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|Salman Butt hoping to be the star of India vs Pakistan ODI series
He gave up vice-captaincy to focus on his batting and now Pakistani opener Salman
Butt is hoping to emerge as a star player during his team's cricket series
against India starting next week.
"I stepped down as vice-captain because I think I still need a lot of time
with me before I tak....
|Team gear up for home odi and test series for upcoming India Vs Pakistan matches
Battered by formidable Australia in the recent one-day series, Indian cricketers
used the opening day of the camp today to rejuvenate themselves ahead of the tough
engagements against Pakistan.
The two-hour session at the floodlit Eden Gardens saw ageing warhorses Sourav
Ganguly and ....
|Salman Butt returns to form as Pakistan warm up game in style
Salman Butt signalled his return to form with a belligerent
83 as Pakistan warmed-up for its cricket series against India
with a facile six-wicket win against Delhi here today.
After restricting the hosts to 213 for 9 in 50 overs, Pakistan romped home with
7.2 overs to spare with....
|Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan trophy announced
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Test cricket rivalry between Australia
and Sri Lanka, the two cricket Boards today announced a new trophy -- Warne
Muralitharan Trophy -- in honour of their legendary spinners.
The two countries will fight it out for the first trophy in the upcoming two-Te....
|Court orders lodging of FIR against BCCI President Sharad Pawar
A court today ordered that an FIR be lodged against BCCI Chief
Sharad Pawar and three others for alleged misappropriation of funds during
the fifth India-Australia ODI here.
The Third Metropolitan Magistrate of Cyberabad issued the order acting on a
complaint filed by a former Ra....
|Shoaib Malik and Lawson says Shoaib Akhtar is not a troublemaker
Shoaib Akhtar's erratic temperament has often come as embarrassment to Pakistan
but captain Shoaib Malik and coach Geoff Lawson today threw their
weight behind the enigmatic speedster and hoped the pacer to fire on all cylinders
in the cricket series against India.
Shoaib is just back ....
|Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid to play Ranji Trophy for Karnataka
Dropped from the Indian squad for the first two one-dayers
against Pakistan, former captain Rahul Dravid has been included
in the Karnataka team that takes on Mumbai in a Ranji Trophy Elite Group `A'
encounter in Mumbai from November 3 to 6.
Anil Kumble was named captain of the team a....
|Team election is purely on merit says Chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar
Chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar may be drawing criticism for being too
harsh to Rahul Dravid by dropping him from the squad for the first two
ODIs against Pakistan, but the man on the hot seat insisted that he picked
the team "purely on merit".
"You cannot make everybody hap....
|Rahul Dravid in no mood to comment After being dropped from the Indian cricket team
After being dropped from the Indian cricket team for the first two one-day internationals
against Pakistan, former captain Rahul Dravid today declined to
make any comment on his omission.
"It's a long season ahead of us," was Dravid's reaction while leaving
the city after flaggin....
|Rahul Dravid dropped and Virender Sehwag recalled to play against Pakistan
The national selectors today sprung a major surprise by dropping former captain
Rahul Dravid and recalling Virender Sehwag in the 15-member Indian
one-day squad for the first two matches of the upcoming cricket series against
The 34-year-old Dravid, who struggled ....
|Australia domestic season to be telecast live in India
The Australian first-class competition is the toughest cricket outside the Test
arena," according to West Indian great Sir Garfield Sobers.
Indian fans will have a great opportunity to see action from one of the domestic
cricket season in Australia, on ESPN STAR Sports, which will showca....
|Ian Botham peddling lies says old rival Ian Chappell
Indian one-day captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the highest individual
income tax payer in Jharkhand with the IT department expecting around Rs four
crore from the dashing cricketer.
Dhoni, one of the cricketers endorsing various top brands, has already paid Rs
73 lakh up to Septemb....
|Yuvraj Singh supports ICC cap on Twenty20 cricket matches
Swashbuckling middle order batsman Yuvraj Singh today backed the decision
of the International Cricket Council to cap the number of Twenty20 internationals
played by a country in a calendar year.
"It obviously feels great to be part of the winning team in the Twenty20
format, but it's....
|Indian Cricket League to kick off on November 30
After an intense recruitment drive, the rebel Indian Cricket
League today announced the dates and the venue for its high profile inaugural
edition of the Twenty20 championship.
The League, which will have West Indies batting great Brian Lara and
some other recently retired intern....
|Matthew Hayden says Nothing matches the pleasure of thrashing India
Matthew Hayden derives almost a sadistic pleasure when he silences a choc-a-bloc
Indian stadium with a match-winning knock or a brutal shot and the towering Australian
opener says nothing matches the elation he gets after thrashing the 'Men in Blue'.
Just back from an ill-tempered one day ser....