INDIA VS ENGLAND 2012

  • BCCI is damaging Indian cricket by making pitch demands December 1, 2012

    Veteran curator Prabir Mukherjee tells CNNIBN that his return to Eden Gardens will depend on how the pitch controversy is resolved. ...
  • Will Tendulkar go the Ponting way? November 30, 2012

    "I'm a realist. I live in the real world and I know if I'm not getting runs I might not make the summer out and I definitely won't be in England. Ive got no illusions or disillusions about where my cricket's at. That was Ricky Ponting on Channel Nine during...
  • I've not replaced Prabir as curator: Bhowmick November 29, 2012

    Kolkata: The Board's ground and pitches committee member of the East Zone, Ashish Bhowmick on Thursday sought to play down the controversy regarding his appointment and called Eden curator Prabir Mukherjee his 'guru' (mentor). Denying reports that he had replaced Mukherjee as the curator for the third Test against England following...
  • Shane Warne panders to Indians: Inzamam November 28, 2012

    Karachi: Former Pakistan cricket captain InzamamulHaq has hit out at the exAustralia spin king Shane Warne for criticising Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar for his bad decision during the recentlyconcluded second Test between India and England in Mumbai. "The way I look at it Warne has targeted Aleem Dar just to gain...
  • Controversy about Eden pitch breaks out after curator sidelined November 28, 2012

    The curator at Eden Gardens, Prabir Mukherjee, has been replaced after refusing to prepare a turning track for the third Test between India and England. ...
  • Pietersen named in ODI team but rested for T20s against India November 28, 2012

    Mumbai: Star batsman Kevin Pietersen returned to the ODI side but was rested from the Twenty20 Internationals as England announced their squads for the limitedovers series against India starting next month. Pietersen, who returned to the Test side for the ongoing series after being sidelined due to the text message scandal...
  • Veteran Eden curator admits being sidelined November 28, 2012

    Kolkata: Veteran Eden Gardens curator Prabir Mukherjee on Wednesday said he will not have much of a say in preparation of the pitch for the third IndiaEngland Test, beginning Dec 5, with the East Zone curator Ashish Bhowmick being brought in to oversee the ground. While the Cricket Association of Bengal...
  • Unfair to blast Dhoni for one bad game: Harbhajan November 28, 2012

    Jalandhar: Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have drawn flak for India's poor performance against England in the second Test at Mumbai, but Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday came out in support of his skipper, saying one should not judge him on the basis of just one bad performance. The offspinner, who was part...
  • Will keep home advantage factor in mind: CAB November 28, 2012

    Kolkata: Amid the controversy surrounding the Eden Gardens strip, the Cricket Association of Bengal on Wednesday promised to offer Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Co. a wicket keeping in mind the "home advantage" for the third Test against England beginning December 5. "Of course we will keep the home advantage factor...
  • Sachin is not God, he is a human: Navjot Sidhu November 28, 2012

    New Delhi: There might be growing criticism against Sachin Tendulkar after a string of poor performances but former India opener Navjot Singh Sidhu feels the senior batsman's presence is crucial at a time when the team is going through a transitional phase. "We don't have VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid and...
  • DDCA to honour Sehwag for playing 100 Tests November 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Tuesday decided to honour Virender Sehwag with 100 gold coins apart from naming a gate of the Feroz Shah Kotla ground after him for reaching the landmark of playing 100 Tests for the country. Sehwag had reached the landmark at...
  • Gavaskar okay with unchanged Indian squad November 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar on Tuesday backed the national selectors for not making changes to the Test squad in the wake of the crushing defeat against England in the Mumbai match, saying it was not required at this stage. The national selection committee persisted with the same squad for...
  • No drastic changes needed: Kris Srikkanth November 27, 2012

    Kris Srikkanth believes that selectors are right not to make any changes in the 15member Indian squad for third Test against England. ...
  • Injured Umesh Yadav out of third Test November 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Pacer Umesh Yadav, who was ruled out of the second Test against England in Mumbai due to a lower back injury, will miss the third match too, to be held in Kolkata from December 5. After a decent outing in the seriesopener in Ahmedabad, Yadav missed the action in Mumbai,...
  • Gavaskar slams spinners' performance in 2nd Test November 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Monday criticised the performance of Indian spinners during the humiliating 10wicket defeat against England in the second Test here, saying allowing the visitors to score over 400 runs proved costly to the home side. "The England spin duo did a very good job but...
  • Dhoni must not ask for spinfriendly track at Eden: Ganguly November 26, 2012

    Kolkata: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Monday said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni should not insist for a "spinfriendly" wicket at the Eden Gardens and instead draft in pacer Ashok Dinda for Harbhajan Singh in the third Test, beginning here from December 5. Ganguly said the English spinners outplayed the hosts...
  • Pietersen thanks Indian supporters in Hindi on Twitter November 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Kevin Pietersen, whose heroic knock of 186 played a huge part in England's thumping 10wicket victory against India in the second cricket Test, has a few good words to say about the Mumbai crowd. Pietersen posted a message in hindi on his Twitter page to thank the crowd who gave...
  • India team selection for next two Tests on Tuesday November 26, 2012

    Mumbai: The Indian squad for the third and fourth cricket Tests against England to be played in Kolkata and Nagpur will be picked here on Tuesday, the BCCI said. "The selection committee meeting is to be held tomorrow (in Mumbai) to choose the teams for the next two Tests," informed Cricket...
  • Harbhajan jeered by spectators at Wankhede November 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Playing his first Test after a year, Indian offspinner Harbhajan Singh was taunted by two spectators on Sunday at the stand in the second Test against England and the bowler reported the matter to the officials. Singh was fielding at the boundary line near the Divecha stand when the two...
  • Will cherish my ton if Eng win tomorrow: Pietersen November 25, 2012

    Mumbai: England's batting star Kevin Pietersen on Sunday said the difference between the first Test in Ahmedabad, where he flopped, and the second at the Wankhede Stadium here, which was witness to his monumental knock of 186, was his outlook towards defence. "I wasn't playing well at all in Ahmedabad. I...
  • Gambhir hoping for a miracle to rescue India November 25, 2012

    Mumbai: India are facing a crushing defeat against England in the second Test but an optimistic Gautam Gambhir is hoping that a miracle would happen and turn around things for them on Sunday. Lefthanded opener Gambhir, who is fighting hard from one end with an unbeaten 53, said it has...
  • Ind v Eng, 2nd Test: Pietersen and Panesar 'bajaao' India's band November 25, 2012

    Kevin Pietersen and Monty Panesar are two distinctly different personalities. Of that there can be no argument. Pietersen is brash, abrasive, ber confident, has problems with authority and is a pure natural talent. He is something of a rebel, having left his native South Africa to forge a career in...
  • Lot of hard work left to win this Test: Swann November 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Offspinner Graeme Swann, who on Saturday became only the 14th Englishman to claim 200 wickets in Test cricket, feels his team had a lot of tough work left to do before thinking about a win in the ongoing second Test against India here. "I wouldn't say we are in a...
  • This knock is more satisfying than double ton: Pujara November 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Young Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Saturday rated his century in the first innings of the ongoing second Test higher than the unbeaten double hundred he struck in the first Test, saying it has come in a more challenging situation. Pujara, who is in scorching form, scored 135 to...
  • Is Chesteshwar Pujara the new wall of India? November 23, 2012

    Chesteshwar Pujara is making a big impression at Test arena after he slammed his third Test ton on Friday against England in second Test match at Wankhede stadium. ...
  • Pujara has played extraordinary innings: Kris Srikkanth November 23, 2012

    Pujara slammed his third Test ton and added an unbeaten 97 with R Ashwin to take the hosts to 266 for 6 at stumps on Day 1. ...
  • Pujara is a complete Test batsman: Gavaskar November 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Cheteshwar Pujara on Friday got a huge compliment from legendary Sunil Gavaskar, who said the young batsman was a complete Test batsman, whose temperament was the hallmark of his batting. Pujara yet again batted splendidly as he struck an unbeaten 114 to lift India to a respectable 266 for 6...
  • Ashwin lauds Pujara's technical efficiency November 23, 2012

    Mumbai: R Ashwin's support was crucial in young batsman Cheteshwar Pujara scoring a century on Friday and the India spinner says it would have been a "shame" had his colleague missed out on a hundred on Friday. Pujara was going strong while other toporder batsmen struggled but the young batsman found...
  • Sehwag has proved everybody wrong: Kris Srikkanth November 22, 2012

    Former national selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth feels that Virender Sehwag had proved his critics wrong by playing this long in the longer format of the game. ...
  • Dhoni just putting doubts in English minds: Warne November 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Australian spin legend Shane Warne reckons Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's demand for turning tracks in the ongoing Test series against England is merely a ploy to create doubts in the minds of visiting batsmen. "You know it's a red soil. You know it is going to spin. I...