Should Dhoni bat at No 4, asks Rediff.com's Harish Kotian, or should he play the finisher's role at No 6? IMAGE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni hits a six. Photograph: BCCI Ever since he's given up the limited overs captaincy, there is talk of Mahendra Singh Dhoni batting with freedom and returning to his aggressive self, now that the burden of leading the team is off his shoulders. While there have been various debates on Dhoni's role in the ODI team, it will be interesting to see where Captain Virat ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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A near-perfect series for Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Rediff.com's Harish Kotian rates India's players in the 5 Test series against England. IMAGE: Team India celebrate winning the fourth Test in Mumbai. Photographs: BCCI India were at their dominant best as they thrashed England by an innings and 75 runs in the fifth and final Test in Chennai to win the series 4-0.India narrowly managed to escape with a draw in the opening Test in Rajkot before they hit top gear in ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Tendulkar's advice, captaincy crafted Kohli's Test batting Rediff.com, 2 months ago Kohli plays mediator as Ashwin goes after Anderson Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'Joe Root is ready to captain England.'Rediff.com's Harish Kotian believes the 5th Test could mark the end of the Cook era in English cricket. IMAGE: Alastair Cook has played down speculation over his captaincy after England's Test series loss against India. Photograph: BCCI The fifth and final Test, which begins in Chennai on Friday, could turn out to be Alastair Cook's last game as England's Test captain. Faced with a barrage of questions over the future of his captaincy after the India ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Rediff.com's Harish Kotian reports from the Wankhede Stadium. IMAGE: Mohammed Shami bowls in the nets. Photograph: Vipin Pawar/Solaris Images Opener K L Rahul was declared fit for the 4th Test against England, which begins in Mumbai tomorrow. Pacer Mohammed Shami is a doubtful starter though. "Rahul is fine, Shami we got to take a call in the evening in terms of how he is feeling with his knee," Skipper Virat Kohli told the media on Wednesday. "After Mohali he felt a bit of soreness in his ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'The fitness parameters of the current Indian team are the best that it has ever been,' says the coach.Rediff.com's Harish Kotian reports from the Wankhede Stadium. IMAGE: Coach Anil Kumble has high praise for Parthiv Patel who returned to the Indian team after 8 years. Photograph: BCCI Coach Anil Kumble seemed almost at a loss of words as he pondered about the spate of injuries which has hobbled the Indian team in the last year or so. The biggest impact has been at the top of the order ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Rajneesh Gupta picks the overseas stars at Monday's IPL Players auction. MUST READ: IPL 2017 auctions: Players who will go under the hammer The Players Auction for the Indian Premier League's tenth season will be held in Bengaluru on Monday, February 20. In all, 351 players will go under the hammer, including 122 international players. A look at the overseas players who will be on every franchise's pick list: IMAGE: Ben Stokes celebrates after England beat Sri Lanka in the ICC World T20 in ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago 'Disappointed' by IPL snub, Jaggi holds no grudges but proves a point! Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Harbhajan Singh, who bowled India to memorable victories against the Aussies, looks at the India-Australia series. IMAGE: Indian cricketers clebrate a wicket during the Test against Bangladesh in Hyderabad. Photograph: BCCI Few cricketers could rile the Australians as much as Harbhajan Singh did -- on a cricket field or off it. The feisty Sardar seemed to reserve his best for the Aussies. His hat-trick in that historic Test in Kolkata in March 2001 will always be etched in Indian cricket ...Rediff.com, 3 days ago
An all-round show from Shashi Biradar propelled Caravan Cricketers to a 20-run win over RV College of Engineering in the KSCA Twenty20 tournament here. Batting first, Caravan rode on Biradar's 58 to post 139 for eight in 20 overs. For RV College, Pratik Singh ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
'Everyone should know that the Supreme Court is final and binding on all concerned and if you don’t obey, the consequences do follow. So this is the consequence of not following the Supreme Court order.' 'We found that the time has come that the BCCI should be run professionally, it should not have any monopoly of a family or of an individual. There should be full transparency in its action, the office bearers must be accountable and there should be good governance and the day to day ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'The players who performed were selected.' IMAGE: Vinod Kambli celebrates a century for the Mumbai Cricket Association President's XI against England XI in a tour game at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai, November 18, 2001. Photograph: Tom Shaw/AllSport Ajit Wadekar, the former India captain and one-time chairman of the selectors, has rubbished the allegation that there is caste discrimination in the selection of players for the Indian team. Udit Raj, a Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Delhi, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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