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Hardik's game was suited for Australian conditions, his absence will hurt India: Hussey

New Delhi, Nov 16: Mike Hussey, who has a fair idea about the current crop of India players, feels that all-rounder Hardik Pandya's absence will "hurt" the visitors in the upcoming Test series against Australia.

The series starts on December 6 in Adelaide.

Pandya is undergoing rehabilitation after suffering a lower-back injury during the Asia Cup in Dubai...

Women's World T20: India beat Ireland by 52 runs to seal semi-final berth

Providence, Nov 16: Indian spinners produced yet another controlled performance to clinch a semi-final berth with a comfortable 52-run victory against Ireland in a group league encounter of the ICC Women's World T20 on Thursday.

After managing 145 for 6 on a slow track, Indian spinners maintained tight leash on Irish women restricting them to 93 for 8 in...

Don't think current Indian side is better than ones I played against: Steve Waugh

New Delhi, Nov 15: Former Australia captain Steve Waugh is "not sure" if the current Indian team led by Virat Kohli is any better than some of the sides that he played against during his international career.

Waugh spoke in reference to India coach Ravi Shastri's comments that this is "the best Indian side in the last 15 years"....

ICC Women's World T20: Siriwardana powers SL to crushing victory over Bangladesh

Saint Lucia, Nov 15: Shashikala Siriwardana's all-round performance helped Sri Lanka to register their first win in the Women World T20, as they crushed Bangladesh by 25 runs in the 11th match of the tournament here at Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet on Wednesday.

Chasing a paltry total of 98 runs, Bangladesh bundled out for 72 runs...

18-yr-old athlete who represented India at international level kills self at stadium

New Delhi, Nov 14: Palinder Chaudhary, an 18-year-old athlete who represented India at international level, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at the capital's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, prompting the Sports Authority of India to order a "departmental inquiry".

Chaudhary was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his hostel room at the athletics academy of JLN...

India May Miss Out on Hosting Big-ticket Events Due to Kosovo Boxer Row: IOA

New Delhi, Nov 13: India runs the risk of losing out on hosting major international sporting events in future, if the lone boxer from Kosovo will not be allowed to compete at the upcoming women's World Championships, fears the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).

The championship is beginning on Thursday but uncertainty still looms large over Donjeta Sadiku's participation at...

Virat no 1 ranked ODI batsman, Bumrah top-ranked bowler in ICC Men’s Player Rankings

Dubai, Nov 13: Virat Kohli is the number-one ranked ODI batsman, while Jasprit Bumrah is the top-ranked bowler and Rashid Khan is the leading all-rounder in the latest

MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Player Rankings for ODI Batsmen, which were released on Tuesday.

After scores of 80 and 86 not out, Ross Taylor has leapfrogged Joe Root, Babar Azam...

Saha India's best wicketkeeper in last 5-10 years: Ganguly

Kolkata, Nov 13: A shoulder injury has forced Wriddhiman Saha out of action as of now but he has been India's best wicketkeeper in the last five to ten years, reckons former captain Sourav Ganguly.

The 34-year-old Saha, who has been India's number one wicketkeeper in Test cricket since M.S. Dhoni's retirement in December 2014, is undergoing rehab for...

World championship must for Test cricket’s survival: Mike Hesson

Mumbai, Nov 13: Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson on Monday emphasised that the World Test Championship is “critical” for survival of the longest format of the game. As per the International Cricket Council (ICC), the nine top-ranked sides will compete in the championship with each side playing six series on a home-and-away basis against mutually selected opponents in a...

Dhawan's return to form was important ahead of Australia tour, says Rohit

Chennai, Nov 12: India's stand-in captain Rohit Sharma said it was important for Shikhar Dhawan to return to form ahead of the crucial tour of Australia, which will be a completely "different ball game".

Dhawan, who struggled throughout the preceding ODI series against West Indies, returned to form with a smashing 92 off 62 balls to help India beat...