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,…

Lasith Malinga hints at retirement post World Twenty20

Lasith Malinga

Sri Lanka’s T20 captain and strike bowler Lasith Malinga has hinted that he might call time on his international career after the ICC World T20 in India as he is finding it difficult to manage a grave knee injury. At the post-match media conference, Malinga was asked if he would like to quit after the…

Pakistan star Shoaib Malik not scared of Indian batsmen

Shoaib Malik

Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik is pumped up about the upcoming clash against arch-rivals India in the ongoing Asia Cup T20. The two countries have not played each other since the 2015 Word Cup, which India won convincingly thanks to Virat Kohli’s hundred and heroics from the bowlers. Pakistan were scheduled to ‘host’ India in a…

We are always a top contender when it comes to the shorter format: MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni

The emphatic triumph over Sri Lanka giving a perfect start to their World Twenty20 build-up, Indian captain MS Dhoni said his side will be one of the top contenders at the showpiece even though some top batsmen are yet to get enough time in the middle. Due to India’s deep batting, not all the batsmen have got enough runs…

Shikhar Dhawan promises to fire at ICC World Twenty20

Shikhar Dhawan

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…

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…

Rohit Sharma overawed by Virat Kohli in Test cricket: Ian Chappell

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli

On March 2, 2008 when Rohit Sharma was busy in a match-winning partnership with Sachin Tendulkar in the first final of the CB Series against Australia at the SCG, Virat Kohli was leading the India U-19 side to victory in the final against South Africa. In that final in Sydney, Tendulkar scored a hundred while…

In Heavy Duty Visit To Assam, PM Narendra Modi Targets Congress Stronghold

Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrives in Assam on a day-long trip, has a series of engagements. After landing in Dibrugarh, hometown of the party’s chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal, the Prime Minister will inaugurate a petrochemical project built at a cost of Rs.9,250 crore. He will address a rally in the tea garden belt…

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…