Check todays hot topics and new pictures Today is: 22 July, 2014
Ojha breaks into top five of ICC rankings

Ojha breaks into top five of ICC rankingsDubai, Nov 20  : India's Cheteshwar Pujara and Pragyan Ojha have risen to 24th and fifth spots, respectively, in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen and bowlers.

India defeated England by nine wickets in Ahmedabad, with Pujara picking up the man of the match award for his double century.

As a result, Pujara has rocketed 35 places to 24th position in the rankings. Left-arm spinner Ojha has jumped nine places for his career-best position, propelled by a nine wicket haul in the first Test.

England captain Alastair Cook, who scored a gutsy 176 in his side's second innings, has returned to the top 10 by rising four places to seventh. Matt Prior has become the fifth England batsman inside the top 20 after achieving a career-best ranking of 18th.

Meanwhile, South Africa's Jacques Kallis will enter the Adelaide Test against Australia as the number-one ranked Test all-rounder, while team-mates Hashim Amla and Vernon Philander will have opportunities to top the batting and bowling tables.

While Kallis will be eyeing to cement his number-one spot in the Adelaide Test, Amla will be aiming to leapfrog Sri Lanka's number-one ranked Kumar Sangakkara, and Philander will have his new ball partner and number-one ranked Dale Steyn firmly within his sights.  (IANS)


Fan tattoos 'Messi 10' on his back to impress his hero

Lionel MessiLondon, July 22 - An Argentine fan of football great Lionel Messi-Hernan Baigoria-appears to have gone above and beyond to show his love for the Barcelona superstar.  Read more »

'Heavy hearted' Gerrard bids adieu to international football

Steven GerrardLondon, July 22 - After claiming 114 caps, England captain Steven Gerrard has ended his 14-year long career in international football.  Read more »

It was a team effort, says Sandeep Patil

Sandeep PatilMumbai: Selection panel Chairman Sandeep Patil said the convincing 95-run win over England has thrilled him and credited the whole team for the stupendous effort.  Read more »

CSA didn't want Philander's tempering footage to be broadcast

CSA didn't want Philander's tempering footage to be broadcastJohannesburg, July 22 - South Africa reportedly put pressure on broadcaster Ten Sports to not show Vernon Philander's ball- tampering footage in the first Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »

Red Bull F1 reserve Felix da Costa to race in Formula E

Antonio-Felix-da-CostaLeicestershire, UK: Amlin Aguri have announced that Red Bull Racing Formula 1 reserve driver, Antonio Felix da Costa, will join the team for the inaugural all-electric FIA Formula E Championship beginning in September.  Read more »