Geoffrey Boycott

  • Boycott slams England 'clowns' after humiliating Ashes whitewash 06-01-2014 07:30 PM

    London: One-time England great Geoffrey Boycott accused the current team of batting like "one-day clowns" after their 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia. A series where England were bowled out for under 200 on six occasions ended in humiliation when they were dismissed for just 166 inside 32 overs on the...
  • Ashes drubbing depressing, humiliating, says Boycott 05-01-2014 05:06 PM

    London: Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has described the current team's 0-5 drubbing in the Ashes series by Australia as "depressing and humiliating". "This has been one of the most depressing and humiliating days for English cricket," Boycott wrote in his column for The Telegraph on Sunday when England lost...
  • Michael Vaughan, Geoffrey Boycott salute Swann 22-12-2013 06:15 PM

    London: Former England stars Michael Vaughan and Geoffrey Boycott expressed their admiration for spin bowler Graeme Swann on Sunday after he abruptly announced his retirement from the sport. Swann, 34, bows out with immediate effect, meaning he will play no part in the final two Tests of the Ashes tour...
  • Geoffrey Boycott berates 'selfish' Kevin Pietersen 16-12-2013 05:38 PM

    London: Outspoken former England batsman Geoff Boycott described Kevin Pietersen as "selfish" after he again conceded his wicket cheaply as the tourists slumped towards defeat in the Ashes on Monday. With England chasing an improbable target of 504 to avoid defeat in the third Test in Perth, Pietersen put on...
  • Cook's 'brain scrambled', Boycott fumes 11-12-2013 12:09 PM

    Perth: England great Geoffrey Boycott on Wednesday blasted captain Alastair Cook's "scrambled brain" and said the team needed to use more common sense to prevent yet another defeat to Australia. Boycott has been shocked by England's lacklustre efforts during the Ashes tour and laid some of the blame at Cook's...
  • Boycott slams England batsmen after Ashes collapse 07-12-2013 09:14 PM

    London: England great Geoffrey Boycott has slammed his country's current crop of batsmen after yet another dismal collapse against Australia. Boycott has been shocked by England's lacklustre efforts with the bat in the latest Ashes series and the former opener launched a scathing attack on Alastair Cook's team after the...
  • Boycott slams England for 'giving away' first Ashes Test 22-11-2013 06:17 PM

    London: England have "given the first Test away" after a shambolic first innings collapse against Australia in Brisbane on Friday, according to former opening batsman Geoffrey Boycott. After delighting in Stuart Broad's superb bowling performance which gave England the upper hand on the first day of the Ashes series on...
  • I am glad Tendulkar is retiring after 200 Tests: Boycott 11-10-2013 01:55 PM

    London: Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott is glad that Sachin Tendulkar has decided to call it quits after his 200th Test as he feels the Indian veteran's "legacy to cricket is more important than playing on for another year or two". "I am glad Sachin Tendulkar has announced he will...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test behind India-SA spat, claims Boycott 13-09-2013 11:22 AM

    New Delhi: Known for his no-holds-barred comments, Geoffrey Boycott has pointed at Sachin Tendulkar's approaching landmark of 200 Tests behind the dispute between Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA), which is set to leave India's scheduled Test tour of South Africa considerably curtailed....
  • Boycott hails centurion Joe Root 26-05-2013 09:56 AM

    Leeds: Geoffrey Boycott said Joe Root had "played beautifully" after the England batsman scored his maiden Test hundred, against New Zealand, at his Headingley home ground on Saturday. Root's 104, his first century in his sixth Test match, also saw him become the first Yorkshireman to score an inaugural Test...
  • India should legalise betting to stop corruption: Boycott 24-05-2013 11:29 AM

    England: India should legalise betting to stamp out corruption in cricket, says former England captain Geoffrey Boycott who feels the menace of fixing, which has currently dented the IPL's reputation, emerges more frequently in the Asian countries. "The way to stop it altogether, except for the odd one - but...
  • Virender Sehwag may not play for India again: Boycott 11-04-2013 03:30 PM

    New Delhi: Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott says Virender Sehwag is unlikely to play for India again and the opener will "sadly fade away" after playing a bit of Indian Premier League. Sehwag was dropped for the last two Tests against Australia in the recent series and was also excluded...
  • Boycott backs Dhoni amidst criticism 24-01-2013 11:12 AM

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  • Cook leads England from the front 06-12-2012 10:07 PM

    The England skipper scored his 23rd Test century to power the visitors on day two of the third Test against India. ...