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Kohli 'excited' by day-night Tests NAGPUR: Indian captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday welcomed the introduction of day-night Test cricket, saying he hoped the experiment would work and make the traditional five-day game more popular."It is a landmark Test," Kohli said as Australia and New Zealand prepared to play the inaugural day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval from Friday."It is a big step towards changing something in Test cricket," the Indian skipper added."I hope it works. I hope it can be another option as well."Kohli, who is gearing up for the third Test against South Africa in Nagpur from Wednesday, said Australia and New Zealand should be saluted for taking part in the Test.He was hopeful other teams would accept the change if it was offered to them."Hopefully it will be better for the game. It might be a step that we will all remember a few years down the line," he said."If it is officially ...

India eye series win as Steyn ruled out again NAGPUR: India will start as favourites to wrap up the series after South Africa's pace spearhead Dale Steyn was sidelined again for the third Test which starts in Nagpur on Wednesday.India lead the four-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Mohali inside three days before rain washed out the last four days of the drawn second match in Bangalore.With another dry, spin-friendly pitch laid at the VCA stadium on the outskirts of Nagpur, ...
Sri Lanka offers neutral venue for Indo-Pak clash COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has offered itself as a neutral venue for a proposed series between arch-rivals India and Pakistan to break a deadlock over where to play the matches, cricket officials said Tuesday.The island nation emerged as a likely solution after crisis talks at the weekend between the two rivals in Dubai failed to end the stalemate."We have made the offer," a Sri Lankan Cricket board official told AFP, adding the teams had been given ...
Chris Gayle’s birthday wish for Ahmad Shahzad Former West Indies captain Chris Gayle, who is famous for hitting long sixes has wished to Pakistani batsman Ahmad Shahzad on his birthday. Chris Gayle, is very much active on social networking sites, he took it to micro-blogging site Twitter to wish Pakistani opener on his birthday.Recenty, Coach Waqar Younis and other team management had benched Ahmad Shahzad in the ODI series against England due to his behavior.Chris Gayle, who is a major attraction in ...
Mohammad Amir shines as scandal-hit BPL returns Disgraced cricketer Mohammad Amir has appeared in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as the first stepping stone towards his possible return in the national team.Mohammad Amir proved his talent in the first match of third edition of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Sunday at Dhaka. Amir, playing for the ‘Chittagong Vikings’ against the ‘Rangpur Riders’, took 4 for 30 on Sunday, delighted to be competing once more against stars such as Pakistan's Test skipper Misbah ...
Much awaited Indo-Pak series to commence from December 20 Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have finally finalized to play bilateral series in Sri Lanka expected to kick-off from December 20. The meeting between PCB chief Shahryar Khan and BCCI president Shashank Manohar on Sunday ended in a deadlock when the issue of the venue was raised. Now according to latest media reports, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were considered as the venues and finally it was agreed ...
Lehmann, Smith wanted Johnson to play on ADELAIDE: Australia coach Darren Lehmann says he and captain Steve Smith both wanted Mitchell Johnson to play on, at least in one-dayers, but were unable to convince the fiery fast bowler to reconsider retirement.Renowned for his express pace, ferocious bounce and capacity to intimidate, the 34-year-old announced last week he was calling it quits from all forms of international cricket, saying he had lost the hunger.Lehmann said he and Smith, well aware of Australia's inexperienced ...


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