Shikhar Dhawan bags 11th ton as India hammer Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in opening ODI Cricket 

Shikhar Dhawan bags 11th ton as India hammer Sri Lanka by 9 wickets in opening ODI

The dominant hosts overhauled the 217-run target with 127 balls to spare with Dhawan annihilating the Lankan attack with his brutal 132-run knock which came off just 90 balls. Dambulla: Opener Shikhar Dhawan hit a fluent unbeaten century as India continued to embarrass Sri Lanka, cruising to an easy nine-wicket win over the struggling hosts in the opening ODI of the five-match series, here today. (IND vs SL 1st ODI – As it happened | Full Coverage) India carried its domination from the Test series into the One-day format and achieved its biggest-ever win in terms…

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This team can do things that probably no Indian team has done, praises Ravi Shastri

India’s track record on overseas tour have rather not been delightful enough to praise with just a few rare occasions when the Men in Blue did clinch an entire series. Under Virat’s captaincy, India have so far won just a single series, against the Lankans, back in 2015. New Delhi: With the Indian team looking to wrap up things in Sri Lanka with yet another Test victory, newly appointed head coach Ravi Shastri came forth on Tuesday to call his side the best Indian squad ever. Virat Kohli and his men registered a…

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WATCH: Mithali Raj and Co receive rousing reception at Mumbai airport, on return from England

New Delhi: After a heartbreaking 9-run loss to England in the final of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup, Mithali Raj-led Team India arrived at the Mumbai airport on Wednesday morning. Upon arrival, the women’s team was surrounded by enthusiastic fans who couldn’t stop cheering their heroes. The crowd at the Mumbai Airport could be seen cheering ‘India, India’, with the kin of the cricketers waiting with eager eyes for their daughters to arrive.

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Sri Lanka vs India: Ravi Shastri can have positive influence in dressing room, says Ravichandran Ashwin

New Delhi: Veteran Indian offie Ravichandran Ashwin came forth to reveal in a recent interview about the kind of positive energy that the newly appointed head coach of India, Ravi Shastri, brings to the dressing room. It was almost a week back that Ravi Shastri was announced as the new head coach of Team India, replacing Anil Kumble. A few days later the entire support staff list was also announced by BCCI. Team India’s tour of Sri Lanka would thus be his first ever assignment after taking up the job.

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ICC WWC Final: Am proud of the girls, India did very well in tournament, says captain Mithali Raj

London: India captain Mithali Raj admitted wilting under pressure in a tense run chase against England in the World Cup final but said they will walk out as a proud bunch. “Yes, I’m proud of the team. It wasn’t easy for England but credit to them for keeping their nerves. There was a time where the match was in the balance, but we panicked and that led to our defeat,” Raj said after the match. “I’m very proud of the girls. They didn’t make any match look easy for the…

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Zaheer to get 150-day contract New Delhi: Amidst the ego tussle between the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) ­ comprising Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman ­ and the newly-appointed Team India head coach Ravi Shastri over the choice of the support staff, it has emerged that Zaheer Khan is likely to get a 150-day contract as the team’s bowling coach. The Committee of Administrators (CoA) had put the contract drafts for the three new appointees ­ Shastri, Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan ­ on hold and will discuss the…

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