India V England 2012

  • Suresh Raina the biggest success in series win January 29, 2013

    While his capabilities as a Test player remain in doubt, in colored clothing Suresh Raina has emerged with his reputation enhanced after India's 32 series win over England. Four innings, four halfcenturies, the most runs and the ManoftheSeries award for the first time in a 159game career dating back to...
  • 4th ODI: The gamechanging moments January 23, 2013

    Mohali: A look back at the crucial passages of play during the fourth ODI between India and England at the PCA Stadium, which India won by five wickets thanks to fifties from Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina. England rallied to 257 with Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen scoring 76 each...
  • Dhoni survives another injury scare before 4th ODI January 22, 2013

    Mohali: India survived an injury scare ahead of the penultimate cricket oneday match against England with skipper MS Dhoni being hit on the thumb yet again during the team's practice session here on Tuesday. Dhoni was hit on the thumb when a delivery from Manpreet Gony rose awkwardly, leaving him in...
  • Pujara is not luggage, he can play ODIs too January 22, 2013

    We saw how a rookie, when thrown in the line of fire, comes up as a promising youngster. It happened with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shami Ahmed and there's no reason why Cheteshwar Pujara can't repeat his Test heroics in limitedovers cricket to give Gautam Gambhir who has been...
  • Dhoni under pressure of expectations: Morgan January 18, 2013

    Ranchi: England batsman Eoin Morgan on Friday said pressure will always be there on India captain MS Dhoni as he has to shoulder the burden of expectations of a billion people. "I think he [Dhoni] is always going to be under pressure. He is the captain of India and has...
  • Fletcher, Dhoni could dominate BCCI working committee meeting January 14, 2013

    Mumbai: The issue of India's poor run of form and the future of team coach Duncan Fletcher are likely to dominate discussions when the BCCI's working committee meets here on Tuesday. Also expected to feature in the meeting is the name of Indian captain MS Dhoni, under fire after overseeing...
  • England and Indian players arrive for the 2nd ODI January 12, 2013

    Kochi: The Indian and England cricket teams arrived Saturday for the second onedayer to be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium here on Tuesday. The teams arrived by a chartered flight at the nearby Nedumbassery International Airport. On arrival, the teams were accorded a rousing welcome by the Kerala Cricket...
  • Kochi ODI will be a highscoring tie: Sreesanth January 12, 2013

    Kochi: The second ODI between India and England at Jawaharlal Nehru International stadium would be a "high scoring game as the pitch is a belter" feels pacer S Sreesanth. The 29year old Kerala bowler, who could not find a place in the team for the first three ODIs, in the ongoing...
  • Pujara unlikely to play in home ODI, says Dhoni January 10, 2013

    Rajkot: Saurashtra middleorder batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who slammed his career's second Ranji Trophy triple hundred, may have to wait a little more to make his ODI debut, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni indicated Thursday. "Well it (ODI debut) looks very unlikely as of now because we have to see the...
  • Kevin Pietersen given full England contract January 9, 2013

    London: Kevin Pietersen rubberstamped his return to the England setup on Wednesday by signing a full central contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Pietersen was frozen out of the international picture in August last year when he was dropped for the final Test against South Africa...
  • Pujara looking forward to play against England in ODI January 7, 2013

    Rajkot: Talented middleorder batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said that he would grab the opportunity with both hands if he gets a chance to play against England in the ODI series starting from January 11. Pujara has been selected for first three ODIs and the venue of the first match is his...
  • Sachin Tendulkar in JSCA invitee list for Ranchi ODI December 28, 2012

    Ranchi: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar who has recently announced his retirement from the 50over game, would be invited to watch the oneday international between England and India scheduled on January 19 here. "Sachin Tendulkar is among the list of invitees prepared by the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) and the invitation...
  • We hope to carry the momentum forward, says Yuvraj December 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Off to a good start in Twenty20s after the "shattering" Test debacle, India batsman Yuvraj Singh said he was confident that the team would carry the momentum not only into the second and final tie against England here Saturday but also into the upcoming series against archfoes Pakistan. "In Twenty20s...
  • England deserved to win, says MS Dhoni December 17, 2012

    Nagpur: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said England deserved the series win after the fourth and final cricket Test ended in a drab draw here Monday. England won the series 21, their first win on Indian soil since 198485. Dhoni, asked if England deserved the series win, said:...
  • England are not taking things for granted, says Anderson December 16, 2012

    Nagpur: England are in a good position to seal the first Test series victory in India in 28 years but their paceman James Anderson says they are not taking things for granted and want to negotiate the first session of the final day carefully. England are leading the series 21...
  • Ashwin optimistic of Indian victory on the fifth day December 16, 2012

    Nagpur: India offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin is confident that the home team will be able to dismiss the remaining seven England batsmen at a fast clip thereby forcing a series levelling victory. "Strange things have happened. We are not trying to be too optimistic, but we have done it before in...
  • Kohli and Trott exchange words on day four December 16, 2012

    Nagpur: Virat Kohli and Jonathan Trott were involved in a verbal duel during the fourth day of the final Test between India and England here Sunday. Trott, batting on 43 in England's second innings total of 123 for three, tried to cut a short delivery from pacer Ishant Sharma which was...
  • I was waiting for one long innings, says Kohli December 15, 2012

    Nagpur: After scoring a patient century under pressure to lead a remarkable Indian fightback against England in the fourth, Virat Kohli said this was the innings he had been waiting to play for some time. "I was waiting for this one long innings. I was working hard for the last...
  • Adapting to conditions was the key to success: Root December 14, 2012

    Nagpur: Debutant Joe Root, who impressed one and all with his patient knock of 73 stated that adapting to situations as quickly as possible was the main recipe of his success against India in the fourth cricket Test. "I was trying to understand and adapt to the situation as quickly...
  • DDCA to request BCCI for Parvinder Awana's release December 13, 2012

    New Delhi: In a desperate bid to win their final group league match against Maharashtra at home, the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) will request the Indian cricket Board to release their inform speedster Parvinder Awana from the Indian Test squad. DDCA vicepresident Chetan Chauhan told PTI,"I will be speaking...
  • Former players criticise India's poor show, call for changes December 9, 2012

    New Delhi: India's meek surrender in two consecutive Tests against England on home turf was Sunday lambasted by former players, who felt it was high time the selectors made players accountable for their shambolic performance. India lost by seven wickets in the third Test in Kolkata to concede an unassailable...
  • MS Dhoni once again blames others for the loss December 9, 2012

    Kolkata: Embarrassed and dejected after being outplayed for the second successive time by England, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni held his batsmen responsible for the debacle, saying that they failed to convert starts into substantial innings. England won by seven wickets in the third Test here Sunday to take an...
  • After pitchrow, Dhoni, Mukherjee avoid each other at Eden December 3, 2012

    Kolkata: After the controversy surrounding the preparation of the Eden Gardens pitch, the uneasiness between Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and veteran curator Prabir Mukherjee was evident as both decided to look through each other. The Indian players looked relaxed during their training session but the captain and the curator...
  • Ganguly hopes Tendulkar gets a ton at Eden December 3, 2012

    Kolkata: Facing criticism for his prolonged form slump, Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar got some words of encouragement from his former captain and opening partner Sourav Ganguly ahead of the third cricket Test against England starting here on December 5. Addressing a gathering which had all members of the Indian team, Ganguly...
  • Tendulkar needed more than ever now, says Dravid November 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The criticism against Sachin Tendulkar might be mounting rapidly after a string of poor performances but his former India teammate Rahul Dravid feels the senior batsman is needed "more than ever now". Tendulkar has been a major disappointment in the ongoing fourTest series against England which is tied...
  • Absolutely delighted with Sachin's wicket: Panesar November 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Delighted at dismissing Sachin Tendulkar, England leftarm spinner Monty Panesar said that out of the four wickets he took on the first day of the second Test against India, it was the wicket of the veteran batsman that he cherished the most. "Obviously for me it has got...
  • Zaheer and Harbhajan inspect Wankhede pitch November 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Senior players Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh inspected the pitch on which the second Test match against England will be played. The duo had a look of the pitch after their batting session at the nets. They were accompanied by Wankhede Stadium curator Sudhir Naik, who was earlier Zaheer...
  • Vengsarkar wants India to drub England 40 November 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Encouraged by India's thumping ninewicket win in the first Test at Ahmedabad, former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar hopes that the home team would pay back England with a 40 drubbing, similar to what the visitors did last year in their backyard. "The way we have played the first match,...
  • Gambhir expected to join team on Monday November 18, 2012

    New Delhi: India opener Gautam Gambhir, who has returned home following his grandmother's death, is expected to join the team in Ahmedabad for the final day's play in the first Test against England tomorrow. Gambhir was bereaved when he lost his maternal grandmother Asha Gulati. She was 71 and suffered cardiac...
  • Hardly breaking a sweat, Cook makes India perspire November 18, 2012

    England are not out of danger yet, but if their overnight pair goes on to help draw this Test match on Monday, the Alastair CookMatt Prior combo will go down in the annals. Comparisons with Brisbane 2010 are bound to be rife today and tomorrow if Cook and Prior continue...