ICC World T20

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

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

Lasith Malinga hints at retirement post World Twenty20

Sri Lanka’s T20 captain and strike bowler Lasith Malinga has hinted that he might call time on his international career after the ICC World T20 in India as he is finding it difficult to manage a grave knee injury. At the post-match media conference, Malinga was asked if he would like to quit after the upcoming edition of World T20, just like Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara did after winning

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma to feature in sixth successive ICC World T20

India’s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, star opener Rohit Sharma and middle-order specialist Yuvraj Singh are set to make their sixth successive appearance at the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 tournament, which is scheduled to start in India next month. The 27-day tournament begins in Nagpur on March 8 with a total of 19 men from all countries set to feature in their sixth straight event, while 29

Michael Clarke defends Mahendra Singh Dhoni, says he's earned right to continue as captain

Former Australian captain Michael Clarke on Sunday came out in support of under-fire Indian ODI skipper MS Dhoni ahead of the T20I series. Speaking to the Times of India, the World Cup winner heaped praise on Mahi for his part in helping build a successful Indian side. Pup also felt that the wicket-keeper-batsman had a lot more to offer as a player and captain. “Dhoni has done a wonderful job

Brendon McCullum announces retirement from international cricket

New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum on Tuesday announced that he will retire from international cricket after the Test series against Australia in February next year. The 34-year-old McCullum will become the first cricketer to play 100 consecutive Test matches when he takes the field in New Zealand’s first Test against Australia in Wellington from February 12. The second Test of that series – starting at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on February 20 – will be McCullum’s last match for New Zealand. It means that McCullum,

MS Dhoni is still the safest keeper in world cricket, says Nayan Mongia

Notwithstanding criticism that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is losing his midas touch, former Indian stumper Nayan Mongia believes the Indian skipper is still the safest wicketkeeper in the world and should lead India at least till next year’s ICC World T20. After facing a barrage of criticism for his lack of batting form and leadership qualities, Dhoni answered his critics with an unbeaten match-winning 92 against South Africa in the second

Mahendra Singh Dhoni still waiting for elusive fifty in T20 internationals

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is inarguably one of India’s finest finisher in the shortest format but there is one little piece of statistic which the ‘Captain Cool’ wouldn’t certainly be amused and would like to change it during the course of fifth ICC World T20. Believe it or not, the captain is yet to score his maiden half-century in T20 internationals having donned the blue jersey in 43 of the 46