‘Pink ball behaves differently,’ says Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma, who took a five-for at home after a gap of 12 years, attributed the variety he has added to his arsenal for the swing in fortunes. “I was looking for variety for quite some time. For instance, I was usually bowling outswingers to the left-handers. But I worked on a delivery that comes … Read more ‘Pink ball behaves differently,’ says Ishant Sharma

Aus vs Pak first Test: Warner scores century as Australia takes charge against Pakistan

David Warner scored his first century since returning from his ball-tampering ban to drive Australia to a first-innings lead of 72 runs over Pakistan with nine wickets in hand on the second day of the opening test on Friday. The 33-year-old opener finished another sunny day in Brisbane on 151 not out off 265 deliveries … Read more Aus vs Pak first Test: Warner scores century as Australia takes charge against Pakistan

Pink-ball conundrum keeps Virat Kohli preoccupied

A bemused India captain Virat Kohli sought to arrange the jigsaw puzzle posed by the pink ball as his team prepared for the inaugural day-night Test in the country. Kohli wondered why the Board of Control for Cricket in India had hastened into the act without arranging a practice match ahead of the historic event. … Read more Pink-ball conundrum keeps Virat Kohli preoccupied

Delhi starts off with comprehensive win

Delhi made a strong start in the Super League phase of the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament with a comprehensive 77-run win over Maharashtra at the CB Patel stadium here on Thursday. Put in to bat, Delhi made 167/5 thanks to small cameos by the top order batsmen with skipper Dhruv Shorey making an unbeaten 48. … Read more Delhi starts off with comprehensive win

Indian pacers played big role in winning Tests at home, show data

Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma have been instrumental in India’s emphatic wins in Tests matches at home over the last one month. Not only are they among the world’s best fast-bowlers in the last three years, they have helped clinch a perfect win record so far for India in Tests at home in … Read more Indian pacers played big role in winning Tests at home, show data

Respect for TN has returned: Senthilnathan

In the doldrums last season, Tamil Nadu is back this year. The transformation has been striking. “From everyone I spoke to, this much was clear — respect for Tamil Nadu as a powerhouse in domestic cricket has returned,” said selection panel chief M. Senthilnathan to The Hindu on Monday. The side bucked the odds to … Read more Respect for TN has returned: Senthilnathan

India-A wins the under-19 BCCI Challenger Trophy

India-A scored a 43-run win over India-B in the final of the BCCI Challenger Trophy (under-19) one-day cricket tournament here. Batting first, India-A scored 304/8 with Sai Sudarshan (74) and Arjun Murthy (47) being the main contributors. In reply, India-B was bowled out for 261 in 46.2 overs. The scores: Final: India-A 304/8 in 50 … Read more India-A wins the under-19 BCCI Challenger Trophy

Priyam Garg to lead India’s U-19 squad against Afghanistan

Mumbai left-hander Yashasvi Jaiswal, who recently hit a double century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, headlined a strong India U-19 squad that will take on Afghanistan in the first two games of the five-match one day series. The Indian team, led by Priyam Garg, is preparing for next year’s U-19 World Cup and various combinations … Read more Priyam Garg to lead India’s U-19 squad against Afghanistan

Mayank’s attacking game opens door for selection in limited overs series against West Indies

Mayank Agarwal’s attacking game in Tests could open the door for his selection in India’s limited overs squads for the assignments against West Indies next month. There is a school of thought that Agarwal could be an option, preferably for the three-match ODI series against the West Indies in December, in case vice-captain Rohit Sharma … Read more Mayank’s attacking game opens door for selection in limited overs series against West Indies

IND vs BAN | Arun lauds Umesh’s character, Ishant’s experience, Shami’s seam position

An extremely skilful bunch with each speed merchant bringing in a different facet makes the current Indian pace unit best in the world, feels team’s bowling coach Bharath Arun. In another fabulous fast bowling performance without injured pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian troika of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami collected 14 wickets … Read more IND vs BAN | Arun lauds Umesh’s character, Ishant’s experience, Shami’s seam position

Rajat Sharma resigns as DDCA president, CEO and two Cricket Advisory Committee members also quit

Senior journalist Rajat Sharma on Saturday resigned from the post of president of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), citing his inability to continue amidst “various pulls and pressures” within the organisation. Mr. Sharma’s nearly 20-month tenure was a tumultuous one, with his public differences with general secretary Vinod Tihara, who enjoys a fair amount … Read more Rajat Sharma resigns as DDCA president, CEO and two Cricket Advisory Committee members also quit

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