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,…

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…

India vs Australia will be an open game, says Sachin Tendulkar

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…

Vivian Richards lauds Brendon McCullum after fastest Test ton in swansong

Vivian Richards

West Indies batting legend Vivian Richards has lauded swashbuckling New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum for posting the fastest ton in Test cricket off just 54 balls, bidding adieu to the game on an incredible high. Richards, who held the record for the quickest hundred in Tests off 56 balls jointly with Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq till McCullum…

Brendon McCullum bids goodbye with series win

Brendon McCullum

Brendon McCullum got a fitting farewell on Monday, when he led New Zealand to a thumping victory over Australia in the third and final ODI of the series. This was the last time McCullum will appear in ODIs for Black Caps. As expected, McCullum gave it a 100 percent in his final ODI, before bidding…

Darren Lehmann cleared to rejoin Australia squad in New Zealand

Darren Lehmann

Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann has recovered from a bout of deep vein thrombosis and will rejoin his squad in time for Saturday’s second limited-overs international against New Zealand in Wellington. Lehmann spent time in hospital in late January with a recurrence of DVT during Australia’s recent home limited-overs international series against India. He had…

Are Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on The Brink of a Break-Up

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli ‘s social media behaviour suggests all may not be hunky dory in their relationship. Fans of ‘Virushka’ – the couple nickname for cricketer Virat Kohli and actress Anushka Sharma – went into a tizzy recently after they unfollowed each other on Instagram. Rumour mills suggested that Virat ended his three-year…

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…

India are favourites for World T20: Shane Watson

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…

Brendon McCullum announces retirement from international cricket

Brendon McCullum

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…