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  • Using Ravindra Jadeja as a strike bowler is disastrous: Erapalli Prasanna 19 hours 28 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Legendary off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna questioned India's logic behind ignoring Ravichandran Ashwin and termed team management's move to play Ravindra Jadeja as a strike bowler a "disastrous" one. "Ravindra Jadeja should play in all Tests but only as a stock bowler. He is not a wicket-taker. Jadeja's capability as a...
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar's swollen ankle cause of concern for India 20 hours 25 minutes ago

    Southampton: Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar's swollen ankle will certainly keep the Indian team management worried ahead of the fourth Test against England at the Old Trafford starting August 7. With Ishant Sharma already out of the fourth Test with ankle injury, India's most consistent bowler in the series, Bhuvneshwar's injury will certainly...
  • Pressure mounts on Ravindra Jadeja following week to forget 20 hours 38 minutes ago

    As India licked their wounds following the humiliating defeat to England at Southampton on Thursday, Ravindra Jadeja was probably hurting more than most after enduring a miserable week both on and off the field. The 25-year-old, considered an all-rounder with his modest left-arm orthodox action and ability to wield the bat...
  • Indian team for England ODIs to be picked on Aug 7 23 hours 57 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The Indian squad for the five-match ODI series against England, scheduled after the conclusion of the ongoing five-Test series, would be picked here on August 7 by the national selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil. "The selection committee meeting (to pick team for ODIs as well as the lone T20...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in ICC Test rankings Yesterday

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara slipped a couple of rungs to 10th but remained the best-placed Indian batsman, while the off-colour Virat Kohli dropped one spot to 15th in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Friday. India lost the third Test in Southampton by 266 runs, which helped England to make it...
  • Sunil Gavaskar slams 'complacent' India for Southampton loss Yesterday

    New Delhi: Severely critical of the Indian cricket team's poor show against England in the third Test, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said the old habit of getting complacent after a big win seems to have affected the side during the lost match. India went down by 266 runs in the Southampton...
  • Geoffrey Boycott, Ian Botham laud England for turnaround Yesterday

    London: Lavishing praise on the England cricket team for their series-equalising win in the third Test against India, former captains Geoffrey Boycott and Ian Botham said the home side looked much stronger than the tourists in every department of the game. Writing in 'The Daily Telegraph', Boycott hoped that the English...
  • South Africa legend Jacques Kallis retires from all forms of cricket 2 days ago

    South Africa's Jacques Kallis has surprisingly decided to call time on his international limited overs career six months before the World Cup. The 38-year-old, one of the greatest all-rounders in the game's history, retired from Test cricket last year but had been planning to finish his South Africa career at the...
  • BCCI set to appeal against the ICC sanction on Jadeja 2 days ago

    Southampton: The BCCI is all set to appeal against the Level 1 charge brought against Ravindra Jadeja for his alleged altercation with England fast bowler Jimmy Anderson during the first Test at Trent Bridge played between July 9-13. There was an alleged altercation at the lunch break on one the second...
  • Kings XI Punjab's Sandeep Sharma to miss Champions League Twenty20 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Talented medium pacer Sandeep Sharma, who was one of the star performers for Kings XI Punjab in IPL-7, is set to miss the Champions League Twenty20 due to an injury that will keep him out of action till December. Sandeep grabbed the limelight this year by taking 18 wickets...
  • South Africa opt for unchanged Test squad against Zimbabwe 3 days ago

    South Africa have named an unchanged 15-man squad for the one-off Test against Zimbabwe starting at the Harare Sports Club on August 9. Convener of selectors Andrew Hudson said in a Cricket South Africa statement issued on Tuesday that the players had "earned a vote of confidence" upon completing their first...
  • ICC bans Moeen Ali from wearing 'Save Gaza' wristbands 3 days ago

    England batsman Moeen Ali has been banned from wearing wristbands featuring the slogans "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine", the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Tuesday. Moeen, who is Muslim and of Pakistani descent, helped raise funds for charities working with those affected by the three-week conflict with Israel. He wore the...
  • ICC investigating England cricketer Moeen Ali's Gaza wristbands 4 days ago

    Southampton: England cricketer Moeen Ali risked disciplinary action after the International Cricket Council (ICC) said Monday they were "investigating" his decision to wear wristbands in support of Gaza during the ongoing third Test match against India on Monday. Ali wore wristbands that read "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine", while batting during...
  • 3rd Test: England ring a 'Bell' to lead India by 544 runs on Day 2 4 days ago

    England started turning the screws on India in the second Test at Lord's, inspired by a century from Ian Bell on day two that ended with the hosts in the lead by 544 and the visitors staring at the prospect of saving the game. England, who resumed the day at 247...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq to remain Pakistan captain till 2015 World Cup 4 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to retain Misbah-ul-Haq as Test and ODI captain until the next World Cup in 2015 in order to crush apparent unrest in the national team over the captaincy issue. Outgoing chairman of the board, Najam Sethi, said on Geo TV that there was...
  • South Africa draw 2nd Test against Sri Lanka, jump to number one 4 days ago

    Colombo: A gritty South African tail fought off Sri Lanka's spinners to snatch a nerve-jangling draw in the second Test and seal a historic 1-0 series win. The series victory propelled South Africa to the top of world Test ranking ahead of Australia and also ended their 21-year-old jinx on the...
  • Kevin Pietersen joins Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League 4 days ago

    Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen joined the Melbourne Stars on Monday to be the highest-profile signing of the new season of Australia's Big Bash League. Pietersen, who was sacked by England in February following the 5-0 Ashes drubbing in the winter tour to Australia, has signed a two-year deal with the...
  • 3rd Test: Ballance, Cook defy India on day one, England 247/2 5 days ago

    Gary Ballance continued to enjoy the Indian attack with another Test century while skipper Alastair Cook made a welcome return to form as the two made the most of England's decision to bat with a total of 247 for 2 at stumps on day one of the third Test at...
  • Brett Lee impressed with fearless young Indian cricketers 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Former Australian speedster Brett Lee on Sunday said he was impressed with the fearless attitude of the Indian youngsters in the ongoing Test series against England. "I have been really impressed with the new Indian side. They are playing fearless cricket and that happens only when you get new people...
  • Sourav Ganguly elected as CAB joint secretary 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly on Sunday began a new innings as a cricket administrator - with his unanimous election to the joint secretary's post at the Cricket Association of Bengal's 83rd annual general meeting here. Ganguly's advent in a new avatar was welcomed by cricket administrators and the playing...
  • ICC urges Dhoni, Cook not to 'undermine' judicial process 5 days ago

    Southampton: The International Cricket Council (ICC) took strong exception to the critical comments made by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his England counterpart Alastair Cook on the James Anderson- Ravindra Jadeja altercation and urged both the captains to respect the judicial process. On the eve of the third Test, Dhoni...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka on top against South Africa on curtailed Day 4 5 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath picked up an early wicket to put South Africa under pressure as the visitors finished day four on 38/1, needing another 331 runs to win the second Test. Opening the bowling, the left-arm spinner had opener Alviro Petersen caught by Kithruwan Vithanage without scoring with the...
  • Sourav Ganguly set to be annointed as CAB secretary on Sunday 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Former India captain will begin a new innings as cricket administrator when he's elected uncontested for the post of joint-secretary of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) at its 83rd AGM here on Sunday. The CAB AGM would be a mundane affair with 74-year-old cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya taking charge...
  • Gundappa Viswanath wants specialist spinner for third Test 6 days ago

    Kolkata: India should include a specialist spinner in the playing XI for the Southampton Test, beginning on Sunday, former Indian great Gundappa Viswanath said. Without naming Ravichandran Ashwin, the former India captain felt there was a need to make it a two-spin attack along with Ravindra Jadeja. "They should take a specialist...
  • 2nd Test: Perera gives Sri Lanka big lead despite Amla ton 6 days ago

    South Africa captain Hashim Amla remained unbeaten after his 22nd Test hundred but off-spinner Dilruwan Perera's career best figures gave Sri Lanka a big first innings lead at the end of the third day of the second Test on Saturday. South Africa were dismissed for 282 in reply to Sri Lanka's...
  • All-round show by Karn takes India A closer to final 6 days ago

    Darwin: Young leg-spinner Karn Sharma's all-round exploits helped India A eked out a thrilling one-wicket victory over South Africa A team to reach closer to the title round in the Quadrangular 'A' series on Saturday. Batting first, South Africa A scored 275 for eight in 50 overs with Rilee Russouw scoring...
  • Mahela Jayawardene cherishes playing against South Africa 1 week ago

    In the twilight of his glorious Test career, Mahela Jayawardene will sign off with a bagful of memories when he hangs up his boots next month. But there is one team he will cherish playing against the most. The stylish right-hander has scored against all-comers but his records against South Africa...