Ajinkya Rahane admits he was stunned to be named India captain for their upcoming Zimbabwe series, after being dropped just a week earlier, and while he plans to draw inspiration from past skippers he also wants to make his own mark on the team.
Showing disrespect towards the Indian cricket team, Bangladeshi newspaper 'Prothom Alo' has produced a spoof 'cutter' advertisement, in which several Indian cricketers are seen standing with their heads half-shaven.
Chief selector Sandeep Patil and his four fellow selectors have sent a firm message to ODI skipper MS Dhoni and Test captain Virat Kohli for controversial decisions taken during the Bangladesh tour.
Barely a week ago ODI skipper MS Dhoni made a harsh assessment of Ajinkya Rahane and axed him from the playing eleven during the recent disastrous Bangladesh series. On Monday, the 27-year-old was back - as the captain of the Indian team that will tour Zimbabwe.
Calm and reserved are two epithets one hears most while talking about Ajinkya Rahane to those who knew him well before he became an India cricketer. Yet, slotting the batsman like that may not be fair as Rahane, though mild-mannered, has transformed into a player who does not shy away from aggressive hitting.
Seamer Dhammika Prasad claimed four wickets to put Sri Lanka on top in the second Test in Colombo on Sunday despite a defiant century from Azhar Ali.
All-rounder Jhulan Goswami struck a half-century before the bowlers defended a low score to help India beat New Zealand by 17 runs in the first of the five-match ODI series in Bengaluru on Sunday.
"Ashes to ashes, dust to dust; if Thommo don't get ya, then Lillee must." That witty ditty first appeared during the 1974-75 series but it also serves as a succinct reminder of Ashes history - a tale of terrific, and at times terrifying, fast bowling.
Additional Sessions Judge Neena Bansal Krishna had on May 23 reserved June 29 for the order on framing of charges in the case and had asked the counsel appearing for the accused to file their written arguments, if any, by June 6.
The International Cricket Council's (ICC) ratification of the new ODI rules from July 5 will not just come as a big relief to fielding captains all over, but will be seen as a big victory for India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara will quit international cricket during the Test series against India, the island nation's most prolific batsman said on Saturday.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has effected major changes in the One-day international (ODI) format and most of the key decisions give bowlers more of a fighting chance.
The Justice RM Lodha panel looking into the allegations of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 cricket tournament is likely to submit its report next month on the quantum of punishment against former BCCI president N Srinivasan’s son-in-law and Chennai Super Kings official Gurunath Meiyappan and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra.
HT has learnt from a reliable source that it was Pravin Tambe, the Rajasthan Royals leg-spinner, who had allegedly been approached by his Mumbai Ranji teammate at the beginning of this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) to help fix matches.