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Sports, Cricket, 24 Dec 2019

Steve Smith preparing for short balls ahead of second Test against New Zealand

Smith failed to shine in the first Test as Neil Wagner got hold of him in both innings with short balls.

24 Dec 2019 8:30 PM

Harbhajan Singh questions selection rules, backs Suryakumar Yadav

The right-handed batsman has been picked in the India 'A' squad for two tour matches and three one-day games against New Zealand.

24 Dec 2019 6:45 PM

Open to discussions with ICC members over BCCI proposal of 4-nation tournament: ECB

The annual tournament, proposed by the BCCI, will involve the 'big three' - India, England and Australia - besides a fourth team.

24 Dec 2019 5:36 PM

Suryakumar Yadav says thought of national senior team call-up keeps coming up

Suryakumar Yadav, who has been named in the India A squad after 7 years for the upcoming tour of NZ, is also leading the Mumbai Ranji team.

24 Dec 2019 4:15 PM

ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli ends year on top, Ajinkya Rahane slips to 7th

Kohli (928) remained 17 points ahead of Australia's Steve Smith who occupied the second spot.

24 Dec 2019 4:03 PM


A fresh start for me but I haven't forgotten how to bat: Shikhar Dhawan

Dhawan is back after recovering from a knee injury sustained during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which required 25 stitches.

24 Dec 2019 3:57 PM

Jasprit Bumrah to prove fitness in Ranji Trophy game against Kerala

All eyes will be on the 26-year-old in the Ranji Trophy game and among those in attendance will be chief selector MSK Prasad.

24 Dec 2019 3:33 PM

20,000 plus New Zealand fans to fill vacant MCG seats for Boxing day Test

Cricket Australia said last week more than 16,000 tickets had been sold to New Zealanders based in Australia.

24 Dec 2019 3:21 PM

Opportunity for Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw to impress as Mumbai take on Railways

Rahane is playing back-to-back Ranji games after a long time. While, Shaw has made a strong comeback after serving an eight-month doping ban

24 Dec 2019 3:10 PM

Ben Stokes' father in critical condition, player to miss training session

Stokes' father Ged was admitted to a hospital on Monday in Johannesburg, following a serious illness.

24 Dec 2019 2:54 PM


Pat Cummins' girlfriend wants to buy dog toys with his hefty IPL pay cheque

On December 19, Pat Cummins was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a whopping INR 15.5 crore

24 Dec 2019 2:16 PM

Waqar Younis hails Pakistan after their historic win over Sri Lanka

Pakistan registered a massive 263-run victory against Sri Lanka. This was their first victory on Pakistan soil in ten years.

24 Dec 2019 12:05 PM

On this day, Virat Kohli scored his first ODI ton

Kohli went on to play a knock of 107 runs against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens in 2009.

24 Dec 2019 11:47 AM

PCB should worry about security in their country: BCCI's Mahim Verma

On Monday, Mani had said that India is a far greater security risk as compared to Pakistan.

24 Dec 2019 11:41 AM

Deepak Chahar will remain out of squad till April 2020, says MSK Prasad

Chahar aggravated his back injury, which he picked up during the second One Day International played in Vizag on Wednesday.

24 Dec 2019 11:27 AM


Pakistan catch up with Sri Lanka in World Test Championship standings

Sri Lanka are also on 80 points and placed at the fourth spot, having reached the tally after the two teams drew the opening Test.

24 Dec 2019 10:42 AM

Rishabh Pant to train under specialist wicket-keeping coach, says MSK Prasad

The 22-year-old batsman added 118 runs in the ODI series against West Indies including a knock of 71 runs in the first ODI in Chennai.

24 Dec 2019 10:34 AM

David Warner ready for Boxing Day Test: Justin Langer

Warner had to suffer a blow on his left hand during a net session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Monday.

24 Dec 2019 10:27 AM

Cricket Australia names Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its captain of the decade

CA announced the ODI team of the year on Tuesday and the lineup features three Indian players.

24 Dec 2019 10:18 AM

Trent Boult says he fit and ready to rock Australia

The left-arm pace spearhead missed the 296-run first test loss to Tim Paine’s side in Perth after sustaining the injury in previous series.

24 Dec 2019 9:38 AM