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French Open: History beckons Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic

PARIS: It’s spring time in Paris. There’s moisture in the air. The leaves are green, and the jackets light. The terre battue or broken earth wears a rich look. Roland Garros looks primed and Rafael Nadal is tipped to take his 12th French Open crown. Everything is as it should be. But that wasn’t the case seven days ago. Having ... Read More »

India v NZ Live: Taylor, Williamson rebuild NZ

LIVE BLOG | LIVE SCORECARD |WORLD CUP SCHEDULE INDIA: 179 all out NEW ZEALAND innings (TARGET: 180): OVERS 22.1: SIX! Williamson takes a long stride and smashes Chahal over deep mid wicket fence. What a shot from the NZ skipper. New Zealand 114/2 OVERS 21.2: FOUR! Kane Williamson leans forward and sends Kuldeep Yadav towards deep extra cover for a ... Read More »

Injury scare for Vijay Shankar ahead of India vs New Zealand warm-up

NEW DELHI: India all-rounder Vijay Shankar has reportedly suffered an injury on the eve of his team’s ICC World Cup 2019 warm-up match against New Zealand at Kennington Oval in London on Saturday. ICC World Cup 2019: Full Schedule According to media reports, Shankar, during a net session, was hit on his right hand while attempting a pull shot off ... Read More »

I need calmness, not desperation, says Rohit Sharma

Heading into his second World Cup, Rohit Sharma knows what’s at stake for him – a trophy that he’s yet to lay his hands on. Here, he speaks his mind… ICC WORLD CUP 2019 SCHEDULE What does this World Cup mean to you? Do you see it as that ultimate prize in the game you need to play for? It’s ... Read More »

‘Kedar Jadhav will play a crucial role for India in World Cup’

MUMBAI: Former India stumper Chandrakant Pandit has backed Kedar Jadhav to play a crucial role in the national team’s campaign in the World Cup beginning in the UK on May 30. Pandit has tracked Jadhav’s progress since his younger days, having coached the Maharashtra U-23 side. ICC WORLD CUP 2019 SCHEDULE“He (Kedar) definitely has a lot of talent and what ... Read More »

World Cup: Handling pressure the most important thing, says Virat Kohli

NEW DELHI: Team India skipper Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri on Tuesday addressed the media ahead of their flight to England for the upcoming 50-over World Cup. In the press conference, Kohli answered questions on various topics, ranging from Kedar Jadhav’s injury to a slump in Kuldeep Yadav’s form in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League. FULL SCHEDULE: ICC ... Read More »

I am an attacking batsman, ready for No. 4 slot: Vijay Shankar

NEW DELHI: Despite much debate, discussion and brainstorming over who the best bet is to bat at No. 4 for India at the upcoming World Cup, the issue perhaps remains a riddle. FULL SCHEDULE: ICC World Cup 2019ALSO READ: ICC World Cup Venues – 11 stadiums, 48 matches, 46 days Though some feel KL Rahul could possibly be tried at ... Read More »

Indian Terrain Fashions signs MS Dhoni as brand ambassador

Indian Terrain Fashions has signed cricketer MS Dhoni as its brand ambassador. The company is targeting to achieve turnover of Rs 650 crore in the next 3 years and to double its retail network to 300 outlets. Indian Terrain Fashions is engaged in the business of manufacture and sale of apparel. The Company’s geographical segments are Domestic, which includes sales ... Read More »

Jasprit Bumrah can burn opposition with pace: Jeff Thomson

NEW DELHI: In his prime, his USP was raw pace that terrorised batsmen across the globe and no wonder Jeff Thomson is impressed with Jasprit Bumrah‘s ability to “burn opposition with raw pace”. Bumrah has been rated as the world’s best bowler by Sachin Tendulkar and the legendary Dennis Lillee’s former new ball partner’s words only add to the Gujarat ... Read More »

India go into World Cup as the best bowling side, says Lalchand Rajput

MUMBAI: Former India opener Lalchand Rajput believes the Virat Kohli-led side has the best bowling attack among the 10 teams to take part in the upcoming World Cup, making it one of the favourites for the 50-over showpiece event. “I think India has got best bowling attack and we have got a very well balanced team. We have got very ... Read More »

India, England are joint second-favourites for World Cup: Gautam Gambhir

Resilient and combative, Gautam Gambhir never gave his wicket away cheaply, and played a leading role in the final as India won the 2011 World Cup. The cricketer-turned-politician shared his views on the upcoming World Cup in England. FULL SCHEDULE: ICC World Cup 2019 Excerpts… Your 97 in the World Cup final in 2011 shaped India’s title win…We were all ... Read More »

World Cup: A test of skipper Virat Kohli’s tactical acumen

NEW DELHI: His manic consistency has already put him among the pantheon of greats but the World Cup in England will be Virat Kohli‘s hour of reckoning in his bid to create a lasting legacy as India’s captain. The first Indian captain to win a Test series on Australian soil, Kohli will be leading a team which has its own ... Read More »

ICC World Cup 2019: The top guns in India’s arsenal

Every team has its go-to men, those players who play critical roles at key moments of a contest. These are players in whom the captain has utmost trust, the belief that they can deliver when the going gets tough, and extricate the team from a hole. These players are high in skill and big in temperament, and usually rich in ... Read More »

With Kohli, Dhoni in the side, India are No. 1 favourites, says Chahal

NEW DELHI: “There is pressure, but I am ready”, Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal told Timesofindia.com in an interview ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019 starting on May 30 in England and Wales. FULL SCHEDULE: ICC World Cup 2019ALSO READ: ICC World Cup Venues – 11 stadiums, 48 matches, 46 days In the last edition of the World Cup in ... Read More »

God filters everyone, says Virat Kohli

MUMBAI: God filters everyone, says Virat Kohli. At 30 going on 31, the young man’s career, at this very moment, is the essential personification of India’s sporting culture busy taking that massive leap of faith. Determined to walk into the realm of greatness, he set his sights on the big picture seven years ago, and that is when he decided ... Read More »

India have enough ammunition going into World Cup: Ravi Shastri

NEW DELHI: India are a flexible side with enough ammunition in their arsenal going into the World Cup, says head coach Ravi Shastri, making it clear that combinations would depend on conditions. ICC World Cup 2019 Schedule When Vijay Shankar was picked in the 15-man squad, it was largely perceived that the Tamil Nadu all-rounder could bat at crucial number ... Read More »

India will miss Rishabh Pant in World Cup: Sourav Ganguly

KOLKATA: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday once again rued that young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant would be sorely missed during the ODI World Cup, commencing on May 30 in UK. ICC World Cup 2019 schedule “India will miss Pant in the World Cup. I don’t know in whose place but he will be missed,” Ganguly told reporters at Eden ... Read More »

Mumbai beat Chennai by 1 run to win unprecedented 4th IPL title

HYDERABAD: Lasith Malinga produced an incredible last over to defend nine runs as Mumbai Indians claimed undisputed supremacy in the IPL by securing their fourth title with a narrow one-run win over Chennai Super Kings in a pulsating final on Sunday. CSK needed nine runs off the last over but the experienced Lankan paceman Malinga kept his nerve to concede ... Read More »

Momentum with Mumbai Indians but Super Kings boast big-match temperament

HYDERABAD: It’s down to the final two after 59 matches and in the fitness of things, two teams that topped the league standings will be involved in the shootout for honours in IPL 2019. While Mumbai Indians sealed their passage to the final at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here five days ago, Chennai Super Kings took a slightly difficult ... Read More »

Mumbai Indians have upper hand over Chennai Super Kings in clash of IPL giants

HYDERABAD: Familiar foes and the two most successful teams of the IPL — Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings — clash in a mouth-watering final here on Sunday, following a rather eventful season that produced some unprecedented moments on the field. READ ALSO: Hyderabad pitch in focus as curator promises sporting wicket It can’t be disputed that Mumbai go into ... Read More »

Clinical CSK beat DC by six wickets to enter 8th IPL final

VISAKHAPATNAM: Defending champions Chennai Super Kings produced a clinical performance to beat Delhi Capitals by six wickets and enter their eighth final of the Indian Premier League on Friday. CSK dished out a disciplined bowling and fielding effort to first restrict DC to 147 for nine and then chased down the target with ease, reaching 151 for four in 19 ... Read More »

IPL 2019: Sunil Gavaskar loving Delhi Capitals’ approach

It’s going to be experience versus youth as Chennai Super Kings take on Delhi Capitals for the right to meet Mumbai Indians on Sunday in the final of this year’s Indian Premier League. It’s been an exhilarating journey for the youthful Delhi team with some breathtaking performances and some forgettable blowouts.IPL QUALIFER-2 PREVIEW: Battle of finishersTheir young batting talent is ... Read More »

‘Virat Kohli doesn’t have game reading quality like MS Dhoni’

KOLKATA: India skipper Virat Kohli has often said that he is lucky to have MS Dhoni in the team and the latter’s childhood coach Keshav Banerjee has also harped on the fact that the former India captain is the perfect mentor in this relatively young team. Speaking on the sidelines of the launch of the MS Dhoni Cricket Academy clinic, ... Read More »

Shaw, Pant take Delhi Capitals closer to maiden IPL final

VISAKHAPATNAM: Young Keemo Paul gave the final touches to a Rishabh Pant blitzkrieg as Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in a nerve-wracking IPL Eliminator here on Wednesday. Chasing a target of 163, Delhi Capitals, who had lost the way after a blazing start, were brought to the cusp of victory by young Pant, who smashed 49 off ... Read More »

Mumbai Indians tame Chennai Super Kings on vicious turner to make fifth IPL final

CHENNAI: It was a familiar sight for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans at Chepauk on Tuesday – a left-arm spinner, leg-spinner and off-spinner applying the choke and having a major say on proceedings. IPL SCHEDULE | SCORECARD Instead of Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir and Harbhajan Singh, though, it was the Mumbai Indians trio of Krunal Pandya (1-21), Rahul Chahar (2-14) ... Read More »

Qualifier 1: Mighty test for Chennai Super Kings against Mumbai Indians

CHENNAI: Just 48 hours after the end of a gruelling league stage, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will come face to face in Qualifier 1 here on Tuesday to resume the latest chapter of an engrossing rivalry. IPL SCHEDULE A bit of fatigue may be inevitable at this point considering both teams played their final league games on Sunday ... Read More »

Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman summoned by BCCI Ombudsman on May 14

NEW DELHI: Cricketing greats Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman will depose in person for their alleged Conflict of Interest case before the BCCI Ombudsman cum Ethics Officer Justice DK Jain on May 14. It is learnt that the complainant Sanjeev Gupta of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri have also been summoned for deposition by Justice ... Read More »

Du Plessis misses ton as CSK post 170 for 5 against KXIP

Chandigarh : Faf du Plessis missed out on a well-deserved hundred by four runs as Kings XI Punjab bowled well at the death to restrict Chennai Super Kings to 170 for 5 in a final IPL group league encounter of the two teams here Sunday. Courtesy Du Plessis’ 96 off 55 balls and his 120-run stand with Suresh Raina (53 off ... Read More »

IPL: Mumbai beat Kolkata by 9 wickets to top points table

MUMBAI: Rohit Sharma struck an unbeaten 55 to lead Mumbai Indians to an easy 9-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders, which gave them the pole position in the IPL table and also ensured a lucky fourth place finish for Sunrisers Hyderabad, here on Sunday. IPL Schedule | IPL Points Table | Scorecard Rohit stitched two crucial partnerships, first a 46-run ... Read More »

It wasn’t such a bad season for RCB, feels Virat Kohli

BENGALURU: Even though Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) finished at the seventh spot in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), skipper Virat Kohli believes it was not a bad season for the team due to their performance in the second half of the tournament. IPL SCHEDULE | IPL POINTS TABLE RCB lost their first six matches and were ... Read More »

RCB v SRH Live: Williamson takes SRH to 175/7

Live Blog | Live Scorecard | Target for RCB – 176 Overs 2: RCB 19/213 RUNS! Khaleel Ahmed was hit for a four and a six off his first two balls by Virat Kohli, but came back strongly to dismiss the RCB skipper in the over. Overs 1.5: OUT! Ahmed gets rid of Kohli. RCB 18/2Massive wicket for the visitors. ... Read More »

Dav Hzl School, Zawar Mines, To Represent Rajasthan In Nationals As Zinc Football Academy Dominates Subroto Cup 2019-20 Qualifiers

Udaipur : Representing DAV HZL School, Zawar Mines, Zinc Football Academy has created history with their first major trophy of the year as the young team claimed the Under-17 Subroto Cup Qualifiers held at DPS Jhunjhunu. Courtesy of their invincible record in the tournament which was played among 13 best schools in the state, the team from Udaipur has grabbed the ... Read More »

IPL: Gill shines as KKR beat KXIP to stay in play-off race

MOHALI: Shubman Gill showed maturity beyond years as Kolkata Knight Riders knocked out Kings XI Punjab by seven wickets on Friday to stay afloat in the Indian Premier League. Chasing a target of 184, the 19-year-old Gill showed his range on his ‘home turf’ with an attractive 65 not out off 49 balls, anchoring the chase after Chris Lynn (46 ... Read More »

England’s Alex Hales set to make Nottinghamshire return after drug ban

England batsman Alex Hales, who was handed a 21-day ban after being tested positive for recreational drug use, is all set to make a return for his English county side Nottinghamshire during their clash against Durham in One-Day Cup on Friday. Earlier this week, the 30-year-old was withdrawn from the 15-member national squad for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World ... Read More »

World Cup is coming to India, says Sachin Tendulkar

MUMBAI: While the critics are rating England and Australia as the favourites, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar is upbeat about India winning the World Cup in England this summer. World Cup 2019 Schedule “It (the World Cup) will be coming to India,” Tendulkar told the media here during a summer camp at the Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy on Thursday. On the ... Read More »

MI vs SRH Live: Mumbai opt to bat vs Hyderabad

Live Blog | Live Scorecard Kane Williamson: “This pitch will remain fresh for the entire match. We want to be aggressive with the new ball. [Martin] Guptill comes in for David [Warner]. And Basil Thampi comes in place of Sandeep Sharma. So, two changes for us. Last game was a strong performance for us. It is important that we try ... Read More »

IPL: CSK crush DC by 80 runs to reclaim top spot in standings

CHENNAI: Skipper MS Dhoni’s prowess in the slog overs was on display yet again while home spinners bamboozled the Delhi Capitals batsmen as Chennai Super Kings prevailed in the IPL battle for top spot with a thumping 80-run win, here on Wednesday. It was Suresh Raina who struck a fighting 59 off 37 balls to prepare the road for revival ... Read More »

IPL 2019: MS Dhoni doubtful in clash of table toppers

CHENNAI: At the business end of the league stage when most teams are caught up in a frenetic rush to make the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC) have different priorities. They have already qualified for the playoffs with eight wins each, and will be eyeing another win here in order to claim ... Read More »

Chahar, Saini ready to help India be battle-ready for World Cup

NEW DELHI: Though the Indian Premier League (IPL) season is still on, the countdown to the 2019 ICC ODI World Cup has well and truly began. The showpiece event begins just 17 days after the IPL final (May 12). ICC WORLD CUP 2019: Full Schedule Team India, of course, will once again go in as one of the big favourites ... Read More »

IPL: David Warner hands Hyderabad 45-run win over Punjab

HYDERABAD: David Warner signed off his IPL 2019 campaign in style, notching up his eighth fifty of the season to help Sunrisers Hyderabad take a step closer towards qualifying for the play-offs with a comfortable 45-run win over Kings XI Punjab on Monday. SCORECARD I SCHEDULE I POINTS TABLE Playing his last match of the season before heading home for ... Read More »

IPL: Kolkata beat Mumbai by 34 runs to keep playoffs hopes alive

KOLKATA: Kolkata Knight Riders snapped their six-match losing streak with a 34-run win over Mumbai Indians in a high-scoring IPL game that saw brutal stroke play from power-hitters of both teams. Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen fired on all cylinders to post the season’s highest total, 232 for two, after sensational knocks from Shubman Gill (76 off 45) and Andre Russell ... Read More »

Received no monetary benefit from Mumbai Indians: Tendulkar to Ombudsman

NEW DELHI: Legendary Sachin Tendulkar has categorically refuted all allegations of Conflict of Interest levelled against him as he claimed to have neither “received any compensation” nor holding any decision making role in the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians. Tendulkar on Sunday filed a 14-point written response to a notice sent by Ombudsman cum Ethics Officer Justice (Retd) DK Jain. It ... Read More »

RR v SRH Live: Sunrisers post 160/8 vs Royals

Live Blog | Live Scorecard | Target for Rajasthan – 161 Overs 3.2: SIX! Ajinkya Rahane (22*) smacks Rashid Khan for first maximum of the run chase. RR 25/0 Overs 3: RR 18/010 RUNS! Good over for the hosts. Ajinkya Rahane (16*) hit two fours off Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the over. Overs 2: RR 8/0Tidy start from Shakib Al Hasan ... Read More »

Zinc Football Academy kids overwhelm Hindustan Zinc Corporate teams

  First edition of the Zinc Cup held among much fanfare at Zawar, Udaipur Udaipur : Zinc Football Academy team created history by claiming the inaugural edition of the Zinc Cup by defeating Hindustan Zinc Corporate team this Thursday. Held at Zawar in Udaipur, a place which is rich in its footballing history and legacy, the matches started amidst a ... Read More »

All-round Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 46 runs

CHENNAI: Skipper Rohit Sharma hit his maiden half-century of the season as Mumbai Indians (MI) produced an all-round effort to register a convincing 46-run win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in an IPL match here on Friday. MI’s win ended CSK’s winning streak of five games at home this season. IPL Schedule | IPL Points Table | ScorecardThe ... Read More »