Unlike a Wasim Akram who believes that politics and cricket should not mix, Shoaib Akhtar is certain that a bilateral series between India and Pakistan is not possible when there is tension between the nations because of the terror activities.
According to the ICC Future Tours Programme, India has planned a schedule to play…
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Colombo: Cheteshwar Pujara got back to the Test squad in grand style by recording his seventh Test century. After spending some time out of the Test squad, this performance is a welcome return to form for him. His undefeated 145 in the first innings of the third Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Sunday (Aug 30) assisted team India to create 312 all out but has also elevated him in a renowned…Continue
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Durban: AB de Villiers has succeeded in breaking many records in ODIs. The South African got to add one more achievement to become the fastest to reach 8000 ODI runs during the third ODI against New Zealand in Durban on Wednesday (Aug 25).
De Villiers moved ahead of 8000 runs in just his 182nd innings, 18 innings faster than India's Sourav Ganguly and 28 innings…Continue
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India's Test captain Virat Kohli has moved down of ICC's top-10 list for batsmen in the five-day format, but R Ashwin's outstanding outing in the continuing series against Sri Lanka facilitated him to move ahead to eighth in bowling while holding the second spot in the all-rounders' rankings.
Meanwhile, Sri Lankan batting star…Continue
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India defeated Sri Lanka by 278 runs in the second Test of the three-match series at the P Sara Oval in Colombo on Monday (Aug 24).
The methodically skilled all-round performance from India, as they showed their unbelievable comeback in the ongoing Test series, made skipper Virat Kohli more than pleased. India was able to register their first Test match victory after July 2014 and…Continue
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New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar said all-rounder Stuart Binny coming into the team will be good as he will be able to lend much needed balance to the Indian team which is keen to bounce back after an embarrassing defeat in the first Test against Sri Lanka.…
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Colombo: Kumar Sangakkara was discharged for 18 in his last international innings to leave Sri Lanka in trouble in the second Test against India in Colombo on Sunday (Aug 23).
Sri Lankan collapsed to 33-2 after Sangakkara was dismissed before concluding the fourth day's play at 72-2 at the P. Sara Oval.
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Colombo: Opener Lokesh Rahul registered his second test century and pooled with captain Virat Kohli to help India improve from a wobbly start and reach 319 for six at stumps on the inaugural day of the second test against Sri Lanka on Thursday.
Dhammika Prasad's early surge condensed…
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Kumar Sangakkara has an opportunity to bid farewell in style by leading Sri Lanka to a series-clinching victory in the second Test against India starting in Colombo on Thursday (Aug 20).
The productive left-hander is also the highest run-getter among those still playing at the highest level, is going to bid adieu to international cricket after the match, ending a magnificent…Continue
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Colombo: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan was on Monday (Aug 17) ruled out of the rest of the Sri Lanka series due to a hairline fracture on his right hand. This change might prove to be a major setback to the tourists.
Dhawan, 29-year-old cricketer, sustained the injury during the first Test in Galle which India lost by 63 runs on Saturday to allow the lead in the three-match…Continue
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Galle: Virat Kohli was a disappointed with the team on Saturday (15th Aug 2015) as Team India surrendered the first Test to Sri Lanka even though they were in commanding position in rest of the match.
India's famed batting line-up fell-off like a pack of cards as left-arm spinner Rangana Herath added to the trouble and…
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Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is impressed with Virat Kohli's excitement and desire to play good cricket. Ganguly compared the Test captain to legendary footballer Diego Maradona.
"One of my favourite sportsmen was Diego Maradona and every time I saw him play football you could see the passion in the heart. You…Continue
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Virat Kohli's Team India are now facing a massive challenge of winning a Test series in Sri Lanka. In past India have never succeeded in winning a series in the island nation since 1993 and Virat Kohli will have to score big runs and also deal with a batting line-up with the top six who have never played a Test match in Lanka.
Though this Test series is expected to revolve…Continue
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Anil Kumble, the tall, bespectacled spinner played for India on August 10, 1990 at Old Trafford. Many were not sure about his capabilities because although he was a leg-spinner by craft, he was unable to turn the ball.
After a long gap of twenty-five years, that very lanky leggie is one of the legends of the game with 619 wickets from 132 Test matches. Anil Kumble have won more Test matches…Continue
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Chennai: Opener Mayank Agarwal shattered an intense 130 along with of skipper Unmukt Chand, who perfected a valuable 90, as India A battered South Africa A by eight wickets to gain a bonus point in their second tri-series match here on Sunday.
Pursuing 245 for a victory, India A competed their objective in 37.4 overs courtesy a 219-run opening stand between…Continue
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Colombo: Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun is sure that the team's speed bowlers - Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav be all set to face the challenge to "maintain speed as well as be accurate" in the upcoming three-Test series against Sri Lanka starting August 12 at Galle.
When asked if India's fast crickets require to let go…Continue
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Colombo: Middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane hit an undefeated century but captain Virat Kohli's low form sustained as Indians succeeded in creating 314 for six on the opening day of their only three-day cricket tour game against Sri Lanka Board President's XI here Thursday.
Put into bat, Indian openers Lokesh Rahul (43) and Shikhar Dhawan (62) gave the visitors…Continue
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Present and former Indian cricketers are not expected to immediately be required to sign 'Conflict of Interest' undertakings but they might have to do so in future, a senior BCCI source said.
There was rumour that present and former players…Continue
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Chennai: India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Sunday said the "controlled and aggressive" nature of captain Virat Kohli influences the entire team and helps them play a better attacking game on the field.
"He (Kohli) is really controlled and aggressive in the field and that brings an aggressiveness on all the players too and we are also more attacking towards the opponents," said Dhawan ahead…Continue
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Chennai: Indian Test captain Virat Kohli on Sunday (Aug 2) said that he has no issues with the BCCI introducing a 'Code of Ethics', which will also require the players to declare that there is 'No Conflict of Interest'.
Recently, there were reports that a slew of players are lining up to sign with 'Cornerstone' which manages Kohli. Cornerstone later stated that Virat Kohli only…Continue
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