Rohit Sharma

Ngidi and Rabada make mark for Proteas but no shared magic

18 years ago, the Proteas thrilled the Wanderers against New Zealand by having two young black fast bowlers, Makhaya Ntini and Mfuneko Ngam, bowling …

Kagiso Rabada

Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya in Ind Vs SA second test match inspire hilarious memes on Twitter

In what could be called a cleverly (or not) timed picture, Kohli is seen frozen in a jump-like posture which has now come to be at the receiving end …

Hardik Pandya

India will still believe they can make history despite Kohli's dismissal

JOHANNESBURG - India start the fifth day, with their hopes of creating history teetering. They require another 252 runs to win this second Test, to …

Sport (South Africa)

Rohit Sharma may not play Test cricket ever again if he fails once more, says South Africa legend

Jonty Rhodes says the Indian limited-overs specialist is not being able to rectify the mistakes that have been letting him down in the longest format …

Cricket

Rampant Roy rewrites England record-books

7:25 AM ET<p><b>171</b> - The previous-best ODI score for England, by Alex Hales against Pakistan in 2016. Jason Roy's 180 is now England's best, and it is …

Virat Kohli

Decoding ‘intent’, Virat Kohli’s buzzword

The Indian captain doesn’t miss a chance to stress on the importance of intent whenever he talks.<p><i>“You can’t be in a zone of not having intent and see</i> …

Cheteshwar Pujara

PHOTOS: India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 1

Markram, who was raised just a few kilometres from the Centurion Park stadium, will resume after the interval on 51 along with a more cautious Dean …

Aiden Markram

Highlights, India vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 1 at Centurion, Full Cricket Score: IND claw back with 4 wickets in 3rd session- Firstcricket News, Firstpost

Tags : #AB de Villiers #Ajinkya Rahane #Centurion #Cricket Match Score #Cricket Score #Duanne Olivier #full cricket scorecard #Hashim Amla #IND v SA …

Jasprit Bumrah

History against India for second Test at Centurion

From one fortress to the next. That’s the gist of India’s journey from Newlands to SuperSport Park in Centurion. Down the road at The Wanderers, …

Ajinkya Rahane

What dropping Bhuvneshwar Kumar tells us about Virat Kohli’s captaincy

India ended day 1 of the Test in command but that tells us more about the vagaries of Test cricket than it does about Kohli’s captaincy.<p>The day …

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Lesser-known stories behind cricketers’ jersey numbers

article<p>Ever wondered why Rahul Dravid wore jersey number …

Cricket

‘Kohli gone, India gone’: Reactions to India’s top-order collapse as series defeat looms

Kohli’s dismissal sparks memories of the 90s when India’s hopes started and ended with Tendulkar.<p>The much-vaunted Indian top order struggled yet …

Virat Kohli

Ajinkya Rahane is the man who can steady the ship for India vs South Africa: Allan Donald

Legendary South Africa cricket team fast bowler Allan Donald, one of the finest ever, has now been mentor to pacers in five different national teams …

Sports (India)

With every move on the cricket field, Virat Kohli creates theatre of his very own

Somehow, between all the chaos, the Indian captain managed to play an innings that will be remembered for a long time to come.<p><i>“Compelling viewing” —</i> …

Virat Kohli

BCCI pays former selector Jatin Paranjape for non-working period

Paranjape and Gagan Khoda, who have only played ODIs for India, had to leave the selection panel which was then pruned to three. (Source: File)<p>FIR …

India

India vs South Africa: KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane should play second Test, says Kiran More

Ajinkya Rahane was not included in playing XI in the first Test. (BCCI/Twitter)<p>A defeat in the first Test against South Africa in Cape Town raised …

Ajinkya Rahane

Ireland to host two T20 encounters with India this summer

The opener will be on Wednesday, June 27, with the second match to be played two days later at Malahide, the venue for Ireland's inaugural Test match …

News (Ireland)

Will a bowler be sacrificed to bolster India’s batting?

JOHANNESBURG - What changes, if any, will India make following that 72-run defeat in the enthralling first Test at Newlands?It’s a strange situation …

Sport (South Africa)

India have plenty of selection headaches going into the second Test

8:51 AM ET<p>It's not often that a team decides to drop their vice-captain, who also happens to be one of the most successful batsmen in the team, …

Cricket

At Newlands, Philander showed the moving ball is far deadlier for India than sheer pace

The Cape Town collapse showed why India should worry about Philander much more than Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel.<p>Two days before the first Test, …

Vernon Philander

10 Indian Cricketers Who Started Their Journey To Stardom With The Under-19 World Cup

India's campaign at the Under-19 World Cup is about to start in 4 days. And while it's true that the U-19 team will never draw crowds like the senior …

Cheteshwar Pujara

Back to the drawing board as the First Test Syndrome strikes again

The popular reaction to India’s defeat in Cape Town is summed up thus: “When they come here, they get thrashed because they can’t play spin. When we …

Cheteshwar Pujara

As South Africa clinches victory against India in 1st Test, it’s raining memes and jokes

As the 1st Test match against South Africa came to an end on Day 4, Indian fans couldn’t stop cracking jokes about team India’s performance, and …

South Africa

India vs South Africa 2018: Rohit Sharma's repeated failures suggest its time to look beyond him- Firstcricket News, Firstpost

The one thing Rohit Sharma had going for him in this series no longer applies. Form, was the magic word to justify Sharma’s inclusion in the playing …

Cricket

ICC Test Rankings: Kohli drops to third spot, Rabada becomes number 1 bowler | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Indian skipper and swashbuckling batsman Virat Kohli has dropped to the third spot with England captain Joe Root replacing him in the second position …

Sports (India)

Benched quartet keep themselves in contention

10:19 AM ET<p>On a quiet Tuesday, as the Cape Town suburbs poured into offices in town, four India players woke up nice and early, packed their bags, …

Jasprit Bumrah

Virat Kohli defends Rohit Sharma's selection, says current form was the reason

India lost the first Test against South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town on Monday by 72 runs after they were outdone by Vernon Philander in their chase …

Ajinkya Rahane

Rohit, Dhawan and the limits of 'current form'

12:45 PM ET<p>WATCH - Philander gets Rohit's wicket<p>Back of a length and outside off, this isn't a full-blooded punch from Rohit. He does not meet the …

Cricket

Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers IPL pay ‘on par with Ronaldo’

Author: DILEEP PREMACHANDRANSun, 2018-01-07 20:45ID: 1515347061155772900BANGALORE: Coimbatarao Gopinath is the last survivor from the XI that …

Indian Cricket

India vs South Africa: Team management rejected BCCI's idea to send Test regulars early to acclimatise, claims report- Firstcricket News, Firstpost

<b>Mumbai:</b> India may well have shot themselves in the foot by not sending Test regulars to South Africa a few weeks before the first Test in Cape …

South Africa