|July 21, 2018|
|Why Dhoni's World Cup place is in doubt|
With his strike dipping alarmingly in the last one year, Mahendra Singh Dhoni faces a tough battle to retain his place for the 2019 ODI World Cup.
|June 26, 2018|
|How the IPL created India's new cricket stars|
'The impact Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, Mayank Markande, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna and Washington Sundar had on the IPL not only won hearts, but also the approval of the selectors,' says Ayaz Memon.
|May 30, 2018|
|Top 10 FLOPS of IPL-11|
The big stars who failed to live up to expectations and ended up disappointing not only their IPL franchises but also their fans.
|May 21, 2018|
|Who will replace Pant as IPL MVP?|
He could be overtaken by Sunrisers Hyderabad Captain Kane Williamson (760) or Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Sunil Narine (703) or even the intrepid Ambati Rayadu (675) of the Chennai Super Kings.
|March 08, 2018|
|What next for India's young stars?|
'It remains to be seen how much Prithvi Shaw's warriors go on to accomplish, but letting all the adulation go to their heads is the last thing you can expect.'
|February 27, 2018|
|Why did SRK oust Dada from KKR?|
In this exclusive excerpt from his autobiography, A Century Is Not Enough, Sourav Ganguly makes some startling revelations.
|February 14, 2018|
|'Rohit could score the 1st 300 in ODIs'|
'No one can be as destructive like him. His hundreds are BIG!, 150, 170, double hundreds,' Dinesh Lad, Rohit's childhood coach, tells Rediff.com's Harish Kotian.
|December 20, 2017|
|IPL is now the Big Bucks League|
The IPL has the potential to make cricketers among the best paid athletes in the world if you look at what they will earn per hour.change that.
|December 12, 2017|
|Virushka: How the romance unfolded|
Even in a country where Cricket and Bollywood have always been a potent mix, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's fairytale romance is special.
|November 21, 2017|
|Ashes: 'A Battle of the Flaws'|
'What we are about to watch in Australia is a mid-table contest -- 3rd versus 5th in the ICC Test championship table.'
|August 16, 2017|
|'My destiny was to write about the game'|
'That has always been my ambition -- to take the reader behind the scenes, to the places he was not allowed to visit, but which I had the privilege of entering.'
|July 19, 2017|
|Even greater glory awaits Mithali Raj|
The semi-final against Australia and if the Indian women are fortunate, Sunday's final will decide her place in history as a captain, though she has long secured her position in the Elysium of women's cricket, says Haresh Pandya.
|March 10, 2017|
|Guess who India's real cricketing star is!|
No one even comes close to the impact Anil Kumble has had on Indian cricket, when it comes to winning matches and series, say Aakash Chopra and Impact Index.
|January 23, 2017|
|Captain. Leader. Legend.|
Tactical genius, uplifting leader, altruistic individual, a man with unwavering certitude.
|March 26, 2016|
|Is Virat better than Sachin?|
'This was Kohli's veneration for his master: The man who had inspired him to pick up a cricket bat in the first place, the man he had grown up watching. Just that now, he was exactly like him, or, dare it be suggested, maybe a shade better while chasing down daunting totals,' says Dhruv Munjal.
|February 18, 2016|
|McCullum legacy much more than pyrotechnics|
While the triple century against India and an away series win over West Indies were the highlights of his career, Brendon McCullum said it was the camaraderie of the dressing room that would linger longest in his memory.
|January 25, 2016|
|Ravi Shastri, Indian Cricket's Mr Indispensable|
'In the merry-go-round of Indian cricket, amid abhorrent match-fixing scandals and incessant politicking, Ravi Shastri is a multifaceted personality who, when called upon, can don any hat with ease.'
|August 18, 2015|
|Pujara or Rahane for Rohit at No 3? |
Who do you feel is India's best bat for the No. 3 slot in the second Test against Sri Lanka, starting on Thursday, August 20.
|May 18, 2015|
|Will this India XI play Bangladesh?|
Ahead of the selectors' meeting in Mumbai on Wednesday, May 20, Harish Kotian picks the team he considers best to take on Bangladesh in the one-off Test in Fatullah from June 10 to 14.
|April 10, 2015|
|We will never see the likes of him again|
'If Richie Benaud was born to play cricket and born to lead, he was also born to commentate on the game he graced with his inspirational presence.'
|March 30, 2015|
|We Indians changed our colours, just for the day!|
'Amazingly, along with the yellow army, there was still a huge number of desis, who had flown in from various parts of the world. No, we didn't sell our tickets -- we just changed our colours, for the day,' says Swapna Mitter, who was at the World Cup Final.
|March 16, 2015|
|Raina, Dhoni pull India through!|
Zimbabwe looked like they were headed for a miracle win but Suresh Raina and M S Dhoni made sure India registered their 10th consecutive win in the World Cup.
|February 26, 2015|
|Don't Miss! The Rediff Cricket Show|
This, we thought, was the perfect time to bring you the Rediff Cricket Chat, a show hosted by cricket fans for cricket fans.
|August 23, 2012|
|VVS, we will miss you|
With Laxman unpadding, looks like cricket has seen the last of the touch artistes, says M P Anil Kumar.
|February 10, 2012|
|Has the BCCI taken our cricketers for a ride?|
Why does the richest cricket board in the world pay its players peanuts for official matches, thus paving the way for making IPL their real cash bonanza, asks Sanjay Jha
|August 22, 2011|
|Cricket and religion: Why we are losing in England|
This is the holy month of Shravan. It's a month where doing 'tapasya' by fasting results in a lot of benefits. So our cricketers are all fasting. To be a good sportsman, a perfect diet is essential. This fast has played havoc with our players, says Sunil Phatarphekar
|March 17, 2011|
|The cricketer who announced the arrival of a New India|
'Think big, go for it big from the beginning itself, stay focussed, dodge distractions; national interest is supreme; never forget your roots and sacrifices of your forebears. Yes, in life, be on the front foot, always.'
|May 22, 2010|
|Twenty20 format may help crack US market|
From the country that gave the world the slider and the forkball, cricket's administrators are asking are Americans ready for the doosra and the googly? The answer may be found this weekend when cricket makes its first real attempt to crack into the United States with two official Twenty20 matches between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at the country's only purpose-built cricket stadium.
|May 21, 2010|
|BCCI needs to rethink county ban on players|
With no domestic cricket taking place for the next few months, it is imperative that the BCCI does a rethink of its decision to disallow players from traveling to England. After all, playing even a few competitive matches in the county circuit is better than just lumbering up in the nets at the NCA.
|May 13, 2010|
|Team India failed to learn from past mistakes|
Barring Suresh Raina's match-winning century against South Africa and the hollow win over Afghanistan, the Indians were outplayed in all three matches of the Super Eights. It seems Mahendra Singh Dhoni used up all his intelligence and stamina to steer Chennai Super Kings to the Indian Premier League crown and had nothing left for the bigger T20 bash in the Caribbean.
Failure has become a bad habit for Team India
The lucrative six-week extravaganza left the Indian team tired, and with the World T20 staring just five days later, there was hardly any time to recuperate.
|May 11, 2009|
|Injured player praises Shah Rukh, KKR |
Prolific Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, recuperating from injury, praises the Kolkata Knight Riders team management for taking good care of him.
|April 26, 2009|
|'Flintoff was a good influence on CSK'|
Andrew Flintoff may not have justified his USD 1.55 million price tag but the star England all-rounder, forced out of the Indian Premier League due to injury, was a "good influence" on the Chennai Super Kings, according to coach Stephen Fleming.
|April 22, 2009|
|IPL boosts SA's image ahead of 2010 WC|
Hosting the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket tournament is helping to burnish South Africa's image abroad and dispel worries about its readiness to host the 2010 soccer World Cup, officials say.
KKR is under a lot of pressure: SRK
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) owner Shah Rukh Khan on Tuesday revealed he has been receiving "strange" hate mails for stripping Sourav Ganguly of KKR captaincy.
'Now every six I hit means a smile'
Adam Gilchrist's sixes at the Indian Premier League will not only enthrall the fans this season, but 25 of his lofty hits will also help fund modified bikes for children with disabilities.
|April 21, 2009|
|Govt gets tough after Dhoni, Harbhajan snub Padma awards|
Embarrassed by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh's failure to turn up for the Padma Shri awards last Wednesday, the government issued a notification saying National sports awards, like the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna, Dhronacharya and Dhyanchand, will be withdrawn if the recipient is absent from the
Coach defends having Uthappa as RCB's keeper
Royal Challengers Bangalore's decision to make Robin Uthappa the wicket-keeper despite having a specialist in Mark Boucher has lent balance to the side, feels coach Ray Jennings, who says the seasoned South African may have to sit out more if the experiment goes well.
School benefits from IPL's HEAT initiative
IPL Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi has donated R100,000 (Rs five lakh) to a high school in Port Elizabeth as part of the IPL's Help Educate and Teach (HEAT) initiative.
'I am happy with our batting but...'
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday lavished praise on retired Australian Matthew Hayden and Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan for their efforts in the 92-run win over Bangalore Royal Challengers in Port Elizabeth.
|April 20, 2009|
|'Vettori is the best spinner in the world,' says Sehwag|
Delhi Daredevils skipper Virender Sehwag has put Daniel Vettori in the same league as legendary spinners Shane Warne and Anil Kumble and said the New Zealand skipper is the best tweaker in the world at present.
'I don't play to prove anything'
Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday said he is not playing cricket to prove anything to anybody but because of the sheer love of the game and he is still enjoying the game.
'This win is a small step in...'
Deccan Chargers captain Adam Gilchrist on Sunday said his side's comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League was a small step in restoring their confidence after their disastrous campaign last season.
|April 19, 2009|
|Vettori turns it Delhi's way|
Vettori's exceptional bowling spell changed the complexion of the game. The New Zealander had laid the foundation for his side's win.
Delhi thrash Punjab by 10 wickets
Virender Sehwag (38 not out) and Gautam Gambhir (15 not out) made short work of their 54-run target to help Delhi Daredevils beat Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets in the third match of the Indian Premier League in Cape Town on Sunday.
Shot selection is key in IPL-II: Dravid
Shot selection would be key to the success of batsmen in the second edition of the IPL in the South African conditions, feels Rahul Dravid, who scripted Royal Challenger Bangalore's stunning win over Rajasthan Royals in Cape Town.
|November 19, 2008|
Anil Kumble 619 and done|
A salute to the gentle giant of Indian cricket.
In a career marked by many a controversy, Sourav Ganguly will be remembered as captain and batsman extraordinaire. A tribute to one of India’s most charismatic cricketers.
Tendulkar Test's best
On October 17, 2008, Sachin Tendulkar became Test cricket’s highest run-getter when he overtook retired West Indies captain Brian Lara’s tally of 11,953 runs from 131 Tests. Here's celebrating the batting maestro’s latest milestone.
Summer of 1983
Celebrating India's World Cup triumph.
|July 30, 2008|
|Dalmiya scripts Sourav-like comeback|
Out in the wilderness for 18 months, former International Cricket Council chief Jagmohan Dalmiya, elected as the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), has scripted a dream comeback that is only similar to state icon Sourav Ganguly. Dalmiya, lying low ever since he was ousted from the post of CAB president in December 2006, planned his comeback and ensured that his entire panel of office-bearers was elected comfortably.
|April 10, 2008|
|Green Park gave India its first win over Australia|
India's first ever Test win over Australia in December 1959 at the Green Park ground, in Kanpur, is probably one historic moment that remains consigned to the record books. towards Jasubhai Patel, the off-spinner took 14 wickets and was instrumental in ensuring India's victory.
|March 06, 2008|
|Murali, my son-in-law
Chennai's Dr Nitya Ramamurthy provides rare glimpses of the world's top spinner.
|February 20, 2008|
|VRV: Very Resourceful Variation|
After consistent performances this season Vikram Raj Vir Singh is back in the reckoning for a regular place in the Indian Test team.
|February 07, 2008|
|Bose back to old wicket ways|
The Kolkata medium pacer, who picked 57 wickets last season, believes his haul of 26 wickets this season, though lesser, is still formidable.
|January 06, 2008|
ICC might now look at the possibility of adding new mode of dismissal in the rule books - Bucknored. This is the mode that genuinely describes Rahul Dravid's dismissal on Sunday.
|December 25, 2007|
|India's two rare Test triumphs at MCG|
As Team India prepares to take on the mighty Kangaroos in their own land in Melbourne on the Boxing Day, it may be interesting to go down memory lane and remember our two remarkable victories at this historic venue.
|December 24, 2007|
|100 Tests is very special: Sourav|
Sourav Ganguly ruminates on hopes and dreams; on ambitions and checks; on wishes and fulfillment -- and on what the future holds for him.
Sachin celebrates Sourav's 100 Test
On the occasion of Sourav Ganguly's 100th Test, Sachin Tendulkar speaks of how significant the moment is, and of his long-time partner's contribution to Indian cricket.
Pathan celebrates Sourav's 100th Test
On the cusp of another Australia tour where he hopes to cement his own comeback, Irfan Pathan speaks of his one-time captain, and the confidence Sourav Ganguly instilled in him.
Mother Nirupa on Sourav's 100th Test
The rest of the country can idolize Sourav Ganguly all it wants to; for mother Nirupa Ganguly, her second son is still the same simple, unspoilt kid who loves her cooking.
Laxman on Sourav's 100th Test
The master batsman salutes Sourav Ganguly on completing 100 Test matches.
Harbhajan on Sourav's 100th Test
Harbhajan Singh pays tribute to Sourav Ganguly, the captain who transformed his career.
Dravid celebrates Sourav's 100th Test
As Sourav Ganguly readies to join the 100-Club, Rahul Dravid reminisces -- on that first match, the first century, and what Ganguly was like as a captain.
Wife Dona on Sourav's 100th Test
Dona Ganguly, who rarely watches her husband bat, is off to Australia. "A 100th Test is once in a lifetime," she says.
Dhoni celebrates Sourav's 100th Test
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who made his debut under Sourav Ganguly, speaks of the "fearless" leader he has known.
Father Chandi on Sourav's 100th Test
Father Chandidas Ganguly speaks of following his son's sensational debut over the phone, and of what it means to have a cricketing superstar as his son.
|December 12, 2007|
India's Twenty20 World Cup triumph was one of those cherished dreams the country will never want to wake up from.
|November 14, 2007|
|Rajasthan's Generation Next - Part II|
To assist Greg Chappell and Ian Frazer, the RCA has roped in five local coaches, all ex-Ranji Trophy players who have since passed the Level 2 coaching exams conducted by the board: Sharad Joshi, Krishnakumar, Vijay Asawa, Harish Joshi and Kuldip Mathur.
Rajasthan's Generation Next
Former India coach Greg Chappell talks with trademark eloquence on cricket, and on coaching.
|October 23, 2007|
|'Racial abuse' photographer Hamish Blair speaks|
Australian photographer Hamish Blair's photograph of fans making monkey gestures during the seventh ODI between India and Australia at the Wankhede stadium smudged India's image in the cricketing world.
|September 27, 2007|
|Hail the other Pathan, too|
Yusuf Pathan, a hard-hitting batsman, useful off-spinner and brilliant fielder, made it to the Indian Twenty20 team more on the strength of his aggressive approach to the game.
|August 27, 2007|
|Don Bradman, 99 |
A special tribute to the greatest batsman who lived.
|May 03, 2007|
|Dick Motz: A truly tragic hero|
The New Zealand fast bowler, who passed into the ages last week, was popular with fans because of his flamboyant batting and ability to hit towering sixes.
|April 12, 2007|
|'Tendulkar still has 2-3 years left in him'|
'The memory I have of Brian Lara is that he is such a dynamic player and he plays shots in the style that no one else is capable of playing,' says Michael Bevan.
|April 05, 2007|
|Chappell's exit is disappointing: More|
Former India chief selector Kiran More, who during his tenure worked closely with Chappell, expressed disappointment at the Australian's resignation.
|April 04, 2007|
|Where is the performance? asks More|
'If you are losing to Bangladesh then I think the question mark comes regarding the performance,' said the former wicketkeeper and chief selector.
|March 26, 2007|
|Life in the cricketing cauldron|
When Bob Woolmer was appointed Pakistan coach in 2004 he entered a part of the world where only religion exceeds the importance of cricket -- and a casual bystander could be forgiven for mixing up the two.
Australia will be tough to beat: Bevan
'Australia have a number of players that may well be finishing up after the World Cup and they may want to finish on a high note,' said the former Australian batsman.
|March 14, 2007|
|Pakistan blown to Smithereens|
Batting at number eight, Dwayne Smith's cameo of 32 from 15 balls pushed the West Indies to a competitive total and then his medium-pace bowling had Pakistan on the ropes.
|March 08, 2007|
|The most valuable ODI players today|
Rather than debate the MVP at the end of the tournament, we begin at the beginning – and, as the Cup gets under way, we ask: what makes a cricketer valuable, in the one-day format?
|March 07, 2007|
|Miandad, More and mimicry|
When Javed Miandad jumped up and down, mimicking Kiran More's appeal in Sydney during the 1992 World Cup.
|March 02, 2007|
|When Vishy walked tall|
Gundappa Viswanath's knock of 75 against the West Indies was adjudged one of the ten best of the 1979 edition of the World Cup.
McGrath hoping to end on a high
The Australian fast bowler is bidding, along with team mates Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist, to become the first players to win three World Cup titles.
Hussey is Australia's trump card
The man known as Mr Cricket has become the new saviour of Australia's one-day team, replacing Michael Bevan.
|February 21, 2007|
|Money talks at World Cup|
The revenue generated from 51 matches will be as important to the tournament as the names of the eventual winners.
Harbhajan banking on basics
The ace off-spinner says the recent series victories against the West Indies and Sri Lanka would serve as a huge boost at the World Cup.
|February 05, 2007|
This series hopes to introduce you to those who, we think, will be the face of Indian cricket in three, four, five years time.
A talent for tomorrow
Discerning critics insist that Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara is probably the best thing that has happened to Indian cricket after Rahul Dravid.
|January 16, 2007|
|Runs resurrect Robin|
Robin Uthappa is back -- ironically, again replacing Sehwag, whose lack of form on the recent South Africa tour made the national selectors cast about for a replacement.
|January 09, 2007|
|'I am used to getting dropped'|
Mohammad Kaif on how he plans to return to the India XI and why fitness will be crucial during the World Cup.
|December 20, 2006|
|Waiting for the call|
The first in our Mission Tomorrow series: Subramaniam Badrinath, surely one of the best batsmen India has today.
|August 17, 2006|
|Colt for the course|
19-year-old Rohit Sharma, who is among the probables for the Champions Trophy, has the potential to make it big in international cricket.
|August 03, 2006|
|Powar looking to pack the punch|
The Indian off-spinner says the slow wickets in the West Indies taught him a lesson or two that he hopes to apply in the Sri Lanka tri-series.
|April 04, 2006|
|'Sachin is special'|
Test legend David Gower rates Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara and Tendulkar.
|March 24, 2006|
|Tendulkar trip down memory lane|
The master batsman got emotional at a felicitation function as he acknowledged all who played a role in his success.