Time for excuses over, team is ready for challenges: Rohit Sharma
Time for excuses over, team is ready for challenges: Rohit Sharma

Middle-order batsmen Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane on Sunday said the time for giving excuses for India's mediocre performances in overseas Test matches is long over and the team is now ready to take up the challenges.

Don't lose the first Test of an away series: Sunil Gavaskar
Don't lose the first Test of an away series: Sunil Gavaskar

Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has put the premium on winning the first Test of an away series as teams hardly get the time to acclimatize to different playing conditions.

Ashton Agar pleased to remove 'favourite' Virat Kohli
Ashton Agar pleased to remove 'favourite' Virat Kohli

 Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar said it was pleasing to take the prized wicket of Virat Kohli on day one of the second unofficial cricket "Test" between India A and Australia here on Wednesday.

Bangladesh look to give their best in last Test against South Africa
Bangladesh look to give their best in last Test against South Africa

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal says the cricket series against South Africa will be one of the best if they can maintain their all-round performance until the end in the last Test here.

Desperate for Test cricket, Suresh Raina to play Ranji Trophy ahead of South Africa series
Desperate for Test cricket, Suresh Raina to play Ranji Trophy ahead of South Africa series

One-Day International and Twenty20 fixtures may dominate cricket calendar, but for many cricketers, the joy in playing five-day Test is incomparable. Suresh Raina, who has established himself as one of the best players in both the limited overs formats, is desperate to play Test. For that, he is ready to grind out.

I am in a tricky position regarding my Test spot: Rohit Sharma
I am in a tricky position regarding my Test spot: Rohit Sharma

 Star batsman Rohit Sharma knows that he is in a "very tricky position" but wants to utilise the upcoming Sri Lanka tour and the subsequent tour of South Africa at home to cement his spot in the five-day format.

Hope to complete 12,000 runs before retirement: Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Hope to complete 12,000 runs before retirement: Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Veteran West Indian batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is hopeful of battling the odds as far as his comeback is concerned and is aiming for one last shot to complete 12,000 runs in Test cricket before retirement.

Mushfiqur Rahim all praise for Bangladesh bowlers
Mushfiqur Rahim all praise for Bangladesh bowlers

Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim is delighted over how the Bangladesh bowlers attacked South Africa's world class batting line-up in the first Test here.

`Underrated` Younis Khan deserves seat amongst greatest Test batsmen: Wasim Akram
`Underrated` Younis Khan deserves seat amongst greatest Test batsmen: Wasim Akram

Legendary Pakistan bowler Wasim Akram has lavished praise on veteran batsman Younis Khan, saying that the latter deserves place amongst pantheon of greats in Test cricket.

Axar Patel is at best a roller of the ball: Sunil Gavaskar
Axar Patel is at best a roller of the ball: Sunil Gavaskar

 In a stinging criticism, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday said that young left-arm spinner Axar Patel was not Test cricket material and was at best "a roller of the ball" who was very much predictable.

'The wall' Rahul Dravid is set to start a new innings
'The wall' Rahul Dravid is set to start a new innings

After a successful cricketing career spanning 16 years, former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid starts his new innings from Wednesday as a coach of India A team. It's his first assignment as a manager, as India A lock horns with Australia A in an unofficial two-match Test series.

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim seeks blessings for Bangladesh's success
Captain Mushfiqur Rahim seeks blessings for Bangladesh's success

Bangladesh Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim greeted his countrymen after joining the Eid prayers and sought blessings to perform well in the forthcoming Test matches against South Africa.

I will start picking wickets abroad also: Ravichandran Ashwin
I will start picking wickets abroad also: Ravichandran Ashwin

Often criticised for not delivering overseas, Indian off-spinner R Ashwin says he came of age during the most recent tour of Australia and it won't be long before his wicket-count goes up abroad.

Moeen Ali glad to help England gain `pole position`in Ashes opener
Moeen Ali glad to help England gain `pole position`in Ashes opener

Moeen Ali reckoned England were in "pole position" after impressing with both bat and ball on the second day of the first Ashes Test against Australia at Sophia Gardens on Thursday.

Adelaide Oval to host first day-night Test
Adelaide Oval to host first day-night Test

The picturesque Adelaide Oval will host the path-breaking, first-ever day-night cricket Test match between Australia and New Zealand from November 27 to December 1.

Ashes 2015, 1st Test: Joe Root`s century leads England revival against Australia on Day 1
Ashes 2015, 1st Test: Joe Root`s century leads England revival against Australia on Day 1

Joe Root made Australia pay for dropping him on nought by making a century that rescued England from a dire position on the first day of the first Ashes Test at Sophia Gardens on Wednesday.

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly turns 43
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly turns 43

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday turned 43. The left-handed batsman and the one of the most successful Test skipper of the Team India. He made his debut in international cricket against West Indies at Brisbane on Jan 11, 1992.

3rd Test, Day 3: Skipper Angelo Mathews puts Sri Lanka on top against Pakistan in series decider
3rd Test, Day 3: Skipper Angelo Mathews puts Sri Lanka on top against Pakistan in series decider

Skipper Angelo Mathews battled his way to an unbeaten 77 as Sri Lanka seized the advantage in the series-deciding third and final Test against Pakistan in Pallekele on Sunday.

Ashes 2015: Australia beat Essex in final warm-up match as Ryan Harris retires
Ashes 2015: Australia beat Essex in final warm-up match as Ryan Harris retires

 Australia`s fast bowlers warmed up for next week`s first Test against England by seeing the tourists to a 169-run win over Essex in their final warm-up match on Sunday after Ryan Harris announced his retirement.

Australia's aggression might backfire, says Michael Vaughan ahead of Ashes
Australia's aggression might backfire, says Michael Vaughan ahead of Ashes

Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that world champion Australia needs to be careful of their aggression as it could backfire against them and can cause them the Ashes.