England

  • India's World Cup preps underway with series win in England September 6, 2014

    India will return home from England with the ODI trophy, though the more desired one slipped badly out of their hands in the Test series. But given the World Cup is less than six months away, it's a consolation that should do the much-needed good to the flagging spirits of...
  • Soft dismissals cost us the Leeds ODI, says MS Dhoni September 5, 2014

    Leeds: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the target England set for them was very much achievable but soft dismissals scuttled their chances in the fifth one-dayer on Friday. Dhoni himself was guilty of gifting away his wicket when he chased a wide delivery from Ben Stokes and handed an easy...
  • England's Tim Bresnan ruled out of Twenty20 against India September 5, 2014

    Leeds: England allrounder Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of the lone Twenty20 International against India to be held at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday. England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) twitter handle on Friday stated that he is suffering from a shoulder strain. ".@timbresnan has been ruled out of the NatWest...
  • 5th ODI: India lose to England but win series 3-1 September 5, 2014

    Riding on Joe Root's second ODI century and an improved performance by their bowlers, hosts England salvaged some lost pride by winning the inconsequential fifth ODI against India by 41 runs at Leeds on Friday, which ended the series 3-1 in favour of the visitors. Root's 113 at better than a...
  • Injured Daniel Sturridge a doubt for England's Switzerland trip September 5, 2014

    London: England striker Daniel Sturridge is in doubt for the team's opening European Championship qualifier against Switzerland on Monday after getting hurt in training. The English Football Association says Sturridge, England's first-choice central striker alongside Wayne Rooney, "felt an injury in training this morning and will go for a scan this...
  • Live Score, 5th ODI: India eye clean sweep as England play for pride September 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Series already in their pocket, a rampaging India would look to keep the foot on the pedal and press for a clean sweep when they take on England in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer on Friday. In a remarkable turnaround...
  • Lack of IPL hurting England in shorter formats, says Akram September 5, 2014

    London: Not playing the Indian Premier League is the reason behind England's struggles in the shorter formats, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said, a day after England great Ian Botham called for the rich Twenty20 competition to be scrapped. England were thumped 4-1 in Australia in their one-day international series at...
  • England duo Stuart Broad, Matt Prior undergo surgery September 5, 2014

    London: England pace bowler Stuart Broad and wicketkeeper Matt Prior are set to start their rehabilitation programmes after both players underwent surgery to cure long-standing injuries. The England and Wales Cricket Board issued an update on Broad and Prior's progress following their surgery on Thursday. Following surgery on the patella tendon...
  • Suresh Raina's attacking cricket inspires England's Moeen Ali September 5, 2014

    Leeds: England allrounder Moeen Ali said watching India's Suresh Raina had encouraged him to maintain an attacking approach to batting in one-day internationals. Ali's 67 - his team's first fifty of the series - was the lone highlight for England in their nine-wicket thrashing by world champions India in Birmingham on...
  • 5th ODI: Series in pocket, India can test bench strength September 5, 2014

    When India and England meet for the final of the five-match ODI series at Leeds, it would be interesting to see whether the 'men in blue' decide to go for the kill or give chance to some of the fringe players. With the series already in their pocket, a rampaging...
  • Ravi Shastri's tips helped me in converting starts: Ajinkya Rahane September 4, 2014

    Leeds: Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane joined the bandwagon of Indian players, who have attributed Team Director Ravi Shastri for bringing about a turnaround in the team's fortunes with his technical inputs in the ongoing ODI series after their dismal show in the Test matches. Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan have already paid...
  • Moeen Ali adamant Cook has complete England backing September 4, 2014

    Moeen Ali insisted Thursday that the England team were fully behind Alastair Cook in his role as one-day international captain. Cook came through a tough examination of his leadership credentials during England's 3-1 Test series win at home to India. But he has been under renewed scrutiny during a one-day series...
  • Alastair Cook should avoid ODIs to focus on regaining Ashes: Swann September 4, 2014

    London: Continuing his verbal duel with the England captain, Graeme Swann has suggested that Alastair Cook should miss the "turmoil" of inevitable one-day failures ahead to keep himself fresh for the challenge of regaining the Ashes. "The Ashes is the biggest thing in cricket, let's not forget that, and I am...
  • Dhoni has become a mere 'stopper' in Tests: Martin Crowe September 4, 2014

    Wellington: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wicket-keeping skills in the Test format has came under scrutiny yet again with former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe saying that the Indian gloveman has become a mere "stopper" due to burnout and attrition. "Much has been said and written about the decline in MS Dhoni's wicketkeeping....
  • Split captaincy is the way forward for England: Mike Atherton September 4, 2014

    London: Slamming the team's decision-making and selections, former captain Mike Atherton has said that split captaincy between Test and one-day cricket is an obvious way forward for England. "England's decision-making over the last cycle, though, is still based on the historical: selections are made through the prism of Test cricket. The...
  • India to aim for clean sweep in the fifth ODI against England September 4, 2014

    Leeds: Series already in their pocket, a rampaging India would look to keep the foot on the pedal and press for a clean sweep when they take on England in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer here on Friday. In a remarkable turnaround following their humiliation in the preceding Test series,...
  • Captain Rooney's penalty spares England's blushes September 4, 2014

    New captain Wayne Rooney scored a penalty to give England an unconvincing 1-0 friendly win over Norway at Wembley on Wednesday in their first match since the World Cup finals. Raheem Sterling, England's most incisive player, was brought down by Omar Elabdellaoui for the 68th minute penalty which Rooney blasted into...
  • Ian Bell ruled out of final England-India ODI September 3, 2014

    Ian Bell has been ruled out of England's fifth and final one-day international against India at Headingley with a broken toe, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday. The batsman's injury was due to be assessed during practice on Thursday, but England have already decided that he will not...
  • Vaughan accuses Cook of dropping players better than him September 3, 2014

    London: Former skipper Michael Vaughan accused Alstair Cook of dropping players, who are better than him, and also said that if the England cricket captain doesn't step down voluntarily then the selectors should sack him. Vaughan said Cook was dropping players like all-rounder Ravi Bopara, who are better than him in...
  • Practicing on hockey turf mantra behind Suresh Raina's success September 3, 2014

    Lucknow: Suresh Raina, whose century in the second ODI helped India regain their confidence back after successive defeats in Tests against England, has extensively worked hard on tackling short pitch deliveries in the hockey turf at Guru Govind Singh Sports College here, his coach Deepak Sharma said. Sharma said before leaving...
  • India likely to rest key players for the fifth ODI September 3, 2014

    Headingley: After taking an unbeatable 3-0 lead after the nine-wicket win in the fourth ODI against England, India are likely to give a break to many of their key players in the fifth and final match at Leeds, here on Friday. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled 172.5 overs in the five Tests, picking...
  • It is unfair to compare captains of different era: Sunil Gavaskar September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday refused to draw comparison between country's most successful ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his predecessors, but said that going by sheer record the wicketkeeper-batsman surpassed all his seniors. Dhoni registered his 91st ODI win as India captain, edging past Mohammad Azharuddin...
  • India crush Engalnd in the ODIs September 3, 2014

    Three weeks after the Test humiliation, Team India hit back in their new uniforms, crushing England to clinch the ODI series with a game to spare. ...
  • Shikhar Dhawan reveals mantra behind India's turnaround in England September 3, 2014

    In the absence of regular opener Rohit Sharma, the out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane put on a superb opening wicket partnership to guide India to a astonishing nine-wicket win over England. Chasing a a modest 207-run target against England at the Edgbaston, Dhawan, who had a terrible Test series,...
  • Sacking Cook before World Cup would be disastrous: Strauss September 3, 2014

    London: Former skipper Andrew Strauss feels that sacking Alastair Cook as the England cricket captain ahead of the 2015 World Cup, Feb 14-March 29, would not end the team's ODI woes and, in fact, could turn out to be a disaster. England suffered a nine-wicket defeat in the fourth ODI at...
  • Team India hails Ravi Shastri's role as Director September 3, 2014

    Birmingham: Days after Suresh Raina hailed Ravi Shastri's role as Team Director, Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan has said that the former captain instilled confidence in the side after the Test debacle. Relieved after coming good with the bat following a string of poor scores in the Test series and then in...
  • No change, no World Cup chance, insists Kevin Pietersen September 3, 2014

    England exile Kevin Pietersen said on Tuesday changes had to made to the one-day side if they were to be competitive at next year's World Cup. Pietersen took to Twitter after England's humiliating nine-wicket defeat, with nearly 20 overs to spare, by India in the fourth one-day international at Edgbaston on...
  • Stewart, Swann slam 'boring' and 'old-fashioned' England September 3, 2014

    London: Former cricket captain Alec Stewart and ex-Test spinner Graeme Swann blasted the English side and questioned the team's commitment to the 50-over game after Alastair Cook and Co. suffered a nine-wicket defeat to India in the fourth ODI Tuesday to lose the series 0-3 with still a match to...
  • England performance an embarrassment, says Ian Botham September 3, 2014

    London: Angry and sad at the way England have been outplayed in the ongoing ODI series against India, former captain Ian Botham and retired spinner Graeme Swann said the performance of the side led by Alastair Cook is nothing short of an "embarrassment". "Rarely have I been so angry at watching...
  • I won't quit as England's ODI captain, says Alastair Cook September 3, 2014

    Birmingham: He might be under tremendous pressure after three consecutive losses, but England skipper Alastair Cook has made it clear that he will not step down as ODI captain in the wake of his side's series defeat against India. England are trailing the five-match series 0-3 after losing the fourth ODI...