Ranji Trophy: Gurkeerat, Bhajji get full points for Punjab vs Maharashtra
Ranji Trophy: Gurkeerat, Bhajji get full points for Punjab vs Maharashtra

Punjab skipper Harbhajan Singh used long handle to a good effect as his attacking half-century ensured a three-wicket win and full points for the visitors against last year's runners-up Maharashtra in a Ranji Trophy group match, here today.

Ranji Trophy: Kedar Jadhav strikes ton before Ankit Bawne gets hit on helmet
Ranji Trophy: Kedar Jadhav strikes ton before Ankit Bawne gets hit on helmet

Kedar Jadhav struck an unbeaten century to lead a rearguard action by Maharashtra in their Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match against Punjab on a day that witnessed a tense moment when visiting side's Ankit Bawne retired hurt after being hit on the helmet here today.

India players can't use BCCI logo in domestic matches
India players can't use BCCI logo in domestic matches

 In a fresh diktat for players representing various teams in domestic competitions, the BCCI has instructed match referees to ensure that none of the India players -- current or discarded -- sport the Board logo either on their gear as that will be considered a violation of the association's code.

30-man World Cup probables: In defence of infusing young blood in Indian team
30-man World Cup probables: In defence of infusing young blood in Indian team

In their bid to defend the World Cup title in 2015, Sandeep Patil-led Indian selectors infused young blood and ignored Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. Inclusion of unheralded players like Axar Patel, Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma, etc in the 30-man short-list certainly reflects a new intent.

East Zone defeat West by 24 runs to regain Deodhar title
East Zone defeat West by 24 runs to regain Deodhar title

East Zone put up a sterling all-round display to defeat holders West Zone by 24 runs in a keenly contested day/night final of the Deodhar Trophy, regaining the limited-over inter zonal title after a gap of ten seasons.

India vs Sri Lanka: Suresh Raina rested for final ODI
India vs Sri Lanka: Suresh Raina rested for final ODI

With the series already in pocket, the Indian team management has decided to rest senior batsman Suresh Raina for the fifth and final ODI, here Sunday.

Chance for India's bench strength to impress in warm-up tie against WI
Chance for India's bench strength to impress in warm-up tie against WI

Indian cricket team's bench strength will be tested when the Manoj Tiwary-led India A take on West Indies in first of the two warm-up one dayers, which will mark the beginning of Caribbean team's one and half month long tour.

Jadhav, Samson guide India A to win over NPS

Kedar Jadhav rescued India A after a top-order collapse to guide them to a three-wicket triumph over Australia`s National Performance Squad (NPS) in their fifth match of the ongoing quadrangular series here on Tuesday.

Time for fringe players to take centre stage in Bangladesh

India are all set to take on Bangladesh in a three-match ODI series starting from Sunday. As most the senior Indian players have been given rest, under the captaincy of Suresh Raina, it`s time for fringe players to take the centre stage.

Selected for India, Jadhav pays money for net sessions

It happens only in India where a cricketer, who will be soon donning the national colours, is not being provided with a proper training facility in his own backyard and has to pay from his own pocket to get one.

We need to bat better, take early wickets: Daredevil Jadhav

Delhi Daredevils batsman Kedar Jadhav feels his team needs to post bigger scores and take wickets upfront to get its floundering campaign back on track in the Indian Premier League.

IPL auction, Day 2: Ranji stars rewarded for hard work

As the first day witnessed some of the star players signing multi-crore deals, the second-day too saw some unexpected bidding for uncapped players who went up for grabs at the IPL auction which resumed in Bangalore`s ITC Gardenia Hotel here on Thursday.

IPL auction: Karn Sharma, Rishi Dhawan strike it big on Day 2

Little-known Railways all-rounder Karn Sharma hit the jackpot at the IPL players` auction, becoming the costliest buy among the uncapped players by fetching a startling Rs 3.75 crore deal with Sunrisers Hyderabad, while Rishi Dhawan also fetched a stunning Rs 3 crore bid from Kings XI Punjab here on Thursday.

IPL 7 auction, Day 2 – Who bought whom?

If Yuvraj Singh was the most expensive player on Day 1, Karn Sharma earned 3.75 Crores to became the highest paid uncapped player on Day 2. The Railways all-rounder will turn up for Sunrises Hyderabad in the seventh edition of the super-rich cricket league.

Harbhajan Singh to lead Rest of India in Irani Cup, Gautam Gambhir included

Senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh will get a shot at redemption while leading a 15-member Rest of India squad that also includes seasoned opener Gautam Gambhir as they take on Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka in the Irani Cup match in Bangalore from February 9.

Kedar Jadhav hits ton but Karnataka stay on course for Ranji Trophy title

Kedar Jadhav continued his glorious form in the Ranji Trophy with a sparkling century as Karnataka maintained their upperhand despite a spirited fightback by Maharashtra on the penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy final, here today.

Ranji Trophy final: Ankit Bawne takes Maharashtra to 272 for five vs Karnataka

A gutsy unbeaten 89 by middle-order batsman Ankit Bawne and a half century by opener Chirag Khurana helped Maharashtra reach a respectable 272 for five at stumps on the first day of their Ranji Trophy final against Karnataka here on Wednesday.

Ranji Trophy final: Maharashtra aiming to end 72-year title drought

High on confidence following their fairytale run this season, underdogs Maharashtra would be eyeing to break their 72-year title jinx when they take on favourites Karanataka in the summit clash of the Ranji Trophy, here tomorrow.

Ranji Trophy: Fallah rips apart Bengal with seven-wicket haul as Maharashtra dominate

Left-arm seamer Samad Fallah exposed the poor technique of Bengal`s batsmen with some incisive swing bowling to put Maharashtra in the driver`s seat on the first day of their Ranji Trophy semi-final here on Saturday.

Gutsy Bengal take on confident Maharashtra on sporting track

It will be a battle between top-notch batting line-up against a quality seam attack when Maharashtra with the likes of Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Zol take on Laxmi Ratan Shukla-led Bengal in the Ranji Trophy semifinals, starting here tomorrow.