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India vs New Zealand, 1st ODI: Virat Kohli & Co start as overwhelming favourites against inconsistent-but-gritty Kiwis

Mumbai, Oct 22: Hardly challenged in a dominating run this season, India will once again start as the overwhelming favourites when they take on an inconsistent-but-gritty New Zealand in a three-match ODI series, starting here on Sunday.

The Indians are on a high after comprehensively thrashing of world champions Australia earlier this month. And the Black Caps will have...

Asia Cup 2017: Red-Hot India Outclass Pakistan 4-0 To Enter Final

Oct 22: India beat Pakistan 4-0 in their third Super 4s match to enter the final of the Asia Cup 2017. The Indians started off slowly as Pakistan enjoyed most of the possession in the first quarter along with a couple of penalty quarters. But the Indians defended well and did not let Pakistan take the early lead in spite...

Kohli reveals the reason behind resting Jadeja, Ashwin

New Delhi, Oct 21: Team India skipper Virat Kohli, on the eve of the 1st ODI against New Zealand, made it clear that in-form batsman Ajinkya Rahane is the team's third opener, effectively ruling him out of Sunday's series opener in Mumbai.

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are India's regular openers. But in the absence of Dhawan, Rahane had...

Pak captain Sarfraz turns down lucrative offer from a bookie

Karachi, Oct 21: In a shocking revelation, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has disclosed that he turned down a lucrative offer from a bookmaker in Dubai during the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka and reported the matter to the anti-corruption and security unit officials.

The incident has shaken the Pakistan team management and anti-corruption and security officials...

Sreesanth hints at playing for another country

Dubai, Oct 21: After the Kerala High Court refused to lift the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI, former India pacer S Sreesanth has hinted that he he might play for another country.

He said since BCCI has banned him from playing in India, he has the freedom to play cricket for any other country.


BCCI neither approved nor rejected playing with Pakistan: Najam Sethi

Karachi, Oct 19: The Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) has neither approved nor rejected playing 19 matches with Pakistan in the new bilateral series plan floated at the recent International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in Auckland, said PCB chief Najam Sethi.

Pakistan and India are slated to play 19 matches in the new Future Tours Program schedule, which will come...

Saina Nehwal wins, PV Sindhu loses in Denmark Open

Odense, Oct 19: India had a bittersweet day at Denmark Open as Saina Nehwal knocked out Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain but title-contender P V Sindhu suffered a straight game loss against China's Chen Yufei to crash out of the opening round.

Glasgow World Championship bronze medallist, Saina defeated two-time World champion Marin 22-20 21-18 in a hard-...

Saudi Arabia to host two mega sports events in 2018

Jeddah, Oct 20: Saudi Arabia will host the first World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight final in May next year as well as its first-ever international motorsport event, featuring stars from Formula One, World Rally Championship, IndyCar, NASCAR, sportscars and touring cars competing against each other.

President of Saudi Arabia’s General Sports Authority Turki Al-Sheikh signed agreements with organizers during...

Asia Cup: India to take on S Korea in first super-4 stage match

Dhaka, Oct 18: India, who have been unbeaten in the ongoing Asia Cup, will be brimming with confidence when they take on South Korea in the first match of the Super 4 stage in the 10th edition of the quadrennial event at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The Manpreet Singh-led side finished the pool stages...


Udupi teen Tanush Kotian makes it to India Under-19 cricket team

Udupi, Oct 18: All-rounder Tanush Kotian got the most memorable birthday gift on Mondaywhen the national junior selection headed by Venkatesh Prasad granted him a place in the India U-19 team for the Asia Cup to be held in Malaysia next month.

Tanush was born and brought up in Mumbai. However, his roots are in coastal Karnataka....