Selectors' decision should be respected: Irfan Pathan
Selectors' decision should be respected: Irfan Pathan

 Out-of-favour India all-rounder Irfan Pathan on Sunday said that the selection committee's decision to drop five senior players from the 30-member probables list for 2015 ODI World Cup should be respected.

Pathan brothers launch Cricket Academy in Baroda
Pathan brothers launch Cricket Academy in Baroda

Indian cricketers Yusuf and Irfan Pathan on Thursday launched their dream venture Cricket Academy of Pathans, which will start functioning from next month-end in their home town Baroda.

I will be soon playing for Team India: Irfan Pathan
I will be soon playing for Team India: Irfan Pathan

 Out-of-favour Indian pacer Irfan Pathan is confident of making a "comeback" to the national fold and said that he would focus on the Ranji Trophy matches to make his presence felt. "Irfan will return very soon. For that my focus is on the forthcoming Ranji matches. I will play all the Ranji Trophy matches and if you play four-day cricket, it would be easier to play one-day cricket," the all-rounder told reporters here on Thursday.

KKR improve play-off chances with comfortable win over SRH

Putting up an all-round show, Kolkata Knight Riders consolidated their fourth position in the points table with a comfortable seven-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL match, here today.

Shikhar Dhawan asked team to play like warriors

Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Shikhar Dhawan had every reason to have a big smile on his face as he asked his players to play like warriors and they responded to the call in the best possible manner.

De Villiers hits `hole-in-one` after slamming six into dustbin

South African batsman AB De Villiers had reportedly hit a spectacular `hole-in-one` after slamming a huge six which landed straight in a bin which was lying on the edge of the pitch during Tuesday`s second Indian Premier League (IPL) match.

Karn Sharma rues de Villiers drop catch

Karn Sharma was the star for Sunrisers Hyderabad with the ball against Royal Challengers Bangalore but the leg-spinner rues the `tough` drop chance of A B de Villiers as he feels the wicket could have titled the match in his side`s favour.

Laxman`s words helped me again, says Irfan

Seamer Irfan Pathan says his chat with team mentor V V S laxman inspired him to produce a match-winning performance for Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians here.

Why don’t India produce world-class fast bowlers?

India is the second largest country in terms of population, the most amongst any other cricket playing nation and is considered the breeding ground of World champions. It is undoubtedly the power house of world cricket in terms of finance and resources. It has a rich history of producing world-class batsmen.

Yusuf flies home to be with wife and new born baby boy

Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Yusuf Pathan flew back to India shortly after the teams` thumping win against Mumbai Indians in the IPL opener after the news of his wife delivering their first baby reached the UAE.

My ultimate goal is to make a comeback to Team India: Irfan Pathan

Hopeful of achieving his "ultimate goal" of making a comeback to the Indian team, all-rounder Irfan Pathan Friday said he was looking forward to use the opportunity provided by the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Irfan Pathan eyes IPL route for sealing 2015 WC berth

It will be a tall order to claw his way back into the Indian side in limited-overs cricket but Irfan Pathan will be aiming to make full use of the chances he will get while representing Sunrisers Hyderabad in the upcoming seventh edition of the Indian Premier League.

Gujarat beat Baroda by 73 runs in Vijay Hazare trophy

Gujarat beat Baroda by 73 runs in the West Zone Vijay Hazare trophy tie at the Madhavrao Scindia cricket ground here, on the back of a spectacular half century by Rohit Bhatt and all-round performance by Jesal Karia.

IPL 7: With balanced squad, Sunrisers Hyderabad look for their second title

The Hyderabad-based franchise bought 22 players during the two-day auction, having already retained Shikhar Dhawan and Dale Steyn. Of these 22 new players, David Warner, Brendan Taylor, Moises Henriques, Aaron Finch, Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma and Darren Sammy are already established names.

Fit-again Irfan hopes to do well in Hazare Trophy

India discard Irfan Pathan on Monday said that he is working hard on his fitness and hopes to perform well for Baroda in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, starting February 27.

IPL 7: A golden opportunity for discarded Indian players

Two discarded Indian openers – Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir – have been struggling to make a comeback in the national team for quite some time now. While the swashbuckling opener Viru, looked totally off-colour while playing in the Ranji Trophy for Delhi, the southpaw couldn`t find a place in the team despite playing a few impressive knocks.

Wakaskar`s ton helps Baroda scrore 348 against Saurashtra

Opening batsman Saurabh Wakaskar`s century and useful contribution from Aditya Waghmode and Dhiren Mistry helped Baroda score 348 runs for five against Saurashtra on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy group `B` match here Sunday.

Wakaskar`s ton helps Baroda scrore 348 against Saurashtra

Opening batsman Saurabh Wakaskar`s century and useful contribution from Aditya Waghmode and Dhiren Mistry helped Baroda score 348 runs for five against Saurashtra on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy group `B` match here Sunday.

You cannot run away from competition, says Irfan Pathan

ng to make a comeback to the Indian cricket team, injury-prone medium pacer Irfan Pathan said he is working hard on getting the seam position right and added that he is not the one to "run away" from competition.

Piyush Chawla gets married to long-time friend

Indian leg-spinner Piyush Chawla has tied the nuptial knot with his long-time friend Anubhuti Chauhan in a grand ceremony here.