Notwithstanding Mumbai Indians' poor start in this IPL season, Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming is wary of the home team's capabilities and insists that the visitors, who are unbeaten so far, have not lowered their guard for Friday's game.
England pace spearhead James Anderson says the altercation with India's Ravindra Jadeja during the Trent Bridge Test last year "affected" his performance in the cricket World Cup where he claimed just five wickets in six matches.
As the Indian Premier League's eighth season starts from Thursday, several former India players would want to perform well in order to make a comeback to the Indian ODI and Twenty20 teams respectively. The likes of Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh lead the pack of veteran players who would be desperate to make their mark in the IPL.
Taking into consideration the Indian cricket team's gruelling international schedule, former national selector Venkatapathy Raju on Tuesday said the BCCI must address the issue of player burnout and should have a back-up team of bowlers.
The Indian World Cup team members, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and star batsman Virat Kohli, arrived home from Australia in batches and left for their respective destinations, Cricket Board sources said.
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.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not too much worried about Rohit Sharma's struggling form in the ongoing cricket World Cup and said that the important thing was to see the manner of his batting rather than the number of runs he has scored.Rohit has so far scored 159 runs in six group league matches at a mediocre average of 31.8 with two half-centuries to his credit.
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.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday made it clear that he was not happy with Ravindra Jadeja's performance with the bat at number eight and said he won't be able to persist with him by just having faith in his abilities.
Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni slipped down the ladder to be fourth and 10th respectively, while Shikhar Dhawan retained his seventh spot in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's rankings released here today.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday said his bowlers have elevated their level of performance, producing another exquisite bowling exhibition against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the WACA here.
Innovation is the name of the game if one wants to beat drudgery of mundane training sessions as Team India showed on Wednesday during their 75-minute fielding session with drills that had the cricketers interested and enjoying every bit of it.
Question marks have been raised about their ability to trouble batsmen in overseas conditions but spin twins Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have proved their critics wrong with an impressive start to their World Cup campaign, feels team's premier batsman Virat Kohli.
Impressed by India's clinical performance against South Africa, former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly said the Proteas have not been outplayed like this in a "long long time" and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side can gain a lot of courage from such a display.
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni must pick specialist spinner Axar Patel over "bits and pieces" player Ravindra Jadeja in the team's second cricket World Cup game against South Africa here on Sunday.