India Cricket Team

India seek answers as batsmen come unstuck against the bounce

While Pujara, Rahane and Saha displayed some grit, the team is yet to fully adapt to long-form mode
July 15, 2024

There's more to T Natarajan than just the yorker

India will be heartened by the variety shown by the left-armer over his first two T20I appearances
July 15, 2024

Why are India holding back Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mayank Agarwal?

Trio hasn't played long-form cricket since March, and weren't included in the XI for the second T20I either
July 16, 2024

Concussion rules Ravindra Jadeja out of rest of T20I series

Shardul Thakur added to the squad as Jadeja's replacement
July 15, 2024

The Adam Zampa role in Yuzvendra Chahal's supersub display

Watching his RCB team-mate taught the India leggie a thing or two about bowling in Australia
July 15, 2024

Henriques questions Chahal being 'like-for-like' substitute for Jadeja

Henriques, though, clarified that Australia had no problem with Jadeja being substituted for concussion
July 15, 2024

Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja's concussion sub, wins the day for India

The switch was obviously approved, but didn't seem to go down well with Justin Langer
July 15, 2024

Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal take India 1-0 up amid concussion controversy

Hosts bring in D'Arcy Short, Mitchell Swepson, Sean Abbott and Moises Henriques
July 15, 2024

T20 World Cup planning back in focus in what could be high-scoring series

David Warner and Pat Cummins both miss the series while Australia have a few other niggles in the squad
July 15, 2024

IPL could have two new teams as BCCI seeks 'approval' at AGM

Meeting, on December 24, also to discuss cricket in 2028 LA Olympics
July 13, 2024

Glenn Maxwell on the switch hit: It's up to the bowlers to evolve

"I just see it as a different part of the evolution of the game," the allrounder said after his 100-metre shot
July 15, 2024

Ishan Porel returns to India after picking up hamstring injury in Australia

He will now head to the NCA over the next couple of days for assessment
July 15, 2024

India and Australia look to test bench strength in high-scoring Canberra

The last seven games here have all been won by the side batting first, six of them while defending 320-plus totals
July 15, 2024

Virat Kohli concedes India were 'completely outplayed'

""I think with the ball we were not that effective. We just didn't hit the areas that we wanted to consistently."
July 15, 2024

Powerless in the powerplay - India have too many holes in their bowling unit

New ball not bringing them wickets, their two wristspinners separated, India have major bowling issues to address
July 15, 2024

India search for balance with series on the line

Australia may be thinking about handing a debut to the highly rated Cameron Green
July 15, 2024

ICC makes U-turn, to revisit plan for extra global event in next eight-year cycle

Those reliant on ICC revenue want it, while ones that earn more from bilateral series don't
July 13, 2024

Chants, roars and boos - cricket finds its voice back at Sydney

When the gates opened at the SCG on Friday, spectators entered a men's international match for the first time since March
July 15, 2024

India's one-dimensional batsmen hurting their five-bowler strategy

Time to send a memo to domestic cricket: if you want to bat for India, bowl at least five overs for your state side
July 15, 2024

Stats: Steven Smith, Aaron Finch and David Warner drive Australia to highest ODI total against India

Smith's century was also the third-fastest by an Australian in ODIs
July 15, 2024

Zampa, Hazlewood defend big total set up by Smith, Finch tons

The hosts had only one change from their last ODI team, with Marsh absent and Smith returning after he had been unavailable due to concussion
July 15, 2024

Ishant Sharma ruled out of Australia tour, Rohit Sharma still in contention

According to a BCCI media release, Rohit's "next assessment" will be conducted on December 11
July 15, 2024

T Natarajan added to India ODI squad as cover for Navdeep Saini

Left-arm seamer added to squad a day before series opener after Saini complains of back spasm
July 15, 2024

Virat Kohli: Younger players will feature a lot in Australia tour

Opportunity for younger players will arise because Bumrah and Shami's workloads will need to be managed, said the India captain
July 15, 2024

Virat Kohli on Rohit Sharma's injury: 'Lot of uncertainty and lack of clarity'

Captain says both Rohit and Ishant could've been in rehab in Australia to be ready for Test series
July 15, 2024

Sreesanth to return to action in Kerala's inaugural T20 tournament

This will be the 37-year old's first chance to push for a domestic comeback after having served his ban
July 13, 2024

India vs Pakistan, World Cup 2019 - the match that changed everything for Lancashire chief

How Old Trafford encounter inspired English club's foray into Indian market
July 12, 2024
ICC news

Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steven Smith, Joe Root nominated for ICC men's cricketer of the decade award

Kohli is the only men's player who has been nominated for all major awards
July 16, 2024

KL Rahul on triple role: 'Got used to it and I started enjoying it' during the IPL

"If the opportunity presents itself, and I can keep in all the three World Cups, I'd love to do it"
July 15, 2024

Ganguly: Two additional T20Is, fewer Tests in England's tour of India

Four Tests, three ODIs and five T20Is now make up the tour earmarked for February-March 2021
July 12, 2024

Sachin Tendulkar: Bowl in the fifth-stump channel to Steven Smith

He also expects the timing of declarations to play a crucial role in the day-night Test in Adelaide
July 15, 2024

Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma ruled out of first two Tests

Their chances of taking part in the third and fourth Tests also appear slim
July 15, 2024

Steven Smith: India will struggle to match Neil Wagner's short-ball skill

He believes resorting to short bowling is "flattery" when other options have been exhausted
July 15, 2024

India on notice: Steven Smith 'finds his hands' again after disappointing IPL

He does not believe the India attack will be able to replicate the short-pitched approach of Neil Wagner last summer
July 15, 2024

Virat Kohli to Mohammed Siraj: 'Stay strong for your dad's dream'

Bereaved fast bowler says he'll be playing now to fulfil his late father's dearest wish
July 15, 2024

Former Kerala medium pacer CK Bhaskaran dies at 79

He played an unofficial Test against Ceylon in Ahmedabad in 1965
July 12, 2024

David Warner says Australia 'trying not to engage' in verbal volleys

"It's about going out there as a team and trying to control our emotions and play them on skill"
July 15, 2024

Raghunath Chandorkar, India's oldest living first-class cricketer, turns 100

Co-incidentally, his debut match featured DB Deodhar and Vasant Raiji, the other two Indian cricketers to celebrate 100 birthdays
July 12, 2024

Concerns over Adelaide Test ease with South Australia lockdown lifted

The six limited-overs matches in Sydney and Canberra have almost sold out
July 15, 2024

Mohammed Siraj to stay back in Australia despite father's death in India

Siraj won't return for the last rites in Hyderabad due to quarantine protocols
July 15, 2024

ICC confirms altered points system for World Test Championship

The board also introduced a minimum age restriction for international cricket which will apply across all cricket
July 11, 2024

2022 Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa postponed to February 2023

The major tournaments on the women's calendar for 2022 now include the ODI World Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the Ashes
July 15, 2024

Josh Hazlewood: 'Tiring out' Jasprit Bumrah is the key for Australia

Fast bowler says Kohli returning home after the first Test will not hurt India "that much"
July 15, 2024

Rohit Sharma arrives at the NCA amid lack of clarity over fitness

He has played three IPL games since suffering a hamstring tear, but it isn't clear if he's fully recovered yet
July 15, 2024

VVS Laxman: T Natarajan could be India's 'X-factor' bowler in T20 World Cup

The Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor says the left-armer has plenty of other variations apart from the yorker
July 15, 2024

Wriddhiman Saha back at India nets, on road to recovery

He was seen facing throwdowns as he resumed training after hurting both his hamstrings in the IPL
July 15, 2024

Cricket returns to Eden Gardens with inaugural Bengal T20 Challenge

Six teams, 33 matches, a majority under lights, all of them in a bio-bubble - the tournament begins Nov 24
July 12, 2024

England plan for full calendar and return of crowds in 2021 home season

Five Tests against India, women's tours by New Zealand and South Africa included in provisional schedule
July 11, 2024

Uttar Pradesh fast bowler Sudeep Tyagi retires at 33

Fast bowler finishes with 109 wickets in 41 first-class matches and 47 wickets in 46 limited-overs games
July 12, 2024

Kohli and Co. undergo Test match simulation training in Sydney

India players were seen training with pink and red balls
July 15, 2024

Glenn McGrath: 'Australia slightly ahead' because of Mitchell Starc's X-factor

However, he still believes India will be buoyed by their win in 2018-19
July 15, 2024

MPL Sports to be India's kit sponsor for the next three years

MPL's deal will stretch up to December 2023, and include the BCCI's men's, women's and Under-19 teams
July 12, 2024

Cheteshwar Pujara: 'We have every chance of winning Test series again'

"Our bowling unit will not be very different. They know how to be successful in Australia"
July 15, 2024

Ajit Agarkar, Chetan Sharma, Maninder Singh, Shiv Sunder Das apply for selectors' posts

Three posts are vacant in the BCCI's selection panel
July 12, 2024

Tim Paine: Australia 'love to hate' Virat Kohli, but 'love watching him bat'

Paine believes Kohli's absence for three Tests won't make series "less intense"
July 15, 2024

India begin training after clearing Covid-19 test

They will, however, remain in quarantine for their first two weeks in Australia
July 15, 2024

Steven Smith to India's fast bowlers: Bring on the short stuff

"I've faced a lot of short bowling in my life and I haven't had too many stresses with it"
July 15, 2024

Rahul Dravid supports cricket's inclusion in the Olympics

Despite 'challenges', Dravid says move would be 'great for the game'
July 12, 2024

Rahul Dravid bats for IPL expansion: 'Fantastic to see Under-19 boys establish themselves'

He believes the tournament has been the major reason behind the rising standard of India's white-ball cricket
July 15, 2024

Rahul Dravid: 'Data has made players sit up and take notice of it'

Former India captain says if the sophisticated analysis of today had been there earlier, he would have been a better player
July 12, 2024

FICA wants 'clear global solutions' to tackle contract breaches in sanctioned cricket

Body calls on ICC and its member boards to show "willingness to prioritise and act on" the matter
July 15, 2024

Rohit Sharma still only '70% fit', says Sourav Ganguly

BCCI president confident Wriddhiman Saha will be fit before the Tests against Australia
July 15, 2024

Indians land in Sydney and go into quarantine

The tour party will start training from Saturday, under the strictest Covid-19 protocols
July 15, 2024

BCCI confident of hosting 2021 T20 World Cup in India

ICC chief executive optimistic that fans will be able to attend the tournament next year
July 15, 2024
India in Australia 2020-21

Rohit Sharma not to join India squad in Australia until Test series

The opener will not be part of the India contingent that flies from Dubai to Sydney on Wednesday
July 15, 2024

'India's loss if Rohit Sharma isn't made white-ball captain' - Gautam Gambhir

Suggests possibility of split-captaincy, with Kohli continuing to lead in Tests.
July 15, 2024

Ground capacities confirmed for Australia-India matches

Spectators will be able to attend the matches in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra
July 15, 2024

Vengsarkar believes BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is 'undermining' selectors by speaking on their behalf

"Is he undermining their credentials? Or does he feel he knows more than the others?"
July 15, 2024

Wriddhiman Saha sidelined with hamstring tear, could be a doubt for Australia Tests

Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner confirms injury, no update from BCCI yet
July 15, 2024

Atapattu and Yadav stand tall as Supernovas and Trailblazers make the final

A blistering fifty, a nerveless last over and the defending champions cruised into the final
July 12, 2024

Virat Kohli: Life in a bubble is tough, we need to rethink length of tours

Says life in a bio-bubble "does get difficult at times because it is repetitive"
July 15, 2024

Sushma Verma and Sune Luus star in Velocity's come-from-behind victory

Supernovas made 126 on a slow pitch and though their bowlers seemed ahead in the early part of the chase, they came undone in the end
July 12, 2024

Rohit Sharma back in Mumbai Indians XI a week after being ruled out of Australia tour

Earlier on Tuesday, Ganguly had said he wanted Rohit to be cautious in the IPL
July 15, 2024

Rohit Sharma 'has a long career and not just this IPL or the next series' - Sourav Ganguly

Ishant Sharma recovering well from injury, and should play Test series in Australia, BCCI president says
July 15, 2024

Ravi Shastri reveals Rohit Sharma 'in danger of injuring himself again if not careful'

Head coach advises batsman not to rush his comeback after going through medical report.
July 15, 2024

Irfan Pathan signs with Kandy Tuskers in the LPL

The former India allrounder hasn't played competitive T20 cricket since February 2019
July 11, 2024

Brisbane's loss is new host Sydney's gain

NSW tourism minister concedes "politics has been driving most decisions in Queensland"
July 15, 2024

India-Australia schedule confirmed; Adelaide hosts day-night Test, hope of 25,000 at MCG

The tour includes three ODIs, three T20Is and four Tests
July 15, 2024

Rohit Sharma not in India squad but may play again in IPL - and on Australia tour

He was injured against KXIP but, while BCCI haven't mentioned any injury, Mumbai haven't confirmed his fitness for the remaining matches
July 15, 2024

Rishabh Pant omitted from India's white-ball squads for Australia tour, Varun Chakravarthy included for T20Is

Rohit, who is currently nursing a hamstring injury in the IPL, isn't part of the limited-overs squads
July 15, 2024

KL Rahul, Mohammed Siraj in India Test squad for Australia tour; Rohit Sharma out with injury

Both Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma were missing from the squad after picking up injuries in the IPL
July 15, 2024

Sourav Ganguly says Australia tour on; positive about India players' families allowed on tour

"Still in discussions how to get the bio part and medical parts stronger," he says
July 15, 2024

Ishant Sharma likely to be fit for Adelaide Test

He is expected to start bowling from November 18, subject to his rehab going well.
July 15, 2024

Victoria Premier 'very confident' over Boxing Day crowd at MCG

Melbourne will come out of a four-month Covid-19 lockdown on Wednesday
July 15, 2024

Kapil Dev 'doing fine' after surgery, discharged from hospital

The former India captain "can resume his regular daily activity soon," hospital says in statement
July 12, 2024

Uttar Pradesh batsman and Under-19 World Cup winner Tanmay Srivastava retires at 30

"I knew I wasn't going to play for India, so there was no reason to continue playing"
July 12, 2024

Scenarios: Kolkata Knight Riders' fate in their own hands, but negative NRR could complicate playoff chances

Delhi Capitals, meanwhile, could qualify with even just one win from their remaining matches
July 15, 2024

'It's nice to feel important' - 'Blessed' Chris Morris on bond with RCB, chatting with Dale Steyn, and more

"I have been very fortunate I haven't been smacked around yet, but that's going to come unfortunately"
July 15, 2024

Mohammed Shami cracks the IPL code

His longer-format skills haven't always translated to T20 success, but he's raised his game to a new level this season
July 15, 2024

Kapil Dev stable after undergoing heart surgery for a blocked artery

The former India captain is understood to be in a stable condition
July 14, 2024

India tour of Australia gets government green light; Sydney, Canberra to host white-ball leg

The MCG has been penciled in for Boxing Day but Adelaide Oval is on standby should the Covid-19 situation require a change
July 15, 2024

Zimbabwe land in Pakistan but head coach Lalchand Rajput pulls out

The former India batsman did not travel despite getting clearance from Pakistan's foreign office
July 15, 2024

Sydney and Canberra firming to host India ODIs and T20Is

The New South Wales government appears more likely to allow players to train during quarantine
July 15, 2024

Quiz: MS Dhoni in the IPL

It's 200 matches and counting for MS Dhoni in the IPL. Here's a quick quiz to test your knowledge of his illustrious career in the league
July 15, 2024

PCB to ICC: Ensure visas for Pakistan players for T20 World Cup 2021 in India

Wasim Khan also says bilateral India-Pakistan series can't happen in the foreseeable future
July 15, 2024

India could quarantine in Sydney during Australia tour in November

"We'd certainly be a very willing substitute" - Tony Shepherd, the SCG Trust chairman
July 15, 2024

Sourav Ganguly: India's domestic season will start from January 1

"We also have elaborate plans for our age-group and women's cricket," the BCCI president said
July 12, 2024

'Beast' Anrich Nortje eyes Shoaib Akhtar's record 161.3kph after delivering fastest ever IPL ball

"Maybe a good wicket, some adrenaline, the right combination and I can do it this IPL"
July 15, 2024

Women's cricket lines up for 2022 Commonwealth Games debut on opening day

The eight-team women's T20 competition will begin on July 29 and will be contested over eight days at Edgbaston
July 16, 2024

Virat Kohli wants reviews for wides and high full-tosses

"We have seen how big these things can be in a high-profile tournament like the IPL"
July 15, 2024

Sophie Ecclestone, Deandra Dottin, Chamari Atapattu among overseas stars at Women's T20 Challenge

Australian players, however, will skip the tournament since it clashes with the Women's BBL
July 12, 2024
Women's T20 Challenge 2020

Sharjah likely to host Women's T20 Challenge

The Indian players taking part are likely to assemble in Mumbai on October 13 for a nine-day quarantine
July 12, 2024

England's winter tours: What is the current state of play?

Potential trips to South Africa, Sri Lanka and India remain on the table
July 11, 2024

Legal battle looms as players seek commercial rights protections from ICC

FICA has written to ICC seeking recompense for players' commercial exploitation with ICC partners
July 11, 2024

Smart Stats: Axar Patel most impactful player Delhi Capitals' big win

The top five contributors in Delhi Capitals' 59-run victory all played major roles in what was a superb team performance
July 15, 2024

Concern over Bhuvneshwar Kumar's fitness after he misses Sunrisers Hyderabad's match on Sunday

He is the second player the Sunrisers have lost to injury two weeks into the tournament
July 15, 2024

India women to tour Sri Lanka - pending quarantine regulations

The major sticking point may be the 14-day quarantine the Sri Lankan health ministry is likely to impose
July 11, 2024

IPL player reports corrupt approach, BCCI ACU starts investigations

According to a BCCI official, the player who was approached immediately shared his concerns with the anti-corruption unit
July 15, 2024

Virat Kohli after ending his rut: 'I love this game and hate it too'

The RCB captain had scored just 18 from the first three matches, but came to the fore with a match-winning fifty on Saturday
July 15, 2024

Bengal cricketers Mukesh Kumar and Shreyan Chakraborty test positive for Covid-19

Apart from 37 cricketers, men and women, coaches, physios, security personnel and others were tested by CAB
July 12, 2024

Four-match Women's T20 Challenge likely to be held from November 4 to 9

Both the Indian and overseas players will arrive in the UAE by the third week of October
July 15, 2024

Sourav Ganguly: 'Priority' is to host England series in India despite Covid-19 threat

"We will try and make it happen as much as we can," BCCI president says about domestic competitions
July 12, 2024

Neetu David: Covid-19 has made picking Women's T20 Challenge squads 'a challenging first assignment'

Performance, and not age, will determine Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami's future, says Arati Vaidya
July 15, 2024

Neetu David to lead new Indian women's selection committee

Kalpana Venkatachar, Arati Vaidya, Mithu Mukherjee and Renu Margrate the others in the panel
July 15, 2024
Talking Points

Talking Points: What can Chennai Super Kings do about their batting?

What's going wrong for Jadeja, how did Delhi Capitals stop Dhoni and four other questions from the game
July 12, 2024

Virat Kohli's wife Anushka Sharma criticises Sunil Gavaskar for 'distasteful' commentary

Raises objection to Gavaskar "accusing a wife for her husband's game"
July 15, 2024

BCCI chooses not to renew contracts of 11 National Cricket Academy coaches

"There is no cricket (because of Covid-19), so they probably don't want to continue with us," one of the coaches said
July 12, 2024

Sanju Samson: I worked on my range-hitting skills during Covid-19 break

"I've been working hard on my fitness, diet and training, and on my strength, because my game relies a lot on power-hitting"
July 15, 2024

Mithali Raj: India women cricketers 'anxious', 'don't know for what we're training'

"Sometimes we do feel there's no sense of purpose if we don't have competitive cricket or any international series, even domestic"
July 12, 2024

Cricket for some, not for all - where does the women's game stand?

As top-level women's cricket resumes this week, what's the state of the game among the major nations after six months of Covid-19 hiatus?
July 14, 2024

Kings XI Punjab's Mayank Agarwal: 'Hurts to not close off the game'

Kings XI batsman credits Stoinis for telling impact
July 12, 2024

Delhi Capitals v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2020 - Rolling Report

All the buzz from the game between Shreyas Iyer's Delhi Capitals and KL Rahul's Kings XI Punjab
July 15, 2024

IPL 2020: New venues, new tactics, new experience

What can we expect from the tournament? Here's a primer
July 15, 2024

Virat Kohli: This IPL, we're playing to bring smiles back on people's faces

Rohit Sharma, Mahela Jayawardene admit mental challenges of being in bubble, laud Mumbai Indians arrangements
July 15, 2024

BCCI signs up Sportradar to detect betting irregularities during IPL 2020

UK-based company apparently tracks odds of at least 600 independent bookmakers to detect anomalies in betting patterns
July 15, 2024

AB de Villiers sees his younger self in Josh Philippe

"I watched him play for the Sydney Sixers. He takes the new ball on, he is a very talented player"
July 15, 2024
India news

Sadashiv Patil, the former India allrounder, dies aged 86

The former allrounder played one Test for India and had also led Maharashtra in Ranji Trophy
July 12, 2024

Will leaving out Chris Gayle give Kings XI Punjab better balance?

Rahul, Pooran and Maxwell can take pitches out of the equation, but there are question marks over their death bowling
July 15, 2024

'Door is open' for Sreesanth to play for us - Kerala coach Tinu Yohannan

Since lockdown was lifted partially, Sreesanth has been training with the Kerala Under-23 team at a KCA facility
July 12, 2024

Jharkhand Premier League set to start on September 15

There has been no sanctioned cricket in India since March, and it remains unclear if the BCCI has given its go-ahead to the latest T20 tournament
July 12, 2024

Mohammed Shami: IPL 2020 will prepare India players for Australia tour

Having played a practice match in the UAE, the Kings XI quick feels players are regaining their rhythm
July 15, 2024

Ali Khan joins Kolkata Knight Riders as Harry Gurney replacement

He becomes the first USA player to feature in the IPL, and was part of Trinbago's unbeaten run in CPL 2020
July 15, 2024
IPL 2020

Combination questions for Rajasthan Royals with Ben Stokes doubtful

Middle-order balance is at stake, but they'll be hoping their youth investment pays off
July 15, 2024
IPL 2020

Combination questions for Rajasthan Royals with Ben Stokes doubtful

Middle-order balance is at stake, but they'll be hoping their youth investment pays off
July 15, 2024

BCCI's AGM postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic

The meeting cannot be held online as per the rules under which the BCCI is registered as a society
July 12, 2024

Shubman Gill on leadership role at KKR: Want to be 'voice of the people who have just come in'

The 21-year-old is clear on how he wants to contribute after being given the responsibility by coach Brendon McCullum
July 15, 2024
IPL 2020

Explosive batting KKR's biggest strength in pursuit of third IPL title

The addition of Cummins will bolster a bowling line-up that has no capped Indians
July 15, 2024

Kolkata Knight Riders' England, Australia players available for team's first match, says Venky Mysore

The group of players from both teams will arrive in the UAE from England via a charter flight on September 17, moving from one bio-bubble to another
July 15, 2024

Anil Kumble: Would like to see more Indian coaches in IPL

He says his being the only Indian head coach in IPL is not a true reflection of the resources in the country
July 15, 2024

Western Australia quarantine snub forces India tour to the east

India's tour set to begin in Adelaide and Brisbane as WA government remains firm on a strict hotel quarantine for any international visitors
July 15, 2024
IPL 2020

IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals' assistant physio tests positive for Covid-19

A statement from the franchise said he has not had any contact with the players since arriving in the UAE
July 15, 2024

Shikhar Dhawan: Experience, batting depth of Delhi Capitals spinners a huge advantage

Opener says enforced stay in bio bubble is an opportunity to bond with teammates rather than a restriction
July 12, 2024
IPL 2020

IPL 2020 schedule: A team-by-team guide

Who do they play? When do they play? Where do they play? Here's a ready reckoner
July 15, 2024

Mumbai Indians to open IPL title defence against Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi

The schedule was released only for the round-robin stage of the tournament
July 16, 2024

Harbhajan Singh: 'Family takes precedence over sport'

"CSK management were very supportive and I can't thank them enough for that," says spinner
July 15, 2024

Ehsan Mani: 'Healthier' to not have next ICC chairman from 'Big Three'

PCB chairman says "ICC is crying out for more independent directors"
July 13, 2024

Former Maharashtra player Shekhar Gawli dies after falling in gorge

He had played two first class matches for Maharashtra, and been the fitness trainer of senior and age-group teams
July 12, 2024

Suresh Raina: 'When bio-bubble is not safe how does one take a chance?'

CSK batsman explains why he left, but also does not rule out returning to Dubai if the "situation" improves
July 15, 2024

IPL 2020: No schedule yet but 'airbridge facility' in place for Abu Dhabi practice sessions

Mumbai Indians and KKR training at an "expanded quarantine facility" at Sheikh Zayed Stadium
July 15, 2024

Matthew Hayden appointed trade envoy to India by Australian government

His appointment to the board of the Australia-India Council was announced on Monday
July 12, 2024

Sourav Ganguly expecting record TV ratings for IPL 2020, and '30% crowds' later in tournament

Virat Kohli says "love of the game" will help players adjust to performing in front of empty stands
July 15, 2024
IPL 2020

Virat Kohli: 'Didn't miss the game as much as I thought I might'

He suggested he embraced a break he couldn't get otherwise
July 15, 2024

IPL franchises look at glass half-full despite Covid-19 hit on finances

BCCI were at risk of a $547 million drop in revenue if the entire season had been cancelled
July 15, 2024

Javagal Srinath: If the non-striker's taking undue advantage, I'm fine if he's run out

Former pacer and current match referee tells Ashwin on show 'DRS with Ash' says rules have been set and reiterated many times
July 15, 2024
IPL 2020

N Srinivasan - Suresh Raina will realise what he's missing, absence won't impact CSK

He has also said he is confident of his team's prospects this season because of MS Dhoni's leadership
July 15, 2024

IPL 2020 schedule: Will the first leg of the tournament be in Dubai only?

Dividing teams into two groups also being mulled, with less than three weeks to go
July 15, 2024

Dishant Yagnik to rejoin Rajasthan Royals after testing negative for Covid-19

The fielding coach tested negative twice and passed a fitness test after his 14-day quarantine period
July 15, 2024

India player among at least ten CSK contingent members to test positive for Covid-19

The positive results came out after they were tested on Thursday
July 15, 2024

Ajinkya Rahane: Felt I should have played for India at No. 4 in the 2019 ODI World Cup

He is also sure of making a comeback in India's white-ball side
July 15, 2024

IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals sign up Ryan Harris as bowling coach

Replaces compatriot James Hopes, who has opted out because of personal reasons
July 15, 2024

Chris Gayle set to link up with Kings XI Punjab on time after negative Covid-19 tests

There had been reports that he attended the birthday celebrations of sprinter Usain Bolt, who has since tested positive
July 15, 2024

KL Rahul's lockdown fear: 'What if once I get back to playing cricket, I am not the same player?'

Says thoughts like forgetting how to "pick line and length" kept him awake at night at times
July 15, 2024

Sourav Ganguly: MS Dhoni should have batted up the order more often

Ricky Ponting, meanwhile, is in awe of Dhoni's ability to stay in control of his emotions
July 12, 2024

Sunil Gavaskar: Wanted to be an attacking opener like Rohit Sharma

He also believes the current Test team under Virat Kohli is the best-ever India team
July 12, 2024

Sourav Ganguly commits to India hosting England in February 2021

In a letter to the state associations, he said the series would be followed by the IPL in April 2021
July 08, 2024
WBBL v Women's T20 Challenge

Alyssa Healy: 'There's no need for domestic competitions to clash in the women's game'

She reiterated her stance that success of women's competitions is contingent upon the participation of the "best players from around the world"
July 15, 2024

Is the BCCI exploring its own Hundred?

ECB chairman Graves claims the BCCI has been asking him about the Hundred on a regular basis
July 15, 2024

ECB chairman Colin Graves says ICC can 'recut the pot'

Adds a fresh finance model needed to keep all countries 'sustantainable'
July 15, 2024

IPL 2020: Pradeep Sangwan, Pawan Suyal to travel with Delhi Capitals as net bowlers

Sangwan has played for four IPL franchises in the past, while Suyal has been a part of two teams
July 15, 2024

MS Dhoni a 'phenomenon', embodied spirit of new India - India PM Narendra Modi says in a letter

"From humble beginnings you burst onto the national scene, made a name for yourself and made India proud"
July 12, 2024

IPL title rights: from INR 40 crore per year, to 444 crore, to 222 crore

A quick look at the brands that have paid big money to bag the IPL title rights
July 15, 2024

IPL 2020: BCCI officially announces Dream11 as title sponsor

No details given on how much Dream11 had paid to secure the rights
July 15, 2024

Daren Sammy: 'I don't hold grudges against Ishant Sharma'

The former Sunrisers team-mates have had a conversation to clear the air about the use of a derogatory nickname
July 14, 2024

Ricky Ponting promises 'hard conversation' with R Ashwin on running out non-strikers backing up

"That's not going to be the way that we play our cricket," the Delhi Capitals coach says
July 15, 2024

G Kasturirangan, former Karnataka cricketer and BCCI pitches boss, dies aged 89

The former fast bowler also served Karnataka cricket as a selector in 1973-74
July 12, 2024

Rohit Sharma receives Khel Ratna Award, India's highest sporting honour

Only the fourth cricketer, after Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli to have been picked for the distinction
July 16, 2024

IPL 2020: Dream11 wins title rights after Vivo's exit

The title rights became up for grabs after Vivo, a Chinese company, pulled out
July 15, 2024

Jamaica Tallawahs, Barbados Tridents owners buy stake in USA T20 franchises

Former Indian seamer Raj Ghai has also bought a stake in one of the franchise of the 24-team competition
July 11, 2024
IPL 2020

IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals COO not worried about late arrival of England, Australia players

Jake Lush McCrum believes playing in a competitive series prior to the season will only be an advantage
July 15, 2024
IPL 2020

Suresh Raina reveals tears, hugs and party in CSK camp after retiring with MS Dhoni

"I knew Dhoni would announce his retirement upon reaching Chennai, so I was ready," Raina says
July 14, 2024

Srinivasan: 'I exercised all my authority as BCCI president' to save Dhoni's captaincy in 2011

"One of the selectors wanted to remove Dhoni as the ODI captain" after India's 4-0 Test series loss in Australia
July 12, 2024

Former India opener Chetan Chauhan dies at 73

The former cricketer was diagnosed with Covid-19 in early July but was said to have recovered
July 14, 2024
MS Dhoni retires

Sachin Tendulkar recalls seeing MS Dhoni for the first time: 'He was someone special'

"I enjoyed all his innings, and to single out one innings will be hard for me"
July 13, 2024

MS Dhoni retires: full coverage

ESPNcricinfo's collection of content to record the news and look back on the former India captain's career
July 12, 2024
India news

Suresh Raina joins MS Dhoni in international retirement

"With my heart full of pride, I choose to join you in this journey," Raina's Instagram post said with a tribute to Dhoni
July 12, 2024
India news

MS Dhoni announces international retirement

Brings the curtains down on one of the most storied careers in Indian cricket
July 12, 2024

Chetan Chauhan critical after testing positive for Covid-19

Former India opener on ventilator support after suffering multiple organ failure
July 12, 2024
India tour of Australia 2020-21

India could start Australia tour with white-ball cricket, not Tests

Cricket Australia and BCCI working out different options to finalise the itinerary
July 15, 2024

MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings begin camp, L Balaji wary of 'overloading' players

Bowling coach doesn't want players "trying to do too much, too quickly"
July 15, 2024

Anil Kumble on IPL 2020: Managing players' 'mental space' key for support staff

"For a player, it will be a challenge to get into the groove quickly and maintain that because it's going to be a long tournament"
July 15, 2024

IPL 2020: Tata Group, Unacademy and Dream11 among bidders for title rights

Friday was the last date for potential sponsors to submit their Expressions of Interest to the BCCI
July 15, 2024

Yuvraj Singh asked to come out of retirement by Punjab cricket secretary

"The request I made was for him to consider playing all formats," says Puneet Bali
July 12, 2024

David Warner, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins set to miss start of IPL 2020

The former Australia allrounder was appointed Rajasthan Royals coach for three years from IPL 2020
July 15, 2024

Sachin Tendulkar: 'Waqar's bouncer and playing through pain defined me'

Thirty years on from his first international hundred, the master looks back on the early part of his career
July 12, 2024

IPL 2020: No relaxation likely in quarantine rules for English and Australian players

Some of the players from these two countries will arrive in the UAE after playing a limited-overs bilateral series
July 15, 2024

ICC to release documentary on Women's T20 World Cup 2020

The featured, titled 'Beyond the Boundary', will premiere worldwide on August 14
July 14, 2024

Karun Nair recovers from Covid-19

The India batsman is set to play for Kings XI Punjab in the upcoming IPL season
July 15, 2024

Sri Lanka, UAE among back-up venues for 2021 T20 World Cup

India is due to host the event, but is currently the third-worst-hit country in the world in terms of Covid-19 cases
July 15, 2024
IPL 2020 news

Rajasthan Royals fielding coach Dishant Yagnik tests positive for Covid-19

He has been advised to get admitted to hospital for a 14-day quarantine
July 15, 2024
IPL 2020

'We expect MS Dhoni to be part of Chennai Super Kings for 2021 and 2022 IPLs' - Kasi Viswanathan

Earlier, N Srinivasan had said that CSK would retain Dhoni going into the mega auction next year
July 15, 2024
IPL 2020

UAE board gets official nod from BCCI to host IPL 2020

An IPL team, led by the COO, will be in UAE next week to inspect the three venues
July 15, 2024
IPL 2020

CSK eye short camp in Chennai; RCB players to quarantine before UAE flight

Likely travel dates of all eight IPL franchises ahead of upcoming season
July 12, 2024

IPL 2020: BCCI gets government go-ahead to conduct tournament in the UAE

Brijesh Patel, the IPL Governing Council chairman, has confirmed the development
July 15, 2024

KN Ananthapadmanabhan promoted to ICC's international panel of umpires

The former Kerala legspinner fills the vacancy left by Nitin Menon's promotion to the Elite panel
July 12, 2024

India's domestic 2020-21 season: Only Ranji Trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali for men?

No 50-overs games for men in proposed plan; overall match count down to 1183 from 2036 last season
July 12, 2024

After sudden dismissal, BCCI's ex-scorers hope for recognition and relief

Seventeen veteran scorers, retired without notice, approach state associations over total lack of benefits
July 12, 2024

Vivo's IPL 2020 exit is not a "financial crisis" - Sourav Ganguly

BCCI president says the strong foundation the board is built on will see it through this "blip"
July 15, 2024

'World Cup 2022 is the goal now' - Jhulan Goswami

The fast bowler will be 39 by then, but she is confident she can keep up her performance level
July 15, 2024
IPL 2020

2020 IPL: How will Vivo's absence and IPL's move to UAE hurt the franchises?

A few sponsorship deals could be renegotiated this IPL
July 15, 2024

Australia v India: 'Will do everything we can' to play Boxing Day Test at MCG, says CA CEO

With the tight restrictions set to be in place until mid-September in Melbourne, CA is willing to wait until much later into the year to make a decision for the event
July 12, 2024

England white-ball tour of India postponed until 2021

BCCI confirm delay to ODIs and T20Is to avoid clash with rescheduled IPL
July 08, 2024
IPL 2020 news

Indian government set to give BCCI green signal to move IPL to UAE

It is understood a formal letter from the government is expected on Friday
July 15, 2024

ICC Board set to discuss fate of next three World tournaments

Will the 2021 Women's World Cup go ahead? Who will host the 2021 and 2022 men's T20 World Cups?
July 13, 2024

Simon Taufel, Sachin Tendulkar, and a pair of lbw decisions

On an episode of the 22 Yarns podcast, the umpire has opened up on the 2007 Trent Bridge incident
July 12, 2024

Mithali Raj: Foreign players' frustration justified, but BCCI has done all it can

Raj said the current window for the women's T20 Challenge was the only feasible one, even if clashes with the WBBL
July 14, 2024

BCCI confirms that Vivo will not sponsor IPL 2020

The board sent out a statement on Thursday afternoon confirming the same
July 15, 2024

IPL franchises begin quarantining and testing for Covid-19

Teams still waiting for tournament's Standard Operating Procedures to be finalised by the governing council
July 15, 2024
ICC News

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma retain top two spots in ICC ODI rankings; Babar Azam at No. 3

Among the bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah held on to the No. 2 spot, marginally behind Trent Boult
July 06, 2024

Rohit Sharma wary of coming back from 'longest gap in my career without holding a bat'

Also wary of demanding UAE conditions for IPL; Raina says UAE travel logistics might be easier on players
July 15, 2024

Ishant Sharma: 'Want to be part of a World Cup-winning team'

The fast bowler speaks about his ambitions, landmarks and a particular turning point
July 12, 2024
IPL 2020

IPL 2020 SOPs: Rigorous testing, restricted movement, one team per hotel

IPL has permitted families to travel and stay inside the bio-secure bubble, but franchises to take final decision
July 15, 2024

Vivo pulls out as IPL 2020 title sponsors

The development follows a public outcry over following clashes at the India-China border in June
July 15, 2024

Anjum Chopra wants BCCI to be 'more specific in communication about women's cricket'

Former captain believes BCCI is 'thinking about women's cricket', but wants clearer flow of information
July 12, 2024

Yuvraj Singh: MS Dhoni 'showed me the correct picture' about my future

"I don't blame people for not having trust in me when I came back from cancer; I myself took a while to have the same confidence in my game"
July 12, 2024

Australia v West Indies T20Is postponed, IPL to not clash with any international cricket

Fixtures-wise, the only potential clash for the IPL - even if just by two days - is with the proposed Lanka Premier League
July 15, 2024

'Can't let our lives grind to a halt' - Arun Lal on BCCI's Covid-19 guidelines to states for senior staff

Baroda to write to the BCCI to request that Dav Whatmore, 66, continue as director of cricket
July 12, 2024

Is Nike's 14-year partnership with the BCCI over?

Indian board invites a fresh tender for the rights to the national teams' kit and official merchandise
July 15, 2024

Age fraud - BCCI offers amnesty scheme to players, promises 'stern actions' to curb menace

For the first time, players have the option of coming forward and declaring any discrepancies
July 15, 2024

BCCI SOPs: CMO, staggered training, masks and more for domestic cricketers

No one over 60 years of age to be allowed to be a part of training sessions, players must follow strict safety protocols
July 15, 2024

IPL 2020: UAE to host tournament from September 19 to November 10

The tournament will take place in the UAE from September 19 to November 10
July 15, 2024

Women's T20 Challenge v WBBL: Alyssa Healy, Suzie Bates upset with BCCI decision

Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami, among others, welcome the announcement by Sourav Ganguly
July 12, 2024

India's 2020-21 domestic season might extend until June next year

The season could also extend until June next year
July 12, 2024
India news

Sourav Ganguly: Women's T20 Challenge during IPL 'very much on'

BCCI president says there's a "plan in place" to conduct a camp for the India women's team
July 15, 2024

MS Dhoni a 'pure instinct man' - Rahul Dravid, N Srinivasan discuss data and leadership

Dravid cited the example of the franchise when asked about the keys to manage a sports team
July 15, 2024

IPL franchises await news on South Africa players' participation

There is a strict travel restriction in the country which has placed doubt on the players making their way to the UAE
July 15, 2024
India news

Sanjay Manjrekar awaits BCCI decision on reinstatement to commentary panel

He says he will follow any guidelines the board may propose
July 15, 2024

Lanka Premier League: Irfan Pathan in pool of 70 foreign players for draft

The BCCI is believed to have cleared the former India allrounder's request
July 12, 2024

Rahul Dravid: Biosecure environment 'may not be easy to create' for domestic cricket

The head of NCA believes that come October, the Covid-19 impact will hit Indian cricket more
July 15, 2024

Anil Kumble on Monkeygate: People would have accepted we were wronged if we pulled out

His wife "saw god in her dream" - Kumble recalls his family's brush with death during the 2004 tsunami
July 12, 2024
IPL news

Chennai Super Kings want IPL camp in UAE from early August

Squad asked to assemble in Chennai on August 9; will travel via a charter flight
July 12, 2024
IPL 2020 news

IPL 2020: UAE board looking to fill '30-50%' of the stadiums with spectators

Secretary Usmani believes Covid-19 cases in the UAE will reduce by September
July 15, 2024
India news

TNPL 2020 postponed again, may not happen this year

TNCA will now look at November 2020 or March 2021 to hold the tournament
July 12, 2024

Ahead of IPL Governing Council meeting, questions on Covid-19 testing and bio-bubbles

It's expected that protocols for the tournament in the UAE will be finalised at the meeting on August 2
July 16, 2024

MPCA's cricket committee questions appointment of Chandrakant Pandit as coach

Says it was not consulted on the matter, four months after the decision
July 12, 2024

Kapil Dev: 'Sachin Tendulkar never became a ruthless batsman'

India's former captain also looks back on his own record, and the other premier allrounders of his era
July 13, 2024

Suresh Raina: 'Rohit Sharma is the next MS Dhoni of the Indian team'

Rohit Sharma leads from the front and respects the dressing-room atmosphere, Raina points out
July 12, 2024

Rajat Bhatia announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Having pursued a course in the USA, the Ranji Trophy winner wants to now shift focus to a career in biomechanics
July 12, 2024

Virat Kohli: Mayank Agarwal's character on the Australia tour stood out for me

He also mentioned how Hanuma Vihari took up opening despite being a middle-order batsman
July 12, 2024
India news

R Ashwin: Disallow the run or give bowler a 'free ball' for non-striker backing up

The Indian spinner wants technology to help spot and penalise batsmen straying outside his crease
July 12, 2024

India women's England tour cancellation 'not a case of neglect' - Shanta Rangaswamy

The situation was out of BCCI's control, says Apex Council member
July 12, 2024

Andre Russell wasn't unhappy with me - Dinesh Karthik on IPL 2019 spat

"If I didn't have a great relationship with him, I think it could have spiralled into something nasty," captain says of star allrounder
July 12, 2024

Governing Council meeting on August 1 likely to finalise IPL 2020 schedule

Other matters up for discussion are venues, training facilities and quarantine measures against Covid-19
July 15, 2024

IPL 2020: Emirates Cricket Board waits for India government nod to 'ink the final deal' with BCCI

"We will work together to ascertain the best practices to support and deliver on a successful edition"
July 15, 2024
Men's Future Tours Programme

Explainer: Men's ODI World Cup Super League

With a handful of days left for the ODI World Cup Super League, here's all you need to know about it
July 11, 2024
IPL 2020 news

IPL 2020: 'Will be slightly easier to monitor ACU activity in the UAE,' says Ajit Singh

BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit head says shifting IPL 2020 away from India won't hamper intelligence gathering
July 15, 2024

Sourav Ganguly to Virat Kohli - 'I expect you to win in Australia'

Ganguly, however, acknowledged that the tour would be tougher than the last time
July 15, 2024

Mark Taylor raises prospect of Boxing Day Test being moved

Adelaide and Perth may be able to host larger crowds than Melbourne
July 15, 2024

Matthew Wade won't be trying to get under Virat Kohli's skin

He believes India feed off confrontation and also expects players to be able to adapt to empty stands
July 15, 2024

2020 T20 World Cup prospects fade, as alternatives sought

A board official says hosting it this October would be 'too big a risk'
July 15, 2024

BCCI suggests deferring World Test Championship

Men's T20 World Cup remains on course for now, but ICC members agree to review situation regularly
July 15, 2024

Cricketing heads meet to plot way out of crisis

Thursday's ICC meeting starts contingency planning process
July 15, 2024
India news

Winning a world title 'is a bloody obsession' for Ravi Shastri

India coach says he's going to chase a world title with his team, which will go down as "one of the best teams of the century"
July 15, 2024

'It depends on how he plays in IPL' - Ravi Shastri on MS Dhoni winning his place back

The IPL will help firm up India's World Cup squad that will travel to Australia, says head coach
July 15, 2024
Indiia news

'I also feel angry at times' - MS Dhoni

The former India captain feels they can succeed in ICC tournaments provided they always think like a team
July 15, 2024
India news

New radio rights deal brings cricket back to All India Radio

The two-year deal, starting with the upcoming series against South Africa, also includes coverage of men's and women's domestic tournaments
July 12, 2024
India news

'Absolute nonsense' - Ravi Shastri dismisses talk of rift between Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma

The India coach termed reports of a rift between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma as "nonsense"
July 14, 2024
India A v South Africa A, 1st unofficial Test, Thiruvananthapuram, 2nd day

Jalaj Saxena's 61* helps India A open up lead

Shubman Gill fails to convert start into a hundred but South Africa A concede ground after another top-order collapse
July 08, 2024
India v South Africa, 1st unofficial Test, Thiruvananthapuram, 1st day

Shardul Thakur, Shubman Gill dominate South Africa A

Thakur's three-wicket burst played a key role in dismissing the visitors cheaply before Gill struck an unbeaten 66
July 09, 2024
India news

CoA hands showcause to BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary

He has been asked to explain his absence from key ICC and Asian Cricket Council meetings
July 13, 2024
India A v South Africa A, 1st unofficial Test, Thiruvananthapuram

Jalaj Saxena called up to India A as cover for K Gowtham

Kerala allrounder Jalaj Saxena has been added to the India A squad for the first four-day match against South Africa A, starting on Monday in Thiruvananthapuram
July 12, 2024
Duleep Trophy 2019-20, final, Bengaluru, 4th day

Wakhare continues onward journey as India Red lift Duleep Trophy

The offspinner took a five-wicket haul to end India Green's innings swiftly, but for a tournament that has largely lost context, where will this performance rank?
July 15, 2024
South Africa A in India 2019

Rabada 'not too worried' with Archer, Bumrah snatching spotlight

The fast bowler also looks ahead to the upcoming India tour, and how the experience of having played there before will help some of his team-mates
July 15, 2024
India news

BCCI issues notice to Dinesh Karthik over CPL appearance

Karthik was spotted in the Trinbago Knight Riders dressing room during the inaugural match of the Caribbean Premier League 2019
July 12, 2024
India news

'Indian team in great hands with Vikram Rathour' - domestic players on India's new batting coach

Players laud Rathour for his man-management skills
July 12, 2024

Sanju Samson, Shardul Thakur sparkle as India A wrap up series 4-1

Reeza Hendricks struck a half-century and Beuran Hendricks was impressive with the ball, but it wasn't enough to stop the home side from winning by 36 runs
July 02, 2024
India news

New batting coach Rathour backs Iyer, Pandey for No. 4 in ODIs

He also addresses the issue of India's opening batsmen in Tests, saying, 'we need to find a way for them to be more consistent'
July 12, 2024

Markande laughs off best friend Kishan's sledges to make career-best score

Markande had to find batting chops and guts it out against a trio of fast bowlers, but most crucially of all: weather a verbal barrage from his "best friend" Ishan Kishan
July 15, 2024
Duleep Trophy 2019-20, final

Abhimanyu Easwaran: Building his case to move to the next level, one century at a time

While Abhimanyu's technique and playing style is impressive enough, his game awareness marks him out as someone with a bright future
July 15, 2024
India news

Rahul has flattered to deceive, open with Rohit - Ganguly

VVS Laxman also in agreement that Karnataka opener has not cashed in on his Test opportunities
July 12, 2024
India news

'Is the importance of playing Ranji finals zero?' - Sheldon Jackson lashes out

Saurashtra's middle-order mainstay questioned the absence of players from the successful Ranji Trophy team in the India A squads
July 15, 2024
India Green v India Red, Duleep Trophy final, 1st day

'It's going to get better this season' - Jaydev Unadkat

Starting on the back of a successful season in 2018-19, Unadkat added four more wickets to his tally, bowling for India Red in the Duleep Trophy final
July 15, 2024
Duleep Trophy 2019-20

Red ball, not pink - BCCI, domestic cricketers make their preference known

After three seasons of pink-ball competition, the BCCI - without really offering an explanation - changed the 2019-20 Duleep Trophy to a red-ball affair
July 15, 2024
IPL news

Delhi Capitals set to buy out R Ashwin from Kings XI Punjab

It is understood that Kings XI are likely to appoint a new captain with India batsman KL Rahul being the favourite
July 12, 2024

Arrest warrant against Mohammed Shami in domestic violence case

The India pacer had been charged with attempt to murder and cruelty by his wife, Hasin Jahan, last March
July 12, 2024

Steven Smith topples Virat Kohli, becomes No. 1 Test batsman again

Jasprit Bumrah and Jason Holder move into top five for bowlers after Jamaica Test
July 15, 2024
India women news

Mithali Raj retires from T20I cricket

"I wish to retire from T20Is to focus my energies on readying myself for the 2021 One Day World Cup"
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Kingston

Jasprit Bumrah is 'the most complete bowler in the world' - Virat Kohli

"He has absolute control of what he is doing. So when he steps out on the field, he knows how much he can contribute for the team"
July 15, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Kingston

'Captaincy is just a c in front of your name' - Virat Kohli

After becoming the most successful Indian Test captain, Kohli says the credit for the achievement went to the team as a whole and the bowlers in particular
July 14, 2024
West Indies v India, second Test, Kingston

India seal 2-0 series win with 257-run demolition of West Indies

Jermaine Blackwood - on as a concussion substitute for Darren Bravo - and Shamarh Brooks kept West Indies fighting in their chase of 468
July 14, 2024

Nitin Menon set to become 62nd Indian Test umpire

The former Madhya Pradesh cricketer has already officiated in 25 ODIs and 12 T20Is
July 15, 2024

'I am the new guy, so I ask a lot of questions' - Jasprit Bumrah

India's spearhead credits a fast bowling group always willing to help each other out for team's success
July 13, 2024
West Indies v India, second Test, Kingston

Patience key as KL Rahul grapples with tweaked technique

Earlier, his bat used to point to first slip at the point of the bowler's delivery. Now it's over middle and off stump, but there's been teething issues
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, second Test, Kingston

India stay ahead after setting West Indies 468 to draw series

India took just over an hour to end West Indies' innings on the third day, with Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja splitting the last three wickets between them
July 13, 2024
South Africa A tour of India 2019-20

Saha, Kuldeep, Umesh picked for South Africa A four-dayers

Karun Nair makes comeback following impressive run of scores in Duleep Trophy
July 12, 2024
India news

Nick Webb top contender to be India's strength and conditioning coach

Comes with the experience of working with the women's team and in domestic cricket in New Zealand, as well as an Auckland-based rugby outfit
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Day 2, Kingston

I owe the Test hat-trick to Kohli - Jasprit Bumrah

The India fast bowler also said he wasn't himself sure if his inswinger that fetched him his maiden Test hat-trick had struck West Indies batsman Roston Chase's pad first
July 12, 2024
India Green v India Red, Duleep Trophy 2019, Alur, 4th day

Priyam Garg undergoes preliminary tests after blow to the neck

Garg was trying to take evasive action when a back foot punch from Avesh Khan struck him
July 15, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Jamaica

'Bumrah is a once in a lifetime talent'

Reactions and high praise from around the cricketing world as Jasprit Bumrah continued his extraordinary Test series with a hat-trick en route to a six-for
July 13, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Jamaica, 2nd day

Ishant Sharma's fifty a late reward for grit

Holding fort as a tail-end batsman isn't a new thing for Ishant, who has had often had little turnaround time between batting and bowling innings
July 15, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Jamaica, 2nd day

Vihari banks on calm self-awareness

The century in Jamaica was built around clear understanding of his game and how to turn that knowledge into runs
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Jamaica, 2nd day

The marvel that is Jasprit Bumrah

His ability to swing the ball both ways at pace is straight out of a fantasy and evidence of how he seems to add a new layer to his bowling with every match
July 12, 2024

Bravo, Brooks, Chase: How Jasprit Bumrah went WWW

How ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball commentary recorded the moments that made up Jasprit Bumrah's hat-trick
July 07, 2024
West Indies v India, second Test, Kingston

Shastri explains preference for Jadeja over Ashwin

While conceding it was tough to keep a "world class" bowler like Ashwin out, the Indian coach pointed to Jadeja's all-round utility and specific skill-set as the reasons for his selection
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Kingston

Bumrah hat-trick, Vihari ton leave West Indies reeling

India lost the wickets of Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja on the morning session of the second day
July 15, 2024
India Red v India Green, Duleep Trophy 2019-20, 3rd day, Alur

Mahipal Lomror builds on his early promise

Only 19, he's already graduated to become Rajasthan's captain. Now, he's trying to make the next step up
July 15, 2024
India A v South Africa A, 2nd one-dayer, Thiruvananthapuram

Ishan Kishan's pyrotechnics gives India A stunning win

He walked in at 57 for 3 and countered a steep asking rate by hitting five fours and four sixes to see the hosts home in a truncated game
July 15, 2024
India news

Coming out of retirement 'not a U-turn' - Ambati Rayudu

The Indian batsman says that he has turned down 'lucrative offers' from overseas leagues to play top-tier cricket in India
July 12, 2024

'To lose just five wickets on that track was a good effort' - Mayank Agarwal

The India opener scored a half-century in difficult conditions and hoped they had enough of a platform to launch from on day two at Sabina Park
July 12, 2024
India Red v India Green, Duleep Trophy 2019-20, 2nd day

Rejuvenated Karun Nair marches on in style

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July 16, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Kingston, 1st day

Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal fifties keep India ahead after impressive Jason Holder burst

R Ashwin, Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav were left out by India once again
July 12, 2024
India domestic news

'Exceptional work ethic' sets new Bengal captain Abhimanyu Easwaran apart

Manoj Tiwary, the captain till last season, wants his successor to "not get too caught up in the job" and continue to enjoy the game
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Jamaica

'I was a little emotional' - Ajinkya Rahane on a 'special' hundred

The West Indies captain, Jason Holder, meanwhile explained why he feels he can't bat higher up the order
July 06, 2024
India news

Ambati Rayudu pulls a U-turn, wants to play for Hyderabad again

India batsman asks to be considered for all formats of the game
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd Test, Jamaica

India face the Ashwin question, West Indies another batting examination

A win in Jamaica will make Kohli India's most successful Test captain; West Indies out to preserve improving home record
July 06, 2024
India

Ravindra Jadeja and Poonam Yadav receive Arjuna Awards

They were the only cricketers among the pool of 19 athletes to receive the award this year
July 12, 2024
India Red v India Green, Duleep Trophy 2019-20, 1st day, Alur

Akshath Reddy hopes to sustain career surge

Aware of the competition among openers, the 28-year old wants to make big runs to get into the India A reckoning
July 15, 2024
Indian domestic season 2019-20

Former India bowler Sanjeev Sharma to coach Arunachal

All the transfer and pre-season buzz from the Indian domestic season
July 12, 2024

Twists and turns: Shades of Kumble v Harbhajan in the Ashwin-Jadeja tussle

With Kuldeep Yadav also in the mix, Ashwin might end up sitting out the Jamaica Test even if India choose to field two spinners
July 12, 2024

Sulakshan Kulkarni turns down Mumbai coach offer, Vinayak Samant reappointed

Sulakshan Kulkarni was supposed to take charge until an ad-hoc committee decided to change the terms of his contract, leading him to decline
July 12, 2024

Ben Stokes rises to career-best ranking after Headingley blockbuster

As a collective, fast bowlers made the biggest impression in Leeds, North Sound and Colombo in the three World Test Championship games
July 11, 2024

Sitanshu Kotak, Paras Mhambrey to lead India A and Under-19 coaching staff

The former India women's team coach has been drafted in for the upcoming home series against South Africa A
July 12, 2024

Jasprit Bumrah's game sense is his most striking feature - Andy Roberts

Curtly Ambrose, meanwhile, has likened Bumrah to his old mate Courtney Walsh for his ability to adjust his lengths according to conditions
July 06, 2024
BCCI news

Rahul Dravid to meet BCCI's ethics officer over conflict of interest allegations

PTI reported that Dravid will be meeting Justice DK Jain in person in Mumbai on September 26
July 12, 2024

Karun Nair's 166 and 99 puts India Red in day-night Duleep Trophy final

The batsman had not been able to breach the three-figure mark since December 2017 but produced a second-innings 166 not out to follow a 99 in the first and save the game
July 15, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st Test, North Sound, 4th day

Bumrah perfects his latest weapon: the outswinger

It turns out he always had the outswinger, but wasn't going to bowl until he was confident with it
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st Test, North Sound, 4th day

Managing bowlers' workload 'most important' in Test championship - Kohli

The India captain speaks of the importance of having his bowlers making maximum impact in Test matches
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st Test, North Sound, 4th day

Jasprit Bumrah completes a unique set of five-wicket hauls

In other records, Virat Kohli equalled MS Dhoni for most Test wins as India captain
July 07, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st Test, North Sound, 4th day

Jasprit Bumrah's 5 for 7, Ajinkya Rahane's ton headline India's record win

India added 102 to their overnight score and only lost a wicket as they turned the screws further on West Indies
July 06, 2024
India Blue v India Red, Duleep Trophy, 3rd day

When Ankit Bawne texted Mayank Agarwal

The Maharashtra batsman was going through a lean patch when he decided to seek some advice. What happened next? A brilliant hundred in the Duleep Trophy
July 15, 2024
India news

'If you provide good pitches, Test cricket cannot be boring' - Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar used the duel between Archer and Smith at Lord's last week as an example of 'exciting' cricket on a good pitch
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st Test, North Sound, 3rd day

West Indies need better conversion rates from their batsmen

Jason Holder is 'extremely disappointed' with how the top order gets off to starts but does not step up
July 15, 2024
India Red v India Blue, Day 2, Duleep Trophy, Alur

Ankit Kalsi and Diwesh Pathania, a tale of two unknowns

For these top performers of the day, whose names not many may have heard of in India's domestic circuit, Duleep Trophy is a window into the wider spectrum of cricket
July 15, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st Test, North Sound, 3rd day

Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane hit fifties to put India in firm control

Jason Holder and Miguel Cummins frustrated India on the third morning but West Indies could manage only 222
July 15, 2024

Arun Jaitley, former BCCI vice-president and Delhi cricket boss, dies aged 66

The former union minister was the president of DDCA from 1999 to 2013, and also served on the IPL governing council
July 12, 2024

Sourav Ganguly wants Virat Kohli to give players 'consistent opportunities'

Former India captain feels that with Ravi Shastri having been around for as long as he has, the team should start winning world titles
July 12, 2024
India news

After retirement rethink, Ambati Rayudu promises IPL return for Chennai Super Kings

Decision to retire was not emotional but because he was disappointed at missing out on the World Cup, explains Indian middle-order batsman
July 14, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st Test, North Sound, 2nd day

Ishant Sharma, exorcising one ghost at a time

Ninety-one Tests is a long time, but Ishant now has the control over his craft that observers were desperate to see team up with his unrelenting spirit
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st Test, North Sound, 2nd day

Runs, catches, and a five-for for Ishant Sharma as West Indies fall behind

A 60-run eighth-wicket stand helped India come perilously close to 300 in the first innings
July 11, 2024

RCB support staff overhaul: Kirsten and Nehra out, Hesson and Katich in

Decision taken in response to bottom-place finishes in two of the last three IPL seasons
July 15, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st Test, Antigua, 1st day

Rahane's rescue act built on untypical restraint

Curbing his template of an early counterattack, the India batsman stayed away from risk to help his team out of a precarious situation
July 12, 2024
India news

Vikram Rathour set to replace Sanjay Bangar as batting coach

India's selection panel has shortlisted three candidates each for all the support staff positions in "order of priority"
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st Test, North Sound, Day 1

R Ashwin left out of Antigua Test XI in 'astonishing' selection call

"A man with that kind of record, especially against West Indies. He doesn't find a place in this playing XI. That is stunning."
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st Test, North Sound, 1st day

Ajinkya Rahane's 81 saves India the blushes after top-order collapse

West Indies left out Shane Dowrich, while Miguel Cummins came in; Rishabh Pant retained the wicketkeeping spot ahead of Wriddhiman Saha
July 09, 2024

Somerset set to sign Vijay, Northants swoop for Roach

Subject to clearance from his state association, Vijay will play the final three games of Somerset's title push
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st Test, Antigua

India ponder the Rohit Sharma v Hanuma Vihari question

Virat Kohli has indicated that India will play six batsmen in Antigua. Who will the sixth batsman be?
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st Test, North Sound

Improved West Indies set out to show their mettle against full-strength India

The hosts will be called on to maintain their discipline and intensity for longer periods, and solve puzzles that other teams haven't posed them
July 07, 2024
India in West Indies 2019

India's selection dilemmas: Six batsmen? Saha or Pant? One spinner or two?

It will be India's first Test match in eight months, and while quite a few players select themselves, some spots remain up for grabs
July 12, 2024
India in West Indies 2019

'Don't think us batsmen have lived up to the standard' - Virat Kohli

The India captain also believes competition in Test cricket "has gone up at least two-fold over the last couple of years"
July 07, 2024
India news

Ramprakash, Trott among candidates to be next India batting coach

Some of the Indian names who have applied for the post are Pravin Amre, Amol Muzumdar, Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Vikram Rathour
July 16, 2024
India news

Sreesanth's ban reduced to seven years, to end in September 2020

Update follows the Supreme Court of India asking the BCCI to reconsider the length of the ban in March this year
July 12, 2024
India Blue v India Green, Duleep Trophy 2019-20, Bengaluru

Rain ruins Duleep Trophy opener in Bengaluru

Persistent rain and a wet outfield at the Just Cricket Academy Ground on the outskirts of Bengaluru ensured that there was no play on the last three days
July 15, 2024

'It's exciting' to fight for a spot in the Test XI - Umesh Yadav

It has been a lean phase for the Indian pacer, but he believes he has rectified his mistakes and is in the right rhythm for the West Indies Tests
July 15, 2024
West Indies A v Indians, Coolidge, 3rd day

Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari tune up for West Indies Tests with fifties

R Ashwin, who didn't bowl in the first innings, bowled eight overs in the second, taking 1 for 18
July 12, 2024
South Africa A in India 2019

Vijay Shankar, Samson, Rana, Thakur in A squads for one-dayers

Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer will captain the two squads for the five-match one-day series, with Yuzvendra Chahal featuring in both of them
July 12, 2024
ICC news

Steven Smith moves to No. 2 in Test rankings for batsmen

Dimuth Karunaratne broke into the top ten after his fourth-innings 122 handed Sri Lanka 60 points in Galle
July 16, 2024
West Indies A v Indians, Coolidge

Ishant, Umesh and Kuldeep pick three each as India take big lead

R Ashwin did not have a bowl and Ajinkya Rahane came out to open in the second innings for the visiting side
July 14, 2024
West Indies A v Indians, Coolidge

Cheteshwar Pujara warms up with hundred ahead of World Test Championship

Rohit Sharma struck form with a fifty but captain Ajinkya Rahane endured a failure
July 12, 2024
India news

'Smooth transition' and a lasting legacy on Ravi Shastri's mind

India's head coach talks about his vision for the team after being reappointed to the post
July 12, 2024
India news

Kapil Dev-led CAC wants to be involved in selecting assistant coaches

The selection panel, led by MSK Prasad, is in charge of choosing the batting, bowling and fielding coaches, as per the BCCI's new constitution
July 15, 2024
India news

Ravi Shastri to continue as India head coach

His new contract will extend up to next year's T20 World Cup in Australia
July 12, 2024
India news

Shastri? Hesson? Moody? India set to announce their head coach today

The BCCI is conducting meetings with six candidates. including the incumbent Ravi Shastri, and is expecting to make a final call on Friday evening
July 12, 2024
VB Chandrasekhar 1961-2019

Former India opener VB Chandrasekhar dies aged 57

He was a key member of Tamil Nadu's Ranji Trophy-winning team in 1987-88, and his 56-ball hundred in the Irani Trophy catapulted him to the ODI side
July 12, 2024
IPL news

Brendon McCullum named KKR head coach

Less than a week ago, it had been learnt that the former New Zealand captain would take over as head coach of Trinbago Knight Riders, the CPL franchise
July 07, 2024
West Indies v India, 3rd ODI, Port of Spain

Iyer was brave under pressure - Kohli

The young Mumbai batsman, who shared important partnerships with Kohli, reminded the India captain of his early days in the side
July 12, 2024
India domestic

Cricket Association of Uttarakhand gets BCCI membership

The decision ends a long-standing dispute in which four different associations had pushed their claims to be in charge
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 3rd ODI, Port-of-Spain

Kohli hundred and dazzling Iyer fifty give India 2-0 series win

Allrounders Keemo Paul and Fabian Allen bolster West Indies' batting, while Yuzvendra Chahal gets a game in place of Kuldeep Yadav
July 15, 2024
West Indies v India, 3rd ODI, Port-of-Spain

Can West Indies keep India from 5-0 scoreline?

The visitors are yet to taste defeat on the white-ball leg of their Caribbean tour
July 16, 2024
India news

India's next coach: Moody, Simmons, Hesson in shortlist of six with Shastri

Committee led by Kapil Dev likely to pick the next chief coach of the senior men's team on Friday
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd ODI, Port of Spain

'Tired' Virat Kohli pushes himself to match-winning ton

The India captain said he felt a bit exhausted during his Port of Spain century, but was determined to kick on because India needed a top-order contribution
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd ODI, Port-of-Spain

For Bhuvneshwar, 'wickets a by-product of tight bowling'

His two wickets in the 35th over jolted West Indies and they couldn't recovera
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd ODI, Port-of-Spain

Shreyas Iyer sticks to nuts and bolts of middle-order ODI batting

Don't speculate on his road ahead. Simply sit back and watch him do his thing
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v India, 2019 Tri-Nation Under-19s Tournament, final, Hove

India U-19s clinch title with Garg, Jaiswal, Saxena and Jurel fifties

India beat Bangladesh by six wickets with eight balls to spare in the final of the U-19 tri-nation series, Mahmudul Hasan Joy's ton going in vain
July 14, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd ODI, Port of Spain

ODI-runs tally: Virat Kohli goes past Sourav Ganguly

The India captain seems to love batting against West Indies; only Sachin Tendulkar has more centuries against a single opposition
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd ODI, Port-of-Spain

Runs from Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar's four-for give India 1-0 lead

West Indies forced to make a change, Oshane Thomas replacing the unwell Fabian Allen
July 06, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd ODI, Port-of-Spain

'Flexible batting at any number' - Shreyas Iyer braces for middle-order audition

The batsman is coming off a productive series for India A in the Caribbean, and will compete with KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant for the No. 4 slot
July 14, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd ODI, Port-of-Spain

India resume search for their No. 4 in Chris Gayle's 300th ODI

With the series effectively reduced to two ODIs, a win on Sunday will mean an unassailable lead
July 16, 2024
West Indies A v India A, 3rd unofficial Test, 4th day, Tarouba

Solozano, King and Ambris save the day for West Indies A

The hosts bat out entire final day to deny India A a 3-0 sweep in the four-day fixtures; Gill, Vihari, Gowtham shine for visitors
July 09, 2024
India news

Rahul Dravid's conflict-of-interest resolution expected next week

As far as the BCCI is concerned, there is no conflict of interest at all, says CoA chairman Vinod Rai
July 12, 2024
India news

BCCI agrees to come under NADA ambit

Rahul Johri says board has to follow the 'law of the land', and that NADA has given assurances about the concerns BCCI have
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st ODI, Providence

Hey cricket, why so rigid? Learn from baseball

You really go off for bad light when you've got floodlights? Also, can you re-look at your 'safety' rules at the slightest hint of a drizzle?
July 07, 2024
ICC news

Danger of revenue cut from ICC pushes BCCI to contact British law firm

The ICC continues to find ways to recoup the money it lost as a result of the tax paid during the 2016 World T20 held in India
July 14, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st ODI, Providence

Wet conditions force washout after 13 overs

Shreyas Iyer finds a spot in India's XI while Yuzvendra Chahal, KL Rahul, Navdeep Saini and Manish Pandey miss out
July 07, 2024

KL Rahul or Rishabh Pant at No. 4? India's big batting puzzle

The old merry-go-round continues with the start of the ODIs against West Indies in Guyana
July 13, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st ODI, Guyana

Spots to hold on to in West Indies and India as new four-year cycle begins

Time's a luxury and an irritant as the process begins now but only an outline of the squad that might still be relevant four years later can emerge
July 13, 2024
India news

Rahul Dravid gets conflict of interest notice

Sourav Ganguly, who has also faced conflict charges in the recent past, responded to the development by calling it a 'new fashion in Indian cricket'
July 15, 2024
West Indies v India, 3rd T20I, Guyana

Virat Kohli pleased with Rishabh Pant's finishing job

India captain says the young batsman has a lot to gain from the confidence generated by finishing matches himself
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 3rd T20I, Guyana

Kohli puts Deepak Chahar's new-ball skills on par with Bhuvneshwar's

Set up by an incisive opening over from senior colleague Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar swung his way to match-winning figures of 3-1-4-3 in only his second T20I
July 14, 2024
West Indies v India, 3rd T20I, Providence

'Need to give Pant space to ease into international cricket' - Kohli

India's captain was also effusive in his praise for Deepak Chahar, saying he was 'right up there' with Bhuvneshwar Kumar as a swing bowler
July 15, 2024
West Indies v India, third T20I, Guyana

Deepak Chahar, Rishabh Pant sparkle as India complete sweep

West Indies bring in Fabian Allen for Khary Pierre, looking for a consolation win in third T20I
July 06, 2024
India news

Shubman Gill, Priyank Panchal and Faiz Fazal to lead Duleep Trophy sides

India Blue, India Green and India Red to face off in Bengaluru from August 17 to September 8
July 15, 2024
India news

Kapil Dev-led panel given go-ahead to pick next India head coach

Three-member committee cleared of conflict of interest, expected to announce Ravi Shastri's successor later this month
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 3rd T20I, Providence

India's chance to reward IPL performers as series moves to South America

Will the Chahar brothers play together? Will West Indies bat Hetmyer higher up? As such, the match is a dead rubber
July 07, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd T20I, Lauderhill

Krunal Pandya, Rohit Sharma take India to unassailable 2-0 lead

Narine was confirmed to open the batting as West Indies seek to draw level
July 07, 2024
West Indies v India, 2nd unofficial Test, Port-of-Spain

India A clinch series by chasing 278 after Gowtham five-for

After clinching a 4-1 series win in the one-day leg, India A have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Test series, courtesy Priyank Panchal's twin fifties
July 07, 2024
West Indies v India, first T20I, Lauderhill

India quicks, Sundar foiled WI plans against left-arm spin - Brathwaite

Virat Kohli says the pitch was sluggish, and that made batting difficult in the first T20I
July 08, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st T20I, Lauderhill

Navdeep Saini belongs to this stage

The 26-year old picked up three wickets on debut, his captain's praise and a smile that just wouldn't stop as he was named Man of the Match
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st T20I, Lauderhill

Debutant Navdeep Saini stands out in India's scrappy victory

West Indies named a potential top four of only left-handed batsmen and picked Sunil Narine as their only spinner, while India went with three options each in spin and pace
July 15, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st T20I, Lauderhill

'Every time we woke up it was the worst feeling' - Virat Kohli on World Cup exit

Ahead of the first T20I against West Indies, India's captain said the tour was a chance for Rishabh Pant to 'really unleash his potential'
July 16, 2024
India news

Ganguly wants to coach India in the future

The BCCI has called for applications for the team's coaching staff, with Ravi Shastri and his assistants' contracts set to end after India's tour of West Indies
July 12, 2024
West Indies v India, 1st T20I, Lauderhill

Series a testing ground for bigger campaigns

Both India and West Indies have new faces, a result of injury and absences, and this series may be the one where they start putting the pieces together for next year's T20 World Cup
July 06, 2024

Pressure on BCCI to comply with National Anti-Doping Agency after Prithvi Shaw's suspension

The BCCI is the exception in the world of cricket: every other country complies with its national anti-doping body
July 15, 2024

FAQs on terbutaline, the drug that got Prithvi Shaw suspended

Find out what terbutaline does to an athlete, and why it is on the WADA list of prohibited substances
July 12, 2024
IPL 2020

Mumbai Indians rope in Sherfane Rutherford, trade Mayank Markande to Delhi Capitals

Mayank Markande, who made an impressive IPL debut last year for Mumbai Indians, had played only three matches for the franchise in 2019
July 16, 2024
India news

Explainer: How the BCCI worked out Prithvi Shaw's suspension

Everything you need to know about the India Test opener's doping violation
July 12, 2024
India news

Kapil Dev-led committee in conflict of interest?

The question has been posed both internally within the BCCI as well as through an external complainant
July 12, 2024
India news

Prithvi Shaw suspended for doping violation

Shaw had 'inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups,' a BCCI release said
July 12, 2024
World Test Championship 2019-21

'There will be more on the line' - captains welcome World Test Championship

We have longed to have something to play for that gives proper context to Test cricket, says Faf du Plessis of the competition
July 15, 2024

India won't 'jump the gun' with Ajinkya Rahane, says Virat Kohli

Rahane's lean patch over the last two years could happen to anyone, says Indian captain as he backs his deputy
July 15, 2024
ICC news

FAQs: All you need to know about the 2019-21 World Test Championship

Nine teams will contest a total of 27 bilateral series in the inaugural World Test Championship between 2019 to 2021
July 15, 2024
India news

'Will be very happy if Shastri continues as coach' - Kohli

A new CAC comprising Kapil Dev, Anshuman Gaekwad and Shanta Rangaswamy is expected to announce the next coach by mid-August
July 12, 2024
India news

Virat Kohli on reports of rifts with Rohit Sharma: 'Baffling, ridiculous, disrespectful'

Coach Ravi Shastri, too, quashed reports of "divisions" in the dressing room
July 12, 2024
World Test Championship

FAQs - What happens if World Test Championship final ends in a draw or tie?

We get two winners. Here's everything you need to know about the tournament that will bring new meaning to Test cricket
July 14, 2024
India tour of West Indies 2019-2020

'If you are a great talent, you need time' - Shreyas Iyer

The 24-year old batsman says it was 'difficult' to miss out on World Cup selection, but is confident he 'will play for sure in the future'
July 15, 2024
West Indies A v India A, 1st four-dayer, North Sound, 5th day

Wriddhiman Saha's fifty, Shahbaz Nadeem's ten-for headline India A's win

In his first first-class game in over a year, the wicketkeeper-batsman made his case for selection ahead of Rishabh Pant in the Test team
July 07, 2024
India news

Byju's to be India's sponsor from September 2019

The learning app takes over from mobile phones manufacturer Oppo and their contract will run through to March 2022
July 12, 2024
India news

Dhoni to spend two weeks working for the Indian Army

The former India captain will join the 106 Territorial Army Battalion (Para) and stay with them from July 31 to August 15
July 12, 2024
India in West Indies 2019

Kohli 'excited' about World Test Championship; praises youngsters in ODI, T20I squads

The India captain also speaks about how better fitness levels have helped his bowlers perform better in Test cricket
July 12, 2024
India news

BCCI approves Indian Cricketers' Association

Players' body to comprise only ex-cricketers - both men and women
July 12, 2024
India news

Disappointing not to get picked for India - Shubman Gill

The 19-year old said he "expected to be selected for at least one of the squads" for the Caribbean tour
July 12, 2024
West Indies A v India A, 5th unofficial ODI, Coolidge

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer smash fifties as India A wrap up 4-1 victory

West Indies A were bowled out for 236 despite half-centuries from Sunil Ambris and Sherfane Rutherford
July 11, 2024

No bias or favouritism in Rayudu's WC exclusion - Prasad

India's chief selector also explains that Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal were picked as World Cup replacements on team management's requests
July 15, 2024
India tour of the West Indies 2019

Dhoni opts out of West Indies tour, Hardik rested, Bumrah only for Tests

The uncapped pair of Navdeep Saini and Rahul Chahar have found places in the white-ball squads
July 15, 2024
West Indies A v India A, 4th one-dayer, Coolidge

West Indies A overcome Axar scare to sneak narrow win

Axar Patel struck an unbeaten 81 off 63 balls to follow an economical spell, but India A fell short of the target by six runs
July 13, 2024
ICC news

Sachin Tendulkar, Allan Donald, Cathryn Fitzpatrick inducted in ICC Hall of Fame

The trio were inducted in a ceremony in London on Thursday
July 14, 2024
BCCI news

CoA empowers selection panel, BCCI secretary no longer the convener

The directive is in line with the new BCCI constitution, which seeks to separate the governance and management functions of the board
July 12, 2024
India domestic news

Ranji Trophy knockouts to have 'limited DRS'

Several captains and coaches had complained to the board about the mistakes committed by the on-field umpires during the last domestic season
July 13, 2024
West Indies A v India A, 3rd one-dayer, North Sound

Manish Pandey, Shubman Gill, Krunal Pandya star as India A wrap up series

After Pandey's hundred and Gill's fifty carried India A to 295 for 6, Krunal tore up West Indies A's chase with 5 for 25
July 12, 2024
India news

Will MS Dhoni tour the West Indies? Selectors to meet on July 19

Board says that the current bunch, bar Patrick Farhart and Shankar Basu, who have already resigned, will get 'automatic entry in the recruitment process'
July 12, 2024
IPL news

Jacques Kallis, Simon Katich part ways with Kolkata Knight Riders

Under the duo, KKR made three straight playoffs from 2016 to 2018
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

'Needed a solid batsman out there in middle order' - Shastri

India coach says if there was enough time, they could have tried Mayank Agarwal as an opener with KL Rahul dropping back to the middle order
July 15, 2024
West Indies A v India A, 1st unofficial ODI, Coolidge

Iyer, Khaleel overwhelm West Indies A in tour opener

Shreyas Iyer's enterprising 77 anchored India A's 190 before Khaleel Ahmed's three-for helped seal a 65-run win
July 13, 2024
India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final, Manchester

Dhoni should have come in to bat earlier - Gavaskar

The former India captain said there had been a lot of "baffling" decisions by the team management, including how Rayudu and Rahane had been handled.
July 15, 2024
India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford

Virat Kohli 'heartbroken' after batting failure wrecks India's World Cup campaign

India captain defends middle-order after spirited comeback, but there's no way back following aggressive New Zealand attack
July 16, 2024
India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final, Old Trafford

India's strongest suit turns weakest link in Madchester drama

All tournament long, India's top three had piled up the runs; yet, just as in the 2015 World Cup, they collectively failed at the first knockout hurdle
July 15, 2024
India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final, Old Trafford

Bit by bit, piece by piece, Ravindra Jadeja almost keeps India's dream alive

As long as he was there, giving India's faltering chase direction, the allrounder put the New Zealanders on the back foot
July 15, 2024
India v New Zealand, 1st semi-final, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford

'Let's go one better than 2015' - Elliott

Elation and disappointment: the reactions to New Zealand's 18-run win over India in the World Cup semi-final at Old Trafford
July 15, 2024
India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford

'Forty-five minutes of bad cricket' knocked us out - Kohli

The India captain said the 'skill level' of New Zealand's bowlers 'made life very difficult for the batsmen'
July 15, 2024
India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final, Old Trafford

The first four overs, and a semi-final we didn't think we'd have

New Zealand got to 2 for 1 after four overs, while India had 5 for 3; it wasn't the prediction at all
July 15, 2024
India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final, Old Trafford

New Zealand in final despite thrilling Jadeja-Dhoni counter-attack

Fifties from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor kept New Zealand afloat on a two-paced surface before rain arrived at the start of the 47th over
July 15, 2024
India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final, Old Trafford

India v New Zealand semi-final pushed to reserve day - who stands to benefit?

Varun Shetty checks with Sambit Bal and Andrew Fidel Fernando on the game situation, and which way it's likely to go, weather permitting
July 15, 2024
India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final, Old Trafford

India's bowling plan - Bhuvneshwar or Shami? Kuldeep or Chahal?

India appear to have settled on the five-bowler plan, but will that be too big a risk?
July 15, 2024
India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019 semi-final, Old Trafford

Tactics Board: Where the India v New Zealand semi-final could be won and lost

Rohit Sharma v Trent Boult, the Indian spin options and New Zealand's express pace - what will be the game-changer?
July 15, 2024
India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019, 1st semi-final, Manchester

Virat Kohli embraces playing second fiddle in a World Cup of learnings

It's been a new role in the middle overs, says Indian captain, and a challenge that he has enjoyed
July 15, 2024
India v New Zealand, 1st semi-final, World Cup 2019, Manchester

Uphill task for New Zealand to take down favourites India

India ponder their bowling combination, while New Zealand look to end their three-match losing streak as the teams face off in the first semi-final
July 16, 2024
World Cup 2019

BCCI asks ICC to ensure no repeat of airplane political messages

Banners carrying political messages flew over Headingley during two round-robin matches of the World Cup
July 15, 2024
ICC rankings

Rohit Sharma closes in on Virat Kohli on top of ICC ODI rankings for batsmen

Big movers after the round-robin stage of the World Cup include Babar Azam, Kane Williamson, Mitchell Starc and Mujeeb Ur Rahman
July 15, 2024
India v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Headingley

Move aside Chris Gayle, Rohit Sharma is the true Universe Boss

Rohit Sharma's fifth ton in this World Cup has put him on another level - and he has helped KL Rahul click, too
July 15, 2024
India v Sri Lanka, 2019 World Cup, Headingley

'Rohit is now making numbers look silly'

The cricketing fraternity was full of praise for Rohit Sharma, who scored a record-breaking fifth hundred at this World Cup
July 15, 2024
India v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Headingley

Rohit, Rahul smash centuries; India jump to top of points table

Angelo Mathews' third ODI ton against India came in defeat, while Lasith Malinga ended his World Cup career conceding 82 runs
July 15, 2024
India v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019, Headingley

Last chance for India's middle order to get it right ahead of the knockouts

Sri Lanka have had their moments in this World Cup. Can they sign-off on a high?
July 15, 2024
India news

Decks cleared for Rahul Dravid to head cricket operations at NCA

Former India captain will continue to be the chief coach of the men's Under-19 and 'A' teams
July 13, 2024
Kia Super League 2019

Harmanpreet, Blackwell set to return to Lancashire Thunder

India's T20I captain is the first overseas signing for the franchise for 2019, while Alex Blackwell will take up the role of head coach once again
July 12, 2024
India A tour of the West Indies 2019-2020

Injured Prithvi Shaw to miss India A one-dayers in Caribbean

Opener currently undergoing rehabilitation at the NCA; still in the fray for the three four-day games later in the month
July 12, 2024
India v Bangladesh, World Cup 2019, Birmingham

Pant shows he can be a bestseller - in three balls

Rishabh Pant offered glimpses of the promise and hype that has been built around him, with audacity and sparkling strokeplay
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v India, World Cup 2019, Luck Index

Tamim's costly miss, and Rohit's surge

According to Luck Index, Bangladesh could well have beaten India had Tamim Iqbal not grassed an early catch that Rohit Sharma offered
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v India, World Cup 2019, Edgbaston

Rohit Sharma ton, Jasprit Bumrah four-for help India knock out Bangladesh

Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Saifuddin ensured that Bangladesh kept fighting, but too many of their batsmen failed to build on starts in a chase of 315
July 15, 2024
India news

Smriti Mandhana returns to Western Storm for KSL 2019

Star batsman to team up with India team-mate Deepti Sharma at the franchise she starred for last season
July 15, 2024
India news

Ranji Trophy set to finish in March; Mushtaq Ali T20s gets pre-IPL auction window

Women's T20 Challenger gets extra matches with the T20 World Cup slated for February-March in Australia
July 12, 2024
Bangladesh v India, World Cup 2019, Birmingham

Mashrafe calls for calm as Bangladesh face the team their fans love to hate

There might be more Indian fans at Edgbaston, but the 'tigers' are all set to make their presence felt
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

'Surprised that Dhoni question continues to come up' - Sanjay Bangar

His innings against England was polarising, but India's assistant coach is quite pleased with Dhoni's batting efforts through the World Cup
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v India, World Cup 2019, Edgbaston

Can Bangladesh exploit India's weaknesses and stay alive?

Mahmudullah has recovered from the calf injury he picked up against Afghanistan, and is expected to play on Tuesday
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

How England's win affects Bangladesh and Pakistan

India and New Zealand are through for all practical purposes, along with Australia. One spot remains to be taken
July 15, 2024

India's start and finish raise questions of gameplan

Setting a steady platform has been a successful model for India in one-day cricket, but they were so shackled by England's new-ball bowling that it left them way behind the rate
July 15, 2024

England slay demons in dominating India's spinners

Dobell: 'They knew the challenge that awaited them in this game. They had learned from last year and trained extensively'
July 15, 2024

Kohli questions 59-metre boundary as England batsmen punish India's spinners

India captain calls Edgbaston dimensions 'bizarre' and 'crazy'
July 15, 2024

Jonny Bairstow puts 'difficult week' behind him in match-winning performance

Bairstow follows Michael Vaughan spat with century as England defeat India
July 15, 2024
England v India, World Cup 2019, Edgbaston

Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes help end India's unbeaten run

Rohit Sharma's century in vain as India's middle order falters in a chase of 338
July 15, 2024

India do the hard yards to hide their soft centre

The tournament favourites are cruising but their middle order could be tested if England set them a stiff target
July 15, 2024
England v India, World Cup 2019, Edgbaston

What does KL Rahul need to do to take the next step?

KL Rahul has made a start every time he has opened at the World Cup, but he is yet to make an impact. Is it a case of mind over matter?
July 15, 2024
England v India, 2019 World Cup, Edgbaston

England face India's might as campaign nears point of no return

India likely to stick with their XI from the West Indies game, but Eoin Morgan hints at bringing back Jason Roy for crunch clash
July 15, 2024
Kia Super League 2019

Deepti Sharma signs up with Western Storm for maiden KSL stint

The 21-year-old allrounder will be available for the entire duration of the fourth edition of the tournament
July 12, 2024

Mohammed Shami shows the Maestro in him to stop the music for West Indies

In a week, Shami went from back-up to match-winner. In six balls, he let West Indians know their World Cup was over
July 15, 2024

How West Indies' dream went up in smoke

Gollapudi: 'What, if anything, has changed for West Indies at this World Cup?'
July 15, 2024
India v West Indies, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford

'Dhoni's experience has come good eight out of ten times' - Kohli

India captain refuses to believe Dhoni's slow pace of batting in the middle overs is a matter of concern
July 15, 2024
India v West Indies, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford

Shami-Bumrah, Kohli put India one step closer to semi-finals

West Indies crash out of the race for the final four after going down by 125 runs
July 15, 2024

What India need to do against West Indies' key players

How they face up to Gayle, Hope, Cottrell and Thomas will be crucial
July 15, 2024
India v West Indies, World Cup 2019, Manchester

India's shaky middle order in focus against teetering West Indies

West Indies will be without the injured Andre Russell in their must-win game against the new No.1 ODI side
July 15, 2024
India v Afghanistan, World Cup 2019, Southampton

Shami reveals Dhoni's advice before World Cup hat-trick ball

The India pacer talks about how MS ODI helped orchestrate his World Cup hat-trick, bowling alongside Jasprit Bumrah and his changed outlook towards fitness
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v India, World Cup, 2019, Southampton

Bumrah again proves the jewel in Kohli's crown

At various stages it appeared the World Cup was set for a massive upset, but once again India showed why they have the best bowling attack at the tournament
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v India, World Cup 2019, Southampton

How Mohammad Nabi almost hustled a big upset for Afghanistan over India

"At times, we felt the way Nabi was playing was irritating" - Mohammed Shami
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v India, World Cup 2019, Southampton

'We had doubts at the halfway stage' - Kohli

India were worried they didn't have enough runs on the board against Afghanistan but their bowling line-up bailed them out
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v India, World Cup 2019, Southampton

Bumrah's magic and Shami's hat-trick save India

Bumrah produced a vital double-strike while Shami claimed a hat-trick to help India defend 224
July 15, 2024

What India need to do against Afghanistan's key players

How they face up to Nabi, Rashid and Mujeeb will be crucial
July 15, 2024
Afghanistan v India, World Cup 2019, Southampton

He is in the 15, but does Rishabh Pant fit in India's playing XI?

He doesn't have the experience, but he has the explosiveness. Will the think tank choose conservatism over boldness, or go the other way?
July 15, 2024
India news

Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman found to be in conflict of interest

BCCI's ethics officer says they cannot be commentators and also in administration, gives them two weeks to pick one
July 15, 2024
India v Afghanistan, World Cup 2019, Southampton

India's chance to experiment ahead of bigger battles

Will they try and fit in Rishabh Pant? Can Rashid Khan bounce back after England nightmare?
July 15, 2024
Global T20 Canada

Toronto Nationals sign up Yuvraj Singh for Global T20 Canada

Other big-name signings for the 2019 season include Kane Williamson, Chris Lynn, Shoaib Malik, Faf du Plessis and Shakib Al Hasan
July 12, 2024
World Cup 2019

Vijay Shankar hit by Jasprit Bumrah yorker, team says he's fit

The blow to the foot occurred on Wednesday, and the allrounder only trained sparingly on Thursday
July 15, 2024
India news

BCCI hands Rasikh Salam two-year ban for age fraud

The Jammu & Kashmir pacer has been replaced by Prabhat Maurya in the India U19 squad
July 12, 2024
World Cup 2019

Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of World Cup, Rishabh Pant confirmed as replacement

The hairline fracture the India opener suffered on his left thumb while batting against Australia hasn't healed as well as expected
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Manchester

Samiuddin: Pakistan need to first figure out what their best XI actually is

Beaten Pakistan have made six changes over three games after their opening match
July 16, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Manchester

Kohli's India, a scary machine

India out-muscled South Africa then Australia and now Pakistan in every department
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Manchester

Rohit Sharma and the magic in his touch

There were some brutal boundaries in his 140, but the shot that defined his class was the one that he simply caressed to the straight boundary
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Manchester

Rohit Sharma and Kuldeep Yadav put India 7-0 ahead

On its biggest stage, cricket's most fraught rivalry once again failed to live up to its billing as a meek Pakistan were thoroughly outclassed
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Manchester

Bhuvneshwar out for two-three matches with hamstring injury

The new-ball bowler pulled up after delivering the fourth ball of his third over, and went off the field immediately
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup

Rohit v short ball - 27 balls, 53 runs

Stats highlights from Rohit Sharma's 24th ODI hundred
July 15, 2024

What I think about when I watch Kohli and Rohit

One oozes effortless beauty, the other an intense genius honed to within an inch of its life
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford

Tactics Board: Where the India-Pakistan game could be won and lost

What do India need to get right to extend their unbeaten World Cup record against Pakistan? And what should Sarfaraz Ahmed and Co do to upstage them?
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford

The meaning of India-Pakistan, for India and for Pakistan

For one of these two great rivals, this is just another game. For the other? Well, it's complicated
July 15, 2024
IIndia v Pakistan, ICC World Cup 2019

How big is India-Pakistan really?

Busting some myths about the supposed 'biggest game of the tournament'
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Manchester

How Maradona mania can explain India-Pakistan madness

When the football great once stepped out in the heaving San Paulo Stadium he said: "When you are on the pitch, life goes away. Everything goes away". India-Pakistan will be no different
July 15, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford

Weather looms large over World Cup's most anticipated clash

India will want to treat it like any other match, because viewing it through the prism of history might just play into Pakistan's hands
July 15, 2024
India A v Sri Lanka A, 5th one-dayer, Hubli

Niroshan Dickwella ton helps Sri Lanka A pull level

The opener struck a 93-ball 111 and was part of a first-wicket partnership of 165 as his side overcame India A's 260-run target
July 11, 2024
India v Pakistan, World Cup 2019, Manchester

India v Pakistan: will rain affect the World Cup's biggest rivalry?

Light showers are forecast for Sunday in Manchester, but the indications are that we will have a proper contest
July 12, 2024

Dhawan really wants to play - Kohli

The left hander is expected to miss at least India's next two matches and his ability to field will also be a factor in his recovery
July 15, 2024
India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019, Trent Bridge

India's fielding upsurge moves beyond the usual suspects

While Kohli, Jadeja and Pandya are renowned for their athleticism, fielding coach R Sridhar is most pleased by the the progress made by the likes of Chahal, Bumrah and Jadhav
July 15, 2024
India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019, Trent Bridge

India, New Zealand remain unbeaten as rain forces another washout

The tournament had its third abandoned match as India-New Zealand fixture was called off without even a toss
July 15, 2024
India A v Sri Lanka A, 5th one-dayer, Hubli

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Anmolpreet Singh sparkle in rain-hit game

The (no) result means India A now have an unassailable 2-1 lead in the five-match series
July 14, 2024
India v New Zealand, 2019 World Cup, Trent Bridge

Another door opens as Rahul returns to familiarity

Batting coach Sanjay Bangar wants him to channel the spirit of his namesake - Rahul Dravid - in tough conditions
July 15, 2024
India tour of West Indies 2019

Florida to kick off India's full West Indies tour on August 3

The tour includes two Tests that are part of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship
July 07, 2024
India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019, Trent Bridge

The Boult v Bumrah subplot in overcast Nottingham

If the rain stays away, two of the best bowling units may be able to coax the ground away from its high-scoring ways
July 15, 2024
India news

Rishabh Pant to join Indian squad as cover for Shikhar Dhawan

The selectors have worked out that KL Rahul can perform Dhawan's role should he fail to recover, which is the rationale behind choosing Pant, a middle-order batsman, as cover
July 15, 2024
India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019, Trent Bridge

Dot-ball pressure, early wickets key to beating India - Lockie Ferguson

Ferguson also praised West Indies' short-ball tactic employed against Australia at Trent Bridge, and suggested that could be a successful template when playing in Nottingham
July 15, 2024
Kia Super League 2019

Jemimah Rodrigues to beef up Indian presence at KSL

The 18-year old will join Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur when the new season begins on August 6
July 10, 2024
World Cup 2019

Hairline fracture puts cloud over Shikhar Dhawan's World Cup

The India batsman has gone to Leeds to undergo scans on the injured thumb
July 15, 2024
Yuvraj Singh retires

'I would have loved to average 40 in Tests' - Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh talks about his relationship with his father, his favourite captains, and about how he spurned the offer of a farewell match
July 15, 2024
India news

'I have decided to move on' - Yuvraj Singh announces international, IPL retirement

Allrounder, who last played for India in June 2017, has decided to hang up his boots after a glittering career
July 12, 2024
Australia v India, World Cup 2019, The Oval

Virat Kohli tells India fans not to boo Steven Smith

India captain makes intervention from the middle after "Cheater!" chants directed at Steven Smith
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, World Cup 2019, The Oval

'Not getting wickets early on was key' - Aaron Finch

Australia captain praises Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma for "swallowing their pride" against new ball
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, World Cup 2019, The Oval

The exact moment Hardik Pandya joined the freak show

Find ball 45.3 of India's innings and watch it over and again, because it shows why Hardik Pandya belongs to an elite club
July 15, 2024

Relaxed Shikhar Dhawan slips back into his batting groove

The talisman of India's 2017 Champions Trophy victory found form with another joyous innings in England
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, World Cup 2019, The Oval

Dhawan 117 and Bhuvneshwar's three-for secure India's victory

Australia's bowlers conceded their highest total in World Cup cricket and their batsmen were unable to bail them out
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, World Cup 2019, The Oval

MS Dhoni sheathes dagger, complies with ICC's glove regulations

The former India captain wore a new pair of green mitts against Australia, without the emblem that was embossed on his previous pair
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, World Cup, stats

Australia leak runs, and Rohit-Dhawan topple Greenidge-Haynes

In putting together their 16th century stand, they did something that has been done only twice in World Cups against Australia
July 16, 2024
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Tactics Board: How India can beat Australia

No two teams have met more often at World Cups, but the results have been one-sided in Australia's favour. Is there a way for Virat Kohli's men to change that?
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, World Cup 2019, The Oval

Powered by self-belief, Rohit Sharma is now ready to cross the finish line

For too long, he gave the impression that he didn't care - the century against South Africa has given us a glimpse of a new and improved Rohit Sharma
July 15, 2024
Australia v India , World Cup 2019, The Oval

Big contenders on show as India look to halt Australia's charge

It was against India in Ranchi three months ago that Australia found some confidence that has since translated into a ten-match winning streak, including two of two in the World Cup so far, but India will be a different kettle of fish at the World Cup
July 15, 2024
India A v Sri Lanka A, second unofficial ODI, Belgaum

Gaikwad, Gill smash centuries in dominant India A win

The home team knocked off a ten-wicket victory in just 33.3 overs after Sri Lanka A had been restricted thanks to a top-order collapse
July 11, 2024
BCCI news

Former chief election commissioner appointed to oversee BCCI elections

The Indian board is set to have elections in October, after a prolonged tussle over the implementation of the Lodha recommendations
July 12, 2024
World Cup 2019

ICC says no to dagger emblem on MS Dhoni's gloves

Won't break the norm, says Vinod Rai; Dhoni likely to cover the insignia with a tape if required to
July 15, 2024
India v South Africa, 2019 World Cup, Southampton

'One hell of a bowler' - Amla, Kohli laud relentless Bumrah

Amla feels Bumrah can bowl at all stages of an innings, Kohli lauds his intensity and work ethic
July 15, 2024
India A v Sri Lanka A, first unofficial ODI, Belgaum

Gaikwad smashes 187* to lead India A to victory

Sri Lanka A fall 48 runs short despite Shehan Jayasuriya's century in a shortened game
July 11, 2024
India v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Southampton

Rohit Sharma's best ODI innings, 'by far' - Virat Kohli

'He played the perfect innings for that kind of a situation, on that kind of a wicket, against a bowling attack that was threatening to pick up wickets at any stage'
July 15, 2024
India v South Africa, 2019 World Cup, Southampton

Du Plessis' costly drop, Bumrah outperforms Chahal

ESPNcricinfo's Luck Index estimates a closer game had Rohit Sharma's catch been taken in the second over of the chase
July 15, 2024
India v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Southampton

Rabada, Bumrah, and a tale of two terrific spells

The two pacemen bowled incredibly well with the new ball, making batsmen hop. On the day, one got what the deserved, the other must have felt the universe was against him
July 15, 2024
India v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Southampton

South Africa undone by Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, and the spectre of the past

With Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav getting the ball to drift, dip and turn around corners, a self-fulfilling prophecy played out in Southampton
July 15, 2024
South Africa v India, 2019 World Cup, Southampton

Bumrah, Rohit and Chahal give India winning start

Meanwhile, South Africa slumped to their third straight loss in the World Cup
July 15, 2024
India v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Southampton

Live Report - India v South Africa

ESPNcricinfo's Live Report of India's first World Cup 2019 match, against South Africa in Southampton
July 15, 2024
India v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Southampton

Starting later than everyone else is an advantage - Kohli

Indian captain said he welcomed people having expectations from him, and brushed off concerns about Kuldeep Yadav's form following a poor IPL 2019
July 15, 2024
India v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Southampton

Teetering South Africa hope not to capsize

They are facing the prospect of having to win five of their next seven games in order to have a chance of progressing to the knockouts
July 15, 2024
India news

Tests against South Africa and Bangladesh in India's 2019-20 home season

Tours by West Indies, Zimbabwe and Australia also scheduled between December 2019 and March 2020
July 12, 2024
India A v Sri Lanka A, 2nd unofficial Test, Hubli

Chahar's all-round efforts secure 2-0 series win for India A

Apart from the allrounder's second-innings performances, KS Bharat and Anmolpreet Singh contributed heavily with the bat
July 11, 2024
World Cup 2019

Whom is Sachin Tendulkar waiting to watch at the World Cup?

Indian legend hopes the long gap Virat Kohli's team has between the warm-ups and the tournament opener won't affect preparations
July 15, 2024
India news

BCCI suspends Rinku Singh for taking part in Abu Dhabi T20 tournament

Such violations will not be tolerated in the future, and strict action will be taken, says the BCCI in a statement
July 12, 2024
World Cup 2019

England's gung-ho v India's pragmatism: A tale of two different batting approaches

India believe they have reason to not aim too high because of their bowling attack. England think they need to aim higher because they don't have the out-and-out wicket-takers
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

World Cup 2019 opening party - live

Get in the World Cup mood with updates from the tournament opening party on the Mall
July 16, 2024
World Cup 2019

KL Rahul's century the biggest positive - Virat Kohli

The India captain has hinted that KL Rahul has made a late push to take a key position in the middle order for the start of the World Cup
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v India, World Cup warm-up match, Cardiff

KL Rahul stakes his claim for the No. 4 slot

With six days to go for their World Cup opener, have India finally found a solution to their long-standing problem area?
July 15, 2024
Bangladesh v India, World Cup 2019 warm-ups, Cardiff

Rahul, Dhoni tons, Kuldeep's return to form headline India's win

Follow ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the warm-up stage of the 2019 World Cup
July 15, 2024
India A v Sri Lanka A, 1st four-day game, Belgavi

Priyank Panchal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Rahul Chahar lead India A to innings win

Dickwella's century the only bright spot for visitors in three-day loss
July 15, 2024
India v New Zealand, World Cup warm-ups, London

Kohli pleased with India's lower-order fightback

The India captain was pleased with his side's fightback after they were reduced to 39 for 4
July 15, 2024
India v New Zealand, 2019 World Cup warm-up game, The Oval

Ravindra Jadeja a worthy senior statesman

He may not be the first-choice allrounder, but his experience and tact could yet give India an edge
July 15, 2024
ICC World Cup 2019

No fracture for Vijay Shankar, team confident of recovery

No word yet from the BCCI on whether Vijay would need any scans and whether he would be available for the warm-up game against New Zealand
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

'Very tough event for corruptors to come near' - ICC ACU chief

Alex Marshall says he has written to known unscrupulous elements on ACU's radar and warned them they are "not invited" to the World Cup
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

Who will win the World Cup? The captains have their say

Is it England? Or India? Or Australia? Or is there a dark horse lurking?
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

Virat Kohli hails Jofra Archer's 'X-factor'

The India captain, however, had a word of warning for England's big-hitting batsmen, saying going gung-ho from ball one can backfire in the knockouts
July 15, 2024
India news

BCCI elections set for October 22

Committee of Administrators takes decision as 31 out of 38 state associations technically agree to implement Lodha recommendations
July 12, 2024
World Cup 2019

Jadhav fit, no changes to India's World Cup squad

The selectors made up their minds to stick to the original 15 once they were told Jadhav was batting in the nets without any pain in his injured shoulder
July 15, 2024
India news

Having both skills and pace makes India's pace attack strong - Shami

The fast bowler says he never lost his belief in his ability as a white-ball bowler even as he missed the bulk of India's ODIs between the 2015 World Cup and the end of 2018
July 15, 2024
India news

'Bowling is going to play a very big role in this World Cup' - Rahul Dravid

The former India captain says India is "lucky" to have bowlers who can take wickets in the middle overs in what he expects to be a high-scoring World Cup
July 15, 2024
India news

'Not obsessed with the number of boundaries we hit' - Sanjay Bangar

India's assistant coach on transitioning from the IPL to the World Cup, and India's batting methods in ODIs
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

'The passion's the same' - Dhawan confident of another successful ICC tournament

No one has scored as many runs in the last three ICC tournaments, and with a strong IPL behind him, Dhawan is ready to keep his intensity going
July 15, 2024
India news

Wriddhiman Saha gets India A chance in bid to regain Test spot

Shaw, Agarwal and Vihari are also part of the shadow squad that will tour the West Indies shortly before the senior India team's trip to the Caribbean
July 15, 2024
ICC news

GS Lakshmi becomes first woman to be ICC match referee

She had a domestic career that spanned from 1986 to 2004, and represented Andhra and Bihar, besides playing for zonal teams
July 12, 2024
IPL 2019

Rohit Sharma feels IPL will help players hit the ground running at World Cup

The Mumbai Indians captain also said the team was open to resting India stars Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya if needed, but the players preferred to keep playing
July 15, 2024
Velocity v Supernovas, Women's T20 Challenge final

Harmanpreet Kaur 51 sets up Supernovas' last-ball win in final

Velocity strengthened their batting by bringing in Devika Vaidya for Komal Zanzad
July 12, 2024
World Cup 2019

India to keep Kedar Jadhav's World Cup spot safe

The shoulder injury is not as serious as earlier expected, and the middle-order batsman is likely to be fully fit in time for the team's departure
July 15, 2024
IPL 2019 news

Focus on Kedar Jadhav's fitness for World Cup after being ruled out of IPL playoffs

He will go an x-ray and a scan on Monday, CSK coach Stephen Fleming said
July 15, 2024
India news

Hardik Pandya has a 'great chance' of World Cup success - Yuvraj Singh

'He got 91 from 34 balls against KKR, probably that is the best innings I have seen in the IPL'
July 15, 2024
IPL 2019

Four teams, one last spot in the playoffs

What do the qualifying scenarios look like for Sunrisers, KKR, Kings XI and Royals?
July 15, 2024
ICC rankings

India, England stay top of rankings following annual update

In the only change of positions on the Test table, England have overtaken Australia to fourth position
July 05, 2024
CPL 2019

India tour of West Indies to start in early August

The decision has been taken to ensure that top West Indies cricketers are available for both the India games and the T20 competition
July 12, 2024
India news

Conflict of interest allegation 'baseless' as CAC not permanent body - Laxman

In his affidavit to the BCCI Ombudsman, the former India batsman alleged complete lack of communication from the COA regarding the CAC's role
July 15, 2024
Australia news

Cricket Australia fears USD 1 million loss if India tour is not rescheduled

However, top BCCI officials maintain that schedules can't be changed, with India having already signed off on the ICC's FTP schedule with other member boards
July 15, 2024
IPL women's exhibition matches

Perry, Lanning, Healy miss IPL payday

Cricket Australia informed the players that the BCCI would not reverse its decision to omit the trio from the exhibition matches scheduled for next month
July 12, 2024
India news

Not getting 'any compensation' from Mumbai Indians - Sachin Tendulkar

The Mumbai 'icon' has filed a 14-point written response to a notice sent to him by BCCI ombudsman Justice (Retd) DK Jain
July 15, 2024
IPL 2019

IPL playoff matches to begin half an hour early

The BCCI has made this decision to avoid matches spilling over past midnight, which has happened frequently this season thanks to slow over rates
July 15, 2024
Delhi Capitals v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019

Playoffs in Delhi Capitals' sights as Kohli comes home

It's streak v streak now; one team gunning for the top spot, the other fighting for another match of life
July 15, 2024
Women's T20 Challenge

BCCI-CA conflict leaves female stars in limbo

Australia's women players have been caught in the middle of a tussle between the two boards stemming from tensions over scheduling
July 12, 2024
CSK v Mumbai, IPL 2019, Chennai

Cousins, team-mates, rivals - the Chahar versus Chahar story

Their fathers are brothers and their mothers are sisters, but on Friday there'll be no familial warmth as they play their parts in the IPL's fiercest rivalry
July 15, 2024
English county news

Ajinkya Rahane confirms County Championship stint with Hampshire

Test vice-captain becomes first India player to represent Hampshire, will replace Aiden Markram ahead of World Cup
July 12, 2024
India news

BCCI ombudsman serves notices to Tendulkar, Laxman

Justive DK Jain sent them notices for their alleged conflict of interest for serving as IPL franchises' support staff members as well as members of the Cricket Advisory Committee
July 15, 2024
Women's T20 Exhibition

Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana to lead in Women's T20 exhibition matches

Three teams will contest the event this year, with Jaipur to host all four matches
July 15, 2024
India news

Hardik, Rahul directed to contribute INR 20 lakh each to charity

The duo has been asked to do so "in order to purge" their "collective indiscretion" on a talk show where they made controversial and offensive comments
July 12, 2024
ICC World Cup 2019

Who bats where in World Cup is a decision for later - Kohli

But the Indian captain backs Vijay Shankar's inclusion for the tournament in England
July 15, 2024
India news

'I would have preferred 16 players' for World Cup - Ravi Shastri

The India coach also wants the players who have missed out on making the squad to not lose heart
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, Navdeep Saini named standbys for World Cup

It is understood that there is no order in which one of the three standbys would be picked, but the selectors would make their pick on what kind of replacement the team would need in case of an injury to the main squad player
July 15, 2024
India's World Cup squad selection news

Rayudu's reaction to being (3-d)ropped

India batsman's rare twitter outburst adds to public criticism of the decision to omit him
July 15, 2024
Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Superstats

Smart Stats: Hardik drop costs RCB 18 runs (and the match)

Hardik Pandya had a slice of luck early in his innings, but he was good enough to make the most of it even as his brother had a night to forget at the Wankhede
July 15, 2024
India news

Rahul and Karthik in, Pant and Rayudu out of India's World Cup squad

Vijay Shankar and Ravindra Jadeja both figure in the squad 15
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

Live blog - India World Cup 2019 squad announcement

Live updates and analysis of who's in and who's out for India
July 15, 2024
Mumbai v Royal Challengers, IPL 2019, Mumbai

RCB look to build on from maiden win and stay alive

Royal Challengers Bangalore finally have a victory to show for all their efforts this season, but are they being too reliant on Kohli, de Villiers and Chahal?
July 15, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings, IPL, Smart Stats

Smart Stats: Tahir's haul worth 5.4, the best this season

Tahir finished with figures of 4-0-27-4, but his Smart Stats were even better, given the batsmen he dismissed and the time when he dismissed them
July 15, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2019, Kolkata

Knight Riders wary of losses piling up as CSK come calling

They've lost their last two games and one more could see them slip from second to sixth place by the end of the weekend
July 15, 2024
Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2019, Mumbai

From needing 20 off 24 to almost losing the game - a Royal drama

At one point they needed less than a run a ball with eight wickets in hand. But then they started wobbling. Wobbling badly
July 15, 2024
Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2019, Mohali

Kings XI take aim at RCB's batting problems

De Villiers looks rusty and the middle order continues to be a source of worry for RCB as they try to turn around a six-match losing streak
July 15, 2024
IPL 2019

'Dhoni set a wrong precedent tonight'

A controversial moment. A last-ball six. There was plenty of final-over drama in Jaipur for the cricketing fraternity to talk about on social media
July 15, 2024
India news

Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul 'explain themselves' before BCCI ombudsman

The BCCI hasn't given him a deadline for making his decision, but it will be made in due course, Justice Jain said
July 12, 2024

Virat Kohli achieves double honour as Wisden 2019 is published

India captain earns game's oldest individual award as well as being named Leading Cricketer in the World
July 12, 2024
CSK v KKR, IPL 2019, Chennai

Dhoni concerned by 'low-scoring' Chepauk pitch

"I don't think we want to play on wickets like these because it becomes too low-scoring and it becomes slightly difficult for our batters to get going," the Super Kings captain said
July 15, 2024
CSK v KKR, IPL 2019, Chennai

Chahar, spinners maintain CSK's perfect home record

Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni decided to field first against Kolkata Knight Riders in the clash of the table toppers at Chepauk
July 15, 2024
Kings XI v Sunrisers, IPL 2019, Mohali

How the Mohali dew affected Kings XI Punjab's strategy against Sunrisers Hyderabad

The Kings XI captain said it was a important to use spin early given the conditions, making Mujeeb the perfect pick
July 15, 2024
Kings XI v Sunrisers, IPL 2019, Chandigarh

Luck Index: Fumbling Yusuf Pathan costs Sunrisers the game

According to ESPNCricinfo's Luck Index, Yusuf Pathan's dropped catch from Mayank Agarwal had an impact of eight runs for Kings XI Punjab
July 15, 2024
Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2019, Chennai

Can Tahir's legspin put an end to Russellmania?

Since 2015, Andre Russell has managed only 101 runs off 79 balls against legspinners in the IPL. Imran Tahir and Chennai Super Kings will be hoping to exploit that
July 15, 2024
IPL 2019

If mankading doesn't fit into cricket, change the rule - Ashwin

The Kings XI Punjab captain said his conscience was clear and that his character couldn't be judged from his decision to run Jos Buttler out
July 15, 2024
IPL 2019

'Keep the game moving' - IPL teams concerned by slow over-rates, 'tactical' substitutions

Mohammad Kaif feels teams have been using substitute fielders to hide their slower fielders and that meetings on the ground linger for too long
July 15, 2024
India news

Ex-India women's coach Tushar Arothe says he's innocent after betting-related arrest

Says he had gone to the Vadodara cafe - which is co-owned by his son - to meet a friend when the arrests happened
July 12, 2024
India news

BCCI asks Sourav Ganguly to respond to conflict-of-interest charges

The former India captain serves dual roles: president of the Cricket Association of Bengal and advisor to Delhi Capitals
July 15, 2024
India news

No need for India to have fixed batting positions - Kapil Dev

India's first World-Cup winning captain believes that match situations should dictate who bats at No.4 for India
July 12, 2024
India news

Former India women's coach Tushar Arothe arrested in alleged IPL betting scam

According to Vadodara police, Arothe was arrested along with 18 others for allegedly carrying out activities related to betting during Kings XI v Delhi
July 12, 2024
Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Capitals, IPL 2019, Mohali

Why did Kings XI field three spinners? 'Pace off the ball', explains Ryan Harris

With three frontline spinners in the XI, the team managed to take the pace off the ball and defend a low total successfully, explains Ryan Harris
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

Decision time - how are World Cup squads stacking up?

Injury concerns, big calls, wildcard selections. World Cup squads need to be named by April 23 so here's a rundown of how the teams stand.
July 15, 2024
Test rankings

Virat Kohli credits 'a lot of depth' in squad as India retain Test Championship Mace

Virat Kohli's team held an eight-point lead at the top of the ICC Test rankings on the cut-off date of April 1
July 11, 2024
Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Capitals, Mohali, IPL 2019

Fast bowling an Achilles heel for Kings XI against Capitals

Their pace attack's economy is the second-worst this season and Delhi's dynamic batting won't make it easy
July 15, 2024
RCB v Mumbai, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Superstats - A Bumrah special, and the drop that almost cost Mumbai Indians

Also, what does the Luck Index say about RCB's chances of winning of their lost Free Hit?
July 15, 2024
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

'We are playing IPL, not club cricket,' fumes Kohli after missed no-ball

RCB needed seven to win off the last ball, but they could get only one run. But had the no-ball been spotted, they would have got a free hit and an extra ball
July 15, 2024
RCB v Mumbai, IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Talking Points - Bumrah swings see-saw game Mumbai's way

With Yuvraj Singh hitting sixes for fun, Yuzvendra Chahal could have let things slip. He didn't
July 15, 2024
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rajasthan Royals, Hyderabad, IPL 2019

Spotlight on Smith and Warner as Royals look to breach Sunrisers' fortress

Sunrisers Hyderabad are still waiting on Kane Williamson's fitness, but the regular captain is likely to be good to go
July 15, 2024
RCB v Mumbai, IPL 2019, Bangalore

Mumbai hold on after Bumrah magic, no-ball controversy

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli opted to bowl first against Mumbai Indians, with a plan to chase well on a placid pitch
July 15, 2024
IPL 2019

Guptill happy to bide his time at Sunrisers

"When I come here I don't expect to play straight away," he said on the eve of Sunrisers' first home game of the season, against Rajasthan Royals
July 15, 2024
IPL 2019

Sidharth Monga: The spirit of cricket is not a substitute for the laws

It is typical of cricket to vilify a bowler's actions despite having behaved within the laws of the game
July 15, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab, Luck Index

Cricday Luck Index - Russell and the no-ball

The no-ball that reprieved Andre Russell ended up costing Kings XI Punjab 29 runs, according to ESPNcricinfo's Luck Index
July 15, 2024
Royals v Kings XI, IPL 2019, Jaipur

Jos Buttler dismissal deemed legal by MCC amid scrutiny of the Laws

'It was understandable' how Bruce Oxenford, the TV umpire, had seen fit to give Buttler out, state Guardians of the Laws
July 15, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2019, Kolkata

Ashwin and Kings XI's chance to change the narrative

They face former IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their (E)den and a good performance could secure a spotlight that is much kinder than the one that is currently on them
July 15, 2024
Royals v Kings XI, IPL 2019, Jaipur

FAQ - mankading, Ashwin v Buttler, the law and the spirit

Was R Ashwin acting within the laws of the game, was the right decision made by the third umpire, and other big questions following the drama in Jaipur
July 15, 2024
IPL 2019

Jasprit Bumrah's recovery going smoothly, says Mumbai Indians

It is understood that it was an impact injury and Mumbai exercised precaution, so Bumrah did not bat in the failed chase against Delhi
July 15, 2024
Royals v Kings XI, IPL 2019, Jaipur

Drama in Jaipur as Jos Buttler mankaded by R Ashwin

Buttler goes off angry, Ashwin says his actions were 'instinctive'
July 15, 2024
Royals v Kings XI, IPL 2019, Jaipur

Ashwin 'ain't winning any spirit of cricket awards'

A mankading dismissal always brings out strong reactions, and it was no different when R Ashwin ran out Jos Buttler
July 15, 2024
Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2019, Jaipur

Ashwin's mankad sparks dramatic Royals collapse

The team chasing has won nine out of the last 15 T20I and IPL matches at Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
July 15, 2024
Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2019, Jaipur

R Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane back in the spotlight

Both men are not often seen for India in limited-overs cricket but with the IPL, a tournament that seeps into the national conscious, they have a way to change that
July 15, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2019, Kolkata

Andre Russell lights up Eden Gardens

A floodlight malfunction meant a 13-minute delay in Kolkata, with the hosts in need of a miracle. Up stepped Andre Russell from the darkness to pull off the impossible.
July 15, 2024
Mumbai Indians v Delhi Capitals, IPL 2019, Mumbai

Worry lines all around as Bumrah injures his left shoulder

India's premier strike bowler picks up injury during Mumbai Indians' IPL 2019 game against Delhi Capitals
July 15, 2024
IPL 2019

Williamson to lead Sunrisers despite Warner's availability

India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named the franchise's vice-captain
July 15, 2024
IPL 2019

RCB crumble against spin as CSK win IPL 2019 opener

Smart Stats, social media goodness, graphics and good old fashioned wit - get the best IPL experience on ESPNcricinfo. If the blog doesn't load, please refresh. And enjoy the game!
July 15, 2024
Cricket Australia XI v Indians, 3rd day, Sydney

India quicks toil on day headlined by Shaw injury

R Ashwin was the first bowler to offer Kohli control after a rapid start by the CA XI
July 15, 2024
India v West Indies, 2nd Test, Hyderabad

West Indies bat; Jason Holder returns, Shardul Thakur debuts

India rested Mohammed Shami, while West Indies picked an extra spinner in Jomel Warrican rather than a third fast bowler in Kemar Roach
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

Dhawan puts doubts to rest with signature century

Questions were raised about his lean patch, and he answered them in his trademark style, with a career-best 115-ball 143
July 16, 2024
India news

BCCI likely to advertise for India coach position

The contracts of Ravi Shastri and his coaching staff, who were appointed in July 2017, will expire after the World Cup
July 15, 2024
India news

Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting want Rishabh Pant to be India's No. 4 at World Cup

"You can't see Rishabh Pant failing at the top level," says the former India captain
July 15, 2024
IPL 2019

Chennai to host 2019 IPL final on May 12

On Tuesday, the BCCI released the schedule for the second half of the IPL - till May 5 - but left out the knockout phase
July 15, 2024
IPL 2019

'I will surely be opening in all the games' - Rohit Sharma

Rohit had batted mostly at Nos. 3, 4 and 5 last season for a combined 12 innings out of 14 and managed only 286 runs in all, his poorest tally in an IPL season
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 5th ODI, Wellington

Rayudu, allrounders take India to 252

New Zealand made a forced change, with Colin Munro replacing the injured Martin Guptill
July 15, 2024
Ranji Trophy 2018-19

Umesh Yadav picks seven as Kerala roll over for 106

Manish Pandey and Shreyas Gopal lead Karnataka fightback after early losses against Saurashtra
July 15, 2024
Cricket Australia XI v Indians, One-off warm-up, Day 2, Sydney

Four half-centuries, but KL Rahul remains a conundrum

The opener was out to a loose shot for 3, on a day when Shaw, Pujara, Kohli, Vihari and Rahane all made fifties
July 15, 2024
India news

'I am no slouch' in white-ball cricket - R Ashwin

He looks set to miss the World Cup bus, having been out of India's ODI side for nearly two years, but the offspinner isn't ready to think of himself as Test-only player yet
July 15, 2024
IPL 2019

No cap on India players' IPL participation ahead of World Cup - Virat Kohli

The RCB captain feels responsibility for managing workloads would lie with the players themselves, a view shared by coaches Ashish Nehra and Gary Kirsten
July 15, 2024
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018-19 final

Unbeaten Karnataka clinch maiden T20 crown

Mayank Agarwal and Rohan Kadam make blazing half-centuries as Karnataka equal Kolkata Knight Riders' streak of 14 consecutive wins
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 5th ODI, New Delhi

0-2 to 3-2 - Australia script a comeback to remember

Pat Cummins and Usman Khawaja top the charts at the end of Australia's memorable series win
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 5th ODI, New Delhi

'Pretty clear' about our XI for the World Cup - Virat Kohli

The Indian captain said that Australia played with "more passion, hunger and heart" in the last three games and were deserving series winners
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 5th ODI, New Delhi

From 0-2 down, Khawaja, Zampa, Cummins and Handscomb stun India

Kohli says "India close to playing their ideal World Cup XI" as they leave out Chahal for Jadeja's allround abilities
July 16, 2024
India v Australia, 5th ODI, Delhi

A series decider and a marker flag for teams

The match in Delhi takes on significance in indicating where India and Australia are in their in terms of their bid to lift the World Cup trophy
July 16, 2024
India v Australia, 5th ODI, New Delhi

Rishabh Pant returns home for final World Cup examination

Time is running out and he's under immense scrutiny. Time will tell if Delhi ODI is make or break with the big prize looming
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

Australia's Ashton Turner fulfills Scorchers finisher role to burn India

On only his second ODI appearance, Ashton Turner announced himself as a man for the big occasion
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

Kohli questions DRS, says 'it's not consistent at all'

The India captain said it had become a 'talking point every game' and that a review that didn't go their way was a "game-changer moment"
July 16, 2024
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

Turner 195.34 as Australia complete their highest chase

Stats highlights from the fourth ODI in Mohali, where Australia broke a whole host of records
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

'AT was incredible!'

Twitter was abuzz with reactions to Australia's stunning chase in Mohali, and Ashton Turner's match-winning 43-ball 84 not-out
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

All the chances 'sloppy' India missed in the field

A list of the missed stumpings and catches India put down that led to a four-wicket loss in Mohali
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

Dhawan puts doubts to rest with signature century

Questions were raised about his lean patch, and he answered them in his trademark style, with a career-best 115-ball 143
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

Handscomb, Turner, Khawaja stun India in dewy Mohali

Stoinis' hand injury meant another game for Ashton Turner, while Behrendorff replaced Lyon
July 16, 2024
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

Hot on Tendulkar's heels - Kohli's race towards 50 ODI hundreds

Virat Kohli is a phenomenal batsman in ODIs, and here are the numbers to prove it
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

Changes on the cards for India as Australia look to pull level

A close contest wasn't really expected when the ODI series kicked off, but it's played out beautifully so far, and can only get more interesting
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 4th ODI, Mohali

Four questions for India to address before the series ends

India have all of two ODIs to identify their most balanced XI, but they have quite a few questions to answer
July 15, 2024
India v England, 3rd women's T20I, Guwahati

WV Raman wants his players to 'work a lot on their skills'

The series defeat was the second straight T20I whitewash for India women since Raman took over as coach
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 3rd ODI, Ranchi

MS Dhoni rested for final two ODIs against Australia

India's assistant coach Sanjay Bangar said they will also keep track of Mohammed Shami's fitness, who hurt himself during the third ODI
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 3rd ODI, Ranchi

'Don't want to see any more collapses' - Virat Kohli

The India captain stressed that their priority for the final two games would be to arrest their top-order collapses that have been troubling them in this ODI series
July 15, 2024
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018-19

Jharkhand pip Gujarat in last-ball finish; Delhi shot out for 83

Chirag Gandhi fails to get bat on ball with two runs needed for Gujarat in a thrilling finish
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 3rd ODI, Ranchi

India players sport 'special cap' to honour Pulwama attack victims

The team also decided to donate all their match fees for this ODI to the National Defence Fund.
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 3rd ODI, Ranchi

Kohli 123 in vain as bowlers help pull one back for Australia

Expecting dew to play a major role, India chose to field in Ranchi. Virat Kohli expected better conditions for batting than in the first two ODIs
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 3rd ODI, Ranchi

Nathan Lyon comes in from the ODI cold to press his World Cup claims

Dhoni is gearing up for another World Cup, but there are whispers that the third ODI against Australia could be Dhoni's last international in his hometown
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 3rd ODI, Ranchi

Bhuvneshwar back as India aim to sew up series

Having dug deep into their reserves all series, India will be looking to do more of the same in Ranchi against Australia
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 3rd ODI, Ranchi

One last time? Nervous Ranchi abuzz as Dhoni comes home

Dhoni is gearing up for another World Cup, but there are whispers that the third ODI against Australia could be Dhoni's last international in his hometown
July 15, 2024
India v England, 2nd women's T20I, Guwahati

Smriti Mandhana wants domestic batsmen to step up

India's stand-in T20I captain also said running between the wickets was a 'major difference' between her team and others
July 15, 2024
India women v England women, 2nd T20I, Guwahati

India's Smriti Mandhana vows to grow from tough T20I captaincy debut against England

Stand-in skipper says she will grow as leader and batsman ahead of must-win fixture for India
July 15, 2024
India women v England women, 2nd T20I, Guwahati

Danielle Wyatt keen to convert potential into performances for good

England batsman cops ODI criticism on the chin as she eyes big score in second T20 against India
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Nagpur

'I was waiting for it' - Vijay Shankar on bowling the last over

The 28-year old debuted in ODIs only two months ago and yet he was given the ball with 10 runs to defend and he did it in some style
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Nagpur

Shikhar Dhawan's patchy form posing difficult questions for India

Since the Asia Cup in UAE, the opener has managed a mere 376 runs in 15 innings at 26.85. Has he become a concern for the Indian think thank?
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Nagpur

Kohli and Vijay Shankar bring up India's 500th ODI victory

Australia's captain Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to send India in to bat in the second ODI in Nagpur
July 16, 2024
India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Nagpur

Australia need to find the right tempo to challenge India

The visitors' bowling attack caused some problems for India but once the hosts' middle order settled down, there weren't too many hiccups
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 2nd ODI, Nagpur

How Adam Zampa married style with substance

The legspinner has claimed the prized scalp of Virat Kohli four times in nine international innings but he knows he needs to do well against others also
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 1st ODI, Hyderabad

India 99 for 4, Kohli to Shastri: "This is good"

The captain said that gave the lower-middle order an opportunity to deal with the pressure of a run-chase
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 1st ODI, Hyderabad

The secret to Shami's recent rise in one-day cricket

The fast bowler used to be rather inconsistent in white-ball cricket but he's addressed that to such an extent that he's become a strong contender to make India's World Cup XI
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 1st ODI, Hyderabad

Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni steer India home after wobble

India strengthened their lower middle order by playing both Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav, while Australia handed a debut to Ashton Turner
July 16, 2024
India v Australia, 1st ODI, Hyderabad

Search for ideal XI continues as India and Australia square off in Hyderabad

Australia have confirmed that Alex Carey will keep wicket, while India may look to try out KL Rahul with only five ODIs left before the World Cup
July 16, 2024
India v Australia, 1st ODI, Hyderabad

IPL won't impact World Cup selection - Virat Kohli

He also made it clear India won't compromise on their bowling attack just to give World Cup aspirants game time
July 15, 2024
India v England, ICC Women's Championship, 3rd ODI, Mumbai

Mithali Raj calls for uniform use of DRS in women's game

"We need to get a little more experience for the girls to understand the concept... We had it in New Zealand, suddenly we don't have it at home"
July 15, 2024
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018-19

R Ashwin, M Vijay pull one back for Tamil Nadu

Shardul Thakur took three wickets in Mumbai's win over Saurashtra, and Jharkhand fell narrowly short of a sixth straight win
July 15, 2024
India v England, ICC Women's Championship, 3rd ODI, Mumbai

Katherine Brunt, Danielle Wyatt help England seal tense win

England slipped to 49 for 5 in their chase of 206, but their lower order led by Wyatt helped them recover
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 2nd T20I, Bengaluru

India suffer their third T20I series whitewash

Glenn Maxwell, meanwhile, has joined Colin Munro on three T20I hundreds, behind only Rohit Sharma's four
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 2nd T20I, Bengaluru

Glenn Maxwell century helps Australia beat India 2-0

Kaul returns to T20I side for the first time after England tour in July
July 16, 2024
India v Australia, 2nd T20I, Bengaluru

India ponder options after series-winning streak ends

Australia's display with the ball was diligent, but issues still remain with their batting
July 16, 2024
India women v England women, 2nd ODI, Wankhede

Pandey and Goswami serve up perfect fast-bowling cocktail

The two presented a rare sight of a pair of Indian quicks dictating terms to a champion side on a typical subcontinent surface
July 16, 2024
India Women v England Women, 2nd ODI, Mumbai

Mithali Raj calls for age-group World Cups to improve depth in women's game

India's ODI captain also felt that the time was ripe for a women's IPL, with the domestic game in better health than it had been previously
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 1st T20I, Visakhapatnam

Nathan Coulter-Nile and Glenn Maxwell make the difference in low-scoring thriller

The visitors handed Peter Handscomb his first T20I cap and picked four frontline quicks
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 1st T20I, Visakhapatnam

T20 prelude to World Cup prep as India and Australia meet again

India have brought back Virat Kohli for this T20I series but the key factor could be how Australia combat the wristspinners
July 16, 2024
India v Australia, 1st T20I, Visakhapatnam

More ODIs ahead of World Cup would've been logical - Virat Kohli

The Indian captain has also sounded a warning about not slipping into 'bad habits' during the IPL, which could affect players' World Cup readiness
July 15, 2024
India v Australia, 1st T20I, Visakhapatnam

Finch hopes to build on 'improvements' from home summer

Australia's limited-overs captain also stressed on the importance of BBL in having his squad game ready in India
July 16, 2024

Glory against all odds - six times the underdogs had all the fun

India's triumph in the 1983 World Cup, South Africa's ambush of England in 1905-06, Sri Lanka's other fairy tale and more
July 11, 2024
India news

BCCI wants cricket community to 'sever ties with countries from which terrorism emanates'

IPL 2019 opening ceremony to be scrapped, money will be distributed to families of victims of Pulwama terror attack instead
July 15, 2024
India-Pakistan tensions

'Would personally hate to give them two points' - Tendulkar

What players, coaches and other voices from the cricket world have said about India potentially boycotting their World Cup meeting with Pakistan
July 15, 2024
India v England, ICC Women's Championship, 1st ODI

Pacers, Ekta Bisht wreck England as they lose 7 for 25

Rodrigues, Raj and Goswami dragged India past 200, before the bowlers stifled England; India placed second in the championship
July 15, 2024
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018-19

Ricky Bhui smashes 38-ball ton, Pujara continues to pile on runs

Uttarakhand make it two-in-two after trumping Baroda by seven wickets
July 15, 2024
India news

BCCI mulls asking for Pakistan World Cup ban

Draft letter to ICC prepared, government ministries to be consulted after internal discussions
July 15, 2024
England women in India 2019

Heather Knight talks up England's depth ahead of India ODIs

England captain hopes to exploit Mandhana's weakness, having seen her closely during the WBBL
July 15, 2024
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018-19

Pujara: 'I'm not surprised by this century, but many people are'

India's Test No. 3 on emulating Williamson's T20 game, the need to play without proving a point after his maiden century in the format
July 15, 2024
India news

Pant, Vijay Shankar, Rahane in World Cup contention - MSK Prasad

India's chairman of selectors says virtually all 15 spots for the World Cup in May have been sealed
July 15, 2024
New Zealand women v India women, 3rd T20I, Hamilton

Sophie Devine's all-round brilliance hands India 3-0 whitewash

After Devine's dominance with both bat and ball, India needed four of the last ball, but Mithali Raj, playing her first game of the series, could only get one, despite a valiant rearguard
July 06, 2024
New Zealand v India, 3rd T20I, Hamilton

Hardik Pandya and the catches that weren't

Hardik Pandya came close to taking a wicket in Hamilton on several occasions, but instead ended up with 44 for 0
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 3rd T20I, Hamilton

Southee holds his nerve to clinch series for New Zealand

With the short boundaries at Seddon Park, the bowlers could be in for a hammering
July 15, 2024
India women news

Kalpana picked for India squad after nearly three years for England ODIs

D Hemalatha, the batting allrounder who has scored only 18 runs and gone wicketless in New Zealand, was left out of the 15-member squad
July 16, 2024
New Zealand v India, 3rd T20I, Hamilton

India's chance to add another trophy in golden summer

The format may be different, but New Zealand will look to firm up their World Cup plans
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 2nd T20I, Auckland

Daryl Mitchell lbw brings DRS back in the spotlight

HotSpot showed a mark as the ball passed the bat, but there was no spike on Snicko and as a result the batsman was ruled lbw
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 2nd T20I, Auckland

Krunal three-for, Rohit blitz help India pull level

India are still looking for their first T20I win on New Zealand soil
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 2nd WT20I, Auckland

Bates fifty helps New Zealand pull off last-ball win to clinch T20I series

Suzie Bates tops Jemimah Rodrigues in the battle of the big-hitters in Auckland thriller
July 08, 2024
India news

BCCI set to run women's T20 exhibition games during IPL 2019

Where last year's exercise was a one-off match, the board is mulling a three-match series this year, featuring a number of top Indian and international players
July 15, 2024
Vidarbha v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy final, Nagpur

Aditya Sarwate seizes his biggest moment yet

The allrounder's journey to domestic cricket's highest peaks has been all about two words tattooed on his arm: 'Carpe Diem'
July 15, 2024
Vidarbha v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy final, Nagpur

'If anyone thought last year was a fluke, we have proven ourselves again'

Faiz Fazal and Chandrakant Pandit, Vidarbha's captain and coach, speak about what it took for the team to win back-to-back Ranji Trophy titles
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 2nd T20I, Auckland

India seek balance between experiment and survival in series

While New Zealand will look to shut out the series, India will have to balance their goal of testing bench strength with the need to keep the series alive
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 1st T20I, Wellington

India slip to their worst-ever T20I defeat

Stats highlights from the first T20I between New Zealand and India in Wellington
July 15, 2024
New Zealand women v West Indies Women, 1st T20I, Wellington

Tahuhu, Devine smother India despite Mandhana's record fifty

Lea Tahuhu and Sophie Devine headlined New Zealand's all-round dominance in the T20I series opener where India left out Mithali Raj and then lost nine wickets for 35 runs, and the match
July 06, 2024
New Zealand v India, 1st T20I, Wellington

Seifert and Southee complete New Zealand demolition job

New Zealand handed an international debut to Northern Districts allrounder Daryl Mitchell, the son of former All Black John Mitchell
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 1st Women's T20I, Wellington

Mithali Raj excluded from India's T20I XI again

Raj was part of the 15-member squad to take on New Zealand in three T20Is starting on Wednesday. But she wasn't picked to play the series opener in Wellington
July 12, 2024
Saurashtra v Vidarbha, Ranji Trophy 2018-19 Final, Nagpur, 3rd day

Vidarbha edge ahead after attritional day's play

Defending champions end the third day 60 runs in front, with eight second-innings wickets in hand
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 1st T20I, Wellington

New Zealand look to bounce back after ODI disappointment

With Virat Kohli and KL Rahul not around, India might want to try out Shubman Gill at No. 3 in the first T20I
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

India favourites for the World Cup - Tendulkar

Tendulkar believes hosts England and New Zealand would be the other teams to watch out for at the showpiece event
July 15, 2024
Vidarbha v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy final, 2nd day, Nagpur

Saurashtra falter around unbeaten Snell Patel

Vidarbha offspinner Aditya Sarwate ran through Saurashtra's top order, also accounting for Cheteshwar Pujara for just 1
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 5th ODI, Wellington

India overcome tough conditions to seal 4-1 win

Ambati Rayudu scored 90, allrounders Vijay Shankar and Hardik Pandya a pair of 45s, to lift India from 17 for 4 to 252
July 15, 2024
Vidarbha v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy final, Nagpur, 1st day

Saurashtra attack limits Vidarbha on opening day

Saurashtra chipped away steadily at Vidarbha on a day of attritional cricket, ending the first day of the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 final in a position of advantage
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 5th ODI, Wellington

'As a bowling unit India were superb' - Williamson

He put down the 4-1 series result to the way the Indian side put the hosts 'under a lot of pressure' in the five-match series
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 5th ODI, Wellington

'I consider Kedar Jadhav a proper spinner' - Rohit Sharma

The stand-in ODI captain believes Jadhav can play the second spinner's role even at the World Cup, should India decide to play four seamers
July 15, 2024

Whom should India try before the World Cup squad announcement deadline?

Give Rishabh Pant a shot? Get Ajinkya Rahane back in for English conditions? Or keep the faith in Vijay Shankar?
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 5th ODI, Wellington

Lucky number 666: Hardik Pandya's hat-trick of big hits

For the fifth time in his international career, Hardik Pandya smoked three consecutive sixes, with legspinner Todd Astle the latest in the firing line
July 15, 2024
Vidarbha v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy 2018-19, final, Nagpur

Jaffer and Pujara: genial giants of domestic cricket

As they prepare for another Ranji final, here's a brief of their feats in Ranji Trophy through the prism of numbers
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 5th ODI, Wellington

Guptill injury worries New Zealand ahead of series finale

Colin Munro has rejoined the squad and could resume his place at the top of the order alongside Henry Nicholls
July 15, 2024
World Cup 2019

India to play New Zealand and Bangladesh in 2019 World Cup warm-ups

The ten participating teams will play two warm-ups each
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 4th ODI, Hamilton

Boult, de Grandhomme swing New Zealand to massive win

Pretty close to the World Cup, New Zealand showed they were not fixed on the idea of Colin Munro opening the innings
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 4th ODI, Hamilton

No Virat Kohli, but India look primed to roll on

New Zealand last lost four matches in a series back in 2012; they need to find a way - quickly - to avoid it this time
July 15, 2024
T20 World Cup 2020

No India-Pakistan game in group stage of 2020 T20 World Cup

Pakistan and India are No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in the T20I rankings, and have been placed in different groups for the next T20 World Cup as a result
July 15, 2024
Karnataka v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy 2018-19 semi-final, Bengaluru, 5th day

Lack of DRS in focus as Pujara rides his luck in Ranji semi-final

Players and coaches involved in the game between Karnataka and Saurashtra have indicated that they would welcome the use of technology in domestic cricket, especially in knockout matches.
July 16, 2024
New Zealand v India, 3rd ODI, Mount Maunganui

No. 4 is something we are looking to solidify - Kohli

The debate was reopened once again after the team wrapped up a 3-0 lead in the five-match series against New Zealand, with Kohli saying there are enough contenders to consider a more flexible approach
July 15, 2024
Karnataka v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy 2018-19, semi-final, Bengaluru, 5th day

Cheteshwar Pujara stays unbeaten to steer Saurashtra into final

Sheldon Jackson also completed a century to help them set up a title bout against defending champions Vidarbha
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 3rd ODI, Mount Maunganui

Shami, Pandya take dominant India to 3-0 lead

On a "used" surface, Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bat first and see if their batsmen and then their spinners could put India under pressure
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 3rd ODI, Mount Maunganui

Hardik Pandya set to return as India push for 3-0

New Zealand might want to bat first and bat deep to put India's spinners, and then their batting, under pressure
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 2nd ODI, Mount Maunganui

Rohit, spinners dominate as India go 2-0 up

India won the toss and set themselves the challenge of defending a total after having been successful in three successive chases
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 2nd ODI, Mount Maunganui

Can Napier thrashing shake New Zealand from the stupor?

Having shown that they have the techniques and the mental fortitude to tackle quality spin in the UAE lately, can they enhance their reputation by bouncing back at Mount Maunganui?
July 15, 2024
Karnataka v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy semi-finals, Bengaluru

Twin collapses loosen Karnataka's grip

In a session's worth of play - 14.1 overs upfront and the last 15 overs, Karnataka lost eight wickets, and with it the initiative in their semi-final against Saurashtra
July 16, 2024
New Zealand v India, 1st Women's ODI, Napier

Ton-up Mandhana happy to "stick in and guide the team through"

New Zealand captain Any Satterthwaite blames lack of patience with the ball, failure to stitch batting partnerships together for nine-wicket defeat
July 12, 2024
Ranji Trophy 2018-19

Umesh Yadav claims seven as Kerala roll over for 106

Manish Pandey and Shreyas Gopal lead Karnataka fightback after early losses against Saurashtra
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 1st Women's ODI, Napier

Mandhana century caps nine-wicket thrashing of New Zealand

India spun New Zealand out for 192 and Smriti Mandhana helped chase it down with great authority, scoring her fourth ODI century along the way
July 10, 2024
Ranji Trophy 2018-19

No Pujara, no worry - Saurashtra batting ticks as a unit

There hasn't been any one standout performer with the bat for the team, but they have still found the runs they needed
July 15, 2024
Ranji Trophy 2018-19

'Focus on the common goal' - how Dav Whatmore turned Kerala's fortunes around

The team was in a shambles less than a year ago; now, they will fight Vidarbha for a place in the Ranji Trophy final for the first time
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 1st ODI, Napier

Sun stops play in New Zealand v India ODI

Yes, you read that right, the setting sun was at an awkward angle and straight in the batsmen's eye
July 15, 2024
India in New Zealand 2018-19

Shami, wristspinners set up comfortable win for India

New Zealand chose to test India in a chase in the first match of the series, which is also the latest trend in New Zealand: in two of their three ODIs against Sri Lanka, the hosts won the toss and decided to bat first. They won both the games
July 15, 2024
India in New Zealand 2018-19

New Zealand v India: The tussle for No. 2 takes centre stage

A five-match ODI series has a tendency to lose context mid-way, but these two have the calibre to produce contests that leave one longing for more
July 15, 2024
New Zealand v India, 1st ODI, Napier

'The key is to not panic when you see 300 posted' - Virat Kohli

The India captain on what it takes to tackle New Zealand in New Zealand, and how knowing the ins and outs of batting helps his captaincy
July 15, 2024
Ranji Trophy 2018-19

Pujara made us believe we could win it - Unadkat

The Saurashtra captain said that 'nothing could be more special' than their record chase in the quarter-final against Uttar Pradesh
July 15, 2024
Ranji Trophy 2018-19

Pandey, Nair take Karnataka into Ranji semis; Saurashtra, Vidarbha inch closer

The batsmen shared an unbroken century stand for the fifth wicket as Rajasthan were left to rue missed opportunities
July 15, 2024
Uttar Pradesh v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy quarter-final, Lucknow

Harvik Desai seizes his chance to shine

The wicketkeeper-batsman, who hit the winning runs in the Under-19 World Cup final last year, has now given Saurashtra hope of progressing to the Ranji Trophy semi-finals as a pure batsman
July 15, 2024
India tour of Australia 2018-19

No one can replace MS Dhoni - Ravi Shastri

The India coach also says his target is to try and build a team that can win consistently in overseas conditions
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 3rd ODI, Melbourne

Chahal's record haul ends with the victory it deserved

Agarkar had also bagged six wickets at the MCG in January 2004, but India lost 6 for 13 and the match. Fifteen years later, they found themselves at the right end of the result
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 3rd ODI, Melbourne

Happy to bat anywhere in the middle order - MS Dhoni

Dhoni said he can't pick and choose his batting position after 14 years in ODIs, and would bat wherever the team needed him to in the middle order
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 3rd ODI, Melbourne

Finch's repetitive Bhuvneshwar nightmare

There was only one winner in the battle between India's opening bowler and Australia's opening batsman
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 3rd ODI, Melbourne

Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni clinch series win in tight chase

Kedar Jadhav and Yuzvendra Chahal come into the side for the series decider while Australia also make two changes
July 15, 2024
Uttar Pradesh v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy quarter-final, Lucknow

Dharmendrasinh Jadeja finally escapes Ravindra's shadows

The left-arm spinner is shouldering the burden of being Saurashtra's lead bowler with his more famous namesake away on national duty
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 3rd ODI, Melbourne

India grapple with sixth bowling option with series on the line

Whereas Australia's bugbear has been their inability to push past the 300-run barrier twice in a row
July 15, 2024
Ranji Trophy 2018-19

Cheteshwar Pujara's 49-minute meditation

Getting back into the zone is never easy, not even if you're returning to the Ranji Trophy after compiling one of the greatest overseas performances by an Indian batsman
July 15, 2024
Karnataka v Rajasthan, Ranji Trophy quarter-final, Bengaluru

Vinay Kumar's last-wicket heroics give Karnataka the lead

Replying to Rajasthan's 224, Karnataka were 166 for 9 before Vinay Kumar and last man Ronit More added a precious 97 runs
July 15, 2024
Uttar Pradesh v Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy 2018-19 quarter-final, Lucknow

For UP's Rinku Singh, hardships are opportunities

During his Under-19 days, he saved his daily allowances to help his family repay their debt. Now, he saves the senior team from precarious situations
July 15, 2024
Ranji Trophy 2018-19, Quarter-finals

Avneesh Sudha shines for Uttarakhand, Basil Thampi sours Gujarat's day

A round-up of the first day's play from the four Ranji Trophy quarter-final matches
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 2nd ODI, Adelaide

'Tonight was an MS classic' - Kohli

July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 2nd ODI, Adelaide

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni star as India force series into decider

Khaleel Ahmed has been left out as India aim to level the series but they have not changed the balance of their side
July 15, 2024
Saurashtra v Uttar Pradesh, 2nd quarter-final, Ranji Trophy 2018-19

Kotak's silent pace revolution in Saurashtra

Having developed a competent seam attack and encouraged bowlers to contribute with the bat has yielded rich returns for the team
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 2nd ODI, Adelaide

India's balance problems with series on the line

Australia put in an impressive performance at the SCG and could wrap up their first ODI series victory in two years with a win in Adelaide
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 2nd ODI, Adelaide

Bhuvneshwar trying to regain his rhythm after battling niggles in 2018

After last playing a Test in January 2018, the bowler has only featured in ODIs and T20Is since he was not 100% fit during the Australia Tests
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 1st ODI, Sydney

Rohit thinks Dhoni at No. 4 is 'most ideal'

Rayudu averages 45.72 at the position and has the captain's backing, but "personally speaking" Rohit feels Dhoni is best-suited there
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 1st ODI, Sydney

Richardson's four-for trumps Rohit ton

India have had to contend with the controversy around Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul leading into the ODI series
July 15, 2024
India in Australia 2018-19

We definitely don't support inappropriate comments - Kohli

The captain has said it has been made clear to Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul that their controversial comments made on an Indian TV show are not acceptable and the personal opinions are not the view of the India team
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 1st ODI, Sydney

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul suspended pending inquiry

It is likely the pair will miss the remainder of the Australia tour and the upcoming limited-overs tour of New Zealand
July 15, 2024
IPL 2019

IPL 2019 to be played entirely in India, will begin on March 23

The full schedule likely in February but Chennai will host the tournament opener and the final
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 5th day

Kohli's 2019 Ashes advice for Australia: 'Dukes ball buries egos'

India's captain said Australia could compete in England if their batsmen were patient against the swinging ball
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 5th day

World Cup winners Kohli and Shastri rate Australia win higher

India's captain and coach had different reasons for the same sentiment, as they celebrated India's first series win in Australia since first playing there 71 years ago
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 5th day

India break into the "Che-Che-Che"

The celebratory jig aside, Cheteshwar Pujara came away from the series having finally earned the unquestioned confidence of the leaders of the side
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 5th day

'This win will give us a new identity' - Virat Kohli

The India captain hailed series win in Australia as the biggest moment of his career yet
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 5th day

'This is as big as it has come in the toughest format'

How the cricketing world reacted to India's first-ever Test series win in Australia
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 5th Test, Sydney, 5th day

Kohli's India script historic series win in Australia

Follow the ESPNcricinfo live report on the final day of the Test series as India push for victory
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 4th day

Indian seamers abandon past mistakes to reap rewards

Bowling coach B Arun said India had learnt their lessons from the two previous away tours in 2018, especially from South Africa that had "very similar" pitches
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 4th day

Australia follow-on at home for first time in 31 years

The last time Australia were asked to follow-on at home was against England in 1988
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 4th day

Rain, bad light delay India's quest for 3-1 after Kuldeep five-for

Follow ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the New Year's Test between Australia and India in Sydney
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Mohammed Shami's heart makes him a captain's dream

We might not know what Shami has personally gone through over the last year, but what we know is he's bowling through discomfort, with that seam beautifully upright, and is bowling more than anyone
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

I really worked on my bowling after Lord's Test - Kuldeep

Playing only his sixth Test, the wristspinner is learning how to adapt to bowling in Test cricket as batsmen get more familiar with his style of bowling
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja ensure India's dominance

Follow ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the New Year's Test between Australia and India in Sydney
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 2nd day

We were clear about bowling tactics - Paine

Tim Paine denied a major difference of opinion with his bowlers and insisted there had been no following out in the camp following interviews by Nathan Lyon and bowling coach David Saker
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 2nd day

Innate confidence helps Pant face tough initiation

Initiated into Test cricket almost by accident, with his wicketkeeping still an issue, Rishabh Pant has faced up to tough situations with a positive attitude and a determination to enjoy his moment in the sun
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 2nd day

The puzzle of Mitchell's stark struggles

The recent unflattering numbers may well be a dip in form or confidence, but should also be seen in the context of Australia's longer-term ball-management policy and their batting struggles
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 2nd day

Pant roars into record books with second Test ton

No other wicketkeeper in Test history has managed these many centuries aged 21 or below
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney

Ponting slams Kohli boos as 'disgraceful'

The was a distinct mixed welcome when the India came to the crease on the opening day in Sydney
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney

Pujara 193, Pant 159* grind Australia to dust

Follow ESPNcricinfo's coverage of the New Year's Test between Australia and India in Sydney.
July 15, 2024
Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 1st day

Labuschagne, Australia's unlikely No. 3, learns from Pujara

A surprise choice for first drop, Marnus Labuschagne spent the opening day at Sydney watching and learning from his Indian counterpart, Cheteshwar Pujara
July 15, 2024