Cricket

  • England rookie Jason Roy plays down injury scare 2 hours 47 minutes ago

    London: Uncapped South Africa-born batsman Jason Roy insisted he would be fit after suffering an injury scare on Sunday, hours after being included in England's 14-man squad for next weekend's Twenty20 international against India at Edgbaston. The 24-year-old rising star was hit on the hand while batting for Surrey against New...
  • Injured Michael Clarke returns home after Zimbabwe loss 3 hours 38 minutes ago

    Sydney: Captain Michael Clarke will return home on Tuesday after aggravating a hamstring injury during Australia's embarrassing one-day international loss to Zimbabwe in Harare, Cricket Australia said. Clarke's sore left hamstring had kept him out of Australia's first two games of the series, which also involves South Africa, and it flared...
  • India are giving England ODI cricket lessons: Alec Stewart 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    London: Exasperated at England's consecutive defeats, former captain Alec Stewart said the hosts must learn from India how to play One-day cricket. India have taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match series with convincing victories at Cardiff and Nottingham. "India look a completely different team to the rabble that threw in...
  • Not interested in playing county cricket, says Ishant Sharma 17 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Cheteshwar Pujara will be playing for Derbyshire this season while Varun Aaron is also keen on plying his trade in the county circuit but Ishant Sharma, the senior-most bowler of the Indian Test team, is not at all keen on playing in England. Would you be interested in playing...
  • Tri-series, Match 4: Zimbabwe end 31-year wait, stun Australia by 3 wickets 15 hours 37 minutes ago

    Harare: Zimbabwe beat Australia for the first time in 31 years on Sunday as captain Elton Chigumbura's 52 not out led his team to a famous three-wicket win in the ODI triangular series. Opposite number Michael Clarke also made an unbeaten half-century for Australia but re-injured his hamstring in only his...
  • New boys have brought in fresh energy in ODIs, says Ajinkya Rahane 18 hours 40 minutes ago

    Nottingham: Ajinkya Rahane on Sunday said the new players who have joined the ODI squad, have brought in fresh energy and helped in turning around India's fortunes in the ongoing one-day series against England. After their shambolic show in the five-Test series which they lost 1-3, India are leading the five-match...
  • Pakistan's defeat in Sri Lanka sparks ICC World Cup 2015 fears 18 hours 57 minutes ago

    Karachi: Former cricket greats said they fear Pakistan's one-day defeat in Sri Lanka will hurt preparations for the World Cup just five months away. Pakistan were beaten by seven wickets in the third and final one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dambulla on Saturday after being bowled for a mere 102,...
  • TWTW: Who is the only boss of Indian Cricket team? Yesterday

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha comments on the Indian cricket team. While BCCI appointed former captain Ravi Shastri as Director of Cricket for the ODI series, skipper MS Dhoni came out openly in support of coach Duncan Fletcher. ...
  • Alastair Cook wants more from batsmen after latest India loss Yesterday

    Nottingham: England captain Alastair Cook called on his batsmen to raise their game after a heavy defeat by India left them looking at another one-day series loss ahead of next year's World Cup. India beat England by six wickets at Trent Bridge on Saturday to go 2-0 up in a...
  • MS Dhoni praises spinners and Rayudu for Trent Bridge win Yesterday

    Nottingham: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday lauded his spinners and batsman Ambati Rayudu for his side's six-wicket thrashing of England in the third cricket one-dayer to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series here. The Indian spinners, led by Ravichandran Ashwin (3/39), shot England out for...
  • Usain Bolt to take on Yuvraj Singh in cricket battle Yesterday

    Bangalore: The fastest runner on the planet Usain Bolt and India's 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh will battle it out in a seven-a-side exhibition cricket match here on Tuesday as part of Puma's promotional activity. According to a media release on Saturday, the contest will be four-over-a-side to be played...
  • Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes involved in a verbal spat in 3rd ODI Yesterday

    Nottingham: A brief verbal spat broke out between Indian batsman Virat Kohli and England pacer Ben Stokes during the third one-dayer, leading to the umpires calling the home side captain and the bowler before the match continued. Kohli was dismissed on 40 in the 26th over off the bowling of Stokes...
  • 3rd ODI: Clinical India hammer England by six wickets Yesterday

    India put in another all-round show at Nottingham on Saturday to hammer England for the second game in a row as they beat the hosts by seven wickets in the third ODI to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the five-match series. The world champions were clinical in every department of...
  • James Anderson booed by Indian fans during third ODI at Trent Bridge Yesterday

    Nottingham: England pace spearhead James Anderson, who had an ugly spat with Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja in the first Test, was on Saturday booed by the Indian fans at Trent Bridge during the third ODI. Anderson was received with huge boos from the Indian supporters the moment he stepped out at...
  • 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka rout Pakistan to win series Yesterday

    Dambulla: Allrounder Thisara Perera led Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory on the Duckworth/Lewis Method against Pakistan in the series-deciding third and final one-day international on Saturday. Perera grabbed 4 for 34 and tore through Pakistan's batting lineup with lively short pitched deliveries to restrict the visitors to 102 in 32.1...
  • West Indies Cricket Board not rushing to fill vacant spot for coach Yesterday

    Bridgetown: West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief executive Michael Muirhead said that no decision has been made yet on who will fill the vacant post of Windies head coach and there will be no mad rush to find the candidate. Media reports in recent weeks have indicated that Mickey Arthur was...
  • Sunil Narine, Andre Russell choose CLT20 over Tests Yesterday

    St. John's: Mystery off-spinner Sunil Narine has once again chosen the Twenty20 format over Test cricket after opting out of the two-Test series against Bangladesh at home. Narine was a notable omission from the 13-man squad announced by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Friday for the first Test at...
  • England ponder options at India ODI after Botham blast 2 days ago

    London: England will have criticism from all-round great Ian Botham ringing in their ears as they try to get back on level terms with India in the third one-day international at Trent Bridge on Saturday. Wednesday's huge 133-run defeat by India in Cardiff was almost a textbook demonstration of what have...
  • Australia skipper Michael Clarke set to return for Zimbabwe clash Yesterday

    Harare: Michael Clarke is hoping to recover from a hamstring injury in time to lead Australia against Zimbabwe in Sunday's triangular series clash in Harare. Clarke missed Australia's first two games of the competition, in which they have beaten Zimbabwe by 198 runs and then lost to South Africa by seven...
  • I will oppose if Srinivasan or BCCI tries to delay annual general meeting: Verma 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The face of the anti N Srinivasan camp Aditya Verma on Friday said that he will "oppose" any kind of move from either BCCI or their president-in-exile N Srinivasan to try and delay the Annual General Meeting of the cricket board which is slated to be held by...
  • India should make ICC more democratic: PCB Chief Shahryar Khan 2 days ago

    Newly-appointed Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan wants cricketing "powerhouse" India to encourage "democracy" in the functioning of the ICC after being forced to let BCCI have the control of the governing body along with England and Australia. PCB was the last of the ICC members to give its consent...
  • Alex Hales eager to forge opening partnership with Alastair Cook 2 days ago

    Nottingham: Alex Hales said on Friday he was looking forward to establish a one-day international opening partnership with Alastair Cook despite all the calls for the England captain to quit limited overs cricket. Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann, labelled a "so-called friend" by Cook earlier in the week, reiterated on Friday...
  • 3rd ODI: India hope for an encore at Nottingham 2 days ago

    Fresh from the morale-boosting win in Cardiff, India will look to take an unbeatable lead in the ODI series against England by winning the third ODI at Nottingham on Saturday after the first game was washed out by rain. Suresh Raina turned out to be pivot, which helped India turned their...
  • We have a lot of options for top slot, says Suresh Raina 2 days ago

    Nottingham: India on Friday suffered a setback with opener Rohit Sharma being ruled out of the remainder of the series but star batsman Suresh Raina said the visitors have enough options to fill in for the top slot. Opening the innings, Sharma had scored 52 runs in the second ODI but...
  • England and Wales Cricket Board denies 'court-siding' eviction story 2 days ago

    Nottingham: The English & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has denied that the eviction of a man from the SWALEC stadium in Cardiff during the second ODI on Wednesday was related to court-siding or betting. One of the local papers in England, The Cricket Paper, had reported that 'a man was ejected...
  • Tri-series: South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 61 runs, earn bonus point 2 days ago

    Harare: South Africa's bowlers delivered a 61-run win over Zimbabwe as Dale Steyn and Ryan McLaren took three wickets each to bowl the hosts out for 170 in the triangular one-day series on Friday. South Africa were kept to a mediocre total of 231 at Harare Sports Club but were saved...
  • Nottingham ODI could be a high-scoring game, says Alex Hales 2 days ago

    Nottingham: Having been part of the Nottinghamshire County team for about six years since 2008, England's latest recruit Alex Hales has said that he is looking forward to taking on India in the third ODI here tomorrow. It will be a special occasion for the youngster, who will be playing his...
  • Rohit set to miss CLT20, Pollard front-runner to lead Mumbai Indians 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Star batsman Rohit Sharma's finger fracture is not only a blow to the Indian team but a big setback for Mumbai Indians as well, who will be playing in the qualifiers of the Champions League T20 starting September 13, in Raipur. With Rohit sustaining a fractured middle finger during...
  • Graeme Swann stands by Alastair Cook criticism 2 days ago

    Graeme Swann reiterated on Friday his call to Alastair Cook to stand down as England's one-day captain and quit limited overs internationals completely, saying the team's current approach to the 50-over game was akin to a "two-litre diesel in a Formula One race". The former off-spinner, who retired from international duty...