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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

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

Mahendra Singh Dhoni in awe of 'fearless' Hardik Pandya

India rode on a matured batting performance from opening batsman Rohit Sharma to start the Asia Cup campaign with a win on Wednesday. After Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men were put into bat on a green top, Bangladesh new-ball bowlers looked threatening in the early overs. It was Rohit who hung around while he was losing partners at the other end. However a 55-run stand for the fifth wicket between Yuvraj

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma to feature in sixth successive ICC World T20

India’s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, star opener Rohit Sharma and middle-order specialist Yuvraj Singh are set to make their sixth successive appearance at the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 tournament, which is scheduled to start in India next month. The 27-day tournament begins in Nagpur on March 8 with a total of 19 men from all countries set to feature in their sixth straight event, while 29

Shikhar Dhawan promises to fire at ICC World Twenty20

Hoping to carry his great run of form to the Asia Cup and World T20, India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Monday said keeping things simple and “doing the basics right” has worked in his favour. Dhawan was involved in a candid chat with his opening partner Rohit Sharma following India’s comprehensive nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in Visakhapatnam on Sunday, which¬†gave the home side the three-match Twenty20 series 2-1. “I

Ravindra Jadeja gets engaged to Rajkot-based Reeva Solanki

Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja got engaged to mechanical engineer Reeva Solanki in a private ceremony in Rajkot today. Reeva completed her engineering degree at Atmiya College and is now preparing for UPSC examination in Delhi. Her mother Prafullaba Solanki is an Indian Railway employee while her father is a businessman. Earlier, Jadeja’s sister Naina confirmed news of the engagement and said the ceremony would be held in his restaurant. Recently,

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

Rohit Sharma third Indian batsman to reach 1000 T20I runs

Rohit Sharma continued his brilliant run Down Under as he hit yet another half-century in the third T20I at the Sydney Cricket Ground against Australia on Sunday. The aggressive Indian opener thereby went past 1000 T20I runs to become the third Indian batsman to reach the landmark after Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina. Raina went past the mark in the first T20I against Australia in Adelaide on Tuesday. Rohit has

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

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

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

Looking at our bowlers, 330-plus scores also not enough: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Frustrated with the performance of his bowlers, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said given the attack at his disposal right now even 300-plus scores are not enough against Australia in the ongoing ODI series. Australia comfortably chased down a 300-plus target for a second successive time, at the Gabba, to take a 2-0 lead in the series as India’s bowlers struggled to get their act right. “It seems like we