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No county action for injured Virat Kohli, fitness test on June 15

NEW DELHI: India captain Virat Kohli‘s much-hyped participation in English County Championship was on Thursday ruled out due to a neck injury, throwing his meticulously planned build-up for the tour of UK into disarray. ALSO READ: Deeply sorry for RCB’s forgettable IPL season, says Kohli Kohli will require a three-week rehabilitation to recover from the injury, the BCCI said. The ... Read More »

BCCI to assess Virat Kohli’s fitness on June 15

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli’s much-hyped preparation for the upcoming England tour is likely to be hampered with his stint with Surrey hitting uncertainties. After reports of slipped disc did the rounds on Thursday morning, TOI has learnt that the India skipper will be undergoing a fitness test on June 15. The future course of action will be decided after the ... Read More »

IPL Live: KKR set 170-run target for Royals

Live Blog:Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Kolkata Knight Riders set 170-run target for Rajasthan RoyalsOVERS 20: 12 RUNS! Andre Russell (49* off 25 balls) hit two fours off Ben Laughlin. KKR 169/7 OVERS 19.4: OUT! Ben Laughlin dismissed Javon Searles (2). KKR 164/7 OVERS 19: 8 RUNS! Good over from Jofra Archer (2/33), despite Andre Russell hitting a six. ... Read More »

Faf du Plessis steers Super Kings into seventh IPL final

NEW DEHI: Faf du Plessis (67 not out) scored a match-winning half-century to help Chennai Super Kings reach their seventh Indian Premier League final on Tuesday. The two-time champions defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in a low-scoring thriller at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Scorecard | As it happenedCSK will now play the summit clash on Sunday, whereas Sunrisers ... Read More »

IPL Qualifier 1: Focus on Dhoni, Williamson as CSK take on SRH

MUMBAI: Not for nothing is Mahendra Singh Dhoni revered by the Chennai Super Kings faithful. Amid the tumultuous existence of the Indian Premier League franchise over the past 11 years, the former India captain has been a constant source of inspiration for the team that has enjoyed remarkable consistency in the tournament. ALSO READ: SRH have lost steam after a ... Read More »

Don’t think Kohli wields disproportionate influence: CoA chief Rai

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli‘s aura in Indian cricket has grown exponentially over the past few years but contrary to popular perception, he has never wielded “disproportionate influence” when it comes to policy decisions, says Committee of Administrators (COA) chief Vinod Rai. ALSO READ – Not even Tendulkar could do what Kohli has done: Warne Rai has had first-hand experience of ... Read More »

IPL: Royals in playoffs as CSK beat KXIP by 5 wickets

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings ended the league stage with a comfortable five-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Sunday. The result benefitted Rajasthan Royals as the former champions booked the fourth and final spot in the playoffs. Scorecard | As it happenedKings XI, who needed to win by at least 53 ... Read More »

FIFA World Cup: Ronaldo-inspired Portugal aim to banish demons of 2014

At 33, Cristiano Ronaldo has slowed down a bit, but he is still lethal with his first touch and headers. The pain of 2014 might spur him to make his last World Cup campaign memorable – for himself and Portugal ALSO READ: Will Neymar find redemption for Brazil in Russia?Was Cristiano Ronaldo a happy man at the end of 2014? ... Read More »

IPL Live Score: Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

PLAYING XIRajasthan Royals: Rahul Tripathi, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Sanju Samson, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Stuart Binny, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Mandeep Singh, Sarfaraz Khan, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal TOSS: Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and ... Read More »

IPL live: Raina departs, asking rate rises for CSK

Follow live blog: Daredevils vs Super Kings END OF 15 OVERS. CSK ARE 94/4. THEY NOW NEED 69 RUNS OFF 30 DELIVERIES WITH DHONI AND JADEJA IN THE MIDDLEOVERS 14.3: OUT! Sam Billings gets a top-edge and his caught at short fine-leg off Amit Mishra. He scored 1. Score 93/4 OVERS 14: Excellent over from Lamichhane. A wicket and just ... Read More »