Upbeat India face tough Oz challenge

Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 | PTI | Derby

After suffering heavy defeat to Australia in league stage, Eves look for redemption in semifinal Odds are stacked heavily against them but a confident India will aim to turn the tables when they take on six-time champions Australia in the second semi- final of the ICC Women's World Cup, here on...

Will be exceptional if we beat Australia: Mithali

Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 | PTI | Derby

It will be nothing short of exceptional if India upstage Australia, feels captain Mithali Raj, who reckons her team will have the "home advantage" in the ICC women's World Cup semifinal here on Thursday. "We've played a lot of the group stage here, four games, so we are aware of the...

‘No added pressure on me’

Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 | PTI | MUMBAI

A fair understanding of each other already there, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday said he expects the going to be smooth with new coach Ravi Shastri as they are both well aware of what is expected of them. Speaking to the media before the team's departure for the tour...

Ashwin slips to 3rd; Herath jumps to No 2

Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 | PTI | Dubai

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin slipped a place to take the third position in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers on Wednesday. Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath has climbed to second position after grabbing his eighth 10-wicket match haul and helping win the one-off Test against Zimbabwe in Colombo by...

Have matured immensely in last 2 weeks: Shastri

Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 | PTI | Mumbai

Newly-appointed India head coach Ravi Shastri feels he has "matured immensely" in the last two weeks, a period that saw dramatic developments leading upto his appointment to the high-profile job. Addressing his first press conference since getting the position, the former Team Director spoke about the challenges ahead, the first of...

Shastri always has positive mindset: Saha

Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 | IANS | Kolkata

India wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Wednesday said that new coach Ravi Shastri has always had a "positive" mindset when he was the team director and that he was looking forward to working with him again on the Sri Lanka tour. Shastri took over as India coach from Anil Kumble, making this...

Can make impact in Tests, says Karthik

Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 | PTI | Chennai

Eyeing a comeback to the Indian Test team, Dinesh Karthik says he is very much capable of making an impact in the middle-order with his repertoire of shots but would never give up wicket-keeping. Karthik recently fought his way back into the ODI and T20 sides on the back of a...

jose ready for long stay

Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 | Agencies | Los Angeles

United manager Mourinho prepared to stay for 15 years at Old Trafford, but admits it will be difficult Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he is targeting a 15-year stay at Old Trafford, telling ESPN in an interview that he wants to restore the stability of the Alex Ferguson era. Mourinho,...


Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 | Agencies

shot-putter Manpreet fails dope test New Delhi: Asian champion shot-putter Manpreet Kaur has been caught in the dope net after testing positive for a banned stimulant, a massive embarrassment for the country which might lose the gold medal clinched by her earlier this month. Kaur, who won a gold medal in...

Ojha seeking return to his home team

Thursday, 20 Jul 2017 | PTI | Kolkata

Former India spinner Pragyan Ojha on Wednesday said he's seeking a transfer from Bengal after a two-season stint to return to his home team Hyderabad for the upcoming domestic season. Terming it a personal decision, the left-arm spinner said he's written to the Cricket Association of Bengal on Wednesday seeking an...


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Cong to launch protest against Centre, UP Govt next month

16 Jul 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

The Congress would launch a protest campaign both against the Centre as well as UP Government starting from next month. “People are feeling the pinch of unpopular decision of Modi Government like demonetisation, GST etc so now we will raise the people voice by protesting on all the district head-quarters in the State on August 9 on occasion of August Kranti Day”, disclosed chairman of the UPCC media...

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SI aspirants go bald against recruitment norms

20 Jul 2017 | PNS | Ranchi

Aspirants for Sub Inspectors’ post in the State gathered in quite a number at Morabadi ground Wednesday to stage protest against the recruitment norms of State government. The aspirants conducted a ‘Maha Mundan’ where approximately 60 students shaved their heads...

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