England

  • Cook disappointed with 'friend' Swann's World Cup comment 4 days ago

    Cardiff: With friends like Graeme Swann, England captain Alastair Cook may feel he has no need of any enemies. England suffered a massive 133-run defeat by world champions India in the second one-day international in Cardiff on Wednesday, effectively the first of what is now a four-match series following Monday's total...
  • ODIs a good format to come back into form, says MS Dhoni 4 days ago

    Cardiff: Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaved a sigh of relief after his team turned its fortunes around with a 133-run win in the second ODI against England on Thursday and the Indian captain said it's a "good format to come back into form" following the Test series debacle. Dhoni was cheered on...
  • Lot of improvement to do, says Alastair Cook after loss to India 4 days ago

    Cardiff: Dejected after a 133-run loss (D/L method) against India in the second one-dayer on Wednesday, England skipper Alastair Cook said that his team has a lot of improvement to do if it wants to overturn the 1-0 deficit in the five-match series. "If we play like that we're not going...
  • Captain MS Dhoni hails Suresh Raina's fantastic knock 4 days ago

    Cardiff: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaped praises on Suresh Raina for his match-winning hundred in the second one-dayer against England on Thursday that helped the visitors take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. "It was a fantastic knock," said Dhoni, about Raina's 75-ball 100. India humbled the hosts by 133...
  • 2nd ODI: Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja star as India thrash England 4 days ago

    Cardiff: A superb century from Suresh Raina and a 4-wicket haul from Ravindra Jadeja helped India clinch a massive 133-run victory by D/L method over England in the second one-day international on Wednesday. Victory gave India a 1-0 lead in the five-match series following Monday's washout in Bristol and saw...
  • Live Score, 2nd ODI: England ask India to bat, debut for Hales 5 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) With off-field matters taking precedence over on-field performance, Indian cricket is in need of a cracking show by its team at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday, where - weather permitting - the visitors take on England in the second...
  • 2nd ODI: A cracking win over England need of the hour for India 5 days ago

    With off-field matters taking precedence over on-field performance, Indian cricket is in need of a cracking show by its team at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday, where - weather permitting - the visitors take on England in the second ODI after a washout in the first. India captain...
  • Vaughan, Swann want Cook to be sacked as England ODI captain 5 days ago

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan and ex-spinner Graeme Swann said that Alastair Cook must be sacked as the ODI captain for England to win the 2015 World Cup. Both Vaughan and Swann feel that the selectors are picking the ODI side on the basis of performance in Tests and that...
  • Team India avoids media ahead of 2nd ODI 5 days ago

    Cardiff: Hit by controversies right through their troubled England tour, the Indian team management on Wednesday sought to stay clear of the media by not sending any player for the pre-match press conference ahead of the second ODI against the hosts. Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had created a flutter at...
  • England haven't lost momentum owing to rain, says Joe Root 5 days ago

    Cardiff: England batsman Joe Root on Tuesday said that his side hasn't lost the momentum gained in the triumphant Test series as it prepares to take on India in the second ODI on Wednesday. The first ODI of the five-match series was abandoned in Bristol without a ball being bowled on...
  • Frank Lampard's retirement adds to England's central problem 5 days ago

    Although it was far from unexpected, Frank Lampard's international retirement increased the challenge facing England manager Roy Hodgson as he looks to move the team forward for the 2016 European Championship and beyond. Lampard, on loan at Manchester City before heading to New York City, called time on his international career...
  • England's Frank Lampard retires from international football 5 days ago

    London: England midfielder Frank Lampard has retired from international football after winning 106 caps. The 36-year-old was released by Chelsea in May after 13 years at the London club and he signed for New York City before agreeing to move to Manchester City on a six-month loan deal. Lampard scored 29 goals...
  • Is Dhoni and Fletcher's job in Ravi Shastri's hand? 6 days ago

    With confusion reigning supreme at the moment in Indian cricket's leadership, reports emerging in the media suggest that the future of Duncan Fletcher as India's coach and Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Test captain is in the hands of the Team India Director - Ravi Shastri. BCCI officials and Dhoni have...
  • Will try to bowl consistent yorkers to England batsmen: Umesh Yadav 6 days ago

    London: Fresh from a successful India A tour of Australia, paceman Umesh Yadav has revealed that his Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach Wasim Akram helped him get his yorkers right and he is now keen to use the toe-crushers against England batsmen in the one-dayers. "I had a problem with the...
  • Kevin Pietersen credits Alastair Cook for England turnaround 6 days ago

    London: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen lauded captain Alastair Cook for the 3-1 Test series win against India but feels that they are playing ODIs with Test selection in mind. The former England captain said England did fantastically well to turn the Test series against India into a brilliant 3-1 victory....
  • Chance for youngsters to stake claim for World Cup berths: Dravid 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid hoped that the youngsters would put up a better show in the five-match ODI series against England and stake their claim for the few spots available in the team ahead of the 2015 World Cup that will be co-hosted by Australia-New Zealand from...
  • Is Indian cricket heading towards a Dhoni vs BCCI face-off? 6 days ago

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments on Duncan Fletcher have added a few decibels to the chorus demanding Dhoni's sacking as Test captain. The interesting twist is that it's the BCCI, Indian skipper's saviour on many occasions, that could look to clip his wings. Referring to Fletcher as the "boss", Dhoni has sounded...
  • MS Dhoni bats for under-fire coach Duncan Fletcher 6 days ago

    Dhoni's comment that Fletcher will stay as "boss" has raised speculation on whether he was on the same page with the BCCI bigwigs who had appointed Ravi Shastri as the Director of cricket. ...
  • England have no hope at World Cup, says Graeme Swann 6 days ago

    London: England have no hope of winning next year's World Cup because of their "old-fashioned" approach to the one-day game, according to former spinner Graeme Swann. Swann, who retired from international cricket during the 5-0 Ashes series defeat in Australia in December, believes the one-day team need to do away with...
  • Dhoni has no business to decide Fletcher's future, says BCCI official 6 days ago

    BCCI on Monday took exception to Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's statement that coach Duncan Fletcher continues to be the "boss" of the team, describing it as "unbecoming of the Indian captain" who had "overstepped his brief". "Dhoni is no one to comment as to who is the boss of the...
  • Rain washes out 1st England-India ODI without a ball being bowled 6 days ago

    Bristol: The first of the five one-day internationals between England and India has been abandoned without a ball being bowled because of rain at the County Ground. Rain began to fall before the start of play and the match was abandoned at 1:30 p.m. local time, three hours after the scheduled start. It...
  • Kevin Pietersen says IPL not to blame for India's Test form 6 days ago

    Kevin Pietersen has said it is wrong to blame the Twenty20 Indian Premier League for the tourists poor Test form in England. In the absence of exiled former captain Pietersen, England came from behind to beat India 3-1 in a five-Test series, with skipper Alastair Cook overseeing the recovery. That led many...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 1st ODI 6 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first one-dayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50-over format after being boosted by fresh...
  • BCCI calls Dhoni comments on Fletcher as 'personal opinion' 1 week ago

    The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) has labelled Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments as "personal opinion" after the national team's captain said beleaguered coach Duncan Fletcher still called the shots and would lead them into next year's World Cup. "I have not spoken to Dhoni and so the BCCI...
  • Youngsters hold the key as India look to change fortune in first ODI 1 week ago

    After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first one-dayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50-over format after being boosted by fresh faces for the five-match series. This ODI series provides India with...
  • Andrew Flintoff relishes return to centre stage 1 week ago

    London: Andrew Flintoff said he had enjoyed being back in the spotlight during English county cricket's Twenty20 finals day with Lancashire but added, "If we'd won it would have been a hundred times better." Former England captain Flintoff was set to be nothing much more than a squad player at Edgbaston...
  • New opening partner no worry for Alastair Cook 1 week ago

    London: England captain Alastair Cook does not expect his role in the one-day set-up to change should he find himself opening alongside Alex Hales rather than Ian Bell during the upcoming series with world champions India. Fresh from their 3-1 Test success against the tourists, England face India in the first...
  • Alex Hales to open batting against India 1 week ago

    England captain Alastair Cook has confirmed Alex Hales will make his one-day debut and open the batting for England in the upcoming five-match series against India. Hales, 25, is a regular in the England Twenty20 side but now has the chance to stake his claim for a place in England's squad...
  • 'Boss' Duncan Fletcher will lead India into World Cup, says MS Dhoni 1 week ago

    Bristol: Ending speculation about coach Duncan Fletcher's role in the five one-dayers against England, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said that the Zimbabwean will stay as "boss" of the team until the 2015 World Cup. After the 1-3 Test debacle, Team India witnessed a major reshuffle on the coaching...