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  • Depleted England lose Danny Welbeck for Italy game 11 hours 3 minutes ago

    London: England manager Roy Hodgson will be without in-form striker Danny Welbeck and three other players for Tuesday's friendly against Italy in Turin due to injuries. Arsenal striker Welbeck limped off during England's 4-0 win over Lithuania at Wembley on Friday with a knee problem after scoring his sixth goal...
  • Euro qualifiers: Harry Kane scores on debut as England thrash Lithuania 15 hours 58 minutes ago

    London: Harry Kane scored 80 seconds into his England debut on Friday, providing another astonishing moment in his breakthrough season in a 4-0 victory over Lithuania in European Championship qualifying. The 21-year-old Kane replaced captain Wayne Rooney amid roars by expectant fans inside Wembley Stadium, and he delivered instantly by heading...
  • Kevin Pietersen return could 'tear apart' England: John Buchanan Yesterday

    Recalling sacked Kevin Pietersen could "tear apart the fabric" of the England team because the batsman is like a child who wants to get his own way, according to former Australia coach John Buchanan. Pietersen, sacked in February 2014 following England's 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia, joined Surrey on Wednesday in...
  • Harry Kane a talisman for young English players, Roy Hodgson 2 days ago

    England manager Roy Hodgson has called on more Premier League clubs to give homegrown players the chance to shine, holding up Harry Kane as an example of what they might discover. Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane has been a revelation since forging ahead of experienced Spaniard Roberto Soldado and Togo's Emmanuel Adebayor...
  • ECB announces Ottis Gibson as England's fast bowling coach 2 days ago

    The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced the appointment of Ottis Gibson as England's fast bowling coach for the upcoming three-Test tour of the Caribbean in April-May 2015. Gibson, who was England's fast bowling coach from 2007 to 2010, joined the West Indies team as head coach in January...
  • England need to stop being so English, says Ravi Bopara 2 days ago

    London: England all-rounder Ravi Bopara has said his team's cricketers need to "stop being so English" if they want to achieve success in limited overs cricket. Bopara played just a match in the ongoing World Cup even though he featured regularly in the One-Day-International (ODI) tri-series also involving India and Australia...
  • Danny Rose pulls out of England squad through injury 2 days ago

    London: Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has withdrawn from the England squad through injury having only recently been drafted in as a late replacement. Rose was added to Roy Hodgson's party for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania and a friendly against Italy when Manchester United's Luke Shaw pulled out. "The left...
  • Windies announce squad for training camp ahead of England Test series 3 days ago

    St. John's(Antigua): Four uncapped players have been included in a 20- man West Indies squad for a training camp in Antigua ahead of the home Test series against England starting next month. The uncapped quartet is Carlos Brathwaite, fellow fast bowler Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich and fellow wicketkeeper/batsman Shai Hope, reports...
  • Chris Gayle ruled out of England Test series due to back problem 6 days ago

    West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle has ruled himself out of the home Test series against England next month in order to allow a back injury to settle down but he has ruled out retiring from internationals. The 35-year-old top-scored for his side with 61 in their World Cup quarter-final defeat...
  • Delighted Roy Hodgson hands Harry Kane his first England call-up March 19, 2015

    London: Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, who has scored 26 goals in all competitions this season, was named in the senior England squad for the first time by coach Roy Hodgson on Thursday. Hodgson included Kane in his 24-man squad for the March 27 Euro 2016 Group E qualifier against Lithuania...
  • World Cup: Alastair Cook hits back after England's first-round ouster March 19, 2015

    Alastair Cook on Wednesday (March 18) criticised the decision to sack him as England's One-Day International captain just two months before the team's World Cup campaign, and suggested the lack of "real leadership" held back the team's progress beyond the World Cup first round. Cook, who was left out of England's...
  • Kevin Pietersen not in England plans, says selector March 18, 2015

    Kevin Pietersen's wish for an England recall is unlikely to come true any time soon, according to selector James Whitaker who says the 34-year-old is not part of his plans. The swashbuckling middle-order batsman, sacked in 2014, said he would "do anything" to regain his place when he talked to BBC...
  • Jonathan Trott returns for England's tour of West Indies March 18, 2015

    Jonathan Trott returned to England's squad for the first time since quitting the 2013-14 Ashes Tour when he was included on Wednesday for the three-match test series in West Indies. The South Africa-born 33-year-old has not played for the senior England team since the first test in Brisbane 18 months ago,...
  • Outcast Kevin Pietersen set for another chance with England March 18, 2015

    A year ago, England decided they could no longer live with the divisive dressing-room influence of Kevin Pietersen and ditched its most talented and prolific batsman. The realisation is dawning on English cricket, however, that it can't live without him. As the national team lurches from one embarrassment to another, Pietersen is...
  • World Cup: Paul Collingwood credits India for turnaround, hails batsmen March 17, 2015

    Melbourne: Ahead of Thursday's India vs Bangladesh quarterfinal, former England captain Paul Collingwood credited the players and the team management for India's turnaround in the World Cup after their dismal tour Down Under. "India has been awesome and full credit goes to the players and management for turning it around. They...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: The studs who proved duds in pool stage March 16, 2015

    The ongoing World Cup has thrown many surprises in the pool stage with players from Afghanistan, Ireland and UAE proving their merit at the world stage. Among the big guns, while the likes of Kumar Sangakkara, AB de Villiers, Shikhar Dhawan, Chris Gayle and David Warner have performed brilliantly to...
  • Joe Root punch led David Warner to question his career March 16, 2015

    Out of form and out of control, David Warner was a 'volcano' ready to blow when he punched England cricketer Joe Root at a Birmingham bar in 2013, the Australia's opening batsman has said. The 28-year-old opened up about the incident in a candid interview with Channel Nine's current affairs show...
  • Afghanistan a winner and wiser at first Cricket World Cup March 14, 2015

    Sydney: Afghanistan finished their first Cricket World Cup with a loss, unable to exploit a frazzled England and undermined by rain at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. England, also heading home, won by nine wickets thanks to winning the toss, and the Duckworth/Lewis method. But, more than England did, Afghanistan enlivened...
  • World Cup 2015: England need to get the fun factor back March 14, 2015

    It was probably the last game they wanted to play after what's happened over the last few weeks but England's win over Afghanistan was a job well done. They were on a lose-lose going into this match and they've done what they had to. If they had lost it would...
  • Watch: NZ keep clean sheet, England get consolation win, ICC World Cup, Day 27 Highlights March 14, 2015

    New Zealand survived a scare from Bangladesh for their sixth straight win while England will fly back home with a consolation win against Afghanistan. Watch all the highlights from Day 27 at the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup: There are no regrets, absolutely none, says Eoin Morgan March 13, 2015

    Sydney: England limped out of the World Cup with four points, and four defeats in four games against Test-playing nations. Yet, when Eoin Morgan, the captain, was asked what his main regrets about the tournament were, his answer was almost as bizarre as some of his team's tactics. "There are no...
  • World Cup: Playing against Test teams a valuable step up, says Afghan captain March 13, 2015

    Sydney: Afghanistan finished their first Cricket World Cup with a loss, unable to exploit a frazzled England and undermined by rain at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday. England, also heading home, won by nine wickets thanks to winning the toss, and the Duckworth/Lewis method. But, more than England did, Afghanistan enlivened...
  • Cricket South Africa announces home tours against NZ, England and Australia March 13, 2015

    Johannesburg: South African cricket fans can look forward to a bumper home programme of international matches over the next 18 months involving series against New Zealand, England and Australia. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has a announced a detailed tour itinerary starting with England's tour to South Africa in December 2015 and...
  • World Cup 2015: England thrash Afghanistan by nine wickets (D/L) March 13, 2015

    Sydney: Both teams were desperate for a win. England needed a crumb of comfort after their worst World Cup campaign ever, while Afghanistan needed to prove that they belong at this level. But with rain interrupting proceedings thrice, this inconsequential game was little more than a damp squib. After keeping...
  • As it happened: Afghanistan vs England, World Cup, Match 38 March 13, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Afghanistan will look to follow the lead of Bangladesh when they face England in their World Cup finale in Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). England, reeling from the fall-out of a World Cup where they, like tournament debutants Afghanistan, have so far only beaten...
  • World Cup 2015: Afghanistan can shock England, feels Andy Moles March 12, 2015

    Sydney: Afghanistan's English coach Andy Moles feels his ambitious side has the potential to stun a lacklustre England in their final World Cup Pool A match on Friday. "We had some great learning experiences in the World Cup. We got our first win against Scotland. We gave Sri Lanka a scare,"...
  • World Cup: England, Afghanistan play for pride in their final pool game March 12, 2015

    When Mick Jagger, a massive cricket fan, and Keith Richards wrote The Last Time exactly half a century ago - it was released in the US on March 13, 1965 - little would they have known that it would become the soundtrack for an English cricket World Cup campaign. As...
  • Afghanistan are keen to finish WC campaign with a flourish, says coach March 12, 2015

    Sydney: Afghanistan will look to follow the lead of Bangladesh when they face England in their World Cup finale in Sydney on Friday. Bangladesh's 15-run win over England in Adelaide on Monday saw them go through to the quarter-finals and knock out Eoin Morgan's men. England, reeling from the fall-out of a...