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  • Dhoni's captaincy not up to Test standard: Mike Brearley Yesterday

    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...
  • No effort, no heart, no fight, Team India disappointed: Sourav Ganguly Yesterday

    New Delhi: Former captains Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly have blasted the Indian team and said it was high time for the selectors to take some tough decisions following the embarrassing 3-1 Test series loss to England. Ganguly said the team had shown "no effort, no heart, no fight." "There have...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in Test rankings 2 days ago

    Dubai: Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's dismal performances in the recently concluded five-match Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 1-3 series defeat. While Pujara dropped four places to 16th, Kohli slid a further five...
  • India slip one place to fifth spot in ICC Test rankings 2 days ago

    Dubai: India have slipped one place to be fifth in the ICC Test team rankings after their 1-3 demolition at the hands of England in the recently-concluded five-match series. India conceded six ratings points after they touched a new low by succumbing to their heaviest Test defeat (an innings and 244...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq safe despite Sri Lanka defeat, says board chief 2 days ago

    Lahore: Pakistan's newly elected cricket chief on Tuesday backed captain Misbah-ul Haq despite a Test series defeat in Sri Lanka, calling it a setback not a disaster. A 105-run defeat in the second Test on Monday consigned Pakistan to a 2-0 series loss, which brought them down from third to sixth...
  • Not the right time for 'Quit Dhoni' movement 2 days ago

    You change a captain on performance grounds in two cases: (a) if he continues to fail as a skipper after his appointment or (b) when a proven leader hits a downward slide, fails to lift the team out of the hole and there's someone capable waiting in the wings to...
  • Michael Vaughan tweets picture of 'white Indian cricket flag' 3 days ago

    London: Michael Vaughan took criticism to another level after the former England skipper posted a 'white flag' on his twitter handle, terming it as the new Indian cricket flag after MS Dhoni and Co's abject surrender at The Oval. Vaughan not only slammed the Indian team for its poor showing after...
  • India fined for slow over rate at The Oval 3 days ago

    London: India were fined for maintaining a slow over rate during the fifth and final Test against England at The Oval here on Sunday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday. Match referee Ranjan Madugalle imposed the fines after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side was ruled to be three overs short...
  • World Cup buildup begins now for Australia 3 days ago

    Brisbane: The continent-hopping buildup to the cricket World Cup will start this week for Darren Lehmann and his Australia squad, who'll test themselves against five countries in six months. The Aussies head to Zimbabwe on Wednesday to take on the hosts and South Africa in a limited-overs series. Next stop after...
  • India simply not good enough, says Dhoni 3 days ago

    London: India captain MS Dhoni admitted his team had simply not been good enough after losing the five-match Test series against England 3-1 on Sunday. The touring side played excellently to win the second Test at Lord's after losing the toss on a difficult wicket to bat on but they were...
  • India hit new low in Test cricket after 3-1 drubbing 3 days ago

    London: When Gary Ballance converted a quarter of a chance into a magnificent catch at slip to dismiss Ajinkya Rahane on the third afternoon of the fifth and final Test, that pretty much summed up a series in which England inflicted a third consecutive defeat on India, after trailing 0-1. While...
  • India humiliated yet again as England decimate Dhoni & Co. to win Test series 3-1 4 days ago

    England wrapped up the five-match Test series 3-1 with a huge innings and 244-run victory on day three at The Oval on Sunday. Team India's win at Lord's seemed a distant memory as they were humiliated once again and had no answer to England's pace attack. India, faced with a...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka close in on a win against Pakistan 4 days ago

    Colombo: Rangana Herath put Sri Lanka within sight of victory in the second Test against Pakistan by taking four second-innings wickets on Sunday. Chasing 271 to win the Test and level the two-match series, Pakistan were precariously placed on 127 for 7 at stumps on the fourth day with their last...
  • North Korea threatens 'merciless' strike against US-South Korea drill 4 days ago

    Seoul: North Korea warned on Sunday of a "merciless" pre-emptive strike as it blasted upcoming joint US-South Korean military exercises as a rehearsal for nuclear war. South Korea and the United States on Monday start the annual Ulchi Freedom Guardian drill aimed at testing combat readiness for a North Korean invasion. Although...
  • 5th Test: England push India into a corner with 237-run lead 5 days ago

    England's lead swelled to 237 on the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval, thanks largely to Joe Root's 92* that further exposed India's lackluster bowling on a track where England bowlers dismissed the visitors for 148. The hosts reached 385 for 7 at stumps with notable...
  • 5th Test: England in a commanding position after bowling out India for 148 6 days ago

    After a humiliating defeat at Old Trafford, Indian batting saw another collapse at The Oval. England pacers toppled the Indian batting with wickets at regular intervals and India were all out for a mere 148 in the first innings of the fifth and final Test on Friday. In reply, openers...
  • 5th Test: India's horror show with the bat continues in England 6 days ago

    After suffering back-to-back defeats at the hands of England in Southampton and Old Trafford, India witnessed another batting collapse in the must-win fifth Test at The Oval on Friday. Although India's collapse was not quite as dramatic as when they slumped to eight for four in the last Test. England...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan dig in despite Herath's five-wicket haul on Day 2 6 days ago

    Rangana Herath again put Pakistan in a spin with a five-wicket haul but half-centuries from Sarfraz Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad guided the tourists to 244 for six at the close of the second day of the second Test on Friday. Pakistan trail Sri Lanka, who lead the two-Test series 1-0, by...
  • 5th Test: Battered India's test of character against England 6 days ago

    Battered and bruised in the last two matches, it will be a test of character for India's under performing players as they go into the fifth and final Test against England here on Friday, hoping to restore their pride and level the series. India have slipped badly after their historic...
  • A lot at stake for skipper Dhoni and coach Fletcher 6 days ago

    London: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's continuance as captain in Tests after next year's World Cup and the retention of Duncan Fletcher as coach after the same event are at stake as India, trailing 1-2 in the series, lock horns with England in the fifth and final Test starting here on Friday. The...
  • Stuart Broad practises at nets without any discomfort ahead of fifth Test 1 week ago

    London: England heaved a sigh of relief as Stuart Broad, sporting a splint on his broken nose, bowled without any apparent discomfort at the nets on the eve of the decider fifth Test starting Friday at The Rose Bowl. Broad, who broke his nose while negotiating a short pitched delivery from...
  • 28-year-old man dies during physical ability test for sub-inspector post 1 week ago

    A 28-year-old youth died during physical ability test for recruitment as sub-inspector in Uttar Pradesh police, a senior police official said. Six out of 100 aspirants, who ran for 10 kilometre race which is part of the physical ability test, felt unconscious on Wednesday, Senior Superintendent of Police J Ravindra Gaud...
  • Five things to know about the decisive fifth India-England Test 1 week ago

    London: England are on the verge of putting to bed one of the most trying chapters in their Test cricket history. India could still extend them, however, in the fifth and final Test at the Oval starting on Friday. A summer for England that began with a first ever Test series defeat...
  • Captain Misbah backs Ajmal to come clean on suspect action August 13, 2014

    Pakistan are not worried about Saeed Ajmal's reporting for a suspect bowling action and are confident that the ace off-spinner will be cleared, captain Misbah-ul-Haq said. Match officials reported Ajmal to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a suspect bowling action following the first Test defeat by Sri Lanka in Galle...
  • Captain Dhoni skips net practice, Ishant close to full fitness for fifth Test 1 week ago

    In the build-up to the fifth and final Test against England, India on Wednesday regrouped here at The Oval as they looked to put behind the disappointment of their embarrassing innings defeat in the last game, even though skipper MS Dhoni was a notable absentee at the nets. And the Indian...
  • 2nd Test: Emotional Sri Lanka eye winning farewell for Jayawardene August 13, 2014

    Sri Lanka are determined to send former captain Mahela Jayawardene into retirement with a victory in the second and final Test starting Thursday against a fragile Pakistan and a 2-0 series sweep. Captain Angelo Mathews said emotions were running high in the home team's dressing room before the match at Jayawardene's...
  • India conducts successful trial of surface-to-air 'Akash' missile August 13, 2014

    Balasore: For the second day in a row, India on Wednesday successfully conducted trial of its indigenously developed surface-to-air 'Akash' missile, which has a strike range of 25 km, from a test range in Odisha as part of a user trial by the Air Force. "The sophisticated Akash missile was...
  • Proteas opener Dean Elgar reprimanded after hitting stumps August 13, 2014

    Harare: South Africa opener Dean Elgar has been reprimanded for reacting angrily to his dismissal on the fourth day of the one-off Test against Zimbabwe in Harare on Tuesday. Edgar, who hit a stump with his bat after being cleaned up by Zimbabwean medium-pacer Tendai Chatara during South Africa's 41-run winning...
  • Uncapped fast bowler Binura Fernando named in Sri Lanka squad August 11, 2014

    Uncapped fast bowler Binura Fernando and left-hand opener Dimuth Karunaratne were included in Sri Lanka's 15-man squad for the second Test against Pakistan starting on Thursday. The 19-year-old Fernando, who is a left-arm fast-medium bowler, has been called up after performing well for Sri Lanka under 19 sides. Karunaratne, a regular Test...