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Virat Kohli will have to manage three big egos

‘On paper’ is a tricky term in sport. Like, the Virat Kohli-led India were favourites ‘on paper’ to defeat Pakistan in Champions Trophy final, but what transpired on field was opposite. The occurrences post that title clash loss saw Indian cricket go through a tumultuous time, culminating in a day-long drama involving confusion, denial and acceptance. The outcome of the potboiler has given India – on paper, that is –

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

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 say, while manager Ravi Shastri wants Rahane to replace Yuvraj in the middle order, captain Mahendra

Clash of the titans! Virat Kohli v Chris Gayle in World T20 semi-finals

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, making just four. Kohli has been the star of the tournament so far, expertly guiding

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

Mahendra Singh Dhoni in awe of 'fearless' Hardik Pandya

India rode on a matured batting performance from opening batsman Rohit Sharma to start the Asia Cup campaign with a win on Wednesday. After Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men were put into bat on a green top, Bangladesh new-ball bowlers looked threatening in the early overs. It was Rohit who hung around while he was losing partners at the other end. However a 55-run stand for the fifth wicket between Yuvraj

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

We are always a top contender when it comes to the shorter format: 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 and overs under their belt in the last six T20 matches. Dhoni himself and comeback-man

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

Ravindra Jadeja gets engaged to Rajkot-based Reeva Solanki

Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja got engaged to mechanical engineer Reeva Solanki in a private ceremony in Rajkot today. Reeva completed her engineering degree at Atmiya College and is now preparing for UPSC examination in Delhi. Her mother Prafullaba Solanki is an Indian Railway employee while her father is a businessman. Earlier, Jadeja’s sister Naina confirmed news of the engagement and said the ceremony would be held in his restaurant. Recently,

Yuvraj Singh will feel less pressure as he plays more games: MS Dhoni

Yuvraj Singh’s cameo in the Sydney Twenty seems to have impressed India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He expects that the veteran left-hander would only get better as he plays more and more matches in the lead up to the ICC World Twenty20. The skipper also termed the team combination as the right mix of players going into marquee event. “I think we have the right mix. Also, Yuvraj can just go

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