Virat Kohli’s RCB Target IPL Final in Clash Against Gujarat Lions in Qualifier


Powered by Virat Kohli’s inspirational leadership, Royal Challengers Bangalore would look to inch closer to a maiden IPL title triumph when they take on table-toppers Gujarat Lions in the first Qualifier at the M Chinnaswamy stadium on Tuesday.
RCB were in a real spot of bother as they needed to win their last four games to make it to the play-offs. The Bangalore outfit showed great fighting spirit, with Kohli leading from the front, to record four consecutive wins to finish the league engagements at the second spot.
RCB finished the preliminary round with 16 points from 14 games, just behind leaders Gujarat Lions, who garnered 18 from 14 matches.
RCB seem to have struck form at just the right time and after a not-so-impressive start to the season, the Kohli-led side has dished out four ...

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Rising Pune Supergiants – MS Dhoni


He had led Chennai Super Kings for eight years before being forced to move due to CSK’s suspension. He called this move difficult. “If all of a sudden if you want me to say that I am very excited to play for a new team, it will be wrong,” said Dhoni who had won the title twice and finished runner-up four times. This time, though, in new colours of Pune Super Giants and a new look team, things would be very different for India’s limited overs captain. Will Dhoni’s inspirational touch carry on, it remains to be seen.

Gujarat Lions – Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina

The other new team to enter IPL-9 is Gujarat Lions who will be playing their matches in Rajkot. He may not be performing well with the bat as it was visible during the World T20, but IPL will give him the chance to regain form...

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Magnificent Kohli soaks pressure; hands India spot in the semifinal




The question on who the best young batsman in modern cricket is has been going on for a while with Steve Smith, Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli vying for the honour. But there is one aspect of the game in which the Indian triumphs over the other three and everybody else in world cricket – chasing.

It wasn’t the first time that Kohli soaked in the pressure of a big match and paced his innings perfectly to help chase down a stiff target. But he leaves the viewers dazzled every time he does it. Be it in dissecting the gaps on the field and finding the boundary or making a mockery of the best of the fielders in the world to take that extra run while running between the wickets.

Yet again, while chasing a target of 160 runs on a tricky wicket, he ou...

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India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2016 – Highlights: Rohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra Help India Beat Hosts by 45 Runs

Ashia Cup

Mahendra Singh Dhoni lost the toss and India were put into bat by Bangladeshi captain Mashrafe Mortaza. Rohit Sharma smashed 83 off 55 balls while Hardik Pandya plundered 31 off 18 balls to power India to 166 for six. Ashish Nehra took three wickets while Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya and Ravichandran Ashwin chipped in with one each to restrict the hosts to 121 for seven in 20 overs. Catch all the highlights here (SCORECARD | NEWS | VIDEOS | POINTS TABLE)
22:38 hrs IST:MS Dhoni: “The way Rohit batted it was a crucial innings for us on a pitch like this. Hardik Pandya’s strength is to take the bowling on and he can bowl, field and bat so we are trying to give him as many opportunities as possible so he can gain more confidence.”
22:35 hrs IST:Rohit Sharma: “It was important for me to carr...

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Asia Cup 2016: Match fixtures, schedule, time, results, dates and more


Asia Cup 2016 is scheduled to begin in Bangladesh from February 24 and will run up to March 6. Here is the complete schedule of the tournament. The much-awaited India-Pakistan contest is on Feb 27 in Mirpur.
February 24, Wednesday: Bangladesh vs India
19:00 IST (13:30 GMT), Mirpur
February 25, Thursday: Sri Lanka vs TBD
19:00 IST (13:30 GMT), Mirpur
February 26, Friday: Bangladesh vs TBD
19:00 IST (13:30 GMT), Mirpur
February 27, Saturday: India vs Pakistan
19:00 IST (13:30 GMT), Mirpur
February 28, Sunday: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
19:00 IST (13:30 GMT), Mirpur
February 29, Monday: Pakistan vs TBD
19:00 IST (13:30 GMT), Mirpur
March 1, Tuesday: India vs Sri Lanka
19:00 IST (13:30 GMT), Mirpur
March 2, Wednesday: Bangladesh vs Pakistan
19:00 IST (13:30 GMT), Mirpur
March 3, Thursday: India ...

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Justice AP Shah’s ruling on conflict of interest: what’s wrong with one man, one post?


Justice (Retd) AP Shah was the chairman of the 20th Law Commission of India and was also the chairman of the committee constituted by the Union Ministry of Finance to look into Minimum Alternate Tax on Foreign Institutional Investors. He also served as the Chief Justice of the Delhi and Madras High Courts.
Justice Shah has been very busy of late, working as the BCCI’s independent Ombudsman. He had to address a lot of conflict of interest allegations related to several individuals, including India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president and IPL governing council member Sourav Ganguly, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur and national selector Vikram Rathour. And in his first order he has delivered a strong recommendation.
The order ostensibly dealt with Harbhaj...

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MS Dhoni’s miracle mop at work again


The Indian team did a rather unusual thing on Sunday night after they won the T20 series against Sri Lanka in Visakhapatnam. As soon as the presentation ceremony ended, they went for a victory lap around the stadium, something MS Dhoni’s men generally don’t indulge in bilateral series at home. Read what you want into that episode, but in the bigger picture, Dhoni does have a few reasons to be happy about. Yet again, things have fallen in place for Dhoni ahead of a marquee tournament. He has a fascinating track record of such happenstance, but let’s first start with the latest developments. Calls for removing Dhoni with Virat Kohli as the captain for shorter formats was growing louder...

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