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  • World Cup: England may drop misfiring Ballance for next match against Bangladesh 2 days ago

    Misfiring batsman Gary Ballance is likely to be the sacrificial lamb when England's harried selectors decide on the lineup for next week's World Cup crunch match against Bangladesh. Disgruntled former players and raging media pundits are demanding changes to a team that has won only one game from their opening four...
  • World Cup 2015: Ireland on course, says match-winner Gary Wilson February 26, 2015

    Brisbane: Ireland's Gary Wilson said the side had done all that could be asked of them ahead of their World Cup clash against South Africa after they made it two wins out of two with a thrilling victory over the United Arab Emirates. Wilson's composed 80 and a quickfire 24-ball fifty...
  • Kings of Cricket: Ireland beat UAE by two wickets in World Cup February 25, 2015

    Chasing 279, Gary Wilson made a brilliant 80 and Kevin O'Brien scored his 11th ODI fifty off just 24 balls as Ireland won the match in 49.2 overs. ...
  • Gary Wilson, Kevin O'Brien key to victory, says Ireland skipper February 25, 2015

    Brisbane: Ireland captain William Porterfield hailed big-hitting Kevin O'Brien and rock-steady Gary Wilson for carving out a nervy two-wicket World Cup win over the United Arab Emirates in Brisbane on Wednesday. Chasing 279 to win at the Gabba, Wilson top-scored with 80 off 69 balls although it was O'Brien who gave...
  • World Cup: Ireland edge UAE by 2 wickets in electric finish February 25, 2015

    Brisbane: A team that comfortably beats West Indies chasing in excess of 300 should not lose to the United Arab Emirates in search of 279. But Ireland discovered that cricket does not follow form sheets, that the game does not bend to any one team's will, and that every single...
  • Globetrotting coaches make World Cup impact February 24, 2015

    Sydney: Most of the teams competing at the World Cup have travelled a long way to reach Australia and New Zealand but that's nothing to the journeys made by some of their coaches. Unlike other team sports such as football and rugby, top-flight cricket came relatively late to the idea of...
  • Struggling Tiger Woods to miss next week's Honda Classic February 20, 2015

    Pacific Palisades, California: Tiger Woods will skip next week's Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, raising questions about his prospects of competing in the year's first major, the April 9-12 Masters. Woods, who had back surgery last year, has played just two PGA Tour events this season and said...
  • Will Kirsten's presence give South Africa a big advantage over India? February 19, 2015

    The 47-year-old is back with AB de Villiers' side as a consultant for 50 days a year and joined the squad on Wednesday. ...
  • Gary Kirsten backs MS Dhoni to deliver at World Cup February 19, 2015

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a great captain. No team will take Dhoni for granted, says Former India coach Kristen. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Kirsten's presence in SA camp won't make much difference, says Gavaskar February 19, 2015

    Even as South Africa plot India's downfall with the help of Gary Kirsten and Mike Hussey, cricketing greats Sunil Gavaskar and Ian Chappell on Wednesday felt their presence would not make much of a difference to the Proteas' chances in their World Cup game against the holders. South Africa have hired...
  • ICC World Cup: Gary Kirsten in focus for India-South Africa clash February 19, 2015

    Having coached one team to the World Cup title, Gary Kirsten is now helping plot another nation's bid for the coveted prize and the two will meet when India take on South Africa on Sunday. Kirsten, the former South African opening batsman, was India's coach when Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men won...
  • 'Gary Kirsten's presence in SA camp won't make much difference' February 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Even as South Africa plot India's downfall with the help of Gary Kirsten and Mike Hussey, cricketing greats Sunil Gavaskar and Ian Chappell on Wednesday felt their presence would not make much of a difference to the Proteas' chances in their World Cup game against the holders. South Africa have...
  • World Cup 2015: Hussey, Kirsten, Donald plotting India's downfall February 18, 2015

    Melbourne: South Africa's record against India in the World Cup has been an enviable 3-0, having convincingly won their matches in three editions ('92, '99 and 2011), but the Proteas are leaving no stone unturned to make it 4-0 when the two teams square off at the MCG on Sunday. To...
  • World Cup: India have good chance of defending cup, says Gary Kirsten February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India coach Gary Kirsten exuded confidence in the defending champions, asserting that they have what it takes to retain the cricket World Cup crown. "They can retain the title. Absolutely! Everyone seems to write off India but that is a very dangerous thing to do because they know...
  • India have learnt how to win World Cups: Gary Kirsten February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Despite the pessimism over India's prospects at the cricket's 50-over showpiece event, former coach Gary Kirsten feels the side has a good chance to defend the title as it has "learnt how to win World Cups". "I think there is a lot of pessimism around their opportunities but they...
  • India have a good chance of winning the World Cup: Gary Kirsten February 7, 2015

    Kolkata: India's World Cup-winning coach Gary Kirsten termed Indian cricket team as an "incredibly strong unit which opponents will find it tough to beat" during the upcoming mega event starting February 14. "The Indians have a really good chance of retaining the trophy. They have produced a new team after 2011...
  • 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?...
  • Chelsea, Manchester City shocked by lower-league teams in FA Cup January 24, 2015

    The FA Cup lived up to its so-called "giant-killing" reputation on Saturday when Chelsea and Manchester City were eliminated at home by lower-league oppositions on a day of fourth-round shocks in the world's oldest knockout competition. Four of the English Premier League's top six were ousted on a classic FA Cup...
  • 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...
  • Is Robbie Williams thinking of quitting music? December 10, 2014

    London: Singer Robbie Williams says he will give up his music career to become a mechanic. The 40-year-old pop star said he has grown tired of making music now and wants to have a "proper job", reported Contactmusic. "To be quite honest with you I'm getting a little bit bored of...
  • Former cricket coach Gary Kirsten back as South Africa mentor November 13, 2014

    Former South Africa coach Gary Kirsten has been recalled to help the South Africa prepare for next year's World Cup and will act as a batting coach and mentor in the upcoming one-day series in Australia. The 46-year-old guided India to their World Cup triumph on home soil in 2011 and...
  • Diego Costa scores winner as Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 November 8, 2014

    Diego Costa's second-half goal earned Chelsea a 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday as the unbeaten leader negotiated another tough test in their relentless challenge for the Premier League title. Dropped by Spain on Friday to allow him to recover from a string of nagging injuries, Costa started at Anfield and...
  • 'Investors optimistic but speed of changes crucial for growth of Indian market' November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the world economic forum summit, Deloitte's Managing Director for global industries Gary Coleman has said that the investors are looking at the Indian market with optimism. However, he added a caveat saying that India needs to speed up policy and infrastructure changes. "I'm actually quite bullish on...
  • Louis van Gaal's United not good enough, says Gary Neville October 21, 2014

    After an indifferent Premier League start and without an away win this season, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's belief that his side can still win the Premier League is misplaced, says former club captain Gary Neville. A late Daley Blind equaliser secured a point for United as they twice came...
  • 'Dracula Untold' tweet review: Watch it only if you want to ogle at Luke Evans; the storyline won't hold your attention October 17, 2014

    This Dracula story is a tad too different from the original Dracula story that we have seen or read. This dark fantasy action film has been directed by Gary Shore and the movie stars Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon and Dominic Cooper. The son of Vlad the Impaler recounts the history surrounding...
  • Tata in talks to sell UK steel plants to Swiss group Klesch October 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Tata Steel Ltd is in talks to sell loss-making European operations including mills in northern England and Scotland to Geneva-based Klesch Group, as it battles weak prices and tentative economic recovery. Tata, Europe's second-largest steel producer, said in a statement it had agreed to negotiate with Klesch over its Long...
  • Explosive Inter Milan trio keep fireworks on the pitch September 26, 2014

    Inter Milan seemed to be playing with fire when they signed Pablo Osvaldo, Mauro Icardi and Gary Medel, three potentially explosive players each with a well-documented history of controversy, before the start of the season. Chile's Medel, nicknamed the Pitbull and raised in one of Santiago's toughest neighbourhoods, had received 13...
  • Six England players receive first central contracts September 11, 2014

    London: Six players have been awarded central contracts by England for the first time, indicating the scale of the upheaval in the national team since the Ashes whitewash by Australia around the turn of the year. Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes were among...
  • RootButtler put us in strong position: Gary Ballance August 17, 2014

    London: England batsman Gary Ballance rued at not completing another hundred against India in the fifth and final cricket Test here while praising teammate Joe Root for countering the visitors' efforts on day two. The hosts finished 237 runs ahead at stumps, replying to India's 148 runs with 385/7. "I felt good...