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.

India's pace attack problems thing of the past, feels Sanjay Bangar
India's pace attack problems thing of the past, feels Sanjay Bangar

Pace attack may be seen as India's perennial problem overseas but it would be a thing of past come Australia series beginning next month, feels assistant coach Sanjay Bangar.

Rohit Sharma showed he has completely recovered from injury: Sanjay Bangar
Rohit Sharma showed he has completely recovered from injury: Sanjay Bangar

 Rohit Sharma showed no signs of the finger injury that kept him out of action for more than two months as he hammered the visiting Sri Lanka bowlers on Thursday making 142 off 111 balls, said India A coach Sanjay Bangar after his team won the warm-up game here.

Injured Jasprit Bumrah in doubt against Sri Lanka
Injured Jasprit Bumrah in doubt against Sri Lanka

A knee injury sustained recently while playing for West Zone in the Duleep Trophy tournament could prevent young Gujarat medium pacer Jasprit Bumrah from taking the field tomorrow for India A in their tour game against the visiting Sri Lankans here.

The transformation of Kings XI Punjab

From being one of the most inconsistent franchises in the IPL, in a matter of few months, Kings XI Punjab have become one of the most entertaining teams in T20 cricket.

CLT20: Our players need to challenge their own levels, says Sanjay Bangar
CLT20: Our players need to challenge their own levels, says Sanjay Bangar

Kings XI Punjab may have shown their mettle, winning two games so far in the Oppo Champions League T20, but the team coach Sanjay Bangar said that there is still a scope for improvement.

Never term coaches as Indian or overseas: Sanjay Bangar
Never term coaches as Indian or overseas: Sanjay Bangar

 India's assistant cricket coach Sanjay Bangar feels competence, not nationality, should be the sole criteria while judging a coach and criticism should never be based on whether the person is an Indian or not.

Penny, Dawes future to be decided at WC meeting: BCCI secy Patel
Penny, Dawes future to be decided at WC meeting: BCCI secy Patel

The future of India's bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding consultant Trevor Penny will be decided at the all-important Working Committee meeting of the BCCI scheduled in Chennai on September 26.

Kings XI is focussed on getting best out of players: Sanjay Bangar
Kings XI is focussed on getting best out of players: Sanjay Bangar

 

Chandigarh: Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar says the focus of his side is to get the best out their players in the Champions League Twenty20 as they prepare to take on Hobart Hurricanes in a Group B match, here tomorrow.

Can Kings XI Punjab win the CLT20 in their debut appearance?
Can Kings XI Punjab win the CLT20 in their debut appearance?

There is no denying Kings XI Punjab were the surprise package of IPL 2014. After disappointing performances in previous editions, the Punjab franchise entertained fans with a fearless and positive brand of cricket. Riding on the power of a star-studded batting line-up, Kings XI stormed into the final of the league. Despite being the most consistent team in the tournament, they could not cross the final hurdle as Kolkata Knight Riders got the better of them.

KXIP set to start their CLT20 training camp in Mohali on Friday
KXIP set to start their CLT20 training camp in Mohali on Friday

Gearing up for the upcoming Champions League Twenty20, the Kings XI Punjab will hold a training camp at the PCA stadium Friday.

VVS Laxman wants current support staff till 2015 World Cup
VVS Laxman wants current support staff till 2015 World Cup

Legendary Indian batsman, VVS Laxman has endorsed Ravi Shastri and the support staff to stay, at least till next year's World Cup. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appointed Shastri as the team director following the 3-1 drubbing in the Test series in England.

Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher  should stay with Team India till 2015: VVS Laxman
Ravi Shastri, Duncan Fletcher should stay with Team India till 2015: VVS Laxman

 Former batsman VVS Laxman believes that tinkering with Team India's support staff is not a viable option and newly-appointed Team Director Ravi Shastri and coach Duncan Fletcher should stay till the 2015 World Cup.

Ravi Shastri backs Duncan Fletcher, calls him strong character
Ravi Shastri backs Duncan Fletcher, calls him strong character

 His report will decide Duncan Fletcher's future as India's cricket coach and Ravi Shastri, who served as Team Director during the just-concluded limited overs series against England, has put his weight behind the under-fire Zimbabwean by calling him a "solid character".

Reports of Duncan Fletcher, Ravi Shastri to be tabled at working committee
Reports of Duncan Fletcher, Ravi Shastri to be tabled at working committee

The reports of head coach Duncan Fletcher and Ravi Shastri, who took over as the Indian team's director for the second part of the tour to England comprising limited over matches, are to be tabled before the Cricket Board's working committee for its members' perusal.

BCCI willing to pay Ravi Shastri Rs 1.5 crore in new contract
BCCI willing to pay Ravi Shastri Rs 1.5 crore in new contract

Just a day earlier after offering Ravi Shastri a contract extension, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is willing to pay him Rs 1.5 crore, along with additional perks per annum. Shastri who is the new India team director, has started his stint on a successful note after the visitors pocketed the bilateral ODI series against England 3-0, with a game to play.

Support staff changes could have been made after ODIs: Rahul Dravid

Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid has said that he would have preferred to wait till the end of India`s England tour to make changes to the support staff as such decisions could be "tough on everyone concerned".

India vs England: Dawes, Penney make Team India `sweat` one more time

Holding their last practice session before being forced to go on a break by the BCCI, India`s bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding consultant Trevor Penney made the players `sweat` before the one-off practice game ahead of the five-match ODI series starting August 25.

Lalit Modi surprised over Ravi Shastri`s appointment as Team India director

Days after former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri was appointed as India`s Team Director, former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi expressed his disappointment saying that the BCCI should have gone for more experienced campaigners like Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid.

My role doesn`t undermine Duncan Fletcher: Ravi Shastri

Handed the task of overseeing a struggling Indian cricket side, newly-appointed Team Director Ravi Shastri has refuted suggestions that his role would undermine the position of beleaguered coach Duncan Fletcher.