India vs England 2012

  • Dravid questions talent and quality of Indian players December 10, 2012

    London: Former India captain Rahul Dravid was scathing in his criticism after India's abject surrender in the Kolkata Test, questioning the "skill, ability and talent" of the players who are representing the country. "People talk about attitude and say [the players] don't care because there is too much money in the...
  • Performance in Ranji Trophy never goes in vain: Awana December 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Nearly nine years ago, 18-year-old Parvinder Awana from Harola village in Noida, and 19-year-old Ashok Dinda, from a hamlet called Naichanpur in West Bengal, decided to participate in the 'Speedster Contest' by a popular channel in pursuit of better life. "I came first in that speedster contest and Dinda...
  • England will go for the kill in Nagpur Test: Cook December 9, 2012

    Kolkata: They might have won two back-to-back Tests to take an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the four-match series, but England skipper Alastair Cook insisted that his team would settle for nothing less than a victory in the fourth and final game at Nagpur, commencing on Thursday. "Definitely (a win would be...
  • Sachin moves down to 19th in ICC Test rankings December 9, 2012

    Dubai: Pragyan Ojha retained his fifth position while Sachin Tendulkar slipped a place down to be ranked 19th in the latest ICC Test rankings released here on Sunday. Left-arm spinner Ojha, gained six points to reach a career-best 773 rating points after he finished with five wickets in the Kolkata...
  • How India lost Kolkata Test against England December 9, 2012

    England dismantled India by seven wickets in the 3rd Test at Kolkata to take 2-1 lead in the four-Test series. India's abject surrender in the Test is an indication of their shocking slide in Test cricket since England tour 2011. From being the No. 1 Test team, they are being...
  • Captain Cook applauds efforts of Ahmed, Flower December 9, 2012

    Kolkata: Heaping praise on England's coaching staff, skipper Alastair Cook said the vast knowledge of spin bowling consultant Mushtaq Ahmed and head coach Andy Flower have helped his team take an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the four-Test series against India. "We're very lucky that we have got people like Mushy (bowling...
  • India were overconfident, says Vengsarkar December 9, 2012

    Mumbai: Slamming the Indian team for its lack of preparedness for the four-Test England series, in which the home team is down 1-2 with one game to go at Nagpur next week, former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar said the onus is on the selectors to make at least a couple...
  • Team India surrenders at Eden Gardens December 9, 2012

    A listless India succumbed to their second successive humiliating defeat on home soil at the hands of England. ...
  • India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 5: as it happened December 9, 2012

    England go 2-1 up in the four match series, with the last Test starting in Nagpur from coming Thursday....
  • Only a miracle can save us, says Sehwag December 8, 2012

    Kolkata: India opener Virender Sehwag on Saturday lashed out at the batsmen for showing lack of patience and held them responsible for putting the hosts on the verge of a heavy defeat in the third Test against England here. "If you apply yourself on this wicket, it's not that difficult to...
  • Team India's spineless display invites fans' ire December 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Lost on a tailor-made rank turner, humiliated on a flat deck – at home. What next? Indian cricket has hit a new low with a second consecutive loss to England looking large in their own backyard – a 10-wicket humiliation in Mumbai followed by a dressing down in...
  • India vs England, Eden day four: as it happened December 8, 2012

    R Ashwin completed his half century as India crossed England's lead of 207-runs with just one wicket in hand....
  • We will try to bat India out of Eden Test, says Trott December 7, 2012

    Kolkata: With the Eden Gardens pitch playing "tricks", England batsman Jonathan Trott whose team has taken a decisive first innings lead in the third Test against India, on Friday said the visitors would like to add more runs quickly before declaring. "The wicket is playing tricks with some of the balls...
  • We will be able to pull off a draw, says Ojha December 7, 2012

    Kolkata: Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha on Friday said that there's not much help from the 22-yard strip at the Eden Gardens and the Indian batsmen will be able to eke out a draw under current circumstances. "I think the pitch wasn't doing much. It was a straight wicket and the outfield...
  • Eden's pitch curator Mukherjee draws BCCI's ire December 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Veteran Eden Gardens curator Prabir Mukherjee is in trouble with the Cricket Board over his outburst in the media prior to the commencement of the ongoing third Test between India and England in Kolkata on December 5. BCCI vice president Niranjan Shah on Friday hit out at Mukherjee for...
  • 3rd Test, India vs England, Day 3: as it happened December 7, 2012

    Cook smashed yet another big century (190), while Trott too made valuable 87 as England amassed a huge 509/6 to lead by 193 at Stumps on Day 3....
  • Ind vs Eng, 3rd Test, Day 2: As it happened December 6, 2012

    Pragyan Ojha broke England's 165-run opening stand when he trapped Nick Compton lbw, after he had scored 57....
  • Ganguly praises Tendulkar for gutsy knock December 5, 2012

    Kolkata: Lauding master batsman Sachin Tendulkar for a "gutsy" innings on day one of the Eden Gardens cricket Test against England, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly Wednesday said the knock would give him the platform to play well in subsequent essays. "Tendulkar may not have got a hundred, but he played...
  • India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 1: As it happened December 6, 2012

    Anderson got the reward for his persistence as he got rid of Tendulkar for 76, while Swann got the wicket of Yuvraj, who made 32....
  • India should attack Cook, Pietersen: Raja December 4, 2012

    Kolkata: Former Pakistan skipper Rameez Raja on Tuesday said India should look to attack in-form England batsmen Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen if they wish to make a comeback in the four-match series which is now tied at 1-1. Raja felt India were seemingly under desperation to avenge their 0-4...
  • Media should refrain from criticising Tendulkar: Ganguly December 4, 2012

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said that the media should refrain from criticising Sachin Tendulkar who is likely to play his last Test at the Eden Gardens starting on Wednesday. Post Ricky Ponting's retirement, there has been talks that Tendulkar should also follow suit, but Ganguly thinks...
  • I'm not bothered about criticism: MS Dhoni December 4, 2012

    Kolkata: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has been criticised by some former Indian cricketers about his demand for rank turners, Tuesday took a dig at his critics saying he was not bothered. "I don't have a platform like them. I am not on TV assessing neither do I write columns,"...
  • Wicket will not assist spinners initially: Dhoni December 4, 2012

    Kolkata: India skipper MS Dhoni, who had asked for a turning track for the Test match against England at the Eden Gardens beginning on Wednesday, said the wicket would not assist the spinners in the first two days and the pacers are likely to get some help from the pitch...
  • Harbhajan down with flu, skips practice December 4, 2012

    Kolkata: Spinner Harbhajan Singh is down with flu and did not attend the practice session on Tuesday. Indian captain MS Dhoni, however, refused to predict the availability of Harbhajan for the Test against England at the Eden Gardens beginning on Wednesday. "Harbhajan is down with flu and he stayed at the hotel...
  • Five ways India can improve for the third Test against Eng December 4, 2012

    1. Firm up the batting India's batting was poor in Mumbai, barring Cheteshwar Pujara's excellent first-innings century and a dogged half-century in the second from Gautam Gambhir. Most damning was the collapse on the third afternoon when spin accounted for seven Indian wickets. Numbers two to seven managed 41 runs between...
  • Never instructed curators for tailor-made wickets: Contractor December 3, 2012

    Kolkata: Nari Contractor, who led India to its first cricket Test series win against England over half-a-century ago, disapproved skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's continued insistence on a rank turner from Day 1 of the home matches recently. The 78-year-old, whose international career was abruptly cut short by an on-field skull...
  • Steven Finn available for third Test December 3, 2012

    Kolkata: England fast bowler Steven Finn, who missed the first two Test matches against India due to thigh injury, on Monday declared himself available for the third Test beginning on Wednesday. "If I'm needed, I'll be ready for the (third) Test. I've bowled about six overs at the nets and...
  • Steve Finn backs Broad to come good December 3, 2012

    Kolkata: Hoping that the Eden Gardens pitch would "have something for all", England pacer Steve Finn on Monday batted for fellow pacer Stuart Broad whose lacklustre form has been "an issue" for the English team ahead of their cricket Test match against India beginning on Wednesday. "Broad is an exceptional bowler....
  • Never happy with food served at Eden: Sehwag December 2, 2012

    Kolkata: Dashing Indian batsman Virender Sehwag on Sunday gave the thumbs up to Lords and Ahmedabad, and the thumbs down to Eden Gardens - in terms of the food served to cricketers. "I love the food served at The Lords, in (Motera at) Ahmedabad. But I am never happy with...
  • Eng concentrate on spin ahead of Eden Test December 2, 2012

    Kolkata: They dealt with spin quite well in the series-levelling win in the second Test but the visiting England cricket team's batsmen continued to practice against tweakers ahead of the third Test against India starting here on December 5. Two local club spinners -- one left-arm orthodox and another leg-spinner...