England

  • 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...
  • Dhoni lauds all after becoming India's most successful ODI skipper September 3, 2014

    Birmingham: Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed his former and present team for helping him become the most successful Indian ODI captain after the visitors thrashed England by nine wickets in the fourth one-dayer to take an invincible 3-0 lead in the five-match series. "When I started leading the team, I got a...
  • Rahane, Dhawan made England look like minnows September 3, 2014

    If the bowlers were clinical with their performance, openers Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan were equally calculative in planning India's run-chase of 207 runs. Coming out of a shoddy Test series, India are a different team in coloured clothing and the results are there for everyone to see. Birmingham pitch...
  • It was good to see Shikhar Dhawan back in form, says MS Dhoni September 2, 2014

    Birmingham: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels his side played a "perfect game" on Tuesday as the visitors thrashed England by nine wickets in the fourth one-dayer to take an invincible 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Opting to bowl, India first restricted England to a modest 206 and then overwhelmed...
  • MS Dhoni surpasses Mohammad Azharuddin in ODI wins as captain September 2, 2014

    Birmingham: Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday became the most successful Indian captain ever in the one-dayers after India's nine-wicket thrashing of England in the fourth ODI. Tuesday's win at the Edgbaston was Dhoni's 91st ODI victory as skipper. He surpassed Mohammad Azharuddin's tally of 90 ODI victories as captain. Azharuddin took nine...
  • 4th ODI: Rahane, Dhawan power India to series win against England September 2, 2014

    Ajinkya Rahane's maiden ODI ton and Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 97 helped India beat England by nine wickets in the fourth game at Edgbaston in Birmingham. England were restricted to 206 and India have chased it down in 30.3 overs. Dhawan finished the game with a handsome six as India now...
  • England's Ian Bell suffers broken toe during 4th ODI at Edgbaston September 2, 2014

    England batsman Ian Bell sustained a "small fracture" in his big left toe on Tuesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced. Bell was hit on his toe batting against throw-downs before the fourth one-day international against India at his Edgbaston home ground on Tuesday. The Warwickshire shot-maker was replaced at No...
  • Restructured Duleep Trophy can help India in Test turnaround September 2, 2014

    Of all the formats, most teams would like to be at number one in Tests. No doubt there is pride and prestige attached to it. It is with such high ambition, Steve Waugh brought his all- conquering side to India calling the tour the ultimate frontier, looking for a series win...
  • Live Score: India move in for the kill at Birmingham September 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Match Preview: Two back-to-back wins has brought the cheer back in the Indian camp, and if the visitors manage to clinch the ODI series against England at Birmingham, their World Cup preparations will be on track and the hosts' in...
  • 4th ODI: India move in for the kill at Birmingham September 2, 2014

    Two back-to-back wins has brought the cheer back in the Indian camp, and if the visitors manage to clinch the ODI series against England at Birmingham, their World Cup preparations will be on track and the hosts' in disarray. What England must be most hurt about is the lopsided nature of...
  • I have tried to sort out my action for better results: Ashwin September 1, 2014

    Birmingham: Ravichandran Ashwin's performance in the shorter versions has been comparatively better than Test cricket which the Tamil Nadu spinner attributes to the time spent at the nets with his personal coach sorting out his bowling action. "I have put considerable amount of work into it, a good 55-60 days of...
  • England face uphill struggle to win World Cup, says coach Peter Moores September 1, 2014

    England coach Peter Moores admitted Monday his side faced a race against time if they were to be serious contenders to win next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. No England side have ever lifted the World Cup, with the last of their three losing appearances in the final...
  • England batting like 'chumps' against India, says Geoffrey Boycott September 1, 2014

    London: Slamming the English cricket team for batting like "chumps" against world champions India, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said skipper Alastair Cook, Ian Bell and Joe Root should not be a part of the one-day side. "England have gone into this series with three orthodox batsmen in our top...
  • England's approach to spin bowling flawed: Sourav Ganguly September 1, 2014

    London: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said flawed approach to spin bowling and failure to score runs freely are the main factors that are troubling England in the ODIs. As India close in on a series-win in the ODIs, Ganguly feels that the "problems of Alastair Cook and Co. are...
  • India look to school England again in 4th ODI September 1, 2014

    Birmingham: An unassailable lead in their pocket, India would look to clinch the one-day series against England by putting up another dominating display when the two sides square off in the fourth cricket one-dayer here on Tuesday. The visitors have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series after 133-run (D/L)...
  • England rookie Jason Roy plays down injury scare September 1, 2014

    London: Uncapped South Africa-born batsman Jason Roy insisted he would be fit after suffering an injury scare on Sunday, hours after being included in England's 14-man squad for next weekend's Twenty20 international against India at Edgbaston. The 24-year-old rising star was hit on the hand while batting for Surrey against New...
  • India are giving England ODI cricket lessons: Alec Stewart September 1, 2014

    London: Exasperated at England's consecutive defeats, former captain Alec Stewart said the hosts must learn from India how to play One-day cricket. India have taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match series with convincing victories at Cardiff and Nottingham. "India look a completely different team to the rabble that threw in...
  • Not interested in playing county cricket, says Ishant Sharma August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Cheteshwar Pujara will be playing for Derbyshire this season while Varun Aaron is also keen on plying his trade in the county circuit but Ishant Sharma, the senior-most bowler of the Indian Test team, is not at all keen on playing in England. Would you be interested in playing...
  • New boys have brought in fresh energy in ODIs, says Ajinkya Rahane August 31, 2014

    Nottingham: Ajinkya Rahane on Sunday said the new players who have joined the ODI squad, have brought in fresh energy and helped in turning around India's fortunes in the ongoing one-day series against England. After their shambolic show in the five-Test series which they lost 1-3, India are leading the five-match...
  • Bresnan makes comeback, uncapped Roy in England T20 squad against India August 31, 2014

    London: The England selectors on Sunday decided to bring back experienced pacer Tim Bresnan in the national squad for the one-off T20 international against India at the Edgbaston on September 7. The 14-member squad also features uncapped Surrey opener Jason Roy, who has been rewarded for his good show in the...
  • Dhoni equals Azharuddin's record of most ODI wins as captain August 31, 2014

    Records and MS Dhoni go together as the Indian captain in between a poor England tour has achieved yet another feat. Dhoni has equaled Mohammad Azharuddin's record of 90 ODI wins, the most by an Indian captain after India won at Trent Bridge by six wickets to lead the five-match...
  • Alastair Cook wants more from batsmen after latest India loss August 31, 2014

    Nottingham: England captain Alastair Cook called on his batsmen to raise their game after a heavy defeat by India left them looking at another one-day series loss ahead of next year's World Cup. India beat England by six wickets at Trent Bridge on Saturday to go 2-0 up in a...
  • MS Dhoni praises spinners and Rayudu for Trent Bridge win August 31, 2014

    Nottingham: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday lauded his spinners and batsman Ambati Rayudu for his side's six-wicket thrashing of England in the third cricket one-dayer to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series here. The Indian spinners, led by Ravichandran Ashwin (3/39), shot England out for...
  • Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes involved in a verbal spat in 3rd ODI August 30, 2014

    Nottingham: A brief verbal spat broke out between Indian batsman Virat Kohli and England pacer Ben Stokes during the third one-dayer, leading to the umpires calling the home side captain and the bowler before the match continued. Kohli was dismissed on 40 in the 26th over off the bowling of Stokes...
  • 3rd ODI: Clinical India hammer England by six wickets August 30, 2014

    India put in another all-round show at Nottingham on Saturday to hammer England for the second game in a row as they beat the hosts by seven wickets in the third ODI to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the five-match series. The world champions were clinical in every department of...
  • James Anderson booed by Indian fans during third ODI at Trent Bridge August 30, 2014

    Nottingham: England pace spearhead James Anderson, who had an ugly spat with Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja in the first Test, was on Saturday booed by the Indian fans at Trent Bridge during the third ODI. Anderson was received with huge boos from the Indian supporters the moment he stepped out at...