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  • Gutted at being left out of World Cup squad: Alastair Cook 14 hours 32 minutes ago

    London: England batsman and former skipper Alastair Cook has said that he was 'gutted' to be left out of England's World Cup squad after fellow willower Eoin Morgan was confirmed as the new one-day captain. Cook was dropped on Friday from the 15-man squad to play matches in Australia next month...
  • Eoin Morgan named England ODI captain, Alastair Cook dropped from squad 17 hours 19 minutes ago

    Alastair Cook has been dropped from the England squad for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with Eoin Morgan taking over as captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Saturday. Opener Cook, who has been woefully out of form with the bat but will...
  • Alastair Cook out, Eoin Morgan in as England ODI captain: reports Yesterday

    London: Alastair Cook has been dropped as England captain for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the BBC and Sky Sports reported on Friday. Opener Cook, who has been woefully out of form with the bat, will be replaced as skipper by swashbuckling middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan. Cook...
  • I'm waiting for a call says England exile Kevin Pietersen Yesterday

    London: Exiled England star Kevin Pietersen on Friday said he would consider any offer to return as England selectors met to decide which players are set for World Cup duty. Pietersen was dropped from the squad by the England and Wales Cricket board in February and the controversial batsman subsequently released...
  • Melbourne to host World Cup 2015 Australian opening ceremony Yesterday

    Melbourne: Melbourne was Friday named as the host of Australian opening ceremony for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2015. Two opening ceremonies for cricket's marquee event will be held on February 12, with co-hosts New Zealand to stage their opener on the same evening in Christchurch. The Melbourne celebration at...
  • Alastair Cook should be replaced as captain: Nasser Hussain 2 days ago

    London: Alastair Cook should be immediately taken out from captaincy ahead of the World Cup before time runs out, former England skipper Nasser Hussain had said. England's one-day series defeat in Sri Lanka was their fourth in a row under Cook, who scored 119 runs in six games. England went down...
  • Lord's to host ICC World Cup 2019 final 2 days ago

    London: Lord's has been chosen to host the 2019 World Cup final and the 2017 Women's World Cup final, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The ECB also revealed the 2019 semi-finals will be held at Old Trafford in Manchester and Edgbaston in Birmingham. The Oval, Taunton, Chester-le-Street, Headingley,...
  • I won't walk away, says under-fire Cook 3 days ago

    Alastair Cook said he had no intention of stepping down as captain after his England side lost the seventh and final match of the one-day series against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. The left-handed opening batsman struggled for runs again, making just 32 as his team were beaten by 87 runs to...
  • 7th ODI: Sri Lanka wipe out England, win ODI series 5-2 4 days ago

    Sri Lanka thrashed England by 87 runs in the seventh and final one-day international to win the series 5-2 on Tuesday as Tillakaratne Dilshan starred with bat and ball, smashing his 18th hundred and snaring three wickets. Electing to bat first, Sri Lanka posted 302-6 thanks to Dilshan's 101 off 124...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 7th ODI 4 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Sri Lanka have won the toss and will be batting first against England in the seventh ODI. England make two changes - Hales and Gurney back in, for Bopara and Finn. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka have made one change with Dilruwan...
  • Michael Clarke's immediate future still not clear 5 days ago

    Australian cricket officials are still no closer to knowing whether Michael Clarke will be fit enough to play in next year's World Cup. Clarke's future remains uncertain after he badly tore a hamstring during Australia's first test win over India last week. He has already ruled himself out of the three remaining...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to bid final goodbye to home ODIs against England 5 days ago

    Colombo: Making it obvious that he will retire after the 2015 World Cup, former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene on Monday revealed on social media that the seventh and final ODI against England on Tuesday will be his last at home turf. "Going for my last practice session with the boys...
  • Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara handed ICC fine for dissent 5 days ago

    Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee from their victory over England on Saturday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) imposed the penalty after deciding Sangakkara was "showing dissent at an umpire's decision". The disagreement came at the start of 34th over when the...
  • Champions Trophy: England beat Belgium to claim seventh place 6 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: England got the better of Belgium 3-2 to claim the seventh place in the hockey Champions Trophy on Sunday. It was a high-octane battle with Belgium's Florent van Aubel scoring his first on 10 minutes, latching onto a loose finish to fire past English goalie George Pinner. England, though, scored the...
  • 6th ODI: Sri Lanka beat England by 90 runs to clinch the series 1 week ago

    Sri Lanka beat England by 90 runs in the sixth one-day international at Pallekele on Saturday to take an unbeatable 4-2 lead in their seven-match series. Kumar Sangakkara completed his 20th one-day international century to help the home team post a healthy total of 292 for seven. England could only muster 202...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 6th ODI 1 week ago

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat against England in Pallekele. Playing XIs: England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen Ali, James Taylor, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, Steven Finn Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene,...
  • Germany down England 2-0 to enter Champions Trophy semi-final December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Olympic champions Germany produced a perfect game to beat England 2-0 in an all-European battle en route to their semi-final berth in the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament, here on Thursday. At the Kalinga Stadium, the Germans, who finished at the bottom in the pool stages, produce defensive master-class to...
  • 5th ODI: Joe Root ton powers England to a 5-wicket win over Sri Lanka December 11, 2014

    Pallekele: Joe Root struck an unbeaten 104 to cap Chris Woakes' six wickets and lead England to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the fifth one-day international on Thursday. England chased down a challenging total of 239 with 240 for 5 from 49.1 overs. Sri Lanka's series lead was narrowed...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 5th ODI December 11, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page England will return on Thursday to chase down a 240-run victory target and stay alive in the seven-match contest against Sri Lanka after rain forced play to be suspended. In-form Kumar Sangakkara hit a cultured 91 but England paceman Chris...
  • England's Craig Kieswetter set to miss Cricket World Cup 2015 December 11, 2014

    Taunton: England wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter is unlikely to play at the 2015 Cricket World Cup because of a serious eye injury. Somerset, Kieswetter's English county side, says in a statement that the 27-year-old player "has struggled to regain perfect vision" after suffering a "terrible" eye injury in a domestic game in...
  • 5th ODI: Rain abandons England innings against Sri Lanka December 10, 2014

    England will return on Thursday to chase down a 240-run victory target and stay alive in the seven-match contest against Sri Lanka after rain forced play to be suspended in the fifth one-day international in Pallekele on Wednesday. In-form Kumar Sangakkara hit a cultured 91 but England paceman Chris Woakes (6-47)...
  • England face Germany in first quarter-final of Champions Trophy December 10, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In-form England will be aiming to maintain their momentum when they take on Germany in the first quarter-final of the Hockey Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday. England are very much in form, having won two of their three matches, staying unbeaten and collecting seven points on their...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 5th ODI December 10, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page TOSS: England opted to field against Sri Lanka. Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake, Dhammika Prasad, Ajantha Mendis England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen...
  • Sachithra Senanayake recalled by Sri Lanka after action cleared December 9, 2014

    Colombo: Off spin bowler Sachithra Senanayake has been recalled by Sri Lanka hours after his reformed bowling action was deemed legal Tuesday by the International Cricket Council. Senanayake was added to the Sri Lanka squad to play the remaining two one-day internationals against England because strike bowler and left-arm spinner Rangana...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: England top Pool A, Argentina topple Germany December 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: England continued to enjoy their stay here in the capital of Odisha as they went on to top Pool A after a 1-1 draw with Belgium on Tuesday at the FIH Men's Champions Trophy. Amaury Keusters was on the mark for the Belgians as early as the 9th minute and...
  • Kevin Pietersen hankers for Test return December 8, 2014

    Melbourne: Kevin Pietersen says he hopes his exile from the England Test side will soon end allowing him able to achieve his goals of reaching 10,000 Test runs and again beating Australia in an Ashes series. Pietersen was dropped from the England team after their disastrous and acrimonious series in Australia...
  • 4th ODI: Sri Lanka survive England scare to take 3-1 lead December 7, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lankan spinners combined for nine wickets before Kumar Sangakkara hit 86 runs to help the hosts to a tense six-wicket win over England in the fourth one-day international on Sunday. Electing to bat first, England were 265 all out in 50 overs and Sri Lanka chased down the runs...
  • Hockey: England maul Pakistan, register best-ever win in Champions Trophy December 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: An impressive England demolished Pakistan 8-2 in their second Pool A match to register their best-ever win in the history of the FIH Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. England dished out a scintillating performance in the opening two quarters and pumped in as many as five goals...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 4th ODI December 7, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: England have won the toss and have opted to bat against Lanka. England will be high on confidence after winning the last ODI and will be hoping to level series today. Sri Lanka at the moment lead series 2-1. Sri...