Yuvraj Singh likely to be ruled out of semi-finals against West Indies

Yuvraj Singh

India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is likely to sit out of the second semi-final of the ongoing World T20 against the West Indies on Thursday due to an ankle injury. According to sources, the team management are sweating over the various options they have on the bench, including batsman Ajinkya Rahane and all-rounder Pawan Negi. Sources…

Clash of the titans! Virat Kohli v Chris Gayle in World T20 semi-finals

Virat Kohli v Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle is determined to grab the World Twenty20 limelight back from in-form Virat Kohli when the West Indies and India clash in a mouthwatering semi-final in Mumbai on Thursday.  The destructive opener smashed an unbeaten century, which included 11 sixes, in the West Indies’ opening win against England but has only batted once since,…

How MS Dhoni helped Manish Pandey script history

Manish Pandey

Manish Pandey got a lucky break when he replaced the injured Ajinkya Rahane for India’s fifth and final ODI against Australia at the SCG. The Karnataka run-machine grabbed the opportunity with both hands, slamming a hundred at No.4 to ensure a record – breaking victory for the visitors. When Pandey walked in during India’s chase…

Ajinkya Rahane becomes only fifth Indian to score ton in each innings

Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane on Sunday become only the fifth Indian batsman to register a hundred in both innings of a Test match. Rahane remained unbeaten on 100 with eight boundaries and three sixes. The Mumbai lad, who had scored 127 in the first innings, thus notched the fifth ton of his career. Vijay Hazare, Sunil Gavaskar…

Virat Kohli, other stars likely to join MS Dhoni in Vijay Hazare Trophy

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane

This December, MS Dhoni is likely to be joined by fellow Team India superstars in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. According to a report in the Times of India, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and others may participate in the domestic ODI tournament if the Pakistan tour does not materialize. “With an uncertainty over the…

Ajinkya Rahane reminds me a bit of Sachin Tendulkar: Steve Waugh

Steve Waugh

Former Australian captain Steve Waugh on Sunday said that Ajinkya Rahane reminded him a bit of Sachin Tendulkar and his “compact technique” would fetch him a lot of runs for India. Waugh, who is here for the inauguration of world class sports arena at Brigade Orchards at the outskirts of the city, said Rahane has modelled…

Amit Mishra included as third spinner in Team India squad for Sri Lanka Tests

Amit Mishra

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra Wednesday staged a comeback into the national Test side after a gap of four years while veteran Harbhajan Singh retained his place in the 15-member squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. Barring 32-year-old Mishra’s inclusion, there were no major surprise in the team with the selectors retaining as many as…

Zimbabwe tour: Ajinkya Rahane to lead India

Ajinkya Rahane

In an attempt to provide much-needed rest to the senior players of the Indian team, the BCCI announced an expected second-string squad for the short tour of Zimbabwe beginning July 8. BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur and chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil, on Monday, announced that the board has entrusted their faith in Ajinkya Rahane to…

Ravi Shastri could continue as Team Director until 2016 World T20

Ravi Shastri

The Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) could further extend Ravi Shastri’s contract as Team India director until the World T20. As per a report in the Time of India, BCCI after consultation with the newly formed cricket advisory committee, could take this decision. As Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman meet…

Added responsibility brings out best in me: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

Test captain and mainstay of Indian batting line up, across all formats, Virat Kohli is set to enter his own chain of gym and fitness centers under the brand name of CHISEL. During an official conference of the event in New Delhi, the 26-year-old spoke on a range of topics including the fittest cricketer in…

Flexibility is Ajinkya Rahane’s key strength, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that talented Mumbai batsman Ajinkya Rahane is one player who has improved by leaps and bounds in recent times and is ready to don any hat for the team’s cause. His 60-ball-79 against South Africa was equally important in the final context of the match, as much as Shikhar…