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  • Jadeja found guilty in row with Anderson, fined by ICC 12 hours 3 minutes ago

    London: Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee by the ICC for his involvement in an incident with England paceman James Anderson during the first Test in Nottingham. "India's Ravindra Jadeja has been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of...
  • Senior players have got to look at their game, says coach Moores 2 days ago

    London: Livid with England's performance so far in the ongoing Test series against India, coach Peter Moores feels the senior players need to raise their game by several notches for the side to make a comeback in the five-match series. England are trailing 0-1 in the series after losing by 95...
  • Alastair Cook retained as captain for 3rd Test, Buttler in for Prior 3 days ago

    London: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) decided to retain an under-fire Alastair Cook as the captain for the third Test against India at Southampton, starting July 27 despite calls for his ouster after the home team lost second Test at Lord's against India. The only change in the 13-man...
  • Alastair Cook has nowhere left to hide following Dhoni schooling 3 days ago

    England skipper Alastair Cook is running out of time, excuses and places to hide after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India became the latest side to expose his weaknesses with a thumping victory at Lord's to open a 1-0 lead in their five-match series. His bright start to life as England captain at...
  • Alastair Cook will never improve, says Ricky Ponting 3 days ago

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting piled more pressure on under-fire England skipper Alastair Cook on Tuesday by saying he will not improve as a player for the rest of his career. England's 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's on Monday made it 10 successive Test matches...
  • England won't miss Cook as captain, says Nasser Hussain 3 days ago

    London: Former England captain Nasser Hussain urged Alastair Cook to stand down as skipper after a 95-run defeat by India at Lord's on Monday condemned the side to its tenth Test without a win. Immediately after the match Cook said he had no intention of resigning and the England and...
  • Matt Prior to take a break, miss rest of India series 3 days ago

    London: England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is taking a break from the game for the rest of the domestic season following the 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's on Monday, he told the England and Wales Cricket Board website. Prior, under pressure for his place after a poor...
  • Alastair Cook won't quit as England captain 4 days ago

    London: Alastair Cook will not be quitting as England captain despite losing the second Test to India by 95 runs at Lord's on Monday, the 10th successive Test they have failed to win. Cook, also in a poor run of form with the bat, has come under increasing pressure to stand...
  • India six wickets away from winning the Lord's Test 4 days ago

    The second Test is headed for a nail-biting finish with England needing 214 runs with six wickets in hand on a tricky fifth-day track as India rode on Ravindra Jadeja's brilliant counter-attack to set a competitive target of 319 on Sunday. At stumps on the fourth day, Joe Root and...
  • ICC match referee rates Trent Bridge pitch as 'poor' 6 days ago

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday said that David Boon of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, who officiated in the first Test between India and England at Nottingham, has rated the pitch used at Trent Bridge as "poor". In accordance with Clause 3 of the ICC Pitch...
  • Scoring a hundred at Lord's is amazing: Ballance 6 days ago

    London: England's century-maker on day two of the second Test versus India here, Gary Ballance on Friday said that his side needs to make use of the remaining wickets on day three and try to take a lead in the first innings. Ballance scored 110 runs and added to his century...
  • Shane Warne dials Cook's number to 'clear the air' 1 week ago

    London: Australian spin legend Shane Warne claims to have settled his differences with Alastair Cook after talking to the England skipper for over an hour. "It was good to clear the air and it was amicable," Warne told the Daily Telegraph. During England's 5-0 Ashes series loss 'Down Under', Cook's generally conservative...
  • Nasser Hussain questions English bowling on green pitch 1 week ago

    London: Former England captain Nasser Hussain questioned Alastair Cook's seamers on what he thought was "one of the best day one pitches for bowling" in the second Test, on the opening day, against India at Lord's. Hussain wrote in the Daily Mail that England failed to capitalise in the first and...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Complaint against Anderson is a tactic by India: Cook July 16, 2014

    India's accusation that paceman Jimmy Anderson "abused and pushed" spinner Ravindra Jadeja during the first drawn Test at Trent Bridge may be a tactical move by the tourists, England skipper Alastair Cook said on Wednesday. England are contesting the misconduct charges brought against Anderson by the International Cricket Council (ICC) -...
  • Five things to know about England-India second Test at Lord's July 16, 2014

    London: A lifeless pitch at Trent Bridge ensured the first Test between England and India was drawn, despite some remarkable individual performances. To end their first streak in 21 years of nine straight Tests without a win, England have recalled left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan, less than a year after a...
  • 2nd Test: England, India seek first win amid Jadeja-Anderson row July 16, 2014

    Build-up to the Lord's Test is sure to fan the flames of aggression after the row involving James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja spilled over from the field to the match referee's room - turning into a round of allegations and counter-allegations between India and England on the eve of the...
  • England need to 'put wrongs right' in Lord's Test: Ballance July 16, 2014

    London: England might have been rattled by their recent batting collapse but Gary Ballance believes his team will learn from the previous game and look to "put wrongs right" in the second Test against India, starting at Lord's on Thursday. Ballance said England must address their fragility, saying that it was...
  • Sam Robson backs out-of-form Cook ahead of second Test July 15, 2014

    London: Australia-born England opener Sam Robson has backed his his out-of-form captain Alastair Cook to come good soon, saying it is only a matter of time before the under-fire left-handed batsman strikes form. It has been 25 innings since Cook scored a century and his captaincy has also come under scanner...
  • England coach insists Cook will 'stay strong' July 15, 2014

    London: England captain Alastair Cook will "stay strong" in the remainder of the home series with India, according to coach Peter Moores after the opening batsman's struggles continued in the drawn first Test at Trent Bridge. The latest in a run of a low scores came at Nottingham where the left-hander...
  • England name Kerrigan in squad for second Test July 14, 2014

    England have recalled spinner Simon Kerrigan to their squad ahead of the second Test against India following a draw in the opening Test at Trent Bridge on Sunday. The hosts struggled to see off a resilient batting performance from the visitors in the first Test in Nottingham with their four-man seam...
  • Nottingham pitch was more suited to India, says Cook July 14, 2014

    Nottingham: England captain Alastair Cook has said the pitch for the first Test was more suited to India than his own side as the match ended in a tame draw here on Sunday. The visitors scored 457 and 391/9d in their two innings while the hosts were bowled out for...
  • Bowlers did a brilliant job on flat pitch, says Dhoni July 14, 2014

    Nottingham: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has lauded his bowling attack for their performance in the first Test versus England, which fizzled out to a tame draw on an unresponsive pitch. The visitors scored 457 and 391/9 in their two innings while the hosts were bowled out for 496 in their...
  • It was a good Test match for us, says MS Dhoni July 14, 2014

    Nottingham: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was happy with the way his team performed under pressure against England in the first Test that ended in a draw at the Trent Bridge on Sunday. "We needed a partnership this morning and we got it. It was a good Test match for us,...