Two-time winners Chennai Super Kings pulled off a sensational last-ball two-run victory over defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders with some brilliant bowling and fielding effort which saw them defend a low score in their thrilling IPL match, here on Tuesday.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday said skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni doesn’t have any preconceived notions and goes into the game blank and just operates on his instincts as to who is bowling well and how the wicket is behaving.
Chennai Super Kings thrashed Kings XI Punjab by a huge margin of 97 runs here on Saturday, extracting a sweet revenge for a string of three losses to them in the last season of the Indian Premier League.
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on Friday conceded that the spin department of his side has not been as effective as compared to previous IPL seasons but denied that the team management has lost confidence to the slow bowlers.
Indian cricket team may have had decent run in the World Cup reaching semi-final but there is no such good news as far as the longer version is concerned where Virat Kohli's men are currently languishing at 7th place in the 10-team table.
Defending an under-fire Virat Kohli, Indian cricket Team Director Ravi Shastri on monday said the swashbuckling batsman's ordinary run in the World Cup had nothing to do with his actress-girlfriend Anushka Sharma's presence and to call it that is "utter nonsense".
Steve Smith has made the No.3 batting spot his own with a sparkling 89-ball century to lay the platform for Australia`s 328 for seven batting first against India in the World Cup semi-final in Sydney on Thursday.
Ahead of the do-or-die cricket World Cup semi-final between India and Australia, former explosive opening batsman Matthew Hayden was on Wednesday confident that the co-hosts will beat India to enter the final.
Ahead of India's all-important World Cup semi-final against Australia, star batsman Rohit Sharma today said the team knows how to win crunch matches at big events and this would be a big plus for the side when it takes on the co-hosts at the SCG here tomorrow.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan says that Ajinkya Rahane has the best technique among Indians and the youngster will be one of the premier willow wielders in world cricket in the next four to five years.
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell today said Ravichandran Ashwin will get purchase from the SCG wicket and that spin would be a "big advantage" for India when they square off against the Michael Clarke-led side in the cricket World Cup semi-finals here on Thursday.
Former Australia pacer Stuart Clark feels the advantage India have going into Thursday's semi-final is that they have "world class" off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in their ranks with the Michael Clarke-led side lacking a quality spinner.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was delighted to see his team cope with the pressure of chasing down Zimbabwe`s 287 on Saturday, insisting the extensive workout will help them in the World Cup knockout rounds.
He has worked with Ravichandran Ashwin for six years as the coach of the Chennai Super Kings and former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming dubbed the Tamil Nadu tweaker as someone who is "statistically motivated" and bit of a "cricket tragic" due to his work ethic and sincerity.
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni loves players who can take challenges head on and for him that's the reason two of his trusted lieutenants Ravichandran Ashwin and Shikhar Dhawan have been his stand-out performers for the Indian cricket team in the ongoing ICC World Cup.