Circket Nirvana - LATEST NEWS http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/news.aspx News en-us. Sun, 03 Jun 2021 00:00:00 GMT Sun, 03 Jun 2021 00:00:00 GMT © Nimbus Communications Ltd. Cricket Nirvana – Latest News http://www.cricketnirvana.com/index.html http://content.cricketnirvana.com/images/const/cricket_nirvana_logo.png 247 142 Get the latest international Cricket News and Updates Read news about International Ongoing and Upcoming Cricket matches & schedules along with exclusive cricket scoop News on Cricket Nirvana Fitness chain owner, but MSD not a keen gym goer http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/June/news-20120602-4.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/June2012/DHONI190311_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>A commercial venture by an international cricketer is no longer a rarity. Quite a few, including the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan, have tried their hands, though with varying degree of success.</p> Sat, 02 Jun 2021 09:25:37 GMT Powerplay rules may change again http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/June/news-20120602-3.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/June2012/ICCLOGO080710_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>The ODI format could see a few more changes in the near future with the ICC cricket committee recommending changes in the powerplay overs and two short-pitched deliveries in an over.</p> Sat, 02 Jun 2021 09:04:04 GMT KP retires from shorter versions, to play Tests http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/June/news-20120601-2.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/June2012/pietersen221210_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>England South Africa-born star Kevin Pietersen retired from all forms of international limited-overs cricket on Thursday, a decision which took the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) by surprise.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2022 09:21:25 GMT What's in a nameplate? A lot for Delhi cricket officials http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/June/news-20120601-1.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/June2012/DDCA250810_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Squabbles within the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) took an unlikely turn on Thursday when the nameplate of its president, Arun Jaitley, was removed from the door of his office room.</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2022 09:12:07 GMT BCCI shifts focus to making better domestic wickets http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120531-142.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/BCCI240510_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>No sooner did the IPL get over, the BCCI shifted its focus to the next domestic season. The Board conducted a two-day workshop for state association curators for bettering wickets in domestic cricket.</p> Thu, 31 May 2022 08:19:14 GMT Pujara hopes to regain India berth http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120530-141.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/pujara221111_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Eighteen months ago Cheteshwar Pujara was considered one of the frontrunners to grab an India Test middle order spot.</p> Wed, 30 May 2022 09:50:45 GMT Defaulting on carbon credit http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120530-140.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/rcbkohli300512_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>An environment-friendly team, an otherworldly fluorescent green jersey to match the otherworldly T20 talents of Chris Gayle and a green revolution of a different kind, Rohit Bhaskar reports.</p> Wed, 30 May 2022 09:43:26 GMT IPL ends in style, but loses sheen http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120530-139.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/KKR280512_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Season 5 of the Indian Premier League may have played out to packed stadiums, but from a business point of view, the tournament has failed to deliver as a prime-time television spectacle, Himani Chandna Gurtoo reports.</p> Wed, 30 May 2022 09:32:35 GMT Political powerplay drains colour purple http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120530-138.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/MAMBAN300512_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>The film Invictus depicts how South Africa president Nelson Mandela's involvement with the Springboks helped them win the 1995 rugby World Cup at home and encourage racial integration.</p> Wed, 30 May 2022 09:27:44 GMT Kolkata turns purple, all roads lead to Eden http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120530-137.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/KKR280512_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Who Sourav? As the first captain of Kolkata Knight Riders quietly left for a vacation, the city that once gave him a hero’s welcome turned out in strength on Tuesday to embrace the team — Didi leading the field.</p> Wed, 30 May 2022 09:19:05 GMT Frenzy descends on the streets of Kolkata http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120530-136.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/SRK020710_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Frenzy descended on the streets as the city poured out in unprecedented numbers since Tuesday morning to celebrate the IPL win with chief minister Mamata Banerjee leading the plans to make the first win of the Kolkata Knight Riders a memorable event.</p> Wed, 30 May 2022 09:15:27 GMT In the face of allegations, BCCI needs to be careful http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120529-135.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/kapidev090910_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>It is always good when a new team rises to the top and that is what happened in this year's IPL final with the Kolkata Knight Riders winning their first title.</p> Tue, 29 May 2022 10:36:22 GMT Who will make the big cut? http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120529-134.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/DHONIVIRU250512_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>IPL has thrown up a host of names to choose from for India's T20 squad, Nilankur Das reports.</p> Tue, 29 May 2022 10:02:26 GMT Bisla, the knight in shining armour http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120529-133.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/bisla280512_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Kolkata Knight Riders IPL-winning batsman Manvinder Bisla had a special gift of his own for his wife - the IPL winner's trophy. Before boarding the return flight for Kolkata, Arpita revealed how this year she got the best birthday present of her life, Rohit Bhaskar reports.</p> Tue, 29 May 2022 09:47:36 GMT KKR's aggressor Bisla is all about love http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120528-129.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/bisla280512_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Manvinder Bisla is not a household name. There's a chance you may have never even heard of him, an ordinary return of 78 runs in his first five matches this season is hardly anything to write home about. All that changed with an innings of brute force in the IPL-V final.</p> Mon, 28 May 2022 09:34:51 GMT Struggling Raina gets his groove back http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120528-128.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/raina240510_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Chris Gayle may be the most awe-inspiringly consistent batsman in the IPL but through the first five seasons of the IPL, no batsman has been more prolific than Suresh Raina, the all-time leading run accumulator in the league with 2,254 runs.</p> Mon, 28 May 2022 09:29:33 GMT KKR beat defending champs CSK to win maiden IPL title http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120528-127.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/KKR280512_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>An unheralded domestic player and an international superstar. When the Indian Premier League was first conceptualised this is what the powers that be had in mind. On Sunday, it was this mixture of local heroics and a big name performer earning his stripes, and the millions in his contract, that ended the reign of the kings of the IPL, Chennai Super Kings, and saw the Kolkata Knight Riders being crowned champions.</p> Mon, 28 May 2022 09:24:16 GMT Final battle today: Dhoni, Gambhir and the art of captaincy http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120527-126.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/DHONI030511_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>"The captain must know how to deploy whatever skills his players have at their disposal. He must enable them to widen their own range, to have the confidence to experiment. In short, the captain must get the best out of his team by helping them to play together without suppressing flair and uniqueness."</p> Sun, 27 May 2022 19:29:05 GMT Sehwag's 'bold' changes expose Delhi bowling http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120526-125.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/SEHWAG270411_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>In the sporting kingdom, out-of-the-box team decisions on the eve of big matches can be rewarded handsomely.</p> Sat, 26 May 2022 09:03:59 GMT Over even before it began http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120526-123.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/mvijay260512_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>In most match reports, experts pick out the turning points that swung the tie in the winning team's favour. A fantastic catch, a magical run out, a brute of a delivery or a shot of sheer audacity, these are normally the main points when deciding the game-changing moments. Add shocking team selections to that list.</p> Sat, 26 May 2022 08:51:09 GMT Always foes, never friends http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120525-122.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/DHONIVIRU250512_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag are not bosom buddies. Just how deep the rift runs, however, came to the fore in the calamitous tour Down Under last winter. There was talk of disagreements and a very damning report of mutinous rebellion behind closed door.</p> Fri, 25 May 2022 09:29:52 GMT Mumbai Indians caught in Dhoni whirlwind http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120524-121.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/DHONI120511_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>If there's one shot that defines MS Dhoni, it's the Helicopter Shot. A stroke that's more about bottom-hand and powerful wrists than anything you will find in the coaches' manual.</p> Thu, 24 May 2022 09:51:22 GMT Taxmen come calling on Pune Warriors, RCB http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120524-120.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/subrataroy280311_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Income tax sleuths swooped down on the offices of the Pune Warriors in Pune and Mumbai and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Karnataka capital on Wednesday.</p> Thu, 24 May 2022 09:39:26 GMT Home not so sweet http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120524-119.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/ganguly090511_65x73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>Gone are the days when the Chidambaram Stadium was considered the fortress of holders Chennai Super Kings that could not be breached. The MS Dhoni-led side, unbeaten at the venue last season, started their campaign in IPL V with a loss against the Mumbai Indians, and went on to lose two more matches out of the eight at home.</p> Thu, 24 May 2022 09:32:51 GMT Miffed domestic players rue lack of opportunities http://content.cricketnirvana.com/news/international/2012/May/news-20120523-117.html <img src="http://content.cricketnirvana.com//Userfiles/image/editorial/May2012/DHAWALK230512_65X73.jpg" height="66" width="66" border="0" alt="" align="left" hspace="5" /><p>As the IPL heads towards its climax after weeks of non-stop action, not everyone is keen to put his feet up. Genuine domestic talent and Mumbai boys, Suryakumar Yadav and Dhawal Kulkarni, will surely not be looking for rest, having managed to play just a game apiece for the Mumbai Indians.</p> Wed, 23 May 2022 09:40:06 GMT