ENGLAND VS INDIA

  • Ravi Shastri backs Duncan Fletcher, calls him strong character September 9, 2014

    London: His report will decide Duncan Fletcher's future as India's cricket coach and Ravi Shastri, who served as Team Director during the justconcluded limited overs series against England, has put his weight behind the underfire Zimbabwean by calling him a "solid character". Speaking to 'ESPNCricinfo', Shastri lavished praise on Fletcher, who...
  • MS Dhoni keeps mum on booing of England players September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: In no mood to be drawn into a controversy at the end of an exhausting tour, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni steered clear of queries on England's cricketers, especially spinner Moeen Ali, getting booed on home turf during the oneoff Twenty20 match. India's tour of England drew to a close...
  • Too late to sack Cook as ODI captain, says Ashley Giles September 8, 2014

    London: The clamour for his sacking as England's ODI captain has grown shrill after the debacle against India but former coach Ashley Giles feels it is too late to do this as the World Cup is just five months away. "I'd keep him as captain because we're close to the World...
  • MS Dhoni takes blame for T20 loss in Birmingham September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni took the blame for his side's narrow threerun loss to England in the oneoff Twenty20 international after failing to finish off the game in the last over. India were set a target of 181 runs but they could only score 1775 despite Virat Kohli's first...
  • Eoin Morgan glad to leave England all smiles after T20 win September 8, 2014

    London: Standin skipper Eoin Morgan said he hoped England's thrilling threerun Twenty20 win over India in their final home international match of the season would spur the team on to greater heights ahead of the World Cup. Morgan, leading the side in the absence of injured allrounder Stuart Broad, produced...
  • Dhoni's poor judgement cost India T20 against England September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's poor judgement in refusing singles in two balls in the last over saw India going down by three runs to England in a thrilling finish in the oneoff Twenty20 international at Edgbaston here Sunday. A blistering 71 off 31 balls from captain Eoin Morgan helped England post...
  • Dhoni wants India to learn from England experience September 8, 2014

    London: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he hoped the younger players in his side would learn from their time in England after a tour of mixed fortunes ended with a dramatic Twenty20 defeat. It looked as if India, who lost the fivematch Test series 31 but recovered to win the...
  • We had a good chance to win but it didn't pay off, says MS Dhoni September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni defended his unsuccessful decision of not rotating the strike in the last over against England in the Only T20 International, saying he "backed himself to go for it". "The last couple of deliveries Rayudu (Ambati) didn't middle so I thought I will back myself to...
  • Only T20: Kohli's cameo in vain as England beat India by 3 runs September 7, 2014

    Virat Kohli's first halfcentury of a wretched tour came on India's last day in England but still it wasn't enough as the hosts managed to hold on for a close threerun win in the oneoff Twenty20 International at Edgbaston on Sunday. England, powered by skipper Eoin Morgan's 31ball 71 and India's...
  • Duncan Fletcher's fate to be decided by Ravi Shastri's report: sources September 7, 2014

    Chennai: Underfire India cricket coach Duncan Fletcher's fate at the top job is expected to be decided by the BCCI after it receives Team Director Ravi Shastri's report on the England tour, the Board said on Sunday. Fletcher, who was appointed coach in April 2011, came under intense criticism from several...
  • As it happened: England vs India, Only T20 at Edgbaston September 7, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) The odd loss in the final ODI notwithstanding, India are expected to hold an edge as the visitors seek to bring the curtains down on what has been a mixed tour, with a victory in the only T20 international against...
  • Eoin Morgan grateful for 'wondrous' IPL September 7, 2014

    Eoin Morgan defended the Indian Premier League as he prepared to captain England in their lone Twenty20 International against India at Edgbaston on Sunday. Ian Botham, the former England captain, used his MCC Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's earlier this week to call for the domestic Indian Twenty20 franchise competition to be...
  • Indian Premier League made me a more skilful player: Eoin Morgan September 6, 2014

    Birmingham: Eoin Morgan defended the Indian Premier League as he prepared to captain England in their lone Twenty20 international against India at Edgbaston on Sunday England great Ian Botham used his MCC Cowdrey Lecture at Lord's earlier this week to call for the domestic Indian Twenty20 franchise competition to be shut...
  • Team India peaking at the right time, can defend WC title: Sourav Ganguly September 6, 2014

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly has said that India are peaking at the right time and are currently placed very well for the 2015 World Cup, where they will be looking to defend their title. India hadn't won an ODI series of particular importance since their wins against Australia and West Indies...
  • Kevin Pietersen slams 'selfish' Alastair Cook September 6, 2014

    Kevin Pietersen has slammed England captain Alastair Cook as "selfish" for playing down his team's chances of winning next year's World Cup. Cook's side beat India by 41 runs on Friday to salvage some pride after an emphatic defeat in the oneday series, but former England batsman Pietersen is still frustrated...
  • Underfire Alastair Cook has no ODI captaincy assurances September 6, 2014

    Underfire Alastair Cook has been given no assurances about his future as England's One Day International captain but the stout opener is determined to lead the team in next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The Essex opener answered many critics during England's 31 test series victory against India...
  • India look to end England tour with T20 success September 6, 2014

    Birmingham: The odd loss in the final ODI notwithstanding, India are expected to hold an edge as the visitors seek to bring the curtains down on what has been a mixed tour, with a victory in the only T20 international against England here on Sunday. Having suffered a 13 defeat in...
  • England can forget about shorter forms without IPL: Kevin Pietersen September 6, 2014

    London: English cricketers can "forget" about the shorter format unless they embrace the Indian Premier League, according to the maverick Kevin Pietersen, who says his efforts to get his countrymen to play in the IPL have fallen on "deaf ears". England have not been able to consistently make a mark in...
  • We badly needed to win, says Cook September 6, 2014

    Leeds: England captain Alastair Cook expressed satisfaction after his side's 41run win over India in the fifth oneday international here, but was also concerned that this was yet another ODI series loss for them. India won the fivematch series 31 despite the loss in the inconsequential match on Friday. "We badly needed...
  • Alastair Cook ponders England oneday questions September 6, 2014

    London: England captain Alastair Cook admitted his side had more "questions then answers" confronting them after a 31 oneday international series defeat by India. However, England at least spare themselves the embarrassment of a whitewash by the world champions with a 41run victory at Headingley on Friday. Joe Root's careerbest 113 on...
  • India's World Cup preps underway with series win in England September 6, 2014

    India will return home from England with the ODI trophy, though the more desired one slipped badly out of their hands in the Test series. But given the World Cup is less than six months away, it's a consolation that should do the muchneeded good to the flagging spirits of...
  • Soft dismissals cost us the Leeds ODI, says MS Dhoni September 5, 2014

    Leeds: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the target England set for them was very much achievable but soft dismissals scuttled their chances in the fifth onedayer on Friday. Dhoni himself was guilty of gifting away his wicket when he chased a wide delivery from Ben Stokes and handed an easy...
  • England's Tim Bresnan ruled out of Twenty20 against India September 5, 2014

    Leeds: England allrounder Tim Bresnan has been ruled out of the lone Twenty20 International against India to be held at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday. England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) twitter handle on Friday stated that he is suffering from a shoulder strain. ".@timbresnan has been ruled out of the NatWest...
  • 5th ODI: India lose to England but win series 31 September 5, 2014

    Riding on Joe Root's second ODI century and an improved performance by their bowlers, hosts England salvaged some lost pride by winning the inconsequential fifth ODI against India by 41 runs at Leeds on Friday, which ended the series 31 in favour of the visitors. Root's 113 at better than a...
  • As it happened: England vs India, 5th ODI September 5, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Series already in their pocket, a rampaging India would look to keep the foot on the pedal and press for a clean sweep when they take on England in the fifth and final cricket onedayer on Friday. In a remarkable turnaround...
  • Lack of IPL hurting England in shorter formats, says Akram September 5, 2014

    London: Not playing the Indian Premier League is the reason behind England's struggles in the shorter formats, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said, a day after England great Ian Botham called for the rich Twenty20 competition to be scrapped. England were thumped 41 in Australia in their oneday international series at...
  • England duo Stuart Broad, Matt Prior undergo surgery September 5, 2014

    London: England pace bowler Stuart Broad and wicketkeeper Matt Prior are set to start their rehabilitation programmes after both players underwent surgery to cure longstanding injuries. The England and Wales Cricket Board issued an update on Broad and Prior's progress following their surgery on Thursday. Following surgery on the patella tendon...
  • Suresh Raina's attacking cricket inspires England's Moeen Ali September 5, 2014

    Leeds: England allrounder Moeen Ali said watching India's Suresh Raina had encouraged him to maintain an attacking approach to batting in oneday internationals. Ali's 67 his team's first fifty of the series was the lone highlight for England in their ninewicket thrashing by world champions India in Birmingham on...
  • 5th ODI: Series in pocket, India can test bench strength September 5, 2014

    When India and England meet for the final of the fivematch ODI series at Leeds, it would be interesting to see whether the 'men in blue' decide to go for the kill or give chance to some of the fringe players. With the series already in their pocket, a rampaging...