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India vs Sri Lanka: Another trial by pace in Nagpur Test?

India vs Sri Lanka: Another trial by pace in Nagpur Test?

A green tinge across the wicket when the second Test between India and Sri Lanka starts in Nagpur on Friday indicates a fast-paced challenge, with India captain Virat Kohli looking ahead to overseas tours.

Nov 23, 2017, 09:19 AM IST
BCCI, Sports Ministry discuss NADA and Pakistan

BCCI, Sports Ministry discuss NADA and Pakistan

At loggerheads with the National Anti-Doping Agency on the testing of Indian cricketers, the BCCI on Wednesday discussed the matter with Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and also sought the government's view on playing archrivals Pakistan in the planned ICC Test Championship.

Nov 22, 2017, 16:31 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka: No. 6 is a flexible batting position, says Wriddhiman Saha

India vs Sri Lanka: No. 6 is a flexible batting position, says Wriddhiman Saha

At ease with the constant changes made to his batting position, Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha on Wednesday said the number six slot in the Indian batting line-up is a flexible one depending on the conditions.

Nov 22, 2017, 16:14 PM IST
Sanjay Manjrekar goes after MS Dhoni's head, says not the game-changer he was

Sanjay Manjrekar goes after MS Dhoni's head, says not the game-changer he was

"If there is someone outside the team showing potential to contribute more than Dhoni does in his current form, it's a matter to be discussed and debated, and without inviting angry and irrational responses," says Manjrekar.

Nov 22, 2017, 15:33 PM IST
Spotlight falls on Steve Smith, Joe Root on Ashes stage

Spotlight falls on Steve Smith, Joe Root on Ashes stage

Two of the world's best batsmen will be in opposition when Australia's Steve Smith and England's Joe Root both lead their countries for the first time in an Ashes Test at Brisbane on Thursday.

Nov 22, 2017, 14:20 PM IST
Steve Smith, Joe Root continue war of words on Ashes eve

Steve Smith, Joe Root continue war of words on Ashes eve

The war of words that has added spice to the lead-up to cricket’s oldest enduring Test series will give way to genuine hostilities on Thursday when bitter Ashes rivals Australia and England march out in front of a packed crowd at the Gabba.

Nov 22, 2017, 13:15 PM IST
Shaun Marsh joins David Warner on Australia's Ashes injury list

Shaun Marsh joins David Warner on Australia's Ashes injury list

Australia batsman Shaun Marsh has joined opener David Warner as an injury concern on the eve of the series-opening Ashes Test against England in Brisbane.

Nov 22, 2017, 12:56 PM IST
Jake Ball in as England unveil XI for first Ashes Test

Jake Ball in as England unveil XI for first Ashes Test

Fast bowler Jake Ball will be part of England's four-pronged pace attack as the visitors revealed their eleven on the eve of the first Ashes Test beginning at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday.

Nov 22, 2017, 12:47 PM IST
IPL to introduce mid-tournament player transfers like EPL?

IPL to introduce mid-tournament player transfers like EPL?

The Indian Premier League (IPL) may adopt another feature of the European football leagues by introducing a mid-tournament window where a player can become eligible to play for another franchise, the mid-day reported on Wednesday. 

Nov 22, 2017, 12:07 PM IST
For now Steve Smith has David Warner in Australia's XI for Ashes opener, Glenn Maxwell on standby

For now Steve Smith has David Warner in Australia's XI for Ashes opener, Glenn Maxwell on standby

Should Warner lose his fitness race, the hard-hitting Glenn Maxwell could slot into the middle order, with Shaun Marsh elevated to open alongside uncapped Western Australia teammate Cameron Bancroft.

Nov 22, 2017, 10:42 AM IST
Watch: A cricket shot that qualifies for the most ridiculous innovation ever

Watch: A cricket shot that qualifies for the most ridiculous innovation ever

Banned from international cricket by Sri Lanka, batsman Chamara Silva did the unthinkable in a domestic match at the P Sara Oval in Colombo, which ended up in an embarrassment for him and the video was trolled on social media. 

Nov 22, 2017, 09:48 AM IST
Australia announce eleven for first Ashes Test in Brisbane

Australia announce eleven for first Ashes Test in Brisbane

Cricket Australia on Wednesday announced the playing XI ahead of the first Ashes Test against England starting at the Gabba on Thursday.

Nov 22, 2017, 09:25 AM IST
Ashes: Can England tick without Big Ben?

Ashes: Can England tick without Big Ben?

England are resigned to being without Ben Stokes for the whole of the Ashes series and it will be fascinating to see whether they can replace him - and win without him - against Australia.

Nov 21, 2017, 15:55 PM IST
Ashes: What happened four years ago doesn't matter, says Alastair Cook

Ashes: What happened four years ago doesn't matter, says Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook dismissed talk of Mitchell Johnson as "irrelevant" on Tuesday as England prepare to face Australia's new-look pace attack in the first Ashes Test.

Nov 21, 2017, 15:44 PM IST
Cricketers can take a break if they don't want to play, says Kapil Dev

Cricketers can take a break if they don't want to play, says Kapil Dev

Former India captain Kapil Dev has said professional cricketers of the current generation need to cope up with the tight schedules of international cricket and they can take a break if they don't want to play.

Nov 21, 2017, 15:03 PM IST
Virat Kohli moves up to No. 5 in ICC Test rankings, Ravindra Jadeja slips

Virat Kohli moves up to No. 5 in ICC Test rankings, Ravindra Jadeja slips

 India captain Virat Kohli has moved up a spot to be fifth in the latest ICC Test rankings for batsmen while teammate Ravindra Jadeja has slipped a place to be third in the bowlers’ standings.

Nov 21, 2017, 14:42 PM IST
Watch: Virat Kohli wanted to declare when on 97, Ravi Shastri said bat on

Watch: Virat Kohli wanted to declare when on 97, Ravi Shastri said bat on

The team man in captain Virat Kohli came to the fore on a cat-and-mouse day of Test cricket on Monday when India fell just three wickets short of winning the first match of the series against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

Nov 21, 2017, 14:23 PM IST
Watch: MS Dhoni wishes Happy Birthday to wife Sakshi

Watch: MS Dhoni wishes Happy Birthday to wife Sakshi

In a video posted on Twitter by Dhoni's friend and hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani, Mr. and Mrs. Dhoni could be seen cutting the birthday cake on November 19.

Nov 21, 2017, 12:58 PM IST