Suryakumar Yadav quits as Mumbai Ranji captain
Suryakumar Yadav quits as Mumbai Ranji captain

 Suryakumar Yadav has quit as captain of the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team following poor run of the side in the season, according to reports.

Wish India had someone like a Zaheer Khan at World Cup: Munaf Patel
Wish India had someone like a Zaheer Khan at World Cup: Munaf Patel

Munaf Patel is reliving the moments that culminated in India's 2011 World Cup triumph but while doing so he also fears that the lack of a bowling spearhead like Zaheer Khan and an inexperienced attack might dent the team's chances of defending the title Down Under.

Some highs, some lows but Indian sports grows in 2014
Some highs, some lows but Indian sports grows in 2014

Some stellar performances by seasoned veterans and promising youngsters continued to raise the bar in Olympic sports but there was heartbreak in equal measure when corruption scandals blighted India's favourite obsession, cricket, in a see-saw year for the country's sportspersons.

Reflections on the year without Sachin Tendulkar in the field
Reflections on the year without Sachin Tendulkar in the field

The year that the Indian cricket team played without Sachin Tendulkar and lost successive Test series abroad gives enough food for thought on the nature of the sport, also at a time when other team sports in the country are beginning to organise commercially on the lines of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Good, bad and ugly: Indian cricket had it all in 2014
Good, bad and ugly: Indian cricket had it all in 2014

From Rohit Sharma's record breaking double ton in ODIs, the team's never-ending overseas woes, to the controversy surrounding BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan over IPL 6 spot-fixing scandal, Indian cricket had the good, bad and ugly in equal measure in 2014.

Out of favour Gambhir, Yuvraj now deprived of BCCI central contract
Out of favour Gambhir, Yuvraj now deprived of BCCI central contract

This is truly the end of an era in Indian cricket. After finding themselves out of India's 30-man 2015 World Cup probables list, Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir joined the likes of Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra who lost central contract.

Virat Kohli surpasses Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter to head list
Virat Kohli surpasses Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter to head list

Indian vice-captain Virat Kohli has overtaken Sachin Tendulkar as the most followed sportsperson on Twitter though the iconic cricketer still holds the number two spot a year after his retirement.

Indian cricket ushers in a new era

Jagmohan Dalmiya's partnership with Punjab Cricket Association boss IS Bindra propelled him to the top of the BCCI echelons. The duo changed the rules of cricket administration as they maximized the television rights of Indian cricket.

Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh shine after getting cold shoulder from national selectors
Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh shine after getting cold shoulder from national selectors

After being omitted by Indian national selectors from the recently picked 30-member list of World Cup probables, India discards Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh played impressive knocks for their respective Ranji sides on Sunday to take their teams to a respectable totals.

Ranji Trophy: Mumbai take on J&K in first-ever encounter
Ranji Trophy: Mumbai take on J&K in first-ever encounter

Seeking their 41st Ranji Trophy title, former champions Mumbai are to open their campaign against Group A minnows Jammu and Kashmir in the first-ever meeting between the two teams in 80 years of the tournament, here Sunday.

30-man World Cup probables: In defence of infusing young blood in Indian team
30-man World Cup probables: In defence of infusing young blood in Indian team

In their bid to defend the World Cup title in 2015, Sandeep Patil-led Indian selectors infused young blood and ignored Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. Inclusion of unheralded players like Axar Patel, Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma, etc in the 30-man short-list certainly reflects a new intent.

Balanced team selected for World Cup, says BCCI
Balanced team selected for World Cup, says BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday stated that the probable's list for the 2015 World Cup, which the organisation released earlier in the day, was a balanced team and the players had been shortlisted after proper deliberation by the selectors.

ICC World Cup 2015: India's squad of 30 probables announced

In what was a huge blow and probably the end of an era, the BCCI on Thursday selected its 30-man World Cup probables list.

2015 World Cup: Curtains for Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag!
2015 World Cup: Curtains for Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag!

While picking the list of 30 probables for the forthcoming 2015 Cricket World Cup, India national selectors dumped all the five discarded seniors – Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh – who played crucial roles in the victorious Indian team four years ago.

2015 World Cup probables: BCCI's 'balanced team' has no place for Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir
2015 World Cup probables: BCCI's 'balanced team' has no place for Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir

In what was a huge blow and probably the end of an era, the BCCI on Thursday selected its 30-man World Cup probables list. Where there was some good news for the youngsters, discarded veterans – Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh were not considered for the prestigious event.

Big day for discarded seniors as selectors meet to pick 30 World Cup probables
Big day for discarded seniors as selectors meet to pick 30 World Cup probables

As national selectors meet on Thursday to pick India's 30-man World Cup probables list, several discarded cricketer's would be waiting with bated breath to see whether they make it through.

Hoping to see my name in World Cup's probables' list: Virender Sehwag
Hoping to see my name in World Cup's probables' list: Virender Sehwag

 It's been close to two years that he has been out of national team but veteran opener Virender Sehwag is hopeful that selectors would consider him in the 30-members probables list for the next year's cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Don't judge Virat Kohli's captaincy by just one match: Mohammad Azharuddin
Don't judge Virat Kohli's captaincy by just one match: Mohammad Azharuddin

 India's stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli is facing baptism by fire in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane next month, but former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin feels the result of this one match should not be the basis for passing a judgement on his leadership skills.

Indian team for Oz Test announced; Sehwag, Bhajji not included

MS Dhoni has sustained an injury in his right forearm and Virat Kohli will lead the side in the first Test against Australia.

God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar to release his autobiography today
God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar to release his autobiography today

Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar's tell-all autobiography, 'Playing It My Way' will be released later today. Even before its launch, the book has already created enough stir in the cricketing world.