Paul van Ass justified Rupinder Pal's axing, says working on variations
Paul van Ass justified Rupinder Pal's axing, says working on variations

In a surprise move, India on Tuesday axed ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh for the upcoming Hockey World League (HWL) Semifinal and the team's chief coach Paul van Ass justified the decision, saying it was a tactical move aimed at trying out "variations" ahead of the Rio Games.

IPL 2015: Mandeep Singh credits AB de Villiers for improved batting
IPL 2015: Mandeep Singh credits AB de Villiers for improved batting

After watching AB de Villiers from close quarters as he smashed a 38 ball 66 against Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League Eliminator on Wednesday night, Mandeep Singh says he has learnt a lot from the South African including how to keep one's head still while playing a shot.

Mandeep Singh justified our decision to rope him in from Kings XI: Virat Kohli
Mandeep Singh justified our decision to rope him in from Kings XI: Virat Kohli

An elated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday lauded the efforts of his teammate Mandeep Singh saying he justified his team's decision to rope him in from Kings XI Punjab.

AB de Villers gifts man of the match award to Mandeep Singh
AB de Villers gifts man of the match award to Mandeep Singh

Royal Challengers Bangalore star batsman AB de Villiers on Wednesday announced he would gift his man of the match award in the Indian Premier League eliminator here to teammate Mandeep Singh for his performance in the game.

AB De Villiers, Mandeep Singh lead RCB to easy win in IPL Eliminator against RR
AB De Villiers, Mandeep Singh lead RCB to easy win in IPL Eliminator against RR

AB de Villiers combined with Mandeep Singh for a game-changing partnership as Royal Challengers Bangalore eliminated Rajasthan Royals from the IPL-8 with a splendid 71-run win, here on Wednesday.

IPL 8: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab - Preview
IPL 8: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab - Preview

 Royal Challengers Bangalore would seek to consolidate their position in the top four, while the bottom-placed Kings XI Punjab would try to end a four-match losing streak when the two sides lock horns in an Indian Premier League cricket match here on Wednesday.

IPL 2015: Magnificent Mandeep Singh wins exciting match for RCB against KKR
IPL 2015: Magnificent Mandeep Singh wins exciting match for RCB against KKR

Talented Punjab batsman Mandeep Singh kept his cool under pressure as his breathtaking 18-ball-45 enabled Royal Challengers Bangalore pip Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets in a nerve-wracking Indian Premier League encounter, here on Saturday.

RCB will do better with AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle in IPL 8: Virat Kohli
RCB will do better with AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle in IPL 8: Virat Kohli

Captain Virat Kohli said Royal Challengers Bangalore's star-studded batting line-up will be able to express itself better in IPL-8 with the arrival of players such as Darren Sammy and S Badrinath in the team. 

Punjab thrash Rajasthan by 6 wkts to enter final
Punjab thrash Rajasthan by 6 wkts to enter final

Pacers Siddarth Kaul and Mandeep Singh bagged three wickets each as Punjab thrashed Rajasthan by six wickets to enter the final of Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 cricket tournament here. 

Confident India start Olympic preparation with Azlan Shah
Confident India start Olympic preparation with Azlan Shah

Already assured of a place in the Rio Olympics, Asian Games champions India will start their preparations for the mega-event with the 24th Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament where they would face Korea in their opening match here tomorrow.

Asian Games snub motivated my comeback: Mandeep Singh
Asian Games snub motivated my comeback: Mandeep Singh

After being recalled to the Indian hockey team, young striker Mandeep Singh on Thursday said he was motivated to return to the national team after being dropped from the Asian Games squad.

Ranji Trophy: Punjab take 1st Innings lead against Delhi
Ranji Trophy: Punjab take 1st Innings lead against Delhi

 Punjab lost their last five wickets for 20 runs but did enough to take first innings lead against Delhi in their final Ranji Trophy encounter, here.

RCB get Mandeep Singh from Kings XI Punjab for 2015 IPL season
RCB get Mandeep Singh from Kings XI Punjab for 2015 IPL season

Royal Challengers Bangalore have traded top-order batsman Mandeep Singh from Kings XI Punjab ahead of the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), starting April 9.

Ranji Trophy: Jiwanjot Singh, Uday Kaul half centuries take Punjab to 219/4
Ranji Trophy: Jiwanjot Singh, Uday Kaul half centuries take Punjab to 219/4

Openers Jiwanjot Singh and Uday Kaul hit half centuries as Punjab reached 219 for 4 in their first innings in reply to Gujarat's mammoth 513 for 8 on the third day of their Ranji Trophy cricket match here today.

Mandeep Singh gears up for Hockey India League
Mandeep Singh gears up for Hockey India League

 With the Hockey India League just around the corner, Ranchi Rays star player Mandeep Singh on Wednesday said that he's gearing up for yet another strong show in the tournament.

Yuvraj Singh sets Ranji Trophy on fire with three consecutive centuries!
Yuvraj Singh sets Ranji Trophy on fire with three consecutive centuries!

Days after he wasn't included in Team India's 30-man probables list for the ICC World Cup 2015, veteran cricketer Yuvraj Singh has replied back with three consecutive centuries in the ongoing season of the Ranji Trophy.

Ranji Trophy: Yuvraj Singh's third successive ton puts Punjab in command against Saurashtra
Ranji Trophy: Yuvraj Singh's third successive ton puts Punjab in command against Saurashtra

Out-of-favour India batsman Yuvraj Singh on Monday completed a hat-trick of centuries in the ongoing Ranji season before Mandeep Singh hit a double ton, which guided Punjab to a formidable 659/7 in their Group B cricket match against Saurashtra here.

Ranji Trophy: Yuvraj on verge of third successive ton
Ranji Trophy: Yuvraj on verge of third successive ton

Mandeep Singh struck his maiden hundred century of this Ranji Trophy season while Yuvraj Singh was nearing his third ton in a row as Punjab reached 327 for three on day one of the Group B match against Saurashtra here on Sunday.

Punjab consolidates position in Ranji game against Vidarbha

 Paceman Sandeep Sharma claimed three wickets in four balls as Punjab took a 37-run first innings lead against Vidarbha and then consolidated it by ending the day three of their Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match at 211 for six, here today.

Ranji Trophy: Yuvraj Singh helps Punjab thrash Haryana by 120 runs
Ranji Trophy: Yuvraj Singh helps Punjab thrash Haryana by 120 runs

Riding on a brilliant batting show by Indian discard Yuvraj Singh, Punjab thrashed Haryana by 120 runs in the Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Wednesday.