INDIA VS ENGLAND 2012

  • MS Dhoni heaps praise on 'brilliant' Yuvraj Singh December 20, 2012

    Pune: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he was worried when England were cruising at one stage and lauded his bowlers, especially Yuvraj Singh for turning the tide for them in the first Twenty20 match. England were off to a flying start, reaching 76 in just eight overs. "The pressure was...
  • Allround Yuvraj sinks England in first T20 December 20, 2012

    Pune: Yuvraj Singh can do no wrong when it comes to limitedovers cricket and on Thursday he once again proved that with an allround show of 3 for 19 with the ball, which followed a 21ball 38 with the bat in India's fivewicket win over England in the first T20...
  • BCCI changes IndiaEng ODI timings due to dew factor December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The timings of the first four matches of the IndiaEngland ODI series have been revised by the BCCI due to the dew factor which might have an impact on the play. The matches will be starting at 12 noon which is twoandahalfhour earlier than the scheduled start of...
  • Upbeat England look to continue winning momentum in T20s December 19, 2012

    Pune: After an abject performance in the Test series, the Indian team will don the blues for the first of two T20 internationals against England at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune on Thursday. Amidst the calls for an overhaul of the team and sacking of MS Dhoni as...
  • Should Dhoni be axed as Indian skipper? December 18, 2012

    Indian skipper Dhoni's future is in serious doubt after he led india to massive defeats in England, Australia and now a home series to England. ...
  • Mithun replaces injured Vinay Kumar for T20s December 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Karnataka medium pacer R Vinay Kumar was on Tuesday ruled out of the Twenty20 series against England due to a strained right calf muscle, paving the way for state mate Abhimanyu Mithun's return to the Indian squad. Kumar will be out of action for two weeks, BCCI secretary Sanjay...
  • No Indian in top20 Test batsmen December 18, 2012

    Dubai: Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday slipped out of the list of top20 Test batsmen after his awful run in the justconcluded fourmatch series against England while Australia skipper Michael Clarke regained the numero uno position. Tendulkar, who dropped three places to 22nd, managed to aggregate a mere 112 runs with a...
  • 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...
  • Disappointing that DRS wasn't used in India Tests: Eng MD December 18, 2012

    London: England cricket's Managing Director Hugh Morris feels India's decision of not allowing the Decision Review System's usage in the justconcluded Test series was disappointing after touring captain Alastair Cook fell victim to a couple of dubious decisions. Cook, who was the hero of England's 21 series win with 568...
  • Dhoni can take India forward, feels Dravid December 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The clamour for Mahendra Singh Dhonis removal as Indias captain might be becoming shriller by the day but former skipper Rahul Dravid feels he is the man to take the team forward as there is no viable alternative in sight. At the moment I dont really see a viable...
  • India win at par with winning in Australia, says Cook December 17, 2012

    Nagpur: Terming his side's comefrombehind 21 series triumph in India "incredible", England skipper Alastair Cook on Monday said that the achievement should be treated at par with an Ashes series win in Australia. "It's been an incredible tour and to keep India out today and how convincingly we batted out the...
  • India outbatted, outbowled and outclassed by England December 17, 2012

    And so a tough 2012 has come to a close for India's Test team. It began with an innings defeat in Sydney and ended with a forgettable draw in Nagpur, giving the series to England 21. Yes, 21. Say it again, think about. Then try to pick out the positives...
  • India stay at number 5 in ICC Test rankings December 17, 2012

    Dubai: Despite losing to England 12 in the home Test series, India retained their number five position as per the latest ICC Test Championship rankings issued here on Monday. India, however, dropped a ratings point to 105, and are now fourpoints behind archrival Pakistan who are placed at the fourth...
  • Tendulkar's struggle threatens to mar his legacy December 15, 2012

    The late Peter Roebuck once wrote that great players are known for their failures while ordinary players for their achievements. It was in the context of Sachin Tendulkar, a few years back. The same quote can be recycled as the context is almost the same. Will history be that kind...
  • India can make comeback in Nagpur Test: Chawla December 14, 2012

    Nagpur: Notwithstanding Indian top order's pathetic show once again after the bowlers did a decent job to restrict England to 330, leg spinner Piyush Chawla said the hosts can still make a comeback in the fourth Test if Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni manage to put on a good session...
  • Kiran More slams Mohinder Amarnath December 13, 2012

    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". ...
  • Bishan Bedi slams India's myopic strategy; terms Nagpur pitch disgraceful December 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi today blasted the Nagpur pitch calling it "disgraceful" and also called the Indian team's strategy as "myopic." The legendary leftarm spinner, who has always been forthright in his opinions, took to microblogging site twitter to criticise the 22yard strip that saw England...
  • I don't have a clue what the pitch will do later: Pietersen December 13, 2012

    Nagpur: England batsman Kevin Pietersen on Thursday said that the slowpaced pitch prepared for the fourth and final Test here is the toughest he has played on as far as scoring runs in concerned. "It's toughest wicket I have played Test cricket on in terms of scoring runs. I don't...
  • It was a good ploy to play four spinners: Jadeja December 13, 2012

    Nagpur: Indian team's ploy of playing four spinners at the cost of a second pacer would stand them in good stead in the second innings, feels debutant allrounder Ravindra Jadeja, who dismissed Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen on the first day of the fourth cricket Test. "Four spinners will come...
  • India and Dhoni lack Plan B: Wasim Akram December 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The recent criticism about his leadership skills, notwithstanding, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is still the "right choice" for Indian captaincy but he needs to be "more flexible in his tactics", feels former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram. Dhoni's leadership skills came under the scanner in the ongoing fourTest series against...
  • Selectors wanted to sack Dhoni: Amarnath December 12, 2012

    Speaking to CNNIBN, former India cricketer Mohinder Amarnath said, "All five selectors wanted Dhoni to be sacked after the Australia tour, but Srinivasan overruled the decision." ...
  • Captain Cook could create history in Nagpur December 12, 2012

    Nagpur: Alastair Cook is in line to become the first England batsman to top the ICC Test Player Rankings since 2003, when his side takes on India in the fourth and last cricket Test starting here on Thursday. Captain Cook is currently ranked fourth on the table with 874 points,...
  • Time not right to remove Dhoni, feels Gavaskar December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Former selector Mohinder Amarnath has openly stated that Mahendra Singh Dhoni needs to be removed from Test captaincy but his former teammate Sunil Gavaskar feels that "time is not opportune as there is no alternative". "There is no alternative to Dhoni. He and Virat Kohli have been tireless on...
  • Everyone expected this bad patch, says Dhoni December 12, 2012

    Nagpur: Even as India continue to falter in Test cricket, captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said this phase was a forgone conclusion after the retirement of legends like Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman. "Everybody was talking about this phase in Indian cricket when the big players would move on and the pressure...
  • Don't speculate on Tendulkar's future, says Dhoni December 12, 2012

    Nagpur: Well aware of Sachin Tendulkar's penchant for proving his detractors "wrong", Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday advised everyone to stop speculating about the senior batsman's future in international cricket. "When it comes to Sachin I feel the best thing to do is not to speculate. He has...
  • Finn doubtful for fourth Test December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: After missing the first two Tests due to injury, it has emerged that Steven Finn may not play in Nagpur after developing some soreness on the final day of Eden Test. On Wednesday, Finn didn't take part in the training and a scan has revealed a minor disc...
  • Selectors are under no pressure, insists BCCI December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Wednesday refuted former selector Mohinder Amarnath's accusation that Board President N Srinivasan had blocked a move to sack underfire skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, insisting that the selectors are "independent". Amarnath had created a flutter by openly admitting that "certain internal reason" stopped the selection committee...
  • Sachin himself should take a call on his international career: Akram December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram feels since it might be difficult for the selectors to ask a player of Sachin Tendulkar's stature to retire, the senior batsman should himself take a call on his international career. Stating that the pressure on Tendulkar has increased after India's two backtoback defeats...
  • Decision to drop nonperformers is correct, says Azhar December 11, 2012

    Rajkot: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Tuesday backed the selectors' decision to drop Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh from the team for the fourth and final Test against England but is hopeful that both will make a comeback in the squad. "The selectors' decision to keep nonperforming players out...
  • Broad doubtful for T20s against India December 11, 2012

    Nagpur: England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad is a doubtful starter for the two T20 Internationals against India after suffering a recurrence of the heel injury on Tuesday. The pacer was sent for a scan on his left heel. Broad first had a scan on his injury during England's second tour match...