Debutant Shardul ruled out of 2nd Test with injury

Debutant Shardul ruled out of 2nd Test with injury

Saturday, 13 October 2018 | Agencies | Hyderabad

The National Cricket Academy's rehabilitation programme once again came under scanner after seamer Shardul Thakur's Test debut against West Indies lasted a mere 10 deliveries due to recurrence of a groin strain sustained during the Asia Cup in Dubai. Incidentally, this new injury fiasco happened only two days after the Committee...

Federer fires to join Djokovic in Shanghai semis

Friday, 12 October 2018 | AFP | Shanghai

Roger defeats  Kei Nishikori to enter  semis; Novak  beats Anderson to  sail  into semi-finals Although Roger Federer finally won a match in straight sets at this year's Shanghai Masters, it didn't save him any energy. The defending champion reached the semifinals Friday by beating eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-4, 7-6 (4). His first...

Difficult to contain lower-order with SG Test balls: Umesh

Difficult to contain lower-order with SG Test balls: Umesh

Friday, 12 October 2018 | PTI | Hyderabad

Speedster Umesh Yadav on Friday joined the growing list of Indian players who feel 'SG Test' ball was not ideal, saying the bowlers are unable to run through lower-order when it gets old. India skipper Virat Kohli has already advocated the use of hand-made Dukes from England. "If you are saying that...

India ranked 5th as ICC launches global women's T20I team rankings

India ranked 5th as ICC launches global women's T20I team rankings

Friday, 12 October 2018 | PTI | Dubai

India are placed fifth while three-time champions Australia lead the 46-team table as the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday launched global Women's T20I Team Rankings. The ICC's move to launch the women's T20I rankings follows its decision earlier this year to award international status to all T20 matches between member...

India aim to be ruthless, WI seek redemption

India aim to be ruthless, WI seek redemption

Friday, 12 October 2018 | PTI | Hyderabad

India ready to take on hosts in second Test today after sailing through with easy win India's ruthless home run is unlikely to be challenged when the team takes on a below-par West Indies in the second Test Friday in what threatens to be another lopsided contest. After the hosts won the...

Unhappy with SG, Kohli wants Dukes to be used for all Test matches

Friday, 12 October 2018 | PTI | Hyderabad

India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday said that Test cricket across the globe should be played with the England-made Duke balls, expressing his displeasure at the poor quality of the SG balls that India use at home. "The Dukes ball, I think, is the most suited ball for Test cricket. If...

Pant breaks into Indian ODI team

Friday, 12 October 2018 | PTI | Hyderabad

Dashing keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant forced his way into the Indian ODI set-up for the first time as the national selection committee got down to put in place a succession plan for the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Pant, who had scored 114 and 92 in his previous two Test appearances, has been...

‘Joe Root could be world's best if freed from captaincy’

Friday, 12 October 2018 | AFP | London

Shane Warne believes England should seriously consider replacing Joe Root with Jos Buttler as Test captain to allow Root to focus on becoming the world's best batsman. Australia spin great Warne says the Yorkshire star could dominate the global game with the bat and feels Buttler would make a "very, very...

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