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Ponting starts new innings as Mumbai Indians coach

Sports March 30, 2015 at 6:17 pm 0 comments

Mumbai, Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting on Monday began his new innings as the head coach of the Mumbai Indians who commenced their training at the Wankhede Stadium ahead of the Indian Premier League season 8, scheduled to start on April 8. Ponting, who led his country to World CupRead More

Perform or perish, says PCB’s new chief selector

Sports March 30, 2015 at 6:15 pm 0 comments

Karachi, Pakistan’s new chief selector Haroon Rasheed on Monday issued a warning to the members of the national team that they had to either perform consistently or the selectors would look for replacements. “At the end of the day the selectors can only pick the best squad and the coachesRead More

Windies pacer Fidel Edwards joins Hampshire

Sports March 30, 2015 at 6:14 pm 0 comments

London: English county cricket club Hampshire have signed West Indian fast bowler Fidel Edwards for the second part of the 2015 season. The 33-year-old, who will be available for all the three formats, it was announced in an England and wales Cricket Board (ECB) release on Monday. Edwards said: “I’mRead More

President Pranab Mukherjee hails Srikanth for India Open win

Sports March 30, 2015 at 6:13 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday congratulated shuttler Kidambi Srikanth for winning the India Open Superseries men’s singles title here on Sunday. The World No.4 defeated Danish Viktor Axelsen 18-21, 21-13, 21-12 in 55 minutes in the final at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. “Please accept my hearty congratulationsRead More

Australia send India packing from World Cup

Australia send India packing from World Cup

Sports March 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm 0 comments

Sydney, Australia comprehensively overwhelmed India to oust the defending champions and enter the cricket World Cup final with a 95-run win in their semifinal encounter at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here on Thursday. With the triumph, Australia ensured a summit clash against co-hosts New Zealand and will be vyingRead More

England need to stop being so English: Ravi Bopara

Sports March 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm 0 comments

London: England all-rounder Ravi Bopara has said his team’s cricketers need to “stop being so English” if they want to achieve success in limited overs cricket. Bopara played just a match in the ongoing World Cup even though he featured regularly in the One-Day-International(ODI) tri-series also involving india and AustraliaRead More

New Zealand will struggle with size of MCG: Matthew Hayden

Sports March 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm 0 comments

Melbourne: Former Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden on Thursday said that New Zealand will struggle with the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Sunday’s cricket World Cup final here. Co-hosts New Zealand entered the final of the mega event for the first time with a victory over SouthRead More

Michael Clarke salutes Steven Smith as Australia power into final

Sports March 26, 2015 at 3:12 pm 0 comments

Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke praised the “exceptional” Steven Smith after his side beat defending champions india by 95 runs on Thursday to set a World Cup final with New Zealand. Steven Smith`s 105 and his second-wicket stand of 182 with opener Aaron Finch (81) powered Australia to 328 forRead More

Suresh Raina faces ‘tennis serves’ to counter bounce against Aussies

Suresh Raina faces ‘tennis serves’ to counter bounce against Aussies

Sports March 23, 2015 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

Sydney: Suresh Raina is pulling out all stops to kill his inner demons by spending a lengthy time at the nets, trying to counter the rising deliveries by facing powerful “tennis serves”. Practising with wet tennis balls to counter the pace is an age-old concept but the training module adoptedRead More

‘No one can stop us’, says South African skipper AB de Villiers

Sports March 23, 2015 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

Auckland: After years of South Africa being lumbered with the “chokers” tag, captain AB de Villiers boldly declared Monday the World Cup was theirs for the taking this time. De Villiers was in a confident mood on the eve of the semi-final in Auckland against New Zealand with neither sideRead More