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  • India in England: Key battles in store at Trent Bridge 09-07-2014 10:52 AM

    India haven't won an overseas Test for three years; England were humiliated in Ashes 5-0. India have gone 14 matches without a win on foreign soil; England lost to Sri Lanka in their last home Test series. India were whitewashed 4-0 on their last England tour; England then beat India...
  • Numbers game: India at Trent Bridge 08-07-2014 01:25 PM

    On Wednesday morning, when Mahendra Singh Dhoni walks out for the toss with Alastair Cook in the first Investec Test against hosts England, he will become the first Indian captain to lead the team in successive Tests at Trent Bridge. Here are some facts from the Trent Bridge cricket ground...
  • Dhoni needs to pick between Ashwin and Jadeja for Nottingham Test 08-07-2014 08:44 AM

    India will begin their gruelling two-month tour of England with the first of the five Tests starting at Trent Bridge on July 9 as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men would be desperate to reclaim the lost glory after being routed 0-4 on the 2011 tour. In warm-up for the big Test,...
  • Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: India's most successful captain turns 33 07-07-2014 02:01 PM

    India's most successful captain and arguably the best finisher of the limited-overs format Mahendra Singh Dhoni turns 33 today - entering what could be the last phase of his distinguished career leading up to the World Cup early next year. Dhoni - who made his international debut on December 23,...
  • Deciding the playing XI will be a big test for MS Dhoni 07-07-2014 10:34 AM

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will have to put in some serious thinking as to what will be his playing XI in the first Test of the five-match series. Will Dhoni go with five specialist batsmen and give Stuart Binny a Test debut at Trent Bridge? Indian players warmed up...
  • West Indies vs New Zealand Live Score: 2nd Twenty20 at Roseau 06-07-2014 11:20 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Teams: West Indies XI: Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin(w), Darren Sammy(c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Sheldon Cottrell New Zealand Playing XI:...
  • West Indies vs New Zealand Live Score: 1st Twenty20 at Roseau 05-07-2014 10:56 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Pre-match: Sunil Narine returns to the West Indies fold with the mystery spinner seeking to maintain his stranglehold over New Zealand in the T20 Internationals on Saturday and Sunday at...
  • Live Score: Warne's RoW opt to bat against Sachin's MCC 05-07-2014 02:35 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Sachin Tendulkar-led Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) XI are playing the Shane Warne-led Rest of the World XI in a 50-over one-day game to celebrate the bi-centenary of the Home of Cricket - Lord's. Exactly six months and 18...
  • Get stuck into Cook: Shastri tells India 02-07-2014 12:33 PM

    "If you have the leader under pressure, always go for him, You need to get stuck in." Ravi Shastri has minced no words in his advice to the Indian team in England, set to play their first five-Test series since 1959. England captain Alastair Cook hasn't scored a hundred in...
  • My name is Lou Vincent and I'm a cheat: full statement of the NZ cricketer banned for life 01-07-2014 12:54 PM

    New Zealand's Lou Vincent has admitted that he is a "cheat" and has been slapped with a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on 14 counts of match-fixing. Here's the full text of Vincent's statement: My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat. I...
  • Lou Vincent admits to 'cheating', banned for life 01-07-2014 12:15 PM

    New Zealand's Lou Vincent has admitted that he is a "cheat" and has been slapped with a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on 18 counts of match-fixing. Vincent, who played for Lancashire and Sussex in England, has confessed of fixing games in county cricket's limited-overs...
  • Live Score: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 4 29-06-2014 06:46 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day-3 Round-up: Kane Wiliamson and Brendon McCullum lifted New Zealand to 123 for 3, a lead of 99, at stumps on the third day. Early strikes by the West Indies bowlers put the tourists under pressure in their second...
  • Rahul Dravid to join Indian team as consultant in England 29-06-2014 12:27 PM

    Batting legend and former India captain Rahul Dravid is set to join Team India in England as a consultant in a mentoring role ahead of the much-awaited five-Test series beginning July 9. Dravid's appointment came after team's coach Duncan Fletcher floated the idea. "It was the coach who approached us...
  • Live Score: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3 28-06-2014 07:19 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day two roundup: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite hit an enterprising 68 to lead a positive West Indies batting display against New Zealand on Friday but persistent rain soon after lunch cut the hosts short on day two of the third...
  • N Srinivasan confirmed as International Cricket Council chairman 26-06-2014 11:05 AM

    Narayanaswami Srinivasan was confirmed as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after the 52-member full council approved amendments to the ICC's Memorandum and Articles of Association at the annual conference in Melbourne on Thursday. As was widely known before the conference, Srinivasan was elected the chairman despite being...
  • Live Score: England vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 3 22-06-2014 03:31 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day three roundup: Sam Robson hit his maiden Test century before England lost three wickets for three runs on Saturday to finish the second day on 320 for 6 in their first innings with a 63-run lead over Sri...
  • 3rd ODI: India eye clean sweep against Bangladesh 18-06-2014 07:35 PM

    After Stuart Binny's six for four took India to a 47-run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI, the visitors will be eyeing a whitewash in the last match of the three-match series in Mirpur on Thursday. Bangladesh had a golden chance to level the series after India were bowled...
  • Stuart Binny's 4.4-over mayhem that sunk Bangladesh 17-06-2014 08:29 PM

    At 39/2 in 9 overs chasing 106 to win 41, Taskin Ahmed must have been rehearsing his speech for the presentation ceremony - after all he took 5/28 on debut to decimate world champions India. But the introduction of Stuart Binny changed it all. On Tuesday, Binny, playing just his...
  • Live Score: West Indies vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 16-06-2014 07:00 PM

    Catch live action from the first day at Port of Spain Test as West Indies try to draw level in the series. (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The West Indies are likely to go with a three-pronged pace attack in the second Test as...
  • SC denies urgent hearing on plea restraining Srinivasan from contesting for ICC chief post 16-06-2014 11:56 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a plea by Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) to stop the former BCCI president N Srinivasan from contesting for the ICC chief post. An apex court bench of Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh described as "unfair" that...
  • Star Sports to telecast Bangladesh-India ODI series 14-06-2014 01:38 PM

    The three-match ODI series between India and Bangladesh will be covered live by the Star Sports. Former India opening batsman Aakash Chopra tweeted that Star Sports would be telecasting the Bangladesh vs India series. "India v Bangladesh ODI series will be on Star network. Commentary in both English and Hindi...
  • West Indies vs New Zealand Live Score: 1st Test, Day 1 at Kingston 08-06-2014 08:12 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bat against West Indies at Kingston. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Peter Fulton, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (capt), James Neesham, BJ Watling (wk), Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Mark Craig, Trent Boult...
  • I played two years longer than I should have, admits Ricky Ponting 07-06-2014 09:12 AM

    Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has admitted he waited far too long to retire. During an interview with Sky Sports in the UK, Ponting said he should have stepped down from the Australian squad two years before his final Test match, against South Africa in 2012. Ponting made his...
  • Kings XI Punjab had faith in Sehwag's capabilities, says Bangar 04-06-2014 01:07 AM

    Though Virender Sehwag is going through a rough phase but Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar said the team had full confidence in the dashing opener's capabilities in the IPL 7. Riding on Sehwag's scintillating ton, Punjab cruised to a 24-run victory over Chennai Super Kings to enter the final...
  • As it happened: KKR's grand felicitation at Eden Gardens 03-06-2014 11:48 AM

    16:45: The felicitation ceremony ends with the National Anthem. 16:40: Shah Rukh Khan says, "I don't think any other country, any other state support their team so much. Keep supporting us Kolkata. I am grateful for your support. Mamata Di, you have made us feel this is our home. Thank...
  • Big names who flopped in IPL 7 03-06-2014 10:11 AM

    The seventh edition of Indian Premier League has drawn to a close after six dramatic weeks, with the Kolkata Knight Riders claiming a thrilling victory over Kings XI Punjab in the final. There was much to enjoy in a competition that featured plenty of big hitting, quality spin and some...
  • Manish Pandey's 50-ball 94 powers Kolkata to second IPL title 01-06-2014 11:30 PM

    Bangalore: Riding on Manish Pandey's brilliant 50-ball 94, Kolkata Knight Riders clinched their second IPL title in three years with a 3-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab in an exhilarating summit clash of IPL 7 here on Sunday. Pandey, who was the first Indian to score a century in IPL,...
  • Thunderstorm threat looms over Punjab-Kolkata IPL 7 final 01-06-2014 05:30 PM

    After 47 days of grueling and competitive cricket, the two teams left standing - Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab - will battle it out in the grand finale of the seventh edition of Indian Premier League to lay their hands on the coveted IPL Trophy and for the...
  • IPL 7 Final: Batting might of Punjab against Kolkata's sharp bowling 01-06-2014 01:08 PM

    Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab have played three matches in the seventh edition of IPL and all of them have been one-sided affairs. But the final at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore can give all the cricket fans one heck of a match. Punjab are chasing the dream of...
  • Virender Sehwag can be the difference in IPL 7 final 01-06-2014 11:09 AM

    Big games are typically decided by big players. Virender Sehwag proved his worth as he powered Kings XI Punjab to their maiden IPL final after his scintillating knock against Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 2 on Friday. Sehwag scored the second century in the seventh edition of IPL when he...