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Anya Shrubsole stars as England beat India to lift fourth World Cup title

England won their fourth Women’s World Cup when Anya Shrubsole took six wickets to clinch a nine-run victory over India amid delirious scenes at a packed Lord’s on Sunday. The home side looked in danger of defeat as India chased down their total of 228/7, but an astonishing spell of seam bowling by England’s vice-captain turned the game on its head in the most nail-biting of finishes. India were coasting on 191/3

Arjuna Ranatunga Alleges 2011 WC Final Fixed; Demands Probe

Sri Lanka’s World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has alleged that the 2011 ICC World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka hosted in Mumbai was fixed and demanded a probe into the matter. According to a report in Sri Lanka’s English newspaper Daily Mirror, Ranatunga, while reacting to former skipper Kumar Sangakkara’s comments on whose behest the 2009 tour of Pakistan was arranged, said: “Sangakkara wants an inquiry into

Pakistan is Like Old Wine, You Drink it and Hangover Remains for Two Days, Says Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag displayed his array of strokes (read witty comments) in an exclusive chat on Monday. He is still not a Navjot Singh Sidhu, but Sehwag, known for his blazing starts, has made a colourful start as a TV commentator and analyst on radio. “Pakistan is like old wine, you drink it and hangover remains for two days,” Sehwag said, reacting to India’s World T20 victory against Pakistan in Kolkata

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

Comebacks are much more difficult than debuts, says Ashish Nehra

Back in the national team after being ignored for almost five years, veteran India pacer Ashish Nehra on Sunday said it is tougher to make a comeback than making a debut. The 37-year-old last played for India in the semifinal of the victorious 2011 World Cup campaign against Pakistan. After missing the final due to a finger injury, he was overlooked for nearly five years before being recalled for the

BCCI paying the price for past mistakes: Anurag Thakur

The Supreme Court has told them to fall in line and even though the BCCI is “not looking for an escape route” from the Lodha committee recommendations on reforms, its secretary Anurag Thakur on Friday said the Board has “every right to deliberate” on the pros and cons of the report. “The BCCI is not looking for an escape route. We believe in transparency and accountability. In the last nine

MS Dhoni can win another World T20 for India, claims Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina claimed that India’s most successful captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni can win another World T20 trophy for India. The 29-year-old, said, “Right now, he [MS Dhoni] needs support. If he gets a bit of support, you never know. The next World Cup (World T20) is in India.” MS Dhoni is still the only captain to have lead India to multiple world titles. India won the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in

Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be captain till T20 WC: Anurag Thakur

India’s current limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead the team in the upcoming 2016 ICC T20 World Cup. The selection committee had met in Delhi to pick India’s squad for the Australia tour, on Saturday. BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur stated on Saturday after the meeting that MS Dhoni will be the captain of the Indian team till the T20 World Cup to be held at home. BCCI ✔@BCCI

Lucky to have played in era of great cricketers, says Virender Sehwag post retirement

Virender Sehwag, who retired from international cricket on Tuesday after representing the country for 14-long years, said that he was privileged to have played in an era of greats like Sachin Tendulkar. 37-year-old Sehwag, who donned India colours from 1999 to 2013, said that he learnt a lot from the likes of Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and Anil Kumble. “I am lucky that played for the country with great

Zaheer Khan retires from international cricket

Indian speedster Zaheer Khan on Thursday issued a statement announcing retirement from international cricket. Khan, who is India’s fourth highest wicket taker, issued the statement through his official Twitter account. I bid adieu to my career in international cricket. I look forward to signing off with IPL 9. Zaheer played a key role in India’s World Cup win in 2011. Zaheer Khan made his ODI debut on October 3, 2000

Mahendra Singh Dhoni praises retiring Zaheer Khan as most clever fast bowler

Indian ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday hailed retiring speedster Zaheer Khan as the ‘most clever fast bowler.’ Zaheer, who was the highest wicket-taker in ICC World Cup 2011 with 21 wickets, played a significant role throughout the series. Dhoni, who became India’s second captain after Kapil Dev to win the tournament, shared words of praise for the 37-year-old on Twitter. Well done ZAK on a fantastic career.without U it

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