Cricketers

  • Kings XI Punjab's M-factor: Maxwell and Miller 21-04-2014 03:07 AM

    The M-factor for the Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 7 season seven seems to be working well. (Glenn) Maxwell and (David) Miller are the two juggernauts who again proved to be the match winners for the Punjab-based outfit. Maxwell and Miller underlined their credentials as big-match players by leading...
  • Maxwell, Miller fireworks power Punjab to seven-wicket win over Rajasthan 20-04-2014 11:59 PM

    Glenn Maxwell played a whirlwind knock of 89 runs before David Miller provided the finishing touches with a breathtaking 19-ball-51 as Kings XI Punjab hammered Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in a high-scoring IPL match on Sunday. Chasing an imposing 192 to win, Maxwell and Miller put on display an...
  • Najam Sethi could appoint Waqar Younis as Pakistan coach 20-04-2014 11:58 PM

    Karachi: PCB chief Najam Sethi could bring back former captain Waqar Younis as Pakistan's head coach and re-appoint Moin Khan chief as selector. The Pakistan Cricket Board had invited applications from interested candidates for the positions of fielding, batting coach and spin consultant. Younis confirmed to PTI that he had...
  • IPL 7: Chennai may prove a tough nut for Delhi to crack 20-04-2014 11:52 PM

    Handed a shock defeat by Kings XI Punjab in their tournament opener, two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) would be eager to get back to winning ways against a rejuvenated Delhi Daredevils (DD) at Abu Dhabhi on Monday, but it won't be easy for Delhi. Chennai...
  • Lalit Modi demands CBI inquiry into IPL scandal 20-04-2014 10:50 PM

    Former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi on Sunday opposed the three-member committee suggested by the BCCI to the Supreme Court to probe the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal and demanded an inquiry by the CBI. "There should be no compromise on new panel. Current proposed panel has Srini cronies on it....
  • Aditya Verma opposes BCCI's probe panel, Shastri's inclusion 20-04-2014 10:21 PM

    The unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar chief Aditya Verma, who has dragged BCCI to the Supreme Court over the IPL spot-fixing scandal, on Sunday opposed the three-member committee suggested by the board to the SC to probe into the case. Verma demanded a probe by either the Central Bureau of...
  • Judicial probe into IPL scandal need of the hour: Pradeep Magazine 20-04-2014 09:06 PM

    Talking to CNN-IBN, the senior journalist, who was the first to extensively report the match-fixing scandal in 2000, doubted BCCI's intent in cleaning up cricket. ...
  • BCCI forms new IPL probe panel, to propose it to SC 20-04-2014 05:20 PM

    The BCCI on Sunday came up with a three-member panel to investigate the IPL betting and spot-fixing scandal. The decision was taken at the emergency Working Committee meeting held at the board's headquarters in Mumbai this afternoon. Former CBI director RK Raghavan, former Calcutta High Court chief justice JN Patel...
  • Manohar to attend BCCI Working Committee meeting 20-04-2014 09:00 AM

    New Delhi: Former BCCI president Shashank Manohar will attend Sunday's BCCI Working Committee meeting as a special invitee of the Vidarbha Cricket Association. Manohar is not part of Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) but has been co-opted by them so that he can represent them at the meeting. Manohar is one...
  • IPL 7: Shoddy Mumbai lose to RCB for second straight defeat 19-04-2014 07:02 PM

    It won't be wrong to analyse that Mumbai Indians lost in the first 20 overs of their IPL-7 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai on Saturday, as their 115 was never enough to challenge a batting-heavy RCB, who romped home by 7 wickets with 2.3 overs to spare. Mumbai...
  • No way back for Kevin Pietersen, says England cricket boss 19-04-2014 06:40 PM

    Kevin Pietersen's hopes of reviving his international career appeared to end on Saturday when England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) managing director Paul Downton said there was "no way back" for the star batsman. Pietersen, England's leading run scorer across all formats, was sensationally axed from the national set-up following...
  • IPL 7: Kings XI Punjab's flair will be tested against gutsy Rajasthan Royals 19-04-2014 06:18 PM

    Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) got their campaigns off to a winning start in IPL 7, but one of them will taste their first defeat of the season on Sunday as they take each other on at the iconic Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Punjab pulled off a sensational...
  • Sri Lanka unaware of Farbrace's plans for England 19-04-2014 03:49 PM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka cricket is in the dark over any possible move by the national coach Paul Farbrace to become a part of England coaching staff. SLC, however admitted the ECB had communicated their interest in recruiting Farbrace, a release said. Farbrace had only become Sri Lanka's national coach in...
  • David Miller eyeing to imbibe courage of conviction from Sehwag 19-04-2014 12:32 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Devastating Kings XI batsman David Miller wants to imbibe the "courage of conviction" from his new teammate and hero Virender Sehwag while sharing the dressing room with the veteran Indian cricketer in the ongoing seventh edition of IPL. Miller said he won't let go any opportunity to pick...
  • Wasim Akram has a bowl at the Kolkata Knight Riders' nets 19-04-2014 10:51 AM

    Dubai: The Kolkata Knight Riders batsmen will forever remember Friday's net session as their mentor Wasim Akram bowled his heart out before the teams' weekend game against Delhi Daredevils. It was a treat to see the 'Sultan of Swing' bowling long spells with short run-ups and producing the same movement...
  • Peter Moores gets second stint as England cricket coach 19-04-2014 09:44 AM

    Peter Moores was appointed as the new head coach of the England cricket team on Saturday, returning to the job he previously held for two years before getting sacked. The 51-year-old Lancashire coach replaced Andy Flower, who lost the Test coaching role following England's 5-0 loss to Australia in the...
  • Ajinkya Rahane was confident about Rajasthan's victory over Sunrisers 19-04-2014 08:56 AM

    Abu Dhabi: His patient half-century on Friday helped Rajasthan Royals notch up a four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL and Ajinkya Rahane said that he backed his instinct and was confident that one big partnership would take his team home comfortably. "When three wickets fall, I wanted to bat...
  • It's getting increasingly tough for bowlers, says Saeed Ajmal 19-04-2014 08:31 AM

    Lahore: Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, widely regarded as the world's best offspinner, says that life is becoming increasingly tough for bowlers in limited-overs cricket. The 36-year-old believes the Twenty20 format and rule changes in 50-over matches have made a real difference. "Times have changed and there is hardly any respect for...
  • IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals edge Sunrisers Hyderabad to win by 4 wickets 18-04-2014 11:44 PM

    Rajasthan Royals got off to a winning start in IPL 7 thanks to Ajinkya Rahane and Stuart Binny, who rescued the side from a shaky start to chase down Sunrisers Hyderabad's 133 for 4 at Abu Dhabi on Friday. After restricting SRH to an average total, RR lost three early...
  • Kings XI Punjab beat us fair and square, says MS Dhoni 18-04-2014 10:53 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni conceded that his side were beaten "fair and square" by a better opponent in their six-wicket loss against Kings XI Punjab in an IPL thriller. CSK posted a huge 205 for four after electing to bat thanks to half centuries from...
  • Chennai Super Kings' Dwayne Bravo suffers shoulder injury 18-04-2014 09:29 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Chennai Super Kings allrounder Dwayne Bravo suffered a shoulder injury while fielding during Kings XI Punjab's innings in their IPL match on Friday. Bravo took a tumble while fielding at point region in the 11th over to get himself injured. He unsuccessfully tried to stop a switch hit...
  • Sri Lanka selectors ask players to clear availability for England 18-04-2014 08:56 PM

    Colombo: With the contract dispute between Sri Lanka Cricket and the players yet to resolved, the selectors have asked players to come clear on their availability for the forthcoming tour of Ireland and England. Chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya said the players had been asked to inform about their availability for...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai Indians up against RCB's batting might 18-04-2014 08:04 PM

    The ease with which Royal Challengers Bangalore won their previous encounter against Delhi Daredevils has surely sent a statement of intent to the rest of the Indian Premier League sides, and in their second game of IPL 7, the Virat Kohli-led RCB will face defending champions Mumbai Indians in the...
  • IPL 7: Glenn Maxwell's 95 scripts Punjab's upset win over Chennai 18-04-2014 07:30 PM

    The Friday of April 18, 2014, in Abu Dhabi will be remembered for a swashbuckling show from Kings XI Punjab's Glenn Maxwell, whose knock of 95 in 43 balls pulled of a daunting chase to upset two-time champions Chennai Super Kings. Chennai were sitting pretty at the innings break on...
  • As it happened: IPL 7, Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad 18-04-2014 07:20 PM

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Rahane (59) and Binny (48*) added crucial 77 runs that rescued Rajasthan from a shaky start to chase down Hyderabad's 133 in Match 4 of IPL 7. Pre-match: Rajasthan Royals fought both on and off the field last year,...