Virat Kohli moves up to No. 4, India retain 2nd spot in ODI rankings
Virat Kohli moves up to No. 4, India retain 2nd spot in ODI rankings

India's batting mainstay Virat Kohli has climbed up a place to number four in the ICC rankings for the ODI batsmen, while the side retained its second position in the team list.

Ajinkya Rahane not ideal long term No. 3 batsman: Sanjay Manjrekar
Ajinkya Rahane not ideal long term No. 3 batsman: Sanjay Manjrekar

Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar believes that in-form batsman Ajinkya Rahane should bat at No. 4 or 5 in Tests as the No. 3 spot is not an ideal place for him on a long term basis.

Sri Lankans are struggling more against spin, says Sanath Jayasuriya
Sri Lankans are struggling more against spin, says Sanath Jayasuriya

With Ravichandran Ashwin and Amit Mishra tormenting Sri Lankan team in the first two Tests, former captain Sanath Jayasuriya feels that the newer crop of batsmen emerging from the island nation have not done proper assessment of their ability to handle quality spinners.

Chaminda Vaas wants Virat Kohli to stick with aggressive five-bowler strategy
Chaminda Vaas wants Virat Kohli to stick with aggressive five-bowler strategy

Impressed with India's aggressive brand of cricket in the two Test matches so far, former Sri Lanka pacer Chaminda Vaas today said that the five-bowler theory is reaping rich results for the young visiting side.

ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli drops out of top-10, Ravichandran Ashwin moves up
ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli drops out of top-10, Ravichandran Ashwin moves up

India's Test captain Virat Kohli has dropped out of ICC's top-10 list for batsmen in the five-day format, but R Ashwin's remarkable outing in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka helped him earn a place to eighth in bowling while holding the second spot in the all-rounders' rankings.

India in Sri Lanka 2015: Virat Kohli lauds Ravichandran Ashwin's aggressive mind set
India in Sri Lanka 2015: Virat Kohli lauds Ravichandran Ashwin's aggressive mind set

Virat Kohli today gave a thumbs up to spinner R Aswin's aggressive style of bowling as the India captain savoured a crushing 278-run series-levelling victory over Sri Lanka, here today.

2nd Test: We didn't play our best cricket, says Angelo Mathews
2nd Test: We didn't play our best cricket, says Angelo Mathews

Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews has blamed his batsmen for the heavy defeat in the second cricket Test versus India here, saying they lost the game with their first innings batting.

Five facts you ought to know about India's thumping win at Colombo
Five facts you ought to know about India's thumping win at Colombo

On Day 5 of the 2nd Test, India thrashed the hosts Sri Lanka by 278 runs to level the three-match series 1-1.

2nd Test, Day 5: Ravichandran Ashwin spins magic, India roar back to level series 1-1
2nd Test, Day 5: Ravichandran Ashwin spins magic, India roar back to level series 1-1

Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday produced another magical spell to scalp five wickets as India notched up a series-levelling 278-run victory in the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka, denying the legendary Kumar Sangakkara a fairytale farewell from the game.

Sunil Gavaskar banks on Indian spinners for series-levelling win against Sri Lanka
Sunil Gavaskar banks on Indian spinners for series-levelling win against Sri Lanka

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has backed in-form Ravichandran Ashwin and leg-spinner Amit Mishra to play key roles in spinning India to a series- levelling win against Sri Lanka on the final day of the second Test here tomorrow.

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Statistical highlights from Day 4
India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Statistical highlights from Day 4

Statistical highlights on the fourth day of the second cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka here on Sunday.

India vs Sri Lanka: We won't change our style of play, says Ravi Shastri
India vs Sri Lanka: We won't change our style of play, says Ravi Shastri

 Notwithstanding India's shock defeat in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka, Team Director Ravi Shastri on Monday made it clear that the team will not change its style of play in the remaining two Tests, saying the endeavour has always been to play "fearless cricket".

ICC Test player rankings: R Ashwin in top-10, Shikhar Dhawan jumps 15 spots for career-high 32nd
ICC Test player rankings: R Ashwin in top-10, Shikhar Dhawan jumps 15 spots for career-high 32nd

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin entered the top-10 as the lone Indian in the ICC Test player rankings for bowlers, while opener Shikhar Dhawan jumped 15 places for a career-high 32nd in the batting chart following their exploits in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle.

1st Test, Day 3: Dinesh Chandimal slams fourth ton, India need 153 runs with 9 wickets remaining
1st Test, Day 3: Dinesh Chandimal slams fourth ton, India need 153 runs with 9 wickets remaining

India were set a tricky target of 176 runs to win the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka after Dinesh Chandimal produced a counter-attacking unbeaten 162 to lead a spirited fightback for the hosts, here on Friday.

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Day 3 - As it happened...

Chasing 176 runs to win the first Test match against Sri Lanka, India were 23/1 at stumps on the third day at Galle. Shikhar Dhawan was unbeaten on 13 and nightwatchman Ishant Sharma was on five after Lokesh Rahul was trapped leg-before by Rangana Herath for five.

Virat Kohli was born to lead, says Sunil Gavaskar
Virat Kohli was born to lead, says Sunil Gavaskar

Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday described Test skipper Virat Kohli as someone born to assume leadership role and hoped he will live upto the expectations of the people.

Sourav Ganguly sees a bit of Maradona in 'passionate' Virat Kohli
Sourav Ganguly sees a bit of Maradona in 'passionate' Virat Kohli

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly is bowled over by Virat Kohli's exuberance and passion to cricket and compared the Test captain to legendary footballer Diego Maradona.

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2: As it happened...

Second day of the opening Test between India and Sri Lanka at Galle belonged to the tourists.

Sri Lanka vs India 2015: 1st Test, Day 1 - Statistical highlights
Sri Lanka vs India 2015: 1st Test, Day 1 - Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights on the opening day of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.

India vs Sri Lanka: I have rediscovered myself, says satisfied R Ashwin
India vs Sri Lanka: I have rediscovered myself, says satisfied R Ashwin

 Ravichandran Ashwin on Wednesday said he rediscovered himself after critically analysing his bowling, as he left the Sri Lankans bamboozled with a six-wicket haul, which gave India an upper hand in the first cricket Test here.