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Team India in 5th T20I

In numbers: Virat Kohli-led Team India acheives historic first in T20Is with Bay Oval win vs NZ

Cricket | Feb 02, 2020, 04:21 PM IST

Virat Kohli-led Indian team on Sunday whitewashed New Zealand with a seven-run win in the fifth and final T20I game of the series at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia (L) and Dominic Thiem of Austria.

Australian Open 2020, men's singles final: Can Thiem dethrone 'King' Djokovic in Melbourne?

Tennis | Feb 01, 2020, 11:19 PM IST

Will Djokovic maintain his strong grip on the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup on Sunday, or will Thiem inflict one of the greatest upsets and complete his dream run in Melbourne?

Sofia Kenin, right, of the U.S. holds the Daphne Akhurst

Numbers that define Sofia Kenin's maiden Grand Slam haul in Australian Open 2020

Tennis | Feb 01, 2020, 05:50 PM IST

Garbine Muguruza managed 32 winners as against Sofia Kenin's 28, but had incurred almost double the unforced errors as the American (45 to 23) and most importantly, hit 8 unforced errors.

Garbine Muguruza of Spain (L) and Sofia Kenin of the USA.

Australian Open 2020, women's singles final: Can party crasher Kenin stop resurgent Muguruza?

Tennis | Jan 31, 2020, 10:58 PM IST

Will it be 21-year-old Sofia Kenin who reached her maiden Grand Slam final, and Garbine Muguruza from Spain, who will be looking for her third major after French Open in 2016 and Wimbledon in 2017?

Tim Seifert of New Zealand makes his ground as Virat Kohli

The Haunting of Super Over: Are New Zealand the new chokers of world cricket?

Cricket | Jan 31, 2020, 07:29 PM IST

Since the introduction of the concept in limited-overs cricket, no team has played as many Super Overs as New Zealand - seven in T20Is and one in ODIs. New Zealand lost in seven of them. 

Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts after defeating Tennys

Australian Open 2020: Roger Federer's miracle in Melbourne

Tennis | Jan 28, 2020, 08:25 PM IST

For two nights in a row, Roger Federer came back from the jaws of defeat to inch closer to his seventh Australian Open title and an unprecedented 21st major.

Shreyas Iyer (L) and KL Rahul of India (R) during game two

KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, the front-line defenders India longed for

Cricket | Jan 27, 2020, 03:58 PM IST

For the second time in three days, Indian cricket witnessed a scene they longed for, one that troubled them the most in their build-up to World Cup 2019. 

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1st T20I: Jasprit Bumrah, the unsung hero of India's win over New Zealand

Cricket | Jan 25, 2020, 08:56 AM IST

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah may have picked a single wicket, but the 26-year-old had a major role to play in India's resounding victory over New Zealand in the first T20I.

India vs New Zealand

India vs New Zealand: How Team India shape up ahead of crucial New Zealand T20I series

Cricket | Jan 22, 2020, 03:41 PM IST

India will play five T20Is against New Zealand, starting January 24 in Auckland.

India vs New Zealand: How Shikhar Dhawan's injury unsettles India's 'settled' playing XI

India vs New Zealand: How Shikhar Dhawan's injury unsettles India's 'settled' playing XI

Cricket | Jan 22, 2020, 09:23 AM IST

With Dhawan picking up a fresh shoulder injury that ruled him out of the T20I and the ODI series, the team management has been pushed back to the drawing board to look at alternatives for their playing XI, one which could be suitable for New Zealand conditions. 

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More lows than highs as MSK Prasad ends tenure as India's chief selector

Cricket | Jan 19, 2020, 11:06 AM IST

It was a mixed tenure for MSK Prasad as he ends his role as the chief selector of Team India.

KL Rahul

Is KL Rahul India's long-term option for wicketkeeper-batsman in limited-overs?

Cricket | Jan 19, 2020, 10:14 AM IST

KL Rahul passed is first test with flying colours in Rajkot when he scored a 52-ball 80 at No.5 and kept well to the spinners as well.

Will the Big Three dominate again?

Australian Open 2020 Men's singles preview, prediction: Will the Big Three dominate again?

Tennis | Jan 18, 2020, 08:42 AM IST

With the start of a new decade, will the story remain the same or will 2020 witness a new grand slam winner at Melbourne Park?

India's Lokesh Rahul looks upwards as he celebrates after

India vs Australia, 2nd ODI: Versatile KL Rahul is now a captain's player

Cricket | Jan 18, 2020, 08:31 AM IST

It is truly a testament to the talent of Rahul that despite the management's constant meddling with his batting position in the lineup and his role in the side he continues to impress with his sheer consistency.

India's captain Virat Kohli gestures during the first

1st ODI: What went wrong for Virat Kohli's India against Australia in Mumbai?

Cricket | Jan 14, 2020, 11:38 PM IST

It was sheer masterclass form Australia at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday as they laid down the blueprint on how to tackle India in India

India's Virat Kohli walks back after losing his wicket

IND vs AUS 1st ODI: Kohli's ploy of batting at No.4 backfires as Zampa extends supremacy

Cricket | Jan 14, 2020, 04:45 PM IST

The idea of Kohli playing down the order has not worked for the Indian team or for his batting average, neither in ODIs, nor in T20Is. 

Shikhar Dhawan in action against Australia in 1st ODI

Shikhar Dhawan makes strong statement with valiant 74 in series opener versus Australia

Cricket | Jan 14, 2020, 04:12 PM IST

Dhawan bounced back in style to score with a valiant 74 in the series opener against Australia at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. 

Should Virat Kohli be India's No.4 batsman?

Is Virat Kohli at No.4 in ODIs a good option?

Cricket | Jan 14, 2020, 08:38 AM IST

Almost 87 per cent of Kohli's total runs and 84 per cent of his total ODI centuries have been scored at No.3 at a staggering average of 63.39. Should he still bat at No.4?

India's cricket coach Ravi Shastri, right, chats with Virat

Why Australia will be Team India's toughest challenge this home season

Cricket | Jan 13, 2020, 03:34 PM IST

India may have been in a dominating form since World Cup exit last summer, but they have problems to address.

KL Rahul vs Shikhar Dhawan battle might have its answer in Australia ODI series

KL Rahul vs Shikhar Dhawan battle might have its answer in Australia ODI series

Cricket | Jan 12, 2020, 09:41 AM IST

The battle so far keeps Rahul ahead with the phenomenal form he is in since his World Cup return.

It's Nadal vs Djokovic at ATP Cup 2020 final

An Australian Open preview? Rafa, Djokovic set up blockbuster clash at ATP Cup final

Tennis | Jan 12, 2020, 08:30 AM IST

World No.1 Rafael Nadal and No.2 Novak Djokovic are set up for a blockbuster finale at the Ken Rosewall Arena for the inaugural ATP Cup, just a week before the year's first Grand Slam - the Australian Open 2020.

Manish Pandey in action against Sri Lanka

Manish Pandey makes most of waited opportunity to make case solid for World T20

Cricket | Jan 11, 2020, 03:05 PM IST

Pandey played a crucial role in guiding India to 201/6 and later inflicted a run-out and picked up the important catch of Mathews in the second innings in the 3rd T20I aginst Sri Lanka

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Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson's tale of misfortune: Are they actually part of India's WT20 plan?

Cricket | Jan 07, 2020, 08:38 AM IST

Both, Manish Pandey and Sanju Samson have featured in India's T20I squads, but failed to make it to the playing XIs.

When Irfan Pathan revealed what ruined his career. And it was not Greg Chappell

When Irfan Pathan revealed what ruined his career. And it was not Greg Chappell

Cricket | Jan 05, 2020, 08:59 AM IST

Irfan Pathan announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday, thus, bringing an end to a career that never took off despite incredible promise.

How is Team India shaping up for World T20?

Road to T20 World Cup: How is Team India shaping up?

Cricket | Jan 04, 2020, 04:10 PM IST

We take a look at the performance of the Indian cricket team and its players in the format over the last two years and come to a conclusion over the final 15 with statistical reasons while also mentioning players with outside chances.

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The rise and rise of Marnus Labuschagne

Cricket | Jan 03, 2020, 06:22 PM IST

In a short span of time, Marnus Labuschagne has made himself an indispensable member of Australia's Test squad.

World cricket in 2019

Cricket in 2019: England lift maiden WC, Kohli’s Indian Test side embrace another indomitable run

Cricket | Dec 30, 2019, 04:24 PM IST

World champion England finished atop in ODIs, while India ruled the roster in Tests. The fag-end of the year saw the teams giving more importance to the shortest format of the game owing to the impending World T20 year.

13 best sporting images of 2019

From India's Australia win to Djokovic-Federer's epic Wimbledon clash, best sporting images of 2019

Sports | Dec 30, 2019, 08:52 AM IST

From India's historic Australia win to Djokovic-Federer's epic Wimbledon clash, here are 13 best sporting images of 2019

India's dominant home run in 2010s only behind mighty

India's home run in 2010s only behind mighty Aussies of 2000s, but overseas performance has worsened

Cricket | Dec 28, 2019, 06:51 PM IST

37 wins in 50 matches with just four defeats. 16 wins out of the total 18 series played which includes a present streak of 12 unbeaten contests. India have produced the most dominant results at home, but their overseas story has worsened. But where does India's Test performance in 2010s stand in the all-time list?

Virat Kohli's record-breaking decade

Kohli's record-breaking decade: Over 20k runs, becoming most successful Test skipper, ICC failures

Cricket | Dec 27, 2019, 01:19 PM IST

The decade has been dominated by one person, and one individual only, across the three formats, as Kohli ends the period between 2010 and 2019 with more than 20000 international runs – the most by any batsman in any decade.

Indian cricket team this decade

Indian cricket team 2010-19: Rise under Dhoni, twin ICC delight and a historic Test home run

Cricket | Dec 27, 2019, 08:20 AM IST

10 years hence, India have two more ICC trophies to their name - both in the 50-over format and both under Dhoni, Kohli has transformed into a run machine, all certain to break Tendulkar's once-invincible record, while the nation has emerged as an almighty force in Test cricket with a prized collection of formidable pacers who can dominate even on home turfs.

Tennis in 2019: Rafael Nadal stands out, Serena's missed chances, Sumit Nagal on the rise

Tennis in 2019: Rafael Nadal stands out, Serena's missed chances, Sumit Nagal on the rise

Tennis | Dec 25, 2019, 04:46 PM IST

The only twist in the tale that 2019 served was the rise of the Next Gen power in the form of Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli becomes most prolific ODI run-getter in a decade, fourth-best as a captain

Cricket | Dec 22, 2019, 11:54 PM IST

Kohli recorded 11125 runs in 227 matches between 2010 and 2019, at an average of 60.79 with 42 centuries and 52 half-centuries.

IPL 2020 auction full squad

IPL 2020: How the eight franchises stack up after auction

Cricket | Mar 05, 2020, 01:49 PM IST

Most teams have managed to fill the gaps, but which franchises now look the strongest on paper and which still have a little gap remaining.

India vs West Indies Shreyas Iyer Rishabh Pant

Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant give peek into future despite India’s loss in Chennai

Cricket | Dec 16, 2019, 04:56 PM IST

India might have lost the match, by eight wickets in Chennai, but that middle-order stand between the two youngsters after a top-order failure was surely a big positive for the management.

IPL 2020 auction team purse

IPL 2020 Auction - All you need to know: What eight franchises look like ahead of Dec 19

Cricket | Dec 16, 2019, 04:46 PM IST

Before the big day in Kolkata, let’s take a look at the each of the eight franchises, their present squad after the release and retention, amount of money left in their purse and what they will be looking for at the auction.