Cricket News

  • Former India cricketer S Sreesanth
    Jul 25, 2015 18:17 IST

    After fixing acquittal, Sreesanth keen to play for India again

    After being cleared of all charges of spot fixing by a Delhi court on Saturday, former India pacer S Sreesanth and two others, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan found it tough to control their emotions and said they were desperate to make a comeback to the game after two years of ignominy.

  • Dale Steyn
    Jul 25, 2015 16:31 IST

    South Africa's Dale Steyn plays football with Bangladeshi kids

    Although the first cricket Test match between Bangladesh and South Africa ended in a draw after rain washed out play on Friday and Saturday, Proteas pacer Dale Steyn made the most of the incessant downpour, joining some locals outside his hotel in Chittagong for a game of football.

  • Pragyan Ojha
    Jul 24, 2015 18:26 IST

    Ojha five-for gives India A 154-run lead over Australia A

    Bowling with a remodelled action, Pragyan Ojha picked up an impressive five-wicket haul as India A bowled out Australia A for 268 before extending their lead to 154 runs by the end of the third day's play in the first unofficial cricket Test, in Chennai on Friday.

  • BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, left, and IPL COO Sundar Raman, standing
    Jul 24, 2015 12:15 IST

    Sundar Raman not guilty, can stay as IPL COO: BCCI secretary Thakur

    BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur defended Sundar Raman continuing as the Indian Premier League Chief Operating Officer (COO) on Thursday. "There is no verdict against him. There is an inquiry going on. See, when we took over, there was an inquiry against these two teams (CSK and RR) as well," Thakur said.

  • Axar Patel
    Jul 23, 2015 20:10 IST

    Axar Patel predictable, not Test material: Sunil Gavaskar

    Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday said young left-arm spinner Axar Patel was not Test cricket material, and was at best "a roller of the ball" who was very much predictable.

  • Ahmed Shehzad
    Jul 22, 2015 23:19 IST

    Ahmed Shehzad leads Pakistan to series win over Sri Lanka

    Ahmed Shehzad smashed 95 off 90 balls as Pakistan thrashed below-par Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth one-day match in Colombo on Wednesday to clinch the five-match series.

  • Lokesh Rahul
    Jul 22, 2015 22:07 IST

    India A vs Australia A: Rahul misses out on century

    Opener Lokesh Rahul missed out on a hundred, while captain Cheteshwar Pujara struck a solid fifty to take India A to 221 for six on a rain-affected day one of the first 'unofficial' cricket Test against Australia A, here on Wednesday.

  • Brett Lee
    Jul 22, 2015 10:39 IST

    Music, movies, food: Brett likes it Indian

    Former Australian pace spearhead Brett Lee’s creative side has always made news, even when he was making records on the cricket field. The ex-crickter is now set for the release of his debut film, in an upcoming Indo-Australian project, alongside actor Tannistha Chatterjee.

  • Rajiv Shukla
    Jul 22, 2015 07:42 IST

    Ridden by conflict of interest, BCCI lets fans down again

    Dhoni as the captain is a major stakeholder in trust fans have in team. He has to be held accountable.

  • Mustafizur Rahman
    Jul 21, 2015 18:04 IST

    Mustafizur stars as Bangladesh bowl out South Africa for 248

    Bangladesh left-arm quick Mustafizur Rahman, who broke through in devastating style in ODIs last month against India, proved equally effective in Test cricket whites against South Africa on Tuesday. Rahman took 4-37 on debut and just missed a hat-trick as South Africa were bowled out for 248 on the first day of the first Test on Tuesday.

  • Prosper Utseya
    Jul 20, 2015 01:19 IST

    Zimbabwe's Utseya lays racism allegations against Campbell

    Claiming he is a victim of racism, off-spinner Prosper Utseya has, in a letter to Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), levelled a string of allegations against the cricket body's managing director Alistair Campbell. In the letter addressed to ZC chairman Wilson Manase, Utseya accused Campbell of having a "personal agenda" against him which influenced his non-selection (in the playing XI) at the recent World Cup, ESPNcricinfo reported on Saturday.

  • Josh Hazlewood
    Jul 19, 2015 22:51 IST

    Ashes: Australia hammer England by 405 runs to level series

    A rampant Australian pace attack ripped out a feeble England for 103 to seal a crushing 405-run win in the second Ashes Test at Lord's on Sunday and level the series at 1-1. It was Australia's third-highest victory margin over England in Tests and England's fourth heaviest loss by runs to any team.

  • Zimbabwe cricket supporters
    Jul 19, 2015 22:03 IST

    Rahane rues T20 loss, but happy with overall show on tour

    Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane rued his side's failure with the bat in the second T20 International against Zimbabwe on Sunday, but said he was happy with the overall performance of the team on the tour. "We did not bat well today, we accept that. We lost wickets continuously. That's why pressure was built. It's disappointing to lose the game today," Rahane said after India lost the second T20 cricket match by 10 runs to share the series 1-1 with Zimbabwe.

  • Dravid
    Jul 18, 2015 15:29 IST

    Video | Brick by brick: How Rahul Dravid became 'The Wall'

    In his 16-year career, former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid — referred by many as ‘The Wall’ — built a reputation as a masterful batsman and an authoritative figure at the crease. While the batting maestro’s performance spoke volumes about his grit, Dravid himself was known to be a reserved man.

  • Rahul Dravid
    Jul 18, 2015 01:23 IST

    Dravid feels for young players after Lodha panel jolt to IPL

    Former India skipper Rahul Dravid on Friday shared his views on the ban slapped on IPL teams Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, saying it will affect young players, but the verdict of the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha commitee has to be respected. "It is disappointing that sometimes actions of one or two people can have an impact for so many people. Generally, in a situation like this, it is the bottom of the pyramid who are the most affected."