Fit-again Washington Sundar, T Natarajan to return to action with Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Allrounder Washington Sundar, who has had a recent history of injuries, is set to return to action for Tamil Nadu in the upcoming 20-over Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Washington has been appointed vice-captain, with Baba Aparajith replacing Vijay Shankar as captain. Vijay is yet to recover from the shoulder surgery he underwent after his IPL … Read more

India domestic – Duleep Trophy 2022-23

Allrounder Shams Mulani had a bumper 2021-22 domestic season, starring with both ball and bat. Top wicket-taker in the Ranji Trophy: check. Five half-centuries in nine innings: check. Winning the Under-25 CK Nayudu Trophy for Mumbai: check. In the 2022-23 season-opening Duleep Trophy, Mulani threatened to tick off another landmark – a maiden first-class hundred … Read more

India domestic – Duleep Trophy 2022-23

After North-East Zone drew their first-ever Duleep Trophy game, against a powerful West Zone side, they got an opportunity to interact with Ajinkya Rahane, who had been impressed with the fight shown by their players. After a near-20-minute interaction, almost all of the North-East Zone players clicked pictures with Rahane, who also signed the bats … Read more

West Zone vs North-East Zone, Duleep Trophy 2022-23

Having prioritised fitness, Prithvi Shaw is working his way back after he had performed poorly at a fitness test ahead of the IPL and then suffered from a bout of typhoid during the tournament. Playing only in his fourth competitive match since IPL 2022, Shaw hit 113 off 121 balls for West Zone against North-East … Read more

Duleep Trophy 2022 – ‘We have nothing to lose, and lots to gain’

Hokaito Zhimomi, the North East Zone captain, is excited at the prospect of his team featuring in the Duleep Trophy for the first time, welcoming the opportunity to test themselves against India internationals like Ajinkay Rahane, Prithvi Shaw and Chetan Sakariya. North East kick off their Duleep Trophy campaign against the much-vaunted West Zone, in … Read more

Indian domestic cricket – Ajinkya Rahane to lead West Zone in Duleep Trophy

A fit-again Ajinkya Rahane will lead a powerful West Zone side in the Duleep Trophy, which is scheduled to be played in Tamil Nadu from September 8 to 25. It was reported by PTI last Sunday that Rahane, who is recuperating from a groin injury, will make a comeback to competitive cricket at the Duleep … Read more

India batter Mayank Agarwal is ‘ticking all those boxes’ at Maharaja T20 Trophy to turn white-ball form around

Mayank Agarwal, who had a disappointing run in IPL 2022 with the bat while leading Punjab Kings, has been working on trying to turn his white-ball game around by “opening up four-five areas”. Agarwal tallied just 196 runs in 12 innings for Kings in IPL 2022, averaging 16.33 and striking at 122.50 – he was … Read more

Two Ranji Trophy winners, inaugural Under-16 tournament for girls in BCCI’s new domestic schedule

In a move aimed at improving the quality of its first-class competition, the BCCI has decided to split the Ranji Trophy into two categories: Elite and Plate. The tournament is set to run from December 13, 2022, to February 20, 2023, following the conclusion of the white-ball events. Unlike earlier, where all 38 teams would … Read more

India domestic 2022-23 – Duleep Trophy, Irani Cup return in India’s domestic calendar

The BCCI is set to bring back the Duleep Trophy – in a zonal format – and the Irani Cup to a full-fledged 2022-23 senior men’s domestic calendar that is set to begin in early September. The board has also added a number of women’s competitions this upcoming season, most significantly an Under-16 tournament. The … Read more

Sindhu clinches Singapore Open title, her third trophy of 2022

Double Olympic medallist P V Sindhu lifted the Singapore Open Super 500 trophy after outwitting China’s Wang Zhi Yi in an intense women’s singles final here on Sunday. In a mistake-filled title clash, Sindhu managed to stay strong in the key moments to come up trumps against the 22-year-old Wang, the reigning Asian Championships gold … Read more