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Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018: Maharashtra punch above weight in semifinal
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Maharashtra will now face a rampant Karnataka in the semis, a team oozing with batting talent and replete with a host of fringe India players. In many ways, they are the antithesis of Maharashtra.

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018: Calm Arpit Vasavada takes Saurashtra past finish line
Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Saurashtra huffed and puffed their way to clinch a 3-wicket win over Baroda in a back-and-forth quarterfinal to cement a spot in the semis.

Not having an IPL deal is due to public perception: Cheteshwar Pujara
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Cheteshwar Pujara will be bolstering the Saurashtra ranks in the Vijay Hazare trophy before joining Joe Root and Kane Williamson in County cricket for Yorkshire.

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018: At Feroz Shah Kotla, Mayank Agarwal finds sweet spot against Hyderabad
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

The 111-ball knock, Mayank Agarwal's third ton in this tournament, proved to be the cornerstone of his side's commanding 103-run win.

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Karun Nair emerging from the shadows of triple ton
Wed, Feb 21, 2018

After scoring his record unbeaten 303 against England in Chennai, in December 2016, Karun Nair was dropped for the one-off Test match against Bangladesh.

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018: Opportunity knocks, door ajar for domestic players
Mon, Feb 19, 2018

An unsettled ODI middle-order means domestic players can use Vijay Hazare Trophy knockouts to prove their worth.

Snubbed Unmukt Chand unbroken in spirit
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

After being sidelined in Ranji and IPL, Unmukt Chand bounces back with 319 runs in six Vijay Hazare games.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Rishabh Pant unshackles himself to hit fastest T20 century by Indian
Mon, Jan 15, 2018

On his home turf, the fabled Ferozshah Kotla, Rishabh Pant finally woke up from the season-long slumber to slam the second quickest century in T20s.

Ranji Trophy runners-up & U-23 champions, are slumbering giants Delhi waking up?
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

Delhi lost to Vidarbha in Ranji Trophy final and failed to win their eighth title; state team won U-23 title.

Kulwant Khejroliya’s journey from waiting tables to turning tables
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

A regular in the Delhi Ranji XI this season, Kulwant showcased his big-match temperament and supreme fitness levels in the semi-final against Bengal.

I don’t have power like AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, MS Dhoni… have to manipulate field: Rohit Sharma
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Rohit Sharma said what pleases him was the fact that the three double centuries have helped India register comprehensive wins.

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI: Rohit Sharma, the One-day wonder
Thu, Dec 14, 2017

Rohit Sharma's third ODI double hundred underscores the fact that he remains a benchmark for other batsmen in the fifty-overs format

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI: Is Washington Sundar set for India debut?
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

Washington Sundar, apart from being a useful off-spinner, gives India the extra cushion in their brittle batting order.

India vs Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI: India looking ahead, looking above in Mohali
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

India, a match down in the three-match ODI series, would pray rain stays away from their must-win encounter against Sri Lanka.

India vs Sri Lanka: Ajinkya Rahane’s omission from 1st ODI is baffling, to say the least
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

India paid for not playing Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul on a surface conducive to swing and seam in Dharamsala

India vs Sri Lanka: It was an eye-opener… We will emerge stronger, says Rohit Sharma after Dharamsala defeat
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

In his dark blue ODI jersey, Suranga Lakmal continued to prosper, claiming yet another four-wicket haul in the cooler climes of Dharamsala

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: MS Dhoni 65, rest of India 47 in Dharamsala
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

On a pitch offering movement and carry, Sri Lanka’s pacers knock the wind out of India’s sails; help the visitors take 1-0 lead

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Introducing India captain Rohit Sharma
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

IPL’s most successful skipper Rohit Sharma will look to recreate his magic with national team when he leads them against Sri Lanka.

India vs Sri Lanka: Hardik Pandya back in Dharamsala where it all began
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Hardik Pandya returns for fifty-overs series against Sri Lanka beginning in Dharamsala, a venue where he made his ODI debut in 2016

Butter fingers: Costly slips a regular feature in India’s cordon of uncertainty
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Cheteshwar Pujara, who is adept at slips, admitted that slip-catching was an area of concern for the team ahead of their upcoming tour of South Africa.

India game, Delhi’s air leave Sri Lankans reeling — again
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

India opener Shikhar Dhawan said he understands the Lankans’ predicament but felt the air was not bad enough to stop play.

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Bowlers, Wriddhiman Saha combine to peg Sri Lanka back in final session on Day 3
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

Wriddhiman Saha's three catches worked as a catalyst to lift the morale of the Indian bowlers in the final hour's play on Day 3.

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Rohit Sharma picks up where he left off in the second Test
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

If the Nagpur ton announced Rohit Sharma's grand return to the Test fold, his 65 at the Kotla indicated his maturity and growth as a player.

India vs Sri Lanka: Lakshan Sandakan gets the wrong ‘un right late
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

It was a series of wrong ’uns that gave Sri Lanka something to cheer, wickets of Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane, about at the end of the first day's play.

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: No green channel to South Africa for India
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal says Feroz Shah Kotla track for third Test similar to the slow-turner at Nagpur

A gulf wider than the Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

On the surface as well as at a deeper level, the disparity between India and Sri Lanka is striking.

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Delhi closer to Eden Gardens than Nagpur
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Early indications are that the wicket for the third Test at Ferozshah Kotla will help the fast bowlers

Ranji Trophy 2017: In batsmen-heavy Karnataka, Krishnappa Gowtham makes a mark
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

On the final day of the match between Karnataka and Railways, it was Krishnappa Gowtham who stole the show with his seven-wicket haul.

27 days, 1003 runs; Mayank Agarwal in Ranji Trophy 2017-18
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

304*, 176, 23, 90, 133*, 173 and 104*: Karnataka openers Mayank Agarwal's phenomenal run makes him the highest run-getter this Ranji season

Ranji Trophy 2017: Mayank Agarwal-Manish Pandey ensure Karnataka stay on track against Railways
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

In unfamiliar territory, centuries by Mayank Agarwal and Manish Pandey power Karnataka to 355/6 against Railways.

Karnataka, the Ranji season’s runaway hit
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Every top order batsman of Karnataka team has scored atleast one century and they have had three 600 plus totals and one above 400.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Head cleared, Sanju Samson lets his hair down
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Sanju Samson's recalibrated approach has helped him resume his prolific run-scoring ways and impact his side’s Ranji 2017 fortunes.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Delhi win the early-bird prize
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Spearheaded by Navdeep Saini, hosts Delhi hammer Maharashtra and become the first side to reach the Ranji 2017 knockouts.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Delhi build on patient Nitish Rana and fiery Ishant Sharma’s efforts against Maharashtra
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Nitish Rana already has two centuries this season, quite a dramatic shift in his fortunes compared to his last two seasons where he impressed with some handsome half-centuries

Ranji Trophy 2017: Nitish Rana-Rishabh Pant partnership gets Delhi out of the woods vs Maharashtra
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

It was in the afternoon session that Rishabh Pant and Nitish Rana put the Maharashtra bowlers to sword, launching a well orchestrated display of aggressive batsmanship

Rishabh Pant: Caught between attack and defence
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Rishabh Pant has looked tentative in ongoing Ranji Trophy, a pale shadow of his belligerent best during last season