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Arjuna Ranatunga Alleges 2011 WC Final Fixed; Demands Probe

Sri Lanka’s World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has alleged that the 2011 ICC World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka hosted in Mumbai was fixed and demanded a probe into the matter. According to a report in Sri Lanka’s English newspaper Daily Mirror, Ranatunga, while reacting to former skipper Kumar Sangakkara’s comments on whose behest the 2009 tour of Pakistan was arranged, said: “Sangakkara wants an inquiry into

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

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 say, while manager Ravi Shastri wants Rahane to replace Yuvraj in the middle order, captain Mahendra

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

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, making just four. Kohli has been the star of the tournament so far, expertly guiding

Virat Kohli tells why he became emotional after MS Dhoni hit winning runs vs Australia

Batting superstar Virat Kohli feared that India were virtually out of the ICC World T20 after the first 10 overs of their chase against Australia and has no idea how he and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni managed to achieve the seemingly imposing target. “It virtually felt like you are out of the tournament at the end of 10 overs. To pull the game back after that along with MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes first skipper to win five major tournaments

After India’s triumph in the Asia Cup on Sunday, Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first captain in cricket history to win five major tournaments. Dhoni has now led India to ICC World T20, ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy, Asia Cup and Asia Cup T20 wins. The wicketkeeper-batsman was in final, hitting a huge six when the team needed 19 runs from 2 overs. He then went on to

Mahendra Singh Dhoni in awe of 'fearless' Hardik Pandya

India rode on a matured batting performance from opening batsman Rohit Sharma to start the Asia Cup campaign with a win on Wednesday. After Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men were put into bat on a green top, Bangladesh new-ball bowlers looked threatening in the early overs. It was Rohit who hung around while he was losing partners at the other end. However a 55-run stand for the fifth wicket between Yuvraj

Mahendra Singh Dhoni loses cool over retirement query

India’s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni got a trifle irritated at a press conference on Sunday and asked a reporter not to keep repeating questions on his retirement. Dhoni was addressing the media at a pre-departure press conference for the Asia Cup which will be played in Bangladesh from February 24 to March 6. When a journalist asked him if the time had come for him to quit the

Mahendra Singh Dhoni says will miss CSK players

“If you want me to be politically correct, that is not how I’m,” paused Mahendra Singh Dhoni, forcing a half-smile, eyes veering on to the just-unveiled, purplish Pune Supergiants jersey lying on the table. “If all of a sudden if you want me to say that I am very excited to play for a new team, it will be wrong,” he continued. If Dhoni’s eyes didn’t betray emotions, his words

We are always a top contender when it comes to the shorter format: MS Dhoni

The emphatic triumph over Sri Lanka giving a perfect start to their World Twenty20 build-up, Indian captain MS Dhoni said his side will be one of the top contenders at the showpiece even though some top batsmen are yet to get enough time in the middle. Due to India’s deep batting, not all the batsmen have got enough runs and overs under their belt in the last six T20 matches. Dhoni himself and comeback-man

Bringing Yuvraj Singh up the batting order is difficult, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that he is aware of the lack of batting chances for Yuvraj Singh but said bringing him up the order is “slightly difficult” given the extraordinary record of top four batsmen. In a series-levelling win against Sri Lanka in Ranchi on Friday in the second T20 International, Dhoni experimented with the batting line-up, promoting Hardik Pandya ahead of himself and Yuvraj Singh, who came

Saurabh Tiwary, Albie Morkel Join Pune Supergiants for Indian Premier League 2016

Pune Supergiants have added South African allrounder Albie Morkel and Jharkhand’s Saurabh Tiwary in the team for the 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League. Both Morkel and Tiwary, who were part of the Delhi Daredevils franchise in 2015, have been added in the squad which will be led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Morkel had an ordinary time with the Daredevils, playing in just four matches but contributed a wonderful

Mahendra Singh Dhoni-Led India Look For Redemption After Embarrassing Loss to Sri Lanka

Shocked by an inexperienced Sri Lankan side on a green wicket in the first match, India would aim to regain its winning touch and keep the series alive when they take on the visitors in the second Twenty20 international in Ranchi. Indians were taken aback by what skipper Mahendra Singh had described the Pune track as “English”. Now that Dhoni will be playing in his own backyard, he can hope