India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh recently named former leg-spinner Anil Kumble as the ‘greatest match-winner India has ever produced,’ while highlighting the importance of bowlers in the team.
The on-field umpires will not call any front foot no balls unless instructed by the third umpire, but will remain responsible for other on-field decisions in the usual way.
IPL's business-like nature, competitive auctions are pressuring uncapped players; should their salaries be regulated?
Uncapped players, who usually set their base prices at around Rs 20 lakh at the IPL, get weighed down when, in a war of bids among the franchises, their price tags are puffed-up. A newcomer to the big league would normally like to make an uneventful entry, so that the pressure of performing doesn’t result in stage fright.
Known as the Mumbai team's crisis man for his penchant to bail the side out of difficult situations, the 36-year-old has played 103 first-class games, the bulk of them for Mumbai, and scored 5749 runs while taking 173 wickets.
India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma says opening the batting suits his game, just wear the pads and bat
Rohit said that the talk of him opening in Tests was going on for a long time and he was excited when the opportunity presented itself
England all-rounder Moeen Ali takes break from Test cricket after losing out on central contract for longest format
The 32-year-old all-rounder had lost his place in England’s World Cup-winning team before being dropped from the Test side after the defeat in the first Ashes Test
Tri-nation T20I series: Hamilton Masakadza retires with final hurrah in face-saving win for Zimbabwe, says he has 'no regrets'
The 36-year-old Masakadza was given a guard of honour by both sides as he came in to bat and then hit 71 off 42 balls to take Zimbabwe to an impressive seven-wicket victory
India vs West Indies: Shreyas Iyer mirrors Virat Kohli’s template in third ODI, Rishabh Pant leaves much to be desired again
It is pertinent to say that Iyer played to the situation, and allowed sufficient respect to the opposition when it mattered. In that, he replicated Kohli’s template.
Asif Ali had learnt about his daughter's illness during the fourth season of the PSL, with Islamabad United coach Dean Jones, the former Australia batsman, breaking down in tears when talking about the child's condition.
New Zealand, who are also third in the ODI rankings, face eighth-ranked Sri Lanka in the opening round of the World Cup in Cardiff in June.
It is obvious that the selectors believe Dhoni would be a key component of the Indian team for the 50-overs ICC World Cup campaign. However, his recall, even if it is only for three T20Is, will disrupt Rishabh Pant’s growth and development path.
Dropping MS Dhoni, the wicket-keeper, without grooming suitable understudy a flawed move by national selectors
It is nobody’s case that Dhoni needs to play beyond his ‘use-by’ date, but the right way would have been to find a youngster good enough to push him out, or for Dhoni himself to perform so badly in his primary task that the team had little use for him. However, neither is the case.
India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli's match-winning ton underlines charm of classical, error-free batting, reaffirms his status as modern great
Amazing as it sounds, Kohli is not only re-living textbook batting, but also endorsing its virtues on the world stage. And that is a great eye-opener for sure.
ICC approves new pathway for Men's Cricket World Cup; urges member nations to put a check on bilateral series costs
ICC on Saturday approved a 50 over league-based qualification structure for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup to be follwed from 2019.
India vs England: Why filling 'versatile' Jasprit Bumrah's void in ODIs will be a difficult task for visitors
The England ODI’s will tougher and there is bound to be a game or a phase of an innings where Kohli will wish that he had Jasprit Bumrah to throw the ball to.
Barring white balls, every other piece of cricket equipment, especially the bat, has evolved considerably in the last decade.
The format that started as 60-overs-a-side game can perhaps be reduced to 40-overs-a-side, especially since a white cricket ball becomes discoloured before 50 overs are bowled.
World Test Championship is confusing, albeit well-meaning attempt to add context to bilateral cricket
If Test cricket did not hold the title of the ‘world’s most complicated game’ before, it surely does now. No matter how many explainers you might have read, the nWorld Test Championship is a mental mouthful.
The BCCI may have created extremely popular and successful Indian Premier League (IPL) but the Indian board has not done "enough" to market Test cricket, revered by the purists, says Gautam Gambhir.
Virat Kohli says he is keen to play county cricket to get used to conditions on English soil ahead of India's tour of the country later this year.