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Axar Patel replaces Ravindra Jadeja for Pallekele Test

Left-arm spinner Axar Patel has been called in as a replacement for Ravindra Jadeja in the 16-man Indian squad for the third and the final Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka, beginning August 12 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. “The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Tuesday named Axar Patel as the replacement for Ravindra Jadeja in the ... Read More »

‘Feels good coming out of difficult situation to win the Test’

India registered a comprehensive win against Sri Lanka in the Colombo Test on Sunday and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Virat Kohli’s men, who posted 622-9 declared in their first innings, won the Test by an innings and 53 runs after enforcing following-on. The hosts, who displayed a shambolic batting performance in the first innings and ... Read More »

Australia, NZ, Lanka to tour India from mid-Sept to Dec

Australia are all set to tour India for a limited-overs series, from September 17 to October 11 this year. Reportedly, the tour will comprise of five ODIs and three T20Is. Following the tour, Australia’s Trans-Tasmanian rivals New Zealand will visit India from late October to the first week of November. The Black Caps are expected to play three ODIs and ... Read More »

Ashwin regains 2nd spot in ICC Test rankings

Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin regained the second spot in the bowlers’ list while left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja continued to hold on to the top spot in the latest Test rankings announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC) here on Tuesday. The latest rankings take into account performances in the first Test at Galle in which India defeated Sri Lanka by ... Read More »

Mithali Raj named captain of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 team

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday announced the team of the recently-concluded ICC Women’s World Cup 2017, with Indian skipper Mithali Raj named as its captain. The 34-year-old from Hyderabad, was selected as captain after she led her side by example by scoring 409 runs in the 30-day tournament, which inspired India to reach only its second final, first ... Read More »

England beat India by nine runs to win Women’s World Cup

England beat India by nine runs to win the Women’s World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. India, set 229 for victory, were on course at 191 for three but Punam Raut’s dismissal for 86 sparked a dramatic collapse. Anya Shrubsole took five wickets for 11 runs in 19 deliveries as India slumped to 219 all out with eight balls ... Read More »

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 »

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