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  • Performance depends on captain and players: Kirmani 3 days ago

    Bangalore: Former wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani on Tuesday welcomed Ravi Shastri's appointment as Team India Director but said the ultimate responsibility of team's performance lies with the captain and his players. "It is a very welcome change to start with - Let A, B, C or D be the incharge of cricket...
  • Struggling Cheteshwar Pujara gets BCCI nod to play county cricket 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Cheteshwar Pujara, who was among the top-order batsmen who failed to click in the five-Test series against England that India lost 1-3, has sought permission to play in the remainder of the English county season and will be allowed to do so by the Board. "Pujara is not part of...
  • Darren Lehmann dares England to produce green tops 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Ashes might be almost a year away, but verbal volleys have begun with Australian coach Darren Lehmann challenging England to produce the same green, seaming pitches they used to beat India when his team visits the 'Old Blighty' next year. "The wickets were quite sporting over there in the last...
  • Duncan Fletcher is free to quit, says BCCI official 3 days ago

    New Delhi: With Ravi Shastri being appointed as the Director of the Indian cricket team, the days of current chief coach Duncan Fletcher seems to be numbered as there is a question mark about his presence during the upcoming home series against the West Indies. "Duncan has no powers left whatsoever....
  • India slip one place to fifth spot in ICC Test rankings 3 days ago

    Dubai: India have slipped one place to be fifth in the ICC Test team rankings after their 1-3 demolition at the hands of England in the recently-concluded five-match series. India conceded six ratings points after they touched a new low by succumbing to their heaviest Test defeat (an innings and 244...
  • Team India will be re-energised under Ravi Shastri: BCCI secretary Patel 3 days ago

    New Delhi: BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel on Tuesday said that the Indian team will be re-energised under Ravi Shastri, who has been appointed as the Team Director for the ODI series against England. "We are quite sure that the boys will be re-energised under the guidance of Shastri. His on-the-field and...
  • Ravi Shastri appointed Team India Director for ODI series in England 3 days ago

    In a surprise move on Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) named former India captain Ravi Shastri as Director, Indian Team, for the five-match ODI series against England besides appointing Sanjay Bangar as assistant to chief coach Duncan Fletcher. While the appointment of Bangar, who came into...
  • 'India need exposure outside the riches of IPL' 3 days ago

    London: India captain M S Dhoni might have refused to blame IPL for his team's shambolic show in the five-Test series against England, but former English skipper Michael Vaughan feels the young Indian players must come out of the cash-rich league's shadow and play county cricket. "The Board Of Control for...
  • Stuart Broad left out of England ODI squad to face India 3 days ago

    Strike bowler Stuart Broad, one of the heroes of England's 3-1 Test series victory against India, was on Monday left out of a 15-man squad for the five one-day internationals between the two teams. Broad, who played for England at The Oval despite having a broken nose and two black eyes...
  • Not the right time for 'Quit Dhoni' movement 3 days ago

    You change a captain on performance grounds in two cases: (a) if he continues to fail as a skipper after his appointment or (b) when a proven leader hits a downward slide, fails to lift the team out of the hole and there's someone capable waiting in the wings to...
  • Former player should be attached with Fletcher: BCCI Jt secy 4 days ago

    New Delhi: BCCI joint sectetary Anurag Thakur is the first prominent official to voice his concern about the performance of Indian team's support staff and felt that "some introspection" is needed regarding Duncan Fletcher's role. "Not only as a BCCI official but just like millions of fans, I am extremely disappointed...
  • Team India outplayed in all departments in Test series 4 days ago

    CNN-IBN's panel of experts discusses India's humiliating defeat after England wrapped up the five-match Test series 3-1 with an innings and 244-run victory at The Oval. ...
  • Indian batsmen were like lambs to the slaughter: Boycott 4 days ago

    London: Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has slammed the Indian team for their pathetic display with both bat and ball in the humiliating 1-3 Test series loss to England and said the batsmen were like "lambs to the slaughter". "India were pathetic when they had to bat and bowl on two...
  • Gavaskar, Ganguly ask selectors to take tough decisions 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Former captains Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly have blasted the Indian team and said it was high time for the selectors to take some tough decisions following the embarrassing 1-3 Test series loss to England. Ganguly said the team had shown "no effort, no heart, no fight." "There have to...
  • Dark days disappear for transformed England cricket team 4 days ago

    Drenched in champagne and surrounded by jubilant teammates, England captain Alastair Cook held his arms aloft and savored the feeling of winning a test series again. It had been a while. Following the humiliation of a 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia and the dejection of a last-gasp home series loss to Sri...
  • IPL main cause of India's disgusting show: Bishen Singh Bedi 4 days ago

    Baffled by the meek surrender in England, former India skipper and left-arm spinner Bishen Singh Bedi says the Indian Premier League (IPL) is the main culprit behind the Test embarrassment India have suffered. A fierce critic of the IPL, spin-bowling great Bedi minced no words summarising India's shameful performance, saying...
  • BCCI not giving enough importance to Test cricket: Dilip Vengsarkar 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Finding fault with the BCCI for not being serious enough about Test matches, former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar said the itinerary was wrongly drawn without any tour games in between the rubber that India miserably lost to England 1-3 at The Oval on Sunday. Vengsarkar also castigated team coach Duncan...
  • May be it is time to sack Dhoni as captain, says Srikkanth 4 days ago

    Though it's time to remove Dhoni from captaincy, we don't have a suitable replacement at present, says former India captain. ...
  • Michael Vaughan tweets picture of 'white Indian cricket flag' 4 days ago

    London: Michael Vaughan took criticism to another level after the former England skipper posted a 'white flag' on his twitter handle, terming it as the new Indian cricket flag after MS Dhoni and Co's abject surrender at The Oval. Vaughan not only slammed the Indian team for its poor showing after...
  • India fined for slow over rate at The Oval 4 days ago

    London: India were fined for maintaining a slow over rate during the fifth and final Test against England at The Oval here on Sunday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. Match referee Ranjan Madugalle imposed the fines after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side was ruled to be three overs short...
  • Former players want Fletcher out, question Dhoni's captaincy 4 days ago

    New Delhi: India's beleaguered cricketers have come under sharp criticism from former players who called for coach Duncan Fletcher's immediate ouster while questioning Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy in the Test series against England that culminated with an innings and 244 runs annihilation at the Oval. The players were critical of Fletcher's...
  • Jadeja incident helped me: James Anderson 4 days ago

    London: The series against India has taught England pace spearhead James Anderson a lesson or two. Instead of being aggressive with his attitude and mouth, Anderson now prefers to let the ball do all the talking. Anderson, who was involved with an altercation with India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the first...
  • World Cup buildup begins now for Australia 4 days ago

    Brisbane: The continent-hopping buildup to the cricket World Cup will start this week for Darren Lehmann and his Australia squad, who'll test themselves against five countries in six months. The Aussies head to Zimbabwe on Wednesday to take on the hosts and South Africa in a limited-overs series. Next stop after...
  • Dream come true for us, says Sanju Samson's family 4 days ago

    The family of Indian cricket's newest player Sanju Samson on Monday said the opportunity for the 19-year-old to play for the national team was a "dream come true". Sanju - who was earlier this month selected for the ODI team as a wicketkeeper-batsman - Monday morning left the coastal town of...
  • 'Wait and watch', Dhoni replies to queries on quitting captaincy 4 days ago

    London: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave an open-ended reply to a query if he is ready to quit captaincy after another Test debacle on foreign soil having lost the current series 1-3 to England. To a question that if he is contemplating resignation, Dhoni replied,"You will have to wait and...
  • Wife convinced Alastair Cook to stay on as England skipper 4 days ago

    Alastair Cook said support from his wife, Alice, had persuaded him to stay on as England captain after leading the side to a come-from-behind Test series win over India. After last month's 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's, a result that meant England had gone 10 Tests...
  • India simply not good enough, says Dhoni 4 days ago

    London: India captain MS Dhoni admitted his team had simply not been good enough after losing the five-match Test series against England 3-1 on Sunday. The touring side played excellently to win the second Test at Lord's after losing the toss on a difficult wicket to bat on but they were...
  • Still no cure for Team India's travel sickness 4 days ago

    London: 'Tigers at home, pussycats abroad', has long been said about India's cricketers. It is one that will be repeated after India's 3-1 defeat by England in a five-match Test series finished with a colossal innings and 244-run loss at The Oval on Sunday that culminated in the tourists collapsing to...
  • Sunil Gavaskar slams 'jelly-like', 'embarrassing' India 4 days ago

    London: Sunil Gavaskar accused India of "embarrassing the country" after their humiliating innings and 244-run defeat by England in the fifth Test at The Oval on Sunday. It was the second time in as many matches that India had been beaten inside three days after their innings and 54-run reverse in...
  • India hit new low in Test cricket after 3-1 drubbing 4 days ago

    London: When Gary Ballance converted a quarter of a chance into a magnificent catch at slip to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane on the third afternoon of the fifth and final Test, that pretty much summed up a series in which England inflicted a third consecutive defeat on India, after trailing 0-1. While...