DNA: Phil Hughes- The cricketer who lost his life to a bowling delivery

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes passed away today after succumbing to his injuries sustained during a domestic match when he was hit by a bouncer. He was 25.

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India get off to stuttering start on Oz tour
India get off to stuttering start on Oz tour

Even before India's tour of Australia has gotten under way, the superstar cricket team seems to have taken a stuttering start as they kept the police, fans, media and a Cricket Australia official waiting in Adelaide.

Indian cricket team leaves for Australia Test series
Indian cricket team leaves for Australia Test series

An 18-member Indian team, led by Virat Kohli, on Saturday left for Australia to play in the four-match Test series starting at Brisbane from December 4.

There's no reason why India can't perform in Australia: Ravi Shastri
There's no reason why India can't perform in Australia: Ravi Shastri

Team India's director of cricket, Ravi Shastri gave pep talk in the hope of instilling confidence in the squad before leaving the demanding tour of Australia on Friday.

Duncan Fletcher to join Indian team in Australia
Duncan Fletcher to join Indian team in Australia

 Indian coach Duncan Fletcher, who was not present at the pre-departure press conference here today, is reported to join the Virat Kohli-led team in Australia from his native place South Africa.

We can beat Australia in their own backyard: Virat Kohli
We can beat Australia in their own backyard: Virat Kohli

 Set to embark for a gruelling Test tour of Australia starting December 4, star batsman Virat Kohli on Friday said that India will play aggressive and positive cricket in their four-match series and his young side can beat the Aussies in their own backyard.

India continue to top ODI team table, Virat Kohli at number 2
India continue to top ODI team table, Virat Kohli at number 2

India retained the number two spot in the latest Reliance ODI team rankings while Virat Kohli maintained the number two position with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni static at the seventh place in the batting chart released here.

Glenn McGrath predicts Indian whitewash Down Under
Glenn McGrath predicts Indian whitewash Down Under

Legendary Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath has predicted India to suffer a 0-4 whitewash defeat against the Aussies this summer. Sydney Morning Herald quoted the 44-year-old as saying, "We (Australia) won 4-0 over here (2011-12), they won 4-0 (2012-13) over there (in India). Potentially, I think, it's going to be exactly the same when they come here."

Ready to lead a young side, says confident Virat Kohli
Ready to lead a young side, says confident Virat Kohli

After leading Indian cricket team to a One-Day International series whitewash against the touring Sri Lankan side, stand-in skipper Virat Kohli said he is ready to lead a young side. He also said that, if a captain is lazy, it will look stupid.

MS Dhoni's stand on Gurunath Meiyappan contradicted by Justice Mudgal report
MS Dhoni's stand on Gurunath Meiyappan contradicted by Justice Mudgal report

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's stand that Gurunath Meiyappan was a "mere cricket enthusiast" supporting Chennai Super Kings has been contradicted by the Justice Mudgal IPL probe committee report.

Suresh Raina does a MS Dhoni, becomes co-owner of a HHIL team
Suresh Raina does a MS Dhoni, becomes co-owner of a HHIL team

Following in the footsteps of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina has become the second cricketer to be associated with the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) after he was named on Monday as the co-owner of the Uttar Pradesh Wizards franchise.

Don't judge Virat Kohli on basis of one Test: Rahul Dravid
Don't judge Virat Kohli on basis of one Test: Rahul Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels that it won't be fair to judge Virat Kohli on the basis of one Test match that he will be leading India in Brisbane as Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be back in the saddle by the time second Test begins.

Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan in top-five of ICC ODI batsmen's rankings
Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan in top-five of ICC ODI batsmen's rankings

Two Indian batsmen are now in the top five of the ICC ODI rankings, with Virat Kohli remaining at number three and opener Shikhar Dhawan climbing up the ladder to fifth after earning four places in the latest list issued here today.

Former captains give India decent chance in 2015 World Cup
Former captains give India decent chance in 2015 World Cup

India's not-so-good record Down Under might not place them as favourites to win the 2015 World Cup but former captains Bishan Singh Bedi and Dilip Vengsarkar have strong hopes of the Men in Blue defending the crown.

Mohammed Shami says language is a barrier with foreign coaches

While talking exclusively with Zee Media, India's highest wicket taker in 2014, Mohammed Shami stated on Tuesday that the language barrier is the only problem with foreign coaches.

Can skipper Virat Kohli lead India aggressively in opening Test against Australia?
Can skipper Virat Kohli lead India aggressively in opening Test against Australia?

In the absence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the stand-in skipper of India, Virat Kohli will lead the pack in the first Test of their Australian sojourn, scheduled to take place at the Gabba in Brisbane.

Robin Uthappa returns to India reckoning
Robin Uthappa returns to India reckoning

Flamboyant batsman Robin Uthappa returns to Indian One Day International squad for the two remaining matches against the visiting Sri Lankan team. He replaces wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha.

Indian team for Oz Test announced; Sehwag, Bhajji not included

MS Dhoni has sustained an injury in his right forearm and Virat Kohli will lead the side in the first Test against Australia.

Thane stadium closed for players, open for Dhoni's ad shoot

Budding cricketers in Thane have nowhere to play, as the popular Dadoji Konddev stadium has been shut since the monsoon. However, in an irony of sorts, the stadium was given out for an advertising film shoot featuring Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday.

Australia tour would be good preparation for World Cup: MS Dhoni
Australia tour would be good preparation for World Cup: MS Dhoni

Confident about defending the World Cup, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the upcoming tour of Australia would be a great opportunity for his already well-prepared side to hone its skills further ahead of the mega-event to be played Down Under next year.