Cricket

  • Sharapova's comment was not disrespectful, she doesn't watch cricket: Sachin 14 hours 37 minutes ago

    Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday said that tennis star Maria Sharapova's is not to be blamed for not knowing him. Tendulkar was quoted by television channels as saying that her "Comment was not disrespectful, maybe she doesn't follow Cricket." Recently, when the French Open champion was asked if she knew Sachin...
  • Sri Lanka pacer Eranga ruled out of second Test against South Africa 15 hours 24 minutes ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's frontline seamer Shaminda Eranga was Tuesday ruled out of the deciding second Test against South Africa due to a hand injury, dealing a fresh blow to the beleaguered hosts. Eranga, 28, tore the webbing between the thumb and index finger of his right hand while fielding on day...
  • Ishant, Bhuvneshwar climb up ICC rankings chart 10 minutes ago

    Dubai: India's historic win at Lord's, only their second at the home of cricket in 82 years, has seen Indian players Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane make noticeable improvements in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ishant, who took a match-winning seven-wicket haul in...
  • Manoj Tiwary, Manish Pandey script 70-run win for India A 16 hours 37 minutes ago

    Darwin: Manoj Tiwary and Manish Pandey missed out on three-figure marks but their contrasting innings were enough to guide India 'A' to a comprehensive 70-run win over South Africa 'A' in the second match of the quadrangular series on Tuesday. Tiwary blazed his way to a 73-ball 93 while Manish Pandey...
  • Ajinkya Rahane the stand-out player at Lord's: Graeme Swann 16 hours 45 minutes ago

    London: Ishant Sharma might be the one earning gushing praise from all quarters for his match-winning seven for 74, but former England off-spinner Graeme Swann picked Ajinkya Rahane as the stand-out player in India's historic win at Lord's. "Ajinkya Rahane was without a doubt the stand-out Indian player in the second...
  • Hearing on Anderson-Jadeja spat fixed for August 1 16 hours 47 minutes ago

    London: The ICC-appointed Judicial Commissioner to investigate the altercation between James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja on Tuesday fixed August 1 as the date for conducting a detailed hearing within 48 hours of which he would announce his decision on the incident. "At the end of the hearing on 1 August, the...
  • Bob Willis calls England 'happy hookers' after Lord's surrender 17 hours 21 minutes ago

    London: Former England captain Bob Willis took potshots at the national cricket team after they slid to a 95-run defeat to India at Lord's, calling them "happy hookers" for their meek surrender against short-pitched bowling and compared them with the ones who used to frequent a posh nightclub once famous...
  • Alastair Cook has nowhere left to hide following Dhoni schooling 19 hours 22 minutes ago

    England skipper Alastair Cook is running out of time, excuses and places to hide after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India became the latest side to expose his weaknesses with a thumping victory at Lord's to open a 1-0 lead in their five-match series. His bright start to life as England captain at...
  • Kevin Pietersen willing to play for struggling England again 19 hours 43 minutes ago

    London: The bitter circumstances in which his England career was cut short notwithstanding, Kevin Pietersen has still not given up hopes of playing for the national team insisting that he can revive the beleaguered side. England lost by 95 runs to India in the second Test at Lord's, adding to...
  • No one appreciates my efforts other than team-mates: Ishant Sharma 19 hours 53 minutes ago

    London: Cynosure of all eyes after his fiery spell earned India first Test victory at the iconic Lord's in 28 years, fast bowler Ishant Sharma feels his efforts are never appreciated by people other than his team-mates. "Sometimes, I feel like my efforts are never appreciated by people other than my...
  • Lords of Lord's: The five heroes of India's historic win 22 hours 56 minutes ago

    Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Murali Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja and Ishant Sharma played pivotal roles in India's historic triumph on Monday, which helped the visitors to their first Test win at Lord's since 1986 and only second overall in 82 years. If Rahane's century on day one laid the foundation, Ishant Sharma's...
  • Darren Sammy to play for Tasmania in Big Bash League Yesterday

    Tasmania: West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy is to make his debut in Australia's Big Bash League (BBL) this summer after signing with the Hobart Hurricanes. "With players like George Bailey, Alex Hales and Ben Dunk, there is a lot of exciting talent in the team already," CMC quoted Sammy as...
  • Pakistan's Supreme court orders elections for new cricket chief Yesterday

    LAHORE: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday ordered cricket authorities to hold fresh elections within a week to end a 14-month administrative crisis that has sparked international ridicule. The saga began in May last year when the then-chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Zaka Ashraf, was suspended for holding dubious elections. Since...
  • Alastair Cook will never improve, says Ricky Ponting Yesterday

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting piled more pressure on under-fire England skipper Alastair Cook on Tuesday by saying he will not improve as a player for the rest of his career. England's 95-run defeat by India in the second Test at Lord's on Monday made it 10 successive Test matches...
  • How India won only their second Test at Lord's in 82 years 1 hour 42 minutes ago

    Ajinkya Rahane's century gave a dream start to what turned out to be a historic Test for India, ended by a breathtaking display of fast bowling by Ishant Sharma that sucked life out of England. Here's how it all unfolded between July 17 and 21, 2014, at the Home of...
  • India beat England at Lord's, make history Yesterday

    CNN-IBN's panelists discuss India's historic 95-run victory over England at Lord's that gave them a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. ...
  • Team India ends away-day blues, England winless in 10 Tests Yesterday

    London: India finally won their first away Test in more than three years as they defeated England by 95 runs at Lord's on Monday. Victory ended India's run of 15 successive Tests without an away win. This success, in the second Test of a five-match campaign, also put India 1-0 up in...
  • Ishant Sharma shines as India win historic Lord's Test Yesterday

    Ishant Sharma picked up seven wickets in the second innings to take India to a 95-run win and lead the five-match series 1-0. ...
  • Action correction helped Ishant Sharma get back into form: Coach Yesterday

    New Delhi: Ishant Sharma's childhood coach Sharvan Kumar feels that all the criticism that the bowler faced in recent times was "justified" and is also proud that his favourite ward has answered back in the best possible way by winning an overseas Test match for India. "You can't deny that consistency...
  • MS Dhoni instructed me to bowl bouncers, says Ishant Sharma Yesterday

    London: Pace spearhead Ishant Sharma credited captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for instructing him to bowl bouncers which helped India win the second Test at Lord's here Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. After drawing the first Test at Trent Bridge, India won the second match by 95...
  • It was a memorable win, we learnt from 2011 tour: MS Dhoni Yesterday

    London: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday termed the 95-run win over England, their first Test victory at the historic Lord's in nearly three decades, a "memorable" one and said the visitors had learnt from their disastrous 2011 tour. India rode on Ishant Sharma's inspired spell of fast bowling to...
  • Alastair Cook won't quit as England captain Yesterday

    London: Alastair Cook will not be quitting as England captain despite losing the second Test to India by 95 runs at Lord's on Monday, the 10th successive Test they have failed to win. Cook, also in a poor run of form with the bat, has come under increasing pressure to stand...
  • Waqar Younis wants to revive Pakistan's love affair with pace Yesterday

    Pakistan coach and former paceman Waqar Younis has promised to rejuvenate his country's fast-bowling attack. Waqar, who in May accepted the coaching job for the second time in four years, said he wanted pace to play a pivotal role in Pakistan cricket again. "We shouldn't just be depending on our spinners, we...
  • Twitter reactions on India's historic Lord's win Yesterday

    London: Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne Monday said India "bullied and bounced" out England to earn their first win at Lord's since 1986. "Horrific hour for Eng. India bullied & bounced them out. Remember Eng won the toss on the greenest pitch ever & blew it, changes needed !!" tweeted Warne,...
  • Breathtaking Ishant takes life out of England for India's historic triumph Yesterday

    We talk of a breathtaking fast-bowling display. We talk of bowlers intimidating batsmen. We talk of bowlers rattling a team up. We talk of bowlers at their best in Test cricket. We talk of champions coming up with their best when cornered. Each of the above fitted perfectly into a...
  • Gurinder Sandhu on stand-by for Australia A Yesterday

    Melbourne: Indian origin cricketer Gurinder Sandhu has been included in the Australia A squad as a stand-by for injured pacer Josh Hazlewood. Hazlewood suffered a side strain in Australia A's win over India A at Darwin on Sunday and has been ruled out of the quadrangular series also involving South Africa...
  • Gopal Sharma ousted from UPCA committee Yesterday

    Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association(UPCA) has undergone major alterations in the selection panel as former India off-spinner Gopal Sharma and Ranji stalwart Shashikant Khandekar were shown the door in the Dehradun meet on Sunday. In the meeting chaired by UPCA secretary Rajeev Shukla, many senior and junior officials were deposed as...
  • Mohammad Kaif to lead Andhra in upcoming Ranji Trophy season Yesterday

    Ending his 16-year association with Uttar Pradesh, veteran Mohammed Kaif will lead Andhra in the upcoming Ranji season after striking a two-year deal with Andhra Cricket Association (ACA). The Allahabad-born player has accumulated 9277 runs, taken 143 catches and picked up 20 wickets in his first-class career. "It's the end of the...
  • ICC on course for long-term strategic 'vision plan' Yesterday

    New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has already commenced preparatory work on a long-term plan which will kick in immediately after the current five-year strategic plan expires next year. The new plan is likely to set long-term targets for the organisation and provide guidelines as to how these targets should...