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BCCI recommends Dhoni for Padma Bhushan, Kohli for Padma Shri

The BCCI has recommended captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's name for the prestigious Padma Bhushan and batting mainstay Virat Kohli for the Padma Shri.

Skipper Dhoni skips practice, Ishant fit again

In the build-up to the fifth and final Test against England, India on Wednesday regrouped in London at the Oval as they looked to put behind the disappointment of their embarrassing innings defeat in the last game.

New bat ensures edges won't carry, bowlers' lives made tougher

In what could be more bad news for bowlers, a couple of IIT graduates from Mumbai have come up with a modified bat which will be lighter, faster through the air and edges off the willow won't carry to the slips.

Lucky Gavaskar escapes unhurt in a car crash

Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar was lucky to escape unhurt in a car crash while travelling from Manchester to London on Sunday after the completion of the third Test between India and England.

Jayawardene, the elegant run-machine, set to bid adieu

Test cricket will bid farewell to one of its most elegant strokemakers when Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene quits the longer format after the second Test against Pakistan, starting in Colombo on Thursday.

Ashwin number one Test all-rounder in latest ICC rankings

R Ashwin became the number one Test all-rounder in ICC rankings following his fine show with the bat in the fourth cricket Test against England in Manchester.

Gul thinking to quit Test due to nagging knee problems

Pakistan's seasoned pace bowler, Umar Gul has admitted that a nagging knee problem has forced him to think about quitting Test matches.

Dhoni 3 losses away from Fleming's away Test defeats record

MS Dhoni  is on the verge of equalling an ignominous record in possession of Stephen Fleming and Brian Lara — that of maximum number of away Test defeats while leading his country.

Uthappa hopeful of securing a berth in India's World Cup team

Having had a poor run in the recently concluded India A team's tour of Australia where he failed to make a mark, discarded opener Robin Uthappa is now eyeing the Ranji Trophy to make his case for a berth in the Indian squad for the 2015 World Cup squad.

Indian cricketer Suresh Raina visits LoC

Indian cricketer Suresh Raina visited a forward post of the army in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday to boost the morale of the soldiers and acquaint himself with the hardships they face while protecting the country's border.

Duncan Fletcher's role questioned after Old Trafford drubbing

There is no doubt about head coach Duncan Fletcher's technical expertise but quite a few are questioning his strategy and tactics in the fourth Test in Manchester.

Sri Lanka win first Test in Galle as Pakistan crumble

Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath claimed six wickets as Sri Lanka fashioned an unlikely seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in the first Test at Galle to go one-up in the two-Test series on Sunday.

Broad fit to play as England name unchanged squad for Oval Test

England fast bowler Stuart Broad, who suffered a fractured nose on Saturday, was named in an unchanged 13-man squad for the fifth and final Test against India at the Oval next week.

'Srinivasan played into ECB hands in Anderson-Jadeja spat'

India became a 'laughing stock' during the Jadeja-Anderson incident because of the timidity of N Srinivasan, who played a 'puppet' fearing a backlash from the England and Australia boards, CAB secretary Aditya Verma said on Saturday.

Rampaging England beat India by innings and 54 runs in 4th Test

India lost the fourth Test against England by an innings and 54 runs on the third day at Old Trafford in Manchester to trail 2-1 in the 5-match series. England's Moeen Ali took 4 wickets to skittle India out for 161 in the second innings.
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