Dhoni

  • CLT20: IPL teams bank on home advantage 11 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, with their rich experience of playing in high-pressure matches, will begin the competition as pre-tournament favourites as the tournament proper of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) gets underway in Hyderabad with a Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match on Wednesday. Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • Good to have Dwayne Bravo back for CLT20, says MS Dhoni Yesterday

    Hyderabad: Chennai Super Kings' campaign in the last edition of Indian Premier League was hampered due to Dwayne Bravo's injury which hurt the balance of their side and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is happy that the prolific all-rounder is back again to don the yellow jersey. "The good thing for us...
  • Five months from World Cup, India favourites to defend title 2 days ago

    After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the five-month countdown to the 2015 World Cup started on Sunday. With just three rating points separating the top four nations, however, the 11th version...
  • CLT20: IPL teams hold edge as Mumbai start qualifiers against Lions 3 days ago

    Raipur: After a sumptuous feast of traditional cricket, it's time again to return to the shortest format as leading players, including India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, get ready to represent their respective franchises in the sixth edition of the Champions League T20, with the qualifying round starting here on Saturday. While...
  • Chennai Super Kings chase second CLT20 title 4 days ago

    Two-time IPL champions and one-time winners of the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20), Chennai Super Kings are one of the best teams in the business. It wouldn't be an overstatement to say that they are a nightmare for their opponents with two IPL titles in seven seasons, and the only...
  • Ravi Shastri to think future with Team India upon return from England 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Former cricket captain and now team director Ravi Shastri said he had plenty of one-on-one chats to lift the Indian cricketers bounce back in style and win the ODI series after suffering a humiliating 1-3 loss in the Tests in England. "I had a plenty of one-on-one chats. Not...
  • MS Dhoni keeps mum on booing of England players September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: In no mood to be drawn into a controversy at the end of an exhausting tour, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni steered clear of queries on England's cricketers, especially spinner Moeen Ali, getting booed on home turf during the one-off Twenty20 match. India's tour of England drew to a close...
  • MS Dhoni takes blame for T20 loss in Birmingham September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni took the blame for his side's narrow three-run loss to England in the one-off Twenty20 international after failing to finish off the game in the last over. India were set a target of 181 runs but they could only score 177-5 despite Virat Kohli's first...
  • Dhoni's poor judgement cost India T20 against England September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's poor judgement in refusing singles in two balls in the last over saw India going down by three runs to England in a thrilling finish in the one-off Twenty20 international at Edgbaston here Sunday. A blistering 71 off 31 balls from captain Eoin Morgan helped England post...
  • Dhoni wants India to learn from England experience September 8, 2014

    London: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he hoped the younger players in his side would learn from their time in England after a tour of mixed fortunes ended with a dramatic Twenty20 defeat. It looked as if India, who lost the five-match Test series 3-1 but recovered to win the...
  • We had a good chance to win but it didn't pay off, says MS Dhoni September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni defended his unsuccessful decision of not rotating the strike in the last over against England in the Only T20 International, saying he "backed himself to go for it". "The last couple of deliveries Rayudu (Ambati) didn't middle so I thought I will back myself to...
  • Only T20: Kohli's cameo in vain as England beat India by 3 runs September 8, 2014

    Virat Kohli's first half-century of a wretched tour came on India's last day in England but still it wasn't enough as the hosts managed to hold on for a close three-run win in the one-off Twenty20 International at Edgbaston on Sunday. England, powered by skipper Eoin Morgan's 31-ball 71 and India's...
  • Duncan Fletcher's fate to be decided by Ravi Shastri's report: sources September 7, 2014

    Chennai: Under-fire India cricket coach Duncan Fletcher's fate at the top job is expected to be decided by the BCCI after it receives Team Director Ravi Shastri's report on the England tour, the Board said on Sunday. Fletcher, who was appointed coach in April 2011, came under intense criticism from several...
  • Live Score, Only T20: England bat; debuts for Karn, Roy September 7, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) The odd loss in the final ODI notwithstanding, India are expected to hold an edge as the visitors seek to bring the curtains down on what has been a mixed tour, with a victory in the only T20 international against...
  • India, Australia, South Africa favourites to win World Cup: Ian Chappell September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With the teams entering the final phase of their preparations for next year's World Cup, cricketing great Ian Chappell has said defending champions India, Australia and South Africa are the favourites to win the game's showpiece event. "As teams enter the home straight in preparation for next year's World...
  • Team India peaking at the right time, can defend WC title: Sourav Ganguly September 6, 2014

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly has said that India are peaking at the right time and are currently placed very well for the 2015 World Cup, where they will be looking to defend their title. India hadn't won an ODI series of particular importance since their wins against Australia and West Indies...
  • India look to end England tour with T20 success September 7, 2014

    Birmingham: The odd loss in the final ODI notwithstanding, India are expected to hold an edge as the visitors seek to bring the curtains down on what has been a mixed tour, with a victory in the only T20 international against England here on Sunday. Having suffered a 1-3 defeat in...
  • England can forget about shorter forms without IPL: Kevin Pietersen September 6, 2014

    London: English cricketers can "forget" about the shorter format unless they embrace the Indian Premier League, according to the maverick Kevin Pietersen, who says his efforts to get his countrymen to play in the IPL have fallen on "deaf ears". England have not been able to consistently make a mark in...
  • Alastair Cook ponders England one-day questions September 6, 2014

    London: England captain Alastair Cook admitted his side had more "questions then answers" confronting them after a 3-1 one-day international series defeat by India. However, England at least spare themselves the embarrassment of a whitewash by the world champions with a 41-run victory at Headingley on Friday. Joe Root's career-best 113 on...
  • Dhoni wants bowling attack to sharpen up for World Cup September 6, 2014

    London: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his side's pacemen would need to hone their bowling skills in the 'slog-overs' if the world champions were to defend their title in Australia and New Zealand early next year. Dhoni's men suffered a 41-run defeat by England in the fifth and final...
  • India's World Cup preps underway with series win in England September 6, 2014

    India will return home from England with the ODI trophy, though the more desired one slipped badly out of their hands in the Test series. But given the World Cup is less than six months away, it's a consolation that should do the much-needed good to the flagging spirits of...
  • Soft dismissals cost us the Leeds ODI, says MS Dhoni September 5, 2014

    Leeds: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the target England set for them was very much achievable but soft dismissals scuttled their chances in the fifth one-dayer on Friday. Dhoni himself was guilty of gifting away his wicket when he chased a wide delivery from Ben Stokes and handed an easy...
  • 5th ODI: India lose to England but win series 3-1 September 5, 2014

    Riding on Joe Root's second ODI century and an improved performance by their bowlers, hosts England salvaged some lost pride by winning the inconsequential fifth ODI against India by 41 runs at Leeds on Friday, which ended the series 3-1 in favour of the visitors. Root's 113 at better than a...
  • Live Score, 5th ODI: India eye clean sweep as England play for pride September 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Series already in their pocket, a rampaging India would look to keep the foot on the pedal and press for a clean sweep when they take on England in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer on Friday. In a remarkable turnaround...
  • 5th ODI: Series in pocket, India can test bench strength September 5, 2014

    When India and England meet for the final of the five-match ODI series at Leeds, it would be interesting to see whether the 'men in blue' decide to go for the kill or give chance to some of the fringe players. With the series already in their pocket, a rampaging...
  • Ravi Shastri's tips helped me in converting starts: Ajinkya Rahane September 4, 2014

    Leeds: Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane joined the bandwagon of Indian players, who have attributed Team Director Ravi Shastri for bringing about a turnaround in the team's fortunes with his technical inputs in the ongoing ODI series after their dismal show in the Test matches. Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan have already paid...
  • Sachin Tendulkar backs India to defend the World Cup title September 4, 2014

    Sachin backed Team India to defend the 50-over World Cup, and said that Dhoni's team has the perfect mix of players to do well down under early next year. ...
  • Dhoni has become a mere 'stopper' in Tests: Martin Crowe September 4, 2014

    Wellington: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wicket-keeping skills in the Test format has came under scrutiny yet again with former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe saying that the Indian gloveman has become a mere "stopper" due to burnout and attrition. "Much has been said and written about the decline in MS Dhoni's wicketkeeping....