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  • Ranji Trophy, Group B: Awana, Saini give Delhi opening day honours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Medium-pacers Parvinder Awana and Navdeep Saini combined well to bag seven wickets between themselves and helped Delhi bundle out Rajasthan for 141 in their Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Sunday. Put in to field at the Feroz Shah Kotla in the four-day encounter, the Delhi bowlers...
  • Shahid Afridi to retire from ODIs after World Cup 32 minutes ago

    Pakistan's experienced allrounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Afridi told a news conference on Sunday that after the World Cup, which starts on February 14, he will focus on T20 matches leading up to the T20...
  • Ranji Trophy Group, A: Rasool fifty steers J&K to 266/6 against Baroda 43 minutes ago

    Vadodara: All-rounder Parvez Rasool struck an unbeaten half-century as Jammu and Kashmir put up a decent batting performance to reach 266 for six in their first innings of the Ranji Trophy Group A cricket match against Baroda here on Sunday. Put into bat by Baroda, the visitors' top order put up...
  • Eoin Morgan missed selector's calls for England appointment 47 minutes ago

    London: Middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan has said he had "20 missed calls" on his phone from national selector James Whitaker, who was trying to offer him the role of England One-Day International (ODI) captain. The 28-year-old was appointed as Alastair Cook's replacement on Saturday, following England's recent 2-5 series defeat against...
  • Kevin Pietersen's England exile ludicrous: Matthew Hayden 49 minutes ago

    London: Former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden has batted for Kevin Pietersen and described England's decision to continually overlook the star batsman as "ludicrous". Pietersen's central contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was terminated in February, reports bbc.co.uk. "It's ludicrous Kevin Pietersen is not in the England squad. It's...
  • West Indies add Deonarine to Test squad in South Africa 1 hour 46 minutes ago

    Pretoria: Left-handed batsman Narsingh Deonarine has been added to the West Indies Test squad for the final two matches in South Africa, the country's cricket board has announced. Deonarine comes in for Assad Fudadin, who fractured a finger in the warm-ups ahead of the first Test in Pretoria that ended in...
  • Alastair Cook sacked in a 'hugely disrespectful' way: Andrew Strauss 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss has launched a strong attack on the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), saying sacking of former skipper Alastair Cook was "hugely disrespectful". The 29-year-old Cook, who was in dismal form, has been replaced as England One-Day International (ODI) captain by middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan...
  • Kenroy Peters, Miguel Cummins in mix to replace injured Kemar Roach 2 hours 36 minutes ago

    Centurion: Left-arm seamer Kenroy Peters or fast bowler Miguel Cummins could be called up by the West Indies to replace fellow pacer Kemar Roach, who will miss the Boxing Day Test against South Africa because of an injury. Cummins is believed to be the frontrunner to replace Roach who limped out...
  • No way back for Kevin Pietersen despite Alastair Cook sacking 3 hours 11 minutes ago

    England cricket chiefs have moved quickly to make it clear that Alastair Cook's dismissal as one-day captain has not opened the door for a return to international cricket for batsman Kevin Pietersen. The South African-born maverick's undermining of Cook was one of the reasons Pietersen was cast aside by England in...
  • Ishant Sharma, Australia fined during Brisbane Test 4 hours 7 minutes ago

    Dubai: Australia was Sunday fined for a slow over-rate and India fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Test, which the home side won by four wickets at Brisbane. Jeff Crowe of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed...
  • Aussie media slate 'whingeing' India after loss in 2nd Test 5 hours 1 minutes ago

    Beaten India were distracted by their gripes over the state of practice wickets and food as they reached their breaking point on their Australian tour, local media said Sunday. M.S. Dhoni`s tourists fell 2-0 behind in the four-match series with a four-wicket loss to Australia in the second Gabba Test on...
  • New Zealand reposition Brendon McCullum for Sri Lanka series 5 hours 25 minutes ago

    Wellington: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is set to return to his customary middle-order slot for the two-Test series against Sri Lanka starting in Christchurch on Boxing Day. McCullum opened with Tom Latham in all three Tests during the recent series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, scoring a double-century...
  • Jonathan Trott handed England Lions captaincy 5 hours 31 minutes ago

    London: Jonathan Trott will captain the second-string England Lions in South Africa next month as he makes his international comeback, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Saturday. The 33-year-old South Africa-born batsman has not played international cricket since he withdrew from England`s Ashes tour of Australia in November...
  • Jason Holder appointed West Indies ODI captain, Dwayne Bravo sacked 7 hours 37 minutes ago

    Jason Holder replaced Dwayne Bravo as captain of the West Indies one-day international side on Saturday, less than two months out from the Cricket World Cup. Holder, who turned 23 last month, was named to lead the squad in the five ODIs in South Africa starting on Jan. 16, after the...
  • Steven Smith should captain Australia in all formats: Ryan Harris 7 hours 46 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Australian pacer Ryan Harris feels stand-in Test skipper Steve Smith should be handed captaincy in all three formats if Michael Clarke fails to recover in time for next year's ODI cricket World Cup. Harris, who is nursing a quadriceps strain and is racing against time to be fit for the...
  • Mitchell Marsh out as Australia selectors pick Joe Burns for Boxing Day Test against India 8 hours 9 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Batsman Joe Burns, on Sunday, was handed an unexpected Test debut as he replaced all-rounder Mitchell Marsh in a 13-member Australian cricket squad for the third Test against India starting December 26. "Australia's National Selection Panel have opted for the shock selection of Queenslander Joe Burns to join the 13-man...
  • After Brisbane defeat, captain MS Dhoni says India's new vintage nearly ready 9 hours 12 minutes ago

    It will come as little comfort to India after going 2-0 down in the four-match Test series against Australia but the young touring party have already put on a much better showing than the much vaunted 2011-2012 vintage. The supine surrender of the last India Test squad to visit Australia, packed...
  • India in Australia: Two Tests India should not have lost 10 hours 10 minutes ago

    Another Test is behind India, leaving a lot of ifs and buts. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is right it doesn't matter how close you were to winning - what matters is the end result. India were beaten by four wickets to go down 0-2 in the four-match series. Looking at the...
  • Ian Chappell criticises India after practice pitches complaints 19 hours 29 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell on Saturday lashed out at the Indian cricket team for complaining about the practice pitches at the Gabba here. The visitors had earlier issued a team statement that said "Indian team has been asking for the fresh net practice wickets several times for last two...
  • Injury worries to Mitchell Marsh, David Warner cloud Boxing Day Test 20 hours 10 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Injuries worries to in-form opener David Warner and allrounder Mitchell Marsh may affect Australia's plans for the third cricket Test which gets underway at Melbourne on Boxing Day. Warner, who had cracked twin centuries in the first Test, was hit at the thumb by a rising delivery from India's pacer...
  • Dale Steyn's love of Test arena fuels lust for wickets 22 hours 45 minutes ago

    Pretoria: There are few more fearsome sights in cricket than a fired-up Dale Steyn -- even a wounded one. When the South African speedster limped off the field with a groin problem on the third day of the opening Test against the West Indies, there would have been relief in the...
  • Team India should avoid verbal spats with Australians: Gavaskar 23 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday advised the Indian team to avoid verbal spats with their Australian counterparts as he feels the country's cricketers are not as well equipped to deal with sledging as the ones from Down Under. A day after Rohit Sharma got into a verbal spat...
  • Gutted at being left out of World Cup squad: Alastair Cook Yesterday

    London: England batsman and former skipper Alastair Cook has said that he was 'gutted' to be left out of England's World Cup squad after fellow willower Eoin Morgan was confirmed as the new one-day captain. Cook was dropped on Friday from the 15-man squad to play matches in Australia next month...
  • Injured Quinton de Kock out of South Africa's West Indies series Yesterday

    Centurion: Quinton de Kock, South Africa's rising wicketkeeping star, faces a battle to be fit for the 2015 World Cup after being ruled out of the remaining Test and limited overs matches against the West Indies. De Kock injured his left ankle while warming up before play on the third day...
  • Ranji Trophy: Raliways run into mighty Karnataka at home Yesterday

    New Delhi: A resilient Railways will have to dig deep to stop the onslaught of defending champions Karnataka in their home Ranji Trophy cricket tie beginning at the Karnail Singh Stadium here on Sunday. Karnataka have continued their imperious form of last season with comprehensive victories over Tamil Nadu and Bengal...
  • Never faced complaints about practice pitches: Gabba Curator Yesterday

    Brisbane: Shocked by India's criticism of the practice pitches here, Gabba's chief curator Kevin Mitchell has said that no other touring cricket team has ever complained about the tracks and insisted that they are just fine for net sessions. "The practice wickets are fine. They wear just like a match pitch...
  • Eoin Morgan named England ODI captain, Alastair Cook dropped from squad Yesterday

    Alastair Cook has been dropped from the England squad for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with Eoin Morgan taking over as captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Saturday. Opener Cook, who has been woefully out of form with the bat but will...
  • Sledging Mitchell Johnson not too wise on India's part: Steven Smith Yesterday

    Brisbane: Australia's young skipper Steve Smith has warned India that any plans of sledging Mitchell Johnson in the future are likely to backfire just as they did in the second cricket Test that ended here on Saturday. Johnson scored 88 runs in the first innings and then took three quick wickets...
  • 1st Test: Dale Steyn rips through Windies, Proteas post huge win Yesterday

    Dale Steyn ripped through the West Indies top order to claim his 25th five-wicket haul in Test cricket and give South Africa an innings and 220-run victory on the fourth morning of the first Test on Saturday. The West Indies' frailties with the bat were cruelly exposed by the top-ranked South...