Ashes

  • Johnson may quit limited-overs cricket to prolong Test career 15-04-2014 05:49 PM

    Australia's Mitchell Johnson may quit limited-overs cricket to prolong his Test career with an eye on the 2015 Ashes series in England, the fast bowler said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old has been Australia's talisman in a spectacular recent run, bowling them to a whitewash of arch-rivals England and a series...
  • Aussie Ashes heroes Ryan Harris, Chris Rogers honoured by Wisden 09-04-2014 04:35 PM

    London: Australia paceman Ryan Harris and opening batsman Chris Rogers have been rewarded for their performances in the two recent Ashes series by being included as two of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year. They were honoured by the annual publication, often referred to as the 'bible of cricket', along...
  • Italian marines case: Don't succumb to foreign pressure, Chandy tells PM 21-03-2014 02:37 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting him to not succumb to foreign pressure in the Italian marines case. Chandy appealed to the PM to not release the duo without a trial. "Ever since the killing of the two fishermen, the entire people...
  • After Italy's plea, UN to raise marines issue with India 19-03-2014 11:07 AM

    New York: UN General Assembly President John Ashe has informed Italy that he will try and raise with India the issue of the two Italian marines who are being tried for killing two Indian fishermen during his three-day visit that begins today. Italy's Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Angelino...
  • Trott's 'con' disrespectful of real illness: Michael Vaughan 17-03-2014 10:11 AM

    London: Jonathan Trott's assertion that mental and physical fatigue had forced him home from England's Ashes tour of Australia rather than depression felt like a "con" and would only convince his team-mates he had abandoned them, according to former England captain Michael Vaughan. The 32-year-old Trott abruptly left the tour...
  • 'Burnout' not depression caused Ashes return, says Trott 14-03-2014 10:56 PM

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott said mental "burnout" was behind his sudden withdrawal from England's Ashes tour of Australia and he is now eager to resume his international career. Trott left the tour after England were thrashed in the first Test in November with what was reported to be a...
  • Trott on course for cricket return, says former England batsman 27-02-2014 08:40 AM

    London: Jonathan Trott is set to make his comeback for county side Warwickshire in April and wants to play international cricket again, former England batsman Dennis Amiss said Wednesday. Trott, 32, left England's Ashes tour of Australia with a stress-related illness after twice falling cheaply to fast bowler Mitchell Johnson...
  • Plastic waste, fly ash to be used to build roads in Rajasthan 23-02-2014 03:44 PM

    In an innovative way to save environment, Rajasthan Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Yunus Khan has approved a project to build roads by using plastic waste and fly ash in Jaipur and Dausa districts. A total of 24 roads - 19 in Jaipur and five in Dausa - would be...
  • Plastic waste, fly ash to be used to build roads in Rajasthan 23-02-2014 03:32 PM

    In an innovative way to save environment, Rajasthan Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Yunus Khan has approved a project to build roads by using plastic waste and fly ash in Jaipur and Dausa districts. A total of 24 roads - 19 in Jaipur and five in Dausa - would be...
  • Prior defends himself as Pietersen fall-out continues 06-02-2014 06:06 PM

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior has defended himself against allegations that he undermined former coach Andy Flower during the disastrous recent Ashes tour of Australia before turning his back on Kevin Pietersen. Television personality Piers Morgan, a friend of Pietersen whose England career ended this week, suggested on Twitter that...
  • Alastair Cook the right man to lead England, says Gooch 06-02-2014 06:57 AM

    London: Alastair Cook should continue to captain England despite their recent run of hapless performances, batting coach Graham Gooch said on Wednesday. As the fallout from England's Ashes debacle rumbles on, with leading batsman Kevin Pietersen the latest casualty of a horrific tour, Cook's position as captain has come under...
  • England even duller without Kevin Pietersen swagger 05-02-2014 02:19 PM

    London: Not really teeming with exciting strokemakers, England, from a fan's perspective, may have just become a lot less watchable after the unceremonious sacking of Kevin Pietersen. The international career of Pietersen, without doubt the most talented and flamboyant England batsman of his generation, ended after the 33-year-old was kept...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 3rd T20 02-02-2014 01:51 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Australia win the toss and opt to bat. TEAM NEWS: Chris Jordan makeh is T20 debut for England, who have also included allrounder Ben Stokes in the eleven. Michael Lumb and James Tredwell sit out. Australia have replaced...
  • Andy Flower steps down as England cricket coach 31-01-2014 07:30 PM

    Andy Flower quit as head coach of England's Test team on Friday in the wake of a humiliating Ashes whitewash by Australia, ending a five-year reign in which he oversaw the most successful period in the national side's recent history. The Zimbabwean said in a statement released by the England...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 2nd T20 31-01-2014 01:51 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) England have won the toss and opted to bat in the second Twenty 20. The first T20 at Hobart was an absolute thriller, which went Australia's way. Teams: Australia (Playing XI): Cameron White, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey(c),...
  • Hodge earns recall as Australia look to wrap up T20 series 30-01-2014 09:10 AM

    Sydney:Veteran batsman Brad Hodge was Thursday recalled to Australia's Twenty20 squad, boosting his chances of playing in the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh in March-April. The 39-year-old, who has been in outstanding form for the Melbourne Stars in the domestic Big Bash League, was called up to replace allrounder Moises Henriques,...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 1st T20 29-01-2014 01:36 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Australia captain George Bailey won the toss and opted to bat against England in the first Twenty20 in Hobart. After a closely fought ODI series, Australia and England shift their focus to the shortest format of the game. Playing...
  • Injured James Faulkner out of England T20s, SA Test tour 28-01-2014 07:01 AM

    Australia allrounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of the three-match Twenty20 series against England due to a knee injury, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Tuesday. Faulkner, whose brilliant unbeaten 69 lifted Australia to an unlikely victory over England in the second one-day international in Brisbane this month, will also...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 5th ODI 26-01-2014 08:43 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: Australia win the toss and decide to bat. TEAM NEWS: Australia have benched Daniel Christian, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and Steve Smith. England have brought in Joe Root for Ballance. PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Shane...
  • Aussie skipper Michael Clarke back for final England ODI 25-01-2014 04:32 PM

    Sydney: Australian skipper Michael Clarke will return for the final one-day match against England Sunday, with coach Darren Lehmann warning the tourists will have gained confidence from their first win against the home team. After dominating England this summer, winning the Ashes 5-0 and taking the first three one-day internationals,...
  • England's first win on Australia tour puts India back on top in ODI rankings 24-01-2014 05:34 PM

    Perth: England have finally beaten Australia on tour by winning the fourth one-day international by 57 runs at the WACA Ground on Friday. England were whitewashed in the Ashes series and lost the one-day series by conceding the first three matches. With a loss on Friday, Australia handed India back...
  • Alastair Cook desperate to stay on as England captain 24-01-2014 04:01 PM

    Alastair Cook has said he is desperate to stay on as England captain after hinting he may quit earlier in the week. Cook said he was considering his future as England's one-day international skipper after his side lost the limited overs series against Australia with Sunday's seven-wicket thrashing in Sydney...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 4th ODI 24-01-2014 08:31 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) England will be battling to avoid another series whitewash in the fourth one-day game against Australia on Friday, and are rallying round their beleaguered captain. Australia triumphed by seven wickets with 10 overs to spare in the third one-dayer...
  • George Bailey fit to lead new ODI world number one 23-01-2014 12:46 PM

    Stand-in Australian captain George Bailey Thursday shrugged off injury fears and declared himself fit to lead the new world number one side in the fourth one-day international against England. Bailey had been suffering from a hip flexor injury but said he would definitely take over at the match in western...
  • 4th ODI: England stare at another whitewash but rally round Cook 23-01-2014 09:53 AM

    Perth: England will be battling to avoid another series whitewash in the fourth one-day game against Australia on Friday, and are rallying round their beleaguered captain. Australia triumphed by seven wickets with 10 overs to spare in the third one-dayer in Sydney on Sunday to sweep the series 3-0, with...
  • Bopara backs Alastair Cook as England captain 21-01-2014 09:35 AM

    Perth: Allrounder Ravi Bopara says Alastair Cook is still the best man to captain England and still has the full support of the dressing room. Cook indicated after the third one-day international on Sunday, in which Australia took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, that he would consider...
  • Australia rest stars for final ODIs against England 20-01-2014 10:19 AM

    Melbourne: With the one-day series already won, Australia announced that several stars will miss one or both of the remaining matches against England in Perth next Friday and Adelaide. Leading runmakers David Warner, Man-of-the-Match with 71 off 70 balls in Sunday night's emphatic victory, and wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin will skip...
  • Alastair Cook mulls quitting after another England defeat 19-01-2014 08:58 PM

    Alastair Cook is considering his future as England's one-day international captain after his side lost the limited overs series against Australia with Sunday's seven-wicket thrashing in Sydney. England's disastrous tour Down Under continued as they lost their third consecutive ODI after being whitewashed 5-0 in the Ashes series. "I think...
  • Australia beat England by seven wickets in third ODI 19-01-2014 04:41 PM

    Sydney: David Warner and Shaun Marsh smashed fifties to complement their bowlers' efforts as Australia crushed England by seven wickets in the third one-day international in Sydney on Sunday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Warner blasted seven boundaries and two sixes in his 71 off...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 3rd ODI, Sydney 19-01-2014 08:26 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England opt to bat against Australia. England would be hoping to bounce back against Australia in the third ODI in Sydney and keep the ODI series alive. Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Michael Clarke(c), Glenn Maxwell,...