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Ranji Trophy: Mumbai to take on holders Karnataka in semis
Ranji Trophy: Mumbai to take on holders Karnataka in semis

An exciting battle is on cards when a resurgent Mumbai lock horns with defending champions Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy semifinal cricket match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here tomorrow.

Defending champions Karnataka advance to Ranji Trophy semifinals
Defending champions Karnataka advance to Ranji Trophy semifinals

Defending champions Karnataka advanced to the Ranji Trophy semifinals after taking the first innings lead against Assam in the last eight match that ended here on Friday.

Ravikumar Samarth's ton virtually seals a semifinal berth for Karnataka
Ravikumar Samarth's ton virtually seals a semifinal berth for Karnataka

Karnataka virtually assured themselves a place in the semifinals of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament after setting a near impossible 683 runs target in front of Assam in their second innings on the fourth and penultimate day of the quarterfinal tie, here on Thursday.

Ranji Trophy: Karnataka tightens noose around Assam
Ranji Trophy: Karnataka tightens noose around Assam

Karnataka stamped their authority on the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal being held here by cleaning up Assam for 185 before taking a 404-run lead at stumps on day three of the cricket match at Holkar Stadium.

Karnataka in drivers' seat against Assam in Ranji quarters
Karnataka in drivers' seat against Assam in Ranji quarters

 Karnataka placed themselves in the drivers' seat as they piled on a huge 452 all out in their first innings before reducing Assam to 58 for three on the second day of their Ranji Trophy cricket quarterfinal match here.

Robin Uthappa, Lokesh Rahul put Karnataka in command in Ranji Trophy
Robin Uthappa, Lokesh Rahul put Karnataka in command in Ranji Trophy

Robin Uthappa hit a brilliant 153, while Lokesh Rahul struck a patient 91 as defending champions Karnataka reached 302-2 at stumps on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy quarterfinal match against Assam, here. 

Ranji Trophy: Mumbai draw with Karnataka, enter quarterfinals
Ranji Trophy: Mumbai draw with Karnataka, enter quarterfinals

Forty-time champions Mumbai sneaked into the quarterfinals of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament by virtue of their first innings lead in their last Group A league match against holders Karnataka, which ended in a draw here today.

Ranji Trophy: Manish Pandey approaches ton in Karnataka's strong reply against MP
Ranji Trophy: Manish Pandey approaches ton in Karnataka's strong reply against MP

Manish Pandey (92 not out) remained on course for his 14th first class century as Karnataka came up with a splendid batting effort against Madhya Pradesh by ending the day two of their Ranji Trophy Group A contest at 214 for three, here on Wednesday.

Like his father in 1983, can Stuart Binny emerge as India's World Cup hero?
Like his father in 1983, can Stuart Binny emerge as India's World Cup hero?

When Indian national selectors announced their 15-man World Cup squad, the only name that raised a few eyebrows was that of all-rounder Stuart Binny.

Ranji Trophy: Robin Uthappa's century helps Karnataka take big lead over J&K
Ranji Trophy: Robin Uthappa's century helps Karnataka take big lead over J&K

Robin Uthappa's 16th first-class century helped Karnataka take a big first-innings lead of 263 to take the home side to a strong position on the second day of their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match here today.

Hard work pays off? Not if you are Robin Uthappa!

The wait is over. Ending all speculation, Indian selectors have announced their 15-man World Cup squad. While it has all the expected names, selectors left the cricket fraternity gobsmacked by excluding Robin Uthappa from the much-awaited list.

BCCI announces 15-member squad for World Cup 2015

Indian national selectors on Tuesday announced the 15-member squad for the ICC World Cup 2015, scheduled to take place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14.

BCCI announces 15-man World Cup squad; Robin Uthappa​, Yuvraj Singh miss out
BCCI announces 15-man World Cup squad; Robin Uthappa​, Yuvraj Singh miss out

Indian national selectors on Tuesday announced the 15-member squad for the ICC World Cup 2015, scheduled to take place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14.

Ranji Trophy: Karnataka the favourites against J&K
Ranji Trophy: Karnataka the favourites against J&K

Aiming to continue their imperious form which has fetched them three comprehensive victories in the new season, defending champions Karnataka would take on giant-killers Jammu and Kashmir in their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match at the KSCA Stadium here.

Robin Uthappa hopes he has done enough for World Cup selection
Robin Uthappa hopes he has done enough for World Cup selection

Robin Uthappa has carried his rich vein of form into the Ranji Trophy, something he hopes will be enough to land him a spot in India's 15-member Cricket World Cup squad.

Ranji Trophy: Railways reduce Karnataka to 207/7 on Day 1
Ranji Trophy: Railways reduce Karnataka to 207/7 on Day 1

Medium pacer Krishnakant Upadhyay's inspiring spell on a greenish pitch helped Railways restrict defending champions Karnataka to 207 for seven on day one of their Ranji Trophy Group A cricket match here on Sunday.

Ranji Trophy: Raliways run into mighty Karnataka at home
Ranji Trophy: Raliways run into mighty Karnataka at home

A resilient Railways will have to dig deep to stop the onslaught of defending champions Karnataka in their home Ranji Trophy cricket tie beginning at the Karnail Singh Stadium here on Sunday.

Ranji Trophy: Robin Uthappa, Mayank Agarwal put Karnataka in drivers seat
Ranji Trophy: Robin Uthappa, Mayank Agarwal put Karnataka in drivers seat

Openers Robin Uthappa and Mayank Agarwal stamped their class by hitting sparkling half-centuries to put Karnataka in the drivers seat against Tamil Nadu in a Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Tuesday.

Ranji Trophy: Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu - Preview
Ranji Trophy: Karnataka vs Tamil Nadu - Preview

All eyes will be on Robin Uthappa, Manish Pandey and Stuart Binny, the trio who are looking to make the final cut for the 2015 World Cup, as defending champions Karnakata begin their Ranji Trophy campaign against arch-rivals Tamil Nadu at Chinnaswamy Stadium, here on Sunday.

I would love to open for India in World Cup: Robin Uthappa
I would love to open for India in World Cup: Robin Uthappa

Hoping to make the final cut after being named in the 30-man probables list for the 2015 World Cup, Karnataka batsman Robin Uthappa on Thursday said that he would love to open the innings for India but would not mind being included as a wicketkeeper-batsman.