England

  • Andrew Flintoff could make Twenty20 comeback 15-04-2014 07:27 PM

    London: Four years after retiring from international cricket, former England skipper Andrew Flintoff is eyeing a T20 return with former club St Annes. The 36-year-old allrounder played for the Northern League side - St Annes - as a junior before joining Lancashire. The BBC reported that the 6' 4" athlete...
  • James Anderson calls for England players to take responsibility 11-04-2014 09:02 AM

    England pace bowler James Anderson admits he and his team-mates must take more responsibility as they look to bounce back from a woeful Ashes defeat against Australia. Anderson and company will be led by a new coach this season, with the new man set to be appointed next month and...
  • Kevin Pietersen still hopeful of Test comeback 10-04-2014 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: Sacked batting star Kevin Pietersen still hopes to return to international cricket and become the first England player to score 10,000 Test runs, according to an interview published Thursday. The 33-year-old Pietersen also insisted that former England skipper Andrew Strauss was a "good friend" despite their fallout over...
  • Roy Hodgson back in World Cup dugout after 20 years 09-04-2014 05:08 PM

    London: From being jeered out of Liverpool to managing England at the World Cup, Roy Hodgson has enjoyed the most gratifying of career turnarounds. England had only just been eliminated from the 2010 World Cup when Hodgson's Liverpool reign began. It was as stormy as it was short, and a...
  • Wisden laments 'divide and rule' ICC 09-04-2014 01:29 PM

    London: International cricket is set for a future of "colonial-style divide and rule," and will be "holding its breath" over the extent of Indian influence, according to the 2014 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack published on Wednesday. In February, changes to the governance of the International Cricket Council (ICC), handed...
  • Pakistan was offered 'Big Four' role in ICC revamp: PCB chief 08-04-2014 02:29 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan's cricket chief Najam Sethi has said his predecessor spurned an offer by India to join the so-called "big three" during a major reorganisation of the game's administration. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was initially one of three countries which opposed the revamp of the International Cricket Council (ICC)...
  • Nottinghamshire director Newell ready for England coach interview 08-04-2014 09:17 AM

    London: Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell is readying himself for an interview for the vacant position of England coach. The opening round of the 2014 County Championship season has pitted Newell's side against a Lancashire team coached by ex-England boss Peter Moores, also a candidate to replace Andy Flower...
  • England's Jay Rodriguez out of World Cup with injury 07-04-2014 11:52 PM

    Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez, who had been an outside bet for England's World Cup squad in June, has been ruled out for six months with a serious knee problem. Rodriguez, 24, joins Arsenal and former Southampton winger Theo Walcott in missing out on a berth in England's squad because of...
  • Charlotte Edwards to lead World T20 XI for second time 07-04-2014 02:20 PM

    Dhaka: Finalists England and Australia contributed a total of six players to the ICC World T20 2014 women's team of the tournament, which was announced here on Monday, with England's Charlotte Edwards named captain for the second consecutive time. Chosen by a select group of experts, the team was selected...
  • Anya Shrubsole named women's player of the tournament at World T20 06-04-2014 06:18 PM

    Mirpur: England medium-pacer Anya Shrubsole was named as the Women's Player of the Tournament of the ICC World Twenty20 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Dhaka. England lost to Australia in the final by six wickets here on Sunday. Shrubsole was the unanimous choice of the select group of...
  • Australia women beat England to complete hat-trick of World Twenty20 titles 06-04-2014 05:03 PM

    Mirpur: Australia once again proved their supremacy in women's cricket as they completed a hat-trick of ICC World T20 titles with a comprehensive six-wicket win over England in the final on Sunday. Australian captain Meg Lanning smashed her way to 44 off 30 balls, helping her team surpass a paltry...
  • 'Kholi marry me!' Danielle Wyatt, member of England's women's cricket team, proposes to Virat Kohli on Twitter 05-04-2014 12:53 PM

    Danielle Wyatt, a member of the women's cricket team in England, seems completely smitten by cricketer Virat Kohli and has proposed marriage to him on Twitter. This came soon after Kohli helped India secure a place in the ICC World T20 final on Friday. Danielle tweet got Twitter buzzing and...
  • England will be brave and risk defeat in Brazil, says Roy Hodgson 05-04-2014 10:01 AM

    England manager Roy Hodgson has promised to be brave, risk defeat and allow his talented young players to express themselves at the World Cup in Brazil in June. Under his predecessor Fabio Capello, England were sterile and defensive at the previous edition in South Africa four years ago before being...
  • Peter Moores 'excited' by the prospect of England return 04-04-2014 07:45 PM

    Peter Moores, who was sacked as England head coach after a falling out with Kevin Pietersen, confirmed on Friday that he would be interested in reprising the role he left in 2009. "I'm part of the ECB process to identify the next coach - I'm in that and see where...
  • England women cruise to World Twenty20 final 04-04-2014 04:55 PM

    Mirpur: Veteran skipper Charlotte Edwards and young Sarah Taylor batted sensibly to chase down a paltry total and help England women beat South Africa by nine wickets to enter the final of the ICC Women's World T20 on Friday. The English women will meet their Australian counterparts in the final...
  • Graeme Smith baffled by Pietersen's England axing 03-04-2014 09:17 PM

    London: Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith on Thursday expressed his surprise at England's decision to end the international career of his Surrey team-mate Kevin Pietersen. Pietersen, 33, was sensationally axed by England in the aftermath of their 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia, despite the South Africa-born batsman being his...
  • Kevin Pietersen keen to mentor future stars 02-04-2014 11:11 PM

    London: Kevin Pietersen said on Wednesday he was looking forward to sharing the benefits of his experience with international stars of the future now his own England career had been terminated. "It is good to come to the end of an international career and help others who are the start...
  • England made right decision to axe Pietersen, says Alastair Cook 02-04-2014 08:49 AM

    England made the right decision to end Kevin Pietersen's international career when the batsman was axed in February, the country's test captain Alastair Cook was quoted as saying by British media on Tuesday. "Of course you think back and ask if it was the right decision given all that was...
  • Alastair Cook still unable to lift lid on Kevin Pietersen axe 02-04-2014 12:01 AM

    England captain Alastair Cook said Tuesday he was "frustrated" at his inability to reveal the reasons behind Kevin Pietersen's international exile, although he promised all would become clear "soon". Despite being England's all-time leading run scorer across all formats, South Africa-born Pietersen was axed by the England and Wales Cricket...
  • Stuart Broad may quit England's T20 captaincy 01-04-2014 12:17 PM

    England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad has reportedly admitted that he may quit his role as the team's captain following a humiliating defeat by the Netherlands in the World Twenty20 tournament. The skipper said that he thoroughly enjoyed the role over the past couple of years, but the day was 'extremely...
  • Carberry rails at England coach Giles, selectors 01-04-2014 10:05 AM

    England opening batsman Michael Carberry has criticised team management for leaving him in the dark about his playing future and questioned selectors over their decision to axe Kevin Pietersen. The 33-year-old was England's second highest run-scorer after Pietersen in their ill-fated Ashes series in Australia but was overlooked by limited...
  • English cricket needs rethink after Dutch disaster in WT20: media 01-04-2014 08:27 AM

    London: England cricket must make sweeping changes after a humiliating defeat to the Netherlands in the World Twenty20 capped off a dismal winter, the national press said Tuesday. England, who had already been eliminated from the competition before Monday's debacle in Chittagong, were bowled out for just 88 runs with...
  • England coach Giles admits T20 defeat to Dutch 'embarrassing' 01-04-2014 08:22 AM

    Chittagong: England coach Ashley Giles Monday admitted their T20 WC defeat against minnows the Netherlands was "embarrassing" and said he shared the fans' anger at their humiliating loss. England went down to the Netherlands by 45 runs in their last group one match in the Super-10 stage, a repeat of...
  • Andrew Strauss takes up Middlesex role 01-04-2014 08:19 AM

    London: Former Middlesex and England captain Andrew Strauss has joined the county's executive board with immediate effect, the Lord's-based club announced on Monday. The 37-year-old, who retired from all cricket in 2012, was one of England's most successful recent captains, leading the team to Ashes success at home in 2009...
  • England greats turn on team after Dutch debacle 31-03-2014 11:36 PM

    London: Former England captains Michael Vaughan and Michael Atherton rounded on the current side after they bowed out of the World Twenty20 with a humiliating 45-run loss to the Netherlands in Chittagong on Monday. Bowled out for just 88 with more than two overs to spare in reply to the...
  • Netherlands captain Borren proud to unfurl associates flag at World T20 31-03-2014 09:03 PM

    Netherlands' overwhelming World Twenty20 win against England on Monday was not just a proud moment for the Dutch but showcased the strength of associate cricket to the world, captain Peter Borren said. The Dutch, who advanced to the super 10 stage through the qualifiers, bundled out England for 88 to...
  • WT20: England face more embarrassment, lose to Netherlands 31-03-2014 06:34 PM

    Chittagong: England slumped to an embarrassing 45-run defeat by the Netherlands at the World Twenty20 on Monday to end a dismal few months at a new low point. England, already eliminated from the tournament after defeats by New Zealand and South Africa, were bowled out for 88 chasing a modest...
  • As it happened: World T20, England vs Netherlands 31-03-2014 02:15 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Asked to chase 133 by the Dutch, England crumbled to 88 all out and lost by 45 runs, ending their 2014 World T20 campaign on a sorry note. Toss and team news: England skipper Stuart Broad won the toss...
  • WT20: England look to prove a point in dead tie against Netherlands 30-03-2014 02:15 PM

    Chittagong: Already out of the semi-final race, both England and the Netherlands would be hoping to drew curtains to their ICC World Twenty20 campaign with a win in their last Group 2 league match here Monday. With three wins from four matches, South Africa had already qualified for the semifinals...