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Preparation for IPL

IPL Preparation:The Indian players will have to smartly manage their workload during the upcoming IPL since it will be their responsibility to stay fit and fresh for the ICC World Cup, says skipper Virat Kohli. The upcoming edition of the popular Indian Premier League (IPL) will begin on March 23 and culminate days before the

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We need to attack Indian spinners: cricketer Suzie Bates

THE INDIAN WOMEN WON THEIR FIRST BILATERAL AWAY SERIES AGAINST THE ‘WHITE FERNS’ BY A 2-1 MARGIN New Zealand’s senior batswoman Suzie Bates Monday said figuring out a way to tackle spin twins Poonam Yadav and Ekta Bist was her biggest takeaway from an otherwise disappointing ODI series defeat to India. The Indian women won

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‘Indian team competitive on any surface in the world’

Sachin Tendulkar has no hesitation in terming India as favourites going into the World Cup but what makes him happier is the team’s ability to be competitive “in any part of the world and on any surface”. The Indian ODI team under Virat Kohli has won three bilateral away series against South Africa (5-1), Australia

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I was not even 10 per cent of Gill when I was 19: Kohli

THAT’S THE CONFIDENCE THAT THEY CARRY AND IT IS GREAT FOR INDIAN CRICKET IF THE STANDARD KEEPS GOING UP PRESS TRUST OF INDIA Mount Maunganui India skipper Virat Kohli on Monday said watching the young Shubman Gill bat at the nets made him realise that he was not even 10 percent as talented when he

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2019 World Cup: Cricket is going to be a tough contest

Former England batsman Jonathan Trott is keeping his cards close to his chest on predicting the winner of the upcoming edition of the World Cup to be played in his home country. Trott, 37, is in the state capital and is presently the batting coach of the visiting England Lions cricket team which will play

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Malinga back as Sri Lanka ODI, T20 skipper

Sri Lanka will hope to put poor form and off-field chaos behind them when they face New Zealand in the first Test at Wellington’s Basin Reserve on Saturday. The tourists’ preparations have been anything but smooth, with changes to their coaching staff increasing pressure on a team coming off a 3-0 Test series whitewash against England last month. Former England player Jonathan Lewis was named as side’s new batting coach this

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Chappell did not know how to run international team: VVS Laxman

Greg Chappell was “rigid and inflexible” in his approach as a coach and did not know how to run an international team, former India batsman VVS Laxman has claimed in his book. Laxman, in his recently launched autobiography ‘281 And Beyond’, reveals that under the former Australian coach team India was divided into two or three factions and there was a serious trust deficit. “The coach had his favourites, who

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Mired in the controversy, cricketer Virat Kohli tells fans to keep it light

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has come out in his defense, urging his fans to keep it light, a day after the controversial video went viral in which he lambasted a fan to go abroad for not supporting the Indian team. Mired in controversy, Kohli tells fans to keep it light. Kohli faced reprisal from fans and cricketers over his

Shikhar Dhawan Mental Health

Shikhar Dhawan speaks on the importance of Mental Health

Mental health is as important #physical health so never ignore it and always speak to your close ones how you feel ?#health #fitness #care

Cricket betting racket busted in Ludhiana, 2 held

Cricket betting racket busted in Ludhiana, 2 held. The Punjab Police have busted a cricket betting racket and apprehended two bookies in Ludhiana. The police also seized Rs 1 lakh, 13 mobile phones and a tablet from their possession.“Father and son have been arrested and a case has been registered. We have seized cash worth

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India lose 2nd ODI against England by 86 runs

India lost second ODI against England by 86 runs at Lord’s stadium in London on Saturday. Earlier, India outclassed England by 8 wickets in the first ODI held at Trent Bridge here.With the win, England levelled the three-match series at 1-1 with a victory over India. After Joe Root hit a century in the first

Bowlers on target as Sunrisers beat Royals by 11 runs to claim top spot

JAIPUR: Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers’ impressive defence of modest totals continued as the visitors pulled off a 11 – run win over Rajasthan Royals on a tricky pitch to claim the top spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Sunday. Electing to bat, Hyderabad posted 151 for seven, built around captain Kane Williamson’s 63-run

SA tour positives: 60 wickets in Tests, Plan-A ready for World Cup

SA tour positives: 60 wickets in Tests, Plan-A ready for World Cup

SA tour positives: 60 wickets in Tests, Plan-A ready for World Cup NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli’s inimitable batting that exhausted all adjectives, Jasprit Bumrah fitting himself perfectly like an all purpose block in a jigsaw puzzle and identifying the core for the 2019 World Cup in England were some of the notable positives to be

SA conquered: Indian women beat hosts 3-1 to win T20 series

SA conquered: Indian women beat hosts 3-1 to win T20 series

SA conquered: Indian women beat hosts 3-1 to win T20 series CAPE TOWN: Indian women accomplished a ‘historic double as they outclassed South Africa women by 54 runs in the fifth and final Twenty International to clinch the series 3-1, here on Saturday After Mithali Raj led the side to a 2-1 series win in the

We have managed short-pitched balls pretty well on SA tour: Bhuvi

We have managed short-pitched balls pretty well on SA tour: Bhuvi

We have managed short-pitched balls pretty well on SA tour: Bhuvi JOHANNESBURG: The impressive performance in the ongoing South Africa tour has helped improve Indian batsmen’s reputation of not being good players of short pitched balls, pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar has asserted. Kumar said South Africa’s ploy to unsettle Indian batsmen with short-pitched balls back-fired

Dhawan's 72 takes India to 203/5 in first T20I

Dhawan’s 72 takes India to 203/5 in first T20I

Dhawan’s 72 takes India to 203/5 in first T20I JOHANNESBURG: Opening batsman once again unleashed mayhem in South Africa, with his 72 powering India to 203 for five wickets in the first Twenty-20 International (T201) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday.The Delhi left-hander, who hit 323 runs in the six OneDay Internationals (ODIs), blasted

India aim bright start against South Africa in 1st T201

India aim bright start against South Africa in 1st T201

India aim bright start against South Africa in 1st T201 JOHANNESBURG: Following a historic One-Day International (ODI) series victory, ruthless India will aim to continue their form in the cricket’s shortest format when they face South Africa in the first Twenty20 International (T201) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday. With a short interval for

Sardar says he's not done yet, eyes 2020 Olympics for parting shot

Sardar says he’s not done yet, eyes 2020 Olympics for parting shot

NEW DELHI: He might be standing at the twilight of his career, but former hockey captain Sardar Singh is not done yet and wants to give himself a chance till the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before deciding on his illustrious career. Talismanic midfielder Sardar, of late, has been in and out of the team as the

Virat has transformed Chahal into a brave bowler: Vettori

Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori feels India skipper Virat Kohli has instilled a lot of courage in wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, calling it the primary reason for his phenomenal success in limited-overs cricket. Vettori is currently the coach of IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore, which Kohli captains. Chahal is currently the leading wicket-taker in

After IPL gains, India colts face Pakistan in U-19 WC semis

After IPL gains, India colts face Pakistan in U-19 WC semis

CHRISTCHURCH: After bagging lucrative deals at the IPL auction, members of the unbeaten Indian team will be eager to deliver when they face archrivals Pakistan in the second semifinal of the ICC U-19 World Cup here on Monday. Threetime champions India have played like a thorough professional outfit, winning all four matches in emphatic fashion including