Virat Kohli swings it Ravi Shastri's way after high drama in bid for India coach

Team India finally has a new coach. After weeks of high drama and anxiety around the Anil Kumble-Virat Kohli rift, several players in the side will breathe a sigh of relief after the Cricket Advisory Committee named Ravi Shastri as Kumble’s successor. Shastri’s appointment does not come as a major surprise. But it does complete a full cycle for the former captain, who was bitterly disappointed after being overlooked in

Mithali Raj becomes leading run-scorer in women’s ODI cricket

Indian skipper Mithali Raj has become the first player in the history of women’s ODI cricket to have crossed 6000 career runs. Mithali reached the milestone in India’s ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 match against Australia. She is now the all-time highest run-scorer in women’s cricket, surpassing the record previously held by England’s Charlotte Edwards. Edwards scored 5992 runs in 191 matches at an average of 38.16 including nine centuries

Brendon McCullum bids goodbye with series win

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 adieu to the 50-over format of the game on Monday. McCullum gave New Zealand the

Darren Lehmann cleared to rejoin Australia squad in New Zealand

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 been uncertain when he would be able to join the Australia team in New Zealand,

Don't mess around legends like Dhoni, says Ravi Shastri

In awe of Virat Kohli’s meteoric rise, Indian Team Director Ravi Shastri on Thursday said the swashbuckling batsman seems like a mirror-image of West Indian great Viv Richards and “wields his willow like a fencer does to his sword.” “Some of his (Kohli) batting reminded me of Viv – like the way the great man dominated all formats of the game he played. He is an in your face kind

Virat Kohli opens up about relationship with Sachin Tendulkar, James Faulkner

Virat Kohli has opened up about his relationship with Sachin Tendulkar, James Faulkner and Mitchell Starc. He talks about how he found inspiration from watching Sachin Tendulkar play and mentions looking up to Sachin and wanting to represent India and bring laurels to her. “I started playing cricket because of Sachin.” Kohli said. “I was inspired to do things he did for the country. I always visualise myself in those

World T20 waste of time: 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 January this year. The side was also whitewashed 0-3 by visitors India on Sunday in

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

Suresh Raina joins Virat Kohli in elite list

Suresh Raina became the second Indian batsman after Virat Kohli to cross 1000 runs in T20 Internationals in the course of his impressive innings against Australia in the first of three matches at the Adelaide Oval today. Raina was dropped from the Indian ODI side for the five-match series against Australia after a poor series at home against South Africa late last year. But the Uttar Pradesh southpaw did well

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

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

Non-bailable warrant against Mahendra Singh Dhoni

A local court in Anantapur town of Andhra Pradesh issued a non-bailable warrant against cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday though the manager of the Indian ODI captain denied that summons were served on him. The case against Dhoni relates to his morphed picture in form of Lord Vishnu on the cover of Business Today magazine in April 2013 (GOD OF BIG DEALS) holding a shoe among other products he