Mike Brearley

  • Dhoni's captaincy not up to Test standard: Mike Brearley August 20, 2014

    London: Former England captain Mike Brearley, one of the sharpest cricketing minds to have played the game, reckons that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy and wicket-keeping is not up to Test standard. Brearley, writing in his column for 'The Times', said India have been a disappointment in the Test series even though...
  • James Anderson crossed the line of respect: Former England skipper August 13, 2014

    London: As the storm settles down over the spat between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson, former England captain Mike Brearley has said that the pacer should be encouraged to harness his aggression but not at the expense of respect. Brearley, writing in his column for The Times, said Anderson is not...
  • Former England captain Brearley to deliver this year's Bradman Oration August 27, 2013

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) on Tuesday announced that former England captain Mike Brearley will deliver the 11th Sir Donald Bradman Oration here October 23. Speaking on the 105th anniversary of Bradman's birth, CA chief executive officer James Sutherland said they were delighted that Brearley, who captained England in 31 of his...
  • Cricketers must tackle corruption: Brearley January 10, 2012

    Cape Town: Players must "take ownership" of the issue of corruption in cricket, according to MCC World Cricket Committee chairman Mike Brearley. Speaking after a two-day meeting of the committee here, former England captain Brearley said corruption had been the most important topic covered because of the dangers it brought to...
  • MCC urges ICC to act on DRS issue January 10, 2012

    Cape Town: The MCC World Cricket Committee said on Tuesday it was wrong that the decision review system (DRS) was not used in matches involving India. Following a two-day meeting here, the committee, consisting of leading former and current players, urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to ensure uniformity in...
  • 'Dhoni as a cricketer is lot like Botham' November 27, 2011

    New Delhi: Former England captain Mike Brearley finds a lot of "similarity" between India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and legendary allrounder Ian Botham. "I find Dhoni a lot like Botham. Dhoni is also blessed with a lot of natural ability like Botham and both could single-handedly win matches for their countries....