Emotional Irfan Pathan says to fans, i will comeback in Team India

irfan pathan says, he will come back into indian team

New Delhi: Fast bowler Irfan Pathan, who is out from the team India from a long time, took to his social media channels to post an emotional message after not getting picked by any team during the Indian Premier League players’ auction. After being missed out on earning a contract from IPL franchises in the auction ahead of its 10th season, veteran all-rounder Irfan Pathan penned a letter to his fans and followers. Pathan, who had a base price of Rs 50 lakh, would have expected a few franchises toRead More

India crush hapless Bangladesh by 208 runs in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: India wrapped up a comprehensive 208-run victory over Bangladesh in the one-off Test in Hyderabad Monday, with spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja ending the visitors’ plucky resistance on the final day. Chasing 459 for victory, the tourists were bowled out for 250 in an extended afternoon session after senior batsman Mahmudullah and teenager Mehedi Hasan provided stubborn resistance. Mahmudullah (64) shrugged off poor form to register his 13th Test 50 while Hasan made a gutsy 61-ball 23 to delay the inevitable against the world’s number one Test side.Read More

Steve Smith out of NZ series ahead of India tour

Sydney: Australian captain Steve Smith has been ruled out of the upcoming New Zealand tour after injuring his ankle in the fifth one-day international against Pakistan, Cricket Australia said on Friday. Smith was fielding in the match at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday when he injured his left ankle, CA said. “He came off the field and had his ankle strapped and was able to return to the field for the remainder of the match,” sports science and sports medicine manager Alex Kountouris said in a statement. “Following further assessmentRead More

Kohli praises youngsters’ showing ahead of Champions Trophy

Kolkata: The rise of Kedar Jadhav and good showing by Hardik Pandya in the series against England was a great “demo” for the Indian team ahead of Champions Trophy, gushed captain Virat Kohli. Jadhav could not steer the side to a win in the third ODI on Sunday but was adjudged man-of-the-series for his 232 runs in the series. Along with Pandya he raised a 104-run partnership for the sixth wicket but India fell short by 5 runs chasing 322. “Definitely, it has been a series of positives even today,Read More

Ind vs Eng: All out cuttack as India eye series

Cuttack: A flamboyant Indian team who have converted chasing down incredible targets into an art form are once again ready to show their ruthless streak as they aim for a series clinching victory against England in the second ODI here on Thursday. With ‘Chase Master’ Virat Kohli playing one magical knock after other, knocking off 300 plus scores has been like a walk in the park with the skipper himself smashing 17 tons at a staggering averaging of 97 plus in those matches. And with India’s penchant of producing qualityRead More

Ashwin named ICC Cricketer of the Year

Dubai: Ace Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was on Thursday named the ICC Test Cricketer of the Year and the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2016. The World No. 1 all-rounder and Test bowler has become the third Indian player and 12th player overall to win the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy. Ashwin follows in the footsteps of Rahul Dravid (2004) and Sachin Tendulkar (2010), while other recipients of the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy include Andrew Flintoff and Jacques Kallis (joint-winners in 2005), Ricky Ponting (2006 and 2007), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (2008),Read More

Considering Such Thought Is Inappropriate: Thakur On Series With Pak

New Delhi. In the backdrop of the Uri terror attack, BCCI chief Anurag Thakur on Friday ruled out the possibility of reviving bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan in near future. Here to attend the BJP National Council meet, Thakur, who is also a party MP and president of its youth wing, struck a combative note, saying India can decimate Pakistan anytime but it is more important to isolate it globally. “In the context of what has happened even considering such a thought is not appropriate,” he told reporters when askedRead More

500th Test: Williamson, Latham Keep India At Bay

Kanpur: Opener Tom Latham and skipper Kane Williamson featured in an unbroken century stand to lead New Zealand’s robust reply, taking the visitors to 152 for one at tea on day two of the first Test against India on Friday. Having bowled out the hosts for 318, New Zealand lost Martin Guptill (21) before lunch but the left-right combination of Latham and Williamson negated the home spinners with aplomb during their unbeaten 117-run stand. Latham was batting on 56 at the break, while Williamson was on 65 with New ZealandRead More

Team India leaves for Caribbean as four-Test series awaits

Mumbai: The 16-member Indian squad led by Virat Kohli left here yesterday night for the West Indies to engage the hosts in a four-Test rubber later this month and in August. The team was accompanied by its newly appointed head coach Anil Kumble and other support staff. The squad will open the tour with a two-day game against the West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts on July 9 and 10 followed by a three-day warm-up fixture at the same venue from July 14Read More

4th Test: Tahir scalps Pujara, India four-down against South Africa

New Delhi: Rohit Sharma’s promotion to No.3 failed to yield any better result than his first innings show as India reached 51 for two at lunch on the third day of the fourth and final Test against South Africa, here today. The overall lead thus swelled to 264 with Shikhar Dhawan was batting on 20 in company of Cheteshwar Pujara (27 batting) at the break. The duo added 43 runs for the unbroken third wicket after Murali Vijay (3) and Rohit (0) were dismissed by Morne Morkel (2/10 in 7Read More