Mahendra Singh Dhoni

India Retains Squad For Next Two ODI

India Retains Squad For Next Two ODIThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has retained the Indian squad for the next two one day international matches of the seven ODI matches series against Australia.

The Indian selectors announced the squad after their meeting at Nagpur during second ODI match against Australia on Wednesday. Indian team has defeated Australia by 99 runs in the second match.

Krishnamachari Srikkant, chairman of the selection committee, said that Indian team has played brilliantly in the first two ODI matches, and they have decided to retain the squad for the next two ODI matches also.

Indian top order fires against Australia

Mahendra Singh DhoniNagpur, Oct 28 : Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored a well-paced century as India piled on a massive 354 for seven in the second One-Day International against Australia here Wednesday.

The Indian captain scored 124 off 107 balls, his fifth century, while Gautam Gambhir struck 76 off 80 balls. After Gambhir's exit, Suresh Raina played a perfect foil to Dhoni, smashing 62 off 50 balls.

Dhoni added 119 runs with Gambhir and 136 with Raina.

Dhoni's half-century came in 55 balls and included three fours, before he plundered the bowling in the death, bludgeoning six fours and three sixes.

India set Australia 355 to win second ODI

Mahendra Singh DhoniNagpur, Oct 28 : Mahendra Singh Dhoni smashed his career's fifth century to power India to 354 for seven against Australia in the second One-day international cricket match here Wednesday.

The Indian captain, after his side was put in to bat, struck 124 off 107 balls.    

Gautam Gambhir (76), Suresh Raina (62) and Virender Sehwag (40) were the other contributors.

Mitchell Johnson took three wickets.    (IANS)

Dhoni should bat up the order, says Gilchrist

Dhoni should bat up the order, says GilchristHe might not be a part of the injury-hit Australian side touring India for the ongoing ODIs, but Adam Gilchrist didn’t mince his words while pointing out the futility of a seven-match series on Tuesday.

The former Aussie wicketkeeper-batsman dubbed the seven-match series as “awkward” and said: “I don’t think anyone feels that’s an appropriate number of games. In a commercial sense, it obviously works.

“But even fans are voicing their disapproval about it. I believe too much cricket is being played,” he added.

Batsmen need to perform:, says Dhoni

Batsmen need to perform:, says DhoniVadodra, Oct 25 : India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed his batsmen for their four-run loss to Australia in the opening One-Day International cricket match, but said they will bounce back in the seven-match series.

Chasing 293, India were struggling at 201 for seven, before an inspiring batting effort from Harbhajan Singh and Praveen Kumar brought them within inches of victory. The two added 84 runs for the eighth wicket.

Length of ODI series will provide opportunity to bounce back: Dhoni

Mahendra Singh DhoniVadodara, Oct 24: In contrast to Australian captain Ricky Ponting’s view on the length of the seven-game ODI series between India and Australia, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday said that the “long series” would provide an opportunity for teams to bounce back.

Ponting had earlier questioned the logic behind playing a long series citing that the team that had already wrapped up the rubber will find it difficult to maintain focus.

Dhoni’s India Blue left Red-faced

Mahendra Singh DhoniThe senior India players disappointed the handful of spectators who had assembled at the VCA Stadium at Jamtha.

The Challenger Series for the N. K. P. Salve Trophy, on the whole, might have been a low-key affair with hardly anybody, other than those involved in it, showing any interest, and the quality of cricket that was dished out by India Blue was nothing more than that of a lower division team.

The pitch should not be blamed for India Blue being bowled out for 84. After all, the same team had amassed 351 for two on the adjacent pitch a day earlier.

Dhoni & Co find an ally in Coulthard

Mahendra Singh DhoniIndian cricketers aren't the only ones bothered by the World Anti Doping Agency's whereabouts clause. They found an unlikely friend in former Formula One driver David Coulthard.

The former Red Bull driver, who was here on Friday, said in a chat with HT: “We've had a lot of debate on the whereabouts clause. A lot of drivers have complained that they were made to wake up at 7 am during the summer break. We are happy to be tested before a Grand Prix but not during our vacations.”

Dhoni to be fined for delay in registration of Hummer

Dhoni to be fined for delay in registration of HummerRanchi, Oct 8 : Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be fined for delay in filing the registration papers for his new Hummer H2 luxury sports utility vehicle (SUV).

According to the District Transport Officer, A K Banka, Dhoni will be fined as his new car''s registration papers are incomplete.

Dhoni fined Rs.100 for violating law

Ranchi, Oct 8 : Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been fined Rs. 100 for not registering his sports utility vehicle Hummer.

According to the District Transport department, Dhoni did not apply for registration on time. Dhoni's family submitted the form for registration last month.

"According to Motor Vehicle Act, one has to apply for registration within a week of purchase of the vehicle and pay the road tax. Dhoni failed to apply within a week," said A. K. Banka, the District Transport Officer of Ranchi.

Dhoni purchased the Hummer in July. He returned to Ranchi from New Delhi by road July 31.

Dhoni declared ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year

Dhoni declared ICC ODI Cricketer of the YearJohannesburg, Oct 2 : Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was named One day International (ODI) Player of the Year for the second time in a row here late on Thursday evening.

Dhoni also features in both Tests and One-day International Cricket Council (ICC) World Teams of the Year as wicketkeeper and captain.

Indian cricketers dominated the ICC awards night in Johannesburg and have a strong presence in both the Test and ODI Teams of the Year.

Opening batsman Gautam Gambhir won the best Test Player of Year award, and also features in the World Test Team of the Year.

ICC events: India fail to solve riddle again

Mahendra-Singh-DhoniIf you go by the bottomline, and these days few people seem to have the time of the inclination to dig any deeper, then you’ll see that India have failed to reach the final four of an ICC event for the fourth time in five attempts since the Champions Trophy at home in 2006. The other fact you might want to consider is that this latest exit is the first unsuccessful ODI outing in a year for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team.

Dhoni named World ODI team captain

Dhoni named World ODI team captainJohannesburg, Oct 2  For the second consecutive year, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was named captain of the World ODI Team of the year.

Dhoni's compatriots Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh have also been selected in the team that was announced here Thursday during the International Cricket Council (ICC) Awards at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Have sex to improve your performance: Indian Cricket Coach

Dhoni & Yuvraj to start their new innings in Bollywood! Here’s a mantra to achieve success for Dhoni and Co.

The big news doing the rounds is that national team cricket coach Gary Kirsten has asked the Indian cricketers to have sex to improve their performance on the field.

In the four-point charter, Kirsten, a former player of South Africa, points out that sex raises testosterone levels, which in turn will increase the players' power, aggression and competitiveness.

Dhoni, Yuvraj retain their ODI rankings

Dhoni, Yuvraj retain their ODI rankings Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and stylish batsman Yuvraj Singh have continued to head the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen. Dhoni is placed at the top spot while Yuvraj Singh follows him to be at the second place in the latest ICC ODI rankings released on Tuesday.

Indian squad leaves for Champions Trophy

Indian squad leaves for Champions TrophyThe 15-member Indian squad led by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has left on Friday for taking part in the eight-nation Champions Trophy. The Champions Trophy will be played in South Africa from September 22 to October 5.

The Indian cricket team, pumped up by Compaq Cup triumph in the Sri Lanka, left from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai and they will reach Johannesburg via Dubai. Indian team was joint winner of the ICC Champions Trophy with host Sri Lanka in 2002.

Tendulkar, Dhoni feature in video supporting ICC Champions Trophy 2009

Tendulkar, Dhoni feature in video supporting ICC Champions Trophy 2009Dubai, Sep. 9 : Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Gautam Gambhire have joined several top cricketers of the world to promote this year's ICC Champions Trophy.

They also include international captains Younus Khan of Pakistan, England's Andrew Strauss, Graeme Smith from host South Africa and Daniel Vettori of New Zealand. All feature in a short video looking ahead to the tournament, which takes place in South Africa from September 22.

BCCI Corp Trophy: Dhoni & Bisla guides Air India Blue to a comfortable win

Manvinder Bisla, Mahendra Singh DhoniIn a crucial tie, Air India Blue defeated Indian Revenue by 140 runs of the BCCI Sahara Corporate Trophy at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium on Thursday.

With this win, Air India Blue has sealed its place for the semis of the tournament.

A thrilling 152* (113) by Manvinder Bisla and a quick fire 106* (61) by skipper MS Dhoni ensured the victory for Air India Blue.

In a rain affected match, Air India Blue scored 362 for 1 in the allotted 42 overs.

Dhoni, Yuvraj retains their ICC ODI rankings

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj SinghIndian batsmen continued to lead the ICC ODI batsmen rankings as Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh have retained first and second position respectively in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen released on Wednesday.

Indian aggressive opener Virender Sehwag is placed at seventh position, while master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is ranked 14th in the ICC ODI rankings. Gautam Gambhir also made into top 20 batsmen to be at 16th place.

Mahi retains top spot in ICC ODI rankings

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Yuvraj SinghIndia captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has retained top spot in the ODI batsmen ranking while stylish batsman Yuvraj Singh continued to be at the second spot in the latest ICC ODI Players Ranking issued on Wednesday.

Dhoni is leading the ranking table with 828 ranking points while Yuvraj is way behind from his compatriot with 784 points. Australian Mike Hussey, popularly known as Mr. Cricket, is at the third position with 767 points.

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