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Cheteshwar Pujara of India celebrates after reaching his century during day one of the Fourth Test match in the series between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 03, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.(Getty Images)

Sydney Test: Two years since scoring his last Test century at SCG, can Cheteshwar Pujara reach big landmark at same venue?

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 07:07 PM IST
India vs Australia: If he scores 97 runs or more then Cheteshwar Pujara will become the 11th Indian batsman to reach the milestone of 6000 runs. He currently has 5903 runs from 79 Test matches at an average of 47.60.
File image of Claire Polosak.(Twitter)
File image of Claire Polosak.(Twitter)

India vs Australia: Claire Polosak set to become first female match official in men’s Test match

Sydney | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 04:41 PM IST
India vs Australia: In the India-Australia Test match, the on-field umpires will be two former pacers Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson while the TV Umpire will be Bruce Oxenford.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

Ajinkya Rahane: Making it count

Hindustan Times | By Aditya Iyer (Chief Cricket Writer)
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 04:35 PM IST
The icy calm strategist took over a weakened squad, just after they’d set a record for worst-ever Indian innings. And he’s managed to put the shards together to make a winning whole.
File image of Shane Warne.(Getty Images)
File image of Shane Warne.(Getty Images)

‘It doesn’t do anything’: Shane Warne calls red balls ‘pathetic’, wants pink balls to be used permanently in Test cricket

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 06:07 PM IST
India vs Australia: Warne, the second-highest wicket-taker in Tests, reckons pink balls will add more value and excitement to Test matches, and should replace the traditional red balls, which he thinks have become ‘pathetic’.
Indian cricket captain, Virat Kohli is going to be on a paternity leave, and will return home -- after the first test -- to be with wife Anushka Sharma whose due date is in January next year.(Photo: AFP)
Indian cricket captain, Virat Kohli is going to be on a paternity leave, and will return home -- after the first test -- to be with wife Anushka Sharma whose due date is in January next year.(Photo: AFP)

Brand Kohli: skipper’s absence to hit broadcasters hard?

HT Mumbai | By Prashant Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 01:09 PM IST
Apparently, the Australian broadcaster, Channel 7 is upset with Cricket Australia as it’s set to “lose big” due to the absence of Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, from three test matches as he will be on a paternity leave
Pakistan cricketer Fawad Alam.(Twitter/PCB)
Pakistan cricketer Fawad Alam.(Twitter/PCB)

England vs Pakistan: 10 years and 259 days later, Fawad Alam plays a Test match again

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 05:50 PM IST
Eng vs Pak: Fawad Alam’s inclusion in a Test match comes after a gap of 88 matches for Pakistan and a total of 10 years and 259 days. This is the second longest gap between two Test matches for a Pakistan player.
A generic view of Rose Bowl, Southampton.(AFP)
A generic view of Rose Bowl, Southampton.(AFP)

England vs Pakistan 2nd Test match live streaming and timing: When and where to watch ENG vs PAK on TV and online

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 05:32 PM IST
England vs Pakistan 2nd Test match live streaming and timing: Here is everything you need to know about England vs Pakistan 2nd Test
File image of Pakistan coach and national selector Misbah-Ul-Haq.(AP)
File image of Pakistan coach and national selector Misbah-Ul-Haq.(AP)

Pakistan must hit the ground running against England: Misbah

Reuterss | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 11:52 PM IST
Six months since their last Test match, Pakistan go into the games at bio-secure venues in Manchester and Southampton against England.
Pakistan's cricket coach Misbah-ul-Haq.(REUTERS)
Pakistan's cricket coach Misbah-ul-Haq.(REUTERS)

England vs Pakistan: Need to be at our best to win Test series, says Misbah

Manchester | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 02:06 PM IST
Six months since their last Test match, Pakistan go into the games at bio-secure venues in Manchester and Southampton against an England team that beat the West Indies 2-1 last month as international cricket returned from the Covid-19 shutdown.
Anil Kumble picked up all 10 Pakistan wickets to help India to a series-levelling win in 1999.(AFP Image)
Anil Kumble picked up all 10 Pakistan wickets to help India to a series-levelling win in 1999.(AFP Image)

‘Asking Srinath to bowl another over would’ve been embarrassing’: Anil Kumble recalls ‘Perfect 10’ against Pakistan

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2020 07:25 AM IST
On Day 4 of the second Test match at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Anil Kumble ran through Pakistan’s batting order, bowling them out for 207 and helping India to a 212-run win.
England's James Anderson celebrates taking a wicket.(Action Images via Reuters)
England's James Anderson celebrates taking a wicket.(Action Images via Reuters)

James Anderson reveals till when he would ‘want to be around’

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Anderson has picked up 104 wickets in 32 Tests against the Aussies at a rather disappointing average of 34.56. His strike rate 67.7 in these matches is poor to say the least. While he has been part of Ashes-winning sides, he has never been a thorn in Australia’s flesh as such.
England's Stuart Broad appeals successfully for the wicket of West Indies' John Campbell during the last day of the second cricket Test match between England and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Monday, July 20, 2020. (Michael Steele/Pool via AP)(AP)
England's Stuart Broad appeals successfully for the wicket of West Indies' John Campbell during the last day of the second cricket Test match between England and West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Monday, July 20, 2020. (Michael Steele/Pool via AP)(AP)

England vs West Indies - ‘I get put into an older category’: Stuart Broad wants to emulate James Anderson’s success and longevity

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 05:25 PM IST
The 34-year old Board is the second most successful English bowler ever, behind long time new ball partner, James Anderson, who is the most successful paceman in Test history.
Cricket - First Test - England v West Indies - Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium, Southampton, Britain - July 12, 2020 England's Jofra Archer celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies' Shamarh Brooks(REUTERS)
Cricket - First Test - England v West Indies - Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium, Southampton, Britain - July 12, 2020 England's Jofra Archer celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies' Shamarh Brooks(REUTERS)

England vs West Indies: Jofra Archer dropped from 2nd Test for breaking bio-secure protocols

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 01:56 PM IST
Archer will now commence five days of isolation and will undergo two Covid-19 tests in this period, which have to test negative before his self-isolation period is lifted.
West Indies' bowler Kemar Roach appeals during day one of the first Test cricket match against India at the Sir Vivian Richards cricket ground in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)(AP)
West Indies' bowler Kemar Roach appeals during day one of the first Test cricket match against India at the Sir Vivian Richards cricket ground in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)(AP)

England vs West Indies - Joe Root’s absence is advantage for tourists: Kemar Roach

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 06:55 PM IST
Eng vs WI: Roach is also expecting a keen contest between Windies skipper Jason Holder and Stokes, the No. 1 and No. 2 all-rounders in the ICC Test rankings.
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

Ban on saliva may upset balance between bat and ball in Test cricket, warns Taylor

Melbourne | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 11:21 AM IST
“I think it is a bit of a concern because I like, particularly in Test matches, to see the ball slightly dominate the bat, it is much better game when Test cricket is played that way,” Taylor told ‘Channel 9’
File image of ICC.(File)
File image of ICC.(File)

ICC discussing COVID-19 substitutes for test matches, says ECB official

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 09:18 AM IST
Last year, the ICC approved “like for like” substitutes across all formats of international cricket to replace concussed players during matches and Elworthy said the same rule would have to be applied for COVID-19 substitutes.
Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara addresses a news conference in Lahore.(AP)
Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara addresses a news conference in Lahore.(AP)

Kumar Sangakkara set to serve second term as MCC president

London | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 03:29 PM IST
Sangakkara who is the first overseas president of MCC, took charge of the club at October 1 last year and he also recently participated in a successful club tour of Pakistan, his first return to the country since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in March 2009.
Ashish Nehra of India during at Vidarbh Cricket Association in Nagpur.(Hindustan Times)
Ashish Nehra of India during at Vidarbh Cricket Association in Nagpur.(Hindustan Times)

Getting shoe stitched during first Test and bowling with stones at railway station, Ashish Nehra gets nostalgic during chat with Aakash Chopra

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 06:18 PM IST
Aakash Chopra started by asking Ashish Nehra about a brand of shoes that he used to have in those days, when buying good sports shoes were a luxury for young cricketers.
Former West Indies Cricketer Michael Holding during a media interview.(Getty Images for Laureus)
Former West Indies Cricketer Michael Holding during a media interview.(Getty Images for Laureus)

World Test Championship’s points system is ridiculous: Michael Holding

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 07:13 PM IST
The Test Championship, which is scheduled to finish with a final at Lord’s in June 2021, was introduced by the ICC last year in a bid to revive bilateral Test cricket.
England's Jofra Archer during the match.(REUTERS)
England's Jofra Archer during the match.(REUTERS)

England fast bowler Jofra Archer extends contract with Sussex

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 06:11 PM IST
Jofra Archer rarely gets to play for his county due to his England commitments after making an instant impact in being their leading wicket-taker in the triumphant World Cup campaign.
India's Rishabh Pant bats against New Zealand.(AP)
India's Rishabh Pant bats against New Zealand.(AP)

Farokh Engineer has his say on Rishabh Pant’s selection over Wriddhiman Saha in New Zealand

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 08:17 PM IST
While Pant has not played a number of limited overs matches in the recent past, he was preferred over Saha in the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand.
India's Virat Kohli reacts(AP)
India's Virat Kohli reacts(AP)

India vs New Zealand: Batting collapse, wagging tail - 3 big reasons why India lost 2nd Test in Christchurch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 11:39 AM IST
Kohli mentioned that his side will identify the mistakes, learn from them and move on. India, the number 1 ranked side in the world, copped a thrashing in Christchurch and conceded the series 2-0.
Jadeja takes an absolute screamer(Screengrab)
Jadeja takes an absolute screamer(Screengrab)

‘Greatest catch ever’ - Ravindra Jadeja’s stunner sends back Neil Wagner - WATCH

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 07:06 PM IST
India vs New Zealand: India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja took a stunning one-handed catch to dismiss Neil Wagner on Day 2 of the second Test match against New Zealand at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
India vs New Zealand prediction: India predicted XI for 2nd Test(REUTERS)
India vs New Zealand prediction: India predicted XI for 2nd Test(REUTERS)

India vs New Zealand: Team India’s predicted XI for 2nd Test - Few big changes on the cards

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 04:34 PM IST
IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli and his troops have travelled to Christchurch – New Zealand’s most successful venue at home – in a must-win game. The visitors lost the first Test by 10 wickets.
India's captain Virat Kohli(AP)
India's captain Virat Kohli(AP)

India vs New Zealand: ‘That was a massive factor’ - Sanjay Manjrekar identifies the decisive factor behind India’s annihilation at Wellington

HIndustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 02:52 PM IST
Speaking after the match, captain Virat Kohli said that the side now needs to learn from the mistakes and march on for the second Test match.
Virat Kohli of India(Getty Images)
Virat Kohli of India(Getty Images)

India vs New Zealand: ‘If I think about people on the outside...’ Virat Kohli speaks about his form

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 12:22 PM IST
IND vs NZ: Kohli has not been able to be anywhere close to his prolific best in this tour - his sequence of scores read 45, 11, 38, 11 (T20s); 51, 15, 9 (ODIs) and 2 and 19 (1st Test).
Trent Boult of New Zealand(Getty Images)
Trent Boult of New Zealand(Getty Images)

India vs New Zealand: ‘Personally why I play the game’ - Fit-again Trent Boult sends out early warning ahead of Test series

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 12:00 PM IST
IND vs NZ: Conditions in Wellington are generally favourable to the bowlers and hence, Boult wants to set the tone up front with the new ball.
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah and Head Coach Ravi Shastri (L) during a practice session.(ANI)
Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah and Head Coach Ravi Shastri (L) during a practice session.(ANI)

‘India has the best fast bowling line-up in the world but...’: Steve Waugh has his say on Jasprit Bumrah & Co

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 02:13 PM IST
While the comparisons continue to take place between the two celebrated attacks, Steve Waugh was quite clear that both set of bowlers have the talent to take 20 wickets in a Test match.
Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of New Zealand tour(Getty Images)
Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of New Zealand tour(Getty Images)

India vs New Zealand: With Rohit Sharma injured, 4 possible replacements for India in ODI and Test squad

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 07:57 AM IST
IND vs NZ | It will now be interesting to see who will be named as replacements for India’s premier batsman in both ODIs as well as Test matches.
The flavour and appeal of Test cricket lies in its tenor and texture(Getty Images)
The flavour and appeal of Test cricket lies in its tenor and texture(Getty Images)

Opinion | Drawing young fans to Tests will be key

Hindustan Times | By Ayaz Memon
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 09:01 AM IST
In this exercise, length of time becomes a crucial factor. Shorter the duration of a match, less intense is the scrutiny of talent, technique, temperament and character.
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