Dhoni

  • Suresh Raina will bat at number five, confirms MS Dhoni 11 hours 40 minutes ago

    Cardiff: The move to send Suresh Raina to bat at number five paid rich dividends as his match-winning century helped India post a 133-run win over England, and it seems the Indian team management is in no mood to tamper with the middle order batsman's position in the batting line-up. "Yes,...
  • I rate Raina's knock as one of the best overseas: Sunil Gavaskar 12 hours 21 minutes ago

    Cardiff: Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar lavished parises on Suresh Raina's match-winning knock in the second ODI against England and rated the left-hander's hundred as one of the best ODI innings overseas. "You have got to rate it as one of the best innings. You can't call it the top innings...
  • Ravi Shastri instilled confidence in the team, says Suresh Raina 15 hours 18 minutes ago

    Cardiff: Having scored a match-winning 75-ball-100 against England in the second ODI, Suresh Raina attributed his success to Team Director Ravi Shastri's pre-match pep talk, which urged him to go out and express himself. "Ravi Shastri gave us a lot of confidence. He came in the team meeting and said a...
  • An ODI win can't quieten the shouts for Fletcher's removal 18 hours 13 minutes ago

    Even as the future of coach Duncan Fletcher hangs in the balance and uncertainty looms large over the Zimbabwean's job with BCCI, former India players, including master batsman Gundappa Vishwanath are batting for an Indian to take over the national team's coaching reins. "We have so many greats to guide the...
  • Different format, different Team India 18 hours 2 minutes ago

    It wasn't surprising to see a drastically different India in the second ODI against England at Cardiff on Wednesday. A team coming from consecutive Test defeats - both inside three days - took to ODIs like fish to water. And before we forget, it's the ODI champions after all that...
  • ODIs a good format to come back into form, says MS Dhoni 23 hours 27 minutes ago

    Cardiff: Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaved a sigh of relief after his team turned its fortunes around with a 133-run win in the second ODI against England on Thursday and the Indian captain said it's a "good format to come back into form" following the Test series debacle. Dhoni was cheered on...
  • Lot of improvement to do, says Alastair Cook after loss to India 23 hours 46 minutes ago

    Cardiff: Dejected after a 133-run loss (D/L method) against India in the second one-dayer on Wednesday, England skipper Alastair Cook said that his team has a lot of improvement to do if it wants to overturn the 1-0 deficit in the five-match series. "If we play like that we're not going...
  • Captain MS Dhoni hails Suresh Raina's fantastic knock 23 hours 59 minutes ago

    Cardiff: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaped praises on Suresh Raina for his match-winning hundred in the second one-dayer against England on Thursday that helped the visitors take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. "It was a fantastic knock," said Dhoni, about Raina's 75-ball 100. India humbled the hosts by 133...
  • 2nd ODI: Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja star as India thrash England Yesterday

    Cardiff: A superb century from Suresh Raina and a 4-wicket haul from Ravindra Jadeja helped India clinch a massive 133-run victory by D/L method over England in the second one-day international on Wednesday. Victory gave India a 1-0 lead in the five-match series following Monday's washout in Bristol and saw...
  • Live Score, 2nd ODI: England ask India to bat, debut for Hales Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) With off-field matters taking precedence over on-field performance, Indian cricket is in need of a cracking show by its team at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday, where - weather permitting - the visitors take on England in the second...
  • 2nd ODI: A cracking win over England need of the hour for India Yesterday

    With off-field matters taking precedence over on-field performance, Indian cricket is in need of a cracking show by its team at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Wednesday, where - weather permitting - the visitors take on England in the second ODI after a washout in the first. India captain...
  • Team India avoids media ahead of 2nd ODI 2 days ago

    Cardiff: Hit by controversies right through their troubled England tour, the Indian team management on Wednesday sought to stay clear of the media by not sending any player for the pre-match press conference ahead of the second ODI against the hosts. Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had created a flutter at...
  • Is Dhoni and Fletcher's job in Ravi Shastri's hand? 2 days ago

    With confusion reigning supreme at the moment in Indian cricket's leadership, reports emerging in the media suggest that the future of Duncan Fletcher as India's coach and Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Test captain is in the hands of the Team India Director - Ravi Shastri. BCCI officials and Dhoni have...
  • Is Indian cricket heading towards a Dhoni vs BCCI face-off? 2 days ago

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments on Duncan Fletcher have added a few decibels to the chorus demanding Dhoni's sacking as Test captain. The interesting twist is that it's the BCCI, Indian skipper's saviour on many occasions, that could look to clip his wings. Referring to Fletcher as the "boss", Dhoni has sounded...
  • MS Dhoni bats for under-fire coach Duncan Fletcher 3 days ago

    Dhoni's comment that Fletcher will stay as "boss" has raised speculation on whether he was on the same page with the BCCI bigwigs who had appointed Ravi Shastri as the Director of cricket. ...
  • Dhoni has no business to decide Fletcher's future, says BCCI official 3 days ago

    BCCI on Monday took exception to Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's statement that coach Duncan Fletcher continues to be the "boss" of the team, describing it as "unbecoming of the Indian captain" who had "overstepped his brief". "Dhoni is no one to comment as to who is the boss of the...
  • Rain washes out 1st England-India ODI without a ball being bowled 3 days ago

    Bristol: The first of the five one-day internationals between England and India has been abandoned without a ball being bowled because of rain at the County Ground. Rain began to fall before the start of play and the match was abandoned at 1:30 p.m. local time, three hours after the scheduled start. It...
  • Kevin Pietersen says IPL not to blame for India's Test form 3 days ago

    Kevin Pietersen has said it is wrong to blame the Twenty20 Indian Premier League for the tourists poor Test form in England. In the absence of exiled former captain Pietersen, England came from behind to beat India 3-1 in a five-Test series, with skipper Alastair Cook overseeing the recovery. That led many...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 1st ODI 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first one-dayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50-over format after being boosted by fresh...
  • BCCI calls Dhoni comments on Fletcher as 'personal opinion' 3 days ago

    The Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI) has labelled Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments as "personal opinion" after the national team's captain said beleaguered coach Duncan Fletcher still called the shots and would lead them into next year's World Cup. "I have not spoken to Dhoni and so the BCCI...
  • Youngsters hold the key as India look to change fortune in first ODI 3 days ago

    After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first one-dayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50-over format after being boosted by fresh faces for the five-match series. This ODI series provides India with...
  • 'Boss' Duncan Fletcher will lead India into World Cup, says MS Dhoni 4 days ago

    Bristol: Ending speculation about coach Duncan Fletcher's role in the five one-dayers against England, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday said that the Zimbabwean will stay as "boss" of the team until the 2015 World Cup. After the 1-3 Test debacle, Team India witnessed a major reshuffle on the coaching...
  • Dhoni a serial offender in India's debacles abroad: Chappell 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Slamming Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a "serial offender" in India's Test debacles abroad, former Australia captain Ian Chappell said if the team fails to compete at full throttle, then another capitulation is certain against a highly competitive Australian outfit. "There's no disgrace in losing; it's part of cricketing life. However,...
  • India seek fresh start with fresh faces in ODIs 4 days ago

    Their morale battered by the Test series debacle, India would look to make a fresh beginning and salvage lost pride when they take on England in a five-match ODI cricket series starting here on Monday. On one hand, the Indians will be distracted by the 1-3 series loss in the Test...
  • Will reinforcements help India challenge England better in ODIs? 5 days ago

    After yet another spineless display overseas, the Indian team is under immense scrutiny, and rightly so. MS Dhoni & Co's recent humiliation in losing the five-match Test series to England has brought back the haunting memories of the 2011 whitewash. Although this time there were many new faces, with majority...
  • Unfair to compare MS Dhoni and Misbah, says Shoaib Malik 6 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Shoaib Malik has said that it was absolutely unfair to make any comparisons between the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The seasoned batsman was asked what he thought about the pressure being exerted by critics and some former players to replace Misbah in Pakistan and...
  • Stephen Fleming bats for under-fire MS Dhoni 6 days ago

    Ex-New Zealand skipper Fleming backed under-fire MS Dhoni as still the best option to lead India in Tests notwithstanding the squad's 1-3 defeat to England. ...
  • Fleming bats for Dhoni, calls him best option as Test skipper 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Ex-New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming on Friday backed under-fire Mahendra Singh Dhoni as still the best option to lead India in Tests notwithstanding the squad's 1-3 defeat to England, saying it was pointless to make a change without addressing problems plaguing the team. Fleming, who also coaches the Dhoni-led IPL...
  • Support staff changes could have been made after ODI series, says Dravid 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid has said that he would have preferred to wait till the end of India's England tour to make changes to the support staff as such decisions could be "tough on everyone concerned". Talking about the appointment of former India captain Ravi Shastri as Team...