India V England

  • British media lauds Dhoni's leadership in India's CT triumph June 25, 2013

    London: British media on Monday lauded India for claiming the Champions Trophy, describing Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men as the most "vibrant" side and "deserved" winners of the prestigious title. India eked out a tense five-run win over the hosts to win the last edition of the tournament. Almost all the British...
  • MS Dhoni becomes first captain to win all ICC trophies June 24, 2013

    Birmingham: India's five-run win over England on Sunday has given their leader MS Dhoni a rare triple, that of becoming the first captain in world cricket to have won all major ICC trophies. The ICC Champions Trophy followed Dhoni leading India to glory in the 2007 World Twenty20 and the...
  • India lift Champions Trophy after England choke in 20-over final June 24, 2013

    On a bizarre Sunday in wet Birmingham, India's skills in the Twenty20 format trumped England's as they kept their bearings in a 20-overs-a-side shootout to lay their hands on the 50-over Champions Trophy. A long and frustrating day ended with India triumphing in brilliant scenes after England collapsed in pursuit...
  • Has ball changing cost Aleem Dar Champions Trophy final? June 22, 2013

    Birmingham: Aleem Dar has apparently lost the opportunity of officiating Sunday's Champions Trophy final after his role in the changing the ball during England's defeat to Sri Lanka at the group stage. The three-time ICC's best umpire of the year has been demoted to the fourth umpire's position for the title...
  • Can India and England repeat the Natwest final? June 22, 2013

    England v India at Edgbaston on Sunday will mark the first instance of the two teams facing each other in the final of an ICC tournament. In fact, the only time they played each other in any sort of final was at Lord's in 2002 when they were contesting the...
  • 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 3-2 series win over England. Four innings, four half-centuries, the most runs and the Man-of-the-Series award for the first time in a 159-game career dating back to...
  • 4th ODI: The game-changing 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 one-day 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 limited-overs 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 one-dayer 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 high-scoring 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 29-year 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 middle-order 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 rubber-stamped his return to the England set-up 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 middle-order 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 50-over game, would be invited to watch the one-day 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 arch-foes 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 2-1, their first win on Indian soil since 1984-85. 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 2-1...
  • Ashwin optimistic of Indian victory on the fifth day December 16, 2012

    Nagpur: India off-spinner 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 in-form speedster Parvinder Awana from the Indian Test squad. DDCA vice-president Chetan Chauhan told PTI,"I will be speaking...
  • Amarnath's comments not in good taste, says Kiran More December 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Former national selection committee chairman, Kiran More feels that Mohinder Amarnath's revelation about the BCCI president's interference in selection matters were "not in good taste". "I think it is a very confidential area. When you become a selector, you should know what are the rules of BCCI and its...
  • Alastair Cook credits county stint for his good form December 9, 2012

    Kolkata: England's batting mainstay in the ongoing Test series against India, captain Alastair Cook has credited his fantastic form to a stint in county side Essex after being dropped from the limited-overs team in 2008-09. "When I got left out from England one-day side, and played a lot of one-dayers...
  • 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...
  • I won't quit captaincy, says MS Dhoni December 9, 2012

    Kolkata: Despite two successive humiliating defeats on home soil, underfire Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni refused to step down from captaincy, saying it was not the right time to run away but take responsibility and turn the team's fortunes. "The easiest thing for me to say right now is to...
  • 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...