• I feel great being part of the squad. It has helped me to mature as a cricketer, said KB Arun Karthik.

    Chennai: At 24, KB Arun Karthik is among the more talented cricketers in Tamil Nadu and has cemented his position in the State team by virtue of consistent performances, batting at the top of the order.

     

    In 2008, his talent and potential were recognized by India Cements, the franchise owners of Chennai Super Kings and was included in the squad. Although Karthik did not get to play in any match, he gained immensely by sharing the dressing room with some of top cricketers in World cricket.

     

    How do you feel being part of Chennai Super Kings?

     

    I feel great being part of the squad. It has helped me to mature as a cricketer. I gained immensely and it is a never ending process.

     

    You have not had a chance to be in the playing eleven during the last two seasons. You have one of the best of averages in domestic cricket in almost all formats of the game. Do you still nurse hoping for the day

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  • Be brave, Simmons tells bowlers

    On the sidelines of the Delhi Daredevils warm-up game, Eric Simmons speaks about his recent assignment with the IPL outfit. The Daredevils assistant coach from South African stresses that bowlers need to innovate in order to survive in T20 cricket.

    On the sidelines of the Delhi Daredevils warm-up game, Team India's bowling coach Eric Simmons speaks about his recent assignment with the Indian Premier League outfit. The Daredevils assistant coach from South African stresses that bowlers need to innovate in order to survive in T20 cricket.

     

    How do you look at this new responsibility?

     

    I have just arrived here and headed straight into a practice game but what I have in front of me is a talented bunch of players. The basic idea for an IPL team is to bring boys from different countries together and gel them into a team. You've to keep them happy and forge a strong bond.

     

    The T20 format is hard on bowlers, especially in sub-continental conditions. How does a bowler approach the game?

     

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  • In a candid chat with the media, the 33-year-old talks about the reasons for announcing his retirement from Test cricket, Kings XI Punjab's chances in IPL-III, Tendulkar and the memorable moments in his Test career spanning 10 years.

    Clad in a Kings XI Punjab jersey and shorts, the Australian speedster Brett Lee is the cynosure of all eyes at the Sector 16 Stadium. Cricket fans circle the Aussie legend to get a close view and take his autograph. Lee looks all pumped up for the IPL challenge. Back after an elbow injury, Lee will be an important cog in the Punjab side.

     

    Lee, who was part of the Australian team that won three World Cups and with 310 Test scalps in 76 outings, shocked the world recently when he announced his retirement from Test cricket.

     

    In a candid chat with the media, the 33-year-old talks about the reasons for announcing his retirement from Test cricket, Kings XI Punjab's chances in IPL-III, Sachin Tendulkar and the memorable moments in his Test career spanning 10

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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 …

  • 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.

  • Cricket - South Africa v England - World Twenty20 cricket tournament
    Classy Root flourishes into master of all formats By Amlan Chakraborty

    By Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI (Reuters) - There was never an iota of doubt over Joe Root's class since his 2012 test debut against India but the 25-year-old Yorkshireman's latest heroics have left many wondering if he is England's best ever batsman across the three formats of the game. Root is among the rare breed of Twenty20 batsmen who need not sacrifice aesthetics to score freely, a virtue he displayed with a magnificent 83 in England's campaign-reviving victory against South Africa in Friday's World Twenty20 match in Mumbai. "He is the best England batsman across all forms of cricket... ever," former England captain Nasser Hussain told Sky Sports after the team chased down an imposing target of 230 to record a two-wicket win. More »Classy Root flourishes into master of all formats

    Cricket - South Africa v England - World Twenty20 cricket tournament

    By Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI (Reuters) - There was never an iota of doubt over Joe Root's class since his 2012 test debut against India but the 25-year-old Yorkshireman's latest heroics have left many wondering if he is England's best ever batsman across the three formats of the game. Root is among the rare breed of …

 

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