Ashok Venugopal

Spin in store for Vijay Hazare hopefuls in Chepauk

MS Dhoni, arguably one of India’s best captains, often said that he would like to carry the Chepauk pitch with him.

6 hours ago

Ahead of Australia series, pacer Varun Aaron sets sights on comeback

Jharkhand’s pace machine Varun Aaron, whose career has been plagued by injuries, is fit now and keen to make up for lost time. 

18 Sep 2018

Imports on duty: How Ranji teams have gone for hiring outstation names

Outstation players are in demand in domestic cricket this season, as nine new teams have been inducted into the mainstream by the BCCI.

17 Sep 2018

Jagadeesan set to bat higher for TN

S Sharath, chairman of Tamil Nadu’s selection committee, is confident that the state will do well in the upcoming Vijay Hazare tournament, which will happen from September 19 to October 11.

12 Sep 2018

Check facts before you talk, Mr Ravi Shastri

Shastri’s claim that the current team which lost the Test series in England with a match to go is the best to have come out of the country has come in for sharp criticism.

09 Sep 2018

Research and analysis, another Indian failure during England Test series

Video analysis plays a key part in the preparation of international cricket teams.

08 Sep 2018

Refreshed Sharath Kamal reboots for Tokyo

A Sharath Kamal is thrilled that one of his childhood dreams of winning an Asian Games medal has come true.

04 Sep 2018

Tamil Nadu stalwart S Badrinath retires from all forms of cricket

At 38 years and with more than 10,000 runs in first-class cricket, S Badrinath retired a satisfied man.

01 Sep 2018

Spinner Malolan Rangarajan off to Uttarakhand for fresh spell

A promising spinner with 119 wickets in 38 first-class matches, Malolan could not find a regular place in the Tamil Nadu XI.

23 Aug 2018

Duleep opportunity for national team aspirants

With the Indian team failing miserably in England, the Duleep Trophy to be played betw­e­en Indian Red, India Blue, India Gr­een from August 17 has ga­ined importance. In the past, this competition

15 Aug 2018

Madurai Panthers defeat Dindigul Dragons to win TNPL cup

Riding KB Arun Karthik’s 75 not out, Siechem Madurai Panthers defeated Dindigul Dragons by seven wickets to win the third edition of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) on Sunday.

13 Aug 2018

Women better equipped to win medals in Indonesia, feels Somdev Devvarman

The Indian tennis team for the Asian Games has the right mixture of experience and youth. There are high hopes from the contingent. However, former Indian Davis Cup star Somdev Devvarman believes that

05 Aug 2018

Ashwin shouldn’t be shunted out of team for Kuldeep, feels Hussey

With an unusual heatwave engulfing UK, Mike Hussey believes off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will have a prominent role to play if India are to secure a series win in England in over a decade.

29 Jul 2018

Combination spells contrasting tales for teams

It has been a mixed bag for teams in Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) so far. Defending champions Chepauk Super Gillies, who lost four matches in a row, are out of the race for a spot in the playoffs.

29 Jul 2018

Anderson and Broad are still lethal in their own conditions: McGrath

Australia great Glenn McGrath has backed India’s batsmen to combat the threat posed by James Anderson & Co in the five-match Test series that begins in Birmingham on August 1.

28 Jul 2018