Martin Crowe

  • MS Dhoni's Test captaincy illogical, says Martin Crowe 6 days ago

    Wellington: New Zealand batting great Martin Crowe has slammed the "illogical" captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the ongoing Test series in England and feels India would be better off without his leadership in the longest format. "If he (Dhoni) did back down from Test cricket, India wouldn't miss his strange,...
  • Ashwin has been treated like a 'wheelie bin': Martin Crowe July 12, 2014

    Nottingham: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has lashed out at the Indian team management's decision to drop Ravichandran Ashwin from the playing XI comparing the treatment meted out to the off-spinner to a "wheelie bin dumped on the side of the road". "Someone please explain why R Ashwin is now...
  • Sachin Tendulkar better than Viv Richards, says Martin Crowe March 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has rated batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar higher than the West Indies legend Vivian Richards, saying that he admired the Indian veteran's footwork and his ability to keep things simple. "Viv was the best batsman I saw in my 14 years of playing Test cricket,...
  • For India, the nightmare might just continue: Martin Crowe February 4, 2014

    Warning India that their nightmarish tour of New Zealand might just extend to the Test series, former New Zealand skipper Martin Crowe said that it will depend on how India's top order, which is heavily dependent on Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara, plays against the Kiwi pacers. "I am predicting the...
  • Is Virat Kohli Sehwag, Sachin and Dravid combined? Martin Crowe thinks so February 4, 2014

    Former New Zealand skipper Martin Crowe feels India's new batting sensation Virat Kohli, which is now a well-established fact, is a combination of India's three most dominant batting forces - Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag. Writing in his column on ESPNCricinfo, Crowe said India owe their dominance on and...
  • Martin Crowe opposes controversial ICC revamp plan January 27, 2014

    Hamilton: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has joined the chorus calling for the withdrawal of the controversial proposal to revamp the ICC piloted by India, England and Australia, despite his country's Board's support to the plan. Crowe has informed compatriot Alan Isaac, the ICC president, that he supported the letter...
  • New Zealand must prepare green pitches, says Crowe January 16, 2014

    Napier: The huge gap in their ICC rankings might make India the favourites but former New Zealand batsman Martin Crowe feels the Kiwis have a fair chance of winning the up-coming ODI and Test series if they prepare pitches that would assist seamers. India, touring New Zealand for the first time...
  • Youngsters should seek Gavaskar's advice just like I did: Martin Crowe December 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has urged the younger generation of Indian batsmen to pick Sunil Gavaskar's brain on how to play fast bowling in adverse conditions, something he did more than three decades back and reaped its benefits. Crowe recalled how as a young cricketer playing in...
  • Martin Crowe to 'cut ties' with cricket June 7, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand batting great Martin Crowe on Friday (June 7) said the cancer he was diagnosed with last year was under control and he was cutting all ties with cricket to reduce his stress levels. Crowe said he believed worrying about cricket, particularly the axing of his protege Ross...
  • Martin Crowe blames touring rigours for cancer October 18, 2012

    Wellington: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe on Thursday blamed illnesses picked up touring during a 13-year international cricket career for his diagnosis with the cancer lymphoma. Crowe said his cancer was "very treatable" and he would battle it with the same determination he displayed during his playing days. "My...
  • Martin Crowe diagnosed with cancer October 15, 2012

    Auckland: Martin Crowe, the former New Zealand captain, has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a form of cancer that begins in immune system cells called lymphocytes. "Understandably the family have a number of issues to confront over the next couple of weeks, the diagnosis is very new, the family is still...
  • Tendulkar's body is slowing down: Crowe September 6, 2012

    New Delhi: As the debate on whether Sachin Tendulkar should retire continues, former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe expressed the view that the Indian maestro is "naturally slowing down" due to age but "he can fix" the problems. "Hand-eye reaction is not Tendulkar's problem; he probably is better and faster with...
  • Martin Crowe's comeback ends with injury November 21, 2011

    Wellington: Former New Zealand Test batsman Martin Crowe has abandoned his bid to return to first class cricket at the age of 49 after suffering the latest of a series of injuries. Crowe emailed New Zealand media at 4 a.m. on Sunday morning local time to say his comeback was over....