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  • Ashes winner Steve Harmison becomes football manager February 9, 2015

    Former cricketer Steve Harmison, who took more than 200 Test wickets for England, has swapped sports to become the new manager of non-League club Ashington, who play in the ninth tier of the English football pyramid. Harmison, 36, remembered for his outstanding pace bowling performances in England's 2005 Ashes victory over...
  • England crush West Indies in World Cup warm-up February 9, 2015

    Chris Woakes took five for 19 as England claimed a comfortable nine-wicket victory in their first official World Cup warm-up match after dismissing a hapless West Indies for 122 in 29.3 overs on Monday. Openers Moeen Ali (46) and Ian Bell (35 not out) took England more than halfway to their...
  • From black and white to colour - the evolution of ODIs February 8, 2015

    Ever since the summer of 1975, when I started my ODI career during the inaugural ICC Cricket World Cup in England, the dynamics of this format of the game have evolved at a scarcely believable pace. I can still recall vividly how completely different the format was back then. For...
  • England can win World Cup, says Eoin Morgan February 7, 2015

    Melbourne: England skipper Eoin Morgan insisted on Saturday that his side is capable of winning the World Cup if they are at their very best during the tournament. England are yet to win the prestigious trophy being beaten in the final on three occasions. They recently lost against Australia in the...
  • Lasith Malinga best death bowler, say England batsmen February 7, 2015

    Sydney: England's premier batting trio of Jos Buttler, Gary Ballance and Moeen Ali have unanimously declared Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka as the best death bowler they have ever faced. "He (Malinga) gets it in the hole. He has a good yorker. It's so hard to play. Would I scoop him?...
  • Stuart Broad questions wisdom of Michael Clarke's early comeback February 7, 2015

    Sydney: England fast bowler Stuart Broad has questioned whether it's wise for Australia captain Michael Clarke to play in his team's opening World Cup match against England on Feb. 14. Clarke is recovering from hamstring surgery and was thought unlikely to be considered for selection before Australia's second pool match against...
  • Eoin Morgan hits out at planned bat restrictions February 7, 2015

    Sydney: England skipper Eoin Morgan has slammed as "ridiculous" plans to restrict the size of cricket bats to try and stem the flow of runs in the one-day game. International Cricket Council chief David Richardson said last week the global governing body would consider restricting the depth of bats, saying a...
  • Standout moments of WC: Ranatunga's jibe at Warne, Miandad's jumping jack February 7, 2015

    Cricket, with all its uncertainties, might not be the most talked about sports in the globe, but it does have its share of moments, both on and off the field. Sometimes our so called gentleman's game does not look so gentlemanly in nature, with the verbal spats and the odd...
  • Australia Under-19 squad announced for England series February 6, 2015

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday announced their Under-19 team which will take on U-19 England as part of their preparations for the 2016 U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh. The team will play England U-19 in Perth before a reciprocal tour later this year. The series includes a two-day warm-up game,...
  • Michael Clarke unsure of making World Cup opener February 6, 2015

    Australia captain Michael Clarke is unsure whether he will be ready to play in his team's opening World Cup match against England on February 14. Clarke took a major step in his recovery from hamstring surgery when he batted, bowled and fielded for a Cricket Australia XI in a one-day match...
  • Kevin Pietersen swaps bat for microphone at World Cup February 5, 2015

    London: After being sacked by England, Kevin Pietersen will appear at the World Cup after all, although he will swap his bat for a microphone after being signed up as a BBC radio pundit. Pietersen, fourth on England's list of all-time run scorers in one-day internationals, was not considered for the...
  • Dropped Ben Stokes could have won England World Cup: Paul Collingwood February 3, 2015

    London: Former England captain Paul Collingwood criticised the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday, saying dropping Ben Stokes for the World Cup was a big mistake and claiming the young allrounder could have won England the elusive trophy. Stokes, batting at number five, hit an unbeaten 151 runs off...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: England seek end to World Cup hoodoo February 3, 2015

    Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties. You never know when a wicket would fall and change the complexion of the game. Over the past two years, England team has shook hands with that theory both on and off the field. From the forbidden Kevin Pietersen saga to Alastair Cook's...
  • I don't think England quite know how to beat us: Hazlewood February 3, 2015

    Melbourne: Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood feels England don't know how to beat Australia in Australia and would be scratching their head ahead of their cricket World Cup opener on February 14. Hazlewood snapped a couple of wickets last Sunday to help Australia thrash England in the tri-series final at Perth. It...
  • England reject Ben Stokes slams 15 sixes February 3, 2015

    Pretoria: Ben Stokes, controversially omitted from the England World Cup squad, struck 15 sixes during an unbeaten 151 to help England Lions defeat South Africa A on Monday in a one-day match. Batting at No. 5, Stokes also hit seven fours off 86 balls during 117 minutes at the crease...
  • When Tendulkar, Dravid refused to follow Ganguly February 2, 2015

    Recollecting India's NatWest Trophy victory at Lord's in 2002, then Indian team's manager Rajiv Shukla on Monday claimed that skipper Sourav Ganguly wanted all members of the team to do the 'shirt act' but seniors Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid refused. India, chasing England's imposing 325 for five, rode on a...
  • Mitchell Johnson tells England to stop dreaming about World Cup February 2, 2015

    Perth: Making an impactful return in the tri-series final to send England packing, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson said that the Eoin Morgan-led side would be "dreaming" if they believe that pressure will not be on them in their opening clash of the cricket World Cup. Returning from his month-long rest, Johnson,...
  • Eoin Morgan plays down Mitchell Johnson factor February 2, 2015

    Perth: England One-Day International (ODI) captain Eoin Morgan "can't put his finger" on why his side collapsed in the tri-series final against Australia Sunday, but he said on Monday that he was certain it had nothing to do with returning Australian spearhead Mitchell Johnson. Chasing 279 to win the tri-series final,...
  • Major snowstorm hits Chicago, heads toward New England February 2, 2015

    Chicago: A major winter storm swept through parts of the Midwest on Sunday, dumping more than a foot (30 cm) of snow in the Chicago area before tracking toward New England, closing schools throughout the Midwest and East. Chicago Public Schools, the third largest public school system in the United States,...
  • Tri-Series: Nice to put up a good all-round performance, says Glenn Maxwell February 1, 2015

    Perth: Having gone through a rough patch with the bat in recent times, Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell was happy to put up an all-round show in his team's dominating performance against England in the tri-nation cricket tournament final, here on Sunday. Maxwell scored 95 in Australia's total of 278 and then...
  • Tri-Series: Disappointing to lose in this manner, says Eoin Morgan February 1, 2015

    Perth: English skipper Eoin Morgan on Sunday expressed disappointment in the manner his side surrendered in the cricket tri-series final to Australia by 112 runs here but said that they will come back stronger in the World Cup beginning on February 14. England were bowled out for just 166 while chasing...
  • Injury scare for James Faulkner February 1, 2015

    Perth: Australian cricketer James Faulkner left the field with 'side soreness' in the tri-series final against England at the WACA on Sunday. Halfway through his third over, the left-arm medium pacer started stretching his right side and after a brief chat with captain George Bailey, left the field. Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed...
  • Australia clinch tri-series as Glenn Maxwell fires England down February 1, 2015

    Glenn Maxwell scored 95 and took 4 for 46 on Sunday to spur Australia to a 112-run win over England in the final of the one-day international tri-series. Maxwell led Australia to 278 for 8 as they batted first after losing the toss, then had the opportunity of a hat trick...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, Tri-Series final February 1, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Pre-match: In what seems to be a dress rehearsal of their opening game in the World Cup, an unbeaten Australia take on England in the cricket tri-series final. Having accumulated 15 points from four matches, the George Baily-led Australia undoubtedly...
  • Not surprised at India's ouster, says George Bailey January 31, 2015

    Perth: Australian captain George Bailey is not surprised that India did not qualify for the tri-series final and said that concentrating on Test cricket before heading into the ODI event might have been the reason for their below-par showing. India failed to win any of their matches against Australia and England,...
  • Pleased with the direction team is going in: Jos Buttler January 31, 2015

    England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is pleased with the way his team has shaped up for the World Cup after beating India twice in the tri-series but said they are desperate to test their skills against a much-fancied Australia in the finals, here tomorrow. England had thrashed India by nine wickets in...
  • Tri-series: Australia, England look for bragging rights ahead of WC January 31, 2015

    Perth: In what seems to be a dress rehearsal of their opening game in the World Cup, an unbeaten Australia take on England in the cricket tri-series final, here on Sunday. Having accumulated 15 points from four matches, the George Baily-led Australia undoubtedly start as overwhelming favourites with a fit-again...
  • English cricket set for new chairman as shake-up continues January 31, 2015

    London: The shake-up at the top of English cricket continued on Friday when Colin Graves was nominated for chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board. Graves, who is the chairman of county Yorkshire, is set to be elected unopposed for the biggest job in the English game as no other...
  • MS Dhoni did look short of ideas at Perth, feels Sunil Gavaskar January 30, 2015

    Perth: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ran "short of ideas" in Friday's loss against England at Perth. Asked why India's most successful bowler Stuart Binny (3/33 in 8 overs) wasn't given an opportunity to complete his full quota of 10 overs, Gavaskar said:"You have...
  • James Taylor delighted to score in a pressure situation January 30, 2015

    Perth: Ecstatic to have scored in a pressure situation, England batsman James Taylor on Friday said he derived a lot of satisfaction after his side pulled off a win against India from a tricky position to secure a place in the ODI tri-series final against Australia. Chasing a modest target of...