• Mon, Jul 24, 2017
  • Shastri on mission to keep India at number one

    Updated: Jul, 24, 201705:45 PM

    Shastri, who took over the demanding role after Anil Kumble's acrimonious exit last month, has backed India to continue the fearless brand of cricket that helped them regain the number one position...
    Shastri on mission to keep India at number one
    New India coach Ravi Shastri will Wednesday look to prove his team remains the world's best Test side when they take on Sri Lanka in the first of three matches.While India lost the Champions Trophy final to their arch-rivals, the Virat Kohli-led side is on a roll after winning 10 of the last 13 Tests, overcoming top sides like New Zealand, England and Australia. They know their job. They are professional cricketers. Once they step on the field they take over. That is how it should be, said Shastri, who became head coach after Kumble quit over his untenable relationship with Kohli. My role will be to get the guys (to) express themselves and play (a) fearless brand of cricket, the former all-rounder added.While India start as overwhelming favourites after the seventh-ranked Sri Lanka scraped past Zimbabwe in a one-off Test last week,...
  • BCCI plans grand felicitation for Indian women's team BCCI plans grand felicitation for Indian women's team
    Updated: Jul, 24, 201703:39 PM

    The team is scheduled to return home in batches from Wednesday onwards.

  • Rahul down with fever; ruled out of 1st Test vs Sri Lanka Rahul down with fever; ruled out of 1st Test vs Sri Lanka
    Updated: Jul, 24, 201703:31 PM

    In Rahul's absence, Tamil Nadu opener Abhinav Mukund will open the innings alongside southpaw Shikhar Dhawan, who earlier had replaced Murali Vijay before the team departed for the island nation.

  • We can perform better as a team: Jhulan Goswami We can perform better as a team: Jhulan Goswami
    Updated: Jul, 24, 201703:18 PM

    Under the heartbreak of a final defeat at the hands of England, Goswami was able to reflect on one of the biggest moments in India women's cricket history.

  • German journalists name Lahm as Player of the Year 2017 German journalists name Lahm as Player of the Year 2017
    Updated: Jul, 24, 201702:37 PM

    After 22 years with Bayern Munich, Lahm was able to clinch one UEFA Champions League title, eight Bundesliga titles and six German Cups. He made overall 759 competitive appearances in his career and...

  • We've set the platform for coming generations: Mithali Raj We've set the platform for coming generations: Mithali Raj
    Updated: Jul, 24, 201712:49 PM

    India seemed on course for a maiden World Cup trophy but suffered a batting collapse, losing seven wickets for 28 runs to slip from 191-3 to 219 all out in 48.4 overs in a chase of 229 in the final...

  • Sri Lanka name uncapped Pushpakumara in Galle test squad Sri Lanka name uncapped Pushpakumara in Galle test squad
    Updated: Jul, 24, 201712:29 PM

    Left-arm spinner Lakshan Sandakan and paceman Dushmantha Chameera have been dropped from the squad who beat Zimbabwe in the one-off test in Colombo earlier this month.

  • 'Chin up, you did us proud': Tributes galore for women's team 'Chin up, you did us proud': Tributes galore for women's team
    Updated: Jul, 24, 201712:05 PM

    The Indian women's team lost by nine runs to England in a tense summit clash of the World Cup last night, finishing runners-up for the second time -- the previous being the 2005 edition.

  • Women in Blue: Inspiration for Gen-Next Women in Blue: Inspiration for Gen-Next
    Updated: Jul, 24, 201711:52 AM

    It was the most widely watched finale in the history of women's game. In fact, India's campaign changed perception of sports lovers during the past one month.

  • Mithali blames inexperience, panic for final loss Mithali blames inexperience, panic for final loss
    Updated: Jul, 24, 201711:02 AM

    India suffered a spectacular middle and lower order batting collapse to lose by nine runs to England in a nail-biting final of the ICC Women's World Cup at the Lords cricket ground here on Sunday.