- Clinical Mumbai thrash lacklustre Delhi by 40 runs (Lead)(23:40)
By Baidurjo Bhose
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Rishabh Pant had started Delhi Capitals' journey in the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League by smashing Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah all over the park in their opening encounter in Mumbai. But Bumrah got his revenge at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Thursday as he sent Pant's off-stump for a walk in the park. With that ended DC's hope as they finished on 128/9, losing the game by 40 runs.
- Pandya brothers take MI to 168/5 against DC(21:58)
By Baidurjo Bhose
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Hardik Pandya (32 off 15 balls) and Krunal Pandya (37* off 26 balls) provided the late flourish as Mumbai Indians (MI) scored 168/5 in 20 overs against Delhi Capitals (DC) in their Indian Premier League clash at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Thursday.
- Kohli thanks Dhoni for backing him as a youngster(21:12)
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Showering praise on former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India skipper Virat Kohli said on Thursday that he was lucky to have him in the team and it was unfortunate to see people criticising the "captain cool".
- WC squad out, Pandya and Rahul await Jain's clearance(21:02)
By Baidurjo Bhose
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Indian selectors have named the 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup. While both all-rounder Hardik Pandya and opener K.L. Rahul are part of the squad, they are yet to get clearance from BCCI ombudsman D.K. Jain for making inappropriate comments in a television chat show.
- Siriwardana, Vandersay, Mendis in Sri Lanka WC squad(20:26)
Colombo, April 18 (IANS) Milinda Siriwardana, Jeffrey Vandersay and Jeevan Mendis made comebacks as Sri Lanka on Thursday announced their 15-man squad for the World Cup starting May 30 in England and Wales.
- Russell skips training after injuring shoulder(20:26)
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) While Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have not ruled him out of their crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Friday, Andre Russell skipped practice on Thursday following a left shoulder injury after being hit by a bouncer.
- Players can now focus on IPL post WC selection: Karthik(19:56)
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) With the World Cup team selection now done, players can focus back on the Indian Premier League (IPL), feels Dinesh Karthik, who pipped Rishabh Pant for a place in the 15-member India squad for the showpiece event starting May 30 in England and Wales.
- Mumbai opt to bat against Delhi (Toss)(19:44)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Mumbai Indians' skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat against Delhi Capitals in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Thursday.
- Chandigarh to host Asian Billiards, Snooker C'ships(19:42)
Chandigarh, April 18 (IANS) Chandigarh will host the 18th Asian Billiards, the 20th Under-21 Asian Snooker Championship and the 3rd Ladies Asian Snooker Championship from April 27 to May 3, officials of the Punjab Billiards and Snooker Association (PBSA) said here on Thursday.
- South Africa pick Amla and Steyn in WC squad(19:38)
Cape Town, April 18 (IANS) South Africa have backed senior players Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn as they picked their 15-man squad for the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales.
- Amir, Asif missing from Pakistan WC 2019 squad(19:26)
Lahore, April 18 (IANS) Pacer Mohammad Amir failed to find a place in Pakistans 15-man preliminary squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup, starting May 30 in England, but has been included for the ODI series against England.
- Saini has all ingredients to be a good bowler: Nehra(18:58)
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) A day after he was named a stand-by for the World Cup, former India pacer Ashish Nehra heaped praise on Navdeep Saini, saying the Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer has got all the ingredients to be a good bowler as he has the confidence to excel.
- Akram, Vengsarkar to officially launch Euro T20 Slam(18:24)
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram and former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar will make the official announcement of the first-ever continent-based league -- Euro T20 Slam in Dublin on April 30.
- Can't plan to dismiss greats like Kohli, ABD: Gopal(16:30)
By Kaushik Kumar
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) April 2 will always be etched in the memory of leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal. Playing for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), he picked three wickets against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to help his team register a 7-wicket win. More than the win, it was the wickets that he scalped that will stay with him forever -- Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and upcoming Windies talent Shimron Hetmyer.
- Dhoni chills with Warner & Co post Hyderabad game (Lead)(15:26)
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Despite missing the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) due to back spasm, Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen involved in post-match activities with the Hyderabad boys.
- Plea against BCCI CEO Johri for sexual harassment(15:10)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Citing sexual harassment charges, a lawyer has moved the Supreme Court challenging the continuation of Rahul Johri in the capacity of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO.
- Tottenham in Champions League semis(14:30)
London, April 18 (IANS) Manchester City defeated Tottenham Hotspur 4-3 in a wild Champions League quarterfinal second leg that left the sides knotted 4-4 on aggregate with the visitors bound for the semi-finals thanks to their three away goals.
- Guarantee entry of all athletes: IOA to Rathore(14:28)
By Jaydeep Basu
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has once again requested the government to submit a written guarantee to International Olympic Committee (IOC) so that India can hold international sporting events.
- Liverpool crush Porto, reach Champions League semis(14:20)
Porto (Portugal), April 18 (IANS) Liverpool reached the Champions League semi-finals after comfortably beating Porto 4-1, with the attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino grabbing a goal each.
- Dhoni chills with Sunrisers Hyderabad post match(13:38)
Hyderabad, April 18 (IANS) Despite missing the game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad here due to a back injury, Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen involved in post-match activities.
- Let's make this year count: Pandya tells Rahul(13:18)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Their TV reality show controversy now firmly behind them, India all-rounder Hardik Pandya urged compatriot K.L. Rahul to make the most of this year as both get ready to play for the country in the World Cup starting May 30.
- Post DK-boost, KKR aim to push RCB to brink (Preview)(11:50)
By Debayan Mukherjee
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Rejuvenated by a World Cup call-up, Dinesh Karthik would be eager to impress India captain Virat Kohli and also arrest the Kolkata Knight Riders' three game losing streak, when they lock horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore in an Indian Premier League clash here on Friday.
- Rabada is a wonderkid, he is here to stay: Steyn(09:52)
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Kagiso Rabada is a wonder-kid and has shown the mettle to shine on the international stage, feels South Africa and Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Dale Steyn.