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  • My captaincy to vary from Alastair Cook's: Eoin Morgan January 11, 2015

    Canberra: New England skipper Eoin Morgan, tasked with leading the three-time World Cup finalists in the quadrennial event, has said he would adopt a different approach to captaincy than his predecessor Alastair Cook. Cook was replaced by Morgan after England lost a one-day series against Sri Lanka recently. "There will be certain...
  • ICC World Cup 2015 squads: Big players who have been left out January 11, 2015

    With just 33 days left to the opening game of the 11th ICC World Cup, all 14 teams have submitted their final squads with the ICC with Australia and West Indies rounding off a week of anticipation that left some of the big names biting the dust. Leading the list of...
  • Stuart Broad backs axed Alastair Cook to cement legend status January 6, 2015

    London: Being removed as England captain for next month's 50-over Cricket World Cup could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for Test skipper Alastair Cook, according to team mate Stuart Broad. Poor personal form with the bat and a bad run of results for the side led to the...
  • James Anderson tells England to move on from Alastair Cook January 5, 2015

    London: England must forget about former captain Alastair Cook as they begin preparations for the World Cup, fast bowler James Anderson said in a British newspaper interview published on Monday. Test skipper Cook lost his one-day role in December following a run of five straight defeats, with Eoin Morgan being handed...
  • Robots learn how to cook by watching videos on YouTube January 5, 2015

    Washington: Researchers have found a way to allow robots to learn how to cook by watching videos on YouTube. The researchers from NICTA, Australia's Information and Communications Technology Research Centre of Excellence, and the University of Maryland developed a way for teaching robots how to properly use tools by having them...
  • Angelina Jolie: My son Pax is a better cook than I am January 4, 2015

    London: Actress-director Angelina Jolie has admitted that she cannot even cook the most basic dishes. The mother of six said she can sometime knock up fairly elaborate dishes but finds it difficult to cook basic ones, reported Daily Mirror. "I'm one of those people, I can learn this random exotic meal... A...
  • Non-subsidised LPG rate cut by Rs 43.50 per cylinder January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was cut by Rs 43.50 per cylinder as international oil rates slumped to their lowest since May 2009. A 14.2-kg cylinder of non-subsidised LPG will now cost Rs 708.50, down from Rs 752 previously, in Delhi, oil companies announced. This is the fifth...
  • Alastair Cook takes to the oche after World Cup snub December 23, 2014

    London: Alastair Cook tried to take his mind off his shock World Cup snub as the deposed England captain stepped onto the oche at the World Darts Championships on Monday. Two days after the heartache of being sacked as England's one-day captain and dropped from the squad for next year's World...
  • Alastair Cook sacked in a 'hugely disrespectful' way: Andrew Strauss December 21, 2014

    London: Former England captain Andrew Strauss has launched a strong attack on the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), saying sacking of former skipper Alastair Cook was "hugely disrespectful". The 29-year-old Cook, who was in dismal form, has been replaced as England One-Day International (ODI) captain by middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan...
  • No way back for Kevin Pietersen despite Alastair Cook sacking December 21, 2014

    England cricket chiefs have moved quickly to make it clear that Alastair Cook's dismissal as one-day captain has not opened the door for a return to international cricket for batsman Kevin Pietersen. The South African-born maverick's undermining of Cook was one of the reasons Pietersen was cast aside by England in...
  • Gutted at being left out of World Cup squad: Alastair Cook December 20, 2014

    London: England batsman and former skipper Alastair Cook has said that he was 'gutted' to be left out of England's World Cup squad after fellow willower Eoin Morgan was confirmed as the new one-day captain. Cook was dropped on Friday from the 15-man squad to play matches in Australia next month...
  • World Cup squads: Eoin Morgan named England captain, Alastair Cook dropped December 20, 2014

    Alastair Cook has been dropped from the England squad for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with Eoin Morgan taking over as captain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Saturday. Opener Cook, who has been woefully out of form with the bat but will...
  • Alastair Cook out, Eoin Morgan in as England ODI captain: reports December 19, 2014

    London: Alastair Cook has been dropped as England captain for next year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the BBC and Sky Sports reported on Friday. Opener Cook, who has been woefully out of form with the bat, will be replaced as skipper by swashbuckling middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan. Cook...
  • Google Glass will fail, smartwatches disappointing, Apple no longer a pioneer: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak December 19, 2014

    Sydney: Steve Wozniak says he is no fan of smartwatches and believes Google Glass will fail as he cautioned not to expect the company he co-founded, Apple, to always lead the way into new technologies. The American, who quit Apple in 1987 - 12 years after creating the technology giant with...
  • Alastair Cook should be replaced as captain: Nasser Hussain December 19, 2014

    London: Alastair Cook should be immediately taken out from captaincy ahead of the World Cup before time runs out, former England skipper Nasser Hussain had said. England's one-day series defeat in Sri Lanka was their fourth in a row under Cook, who scored 119 runs in six games. England went down...
  • I won't walk away, says under-fire Cook December 17, 2014

    Alastair Cook said he had no intention of stepping down as captain after his England side lost the seventh and final match of the one-day series against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. The left-handed opening batsman struggled for runs again, making just 32 as his team were beaten by 87 runs to...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 7th ODI December 16, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Sri Lanka have won the toss and will be batting first against England in the seventh ODI. England make two changes - Hales and Gurney back in, for Bopara and Finn. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka have made one change with Dilruwan...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 6th ODI December 13, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat against England in Pallekele. Playing XIs: England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen Ali, James Taylor, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, Steven Finn Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene,...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 5th ODI December 11, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page England will return on Thursday to chase down a 240-run victory target and stay alive in the seven-match contest against Sri Lanka after rain forced play to be suspended. In-form Kumar Sangakkara hit a cultured 91 but England paceman Chris...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 5th ODI December 10, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page TOSS: England opted to field against Sri Lanka. Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Kushal Janith Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Sachithra Senanayake, Dhammika Prasad, Ajantha Mendis England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen...
  • Alastair Cook captain as England name provisional World Cup squad December 6, 2014

    England named a provisional 30-man squad on Saturday for next year's one-day World Cup with Alastair Cook as captain. Cook is under pressure following a poor run of results and is suspended from Sunday's game against Sri Lanka due to the team's slow over-rate in the last game. Fast bowlers James Anderson...
  • England's Alastair Cook gets one-match ban for slow over-rate December 4, 2014

    England captain Alastair Cook was on Thursday suspended for one match and fined 20 percent of his undisclosed match fees for his team's slow over-rate in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka. Match referee David Boon ruled that England bowled one over short in the stipulated time frame during Wednesday's...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 3rd ODI December 3, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat against England in Hambantota Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Janith Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews (capt), Thilina Kandamby, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis England: Alastair Cook (capt),...
  • Alastair Cook should be dropped as England captain, says Ian Botham November 29, 2014

    London: Alastair Cook should be dropped as England one-day captain after presiding over another "flat and tedious" display in an eight-wicket defeat by Sri Lanka on Saturday, according to former all-rounder Ian Bothsm. The hosts easily chased down England's paltry 185 in the second match of the series, reaching their target...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd ODI November 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England opted to bat against Sri Lanka. Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Janith Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Rangana Herath, Dhammika Prasad, Ajantha Mendis England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen Ali,...
  • Sri Lanka, England to play 2nd ODI as scheduled November 28, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka and England will go ahead with their second one-day international as scheduled for Saturday following the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes. Both teams discussed whether they should play, and decided they should in respect for Hughes, England captain Alastair Cook said on Saturday. "It was a really, really...
  • 1st ODI: England, Sri Lanka begin World Cup tune-up November 25, 2014

    England will look to settle scores against Sri Lanka after their bad-tempered clash earlier this year when the two sides meet in a pre-World Cup one-day series from Wednesday. The seven-match tour has been spiced up by comments from England captain Alastair Cook that his team will try to exact revenge...
  • Would love to judge a cookery show on TV: Pooja Bhatt November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: She calls herself a foodie and loves to cook for her loved ones in her free time. Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt says she'd love to judge a cookery show on the small screen as long as the quality of cookery shows improves in the country. She believes filming of food...
  • Alastair Cook seeks revenge in Sri Lanka November 21, 2014

    London: England captain Alastair Cook on Thursday vowed to try and win a seven-match series in a tit-for-tat revenge against Sri Lanka ahead of next year's World Cup. Speaking to reporters at the start of the ODI series, seen as part of their preparations for next year's World Cup in Australia...