Australia's Michael Clarke sets the field during the third cricket Test match against South Africa at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. Photograph: Shaun Roy/Reuters A Test series against India, a World Cup on home soil and a much-anticipated Ashes campaign will put Australia's cricketers under heavy scrutiny over the next year, but the team need to make themselves oblivious to the hype, according to captain Michael Clarke. "Obviously, this is the start of a huge period in all our cricketing ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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India batsman Rohit Sharma during a team practice session. Photograph: Getty Images Gearing up for the pace test that awaits India in Australia come December, batsman Rohit Sharma said the likes of Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle would be a tough challenge to deal with but the Indians are no longer intimidated by bouncy tracks Down Under. "Australia will be a challenging tour for us. Mentally, each and every cricketer have a different way of preparing ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago India aim for clean sweep; England hoping to salvage pride Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Muhammad Hafeez, the captain of the Lahore Lions, celebrates with teammates the wicket of Cameron Delport of the Dolphins. Photograph: BCCI Pakistan champions Lahore Lions registered their first win in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 main draw as they outplayed Dolphins of South Africa by 16 runs in Bangalore to keep their hopes of booking a semi-final spot alive. - Scorecard Electing to bat, Lahore, who now have six points with a win and rained-off game, lost early ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Kings XI Punjab's Australian recruit Glenn Maxwell. Photograph: BCCI After launching their campaign on a winning note, IPL finalists Kings XI Punjab will look to dish out another dominating performance when they face the formidable Barbados Tridents in a Group B match of the Oppo Champions League twenty20 in Mohali on Saturday. The Kings XI came into the tournament on the back of a successful IPL season and they continued with their aggressive brand of cricket, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Dr M Ponnavaikko, vice chancellor, Bharathidasan University writes about why he's dissatisfied with the current process of recruitment of teachers and suggests improvements in the education system in the country. The current structure for providing equity in the admission of students is not up to my expectation. The government institutions follow community and minority reservations. To give equal opportunity in terms of equity, the reservation policy should be based on economic status and ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir. Photograph: BCCI Winning is all what matters to Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir as he intends to be "mean winner than a polite loser" when the reigning IPL champions take part in the upcoming Oppo Champions League Twenty20. "We always take the field thinking that we will win and this time it is no different. Ideally, one should not be thinking about the title in the first lap of the competition but ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Virat Kohli of India gestures during a training session. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has said Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steven Smith and Kane Williamson are the new "fabulous four" of Test Cricket but will go through "teething problems" before shooting for the stars. Calling them "leading young bucks in Test cricket today", Crowe said - Williamson from New Zealand, Kohli from India, Root from England, and Smith from ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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