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  • I won't quit as England's ODI captain, says Alastair Cook 3 hours 23 minutes ago

    Birmingham: He might be under tremendous pressure after three consecutive losses, but England skipper Alastair Cook has made it clear that he will not step down as ODI captain in the wake of his side's series defeat against India. England are trailing the five-match series 0-3 after losing the fourth ODI...
  • Dhoni lauds all after becoming India's most successful ODI skipper 5 hours 38 minutes ago

    Birmingham: Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed his former and present team for helping him become the most successful Indian ODI captain after the visitors thrashed England by nine wickets in the fourth one-dayer to take an invincible 3-0 lead in the five-match series. "When I started leading the team, I got a...
  • Live Score: India move in for the kill at Birmingham 23 hours 19 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Match Preview: Two back-to-back wins has brought the cheer back in the Indian camp, and if the visitors manage to clinch the ODI series against England at Birmingham, their World Cup preparations will be on track and the hosts' in...
  • 4th ODI: India move in for the kill at Birmingham Yesterday

    Two back-to-back wins has brought the cheer back in the Indian camp, and if the visitors manage to clinch the ODI series against England at Birmingham, their World Cup preparations will be on track and the hosts' in disarray. What England must be most hurt about is the lopsided nature of...
  • England face uphill struggle to win World Cup, says coach Peter Moores Yesterday

    England coach Peter Moores admitted Monday his side faced a race against time if they were to be serious contenders to win next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. No England side have ever lifted the World Cup, with the last of their three losing appearances in the final...
  • England batting like 'chumps' against India, says Geoffrey Boycott Yesterday

    London: Slamming the English cricket team for batting like "chumps" against world champions India, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said skipper Alastair Cook, Ian Bell and Joe Root should not be a part of the one-day side. "England have gone into this series with three orthodox batsmen in our top...
  • England's approach to spin bowling flawed: Sourav Ganguly Yesterday

    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 series-win in the ODIs, Ganguly feels that the "problems of Alastair Cook and Co. are...
  • India look to school England again in 4th ODI Yesterday

    Birmingham: An unassailable lead in their pocket, India would look to clinch the one-day series against England by putting up another dominating display when the two sides square off in the fourth cricket one-dayer here on Tuesday. The visitors have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series after 133-run (D/L)...
  • Alastair Cook wants more from batsmen after latest India loss 3 days ago

    Nottingham: England captain Alastair Cook called on his batsmen to raise their game after a heavy defeat by India left them looking at another one-day series loss ahead of next year's World Cup. India beat England by six wickets at Trent Bridge on Saturday to go 2-0 up in a...
  • MS Dhoni praises spinners and Rayudu for Trent Bridge win 3 days ago

    Nottingham: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday lauded his spinners and batsman Ambati Rayudu for his side's six-wicket thrashing of England in the third cricket one-dayer to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series here. The Indian spinners, led by Ravichandran Ashwin (3/39), shot England out for...
  • Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes involved in a verbal spat in 3rd ODI 3 days ago

    Nottingham: A brief verbal spat broke out between Indian batsman Virat Kohli and England pacer Ben Stokes during the third one-dayer, leading to the umpires calling the home side captain and the bowler before the match continued. Kohli was dismissed on 40 in the 26th over off the bowling of Stokes...
  • 3rd ODI: Clinical India hammer England by six wickets 3 days ago

    India put in another all-round show at Nottingham on Saturday to hammer England for the second game in a row as they beat the hosts by seven wickets in the third ODI to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the five-match series. The world champions were clinical in every department of...
  • Live Score, 3rd ODI: India aim to maintain momentum in Nottingham 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Fresh from the morale-boosting win in Cardiff, India will look to take an unbeatable lead in the ODI series against England by winning the third ODI at Nottingham after the first game was washed out by rain. Suresh Raina turned...
  • England ponder options at India ODI after Botham blast 4 days ago

    London: England will have criticism from all-round great Ian Botham ringing in their ears as they try to get back on level terms with India in the third one-day international at Trent Bridge on Saturday. Wednesday's huge 133-run defeat by India in Cardiff was almost a textbook demonstration of what have...
  • Alex Hales eager to forge opening partnership with Alastair Cook 4 days ago

    Nottingham: Alex Hales said on Friday he was looking forward to establish a one-day international opening partnership with Alastair Cook despite all the calls for the England captain to quit limited overs cricket. Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann, labelled a "so-called friend" by Cook earlier in the week, reiterated on Friday...
  • 3rd ODI: India hope for an encore at Nottingham 4 days ago

    Fresh from the morale-boosting win in Cardiff, India will look to take an unbeatable lead in the ODI series against England by winning the third ODI at Nottingham on Saturday after the first game was washed out by rain. Suresh Raina turned out to be pivot, which helped India turned their...
  • Graeme Swann stands by Alastair Cook criticism 4 days ago

    Graeme Swann reiterated on Friday his call to Alastair Cook to stand down as England's one-day captain and quit limited overs internationals completely, saying the team's current approach to the 50-over game was akin to a "two-litre diesel in a Formula One race". The former off-spinner, who retired from international duty...
  • England fined for maintaining slow over-rate in Cardiff 6 days ago

    Cardiff: As if the loss was not enough, England's cricketers were fined 10 per cent of their match fees while their skipper Alastair Cook was docked 20 per cent of his earnings for maintaining a slow over-rate in the second one-dayer against India. "Ranjan Madugalle of the Emirates Elite Panel of...
  • Cook disappointed with 'friend' Swann's World Cup comment 6 days ago

    Cardiff: With friends like Graeme Swann, England captain Alastair Cook may feel he has no need of any enemies. England suffered a massive 133-run defeat by world champions India in the second one-day international in Cardiff on Wednesday, effectively the first of what is now a four-match series following Monday's total...
  • Lot of improvement to do, says Alastair Cook after loss to India 6 days ago

    Cardiff: Dejected after a 133-run loss (D/L method) against India in the second one-dayer on Wednesday, England skipper Alastair Cook said that his team has a lot of improvement to do if it wants to overturn the 1-0 deficit in the five-match series. "If we play like that we're not going...
  • 2nd ODI: Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja star as India thrash England 6 days ago

    Cardiff: A superb century from Suresh Raina and a 4-wicket haul from Ravindra Jadeja helped India clinch a massive 133-run victory by D/L method over England in the second one-day international on Wednesday. Victory gave India a 1-0 lead in the five-match series following Monday's washout in Bristol and saw...
  • Live Score, 2nd ODI: England ask India to bat, debut for Hales 6 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) With off-field matters taking precedence over on-field performance, Indian cricket is in need of a cracking show by its team at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday, where - weather permitting - the visitors take on England in the second...
  • 2nd ODI: A cracking win over England need of the hour for India 1 week ago

    With off-field matters taking precedence over on-field performance, Indian cricket is in need of a cracking show by its team at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday, where - weather permitting - the visitors take on England in the second ODI after a washout in the first. India captain...
  • Vaughan, Swann want Cook to be sacked as England ODI captain 1 week ago

    London: Former England captain Michael Vaughan and ex-spinner Graeme Swann said that Alastair Cook must be sacked as the ODI captain for England to win the 2015 World Cup. Both Vaughan and Swann feel that the selectors are picking the ODI side on the basis of performance in Tests and that...
  • England haven't lost momentum owing to rain, says Joe Root 1 week ago

    Cardiff: England batsman Joe Root on Tuesday said that his side hasn't lost the momentum gained in the triumphant Test series as it prepares to take on India in the second ODI on Wednesday. The first ODI of the five-match series was abandoned in Bristol without a ball being bowled on...
  • Kevin Pietersen credits Alastair Cook for England turnaround August 26, 2014

    London: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen lauded captain Alastair Cook for the 3-1 Test series win against India but feels that they are playing ODIs with Test selection in mind. The former England captain said England did fantastically well to turn the Test series against India into a brilliant 3-1 victory....
  • England have no hope at World Cup, says Graeme Swann August 25, 2014

    London: England have no hope of winning next year's World Cup because of their "old-fashioned" approach to the one-day game, according to former spinner Graeme Swann. Swann, who retired from international cricket during the 5-0 Ashes series defeat in Australia in December, believes the one-day team need to do away with...
  • Rain washes out 1st England-India ODI without a ball being bowled August 25, 2014

    Bristol: The first of the five one-day internationals between England and India has been abandoned without a ball being bowled because of rain at the County Ground. Rain began to fall before the start of play and the match was abandoned at 1:30 p.m. local time, three hours after the scheduled start. It...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 1st ODI August 25, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first one-dayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50-over format after being boosted by fresh...