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Pakistan trump Sri Lanka to secure third spot - Pakistan's batting finally came good as they successfully chased down a competitive total posted by Sri Lanka to win by six wickets in an inconsequential final round robin league encounter of the Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament in Mirpur on Friday.
Pak security team to visit India; participation in doubt - Concerned by fresh protests, Pakistan government has decided to send a security team to assess the situation in India before taking a final call on the team's participation in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
If we play to our potential, we can beat India: Tamim - Senior Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal says his side is good enough to upstage formidable India and lift the Asia Cup trophy when the two teams clash on Sunday. We assure foolproof security but ball in PCB court: What do you think of Team India's World T20 jersey? Martin Crowe and the catch that stamped his commitment to cricket - Kapil Dev's running catch at the boundary, to dismiss Viv Richards, is widely remembered by fans and cricketers alike, but Martin Crowe's effort to pocket a lunging catch and dismiss Zimbawe's Dave Houghton in the Reliance World Cup will always be special, reckons Siva Sankar.
Centre to provide paramilitary for Indo-Pak tie: Home Minister - Amidst uncertainty hanging over the India-Pakistan World Twenty20 cricket match scheduled in Dharamsala, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said central paramilitary forces will be provided to ensure security for the March 19 event. Back in the fold, Bhuvneshwar 'working on good slower delivery' - His confidence boosted after a two-wicket haul against the United Arab Emirates in the Asia Cup, India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar says he is now working on a slower delivery to further polish his skills.
Bangladesh skipper hints at retirement - Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza, on Friday, hinted that he may end his international career after the season with the ICC World T20 in all likelihood his last global event. Who will take home the big trophy? Is it too late for Pakistan to make changes for T20 World Cup? From top cricketer to hotelier: Ashraful is on a road to redemption - When Bangladesh take on India in the Asia Cup final, on Sunday, the immensely talented but disgraced Mohammad Ashraful will watch from the sidelines wondering why his moral compass deviated, leading to a match-fixing ban and a regret that will last a lifetime.
Can this Indian T20 team win anywhere in the world? Robin Uthappa marries longtime girlfriend Sheethal Goutham - Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa married his longtime girlfriend and former tennis player Sheethal Goutham in a private ceremony in Bangalore on Thursday. India thrash minnows UAE, end league campaign unbeaten - India maintained their all-win record by producing yet another resounding performance to thrash minnows United Arab Emirates by nine wickets in a lop-sided inconsequential round robin league match of the Asia Cup T20 tournament in Mirpur on Thursday.
Why Pakistan is again threatening to pull out of World T Supreme Court pulls up BCCI over reluctance to accept Lodha recommendations - The BCCI submitted a page affidavit to the Supreme Court in which it stated it's opposition to certain points in the Lodha Committee report including one association and one vote for each state and also the inclusion of a representative of the Comptroller and auditor general CAG in the Board.
Ex-servicemen adamant on cancellation of India-Pakistan WT20 match in Dharamsala - Uncertainty refused to die down over the fate of the high-profile match between India and Pakistan in the upcoming World Twenty20 as the ex-servicemen league's state chief on Thursday vehemently protested against hosting of the game in Dharamsala, saying the 'matter is non-negotiable'.
Indian team, Gavaskar pay tribute to Kiwi legend Crowe - Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar hailed former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe, who passed away on Thursday, as one of the best batsmen in the history of the sport and a good thinker of the game. Tough for pacers to choose between country and IPL: McGrath - Australia's pace great Glenn McGrath says it's getting increasingly difficult for present day fast bowlers to choose between representing the country or be lured by the quick buck of the Indian Premier League.
Cricketers who lost their battle to the Big C - On Thursday morning, the world woke up to the news of the death of iconic New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe. A teenage prodigy, who went on to carve an illustrious career with his superlative batting and smart captaincy, lost his three-year long battle against cancer at the age of World T20 to be Shastri's last assignment as team director? Check out Team India's new kit for World T20 - The Indian men's and women's cricket teams will take the field in the upcoming World Twenty20 Championships wearing brand new kits unveiled by Nike on Thursday.
Why Steyn fears for future of fast bowlers Pakistan's envy and Bangladesh's pride - Call it a compulsion, but sporting achievements are often measured by numbers in hand and that is precisely why it will be difficult to analyse Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza's influence and contribution in the country's ever-growing cricketing ambitions. What Pakistan needs to do to start winning again - Saqlain Mushtaq says the cricket authorities must seek help of former greats to find solutions for the batting woes, afflicting the national team.
From self-doubting prodigy to cricket icon - New Zealand's finest batsman was defined by one innings, one tournament and one seriously damaged knee. Bangladesh upset Pakistan, set up title date with India - Bangladesh defeated Pakistan by five wickets to qualify for the final of the Asia Cup. I don't see Bumrah playing 10 years of injury-free cricket: Aaqib - Former Pakistan fast bowler and current United Arab Emirates coach Aaqib Javed feels that Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah will "find it difficult" to sustain for long without injury in international cricket with his unusual action.
Laxman asked me if I would be interested in coaching India: Why the T20 format suits India best - The emergence of young Jasprit Bumrah as a potent death overs bowler has come as a huge relief for Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who complimented the Gujarat lad for being equally effective with the new ball.
Harbhajan, Negi may finally get a game as India face minnows UAE - Having already secured their place in the final with three back-to-back wins, India are set to field their benched players against minnows United Arab Emirates UAE in their final league encounter of the Asia Cup T20 tournament, in Mirpur, on Thursday.
Bowlers, Kohli star in win over Lanka - Virat Kohli's unbeaten 56 off 47 balls, Yuvraj Singh's explosive 35 off 18 balls and a clinical bowling performance helped India edge out Sri Lanka by five wickets to storm into the final of Asia Cup.
Why Yuvraj believes he has rediscovered his golden touch - Flamboyant left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh says he felt like he rediscovered his old touch en route to a breezy 35, which played a pivotal role in India's five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup match, in Mirpur, on Tuesday. Yuvraj, Kohli power India into Asia Cup final - Indian bowlers once again put up an impressive performance by restricting Sri Lanka to a modest for nine in the third round robin encounter of the Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Kohli enjoying taking team out of crunch situations - Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he was happy that the likes of Yuvraj Singh came good in the match. Miandad questions Afridi's place in Pakistan team - Pakistan's former captain Javed Miandad has blasted the national team and made it clear that the current T20 captain Shahid Afridi didn't deserve a place in the side.
ED gets court nod to extradite Lalit Modi from United Kingdom - A special court on Tuesday issued an order allowing the Enforcement Directorate ED to begin extradition proceedings against former IPL chairman Lalit Modi in connection with its money laundering probe against him and others.
How Dravid plans to revive Delhi Daredevils' fortunes in IPL 9 - Delhi Daredevils, one of the worst-performing franchises in the history of the Indian Premier League, have turned to former India captain and ex-Rajasthan Royals mentor Rahul Dravid to take their charge of their team in the upcoming ninth season of Twenty20 extravaganza, starting next month.
India are favourites at World Twenty Sehwag - India have a perfect mix of world class performers and that makes them hot favourites at the upcoming World Twenty20, former batsman Virender Sehwag has said. He was mentor of Rajasthan Royals in the last two seasons of the IPL before the franchise was suspended from the T20 tournament for two years by the Justice Lodha Committee in the aftermath of the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the sixth edition of the T20 tournament in South Africa's WTbound spinner Phangiso suspended over illegal action - South Africa left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso will miss the first two Twenty20 Internationals against Australia this week after his action was found to be illegal by the International Cricket Council's testing laboratory.
The squad, he said, had numerous match-winners suited for the format. McDermott to quit as Australia's bowling coach - Craig McDermott, who took wickets in 71 Tests for Australia, turned down a contract extension so he could concentrate on his outside business interests. Aussie quick Pattinson sidelined once again - Australia pace bowler James Pattinson has suffered a recurrence of shin soreness that kept him on the sidelines for much of January and been ordered to rest for the remainder of the season.
Mustafizur out of Asia Cup with side strain, Tamim called - Hosts Bangladesh were on Monday dealt a telling blow as their strike bowler Mustafizur Rahman was ruled out of the Asia Cup due to a Grade I side strain sustained during the home team's win against Sri Lanka. ICC, Indian govt responsible for Pak's security: Team keen on rematch with India, says Malik - Pakistan's experienced all-rounder Shoaib Malik has said that he and his teammates are keen to set up a rematch with India in the final of the Asia Cup tournament in Bangladesh.
Taylor confident of gaining full fitness for World T20 - New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor is confident he will be back to full fitness by the start of the World T20 in India after making his comeback from injury by participating in a domestic competition in Wellington. Why Ashwin won't complain about pitches - India's premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has no complaints about the seaming track at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur despite it not offering much assistance to the spinners.
The off-spinner believes it is important to understand the different conditions and adapt accordingly. Fresh injury concerns for India against depleted Sir Lanka - Injuries to key players such as skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit Sharma is giving them the jitters but India would still be firm favourites when they take on a depleted and struggling Sri Lanka in their penultimate league encounter of the Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament, in Mirpur, on Tuesday.
Pakistan in good shape for World T Kohli and Raina are entertainers off the field too! Kohli vs Aamir is as exciting as Shoaib vs Tendulkar? Bangladesh upset Sri Lanka; keep hopes alive - Bangladesh registered a run upset victory over defending champions Sri Lanka in a round robin league encounter to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the final of Asia Cup T20 cricket tournament, in Mirpur, on Sunday. Why Ashwin is rated above Nathan Lyon Kohli fined for showing dissent at umpire - Virat Kohli has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at the umpire after being adjudged lbw during his side's Asia Cup T20 match against Pakistan in Mirpur.
Injury scare for Rohit Sharma? How India has turned the table on Pakistan After another loss to India, Pakistani fans burn Afridi's effigies - Pakistani cricket fans and former players have reacted with disappointment and anger to the national team's defeat against arch-rivals India in their Asia Cup Twenty20 match.
Even if I play a defensive shot, the intent is positive: Kohli - Virat Kohli has said that he likes to counter attack. Dhoni takes a dig at match officials Kohli is Pakistan's nemesis again - Rajneesh Gupta has some interesting numbers from the match.
Huge demand for tickets for India-Pakistan World T20 clash at Dharamsala - The online sale of tickets for the much-awaited India-Pakistan clash in the World T20 tournament in Dharamsala on March 19 has received an overwhelming registrations in just two days, Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association officials said on Saturday. Kohli's Pakistani fan who hoisted tricolour granted bail - Umar Daraz, the die-hard Pakistani fan of Virat Kohli, who was arrested last month for hoisting the Indian flag on the rooftop of his house, has been granted bail by a court.
Bangladesh open account with run win over UAE - Mahmudullah Riyadh produced an all-round effort to guideBangladesh to a comprehensive run win against United Arab Emirates, as the host opened their account in the Asia Cup T20 tournament in Mirpur on Friday. Let's not get carried away with Pakistan's bowling attack: Gavaskar - Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar feels Indian batting is equipped to handle Pakistan pacers, who will have to deal with the dashing opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan when the arch-rivals clash in Asia Cup in Mirpur, on Saturday.
Dhoni skips nets; arch-rivals don't interact - Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and veteran pacer Ashish Nehra on Friday did not come for Indian team's pre-match day training after being advised rest ahead of the crucial Asia Cup T20 game against Pakistan, in Fatullah on Saturday.
Mumbai rout Saurashtra to win 41st Ranji Trophy title - Mumbai crushed Saurashtra by an innings and 21 runs in the final to win their 41st Ranji Trophy title, in Pune, on Friday. It's my pacers against Dhoni's batsmen: Afridi - Supremely confident of his pace attack, Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Friday said his fast bowlers are capable of sending the Indian top-order packing in the first six overs itself when the two teams lock horns in the Asia Cup T20 group league match, in Fatullah on Saturday.
We have a plan against all Pakistani bowlers: Rohit - Indian opener Rohit Sharma said that the team will not only be thinking of Pakistan's ace pacer Muhammed Amir, who has made a successful comeback after being suspended owing to match-fixing, but the team has a plan to counter all bowlers from the arch-rivals. Eyes fixed on Amir as India take on Pakistan in Asia Cup - World cricket's most intriguing rivalry will once again be renewed when India take on an unpredictable Pakistan with rehabilitated pacer Mohammad Aamir being the focus of attention in a round-robin league encounter of the Asia Cup T20 tournament, in Mirpur, on Saturday.
Indian eves demolish Sri Lanka in Ranchi T20I to complete whitewash - The Indian women's team dished out a clinical performance to thrash Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International and complete a series whitewash, in Ranchi. Virat Kohli tops Forbes Asia list - Indian batting mainstay Virat Kohli, tennis star Sania Mirza and top-seeded badminton player Saina Nehwal lead the pack of over 50 Indians in Forbes' inaugural list of top promising young leaders and game changers under the age of 30 in Asia.
Malinga slings it in Lanka's favour to end UAE's challenge - Sri Lanka compensated for their batting failure with a disciplined bowling performance to beat United Arab Emirates by 14 runs in a round robin league encounter of the Asia Cup Twenty20, in Mirpur on Thursday.
PCB - 'India owes us two home series and we want them to first fulfill this obligation to us'. Opening the innings is an added responsibility: Rohit - The in-form Rohit Sharma says being entrusted with the task of opening the innings in limited overs cricket has put added responsibility on his shoulders.
Iyer's ton hands Mumbai slender first innings lead - Shreyas Iyer scored a fine century to enable Mumbai take the first innings lead against Saurashtra on the second day of the five-day Ranji Trophy final, in Pune, on Thursday. The year-old, who registered his sixth first-class century while scoring off balls, that included 15 boundaries and two sixes, singlehandedly guided Mumbai to for 8 off 66 overs, in reply to Saurashtra's all out.
South Africa pacer Tsotsobe probed for match-fixing - South Africa fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe is reportedly under investigation in a match-fixing case that has already seen one of the country's former international players banned for 20 years.
Pakistan team gets government nod to tour India for WT20 - The Pakistan government on Thursday allowed its cricket team to participate in next month's World Twenty20 in India but has requested "special security arrangements" for the side during the event.
Harbhajan not treated well by Indian cricket: Saqlain - Practitioners of the same art do have fellow feelings and no wonder pioneer of 'doosra' Saqlain Mushtaq feels sad about the manner in which the senior India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been sidelined by the team management.
Nehra has proved age is just a number: Gavaskar - Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar heaped praise on veteran seamer Ashish Nehra, saying he's a crafty bowler who has proved that "age is just a number".
South Africa spinner Phangiso reported for suspect action - South Africa's Aaron Phangiso has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action just weeks before the left-arm spinner will represent the national side at the World Twenty20 in India. Siddle's career in doubt following stress fracture - Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle faces a "significant" stint on the sidelines after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back, the country's cricket board said on Thursday.
I believe I am a proper batsman, not a pinch-hitter: Pandya - Whacking the ball hard and far is his natural style but fast-rising Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya insists he is a proper batsman and not merely a pinch-hitter. Dhoni hails Nehra's "discipline", Yuvi's "approach" - Exactly a year ago when India were playing the over World Cup, it was difficult to imagine Yuvraj Singh making a comeback into the team that was brimming with youthful exuberance. Some of the stuff was pretty derogatory and vulgar: Warner - Australia vice captain David Warner has accused New Zealand fans of going "too far" in their abuse of the tourists during the two-test series which concluded on Wednesday.
Inconsistency haunts New Zealand cricket at end of McCullum era - New Zealand's series defeat on home pitches by Australia was a disappointing end to the Brendon McCullum era and showed the Black Caps have work to do if they hope to consistently challenge the top test nations. It's important for me to start afresh and not look back: Rohit - Rohit Sharma is going through a purple patch at the moment.
Rohit shines as India crush Bangladesh in Asia Cup opener - Rohit Sharma slammed a quickfire 83 to power India to a comprehensive run victory against Bangladesh in the first match of the Asia Cup T20 tournament in Dhaka, on Wednesday.
Australia finished two points ahead of India with points in the final series before the April 1 cut-off date. Vasavada rallies Saurashtra after Kulkarni wreaks havoc - Comeback man Dhawal Kulkarni wreaked havoc with the new ball to hand Mumbai the initial edge in their quest for 41st Ranji Trophy title by reducing Saurashtra to for eight in the first innings on the opening day of the summit clash, in Pune on Wednesday.
The delay in sale of tickets has affected the travel plans for fans from across the world. Lot of pressure on me that I shouldn't retire from T Afridi - He holds the record for playing most number of matches in T20Is Steyn returns to competitive cricket with eye on World T20 - South African speedster Dale Steyn, who has been marred by a string of injuries groin and shoulder , will be returning to competitive cricket in a club game in Cape Town.
Smith leads Australia back to Test summit - Australia returned to the top of the Test world rankings on Wednesday after Steve Smith and Adam Voges steered the tourists to victory in the second Test against New Zealand to seal a comprehensive series win. Virat is going to be one of best skippers: Srikkanth - Former Indian captain Kris Srikkanth feels Test skipper Virat Kohli will turn out to be one of the best leaders ever for the cricket team, given his "adaptability skills".
Indian eves beat SL in 2nd T20, clinch series - The Indian women's cricket team survived a mid-innings collapse to beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in the second Twenty20 International to take an unassailable lead in the three-match series, in Ranchi on Wednesday. Smith wants Australia to keep enjoying life at the top - Australia have achieved what Steve Smith set out to do when he assumed the captaincy last year by climbing to the top of the test rankings after beating New Zealand on Wednesday with the batsman admitting the trick now "was to stay there".
I am looking forward to the next stage of my life: McCullum - New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum expected to wake up on Thursday feeling "a bit dusty", hopefully with his cricket gear still intact rather than ceremonially burnt to a cinder and looking ahead to not doing a lot.
Smith charged with dissent, takes it on the chin after win - Steve Smith's joy at leading Australia to a Test series win over New Zealand that took them back to the top of the world rankings on Wednesday was tempered by the news he had been charged with dissent for his role in a confrontation with an umpire. Rest was important as I was playing non-stop cricket: Kohli - Virat Kohli is happy that to have got a three-week break from the game post the Australia tour.
Dhoni skips nets session as Team India players go through the grind - Uncertain for Wednesday's Asia Cup opener against Bangladesh, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni skipped the entire training session of the Indian cricket team in Fatullah on Tuesday even though he accompanied the team to the ground.
Does 'opener' Parthiv fit Dhoni's No 6 slot? Kohli sees Asia Cup as whole package before WT20 - Indian batting mainstay Virat Kohli said the Asia Cup starting in Mirpur, on Wednesday, is a perfect platform to assess the team's strengths, weaknesses and its current standing on the global stage ahead of the big-ticket World Twenty20 next month.
Mighty Mumbai eye 41st Ranji title against Saurashtra - A young but mighty Mumbai have history and form firmly on their side when they chase their 41st Ranji Trophy title by locking horns with Saurashtra, who are taking a rare shot at domestic cricket's biggest prize, in the summit showdown beginning in Pune from Wednesday. Bangladesh pacer Rubel Hossain faces punishment - Bangladeshi cricketer Mohammad Rubel Hossain has been temporarily excluded from the new central contract for not following injury rehabilitation guidelines.
Mustafizur spices up the game, says Kohli - Virat Kohli was all praise for Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman, the pacer who tormented the Indians during their last visit where they lost the ODI series Kohli happy to see tainted Aamir back in international cricket - The jury is still out on whether Pakistan pacer Mohammad Aamir, who returned to international cricket after serving a five-year ban for his role in spot-fixing, should have been allowed to return to cricket but Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli is 'happy' to see the talented left-arm pacer back.
Kohli can't strike big sixes and he knows it! Australia in charge at Hagley Oval, close in on No. Dhoni doubtful as India eye revenge against Bangladesh - For India, who are considered as title contenders, a good showing in the Asia Cup will give them the much-needed boost going into the World T However, team director Ravi Shastri does not remember those demoralizing defeats.
England coach Bayliss urges his batsmen to improve shot execution - 'In India the wickets and grounds are fairly quick so you have only got to play proper cricket shots and the ball will go for four and six'. Getting off to a positive start will be key for India - Team Director Ravi Shastri expects a winning start from his Indian players in the Asia Cup, which kick-starts in Fatullah, in Bangladesh, on Wednesday.
How PCB is planning to revive international cricket in Pakistan - Pakistan's cricket authorities are making strong attempts to invite a Commonwealth XI side this year in a bid to revive international cricket in the country. Dhoni injured in training, Parthiv called in as back-up - India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's participation in the Asia Cup is in doubt after he suffered an injury during a training session in Dhaka on Monday.
Pattinson bowls Australia into winning position - James Pattinson grabbed three wickets to brighten Australia's prospects of a comprehensive victory in the second Test against New Zealand with the hosts reeling at for four by the end of the third day on Monday.
Scuffed ball downplayed as Australia push for win - Both Australia and New Zealand played down any significance of the umpires warning the visitors for throwing the ball to wicketkeeper Peter Nevill on the bounce in order to aid its deterioration during the third day of the second Test on Monday. When Sachin Tendulkar didn't play a single cover-drive Dhoni loses his cool, says same retirement question won't change answer - Exasperated by the never-ending speculation around his retirement, India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said being questioned about it at every platform will not change his plan to continue playing for a "considerable period" of time.
Viv Richards lauds McCullum for breaking his record - West Indies batting legend Vivian Richards has lauded swashbuckling New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum for posting the fastest ton in Test cricket off just 54 balls, bidding adieu to the game on an incredible high. How Sachin-Sourav partnership inspires openers Dhawan-Rohit - Their understanding of each other's game improving with every match, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has said that he and Rohit Sharma would look to not just emulate, but surpass the success of the legendary opening pair of Sachin Tendulkar-Sourav Ganguly.
Sehwag, Vijender appeal for peace with agitating protesters - After skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Shikhar Dhawan, it's former cricketer Virender Sehwag, who has now jumped into the political bandwagon. Comebacks are much more difficult than debuts: Nehra - Back in the national cricket team after being ignored for almost five years, veteran India pacer Ashish Nehra on Sunday said it is tougher to make a comeback than making a debut.
New Zealand's Wagner defends bouncer after grounding Smith - New Zealand quick bowler Neil Wagner defended his use of the bouncer but admitted to feeling "shaky" when he felled Steve Smith with a blow to the head in the second Test in Christchurch on Sunday.
Mumbai gets Kulkarni boost for Ranji final against Saurashtra - Mumbai's bid to clinch their 41st Ranji Trophy crown, and the first after two seasons, got a significant boost with the availability of fit-again pacer Dhawal Kulkarni for the final against Saurashtra in Pune. Dhoni hails army amidst freedom of speech debate - Amid continuing uproar on the issue of freedom of expression in the country, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday called for respect to the armed forces, saying that the nation is in a position to debate because of the men in uniform.
Smith earns praise after battling head knock to hit century - Australia captain Steve Smith shook off a sickening blow to the back of his head and notched up his 14th test century, earning the praise of his team mates and New Zealand opponents at the end of the second day of the second test on Sunday.
McCullum belts fastest ever Test century - Brendon McCullum - playing his last Test match- produced a sensational display of stroke-play, blasting to the fastest hundred in Test cricket history. What keeps Naman Ojha motivated? I am happy that we have McCullum in Gujarat Lions team: McCullum hits fastest ton to revive New Zealand - Brendon McCullum blasted the fastest Test century to rescue New Zealand before Australia were reduced to 57 for one by the close of day one of the second Test on Saturday.
Morris repeats dose as South Africa win thriller - Chris Morris again proved the scourge of England's bowlers after smashing 14 off the final over to power South Africa to a thrilling three-wicket win in the first Twenty20 at Newlands. McCullum hits fastest Test century in farewell match - New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum set a new record for the fastest Test century after lunch on the first day of the second Test against Australia on Saturday when he clouted exactly runs in 54 balls.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named as the replacement. Dhoni not retiring from international cricket anytime soon - India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has made it clear that he is not retiring from international cricket anytime soon.
I was prepared to take criticism: Sachin Tendulkar - Well aware that he would not pick up the willow again, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar had discussed his last dismissal with his elder brother Ajit even after his farewell Test against the West Indies in November Graeme Smith rules out international comeback - Former South African skipper Graeme Smith, who appeared in the recently-concluded Masters Champions League MCL in Dubai, has ruled out the possibility of his comeback to the international cricket.
Dhawan jumps on political bandwagon: Supports hoisting national flag at universities - Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan, on Friday, supported the Union Government's move to hoist national flag on the campuses of all 46 Central Universities in order to instill nationalism and pride in students. Asian giants eye continental supremacy - The Asia Cup to be played in Bangladesh from February 24, will be played in the T20 format for the first time in the tournament's history.
Pakistan court dismisses Kohli fan's bail plea - Notwithstanding a clean chit from the police, a Pakistani court dismissed the bail plea of a young die-hard fan of India's ace batsman Virat Kohli who was arrested on treason charges for hoisting the Indian flag atop his home. Johnson wants DRS to be scrapped - Former Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has entered into the Decision Review System debate, saying that he'd be happy with the controversial review system to be scrapped altogether.
Will Australia ruin McCullum's farewell Test match? Kaneria lashes out at PCB, ECB after Westfield is cleared to play - Pakistan's banned leg spinner Danish Kaneria has slammed the Pakistani and English cricket authorities after it was announced on Thursday that fast bowler Mervyn Westfield has been allowed to play lower-level cricket with one year of his spot-fixing ban remaining.
Tendulkar's autobiography breaks World record; goes past Dan Brown, JK Rowling - He might have bid adieu to cricket but Sachin Tendulkar continues to make records with the his autobiography Playing It My Way entering the Limca Book of Records for being the best-selling adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories.
Harbhajan seeks legal opinion regarding conflict of interest warning - Senior India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said he is seeking legal advise on the way ahead after BCCI Ombudsman Justice Retd AP Shah observed that the bowler should dissociate himself from sports apparel company 'Bhajji Sports', which supplies kits to domestic teams.
Asia Cup, World T20 on mind, not coaching contract: Waqar - Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis said he was focussing on preparations for the Asia Cup and World T20 events and not thinking about an extension of his coaching contract that expires in May.
McCullum legacy much more than pyrotechnics - While the triple century against India and an away series win over West Indies were the highlights of his career, Brendon McCullum said it was the camaraderie of the dressing room that would linger longest in his memory.
Watch out, reality TV bites Warne gets stung by anaconda - Retired Australia spin bowling great Shane Warne has suffered a snakebite after dipping his head into a box full of the reptiles for a reality show. Action remodelled, Pakistan's Ajmal in hope of one last tango - I will leave cricket with this new action. If I am not effective, I will step aside and leave Pakistan face fine if they pull out of World T20 Championship - 'All these stories about the ICC threatening us with legal action or the Prime Minister having cleared the tour are not correct'.
Mumbai make Ranji final despite hundreds by Ojha, Harpreet - Mumbai made it to their first Ranji Trophy final in three seasons even though they were denied an outright victory after fighting centuries from Madhya Pradesh wicketkeeper-batsman Naman Ojha and Harpreet Singh on Day5 of the semi-final in Cuttack, on Wednesday.
Indian women beat Lanka by 6 wickets, take lead - The Indian women's cricket team took an unassailable lead in the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka with a six-wicket win in the second match here on Wednesday.
The predicament of being Ajinkya Rahane - With a "no-vacancy" sign plastered on India's top order and his utility in the middle questioned by his own captain, Ajinkya Rahane suddenly finds his consistency with the bat means very little. New Zealand pacer Bracewell out of second Australia Test - New Zealand seamer Doug Bracewell has been ruled out of this week's second Test against Australia with a shoulder injury but will not be replaced in the squad, New Zealand Cricket said on Wednesday.
The 3 mistakes of Virat Kohli's life - India's batting sensation Virat Kohli on Tuesday confessed he regrets crossing the line on a few occasions on the cricket field and hinted that that, in hindsight, he probably might have not done it. Warne's daughter slammed over controversial 'Instagram' post - Shane Warne's daughter Brooke Warne has been criticised on social media for making light of tragic events including the Malaysia Airlines crash and the Holocaust.
Watson confident of regaining full fitness in time for World T20 - The year-old suffered the injury bowling for Islamabad in the T20 tournament in the UAE and immediately withdrew to fly home to Sydney for scans and an assessment. I want to keep the batsmen guessing: Ashwin - Ravichandran Ashwin's career-best best spell helped India bundle out Sri Lanka for a paltry 82 and secure a comprehensive win in the third and final T20 International in Visakhapatnam, thereby sealing a series win.
Desperate BCCI calls for Working Committee meeting ahead of SGM - The SGM has been convened to figure out a way forward after being told sternly by the country's apex court to 'fall in line' with the far-reaching consequences of the report. Why Dhoni chose to duck questions on Lodha panel report - India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh subtly avoided commenting on the sweeping changes the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Commission has recommended on the functioning of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
West Indian batting legend Viv Richards wants to coach Pakistan - West Indian batting legend Vivian Richards is open to the idea of coaching Pakistan national cricket team though he feels that the current coach Waqar Younis is doing a 'great job'. The long and short of Adam Voges's Don Bradman-esque rise - The amazing high of confidence and the sober knowledge of cricket mortality have combined to inspire Australia batsman Adam Voges to the astonishing feats of his golden summer, according to his coach Justin Langer.
Gayle repeats infamous 'don't blush' comment - Chris Gayle has continued to poke fun at his controversial Big Bash League interview with TV reporter by repeating his infamous 'don't blush' line on former Australian player and pundit Tom Moody in the Pakistan Super League. India are favourites for WT20, but Dhoni acknowledges a problem Dhawan to keep things simple as he eyes top form in Asia Cup, WT20 - Hoping to carry his great run of form to the Asia Cup and World T20, India opener Shikhar Dhawan has said keeping things simple and "doing the basics right" has worked in his favour.
Smith and Co eye No 1 spot in Tests - Australia's aim of regaining the top ranking in Test cricket has taken a major step forward following Monday's comprehensive victory over New Zealand in the opener of their two-match series, according to captain Steve Smith. Chandimal rues not taking advantage of Power Play - A disappointed Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal said not playing well in the Power Play overs cost his inexperienced side the Twenty20 series against India. Australia 'outplay' New Zealand to secure innings win - Australia can take the top Test ranking from India with a series victory.
Windies players end standoff, 12 from WT20 squad sign new contracts - The threat of West Indies being forced to field a second string side at the World Twenty20 was averted on Sunday when 12 of 13 players in the original squad signed the contracts which had caused a standoff with the board.
Ashwin spins India to series victory against Sri Lanka - India gave themselves a boost before next month's Twenty20 World Cup at home as Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed four wickets in their series-clinching nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the third and final Twenty20 international on Sunday.
Ashwin stars as India crush SL to win T20I series - Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin weaved his magic with a career-best four-wicket haul as India thrashed Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the deciding third and final Twenty20 International, to clinch the three-match series , in Visakhapatnam, on Sunday. Mumbai hold edge; Pujara slams ton - Mumbai held a slight edge reducing Madhya Pradesh to for five in their Ranji Trophy cricket semi-final after being bowled out for in their first innings, in Cuttack, on Sunday.
Veteran Voges thankful for second chance - Adam Voges' double-century was the second of his short international career.
He has now scored 1, runs to average Chasing India's paltry total of , the West Indies won with three balls to spare and claimed their maiden Under World title.
Australia tighten grip on first Test as Kiwis crumble - Brendon McCullum's dismissal in the final over of the day put Australia firmly in control of the first Test in Wellington on Sunday, as New Zealand were reduced to , still runs behind the tourists' mammoth first innings of Watson's injury clouds Australia's World T20 plans - Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has suffered a suspected abdominal strain while competing in a Twenty20 tournament in the United Arab Emirates, throwing his participation in the World T20 in doubt.
High-flying Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka in thriller; clinch third place - Skipper Mehidy Hasan's all-round effort helped host Bangladesh eke out a close three-wicket win over Sri Lanka with three deliveries to spare, to finish third in the International Cricket Council Under Cricket World Cup , in Fatullah, on Saturday.
Will Pakistan ever break World Cup jinx against India? India eye series win in Vizag - Buoyed by an overwhelming victory in the previous game, a resilient India would look to continue the momentum and seal off their second successive T20 series win when they take on Sri Lanka in the third and final Twenty20 International, in Visakhapatnam on Sunday. Didn't know about my hat-trick: Perera - Sri Lanka's medium pace bowler Thisara Perera said he did not realise that he had taken a hat-trick till his teammates informed him about it, as his entire concentration was on bowling in the death overs during the second T20 International against India in Ranchi on Friday.
ICC to review no-ball technology after Voges howler - The International Cricket Council is set to discuss the reviewing of no-balls with the controversial topic again rearing its head following Adam Voges' non-dismissal late on day one of the first Test in Wellington. Voges breaks Sachin's record, puts Aus in command - Adam Voges continued to capitalise on an early reprieve by scoring his fifth test century as Australia eased to for six by the close of the second day's play of the first match against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve on Saturday.
Moving Yuvraj up in batting order slightly difficult: 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. Experimenting is a word banned from Indian cricket: Narine, Pollard pull out of World Twenty20 - West Indies' hopes of winning the World Twenty20 for the second time in four years suffered a setback on Friday when off-spinner Sunil Narine and all-rounder Kieron Pollard pulled out of their squad.
Morris magic helps South Africa level England ODIs series - A swashbuckling half-century by Chris Morris hauled South Africa back from the brink of defeat as they scraped past England by one wicket on Friday to level the one-day series at with one match left.
Pakistan trounce England to finish fifth - Pakistan ended their campaign in the ICC Under World Cup on a winning note, defeating England by seven wickets in Fatullah on Friday to finish fifth in the nation tournament. Team bowled out for 0 in Kent indoor game!
Bracewell 'no ball' hands Voges a life at fag end -? Smith, Khawaja give Australia advantage - Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja hammered home the advantage their bowlers had established when they took Australia to , a deficit of just 36 runs, at the close of the opening day's play in the first Test against New Zealand on Friday.
It's now Steve Waugh's turn to hit back at Warne - Steve Waugh on Friday hit back at Shane Warne after the legendary spinner reignited a long-running feud between the two by calling the former Australia captain a selfish cricketer. India may be faves for T20, but watch out for the Windies! He might not give out details or might not explain, but in his mind he knows very well how to captain the side, which players to pick and the right combination for a particular condition.
Let's settle this, says captain Sammy - West Indies captain Darren Sammy has called for mediation to settle a contractual dispute that threatens to wreck the team's chances of winning next month's World Twenty Why ex-servicemen are opposing India-Pak T20 match Can India regain winning touch in Dhoni's backyard? India to meet West Indies in Under World Cup final - Shamar Springer's unbeaten half-century steered West Indies to a thrilling three-wicket victory against Bangladesh in the semi-finals and set up a title clash against India, in Dhaka, on Thursday.
Will we see a second-string Windies side at World T20? PCB says government's decision on WT20 participation this week - The Pakistan Cricket Board says its government will decide over the national team's participation in next month's World T20, to be held in India, 'within this week'.
Why Afridi is the most misunderstood cricketer All you need to know about New Zealand v Australia - Swing and seam friendly conditions, a lack of truly scary Australian bowlers and New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's retirement are all themes that will resonate when the first Test gets underway in Wellington on Friday.
Australia's Bird given opportunity to fly - Pace bowler Jackson Bird has been recalled by Australia for the first Test against New Zealand after James Pattinson was deemed not quite ready to stand up to the rigours of a full workload, captain Steve Smith said on Thursday. Veteran Nehra loves to do the tough job for Team India! Cricketers may get red cards for bad behaviour - Cricketers might get red cards for bad behaviours in future as the Marylebone Cricket Club MCC is trying a new red card system in some amatuer games to reduce excessive sledging and violent behaviour by players.
Steyn in South Africa squad for World T20 - South Africa have named fast bowler Dale Steyn in their man squad for the World Twenty20 in India next month, but will ask him to prove his fitness following a debilitating shoulder injury. BCCI's revenue could dip from Rs crore to crore - The Board of Control for Cricket in India could suffer a financial loss to the tune of Rs crore if the Justice Lodha panel's recommendations on curtailing advertisement breaks during the matches is implemented.
India will be toughest team to beat in World Twenty Watson - Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has said hosts India will be the toughest team to beat in next month's World Twenty20 Championship due to their familiarity with the conditions.
T20 loss to Lankans good wake-up call for Team India: Gavaskar - The defeat to a depleted Sri Lanka in the first T20 International is a good wake-up call for the Indians, according to former captain Sunil Gavaskar.
Dhoni rues lack of partnerships in defeat to Lankans - 'It's rare that in a twenty over game all wickets fall. I don't think it's a bad idea to test everyone. Because it will give us an idea about how deep is our batting'. Former champions Windies could pull out of World T20 - A contract row threatened West Indies' participation in the upcoming World T20 in India with the head of the region's cricket board saying the players will be thrown off the squad for the big-ticket event if they do not agree to the financial terms by Sunday's deadline.
CA toying with new idea to cut out pink ball visibility issues - Australia will trial a modified pink ball featuring a black seam in the domestic Sheffield Shield competition next week after complaints from players about visibility issues during the inaugural day-night Test last November. Dhoni takes a dig: Second-string Lanka bring down mighty India - Sri Lanka defeated India by five wickets in the first Twenty20 international cricket match to take a lead in the three-match series, in Pune on Tuesday.
Gujarat Lions set to appoint Zimbabwe's Streak as bowling coach for IPL 9 - The former Zimbabwe pacer is currently the bowling coach of Bangladesh but he doesn't have an exclusive contract with the national team and that enables him to take up the IPL job. Why Dhoni doesn't want Raina to bat at Kohli's No.
Having fit squad before World T20 crucial for India - India's One-day skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni reckons the current Indian squad is very balanced' ahead of the three-match series against Sri Lanka and insisted that maintaining fitness will be a crucial factor for his side during next month's World Twenty Warne says Waugh 'most selfish cricketer I've played with' - His long-standing feud with Steve Waugh was out in the open once again when spin legend Shane Warne slammed the former Australian captain as being a 'selfish cricketer'.
Injured all-rounder Santner ruled out of first Test vs Australia - New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner has been ruled out of the first Test against Australia and replaced by spinner Mark Craig, the team said on Tuesday. Finch loses captaincy, Smith to lead Australia at World T20 - Aaron Finch has been dumped as Australia's captain in the shorTest form of the game and replaced by Test skipper Steve Smith just a month before the start of the World Twenty Vizag stadium set to host third India-Sri Lanka T20 - Preparations are underway in Visakhapatnam for the third T20 cricket match between India and Sri Lanka on February 14 and tickets will be sold to spectators from February Why Pakistan is not announcing squad for World T20 - Pakistan national selectors have delayed announcement of the national squad for the Asia T20 and World T20 after some sterling performances in the ongoing Pakistan Super League in Dubai.
Pandyas after 2 cr IPL deal - 'My brother is seedha saadha. Do you know how much BCCI commentators get paid? Will have to bring our 'A' game against Lanka in semis: Dravid - India Under cricket coach Rahul Dravid says his team will have to produce a good all-round performance to outwit Sri Lanka in Tuesday's ICC World Cup semi-final, given that both sides are well aware of what to expect from each other.