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  • Tri-series: Aussies eye final berth as they take on England January 22, 2015

    Hobart: Three key players, including skipper George Bailey, would be missing in action but the Australian team would look to seal a place in the ODI tri-series final when they clash with a confident England side, here on Friday. The hosts are placed comfortably at top with two wins from as...
  • England threatened but never delivered in World Cup, says Paul Collingwood January 22, 2015

    When I look back on my three ICC Cricket World Cups with England, it's not easy to remember too many highs, only several bouts of disappointment and reflection. It's the little things that make it. But it felt like we were always battling and there's always been a lot of...
  • I'm pleased my hard work finally paid off, says Steven Finn January 20, 2015

    Brisbane: He scripted a memorable comeback, on Tuesday, snapping five wickets to set up England's nine-wicket win over India in the tri-series and pacer Steven Finn said he was happy to see that his hard work finally paid off. "It's just nice to help England win a game of cricket. A...
  • MS Dhoni blasts batsmen after England loss January 20, 2015

    Brisbane: His decision to bat first backfired on Tuesday as India were dismissed for a paltry 153 against England and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni put the blame on his batsmen for their nine-wicket loss in their second ODI of the cricket tri-series here. "I don't think we batted well, especially after...
  • Tri-Series: England down experimental India in a one-sided game January 20, 2015

    India's experiments backfired in a big way against England on Tuesday, resulting in a one-sided nine-wicket defeat at Brisbane in Game 3 of the Carlton Mid Tri-series. MS Dhoni's uncharacteristic decision to bat after winning the toss was exploited to the hilt by Steven Finn and James Anderson on a responsive...
  • As it happened: India vs England, Tri-series, Match 3 January 20, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The match the Gabba will be important for both the teams to get back to winning ways and get things rolling in the points table with Australia sitting pretty at the top. England have more on the plate than India...
  • Bowlers, Dhawan under the scanner as India battle England January 19, 2015

    India, with all the trash talk that is going around about their bowling, did reasonably well at the fag end of the match, taking it to the second last over when the match should have been over well before that, considering the start they got. But given our track record...
  • George Bailey gets one-match suspension, to miss England ODI January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia will miss George Bailey in the next tri-series match against England as the skipper, on Monday, was handed a one-match suspension for maintaining slow over-rate during Sunday's four-wicket win over India, here. Bailey has also been fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his team-mates have been...
  • It won't get worse: Joe Root on verbal spats among players January 19, 2015

    Brisbane: The continuing on-field spats among players do not make for a good sight says Joe Root but the England batsman is sure that it would never deteriorate into cricketers punching each other like in some other sports. Indian and Australian cricketers were repeatedly involved in verbal spats in the recent...
  • George Bailey likely to be suspended for next tri-series ODI January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian One-Day International (ODI) captain George Bailey is likely to be suspended for the next match in the ODI tri-series against England in Hobart Jan 23 due to the team's slow over-rate in their four-wicket win over India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday. According to ESPNcricinfo,...
  • England's Gary Ballance fractures finger January 17, 2015

    England batsman Gary Ballance could miss the rest of the Tri-Series against Australia and India after fracturing a finger, but will be fit for next month's World Cup, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Saturday. "Ballance has a fractured right little finger, sustained during fielding practice in Canberra," the...
  • England missed a trick with Pietersen omission: Ricky Ponting January 17, 2015

    Former Australian Test captain Ricky Ponting believes England have "missed a trick" in choosing to discard batsman Kevin Pietersen. Ponting also said his desire to "learn more" about the inner workings of the England cricket team was the catalyst for his in-depth questioning of Pietersen during a BBL commentary stint last...
  • Tri-Series: Early wickets cost us the match, says Eoin Morgan January 16, 2015

    Sydney: Quite pleased with his personal form but devastated by the team's loss, England cricket captain Eoin Morgan on Friday blamed the defeat against Australia in the ODI tri-series opener on the top-order collapse triggered by pacer Mitchell Starc. "We did well to get to 234 after the early wickets, 250...
  • Tri-Series: David Warner ton steers Australia to easy win over England January 16, 2015

    Sydney: Continuing his blazing form, David Warner struck a scintillating hundred to guide Australia to a comfortable three-wicket victory over England in the opening match of the tri-nation One-day series, here on Friday. Batting first, England never really got the momentum after a top-order collapse despite skipper Eoin Morgan's brilliant counter-attacking...
  • MS Dhoni in focus as India return to ODI grind January 16, 2015

    Melbourne: After a fielding-only drill, the Indian cricket team returned to the grind on Friday with an intense net session here, continuing their build-up towards the ODI-leg of their Australian tour. The Men in Blue will take on the hosts in their first match of the tri-series on Sunday and ahead...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 1st ODI, Tri-series January 16, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) With the World Cup in the back of their minds, favourites Australia and England will lock horns in the opening match of the ODI tri-series on Friday, looking to test their squads one last time in the final lead-up to...
  • That little urn makes England-Australia rivalry ultimate January 15, 2015

    There are so many great rivalries in world cricket but it's a tiny thing that makes England and Australia the ultimate; that little urn. It is so simple but it's that tradition of the Ashes and every time we face each other, no matter what format, those emotions and that history...
  • Stuart Broad praises England's batting line-up January 15, 2015

    Sydney: England pacer Stuart Broad, on Thursday, praised his team's present batting line-up, saying it is the "most powerful" batting outfit he has played with. England scored a mammoth 391 for 6 in their win over a Prime Minister's XI in Canberra, and then followed it up with a score of...
  • No way back for Kevin Pietersen, says Eoin Morgan January 15, 2015

    Sydney: England's new One-Day International (ODI) captain Eoin Morgan, on Thursday reiterated that there was no way back for controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen and insisted that he has "the best group of players" with him in Australia. Pietersen had claimed that Morgan wanted him back in the England side when he...
  • James Anderson doubtful for England tri-series opener January 15, 2015

    Pace spearhead James Anderson is a doubt for England's tri-series opener against Australia in Sydney as he recovers from a knee injury, skipper Eoin Morgan said on Thursday. Anderson looked fit in his return to the team in their 216-run hammering of a local side in Canberra on Monday, but sat...
  • Australia, England start WC preparations with tri-series opener January 15, 2015

    Sydney: With the World Cup in the back of their minds, favourites Australia and England will lock horns in the opening match of the ODI tri-series on Friday, looking to test their squads one last time in the final lead-up to next month's mega-event. High on confidence after the 2-0 Test...
  • Double-ton Jonathan Trott gets Michael Vaughan backing January 14, 2015

    Johannesburg: England's Jonathan Trott completed his return to representative cricket with a double century on Wednesday as former captain Michael Vaughan backed him to make a Test comeback. Trott scored 211 not out for the second-string England Lions as their first unofficial 'Test' against South Africa A in Paarl ended in...
  • The Unquiet Ones: Context sets the tone in Osman Samiuddin's chronicle of Pakistan and its cricket January 14, 2015

    Most accounts of Pakistan cricket for the average Indian cricket fan, who also loves reading about the sport, have oscillated between the hackneyed and the perverse, from the misguided to the contemptuous, some even hinging heavily on being patronizing. Cliched attributes made famous in the years gone by like "cornered...
  • England beat ACT by 216 runs in Bell, Maxwell show January 14, 2015

    Canberra: England prepared for its one-day cricket Tri Series against Australia and India with an impressive 216-run win over Australian Capital Territory in a 50-overs warmup match Tuesday. England's first four batsmen - Ian Bell, Moeen Ali, James Taylor and Joe Root - and No. 6 Ravi Bopara all made half...
  • India are light years ahead of England in ODIs: Bob Willis January 14, 2015

    London: Former England fast bowler Bob Willis said that the Indians were light years ahead of their present English counterparts in One-Day Internationals (ODIs), and added that the limited overs game has changed beyond recognition. "Indian players are getting individual scores of 200 plus in one-day games now and there are...
  • Race for ODI top spot heats up with Tri-Series and World Cup January 14, 2015

    Australia and India will have the chance to put daylight between one another at the top of the Reliance ODI Team Rankings, when they compete alongside England in a tri-series, which starts in Sydney on Friday. Friday's opening clash at the SCG will see Australia host England with Michael Clarke's men...
  • Jonathan Trott scores century for the England Lions January 14, 2015

    Johannesburg: England Lions captain Jonathan Trott scored 176 not out against South Africa A in Paarl on Tuesday in his first international appearance since November 2013. The 33-year-old South Africa-born batsman withdrew from England's Ashes tour of Australia 14 months ago due to a stress-related condition. But he returned to form with...
  • Kevin Pietersen determined to play for England again January 14, 2015

    Exiled batsman Kevin Pietersen says he is still in the dark as to why England dumped him and remains determined to force his way back into the team. The controversial 34-year-old was dropped last February and subsequently released an autobiography in a blaze of publicity claiming the England dressing room had...