Captaincy

  • Not the right time for 'Quit Dhoni' movement 3 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...
  • Will split captaincy address Team India's woes? February 19, 2014

    Ten defeats in 15 overseas Tests without a win in over two and a half years is a cause of concern for any team - whether in transition or not. And India are now suffering what Australia did after the exodus of Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Steve Waugh and Adam...
  • Sourav Ganguly and Adam Gilchrist: Captainspeak June 1, 2013

    CNN-IBN sports editor Gaurav Kalra speaks to former cricketers Sourav Ganguly and Adam Gilchrist about various facets of the game in an exclusive interview. ...
  • Gundappa Viswanath bats for captain Dhoni January 2, 2013

    Kolkata: Batting for skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, former India cricketer Gundappa Viswanath on Wednesday refused to blame him for the team's dismal performance in the recent past and hoped Team India would bounce back against Pakistan. "The controversy on whether Dhoni should be the captain or not, will go on. It...
  • Jayawardene to quit captaincy after Australia tour December 13, 2012

    Hobart: Mahela Jayawardene will step down as captain of the Sri Lanka test and one-day teams after the current tour of Australia and has backed Angelo Mathews to replace him. The 35-year-old Jayawardene told a new conference on the eve of the first test against Australia that he thought next year...
  • Dhoni doesn't deserve a place in Test side: Venkat December 11, 2012

    Former selector Raja Venkat said MS Dhoni should be removed as Test captain, toeing the line with Kris Srikkanth and Mohinder Amarnath. ...
  • Dhoni has got BCCI bigwigs' backing: Amarnath December 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Former national selector Mohinder Amarnath Tuesday created a flutter by openly admitting that "certain internal reason" stopped the selection committee from replacing Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Indian captain after eight successive Test defeats in England and Australia. "Definitely, there were discussions to replace Dhoni and people were argeeing to...
  • Taylor may lose New Zealand captaincy December 4, 2012

    Ross Taylor is expected to be axed as New Zealand captain when the Black Caps' squad to tour South Africa is announced this week following a string of disappointing results, reports said Tuesday. Coach Mike Hesson had lost faith in Taylor and was set to replace him with opener Brendon McCullum,...
  • Suresh Raina backs the concept of split captaincy November 16, 2012

    Suresh Raina, at the HT summit, backed the concept of split captaincy, and said that it's a good idea to have 3 captains. ...
  • Kohli should not be rushed into captaincy October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has said in-form Virat Kohli should not be rushed into Indian captaincy but advised Mahendra Singh Dhoni to relieve himself of the burden of leading the side in at least one of the three formats. "As far as blooding young Virat Kohli as a...
  • 'Considered quitting captaincy in all formats' June 29, 2012

    Johannesburg: Graeme Smith contemplated stepping down from leadership role in all forms of cricket after last year's World Cup but was talked out of quitting Test captaincy by coach Gary Kirsten, a report said. Smith led South Africa in all three formats for eight years but quit captaincy of the...
  • Designation is just a word: Gautam Gambhir June 2, 2012

    New Delhi: In part two of his interview with CNN-IBN's sports editor Gaurav Kalra, Gautam Gambhir opens up on how he still cannot pick his KKR team-mate Sunil Narine, why the IPL cannot be dragged down because of a few individuals, why the India captaincy isn't the end-all of his...
  • Out-of-form Strauss keen to stay on as captain May 16, 2012

    London: England captain Andrew Strauss has insisted he has no desire to rid himself of the pressure of leadership despite a poor run of form with the bat. The Middlesex opener is all set to skipper England in the first of a three-Test series against the West Indies at his...
  • Zaheer, Moin not keen on Yousuf return April 30, 2012

    Lahore: Former captains Zaheer Abbas and Moin Khan said the national selectors should stick with young players in the team instead of recalling senior batsman Mohammad Yousuf for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. "The Sri Lanka tour has many matches and it must be used to groom new faces and...
  • Harbhajan falling apart as MI skipper April 27, 2012

    Mumbai Indians have been playing far below their potential in this IPL season. Apply cricketing logic to it, and you will get reasons aplenty for their indifferent show. But the change they made just before the commencement of their IPL 5 campaign could have a lot to do with Mumbai's...
  • Ganguly doing a 'Korbo Lorbo' for Pune April 23, 2012

    Some get frustrated, some angry, some sport a cynical smile, and he drives many of us bananas at times. Watching Sourav Ganguly play – at 39, internationally retired, nicking more than hitting – can be excruciating. But put a captain's armband on him and you see Ganguly transforming into an...
  • Whatmore backs Malik to lead Pak in T20 April 5, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan’s coach Dav Whatmore has backed the return of former captain Shoaib Malik to the national side for limited-overs cricket and feels that he will be the best candidate to lead the team in Twenty20 cricket. A source aware of the developments told PTI on Wednesday that Whatmore was in...
  • Misbah set to go as ODI captain: sources March 21, 2012

    Lahore: Misbah-ul-Haq's tenure as captain of the Pakistan One-day and T20 squads is likely to come to an end after the ongoing Asia Cup tournament in Bangladesh, with Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez's names being floated as replacements. Well-informed sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board and close to the national selection...
  • Misbah in no mood to quit ODI captaincy February 29, 2012

    Lahore: Critics might be calling for his head after Pakistan's mauling in the just-concluded limited overs matches against England in the UAE, but captain Misbah-ul-Haq said he is in no mood to quit his post. Misbah said he was surprised to see such a hue and cry being made back home...
  • Dhoni has lost his Midas touch: Bedi February 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Former captain of the Indian cricket team, Bishan Singh Bedi, feels that media as well former cricketers are pigmies in comparison with batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, and the only person who can sit in judgment for him is Tendulkar himself. He, however, feels that if Sachin fails to take...
  • Dhoni has lost his Midas touch: Bishan Singh Bedi February 26, 2012

    New Delhi: It was a day of candid revelations on Saturday as former captain of the Indian cricket team, Bishan Singh Bedi spoke his mind and said it was time for both Mahendra Singh Dhoni and maestro Sachin Tendulkar to have a relook at their career graph. Speaking to Karan...
  • Wasim Jaffer quits Mumbai captaincy February 2, 2012

    Mumbai: Wasim Jaffer has quit as Mumbai captain to give more time to his batting. In his four-season stint, the former India opener led the domestic powerhouses to two trophies in 2008-09 and 2009-10. "I want to concentrate more on my batting. I didn't have a good Ranji Trophy...
  • Dhoni is a suitable Test captain: Azharuddin January 31, 2012

    Lohardaga, Jharkhand: Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin has backed India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying he is suitable for Test captaincy and there is no need for a change in leadership right now. "Dhoni is a good player and worthy of captaincy. The time has not come for a change in the...
  • Warner in frame for Aus T20 captaincy January 17, 2012

    Perth: Australia's diminutive explosive batsman David Warner is in line for Twenty20 captaincy and selectors will have a tough time when they sit down next week to pick the squad for the two Twenty20 internationals slated for Feb 1 and 2 after the Test series. Shane Watson would be the other...
  • Quitting T20 made me a better player: Clarke January 7, 2012

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke says his decision to retire from T20 cricket at the start of 2011 has made him a better player in the longer formats of the game. Clarke had a dream Sydney Test, scoring a monumental 329 not out, taking the prized wicket of Sachin Tendulkar and...
  • Clarke shines, Dhoni's aura fades January 7, 2012

    Michael Clarke had been here before. A victory over India at the SCG to deliver Australia an unassailable 2-0 series lead. Except the conditions were somewhat different. In 2007-08, it was Clarke's part-time spin that reaped three wickets in the final over of an ugly incident-marred Test and delivered Australia...
  • Afridi says no to Pak captaincy January 5, 2012

    Karachi: "Heartbroken" after his controversy-marred stint as skipper last year, flamboyant Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has vowed never to accept the national cricket team's captaincy again. "I don't want to be sacrificed time and again over the captaincy issue and this time I have decided to just continue playing as a...
  • Vettori not missing New Zealand captaincy November 15, 2011

    Hamilton: Daniel Vettori, the New Zealand left-arm spinner, has said he does not miss captaincy and that he is ready to support new leader Ross Taylor in whatever way he can. Vettori had relinquished the captaincy after the World Cup while also retiring from ODIs and Twenty20 internationals, and...
  • Hockey India claims captaincy issue over February 22, 2010

    New Delhi: Hockey India secretary general Narinder Batra on Saturday met with the national team for the first time since the captaincy controversy crept up and said all the issues of the dissatisfied players have been resolved. The 18-member Indian team, which is busy training at the National Stadium here for...
  • Terry still an important player for England: Capello February 8, 2010

    England manager Fabio Capello has effectively dismissed the notion that John Terry's place in the national squad is in danger, declaring the disgraced defender to be one of his "most important" players. The Chelsea icon is captain of his country no longer, following the frenzy surrounding his affair with the former...