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  • James Taylor delighted to score in a pressure situation 1 hour 14 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...
  • IPL-8 auction on February 16 in Bengaluru 2 hours 17 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The players' auction for the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held in Bengaluru Feb 16. Several leading cricketers from across the world will be up for grabs. The auction will begin at 9.30 a.m. and will be conducted by professional English auctioneer Richard Madley, who...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group B wrap: Vidarbha put Delhi on mat, sick Sehwag comes in at No 10 3 hours 21 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 C wrap: Assam take first-innings lead against Andhra 4 hours 8 minutes ago

    Guwahati: Assam took a vital first-innings lead in their Group C Ranji Trophy cricket match against Andhra Pradesh here on Friday. At stumps on the second day, Assam were 199 for six in their first innings, taking a lead of 62 runs with four wickets remaining in reply to the visiting...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group A wrap: Rawat shines as Railways inch towards 1st innings lead 4 hours 21 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 4 hours 57 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 5 hours 3 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...
  • Tri-Series: MS Dhoni blames batsmen for loss to England 5 hours 4 minutes ago

    Perth: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the batsmen for Friday's loss against England in the virtual semi-final of the tri-series here. England booked a berth in the final of the One-Day International (ODI) series against Australia, courtesy a three-wicket win over India at the WACA. "When we started batting, I...
  • England keep India winless to enter tri-series final 6 hours 24 minutes ago

    Talking of momentum, India will have none such thing going into their World Cup title defence as they remain winless after more than two months on tour in Australia. England inflicted the latest wound on the world champions, throwing them out of the Carlton Mid ODI tri-series with a three-wicket win...
  • West Indies series loss compounded by over-rate fine 6 hours 39 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 6 hours 46 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 8 hours 33 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...
  • World Cup 2015: Who are the men with best all-round skills 9 hours 23 minutes ago

    From Mohinder Amarnath's legendary performance in 1983 World Cup to Yuvraj Singh's brilliance in the 2011 edition, the importance of allrounders in one-day cricket and World Cups cannot be undermined. Most teams in the modern era give particular emphasis on having more players who can do well with both bat...
  • ICC announce umpires and referees for World Cup 10 hours 29 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 11 hours 21 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 11 hours 54 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 13 hours 12 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...
  • Nikita Miller replaces Sunil Narine in West Indies' World Cup squad 14 hours 42 minutes ago

    Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller has been called up by the West Indies for the Cricket World Cup to replace Sunil Narine who withdrew from the squad. Miller, 32, has featured in 45 one-day internationals, taking 40 wickets with a best of 4 for 43 against Zimbabwe. His last appearance for the West...
  • 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...
  • Mitchell Starc needs to be consistent at the WC: Craig McDermott Yesterday

    Sydney: Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott said on Thursday their left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc needs to be consistent at the World Cup to give the host nation the best chance to clinch the title for a record fifth time. "Starc is swinging the new ball well. It's certainly going to swing...
  • 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...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group A wrap: KL Rahul hits unbeaten ton as Karnataka dominate Yesterday

    Bangalore: Lokesh Rahul's good run of form continued as the young batsman struck an unbeaten 150 to guide Karnataka to a comfortable position in their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match against Uttar Pradesh here on Thursday. At stumps on the first day, hosts Karnataka were strongly placed at 326 for...
  • Tri-series: India seek first win in a no-brainer at Perth Yesterday

    Australia, bad form, injuries, experiments, England, bad weather. India have fought all sort of enemies for over the last two months Down Under. But what their battles are yet to yield is a win. And if that objective is achieved against England at the WACA on Friday, along will come...
  • 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...