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  • As it happened: India vs England, 2nd ODI August 27, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) With offfield matters taking precedence over onfield performance, Indian cricket is in need of a cracking show by its team at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday, where weather permitting the visitors take on England in the second...
  • 2nd ODI: A cracking win over England need of the hour for India August 27, 2014

    With offfield matters taking precedence over onfield performance, Indian cricket is in need of a cracking show by its team at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday, where weather permitting the visitors take on England in the second ODI after a washout in the first. India captain...
  • Vaughan, Swann want Cook to be sacked as England ODI captain August 26, 2014

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan and exspinner Graeme Swann said that Alastair Cook must be sacked as the ODI captain for England to win the 2015 World Cup. Both Vaughan and Swann feel that the selectors are picking the ODI side on the basis of performance in Tests and that...
  • Team India avoids media ahead of 2nd ODI August 26, 2014

    Cardiff: Hit by controversies right through their troubled England tour, the Indian team management on Wednesday sought to stay clear of the media by not sending any player for the prematch press conference ahead of the second ODI against the hosts. Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had created a flutter at...
  • England haven't lost momentum owing to rain, says Joe Root August 26, 2014

    Cardiff: England batsman Joe Root on Tuesday said that his side hasn't lost the momentum gained in the triumphant Test series as it prepares to take on India in the second ODI on Wednesday. The first ODI of the fivematch series was abandoned in Bristol without a ball being bowled on...
  • Frank Lampard's retirement adds to England's central problem August 26, 2014

    Although it was far from unexpected, Frank Lampard's international retirement increased the challenge facing England manager Roy Hodgson as he looks to move the team forward for the 2016 European Championship and beyond. Lampard, on loan at Manchester City before heading to New York City, called time on his international career...
  • England's Frank Lampard retires from international football August 26, 2014

    London: England midfielder Frank Lampard has retired from international football after winning 106 caps. The 36yearold was released by Chelsea in May after 13 years at the London club and he signed for New York City before agreeing to move to Manchester City on a sixmonth loan deal. Lampard scored 29 goals...
  • Is Dhoni and Fletcher's job in Ravi Shastri's hand? August 26, 2014

    With confusion reigning supreme at the moment in Indian cricket's leadership, reports emerging in the media suggest that the future of Duncan Fletcher as India's coach and Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Test captain is in the hands of the Team India Director Ravi Shastri. BCCI officials and Dhoni have...
  • Will try to bowl consistent yorkers to England batsmen: Umesh Yadav August 26, 2014

    London: Fresh from a successful India A tour of Australia, paceman Umesh Yadav has revealed that his Kolkata Knight Riders bowling coach Wasim Akram helped him get his yorkers right and he is now keen to use the toecrushers against England batsmen in the onedayers. "I had a problem with the...
  • Kevin Pietersen credits Alastair Cook for England turnaround August 26, 2014

    London: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen lauded captain Alastair Cook for the 31 Test series win against India but feels that they are playing ODIs with Test selection in mind. The former England captain said England did fantastically well to turn the Test series against India into a brilliant 31 victory....
  • Chance for youngsters to stake claim for World Cup berths: Dravid August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid hoped that the youngsters would put up a better show in the fivematch ODI series against England and stake their claim for the few spots available in the team ahead of the 2015 World Cup that will be cohosted by AustraliaNew Zealand from...
  • Is Indian cricket heading towards a Dhoni vs BCCI faceoff? August 26, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments on Duncan Fletcher have added a few decibels to the chorus demanding Dhoni's sacking as Test captain. The interesting twist is that it's the BCCI, Indian skipper's saviour on many occasions, that could look to clip his wings. Referring to Fletcher as the "boss", Dhoni has sounded...
  • MS Dhoni bats for underfire coach Duncan Fletcher August 25, 2014

    Dhoni's comment that Fletcher will stay as "boss" has raised speculation on whether he was on the same page with the BCCI bigwigs who had appointed Ravi Shastri as the Director of cricket. ...
  • England have no hope at World Cup, says Graeme Swann August 25, 2014

    London: England have no hope of winning next year's World Cup because of their "oldfashioned" approach to the oneday game, according to former spinner Graeme Swann. Swann, who retired from international cricket during the 50 Ashes series defeat in Australia in December, believes the oneday team need to do away with...
  • Dhoni has no business to decide Fletcher's future, says BCCI official August 25, 2014

    BCCI on Monday took exception to Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's statement that coach Duncan Fletcher continues to be the "boss" of the team, describing it as "unbecoming of the Indian captain" who had "overstepped his brief". "Dhoni is no one to comment as to who is the boss of the...
  • Rain washes out 1st EnglandIndia ODI without a ball being bowled August 25, 2014

    Bristol: The first of the five oneday internationals between England and India has been abandoned without a ball being bowled because of rain at the County Ground. Rain began to fall before the start of play and the match was abandoned at 1:30 p.m. local time, three hours after the scheduled start. It...
  • Kevin Pietersen says IPL not to blame for India's Test form August 25, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen has said it is wrong to blame the Twenty20 Indian Premier League for the tourists poor Test form in England. In the absence of exiled former captain Pietersen, England came from behind to beat India 31 in a fiveTest series, with skipper Alastair Cook overseeing the recovery. That led many...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 1st ODI August 25, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first onedayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50over format after being boosted by fresh...
  • BCCI calls Dhoni comments on Fletcher as 'personal opinion' August 25, 2014

    The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) has labelled Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments as "personal opinion" after the national team's captain said beleaguered coach Duncan Fletcher still called the shots and would lead them into next year's World Cup. "I have not spoken to Dhoni and so the BCCI...
  • Youngsters hold the key as India look to change fortune in first ODI August 25, 2014

    After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first onedayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50over format after being boosted by fresh faces for the fivematch series. This ODI series provides India with...
  • Andrew Flintoff relishes return to centre stage August 25, 2014

    London: Andrew Flintoff said he had enjoyed being back in the spotlight during English county cricket's Twenty20 finals day with Lancashire but added, "If we'd won it would have been a hundred times better." Former England captain Flintoff was set to be nothing much more than a squad player at Edgbaston...
  • New opening partner no worry for Alastair Cook August 25, 2014

    London: England captain Alastair Cook does not expect his role in the oneday setup to change should he find himself opening alongside Alex Hales rather than Ian Bell during the upcoming series with world champions India. Fresh from their 31 Test success against the tourists, England face India in the first...
  • Alex Hales to open batting against India August 24, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook has confirmed Alex Hales will make his oneday debut and open the batting for England in the upcoming fivematch series against India. Hales, 25, is a regular in the England Twenty20 side but now has the chance to stake his claim for a place in England's squad...
  • 'Boss' Duncan Fletcher will lead India into World Cup, says MS Dhoni August 24, 2014

    Bristol: Ending speculation about coach Duncan Fletcher's role in the five onedayers against England, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said that the Zimbabwean will stay as "boss" of the team until the 2015 World Cup. After the 13 Test debacle, Team India witnessed a major reshuffle on the coaching...
  • Dhoni a serial offender in India's debacles abroad: Chappell August 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Slamming Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a "serial offender" in India's Test debacles abroad, former Australia captain Ian Chappell said if the team fails to compete at full throttle, then another capitulation is certain against a highly competitive Australian outfit. "There's no disgrace in losing; it's part of cricketing life. However,...
  • Sachin Tendulkar gave me tips for ODIs in England: Raina August 24, 2014

    London: Claiming to have done his bit to infuse some positivity into the beleaguered Indian cricket team, ODI specialist Suresh Raina says the side will have to show character to get over the Test debacle and clinch the limited overs series starting here on Monday. "The team is going through a...
  • India seek fresh start with fresh faces in ODIs August 24, 2014

    Their morale battered by the Test series debacle, India would look to make a fresh beginning and salvage lost pride when they take on England in a fivematch ODI cricket series starting here on Monday. On one hand, the Indians will be distracted by the 13 series loss in the Test...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara set to join Derbyshire August 24, 2014

    London: India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is set to join Derbyshire for the final three County Championship fixtures of the season, it was announced on Saturday. The 26yearold made 81 against the Midlands county in a tour match but struggled in the ensuing 31 defeat by England in a fiveTest series, where...
  • Indian women lose 2nd ODI by 13 runs, England clinch series August 23, 2014

    Scarborough: Indian women paid the price for losing their cool during the death overs as they lost second successive ODI against England by 13 runs to concede the threematch series here on Saturday. England scored a moderate 214 for nine riding on skipper Charlotte Edwards' patient century. In reply, India were...
  • Tough to balance between ODI series and World Cup, says Angus Fraser August 23, 2014

    London: England national selector Angus Fraser feels the upcoming fivematch ODI series against India will be a tough one as the two teams will not just look to compete but also build up to the 2015 World Cup. The first ODI will be played in Bristol on Monday. "England lost to Sri...