Dhoni

  • Lack of options leave Team India struggling with MS Dhoni dilemma 11 hours 52 minutes ago

    Beleaguered India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni appears set to retain his Test captaincy role - if he has the desire to continue - due to a sheer lack of alternative options to take on the job after yet another calamitous overseas tour. India's propensity for foreign failures was exposed in 2011...
  • Fletcher, Dawes oversee India's net session before ODI series 22 hours 32 minutes ago

    London: Two days ahead of their practice game versus Middlesex at the Lord's, Team India regrouped with a net-session with under-fire coach Duncan Fletcher and bowling coach Joe Dawes overseeing proceedings ahead of the five-match ODI series starting August 25. Interestingly, Dawes has been rested for the ODIs after India's 3-1...
  • Game over for Test captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni? 23 hours 43 minutes ago

    ESPNCricinfo's Senior Editor Gaurav Kalra reflects on whether time is up for Dhoni as India's Test captain. ...
  • Dhoni's captaincy not up to Test standard: Mike Brearley Yesterday

    London: Former England captain Mike Brearley, one of the sharpest cricketing minds to have played the game, reckons that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy and wicket-keeping is not up to Test standard. Brearley, writing in his column for 'The Times', said India have been a disappointment in the Test series even though...
  • Ravi Shastri appointment increases pressure on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Duncan Fletcher Yesterday

    London: Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher remain in place, but only time will tell if the appointment of Ravi Shastri as director of cricket is a temporary measure or a sign of deeper changes ahead in the Indian cricket team management. Former captain Shastri was...
  • No effort, no heart, no fight, Team India disappointed: Sourav Ganguly Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former captains Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly have blasted the Indian team and said it was high time for the selectors to take some tough decisions following the embarrassing 3-1 Test series loss to England. Ganguly said the team had shown "no effort, no heart, no fight." "There have...
  • No need to remove MS Dhoni as India captain, says BCCI Yesterday

    Mumbai: With the World Cup only six months away, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) doesn't intend to sack India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose leadership has now been put under lens by critics. On a day when the BCCI cracked the whip in the aftermath of the...
  • Gavaskar backs Dhoni, gives thumbs up to Shastri move Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has not only backed under-fire skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni but also gave a thumbs up to BCCI's new move of appointing Ravi Shastri as the Team Director. "He has led from the front. He has batted at difficult positions. He has set an example....
  • BCCI sidelines Duncan Fletcher after England debacle Yesterday

    MS Dhoni and Fletcher remain in place, but only time will tell if the appointment of Ravi Shastri as director of cricket is a temporary measure or a sign of deeper changes ahead in the Indian cricket. ...
  • Duncan Fletcher is free to quit, says BCCI official 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With Ravi Shastri being appointed as the Director of the Indian cricket team, the days of current chief coach Duncan Fletcher seems to be numbered as there is a question mark about his presence during the upcoming home series against the West Indies. "Duncan has no powers left whatsoever....
  • 'India need exposure outside the riches of IPL' 2 days ago

    London: India captain M S Dhoni might have refused to blame IPL for his team's shambolic show in the five-Test series against England, but former English skipper Michael Vaughan feels the young Indian players must come out of the cash-rich league's shadow and play county cricket. "The Board Of Control for...
  • Not the right time for 'Quit Dhoni' movement 2 days ago

    You change a captain on performance grounds in two cases: (a) if he continues to fail as a skipper after his appointment or (b) when a proven leader hits a downward slide, fails to lift the team out of the hole and there's someone capable waiting in the wings to...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle 2 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: India calls off talks with Pakistan 2 days ago

    India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hour-long meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. ...
  • Team India outplayed in all departments in Test series 3 days ago

    CNN-IBN's panel of experts discusses India's humiliating defeat after England wrapped up the five-match Test series 3-1 with an innings and 244-run victory at The Oval. ...
  • IPL main cause of India's disgusting show: Bishen Singh Bedi 3 days ago

    Baffled by the meek surrender in England, former India skipper and left-arm spinner Bishen Singh Bedi says the Indian Premier League (IPL) is the main culprit behind the Test embarrassment India have suffered. A fierce critic of the IPL, spin-bowling great Bedi minced no words summarising India's shameful performance, saying...
  • BCCI not giving enough importance to Test cricket: Dilip Vengsarkar 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Finding fault with the BCCI for not being serious enough about Test matches, former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar said the itinerary was wrongly drawn without any tour games in between the rubber that India miserably lost to England 1-3 at The Oval on Sunday. Vengsarkar also castigated team coach Duncan...
  • May be it is time to sack Dhoni as captain, says Srikkanth 3 days ago

    Though it's time to remove Dhoni from captaincy, we don't have a suitable replacement at present, says former India captain. ...
  • Michael Vaughan tweets picture of 'white Indian cricket flag' 3 days ago

    London: Michael Vaughan took criticism to another level after the former England skipper posted a 'white flag' on his twitter handle, terming it as the new Indian cricket flag after MS Dhoni and Co's abject surrender at The Oval. Vaughan not only slammed the Indian team for its poor showing after...
  • India fined for slow over rate at The Oval 3 days ago

    London: India were fined for maintaining a slow over rate during the fifth and final Test against England at The Oval here on Sunday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. Match referee Ranjan Madugalle imposed the fines after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side was ruled to be three overs short...
  • Former players want Fletcher out, question Dhoni's captaincy 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India's beleaguered cricketers have come under sharp criticism from former players who called for coach Duncan Fletcher's immediate ouster while questioning Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy in the Test series against England that culminated with an innings and 244 runs annihilation at the Oval. The players were critical of Fletcher's...
  • 'Wait and watch', Dhoni replies to queries on quitting captaincy 3 days ago

    London: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave an open-ended reply to a query if he is ready to quit captaincy after another Test debacle on foreign soil having lost the current series 1-3 to England. To a question that if he is contemplating resignation, Dhoni replied,"You will have to wait and...
  • India simply not good enough, says Dhoni 3 days ago

    London: India captain MS Dhoni admitted his team had simply not been good enough after losing the five-match Test series against England 3-1 on Sunday. The touring side played excellently to win the second Test at Lord's after losing the toss on a difficult wicket to bat on but they were...
  • Still no cure for Team India's travel sickness 3 days ago

    London: 'Tigers at home, pussycats abroad', has long been said about India's cricketers. It is one that will be repeated after India's 3-1 defeat by England in a five-match Test series finished with a colossal innings and 244-run loss at The Oval on Sunday that culminated in the tourists collapsing to...
  • Sunil Gavaskar slams 'jelly-like', 'embarrassing' India 3 days ago

    London: Sunil Gavaskar accused India of "embarrassing the country" after their humiliating innings and 244-run defeat by England in the fifth Test at The Oval on Sunday. It was the second time in as many matches that India had been beaten inside three days after their innings and 54-run reverse in...
  • India hit new low in Test cricket after 3-1 drubbing 3 days ago

    London: When Gary Ballance converted a quarter of a chance into a magnificent catch at slip to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane on the third afternoon of the fifth and final Test, that pretty much summed up a series in which England inflicted a third consecutive defeat on India, after trailing 0-1. While...
  • It was an amazing performance: Alastair Cook 3 days ago

    London: England skipper Alastair Cook, who led his side to make a remarkable turnaround to win the five-match Test series against India 3-1 despite being 0-1 down in the beginning, called it "an amazing performance". After drawing the first Test, England lost the second at Lord's and questions were raised at...
  • Top-order failed to absorb pressure, says MS Dhoni 3 days ago

    London: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says continuous failure affected the confidence of their top-order as they could not absorb the pressure but at the same time he blamed lack of experience for India's meek 1-3 surrender in the series, which concluded here on Sunday. "The top-order felt the pressure of not...
  • India humiliated yet again as England decimate Dhoni & Co. to win Test series 3-1 3 days ago

    England wrapped up the five-match Test series 3-1 with a huge innings and 244-run victory on day three at The Oval on Sunday. Team India's win at Lord's seemed a distant memory as they were humiliated once again and had no answer to England's pace attack. India, faced with a...
  • 5th Test: England push India into a corner with 237-run lead 4 days ago

    England's lead swelled to 237 on the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval, thanks largely to Joe Root's 92* that further exposed India's lackluster bowling on a track where England bowlers dismissed the visitors for 148. The hosts reached 385 for 7 at stumps with notable...