England

  • Stern punishment if Anderson is guilty: Boycott July 16, 2014

    London: Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has recommended "stern punishment" for James Anderson if the England pacer is found guilty of abusing and pushing Ravindra Jadeja on the second day of the first Test at Trent Bridge. "If anybody's found guilty, and if I had a say in it, I believe...
  • Dhoni right man to lead India, Virat's time will come: Dravid July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid said that there is no need to replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni as suggested by former Australian skipper Ian Chappell because the team has "progressed" well under the able leadership of the Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batsman. "Dhoni is the right man to take India forward as we...
  • Five things to know about England-India second Test at Lord's July 16, 2014

    London: A lifeless pitch at Trent Bridge ensured the first Test between England and India was drawn, despite some remarkable individual performances. To end their first streak in 21 years of nine straight Tests without a win, England have recalled left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan, less than a year after a...
  • India complained within 24 hours of Anderson-Jadeja fracas: report July 16, 2014

    London: India's much talked-about delayed response to the alleged "pushing and abusing" of Ravindra Jadeja by James Anderson during the first Test in Nottingham was not exactly delayed as it has now come to light that the team complained within 24 hours of the incident. According to a report in ESPNCricinfo,...
  • 2nd Test: England, India seek first win amid Jadeja-Anderson row July 16, 2014

    Build-up to the Lord's Test is sure to fan the flames of aggression after the row involving James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja spilled over from the field to the match referee's room - turning into a round of allegations and counter-allegations between India and England on the eve of the...
  • England team-mates back Kerrigan Test recall July 16, 2014

    London: Amid criticism that his Test team recall may have come too soon, England spinner Simon Kerrigan has won the backing of his team-mates who believe he will raise his game if given a second chance in the Lord's Test against India starting on Thursday. Kerrigan was surprisingly selected for the...
  • ICC no good in handling on-field showdowns: Chappell July 16, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels incidents like the alleged fracas between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson in the India-England Test series are increasing because the ICC has not been good enough while deciding on such issues. England pace spearhead Anderson has been charged for allegedly "abusing and pushing" Jadeja...
  • Team India's complaint threatens to sour relations with England July 16, 2014

    As England paceman James Anderson faces the prospect of a ban following a complaint from India, relations between the sides are in danger of becoming seriously soured in the wake of the latest contentious issue involving the Asian powerhouse. The International Cricket Council (ICC) charged England's bowling spearhead under level 3...
  • England need to 'put wrongs right' in Lord's Test: Ballance July 16, 2014

    London: England might have been rattled by their recent batting collapse but Gary Ballance believes his team will learn from the previous game and look to "put wrongs right" in the second Test against India, starting at Lord's on Thursday. Ballance said England must address their fragility, saying that it was...
  • ECB to lodge complaint against Jadeja, contest India's allegations July 16, 2014

    On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) charged England fast bowler James Anderson after India alleged and complained that he "abused and pushed" allrounder Ravindra Jadeja on day two of the drawn first Test in Nottingham. But the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has decided to contest the allegations. The...
  • Dhoni's quandary: Five bowlers or seven batsmen for Lord's July 16, 2014

    Playing Stuart Binny almost backfired at Trent Bridge. Until the fifth day of the Test, India seemed to be playing with 10 men, with Binny hardly in the picture. Then came the debutant's 'Special Appearance', and the credits rolled smoothly for MS Dhoni's script. When Dhoni handed Binny his Test cap...
  • James Anderson charged for abusing, pushing Jadeja at Trent Bridge July 15, 2014

    London: England fast bowler James Anderson was on Tuesday charged for allegedly abusing and pushing Ravindra Jadeja immediately after they left the field for lunch on the second day of the first cricket Test against India last week. Anderson has been charged under Level 3 of the ICC Code of Conduct...
  • Sam Robson backs out-of-form Cook ahead of second Test July 15, 2014

    London: Australia-born England opener Sam Robson has backed his his out-of-form captain Alastair Cook to come good soon, saying it is only a matter of time before the under-fire left-handed batsman strikes form. It has been 25 innings since Cook scored a century and his captaincy has also come under scanner...
  • India unlikely to tinker with five-pronged attack at Lords July 15, 2014

    London: Shrugging off selection headache, India took to the practice nets at Lord's on Tuesday and if indications are anything to go by, India are likely to continue with the five-pronged attack in the second Test against England starting Thursday. With five back-to-back Tests to be played in this series spanning...
  • If curators produce poor pitches, then sack them: Ian Chappell July 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell is absolutely livid about the 22-yard strip at Trent Bridge which was on offer and has urged the authorities to "sack curators" who produce poor quality pitches. "That (Trent Bridge) wasn't a good surface for players to showcase their talent. I hope we are not...
  • I fear for Simon Kerrigan, says Michael Vaughan July 15, 2014

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has said Simon Kerrigan is not ready to win his second cap and play in the Test against India at Lord's, a year after suffering a nightmare debut in Ashes. "I fear for Simon Kerrigan. England have thrown him back into international cricket far too...
  • Bring it on! Dhoni dares testing English wickets July 15, 2014

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni insists he wants his side exposed to classic English conditions during the remainder of the tourists' five-match series after the first Test at Trent Bridge ended in stalemate. On a pitch that was arguably slower and lower than many Indian surfaces, the tourists ground out a...
  • ECB invites Tiger Pataudi's wife for trophy presentation July 15, 2014

    The England and Wales Cricket Board has sent a formal invitation to late Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi's wife Sharmila Tagore for the prize distribution ceremony after completion of the fifth and final Test between India and England scheduled from August 15-19 at the Oval. Since the India versus England Test series...
  • Geoffrey Boycott wants end to lifeless pitches like Nottingham July 15, 2014

    London: Disappointed by the "lifeless" pitch which produced a draw in the opening India-England Test, former captain Geoffrey Boycott said decks like the one in Nottingham will turn the home pacers into a bunch of "midgets" with little or no belief in their abilities. "Both sets of seam bowlers were flogged...
  • England coach insists Cook will 'stay strong' July 15, 2014

    London: England captain Alastair Cook will "stay strong" in the remainder of the home series with India, according to coach Peter Moores after the opening batsman's struggles continued in the drawn first Test at Trent Bridge. The latest in a run of a low scores came at Nottingham where the left-hander...
  • Church of England says yes to women bishops July 15, 2014

    London: The Church of England ended one of its longest and most divisive disputes on Monday with an overwhelming vote in favor of allowing women to become bishops. The church's national assembly, known as the General Synod, voted for the historic measure, reaching the required two-thirds majority in each of its...
  • Church of England favours women bishops July 14, 2014

    London: In a historic first, the Church of England has voted to allow women to become bishops. The General Synod gave final approval to legislation introducing the change by the required two-thirds majority, BBC reported. The crucial vote in the House of Laity went 152 in favour, 45 against, and there...
  • Kohli should replace Dhoni as Test captain: Chappell July 15, 2014

    Former Australia captain Ian Chappell does not find Mahendra Singh Dhoni good enough to be India's Test captain, saying he was past his prime as far as leading the side and it was right time to hand the reins of the team to Virat Kohli. "I think it time for Dhoni...
  • Pujara lone Indian in top-10, Vijay earns 12 places in ICC Test rankings July 14, 2014

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara continued to be the lone Indian batsman in the top-10 despite losing a place to be at eighth spot while opener Murali Vijay, who hit 146 and 52 in drawn first Test against England, jumped up 12 places to 30th in the latest ICC Test rankings issued...
  • England, India search for positive spin after stalemate July 14, 2014

    England and India will take a fresh look at their spin options for the second Test at Lord's after tail-enders exposed the limitations of both pace attacks in the drawn first Test at Nottingham. England's four-man seam battery and part-time spinner Moeen Ali failed to break the resilience of India's lower-order...
  • Happy to have saved the match for India, says delighted Binny July 14, 2014

    Nottingham: Having answered his critics with a match-saving 78, Stuart Binny expressed his pride and happiness on getting India out of a sticky situation in his debut Test. "I was a bit disappointed with the way it went in the first innings. I did the hard work for the first 10-15...
  • Simon Kerrigan vows to be better after Ashes hammering July 14, 2014

    London: Simon Kerrigan has insisted England will have a better bowler on their hands than the one who suffered a nightmare debut against Australia last year should he be selected for Thursday's second Test with India at Lord's. The Lancashire left-arm spinner was called into a 14-man England squad following the...
  • DRS could have helped Binny to get maiden Test hundred July 14, 2014

    Nottingham: India survived a severe scare on the final day of the 1st Test of the current five-Test series against England to maintain a clean sheet before the second encounter at the home of the game, Lord's, later this week. For this escape, the visitors have much to thank the debutante...
  • England name Kerrigan in squad for second Test July 14, 2014

    England have recalled spinner Simon Kerrigan to their squad ahead of the second Test against India following a draw in the opening Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday. The hosts struggled to see off a resilient batting performance from the visitors in the first Test in Nottingham with their four-man seam...
  • Nottingham pitch was more suited to India, says Cook July 14, 2014

    Nottingham: England captain Alastair Cook has said the pitch for the first Test was more suited to India than his own side as the match ended in a tame draw here on Sunday. The visitors scored 457 and 391/9d in their two innings while the hosts were bowled out for...