Axar Patel is at best a roller of the ball: Sunil Gavaskar
Axar Patel is at best a roller of the ball: Sunil Gavaskar

 In a stinging criticism, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday said that young left-arm spinner Axar Patel was not Test cricket material and was at best "a roller of the ball" who was very much predictable.

India's tour of Sri Lanka: Picking third spinner would be key decision for selectors
India's tour of Sri Lanka: Picking third spinner would be key decision for selectors

Indian national selectors on Thursday will pick up the 15-member Test squad for the forthcoming away series against Sri Lanka.

Karn Sharma out of Zimbabwe tour with injury, no replacement named
Karn Sharma out of Zimbabwe tour with injury, no replacement named

Young spinner Karn Sharma was on Monday ruled out of India's tour of Zimbabwe.

All eyes on comeback man Harbhajan Singh
All eyes on comeback man Harbhajan Singh

Camera shutters went click as veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh made his way onto the field at Eden Gardens here on Saturday, having returned to the Indian squad after a gap of two years.

All eyes on Harbhajan Singh as cricketers gather for training camp at Eden Gardens
All eyes on Harbhajan Singh as cricketers gather for training camp at Eden Gardens

All eyes would be on off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who is making a comeback after two years, as the Indian Test cricketers will assemble at the Eden Gardens for a training camp ahead of their short tour to Bangladesh.

IPL 8: Upbeat Sunrisers Hyderabad take on hapless Kings XI Punjab
IPL 8: Upbeat Sunrisers Hyderabad take on hapless Kings XI Punjab

Having found a place among the top-four teams in the ongoing IPL T20 tournament, Sunrisers Hyderabad would look to consolidate their gains when they take on beleaguered Kings XI Punjab at the Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium here on Monday.

IPL 2015: Sunrisers Hyderabad hold nerves to beat Delhi Daredevils, move to fourth place
IPL 2015: Sunrisers Hyderabad hold nerves to beat Delhi Daredevils, move to fourth place

Moises Henriques' gritty fifty and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar's crafty bowling helped SunRisers Hyderabad stay in the hunt for the playoffs as they beat Delhi Daredevils by 6 runs in a hard-fought IPL cricket match, here on Saturday.

IPL 2015: Ajinkya Rahane guides Rajasthan Royals to 6-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad
IPL 2015: Ajinkya Rahane guides Rajasthan Royals to 6-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad

Riding on Ajinkya Rahane's fifty Rajasthan Royals beat SunRisers Hyderabad by 6 wickets to notch up their fourth consecutive win in this edition of the IPL cricket tournament here today.

Don't bowl deliveries that violate 15-degree rule: Muttiah Muralitharan
Don't bowl deliveries that violate 15-degree rule: Muttiah Muralitharan

With ICC cracking down heavily on spinners with suspect action, SunRisers Hyderabad bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan feels youngsters should try to bowl deliveries that come naturally to them.

Absence of leg-spinner will cost India dear: Erapalli Prasanna
Absence of leg-spinner will cost India dear: Erapalli Prasanna

Erapalli Prasanna feels it would be tough for India to progress beyond the Cricket World Cup quarterfinals with the bowling line-up they possess, adding that the lack of a leg-spinner in the squad will make the going only tougher for the defending champions.

Ranji Trophy: Rawat, Karn snatch three points as Bengal stare at relegation
Ranji Trophy: Rawat, Karn snatch three points as Bengal stare at relegation

 Mahesh Rawat once again proved to be Bengal's nemesis as his quickfire 55 ensured three important points for the Railways even as the hosts got themselves into the relegation zone after the seventh round grpoup league encounter of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, here on Sunday.

Ranji Trophy: Angry Railways captain speaks to match referee on Eden strip
Ranji Trophy: Angry Railways captain speaks to match referee on Eden strip

Unhappy with the Eden Gardens strip, an angry Railways captain Mahesh Rawat spoke to the match referee Prakash J Bhat and expressed his displeasure about the pitch on offer for their do-or-die Ranji Trophy cricket match against Bengal starting tomorrow in Kolkata.

Bengal, Railways clash in must-win Ranji Trophy match
Bengal, Railways clash in must-win Ranji Trophy match

With time running out fast for both the teams, Bengal and Railways will face off tomorrow in a must-win match to keep themselves in contention for quarters of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament.

With Mitchell Johnson injured India can end series on a high at spin-friendly SCG
With Mitchell Johnson injured India can end series on a high at spin-friendly SCG

Newly appointed Indian Test skipper, Virat Kohli, has the best chance to end the four-match Test series against Australia on a high, when the final match of the series starts from January 6 in Sydney.

Ian Chappell's tips for India: Pick five bowlers for 4th Test
Ian Chappell's tips for India: Pick five bowlers for 4th Test

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels even though he backs the hosts to win the series 3-0, India should field five specialist bowlers including two spinners in the final cricket Test, starting January 6.

Indian spinners not too impressive: Brad Hogg
Indian spinners not too impressive: Brad Hogg

 Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg feels that the absence of an attacking spin bowler in the Indian side is hurting the visiting team's chances in the ongoing four-Test series against Australia.

2nd Test: India are ahead in the game, says Ravichandran Ashwin
2nd Test: India are ahead in the game, says Ravichandran Ashwin

 Indian off-spinner R Ashwin believes his side is currently ahead in the second cricket Test against Australia and said they would look to get some quick wickets in the morning session on Friday.

Virat Kohli knows how to play cricket in Australia: Mark Taylor
Virat Kohli knows how to play cricket in Australia: Mark Taylor

Former Australian skipper Mark Taylor has come out and praised Virat Kohli for the way he marshalled the Indian team in the first Test here, saying the young batsman knows how to play cricket Down Under.

1st Test: India vs Australia - As it happened...
1st Test: India vs Australia - As it happened...

 India virtually snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, slumping to an agonising 48-run loss in the pulsating first cricket Test against Australia despite captain Virat Kohli's gallant second successive hundred in the match here on Saturday.

India vs Australia, 1st Test: India should be looking to win, says Sunil Gavaskar
India vs Australia, 1st Test: India should be looking to win, says Sunil Gavaskar

Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar believes that the Virat Kohli-led team can even win the first cricket Test if they remain in a positive frame of mind despite another good batting show by the home team on the fourth day of the encounter.