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The highly anticipated match between RCB and DD kicked off with Virat Kohli and stand in skipper Dinesh Karthik coming out for the toss. On winning the toss, RCB elected to field first, with the surprises being the exclusion of Chris Gayle and the inclusion of uncapped leggie, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Team India continued their unbeaten run at the World T20, recording their fourth consecutive victory after thumping Australia by 73 runs at Mirpur on Sunday.
Team India became the first entrants into the 2014 ICC World T20 semi-finals, with a comprehensive 8-wicket win over Bangladesh in their third group game at Mirpur on Friday.
With a 0-8 record in World Cup matches against India, the odds were clearly against Pakistan, and they made no further amends to it in their opening World T20 clash on Friday at Mirpur.
Sri Lanka kick started their World Twenty20 campaign in Bangladesh, beating familiar rivals India by 5 runs in the warm-up game on Monday at Mirpur.
Team India ended their Asia Cup campaign with an 8-wicket victory over Afghanistan at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur on Wednesday.
We witnessed the Gaylestorm, we saw the AB innovation and we loved the Kohli aggression. As we now await the seventh IPL season with much anticipation, RCB is all set to experience the magic of three P's – Power, Passion and of course, the Players!
On Sunday, Eden Park witnessed one of the most thrilling finishes to a Test match in the history of New Zealand cricket as the hosts sealed a 40-run win against a fighting Indian side in the 1st Test.
New Zealand steamrolled India in the 5-match ODI series, signaling world cricket that they aren't a side to be overlooked in the shorter format. But it won't be a cakewalk to beat India in Tests, they must know. MS Dhoni and his men put up much of a fight in the Test series against South Africa, which only means the Kiwis can ill-afford to take the visitors lightly.
Only twice has a team managed to win a 5-match series after being 2-0 down in the history of ODI cricket. On Saturday, India would be hoping to become the third such team as they take on New Zealand at Auckland.
New Zealand sealed a 15-run victory against India in the 2nd ODI at Hamilton on Wednesday, pushing the visitors off the World No.1 ranking.
After suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of hosts New Zealand in the 1st ODI at Napier, Team India will be looking to amend their batting woes as they go into the 2nd ODI at Hamilton on Wednesday.
South Africa fell eight runs short of creating history in Test cricket, after a fantastic 5-day encounter against visitors India ended in an unexpected draw at the Wanderers, Johannesburg on Sunday.
“You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great” - Zig Zaglar Tagged as brash, arrogant and aggressive, Kohli struggled to deal with the sudden success that came along with the U19 World Cup victory in Malaysia back in 2008. He would often take hasty decisions, and his shot-making wasn't the best in the sport.
Darren Sammy's heroics with the bat helped West Indies win their first match on tour, as they defeated India in the 2nd ODI at Visakhapatnam by 2 wickets to level the series 1-1.
It was a fitting farewell to one of India’s greatest batsmen, Sachin Tendulkar as India wrapped up the 2nd Test by an innings and 126 runs against West Indies in three days at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, thereby sealing a 2-0 series win.
With the series evenly poised at 2-2, an edge-of-the seat decider was surely on the cards. On Saturday, Indian spectators were in for a Diwali treat. The Men in Blue thumped Australia by 57 runs to win the 7th ODI at Bangalore on their way to a deserving series victory.
James Faulkner’s heroics with the bat (64* off 29 balls) coupled with sensible batting display from Adam Voges (76*) helped Austraila to a 4-wicket win against India in the 3rd ODI at Mohali.
Ever since donning the Indian colours, Virat Kohli has been a frontrunner in the race of modern cricketing greats. Apart from being a crafty batsman, Kohli has shown the willingness to adapt to changing situations around him. What makes him a special talent is the fact that every time the team landed in trouble, the youngster took charge and delivered the goods.
Once again, it was a clinical performance from Team India as they comprehensively defeated hosts Zimbabwe in the 5thODI by 7 wickets on Saturday to claim a historic 5-0 series win.It is India’s first-ever series whitewash away from home, along with being Virat Kohli’s maiden series victory as captain of the Indian team.
India continued their winning momentum as they registered victory against Zimbabwe in the 3rd ODI of the Celkon Mobile Cup by 7 wickets at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday. The Men in Blue have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in this 5-match series. After bundling out the hosts for a meager 183 in 46 overs thanks to Amit Mishra’s four-wicket haul, skipper Virat Kohli took his team comfortably home with his 24th ODI fifty.
India beat Zimbabwe in the second ODI of the Celkon Mobile Cup at the Harare Sports Club by 58 runs on Friday. Zimbabwe, chasing a target of 296, were restricted to 236/9 in 50 overs. Shikhar Dhawan's 116 gave a boost to India’s total whereas Jaydev Unadkat was the pick of the bowlers, finishing with impressive figures of 4 for 41.
In a nerve wracking game, India beat Sri Lanka by 1 wicket at the Queen's Park Oval on Thursday to lift the Celkon Mobile Cup 2013.
RCB recently had many reasons to celebrate as our players demonstrated their talent and were recognised for their potential around the world. We are proud to celebrate the success of Vijay Zol – one of our young up-and-coming batsmen. Vijay was recently named the captain of the India U-19 cricket team to play against Australia. He is currently down-under delivering good batting performances with 46 in the first match, followed by 128 off only 131 balls in the second and 64 in the third.
Firstly, I would like to thank RCB fan Suresh Ananth for highlighting, in his comments on my last BLOG, that I did not acknowledge the sterling bowling performance delivered by Vinay Kumar in Pepsi IPL 6. I do read all BLOG comments and must offer my sincere apologies for overlooking Vinay. I certainly agree with Suresh - Vinay bowled beautifully for much of the tournament and realized 23 wickets. He was definitely part of our success on the field.
After winning the RCB ‘FFC 5’, Mahesh Nambiar’s sketches have become a rage. Nambiar, who has received accolades for his amazing sketches of RCB players was named as the official RCB Sketchstar right before the IPL. You can find his sketches in our Sketchstar gallery. Here are excerpts from an interview with the talented artist.
Zaheer Khan has made his comeback to competitive cricket and how! Zak put in a terrific performance with the ball, as he picked up 4/17 against the Chennai Super Kings in a rain curtailed game at the Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday and helped RCB prolong their quest for the elusive playoff spot in the 2013 IPL.
Pleasing a crowd that braved a 3 hour rain delay, Virat Kohli and Zaheer Khan turned in emphatic displays as the Royal Challengers Bangalore clinched a 24 run win over Chennai Super Kings on Saturday night. RCB are tied with Sunrisers Hyderabad on 18 points apiece. Though SRH have a game against Kolkata left their Net Run Rate is at very poor -0.031 to RCB's +0.457. A loss would bring that number down further and RCB could advance to the playoffs ahead on the basis of a better NRR.