INDIA VS ENGLAND 2012

  • It was an important toss to win: Cook January 27, 2013

    Dharamsala: England captain Alastair Cook on Sunday admitted that it was an "important toss to win" and they possibly couldn't have lost the match once his bowlers dismissed India's top four batsmen for only 49 runs during the fifth and final ODI here. "It was an important toss to win. But...
  • India reclaim number one rank in ODIs January 27, 2013

    Dharamshala: India on Sunday snatched the number one rank from England in onedayers, courtesy their impressive 32 serieswin over the visitors. India lost the fifth ODI here today by seven wickets but it was a dead rubber. India, which started the series in third place at 117 ratings points, ended at...
  • Will Pujara play the final ODI at Dharam January 26, 2013

    Dharamsala: Cheteshwar Pujara turned 25 on Friday and if skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni decides to include him in the playing XI for the final ODI against England here on Sunday, it would be the best birthday gift for the talented Saurashtra lad. While 31 scoreline is the perfect opportunity to blood...
  • Joe rooted to reality despite good start January 26, 2013

    Dharamshala: Young British batsman Joe Root, who has made an impressive start to his career by scoring runs consistently against India, on Saturday said the key to his success lies in the ability to adapt to different situations quickly. After playing a brilliant knock of 73 on debut at Nagpur Test,...
  • Raina hopeful of a Test comeback January 26, 2013

    Dharamsala: He has relished the role of a finisher in onedayers but given a chance, Suresh Raina won't mind batting higher up the order as he believes it would give him a chance to plan his innings better and make a comeback in the Indian Test fold. "Definitely, I would like...
  • Time running out for woeful Gambhir January 25, 2013

    Dharamshala: More than the talent, Gautam Gambhir's success story has always been about a street smart cricketer but it seems that time is running out for the Delhi opener, who has been struggling to find form in all three versions of the game. Just like the national selection committee showed the...
  • Indian umpiring criticised by Eng media January 25, 2013

    London: Indian umpires came in for criticism for their poor officiating in the ongoing fivematch OneDay International series against England. The Indian umpires, though seen as not biased, do lack cricketing experience, not having played at firstclass level. Noted British columnist Scyld Berry blasted the Indian umpires Friday, calling their performance...
  • Cook praises Indian batsmen January 23, 2013

    Mohali: England captain Alastair Cook on Wednesday gave credit to Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina for the fivewicket win of the home side in the fourth onedayer here, saying the 68run fourth wicket partnership between the two took the game away from his team. Cook said with 257 runs...
  • Dhoni hails team after series win January 23, 2013

    Mohali: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday lauded the "overall good performance" of his players as they took an unassailable 31 lead over England in the fivematch ODI series with a comprehensive fivewicket victory in the fourth and penultimate match here. India chased down the 258run target easily, thanks...
  • Ranji Trophy final: BCCI refuses to release Pujara, Rohit January 22, 2013

    CNNIBN panel of experts feel BCCI should release both the players depending on the result of the fourth ODI in Mohali. ...
  • Prolonged form slump was annoying: Kohli January 22, 2013

    Mohali: India's star batsman Virat Kohli on Tuesday said his prolonged form slump was a bit "annoying", but staying calm and patient helped him overcome the lean phase, which is part and parcel in the career of international cricketers. Kohli marked his return to form with an unbeaten 77 in...
  • We must exploit 'very English' conditions: Bell January 21, 2013

    Mohali: Describing the cold weather here as "very English", opener Ian Bell on Monday said that the England pacers will have to exploit the conditions well in order to level the fivematch ODI series when they take on India in the fourth and penultimate match on Wednesday. Trailing 12, England...
  • Broad prevented from flying to India due to snow January 20, 2013

    London: Pacer Stuart Broad will not join the England ODI squad in India after bad weather prevented him from leaving London though it was not sure whether he would be fit for the last two matches of the ongoing fivematch series. Broad, who has been rested for the first three...
  • Pacers may get assistance in cold Mohali conditions January 20, 2013

    Chandigarh: With cold conditions persisting in the northern region for the past several days, fast bowlers are likely to get assistance in the last two ODIs between India and England at Mohali and Dharamsala. It rained heavily in Mohali and other parts of Punjab in the last few days and...
  • Cook rues absence of DRS after KP's dismissal January 19, 2013

    Ranchi: England captain Alastair Cook on Saturday rued the absence of Decision Review System (DRS) in the ongoing tour of India after Kevin Pietersen fell to an umpiring blunder in the third ODI, which the visitors lost by seven wickets. A poor umpiring decision by Indian official S Ravi gave India...
  • We failed as a batting unit, admits Cook January 19, 2013

    Ranchi England captain Alastair Cook rued the fact that they failed as a batting unit in the third oneday international (ODI) against India which they lost by seven wickets here at the JSCA International Stadium on Saturday. "I think as a batting unit we have not scored runs in the last...
  • India have found a perfect bowling allrounder in Jadeja: Dhoni January 19, 2013

    Ranchi: MS Dhoni on Saturday said the team has found a "perfect" bowling allrounder in Ravindra Jadeja, who once again produced a spirited show to help the hosts comfortably beat England by seven wickets in the third ODI here. Dhoni said India were struggling for a bowling allrounder with the only...
  • It was a perfect script: Dhoni January 19, 2013

    Ranchi: As he led the Indian cricket team for the first time at his home ground and scored the winning runs in team's comprehensive victory over England, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the script was just "perfect" for Saturday's game. Chasing a meager 156, India trounced England by seven wicket with...
  • 3rd ODI: Bowlers, Kohli give India 21 lead January 19, 2013

    Ranchi: After the bowlers dismissed England for 155, Virat Kohlis breezy 79ball 77 helped India overhaul the target in just 28.1 overs at the newly constructed HEC International Stadium in Ranchi on Saturday. With this sevenwicket win, India took a 21 lead in the fivematch ODI series. As in the...
  • Dhoni hogs limelight during stadium inauguration January 18, 2013

    Ranchi: First he became a drummer, then did an impromptu jig as MS Dhoni enthralled one and all in a different avatar during the inauguration of the newly constructed JSCA Stadium here on Friday. "Personally, it's a special moment for me. The journey begins tomorrow. It's the beginning of a new...
  • Ind v Eng, 3rd ODI: Rejuvenated India seek series lead January 18, 2013

    Ranchi: The scoreline says the series is even at 11, but after a commanding 127run win in Kochi it can be argued that India are now the side with the momentum as the bandwagon moves to MS Dhoni's hometown. At Ranchi on Saturday the odds look to be stacked against...
  • Ind v Eng, 1st ODI: England test for desperate India January 10, 2013

    England are back after a trip home for the holidays, and will be looking to correct their poor oneday record in India when they face India in the first of five ODIs starting at Rajkot on Friday. India are coming off a 21 ODI defeat to Pakistan and desperately need...
  • Will BCCI Working Committee take concrete steps? January 9, 2013

    Mumbai: The BCCI's Working Committee will meet here next week, but it is not known whether the Indian team's recent poor performance against England and Pakistan would be deliberated upon. "The meeting of the BCCI Working Committee is to be held at the Cricket Centre in Mumbai on January 15....
  • Found it difficult to adjust to new ODI rules: Tredwell January 8, 2013

    New Delhi: England's offspinner James Tredwell Tuesday admitted that the visitors were finding it difficult to adjust to the new ODI rules after they lost backtoback warmup matches against India 'A' and Delhi here respectively. The new ICC rules make it mandatory for the teams to have five fielders inside the...
  • Jonny Bairstow to miss ODIs against India December 28, 2012

    London: Wicketkeeper batsman Jonny Bairstow will miss England's Oneday tour of India next month due to an illness in the family. The 23yearold Bairstow has been replaced in the squad by Joe Root, who made his England debut in the fourth Test against India in Nagpur. Bairstow was a part of...
  • Newly built Rajkot stadium ready for IndiaEngland tie December 26, 2012

    Rajkot: The newly built Saurashtra cricket stadium is all set to host the IndiaEngland tie next month and would soon be formally inuagurated, the body's honorary secretary Niranjan Shah said on Wednesday. "The stadium is completely ready for the first daynight one day match to be played between India and England...
  • Victory in T20 will boost confidence for ODIs: Morgan December 23, 2012

    Mumbai: England Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan, whose lastball heroics helped the tourists square the series against India, said the victory will boost his team's confidence for the oneday series, which starts after the Christmas and New Year break. "The young guys who are involved in the one day series will...
  • Our pacers were a bit raw, says captain Dhoni December 23, 2012

    Mumbai: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday criticised his inexperienced pacers Ashok Dinda and Parvinder Awana for giving away too many runs, but said the duo needs to be backed as they are good future prospects. Defending 177 for eight, India witnessed a awful start before Yuvraj Singh's (3...
  • Pujara confident of excelling in limitedovers format December 21, 2012

    Jaipur: He is being looked at as a specialist Test batsman, but Cheteshwar Pujara feels that his sterling performances in the fourTest series against England have given him enough confidence to excel in ODIs and T20s. "I too want to excel in all three forms of cricket and all cricketers have...