Sydney, Dec 22 : Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has stated that the hosts and India both need to keep their emotions under control for the Melbourne Boxing Day Test as he defended umpires after the tourists' captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni made no secret of his view that the standard of umpiring in the series needs to improve.
Lyon denied that India's refusal to use the Decision Review System (DRS) video technology in this summer's four-Test series has added to tensions on the field. However, he also admitted that emotions have been running high.
Melbourne - Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not be all that satisfied with the level of umpiring in the ongoing cricket Test series but Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels the officials are doing a "pretty good job".
India were at the receiving end of at least five contentious calls in the first two Tests, both of which the visitors lost, prompting Dhoni to state that umpiring could certainly improve.
But Lyon defended the officials, saying, "I personally think they've done a pretty good job."
Johannesburg, Dec 17 - India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who returned from injury to lead the tourists in Wednesday's Brisbane Test against Australia, has backed his team to perform well on fast wickets on likely lively pitches.
Dhoni opted to bat after winning the toss on Wednesday and India have amassed more than 200 runs for the loss of three wickets on the first day of the ongoing second Test in Brisbane.
Sydney, Dec 16 : India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni would reportedly return from a thumb injury to lead his men in the second Test at the Gabba against Australia on Wednesday.
Dhoni replaces stand-in wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha in the Indian side and takes back the captaincy duties from Virat Kohli. Moreover, in another change to India's side, tall offspinner Ravi Ashwin is set to play at the Gabba replacing leggie Karn Sharma.
Sydney, Nov 22 : Even before India's tour of Australia has gotten under way, the superstar cricket team seems to have taken a stuttering start as they kept the police, fans, media and a Cricket Australia official waiting in Adelaide.
Dubai, Nov 05 - India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named as skipper of International Cricket Council's ODI side for fifth year in a row as ICC announced its Test and ODI sides of this year.
The ICC announced its Test and ODI Teams of the Year on Wednesday, as chosen by a specially appointed selection panel chaired by the ICC's Cricket Committee chairman and former India captain Anil Kumble.
New York: India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the sole Indian sportsman to figure on Forbes' list of the world's most valuable athlete brands, a list that has been topped by American basketball player LeBron James and includes golfer Tiger Woods and tennis stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Kochi : Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday rued his team's batting failure on a good wicket to lose the first one-dayer against the West Indies by 124 runs here but said that the visiting side were a tough team to beat.
Dhoni said that a target of 322 for a win on a batting pitch at the Nehru Stadium was gettable.
Bangalore : The indomitable Chennai Super Kings will have the advantage of familiarity with the conditions but the unbeaten Kolkata Knight Riders would still be a tough nut to crack when they clash in the Oppo Champions League T20 final at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday.
Both teams had met in the final of the 2012 Indian Premier League, when Kolkata defeated Chennai by five wickets.
Raipur: After a sumptuous feast of traditional cricket, it's time again to return to the shortest format as leading players, including India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, get ready to represent their respective franchises in the sixth edition of the Champions League T20, with the qualifying rounds starting here tomorrow.
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