Cricket

  • Australia paceman Ryan Harris eyes Sheffield Shield return 36 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris is hoping to be fit in time for the domestic Sheffield Shield season in October as he continues his long recovery from knee surgery. Harris, who bowled Australia to a rare Test series victory over South Africa on one knee, returned to the nets last...
  • New Zealand coach Mike Hesson extends contract 44 minutes ago

    New Zealand coach Mike Hesson signed a two-year contract extension on Wednesday in a major vote of confidence for the young Black Caps' mentor. Hesson, 39, took over in mid-2012 with New Zealand in the doldrums after a poor run of defeats and soon created controversy by axing the popular Ross...
  • England performance an embarrassment, says Ian Botham 1 hour 46 minutes ago

    London: Angry and sad at the way England have been outplayed in the ongoing ODI series against India, former captain Ian Botham and retired spinner Graeme Swann said the performance of the side led by Alastair Cook is nothing short of an "embarrassment". "Rarely have I been so angry at watching...
  • I won't quit as England's ODI captain, says Alastair Cook 3 hours 44 minutes ago

    Birmingham: He might be under tremendous pressure after three consecutive losses, but England skipper Alastair Cook has made it clear that he will not step down as ODI captain in the wake of his side's series defeat against India. England are trailing the five-match series 0-3 after losing the fourth ODI...
  • Usain Bolt wows Bangalore crowd in cricket contest with Yuvraj Singh 5 hours 55 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt on Tuesday wowed his Indian fans in his trademark style in a brief exhibition cricket contest against Yuvraj Singh in his maiden trip to the country. Bolt showcased his cricketing talent in front of an enthusiastic 6000-odd crowd who turned up at the Chinnaswamy Stadium to...
  • Dhoni lauds all after becoming India's most successful ODI skipper 5 hours 58 minutes ago

    Birmingham: Mahendra Singh Dhoni hailed his former and present team for helping him become the most successful Indian ODI captain after the visitors thrashed England by nine wickets in the fourth one-dayer to take an invincible 3-0 lead in the five-match series. "When I started leading the team, I got a...
  • Rahane, Dhawan made England look like minnows 4 hours 25 minutes ago

    If the bowlers were clinical with their performance, openers Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan were equally calculative in planning India's run-chase of 207 runs. Coming out of a shoddy Test series, India are a different team in coloured clothing and the results are there for everyone to see. Birmingham pitch...
  • Kabir Khan quits as Afghanistan coach 14 hours 23 minutes ago

    Karachi: Afghanistan cricket on Tuesday suffered a major blow just a few months before their participation in their first ever 50-over World Cup as long serving coach Kabir Khan stepped down due to differences with the country's Board. Kabir, 40, confirmed on Tuesday that he had stepped down as head coach...
  • Tri-series, Match 5: Australia beat South Africa by 62 runs to reach final 15 hours 31 minutes ago

    Australia beat South Africa by 62 runs in their triangular series one-day international on Tuesday as Mitchell Marsh served up a match-winning display with bat and ball. The big victory stopped Australia's mini-slump of two straight losses and put them into Saturday's final of the three-team tournament at Harare Sports Club....
  • MS Dhoni surpasses Mohammad Azharuddin in ODI wins as captain 16 hours 11 minutes ago

    Birmingham: Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday became the most successful Indian captain ever in the one-dayers after India's nine-wicket thrashing of England in the fourth ODI. Tuesday's win at the Edgbaston was Dhoni's 91st ODI victory as skipper. He surpassed Mohammad Azharuddin's tally of 90 ODI victories as captain. Azharuddin took nine...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq accepts blame for poor form against Sri Lanka 16 hours 28 minutes ago

    Pakistan's captain, Misbah-ul Haq, on Tuesday admitted that his failure with the bat was a "big factor" in his team's disastrous tour of Sri Lanka. Pakistan were beaten 2-0 in the Tests and lost the three match ODI series 2-1 in August. Veteran Misbah has held Pakistan's frail batting order together...
  • 4th ODI: Rahane, Dhawan power India to series win against England 15 hours 21 minutes ago

    Ajinkya Rahane's maiden ODI ton and Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 97 helped India beat England by nine wickets in the fourth game at Edgbaston in Birmingham. England were restricted to 206 and India have chased it down in 30.3 overs. Dhawan finished the game with a handsome six as India now...
  • England's Ian Bell suffers broken toe during 4th ODI at Edgbaston 16 hours 45 minutes ago

    England batsman Ian Bell sustained a "small fracture" in his big left toe on Tuesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced. Bell was hit on his toe batting against throw-downs before the fourth one-day international against India at his Edgbaston home ground on Tuesday. The Warwickshire shot-maker was replaced at No...
  • Will soon talk to BCCI on India-Pakistan cricket relations: Shaharyar Khan 17 hours 15 minutes ago

    Karachi: The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Shaharyar Khan has said that he will use his good relations with the Indian cricket board for the resumption of bilateral ties at the earliest. Shaharyar, a career diplomat who was posted as Pakistan's High Commissioner in New Delhi and also remained foreign...
  • Usain Bolt's father stopped him from becoming a cricketer 18 hours 48 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt said on Tuesday he wanted to play cricket for Jamaica as a youngster but his father convinced him to take up track and field instead. Bolt, the world's fastest man, could have followed in the footsteps of Jamaican speedsters Michael Holding and Courtney Walsh, who struck...
  • BCCI non-committal on AGM postponement 19 hours 11 minutes ago

    Chennai: Maintaining a non-committal stand on the postponement of Annual General Meeting (AGM), BCCI Interim President Shivlal Yadav on Tuesday avoided a question on the subject during the signing of an MoU between the board and the MRF Pace Foundation. "This is not the appropriate forum to discuss BCCI matters," said...
  • BCCI signs five-year deal with MRF Pace Foundation 20 hours 45 minutes ago

    Chennai: The MRF Pace Foundation ON Tuesday inked an agreement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) which will send pace bowlers with potential to the academy for training under former Australian great Glenn McGrath. The broad lines of the MOU includes a tie-up between the pace foundation...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography releasing on November 6 21 hours 46 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's "Playing It My Way - My Autobiography" will be released November 6, the publishers announced on Tuesday. "I knew that agreeing to write my story would need me to be completely honest, as that is the way I have always played the game. It would require...
  • Indian pacers to train under Glenn McGrath 22 hours 20 minutes ago

    Indian pacer Varun Aaron has started his 10-day training programme under Aussie legend McGrath at the MRF Pace Foundation as part of a tie-up between the BCCI and company. ...
  • Restructured Duleep Trophy can help India in Test turnaround 22 hours 35 minutes ago

    Of all the formats, most teams would like to be at number one in Tests. No doubt there is pride and prestige attached to it. It is with such high ambition, Steve Waugh brought his all- conquering side to India calling the tour the ultimate frontier, looking for a series win...
  • Injured Michael Clarke rules out ODI retirement 20 hours 53 minutes ago

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has dismissed any suggestions he might quit one day cricket after returning home from Zimbabwe tour with a hamstring injury. The 33-year-old strained his hamstring in training before a one-day tournament against Zimbabwe and South Africa in Harare following a long break from the game and was...
  • Live Score: India move in for the kill at Birmingham 23 hours 39 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Match Preview: Two back-to-back wins has brought the cheer back in the Indian camp, and if the visitors manage to clinch the ODI series against England at Birmingham, their World Cup preparations will be on track and the hosts' in...
  • Bolt to take on Yuvraj Singh in cricket battle Yesterday

    Usain Bolt and Yuvraj Singh will battle it out in a seven-a-side exhibition cricket match as part of Puma's promotional activity. ...
  • Live Score: Australia vs South Africa, Tri-series Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: South Africa won the toss and opted to field. Team News: Australia have made three changes. Steven Smith, Mitchell Johnson and Kane Richardson are back for them. Michael Clarke has been ruled out while Ben Cutting and James Faulkner...
  • Varun Aaron to train under Glenn McGrath at MRF Pace Foundation Yesterday

    New Delhi: India's fastest bowler Varun Aaron has started his 10-day training programme under Aussie legend Glenn McGrath at the MRF Pace Foundation as part of a tie-up between the BCCI and company. The BCCI, in a strategic tie-up with MRF, has announced a 10-day camp for some of the talented...
  • Tri-series: Australia face South Africa after Zimbabwe shock Yesterday

    Harare: Australia must overcome the embarrassment of losing to Zimbabwe and the departure of captain Michael Clarke to injury when they take on South Africa in the fifth match of a one-day triangular series on Tuesday. Clarke's hamstring problem flared up during his innings of 68 against Zimbabwe on Sunday, and...
  • 4th ODI: India move in for the kill at Birmingham Yesterday

    Two back-to-back wins has brought the cheer back in the Indian camp, and if the visitors manage to clinch the ODI series against England at Birmingham, their World Cup preparations will be on track and the hosts' in disarray. What England must be most hurt about is the lopsided nature of...
  • Javed Miandad, Abdul Qadir question mindset of Pakistan players Yesterday

    Karachi: Showing concern after the team's thrashing against Sri Lanka, national sporting legends Javed Miandad and Abdul Qadir have said that there is a drastic need to change the mindset in Pakistan cricket for it to move forward. "It is no use blaming and cribbing all the time over the performance...
  • Former Pakistan players want Misbah-ul-Haq removed as captain Yesterday

    Karachi: Even though the political climate in Pakistan is heated up and uncertainty prevails but that has not prevented former players from wading into the national team for its poor performances in Sri Lanka and for renewed calls to remove Misbah-ul-Haq as captain. While the attention of the entire nation is...