Have always dreamt of playing under Virat Kohli: Suryakumar Yadav
Batsman Suryakumar Yadav has revealed that he started crying after seeing his name in the T20 squad for the upcoming five-match series against England and the right-handed batter also said that he has always dreamt of playing under Virat Kohli. Last week, Suryakumar Yadav earned his maiden call-up into the Indian squad along with the likes of Ishan Kishan and Rahul Tewatia.
Cricket a very small thing, life of our soldiers more important: Gambhir
Former India opener and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir on Friday said that there should not be any relation with Pakistan till cross-border terrorism gets over. "Cricket is a very small thing. Till the time cross-border terrorism does not get over, I don't think there should be any kind of relationship with Pakistan because the life of our soldiers is more important than anything," Gambhir said.
Right shoes can work wonders when batting on dry tracks: Azharuddin
While critics have questioned the wicket at the Narendra Modi Stadium for the pink-ball Test between India and England, former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin on Friday said that he cannot understand batsmen opting to wear spikes on the pitches that are offering assistance to the spinners.
England looked like startled rabbits in second innings: Hussain
England have lost their batting rhythm after playing on two difficult surfaces and looked like "startled rabbits" in the second innings of the third Test against India, according to former skipper Nasser Hussain. Hussain said it's all about mentality now and the tourists need to find a way to draw the series, which will be a good result for them.
Poll: Fans don't want same kind of pitch for 4th Test vs England
India now just need to make sure that they don't lose the 4th Test against England, as that will see Australia going through to the WTC final. However, not everyone was happy with the overall way in which the Test match finished inside two days.
Umar Akmal to resume competitive cricket after ban reduced to 12 months
Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal will be able to resume his cricket career after the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) reduced his suspension to 12 months and imposed a fine of 4.25 million on him for breach of the Anti-Corruption Code.
'Morris was on our radar, want to build the team around Samson'
Incredibly, Morris had entered the 2021 Player Auction pool at a base price of Rs 75 lakh. He was eventually sold for more than 21 times his base price (Rs 16.25 Cr) as he rejoined the Royals, a team he has played for in the past.
Germany tour will add value to our Olympic preparations,: Rani
The tour of Argentina was a confidence-booster but the matches against Germany will add value to India's Tokyo Olympics preparations, said women's hockey team skipper Rani on the eve of the series opener against the world No. 3 side here.
England have gone wrong for a series as big as the Ashes: Bell
Former batsman Ian Bell has slammed England's much-debated rotation policy, saying they were guilty of thinking too far ahead and have gone wrong with the constant chopping and changing in a "big" Test series like India.
IPL 2021 | BCCI considering 4-5 venues; Mumbai a concern amid COVID surge
Cricket: Earlier, there were discussions that Mumbai, with four stadiums - Wankhede, Brabourne, DY Patil and Reliance Stadium, will be a good option to create a single bio-secure bubble and hold the eight-week long tournament
Axar effortlessly fills Jadeja void in India's spin attack
Axar Patel missed the series opener with a knee injury but impressed in the second match, claiming his maiden five-wicket haul in his debut Test in Chennai. The 27-year-old followed that with a match haul of 11-70 on a dustbowl in Ahmedabad where India triumphed inside two days in the pink-ball Test on Thursday.
Boxer Deepak Kumar enters semis at Strandja Memorial
Deepak Kumar (52kg) entered the semifinals of the 72nd Strandja Memorial boxing tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria, with a comfortable win to be assured of a medal. He will take on reigning Olympic and world champion Shakhobiddin Zoirov in the semis.
Axar credits friends, family for helping him tackle 'tough phase'
Axar Patel had made his international debut in 2014 but played his first match in the longest format of the game when India locked horns with England in the second Test. The all-rounder last played a T20I in 2018 and has been out of the white ball set up since then.
Finch not letting batting form affect his leadership: Richardson
ICC|: Wellington: Aaron Finch’s prolonged form slump has not changed the Australia captain’s demeanour around the team in New Zealand and he deserves a “massive tick” for being able to put his struggles aside, fast bowler Kane Richardson said. Australia’s white ball captain Finch is under huge pressure to produce a score after bringing his poor form from the Big Bash League into the Twenty20 series. He scored one run in the opener in Christchurch and 12 in Dunedin on Thursday as Australia fell 2-0 behind in the five-match series. Richardson said Finch had not let his form affect his leadership. “If you came into our camp today you wouldn’t know that he’s struggling for runs,” Richardson told reporters on Friday. “He hasn’t changed how he is around the group with us, how he is on the field in terms of being captain and his plans. “So that’s a massive tick for him to not let his own form come into how he is away from cricket but also on the field. “We just want to see him make some runs ... We all know how tough the game can be when you’re not getting the output that you want.” With a raft of first-choice players left at home, Australia lost by four runs in Dunedin following their 53-run thrashing in Christchurch. The next game is in Wellington on March 3. New Zealand piled on 219 for seven in Dunedin against a pace attack featuring Richardson, Jhye Richardson and rookie Daniel Sams. Richardson said Jhye Richardson’s return to international cricket after a major shoulder injury had been a bright spot but other bowlers had let the side down. “As a bowling group, we’ve probably been outbowled these first two games,” he said. “He’s definitely holding up his end of the bargain, but I think myself and a few others need to continue to back him up a bit better than what we have the first two.”