Amlan Chakraborty

Cricket: Lokesh Rahul, Rishabh Pant await World Cup fate

14 Apr 2019

NEW DELHI Opener Lokesh Rahul and stumper-batsman Rishabh Pant are unlikely to sleep much on Sunday night as India selectors prepare to reveal their 15-man squad for the Cricket World Cup.

Cricket: Pujara or Pant - Ganguly suggests extreme No. 4 choices for India

19 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI Former captain Sourav Ganguly has offered two extreme choices to end India's quest for the perfect number four batsman at this year's World Cup, suggesting they choose between a dour Cheteshwar Pujara and a daredevil Rishabh Pant for the role.

Cricket: No excuse, no panic - Virat Kohli sees big picture in Australia loss

14 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI India captain Virat Kohli is too busy counting the gains for his team's World Cup campaign to mourn the setback in their dress rehearsal against Australia.

Cricket: Beleaguered to buoyant, Australia stage timely turnaround

14 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI A beleaguered Australia resurrected their one-day fortunes in the most dramatic fashion in India and the timing could not have been better for a team who will be defending their World Cup title in England and Wales later this year.

Cricket: Khawaja steers Australia to one-day series win in India

13 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI Usman Khawaja struck his second century in three matches as Australia thumped India by 35 runs in their final one-dayer to seal a come-from-behind 3-2 series victory at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Wednesday.

Cricket: India count Shankar gain ahead of World Cup

12 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI Regardless of the outcome of Wednesday's series decider against Australia, India are already counting Vijay Shankar's rise as a handy, nerveless all-rounder as one of their gains from the five-match series against the world champions.

Indian cricketers wear army camouflage caps as patriotism grips country

08 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI Indian cricketers wore army camouflage-style caps in a match with Australia on Friday in solidarity with Indian paramilitary police killed in a militant attack by a Pakistan-based group and in an unusually strong display of patriotic fervour in sport.

Cricket: Rahul Dravid, a gift that keeps on giving

05 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI Seven years into his retirement and former test stalwart Rahul Dravid is still making silent and important contribution for India, shaping the next generation of cricketers who will form the core of the team.

Cricket: India assess World Cup buildup against depleted champions

01 Mar 2019

NEW DELHI The importance of the one-day series against Australia beginning on Saturday is not lost on Virat Kohli's India as they gauge their World Cup preparations against the reigning champions in their final series before the showpiece event.

Olympics: IOC urges India isolation after Pakistani athletes denied visas

23 Feb 2019

NEW DELHI The International Olympic Committee have suspended all Indian applications to host future events and urged international sports federations not to stage competitions in the country after two Pakistanis were denied visas to compete in New Delhi.

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