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.

India vs Sri Lanka: I should have scored more runs, says centurion Lokesh Rahul
India vs Sri Lanka: I should have scored more runs, says centurion Lokesh Rahul

He struck a fluent century to steady India from early jitters against Sri Lanka in the second cricket Test here but rookie batsman Lokesh Rahul has mixed feelings, saying that he should have scored more runs to take his side to even a better position.

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Murali Vijay set to open, Virat Kohli backs Stuart Binny
India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Murali Vijay set to open, Virat Kohli backs Stuart Binny

A recovering Murali Vijay is likely to open the innings for India in the second test against Sri Lanka beginning on Thursday as the beleaguered visitors chase a series-levelling victory.

2nd Test: India vs Sri Lanka 2015 - Preview
2nd Test: India vs Sri Lanka 2015 - Preview

 Handed an unexpected thrashing in the opening game, India would look to plug their loopholes and get their team combination right even as Sri Lanka eye a series winning farewell for their iconic batsman Kumar Sangakkara in the second cricket Test starting here on Thursday.

Opening woes for skipper Virat Kohli ahead of 2nd Test against Sri Lanka
Opening woes for skipper Virat Kohli ahead of 2nd Test against Sri Lanka

In-form opener Shikhar Dhawan's injury in the ongoing Sri Lankan tour has raised a matter of concern for inexperienced skipper Virat Kohli.

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".

Rohit Sharma or Cheteshwar Pujara: Who should bat at number three in Tests?
Rohit Sharma or Cheteshwar Pujara: Who should bat at number three in Tests?

Since Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli's job has become slightly easier since he will probably not to deal with the pressure of selecting two openers between Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay.

Opener Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of Sri Lanka tour due to hairline fracture
Opener Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of Sri Lanka tour due to hairline fracture

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the remaining tour of Sri Lanka on Monday due to a hairline fracture in his right hand.

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.

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Statistical highlights from Day 4
India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Statistical highlights from Day 4

Statisitical highlights at the end of the first cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka, here on Saturday.

1st Test, Day 4: India vs Sri Lanka - As it happened...

Rangana Herath and Tharindu Kaushal spun a web around India's famed batting line-up to help Sri Lanka win the 1st Test by 63 runs.

Day 4 - As it happened...

 

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 2: Statistical highlights
India vs Sri Lanka: 1st Test, Day 2: Statistical highlights

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

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.

Sri Lanka vs India 2015: Has Shikhar Dhawan once again secured his place with timely ton?
Sri Lanka vs India 2015: Has Shikhar Dhawan once again secured his place with timely ton?

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan was facing a stiff competition with KL Rahul for the opening slot before the start of the first Test against Sri Lanka. But the injury of in-form opener Murali Vijay ahead of the Galle Test came as a life-line for the southpaw.

1st Test, Day 2: Hoping to wipe off deficit, says Tharindu Kaushal
1st Test, Day 2: Hoping to wipe off deficit, says Tharindu Kaushal

Sri Lankan spinner Tharindu Kaushal on Thursday said that his side will hope to bat well on day three of the first cricket Test against India and make a bid to wipe off the deficit.

1st Test: Tons by Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan put India in driver's seat on Day 2
1st Test: Tons by Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan put India in driver's seat on Day 2

Skipper Virat Kohli and opener Shikhar Dhawan slammed classy centuries as India took firm control of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka by taking a substantial 192-run lead first innings here on Thursday.

Shikhar Dhawan becomes only third Indian opener to score back-to-back away Test tons
Shikhar Dhawan becomes only third Indian opener to score back-to-back away Test tons

After Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid, Shikhar Dhawan became only the third Indian open.er to score back-to-back Test hundreds in away matches.

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.

India vs Sri Lanka, Day 1: R Ashwin's six-for puts India on commanding position
India vs Sri Lanka, Day 1: R Ashwin's six-for puts India on commanding position

 Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin spun a web around Sri Lankan batsmen with a six-wicket haul as India dismissed the hosts for a paltry 183 in the first innings to gain the upperhand on the opening day of the first cricket Test here.