Cricket

  • Javed Miandad, Abdul Qadir question mindset of Pakistan players 2 hours 55 minutes ago

    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 3 hours 0 minutes ago

    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...
  • England face uphill struggle to win World Cup, says coach Peter Moores 3 hours 57 minutes ago

    England coach Peter Moores admitted Monday his side faced a race against time if they were to be serious contenders to win next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. No England side have ever lifted the World Cup, with the last of their three losing appearances in the final...
  • England batting like 'chumps' against India, says Geoffrey Boycott 7 hours 32 minutes ago

    London: Slamming the English cricket team for batting like "chumps" against world champions India, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said skipper Alastair Cook, Ian Bell and Joe Root should not be a part of the one-day side. "England have gone into this series with three orthodox batsmen in our top...
  • Robin Uthappa eyes India's opening slot with good show in new season 7 hours 54 minutes ago

    Bangalore: With Rohit Sharma nursing a finger injury and Shikhar Dhawan struggling with his form, India discard Robin Uthappa is eager to earn the opening slot in the national team with some good performances in the upcoming season, which ends with 2015 World Cup. "I think we can do with another...
  • SC refuses to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI president 4 hours 52 minutes ago

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed Justice Mukul Mudgal committee to complete its investigation into the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal in two months, while declining BCCI's request to reinstate N Srinivasan as the board's president. SC also allowed the Mudgal committee to file another interim report while giving it the...
  • Zimbabwe humiliation rips open Australian scars 8 hours 59 minutes ago

    Australia's shock one-day international defeat to minnows Zimbabwe has raised alarm bells five months before the country co-hosts the World Cup while exposing the team's continued struggles to master spin bowling. Coming off a long break following Test series wins against England and South Africa, Australia arrived in Harare for the...
  • India reclaim number one position in ICC ODI rankings 9 hours 58 minutes ago

    Dubai: India's dominating performance against England coupled with Australia's shock loss to Zimbabwe made India the sole number one team in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Monday. "World champion India have been confirmed as the number-one ranked side in the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings following Zimbabwe's three wickets...
  • India look to school England again in 4th ODI 10 hours 45 minutes ago

    Birmingham: An unassailable lead in their pocket, India would look to clinch the one-day series against England by putting up another dominating display when the two sides square off in the fourth cricket one-dayer here on Tuesday. The visitors have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series after 133-run (D/L)...
  • England rookie Jason Roy plays down injury scare 13 hours 44 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 14 hours 35 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 12 hours 0 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...