• Talking to Sportline, Amit Mishra chalks out his future plans, which involves, among other things, a short county stint. Excerpts from the interview.

    Amit Mishra missed out on the ICC World Twenty20 touring party for the Indians, despite being the second highest wicket-taker after Pragyan Ojha in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this time around. The Delhi-based legspinner has taken the snub by the selectors on his chin.


    Talking to Sportline, he chalks out his future plans, which involves, among other things, a short county stint. Excerpts from the interview.


    The Indian Premier League is over. What are you plans for the period before the start of the next season?


    The plan is still on. A couple of county teams are interested in signing me, let's see how it progresses. I think Hamphire and may be Somerset - who I'm not very clear - are the teams, who want me to play for them.


    How close are you to signing a county contract?


    Well, it's difficult to say when. My agent has to get back to me

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  • In a chat with The Indian Express, Vinay Kumar spoke about his form, his struggle on the domestic circuit and making the most of his ascension to the national squad.

    A consistent domestic performance over the last three seasons helped R Vinay Kumar earn a spot in India's ICC World Twenty20 squad. And the 26-year-old Karnataka pacer managed to justify the faith of the national selectors in IPL III, ending as the highest wicket-taker among fast bowlers with 16 wickets in 14 games for Royal Challengers Bangalore.


    In a chat with The Indian Express, Vinay Kumar spoke about his form, his struggle on the domestic circuit and making the most of his ascension to the national squad. Excerpts:


    Were you expecting a call-up for the ICC World Twenty20?


    After finishing the season on a good note, I saw my name in the T20 probables list. I had a feeling I might get a break now, especially after doing consistently well in the last three seasons. Having started off well in the IPL too, I was hoping for

    Read More »from Consistency finally pays off for Vinay Kumar
  • New Zealand's Suzie Bates believes it is about time the White Ferns took home an ICC trophy having reached both the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2009 and the ICC World Twenty20 2009 - losing both times to England.

    New Zealand's Suzie Bates believes it is about time the White Ferns took home an ICC trophy having reached both the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2009 and the ICC World Twenty20 2009 - losing both times to England.


    "Obviously our plan this year is to win the tournament, it was great last year to make two finals but it was just as disappointing to lose to England twice but I think with this team we've got a core of a group that played in both those finals.


    "We've played two finals and lost two finals and it's about time for us to learn from our mistakes. You can't buy experience like that and for us to have been through two defeats like that is something that has definitely made us stronger and hopefully we'll get one up this time round in the West Indies," she

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  • Five memorable moments from the India-West Indies match that don’t fade away
    The West Indies are evoking their legendary teams of the 1980s

    As part of a generation of cricket fans too young to remember Viv Richards or Clive Lloyd, we relied on mythology to learn about those inimitable West Indies teams of the 1970s and ‘80s who ruthlessly crushed opponents to the tune of their magnetic rhythm. Perhaps no team has ever transcended the sport quite like those inimitable West Indies, comprised of a collection of effervescent players that even captured the hearts of opposition fans. Legendary pacemen Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh were in their primes, and a young Brian Lara beguiled with the bat but it was obvious the West Indies were on the slide. More »The West Indies are evoking their legendary teams of the 1980s

    Five memorable moments from the India-West Indies match that don’t fade away

    As part of a generation of cricket fans too young to remember Viv Richards or Clive Lloyd, we relied on mythology to learn about those inimitable West Indies teams of the 1970s and ‘80s who ruthlessly crushed opponents to the tune of their magnetic rhythm. Perhaps no team has ever transcended the sport quite like those …

  • ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2016: Marlon Samuels, broody and loving it
    Marlon Samuels, broody and loving it Bharat Sundaresan

    IT’S A steaming hot day in Nagpur, but as always you can’t make that out by looking at Marlon Samuels. Then as Stokes looked to reciprocate with a few verbals, he would say, “The English boys don’t learn because whenever they talk to me, I score runs.” Back in 2012, he got into plenty of scuffles with the Australians, later claiming, “the Aussies only know to give lip, but you give them back and they don’t know how to handle it.” But the magic of Marlon is that even when he is hot under the collar, you hardly can make it out, for he remains entrenched in his unflappable cocoon, while also being cool, calm and enigmatic. More »Marlon Samuels, broody and loving it

    ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2016: Marlon Samuels, broody and loving it

    IT’S A steaming hot day in Nagpur, but as always you can’t make that out by looking at Marlon Samuels. Then as Stokes looked to reciprocate with a few verbals, he would say, “The English boys don’t learn because whenever they talk to me, I score runs.” Back in 2012, he got into plenty of scuffles with the Australians, …

  • Smith sad to see Watson miss out on fairytale finish
    Unfairly mocked and maligned, Shane Watson will be missed from international cricket

    Loved by the Indian public for his IPL performances, the 34-year-old does not evoke similar sentiments from his compatriots. More »Unfairly mocked and maligned, Shane Watson will be missed from international cricket

    Smith sad to see Watson miss out on fairytale finish

    Loved by the Indian public for his IPL performances, the 34-year-old does not evoke similar sentiments from his compatriots.

 

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