England Tour Of India

  • Sachin moves down to 19th in ICC Test rankings December 9, 2012

    Dubai: Pragyan Ojha retained his fifth position while Sachin Tendulkar slipped a place down to be ranked 19th in the latest ICC Test rankings released here on Sunday. Leftarm spinner Ojha, gained six points to reach a careerbest 773 rating points after he finished with five wickets in the Kolkata...
  • Team India surrenders at Eden Gardens December 9, 2012

    A listless India succumbed to their second successive humiliating defeat on home soil at the hands of England. ...
  • India's attitude and approach not right, says Gavaskar December 8, 2012

    Kolkata: Former skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday criticised the Indian cricketers for their lacklustre "approach and attitude" towards preparations and said this was precisely the reason behind the home team's disastrous performance in the ongoing Test series against England. "We have been outplayed totally in all aspects of the game. Indian...
  • We will be able to pull off a draw, says Ojha December 7, 2012

    Kolkata: Leftarm spinner Pragyan Ojha on Friday said that there's not much help from the 22yard strip at the Eden Gardens and the Indian batsmen will be able to eke out a draw under current circumstances. "I think the pitch wasn't doing much. It was a straight wicket and the outfield...
  • Will Tendulkar go the Ponting way? November 30, 2012

    "I'm a realist. I live in the real world and I know if I'm not getting runs I might not make the summer out and I definitely won't be in England. Ive got no illusions or disillusions about where my cricket's at. That was Ricky Ponting on Channel Nine during...
  • Shane Warne panders to Indians: Inzamam November 28, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan cricket captain InzamamulHaq has hit out at the exAustralia spin king Shane Warne for criticising Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar for his bad decision during the recentlyconcluded second Test between India and England in Mumbai. "The way I look at it Warne has targeted Aleem Dar just to gain...
  • Controversy about Eden pitch breaks out after curator sidelined November 28, 2012

    The curator at Eden Gardens, Prabir Mukherjee, has been replaced after refusing to prepare a turning track for the third Test between India and England. ...
  • Injured Umesh Yadav out of third Test November 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Pacer Umesh Yadav, who was ruled out of the second Test against England in Mumbai due to a lower back injury, will miss the third match too, to be held in Kolkata from December 5. After a decent outing in the seriesopener in Ahmedabad, Yadav missed the action in Mumbai,...
  • Pietersen thanks Indian supporters in Hindi on Twitter November 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Kevin Pietersen, whose heroic knock of 186 played a huge part in England's thumping 10wicket victory against India in the second cricket Test, has a few good words to say about the Mumbai crowd. Pietersen posted a message in hindi on his Twitter page to thank the crowd who gave...
  • India team selection for next two Tests on Tuesday November 26, 2012

    Mumbai: The Indian squad for the third and fourth cricket Tests against England to be played in Kolkata and Nagpur will be picked here on Tuesday, the BCCI said. "The selection committee meeting is to be held tomorrow (in Mumbai) to choose the teams for the next two Tests," informed Cricket...
  • Will cherish my ton if Eng win tomorrow: Pietersen November 25, 2012

    Mumbai: England's batting star Kevin Pietersen on Sunday said the difference between the first Test in Ahmedabad, where he flopped, and the second at the Wankhede Stadium here, which was witness to his monumental knock of 186, was his outlook towards defence. "I wasn't playing well at all in Ahmedabad. I...
  • Gambhir hoping for a miracle to rescue India November 25, 2012

    Mumbai: India are facing a crushing defeat against England in the second Test but an optimistic Gautam Gambhir is hoping that a miracle would happen and turn around things for them on Sunday. Lefthanded opener Gambhir, who is fighting hard from one end with an unbeaten 53, said it has...
  • Lot of hard work left to win this Test: Swann November 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Offspinner Graeme Swann, who on Saturday became only the 14th Englishman to claim 200 wickets in Test cricket, feels his team had a lot of tough work left to do before thinking about a win in the ongoing second Test against India here. "I wouldn't say we are in a...
  • This knock is more satisfying than double ton: Pujara November 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Young Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Saturday rated his century in the first innings of the ongoing second Test higher than the unbeaten double hundred he struck in the first Test, saying it has come in a more challenging situation. Pujara, who is in scorching form, scored 135 to...
  • Dhoni just putting doubts in English minds: Warne November 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Australian spin legend Shane Warne reckons Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's demand for turning tracks in the ongoing Test series against England is merely a ploy to create doubts in the minds of visiting batsmen. "You know it's a red soil. You know it is going to spin. I...
  • Injured Finn ruled out of second Test against India November 20, 2012

    Mumbai: England pacer Steven Finn has been ruled out of the second Test against India with the thigh strain he picked up at the start of the tour. Finn, who was injured during England's first warmup match of the tour, was expected to be recalled for the second Test here...
  • India take series lead November 19, 2012

    India won the first cricket Test against England by nine wickets in Ahmedabad to take the lead in the fourmatch series. ...
  • Pujara can be tried in shorter format: Gavaskar November 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Monday said that young Cheteshwar Pujara has got his basics right and the Saurashtra batsman could be tried in limited overs of cricket. "Something that certainly can be given a try, because he has got the basics right. If you have the basics right...
  • Dhoni rules out playing three frontline spinners November 14, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday virtually ruled out the possibility of his side playing with three frontline spinners in the first Test against England on a dry Sardar Patel Stadium wicket here on Thursday. This would mean that senior offspinner Harbhajan Singh, recalled to the side after...
  • SWOT Analysis: England November 14, 2012

    Ahead of the fourTests series starting November 15 in Ahmedabad, a look at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of and to the England team led by Alastair Cook. Strengths: England's biggest strength is their middle order which comprises of Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell. Trott is an...
  • Pietersen can star in India, says Swann November 14, 2012

    London: Graeme Swann has backed the "polarising" figure of Kevin Pietersen to have a major role in what he believes can be a successful England Test side in India. Star batsman Pietersen is set to make his return to the Test arena in Ahmedabad on Thursday after missing the climax...
  • 1st Test: India wary of dangerous England November 14, 2012

    India and England begin their rivalry with the first Test at Ahmedabad starting on Wednesday. MS Dhoni's men lost all of their four Tests when they toured England last year, and that will sure be at the back their minds over the course of the series. Revenge is the buzzword...
  • Can Yuvraj finally seal a spot in India's Test team? November 14, 2012

    Exactly a year ago to the day, Yuvraj Singh played the last of his 37 Tests. On November 14, 2011 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, the lefthand batsman was dismissed lbw for 25 by West Indies' captain Darren Sammy to end a trouble innings in which was beaten, edged the...
  • Who will have a happy Diwali England or India? November 13, 2012

    Cricket has taken a backseat, just for a while. It's Diwali! Lights all around, the sky's lit up, the concrete's shimmering with light bulbs. Guests, wanted and unwanted, have thronged our homes. And Indian cricket too has a visitor at its doorstep, with a gift tucked under one arm. It's...
  • Frustrating India's toporder would be key: Harmison November 13, 2012

    London: Former England paceman Stephen Harmison expects spinners Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar to take most of the tourists' wickets during their series in India but says the seamers will also have a key role to play. Alastair Cook begins his stint as fulltime Test captain on Thursday when the...
  • India start as favourites against England, but just November 13, 2012

    Indias quest to become No. 1 in Test cricket will start in earnest on November 15 in Ahmedabad. Forget the two Tests against New Zealand; this is where Indias challenge begins. Four Tests against England, followed by four against Australia in the New Year. The buzzword may be revenge as...
  • India's slip cordon against Eng may be different November 12, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The Indian cricket team, which arrived here this morning, had a rigorous fielding practice session ahead of the first Test against England, beginning November 15 here. In an intense slip catching session, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and R Ashwin showcased good reflexes while pouching low and overhead catches along...
  • Will be an exciting series: Ashwin, Ojha November 12, 2012

    The spin bowling pair of R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha will hold the key to India's success in the Test series against England. ...
  • Alastair Cook happy with practice preparation November 11, 2012

    Ahmedabad: England could not get what would have been a moraleboosting win but England captain Alastair Cook on Sunday said he was happy with the team's preparations ahead of the opening Test against India starting November 15. "Everyone's got a chance to play in the three practice games. It was a...