• Mon, Mar 25, 2019
  • Rajasthan Royals hopes to start well at home
    Australian batsman Steve Smith will embark on a redemption journey when Rajasthan Royals opens its campaign against Kings XI Punjab in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League, here on Monday.
    Rajasthan Royals hopes to start well at home
    Smith was handed a one-year ban along with his then-deputy David Warner exactly a year ago for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Smith was last seen in action in a couple of Bangladesh Premier League matches late last year before an elbow injury ruled him out of the tournament. The ban was limited to state and international fixtures only and not domestic or club cricket. The IPL will be the actual start of his long road to redemption and Smith would be looking to make the most of it ahead of the World Cup, starting May 30 in England. Smith, though, is yet to recover fully from his elbow injury and may take a little time to get into the groove. With Smith in its ranks, the Royals has one of the best teams this season led by Ajinkya Rahane and it would be eager to capitalise on the home advantage on Monday....
  • Rahul should not think too much about World Cup: Coach Hesson Rahul should not think too much about World Cup: Coach Hesson

    After a torrid time in the longest format of the game, India batsman KL Rahul returned to form in the T20 series against Australia as he managed scores of 50 and 47 in the two games at home.

  • Pooran flattered by Gayle comparison Pooran flattered by Gayle comparison

    KXIP head coach Mike Hesson has compared Nicholas Pooran to his illustrious West Indian teammate Chris Gayle but the youngster only wants to be “the best he can be”.

  • Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament: Korea rallies to take a draw against India Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament: Korea rallies to take a draw against India

    India’s perennial problem of conceding goals at the fag end of a match hurt it again as Korea equalised in the final minute for a 1-1 draw at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on...

  • Ashwin says Kings would try to target rusty Smith Ashwin says Kings would try to target rusty Smith

    Steve Smith would still be a bit rusty and Kings XI Punjab would try to exploit it to its advantage, says skipper Ravichandran Ashwin, who also reckons that it won’t be an easy comeback journey for...

  • Ramos helps Spain edge Norway, Kean stars for Italy Ramos helps Spain edge Norway, Kean stars for Italy

    Sergio Ramos scored a second-half penalty to help Spain beat a spirited Norway 2-1 on Saturday in its opening Euro 2020 qualifier, while teenage striker Moise Kean netted in Italy’s win over Finland.

  • Nilesh, Suresh slam tons to put MCC in control Nilesh, Suresh slam tons to put MCC in control

    Grand Slam CC’s M Abhinav’s rich vein of form continued with the ball as he picked five for 51, his second consecutive five-wicket haul, to restrict Vijay CC to 170 in the TNCA First Division League...

  • Serena withdraws, No. 1 Osaka loses at Miami Open Serena withdraws, No. 1 Osaka loses at Miami Open

    The new site for the Miami Open suddenly is missing a lot of star power.

  • Sathiyan settles for bronze as Archana claims maiden silver at Oman Open Sathiyan settles for bronze as Archana claims maiden silver at Oman Open

    G Sathiyan had a very narrow chance of turning it around but could not overcome a tough Mattias Flack of Sweden in the men’s singles semi-finals of the ITTF Challenge Plus Oman Open on Sunday.

  • Tamil Nadu women lose to Odisha Tamil Nadu women lose to Odisha

    Odisha defeated Tamil Nadu by 74 runs in the BCCI U-23 Elite Group ‘A’ Women’s one-day tournament in Surat on Sunday.

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