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,…

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…

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma to patch up again!

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma

It seems that Virat Kohli’s exceptional performance in ‘Twenty20 India Vs Pakistan’ has worked wonders, as the duo has decided to patch up. As per a report in TOI, Anushka Sharma gave a congratulatory call to the ‘Man of the match’ Virat Kohli over India’s victory. It turned out to be rather long conversation, where…

Shahid Afridi To Be Sacked After World T20: Pakistan Cricket Board

Shahid Afridi

Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi will be replaced as Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain after the World T20 in India, Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan announced on Monday, while hinting his days as a player were also numbered. PCB chairman Shahryar Khan told reporters in Lahore on his return from Kolkata on Monday that the board and…

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…

Mahendra Singh Dhoni lauds bowlers for remarkable T20 series victory

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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…

Lack of balance in batting concern for India, says Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid

India A and Under-19 cricket team head coach Rahul Dravid is concerned about the country’s young batsmen’s inclination towards attempting big shots, ignoring the importance of rotating strikes to construct partnerships. “One of the areas that could be a concern for Indian cricket is that there is a lack of balance; people are either defending…

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Virender​ Sehwag to be part of charity match in London

MS-Dhoni-and-Virender-Sehwag

India ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will join compatriot Virender Sehwag and a host of other international cricketers for a charity match at the Kia Oval here on September 17. Dhoni and Sehwag will be sharing the dressing room with Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and South African ace Herschelle Gibbs of the team named Help for…

BCCI suspends Hiken Shah for fixing approach

Hiken Shah

The Indian cricket board suspended Mumbai batsman Hiken Shah with immediate effect on Monday for offering money to a player to influence a game in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). Shah, who does not play in IPL, made the approach to his unidentified first-class cricket team mate who represents Rajasthan Royals in the lucrative…

Sourav Ganguly would do a great job as India coach: Brett Lee

Brett Lee

Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee on Tuesday said former India skipper Sourav Ganguly would do “a great job” if made India’s new head coach. Following Duncan Fletcher’s departure, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will announce its new coach and revamped support staff prior to the team departing for the tour…

Limited-overs cricket makes you a better bowler: Imran Tahir

Imran Tahir

Relishing the challenges of Twenty20 cricket ahead of IPL-8, Delhi Daredevils spinner Imran Tahir believes that the limited-overs game may be hard on the bowlers but it helps them perfect their craft. The South African leg-spinner, who joined Daredevils in the 2014 season, wants to make an impact as a valuable spinner for his team. “It’s hard,…