England

  • Stephen Fleming bats for under-fire MS Dhoni 8 hours 18 minutes ago

    Ex-New Zealand skipper Fleming backed under-fire MS Dhoni as still the best option to lead India in Tests notwithstanding the squad's 1-3 defeat to England. ...
  • Tour match: Clinical Indians beat Middlesex by 95 runs 7 hours 51 minutes ago

    London: Under-fire batsman Virat Kohli finally came good and the bowlers delivered to help India beat Middlesex by 95 runs in the the 50-over practice game at Lord's on Friday. Chasing a target of 231 runs, the hosts were bowled out for 135 runs (39.5 overs) with youngster Karn Sharma picking...
  • Fleming bats for Dhoni, calls him best option as Test skipper 10 hours 32 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Ex-New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming on Friday backed under-fire Mahendra Singh Dhoni as still the best option to lead India in Tests notwithstanding the squad's 1-3 defeat to England, saying it was pointless to make a change without addressing problems plaguing the team. Fleming, who also coaches the Dhoni-led IPL...
  • Girlfriends are a big no-no for Team India manager 10 hours 44 minutes ago

    The debate of Wives and Girlfriends (WAGs) accompanying cricketers on foreign tours has taken a different twist after India's team manager Sunil Dev questioned actress Anushka Sharma's stay with boyfriend Virat Kohli during the Test series in England. Once termed as the most eligible bachelor of Team India, under-performing Kohli has...
  • Support staff changes could have been made after ODI series, says Dravid 11 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid has said that he would have preferred to wait till the end of India's England tour to make changes to the support staff as such decisions could be "tough on everyone concerned". Talking about the appointment of former India captain Ravi Shastri as Team...
  • England women humble India women by 42 runs in 1st ODI 21 hours 48 minutes ago

    Scarborough: Fine fifties from skipper Charlotte Edwards and Heather Knight helped England women outplay their Indian counterparts by 42 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in the first rain-hit one-dayer here on Thursday. Chasing a revised target of 184 in 42 overs, England were 153 for three in 30.1 overs when rain intervened...
  • Dhoni, Kohli skip practice before Middlesex game 23 hours 3 minutes ago

    London: Holding their last practice session before being forced to go on a break by the BCCI, India's bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding consultant Trevor Penney made the players 'sweat' before the one-off practice game ahead of the five-match ODI series starting August 25. Looking to pick up the pieces...
  • Duncan Fletcher won't be sidelined, says Ravi Shastri Yesterday

    Shastri, who has been appointed the team director for the ODI series against England, said his role would be to oversee the team but added that coach Fletcher has not been sidelined. ...
  • Former England goalkeeper David James excited about playing in ISL Yesterday

    The former England goalkeeper has been picked as marquee-player-cum-manager for Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League (ISL). ...
  • Matt Prior plots England return on West Indies tour Yesterday

    Matt Prior has dismissed suggestions his England career is over and has targeted April's series in the West Indies for his return from a long-standing Achilles problem. The wicketkeeper will undergo surgery next month on the injury which has dogged him for two years and flared up in the home series...
  • No ban on WAGs while Team India on tour: BCCI sources Yesterday

    The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) on Thursday rubbished reports suggesting girlfriends and wives of players will no longer be allowed on tour and there will also be restrictions on the duration of the wives' stay, according to the CNN IBN sources. Earlier, there were reports that the board...
  • Duncan Fletcher has not been sidelined: Ravi Shastri Yesterday

    London: Former India captain Ravi Shastri, who has been appointed the team director for the ODI series against England, said his role would be to oversee the team but added that chief coach Duncan Fletcher has not been sidelined. "My role is to oversee everything. All of them report to me,"...
  • Indian coaches have burnt their bridges Yesterday

    What exactly is the role of Ravi Shastri, the new director of cricket operations of the Indian team now in England to complete a tortuous tour playing five one-dayers and a Twenty20 game after losing the five-Test series 1-3? It is not the role of the former India allrounder but the...
  • Lack of options leave Team India struggling with MS Dhoni dilemma Yesterday

    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...
  • Stuart Broad sets September 4 date for knee surgery Yesterday

    London: England pace bowler Stuart Broad will have surgery on his right knee on Sept. 4, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The 28-year-old will miss the five one-day internationals against India starting on Monday, but is expected to be fit in time for the World Cup, which...
  • Fletcher, Dawes oversee India's net session before ODI series 2 days 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? 2 days 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 2 days ago

    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...
  • Eager to find out what went wrong with Team India: Ravi Shastri 2 days ago

    The newly-appointed Team India Director, Ravi Shastri, is on a mission to find out what actually went wrong with a team that created history at Lord's but turned into pushovers in the last three Tests of the series against England. BCCI on Tuesday announced sweeping changes to India's support staff, appointing...
  • Ravi Shastri appointment increases pressure on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Duncan Fletcher 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • India, England square off in women's World Cup qualifiers 2 days ago

    London: The Indian women's cricket team will take on England in the opening round of the inaugural ICC Championships on Thursday, a top-four finish in which will give the side a place in the 2017 World Cup. The Championship will also see Australia host Pakistan in a multi-year, bilateral qualifying competition...
  • IPL probe panel will not meet Indian players in England 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The retired Justice Mukul Mudgal-led IPL probe committee on Wednesday made it clear that they will not be travelling to England to interact with members of the Indian cricket team. "The Committee or any of its members also have no intention of travelling outside the country for any interaction...
  • Unexploded: Wars Within and Without 2 days ago

    There is a poignant scene midway through Alison Macleod's novel about wartime England. The setting is Brighton, it's October 1940, when `bombs dropped like the leaves of autumn'. In the midst of death and despair a concert has been organised at the local internment camp by Superintendent Geoffrey Beaumont. A...
  • Glad that IPL shut the door on me, says Alex Hales 2 days ago

    London: Having received his maiden call-up in the England ODI squad, hard-hitting batsman Alex Hales feels that the IPL snub he got during last edition, helped him turn into a better player. In 2013, Nottinghamshire refused to release him for the IPL and during the last edition, dashing batsman was not...
  • No need to remove MS Dhoni as India captain, says BCCI 2 days ago

    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...
  • Duncan Fletcher cannot be blamed for India's poor show: Alec Stewart 3 days ago

    Former England captain Alec Stewart batted for under-fire Indian coach Duncan Fletcher, saying the Zimbabwean cannot be held responsible for India's pathetic show in England since a coach can only guide and execution on the field was players' job. Stewart's comments came after Ravi Shastri was appointed the Director of Indian...
  • Gavaskar backs Dhoni, gives thumbs up to Shastri move 3 days ago

    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....
  • Mudgal committee members England-bound to quiz cricketers 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court-appointed IPL probe committee members, headed by Retd Justice Mukul Mudgal, is likely to leave for England within a few days to talk to a few members of the Indian cricket team regarding betting and spot-fixing scandal during IPL 6. Deputy DG of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)...
  • BCCI sidelines Duncan Fletcher after England debacle 3 days ago

    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. ...