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India vs England: ‘Generational talent‘ KL Rahul must excel in maiden England tour to finally seal opener‘s slot

KL Rahul’s international career is an enigma. Purely from a qualitative angle, it is absolutely astonishing that he is yet to find room for himself in the first XI for India across all formats. There have been cricketers all over the world who have had to wait longer than their talent and class deserved, but cricketers with the talent and class […]

West Indies vs Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Shakib al Hasan‘s record partnership guides visitors to 48-run win in opening ODI

Providence: A record double-century partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan paved the way as Bangladesh bounced back from their Test series drubbing with a 48-run win over West Indies in their opening one-day international on Sunday. Shakib Al Hasan (L) and Tamim Iqbal (R) of Bangladesh 100 partnership react during the 1st ODI match between West Indies and […]

Sri Lanka vs South Africa, LIVE Cricket Score, 2nd Test, Day 4 at Colombo

Sri Lanka’s formidable battery of tireless spinners bowled them to within five wickets of a 2-0 series sweep over South Africa as the tourists continued to struggle against the turning ball in the second and final test on Sunday. Chasing an improbable target of 490 to level the series, the tourists finished day three on 139-5, their highest total in […]

Rishabh Pant has temperament, skills to bat differently in Test cricket, says India A coach Rahul Dravid

New Delhi: Rishabh Pant has earned plaudits for his flamboyant batting in shorter formats but India A coach Rahul Dravid believes that the talented youngster has the “temperament and skills to bat differently” in longer formats. File image of Rishabh Pant. AFP Pant has earned his maiden call-up to the Indian Test side riding on impressive knocks for India A […]

Highlights, Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 3 at Colombo, Full Cricket score: Du Plessis and Co end on 139/5, trail by 351

FP Commentary Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 199 runs 338/10 Overs 104.1 R/R 3.25 Fours 41 Sixes 0 Extras 15 124/10 Overs 34.5 R/R 3.59 Fours 12 Sixes 1 Extras 1 275/5 Overs 81.0 R/R 3.4 Fours 31 Sixes 2 Extras 1 290/10 Overs 86.5 R/R 3.35 Fours 29 Sixes 2 Extras 26 Toggle between tabs for ball-by-ball commentary […]

India vs England: Zaheer Khan says visitors have strong bench strength in pace bowling despite injury concerns

Mumbai: Former pacer Zaheer Khan believes that India has sufficient bench strength to make up for the absence of injured pace bowlers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, at least for part of the upcoming five-Test series against hosts England. File photo of Zaheer Khan. Reuters The Indian selectors have named Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav and Shardul Thakur […]

Wriddhiman Saha‘s shoulder injury saga exposes a touch of callousness on part of wicketkeeper as well as BCCI

Wriddhiman Saha’s shoulder surgery is some distance away, but the manner in which the episode has unfolded has already caused waves of anger, frustration and disappointment. That India would be without its best wicketkeeper in the Test series in England, its spinners bereft of his high-quality support in their pursuit to weave a web around the home batsmen. This drama […]