ODI SERIES

  • Suresh Raina rested for final ODI against Sri Lanka November 15, 2014

    Ranchi: With the series already in pocket, the Indian team management has decided to rest senior batsman Suresh Raina for the fifth and final ODI on Sunday. "For tomorrow's game, we don't have Suresh available," India assistant coach Sanjay Bangar told reporters on the eve of their fifth ODI at the...
  • Lanka series perfect for World Cup preparation, says Kohli November 1, 2014

    Cuttack: Relishing the prospect of leading the side in the the first three ODIs against Sri Lanka, India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday said the hastily-planned series would be an exciting one, especially with World Cup spots up for grabs. Terming the series very exciting, Kohli said the Indian team...
  • Wriddhiman Saha almost certain for first ODI against Sri Lanka October 31, 2014

    Cuttack: Uncertainty over the availability of Wriddhiman Saha, who had a split webbing in his right hand, for the first ODI of the five-match series against Sri Lanka seems to be over as the wicket-keeper batsman looked fit ahead of the opener on Sunday. The Bengal wicket-keeper, who impressed during this...
  • Younis Khan should be part of ODI squad: Shaharyar Khan October 28, 2014

    Karachi: The national selectors might have ignored Younis Khan from the ODI squad, but Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan on Tuesday said that the senior batsman should be part of the team's 2015 World Cup plans. "In my personal opinion I think Younis should be in the one-day team...
  • I am always confident, says Wriddhiman Saha October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Wriddhiman Saha, who is expected to don the big gloves during India's first three ODIs against Sri Lanka is "feeling good" as he picked up the bat for the first time in a week since sustaining a webbing injury in his right hand during Duleep Trophy semi-final against...
  • Parnell out for South Africa but De Villiers backs depth October 20, 2014

    Allrounder Wayne Parnell has failed to recover from a shoulder injury in time to play for South Africa in the first one-day international against New Zealand at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday. Parnell is the only major injury concern for the Proteas, who are likely to select Vernon...
  • Vettori in New Zealand squad for South Africa ODIs October 19, 2014

    Wellington: Former captain Daniel Vettori has been included in New Zealand's 14-man squad to play the first of three one-day internationals against South Africa on Tuesday. The 35-year-old left-arm spinner played the most recent of his 275 one-dayers for New Zealand against England in June last year. He has since been...
  • India-West Indies series in doubt: reports October 8, 2014

    Huge dispute between West Indies players and WICB over player contracts has erupted on the eve of the first ODI against India, which is scheduled to be held in Kochi later today. West Indies players claim their fees have been slashed by 75% by their board and that can lead...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq distances himself from Younis Khan comment September 28, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's Test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq has distanced himself from the axing of senior batsman, Younis Khan for the ODI series against Australia. "I don't want to comment on this issue because Younis is a senior teammate and I also have to look at the PCB code of conduct but...
  • We badly needed to win, says Cook September 6, 2014

    Leeds: England captain Alastair Cook expressed satisfaction after his side's 41run win over India in the fifth oneday international here, but was also concerned that this was yet another ODI series loss for them. India won the fivematch series 31 despite the loss in the inconsequential match on Friday. "We badly needed...
  • India's World Cup preps underway with series win in England September 6, 2014

    India will return home from England with the ODI trophy, though the more desired one slipped badly out of their hands in the Test series. But given the World Cup is less than six months away, it's a consolation that should do the muchneeded good to the flagging spirits of...
  • Soft dismissals cost us the Leeds ODI, says MS Dhoni September 5, 2014

    Leeds: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the target England set for them was very much achievable but soft dismissals scuttled their chances in the fifth onedayer on Friday. Dhoni himself was guilty of gifting away his wicket when he chased a wide delivery from Ben Stokes and handed an easy...
  • Lack of IPL hurting England in shorter formats, says Akram September 5, 2014

    London: Not playing the Indian Premier League is the reason behind England's struggles in the shorter formats, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said, a day after England great Ian Botham called for the rich Twenty20 competition to be scrapped. England were thumped 41 in Australia in their oneday international series at...
  • 4th ODI: Rahane, Dhawan power India to series win against England September 2, 2014

    Ajinkya Rahane's maiden ODI ton and Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 97 helped India beat England by nine wickets in the fourth game at Edgbaston in Birmingham. England were restricted to 206 and India have chased it down in 30.3 overs. Dhawan finished the game with a handsome six as India now...
  • I have tried to sort out my action for better results: Ashwin September 1, 2014

    Birmingham: Ravichandran Ashwin's performance in the shorter versions has been comparatively better than Test cricket which the Tamil Nadu spinner attributes to the time spent at the nets with his personal coach sorting out his bowling action. "I have put considerable amount of work into it, a good 5560 days of...
  • England's approach to spin bowling flawed: Sourav Ganguly September 1, 2014

    London: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said flawed approach to spin bowling and failure to score runs freely are the main factors that are troubling England in the ODIs. As India close in on a serieswin in the ODIs, Ganguly feels that the "problems of Alastair Cook and Co. are...
  • James Anderson booed by Indian fans during third ODI at Trent Bridge August 30, 2014

    Nottingham: England pace spearhead James Anderson, who had an ugly spat with Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja in the first Test, was on Saturday booed by the Indian fans at Trent Bridge during the third ODI. Anderson was received with huge boos from the Indian supporters the moment he stepped out at...
  • ODIs a good format to come back into form, says MS Dhoni August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaved a sigh of relief after his team turned its fortunes around with a 133run win in the second ODI against England on Thursday and the Indian captain said it's a "good format to come back into form" following the Test series debacle. Dhoni was cheered on...
  • Lot of improvement to do, says Alastair Cook after loss to India August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Dejected after a 133run loss (D/L method) against India in the second onedayer on Wednesday, England skipper Alastair Cook said that his team has a lot of improvement to do if it wants to overturn the 10 deficit in the fivematch series. "If we play like that we're not going...
  • Captain MS Dhoni hails Suresh Raina's fantastic knock August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaped praises on Suresh Raina for his matchwinning hundred in the second onedayer against England on Thursday that helped the visitors take a 10 lead in the fivematch series. "It was a fantastic knock," said Dhoni, about Raina's 75ball 100. India humbled the hosts by 133...
  • 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...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI August 25, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies have won and have opted to bat first. Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, AlAmin Hossain West Indies: Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo,...
  • Andre Russell added to West Indies squad for final ODI August 25, 2014

    Basseterre: Allrounder Andre Russell has been called up to the West Indies squad for the third and final OneDay International (ODI) against Bangladesh here Monday. Russell's addition pushes the squad to 14 and is the only change to the unit which contested the opening games in Grenada last week. The 26yearold...
  • 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...
  • South Africa whitewash Zimbabwe 30 to win ODI series August 21, 2014

    Bulawayo: A scintillating 84 from 75 balls by opener Quinton de Kock led South Africa to a sevenwicket win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and a 30 whitewash in the oneday international series. Spurred on by De Kock, South Africa needed just 27.2 overs to reach 171 for 3 and easily chase...
  • 1st ODI: Pollard, Ramdin star as West Indies beat Bangladesh by 3 wickets August 21, 2014

    Allrounder Kieron Pollard hit 89 and Denesh Ramdin chipped in with 74 as the West Indies overcame a disastrous start to beat Bangladesh by three wickets in their opening oneday international at the National Stadium on Wednesday. With five fours and six sixes off 70 balls, Pollard added a critical 145...
  • Glad that IPL shut the door on me, says Alex Hales August 20, 2014

    London: Having received his maiden callup in the England ODI squad, hardhitting batsman Alex Hales feels that the IPL snub he got during last edition, helped him turn into a better player. In 2013, Nottinghamshire refused to release him for the IPL and during the last edition, dashing batsman was not...
  • I want to make a name as an allrounder, says Karn Sharma August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: He became a household name when he fetched a whopping Rs 3.75 crore at the IPL auction for domestic players, but 26yearold Karn Sharma feels that his maiden India callup will only encourage him to do well at the next level and make a name for himself as...
  • Stuart Binny breaks Anil Kumble's 21yearold ODI record June 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Surprised to find his name among the top10 bowling performances of all time after breaking Anil Kumble's 21yearold record, Indian allrounder Stuart Binny said seaming conditions played a huge role in his haul of 6 for 4 against Bangladesh. Binny's brilliant performance helped India defend a meagre 105 against the...