Kuldeep Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar symbolise the quintessential shrewdness of their state. The chinaman bowler’s hat-trick was the theme in the 2nd ODI, but India might have struggled without Kumar’s opening spell.
Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav’s hat-trick helps India complete a comprehensive win over Australia and take 2-0 lead in the ODI series.
The Eden Gardens pitch has changed its character after the whole centre square was re-laid in the lead-up to the World T20. On the surface, the pitch provides Australian seamers an opportunity to improve their record and level the ongoing series.
Adam Zampa was candid enough to reveal the uncertainty factor for an Australian leggie on Indian grounds. It concerns relatively smaller fields and little margin for error for wrist spinners, length-wise.
As international cricket makes its return to Pakistan batting great Zaheer Abbas, who earned the moniker ‘Asian Bradman’, spoke about the joy of playing in front of home fans and the current vacuum.
Former ICC president and PCB functionary Ehsan Mani believes there’s no perceived security threat for the on-going Pakistan vs World XI series and the hosts are capable of playing more games at home.
Scores of 105 and 133 not out against India Green have been sort of an extension of Priyank Panchal’s form last season, when he scored 1,310 runs in 10 Ranji Trophy matches including five centuries to anchor Gujarat’s maiden title march.
India became the first team in the history of bilateral cricket to secure a complete whitewash across three formats on foreign soil steamrolling Sri Lanka 3-0 in Tests, 5-0 in ODIs and 1-0 in a one-off T20 International.
The Sri Lankan government’s school curriculum includes Tagore’s life and works at ‘A’ level, informs Coperahewa, the CCIS director. The undergraduate syllabus has the writer’s novel ‘Gora’ for English literature students.
After Test and ODI sweep, India come up trumps in the one-off T20 too, thanks to another Virat Kohli masterclass in chase. India were given a target of 171 by Sri Lanka to chase, Kohli and Manish Pandey saw them through.
With not much at stake in the only T20 international against India, Sri Lankan cricketers will look to impress Indian Premier League franchises during the match which will also be the last of this tour.
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal came through with flying colours, choking the opponents, giving away just 76 runs between them in 20 overs and taking two wickets.
“Part-time tuk-tuk, evening Malinga,” Kumara drove home the point that every evening he works as Lasith Malinga’s personal chauffeur. Like Malinga, Kumara is also a Galle native who has now moved to the Sri Lankan capital
Virat Kohli and Bhuvneshwar Kumar lead the way as Team India, after the 3-0 Test series clean sweep, whitewash Sri Lanka in the five-match ODI series too.
During an interview with this paper on Friday, Ravi Shastri called Ajinkya Rahane’s situation a “happy headache.” . But no player worth his salt and professional pride would like to be a serial bench-warmer.
In a chat with Shamik Chakrabarty, India coach Ravi Shastri speaks on a range of topics — from the equation Dhoni and Kohli share, on Ravichandran Ashwin's future in ODIs, and more.
Arjuna Ranatunga speaks about Sri Lanka's obsession with fitness, the current issues plaguing Sri Lankan cricket and also looked back at the country’s most famous win.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma hit centuries as India, after posting 375 for the loss of five wickets, beat Sri Lanka by 168 runs in the fourth one-day international in Colombo to take a 4-0 lead in the five-match series.
At 34 years of age, Lasith Malinga can no longer bowl at 90mph steadily, especially after returning from an 18-month knee injury layoff and he now wants to concentrate on movement in the air and off the deck and there's a common thread between him and Zaheer Khan in this regard.
Nothing is certain yet and the team management might continue with the winning combination. But going by the practice sessions over the last two days, there appears a possibility of some tinkering, inclusion of two-three new faces in the form of Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav and Shardul Thakur.
These days, there is a slow murmur building up around Indian cricket about fitness. The selectors and the team management have made it clear that they are looking for very fit cricketers.
Former Sri Lankan wicket-keeper Romesh Kaluwitharana has ventured into hospitality sector and runs a jungle retreat now. His hideaway is a luxury jungle retreat at Udawalawe in southern Sri Lanka that now has 14 rooms.
Like the last match, the Sri Lankan fans hoped for a victory after the visitors lost their first four wickets inside 16 overs for 61 runs. But Rohit Sharma along with MS Dhoni guided India to a six-wicket win and take an unassailable 3-0 lead.
Fast bowler, who drew flak for his no-ball in Champions Trophy’s final against Pakistan, makes amends by snaffling his first five-for in ODIs to secure series win in Sri Lanka
India will look to continue the experiments in the one-day internationals despite a close game in the second match of the five-match series against Sri Lanka when the two teams meet each other for the third ODI at the same ground on Sunday.
Niranjan Shah ruled the state association as its secretary for over four decades before being made ineligible by the Supreme Court’s July 18, 2016 order.
Like Ajantha Mendis, Akila Dananjaya has become an overnight sensation, after his 6/54 against India at Pallekele on Thursday. Like Mendis, he bamboozled the Indian batting with his mystery, bowling wrist spin with the action of an off-spinner.
Despite Akila Danajaya’s record haul, Sri Lanka fail to open account; MS Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar take India home in Kandy by 3 wickets after stitching an unbeaten stand of 100 runs for 8th wicket.
Sri Lanka haven’t won a bilateral ODI series against a higher-ranked team since 2015. They have lost 12 of their last 16 ODIs, including a home series against Zimbabwe this year.
While age and injuries have caught up with Lasith Malinga, the Sri Lankan cricket fraternity is hopeful he can dust up some old magic.
The gear-switch is noteworthy since it comes in the wake of players, and subsequently the BCCI, complaining about the quality of their playing and training clothing in the series so far.
India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, to enhance his cutting edge in the middle overs of an One Day International is nuancing the knuckle ball, which was a fad in the last Indian Premier League.
Sanath Jayasuriya, now the chief selector, played with 2.6-2.7 pounds bat with thin edges, talks about ICC’s bat-dimension regulations, besides some of the issues plaguing Sri Lankan cricket.
Shikhar Dhawan slams his fastest one-day international century as dominant India, after set a target of 217 runs, steamroll listless Sri Lanka by chasing chasing down the target in 28.5 overs and with nine wickets in hand in first ODI of the five-match series.
The Sri Lankan team cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha said that the dietary change is a decision of the team physio Nirmala and physical trainer Nick Lee.
India vs Sri Lanka isn’t a meaningless bilateral series for Kohli’s team. They will look to identify right players for key positions