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Sunday, September 30

Dhawan Dropped, Agarwal & Siraj Earn First Call-Ups for Windies Tests

After holding out initially due to the injury concerns for the Indian captain Virat Kohli, the BCCI has announced a 15-man strong squad for the upcoming two Test match home series against West Indies which begins on October 4.

Saturday, September 29

ICC Gets WADA Warning, Says Ready to Intervene Over India Cricket Doping Row

The World Anti-Doping Agency has warned the International Cricket Council it will intervene if it does not resolve a stand-off between Indian cricket chiefs and the country's drug-testing body.

Meg Lanning, Rachel Haynes Guide Australia To Six-wicket Win Over NZ in Opening Women's T20I

Australian skipper Meg Lanning and Rachael Haynes overcame some early hiccups and guided Australia to a comprehensive six-wicket victory in the opening T20I against New Zealand at the North Sydney Oval.

Thursday, September 27

Pakistan Drop Struggling Mohammad Amir From Australia Tests

Pakistan have left out struggling pace spearhead Mohammad Amir from the 17-member squad for the two-match Test series against Australia

In Numbers | Are Dhawan & Rohit Already Among Best Opening Pairs of All Time?

The current Indian pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have been prolific over the last few years. They have scored big against the best bowling attacks in different conditions.

India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2018 Final: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming Online

The live telecast of the match will start at 5:00PM on September 28 (Friday). The match can be seen live on the Star Sports 2 and live streaming will be available on www.hotstar.com. You can also follow our live blog for ball-by-ball updates and anal....

No Need to Press the Panic Button, Says Pakistan Captain Sarfraz Ahmed After Asia Cup Exit

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has taken the blame for his side's 37-run defeat against Bangladesh that knocked them out of the 2018 Asia Cup on Wednesday.

Monday, September 24

Bisht-Negi Show Lead Meghalaya's Rout of Arunachal Pradesh

Puneet Bisht cracked a career-best 135 before Abhay Negi bamboozled Arunachal Pradesh with a seven-wicket haul to power Meghalaya to a huge 256-run win in the Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day cricket tournament here on Monday.

Afghanistan's Wicketkeeper-Batsman Mohammad Shahzad Reveals Spot-fixing Approach

"The matter was reported through the right channels on Saturday and is being looked into by the anti-corruption unit."

Asia Cup: India Hope for a Sterner Test Against Spirited Afghanistan

Having already booked a place in the Asia Cup final, India will hope their untested middle-order finally gets some game time when they take on ever-improving Afghanistan in their third and final Super Four clash at the Dubai International Cricket Sta....

Mustafizur Rahman's Last Over Heroics Helps Bangladesh Clinch Thriller Against Afghanistan

Mustafizur Rahman bowled a sensational last over as Bangladesh huffed and puffed to a narrow three-run win over a spirited Afghanistan in a Super Four match to keep themselves in the race for the Asia Cup final, here on Sunday.

In Numbers: Rohit-Dhawan Record Opening Stand Helps India Register Big Win Against Pakistan

Sharma notched an unbeaten 111 for his 19th one-day hundred while Dhawan made a 100-ball 114 for his eighth century as the pair put on 210 for the opening stand - their highest ever opening stand, surpassing 178 the pair registered against Australia ....

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan Slam Tons as India Crush Pakistan to Seal Final Spot

Skipper Rohit Sharma and his deputy Shikhar Dhawan showed their mastery in white ball cricket with stylish hundreds as India took a giant stride towards summit clash of Asia Cup with a comfortable nine-wicket win against Pakistan on Sunday. This is I....

Wednesday, September 19

Champions Trophy Final, World Cup 2015 and Other Recent India-Pakistan ODIs

The two sides have faced each other in 129 One-Day Internationals, with Pakistan being victorious 73 times and India 52, while four games have ended without result. The last five encounters though sees India leading with a 3-2 margin.

Ricky Ponting's Advice to Virat Kohli: Captaincy is 60 Percent off-the-field Homework

Ricky Ponting said captaincy consists of 60 per cent off the field preparation and 40 per cent on the pitch. Ponting made the comment referencing India captain Virat Kohli's leadership skills in the context of the team's recently-concluded Test tour ....

With Problems Aplenty, India Have Much to Get Right Tonight Against Pakistan

When India plays Pakistan there will be no room for error, and even less space to say that cricket was the winner.

Tuesday, September 18

"Our Performance was Shocking" - Angelo Mathews Tears Into Team After Asia Cup Exit

Afghanistan knocked five-time champions Sri Lanka out of the Asia Cup with a 91-run win in Abu Dhabi Monday.

Afghanistan Register Impressive Win, Knock Sri Lanka Out of Asia Cup 2018

Afghanistan knocked five-time champions Sri Lanka out of the Asia Cup with a 91-run win in Abu Dhabi Monday, the result reflecting the rise of the cricketers from the strife-torn nation and the fall of the once all-conquering islanders.

Women T20Is: History Points to India, but Sri Lanka Capable of Springing a Surprise

India clean-swept both the ODIs and T20Is the last time Sri Lanka visited. But that was last year; dig deeper, go further back, and you find Sri Lanka’s first ever series win against India

Monday, September 17

Asia Cup 2018: Pedigree in Spin But Afghanistan's Batting Can be Unreliable

Afghanistan would look to fare better this time round as compared to the previous outing in 2014, where they ended fourth.

CPL 2018: Pierre, Munro Star as Knight Riders Win Third Title

Colin Munro smashed an unbeaten 39-ball 68 after a disciplined bowling effort as Trinbago Knight Riders thrashed Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final of CPL 2018 to defend their title and win the trophy for the third time.

Asia Cup: BCCI Rebuffs Star Sports After Broadcaster Questions Virat Kohli's Absence

India captain Virat Kohli's absence from Asia Cup has got BCCI into a head on collision course with Asian Cricket Council after broadcasters Star expressed their displeasure.

Sunday, September 16

Rahane Takes Part in Prime-Minister Modi's ‘Swacchata Hi Seva’ Campaign

Ajinkya Rahane participated does his bit for the beaches

PSL 2019 Set To Start on February 14, Pakistan To Host Eight Matches

As many as 8 matches of next season's Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be played in Pakistan including the final scheduled for Karachi on March 17.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2018 at Dubai: Bangladesh Secure 137 Run Victory in Opening Game

Catch all the live cricket score and live cricket updates from the Asia Cup 2018 game between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Saturday, September 15

Asia Cup 2018 Gives Us A Chance to Get Combination Right Before World Cup: Rohit Sharma

India are still searching for a perfect middle order combination in the one-dayers even as they have a settled top three batsmen in Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and regular captain Virat Kohli.

Asia Cup 2018: Unsettled Sri Lanka Have Their Task Cut Out to Make it Past Group Stage

Sri Lanka are the second-most successful side in Asia Cup history behind India, but their form of late has been anything but inspiring.

New Rivals Sri Lanka and Bangladesh Kick-Start Asia Cup 2018

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will kickstart the 2018 Asia Cup with both teams keen to make the first strike.

Thursday, September 13

Sri Lanka Opener Gunathilaka Ruled Out of Asia Cup Due to Back Injury

Sri Lanka's opening batsman Dhanushka Gunathilaka suffered a back injury and was ruled out of the upcoming Asian Cup tournament on Thursday, dealing a major blow to the islanders.

Left Captaincy to Give Kohli Enough Time to Prepare Team For 2019 World Cup: Dhoni

MS Dhoni has revealed that the reason behind his decision to stand down as India’s ODI and T20 captain in January 2017 was to give Virat Kohli enough time to build a team for the 2019 World Cup 2019 in England. Dhoni, whose sudden decision had surpri....

Bowlers Hold Nerve in Tense Finish to Assure Indian Women Series Win vs Sri Lanka

Taniya Bhatia's stunning knock of 68, followed by a disciplined effort with the ball helped India Women defeat Sri Lanka Women by six runs in the second WODI of the ICC Women’s Championship in Galle on Thursday. Courtesy this win India took an unassa....

Kohli Needs to Learn About Field Placements & Bowling Changes, Says Gavaskar

"It has just been two years (he took over four years back) since he took over as a captain so at times the lack of experience shows."

Vijay Signals Return to Form with a Century For Essex

India opener Murali Vijay smashed a brilliant 181-ball 100 to guide Essex to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

Wednesday, September 12

Did Kohli’s Wretched Luck with Tosses Affect India’s Chances?

Five Test matches, five lost tosses. While Virat Kohli’s form with the bat during the series was remarkable, his form at the toss was particularly wretched. In fact, even in South Africa at the start of the year, Kohli lost two of the three tosses in....

Kohli & India Continue to Reign Supreme in Test Rankings Despite England Loss

India continued to be at the numero uno position but England grabbed the fourth spot in the ICC Test Team Rankings after completing a 4-1 series victory at The Oval on Tuesday.

Hussain All For Anderson in Sri Lanka Series; Sees Buttler as Future Captain

After a convincing 4-1 series win against India, England head to Sri Lanka to play five ODIs and a three-match Test series, beginning October 10. With the tour still some distance away, reports have already started to surface that fast James Anderson....

Tuesday, September 11

Every Match Against India is Important, Says Pakistan Captain Sarfraz Ahmed

Pakistan will commence their 2018 Asia Cup campaign against Hong Kong on September 16 before taking on arch-rivals India, three days later. Captain Sarfraz Ahmed said they will be eyeing to generate momentum in their opening encounter which will help....

India vs England 5th Test: When and Where to Watch Live Coverage on Sony TV, Live Streaming Online on SonyLIV

Alastair Cook marked his 291st and final test innings in fairytale fashion with a century as England closed in on victory over India on the fourth day of the fifth test on Monday.

Monday, September 10

Hussain Calls for Jennings to be Dropped for England's Tour of Sri Lanka

Jennings has scored just 163 runs in five innings against India so far at an average of 18.11. He has only one half-century and one century to his name - which he got in the first two matches of his career. Hussain feels Jennings was left exposed ag....

India Making One Error Too Many in the DRS Game

India’s use of DRS came under the scanner again when they exhausted both their reviews within 12 overs of England’s second innings. India first went upstairs to check an lbw call against Keaton Jennings in the 10th, and then did the same trying to ge....

Mithali Raj Wary of Sri Lankan Prowess Ahead of Bilateral Series

Despite being ranked four spots above them in the rankings, India’s ODI captain Mithali Raj is wary of Sri Lanka ahead of the three-match ODI series starting on Tuesday in Galle. Although India are No.4 and Sri Lanka are No. 8 in the rankings, Raj sa....

Friday, September 07

AB de Villiers Joins Pakistan Super League for 2019 Season

The former South African skipper is set to make his first Pakistan Super League appearance in the upcoming season.

Karun Nair’s Exclusion has Gavaskar Seething - "He deserves an answer"

"He is not your favourite player. The selectors seem to have brought him. Don't think the team management likes him."

POLL | Should Karun Nair Have Been Left Out of the Oval Test?

Karun Nair has been part of the squad for all the five Tests India have played in England on this tour.

Wednesday, September 05

Bihar Cricket Association Suspends Aditya Verma's Son For Two Years

The Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) has handed a two-year suspension to original IPL petitioner Aditya Verma's son Lakhan Raja for alleged participation in an unsanctioned tournament as well as a corporate tournament, without prior approval

Ashish Nehra Appointed RCB Coach for New Season

Ashish Nehra has previously played in all formats of the game and had been a part of the Indian team in two largely successful Cricket World Cups, two Asia Cups, and three ICC Champions Trophy tournaments.

Tuesday, September 04

Buch: Injury May Have Cut Short CPL Stint, But Steve Smith on Track to Earn Back Baggy Green

Test cricket sorely lacks quality batsmen in challenging conditions these days and it needs Smith to be back in his baggy green, going toe-to-toe with the likes of Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson for the title of the best Test batsman in the world.

Alastair Cook Hailed as England’s Greatest Batsman by Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has dubbed Alastair Cook, who announced his retirement from the game on Monday, the greatest batsman that the country has ever produced.

Ehsan Mani Elected Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board

Ehsan Mani has been elected as the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) unopposed for a term of three years, it was announced earlier today. Mani will succeed Najam Sethi, who stepped down from the role on August 21.

Monday, September 03

'Nicest Cricketer We Ever Had' - Tributes Pour in For Cook's Glittering Career

England opener Alastair Cook has announced an end to his international career, with his last match being the fifth Test against India at The Oval.

England is a Tough Place, But Indian Batsmen Will Do Well in Australia, Says Shane Watson

Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson feels that the faltering Indian batsmen will fare much better against Australia later this year compared to how they performed against England in the ongoing five-match series.

Alastair Cook to Retire from International Cricket After Final Test at Oval Against India

England opener Alastair Cook has announced his retirement from international cricket. The final Test against India at the Oval, starting on Friday, will be his last international assignment.

Sunday, September 02

In Numbers: Is Time Running Out For Run-starved Cook?

England opener Alastair Cook’s fortunes have gone from bad to worse in the ongoing series against India as he was dismissed for 12 in the second innings of Southampton Test on Saturday, after scoring 17 in the first essay.

England Lead India by 233 Runs After Scrappy Day at Southampton

Jos Buttler once again proved to be a thorn in India's flesh as his gutsy knock of 69 enabled the hosts to put up a fighting 260 for 8 in their second innings on the third day of an evenly poised fourth Test

Saturday, September 01

India Blue in Duleep Trophy Final

India Blue booked a spot in the Duleep Trophy final after the final league game against India Green ended in a draw at the NPR College ground here Saturday.

Pujara Masterclass Helps India Edge Ahead in Fourth Test Against England

Cheteshwar Pujara carved out one of his finest Test hundreds, a knock punctuated by a mix of trademark tenacity and grace, as India eked out a slender 27-run lead against England in the fourth match.

Pujara Earns Praise from Tendulkar, Sehwag and Others For Magnificent Century

Cheteshwar Pujara registered his 15th Test century on Day 2 of the fourth Test against England at Southampton to help India post 273 in their first innings.