2012 TOUR

  • Former players excited over IndoPak series June 4, 2012

    Mumbai: As chances of a bilateral series between India and Pakistan are getting brighter, cricketers from India and across the border heaved a sigh of relief. From former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi to Pakistan stalwart Mushtaq Mohammad, all seem to be gunning for the resumption of cricket ties between...
  • India 'A' take slender lead against West Indies 'A' June 4, 2012

    Bridgetown, Barbados: Rohit Sharma led the midinnings rescue effort after a toporder collapse as India 'A' managed to take a slender 25run lead against the West Indies 'A' on the second day of their first fourday Test on Sunday. At the draw of stumps, West Indies 'A' were 3 for...
  • Strauss and Cook partnership joins 5,000 club May 29, 2012

    Nottingham: England captain Andrew Strauss and his opening partner Alastair Cook became only the fifth partnership in Test history to have put on more than 5,000 runs together here. They went past the landmark with a stand of 89 as England beat West Indies by nine wickets to win the...
  • Gibson urges West Indies critics to keep patience May 29, 2012

    Nottingham: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson urged Caribbean cricket fans to keep faith with his youthful side after their latest defeat, admitting criticism from "your own people" was tough to take. The West Indies lost the second Test against England, and with it the threematch series, after going down by...
  • West Indies worry over rain ahead of final warmup May 10, 2012

    Northampton: The West Indies will be hoping the rain stays away when they face England Lions in a fourday match starting here on Thursday, a fixture that will be their final warmup before the Lord's Test next week. For the United Kingdom, it has been the wettest April on record since...
  • Hafeez named Pakistan skipper for T20s May 10, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan selected allrounder Mohammad Hafeez as its new Twenty20 captain on Thursday for next month's series against Sri Lanka, leaving MisbahulHaq in charge of the Test and oneday teams. Pakistan's selectors also picked three different wicketkeepers for the three formats and dropped Misbah from the Twenty20 team. Pakistan will play...
  • Sarwan plays down interest in West Indies callup May 4, 2012

    London: Experienced West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has brushed aside suggestions of a late callup to the team for the current tour of England. Sarwan is one of the three key players missing for the threeTest tour, starting later this month. The other two are opener Chris Gayle and allrounder...
  • Zaheer, Moin not keen on Yousuf return April 30, 2012

    Lahore: Former captains Zaheer Abbas and Moin Khan said the national selectors should stick with young players in the team instead of recalling senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. "The Sri Lanka tour has many matches and it must be used to groom new faces and...
  • Eager Yousuf ready to play domestic cricket April 30, 2012

    Lahore: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf is hungry to play international cricket once again and said that if the selectors want him to appear in domestic cricket, he will follow their criteria for national selection. Yousuf, who has appeared in 90 Tests and 288 oneday internationals, last played in a domestic...
  • Roach, Deonarine will play key role for West Indies: Gibson April 7, 2012

    Bridgetown, Barbados: West Indies seamer Kemar Roach will renew his bruising rivalry with Ricky Ponting on Saturday as the home side seek to end two decades of failure against Australia. When Roach and Ponting last came face to face in a Test at the pacy WACA in Perth in 2009,...
  • WICB chief eyes success against Australia April 2, 2012

    St. John's, Antigua: Following exciting ties in the recent oneday and Twenty20 series against Australia, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief Julian Hunte has hailed the home team's showing, saying it augured well for the upcoming Test series. "On behalf of the WICB and cricket lovers of the Caribbean, I...
  • Ponting included in Test squad for West Indies March 14, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, dropped from the oneday team last month, was included in the 16man Test squad for the threeTest tour of West Indies on Wednesday. Ponting, who retired from limitedovers cricket after being dropped, has been retained after a prolific recent series against India. The 37yearold batsman's successor...
  • India can bounce back in Asia Cup: Srikkanth March 12, 2012

    Chennai: The disastrous tour of Australia notwithstanding, Indian cricket team was capable of bouncing back in the ongoing Asia Cup, feels Selection Committee chairman Krishnamachari Srikkanth. "We have to accept the fact that cricket is a game, sometimes there are ups, sometimes there are downs. But I am sure we will...
  • Bravo, Best recalled for Australia ODI series March 7, 2012

    Bridgetown, Barbados: Allrounder Dwayne Bravo and fast bowler Tino Best were recalled to West Indies' 13player squad on Tuesday for the opening three matches of the oneday international series against Australia. Best, who has played 14 Tests and 12 ODIs since his debut in 2003, hasn't played for West Indies for...
  • Ignored in IPL auction, Levi grabs eyeballs February 19, 2012

    New Delhi: South African opener Richard Levi who scored the fastest century in the history of T20 Internationals during his knock 117 off 51 balls against New Zealand on Sunday has made IPL franchise owners sit up and take notice after being ignored at auctions in Bangalore earlier...
  • 2nd T20: New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets February 14, 2012

    Hamilton: New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by five wickets in the second Twenty20 international on Tuesday, completing the largest successful run chase in its history with two balls to spare to take the series 20. Captain Brendan Taylor, with an unbeaten 75, led Zimbabwe to 2002 batting first its highest score...
  • Injured Clarke to miss Sri Lanka ODI February 13, 2012

    Sydney: Australia skipper Michael Clarke has been ruled out of his side's oneday match against Sri Lanka in Sydney on Friday due a hamstring injury, which he suffered against India in Adelaide on Sunday in the fourth match of the ongoing triseries. "I have a grade one hamstring strain so...
  • Sangakkara puts onus on batsmen for India match February 13, 2012

    Adelaide: Desperate to win their first match of the tournament, senior Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara put up a brave front ahead of his team's match against India in the ODI triseries in Adelaide on Tuesday. "Our strength has always been playing India away from India. India are always strong in...
  • Struggling India turn attention to T20 January 31, 2012

    The Test series has been woefully onesided but Twenty20 tends to close the gap between teams, and Australia and India have each won two matches against each other in the format. As Sydney's Stadium Australia opens its doors to international cricket on February 1 for the first of two Twenty20s,...