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 says will miss CSK players

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

“If you want me to be politically correct, that is not how I’m,” paused Mahendra Singh Dhoni, forcing a half-smile, eyes veering on to the just-unveiled, purplish Pune Supergiants jersey lying on the table. “If all of a sudden if you want me to say that I am very excited to play for a new…

Ravi Shastri wants to try all combinations before World T20

Ravi Shastri

Ahead of the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against Sri Lanka, India team director Ravi Shastri said he is aiming at trying all possible combinations to get the best squad prior to the forthcoming World T20 at home next month. Having whitewashed Australia 3-0 in their own backyard, the Indians were expected to do well at…

Suresh Raina was our first choice, says Rajkot owner

Suresh Raina

The Intex Technologies director Keshav Bansal on Tuesday said that the Rajkot franchise was already in talks with a couple of coaches as that would be their next step before gearing up for the big auction on February 6. “We have already had lengthy discussions with a couple of coaches. I will not divulge the…

Virat Kohli: It hurts when former cricketers focus on negativity

Virat Kohli

Days after he led the Indian cricket team to yet another series win in Tests, Indian skipper Virat Kohli slammed former cricketers who focus on floating negative comments about the team’s performance. Several cricketers criticized the Nagpur pitch where India beat South Africa inside three days. Speaking to ‘BCCI.TV’, Kohli said, “It obviously hurts when…

India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli praises spin trio for series win

Virat Kohli

After leading India to a comprehensive series win against the number one ranked Test side in the world, skipper Virat Kohli lauded spinners for a brilliant effort on Friday. India won the third Test match of the Freedom Series by 124 runs inside three days in Nagpur to end South Africa’s nine-year-old undefeated away record…

Ravichandran Ashwin is a proven leader in India’s bowling unit in Tests

Ravichandran Ashwin

India’s premier bowler Ravichandran Ashwin is growing in stature in Test cricket and his rise is a phenomenal success for the team under Virat Kohli. Ashwin made the difference for the hosts as Kohli’s side beat South Africa on Friday in the third Test match in Nagpur. The off-spinner finished with 12 wickets in the…

Zimbabwe tour: Ajinkya Rahane to lead India

Ajinkya Rahane

In an attempt to provide much-needed rest to the senior players of the Indian team, the BCCI announced an expected second-string squad for the short tour of Zimbabwe beginning July 8. BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur and chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil, on Monday, announced that the board has entrusted their faith in Ajinkya Rahane to…

Ravi Shastri could continue as Team Director until 2016 World T20

Ravi Shastri

The Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) could further extend Ravi Shastri’s contract as Team India director until the World T20. As per a report in the Time of India, BCCI after consultation with the newly formed cricket advisory committee, could take this decision. As Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman meet…

IPL 2014: Chennai Super Kings – Team Preview

Despite the recent controversy about the team and its management, Chennai Super Kings are once again the favorites to win the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League. Led by captain cool MS Dhoni, Chennai have played five finals in the six editions so far, where they emerged victorious twice – in 2010 and 2011….

BCCI complies with SC order, removes all India Cements staff

Complying with the Supreme Court’s order, the BCCI has given marching orders to all the employees of India Cements or its associate companies who were also part of the Cricket Board.   Confirming the development, a BCCI source told PTI on Monday, “All India Cements employees connected with the BCCI have been taken out of…