New Delhi: The failure to clear the 'Yo-Yo' endurance test at the National Cricket Academy was the primary reason why Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina were not considered for the Sri Lanka limited overs series. The Indian team regularly undergoes a series of fitness tests with 'Yo-Yo' endurance testMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 20:52 IST
Pallekele: Rohit Sharma is hugely honoured at being appointed vice-captain of the Indian ODI team after an "up and down 10 years" of international cricket, where he is yet to cement a spot in the Test eleven. The opener did not get to play in the Test series and is keen to make amends in theMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 18:39 IST | Updated 18:56 IST
New Delhi: The Committee of Administrators (COA) has sought the removal of BCCI office-bearers, including acting president CK Khanna and secretary Amitabh Choudhary, for non-compliance of Lodha Panel reforms. In its fifth Status Report submitted to the Supreme Court, the COA has also sought theMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 18:31 IST
Pallekele: Senior batsman Upul Tharanga will lead a 15-man Sri Lanka squad in the the five-match ODI series against India that begins in Dambulla on Sunday. Tharanga endured a horrendous Test series against India, scoring only 88 runs in six innings, which Sri Lanka lost by a comprehensive 0-3More
Published 15-Aug-2017 22:15 IST
Chennai: Former Australia batsman Mike Hussey feels that Virat Kohli's aggressive style of captaincy is quite similar with that of Ricky Ponting.
Published 15-Aug-2017 19:33 IST | Updated 21:46 IST
Kochi: As the country celebrated its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday, former Indian speedster S. Sreesanth took to a cricket field for the first time in four years as he led a team in an exhibition match here. The exhibition match was played at the ground where he first plied his trade and wasMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 18:01 IST
Karachi: Former Pakistan cricket skipper Shahid Afridi on Tuesday wished India on its 71st Independence Day, calling for peace and tolerance between the two neighbouring countries. "Happy Independence Day India! No way to change neighbours, let's work towards peace, tolerance and love. Let humanityMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 16:11 IST
Dubai: Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul on Tuesday attained career-high positions in the ICC Test Player Rankings after figuring in an important partnership that helped India defeat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs in the third Test to complete a 3-0 rout of the home side. Left-handerMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 15:56 IST
Kandy: India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday picked rising all-rounder Hardik Pandya's performance as the biggest positive after the visitors comprehensively beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs to complete their maiden 3-0 clean sweep of the islanders. Pandya starred with the bat, firing hisMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 18:51 IST
Pallekele: Chief selector MSK Prasad today said the core of the Indian team for the 2019 World Cup will be identified in the next four to five months through a rotation policy. Pacers Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav along with leading spinners Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja were rested for the upcomingMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 17:49 IST
New Delhi: He singlehandedly won a World T20 for India in 2007. But then he played a big role in losing the 2014 edition. He coughed blood, hung around and won India the 2011 World Cup. Yet, his failures as a Test cricketer remain baffling. Indian cricket's 'fighterman' Yuvraj Singh has time andMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 16:32 IST
Pallekele: An authoritative India on Monday completed a 3-0 clean sweep of Sri Lanka with an innings and 171-run annihilation in the third and final Test, bringing to an early end to one of the most lopsided series in recent years.None of the three matches lasted five days, with the final one beingMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 12:47 IST | Updated 19:22 IST
Pallekele: Hardik Pandya smashed his maiden Test century before Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav routed the Sri Lankan middle order, setting India up for a series whitewash on the second day of the third and final match, here. Pandya's aggressive batting powered India to 487 all out after starting the day atMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 06:47 IST
Pallekele: Overwhelmed to be compared with legendary Kapil Dev, all-rounder Hardik Pandya on Sunday said if he could become even 10 per cent of what the former World Cup winning captain was, he would be happy. The chairman of selectors MSK Prasad has said that Hardik Pandya has the potential toMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 21:20 IST
New Delhi: Struggling batsman Yuvraj Singh was on Sunday dropped from India's limited overs squad for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka while former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was retained by the selectors. Talented Karnataka batsman Manish Pandey, who recently led the India A squad to aMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 21:11 IST
Pallekele: Sri Lanka batting coach Hashan Tillakratane on Sunday chided his batsmen for their cross-batted shots against the Indian spinner as the hosts stare at a massive defeat in the third Test. The coach expressed his displeasure with how his team folded up in the first innings for a paltry 135More
Published 13-Aug-2017 20:43 IST
New Delhi: The chairman of selectors MSK Prasad feels that Hardik Pandya has the potential to match the legendary Kapil Dev, provided the all-rounder stays grounded. Bursting onto the scene as a T20 specialist for Mumbai Indians, the young Baroda all-rounder marked his debut Test series with aMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 16:32 IST
Kandy: India dominated the proceedings on the second day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka skittling out the hosts in their first innings for 135 runs after posting a mammoth 487 and then restricting them to 19/1 post-imposition of follow-on at the Pallekele International Cricket StadiumMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 13:31 IST | Updated 18:58 IST
Pallekele: He has hit a purple patch since his comeback into the Indian team for the Champions Trophy and opener Shikhar Dhawan attributes it to a distinct change in mindset, when put under the pump. "When I experienced failure, I had a different kind of approach. I was more on the defensive modeMore
Published 12-Aug-2017 21:11 IST
Pallekele: Sri Lanka's bowling coach Chaminda Vaas on Saturday expressed satisfaction with the performance of spinners Malinda Pushpakumara and Lakshan Sadakan, who shared five wickets between them to restrict India to 329 for 6 at stumps on day one of the third Test.
Published 12-Aug-2017 20:44 IST

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