England

  • I have regained my rhythm, says Ishant Sharma July 12, 2014

    Nottingham: Having engineered a collapse with one of his best spells in recent times, lanky Indian speedster Ishant Sharma said that he feels like having got his rhythm back. "I struggled with my rhythm in the two practice matches. "These things happen when you haven't been playing cricket for too long. I...
  • 1st Test: England fight their way to 352/9 on Day 3, trail India by 105 July 11, 2014

    Dogged resistance by Joe Root and England's late order helped the hosts recover from a precarious 205 for 7 to reach 352/9 at stumps on day three to blunt the effort of Indian pacers and cut down the visitors lead to 105. A six-wicket burst by India, thanks to Bhuvneshwar Kumar...
  • Indian pitches are quicker than Trent Bridge wicket: Broad July 11, 2014

    Nottingham: England all-rounder Stuart Broad has lamented the Trent Bridge pitch, saying Indian tracks are faster than the wicket on offer during the first cricket Test here. English bowlers had to toil hard for nearly two days to bowl India out but not before the visitors had on board a commendable...
  • We need to be patient to bowl England out twice: Bhuvneshwar July 11, 2014

    Nottingham: Indian medium-pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels he and his bowling colleagues need to adopt a "patient" approach on a lifeless Trent Bridge wicket if the visitors want to bowl England out twice and win the the first cricket Test here. The Trent Bridge pitch has come for some flak from many...
  • Record tenth-wicket stand between Bhuvneshwar and Shami put India in control July 11, 2014

    Who said Indian bowlers won't do well in England! They got off to a fantastic start to the England tour on Thursday, what if with the bat. England openers Alastair Cook and Sam Robson were probably planning their innings when, after losing 4 wickets for 2 runs following lunch, Indian...
  • 1st Test: Rearguard action earns India 414-run lead over England on Day 2 July 10, 2014

    Rearguard action from Indian tailenders Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami frustrated England on the second day of the Nottingham Test, at the end of which the visitors led the hosts by 414 runs. India slipped from a comfortable 344 for 5 to 346 for 9 when a collapse shortly after lunch...
  • It's dream come true for me, says Murali Vijay July 10, 2014

    Nottingham: Elated at scoring his maiden overseas hundred and fourth of his career, Indian opener Murali Vijay said his fine effort on the opening day of the first Test against England was a dream come true for him. Vijay remained unbeaten on 122 at stumps on day one, taking India to...
  • 1st Test: James Anderson says frustrating to have a placid pitch July 10, 2014

    Nottingham: England fast bowler James Anderson on expressed unhappiness at the placid nature of the pitch on offer at the Trent Bridge for the first cricket Test against India, saying that the wicket assisted the visitors more than the home side on the first day. Riding on opener Murali Vijay's unbeaten...
  • Trent Bridge groundsman apologises for 'Indian' pitch July 10, 2014

    Nottingham: Nottinghamshire head groundsman Steve Birks said things hadn't gone to plan after appearing to produce a pitch ideally suited for India, rather than England, in the first Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday. India, after winning the toss, were 259 for four at stumps on the first day of this...
  • Vijay justifies Gambhir's exclusion with a century at Trent Bridge July 10, 2014

    There were some whispers on the social media when India unveiled their team sheet at the toss in Nottingham on Wednesday. "Why is Gambhir not in the eleven for the first Test?" said one. "How can Dhoni prefer Vijay over Gambhir? For what has Gauti been recalled," another post read. But...
  • 1st Test: Vijay's century defies England on Day 1, India 259/4 July 9, 2014

    The Nottingham weather didn't threaten one bit and allowed an intriguing day of Test cricket in bright English sunshine, with India taking the opening day honours in the first Test - thanks to unbeaten 122 runs from Murali Vijay who took India to a healthy 259 for 4 at stumps...
  • Live Score, 1st Test: India opt to bat against England, debut for Stuart Binny July 9, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pre-match: The visitors haven't forgotten the 4-0 whitewash in 2011 and also seek their first overseas Test win in three years. The 2011 whitewash made England the new No. 1 Test team, displacing India in the most ruthless manner possible. But...
  • Dhoni optimistic India can banish away-day blues July 9, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes his largely youthful side can put their miserable away record behind them as they prepare for their first five-Test series in England in 55 years. Dhoni's men haven't won a Test outside of India since they beat the West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica, in June 2011 -...
  • India in England: Key battles in store at Trent Bridge July 9, 2014

    India haven't won an overseas Test for three years; England were humiliated in Ashes 5-0. India have gone 14 matches without a win on foreign soil; England lost to Sri Lanka in their last home Test series. India were whitewashed 4-0 on their last England tour; England then beat India...
  • Alastair Cook confident of Matt Prior's fitness for first Test July 9, 2014

    Nottingham: England captain Alastair Cook was "99 percent sure" Matt Prior will be fit to face India in the first Test at Trent Bridge on Wednesday after the wicketkeeper's injury scare. Prior suffered a thigh injury while training on Monday but, with England having called up one-day international Jos Buttler --...
  • Revenge and redemption embody India's England tour opener July 9, 2014

    There was brouhaha about India's last England tour. The 2000th Test coincided with the 100th between the two nations, hence the commotion. At the end of that tour in 2011, there was stillness in the Indian camp - the visitors stood immobile, heads hanging. On the other side of the...
  • Ravi Shastri feels MS Dhoni should bat at No.6 July 8, 2014

    Kolkata: Former captain Ravi Shastri says it's time that Mahendra Singh Dhoni promotes himself to number six in batting order to put pressure on underfire England captain Alastair Cook. "There were a lot of senior players in the side when he took over and he did magnificently managing egos. He performed...
  • Dhoni hints at five bowlers for opening Test against England July 8, 2014

    Nottingham: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that he is ready to bat at number six and thus dropped big hints that his side will look to go into the first Test against England with five bowling options on Wednesday. "I have to be ready at number six because that's...
  • We would love to get back to winning ways: Alastair Cook July 8, 2014

    Nottingham: England skipper Alastair Cook has admitted that it has been long since his side won a Test match and said they would desperately look to change that when the five-match series against India gets underway, here on Wednesday. "We haven't won a Test in a while and we would love...
  • Five things to know as India begin grudge series against England July 8, 2014

    London: After being beaten by Sri Lanka in a Test series on home soil for the first time, England will look to recover their reputation with five matches against India. It's the first five-Test series in 55 years between the two countries. They will be played quickly, across 42 days,...
  • Kevin Pietersen fears England in for Swann dive July 8, 2014

    Nottingham: Kevin Pietersen thinks England could be in for a particularly tough Test series at home to India in the absence of Graeme Swann. Off-spinner Swann's retirement during England's 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia has left Alastair Cook's side without a specialist slow bowler, given the selectors refusal to recall Monty...
  • Jos Buttler called up as cover for injured Matt Prior July 8, 2014

    Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has been called into the England squad as injury cover for Matt Prior ahead of the first Test against India, starting in Nottingham on Wednesday. Prior, who was recalled ahead of England's home series against Sri Lanka after being dropped towards the end of the 5-0 Ashes...
  • Numbers game: India at Trent Bridge July 8, 2014

    On Wednesday morning, when Mahendra Singh Dhoni walks out for the toss with Alastair Cook in the first Investec Test against hosts England, he will become the first Indian captain to lead the team in successive Tests at Trent Bridge. Here are some facts from the Trent Bridge cricket ground...
  • MS Dhoni and Co keen to keep Alastair Cook on the defensive July 8, 2014

    Nottingham: India are determined England captain Alastair Cook remains on the defensive in the first Test at Nottingham's Trent Bridge starting on Wednesday. Cook, upon whose leadership officials have staked plenty after ditching former star batsman Kevin Pietersen following the 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia, has now gone more than a...
  • England out to stem losing tide against India July 8, 2014

    London: England aim to avoid a third consecutive series defeat and ease the pressure on captain Alastair Cook when they host India in a five-Test series for the first time since 1959, starting in Nottingham on Wednesday. Following the embarrassing 5-0 Ashes defeat in Australia at the start of the year,...
  • Umpires have the final say in England vs India series July 8, 2014

    Nottingham: Something rather strange, by modern standards, will happen when either Australia's Bruce Oxenford or Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena raises his finger in the first Test between England and India. For any batsman seeing the time-honoured signal confirming his dismissal will be unable to challenge the decision, just as the fielding...
  • Dhoni needs to pick between Ashwin and Jadeja for Nottingham Test July 8, 2014

    India will begin their gruelling two-month tour of England with the first of the five Tests starting at Trent Bridge on July 9 as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men would be desperate to reclaim the lost glory after being routed 0-4 on the 2011 tour. In warm-up for the big Test, the...