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BCCI congratulates Mithali & Co. on reaching Women’s WC final

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday congratulated the Indian women’s cricket team after they clinched an astounding victory over Australia to reach the finals of the of the ICC Women’s World Cup. All-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur struck a sensational, unbeaten 171 as India–the Women in Blue –stunned the defending champions by 36 runs to storm into ... Read More »

Shastri gets Zak out, Arun back as bowling coach

Acceding to newly-appointed chief coach Ravi Shastri’s demand, the BCCI today appointed Bharat Arun as the Indian cricket team’s bowling coach, ending days of drama surrounding the position. Arun was India’s bowling coach during Shastri’s previous tenure as Team Director and the latter had insisted on his appointment in his soon-to-start second stint with the Indian team. The decision to ... Read More »

Cricket fraternity hails Mithali Raj on becoming highest run-scorer in women’s ODIs

Though India might have slumped to an eight-wicket loss to Australia in their penultimate round-robin clash of the ICC Women’s World Cup, skipper Mithali Raj was a shining star during the match as she became the all-time highest run-getter in the history of women’s one-day internationals at the County Ground, Bristol. The 34-year-old scripted history on Wednesday as she surpassed ... Read More »

Mithali Raj calls on team to step up ahead of New Zealand clash

After suffering a crushing eight-wicket loss against Australia in their round-robin match of the ongoing Women’s World Cup, India skipper Mithali Raj has called on her team to step up and improve their performance in what would be a virtual quarter-final against New Zealand on July 15. Raj made ODI history in Bristol on Wednesday but it was Australia who ... Read More »

Ravi Shastri Team India coach, Zaheer, Dravid to take care of bowling, batting

The BCCI on Tuesday named Ravi Shastri as the new chief coach of the Indian cricket team with former fast bowling great Zaheer Khan being appointed the bowling coach for a period of two years. Rahul Dravid, India A and Under-19 coach, will work as a batting consultant on away tours alongside Sanjay Bangar, who is with the team as ... Read More »

Ravi Shastri is the new Indian cricket coach?

Former skipper Ravi Shastri has emerged as the front-runner to be the new coach of India, but a final decision remains on hold until captain Virat Kohli has been consulted. Shastri, 55, was among five high-profile candidates interviewed on Monday for the post left vacant by ex-Test captain Anil Kumble, who resigned amid difficulties over his relationship with Kohli which ... Read More »

We hold upper hand against South Africa, says India’s Krishnamurthy

India’s Veda Krishnamurthy is confident her side can keep up its perfect record at the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup when it takes on South Africa at Grace Road on Saturday. Having already beaten England, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the West Indies, victory against South Africa would see India progress to the semi-finals. And Krishnamurthy believes India hold the upper ... Read More »

Kohli stars as India beat West Indies by eight wickets

Riding on skipper Virat Kohli’s unbeaten century, India defeated West Indies by eight wickets in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Sabina Park Stadium here. Kohli (111 not out) and middle-order batsman Dinesh Karthik (50 not out) helped India on Thursday to outplay the hosts and clinched the five match ODI series 3-1. Chasing 206, India started ... Read More »

Indian eves played like `warriors` against Pakistan, says Vijay Goel

Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel has congratulated the Indian women’s cricket team for their splendid performance against Pakistan in the ongoing ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. “Wow! India dismiss Pak for 74, win by 95 runs to remain unbeaten! Congrats & best wishes for next one Mithali Raj & team,” said Goel on Twitter. He also ... Read More »

Proud of Ekta Bisht, says Mithali Raj post crushing win over Pak

Indian women’s team skipper Mithali Raj was full of praise for spinner Ekta Bisht whose five-wicket haul helped the side to thrash arch-rival Pakistan by 95 runs in their third match of the ICC Women’s World Cup at Derby here on Sunday. Considering Bisht’s spell as crucial in India’s victory, Raj admitted that the former has always delivered every time ... Read More »

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