MATTHEW HAYDEN

  • Kevin Pietersen's England exile ludicrous: Matthew Hayden 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    London: Former Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden has batted for Kevin Pietersen and described England's decision to continually overlook the star batsman as "ludicrous". Pietersen's central contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was terminated in February, reports bbc.co.uk. "It's ludicrous Kevin Pietersen is not in the England squad. It's...
  • Hayden was adept on bouncy pitches as well as turners, says Dravid October 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid paid glowing tributes to his one time contemporary and powerful Australian opener Matthew Hayden terming him as one player, who was equally adept on bouncy pitches of Australia as well as the turners in the sub-continent. "A phenomenal player. A dominating batsmen for Australia...
  • Chappell hits out at BCCI for muzzling commentators over DRS October 10, 2013

    Melbourne: Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has slammed Indian Cricket Board for "muzzling" commentators over the controversial DRS and said he won't be working under the terms of BCCI during the sevenmatch ODI series between India and Australia starting Sunday. The Indian Cricket Board has laid down three topics and one...
  • Sachin is India's Don Bradman, says Matthew Hayden April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar has always been showered with the biggest of compliments but former Australia opener Matthew Hayden took it to a new level as he placed the senior batsman above the game itself while calling him India's Don Bradman and a "movement in himself". "They will write books and...
  • Hayden surprised at Sehwag's exclusion from Indian team March 7, 2013

    India dropped out-of-form opener Virender Sehwag for the remainder of the Test series against Australia on Thursday. ...
  • Gambhir's exclusion good for Australia, says Hayden February 17, 2013

    Melbourne: Gautam Gambhir's exclusion from India's squad for the first two Tests against Australia is a "positive" development for the tourists, feels former cricketer Matthew Hayden. Hayden, who had a good tour of India in 2001, said Gambhir formed a "potent" opening combination with Virender Sehwag and the lefthander's exclusion...
  • Sachin deserves Membership of Order of Australia: Gilly October 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist on Monday came out in support of Sachin Tendulkar being conferred the Membership of the Order of Australia, saying that the senior Indian batsman has helped in forging relations between the two countries. Gilchrist's former opening partner Matthew Hayden was upset at Tendulkar getting the...
  • Why not make Sachin PM of Australia: Hayden October 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden has shown displeasure over Sachin Tendulkar getting the prestigious 'Order of Australia'. "I am not so sure. There are things that are sacred within our country," Hayden told Triple M Sydney's The Rush Hour. The 40yearold asserted that though Tendulkar is an iconic figure...
  • Australian great Hayden quits cricket September 20, 2012

    Sydney: Veteran Australian opener Matthew Hayden has called time on his glittering playing career, opting not to play in Australia's domestic Twenty20 series this year, his Brisbane Heat team said on Thursday. The Heat said that after lengthy discussions, Hayden, 40, had opted not to return for a final series...
  • Hayden lashes out at selectors over Ponting axe February 21, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden lashed out the national selectors for dropping Ricky Ponting from the oneday squad and termed their decision as "disgraceful". Ponting said on Tuesday he did not expect to play for Australia in the oneday format but would continue to play Test cricket. "It was disgraceful treatment...
  • Scorchers beat Heat by 10 runs in Big Bash December 29, 2011

    Perth: Perth Scorchers leapt to fourth position in the Twenty20 Big Bash League table by narrowly beating the Brisbane Heat at the WACA Ground on Thursday. Electing to bat first, the Scorchers were given a flying start by captain Marcus North (40) and hardhitting South African Herchelle Gibbs (38), who together...
  • When Agarkar had his Aussie revenge December 15, 2011

    New Delhi: Eight years ago to the day, on December 15, 2003, Ajit Agarkar enjoyed his greatest day of international cricket. Rahul Dravids 233 had taken India to within 33 runs of Australias firstinnings total of 556, and then it was over to Agarkar, who snapped up 6 for 41...
  • MacGill ends retirement to play in Big Bash December 2, 2011

    Sydney: Former Test legspinner Stuart MacGill has come out of a threeyear retirement and joined veterans Shane Warne and Matthew Hayden in signing contracts to play in the Australia's domestic Twenty20 league. MacGill will play with the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash competition. He played 44 Tests for Australia, taking...
  • Hayden heroics shining light of IPL in South Africa May 13, 2009

    As the 2009 Indian Premier League enters the final straight in South Africa there can be no doubt that Matthew Hayden has been the Twenty20 extravaganza's most effective player. In a format that urges batsmen to take risks at a frenetic rate in the relentless pursuit of glory, consistency over...
  • Retired players having a ball in IPL II April 29, 2009

    The IPL, this time, is a playground for the former cricketers. ...
  • Gambhir's aggressive stance riles Australian media October 30, 2008

    Melbourne: The confrontation between Gautam Gambhir and Australian cricketers in the ongoing third Test in Kotla was played up by the Australian media, saying that it revived memories of the controversial series of last summer. "The acrimony which almost destroyed last summer's Test series between Australia and India exploded again on...
  • Hayden regrets calling Bhajji an 'obnoxious little weed' March 16, 2008

    New Delhi: Australian opening batsman Matthew Hayden has said that he regretted the 'obnoxious little weed' comment he had made about Indian offspinner Harbhajan Singh. Hayden, who made the comment during a chat show on a Brisbane radio, now wants to patch up with Harbhajan. The Australian cricketer was quoted on the...
  • Cricket Australia demands action against Harbhajan March 9, 2008

    New Delhi: Harbhajan is in the eye of another storm. Cricket Australia has demanded action against the turbanator for allegedly calling Matthew Hayden a liar. CA has demanded action against the spinner for allegedly calling Matthew Hayden "a liar" and Adam Gilchrist "no saint". In a letter to BCCI Secretary...
  • After Hayden, Harbhajan takes on Ponting February 28, 2008

    New Delhi: The mild reprimand meted out to Australian opener Matthew Hayden for calling Harbhajan Singh an 'obnoxious little weed' may mean he will now be more careful with his words. Hayden, who was charged for violating Cricket Australia's (CA) code of behaviour under Rule 9 by speaking against Harbhajan was...
  • Hayden let off with reprimand | IPL feels the heat February 27, 2008

    New Delhi: Australian opener Matthew Hayden, who was charged for violating Cricket Australia's (CA) code of behaviour by speaking against Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, has been reprimanded and let off without a fine. Hayden, who called Harbhajan Singh an obnoxious little weed, was on Wednesday charged under Rule 9 of...
  • Aussies losing crown, losing temper: Bhajji February 27, 2008

    Sydney: Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh believes batsman Matthew Haydens remarks against him indicates that the Australians are losing their status of being undisputed champions. "Maybe, they realise that they no longer are the undisputed champions of the world. Maybe, they feel the crown is slipping. Otherwise, why a cricket veteran would...
  • Hayden to India: We'll show who is best January 22, 2008

    Adelaide: Australia's opening batsman Matthew Hayden says he is fit to play India in the fourth Test, starting Thursday, after a hamstring strain forced him out of the Perth Test last week. Melbourne's Herald Sun has reported that Hayden's streak of 86 consecutive Tests ended when he failed to pass a...