Geoffrey Boycott

  • Stern punishment if Anderson is guilty: Boycott July 16, 2014

    London: Former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has recommended "stern punishment" for James Anderson if the England pacer is found guilty of abusing and pushing Ravindra Jadeja on the second day of the first Test at Trent Bridge. "If anybody's found guilty, and if I had a say in it, I believe...
  • Geoffrey Boycott wants end to lifeless pitches like Nottingham July 15, 2014

    London: Disappointed by the "lifeless" pitch which produced a draw in the opening India-England Test, former captain Geoffrey Boycott said decks like the one in Nottingham will turn the home pacers into a bunch of "midgets" with little or no belief in their abilities. "Both sets of seam bowlers were flogged...
  • Boycott slams England 'clowns' after humiliating Ashes whitewash January 6, 2014

    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 third...
  • Ashes drubbing depressing, humiliating, says Boycott January 5, 2014

    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 the...
  • Michael Vaughan, Geoffrey Boycott salute Swann December 22, 2013

    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 of...
  • Geoffrey Boycott berates 'selfish' Kevin Pietersen December 16, 2013

    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 December 11, 2013

    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 feet,...
  • Boycott slams England batsmen after Ashes collapse December 7, 2013

    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 third...
  • Boycott slams England for 'giving away' first Ashes Test November 22, 2013

    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 Thursday,...
  • I am glad Tendulkar is retiring after 200 Tests: Boycott October 11, 2013

    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 retire...
  • Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test behind India-SA spat, claims Boycott September 13, 2013

    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 May 26, 2013

    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 ton...
  • India should legalise betting to stop corruption: Boycott May 24, 2013

    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 we're...
  • Virender Sehwag may not play for India again: Boycott April 11, 2013

    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 January 24, 2013

    London: The Indian cricket team is "very average" at the moment and is "lucky" to have a captain like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is copping the blame for "lack of quality in the side", feels former England skipper Geoffrey Boycott. "...Do you judge captains on their win and loss ratio, or...
  • Touring India is much easier now: Boycott December 18, 2012

    London: England batting legend Geoffrey Boycott feels that India are no longer the force it used to be and touring the country has become much easier now a days for cricket playing nations. Saying that India are going through a transition phase, Boycott singled out a few star Indian cricketers...
  • Cook leads England from the front December 6, 2012

    The England skipper scored his 23rd Test century to power the visitors on day two of the third Test against India. ...
  • Boycott backs experienced Sachin to bounce back December 4, 2012

    Kolkata: Amidst the growing clamour for Sachin Tendulkar's retirement, former England opener Geoffrey Boycott on Tuesday said the star batsman has enough experience and maturity to get back among runs. "As cricketers we all have to make runs. It is the nature of the game that bowlers will take wickets. There...
  • Boycott questions England's ability to play spin November 16, 2012

    London: Former captain Geoffrey Boycott has questioned England's ability to play spin on the turning sub-continent pitches after they lost three quick wickets in the first Test against India in Ahmedabad. After India declared at a mammoth 521 for eight on the second evening, opener Nick Compton, James Anderson and...
  • Boycott critical of "selfish" England batsmen July 24, 2012

    London: Geoffrey Boycott has criticised England's batsmen after their first-Test defeat to South Africa, saying that they forgot about defence in the pursuit of their ambition to score runs. To save the match, England needed to bat out the final day at The Oval on Monday to force a draw. However...