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ICC World Twenty20: MS Dhoni’s stamp was all over Team India’s squad

MS Dhoni’s penchant for all-rounders in T20 format is not new. That’s the reason selectors opted for Hardik Pandya and Negi, while a specialist batsman in Manish Pandey.

Ajinkya Rahane: An unmeasured assassin of Team India

In the last five years, many young and talented cricketers have joined the Indian cricket team, who carry a different character and approach towards the way they play the game. Even then, most of them can easily be fitted under the category of flamboyant or bashing cricketers.

I learnt a lot from All England Championship final loss: Saina Nehwal

With her outstanding performances over the years Saina Nehwal has certainly revived badminton in India. The ace shuttler is only the second Indian, after Prakash Padukone, to have achieved the top ranking in the sport.

Five unexpected highlights of IPL 2015

Before the start of eighth edition of the Indian Premier League, fans of slam-bang version across the globe expected batsmen to dictate terms.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Players to watch out for in knockout stages

Though cricket is a team sport, ahead of the knockout stages of the ICC's marquee event, starting from March 18, we are picking up one player from each (quarter-finalist) team, who can play a crucial role from here on to make his side the world champions.

Five reasons why Misbah-ul-Haq is the best man to lead Pakistan

He doesn’t have the aura of legendary Imran Khan. He doesn’t have the spark of Javed Miandad. He is not even a dynamic all-rounder like Wasim Akram. He is not as gifted as Inzamam-ul-Haq or as talented as Waqar Younis.

World Cup 2015: Injuries, lower middle order still areas of concern for Team India

Even the most ardent supporters of Team India would not have expected such an incredible performance from them in their first two matches of the ongoing World Cup against high-profile teams like Pakistan and South Africa.

Difficult times ahead for Dhoni & Co as Mitchell Johnson regains form

Ahead of India’s tour of Australia, the biggest threat for Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his team was none other than the meanest in-form speedster Mitchell Johnson.

Advantage England as India throw away momentum

India gifted the momentum to England after a historic win at Lord`s.

Can India rub salt into England’s misery?

After a gap of three years, India are all set to bury the ghosts when they play a five-match Test series once again in England, starting from July 9 at Nottingham.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Tiki-taka - a form that needs upgrading

Tiki-taka has been Barcelona’s, or for that matter, Spain’s major weapon, which helped them immensely to set new benchmarks in last half a decade or so.

IPL 7: Crowds have hardly missed Gayle with Maxwell around

Glenn Maxwell has been the highlight of IPL 7.

Suresh Raina is down but not out

There is every chance that Raina will bounce back.

Was Pietersen made a scapegoat for England`s Ashes debacle?

KP possibly had to face the wrath of the selectors for Ashes humiliation.

Cheteshwar Pujara is the need of the hour in ODIs

Pujara could solve India`s batting woes in ODIs.

Kiwi tour takes MS Dhoni a step closer to 2015 World Cup

The most prestigious ICC event -- ODI World Cup – scheduled to take place in Trans-Tasman nations is just a year away. So, it’s time for all the teams to start focusing solely on it. Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Team India lifted the coveted trophy in 2011, after beating another sub-continent side Sri Lanka in the finals, to become the first country in the history of the game to win the title while hosting the event. It also helped India join the elite club of countries who had won the coveted Cup m

Australian Open: Can Rafa get second time lucky?

It would be interesting to see whether Nole will continue his domination at Australian Open, or Nadal manages to justify his top billing, with a second Australian Open title.

Batsmen’s ultimate nightmare – Mitchell Johnson and Dale Steyn

In contemporary cricket, Mitchell Johnson and Dale Steyn have given sleepless nights to many top class batsmen in the world.

Kohli, Pujara pass first test in post-Tendulkar era

Two outstanding centuries scored by Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in the first Test against one of the most fearsome fast bowling attacks in the world, has set the tone for Team India, who have plenty of away series’ lined up in the near future where the conditions would be no different.

Mitchell Johnson – still a force to reckon with

Johnson used his rich experience of playing against India in India and so far this ageing bowler has exploited it wonderfully in the series.