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  • World Cup: Indians should take cues from Riaz to expose Australia, says Rameez March 22, 2015

    Former captain Rameez Raja says it was right time to thrust paceman Wahab Riaz into captaincy since he has "ingredients" to take Pakistan cricket team in the right direction. Riaz delivered one of the most memorable and fierce fast bowling spells against Australia in the lost quarter-final. "What I saw of him...
  • World Cup is a prestigious stage for me: Rohit Sharma March 20, 2015

    Refusing to rate his match-winning ton against Bangladesh in the quarter-final, Indian opener Rohit Sharma said the ongoing cricket World Cup campaign is a very prestigious stage and he wants to make the most of it. Opener Rohit's calculated 137 off 126 deliveries helped India outplay Bangladesh by 109 runs to...
  • World Cup: West Indies needs a collective performance, says Viv Richards March 20, 2015

    The quarter-final stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is upon us and this marks the business end of the tournament. It is my belief that form goes out of the window at this juncture and luck plays a crucial part. You can come to the quarter-finals with a...
  • World Cup: Mashrafe Mortaza dedicates win over England to 'freedom fighters' March 9, 2015

    Adelaide: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Monday dedicated his country's historic win over England in the World Cup cricket to the 1971 "freedom fighters". Tigers stormed into the quarter-finals of the World Cup, beating England by 15 runs in a breathtaking match on Monday at Adelaide Oval. Mahmudullah's ton and Mushfiqur...
  • World Cup: WI batsmen should start using their brains, says Michael Holding March 7, 2015

    Perth: Pace bowling great Michael Holding on Saturday pleaded with the West Indies batsmen to start using their brains, following their four-wicket loss to India in a World Cup Pool B game at the WACA on Friday. Holding took a dig at opener Chris Gayle's shot selection too, as he was...
  • Sorry for hunting expedition, Glenn McGrath finds surprise support February 23, 2015

    Glenn McGrath was a hero of three successful Australian World Cup campaigns (1999, 2003 and 2007), but in recent days his image has taken quite a battering with local newspapers revealing that he hunted big game in Africa in 2008. The news copies, complete with unflattering images of him posing...
  • PCB to donate proceeds to Peshawar massacre victims December 19, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will donate all monetary proceeds from Wednesday's fourth One-Day International (ODI) with New Zealand to the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, said the board. The Pakistani Taliban attacked the Army Public School on Tuesday, which resulted in at least 141 deaths, mostly of...
  • Adam Milne reprimanded, Misbah-ul Haq fined for breach of Code of Conduct December 13, 2014

    Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq was fined 15 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire's decision and Kiwi bowler Adam Milne was reprimanded for using obscene language during an one-day international in Sharjah. New Zealand won the match by four wickets on Friday to level the five-match series...
  • Majestic David Warner completes 1000 runs in 2014 December 12, 2014

    Adelaide: Australia's David Warner on Friday completed 1000 runs in 2014 en route to his century in the second innings of the first cricket Test against India, becoming the first opener to achieve the feat in one calendar year since England skipper Alastair Cook in 2012. The left-handed batsman achieved the...
  • Shane Warne pleased with Nathan Lyon's performance December 11, 2014

    Adelaide: Spin legend Shane Warne praised Australian spinner Nathan Lyon for being brave and flighting the ball to induce mistakes by the Indian batsmen on the third day of the first Test match at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. Lyon picked up two of the five wickets to fall on day...
  • We proved ourselves, says Cheteshwar Pujara December 11, 2014

    Adelaide: Having done his bit with the willow, Cheteshwar Pujara said India's strong reply meant the visitors' young batsmen have proven themselves on the third day of the first cricket Test versus Australia on Thursday. After Australia declared their first innings at the overnight score of 517 for 7, India finished...
  • Assam beat Tripura by 7 wickets as opener Parvez Aziz shines November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Opener Parvez Aziz scored 72 as Assam notched up a comfortable seven-wicket win over minnows Tripura in an East Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Friday. Put into bat, Tripura managed a meagre 160 in 46.3 overs with Nirupam Sen Chowdhury scoring 50 and Yogesh Takawale chipping...
  • Michael Lumb becomes second Englishman to hit ton on ODI debut March 1, 2014

    North Sound, Antigua: Michael Lumb became only the second Englishman to make a century on his one-day international debut when he reached three figures against the West Indies on Friday. His superb century, however, failed to prevent England from losing their opening match against West Indies by 15 runs. Lumb, 34,...
  • Australia Ashes squad 'best of a bad lot' April 25, 2013

    Sydney: The recall of two 35yearold veterans for the Ashes shows the lack of quality coming through the Australian ranks, with the squad the "best of a bad lot", country's media said on Thursday. Selectors picked Brad Haddin and Chris Rogers, with five openers among seven specialist batsmen alongside just one...
  • Injured Tendulkar doubtful for Australia Test series September 20, 2008

    Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar could miss the fourTest series against Australia starting in Bangalore on October 9 after he pulled out of the Irani Cup tie between Ranji Trophy Champions Delhi and the Rest of India due to stiffness in his elbow. "Sachin is still feeling slight stiffness in his elbow and...