Wish India had someone like a Zaheer Khan at World Cup: Munaf Patel
Wish India had someone like a Zaheer Khan at World Cup: Munaf Patel

Munaf Patel is reliving the moments that culminated in India's 2011 World Cup triumph but while doing so he also fears that the lack of a bowling spearhead like Zaheer Khan and an inexperienced attack might dent the team's chances of defending the title Down Under.

Ranji Trophy: Baroda register convincing 10-wicket win over UP
Ranji Trophy: Baroda register convincing 10-wicket win over UP

Left-arm spinner Swapnil Singh registered his best bowling figures as Baroda registered a convincing 10-wicket win over Uttar Pradesh in a Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match, here today.

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.

Baroda, UP evenly matched in Mushtaq Ali tourney final

It will be a battle of equals when Uttar Pradesh and Baroda clash in the final of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 tournament at the Wankhede stadium here tomorrow.

Baroda lose to Kerala, yet qualify on better net run rate

Kerala shocked Baroda by 22 runs but failed to progress to the final from Group B as the latter went through on the last ball by virtue of a better net run rate after the two teams finished level on points in the Syed Mushtaq Ali All India T20 tournament here on Saturday.

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.

Baroda annihilate Services by innings and 147 runs

Pacer Munaf Patel`s six-wicket haul helped Baroda humiliate Services in an emphatic innings and 147 runs win after the visiting side was sent packing for just 31 in its second essay on day three in their Ranji Trophy Group B encounter here on monday.

3rd ODI: India vs South Africa - Statistical Highlights

Centurion: Following are the statistical highlights of the third and final cricket one-dayer between India and South Africa here.

Gautam, Munaf to play in PSPB cricket tourney from Mar 4

Struggling opener Gautam Gambhir will feature in the five-day Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) Cricket tournament along with several other players including Munaf Patel, Amit Mishra, Rohit Sharma and Anjinkya Rahane, from March 4-8 here.

Munaf Patel picked in West Zone squad for Deodhar Trophy

Medium-pacer Munaf Patel will represent West Zone in the Deodhar Trophy inter-zonal one-day tournament scheduled in Guwahati March 10-13.

Irfan in Baroda squad for Vijay Hazare Trophy

All-rounder Irfan Pathan will be playing for Baroda in the Vijay Hazare Trophy after recovering from a knee injury.

Ranji: Mumbai favourites against zonal rivals Baroda

Mumbai, bidding to bag their 40th Ranji Trophy crown, start firm favourites against west zone rivals Baroda in the five-day quarterfinals commencing at Wankhede Stadium here tomorrow.

Ranji Trophy 2012-13: Vidarbha look to register another outright win

High on confidence following their comprehensive win over Haryana in their tournament opener, Vidarbha would look to carry on the momentum and go for another outright victory when they take on a depleted Baroda in their second Ranji Trophy Group B match here on Friday.

Ranji Trophy: Irfan Pathan to miss match against Vidarbha due to knee injury

Baroda all-rounder Irfan Pathan, is set to miss the next Ranji Trophy game against Vidarbha at home as a result of an injury to his knee that got injured during the drawn game with Karnataka.

Sourav Ganguly takes a dig at Indian pacers

Coming down heavily on the current crop of Indian pacers, former captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday said that they lacked the "attitude" and "strength" to bowl fast.

When Dennis Lillee rejected Sachin Tendulkar

Australian great Dennis Lillee recalled his first meeting with Sachin Tendulkar and said that he did the game a "favour" by rejecting him as a fast bowler in late 80s.

Munaf, Yusuf presented Eklavya award after 14 months` delay

All-rounder Yusuf Pathan, a member of the World Cup winning cricket team, has finally been presented the Gujarat Government`s Eklavya Award, almost 14 months after it was announced.

IPL 2012: Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – As it happened

What a spectacular run-chase it has been for the Mumbai Indians. They slumped to 55/5 at one stage and it was an incredible 129 run sixth wicket stand between Ambati Rayudu (81 from 54) and Kieron Pollard (52 from 31) that helped him register an emphatic win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mumbai Indians have never lost a match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. They have won all the four matches they have played on the ground.

IPL 2012: Munaf fined 50% match fee for making offensive gestures

Mumbai Indians pacer Munaf Patel was on Sunday fined 50 per cent of his match fee for making offensive gestures to opposition players in his side`s Indian Premier League match against Kings XI Punjab here.

Top performers of IPL 2012 so far

IPL extravaganza has begun in a grand fashion, throwing up some nail-biting contests and has produced some great performances both with the bat and ball.