Yuvraj Singh likely to be ruled out of semi-finals against West Indies

Yuvraj Singh

India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is likely to sit out of the second semi-final of the ongoing World T20 against the West Indies on Thursday due to an ankle injury. According to sources, the team management are sweating over the various options they have on the bench, including batsman Ajinkya Rahane and all-rounder Pawan Negi. Sources…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Pakistan will break World Cup jinx against India: Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis

Pakistan’s head coach Waqar Younis is confident that his new-look team would be able to break the jinx of not winning against India in major ICC events when they lock horns in the upcoming World T20, which begins right after the Asia Cup T20. Pakistan play India, first on February 27 at the Asia Cup…

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…

Don’t mess around legends like Dhoni, says Ravi Shastri

Indian Team Director 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…

Ravi Shastri could continue as Team Director until 2016 World T20

Ravi Shastri

The Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) could further extend Ravi Shastri’s contract as Team India director until the World T20. As per a report in the Time of India, BCCI after consultation with the newly formed cricket advisory committee, could take this decision. As Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman meet…

Controversies are part of Indian cricket: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was at his pragmatic best on the eve of the World T20 final against Sri Lanka as he said “controversies are big part in Indian cricket” and his name was associated with almost every good or bad thing that happens in Indian cricket. “Over the years that I have been the…