A listless India capitulated to a humiliating innings and 54 runs defeat in the fourth cricket Test against England with a horrendous batting display that allowed the hosts to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.
Their campaign off to a disastrous start, defending champions Mumbai Indians would be gunning for their first win in the seventh edition of IPL but it won`t be easy as they take on formidable Chennai Super Kings, who are on a roll, here on Friday.
A treble chasing India will lock horns with their Asian neighbours, Sri Lanka in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 final on Sunday. Let`s have a look at five players who can change the fortunes of their respective teams with their virtuoso performance on Sunday.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today expressed confidence that out-of-form Yuvraj Singh will come good in the remaining matches of the World Twenty20 but admitted that he is "under pressure and not in great touch".
India paid the price for costly blunders at crucial junctures to suffer a nerve-wracking one-wicket defeat at the hands of arch rivals Pakistan, who rode on Shahid Afridi`s brilliant cameo to virtually assure themselves a berth in the final of the Asia Cup here Sunday.
Former Indian tweaker Maninder Singh feels off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin`s international career is going haywire as he has turned into a defensive bowler after not being handled properly by the team management.
Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja would like to go all out for his elusive fifth wicket tomorrow which will be an answer to his critics who had said that he can only perform on sub-continental tracks that offer turn.
They might have been humiliated by Trinidad and Tobago in the previous encounter, but if there is a team that can end Rajasthan Royals’ winning streak at their home ground at Sawai Mansigh Stadium, it is the Chennai Super Kings.
Shikhar Dhawan capitalised on three reprieves to slam his third ODI century as India maintained their stranglehold over minnows Zimbabwe with a comfortable 58-run victory in the second cricket one-dayer here on Friday.
Albie Morkel is likely to miss his third straight game in the ongoing Indian Premier League as the recovery process of the injured Chennai Super Kings speedster from South Africa is ‘pretty slow’, according to fielding coach Steve Rixon.