On February 24, the promising Indian batsman, Yashasvi Jaiswal, achieved a significant milestone by becoming the fifth Indian cricketer to surpass 600 runs in a Test series. He reached this landmark during the ongoing fourth Test against England in Ranchi. Jaiswal, who made his India debut in July 2023, accomplished the feat in his seventh inning by scoring 73 runs off 117 balls before Shoaib Bashir dismissed him. The left-handed batter from Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh, impressed with two double centuries in the series against England, aiding India to a 2-1 lead. His total tally stands at 618 r
The 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL) season is scheduled to kick off on March 22, according to IPL chairman Arun Dhumal, with all matches set to be played in India despite coinciding with general elections. The BCCI is closely coordinating with government agencies and stakeholders to ensure the smooth conduct of the IPL. The tournament schedule will be revealed in stages, with the first 15 days being revealed first, followed by the remaining days when election dates are confirmed. IPL has occasionally taken place overseas, but this time around, special efforts are being made to make sure t
Manika Batra secured victories in both her singles matches as the Indian women's team narrowly overcame Hungary 3-2, marking its inaugural win at the World Table Tennis Championships. In a commendable turnaround, Manika rebounded from her previous defeats against China on Friday, where India narrowly missed a significant upset, falling short at 2-3. Facing off against Dora Madaras in the opening singles, Manika displayed resilience, clinching a hard-fought 8-11, 11-5, 12-10, 8-11, 11-4 victory on Sunday. Despite Manika's triumph, Georgina Pota levelled the tie by securing an 11-3, 11-7,
India's dominant performance against England in the third test highlighted flaws in the touring side's aggressive batting strategy. Joe Root's doubtful dismissal caused England to collapse from 224-2 to 319 all out, squandering a 126-run lead, despite Ben Duckett's gallant century. Yashasvi Jaiswal's spectacular 214 not out led India to declare at 430-4, setting England a daunting target of 557. Sarfaraz Khan and Shubman Gill both made substantial contributions. Prior to Mark Wood's courageous 33 leading them past 100, England stumbled in their pursuit, falling to 50-7. India's skipp
BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced that Rahul Dravid will continue to be India's head coach until the T20 World Cup. For the second time in the competition's history, Rohit Sharma will captain India in the men's T20 World Cup in 2024. Shah acknowledged that Rohit led the team during the T20 World Cup, as suggested by his comeback to the lead against Afghanistan. Even if India loses the ODI World Cup final, Rohit's leadership is still very important. The long-term option is still Hardik Pandya, who captained India in the Twenty20s in 2023. After discussions, Dravid's contract was extended
On Wednesday, India shocked China 3-2 in the women's badminton Asia Team Championships, marking the comeback from the injury of two-time Olympic medalist P V Sindhu. Despite having been guaranteed a ticket in the knockout phase, India left its imprint by triumphing over the Chinese team ranked first. India led 1-0 after Sindhu, who hasn't played since October because of a knee injury, defeated Han Yue 21-17, 21-15. Ranked 11th, Sindhu outplayed world number eight Yue. Ashmita Chaliha lost to Wang Zhi Yi, behind 1-2, and Tanisha Castro/Ashwini Ponappa lost, both causing setbacks for India.
At the renaming ceremony in the Saurashtra Cricket Association's stadium in Rajkot, BCCI Secretary Jay Shah announced that Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian team in the T20 World Cup 2024 in the USA-West Indies. In consideration of the team's outstanding performance, Shah's declaration echoed his expectation for India's triumph in the Barbados 2024 T20 World Cup under Rohit's captaincy. Jay Shah emphasized the importance of supporting their skipper and allowing him to relax. He highlighted Rohit's past experience in captaincy across different formats and his return for the Afghanistan matc
Indian women's batter Smriti Mandhana has jumped to fourth place in the ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings for batters, surpassing South Africa’s Laura Wolvaardt. England’s Nat Sciver Brunt, Sri Lanka’s Chamari Athapaththu, and Australia’s Beth Mooney hold the top three positions, while India’s Harmanpreet Kaur remains at 10th. Mandhana last played ODIs in a series against Australia, scoring 63 runs at an average of 31.50. In the bowling chart, England’s Sophie Ecclestone leads, with Deepti Sharma slipping to fourth. Mandhana has also risen to fifth on the ODI all-rounder list.
Glenn Maxwell's phenomenal 120-run knock against West Indies in the 2nd T20 match at Adelaide Oval not only powered Australia to a monumental 241-4 but also drew him level with Rohit Sharma's T20I century record. Maxwell displayed his exceptional hand speed and bowler-dominating abilities during his blazing performance, which included 12 boundaries and 8 sixes. Together, he and Tim David scored 92 runs, which strengthened Australia's dominant lead. Rovman Powell's resilient 63 off 36 and Andre Russell's stunning 37 off 16 gave West Indies optimism despite a rocky start. However, the rel
Qatar clinched a thrilling 3-2 win over Iran in the Asian Cup semi-final, securing a spot in the final against Jordan. The match unfolded with remarkable intensity as Qatar retaliated to Sardar Azmoun's stunning opener with goals from Jassem Gaber and Akram Afif. Despite a controversial penalty decision, Almoez Ali's 82nd-minute strike sealed Iran's fate. Intending to repeat Japan's 2000 and 2004 Asian Cup victories, Qatar is trying to defend its championship in the forthcoming match against Jordan. Iran persistently probed Qatar's defence, applying relentless pressure, yet Qatar manage