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‘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

Raina replaces Rayudu for England ODIs

Suresh Raina has been named as the replacement for Ambati Rayudu in the Indian squad for the ODI series in England, the BCCI confirmed on Saturday (June 16). Rayudu, who initially made a comeback to the ODI squad following an impressive IPL season for Chennai Super Kings, failed to clear the fitness

Fans damage Virat Kohli’s newly unveiled wax statue within two days

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is undoubtedly the finest batsman in the modern era as far as the limited over games are concerned. The right-handed stroke player has made it a habit of breaking records and he won’t stop anytime soon. With his incredible performances on the 22-yards, Kohli has acquired a

India vs Afghanistan: Saha ruled out of the one-off Test

India have suffered an injury setback, as wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha was ruled out of one-off Test against Afghanistan. A broken thumb has forced Saha to take this decision. The Test is scheduled to be played in Hyderabad from June 14 onwards. The wicket-keeper suffered the injury during

Three Test matches featuring Indian cricket team were fixed, claims Al Jazeera sting

In the last two years, at least three Test matches featuring India have been fixed, claims a documentary on cricket corruption made by Al Jazeera’s investigative unit. The Doha-based TV channel has shared exclusive footage with Hindustan Times that argues how a Mumbai-based former Indian first-class

IPL: Rashid Khan is "Best T20 spinner in the world", says Sachin Tendulkar

Rashid Khan came. He saw. He conquered. The Afghanistan star put in an absolute masterclass both with the bat and ball to single-handedly take SunRisers Hyderabad to the final of IPL 2018 where they will face MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings. Rashid Khan's all-round performance was the difference betw

Neck injury rules Kohli out of County participation

Indian skipper Virat Kohli's plan of a Surrey stint ahead of the five-Test series against England has been dealt with a massive blow as a neck injury sustained during an IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad has ruled him out of the County commitments, a BCCI media release confirmed on Thursday (May

AB de Villiers retires from international cricket

Star South Africa batsman AB de Villiers has announced his decision to retire from international cricket with immediate effect, stating, via a video message, that he had "run out of gas." The 34-year-old batsman said 'the time is right' for him to hang up his boots, bringing a close to a sterling 14

IPL 2018: MS Dhoni believes Chennai Super Kings need to be mentally ready

New Delhi: Despondent after the loss to Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here on Friday, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni asserted that his team need to pick up their socks in the knockout stages. Needing 163 runs for a win, the CSK chase never rea

IPL 2018: Depleted Rajasthan lock horns with resurgent Bangalore

Weakened by the departure of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, Rajasthan Royals will have their task cut out when they lock horns with a resurgent Royal Challengers Bangalore, in the Indian Premier League in Jaipur on Saturday. The game at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium is crucial for both RR and RCB, plac

What makes MS Dhoni angry? Suresh Raina reveals the inside story

MS Dhoni is always cool as a cucumber. His expressions betray nothing. In the heat of battle, whether it was in his time as India captain or as skipper of the Chennai Super Kings, you could never tell what was going on in his mind. There have been the occasional one-liners, directed at ce