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  • ICC finds James Anderson, Ravindra Jadeja not guilty 18 minutes ago

    The International Cricket Council has found England pacer James Anderson and Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja not guilty of breaching its Code of Conduct in the disciplinary hearing on Friday. The Judicial Commissioner reached to his decision following a six-hour hearing, which took place via video conference at Southampton. Anderson was facing a...
  • Using Ravindra Jadeja as a strike bowler is disastrous: Erapalli Prasanna 3 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Legendary off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna questioned India's logic behind ignoring Ravichandran Ashwin and termed team management's move to play Ravindra Jadeja as a strike bowler a "disastrous" one. "Ravindra Jadeja should play in all Tests but only as a stock bowler. He is not a wicket-taker. Jadeja's capability as a...
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar's swollen ankle cause of concern for India 4 hours 5 minutes ago

    Southampton: Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar's swollen ankle will certainly keep the Indian team management worried ahead of the fourth Test against England at the Old Trafford starting August 7. With Ishant Sharma already out of the fourth Test with ankle injury, India's most consistent bowler in the series, Bhuvneshwar's injury will certainly...
  • Pressure mounts on Ravindra Jadeja following week to forget 4 hours 17 minutes ago

    As India licked their wounds following the humiliating defeat to England at Southampton on Thursday, Ravindra Jadeja was probably hurting more than most after enduring a miserable week both on and off the field. The 25-year-old, considered an all-rounder with his modest left-arm orthodox action and ability to wield the bat...
  • Indian team for England ODIs to be picked on Aug 7 7 hours 36 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Indian squad for the five-match ODI series against England, scheduled after the conclusion of the ongoing five-Test series, would be picked here on August 7 by the national selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil. "The selection committee meeting (to pick team for ODIs as well as the lone T20...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in ICC Test rankings 7 hours 47 minutes ago

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara slipped a couple of rungs to 10th but remained the best-placed Indian batsman, while the off-colour Virat Kohli dropped one spot to 15th in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Friday. India lost the third Test in Southampton by 266 runs, which helped England to make it...
  • Sunil Gavaskar slams 'complacent' India for Southampton loss 7 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Severely critical of the Indian cricket team's poor show against England in the third Test, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said the old habit of getting complacent after a big win seems to have affected the side during the lost match. India went down by 266 runs in the Southampton...
  • Geoffrey Boycott, Ian Botham laud England for turnaround 8 hours 58 minutes ago

    London: Lavishing praise on the England cricket team for their series-equalising win in the third Test against India, former captains Geoffrey Boycott and Ian Botham said the home side looked much stronger than the tourists in every department of the game. Writing in 'The Daily Telegraph', Boycott hoped that the English...
  • Naman Ojha replaces injured Wriddhiman Saha in India Test squad 20 hours 18 minutes ago

    Southampton: Wicket-keeper batsman Naman Ojha will replace an injured Wriddhiman Saha in the India squad for remainder of the five-match Test series in England, the BCCI said on Thursday. "The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked Naman Ojha as his (Saha's) replacement. Ojha will join the squad at the earliest," said...
  • 3rd Test: India surrender at Southampton Yesterday

    Moeen Ali's maiden six-wicket haul in India's second innings helped England tie the five-match series 1-1, beating the visitors by 266 runs in the third Test. ...
  • Captain Alastair Cook all praise for England's new bowling hero Moeen Ali Yesterday

    Southampton: England captain Alastair Cook Thursday praised Moeen Ali and said the part-time spinner had improved "leaps and bounds" -- thanks to his stint with Worcestershire where he bowls with Pakistan offie Saeed Ajmal. Moeen Ali produced a match-winning spell, taking six wickets as India were bowled out for 178 in...
  • We'll have to rethink our four-bowler strategy: MS Dhoni Yesterday

    Southampton: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday blamed his batsmen for the "soft dismissals" which saw them suffer an embarrassing 266-run defeat in the third cricket Test and said they would need to discuss their four-bowler strategy ahead of the fourth rubber. Asked about the decision to go with four...
  • Ishant Sharma ruled out of fourth Test against England Yesterday

    Southampton: Fast bowler Ishant Sharma will miss the fourth cricket Test against England at Old Trafford as he is still recuperating from an ankle injury, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Thursday. Ishant had returned with a career-best figures of seven for 74 to guide India to a 95-run win...
  • 3rd Test: England crush India by 266 runs to level series at 1-1 23 hours 24 minutes ago

    India's inconsistency came back to haunt them at Southampton on Thursday as England completed a facile 266-run win over the visitors on the final day of the third Test to level the five-match series in style at 1-1. Needing just six wickets to win on day five, Moeen Ali added four...
  • Tiwary's five-for sets up India-Australia final in quadragular cup Yesterday

    Darwin: Manoj Tiwary picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in List A cricket with his part-time leg-breaks as India A thrashed Australia A by five wickets in a quadrangular tournament one-dayer here on Thursday. Australia's middle-order crumbled as Tiwary took a career-best 5 for 34 to bundle out the hosts for...
  • Jaques Kallis is one of the greatest allrounders in cricket history: ICC Yesterday

    Dubai: In a rich tribute to Jaques Kallis, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said the legendary South African all-rounder will be remembered for his consistency with both bat and ball in all formats of the game. Kallis yesterday announced his retirement, prompted by a poor run in the series against Sri...
  • New Zealand to impose lengthy jail terms for match-fixing Yesterday

    Wellington: New Zealand is to slap a seven-year jail term on anyone caught match-fixing under a new law due to take effect before it hosts the Cricket World Cup and Under-20 FIFA World Cup next year. The Match-Fixing Bill, introduced to parliament on Thursday (July 31) with unanimous political support, would...
  • We are desperate to win this Test: Joe Root Yesterday

    Southampton: England batsman Joe Root on Wednesday expressed joy at the "good day" his side experienced and was also confident that they can take the six remaining Indian wickets on day five of the third Test. Chasing 445 runs, the visitors were placed in a precarious position of 112 for 4...
  • South Africa legend Jacques Kallis retires from all forms of cricket 2 days ago

    South Africa's Jacques Kallis has surprisingly decided to call time on his international limited overs career six months before the World Cup. The 38-year-old, one of the greatest all-rounders in the game's history, retired from Test cricket last year but had been planning to finish his South Africa career at the...
  • BCCI set to appeal against the ICC sanction on Jadeja 2 days ago

    Southampton: The BCCI is all set to appeal against the Level 1 charge brought against Ravindra Jadeja for his alleged altercation with England fast bowler Jimmy Anderson during the first Test at Trent Bridge played between July 9-13. There was an alleged altercation at the lunch break on one the second...
  • Kings XI Punjab's Sandeep Sharma to miss Champions League Twenty20 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Talented medium pacer Sandeep Sharma, who was one of the star performers for Kings XI Punjab in IPL-7, is set to miss the Champions League Twenty20 due to an injury that will keep him out of action till December. Sandeep grabbed the limelight this year by taking 18 wickets...
  • It's frustrating to miss England series: Zaheer 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Veteran pacer Zaheer Khan on Tuesday said it was disappointing to miss the England series due to the injury as he had undergone rigorous training sessions to be part of the squad. "I am missing playing cricket. I was preparing for English tour for a long time and that was...
  • Phil Hughes makes Australia case with one-day double ton 2 days ago

    Sydney: Australia batsman Phil Hughes, who put aside personal grief with a record unbeaten double century in an A match against South Africa on Tuesday, is happy to let his runs do the talking as he presses his case for an international recall. The one-time batting prodigy has been recalled and...
  • Ishant's absence has hurt Team India in this Test: Agarkar 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar on Tuesday said missing out on Ishant Sharma's services in the ongoing third Test at Southampton has hurt the team in the ongoing match. "Obviously, you want a form player to play throughout. You don't want the guy to miss out on any cricket when...
  • I was disappointed with the manner I got out, says Ajinkya Rahane 2 days ago

    Southampton: Talented batsman Ajinkya Rahane expressed his disappointment in the manner he got out playing a poor shot off a rank longhop bowled by part-time offspinner Moeen Ali on the third day of the third Test against England. "I was really disappointed in the manner I got out. I was concentrating...
  • Stuart Broad proud to join exclusive club 2 days ago

    Stuart Broad says he's elated to have joined some of his cricket 'heroes' as he and England new-ball partner James Anderson became only the third pace pair to take a combined 500 Test wickets. Broad finished the third day of the third Test against India at Southampton with 3 for...
  • 3rd Test: England in control as India fight to save follow-on 2 days ago

    Indian batsmen failed to convert good starts into big innings as England took control of the third Test on day three, reducing India to 323 for 8 and in danger of following on after England's 569 for 7 declared. Murali Vijay (35), Cheteshwar Pujara (24), Virat Kohli (39) and Ajinkya Rahane...