India vs England | Blame the batsmen, not the pitch: Rohit

‘It’s not just England, we played horribly too, we didn’t pick the right shots’ Despite the third Test between India and England ending within two days, India opening batsman Rohit Sharma has stressed that there were no “demons” in the pitch at Motera. “If you look at the 30 wickets which have fallen. I don’t … Read more India vs England | Blame the batsmen, not the pitch: Rohit

Ind vs Eng third Test at Motera | Joe Root uproots middle-order; India takes 33-run lead

India lost as many as seven wickets for only 31 runs after looking solid at 114 for 3 at one stage in the game. Joe Root’s magical spell of off-breaks triggered a sudden collapse as India were caught in their own web of spin to be shot out for a meagre 145 during an exciting … Read more Ind vs Eng third Test at Motera | Joe Root uproots middle-order; India takes 33-run lead

Vaas quits ahead of WI tour

Sri Lanka’s new fast bowling coach Chaminda Vaas quit on Monday within days of his appointment and compounding problems for the national team on the eve of its virus-hit tour of the West Indies. Vaas, who on Friday replaced Australian David Sekar, resigned over a pay dispute and will not travel with the team to … Read more Vaas quits ahead of WI tour

Winning WTC would be same as winning WC: Ishant Sharma

On the verge of playing his 100th Test, Ishant Sharma looks back at a storied career and lists his immediate goals From a promising fast-bowler who bamboozled the great Ricky Ponting in Perth in 2008 to a seasoned campaigner whose short-ball ploy gave India a rare victory at Lord’s in 2014 to the leader of … Read more Winning WTC would be same as winning WC: Ishant Sharma

Mumbai opens campaign with a bang

Shardul Thakur, after being released from India’s Test squad, did not feature in Mumbai’s Vijay Hazare Trophy opener versus Delhi. But Mumbai didn’t miss him at all at the Jaipur Vidhyalaya Ground here. Riding on a combination of tight bowling, suicidal running between the wickets by the Delhi openers and a scintillating hundred by opening … Read more Mumbai opens campaign with a bang

Wasn’t unexpected: Aaron Finch on going unsold at IPL auctions

Aaron Finch had a forgettable IPL 2020 in the UAE, where he averaged just 22.3 with only one 50-plus score for RCB. Australia’s white-ball captain Aaron Finch on Sunday admitted he was not surprised after going unsold at the recent Indian Premier League auctions but said a bit of time at home wouldn’t be the … Read more Wasn’t unexpected: Aaron Finch on going unsold at IPL auctions

England will have edge over India in pink ball Test despite home team’s unbelievable seam attack: Crawley

The 23-year-old is well aware that the hosts are armed with a potent seam attack. An “unbelievable seam attack and incredible batsmen” make India formidable but England will have the edge in the pink ball day/night Test here as the tourists are more adept at playing in seaming conditions, feels batsman Zak Crawley. With the … Read more England will have edge over India in pink ball Test despite home team’s unbelievable seam attack: Crawley

Pujara delighted with Super Kings call-up

Picked by the Chennai Super Kings during the player auction earlier this week, Cheteshwar Pujara is delighted to return to the Indian Premier League after 2014. He is also confident that the IPL won’t hinder his preparation for India’s five-Test series in England starting August. “It’s good to be back again. I would like to … Read more Pujara delighted with Super Kings call-up

We had been wanting to change the name since 2019, says Ness Wadia

“We needed to rebrand and reinvent ourselves after so many years,” the team’s co-owner said. KXIP is now Punjab Kings and its co-owner Ness Wadia on Saturday said the franchise needed to rebrand itself after so many years of IPL and the name change was something it wanted since 2019. Wadia feels Punjab Kings is … Read more We had been wanting to change the name since 2019, says Ness Wadia

BCCI tweaks Vijay Hazare Trophy format

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has accepted the objections raised by State associations and modified the qualification format for the Vijay Hazare Trophy knockouts. As a result, the winner of the Plate Group will not get a direct entry into the quarterfinals of the inter-State one-day championship, which starts on Saturday. … Read more BCCI tweaks Vijay Hazare Trophy format