CARDIFF: Unbeaten so far, a confident India would be up against a massive challenge when they take on sub-continental rivals Sri Lanka, a team on the ascendancy after a slow start, in the semifinal match of the ICC Champions Trophy on Thursday.
India will be the fancied team on paper [...]
CARDIFF: An ‘all-you-can-eat-for-five-pounds’ pub in the Cardiff City Centre is bustling with people counting lose change to grab a hot meal and watching – perhaps for the umpteenth time – Mark Taylor score his historic unbeaten 334 against Pakistan at Peshawar in 1998. The footage is repeated often in these parts.
LONDON: The five-wicket defeat to India in a warm-up match ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy will have no significance when Sri Lanka square off against the same opponents in the semifinals, said Mahela Jayawardene.
Jayawardene, who reached 11,000 ODI runs yesterday, said the defeat against India in a warm-up [...]
NEW DELHI: With three consecutive centuries in international cricket, India’s newest batting sensation Shikhar Dhawan’s brand value is on the upswing as some of the major corporate houses are showing a lot of interest in the 27-year-old opener after his on-field exploits.
For the company that manages the enormously talented left-hander, Dhawan is [...]
The third team of the tri-series is Sri Lanka and the matches will be [...]
BIRMINGHAM: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has told his match-winning young team to remain focused as it approached the business end of the Champions Trophy.
The reigning World Cup champions have enjoyed a remarkable campaign in the eight-nation tournament so far, becoming the only team to enter the semi-finals with an [...]
BIRMINGHAM: To be wary of stealing a single, because you know there’s an extremely agile fielder lurking around, can be a most annoying feeling. But it’s precisely the kind of feeling India’s fielders have managed to bring out in opposition batsmen in the Champions Trophy. From Cardiff to London and now in [...]
BIRMINGHAM: From the galleries across the grounds in England and Wales where the Champions Trophy matches are being played, to media briefings, team hotels, tube stations and even the streets of London, Cardiff and Birmingham — the decibel is on the rise in the United Kingdom majorly because of the Indian team.
India have been blessed with some attacking openers over the last three decades. If Krishnamachari Srikkanth started the trend in the 1980s with his swashbuckling style, it was Virender Sehwag who took over the mantle in the 2000s.
And now, the baton has passed to Shikhar Dhawan.
LONDON: The venue for India’s second match of the Champions Trophy – against the West Indies – is the historic Oval in South London. The stadium here has seen many changes to its name — from being called the Kennington Oval and the Brit Oval in the past to now being rechristened the Kia [...]