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Siraj stars as India rout Sri Lanka for eighth Asia Cup crown

Siraj got four wickets in one over to help skittle Sri Lanka out for 50, a total the Indian openers Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill surpassed in 6.1 overs for an impressive victory ahead of next month’s one-day international (ODI) World Cup at home. Sri Lanka’s miserably low total in th

Australia's magnificent Marsh seals T20 series win in South Africa

Touring side clinch series with a game to spare after another thumping win at Kingsmead Durban: New Australia Twenty20 International captain Mitch Marsh scored a second successive unbeaten half century to lead his side to an emphatic eight-wicket victory over hosts South Africa on Friday and clai

Ambati Rayudu suspended from bowling in international cricket

The International Cricket Council has suspended India's Ambati Rayudu from bowling in international cricket. Rayudu was reported for a suspect action during the first ODI against Australia earlier this year and had 14 days to get his action tested. However, Rayudu, decided against getting his act

Jasprit Bumrah has best yorker in world cricket, says Pakistan legend Wasim Akram

Back in his time, he knew a thing or two about bowling ‘toe-crushers’ and no wonder Wasim Akram is all praise for Jasprit Bumrah’s ability to bowl the “most effective yorker” currently in world cricket. Bumrah, who played a pivotal role in India’s maiden Test series win on Australian soil, has be

Dhoni picked for New Zealand T20Is; Pandya named in India's limited overs squads

MS Dhoni, who wasn't picked for the three-match T20I rubber against the Windies at home and Australia, returns to the fold for the T20I series versus New Zealand as part of the 15-man squad, starting in February next year. Dhoni, the seasoned campaigner, with 425 limited overs games to his name,

Why aren’t MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan playing domestic cricket? Asks Sunil Gavaskar

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has questioned the BCCI for allowing the likes of Shikhar Dhawan and Mahendra Singh Dhoni to skip domestic cricket ahead of a hectic six months culminating into the World Cup in England. Dhawan, who was dropped from the Test team, is spending time with family i

India vs Australia: Current Indian attack is one of the best in long time, says Geoff Lawson

Former fast bowler Geoff Lawson believes the current Indian attack is one the best he has seen in a long time and will challenge the Australian batsmen in the four-Test series. “They have got some terrific fast bowlers, as good a group as I’ve seen for a long time and they’ve got the spinners tha

Yasir Shah emulates Anil Kumble, becomes first bowler to pick 10 wickets in a day in Test cricket after almost 20 years

Yasir Shah’s ability to run through opposition batting line-ups in the dust bowls of middle-east are well known and that was on display yet again on Monday as he created a magic web around New Zealand’s batsmen. The wily leg-spinner picked up 8 wickets in the first innings as the Kiwis went from

Mary Kom first woman boxer to win six world championship gold medals

MC Mary Kom scripted history after she defeated Ukraine's Hanna Okhota by a unanimous 5-0 decision in the 48kg light flyweight final to clinch an unprecedented sixth gold medal at the Women's World Championships at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday. With this, she became the

Ex-India U19 pacer who quit cricket for engineering to lead US cricket team in World Cup qualifiers

In 2010, left-arm seamer Saurabh Netravalkar had finished as India’s leading wicket-taker at the Under-19 World Cup in a side that included now household names like KL Rahul, Mandeep Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Sandeep Sharma and Jaydev Unadkat. His scalps in the tournament included now England’s Test ca

‘I see a new no.1 Test bowler coming’: Dale Steyn makes a bold prediction

South Africa fast-bowler Dale Steyn has heaped praise on Pakistan bowling sensation Mohammad Abbas after his stunning performances in the ecently-concluded Test series against Australia in the UAE. On the fourth day of the second Test, Abbas broke the backbone of Australian batting line-up by tak

Pant receives ODI call-up, Kohli returns as captain

Rishabh Pant will be in line for his ODI debut after being named in the 14-member squad for the first two ODIs against Windies. Regular skipper Virat Kohli returns to lead the side after being rested for the Asia Cup 2018.While Pant comes in place of Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni is expected to continue

"Disappointed" Ravichandran Ashwin lays into 'SG' ball after India's record win

It took India just about two and half days to batter the visiting Windies team into submission and register their biggest innings win in Test cricket. The first Test of the two-match series was not even a contest at any point of the match and much of the same can be expected in the final Test at Hyd

Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara could be more consistent, Ashwin one of the best: MSK Prasad

India might have lost the five-match Test series against England 4-1, but those keeping an eye on proceedings felt that the visitors played much better than the scoreline suggested. Speaking to the Times of India, chief selectors MSK Prasad said that it was a case of not capitalising on the moments

Asia Cup: Virat Kohli is a legend, his absence will be an advantage, says Pakistan pacer

The Asia Cup 2018 starts on September 15 with Bangladesh taking on Sri Lanka in the opening match of the tournament that will be held in Dubai. However, all eyes will be on the India vs Pakistan match slated for September 19. Matches between the two countries have become a rarity over the years

Indian women’s cricket team coach Tushar Arothe resigns after players’ revolt

Indian women’s cricket team coach Tushar Arothe today resigned after his position became untenable due to alleged differences with some of the star players, who had protested against his training methods. This is the second time during the CoA tenure that a national coach has stepped down after p

Virat Kohli will not score a century in Australia this time, says Pat Cummins

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins on Tuesday made a ‘bold’ claim that Indian skipper Virat Kohli will not be able to score a century when India visit the country later this year. India are set to play a four-Test series Down Under from November, and Cummins, who hopes to be a part of the Australia s

'People have held on to the 2014 tour for too long': Virat Kohli

The Indian men will be going on a tour of England after four years — a period long enough for the memories to be blurred by the successes in the intervening period. But with almost every question at the team’s pre-departure press conference here on Friday hinting at the not-so-great outing by the