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  • Jwala-Ashwini enter second round at All England Championships 7 hours 13 minutes ago

    Birmingham: The Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa and men's pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy entered the second round of the $500,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the Barclaycard Arena here on Wednesday. Jwala-Ashwini defeated Malaysian team of Amelia Alicia Anscelly and Fie...
  • World Cup: England may drop misfiring Ballance for next match against Bangladesh 16 hours 57 minutes ago

    Misfiring batsman Gary Ballance is likely to be the sacrificial lamb when England's harried selectors decide on the lineup for next week's World Cup crunch match against Bangladesh. Disgruntled former players and raging media pundits are demanding changes to a team that has won only one game from their opening four...
  • World Cup: England are not playing with fear, says Stuart Broad 19 hours 22 minutes ago

    England fast bowler Stuart Broad denied on Tuesday the suggestion by former captain Michael Vaughan that the team have played with fear in their dismal World Cup campaign so far. England have been crushed by Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka in three of their first four matches in the tournament,...
  • Ajay Jayaram, Anand Pawar progress in All England Championship Yesterday

    Birmingham: India's Ajay Jayaram and Anand Pawar registered straight game wins to progress to the second round of the men's singles qualifying round of the prestigious All England Championship badminton tournament on Tuesday. While Jayaram beat Chinese Taipei's Tzu Wei Wang 21-13, 21-14 in 32 minutes, Pawar took exactly the same...
  • World Cup: Kevin Pietersen does not warrant England return, says Nasser Hussain Yesterday

    Kevin Pietersen does not warrant a recall to the England team despite apparent support from incoming ECB chief Colin Graves, according to former skipper Nasser Hussain. Pietersen was sacked by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) last year but England's dreadful start to the World Cup has inevitably raised debate...
  • ICC Cricket World Cup: National Anthem row adds to Eoin Morgan's woes Yesterday

    Sydney: As if England captain Eoin Morgan did not have enough to worry about leading his stumbling side at the World Cup, he has become caught up in a row over his failure to sing the national anthem. Thumping defeats by Australia (111 runs), New Zealand (eight wickets) and Sri Lanka...
  • World Cup: England's Sri Lanka loss worse than NZ crushing, says Atherton 2 days ago

    London: England may have been utterly humiliated in their second World Cup pool match against co-hosts New Zealand but Sunday's nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka was much more damaging, according to former England captain Mike Atherton. Tim Southee claimed 7-33 and skipper Brendon McCullum blasted the fastest half-century in tournament history...
  • Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap chase 'dream' All England Championship title 2 days ago

    Birmingham: After a win early in the season at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold, top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap will now look to chase their dream at the prestigious All England Championship that gets underway with the qualifiers here on Tuesday. After a good season in 2014 where...
  • Extra bowler will help Sri Lanka in future World Cup matches, says Muralitharan 2 days ago

    One thing is clear after Sri Lanka's great run-chase against England in Wellington: the make-up of the side needs a re-think. Because although the batting is top-class and is clicking superbly well, the bowling is very obviously proving a big weakness and a major headache for captain Angelo Mathews, especially...
  • Changes demanded after England's latest World Cup flop 2 days ago

    The incoming chairman of England's cricket board has flagged a review of the team's approach to the one-day format after a third crushing loss at the World Cup. England slumped to a nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka on Sunday, leaving their hopes of making the World Cup's quarter-finals hanging by a...
  • Watch: Sangakkara's special, unconvincing Pakistan win, Day 16 at ICC World Cup 2 days ago

    Lahiru Thirimanne scored 139 and Kumar Sangakkara smashed a brilliant 117* to chase down England's 309 with 16 balls to spare while unconvincing Pakistan did enough to beat Zimbabwe by 20 runs. ...
  • ECB says 'no change' for Pietersen's England hopes 2 days ago

    "Nothing has changed" for Kevin Pietersen's hopes of playing international cricket again, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Sunday, despite incoming chairman Colin Graves appearing to leave the door open for the exiled batsman's return. Sacked by England a year ago and later released by county side Surrey, the...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka should avoid repeating mistakes 2 days ago

    Roughly eleven months ago Paul Farbrace, Sri Lanka's head coach at the time, was approached by the England and Wales Cricket Board to join their set-up. A few days later, Farbrace resigned from the Sri Lankan job, a mere three months into his contract. All this transpired two weeks before...
  • ICC World Cup: Clarke is going to be under pressure, says Brad Hogg 3 days ago

    "If Australia lose one of Watson, Marsh, Faulkner, then they will be in a bit of trouble," feels Hogg. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath doubtful for Australia clash 3 days ago

    Wellington: Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath is doubtful for next weekend's World Cup Pool A clash against Australia after hurting his spinning hand while bowling against England at Wellington Regional Stadium on Sunday. The left-arm spinner required four stitches on his left index finger after suffering the injury while attempting a...
  • ICC World Cup: I believed 310 was a bit too much, says Angleo Mathews 3 days ago

    Wellington: An elated Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews praised two of his star batsmen and said he initially believed the 310-run target was out of reach as his side beat England comprehensively by nine wickets at the Westpac Stadium on Sunday. Chasing a formidable 310-run target set by England, Sri Lanka...
  • World Cup: Lahiru Thirimanne coming of age at right time for Sri Lanka 3 days ago

    Lahiru Thirimanne's unbeaten century to guide Sri Lanka to a crushing nine-wicket victory over England in their World Cup Pool A clash on Sunday could not have come at a better time for the side who are now building some momentum. The 25-year-old Thirimanne stroked his way to his fourth ODI...
  • World Cup 2015: England skipper Eoin Morgan blames bowlers for loss 3 days ago

    A dejected England skipper Eoin Morgan blamed his bowlers for failing to defend the 309 for 6 against Sri Lanka in the World Cup cricket at the Westpac Stadium on Sunday. England posted a decent total courtesy a 121-run knock from middle order mainstay Joe Root. But English bowlers were hit...
  • World Cup 2015: Openers gave us perfect start, says Kumar Sangakkara 3 days ago

    Wellington: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara praised his team's openers for their 100-run stand which led to the target being easily chased down against England in a World Cup Pool A encounter at the Westpac Stadium on Sunday. Chasing a total of 310 for victory, the 1996 World Cup champions...
  • World Cup: Not surprised to see Sri Lanka hammering England, says Ponting 3 days ago

    The legendary Australia captain says SL, who chased 310 to win by 9 wickets, have much better batsmen than England, but their bowling is a bit questionable. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Thirimanne, Sangakkara tons help SL sink hapless England 3 days ago

    If you've watched them much in recent times, you'd have little reason to believe England have a blueprint for playing One-Day Internationals. Everyone knows how India and Sri Lanka approach the format and their relative strengths and weaknesses; everyone knows that New Zealand and Australia have captains with the funk...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, World Cup, Match 22, Pool A 4 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: England hope they can vanquish memories of their last disastrous encounter in Wellington when they play Sri Lanka on Sunday in a Pool A match that's become important to the Cricket World Cup quarter-final chances of both teams. A...
  • World Cup 2015: England seek form reversal against Sri Lanka at Wellington 4 days ago

    Wellington: England hope they can vanquish memories of their last disastrous encounter in Wellington when they play Sri Lanka on Sunday in a Pool A match that's become important to the Cricket World Cup quarter-final chances of both teams. A week ago, England lost at the so-called "Cake Tin" stadium in...
  • World Cup: England out to exorcise Cake Tin demons against Sri Lanka 4 days ago

    Wellington: England are looking at their return to Wellington for Sunday's World Cup clash with Sri Lanka as a chance to put their last visit to the New Zealand capital behind them, all-rounder Chris Woakes said on Saturday. England were humiliated by co-hosts New Zealand in the Pool A encounter at...
  • ECB proposes 40-over World Cup, four-day Tests 1 week ago

    London: The one-day matches in the next edition of the cricket World Cup could be 40-overs-a-side affairs and Test matches reduced to four days if the discussions between the chairmen of English counties and the ECB are proposed and ultimately accepted by the the ICC. According to ESPNcricinfo, the "ideas are...
  • Watch: England relieved after first win, ICC World Cup, Day 10 highlights February 24, 2015

    Moeen Ali led with both and ball in England's comfortable win over Scotland - their first after two damaging defeats in Pool A. Watch highlights from Day 10 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup: England must copy carefree Moeen Ali's style, says Naseer Hussain February 23, 2015

    London: England's batsmen must try and emulate Moeen Ali's carefree approach if the team are to have any chance of lifting the World Cup, according to former captain Nasser Hussain. Centurion Moeen led the way on Monday as England shrugged off two dismal performances against co-hosts Australia and New Zealand to...
  • ICC World Cup: Very disappointed losing to England, says Mommsen February 23, 2015

    Scotland could not get the result they wanted against England, but in passages of play they showed that they were yet another associate nation that deserved to be taken seriously. A much more experienced, well-drilled England team suffered a proper wobble before they ploughed through to secure a comfortable win...
  • Scotland will regroup after England defeat, says Collingwood February 23, 2015

    Whenever you lose cricket matches, there is huge disappointment but I know the Scotland guys can bounce back from the defeat to England. In Christchurch, England played a really solid game. Winning the toss gave us the opportunity to try to get some nerves going in their camp after their start...