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Competition in Test cricket is up two-fold, says Virat Kohli

NORTH SOUND (Antigua): Excited about playing in the inaugural World Test Championship, Indian captain Virat Kohli says the competition in the traditional format has “gone up two-fold” in recent years. The inaugural edition will see the elite nations — Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the West Indies — fight for top honours across ... Read More »

Indian cricket team gets terror threat on PCB email

MUMBAI: An anonymous email popped up in the inbox of the Pakistan Cricket Board‘s (PCB) official account on Friday, August 16, stating that the Indian cricket team – which is currently in the middle of the tour of West Indies – is under threat of an imminent attack. The PCB immediately forwarded the said email, which has no mention of ... Read More »

Team India can break shackles, play fearless cricket: Ravi Shastri

MUMBAI: Ravi Shastri has been reappointed head coach of the Indian cricket team till November 2021. During this time, India will play the first cycle of the World Test championship, two ICC tournaments in the T20 format and some challenging bilateral tours, both at home and away. Shastri spoke to TOI from the Caribbean islands. Excerpts from the interview… Will ... Read More »

I want to play positive cricket, win matches: Rishabh Pant

PORT OF SPAIN: Young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has often been criticised by many for throwing away his wicket and not playing according to the conditions. However, he insists that his focus remains just on playing positive brand of cricket and winning matches for India. “Obviously, as an individual, I would like to have a big score. But every time I ... Read More »

Hashim Amla retires from International cricket

Amla played 124 Tests, 181 ODIs and 44 T20Is between 2004 and 2019. His 9,282 runs in Test cricket are the second most by a Proteas cricketer, after the veteran Jacques Kallis’ 13,206 runs.   He collected the country’s third-most runs in ODI cricket – 8,113 after former skipper AB de Villiers’ 9,427 and Kallis’ 11,550. The 36-year-old will remain ... Read More »

Priority is to keep Indian cricket on top, says Virat Kohli

GEORGETOWN (Guyana): Leaving their World Cup debacle behind, Team India have started afresh and made a resounding statement with their clean sweep of the three-match T20I series against West Indies. India, who remained at the top of the points table after the round-robin stage, had to face a shocking defeat to New Zealand in the semifinals and thus bowed out ... Read More »

Cricket: Team India depart for month-long Series

Virat Kohli along with members of Team India departed for the month-long tour to the USA and West Indies from Mumbai on Monday. The Indian captain tweeted a group photograph which was captioned “Miami Bound.” From Miami, the men in blue will travel to Florida, where the first two T20Is will be held. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan also tweeted a picture ... Read More »

In a first in Test cricket, Ashes jerseys to have players’ names, numbers

Test cricket is all set to undergo a major change as Australia and England will lineup with names and jersey numbers on their Test whites in the upcoming Ashes series. ODI and T20I jerseys have had personalisation on their backs since a long time, but Test matches had to wait for this change. England Cricket official Twitter handle confirmed the ... Read More »

ICC suspends Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect

The ICC has directed that the elected Zimbabwe Cricket Board be reinstated to the office within three months and progress in this respect will be considered again at the October Board meeting. ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said what has happened in Zimbabwe is a serious breach of the ICC Constitution and they cannot allow it to continue unchecked. The Croatia, ... Read More »

Cricket WC : Smith defiance helps Australia to 223 all out against England

Australia were on the ropes at 14-3 in the seventh over when Smith forged an obdurate century partnership with Alex Carey, who batted for the major part of his 46 with a bandaged jaw after sustaining a nasty blow on his chin. Australia captain Aaron Finch’s decision to bat appeared to backfire with Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer blowing away ... Read More »

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, 1st Semi-final India vs New Zealand 

Captain Kane Williamson’s fifty revived New Zealand’s innings in the World Cup semi final match against INdia at Old Trafford in Manchester. New Zealand started their innings on a slow note. Jasprit Bumrah dismissed opener Martin Guptill for just 1 run. Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Henry Nicholls for 28 to break crucial partnership. After that Ross Taylor and Williamson added 65 ... Read More »

Ambati Rayudu announces retirement from all forms of cricket

The move comes after Rayudu was snubbed by the Indian team management who preferred Mayank Agarwal as replacement for an injured Vijay Shankar in the World Cup squad. Rayudu was in the stand-by list for the World Cup but even after injuries to Shikhar Dhawan and Shankar, he failed to board the flight as the selectors and the team management ... Read More »

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India set target of 315 runs for Bangladesh

India won the toss and elected to bat first. Rohit Sharma added another feather to his illustrious career on Tuesday as he equalled former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakara’s record of most centuries in a single edition of the World Cup. Rohit, who is in exceptional form, took 90 deliveries to notch up his fourth ODI century – and his ... Read More »

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India in command, Rohit Sharma hits brilliant ton

India, after tasting their first defeat of World Cup 2019, will take on Bangladesh at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday and will be eyeing to book a place in semi-finals with a win. Bangladesh, who have impressed everyone by punching above their weight in the World Cup 2019, can’t afford to lose any of their two remaining matches. Conditions expected ... Read More »

Cricket World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 23 runs

Chasing a mammoth 339-run target, West Indies started their innings on a poor note. West Indies lost opener Sunil Ambrish for 5 runs. Lasith Malinga castled Shai Hope for 5. Chris Gayle showed some resistance but his innings was cut short by Rajitha for 35. Nicholas Pooran revives West Indies innings and scored 118 runs. But with his dismissal West ... Read More »

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India face Bangladesh test in fight for semis

India, after tasting their first defeat of World Cup 2019, will take on Bangladesh at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Tuesday and will be eyeing to book a place in semi-finals with a win. Bangladesh, who have impressed everyone by punching above their weight in the World Cup 2019, can’t afford to lose any of their two remaining matches. Conditions expected ... Read More »

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka aims to give their best shot

Sri Lanka will be aiming to give their best shot against West Indies, who has nothing to lose in the Cricket World Cup. Sri Lanka stand seventh in the points table, whereas the men from the Caribbean are on a disappointing ninth place. This is expected to be a good contest between two sides who have struggled to stay afloat ... Read More »

ICC Cricket World Cup: England beat India by 31 runs 

Set a commanding 338 runs for victory, the visitors got off to a good start with opener Rohit Sharma scoring a fine 102 runs while captain Virat Kohli scored his fifth consecutive half century. But faced with a climbing run rate in the final overs, India kept losing wickets at key intervals and finally ended their chase at 306-5. Earlier, ... Read More »

ICC Cricket World Cup: South Africa beat Sri Lanka by nine wickets

South Africa won the toss and made immediate inroads as Dimuth Karunaratne was out first ball, unable to lower his hands to a lifting delivery from Kagiso Rabada and sending a looping catch to second slip. Avishka Fernando displayed similar carefree abandon as he had in the shock win over England last week, upping the scoring rate amid some loose ... Read More »

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England lost to Sri Lanka by 20 runs

Hosts England suffered a big jolt to their World Cup ambitions as they lost to Sri Lanka by 20 runs in their ICC Cricket World Cup match at Headingley on Friday. Sri Lankan bowlers put on a brilliant performance as they successfully defended a total of 232 runs against tournament favourites England. England were bowled out for 212 in 47 ... Read More »

Cricket Australia selects HCL Technologies as digital technology partner

HCL Technologies and Cricket Australia (CA) have entered into a multi-year partnership, with HCL being chosen as the Digital Technology Partner of CA. The company will help the Australian cricket’s governing body provide an elevated and immersive digital experience to cricket fans, players, partners, employees, and volunteers across the country and around the world, through CA’s digital offerings. The company ... Read More »

England beat Afghanistan by 150 runs at ICC Cricket World Cup

Morgan smashed a career-best 148, Jonny Bairstow made 90 and Joe Root scored 88 to power England to a commanding 397 for six after opting to bat at Old Trafford. Dawlat Zadran, who dropped Morgan on 24, and Gulbadin Naib claimed three wickets apiece but spin spearhead Rashid Khan logged the worst bowling figures in the history of the World ... Read More »

Yuvraj retires from International Cricket

One of the finest cricketers to have played white-ball cricket, Yuvraj Singh has announced his retirement from international cricket. Overall, Yuvraj Singh played 40 Tests, 304 ODIs and 58 T20 Internationals for India from 2003 to 2017. In 2007, Yuvraj Singh showed his big tournament mentality when he hit Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in Durban during the first ever ... Read More »

‘It’s time to move on’: Yuvraj Singh retires from international cricket

NEW DELHI: Stylish left-handed batsman Yuvraj Singh on Monday announced his retirement from international cricket, bringing down the curtain on a glittering career. Making the announcement in Mumbai, Yuvraj said, “After 25 years in and around the 22 yards and almost 17 years of international cricket on and off, I have decided to move on. This game taught me how ... Read More »

ICC Cricket World Cup:  Bangladesh set 331-run target for South Africa

Thrashed by 104 runs in their first match against England on Thursday, South Africa, deprived of key batsman Hashim Amla due to a head injury suffered in that loss, will have to score 331 to avoid a second successive defeat. Bangladesh have posted their highest-ever one-day international total after putting South Africa’s bowlers to the sword in the fifth match ... Read More »

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 begins today

Australia will launch their title defence on June 1 against the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier champions Afghanistan in a day/night match in Bristol. India, the 1983 and 2011 world champions, will play their first match on June 5 against South Africa at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton.  Their feature match against arch-rivals Pakistan will be on June 16 at Old ... Read More »

Indian Cricket Team in England for World Cup

The Indian cricket team has left for England early morning on Wednesday to begin their preparations for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019, which gets underway on May 30th.  Here is India’s World Cup plan: MAY 23: Rest day / Players to follow team protocol Meeting of team management followed by a full-fledged meeting of entire team. All concerns to ... Read More »

England name Cricket World Cup 2019 squad

The World Cup squad has three changes from the preliminary squad, which was announced last month. England have included fast bowler Jofra Archer in place of David Willey and also added left-arm spinner Liam Dawson along with opener James Vince. Archer was included in the squad in the series against Pakistan where he showed his potential in the 50-over format. ... Read More »

Ambati Rayudu suspended from bowling in international cricket

Rayudu was reported for a suspect action during the first ODI against Australia earlier this year and had 14 days to get his action tested. However, Rayudu decided against getting his action tested and thereby has copped a suspension that will not allow him to bowl until he is tested and proved to have a legal bowling action. This ruling, however, ... Read More »