Champions Trophy News 2017

Shastri’s dramatic turnaround in fortunes; From not considered good enough to b...

When Shastri was left high and dry Last year, when Ravi Shastri was interviewed by the Cricket Advisory Committee – comprising Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, and VVS Laxman – there was no unanimity among the three wise men a...

Be obedient to Virat Kohli to be Team India coach, says Harsh Goenka

Industrialist Harsh Goenka has trained his guns on India captain Virat Kohli on his Twitter handle. Goenka, who has earlier tweeted on MS Dhoni being “overshadowed” by Steve Smith in the Rising Pune Supergiant, said that to be ...

Lasith Malinga gets suspended one-year ban for ‘monkey’ remarks

Lasith Malinga received a suspended one-year cricket ban after the fast bowler pleaded guilty to a charge of speaking to the media without permission, Sri Lanka’s cricket board said Tuesday. The sanction is suspended for six mo...

Ravi Shastri to apply for India’s head coach position

Former India team director Ravi Shastri has decided to apply for the position of the team’s head coach. “Yes, I have decided to apply for the job,” he confirmed to The Indian Express. Shastri also rubbished claims that he will ...

Pakistan’s Imad Wasim surges to top of T20I bowlers rankings

Pakistan’s Imad Wasim removed South Africa’s Imran Tahir as the No. 1 ranked T20I bowler in the latest ICC rankings released on Monday. This is the first time that the 28-year-old has made it to the top of the list. Tahir, on t...

Kuldeep Yadav’s mystery of utmost happiness

On Sunday, an Indian bowling chinaman had his first ever bowl in an ODI at a venue where a Chinaman invented his unique style of bowling, nearly a century ago. And for good measure, he was sending a bunch of West Indians in a r...

Statement concerning Kohli-Kumble differences was made in real time, says Amita...

BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary has claimed that he was unaware of the rift between Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble. On Monday after the Special General Meeting (SGM) Chaudhary stood by his earlier statement made during the...

Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir continues Champions Trophy 2017 form with pink ball fo...

Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir continued his rich seam of form from the Champions Trophy win over India, striking early for Essex using a pink ball on a landmark day for English county cricket. Amir trapped Middlesex Nick Gubbi...

Pakistan aim to become number one ODI side: Inzamam

Pakistan cricket chief selector, Inzamam ul Haq has said that after winning the ICC Champions Trophy, the team next goal is to become the top ranked One Day side. Pakistan, which start-off its Champions Trophy campaign ranked a...

Mohsin urges PCB to retain Azhar Ali as Test captain

Talking to The Nation, Mohsin said: “Now Pakistan has achieved what they were looking for. Winning Champions Trophy means a lot for Pakistan cricket, who were deprived of playing home matches due to security issues. Now lies an...

‘Sarfraz’s brilliant captaincy, teamwork led to CT win’

Former chief selector Salahuddin Ahmed Sallu on Sunday showered praise on the Pakistan team for winning the ICC Champions Trophy by pulling off a most fabulous turnaround seen in international cricket, and added that skipper Sa...

Fakhar Zaman says his ‘heart sank’ when he was caught off a no ball in final – ...

Fakhar Zaman’s 114 runs from 106 balls against India in the ICC Champions Trophy final is now etched in the annals of Pakistan’s cricket history. His maiden century powered his side to 338/4 against arch rivals India and laid t...

Imad Wasim becomes the new number-one ranked T20I bowler

Imad Wasim becomes the new number-one ranked T20I bowler. Chris Morris and Liam Plunkett make major jumps as well. There is no change in the top three of the all-rounders’ table which is headed by Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh....

Final decision on new coach to be taken by Sachin, Sourav, VVS

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary had pleaded ignorance when the rift between Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble was an open secret and on Monday he defended his statement made during the I...

Want to win the T20 World Cup under Sarfraz’s captaincy: Imad Wasim

Wasim was part of the Pakistan cricket team that won the Champions Trophy final against India last week. A regular member of the squad, Wasim impressed with his economical bowling in crucial games against South Africa and Engla...

India set record for most 300-plus totals in ODI cricket

India on, Sunday, became the team to score the most 300-plus totals in One Day International Cricket. India did so when they scored a total of 310 for the loss of five wickets in the second ODI against West Indies. It was the 9...

England vs South Africa: Dawid Malan’s debut heroics guides England to series win

Dawid Malan replaced captain Eoin Morgan in England line-up for the all important decider against South Africa in the third T20 international. But, the debutant did not let England feel the absence of their captain as he cracke...

Fact that we won the final against India is the best feeling, says Azhar Mahmood

As Pakistan revels in the glory of winning the Champions Trophy, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood has lauded the efforts of his side and said that the performance was not surprising and quite expected. In an interview to Pakpassion....

Virat Kohli is the King of Facebook in India: Overtakes Salman Khan to become N...

Virat Kohli’s popularity on Facebook has reached a new high as he became the most followed celebrity on the social media platform with more than 35 million fans, overtaking Bollywood star Salman Khan by more than 6,00,000 follo...

Won’t disappoint as Test captain, says Sarfraz Ahmed

Pakistan one-day international (ODI) and Twenty20 international (T20I) Captain Sarfraz Ahmed has said that he won’t disappoint anybody if he is selected as the Test skipper. Sarfraz Ahmed to be appointed as Test captain: report...