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  • English cricket set for new chairman as shake-up continues January 31, 2015

    London: The shake-up at the top of English cricket continued on Friday when Colin Graves was nominated for chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board. Graves, who is the chairman of county Yorkshire, is set to be elected unopposed for the biggest job in the English game as no other...
  • MS Dhoni did look short of ideas at Perth, feels Sunil Gavaskar January 30, 2015

    Perth: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ran "short of ideas" in Friday's loss against England at Perth. Asked why India's most successful bowler Stuart Binny (3/33 in 8 overs) wasn't given an opportunity to complete his full quota of 10 overs, Gavaskar said:"You have...
  • James Taylor delighted to score in a pressure situation January 30, 2015

    Perth: Ecstatic to have scored in a pressure situation, England batsman James Taylor on Friday said he derived a lot of satisfaction after his side pulled off a win against India from a tricky position to secure a place in the ODI tri-series final against Australia. Chasing a modest target of...
  • England keep India winless to enter tri-series final January 30, 2015

    Talking of momentum, India will have none such thing going into their World Cup title defence as they remain winless after more than two months on tour in Australia. England inflicted the latest wound on the world champions, throwing them out of the Carlton Mid ODI tri-series with a three-wicket win...
  • As it happened: India vs England, Tri-series, Match 6 January 30, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Pre-match: Australia, bad form, injuries, experiments, England, bad weather. India have fought all sort of enemies for over the last two months Down Under. But what their battles are yet to yield is a win. And if that objective is...
  • Mitchell Starc needs to be consistent at the WC: Craig McDermott January 29, 2015

    Sydney: Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott said on Thursday their left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc needs to be consistent at the World Cup to give the host nation the best chance to clinch the title for a record fifth time. "Starc is swinging the new ball well. It's certainly going to swing...
  • Tri-series: India seek first win in a no-brainer at Perth January 29, 2015

    Australia, bad form, injuries, experiments, England, bad weather. India have fought all sort of enemies for over the last two months Down Under. But what their battles are yet to yield is a win. And if that objective is achieved against England at the WACA on Friday, along will come...
  • Win over India will build World Cup momentum for us, says Eoin Morgan January 29, 2015

    Perth: England captain Eoin Morgan upped the ante ahead of his side's tri-series clash with India, saying a win in Friday's virtual semi-final will build up momentum ahead of the World Cup. The two sides meet in a must-win game after India's match against Australia was washed out in Sydney on...
  • Ravi Shastri's WACA diaries can inspire Indian spinners January 29, 2015

    Perth: It isn't without reason that the WACA ground in Perth is called a fast bowler's paradise. With its pace and bounce, it has invariably assisted the quicker bowlers, who have maintained control, but those same attributes that have made it a paceman's ally have also helped batsmen score big...
  • Stuart Broad unhappy with his bowling form January 29, 2015

    The last time Stuart Broad looked a threat with the ball in hand was way back in August 2014 when James Anderson and he ran riot against the hapless Indians in the Test series in England. He has been out of action more recently, as he had to undergo surgery...
  • Kevin Pietersen backs Eoin Morgan for England's World Cup success January 28, 2015

    London: Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen Wednesday backed newly appointed captain Eoin Morgan to lead his team to success in the World Cup Feb 14-March 29. Morgan took over the reigns from Alastair Cook shortly after the tour of Sri Lanka where England lost the One-Day International (ODI) series 2-5 and...
  • England ready for virtual semi-final against India: Paul Farbrace January 28, 2015

    England's quicker bowlers, with Steven Finn in the forefront, used the bounce at the Gabba to undermine India's batting line-up in the first tri-series clash between the teams on January 20. Paul Farbrace, the England assistant coach, is confident that same commodity will continue to be England's ally when the...
  • Stuart Broad apologises for minimum wage tweet January 28, 2015

    London: England fast bowler Stuart Broad insisted on Tuesday that he had not meant to insult low-paid workers following an angry response to a tweet about Britain's minimum wage. "I've heard if you earn minimum wage in England you're in the top 10 percent earners in the world. #stay #humble," the...
  • Shane Watson in doubt for tri-series final January 27, 2015

    Allrounder Shane Watson said Tuesday he was unsure if he would be fit for Australia's one-day international final against England or India but has no intention of missing the upcoming World Cup. Watson, 33, was sidelined for Friday's win over England and the washed out game against India in Sydney on...
  • World Cup 2015: Top ten surprise packages January 27, 2015

    Whenever a big cricket tournament, especially a World Cup, starts, we pick our favourite players who we think will perform well in the event. Many of the top players, as expected, do well to take their teams to win matches or even win the Championship. But there are also a...
  • England face tough task to end cricket World Cup jinx January 27, 2015

    London: England have never won the World Cup, despite hosting four tournaments, including the first three editions, while it is nearly 25 years since they last appeared in a final. They certainly won't be among the favourites in Australia and New Zealand, where they will have to conquer longstanding problems of...
  • England are World Cup underachievers: Paul Collingwood January 26, 2015

    For the talent that we've had, you have to say England has underachieved in the last five ICC World Cricket Cups. It's really hard to pinpoint what it has been that has made us underperform but, having reached two semi-finals and three finals in the first five ICC Cricket World...
  • Tri-series: Steven Smith ton takes Australia to a 3-wicket win over England January 23, 2015

    Stand-in captain Steve Smith made an unbeaten 102 to guide Australia to a tense three-wicket win over England in the tri-series one-day cricket international on Friday, clinching their place in the final. Smith, who led Australia in an ODI for the first time in the absence of George Bailey - suspended...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, Match 4, Tri-Series January 23, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Brief Preview: Three key players, including skipper George Bailey, would be missing in action but the Australian team would look to seal a place in the ODI tri-series final when they clash with a confident England side on Friday. The hosts...
  • England captain Alastair Cook named in MCC squad for UAE trip January 22, 2015

    London: Alastair Cook was on Thursday included in the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) squad for the Champion County match and the Emirates Twenty20 tournament in the United Arab Emirates in March. Cook, omitted from England's one-day squad for the World Cup, made himself available for the trip to gain match practice...
  • England captain Eoin Morgan victim of attempted blackmail January 22, 2015

    London: England's World Cup captain Eoin Morgan has been victim of an attempted blackmail over a former relationship, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Thursday. According to the ECB, an Australian man had demanded a five-figure sum to prevent a story about one-day skipper Morgan and a previous...
  • Tri-series: Aussies eye final berth as they take on England January 22, 2015

    Hobart: Three key players, including skipper George Bailey, would be missing in action but the Australian team would look to seal a place in the ODI tri-series final when they clash with a confident England side, here on Friday. The hosts are placed comfortably at top with two wins from as...
  • England threatened but never delivered in World Cup, says Paul Collingwood January 22, 2015

    When I look back on my three ICC Cricket World Cups with England, it's not easy to remember too many highs, only several bouts of disappointment and reflection. It's the little things that make it. But it felt like we were always battling and there's always been a lot of...
  • I'm pleased my hard work finally paid off, says Steven Finn January 20, 2015

    Brisbane: He scripted a memorable comeback, on Tuesday, snapping five wickets to set up England's nine-wicket win over India in the tri-series and pacer Steven Finn said he was happy to see that his hard work finally paid off. "It's just nice to help England win a game of cricket. A...
  • MS Dhoni blasts batsmen after England loss January 20, 2015

    Brisbane: His decision to bat first backfired on Tuesday as India were dismissed for a paltry 153 against England and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni put the blame on his batsmen for their nine-wicket loss in their second ODI of the cricket tri-series here. "I don't think we batted well, especially after...
  • Tri-Series: England down experimental India in a one-sided game January 20, 2015

    India's experiments backfired in a big way against England on Tuesday, resulting in a one-sided nine-wicket defeat at Brisbane in Game 3 of the Carlton Mid Tri-series. MS Dhoni's uncharacteristic decision to bat after winning the toss was exploited to the hilt by Steven Finn and James Anderson on a responsive...
  • As it happened: India vs England, Tri-series, Match 3 January 20, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The match the Gabba will be important for both the teams to get back to winning ways and get things rolling in the points table with Australia sitting pretty at the top. England have more on the plate than India...