Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni steer India home after wobble

Kedar Jadhav prides himself on being a finisher who can contribute a sizable chunk of overs. On Saturday, he played his part in both disciplines, first finishing with 7-0-31-1 with the ball and then shunning his trademark flamboyance for the hard grind early on to arrest a batting slide. His 87-ball 81 formed the bedrock of India’s chase after they slumped to 99 for 4 chasing 237. Jadhav found an

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

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

India are favourites for World T20: Shane Watson

Australian stand-in skipper Shane Watson has said that there are no doubts about hosts India being the favorites for the 2016 World T20, besides adding that his side has its work cut out in the build-up to the March-April tournament. The hosts surrendered the Sydney T20I by 7 wickets, thus losing the series 0-3. “I think, no matter what, they would have always been the favourites,” said Watson after the

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

Yuvraj Singh’s cameo in the Sydney Twenty seems to have impressed India captain┬áMahendra 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 into marquee event. “I think we have the right mix. Also, Yuvraj can just go

Steven Smith's chatter with junior bowlers made Virat Kohli angry

Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli on Friday explained what was behind his fiery ‘send-off’ of Steven Smith during the first T20 International earlier this week and said that it had nothing to do with the Australian wearing a microphone. Kohli had exchanged words with Smith after taking a catch to dismiss the Australian during the first T20 International at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. The wicket came just moments after Smith

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

How MS Dhoni helped Manish Pandey script history

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 of 331, he had a massive job at hand. The in-form Burst Kohli had just

No reason to respect Mitchell Johnson, says Virat Kohli

After scoring his third Test hundred of the tour, Virat Kohli Sunday said he was left with no good reason to respect pacer Mitchell Johnson and some of the other Australia players after verbals flew “throughout the day” at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The squabbling reached its peak when Johnson fielded in his follow-through and threw back at the striker’s stumps. There was a genuine case for Johnson trying