Tamil Nadu coach Woorkeri V Raman does not view either defending champions Karnataka or his team as favourites when they cross swords in the five-day Ranji Trophy final commencing at the Wankhede Stadium on March 8.
India's bid to retain the ICC World Cup trophy seems to have hit some road-blocks with an unsettled and untested squad. But still, failing to defend the title will be forgiven if India maintain their perfect record against Pakistan. If Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys fail in both the front, then India's campaign Down Under can be termed a complete failure.
With little over a week to go for the cricket World Cup, spin legend Bishan Singh Bedi feels India are addressing their injury concerns too late in the day and the defending champions have still not identified their core team.
It is a measure of the heady attraction of an India-Pakistan cricket contest that South Australia, whose capital is Adelaide, has consciously bid for this World Cup match at the famed Adelaide Oval next month.
The marquee cricket World Cup match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in Adelaide on February 15 will be the most watched in the history of the game as it is expected to attract more than a billion viewers, according to a report.
Aiming to cash in on the festive season in India, the BCCI is planning to reserve the October-January slot only for its big-ticket home series from 2015, a plan which will also help the busy cricketers avoid taxing international tours.
Indian cricket board is reportedly looking for a new national coach to replace incumbent Duncan Fletcher. The Zimbabwean's contract with the BCCI expires after the 2015 Cricket World Cup, that will conclude on March 29.
Considering the fact that Virat Kohli has slammed three centuries in the ongoing four-match series against Australia, there have been a lot of talks whether the mercurial right-hander should tone down his aggression, something which is known for.
The year was expected to be a tough one for the Indian cricket team, considering they were scheduled to play most of their Test matches overseas. While their vulnerability against world class pace bowling is hidden from nobody, it is quite strange to see the Indians struggling against off-spinners.
In the wake of the Phil Hughes tragedy, a man here moved the Madras High Court on Monday for restraining the Indian team from continuing its tour of Australia, saying pitches in that country are bouncy and players could face a threat to their lives.