‘I love you, Diego’ – Pele pens message for Maradona | Football News

'I love you, Diego' - Pele pens message for Maradona | Football News

RIO DE JANEIRO: “I love you, Diego” Pele has written on social media, a week after the death of his “great friend” Diego Maradona, a “genius who enchanted the world”. In Brazil, it is common to pay homage to the deceased a week after their death, when a “seventh-day mass” is celebrated by Catholics like … Read more

Barca should have sold Messi, says interim president | Football News

Barca should have sold Messi, says interim president | Football News

MADRID: Barcelona‘s interim president Carlos Tusquets feels the club should have cashed-in on Lionel Messi during the summer transfer window. Messi was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City and sent a recorded delivery (Burofax) letter stating his intention to leave. He later said the decision was due to being disillusioned with the direction … Read more

Surreal experience to represent the country: Natarajan on making ODI debut | Cricket News

Surreal experience to represent the country: Natarajan on making ODI debut | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Pacer T Natarajan on Thursday said it was a ‘surreal experience to represent the country’ after making his ODI debut in the third game against Australia at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. The speedster from Tamil Nadu gained popularity in the latest edition of Indian Premier League where he was labelled as the … Read more

Natarajan can do well under Virat’s captaincy, the way Zaheer did under Ganguly’s, says Karsan Ghavri | Cricket News

Natarajan can do well under Virat's captaincy, the way Zaheer did under Ganguly's, says Karsan Ghavri | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket has seen a dearth of left-arm fast bowlers who have been able to cement a place for themselves in the playing XI of late. After the likes of Zaheer Khan, Ashish Nehra and Irfan Pathan, many came, made fleeting appearances but failed to make a lasting impact. The likes of Barinder … Read more

India vs Australia: Top five run-getters in T20Is Down Under | Cricket News

India vs Australia: Top five run-getters in T20Is Down Under | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: The ODI script went terribly awry for India in Australia. Not often do you see a team scoring 300-plus while chasing twice in a row and ending up on the wrong side of the result both times. Australia’s batsmen, particularly Steve Smith, took the steam out of India’s bowling attack, which ironically was … Read more

South Africa vs England: Faf du Plessis rested for three-match ODI series | Cricket News

South Africa vs England: Faf du Plessis rested for three-match ODI series | Cricket News

CAPE TOWN (South Africa): Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday confirmed that experienced campaigner Faf du Plessis has been released from the squad ahead of the upcoming three-match ODI series against England. The decision has been taken in order to give the former skipper some rest. Along with du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, Pite van Biljon, … Read more

India vs Australia: Brett Lee questions Australia’s decision to rest Pat Cummins after two games | Cricket News

India vs Australia: Brett Lee questions Australia's decision to rest Pat Cummins after two games | Cricket News

SYDNEY: Former fast-bowling star Brett Lee has questioned Australia’s decision to rest pace spearhead Pat Cummins after just two games against India in the recently-concluded ODI series. Cummins, who was part of Australia’s England tour in August and also played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League, was rested for the final ODI … Read more

India vs Australia: Most memorable T20 encounters Down Under | Cricket News

India vs Australia: Most memorable T20 encounters Down Under | Cricket News

After winning the third and final ODI against Australia on Wednesday, Team India will now look forward to the upcoming three-match T20 series with renewed vigour, despite losing the three-match one-day series 1-2 to the hosts. India and Australia have played nine T20I matches Down Under since 2008, of which India have won five and … Read more

India vs Australia: Well-rounded India expected to pose tougher challenge to Australia in T20Is | Cricket News

India vs Australia: Well-rounded India expected to pose tougher challenge to Australia in T20Is | Cricket News

CANBERRA: Short of resources in ODIs, India will have enough options to choose from to pose a stiffer challenge to Australia when the two sides clash in a three-match T20 series beginning on Friday. The 1-2 ODI series loss reaffirmed that India have a lot of work to do in the 50-over format but they … Read more

India vs Australia: India vs Australia T20I Head to Head Records and Stats | Cricket News

India vs Australia: India vs Australia T20I Head to Head Records and Stats | Cricket News

Factbox on the three-match T20 international series between Australia and India, which begins on Friday in Canberra. In the first leg of India’s tour Down Under, the hosts won the ODI series 2-1. T20I FIXTURES (Start at 1:40 p.m. IST)December 4: First T20I, Manuka Oval, Canberra December 6: Second T20I, Sydney Cricket Ground December 8: … Read more