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  • MS Dhoni did look short of ideas at Perth, feels Sunil Gavaskar 4 hours 34 minutes ago

    Perth: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ran "short of ideas" in Friday's loss against England at Perth. Asked why India's most successful bowler Stuart Binny (3/33 in 8 overs) wasn't given an opportunity to complete his full quota of 10 overs, Gavaskar said:"You have...
  • James Taylor delighted to score in a pressure situation 5 hours 43 minutes ago

    Perth: Ecstatic to have scored in a pressure situation, England batsman James Taylor on Friday said he derived a lot of satisfaction after his side pulled off a win against India from a tricky position to secure a place in the ODI tri-series final against Australia. Chasing a modest target of...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group B wrap: Vidarbha put Delhi on mat, sick Sehwag comes in at No 10 7 hours 49 minutes ago

    Table toppers Delhi were outplayed for the second day in succession as they finished the proceedings at 133 for eight in reply to hosts Vidarbha's respectable first innings score of 370 in a Ranji Trophy group league encounter, here today. Delhi, who still need 87 runs to avoid follow-on will be...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group A wrap: Rawat shines as Railways inch towards 1st innings lead 8 hours 49 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Skipper Mahesh Rawat's fluent half-century kept Railways with a bright chance of getting the first innings lead against hosts Bengal in a group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy on Friday. In reply to Bengal's first innings score of 268, Rawat's unbeaten 56 helped Railways reach 219 for six in...
  • Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson set to return for tri-series final 9 hours 25 minutes ago

    Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is set to return to One-Day International (ODI) cricket after a break of over a month and will play in the tri-series final against England on Sunday. Johnson said the break was a much needed one, specially after the "tough" tour in the United Arab Emirates...
  • Joe Burns not keen on playing Indian Premier League 9 hours 32 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Australia batsman Joe Burns said on Friday that he is not keen on playing in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) and instead wants to focus on the longer format of the game. "Test cricket is my priority and I am not too keen to go to the IPL," Burns...
  • West Indies series loss compounded by over-rate fine 11 hours 8 minutes ago

    Centurion: The West Indies have been slapped with a fine by the International Cricket Council for maintaining a slow over-rate during their loss to South Africa in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI). Match referee Chris Broad on Thursday found the Caribbean side two overs short of their target at...
  • India's S Ravi to officiate in World Cup opener 11 hours 15 minutes ago

    Dubai: India's S Ravi will officiate in the World Cup opener between hosts New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Christchurch on February 14. While Marais Erasmus and Nigel Llong will be the on-field umpires, Ravi and Simon Fry will be the third and fourth umpires, respectively, with David Boon serving as...
  • Afghanistan prepare for 'dream' World Cup debut 13 hours 2 minutes ago

    Kabul: At an indoor academy in Kabul, Afghanistan's cricketers are training hard for their debut in the upcoming World Cup tournament in Australia and New Zealand next month. Shuttle runs and lifting weights help keep out the bitter chill of the Afghan winter as the players tune up for the tournament...
  • ICC announce umpires and referees for World Cup 14 hours 58 minutes ago

    Dubai: Marais Erasmus and Nigel Llong will be the on-field umpires for the World Cup opener between New Zealand and Sri Lanka on February 14 as ICC Friday announced the umpire and match referees for the pool stage of the mega cricket event. S Ravi and Simon Fry will be the...
  • Cricket greats who have never won a World Cup 15 hours 50 minutes ago

    There are countless talented cricketers who had worked tirelessly throughout their careers to have their hands on the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup trophy, but the title of world champion eluded them. I was one of those lucky ones to be part of the winning ICC Cricket World Cup squad...
  • Michael Clarke back to prove fitness for World Cup 16 hours 22 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke will return to club cricket this weekend as he continues his bid to prove his fitness for the upcoming World Cup, Cricket Australia said on Friday. Clarke sustained the latest in a long line of hamstring injuries while fielding in the first test against India in...
  • South Africa comfortable to be among World Cup favourites 17 hours 40 minutes ago

    Centurion: South Africa will go into next month's World Cup, comfortable with their status as one of the favourites to lift the trophy. The West Indies, on the other hand, are banking on reaching the knockout phase and then producing their best form. There was a considerable gulf in performance between the...
  • Sri Lanka appoint Rumesh Ratnayake as consultant coach Yesterday

    Rumesh Ratnayake, the former Sri Lankan fast bowler, has been appointed the national side's consultant coach ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015, a Sri Lanka Cricket release said. "SLC has made the inclusion taking into consideration the views of the chairman of selectors and the national team management. All other...
  • Nuwan Kulasekera reprimanded for aggressive celebration Yesterday

    Wellington: Sri Lankan fast bowler Nuwan Kulasekera was reprimanded for aggressive celebration of Luke Ronchi's dismissal during his team's seventh ODI against New Zealand on Thursday. "Kulasekera admitted to a breach of Article 2.1.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel," said the ICC in a...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group B wrap: Satish ton takes Vidarbha to 274/6 Yesterday

    Nagpur: Ganesh Satish scored his second century of the Ranji Trophy season to guide Vidarbha to 274 for six against Delhi on day one of the Group B match on Thursday. The hosts were struggling at 47 for three before Satish shepherded them to recovery with an unbeaten 119 off 252...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group C wrap: Assam bundle out Andhra for 137 Yesterday

    Guwahati: Assam bundled out Andhra for a paltry 137 with Arup Das snaring four wickets in their Group C Ranji Trophy match on Thursday. When stumps were drawn on the first day that saw only 73 overs bowled out of 90, Assam were 32 for one in their first innings. Arun...
  • Yuvraj Singh to play for MCC in Emirates T20 tournament Yesterday

    London: India discard Yuvraj Singh will play for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in the Emirates Twenty20 tournament in Dubai on March 20. The Indian batsman has been named as the final member of the squad for the annual competition which this year also features Lancashire, Yorkshire and Sussex. Lancashire will take on...
  • I will come back as a better cricketer, person: Mohammad Amir Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan's banned paceman, Mohammad Amir, who was on Thursday allowed to play domestic cricket by the ICC, has promised to return to the cricket field as a better human being and player. The pacer, whose five-year ban officially expires on September 2 this year, was informed by the ICC that...
  • Brad Hogg set to sign new KKR contract Yesterday

    Chinaman bowler Brad Hogg, who will turn 44 next week, is set to sign a contract with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the next Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The Australian on Thursday said he has had a word with KKR head coach Trevor Bayliss who told him that the team...
  • Arun Jaitley urged not to back Srinivasan in BCCI Yesterday

    New Delhi: Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma on Thursday requested former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) vice-president and union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley not to support sidelined president N Srinivasan. Srinivasan was barred by the Supreme Court on January 22 from contesting the BCCI elections...
  • India need to identify frontline pace attack, says Javagal Srinath Yesterday

    Dubai: Former fast bowler Javagal Srinath believes India need to identify their frontline pace attack who can take wickets upfront during their title defence at the ICC Cricket World Cup starting next month. "It is extremely important for India to identify its frontline pace attack. At this time, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is...
  • Biggest disappointment was losing 1983 World Cup, says Joel Garner Yesterday

    Bridgetown: Former West Indies fast bowler Joel Garner said that the biggest disappointment of his cricketing career was to lose the 1983 World Cup final against India at Lord's. Garner said the effect was such that he had stopped talking to his team-mates following the loss. "For a long time, two or...
  • 7th ODI: Sangakkara earns Sri Lanka consolation win over New Zealand Yesterday

    Wellington: Injury-stricken Sri Lanka gained a morale boost ahead of the World Cup by beating New Zealand by 34 runs in Thursday's last match of the seven-game one-day series. Kumar Sangakkara made 113 not out and Tillakaratne Dilshan 81 in Sri Lanka's 287-6 and debuting fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera took 2...
  • Win over India will build World Cup momentum for us, says Eoin Morgan Yesterday

    Perth: England captain Eoin Morgan upped the ante ahead of his side's tri-series clash with India, saying a win in Friday's virtual semi-final will build up momentum ahead of the World Cup. The two sides meet in a must-win game after India's match against Australia was washed out in Sydney on...
  • Steven Smith credits IPL for success Yesterday

    Perth: Going through the form of his life, Australian batsman Steven Smith said his participation in the Indian Premier League has helped him improve his game and taught him to adapt to different situations. "It's a great tournament to be involved in. I have to pay a lot of credit to...
  • IPL is the best thing for me: Eoin Morgan Yesterday

    Perth: Putting his Test ambitions on hold, England ODI skipper Eoin Morgan has decided to make himself available for selection in the 2015 Indian Premier League Player Auction likely to be held in Bangalore on February 16. Morgan, who missed the last IPL in the hope of earning a Test berth,...
  • 2016 World Twenty20 in India from March 11 to April 3 Yesterday

    Dubai: The 2016 World Twenty20 will be played in India from March 11 to April 3. The International Cricket Council (ICC) approved the dates for its main events through to 2019, following its Board meeting on Thursday. Though the tournaments were awarded to countries in 2013, the dates were approved on...
  • Ravi Shastri's WACA diaries can inspire Indian spinners Yesterday

    Perth: It isn't without reason that the WACA ground in Perth is called a fast bowler's paradise. With its pace and bounce, it has invariably assisted the quicker bowlers, who have maintained control, but those same attributes that have made it a paceman's ally have also helped batsmen score big...