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Cricket: Team India needs to define KL Rahul's role in the team

Making Rahul move up and down the order so regularly is not beneficial for him, or the team. At a time when India are tinkering with more than one position in the middle order, Rahul’s success should be used to plug at least one gap. If the team doesn’t think he is a long-term option as an opener, then the most elegant solution would be to nail him down at No. 4.

Rohit slams century, Kohli 89 to help India claim series 2-1

Chasing 287 to win, India overhauled the target with 15 balls to spare at decider. Earlier, Steve Smith (131) hit a hundred to lead Australia to 286 for nine. Apart from Smith, who raised his ninth ODI hundred, Marnus Labuschagne (54) also batted well after the visitors opted to bat. India had lost the series-opener in Mumbai before levelling the series in Rajkot.

Steve Smith makes hundred as Australia set India 287-run target to win series

Apart from Smith, who raised his ninth ODI hundred, young Marnus Labuschagne (54) also batted well after the visitors opted to bat. Down the order, Alex Carey contributed 35 runs though he could not make the most of his start. For India, pacer Mohammed Shami (4/63) and spin all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (2/44) shared six wickets between them.

There is no doubt Dhoni will be retained by CSK in 2021: N Srinivasan

The lack of a BCCI central contract for the two-time former World Cup winning captain has sparked fresh rumours of his retirement in the last few days but Srinivasan, who is the vice-president and managing director of Indian Cements, owners of CSK, made it clear that Dhoni will continue to play for his franchise.

New selectors: BCCI invites applications for MSK Prasad and Gagan Khoda's replacements

The BCCI brass led by Sourav Ganguly has adhered to specifications given in the new constitution where qualification for applying for senior selector's post requires a candidate to play either seven Tests and 30 first-class games or 10 ODIs and 20 first-class matches. The person needs to be retired from all forms of cricket for at least five years.

Former India all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni dies at 86

Former India all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni, best known for bowling a record 21 successive maiden overs in a Test match against England, died on Friday, family sources confirmed.

Boria Majumdar, Nalin Mehta narrate tales of India’s Olympic stars in new book

In their upcoming book, Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games, Boria Majumdar and Nalin Mehta narrate the tales of India’s Olympic stars. Here are the edited excerpts from the book.

Why Mohun Bagan’s new ‘corporate’ ownership can’t be a bad thing for its fans

Mohun Bagan, quite like classic rock, remains a brand that evokes nostalgia among the middle-aged, more than producing a constant crop of new fans. Reeling off the genuine past talents of Gostho Pal, Sailen Manna, Chuni Goswami, Xavier Pius, Manas Bhattacharya, Bidesh Bose, Shyam Thapa, Shibaji Banerjee is one thing for die-hard fans, who were poster boys of Indian football

Cricket: Rejigged India level series despite Smith defiance

Steve Smith kept Australia on course with a typically busy 98 before dragging the ball onto his stumps and the tourists were all out for 304 in the final over. The Indian top order had powered the hosts to 340-6 with opener Shikhar Dhawan (96) laying the foundation and KL Rahul providing the late assault with a whirlwind 80 at number five.

The way it’s going, Rafa & Novak will win more than me: Federer

He didn't say this with a wistful sigh or a disappointed glance at the floor or a trace of regret. That's just the way he sees things at the moment. Entering the Australian Open, scheduled to begin Monday in Melbourne, Federer leads the list with 20 majors, followed by Nadal with 19, then Djokovic with 16.

Cricket: Team India needs to define KL Rahul's role in the team

Making Rahul move up and down the order so regularly is not beneficial for him, or the team. At a time when India are tinkering with more than one position in the middle order, Rahul’s success should be used to plug at least one gap. If the team doesn’t think he is a long-term option as an opener, then the most elegant solution would be to nail him down at No. 4.

Watch: CJI Sharad Arvind Bobde plays cricket with judges, lawyers

Maharashtra: Chief Justice of India, Sharad Arvind Bobde played cricket with judges and lawyers in Nagpur.

End of road for Mahendra Singh Dhoni or another finishing act on cards?

Ever since the culmination of the 2019 World Cup, the one million dollar question that has been doing rounds in Indian cricket is about the fate of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Rohit slams century, Kohli 89 to help India claim series 2-1

Chasing 287 to win, India overhauled the target with 15 balls to spare at decider. Earlier, Steve Smith (131) hit a hundred to lead Australia to 286 for nine. Apart from Smith, who raised his ninth ODI hundred, Marnus Labuschagne (54) also batted well after the visitors opted to bat. India had lost the series-opener in Mumbai before levelling the series in Rajkot.

Steve Smith makes hundred as Australia set India 287-run target to win series

Apart from Smith, who raised his ninth ODI hundred, young Marnus Labuschagne (54) also batted well after the visitors opted to bat. Down the order, Alex Carey contributed 35 runs though he could not make the most of his start. For India, pacer Mohammed Shami (4/63) and spin all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja (2/44) shared six wickets between them.

There is no doubt Dhoni will be retained by CSK in 2021: N Srinivasan

The lack of a BCCI central contract for the two-time former World Cup winning captain has sparked fresh rumours of his retirement in the last few days but Srinivasan, who is the vice-president and managing director of Indian Cements, owners of CSK, made it clear that Dhoni will continue to play for his franchise.

Prithvi Shaw's 100-ball 150 in India A's practice game excites selectors ahead of NZ Tests

Eyeing a return to the Indian senior team, the 20-year-old Shaw struck 22 fours and two sixes during his blazing knock at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval. Shaw's knock will certainly excite the selectors as they pick the squad for the Test series in New Zealand. The first Test will get underway on February 21 at the Basin Reserve in Hamilton.

New selectors: BCCI invites applications for MSK Prasad and Gagan Khoda's replacements

The BCCI brass led by Sourav Ganguly has adhered to specifications given in the new constitution where qualification for applying for senior selector's post requires a candidate to play either seven Tests and 30 first-class games or 10 ODIs and 20 first-class matches. The person needs to be retired from all forms of cricket for at least five years.

Sania Mirza wins Hobart International tournament

Tennis star Sania Mirza along with Nadia Kichenok on Jan 18 won the Hobart International tournament and staged a winning comeback on the tennis court. The duo defeated Zhang Shuai and Peng Shuai of China 6-4, 6-4 in the finals. Sania last played at China Open in Oct 2017.

Former India all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni dies at 86

Former India all-rounder Bapu Nadkarni, best known for bowling a record 21 successive maiden overs in a Test match against England, died on Friday, family sources confirmed.

Boria Majumdar, Nalin Mehta narrate tales of India’s Olympic stars in new book

In their upcoming book, Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games, Boria Majumdar and Nalin Mehta narrate the tales of India’s Olympic stars. Here are the edited excerpts from the book.

Why Mohun Bagan’s new ‘corporate’ ownership can’t be a bad thing for its fans

Why Mohun Bagan’s new ‘corporate’ ownership can’t be a bad thing for its fans

Mohun Bagan, quite like classic rock, remains a brand that evokes nostalgia among the middle-aged, more than producing a constant crop of new fans. Reeling off the genuine past talents of Gostho Pal, Sailen Manna, Chuni Goswami, Xavier Pius, Manas Bhattacharya, Bidesh Bose, Shyam Thapa, Shibaji Banerjee is one thing for die-hard fans, who were poster boys of Indian football

Cricket: Rejigged India level series despite Smith defiance

Cricket: Rejigged India level series despite Smith defiance

Steve Smith kept Australia on course with a typically busy 98 before dragging the ball onto his stumps and the tourists were all out for 304 in the final over. The Indian top order had powered the hosts to 340-6 with opener Shikhar Dhawan (96) laying the foundation and KL Rahul providing the late assault with a whirlwind 80 at number five.

The way it’s going, Rafa & Novak will win more than me: Federer

The way it’s going, Rafa & Novak will win more than me: Federer

He didn't say this with a wistful sigh or a disappointed glance at the floor or a trace of regret. That's just the way he sees things at the moment. Entering the Australian Open, scheduled to begin Monday in Melbourne, Federer leads the list with 20 majors, followed by Nadal with 19, then Djokovic with 16.

Merger of Mohun Bagan and ATK can help Indian football achieve greater heights

Merger of Mohun Bagan and ATK can help Indian football achieve greater heights

While it is still not known if they will sport Bagan’s Green and Maroon or ATK’s Red and White when they play together for the first time, it can be safely conjectured that the coming together will ease Mohun Bagan’s financial crisis, which had been plaguing the club for a while.

MS Dhoni dropped from BCCI's central contracts list

MS Dhoni dropped from BCCI's central contracts list

The BCCI announced the central contract for the period of October 2019 to September 2020. Dhoni was in the A category, which fetches a player Rs 5 crore, until last year. Skipper Virat Kohli, his deputy Rohit Sharma and top pacer Jasprit Bumrah were retained in the highest A+ bracket of Rs 7 crore.

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