INDIA VS ENGLAND 2012

  • Dinda back to Ranji after being standby for a day November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Bengal speedster Ashok Dinda is all set to be released by the Indian team management so that he can join his state team for the third round Ranji Trophy encounter against Gujarat starting from November 17 at Eden Gardens. After Ishant Sharma was diagnosed with viral fever, the...
  • India v England, 1st Test, Day 1: Sehwag, Pujara drive India to 323 for 4 November 15, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Virender Sehwag cracked a blistering 117 while Cheteshwar Pujara compiled a strokefilled unbeaten 98 as India dominated Englands bowlers to finish at 323 for 4 at the end of day one of the first Test here on Thursday. After MS Dhoni opted to bat on a dry pitch, the...
  • Ind v Eng, 1st Test, 1st day: As it happened November 15, 2012

    For England, only Graeme Swann made an impact with four wickets, including centurion Sehwag and Tendulkar....
  • Boycott tips India to win Test series against England November 14, 2012

    England legend Geoffrey Boycott feels hosts India are redhot favourites to win upcoming fourTest series against the Three Lions. ...
  • Kapil asks India to look beyond Tendulkar November 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India captain Kapil Dev on Wednesday advised Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men not to depend too much on Sachin Tendulkar and asked the youngsters to shoulder responsibility during the fourTest series against England starting in Ahmedabad on Thursday. "Sachin will be the centre of attraction. The focus will be...
  • 'Ashwin should concentrate on stock delivery' November 14, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday praised his spin trump card Ravichandra Ashwin for the variations in his bowling and said that the youngster should use his offbreaks as his stock delivery. "Ashwin has got variations. He can bowl almost each and every delivery, googly, offspin, legspin, carrom ball....
  • Warne's fivepoint plan to help Eng win in India November 14, 2012

    London: Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne has asked England to follow a fivepoint game plan, including a unique bowling strategy, if they are to become first British team to win a Test series in India in 28 years. Warne said the same plan, prepared by him, was executed successfully by...
  • Dhoni rules out playing three frontline spinners November 14, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday virtually ruled out the possibility of his side playing with three frontline spinners in the first Test against England on a dry Sardar Patel Stadium wicket here on Thursday. This would mean that senior offspinner Harbhajan Singh, recalled to the side after...
  • SWOT Analysis: England November 14, 2012

    Ahead of the fourTests series starting November 15 in Ahmedabad, a look at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of and to the England team led by Alastair Cook. Strengths: England's biggest strength is their middle order which comprises of Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen and Ian Bell. Trott is an...
  • Pietersen can star in India, says Swann November 14, 2012

    London: Graeme Swann has backed the "polarising" figure of Kevin Pietersen to have a major role in what he believes can be a successful England Test side in India. Star batsman Pietersen is set to make his return to the Test arena in Ahmedabad on Thursday after missing the climax...
  • 1st Test: India wary of dangerous England November 14, 2012

    India and England begin their rivalry with the first Test at Ahmedabad starting on Wednesday. MS Dhoni's men lost all of their four Tests when they toured England last year, and that will sure be at the back their minds over the course of the series. Revenge is the buzzword...
  • Can Yuvraj finally seal a spot in India's Test team? November 14, 2012

    Exactly a year ago to the day, Yuvraj Singh played the last of his 37 Tests. On November 14, 2011 at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, the lefthand batsman was dismissed lbw for 25 by West Indies' captain Darren Sammy to end a trouble innings in which was beaten, edged the...
  • NMC criticises BCCI for blocking photo agencies November 13, 2012

    London: News Media Coalition (NMC), comprising some international and domestic news agencies, on Tuesday criticised the decision of the BCCI "to block attendance by reputable photographic agencies" during England team's cricket tour of India and asked the Board to withdraw it. The NMC said that reporting on the Test series, which...
  • England sweat over Steven Finn's fitness November 13, 2012

    Ahmedabad: England sweated on the fitness of their injured fast bowler Steven Finn ahead of their opening Test match against India at the Motera Stadium here from November 15 to 19. The The 6foot7inch pacer did not bowl in the practice session of the team for the second day running on...
  • Who will have a happy Diwali England or India? November 13, 2012

    Cricket has taken a backseat, just for a while. It's Diwali! Lights all around, the sky's lit up, the concrete's shimmering with light bulbs. Guests, wanted and unwanted, have thronged our homes. And Indian cricket too has a visitor at its doorstep, with a gift tucked under one arm. It's...
  • Frustrating India's toporder would be key: Harmison November 13, 2012

    London: Former England paceman Stephen Harmison expects spinners Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar to take most of the tourists' wickets during their series in India but says the seamers will also have a key role to play. Alastair Cook begins his stint as fulltime Test captain on Thursday when the...
  • India start as favourites against England, but just November 13, 2012

    Indias quest to become No. 1 in Test cricket will start in earnest on November 15 in Ahmedabad. Forget the two Tests against New Zealand; this is where Indias challenge begins. Four Tests against England, followed by four against Australia in the New Year. The buzzword may be revenge as...
  • India's slip cordon against Eng may be different November 12, 2012

    Ahmedabad: The Indian cricket team, which arrived here this morning, had a rigorous fielding practice session ahead of the first Test against England, beginning November 15 here. In an intense slip catching session, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and R Ashwin showcased good reflexes while pouching low and overhead catches along...
  • Will be an exciting series: Ashwin, Ojha November 12, 2012

    The spin bowling pair of R Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha will hold the key to India's success in the Test series against England. ...
  • How India's pace attack stacks up against England's November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: India and England are gearing up for a grueling battle ahead. But when the majority of the focus is on spinners, it is the fast men who are expected to play an equally vital role in the fourTest series starting in Ahmedabad on November 15. Here, Cricketnext...
  • Alastair Cook happy with practice preparation November 11, 2012

    Ahmedabad: England could not get what would have been a moraleboosting win but England captain Alastair Cook on Sunday said he was happy with the team's preparations ahead of the opening Test against India starting November 15. "Everyone's got a chance to play in the three practice games. It was a...
  • HaryanaEngland XI warmup ends in a draw November 11, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Jonathan Trott hit a century ahead of the Test series against India as England drew their fourday match against Haryana in Ahmedabad on Sunday. The tourists, who started the final day with a lead of 306 and all 10 wickets in hand, opted to bat on and made 254...
  • Stuart Meaker fancies chance to play for England November 10, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Fast bowler Stuart Meaker feels by taking three wickets against Haryana on a 'flat' batting strip, he has done a decent job which may help him get into England XI for the first Test against India. Meaker, who plies his trade for Surrey county, was called in at the...
  • India start preparations for England at Brabourne Stadium November 9, 2012

    Mumbai: The Indian squad, barring Harbhajan Singh, on Friday had its first day's training session at the Cricket Club of India here ahead of the Test series against England starting November 15. The squad had a twohour training, overseen by chief coach Duncan Fletcher, bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding...
  • IndiaEng series will be closelycontested: Sachin November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar expects the upcoming IndiaEngland Test series to be a closelycontested one and said that past history will have no bearing on its outcome. "I think we need to leave that thing behind. We also need to consider that immediately after that series when England...
  • Threeday practice for Indian team at Brabourne November 8, 2012

    Mumbai: The Indian cricket squad will have a threeday practice session at the Brabourne Stadium here from Friday ahead of the opening Test of the fourmatch series against England commencing at Ahmedabad on November 15. The team is set to practice in the afternoon on Friday and will have full...
  • Indian spinners no mystery for England: Swann November 7, 2012

    New Delhi: England's lead spinner Graeme Swann feels that Indian tweakers will not be a threat to English batsmen on the turning tracks of the subcontinent. England have managed to win just two of the 22 Test matches excluding matches against Bangladesh in the subcontinent struggling against the...
  • England in India: A brief history, Part 2 November 7, 2012

    Since 1933, England have toured India 14 times for bilateral series with an overall record of 24 wins from 88 international matches in all formats (there has been just one Twenty20 international played between the two sides in India). Ahead of a fourTest series starting November 15 in Ahmedabad, we...
  • To tackle spin Eng players watch Dravid's videos November 6, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Visiting England players are taking a leaf out of former India captain Rahul Dravid's book as far as playing spin bowling is concerned ahead of the upcoming fourmatch Test series against India, according to batsman Ian Bell. "We are going through videos to analyse how Rahul Dravid had played spin,...