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India-Sri Lanka 2nd test match preview

Even before the first ball is bowled in Nagpur, India already seem to have won 20 percent of the match. The last one and a half hours of play at the Eden Gardens, where the Lankans were jolted by repeated strikes from Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shami must have dented Sri Lanka's confidence. As they say, 'half the battle is won in the mind', India having managed to swing the momentum on its side, will start as favourites.
23 November 2017

Team India's augmenting appetite for victory

"Let me tell you one thing, India will win this Test even if they are 17-3," as Ganguly made this statement after India was tottering at the end of day 1, he looked extremely confident about his prediction. The audacity of his statement may have surprised many but Dada was certainly not building castles in the air.
23 November 2017

Kumar, Dhawan released from Indian squad for personal reasons

India's star performers in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan have been released from the squad for the second game due to personal reasons.
22 November 2017

Has Ganguly Plucked the Apple At Eden Gardens?

After making Adam and the world, God decided to rest. He appointed Adam to assign names to all the animals. Adam enjoyed doing it but got bored after a while and requested God for companionship. Thus, Eve was born. Adam and Eve loved each other and resided in the Garden of Eden with other animals. Until one day, Eve plucked an apple from the Tree of Knowledge, which led to the doom of humanity.
19 November 2017

Openers put India in a position of safety after 166 run partnership

Lokesh Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan shared a 166 run opening stand as India showed resilience on day four to claim a 49 run lead after coming from behind in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens.
19 November 2017

Third consecutive day which leaves India stumbling and fans unsatisfied

The match hangs in favor of Sri Lanka but all three results are still possible. For a change, play on Day 3 of the 1st test between India and Sri Lanka began on the stipulated time. India must have come out today looking to consolidate and posting a respectable total. However, India's desire to shift the momentum in its favor took a severe blow early on. Cheteshwar Pujara was bowled by a sharp in swinger from Gamage which escaped from the gap between Pujara's bat and pad.
19 November 2017

Mathews, Thirimanne fifties give Sri Lanka advantage

After contributions from lower order helped India recover an post 172 runs in their first innings, Sri Lanka managed to bring down the trail to seven runs riding on the fifties from Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne at stumps on day three of the first Test at Eden Gardens.
18 November 2017

Sri Lanka announce fixtures for T20 tri-series involving Bangladesh, India

Sri Lanka Cricket on Friday has confirmed a Twenty20 International tri-series involving India and Bangladesh to be played in March next year.
18 November 2017

Pujara shows resilience but India' struggle continue on another rain dampened day

Wet conditions and intense rain ensured only 21 overs were possible on the second day with India continuing their struggle and were positioned 74 for five at stumps on day two of the first Test between the two teams in Kolkata.
17 November 2017

India release Ishant Sharma from Test squad

India have released pace bowler Ishant Sharma from the squad in the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka after missing out on the selection for the first Test at Eden Gardens.
16 November 2017

Lakmal triple strike jolt India with only 11.5 overs possible on day one

Suranga Lakmal bowled a splendid six over spell that saw him claim three wickets leaving India reeling at 17 for three in the 11.5 overs possible on rain-hit day one of the first Test at Eden Gardens.
16 November 2017

Sanju Samson slams century in drawn tour game against Sri Lanka

Sanju Samson scored a brilliant 128 off 143 deliveries as the tour game between Indian Board Presidents XI and Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata ended in an anticipated draw.
12 November 2017

Sri Lanka amass 411/6 on day one of warm-up game

Sri Lanka warmed up for the upcoming series against India with a scintillating batting performance that saw them post 411 for six at stumps on day one of the tour game against Indian Board President's XI at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
11 November 2017

India rest Hardik Pandya for first two Tests against Sri Lanka

India have rested all-rounder Hardik Pandya for the first two Tests against Sri Lanka as a part of his workload managing process.
10 November 2017

Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis miss out on Sri Lanka Test squad for India tour

Sri Lanka have dropped top order batsmen Kaushal Silva and Kusal Mendis for the upcoming three-match Test series against India that begins later this month.
6 November 2017

Angelo Mathews declared fit for Indian tour

Sri Lanka have received a much-needed boost ahead of their upcoming tour of India with veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews declared fit from a calf injury.
1 November 2017

Pakistan, New Zealand set to face each other in Women's Championship

Pakistan will get their first chance in the ICC Women's Championship when they host New Zealand in a three-match One-Day International series in Sharjah.
30 October 2017

Malik, Amir ensure Pakistan whitewash Sri Lanka for second time this season

Shoaib Malik scored a blistering fifty while Mohammad Amir followed it up with a brilliant four wicket haul as Pakistan completed a 36 run win over Sri Lanka in the third Twenty20 International in Lahore to claim the series 3-0.
29 October 2017

Hayley Matthews tops ICC Women's T20I rankings for bowlers and all-rounders

West Indies Women all-rounder Hayley Matthews has gone on top the rankings for bowlers and all-rounders following the recently concluded Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka Women.
28 October 2017

Shadab Khan steers Pakistan to two-wicket win in tight chase

Shadab Khan played a brilliant eight ball cameo as Pakistan managed to edge out Sri Lanka by two wickets in the first Twenty20 International in Abu Dhabi to take a 1-0 lead in the three match series.
28 October 2017