made up Pool C. A total of 24 matches