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IPL 2020 to begin from March 29; concussion substitutes introduced

The 13th season of the Indian Premier League will commence from March 29, 2020, it was confirmed earlier today. The tournament final will be held on May 24 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The decision was taken at the IPL Governing Council in New Delhi on Monday.   Among …

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India in New Zealand: Clinical visitors take 2-0 lead

KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer once again starred with the bat and took India home comfortably after their colleagues in the bowling department restricted New Zealand to a modest 132 in Auckland on Sunday (January 26) in the second T20I. On a slowish pitch the visitors chased the total down …

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KL Rahul loving his dual role in team

Virat Kohli’s idea is to utilize KL Rahul as the keeper-batsman for long run as it helps in maintaining the right kind of balance in the squad. Rahul’s 27-ball 56 while sharing a partnership of 99 runs with the skipper in the first T20I against New Zealand in Auckland proves …

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Ben Stokes issues apology for shouting abuse at crowd

Ben Stokes has issues an apology for his unprofessional behaviour at the Bullring against a spectator in the crowd. After he was dismissed, Stokes was on the way back to the pavilion when he says the spectator threw abuse at him. In response, the Supersport cameramen sopped up Stokes’ response …

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India in New Zealand: Rahul, Iyer blitz take visitors home in series opener

KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer scored quick-fire half-centuries as India chased down New Zealand’s 203/5 with an over and six wickets to spare in the first of the five T20Is in Auckland on Friday ( 24 January). This was India’s fourth successful chase of 200 or more in T20Is – …

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Ottis Gibson joins Bangladesh as bowling coach

Former South African head coach Ottis Gibson is the new bowling coach of Bangladesh cricket team. A release from Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed his association with the team on Tuesday. Gibson replaced Charl Langeveldt and signed a two-year agreement with the board. Gibson will take charge from Bangladesh’s upcoming three-match …

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South Africa set to turn over a new leaf under Quinton de Kock

CreSouth Africa, on Tuesday, announced wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock as their new One Day International skipper, replacing long-time skipper Faf du Plessis. South Africa had recently changed their administration with Graeme Smith taking over as the Director of Cricket at Cricket South Africa. Mark Boucher was made Head coach …

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IND vs NZ: Samson, Shaw replace Dhawan in T20I, ODI team; Ishant out of Tests

Team India is grappling with a major of injury concerns ahead of their away tour of New Zealand. While left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the ODI and the T20I series, Ishant Sharma will not be available for selection for the Test series. Wicket-keeper Sanju Samson replaces …

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Sachin Tendulkar to coach Ponting XI in bushfire relief match

The Bushfire Cricket Bash on February 8 will see Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne teams are having the mega face-off under the coaching of Sachin Tendulkar and Courtney Walsh respectively.  The bushfire relief match, as declared already, will be organized just ahead of the Big Bash final. The venue will …

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The ‘So’ and ‘So’ things that should worry India in the T20I series against New Zealand

It isn’t often that India walk into a series these days in circumspect fashion. However, New Zealand has been a sort of an indifferent frontier for the Indian side in the past although they will point to the big series win last year in the country as a counterpunch to …

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