India vs Sri Lanka: We are looking for a 100-run 1st innings lead, says Bharat Arun
India vs Sri Lanka: We are looking for a 100-run 1st innings lead, says Bharat Arun

Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun has said that his side is looking at a 100-run first innings lead against Sri Lanka in the second cricket Test.

India vs Sri Lanka: I have rediscovered myself, says satisfied R Ashwin
India vs Sri Lanka: I have rediscovered myself, says satisfied R Ashwin

 Ravichandran Ashwin on Wednesday said he rediscovered himself after critically analysing his bowling, as he left the Sri Lankans bamboozled with a six-wicket haul, which gave India an upper hand in the first cricket Test here.

Varun Aaron, Umesh Yadav need to bowl fast and be accurate: Bharat Arun
Varun Aaron, Umesh Yadav need to bowl fast and be accurate: Bharat Arun

 Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun is confident that the team's speed merchants Varun Aaron and Umesh Yadav will take up the challenge to "maintain speed as well as be accurate" in the upcoming three-Test series against Sri Lanka starting August 12 at Galle.

BCCI to not allow WAGs on Sri Lanka tour, Ravi Shastri to join late
BCCI to not allow WAGs on Sri Lanka tour, Ravi Shastri to join late

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will not allow Indian cricketers to take their wives and girlfriends (WAGs) along during the Sri Lanka tour next month.

India vs Bangladesh: Kohli & Co train for one hour under humid conditions
India vs Bangladesh: Kohli & Co train for one hour under humid conditions

The Indian team on Tuesday rested their bowlers during the hour-long net session at the Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium on the eve of their one-off Test match against Bangladesh, starting tomorrow.

Ravi Shastri-led support staff should be given a one-year run: Arshad Ayub
Ravi Shastri-led support staff should be given a one-year run: Arshad Ayub

Having seen the Indian cricket team set-up from close quarters as manager in Australia, former spinner Arshad Ayub says the players are responding well to Team Director Ravi Shastri and the current support staff should be given a one-year run to make a difference.

Experience of managing Indian pacers to help my RCB stint: Bharat Arun
Experience of managing Indian pacers to help my RCB stint: Bharat Arun

New Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bowling coach Bharat Arun said on Friday that his experience of managing the Indian cricket team's pacers in the World Cup gives him immense confidence of providing a creditable performance in his newest job.

India bowling coach Bharat Arun praises pacer Mohammed Shami
India bowling coach Bharat Arun praises pacer Mohammed Shami

India's speedster Mohammad Shami, who has claimed 15 wickets in just five World Cup games, has a bright future ahead of him that augurs well for Indian cricket, India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun said on Wednesday.

India vs Australia, Sydney Test: Maverick Virat Kohli's strange tactics has few takers
India vs Australia, Sydney Test: Maverick Virat Kohli's strange tactics has few takers

By no means, it has been a test by fire for the new India Test captain Virat Kohli in Sydney. The Indian team suffered a horrendous Day 1 at Sydney Cricket Ground, then on Day 2 the script never got any better for the tourists.

Coach Bharat Arun says Indian bowlers can clock high speeds
Coach Bharat Arun says Indian bowlers can clock high speeds

Impressed with the camaraderie that the Indian pacers share among themselves, bowling coach Bharat Arun said that the attack is not only closely knit but can also clock high speeds consistently.

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.

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.

Indian colts optimistic of retaining U-19 World Cup

Skipper Vijay Zol and coach Bharat Arun are confident that defending champions India will retain their title in the forthcoming ICC Under-19 World Cup in the UAE commencing Feb 14.

It was a total team effort, says U-19 selector Kuruvilla

Junior selection panel chairman Abey Kuruvilla termed the U-19 World Cup triumph as a terrific team performance.
"It was a terrific team performance. They played as a unit right through the tournament and deserved to win,