Batting approach in overseas tours has improved: MS Dhoni
Batting approach in overseas tours has improved: MS Dhoni

Even as their dismal run away from home continues, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the Indian cricket team's approach to batting in overseas tours has "improved" in the last one year.

Accept DRS or suffer, current and former players to BCCI
Accept DRS or suffer, current and former players to BCCI

With close decisions going against India of late, current and former cricketers feel it is high time the BCCI give its nod to the contentious Decision Review System as refusal to accept technology is hurting the team badly.

MS Dhoni says India not far off away from Test wins
MS Dhoni says India not far off away from Test wins

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said India have the pace, threat and aggression to win Tests away from home and it`s just a matter of time before results go their way.

India vs Australia: 50-50 calls not going our way in series, MS Dhoni
India vs Australia: 50-50 calls not going our way in series, MS Dhoni

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the 50-50 decisions are not going India`s way after his team fell behind 2-0 in the series against Australia at the Gabba on Saturday.

India's tour of Australia: How new crop of Indian players overcame Gabba challenge

On two days of fluctuating fortunes, a new crop of Indians put to rest the Gabba snigger the visitors have been forced to associate with the fast and bouncy pitches Down Under. Historical fallacies were consigned to, for a prospective future once the Indian team finished Day 1 of the second Test at 311 for four wickets in Brisbane. Before the start of the match, it was everybody's assumption that the Indians will struggle to survive, let alone post a respectable score.

India just 0.2 points behind leaders Australia in ODI chart
India just 0.2 points behind leaders Australia in ODI chart

 India might be lagging way behind Australia in the Test rankings but the current World Cup holders are just 0.2 points behind the top-of-the-table Kangaroos in the ODI chart, according to the latest ICC release.

2nd Test: Murali Vijay strikes ton as India take Day 1 honour against Australia
2nd Test: Murali Vijay strikes ton as India take Day 1 honour against Australia

 Opener Murali Vijay cracked a fluent 144 as India put up a solid batting display to take the honours on the opening day of the second cricket Test against Australia by reaching a comfortable 311 for four here on Wednesday.

John Abraham not in Dhoni's biopic
John Abraham not in Dhoni's biopic

Actor-producer John Abraham, known for his love for sports, says he is not part of Neeraj Pandey's upcoming directorial ‘MS Dhoni - The Untold Story’, a biopic on the Indian cricket captain.

I will be working this New Year: John Abraham
I will be working this New Year: John Abraham

 Actor-producer John Abraham, who got married in January this year, says he would be working on this New Year's eve.

Alia Bhatt to play Sakshi in Dhoni biopic?
Alia Bhatt to play Sakshi in Dhoni biopic?

Sushant Singh Rajput may have found his heroine for the Dhoni biopic.

India vs Australia: Gabba strip will help Aussie pacers, says curator Mitchell
India vs Australia: Gabba strip will help Aussie pacers, says curator Mitchell

After a high-scoring first Test in Adelaide, which India lost by 48 runs to trail the five-match series, a green-top awaits the visitors at the Gabba, here starting December 17.

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.

Ian Chappell says it is time Virat Kohli handed full-time Test captaincy
Ian Chappell says it is time Virat Kohli handed full-time Test captaincy

 Former Australia cricket captain Ian Chappell feels India Test skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has passed his use-by-date and it's the perfect time to make Virat Kohli a full-time leader for the longest version of the game.

India vs Australia: Virat Kohli faces possible suspension for next Test match
India vs Australia: Virat Kohli faces possible suspension for next Test match

The final day of Adelaide Test will also test Virat Kolhi's time-management skills. The Indian stand-in skipper is under the scanner having failed to meet the minimum over rate per hour on the penultimate day of the series opener.

1st Test, Day 3: Ton up Virat Kohli inspires India's fight against Australia
1st Test, Day 3: Ton up Virat Kohli inspires India's fight against Australia

 Virat Kohli became only the third Indian to score a hundred on his captaincy debut as the visitors responded resolutely to Australia's mammoth first innings total by reaching 369 for five on the third day to leave the first cricket Test evenly poised here on Thursday.

Virat Kohli to lead India in first Test against Australia
Virat Kohli to lead India in first Test against Australia

Virat Kohli has confirmed he will lead India into the first test against Australia starting in Adelaide on Tuesday as stand-in captain in place of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. 

India vs Australia: MS Dhoni could still lead India in first Test
India vs Australia: MS Dhoni could still lead India in first Test

With the arrival of skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Adelaide, Virat Kohli's chances of leading India in the first Test against Australia have become slim.

India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan hints MS Dhoni might play opening Test
India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan hints MS Dhoni might play opening Test

In what would come as a change of plan for the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni might captain the side in the opening Test against Australia as he has joined the squad well in time for the four-match series, which had to be rescheduled following Phillip Hughes' death.

India vs Australia: Visiting team's strengths and weaknesses
India vs Australia: Visiting team's strengths and weaknesses

Analysis of India squad before the four-test series against Australia, which starts in Adelaide on Tuesday:

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.