MUMBAI: Mahendra Singh Dhoni has opted out of India’s tour of the West Indies, leaving the team’s selectors to start beginning their search for his successor once the long-serving wicketkeeper-batsman hangs up his boots for good. The former India skipper has decided to take a two-month break and serve his army regiment
New Delhi: With the advent of two new balls in ODI cricket, the game has titled heavily in favour of the batsmen. Fast bowlers have not been able to successfully generate reverse swing -- a big weapon in the arsenal of pacers in the 90s and early 2000s. Coming to the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales,
Cardiff: Riding on a brilliant century by KL Rahul and a dominant 113 by old warhorse MS Dhoni India defeat Bangladesh by 95 runs in their final World Cup warm-up match in Cardiff on Tuesday. Batting first, the Indians finished on 359/7 in their 50 overs while chasing Bangladesh could manage only 264.
The 30-year-old reached the landmark in his 222nd innings, surpassing Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar, who crossed the 11,000-run mark in 276 innings.
India boast the game’s undoubted superstar batsman in Virat Kohli but their bowling attack could hold the key to their hopes of World Cup glory. Despite their status as the game’s global powerhouse, India have only won the showpiece tournament twice, in 1983 and 2011.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had defended Dhoni after he sported a dagger logo on his green gloves in India's win over South Africa on Wednesday.
With three wins in four matches (including a no result), Team India will be looking to come out with yet another commanding performance and continue their winning run in the ongoing World Cup when they take on Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl here on Saturday. The Men in Blue have so far been able
India’s ouster in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup has sparked a lot of talks about areas where the team lacked and also how it was too reliant on the duo of skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma when it came to scoring runs.
"We are feeling sad, and you can see me, I feel like crying," said office worker Neeraj Singh, sobbing, after New Zealand's dramatic 18-run win. "We love Team India, we love Kohli, we love Mahi (MS Dhoni) and forever we will love cricket. And like our boss Kohli has said, Dhoni will forever be our captain in our hearts," he said.