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  • Exclusive | I think it will be difficult for Australia to repeat Dubai miracle: Sourav Ganguly

    Exclusive | I think it will be difficult for Australia to repeat Dubai miracle: Sourav Ganguly

    December 09, 2018 20:42 IST

    After Day 4 Australian spinner Nathan Lyon said "We just spoke about Dubai. We still believe we can win this, and that's the best thing. We still believe we're in this game, it's just about coming out tomorrow, winning the first ball, first over, the first hour, just breaking it down, very simple."

  • Exclusive | Sourav Ganguly slams Justin Langer over comments on Virat Kohli

    Exclusive | Sourav Ganguly slams Justin Langer over comments on Virat Kohli

    December 08, 2018 21:13 IST

    Former Indian captain and IndiaTV's cricket expert Sourav Ganguly has advised the Australian coach Justin Langer to keep in mind the behaviour of past Australian bowlers from India's previous tours before blaming Indians for over-the-top wicket celebrations.

  • Ravichandran Ashwin holds key for India in Adelaide Test: Sourav Ganguly

    Ravichandran Ashwin holds key for India in Adelaide Test: Sourav Ganguly

    December 07, 2018 20:00 IST

    Ashwin claimed 3 for 50 from 33 overs, while quicks Jasprit Bumrah and Ishant Sharma picked up two wickets apiece as Australia ended the second day at 191/7 in reply to India's first innings score of 250.

  • Exclusive | Learn from Cheteshwar Pujara: Sourav Ganguly to other India batsmen

    Exclusive | Learn from Cheteshwar Pujara: Sourav Ganguly to other India batsmen

    December 06, 2018 20:09 IST

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday slammed the Indian batsmen for throwing their wickets away while attempting to play "too many" drives off Australian fast bowlers on day one of the first Test in Adelaide.

  • Sourav Ganguly gives a rule of thumb to Virat Kohli and Co: win the toss, bat first!

    Sourav Ganguly gives a rule of thumb to Virat Kohli and Co: win the toss, bat first!

    December 05, 2018 20:02 IST

    Ahead of the 1st Test of the India vs Australia series Dada said, "No matter what the conditions are or what the pitch looks like, if you win the toss in Australia, you have to bat first. That gives you the advantage of piling up the runs on the board and putting the weakened Australian batting under pressure".

  • Exclusive: VVS Laxman picks Rohit Sharma over Hanuma Vihari at No.6 for Adelaide Test

    Exclusive: VVS Laxman picks Rohit Sharma over Hanuma Vihari at No.6 for Adelaide Test

    December 04, 2018 20:38 IST

    Former India great VVS Laxman while tipping India as the overwhelming favourites to win the upcoming four-Test series against Australia also cautioned the Men in Blue against relying on individual performances and focus on team effort if they want to achieve their maiden series win Down Under.

  • Australia have to make sure they don't allow Virat Kohli to bully them, says Ricky Ponting

    Australia have to make sure they don't allow Virat Kohli to bully them, says Ricky Ponting

    December 03, 2018 19:51 IST

    Virat Kohli can be "rattled" and Australia should try to get under his skin rather than sitting back and be bullied by the Indian captain, said former skipper Ricky Ponting. India will take on Australia in the four-Test series beginning here Thursday and former Australia batsman Dean Jones has advised against provoking Kohli. Ponting, under whom Australia dominated world cricket, said it would be "rubbish" if the current side doesn't play with an aggressive mindset.

  • MS Dhoni changed Indian cricket and he is the perfect example for Virat Kohli to follow: Afridi

    MS Dhoni changed Indian cricket and he is the perfect example for Virat Kohli to follow: Afridi

    December 02, 2018 19:44 IST

    Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi heaped praise on Team India captain Virat Kohli but added that he needs to follow Mahendra Singh Dhoni's example as a captain.Speaking exclusively to IndiaTV, Afridi said that Dhoni changed Indian cricket as a captain and Kohli should follow his footsteps to become a successful captain.

  • Prithvi Shaw's ankle injury a huge blow to India ahead of Adelaide Test

    Prithvi Shaw's ankle injury a huge blow to India ahead of Adelaide Test

    November 30, 2018 21:02 IST

    India sustained a significant setback ahead of the first cricket Test against Australia when young opening batsman Prithvi Shaw was ruled out with an ankle injury on Friday on the third day of a tour match against the Cricket Australia XI.

  • India have edge over 'new' Australia in Test series: Wasim Akram to IndiaTV

    India have edge over 'new' Australia in Test series: Wasim Akram to IndiaTV

    November 27, 2018 20:24 IST

    Pakistan cricket legend Wasim Akram feels Australia will be under pressure when they face world no.1 ranked India in the upcoming four-match Test series, starting in Adelaide on December 6. The 52-year-old, widely regarded as the world's best left-arm fast bowler of all time, said Virat Kohli and his men are favourites to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against a "new-look" Australia.

  • Ahead of Test series, Australia bowlers train with Smith and Warner to prepare for India

    Ahead of Test series, Australia bowlers train with Smith and Warner to prepare for India

    November 26, 2018 20:19 IST

    They might have been banned from turning out for Australia but batting duo of Steve Smith and David Warner are going out of their way to prepare their bowlers for the upcoming four-Test series against India. Both former skipper Smith and Warner have agreed to turn out at the Australia nets to bat against the pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins to prepare them to face Virat Kohli and Co in the upcoming four-Test series.

  • 3rd T20I: Clinical India sink Australia by 6 wickets, draw series 1-1

    3rd T20I: Clinical India sink Australia by 6 wickets, draw series 1-1

    November 25, 2018 20:13 IST

    Virat Kohli fired the opening salvo on the Australia tour with a match-winning 61, helping India win the third T20 International by six wickets and draw the three-match series 1-1 on Sunday. Kohli's sublime 41-ball knock and his 60-run unbeaten stand with Dinesh Karthik (22 not out off 18) gave India the much needed series levelling win ahead of the all important Test series beginning December 6 at Adelaide.

  • Exclusive | Washout in Melbourne a 'big setback' for India, says Sourav Ganguly

    Exclusive | Washout in Melbourne a 'big setback' for India, says Sourav Ganguly

    November 23, 2018 20:12 IST

    The second T20 international between India and Australia was a washout after the second innings was abandoned because of persistent rain in Melbourne, undoing the visitors' good work with the ball and denying them an opportunity to level the three-match series. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly said it was a 'big setback' for India as he felt that the visitors were in a position to win the match and draw level in the series.

  • 2nd T20I: India opt to bowl, field an unchanged side against Australia in Melbourne

    2nd T20I: India opt to bowl, field an unchanged side against Australia in Melbourne

    November 23, 2018 14:18 IST

    India decided to bowl against Australia in the second T20 International on Friday. India are fielding an unchanged side for the match while Australia have brought in Nathan Coulter-Nile in place of Billy Stanlake. Australia currently lead the three-match series 1-0 after defeating India in the 1st T20I in Brisbane by a thrilling 4 runs.

  • India vs Australia, 2nd T20I: Team combination in focus as India look to bounce back

    India vs Australia, 2nd T20I: Team combination in focus as India look to bounce back

    November 22, 2018 20:50 IST

    Stung by a narrow loss in the opening encounter, India will like to reassess their playing combination while aiming for a swift turn-around when they take on Australia in the second T20I in Melbourne on Friday.

  • Exclusive: Rishabh Pant needs to work on his poor shot selection, says Sourav Ganguly

    Exclusive: Rishabh Pant needs to work on his poor shot selection, says Sourav Ganguly

    November 21, 2018 19:54 IST

    In an exclusive interview with IndiaTV, the former captain also said that the team management should talk to Pant and help him change his selection of shots. Australia made 158/4 in 17 overs but India were given a target of 174 in the same number of overs owing to the Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-hit game. India lost the match by 4 runs.

  • India vs Australia, 1st T20I: Virat Kohli wins toss, opts to bowl

    India vs Australia, 1st T20I: Virat Kohli wins toss, opts to bowl

    November 21, 2018 14:04 IST

    India won the toss and elected to field against Australia in the first Twenty20 International match in Brisbane on Wednesday. India are playing with three pacers and two spinners.

  • Sourav Ganguly advises Indian batsmen to be wary of Brisbane's pace and bounce

    Sourav Ganguly advises Indian batsmen to be wary of Brisbane's pace and bounce

    November 20, 2018 20:19 IST

    The Gabba has been known as a hunting ground for pacers and with the likes of Tye, Coulter-Nile and Behrendorff sprinting down from the receiving end, the Indian batsmen should expect the unforeseeable.

  • India are ready to accept the challenge thrown by Australia, says Rohit Sharma

    India are ready to accept the challenge thrown by Australia, says Rohit Sharma

    November 19, 2018 20:05 IST

    India will start with a three-match T20I series, followed by a four-match Test series and a three-game ODI Series. The visitors have never won a Test series in Australia, drawing three and losing eight of their 11 outings but explosive bastman Rohit Sharma feels that the Men in Blue are ready to face the challenges in Australia.

  • Coach Shastri bashes critics, says 'no team travels well nowadays, why pick on India?'

    Coach Shastri bashes critics, says 'no team travels well nowadays, why pick on India?'

    November 18, 2018 20:29 IST

    India have lost two away Test series in 2018, against South Africa (1-2) and England (1-4). This was after both tours were seen as best chance for Virat Kohli's men to set the poor overseas record straight.

  • Exclusive | It will be a challenge for me to perform in Australia: Kuldeeep Yadav

    Exclusive | It will be a challenge for me to perform in Australia: Kuldeeep Yadav

    November 17, 2018 20:10 IST

    In an exclusive interview with IndiaTV, Team India chinaman Kuldeep Yadav feels that his maiden tour in Australia will be a challenge for him and said that wants to keep his basics right and take the challenge head-on. Also, he has been taking tips from Aussie legend Shane Warne.

  • Ravi Shastri not a 'yes man', only guy with an honest opinion: Virat Kohli

    Ravi Shastri not a 'yes man', only guy with an honest opinion: Virat Kohli

    November 16, 2018 20:34 IST

    Indian captain Virat Kohli on Thursday staunchly supported Ravi Shastri, saying the growing perception of head coach being a "yes" man to the skipper "is the most bizarre thing he has ever heard".

  • Exclusive | Sehwag believes Kohli and Co. can fulfil his and Tendulkar's dream in Australia

    Exclusive | Sehwag believes Kohli and Co. can fulfil his and Tendulkar's dream in Australia

    November 14, 2018 19:40 IST

    Former Team India opener Virender Sehwag feels that the Virat Kohli led Team India can fulfil his and Sachin Tendulkar's dream of winning a Test series in Australia. India will play three T20Is, four Test matches and three ODIs Down Under from November 21 to January 18 and Sehwag believes that Kohli has the team to do the unthinkable this time around.

  • Rohit Sharma rested for India A opener in New Zealand, will fly directly to Australia

    Rohit Sharma rested for India A opener in New Zealand, will fly directly to Australia

    November 13, 2018 20:40 IST

    Keeping in mind his recent workload, Rohit Sharma was on Tuesday rested for India A's first unofficial Test in New Zealand after being named in the squad originally. Rohit, who has made a comeback to the Test side, will now leave for Australia with India's T20 squad on Friday.

  • Shikhar Dhawan's return to form was important ahead of Australia tour, says Rohit Sharma

    Shikhar Dhawan's return to form was important ahead of Australia tour, says Rohit Sharma

    November 12, 2018 20:18 IST

    Rohit Sharma said it was important for Shikhar Dhawan to return to form ahead of the crucial tour of Australia, which will be a completely "different ball game". Dhawan, who struggled throughout the preceding ODI series against West Indies, returned to form with a smashing 92 off 62 balls to help India beat the visitors by six wickets in the final T20 and complete a 3-0 series sweep.

  • India team look to test their bench strength in the third T20 vs West Indies in Chennai

    India team look to test their bench strength in the third T20 vs West Indies in Chennai

    November 10, 2018 20:13 IST

    Having sealed the series with a comprehensive win in the second T20I at Lucknow riding on skipper Rohit Sharma's brilliant ton, the home team would look to give reserve bench players like Shreyas Iyer, MS Washington Sundar and the uncapped Shahbaz Nadeem an opportunity before it embarks on the tour of Australia.

  • 3rd T20I: India rest Kuldeep, Bumrah ahead of final duel against West Indies

    3rd T20I: India rest Kuldeep, Bumrah ahead of final duel against West Indies

    November 09, 2018 20:38 IST

    Pace duo of Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah and spinner Kuldeep Yadav have been rested for the third T20I against West Indies ahead of India's tour to Australia. Punjab seamer Siddarth Kaul was included in the squad for the final T20I to be held at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday.

  • 2nd T20I: Rohit Sharma's historic ton leads India to 71-run win over West Indies

    2nd T20I: Rohit Sharma's historic ton leads India to 71-run win over West Indies

    November 07, 2018 19:36 IST

    Rohit Sharma smashed his fourth T20I century to power India to a commanding 195 for two after being asked to bat first. He is now the leading ton scorer in the shortest format as he helped India to reach the mammoth target. The Indian bowlers went on to win the match by 71 runs and clinch the three-match series 2-0 with a game to spare.

  • India's batsmem will bounce back in 2nd T20I: Sourav Ganguly to IndiaTV

    India's batsmem will bounce back in 2nd T20I: Sourav Ganguly to IndiaTV

    November 05, 2018 20:34 IST

    Former India captain and IndiaTV's expert cricket analyst Sourav Ganguly feels that the batsmen will bounce back against Windies in the 2nd T20I in Lucknow. The Indian batsmen struggled in the 1st T20I against Windies despite chasing a paltry score of 110. Captain Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant failed to make an impact against the Windies pacers. Experienced batsman Dinesh Karthik led India to victory by 5 wickets with his gritty knock.

  • 1st T20I: Krunal Pandya, Khaleel Ahmed debut as India bowl against West Indies

    1st T20I: Krunal Pandya, Khaleel Ahmed debut as India bowl against West Indies

    November 04, 2018 19:58 IST

    India won the toss and opted to bowl in the first T20 International against the West Indies at Eden Gardens on Sunday. All-rounder Krunal Pandya and left-arm seamer Khaleel Ahmed are making their senior India debut in the first of the three-match series. Yuzvendra Chahal missed out from the 12 named on match eve. Umesh Yadav has come in for the injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar. West Indies have three debutants in Oshane Thomas, Fabian Allen and Khari Pierre.

  • With no Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, India begin T20I challenge after ODI series triumph

    With no Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, India begin T20I challenge after ODI series triumph

    November 03, 2018 21:08 IST

    The 'end of Dhoni era' notion has been dismissed unequivocally but then India, for the first time, will still be without the figure with a monumental body of work when they face West Indies in the opening T20 International on Sunday. Less than a week after two-time World Cup-winning skipper MS Dhoni was left out of India's T20I squad, captain Virat Kohli has said he remains an integral part of India's plans. With Kohli rested for the three matches, Rohit Sharma will lead the side against the reigning T20 champions. For more sports news and updates: https://www.indiatvnews.com/sports

  • MS Dhoni paved way for Rishabh Pant in T20Is, says Virat Kohli

    MS Dhoni paved way for Rishabh Pant in T20Is, says Virat Kohli

    November 02, 2018 20:21 IST

    India captain Virat Kohli has reiterated that Mahendra Singh Dhoni remains an integral part of the ODI team and the veteran wicket-keeper batsman decided not to play the upcoming T20s only to make way for the much younger Rishabh Pant.

  • Clinical India thrash West Indies in 5th ODI by 9 wickets, clinch series 3-1

    Clinical India thrash West Indies in 5th ODI by 9 wickets, clinch series 3-1

    November 01, 2018 19:00 IST

    India crushed West Indies by nine wickets in the final ODI to win the five-match series 3-1 in Thiruvananthapuram after a clinical performance via Ravindra Jadeja's 3/34 and Rohit Sharma's fifty. India cruised to win their sixth successive ODI series win and will now focus on the upcoming three-match T20Is.

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