England

  • Stuart Broad may play fifth Test against India without protective mask August 13, 2014

    London: England pacer Stuart Broad, who sustained a deep gash on the bridge of his nose after being hit by nasty bouncer from India speedster Varun Aaron, may not need any special protective mask in order to play the fifth Test at Oval as the wound is healing rapidly. According to...
  • India's defeat in three days against England helps feed homeless August 13, 2014

    London: England's defeat of India inside three days in the fourth Test at Manchester's Old Trafford may not have been good news for ground authorities, who lost out on two days' worth of takings and it certainly wasn't good for the tourists. But England's win, which put the hosts 2-1...
  • Moeen Ali: The spinner of the series August 13, 2014

    Manchester: Moeen Ali has become the fastest English spinner to cross the 20 wicket-mark in Test cricket, featuring in only six matches that spanned across 58 days and the 'part-time' offspinner has termed his recent performance as "crazy". For a team that was struggling three matches ago to replace Graeme Swann,...
  • Geoffrey Boycott issues Sam Robson warning August 13, 2014

    London: Geoffrey Boycott has told England opener Sam Robson there is a "huge question mark" against the Australia-born batsman's international future. Boycott said Robson needed to become more secure outside off stump while England as a whole had to improve their batting against the short ball if they were to cope...
  • Hamish Rutherford leads New Zealand A to triangular series win August 13, 2014

    London: Hamish Rutherford led New Zealand A to victory in the triangular one-day series with a seven-wicket win over England Lions on Tuesday. Chasing a rain-revised target of 220 from 36 overs at New Road, Rutherford struck 95 off 84 balls including 10 fours and two sixes before Tom Latham's 48...
  • India's selection woes worsen ahead of must-win Test August 13, 2014

    India completely lost the plot and momentum after winning the second Test at Lord's and now find themselves in a do-or-die situation to draw the five-match Test series. It is hard to believe but the past can't be undone now, and India have to move forward. Going into the third Test...
  • Michael Vaughan admits Alastair Cook mistake August 12, 2014

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan has admitted he was wrong to call for Alastair Cook to step down as skipper of the national side. Vaughan was one of several ex-England captains who called for Cook to stand down following England's 95-run second Test defeat by India at Lord's three weeks...
  • Danish Kaneria loses final legal challenge against life ban August 12, 2014

    London: Former Pakistan international Danish Kaneria has lost his final legal challenge in an English court against a life ban imposed by the England and Wales Cricket Board for spot-fixing while playing for county side Essex, it was announced on Tuesday. Judge Stanley Burton, sitting in England's Court of Appeal, said...
  • England's Hodgson had 'dark moments', never considered quitting August 12, 2014

    Roy Hodgson suffered "dark moments" but did not think of resigning as England manager following his team's disappointing group-stage exit at this year's World Cup in Brazil. Hodgson, 67, guided England to 2-1 defeats by Italy and Uruguay and a 0-0 draw with Costa Rica on their way to early elimination...
  • Manchester loss raises doubt over India's ability to fight back August 12, 2014

    Manchester: India's abject surrender in the fourth cricket Test against England has come under attack from former cricketers, some of whom have raised serious questions marks over the team's ability to stage a fightback in the final match of the series, starting August 15 at The Oval. With the five-match series...
  • Sunil Gavaskar escapes car crash in England August 12, 2014

    Former India captain and legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar had a miraculous escape in a road accident while travelling from Manchester to London after the conclusion of the fourth Test on Sunday. The driver of his Jaguar car swerved to the right but failed to avoid a collision with another vehicle...
  • Indians best players of spin - is that only a myth now? August 12, 2014

    Nineteen wickets for a part-time offspinner selected primarily to bat in the middle order is nothing short of a slap on India's face. It's like England saying: "We don't need a Graeme Swann to handle you, Moeen Ali is more than enough." The bearded Englishman is smiling slyly at No. 2...
  • Will humour save the day for Team India? August 12, 2014

    India lost the fourth Test against England at Old Trafford by an innings and 54 runs as they were bowled out for 161 in the fourth innings. ...
  • We need to be patient with Indian team, says Sunil Gavaskar August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India suffered a humiliating innings defeat against England in the fourth Test to continue with their disappointing recent form overseas in the longest format but former captain Sunil Gavaskar was not ready to criticise the young players and pleaded the public to keep faith on them. "The team is...
  • Sangakkara, Ashwin reclaim top spots in ICC Test rankings August 11, 2014

    Dubai: Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has regained the number-one Test batting spot in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen while there was some good news for India as Ravichandran Ashwin moved to the top of the allrounder's list. Ashwin has displaced South Africa's Vernon Philander as the...
  • Doubts raised over Duncan Fletcher as India coach August 11, 2014

    Manchester: Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer lamented the team's "embarrassing" innings and 54-run defeat by England in the third Test at Old Trafford on Saturday, criticising both the players and coach Duncan Fletcher. "This was embarrassing," the 76-year-old Engineer, who played 46 Tests from 1961-1975, told BBC Radio Five on Sunday....
  • Injured Stuart Broad may play fifth Test with face mask August 11, 2014

    England pacer Stuart Broad, who was hit on the nose by a bouncer from the Indian fast bowler Varun Aaron in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, hinted that he may play the fifth and final Test against India with a face mask. Broad, in the first over after lunch...
  • Geoffrey Boycott points out three key areas for England to improve August 12, 2014

    London: Former captain Geoffrey Boycott is mighty pleased with England winning the Manchester Test by an innings and inside three days but he sounded a word of caution saying that Alastair Cook and Company must improve upon three areas before they face India in the series-decider fifth Test starting August...
  • 'Srinivasan made India a laughing stock with pushgate' August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: India became a "laughing stock" during the Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson incident because of the timidity of BCCI president in-exile N Srinivasan, who played a "puppet" fearing a backlash from the England and Australia boards, CAB secretary Aditya Verma said on Saturday. "With N Srinivasan playing puppet, the Jadeja-Anderson issue...
  • Alastair Cook's resolve impresses England coach August 11, 2014

    England coach Peter Moores insisted he was always confident captain Alastair Cook had it in him to lead the team out of their lengthy slump. When India beat England by 95 runs to win the second Test at Lord's and go 1-0 up in the five-match series, Cook had presided over...
  • Wretched form in England exposes India's batting woes August 11, 2014

    Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's wretched form in England has again exposed India's failure to fill the huge void left in the batting line-up when Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar retired. Dravid, India's formidable number three batsman, ended his career in January 2012 after scoring 13,288 runs in 164 Tests, with...
  • How India can right their wrongs to save England series August 11, 2014

    "A retired master car thief must come back to the industry and steal 50 cars with his crew in one night to save his brother's life." The plot for India to salvage lost pride in England is not as serious as the 2000 flick 'Gone in 60 seconds', but the...
  • Farokh Engineer slams India's embarrassing defeat at Old Trafford August 10, 2014

    Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer lamented the team's "embarrassing" innings and 54-run defeat by England in the third Test at Old Trafford on Saturday, criticising both the players and coach Duncan Fletcher. "This was embarrassing," the 76-year-old Engineer, who played 46 Tests from 1961-1975, told BBC Radio Five on Sunday. "India shot...
  • Dhoni three defeats away from matching Fleming's away Test record August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have forged a formidable coach-captain combination with Stephen Fleming for the CSK in the Indian Premier League but the India captain is on the verge of equalling an ignominious record in possession of the former Black Caps skipper - that of maximum number of...
  • Lack of fighting spirit by Team India shocks one and all August 11, 2014

    Manchester: As India surrendered the fourth Test in Manchester by an innings and 54 runs in less than three days, the five-match series shifted decisively in England's favour but the manner of defeats has definitely shocked everyone after the team's historic Lord's victory. It is now pegged at 2-1, after the...
  • Stuart Broad included in unchanged England squad for 5th Test August 10, 2014

    England named an unchanged 13-man squad for the fifth Test starting on 15 August at the Oval in London. Stuart Broad has been included in the team despite suffering a fractured nose when batting at Old Trafford on Saturday. Broad was retired hurt after being struck on the nose by a...
  • Stat Attack: India's Manchester defeat their 14th within three days August 10, 2014

    India's humiliating innings and 54-run defeat by England in the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Saturday was the latest away loss for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men. This result, which saw England go 2-1 up in the five-match series with a victory completed inside three days, meant India had won...
  • Stuart Broad, Matt Prior to undergo surgery after Test series August 10, 2014

    London: English cricket duo Stuart Broad and wicketkeeper Matt Prior will undergo surgery to cure their long-term injury troubles at the end of the month. According to Daily Mail, Prior, who opted out for the rest of the summer to recuperate from an Achilles tendon injury, saw a specialist who...
  • Batsmen capitulate as India lose at Old Trafford August 10, 2014

    Indian batsmen failed to survive the session after tea and lost the fourth Test to England by an innings and 54 runs. ...
  • India's away record further dented at Old Trafford August 10, 2014

    Manchester: India's humiliating innings and 54-run defeat by England in the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Saturday was the latest away loss for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men. This result, which saw England go 2-1 up in the five-match series with a victory completed inside three days, meant India had...