Batsmen

  • India have by far the best young batsmen: Chappell January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Effusive in his praise for the Indian batsmen, former Australia captain Ian Chappell has said that the side is currently producing "by far the best" crop of young talented batsmen. "India is producing by far the best young batsmen currently, and in addition to [Shikhar] Dhawan, [Virat] Kohli, [Cheteshwar]...
  • Have South Africa scarred Indian batsmen? December 13, 2013

    In their two completed games so far in South Africa, Indian batting lineup failed to last the distance. The first ODI saw them getting bowled out in 41 overs, while in the second the 10 wickets lasted just 35.1 overs. On the back of that debacle, Indian batsmen may carry...
  • Australian media slams batsmen for surrender at Lord's July 20, 2013

    Sydney: Australia's newspapers on Saturday ripped into their team's feeble batting in the second Test against England, fearing the Ashes campaign might have unravelled in one catastrophic session at Lord's. Australia collapsed to 128 all out in reply to England's first innings 361 with the home side opting against enforcing...
  • Favourites India face 'opening' blues June 5, 2013

    Indian openers didn't fire in the warmup games and Maninder Singh feels Rohit Sharma should replace Murali Vijay when India start their Champions Trophy campaign against South Africa. ...
  • Four openers in Test squad surprises Raman November 5, 2012

    Kolkata: Indian selectors' decision to pick four openers in the squad for the first two Tests against touring England has surprised Bengal coach WV Raman. "I'm surprised to see four openers in the side. I'm not sure whether Ajinkya Rahane has been picked as a reserve middle-order batsman," Raman told...
  • Livid Gambhir warns KKR of drastic changes April 15, 2012

    Kolkata: With his side failing to chase a modest 135 to win, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir warned of making drastic changes to the side if the seniors fail to perform again. Having opted to bowl, Kolkata rode on a superb 5 for 19 by Sunil Narine to restrict...
  • Bayliss hopes KKR batsmen come good vs RCB April 10, 2012

    Bangalore: Kolkata Knight Riders suffered consecutive defeats in the first two matches of IPL 5 due to their batting collapse and coach Trevor Bayliss Monday said his boys would look to reverse their fortunes by building partnership against Royal Challengers Bangalore here on Tuesday. Kolkata lost by eight wickets to...
  • Young Indian batsmen lack patience: Gambhir April 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Opening batsman Gautam Gambhir has lamented the lack of patience among young Indian batsmen, in the wake of India's back-to-back overseas whitewashes in Tests in England and Australia, and says the solution is to give under-19 players early exposure to bouncy tracks. Gambhir suggested that the Board of Control...
  • Tendulkar close to his lowest ODI ranking March 10, 2012

    Dubai: Sachin Tendulkar, besides eyeing his 100th international century in the Asia Cup, will love to improve upon his ICC ranking for the ODI batsmen that is currently 29th, just two positions higher than his lowest of 31 in December 1991. Tendulkar first reached the summit of ODI rankings in February...
  • Anderson backs struggling Eng batsmen February 1, 2012

    Dubai: Fast bowler James Anderson is counting on England's batsmen to show their quality in the third Test against Pakistan after below-par performances in two defeats. Pakistan's spinners have made the England batters struggle on turning wickets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with two convincing victories — by 10 wickets and...
  • Watch those bouncers, Team India! December 24, 2011

    Bang it midway through the pitch with an Indian in front of the sticks and the first reaction would be 'eyes off the cherry, head facing the popping crease and a stoop to the level of the stumps.' That's what most opposite coaches will tell their pacers to use as...
  • Pattinson asks England bowling coach for tips December 23, 2011

    Melbourne: Australia's young fast bowler James Pattinson is taking advice from England's bowling coach David Saker to plot the downfall of the famed Indian batting order in the four-match Test series, starting with the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from Monday. The 21-year-old Pattinson said he has been...
  • It's Indian batsmen vs Aussie quicks: Cowan December 18, 2011

    Canberra: The forthcoming India-Australia Test series could be decided by how the visiting batsmen fare against the young and enthusiastic host pacers, feels domestic opener Ed Cowan, who is in the shortlist to make the team for the opening Test in Melbourne starting from December 26. "I don't think the Indians...
  • Mental preparation key for Aus: Mark Waugh December 18, 2011

    Melbourne: Former Australia cricketer Mark Waugh has said that the next week's batting camp organised by Cricket Australia ahead of the four-match Test series against India must focus on the mental preparation of the players, besides addressing their problems with technique. Waugh said there was no doubt that after a long...
  • Younis Khan moves up in Test rankings December 13, 2011

    Dubai: Pakistan batting's mainstay Younis Khan has charged up the ICC rankings for Test batsmen after scoring a double-century in the first Test against Bangladesh that set up an innings and 184-run victory. The 34-year-old, whose triple-century against Sri Lanka at Karachi in February 2009 had put him in the No.1...
  • Dhoni backs Yuvraj to find form November 17, 2011

    Kolkata: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni threw his weight behind out-of-form team-mate Yuvraj Singh and said the middle-order batsman needed support as he was going through a difficult phase of his career. Yuvraj, who made a comeback in the ongoing Test series, failed once again in the second Test against the...