Young speedster Varun Aaron, who has been out of action for nearly two years because of a recurring back problem that needed surgery, on Thursday said he hasn't lost even a small amount of pace post his operation.
Quinton de Kock’s dazzling innings of 135 and a late assault by AB de Villiers and Jean-Paul Duminy took South Africa to an imposing 358 for four in the first One-Day International (ODI) against India at the Wanderers, Johannesburg. The opening stand helped South Africa build a very good platform and then the batsmen simply smashed the Indian bowlers all over at the death.
His home state association DDCA haven't yet named a stand after him at the Feroze Shah Kotla ground but Virender Sehwag's alma mater Jamia Millia Islamia University has already paid tribute to their illustrious ex-student by naming a pavilion after him.
Justice Mukul Mudgal committee, which is investigating the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal, has called Ajit Chandila for a hearing.
Quinton de Kock has been dismissed by Virat Kohli, but not before he smashed 135 in the first One-Day International (ODI) between South Africa and India at Johannesburg. At the end of 45 overs, South Africa are 274 for three .
Quinton de Kock's century has put South Africa in a very good position in the first One-Day International (ODI) against India at Johannesburg. South Africa are 223 for two in 40 overs.
Quinton de Kock has scored his second One-Day International (ODI) in the first game against India at Johannesburg. South Africa are 182 for two in 34 overs.
Banned former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi's attorney Mehmood Abdi today appeared before the Supreme court, which is enquiring into the allegations of match-fixing in the sixth edition of Indian Premier League.
India is all set to take on South Africa in yet another One-Day International (ODI) series. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at the greatest bowling spells in the history of India-South Africa encounters.
Dec 5, 2013 Hashim Amla has been dismissed for 65 in the first One-Day International (ODI) against India at Johannesburg. Quinton de Kock has raced away to 83 as South Africa are 152 for one in 30 overs. Jacques Kallis is the new man. de Kock has dominated the Bull Ring at […]
It is Quinton de Kock who has stolen the show in the first One-Day International between India and South Africa at Johannesburg. Hashim Amla is batting on on 51, and de Kock is on 65. While the Indian bowlers have tested the Proteas at times, they have largely been in control. South Africa are 120 for no loss in 25 overs.
A depleted Bengal side will be eager to change its dismal away track record against table toppers Railways when the two teams square off in a group B Ranji Trophy encounter on a seamer-friendly track at the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) University Sports Complex on Friday.
Quinton de Kock's fifty has anchored South Africa to 97 for no loss in 20 overs in the first One-Day International (ODI) against India at Johannesburg. At the other end, Hashim Amla is batting on 41.
Indian cricket coach Duncan Fletcher has said his young and inexperienced team will arrive in South Africa without any mental scar and play freely.
Dec 5, 2013 Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla have kept South Africa in charge of proceedings in the first One-Day International (ODI) against India, although the Indian bowlers did trouble them a little. . South Africa are 78 for no loss in 15 overs with Amla batting on 31 and Quinton de […]
The Wanderers was glowing in pink as the first cricket One-Day International (ODI) between India and South Africa was celebrated as 'Pink Day' to raise awareness for breast cancer.
South Africa have scored 53 for no loss in 10 overs of the first One-Day International (ODI) against India at Johannesburg. Hashim Amla is batting on 24 and Quinton de Kock is on 27.
South Africa have scored 24/0 in five overs of the first One-Day International (ODI) against India at Johannesburg. Hashim Amla is on 8 and Quinton de Kock is on 16.
Veteran Australia opening batsman Chris Rogers says he spent a sleepless night fretting over his Test career before hitting form against England in the second Ashes Test
Annoy Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President N Srinivasan at your own peril. Haroon Lorgat will certainly agree.
MS Dhoni's net session at the peaceful Wanderers turned a part of the stadium into almost a war zone, when his typically massive hits targeted the windscreens of cars in the car park, and people started to run for cover.
A cavalier definition of street-smartness would be ‘intelligence gained outside of school’. And given that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the master of all things unconventional, it is unlikely that he would have heard of Alfred S Humphrey, the renowned management consultant who formulated the technique, SWOT analysis. A key objective of the system is to help business ventures identify their weaknesses and convert them into strengths which, ultimately, would boost profit. In that sense, the India skipper is pretty much like an entrepreneur vying to double, or even triple, his returns.
India have won the toss and elected to bowl in the first One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa at the Wanderers, Johannesburg. This is the ultimate test for the Indian players they say, but this is a very confident side and may have the goods to challenge the Proteas on their own turf.
Hello and welcome to the live blog of the first One-Day International of the three-match series between India and South Africa at Johannesburg.
Shrouds of uncertainty and fear are bound to linger in spaces unknown, where the conditions are alien. There has been little wrong as far as India’s performance is concerned over the last few months. They conquered the world battle at the ICC Champions Trophy 2013, registered series victories in West Indies and Zimbabwe; and the rest, to put it in mild terms, demolished oppositions at home. Yet as they play on the African shores, there seems a certain sense of apprehension. Despite being ranked number one in One-Day Internationals (ODI), they won’t really walk into the series as favourites.
India's test specialists for the tour of South Africa, Zaheer Khan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay, Pragyan Ojha and reserve wicketkeeper, Wriddhiman Saha have already reached the host nation.
India are likely to host New Zealand for a return series towards the end of next year, according to a BCCI official.
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has launched an appeal to regional broadcasters to try and secure the TV broadcast rights for the current Test and One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand.
By Nishad Pai Vaidya Mumbai: Dec 5, 2013 Balvinder Singh Sandhu, the former India cricketer has said that he isn’t surprised by reports of three former New Zealand cricketers — Chris Cairns, Daryl Tuffey and Lou Vincent — coming under the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) scanner for allegations of match-fixing. Sandhu was the […]
India take on South Africa in the first One-Day International (ODI) game of their three-match series at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Thursday.
Mumbai would look to seal a place in the quarterfinals with a victory over Jharkhand in their Group A Ranji Trophy league clash, starting tomorrow.
As India gear up to take on South Africa in the One Day Internationals. Arunabha Sengupta looks back at 10 of the best innings seen in the showdowns between the two teams.
Out of the Indian team, his central contract revoked, abysmal performance in the domestic matches, Virender Sehwag is probably going through the worst phase of his career.
India’s promising young fast bowlers are fortunate to have a mentor in the highly-experienced Zaheer Khan during the tour of South Africa.
Shikhar Dhawan, born on December 5, 1985, is one of India’s leading young batsmen who has assured that the future is bright. Nishad Pai Vaidya looks at the transformation in the Delhi dasher’s game.
Former Pakistan Test pacer, Sarfraz Nawaz today demanded an inquiry into the national team's recent defeats against Zimbabwe and South Africa.
It was honours even on Day One of the second Ashes 2013-14 Test between Australia and England at the Adelaide Oval. Australia are at 273 for five with Michael Clarke batting on 48 and Brad Haddin on seven. Australia were going strong in the final session on Thursday, but England rallied late to dismiss George Bailey for 53. Stuart Broad picked up two wickets.
Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore is hoping to end his tenure with the team on a high note as the side left for a gruelling series against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates.
India's much-talked about tour of South Africa 2013-14 is all set to begin and the focus is on the young players who promise to be the face of Indian cricket for years to come.
West Indies battled to avoid a third consecutive innings defeat on Thursday, ending day three of the first Test against New Zealand on Thursday at 168-2, still 228 runs short of making the home side bat again.
South Africa may be tipped as the favourites, but India’s strength cannot be ignored for the One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Nishad Pai Vaidya looks at the factors that may favour India on their tour to South Africa.
Chris Cairns wowed cricket fandom with his breathtaking all-round skills, one couldn’t stop marvelling at his God-gifted skills. However, ever since his retirement, it has been alleged that he was involved in the murky world of match-fixing activities. Today, it was reported that the International Cricket Council (ICC) was believed to have been investigating three […]
England struck thrice in quick succession as Australia are at 174 for four at tea on Day One of the second Ashes 2013-14 Test at the Adelaide Oval. Chris Rogers (72) and Shane Watson (51) shared a 121-run partnership for the third wicket.
The murky world of match-fixing has raised its ugly head once again with three players from New Zealand allegedly being involved in match-fixing activities. In a report in Daily Mail, the International Cricket Council's (ICC) investigation is said to be conducted on three players namely; Lou Vincent, Daryl Tuffey and New Zealand's former swashbuckling all-rounder - Chris Cairns.
The tweet with the caption 'Will the real Monty Panesar please stand up' was called racist by many and there was a lot of Twitter lashing at the official Twitter account of Cricket Australia (CA) who were forced to apologise for the tweet.
Early lunch was taken on Day One of the second Ashes 2013-14 Test between Australia and England at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday due to rain. Australia are at 46 for one with Chris Rogers batting on seven and Shane Watson batting on 10.
Stats can be a cruel indicator to assess performances. When the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced its Test and One-Day International (ODI) teams of the year, there were a few surprising decisions. The exclusion of Virat Kohli from the ODI team and the inclusion of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Test team raised a few eyebrows.
The second Ashes 2013-14 Test between Australia and England begins on December 5, 2013 in Adelaide. Australia captain Michael Clarke has won the toss and elected to bat first.
Australia captain Michael Clarke has won the toss and elected to bat first in the second Ashes 2013-14 Test at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday.
Australia take on England in the second Test of the 2013-14 Ashes series in Adelaide. The hosts won the first Test in Brisbane at The Gabba by a massive 381-run margin.
In support of ‘Breast Cancer Awareness’, South Africa are going to wear their pick jersey against India in the series opener on Thursday. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has set aside December 5 as ‘Pink Day’.
West Indies have a mammoth task of overcoming another 542-run lead against New Zealand in the first Test. At the end of Day Two, the visitors were 67 for two in reply to 609 posted by New Zealand.
All-rounder Yusuf Pathan has been retained captain of the Baroda team which will take on Tamil Nadu in a Group B Ranji Trophy match beginning in Chennai from December 6.
The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday restrained police from arresting state Cricket Association's former Joint Secretary and Women Under-19 selection committee's convener Alpesh Shah in a sexual harassment case till the probe is completed.
An unbeaten 217 from Ross Taylor led New Zealand to their fourth-highest Test total of 609 for nine declared on the second day of the first Test against the West Indies on Wednesday. West Indies in reply were 67 for two.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said the state is unable to host any international cricket match as there are no stadia or infrastructure required at that level.
Pakistan paceman Mohammad Irfan has been advised to take six weeks' rest after fracturing his hip, officials said Wednesday, making him doubtful for the series against Sri Lanka starting later this month.
Pakistan paceman Wahab Riaz has been booked by police for breaching local laws against excessive wedding celebrations.
South Africa's One-Day International (ODI) captain AB de Villiers didn't make any bones about the fact that the hosts are indeed "under pressure" going into the first of the three-match ODI series against a formidable Indian side led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
India are finally set to take on South Africa in three-match One-Day International and two-Test series from December 5 – December 30.
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday said that "getting used to the pace and bounce" in South African conditions will be the biggest challenge for his young team, which is in the country to play three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and two Tests.
Up against the number one side in ODIs, South African coach Russell Domingo on Wednesday said that facing India in the three-match one-day series will be a "tough assignment" for the Proteas.
The much-awaited India’s tour of South Africa commences with the first One–Day International (ODI) at the Wanderers, Johannesburg on Thursday. An inspired Indian side under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni will take on AB de Villiers’s South Africans.
In 1996 December, the ODI played between Pakistan and New Zealand at Gujranwala was bizarrely reduced to 46 overs-a-side due to bright sunshine impeding the view of the batsmen.
Australian Test bowler Mitchell Johnson has said that reaching over 200 wickets in the format is an elite club and one gets compared to greats like Dennis Lillee and Merv Hughes.
A team of Indian players with disabilities defeated their counterparts from Pakistan by 18 runs in a friendly T-20 match played at Tau Devi Lal Stadium here on the occasion of World Disability Day.
Doug Bollinger and Western Australia’s Nathan Coulter-Nile have been placed on standby for the third Test in Perth next week, according to reports.
Billy Gunn of Nottinghamshire was born on December 4, 1858. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at the man who represented England in both cricket and football and also founded a famous sporting goods firm.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to get 75 per cent of the revenue generated from International Cricket Council (ICC) events. The board had demanded for a greater share since their contribution is larger than other members. Once approved, the change is likely to be implemented for the 2015 to 2023 period.
South African coach Russell Domingo said his key players pace spearhead Dale Steyn and veteran all-rounder Jacques Kallis would be fit in time for the first One Day International (ODI) match against India at the Wanderers slated for Thursday.
Former cricketer Vinod Kambli was discharged from Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital on Tuesday night after he was admitted on November 29 due to a heart attack.
The Pakistani Taliban has said it will target journalists and media organisations for "fabricating" the statement of its spokesperson asking news outlets not to pay tribute to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on his retirement.
Shane Warne has said that if Australia wins in Adelaide, the series could be a whitewash
December 3, 2009. Virender Sehwag’s bazooka like bat boomed mightily as the Sri Lankans were left battered, bruised and befuddled. Arunabha Sengupta looks back at the spectacular 293 scored at the Brabourne Stadium, the array of strokes that reverberate in our minds till this day. Few teams have scored seven runs short of 400 in […]
England have been given a major boost ahead of the second Test with the availability of Tim Bresnan and a drop-in wicket that is likely to play in a similar manner to those pitches England had dished up during the Ashes series in winter at home.
England captain Alastair Cook has said that the teams have a duty to play the Ashes series in the right spirit.
Pakistan Railways defeated Dera Ismail Khan by a whopping margin of an innings and 851 runs on December 4, 1964. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at the most one-sided First-Class match in the history of the game. Dera Ismail Khan is a rather nondescript city on the bank of the Indus in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province […]
England captain Alastair Cook has ordered his senior batsmen to stand up to Mitchell Johnson during the Adelaide Test. According to the Mirror, the way England were duffed up in Brisbane shook the team to the core and asked serious questions about their ability to face quick bowling.
England's cricketers found time to hit Adelaide's club scene as soon as they reached the city, but not a one showed up to the official Test match dinner at Adelaide Oval, according to reports.
The Barmy Army are warming up their tonsils for Thursday''s Adelaide Test and have laughed off talk Australia's Fanatics plan to take them on in the stands and on the Hill, according to reports. According to News.com.au.
Gaining in confidence with every series, India's in-form young batsmen are set to be put through their sternest test this season when the team takes on the mighty South Africa in a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series starting.
South African legend Barry Richards spoke to DNA's Derek Abraham about India's tour to South Africa. Richards believes that Zaheer Khan, India's left-arm pacer is over the top and that he isn't quite sure about his fitness.
Sachin Tendulkar has suggested a change in the structure of school cricket in the city of Mumbai, to allow more players to participate. Nishad Pai Vaidya examines the merits of his proposed plans.
Since MS Dhoni took over captaincy in 2007, he has seen the retirements of numerous senior players. Yet, he has continued to build a side and his latest assignment is the tour of South Africa — where a young but confident side is eyeing success. Abhijit Banare writes about Dhoni’s calm leadership, that has helped India sail through rough waters.
Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood will represent the Highveld Lions in the upcoming South African domestic T20 competition, according to reports.
Senior India pace bowler Zaheer Khan and prolific batsman Cheteshwar Pujara left from Mumbai by an early morning flight to South Africa along with three other players well ahead of the two-Test series against the hosts.
An unbeaten 217 from Ross Taylor led New Zealand to their fourth-highest Test total of 609 for nine declared on the second day of the first Test against the West Indies on Wednesday.
Captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday told his Australian team not to gloat after their emphatic first Ashes Test victory over England, and focus on winning again in the second match in Adelaide.
After all the talk and predictions no one was prepared for the manner in which Australia won the first Test of the 2013-14 Ashes series. They outplayed England to win by a massive 381-run margin in Brisbane at The Gabba. Now, all the attention shifts to the second Test at the Adelaide Oval. As ever, this is important for both teams to come away with a victory. While Australia would want that cushion of a 2-0 lead, England will be hoping to make it 1-1.
Skipper Michael Clarke said on Wednesday that he is fit to play in the second Ashes Test against England, announcing an unchanged Australian team after the home side's huge win in the series opener.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sacked the local trainers and doctors attached with the national team and appointed Englishman Dale Naylor as the new physiotherapist and trainer of the Pakistan team for the next four months.
New Zealand were 367 for three after Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor slammed centuries to put them in control against the West Indies, on Day One of the first Test at Dunedin.
New Zealand will aim to put up a big first innings total when they resume at 367 for three against the West Indies on the second day of the opening Test at Dunedin on Wednesday.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president and Indian Premier League (IPL) side Chennai Super Kings’ owner N Srinivasan passed on the advice made by his astrologer Dr Venkatesan Karthikeyan during the sixth edition of the Twenty20 league.
Pakistan’s rich pace bowling reserves are in safe hands for many years to come according to 17-year-old left arm pace bowler Mohammed Aftab.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday sprung a surprise as he underwent batting practice at the nets with red Kookaburra balls just two days before the start of the three-match ODI series against South Africa which will use white balls.
“Dreams do come true,” said Sachin Tendulkar when he completed his historic 100th international century. And, two young boys in Mumbai would vouch for that as they met their hero and were felicitated by him for their mind-boggling feats.
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday suggested that Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) can improve its talent pool by making its inter-college and inter-school competition a 15-player affair.
The under-19 woman cricketer, who had accused former Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) joint secretary Alpesh Shah of sexually harassing her, will have her statement recorded by a local court on December 5.