Cricketer

  • Kevin Pietersen willing to play for struggling England again 40 minutes ago

    London: The bitter circumstances in which his England career was cut short notwithstanding, Kevin Pietersen has still not given up hopes of playing for the national team insisting that he can revive the beleaguered side. England lost by 95 runs to India in the second Test at Lord's, adding to...
  • No one appreciates my efforts other than team-mates: Ishant Sharma 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    London: Cynosure of all eyes after his fiery spell earned India first Test victory at the iconic Lord's in 28 years, fast bowler Ishant Sharma feels his efforts are never appreciated by people other than his team-mates. "Sometimes, I feel like my efforts are never appreciated by people other than my...
  • Lords of Lord's: The five heroes of India's historic win 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma played pivotal roles in India's historic triumph on Monday, which helped the visitors to their first Test win at Lord's since 1986 and only second overall in 82 years. If Rahane's century on day one laid the foundation, Ishant Sharma's...
  • Darren Sammy to play for Tasmania in Big Bash League 4 hours 13 minutes ago

    Tasmania: West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy is to make his debut in Australia's Big Bash League (BBL) this summer after signing with the Hobart Hurricanes. "With players like George Bailey, Alex Hales and Ben Dunk, there is a lot of exciting talent in the team already," CMC quoted Sammy as...
  • Pakistan's Supreme court orders elections for new cricket chief 4 hours 18 minutes ago

    LAHORE: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday ordered cricket authorities to hold fresh elections within a week to end a 14-month administrative crisis that has sparked international ridicule. The saga began in May last year when the then-chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Zaka Ashraf, was suspended for holding dubious elections. Since...
  • Alastair Cook will never improve, says Ricky Ponting 4 hours 31 minutes ago

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting piled more pressure on under-fire England skipper Alastair Cook on Tuesday by saying he will not improve as a player for the rest of his career. England's 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's on Monday made it 10 successive Test matches...
  • How India won only their second Test at Lord's in 82 years 3 hours 50 minutes ago

    Ajinkya Rahane's century gave a dream start to what turned out to be a historic Test for India, ended by a breathtaking display of fast bowling by Ishant Sharma that sucked life out of England. Here's how it all unfolded between July 17 and 21, 2014, at the Home of...
  • India beat England at Lord's, make history 17 hours 8 minutes ago

    CNN-IBN's panelists discuss India's historic 95-run victory over England at Lord's that gave them a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. ...
  • Team India ends away-day blues, England winless in 10 Tests 17 hours 43 minutes ago

    London: India finally won their first away Test in more than three years as they defeated England by 95 runs at Lord's on Monday. Victory ended India's run of 15 successive Tests without an away win. This success, in the second Test of a five-match campaign, also put India 1-0 up in...
  • Ishant Sharma shines as India win historic Lord's Test 17 hours 57 minutes ago

    Ishant Sharma picked up seven wickets in the second innings to take India to a 95-run win and lead the five-match series 1-0. ...
  • Action correction helped Ishant Sharma get back into form: Coach 18 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Ishant Sharma's childhood coach Sharvan Kumar feels that all the criticism that the bowler faced in recent times was "justified" and is also proud that his favourite ward has answered back in the best possible way by winning an overseas Test match for India. "You can't deny that consistency...
  • MS Dhoni instructed me to bowl bouncers, says Ishant Sharma 18 hours 8 minutes ago

    London: Pace spearhead Ishant Sharma credited captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for instructing him to bowl bouncers which helped India win the second Test at Lord's here Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. After drawing the first Test at Trent Bridge, India won the second match by 95...
  • It was a memorable win, we learnt from 2011 tour: MS Dhoni 18 hours 16 minutes ago

    London: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday termed the 95-run win over England, their first Test victory at the historic Lord's in nearly three decades, a "memorable" one and said the visitors had learnt from their disastrous 2011 tour. India rode on Ishant Sharma's inspired spell of fast bowling to...
  • Alastair Cook won't quit as England captain 18 hours 21 minutes ago

    London: Alastair Cook will not be quitting as England captain despite losing the second Test to India by 95 runs at Lord's on Monday, the 10th successive Test they have failed to win. Cook, also in a poor run of form with the bat, has come under increasing pressure to stand...
  • Waqar Younis wants to revive Pakistan's love affair with pace 18 hours 24 minutes ago

    Pakistan coach and former paceman Waqar Younis has promised to rejuvenate his country's fast-bowling attack. Waqar, who in May accepted the coaching job for the second time in four years, said he wanted pace to play a pivotal role in Pakistan cricket again. "We shouldn't just be depending on our spinners, we...
  • Twitter reactions on India's historic Lord's win 17 hours 45 minutes ago

    London: Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne Monday said India "bullied and bounced" out England to earn their first win at Lord's since 1986. "Horrific hour for Eng. India bullied & bounced them out. Remember Eng won the toss on the greenest pitch ever & blew it, changes needed !!" tweeted Warne,...
  • Breathtaking Ishant takes life out of England for India's historic triumph 5 hours 54 minutes ago

    We talk of a breathtaking fast-bowling display. We talk of bowlers intimidating batsmen. We talk of bowlers rattling a team up. We talk of bowlers at their best in Test cricket. We talk of champions coming up with their best when cornered. Each of the above fitted perfectly into a...
  • Gurinder Sandhu on stand-by for Australia A 22 hours 49 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Indian origin cricketer Gurinder Sandhu has been included in the Australia A squad as a stand-by for injured pacer Josh Hazlewood. Hazlewood suffered a side strain in Australia A's win over India A at Darwin on Sunday and has been ruled out of the quadrangular series also involving South Africa...
  • Gopal Sharma ousted from UPCA committee 23 hours 39 minutes ago

    Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association(UPCA) has undergone major alterations in the selection panel as former India off-spinner Gopal Sharma and Ranji stalwart Shashikant Khandekar were shown the door in the Dehradun meet on Sunday. In the meeting chaired by UPCA secretary Rajeev Shukla, many senior and junior officials were deposed as...
  • Mohammad Kaif to lead Andhra in upcoming Ranji Trophy season Yesterday

    Ending his 16-year association with Uttar Pradesh, veteran Mohammed Kaif will lead Andhra in the upcoming Ranji season after striking a two-year deal with Andhra Cricket Association (ACA). The Allahabad-born player has accumulated 9277 runs, taken 143 catches and picked up 20 wickets in his first-class career. "It's the end of the...
  • ICC on course for long-term strategic 'vision plan' 21 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has already commenced preparatory work on a long-term plan which will kick in immediately after the current five-year strategic plan expires next year. The new plan is likely to set long-term targets for the organisation and provide guidelines as to how these targets should...
  • Vijay backs Jadeja to spin England out Yesterday

    London: Murali Vijay has backed Ravindra Jadeja to be a last-day hero as India closed in on a coveted Test win against England at Lord's. Both players had a day to remember on Sunday, although in opener Vijay's case it was bittersweet as he just missed out on a place on...
  • Graeme Smith calls time on Surrey stint Yesterday

    London: South Africa great Graeme Smith will not be returning to Surrey next season, the English county announced on Sunday. The former Proteas captain, who was the London club's skipper, played just three matches for Surrey last season because of an ankle injury and was ruled out for the rest of...
  • Rare Test success beckons India at Lord's Yesterday

    If there are any Monday morning blues in the Lord's Test, they will be exclusively reserved for England who stare at the prospect of watching India celebrate a rare Test win. Six wickets away, India stand as firm favourites to repeat what they last did 28 years back in 1986 -...
  • India six wickets away from winning the Lord's Test Yesterday

    The second Test is headed for a nail-biting finish with England needing 214 runs with six wickets in hand on a tricky fifth-day track as India rode on Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant counter-attack to set a competitive target of 319 on Sunday. At stumps on the fourth day, Joe Root and...
  • Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by eight wickets in 2nd ODI Yesterday

    Bulawayo: Zimbabwe opener Sikandar Raza made sure his first one-day international century was a memorable one as he smashed seven sixes in his 141 to power the home team to an eight-wicket win and a 2-0 series lead over Afghanistan on Sunday. Raza was part of a record 224-run opening partnership...
  • Dale Steyn thanks Allan Donald, rates Galle heroics among his best Yesterday

    South African fast bowler Dale Steyn rated his match-winning performance in the Galle Test against Sri Lanka among his best and said watching videos of former fast bowling great Allan Donald inspired him ahead of the series-opener. The 31-year-old right-arm fast bowler took a match haul of nine wickets on a...
  • Shakib Al Hasan apologises, appeals for reduced ban Yesterday

    Suspended all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan apologised on Sunday and appealed to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to reduce the six-month ban slapped on him earlier this month for misbehaviour. Bangladesh's most prominent cricketer was punished for what the BCB called a "severe attitude problem" and the board also decided not to...