Cricket Series

  • Gayle, Chanderpaul will lift WI in Bangladesh: Sammy November 7, 2012

    Dhaka: The return of Chris Gayle and experience of Shivnarine Chanderpaul should give West Indies the edge in their Test series in Bangladesh, the touring side's captain Darren Sammy said on Wednesday. The Caribbean team are in Bangladesh to play two Tests, the first starting next week, and five one-day internationals,...
  • Not going to take Bangladesh lightly: Ramdin November 7, 2012

    Dhaka: Vice Captain Denesh Ramdin says the West Indies would not be taking Bangladesh for granted during their tour which begins here on Nov 13. The West Indian players are already in Dhaka and will meet the home side in the first of two Test matches next Tuesday at the Sher-e-Bangla...
  • Tough time for Sehwag at Delhi training session October 29, 2012

    New Delhi: He hasn't been in the best of form of late and Virender Sehwag's body language during his first day with the Delhi Ranji Trophy squad said it all. The 'Nawab of Najafgarh' looked pretty rusty during his first session at the state team's nets where not only seasoned...
  • Pakistan's pursuit of India tour pays off July 18, 2012

    When Zaka Ashraf took over as Pakistan cricket chief in October last year his highest-priority tasks were to resume suspended home international matches and revive ties with arch-rivals India. With security fears still running high, there is still no prospect of foreign teams touring Pakistan soon, but on Monday cricket fans...
  • Ashraf denies PCB wants revenue from India tour July 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Zaka Ashraf, the Pakistan Cricket Board chief, has firmly denied reports suggesting that his administration has requested its Indian counterpart for revenue shares in the recently announced limited-overs series, terming the alleged comments as "fabricated" and an attempt to sabotage the December-January series. On Tuesday, the BCCI had announced that...
  • BCCI confident of Pakistan tour clearance July 17, 2012

    New Delhi: India’s cricket chiefs are confident they will secure the government’s clearance to host Pakistan for a short tour later this year, an official said on Tuesday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited Pakistan to play three one-dayers and two Twenty20 matches in December-January, the...
  • Indo-Pak series bigger than Ashes: Afridi July 17, 2012

    Karachi: Praising the efforts of the two countries' cricket boards in reviving bilateral series, former Pakistan skipper and allrounder Shahid Afridi said the popularity of India-Pakistan series is bigger than the Ashes. Besides Afridi, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said that fans from both sides of the border are always eager to watch...
  • Is resuming cricket ties with Pak a right decision? July 16, 2012

    CNN-IBN's panel of experts discuss India's move to invite Pakistan for a limited overs series later this year. ...
  • 'Pak tour of India good for world cricket' July 16, 2012

    Chairman of selectors K Srikkanth said the limited overs series will make headway to more series in the future. ...
  • Indo-Pak ties great news for fans: Manjrekar July 16, 2012

    The former India player was ecstatic after hearing that Pakistan will tour India for a short limited overs series at the end of this year. ...
  • 'BCCI agreed after long discussions with PCB' July 16, 2012

    Rajiv Shukla, the BCCI vice president, said it's the PCB who took the initiative to convince the BCCI to resume the bilateral ties with Pakistan. ...
  • NZ's Watling expects spin barrage in Caribbean June 26, 2012

    Hamilton: New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling is expecting the pitches in the Caribbean to offer a lot of turn, leading to guarded optimism about New Zealand's chances ahead of their tour of the West Indies next month. West Indies have potentially five spinners vying to make it to the squads to...
  • Struggling India turn attention to T20 January 31, 2012

    The Test series has been woefully one-sided but Twenty20 tends to close the gap between teams, and Australia and India have each won two matches against each other in the format. As Sydney's Stadium Australia opens its doors to international cricket on February 1 for the first of two Twenty20s,...
  • 15 minutes of pain: Dhoni on defeat in Guwahati November 8, 2009

    Guwahati: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the batsmen's inability to read the track in the first 15 minutes for their six-wicket loss in the sixth One-day International that gave Australia a 4-2 series win in Guwahati on Sunday. Dhoni's decision to bat first back-fired after the top-order failed to negotiate...
  • England concerned over airport threats December 5, 2008

    The developing security situation in India has got the ECB in a fix even as the England team flew out to Abu Dhabi, in anticipation of the tour to India. With major airports in India being put on high alert against possible terror strikes, the tour still hangs in the...
  • Bhajji, Yuvi doubtful for Test squad against SA March 17, 2008

    Mumbai: Injury-ridden Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh's fitness will be put to test on Monday as selectors get ready to pick the squad for the three-Test home series against South Africa, which begins on March 26. On Monday, the National Selection Committee will pick the squad only for the first Test....
  • All-night party awaits Delhi boy Ishant Sharma March 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Delhi's South Patel Nagar is where India's newest bowling hero lives. Close to three months after he left home as a rookie cricketer for Down Under, Ishant Sharma returned home to a hero's welcome on Thursday. Ishant's mother Girisha is busy tidying up the house for her hero. It's...
  • Goodies, wedding proposals follow stardom for Praveen March 6, 2008

    Meerut: There was a quiet buzz at 306, Multan Nagar on Thursday. The family and friends were preparing a grand welcome for Praveen Kumar, returning from a historic victory Down Under. As people decorate the little gully outside his house amidst a steady flow of well-wishers, inside the house his mother...
  • Nation accords Heroes of Oz a gala welcome March 7, 2008

    New Delhi: Huge crowds turned out at New Delhi's Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium on Thursday to greet the Indian cricket team on their return to India. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) felicitated the players at a special function at the Stadium for winning the tri-series for the...
  • In Pics: Delhi turns up to honour Team India March 6, 2008

    Oz-conquerors Team India honoured at Ferozesshah Kotla Stadium....
  • Delhi rolls out the red carpet for Men in Blue March 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Chocolate cake, strawberries and a live band — a feast fit for the Gods awaited the Indian cricket team as it reached Delhi’s Hotel Intercontinental on Thursday afternoon. The team then proceeded to the Feroz Shah Kotla cricket stadium where the felicitation ceremony for its incredible victory over...
  • One Sikh is enough for 1,25,000 people: Bhajji March 6, 2008

    Brisbane: Indian off spinner Harbhajan Singh has promised to return to Australia better than ever, and claimed that one Sikh is enough for 1,25,000 people. He said that he had drawn strength from tenth Sikh saint, Guru Gobind Singh. Harbhajan fired a final volley at Australia by insisting that he was...
  • Bhajji's parting shot in Oz: I won't tone down March 6, 2008

    Sydney: Harbhajan Singh left Australia with a parting swipe to his critics and opponents by saying he would not tone down his on-field behaviour. Harbhajan was at the centre of much controversy on India's tour of Australia, becoming embroiled in a racism row after allegedly calling Andrew Symonds a monkey....
  • Grand homecoming awaits Wizards of Oz | More March 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Triumph seals the summer of controversies as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Devils return home from Australia to a heroes welcome on Tuesday after the historic tri-series win against Australia. Beating the mighty Australians in their own very backyard was like a barrier transcended, a mountain conquered, incredibly by a young...
  • Aussies want to follow India's pick-youth policy March 6, 2008

    Brisbane: The young Indian team has not only showed the way to conquer the impregnable Australian team, but has also taught a few things to skipper Ricky Ponting. Ponting admits that they should learn from India's follow-youth policy and time was ripe to blood youngsters in the ageing Australian side. With most...
  • Cricket-crazed 'shy boy' does Meerut proud March 5, 2008

    Meerut: Violent protests and high crime rate - in public perception, this is the a recurring image of Meerut But now, this western UP town is celebrating the birth of a new sporting hero. With his sterling show Down Under, 21-year-old Praveen Kumar has given Meerut a reason to...
  • Injury forces Ishant Sharma out, Sreesanth in March 4, 2008

    Brisbane: Pacer Ishant Sharma, the find of this season, will miss the second CB series final between India and Australia at Brisbane on Tuesday. Ishant had injured the middle finger on his bowling hand during his 5th over in Sunday's match. He went on to finish the over with the wicket...
  • BCCI warns Aussies of tit-for-tat treatment in India March 3, 2008

    Melbourne: BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah on Monday warned that 'unnecessary' targeting of Harbhajan Singh by Australian spectators and media could result in a similar treatment for the world champions when they tour India later this year. Harbhajan was cleared of any wrongdoing by match referee after local media reported that...
  • Bhajji's monkey menace: ICC rules out action March 4, 2008

    Dubai: In what would be music to the ears of Harbhajan Singh, ICC Match Referee Jeff Crowe on Monday ruled out taking any action against the Indian spinner, who was alleged to have made monkey gestures towards crowd at the SCG. Australian media reports had claimed that Harbhajan had made monkey...
  • Team management sees red over Bhajji report March 3, 2008

    Sydney: The Indian cricket team management on Monday strongly condemned reports in some Australia's Fairfax newspapers which quoted a spectator as saying Harbhajan Singh had motioned to scratch his armpits and spat at the crowd. Standing by the spinner, team manager Bimal Soni said the bowler had done nothing wrong. Soni...