Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan emulates Don Bradman, Virender Sehwag

Shikhar Dhawan’s scintillating 190 on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle on Wednesday put him at par with batting greats like Sir Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag. Shikhar Dhawan scored 126 runs between lunch and tea session as the Indian opener became only the third batsman after Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag in the history of Test cricket to score 100-plus runs in a

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

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

Bringing Yuvraj Singh up the batting order is difficult, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that he is aware of the lack of batting chances for Yuvraj Singh but said bringing him up the order is “slightly difficult” given the extraordinary record of top four batsmen. In a series-levelling win against Sri Lanka in Ranchi on Friday in the second T20 International, Dhoni experimented with the batting line-up, promoting Hardik Pandya ahead of himself and Yuvraj Singh, who came

Mahendra Singh Dhoni-Led India Look For Redemption After Embarrassing Loss to Sri Lanka

Shocked by an inexperienced Sri Lankan side on a green wicket in the first match, India would aim to regain its winning touch and keep the series alive when they take on the visitors in the second Twenty20 international in Ranchi. Indians were taken aback by what skipper Mahendra Singh had described the Pune track as “English”. Now that Dhoni will be playing in his own backyard, he can hope

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

I feel at home at number three: Virat Kohli

If Virat Kohli has his way, he would always want to bat at number three as India’s batting star “feels at home” at that position. “I am at home at no. 3 is because I have played a lot there. I know I have a decent record at no. 4 as well but I only played only 35-odd games, the rest 120-odd I have played at no. 3. That s

I have become a better batsman in last eight months: Shikhar Dhawan

Having scored consistently since the last ICC Cricket World Cup, Shikhar Dhawan believes that he has “become a better batsman” in the past eight months compared to what he was when he made his Test debut against Australia back in 2013. “Obviously, there has been a transformation in my game over the past two years. But I would admit that I have become a far better batsman in the past

Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of remaining Sri Lanka Tests due to hand injury

India cricket team opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the remaining two Tests against Sri Lanka due to a hand injury. The BCCI on Monday informed about the Dhawan, who is going to miss the remainder of the series. Dhawan has suffered a hairline fracture in his right hand. Dhawan scored 134 and 28 in the two innings of the first Test against Sri Lanka which India lost