Daily Excelsior


India open Women’s World T20 campaign against NZ; DRS to debut

DUBAI: India will begin their campaign against New Zealand in the ICC Women’s World T20, to be held in the West Indies from November 9 to 24.

Dhawan first Indian to hit ton before lunch, joins list of greats

BENGALURU : Shikhar Dhawan today became the first Indian player to score a century in Test cricket before lunch, joining an esteemed list of former cricketers, including the legendary Don Bradman.

I am a much improved batsman than what I was 2 years ago: Nair

BENGALURU: Karun Nair says he is a much improved batsmen than he was two years ago and has his focus firmly set on his comeback Test against Afghanistan rather than the following A tour of the United Kingdom.

Unhappy state units demand SGM on June 22, BCCI may oblige

New Delhi, May 31: Peeved with the Committee of Administrators (CoA), around 13 state units of the BCCI have demanded a Special General Meeting (SGM) on June 22 to discuss lingering policy issues such as players’ contracts, a long-standing revenue dispute with the ICC, and commercial ventures of the board.

Ireland Test debut ends in five-wicket defeat by Pakistan

Dublin, May 15: Ireland’s debut in Test cricket ended in a five-wicket defeat as Pakistan debutant Imam-ul-Haq hit an unbeaten 74 at Malahide today.

Middle order remains a concern, says KXIP coach Brad Hodge

JAIPUR: KXIP coach Brad Hodge has made no bones about his team’s over reliance on openers Chris Gayle and K L Rahul though he hopes the middle order will deliver going forward in the Indian Premier League.

Army organizes Brotherhood Champions Trophy

KISHTWAR, May 7: The Indian Army organized Brotherhood Champions Trophy Cricket Tournament at historic Chowgan ground, here today.


Ten Doeschate does it for the Balkh Legends

Sharjah: Dutch international Ryan ten Doeschate stole the thunder from Laurie Evans as the Balkh Legends opened their campaign with a commanding eight-wicket win over Kabul Zwanan on the second day of the Afghanistan Premier League (APL) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium late on Saturday.