02/23/2017 at 12:34. Facebook
SNAPSHOTS: Jayant Yadav's costly foot-fault, Matt Renshaw's early trouble and more. The #INDvAUS series has been off to an eventful start.

Here are the snapshots from Day 1: [ Link ]
02/23/2017 at 10:59. Facebook
SHAPE DOESN'T MATTER: Rahkeem Cornwall is a 24-year old Antiguan all-rounder who is 6'5" tall and doesn't align with your conventional definition of "fit"

Should cricketing abilites be judged by visible fitness? [ Link ]
02/23/2017 at 08:30. Facebook
SURPRISE OUTCOMES: Asela Gunaratne's batting, Adam Zampa's bizarre omission, and other talking points and key performers from the recently-concluded Australia-Sri Lanka T20I series.

Here's our series review: [ Link ]
02/23/2017 at 06:30. Facebook
TOP ORDER FLAW: "We bat to 10 but the top five and top six still have to take the responsibility to be there at the end and two of us got in - Quinton and myself - and not one of us took it through."

AB de Villiers had much to say after South Africa's six-run loss to New Zealand:

Top-order to blame for end of South Africa's unbeaten streak: AB de Villiers
02/23/2017 at 05:00. Facebook
DIRECT HIT: From Vijay Hazare's twin hundreds to Sachin Tendulkar's brilliance, Harsha Bhogle shortlists top performances for India against Australia from the pre-2000 era.
02/23/2017 at 03:49. Facebook
UPHILL TASK: Australia opted to bat in the first Test against India in Pune. The track is expected to turn from Day 1. Jayant Yadav replaced Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the hosts.

The visitors, on the other hand, have dropped Khawaja. Can the tourists spring a surprise in spin-friendly climes? [ Link ]
02/23/2017 at 02:30. Facebook
PREY TURNED PREDATOR: Not many teams in this century have known what it means to face an Australian side walking into a series as 'underdogs'. India, surely do.

India in role reversal with Australia
02/23/2017 at 01:30. Facebook
NOT DOWN AND UNDER YET: It's been more than 12 years since Australia last won a Test in India. With predictions a 4-0 whitewash doing rounds, can the tourists spring a surprise?

Here's our preview for the first Test.

Nervy Australia aim to lay down marker against rampaging India
yesterday at 16:45. Facebook
REASON FOR HOPE: For an entire generation of Australian cricket fans, the palpable sense of inevitable dejection is unfamiliar. On the eve of a daunting series in India, no one - not even myopic diehards - believes Australia can win a Test, let alone the series.

For interest's sake, here are four left-field reasons why Australia could surprise:

Four reasons why Australia could spin a surprise
yesterday at 16:00. Facebook
IN A SPIN: Besides India's mastery over their home conditions, it's Australia's dreaded inability to handle quality spin that has been earmarked as the reason for the dramatic one-sided predictions.

Steve Smith has possibly said the most un-Australian thing. Here's hoping that they don't throw in the towel: [ Link ]
yesterday at 14:30. Facebook
IMPRESSIVE RUN: The New Zealand batsman has been averaging 70.75 for club and country across formats since his comeback from eye surgery.

Resurgent Taylor needs to go the de Villiers way
yesterday at 12:47. Facebook
LONG TIME COMING: Australia register their first T20I win over Sri Lanka at home in six attempts with a comfortable 41-run victory.

However, Sri Lanka go home with the trophy following the 2-1 result. Relive the final T20I - [ Link ]
yesterday at 11:30. Facebook
STERN TEST AHEAD: India have not lost a home series since 2012. They have beaten South Africa, New Zealand and England in the recent past. Can Australia stop the juggernaut?

For them to do that, it is important to start the series well, writes Harsha Bhogle: [ Link ]
yesterday at 09:30. Facebook
NEXT CHALLENGE: "All teams we had played were good quality teams. Australia is no different. We are not treating this series different from any others in the past." - Kohli

The Indian skipper also praised his pace bowlers ahead of the first Test against Australia.

Captaincy doesn't allow you to be complacent: Kohli
yesterday at 07:30. Facebook
ASSASSIN: He's fast and can instill fear in the batsman's mind. One of the fastest pacers to have ever played the game, Shaun Tait's career never really took off.

As he turns 34 today, here's a look at his career: [ Link ]
yesterday at 06:04. Facebook
KIWIS FIGHT BACK: After losing the first ODI, New Zealand held their nerve to win the second game by six runs after Dwaine Pretorius gave them a scare with a rapid fifty. The win was set up by Ross Taylor's record-breaking century earlier in the day.

Relive the match - [ Link ]
yesterday at 04:38. Facebook
JUBILANT: "We were in a car with a couple of the lads following the Twitter feed. To see the name come through with a figure like that next to it was pretty unbelievable. It's bizarre how that much money can be put on the head of a player to play six or seven weeks."

Trent Boult says he's eager to play for Kolkata Knight Riders:

Confident Boult looking to put best foot forward for KKR
yesterday at 02:30. Facebook
LONGER IPL STINTS: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes have been allowed to miss the two-match ODI series against Ireland in favour of IPL

Details here: [ Link ]
yesterday at 01:30. Facebook
DIRECT HIT: "Australia are always chests out, ready to battle. Yet, all the word that is coming out is enormous respect for Virat Kohli, how India is the toughest tour to be on" - Harsha Bhogle
02/21/2017 at 16:31. Facebook
RETURN AS THE LEADER: With no more ODIs left for India, this could be MS Dhoni's last hit in 50-over contests ahead of the Champions Trophy.

Dhoni to lead Jharkhand in Vijay Hazare Trophy