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

Virat Kohli

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…

Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes first skipper to win five major tournaments

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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…

Lasith Malinga hints at retirement post World Twenty20

Lasith Malinga

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…

Pakistan star Shoaib Malik not scared of Indian batsmen

Shoaib Malik

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik is pumped up about the upcoming clash against arch-rivals India in the ongoing Asia Cup T20. The two countries have not played each other since the 2015 Word Cup, which India won convincingly thanks to Virat Kohli’s hundred and heroics from the bowlers. Pakistan were scheduled to ‘host’ India in a…

Pakistan will break World Cup jinx against India: Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis

Pakistan’s head coach Waqar Younis is confident that his new-look team would be able to break the jinx of not winning against India in major ICC events when they lock horns in the upcoming World T20, which begins right after the Asia Cup T20. Pakistan play India, first on February 27 at the Asia Cup…

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

Steve Smith

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…

World T20 waste of time: Ryan Harris

Ryan harris

Former Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris has lamented the compressed international schedule and labelled the World Twenty20, scheduled to start in India next month, a waste of time. Australia have played eight Twenty20 Internationals since the last World T20 in Bangladesh two years ago, including a run of just one game between November 2014 and…

Yuvraj Singh will feel less pressure as he plays more games: MS Dhoni

Yuvraj Singh and MSD

Yuvraj Singh’s cameo in the Sydney Twenty seems to have impressed India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He expects that the veteran left-hander would only get better as he plays more and more matches in the lead up to the ICC World Twenty20. The skipper also termed the team combination as the right mix of players going…

Virat Kohli reveals secret behind run-scoring spree

Virat Kohli

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,…

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…