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Death bowling is a tough job, but I like it, says James Faulkner
Wed, May 20, 2015

In a chat with The Indian Express, James Faulkner explains why he is the captain's go-to man, on death bowling and yorkers.

To be honest, we really haven’t been as bad as the IPL table suggests: George Bailey
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

Bailey talks about the frequent shuffles in the playing XI, the road ahead and the 'hard decision' of leaving players out.

IPL 2015: Virender Sehwag has no fear of failure, says David Miller
Sat, Apr 25, 2015

KXIP's Miller reveals what he likes the most about Virender Sehwag's game and more.

Gurcharan Singh, cricket’s grand old man, strikes a pose
Wed, Apr 22, 2015

A man of very little words, Gurcharan was the second coach in the country to win the prestigious Dronacharya.

IPL 8 opening ceremony: A mess for the masses
Wed, Apr 08, 2015

Was Saif's act the worst ever on live television? 'Bade Aaram Se.' Well, the pun is intended.

India vs Australia, semi-final: All-round Mitchell Johnson makes a statement
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Johnson's 9-ball 27, fiery 2/50 spell with the ball clearly made the difference.

New Zealand vs South Africa: Moments where Proteas ‘choked’
Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Here's a look at the moments where the South Africans 'choked' against New Zealand.

New Zealand vs West Indies: Martin Guptill, and four talking points
Sat, Mar 21, 2015

There was much more to the game than Martin Guptill's double. Here are some of them.

In crunch game, Pakistan fail to get basics right
Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Costly drops and inability of batsmen to convert starts Pakistan a ticket back home.

India vs Bangladesh: Here is a 5-point analysis
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Here's a look at the five talking points from a rather one-sided quarter-final.

India vs Bangladesh: India look to banish demons of 2007
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

India will not take the Tigers lightly knowing what they did to them in 2007.

Anti-climax to Mahela Jayawardene’s fairytale
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Playing his last game for Sri Lanka in the coloured clothing, Mahela didn't quite have a fairytale end.

Express Predictions: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and New Zealand will reach semis
Tue, Mar 17, 2015

With the quarter-finals of the World Cup kicking off on Wednesday, the indianexpress.com takes a calculated risk.

India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli’s new role injects stability
Sun, Feb 22, 2015

Kohli was out there for testing 60 deliveries, scored 46 runs and hit only three, yes three, boundaries.

Yes, India defeated Pakistan, now for the reality against South Africa
Sat, Feb 21, 2015

Different team, stiff challenge but the same old questions for Team India to answer.

World Cup 2015: M S Dhoni’s form disappoints, pattern reassures
Fri, Feb 20, 2015

Dhoni was in a similar zone during the 2011 edition, but came out all guns blazing when it mattered.

India vs Pakistan, 2015 World Cup: Five turning points
Sun, Feb 15, 2015

Kohli's ton was the highlight of Sunday's match, but Indian bowling too made things difficult for Pakistan.

India vs Australia, World Cup 2015: Ajinkya Rahane, pacer Umesh Yadav offer hope in meek surrender
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

India meekly surrendered against Australia but the defending champions have a couple of reasons to cheer about.

World Cup 2015: Defending champs India eye treble amid fitness trouble
Wed, Feb 11, 2015

With fitness issues left too late to address, India are racing against time to field a fit XI for the World Cup.

After a month in limbo, DDCA League resumes
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

The competition was put on hold after members alleged that the ground rentals have gone up.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni in white retires for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Blue
Tue, Dec 30, 2014

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s retirement from Test cricket is a blessing in disguise for Team India.

Virat Kohli deals with Australia the Aussie way
Mon, Dec 29, 2014

The Indian vice-captain reached three-figure mark, punched in the air, acknowledged the crowd and took Johnson on.

India vs Australia, Boxing Day Test: India hit right notes on Day 1 at the MCG
Fri, Dec 26, 2014

While the scoreline makes it India's day, Steve Smith - unbeaten on 72 - ensured the honours were evenly shared.

India vs Australia, 2nd Test: It’s advantage Australia on Day 3
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

India again found it difficult to get rid of the tail quickly and allowed the Aussies to get a handsome lead of 97.

India vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2: Five highlights from the day’s play
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Umesh's fiery bowling, Warner's innings, Rogers gritty innings and more talking points from Day 2's play.

India vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 2 Quick Singles: India fight after morning collapse
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Australia got the second day off to a good start, but India pulled things back before Tea.

India vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 1, Quick Singles: Australia feel the heat Down Under
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Skipper Smith tried everything but wasn't able to get the kind of results one expected from the hosts.

India vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 1 Quick Singles: Murali Vijay holds fort as wickets tumble
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

The afternoon session was just the period of play Australia were looking for.

India vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 1, Quick Singles: India survive early Gabba test
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Only one wicket, a good 89 runs on the board and the first session well and truly went India's way.

India vs Australia, 1st Test Day 5 Quick Singles: Murali Vijay, Virat Kohli raise hopes of win
Sat, Dec 13, 2014

Second session not only drove the visitors into safety, but gives them a chance to go for the possible win.

India vs Australia, 1st Test Day 5 Quick Singles: India rebuild after early hiccups against Australia
Sat, Dec 13, 2014

For the visitors to stand any chance of winning or saving the Test, Kohli-Vijay need to bat at least for another 75-100 runs.

India vs Australia, 1st Test Day 4 Quick Singles: India, Australia turn the heat up Down Under
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

Not sure how long this episode will continue, but it will definitely inject fire into the series.

India vs Australia, 1st Test Day 4 LIVE Quick Singles: Nathan Lyon scalps five against India, is he the new Moeen Ali?
Fri, Dec 12, 2014

Lyon registered brilliant figures of 5/134 and helped Australia bowl out India for 444, and take a handy lead.

India vs Australia, 1st Test Day 3 Quick Singles: Virat Kohli roars back to form
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

While Rahane missed on a hundred, Kohli, with the way he was batting, missed a chance of a possible double.

India vs Australia, 1st Test Day 3 Quick Singles: Nathan Lyon impresses after Cheteshwar Pujara’s solid 73
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

Nathan Lyon was impressive with his consistent line and length which kept the Indian batsmen guessing.

India vs Australia, 1st Test Quick Singles: India recover after struggle, Mitchell Johnson rattles Virat Kohli with a nasty bouncer
Thu, Dec 11, 2014

When Dhawan and Vijay walked out to bat this morning, it was a clear sky and an absolute belter of a track to bat on.