Even as the struggling Kolkata Knight Riders relaxed playing golf, Mumbai Indians, who checked in this afternoon, had an optional practice with a determined Ricky Ponting sweating it out at the nets at the Eden.
Sachin Tendulkar may not be in the best of form of late but the senior Indian batman today said that he was not bothered by the opinion of others about his retirement and that he would just stick to his job.
Mumbai Indians fast bowler Mitchell Johnson today credited his side`s 41-run victory over Pune Warriors in their IPL game here to the 54-run opening stand between skipper Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar.
The Mumbai Indians have dedicated their next Pepsi IPL match against Pune Warriors here on Saturday to the underprivileged children of the metropolis as part of the team`s initiative ‘Education For All’.
Smarting from the narrow defeat in their opening IPL tie, Mumbai Indians will have their task cut out when they lock horns with two-time winners Chennai Super Kings here on Saturday at a venue, which has been guarded like a fortress by the home team.
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday, said he was unhappy to miss the services of Anil Kumble as the `Mentor` but the players guided by the former India captain would turn the heat on Mumbai Indian on Thursday.
Former Test captain Steve Waugh has said it`s time to consider adding one female player to each Big Bash League T20 team`s roster based on the success and ability of Australia`s elite women`s cricketers.
The Australian media has left no stones unturned in slamming the national Test team for their shambolic performance during their humiliating 4-0 series defeat against India, branding the current team as worst ever.
ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson has suggested that India`s bad experience of the Decision Review System when it was first trialed might have played a part in BCCI`s refusal to accept the controversial technology.
Left-arm orthodox bowler Ravindra Jadeja seems to have taken more than a liking for Australian captains, having clinched their wickets six out of seven times in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy series against Australia.
Michael Clarke has claimed he can`t accept Australia to stay third best in Test cricket, adding he would take every possible step to help his men reach the summit, even if it requires taking hard decisions.
Sacked Australian vice-captain Shane Watson today got the backing of former opening batsman Matthew Hayden while ex-captain Ricky Ponting refused comment on the unprecedented dumping of four key players from the team for the third Test against India.
Having created a lot of buzz after becoming the only player to command million dollar in the last ILP auction, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell today expressed confidence about playing long innings in Tests.
Retired Australian legend Ricky Ponting will lead the Prime Minister`s XI during its one-day clash against West Indies later this month. Ponting will captain the side at Manuka Oval in Canberra on January 29, while former Test keeper Brad Haddin will be the vice-captain, News.com.au reports.