Shami, Umesh, Aaron key to India's WC chances: Shoaib Akhtar
Shami, Umesh, Aaron key to India's WC chances: Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar, once a nemesis of many a top Indian batsman, is now ready to offer advice to his arch-rivals saying that Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron will be key to India's 2015 World Cup defence.

Indian bowlers struggle as practice match ended in a draw

Indian bowlers struggled even under favourable conditions on a rain-hit third day as the visitor`s three-day practice match against Leicestershire ended in a draw here Saturday.

IPL 7: Delhi Daredevils – Team Preview

Delhi Daredevils, who won just three out of 16 matches in the previous edition, would expect new skipper Kevin Pietersen to lead from the front in IPL 7.

Mushfiqur ton guides Bangladesh to 279/7 against India

Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim led from the front with a sparkling ton while young opener Anamul Haque impressed with a half-century as Bangladesh overcame early hiccups to post 279/7 against India in their Asia Cup opener here on Wednesday.

Has MS Dhoni outlived his shelf life as Test captain?

It`s probably time for MS Dhoni to step down from Test captaincy.

The new spearhead on the block: Shami

In five Tests since his debut against the West Indies in November 2013, Mohammad Shami has shown complete control of line and length and while the rest of the Indian bowlers have been faltering in the ongoing tour of New Zealand, he is fast emerging as the bowling spearhead.

Mohammad Shami is a match-winner: Zaheer Khan

Speedster Zaheer Khan today lauded his junior team-mate Mohammad Shami for his fiery spell on the third day of the first cricket Test against New Zealand, saying he is a "match-winner" for Team India.

McGrath to solve Indian bowling woes?

As Indian bowlers are being pummeled overseas, Australian legend Glenn McGrath is likely to train them and help find their rhythm, according to reports.

MS Dhoni tells Indian pacers to use their brains

"Start using your brains more", Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni told his wayward bowlers after losing the ODI series to New Zealand here today.

2nd ODI: India vs New Zealand – Statistical Highlights

Statistical highlights of the second cricket one-dayer between India and New Zealand here on Wednesday.

Ranji Trophy: Shami trains with Bengal squad, Dinda focuses on quarters

Mohammad Shami may not be available for Bengal`s knock-out leg of the Ranji Trophy but the talented India speedster ensured that his statemates get some quality net-practice ahead of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Railways starting Wednesday.

Humble Shami enjoys being with Ranji team mates

He might have cemented his place in the India team in less than a year`s time, but Mohammad Shami is not fyling high as the pacer today cherished returning to his roots and bowled to his Bengal teammates, boosting their morale ahead of their Ranji quarters against Railways.

Ranji title for Bengal, not India call on Laxmi Ratan Shukla`s mind

National selectors have overlooked him many a times but Bengal skipper Laxmi Ratan Shukla is unfazed as he is living a dream to win the Ranji Trophy for his state, which had won the coveted first-class title way back in 1989-90.

India will be eyeing for a psychological advantage over SA on Day 3

India`s pace bowlers staged a dramatic turnaround with a devastating exhibition of swing bowling as South Africa suffered a stunning collapse to leave the first cricket Test more or less on an even keel here on Thursday.

Patience need of the hour for Indian batsmen, feels Sunil Gavaskar

After a spineless show in the ODI series against South Africa, the famed Indian batting line-up will have to adopt a patient approach to make a contest out of the two-match Test series, which starts at Johannesburg here tomorrow, feels former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar.

De Kock showing maturity beyond years: Coach

Ishant Sharma might think that Quinton de Kock was lucky to get three back-to-back hundreds in the ODI series against India but the young South African`s coach Geoffrey Toyana is not the least bit surprised that the 20-year-old has sparkled so early in his career.

3rd ODI: Toughest century in the series, says Quinton De Kock

Describing his hundred in the washed out third and final ODI against India as the toughest of the series, young South African batsman Quinton de Kock said his work ethic and confidence has improved manifold in the three matches.

3rd ODI: Rain plays spoil sport, South Africa clinch series 2-0

South African wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock slammed his third consecutive century of the series as the hosts won the series 2-0 after the match was called off due to incessant rain.

Struggling Bengal axe four players to revive fortunes in Ranji trophy

In a desperate bid to revive their Ranji fortunes, a struggling Bengal today axed four players and named six in a 16-member squad for their Group B league match against leaders Uttar Pradesh, commencing here on December 14.