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India begin search for World Cup core, take on Sri Lanka

Dambulla, Aug 19: The Tests clinched without much of a strain, India will begin the journey to identify the core of their 2019 World Cup squad when they square off against a low-on-confidence Sri Lanka in a five-match ODI series, starting here tomorrow.

The visitors won the three-Test series by a comfortable 3-0 margin and will look to take...

Kumble Not Strict; Shastri More Involved in New Stint: Saha

Kolkata, Aug 19: Some of his teammates may have considered Anil Kumble "strict" but India's Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha never felt that about the former coach, who quit after a bitter fallout with skipper Virat Kohli.

Kumble was forced to resign in June this year, after difference of opinion with Kohli. Kumble, a former captain, had gone...

Kohli continues to top ICC ODI rankings for batsmen

Dubai, Aug 18: India captain Virat Kohli continued to be the world's top-ranked One-day batsman in the latest ICC ODI rankings, released here today.

Having 873 points in his kitty, Kohli will have a chance to increase the 12-point lead over second-placed Australian David Warner at the upcoming five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting in Dambulla on Sunday....

Dhoni to set up cricket academy in Dubai

Mumbai, Aug 17: MS Dhoni, India’s World Cup winning captain, has announced that he’ll be setting up a coaching academy in the Dubai Pacific Sports Club (PSC) in the UAE, as reported by Gulf News.

Dhoni, who will be joining the Indian team in Sri Lanka for the five-ODI series starting August 17, spoke on his partnership with the...

Coach abused me: Umar Akmal makes shocking revelation

Karachi, Aug 17: Pakistan cricketer Umar Akmal has made a shocking revelation and claimed that national coach, Mickey Arthur, used 'poor language' and then abused him at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. The right-handed batsman said that former captain Inzamam-ul Haq and former leg spinner Mushtaq Ahmed were both witness to the incident. Meanwhile, according to a Pakistan Cricket...

Pakistani cricketer Zubair Ahmed dies after being hit on head by a bouncer

Karachi, Aug 17: In a tragic incident, Pakistani batsman Zubair Ahmed has died after being hit by a bouncer during a domestic match at Mardan.

Ahmed, who had played four List A matches and represented the T20 team Quetta Bears, was hit on the head on August 14.

Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed the news on Wednesday in a...

Head Knock Won't Stop David Warner's Bangladesh Tour

Aug 16: Australian vice-captain David Warner is expected to be fit for the upcoming Bangladesh tour after retiring hurt when he was struck in the neck by a bouncer during a warm-up match.

The opener was hit by a Josh Hazelwood delivery in a chilling blow Tuesday that saw him drop to his knees and let go of his...

Pro Kabaddi: Gujarat edge past Bengaluru; Puneri Paltan outclass Bengal Warriors

Ahmedabad, Aug 16: With Pro Kabaddi League(PKL) entering the inter-zone match phase, Zone A team Puneri Paltan outclassed Zone B side Bengal Warriors 34-17 to maintain their second position in the group standings.

Puneri Paltan combined well to pull off an all-round performance with key performances from defenders Sandeep Narwal (7 points) and Girish Ernak (4 points) along with...

Team India hoists tri-colour in Kandy to celebrate I-Day

Mumbai, Aug 15: After completing a 3-0 Test series whitewash against Sri Lanka, the Indian men?s cricket team celebrated the occasion of 71st Independence Day by hoisting the national flag in Kandy.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted a video on its official Twitter account wherein Indian skipper Virat Kohli was seen walking up to...

India openers Dhawan and Rahul achieve career-best rankings

Dubai, Aug 15: Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul today attained career-high positions in the ICC Test Player Rankings after figuring in an important partnership that helped India defeat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs in the third Test to complete a 3-0 rout of the home side.

Left-hander Dhawan, who top-scored with 119 in the final...