Karthik will play finisher's role as he is in WC mix: Katich

Karthik will play finisher's role as he is in WC mix: Katich

Friday, 15 March 2019 | PTI | Kolkata

Kolkata Knight Riders assistant coach Simon Katich is confident that their captain Dinesh Karthik will once again excel in his designated finisher's role, making a case for his selection in India's World Cup squad. Karthik, who didn't play the one-dayers against Australia, is back in the mix after Rishabh Pant's failure...

Osaka, Halep crash out of Indian Wells

Thursday, 14 March 2019 | AFP | Indian Wells

World number one Naomi Osaka crashed out of Indian Wells on Tuesday, routed by Belinda Bencic on a day that saw second-ranked Simona Halep sent packing, too. Bencic, ranked 23rd in the world, defeated Osaka 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the prestigious WTA premier mandatory event, where Osaka won...

PSG resume winning streak

Thursday, 14 March 2019 | AFP | Paris

Paris Saint-Germain shook off their Champions League hangover and resumed their canter towards another French title on Tuesday as they cruised to a 4-0 win in Dijon. Marquinhos, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored PSG's goals in their first outing since their disastrous exit from the Champions...

City show no mercy

Thursday, 14 March 2019 | AFP | Manchester

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City don't fear any team in the Champions League after they powered into the quarter-finals with a 7-0 rout of hapless Schalke on Tuesday. City had snatched two late goals to win the first leg 3-2 and they made the most of that fightback with a ruthless...

Djoker topples; Rafa, Federer advance

Thursday, 14 March 2019 | AFP | Indian Wells

Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber stunned Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4 on Tuesday, claiming his first career win over a World No 1 player to reach the fourth round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters. Serbian superstar Djokovic was playing his first tournament since lifting a record seventh title in Melbourne,...

Cristiano’s comeback

Thursday, 14 March 2019 | AFP | Turin

Ronaldo scores record eighth Champions League hat-trick as Juventus seal historic comeback against Atletico to cruise into quarters Cristiano Ronaldo made a mockery of Atletico Madrid's vaunted defense, and then mocked its coach as well. Ronaldo scored a hat trick against the normally resilient Spanish side to send Juventus into the Champions...

No confusion just need to discuss about one slot: Kohli

No confusion just need to discuss about one slot: Kohli

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

The Indian team management are "not confused" about the composition of the World Cup squad despite their ODI series defeat against Australia as only one slot is up for grabs, said skipper Virat Kohli. Before the start of the series, Kohli had said that a couple of places need to be...

Rohit completes 8000 runs ODIs

Rohit completes 8000 runs ODIs

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

India vice-captain Rohit Sharma completed 8000 runs in ODI cricket during the fifth and series-deciding match against Australia on Wednesday. The 31-year-old Rohit completed the milestone in his 206th ODI appearance and is joint third fastest to the milestone along with former India captain Sourav Ganguly. Both have taken 200 innings to...