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November 19, 2018
Spotted: Wriddhiman Saha and Shardul Thakur Reader Sameer Ahmed Taj spotted Indian cricketers Wriddhiman Saha and Shardul Thakur and sent us pictures.

November 16, 2018
Spotted: Harsha Bhogle at London airport
Reader Bhargav Sura sends us a picture from London

Warne's life has been a bad-boy adventure
Shane Warne's tell-all autobiography is every bit as controversial and engrossing as his cricketing career, notes Dhruv Munjal.

November 09, 2018
My Daughter Mithali Raj
'From the beginning (I have told her) "Whatever it may be -- you are losing or winning -- on the ground you're not going to cry!" She never cried.'

November 03, 2018
Rohit-Virat: One of the greatest ODI pairs
Who was the most valuable player of the India-West Indies ODI series?

November 02, 2018
Why India needs Dhoni in the 2019 World Cup
It is not only Dhoni's batting, but also his regular inputs during a game to bowlers and fielders that should work in the veteran's favour when it comes to the 2019 World Cup.

October 31, 2018
How Bumrah became the best ODI bowler in the world
'I just want to keep learning and keep getting better.'

October 29, 2018
Was Dhoni dropped from T20s because of ODI form?
A look at his T20 Internationals numbers and one wonders why M S Dhoni was dropped for the T20 series against the Windies and Australia.

October 26, 2018
How Bhuvi plans to bamboozle Australia
'We have five to six bowlers and everyone is different from each other.'

October 24, 2018
Sachin 10,000 ODI runs/259 innings. Virat 10,000/205!
His first 5,000 runs came in 114 innings.

October 23, 2018
Brand Prithvi Shaw
'People can relate to him much the way they did with a young Sachin Tendulkar 30 years ago.'

October 16, 2018
Why Test cricket needs to thank Virat Kohli
'Test cricket is so fortunate that today's cricket's biggest brand -- Virat Kohli -- loves Test cricket and puts his heart and soul into it,' says Sanjay Manjrekar.

October 15, 2018
Interesting numbers from the Hyderabad Test
Four consecutive Tests involving the West Indies have ended in three days, notes Rajneesh Gupta.

October 10, 2018
How Dada and Dhoni changed Indian cricket forever
'In the leadership of Ganguly and a foreign coach, a much brighter phase of Indian cricket began.'

October 08, 2018
Why Indian cricket didn't do well in the 1990s
'When I entered the Indian team's dressing room, I discovered that there was a divide in the team, like a wall in between two groups of players, there were two teams within one.'

October 05, 2018
Prithvi Shaw made history: In Numbers
The peaks Prithvi Shaw scaled on the first day of his Test career in numbers, via Rajneesh Gupta.

October 03, 2018
Stats: Why West Indies face a near impossible task in India
In the last 10 years, India have lost one just one home series out of 19, points out Rajneesh Gupta.

October 01, 2018
Should Rohit, not Virat, lead India's World Cup team?
'The past few weeks in England will be remembered as much for Kohli's skilled conquest of his English demons as they will be for his dreadful reading of pitches, curious selection choices, sporadic tactical lapses, and overall inability to help his side cross the finish line,' notes Dhruv Munjal.

September 27, 2018
And it's a tie! India and tied ODI games
This was the 36th tie in one-day international history and the 8th involving India.

September 24, 2018
India's Asia Cup 2018 wins over Pakistan are historic
Rajneesh Gupta gives us all the dazzling numbers.

September 17, 2018
Bravehearts who battled injury to fight it out in the middle
Rajneesh Gupta salutes Tamim Iqbal's courage in the Asia Cup's opening game on Saturday and lists instances where cricketers braved injuries to battle it out for their teams.

September 14, 2018
Sri Lanka one win away from India in Asia Cup titles
India have won the Asia Cup six times, Sri Lanka five, and Pakistan have won it just twice.

Ishant, not Virat, is India's Player of the Series
Harish Kotian/ rates the Indian players in England.

September 12, 2018
The Oval in numbers: 8th time India lost 4 Tests in a series
Rajneesh Gupta presents the numbers from the Oval Test.

September 10, 2018
How good a coach is Ravi Shastri?
How does India's current national coach Ravi Shastri compare with the other men who have coached the Indian cricket team this century?

September 06, 2018
Exclusive! What Ashwin did wrong, what Moeen did right
E A S Prasanna, whom Ian Chappell rates as the greatest off-spinner ever, tells Harish Kotian what worked for Moeen and what didn't for Ashwin.

September 04, 2018
Kohli's team have a poor record chasing targets
Of the 10 times India have made a fourth innings chase under Kohli, they have won only 1 and lost 7, with 2 draws.

September 03, 2018
No place in Kohli's XI for triple ton Karun
In all Test history, only one player has played fewer Tests than Karun Nair after scoring a triple ton.

September 02, 2018
Why does India struggle against England's bottom half?
'Out of 7 innings England have played in this series, their bottom half has outscored the top-half in 4!' notes Rajneesh Gupta.

August 23, 2018
10 things you must know about Prithvi Shaw
All you must know about the young batting sensation now on the verge of playing for India

August 20, 2018
Hardik's 5/28, one of India's finest bowling performances abroad
Hardik has just taken 10 Tests to record a rare feat -- scored a ton and taken 5 wickets.

August 19, 2018
Rishabh Pant gets into record books on Test debut
Rishabh Pant became the first Indian and only the 12th player on record to hit a six as the first scoring shot of their Test career.

August 17, 2018
What made Ajit Wadekar so special
Thank you for the memories, Mr Wadekar!

August 13, 2018
Lord's in Numbers: India's worst defeat under Kohli
Rajneesh Gupta presents the numbers from the Lord's Test.

August 10, 2018
How good a cricketer was Imran Khan?
'Imran had the misfortune to be in an age when there was a surfeit of mighty all-rounders.'

July 21, 2018
Why Dhoni's World Cup place is in doubt
With his strike dipping alarmingly in the last one year, Mahendra Singh Dhoni faces a tough battle to retain his place for the 2019 ODI World Cup.

July 08, 2018
When Sourav Ganguly's numbers do the talking...
Abhirup Bhattacharaya reveals why Dada, who celebrates his 46th birthday on July 8, is one of India's most successful captains.

June 26, 2018
How the IPL created India's new cricket stars
'The impact Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, Mayank Markande, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna and Washington Sundar had on the IPL not only won hearts, but also the approval of the selectors,' says Ayaz Memon.

June 17, 2018
'I was just hoping to play for India again'
After Ambati Rayudu failed the Yo-Yo test, the selectors turned to Suresh Raina for the ODI series in England.

June 08, 2018
Select Team: Should India play 5 bowlers vs Afghanistan?
Will triple centurion Karun Nair be picked to counter the Afghan spinners?

June 07, 2018
Superman hangs up his cape
AB de Villiers could do anything and everything.

WATCH: Training together makes it better for Virat-Anushka
Virat believes wife Anushka is stronger than him when it comes to working out in the gym.

June 06, 2018
'If Test cricket has to survive, it has to embrace change'
'T20 cricket is popular because everything is faster and people want things quicker.'

June 01, 2018
Amazing numbers from IPL-11
Check out all the interesting numbers from IPL-11.

May 31, 2018
Commentary with Sunny, Ravi, Harsha: Alan Wilkins reveals alll
'Sunny Gavaskar is very mischievous, Harsha Bhogle is like a schoolboy," sports broadcaster Alan Wilkins tells Godinho in an exclusive interview.

May 30, 2018
Top 10 FLOPS of IPL-11
The big stars who failed to live up to expectations and ended up disappointing not only their IPL franchises but also their fans.

May 29, 2018
Meet IPL-11's Most Valuable Players
Rishabh Pant of the Delhi Daredevils, with a most valuable player index of 897, is the most valuable player of IPL 11.

May 28, 2018
Check out the IPL Dream XI
IPL-11 was a smashing success.

May 25, 2018
The numbers that defined AB
His records are a true measure of the skill and brilliance he brought to the crease, says Rajneesh Gupta.

The IPL's leading batsmen and bowlers
7 batsmen have scored more than 500 runs in IPL-11 so far.

May 24, 2018
Who will be IPL-11's Most Valuable Player?
Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji list the 50 most valuable IPL-11 players.

May 21, 2018
Who will replace Pant as IPL MVP?
He could be overtaken by Sunrisers Hyderabad Captain Kane Williamson (760) or Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Sunil Narine (703) or even the intrepid Ambati Rayadu (675) of the Chennai Super Kings.

May 17, 2018
IPL play-offs: What KKR, MI, RR, Kings, RCB need to do
5 teams are in the race for 2 play-off places as the IPL-11 league phase heads for a thrilling finish.

May 12, 2018
Why Rishabh Pant dominates the IPL MVP standings
K L Rahul, the kingpin of the KXIP batting, is second (MVPI: 601), followed by Sunrisers Captain Kane Williamson (543).

May 11, 2018
BCCI/IPL: How much do Indian cricketers earn?
If you you don't know anything about the BCCI's contract system, here's a know-how by Aslam Hunani and Ashish Narsale about the moolah the BCCI pays cricketers.

May 08, 2018
Meet the Paisa Vasool players in IPL-11
After Week 4 in the IPL-11, which players offer the best value for money?

May 03, 2018
PHOTOS: Spot yourself in our 'FAN'TASTIC IPL fan zone!
Please croll down to get a glimpse of the 'action' from the sidelines.

April 30, 2018
Who leads the IPL Paisa Vasool Index this week?
AB de Villiers is leading the Paisa Vasool Index at IPL-11 ahead of Indians KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu.

April 24, 2018
When Sachin took on Pakistan
Sachin Tendulkar.

April 23, 2018
Who are the Paisa Vasool players at IPL-11?
Mayank Markande tops the Paisa Vasool Index at IPL-11.

April 21, 2018
IPL MVPI: Shane Watson zooms to the top
\Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji present the best performing players in IPL-11 in's Most Valuable Players ratings.

April 20, 2018
Is Gayle the greatest T20 batsman?
In T20 cricket Gayle, perhaps, holds the same place that Don Bradman has in Test cricket.

April 14, 2018
Russell leads IPL MVP standings; Markande best Paisa Vasool
Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji analyse Week 1 in's Most Valuable Players ratings.

April 05, 2018
IPL-11: How the teams measure up
Some teams have completely overhauled their squads. Others retained their core at the IPL Players Auction.

April 02, 2018
Numbers Game: All you wanted to know about the IPL
IPL Season 11 begins on April 7.

March 30, 2018
IPL 11 promises bigger, better and brighter season
Best vs Best. Tiger vs Tiger.

March 21, 2018
The Winning the Match with a 6 Club
Only 5 batsmen have hit a six to take their team to victory when they needed 4 or more off the final ball.

March 13, 2018
'The Salman Khan of Indian cricket'
'I became aggressive as a captain because I realised the players needed that backing...'

March 08, 2018
What next for India's young stars?
'It remains to be seen how much Prithvi Shaw's warriors go on to accomplish, but letting all the adulation go to their heads is the last thing you can expect.'

February 27, 2018
Why did SRK oust Dada from KKR?
In this exclusive excerpt from his autobiography, A Century Is Not Enough, Sourav Ganguly makes some startling revelations.

February 14, 2018
'Rohit could score the 1st 300 in ODIs'
'No one can be as destructive like him. His hundreds are BIG!, 150, 170, double hundreds,' Dinesh Lad, Rohit's childhood coach, tells's Harish Kotian.

February 06, 2018
Why Sanjay Manjrekar became a commentator
'I love commentating for a reason that not many will admit.'

January 30, 2018
Report Card: 10/10 for star all-rounder Bhuvneshwar
The top order failed to fire in difficult conditions, but the bowlers stood out, not only performing with the ball but scoring vital runs as well.

December 30, 2017
India's Most Impactful 9 Cricketers in 2017 presents India's top impact players in 2017.

December 20, 2017
IPL is now the Big Bucks League
The IPL has the potential to make cricketers among the best paid athletes in the world if you look at what they will earn per hour.change that.

December 12, 2017
Virushka: How the romance unfolded
Even in a country where Cricket and Bollywood have always been a potent mix, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's fairytale romance is special.

November 21, 2017
Ashes: 'A Battle of the Flaws'
'What we are about to watch in Australia is a mid-table contest -- 3rd versus 5th in the ICC Test championship table.'

November 14, 2017
Haresh Pandya, the last cricket romantic
'He will be missed by all of us in Saurashtra.'

August 21, 2017
How Ravindra Jadeja became Mr Indispensable
Supremely versatile and unique, Ravindra Jadeja is now an indispensable part of the Indian Test set-up.

August 16, 2017
'My destiny was to write about the game'
'That has always been my ambition -- to take the reader behind the scenes, to the places he was not allowed to visit, but which I had the privilege of entering.'

July 19, 2017
Even greater glory awaits Mithali Raj
The semi-final against Australia and if the Indian women are fortunate, Sunday's final will decide her place in history as a captain, though she has long secured her position in the Elysium of women's cricket, says Haresh Pandya.

July 05, 2017
'God of Commentary' prepares to say goodbye
Henry Blofeld, who charmed the cricket world for more than 40 years, bids farewell to the microphone come September.

June 06, 2017
What a record India has against Pakistan in ICC events!
The win at Edgbaston was not the first time an Indian team had vanquished Pakistan in an ICC competition.

March 10, 2017
Guess who India's real cricketing star is!
No one even comes close to the impact Anil Kumble has had on Indian cricket, when it comes to winning matches and series, say Aakash Chopra and Impact Index.

February 07, 2017
Test cricket could die in India if...
How will young batsmen brought up on T20 learn to build an innings?

January 25, 2017
Meet India's Most Valuable ODI player this season
Srinivas Bhogle and Purnendu Maji identify's Most Valuable ODI Player in the 2016-2017 season so far.

January 23, 2017
Captain. Leader. Legend.
Tactical genius, uplifting leader, altruistic individual, a man with unwavering certitude.

December 20, 2016
The Bradman puzzle and its Mumbai connection
A Mumbai man did a cricket puzzle in three days that had troubled Sir Don Bradman for about two decades.

November 23, 2016
'Kohli never hesitates to play his shots against any bowler and in any situation'
'It shows his confidence in his own ability,' Geoff Boycott tells Haresh Pandya.

October 25, 2016
'Virat was born to lead'
'He was not even 15 when he showed skills at captaincy.'

October 21, 2016
Why you will fall in love with Virat Kohli... again!
Vikas stepped into the house, dialled a number and handed his cell phone to Raj Kumar, Virat Kohli's childhood coach.

October 12, 2016
India Report Card: 10/10 for Ashwin
Harish Kotian assesses Team India after the series against the Kiwis.

April 16, 2016
Did Harsha Bhogle pay the price for VCA spat?
'This little incident might seem trivial to most people. But when such things happen in the BCCI's own backyard...'

March 26, 2016
Is Virat better than Sachin?
'This was Kohli's veneration for his master: The man who had inspired him to pick up a cricket bat in the first place, the man he had grown up watching. Just that now, he was exactly like him, or, dare it be suggested, maybe a shade better while chasing down daunting totals,' says Dhruv Munjal.

February 18, 2016
McCullum legacy much more than pyrotechnics
While the triple century against India and an away series win over West Indies were the highlights of his career, Brendon McCullum said it was the camaraderie of the dressing room that would linger longest in his memory.

January 25, 2016
Ravi Shastri, Indian Cricket's Mr Indispensable
'In the merry-go-round of Indian cricket, amid abhorrent match-fixing scandals and incessant politicking, Ravi Shastri is a multifaceted personality who, when called upon, can don any hat with ease.'

August 20, 2015
Six GREAT comebacks in Test cricket
Sri Lanka's victory in the first Test at Galle will rank among the greatest comebacks of all time.

August 18, 2015
Pujara or Rahane for Rohit at No 3?
Who do you feel is India's best bat for the No. 3 slot in the second Test against Sri Lanka, starting on Thursday, August 20.

August 11, 2015
India-Sri Lanka Tests, like you have never seen before!
Which Indian batsman has the highest run tally against Sri Lanka (Clue: He has an aggregate of 1,995 runs)?

August 07, 2015
'Virat Kohli appears to be a natural leader of men'
'Indian cricket is in the safe hands of excitingly talented cricketers. No team can afford to underestimate India. If they do, it is to their peril.'

August 05, 2015
Will India play 5 bowlers in the first Test? Select your team
Help Virat pick his team. Be the selector, chose your playing 11 for the first Test.

August 04, 2015
10 Indian innings in Sri Lanka to remember!
Featuring Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, V V S Laxman, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sourav Ganguly, Vinod Kambli...

May 18, 2015
Will this India XI play Bangladesh?
Ahead of the selectors' meeting in Mumbai on Wednesday, May 20, Harish Kotian picks the team he considers best to take on Bangladesh in the one-off Test in Fatullah from June 10 to 14.

April 10, 2015
We will never see the likes of him again
'If Richie Benaud was born to play cricket and born to lead, he was also born to commentate on the game he graced with his inspirational presence.'

March 30, 2015
We Indians changed our colours, just for the day!
'Amazingly, along with the yellow army, there was still a huge number of desis, who had flown in from various parts of the world. No, we didn't sell our tickets -- we just changed our colours, for the day,' says Swapna Mitter, who was at the World Cup Final.

March 29, 2015
Video: Aussies lift World Cup in David versus Goliath contest
New Zealand, who were playing their first match in Australia in this World Cup, could only put 183 runs on the board. It was not a challenging target and Australia breezed through in 33.1 overs.

March 27, 2015
What it was like at the Sydney Cricket Ground
Swapna Mitter, who travelled from Singapore to watch the semi-final, says many hearts were still bleeding blue after the loss in Sydney.

March 26, 2015
Video: Kohli's flop show ends India's World Cup dream
One run -- that was Kohli's contribution to the India-Australia match.

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Video: India's real test is against Australia
The semi-final clash against Australia was always going to be a big test for an unbeaten Team India.

March 24, 2015
Video: New Zealand-South Africa... a match worth watching!
The semi-final between New Zealand and South Africa has everything.

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This, we thought, was the perfect time to bring you the Rediff Cricket Chat, a show hosted by cricket fans for cricket fans.

World Cup: Can South Africa beat the rain?
Once again, South Africa faced their old nemesis...

March 23, 2015
World Cup: Kiwi grit versus West Indian flamboyance
When the West Indies were overwhelmed by New Zealand's determination...

March 21, 2015
Don't Miss! The Rediff Cricket Show
This, we thought, was the perfect time to bring you the Rediff Cricket Chat, a show hosted by cricket fans for cricket fans.

March 20, 2015
Don't Miss! The Rediff Cricket Show
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World Cup: Pakistan lose 'mauka' against Australia
The Pakistan-Australia match, analysed by Manu Shankar, Abhishek Mande and Saisuresh Sivaswamy.

Video: What's Virat doing in Mumbai?
The result was as expected -- India beat Bangladesh and sealed its place in the semi-finals... So why was Virat Kohli spotted in Mumbai?

March 19, 2015
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March 18, 2015
Video: Sri Lanka sink against South Africa
Sri Lanka were expected to win, but South Africa had other plans.

Don't Miss! The Rediff Cricket Show
This, we thought, was the perfect time to bring you the Rediff Cricket Chat, a show hosted by cricket fans for cricket fans.

World Cup: Wear Blue for Team India!
Show your support for the Men in Blue by wearing blue yourself...

Video: Mumbai roots for South Africa!
South Africa versus Sri Lanka. The first World Cup 2015 quarter-finals. Is cricket-loving Mumbai excited? We decided to find out...

March 16, 2015
Raina, Dhoni pull India through!
Zimbabwe looked like they were headed for a miracle win but Suresh Raina and M S Dhoni made sure India registered their 10th consecutive win in the World Cup.

March 14, 2015
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March 10, 2015
India notch up one more win!
When bowlers do their job and batsmen swing their bats just right, it's a great day for India.

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March 02, 2015
Video: At last, Bowlers have their day in the sun!
wickets across two games... a good day for the bowlers at last...

February 27, 2015
Video: De Villiers hurricane blows West Indies away!
If there was Gayle storm in Manuka Oval, it was a AB de Villiers masterpiece at Sydney cricket ground.

February 26, 2015
Don't Miss! The Rediff Cricket Show
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February 23, 2015
The Rediff Cricket Show: When India played like Champions
South Africa may be the favourite to win the World Cup, but February 22 -- the day they took on India -- told a different story.

February 19, 2015
The doosra: South Africa hold the aces
The Men in Blue have never beaten the Proteas in a World Cup game.

February 16, 2015
Video: India beat Pak, does World Cup matter?
Silly Point finds out if cricket fans are okay with Team India not bringing the World Cup home...

February 15, 2015
When he could not walk with the gods, he was humble to be mortal
'It was a good performance,' M S Dhoni said after the match. It was a little bit more than that, in that it came just when the team needed to reverse trends, to find self-belief, to be able to look ahead rather than behind.'

Watch! The Rediff Cricket Show
Cricket fans discuss the first innnings of the India-Pakistan World Cup match.

February 13, 2015
If ever the Kiwis had a chance of winning the World Cup, this is it!
New Zealand have never appeared so well-united as they do currently.

February 12, 2015
Can we please have our cricket back?
Prem Panicker, one of the finest cricket writers, on the ICC's Code of Conduct.

'The fight is missing in the Indian camp'
'They need to click as a group, not as batsmen or bowlers.'

He liked to play his shots, whether on 0 or 99
'Ravi Shastri told me he would go miles, and pay, to enjoy Vishy make 20 than to watch someone scoring an inelegant, laborious, 200.'

February 09, 2015
Will this be the Wicketkeepers' World Cup?
Sangakkara, Dhoni, McCullum, de Villiers... Cricket has never had so many amazing wicketkeeper-batsmen in the same era...

January 29, 2015
VVS says Kohli must bat at No 3; Dravid wants flexibility. What's your take?
'No 3 batsmen are very crucial in the way the team sets up a total.'

January 12, 2015
The Rediff Report Card: Who impressed, who failed in Australia
While there were brilliant performances from Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane, India's pathetic bowling attack -- which could not claim 20 Australian wickets in any of the four Tests -- was depressing.

December 12, 2014
'They said we didn't deserve to be here. We have answered them now'
When minnows Jammu and Kashmir defeated 40-times Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai on Wednesday, it was perhaps the biggest-ever shock victory in domestic Indian cricket.

September 24, 2014
Modern cricket is poorer with Anandji Dossa passing into the ages
Blessed with a computer-like brain and an elephantine memory, Anandji Dossa was a pioneer in compiling cricket statistics and scores. pays tribute to the modest stats-man, who has passed into the ages.

August 23, 2012
VVS, we will miss you
With Laxman unpadding, looks like cricket has seen the last of the touch artistes, says M P Anil Kumar.

February 10, 2012
Has the BCCI taken our cricketers for a ride?
Why does the richest cricket board in the world pay its players peanuts for official matches, thus paving the way for making IPL their real cash bonanza, asks Sanjay Jha

August 22, 2011
Cricket and religion: Why we are losing in England
This is the holy month of Shravan. It's a month where doing 'tapasya' by fasting results in a lot of benefits. So our cricketers are all fasting. To be a good sportsman, a perfect diet is essential. This fast has played havoc with our players, says Sunil Phatarphekar

March 17, 2011
The cricketer who announced the arrival of a New India
'Think big, go for it big from the beginning itself, stay focussed, dodge distractions; national interest is supreme; never forget your roots and sacrifices of your forebears. Yes, in life, be on the front foot, always.'

May 22, 2010
Twenty20 format may help crack US market
From the country that gave the world the slider and the forkball, cricket's administrators are asking are Americans ready for the doosra and the googly? The answer may be found this weekend when cricket makes its first real attempt to crack into the United States with two official Twenty20 matches between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the country's only purpose-built cricket stadium.

May 21, 2010
BCCI needs to rethink county ban on players
With no domestic cricket taking place for the next few months, it is imperative that the BCCI does a rethink of its decision to disallow players from traveling to England. After all, playing even a few competitive matches in the county circuit is better than just lumbering up in the nets at the NCA.

May 13, 2010
Team India failed to learn from past mistakes
Barring Suresh Raina's match-winning century against South Africa and the hollow win over Afghanistan, the Indians were outplayed in all three matches of the Super Eights. It seems Mahendra Singh Dhoni used up all his intelligence and stamina to steer Chennai Super Kings to the Indian Premier League crown and had nothing left for the bigger T20 bash in the Caribbean.

Failure has become a bad habit for Team India
The lucrative six-week extravaganza left the Indian team tired, and with the World T20 staring just five days later, there was hardly any time to recuperate.

July 10, 2009
Sunil Gavaskar turns sixty
A tribute to batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on his 60th birthday, July 10, 2009.

July 09, 2009
A Cup that brought him little cheer
From 19 matches in four World Cup appearances, Gavaskar amassed only 561 runs (@ 35.06).

When Little Master walked tall at the Oval
Remembering Sunil Gavaskar's epic 221 at The Oval in 1979.

'He really charmed the Caribbeans'
On the occasion of Sunil Gavaskar's 60th birthday, some of his illustrious India colleagues share their views about him.

Those Sunny days
It's 22 years since he retired, and India is still looking for a suitable replacement for the legendary Sunil Gavaskar.

May 11, 2009
Injured player praises Shah Rukh, KKR
Prolific Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, recuperating from injury, praises the Kolkata Knight Riders team management for taking good care of him.

April 26, 2009
'Flintoff was a good influence on CSK'
Andrew Flintoff may not have justified his USD 1.55 million price tag but the star England all-rounder, forced out of the Indian Premier League due to injury, was a "good influence" on the Chennai Super Kings, according to coach Stephen Fleming.

April 22, 2009
IPL boosts SA's image ahead of 2010 WC
Hosting the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament is helping to burnish South Africa's image abroad and dispel worries about its readiness to host the 2010 soccer World Cup, officials say.

KKR is under a lot of pressure: SRK
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) owner Shah Rukh Khan on Tuesday revealed he has been receiving "strange" hate mails for stripping Sourav Ganguly of KKR captaincy.

'Now every six I hit means a smile'
Adam Gilchrist's sixes at the Indian Premier League will not only enthrall the fans this season, but 25 of his lofty hits will also help fund modified bikes for children with disabilities.

April 21, 2009
Govt gets tough after Dhoni, Harbhajan snub Padma awards
Embarrassed by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh's failure to turn up for the Padma Shri awards last Wednesday, the government issued a notification saying National sports awards, like the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna, Dhronacharya and Dhyanchand, will be withdrawn if the recipient is absent from the

Coach defends having Uthappa as RCB's keeper
Royal Challengers Bangalore's decision to make Robin Uthappa the wicket-keeper despite having a specialist in Mark Boucher has lent balance to the side, feels coach Ray Jennings, who says the seasoned South African may have to sit out more if the experiment goes well.

School benefits from IPL's HEAT initiative
IPL Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi has donated R100,000 (Rs five lakh) to a high school in Port Elizabeth as part of the IPL's Help Educate and Teach (HEAT) initiative.

'I am happy with our batting but...'
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday lavished praise on retired Australian Matthew Hayden and Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan for their efforts in the 92-run win over Bangalore Royal Challengers in Port Elizabeth.

April 20, 2009
'Vettori is the best spinner in the world,' says Sehwag
Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag has put Daniel Vettori in the same league as legendary spinners Shane Warne and Anil Kumble and said the New Zealand skipper is the best tweaker in the world at present.

'I don't play to prove anything'
Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday said he is not playing cricket to prove anything to anybody but because of the sheer love of the game and he is still enjoying the game.

'This win is a small step in...'
Deccan Chargers captain Adam Gilchrist on Sunday said his side's comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League was a small step in restoring their confidence after their disastrous campaign last season.

April 19, 2009
Vettori turns it Delhi's way
Vettori's exceptional bowling spell changed the complexion of the game. The New Zealander had laid the foundation for his side's win.

Delhi thrash Punjab by 10 wickets
Virender Sehwag (38 not out) and Gautam Gambhir (15 not out) made short work of their 54-run target to help Delhi Daredevils beat Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets in the third match of the Indian Premier League in Cape Town on Sunday.

Shot selection is key in IPL-II: Dravid
Shot selection would be key to the success of batsmen in the second edition of the IPL in the South African conditions, feels Rahul Dravid, who scripted Royal Challenger Bangalore's stunning win over Rajasthan Royals in Cape Town.

November 19, 2008
Anil Kumble 619 and done
A salute to the gentle giant of Indian cricket.

Farewell Dada
In a career marked by many a controversy, Sourav Ganguly will be remembered as captain and batsman extraordinaire. A tribute to one of India’s most charismatic cricketers.

Tendulkar Test's best
On October 17, 2008, Sachin Tendulkar became Test cricket’s highest run-getter when he overtook retired West Indies captain Brian Lara’s tally of 11,953 runs from 131 Tests. Here's celebrating the batting maestro’s latest milestone.

Summer of 1983
Celebrating India's World Cup triumph.

September 25, 2008
'I am trying to seal my place in the ODI and Test teams'
Having made it to India's ODI squad, Chennai batsman S Badrinath is now eyeing a berth in the Test team also.

July 30, 2008
Dalmiya scripts Sourav-like comeback
Out in the wilderness for 18 months, former International Cricket Council chief Jagmohan Dalmiya, elected as the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), has scripted a dream comeback that is only similar to state icon Sourav Ganguly. Dalmiya, lying low ever since he was ousted from the post of CAB president in December 2006, planned his comeback and ensured that his entire panel of office-bearers was elected comfortably.

July 09, 2008
Hero and villain emerge from South Africa
A bitter-sweet legacy from the brutalities of the apartheid years lingers in South African sport.

June 20, 2008
When Mrs Gandhi declared a public holiday
Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer believes the 1983 World Cup victory must rank among the country's top achievements.

April 10, 2008
Green Park gave India its first win over Australia
India's first ever Test win over Australia in December 1959 at the Green Park ground, in Kanpur, is probably one historic moment that remains consigned to the record books. towards Jasubhai Patel, the off-spinner took 14 wickets and was instrumental in ensuring India's victory.

March 08, 2008
Ishant on the nine overs that changed his life
The 54 balls that he bowled to Australian captain Ricky Ponting in the Perth Test was the "turning point" of his life, says India's pace sensation.

March 06, 2008
Murali, my son-in-law
Chennai's Dr Nitya Ramamurthy provides rare glimpses of the world's top spinner.

February 22, 2008
'The bidding for Dhoni and Symonds was an experience'
Richard Madley, the man who presided over the Indian Premier League's players' auction, was thrilled at being part of a first in auction history.

February 21, 2008
'I don't think IPL is an option for English players'
Out of the game for more than a year because of injury, all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is on the comeback trail with the England Lions in India.

February 20, 2008
VRV: Very Resourceful Variation
After consistent performances this season Vikram Raj Vir Singh is back in the reckoning for a regular place in the Indian Test team.

February 07, 2008
Bose back to old wicket ways
The Kolkata medium pacer, who picked 57 wickets last season, believes his haul of 26 wickets this season, though lesser, is still formidable.

February 06, 2008
Small-town boy Das eyes the big league
Orissa's wicketkeeper-batsman Haladhar Das has impressed all in his Duleep Trophy debut against South Zone.

January 31, 2008
Tri-series will be a challenge: Sharma
Rohit Sharma believes it is a good opportunity for the young Indian team to make a mark in the forthcoming tri-series in Australia.

January 06, 2008
India Bucknored!
ICC might now look at the possibility of adding new mode of dismissal in the rule books - Bucknored. This is the mode that genuinely describes Rahul Dravid's dismissal on Sunday.

December 25, 2007
India's two rare Test triumphs at MCG
As Team India prepares to take on the mighty Kangaroos in their own land in Melbourne on the Boxing Day, it may be interesting to go down memory lane and remember our two remarkable victories at this historic venue.

December 24, 2007
100 Tests is very special: Sourav
Sourav Ganguly ruminates on hopes and dreams; on ambitions and checks; on wishes and fulfillment -- and on what the future holds for him.

Sachin celebrates Sourav's 100 Test
On the occasion of Sourav Ganguly's 100th Test, Sachin Tendulkar speaks of how significant the moment is, and of his long-time partner's contribution to Indian cricket.

Pathan celebrates Sourav's 100th Test
On the cusp of another Australia tour where he hopes to cement his own comeback, Irfan Pathan speaks of his one-time captain, and the confidence Sourav Ganguly instilled in him.

Mother Nirupa on Sourav's 100th Test
The rest of the country can idolize Sourav Ganguly all it wants to; for mother Nirupa Ganguly, her second son is still the same simple, unspoilt kid who loves her cooking.

Laxman on Sourav's 100th Test
The master batsman salutes Sourav Ganguly on completing 100 Test matches.

Harbhajan on Sourav's 100th Test
Harbhajan Singh pays tribute to Sourav Ganguly, the captain who transformed his career.

Dravid celebrates Sourav's 100th Test
As Sourav Ganguly readies to join the 100-Club, Rahul Dravid reminisces -- on that first match, the first century, and what Ganguly was like as a captain.

Wife Dona on Sourav's 100th Test
Dona Ganguly, who rarely watches her husband bat, is off to Australia. "A 100th Test is once in a lifetime," she says.

Dhoni celebrates Sourav's 100th Test
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who made his debut under Sourav Ganguly, speaks of the "fearless" leader he has known.

Father Chandi on Sourav's 100th Test
Father Chandidas Ganguly speaks of following his son's sensational debut over the phone, and of what it means to have a cricketing superstar as his son.

December 12, 2007
India's Twenty20 World Cup triumph was one of those cherished dreams the country will never want to wake up from.

December 10, 2007
The defeat that broke a nation's heart
No disaster is complete without a scapegoat -- and cricket fans on this occasion were spoilt for choice.

November 29, 2007
Supermodel bowls cricketers over
Mandira Bedi launched women presenters in cricket. Archana Vijay may take it a notch higher.

'India will soon have the best pitches'
BCCI pitches committee chairman Daljit Singh says every effort is being made to ensure that fair pitches are dished out for any level of cricket played in the country.

November 21, 2007
Play three spinners in first Test, says Rajesh Chauhan
With Anil Kumble's place in the team assured as captain, former off-spinner Rajesh Chauhan says it would be unfair to drop either Harbhajan or Kartik for the first Test against Pakistan.

November 14, 2007
Rajasthan's Generation Next - Part II
To assist Greg Chappell and Ian Frazer, the RCA has roped in five local coaches, all ex-Ranji Trophy players who have since passed the Level 2 coaching exams conducted by the board: Sharad Joshi, Krishnakumar, Vijay Asawa, Harish Joshi and Kuldip Mathur.

Rajasthan's Generation Next
Former India coach Greg Chappell talks with trademark eloquence on cricket, and on coaching.

October 23, 2007
'Racial abuse' photographer Hamish Blair speaks
Australian photographer Hamish Blair's photograph of fans making monkey gestures during the seventh ODI between India and Australia at the Wankhede stadium smudged India's image in the cricketing world.

October 13, 2007
Australia's domination reminiscent of 1983 West Indies
The intensity shown by Australia in the current one-day series in India is drawing comparisons with the great West Indies side following their shock defeat in the 1983 World Cup final.

September 27, 2007
Hail the other Pathan, too
Yusuf Pathan, a hard-hitting batsman, useful off-spinner and brilliant fielder, made it to the Indian Twenty20 team more on the strength of his aggressive approach to the game.

August 27, 2007
Don Bradman, 99
A special tribute to the greatest batsman who lived.

August 23, 2007
Subhash Chandra's ICL is no match to Kerry Packer's WSC
The ICL can never match the WSC in terms of the quality of cricket as well as romance and thrill. Nor the cricketers who produced it day and night, literally, so long as the WSC lasted.

August 21, 2007
I still dream of playing for India: Rayudu
"An opportunity to play with some of the best players in the world" is what has made Ambati Rayudu join the Indian Cricket League.

July 07, 2007
Remembering the elegant M L Jaisimha
pays tribute to the stylish batsman on his eight death anniversary.

July 06, 2007
Ganguly the captain - How good was he?
Was the left-hander the right man for the job or simply in the right place at the right time?

June 22, 2007
I offered to help, but they rejected me: Engineer
Farokh Engineer had offered to help the team during their tour of England, but the BCCI ignored him.

June 15, 2007
Ishant Sharma: At 18, fast and flitting
The England tour is going to be a learning experience for the gangling young quickie from Delhi.

May 10, 2007
Dhoni, Karthik: 'Keep' the runs coming
While India have celebrated Dhoni's rapid rise in international cricket, quickly behind the scenes has emerged another contender in Dinesh Karthik.

1st ODI Diary: Journos get a shock
Check out a few interesting things that happened on the first day of the tour.

May 07, 2007
Players vs BCCI -- so what's new?
Cricketers colliding with the Establishment is not a new phenomenon, especially not in Indian cricket.

May 03, 2007
Dick Motz: A truly tragic hero
The New Zealand fast bowler, who passed into the ages last week, was popular with fans because of his flamboyant batting and ability to hit towering sixes.

April 30, 2007
Sri Lanka on winning path
Sri Lanka reaped the benefits of a professional approach indicating great future prospects after their impressive World Cup campaign ended with defeat against Australia in the final.

India needs a combination of youth and experience: Sir Richard
Transcript of Sir Richard Hadlee chat on April 28.

April 24, 2007
Australia is the form side at the moment: Bevan
Former Australia batsman Michael Bevan in an exclusive chat with previews the two semi-finals and also analyses Australia's chances.

April 22, 2007
Selectors have got it wrong: More
'He is not in the best form in ODIs, so he should have been rested for the one-dayers,' says More.

April 12, 2007
'Tendulkar still has 2-3 years left in him'
'The memory I have of Brian Lara is that he is such a dynamic player and he plays shots in the style that no one else is capable of playing,' says Michael Bevan.

April 05, 2007
Chappell's exit is disappointing: More
Former India chief selector Kiran More, who during his tenure worked closely with Chappell, expressed disappointment at the Australian's resignation.

April 04, 2007
Where is the performance? asks More
'If you are losing to Bangladesh then I think the question mark comes regarding the performance,' said the former wicketkeeper and chief selector.

April 01, 2007
Bevan relives 1999 WC tied semi-final
'One of the best matches I played in,' says the former Aussie batsman.

March 31, 2007
'Kumble is one of India's greatest spinners'
Former India wicketkeeper Kiran More, who played alongside Kumble in the early 1990's, pays rich tribute to the spin legend.

March 26, 2007
Life in the cricketing cauldron
When Bob Woolmer was appointed Pakistan coach in 2004 he entered a part of the world where only religion exceeds the importance of cricket -- and a casual bystander could be forgiven for mixing up the two.

Australia will be tough to beat: Bevan
'Australia have a number of players that may well be finishing up after the World Cup and they may want to finish on a high note,' said the former Australian batsman.

March 14, 2007
Pakistan blown to Smithereens
Batting at number eight, Dwayne Smith's cameo of 32 from 15 balls pushed the West Indies to a competitive total and then his medium-pace bowling had Pakistan on the ropes.

March 12, 2007
Dhoni is an asset to the team: Kirmani
'Dhoni can be a match winner at all times,' says former India wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani, who was part of the 1983 World Cup-winning team.

March 08, 2007
The most valuable ODI players today
Rather than debate the MVP at the end of the tournament, we begin at the beginning – and, as the Cup gets under way, we ask: what makes a cricketer valuable, in the one-day format?

March 07, 2007
Miandad, More and mimicry
When Javed Miandad jumped up and down, mimicking Kiran More's appeal in Sydney during the 1992 World Cup.

March 03, 2007
Controversies that spiked World Cups
Mega events and controversies go hand in hand and none of the World Cups so far have been an exception.

March 02, 2007
When Vishy walked tall
Gundappa Viswanath's knock of 75 against the West Indies was adjudged one of the ten best of the 1979 edition of the World Cup.

McGrath hoping to end on a high
The Australian fast bowler is bidding, along with team mates Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist, to become the first players to win three World Cup titles.

Hussey is Australia's trump card
The man known as Mr Cricket has become the new saviour of Australia's one-day team, replacing Michael Bevan.

March 01, 2007
When Gavaskar mocked at one-day cricket
The inaugural World Cup in 1975 had a dull start, thanks to Sunil Gavaskar, who scored 36 runs in 60 overs!

February 27, 2007
Pain is my best friend: Sreesanth
India's new pace sensation S Sreesanth says if he hits the right length, he can get anybody out.

February 26, 2007
Design the Team India kit
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Farce of a trial in Ahmedabad
Were the BCCI's selectors serious about dropping Irfan Pathan for the World Cup?

February 24, 2007
India sweats over Pathan's lost swing
The talented 22-year-old has been reduced to mostly being a net bowler since his form dipped on the West Indies tour in mid-2006.

February 21, 2007
Money talks at World Cup
The revenue generated from 51 matches will be as important to the tournament as the names of the eventual winners.

Harbhajan banking on basics
The ace off-spinner says the recent series victories against the West Indies and Sri Lanka would serve as a huge boost at the World Cup.

February 05, 2007
Mission Tomorrow
This series hopes to introduce you to those who, we think, will be the face of Indian cricket in three, four, five years time.

A talent for tomorrow
Discerning critics insist that Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara is probably the best thing that has happened to Indian cricket after Rahul Dravid.

January 25, 2007
'The key is improving on your mistakes'
With the World Cup round the corner, a couple of good knocks could see the Uttar Pradesh batsman make a spot in the middle order his own.

January 16, 2007
Runs resurrect Robin
Robin Uthappa is back -- ironically, again replacing Sehwag, whose lack of form on the recent South Africa tour made the national selectors cast about for a replacement.

January 09, 2007
'I am used to getting dropped'
Mohammad Kaif on how he plans to return to the India XI and why fitness will be crucial during the World Cup.

December 20, 2006
Waiting for the call
The first in our Mission Tomorrow series: Subramaniam Badrinath, surely one of the best batsmen India has today.

November 15, 2006
'South African attack not threatening enough'
Pravin Amre, India's first Test centurion, in South Africa says the team must forget the past and look ahead with a positive frame of mind.

October 10, 2006
It's Showtime again at Brabourne!
The once hallowed venue is shipshape to host four matches in the ICC Champions Trophy later this month.

September 30, 2006
How Jhulan became the world's fastest bowler
Twenty-two year old India bowler Jhulan Goswami has got the pace; now she's striving for accuracy.

August 17, 2006
Colt for the course
19-year-old Rohit Sharma, who is among the probables for the Champions Trophy, has the potential to make it big in international cricket.

August 03, 2006
Powar looking to pack the punch
The Indian off-spinner says the slow wickets in the West Indies taught him a lesson or two that he hopes to apply in the Sri Lanka tri-series.

July 25, 2006
Laker bowling feat defied logic and probability
He was the ultimate off spinner with a relaxed economical runup, delivering from a braced left leg, and commanding a precise mastery of flight, line and length.

May 22, 2006
'Sachin has 5, 6 years of cricket left in him'
An exclusive look at the master's training to be fit.
April 04, 2006
'Sachin is special'
Test legend David Gower rates Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara and Tendulkar.
March 24, 2006
Tendulkar trip down memory lane
The master batsman got emotional at a felicitation function as he acknowledged all who played a role in his success.
February 27, 2006
He may be the first Kashmiri to play for India
Twenty-year-old pace bowler Abid Nabi could well be the first Kashmiri to play for India.
February 16, 2006
Indian spin the biggest challenge: Strauss
The England opener said he had been practising for the India tour for close to two months now.
February 15, 2006
'I don't care if people think I am a monkey'
'As long as I am scoring the runs, I don't care what people think about me,' says Kevin Pietersen.
January 12, 2006
Bob and Greg: A tale of two coaches
Bob Woolmer is playing it cool by saying the madness over the series is affecting his golf.

Bucknor bound to get in India's Hair
The choice of officials for the India-Pakistan series have raised more than a few eyebrows.
January 11, 2006
'Sachin is done with his career as of now'
Will Sachin's record 35 Test centuries be eclipsed? Readers respond.
January 10, 2006
'Sachin is past his prime'
Will Sachin's record 35 Test centuries be eclipsed? Readers respond.

Sachin will hit 50 100s!
Will Sachin's record of 35 Test centuries be eclipsed? Readers respond.
January 09, 2006
Ponting will beat Sachin soon!
Will Sachin's record be eclipsed? Readers respond.

Sachin will never be beaten!
Will Sachin's record be eclipsed? The second lot of reader responses.
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