The Brian Lara Stadium has been in the news for a number of wrong reasons including the naming of one of the stands after Sachin Tendulkar and the backlash the decision faced and the infrastructure that leaves a lot to be desired.
While the hundred might not guarantee Ajinkya Rahane any permanency in the eleven, he has done enough to repay the selectors’ faith. Rahane ended up scoring the third century of his 75-match ODI career that stretches back six years now.
Amidst all the turmoil in the Indian dressing-room of late owing to the Anil Kumble issue and the former coach's strained relationship with the captain, the Kohli-Bangar relationship has remained the same.
Early start to India-West Indies opener leaves local fans peeved; eyeballs in India responsible for 9 am start at Queen’s Park Oval
The West Indian pace attack, tall and brimming with pace, stuck to testing the bounce on the slow pitch. But rather than rising sharply, the bouncers sat up and were duly pummelled to the square boundaries by both Indian openers.
India’s tour party to the West Indies is still coming to terms with the sudden resignation of their head coach Anil Kumble. The Indian team was unaware that Kumble wouldn’t be joining them in the Caribbean.
India will try to move on from the Kumble episode during series against West Indies but weather could come in the way of cricket
This was Kohli’s first press conference since Kumble’s resignation and his first chance to give out his side of the story regarding his failed relationship with the coach. But he stuck to talking about the change-room code.
Virat Kohli, in the press conference ahead of the first ODI against West Indies on June 23, 2017, talks about Anil Kumble stepping down and why he won't go public with the details.
Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni will have to do a lot more to ensure that they’re part of 2019 World Cup. Their performances weren't ones that did India any good despite them getting time to settle in.
Fireworks, honks and team’s anthem from London to Lahore, refuses to abate. The streets of Lahore are said to have been filled with people till the wee hours of Monday morning with blaring horns and drums creating a din through the night.
Since their defeat in the tournament opener, Pakistan team began to stir: South African went down, Sri Lanka followed and England were blown away. And now this is their biggest victory over India in One-Day Internationals.
Fakhar Zaman, who didn’t play the first game against India and made his ODI debut against South Africa at the expense of the out-of-form Ahmed Shehzad, powered Pakistan with his well-anchored knock of 114.
Pakistan, the lowest-ranked team in Champions Trophy, wake up on the right side; beat odds and defending champs India by a record margin of 180 runs to lift their maiden trophy.
It’s learnt that BCCI officials spent most of Friday and Saturday haggling with ICC organisers for extra tickets with a number of luminaries from the political and Bollywood world expected to turn up.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final: Seldom has there been so much at stake in a final than when India and Pakistan clash today — the first in a 50-over world event
Rohit Sharma said his focus in terms of batting technique over the last few years has been incessantly based on 'balance'. He revealed how his promotion in the order during Champions Trophy 2013 had allowed him to do so, and also subsequently transformed his career.
Hasan Ali has exuded a sense of maturity and awareness beyond age to emerge as his country's bowling spearhead in a short time. He has been Pakistan's leading wicket taker in the ongoing Champions Trophy.
Imperious India to meet arch-rivals Pakistan again, this time in the Champions Trophy final, after their comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Bangladesh. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli put up a brilliant show with the bat for the defending champions.
Prior to the Champions Trophy, Iqbal had never scored a century in a world event. He started his campaign here with a 128 against England at the Oval. He then fell five runs short of an encore in the next game against Australia at the same venue.
In second semifinal, Mortaza’s side will hope to overcome the mental barrier of losing crunch matches to India at ICC events
Brick Lane is situated in the East End of London right next to Whitechapel, which till the early part of the 20th century used to be one of the most impoverished and downtrodden areas of the capital, with a massive population of immigrants and a very high crime-rate.
The runs haven't come like they used to or in the destructive manner that the cricket world is used to seeing from MS Dhoni. And it has consequently started a lot of debate over whether Dhoni will ever be the indomitable force.
Without any prodding from Sri Lanka, Pakistan began self-imploding with unforced errors, a couple of premier batsmen getting leading edges to nothing deliveries and a veteran gloving a short ball to the wicketkeeper. Yet Sarfraz Ahmed stayed steady
Though the choke wasn’t mentioned, an ashen-faced AB de Villiers was understandably asked to explain the umpteenth failure for South Africa in an ICC event. So were Faf du Plessis and coach Russell Domingo.
In a knockout match at the ICC Champions Trophy, defending champions India play relentless all-round cricket and compel world No.1 team South Africa to commit unforced errors; set up semi-final against Bangladesh.
On Sunday, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers will take a new step in their relationship. They’ll walk to the middle half-hour before the match for the first time as opposing captains in an international match and hope to knock each other’s team out.
For India looms their worst campaign since the 2007 World Cup; for the Proteas, it will be a reacquaintance with the ‘chokers’ tag. The two teams collide at The Oval in a must-win game to book a place in the semifinals of the ICC Champions Trophy.
The Indian Express reporter travels to a nondescript factory in the East End of London, and finds ball maker Dilip Jajodia, a man who revels in his work of art: manufacturing the iconic Dukes balls.
The Sri Lanka defeat has suddenly gashed open a few twitchy issues for India. A debilitating loss like that can lead to certain doubts about strategy and approach creeping into the dressing-room, doubts that India must avoid ahead of must-win SA clash.
When the Newcastle City Council announced the Labour Party’s Chi Onwurah as their MP just after 11 pm, they became the first to do so, winning the 'election derby', taking the title from long-standing early birds, Sunderland.
Sri Lanka shock India by chasing down 322 ; breathe life into ICC Champions Trophy 2017 by making the next two Group B matches virtual quarterfinals. India have now have a win and a loss under their belt and will next face South Africa in their last group game.
Sri Lanka face a formidable challenge as India, after a dominant win over Pakistan, look to close in on a semis spot at the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Upul Tharanga is suspended due to an atrocious over-rate and Chamara Kapugedera injured his knee.
The Oval went from a piece of land where Henry VIII used to grow asparagus to hosting the first-ever Test on English soil. In a city with two stadiums, there’ve been more cricketing highlights of historic value played out here than at Lord's.
Despite typical English conditions, there’s hardly any swing on offer for pacers; the ball holds the answers. Genuine swing bowlers Mohammad Amir, Mitchell Starc, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Tim Southee, Trent Boult have had to alter their length.
Legend has it that during his days at Bishen Bedi’s camp, bowlers would just scamper whenever the young Yuvraj Singh would connect with one of his characteristic straight-drives, because it was hit so hard.