India

5 signs that Virat's team is plagued by overconfidence

There is a fine line between being assured and being cocksure. The current Indian team led by the restless Virat Kohli is skewed towards the latter. The expectation that the tour of South Africa would be game-changing and the beginning of India's dominance in overseas Tests has gone south.
21 January 2018
 

5 qualities of Dinesh Karthik that justify his selection in the Test team

A couple of weeks back Dinesh Karthik was playing Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy and preparing himself for India's ODI tour of South Africa. Even in the wildest stretch of the imagination, he would not have dreamt of getting a call-up for the Test side. What transpired would have certainly made him a believer in destiny.
21 January 2018

5 times Indian batting crumbled against debutant pacers

Before the start of the 2nd Test between India and South Africa, there were speculations that Chris Morris would replace the injured Dale Steyn in the South African playing XI. However, citing India's shortcoming against debutant pacers, the Proteas team management decided to field the young Lungi Ngidi in place of Morris.
21 January 2018

Befuddled why the umpire took so long in ruling Pujara out, here's why

Cheteshwar Pujara's run out dismissals in both the innings proved costly for India in Centurion.
20 January 2018

5 reasons why India lost the 2nd Test against South Africa

When India lost by 72 runs in the 1st Test at Cape Town after coming so close to victory, it looked as though they had missed a golden chance. The captain and the team looked determined that the next time they were faced with such an opportunity, they would grab it with both hands.
20 January 2018

India v South Africa Test Review | Cricket World TV Live from Johannesburg

South Africa take a 2-0 Test series win over India, as Chetan Narula reviews the 2nd test, then previews the 3rd and final test live from Johannesburg for Cricket World TV.
19 January 2018

5 Key Run-outs in the India v South Africa Second Test

Run outs are usually not the order of the day when it comes to Test cricket. Yet there are occasions when even players with a calm head on their shoulders fall prey to an error in judgement.
18 January 2018

4 Strange Calls Taken by Virat Kohli That Defy Cricketing Logic

Captaincy is one vocation which involves high risks and high rewards. As a Captain, one follows his instincts. If they come off, the captain is given a pat on the back.
18 January 2018

South Africa fined for slow over-rate

The International Cricket Council has fined South African players following their poor over-rate in the recently concluded second Test against India in Centurion.
18 January 2018

Ngidi picks six as South Africa wrap up series win against India

Lungisani Ngidi impressed with a six-wicket haul as South Africa bowled out India for 151 runs in the final innings to complete a 135-run victory in the second Test in Centurion on the final day, thereby completing a 2-0 series victory.
17 January 2018

Afghanistan's inaugural Test against India confirmed

Afghanistan Cricket Board has confirmed that they will play their inaugural Test match against their Asian neighbour India in June with Bengaluru being chosen as the venue.
17 January 2018

ICC sanctions Virat Kohli for on-field behaviour

The International Cricket Council has fined Indian skipper Virat Kohli for his on-field behaviour during the ongoing Test against South Africa in Centurion.
17 January 2018

Ngidi double strike leaves India with uphill task to save series

Lungi Ngidi struck twice before stumps on day four as South Africa left India reeling at 35 for three while defending a total of 286 in the final innings of the second Test in Centurion.
16 January 2018

Dinesh Karthik replaces injured Wriddhiman Saha in India's Test squad

India have recalled wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik for the third and final Test against South Africa to be played between in Johannesburg later this month.
16 January 2018

Kohli takes sledging to another level against South Africa

Virat Kohli is known for his aggressive style in the cricketing circles. He is never short of a barb or two at the opposition.
16 January 2018

Kohli slams 153 but South Africa's progress stopped by rain-hit final session

After Virat Kohli slammed 153 runs to help India narrow down India's first innings deficit over South Africa, a fluent half-century from AB de Villiers ensured the Proteas stretched their lead to 118 runs with eight wickets in hand before rain brought a premature end to the third day of the second Test in Centurion.
15 January 2018

Kohli keeps India alive on another tough batting day

Virat Kohli remained unbeaten on 85 as India knocked down 183 runs off the deficit with five wickets down after bowling out South Africa for 335 in the second Test in Centurion.
15 January 2018

Why Wriddhiman Saha's injury can be a blessing in disguise for Parthiv Patel and India

India lost one of their best gloveman Wriddhiman Saha due to injury ahead of the second Test against South Africa in Centurion allowing Parthiv Patel another chance at the international level.
14 January 2018

Threats that India can face after losing the toss in the second Test

Indian captain Virat Kohli lost yet another toss during the second Test against South Africa in Centurion but what could be the impact of it?
14 January 2018

Game-changing catches put down by India on day 1 of the second Test

Saksham Mishra gives his opinion on the Indian fielding which has been a big let-down in their ongoing series in South Africa.
14 January 2018