Michael Atherton

  • Dhoni must show he still cares about Tests: Michael Atherton August 16, 2014

    London: Former England captain Michael Atherton feels that it is high time for Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to show that he still cares about the longer format of the game. Atherton feels that it is the last chance for Dhoni to prove in the ongoing fifth Test at The Oval...
  • English cricket needs rethink after Dutch disaster in WT20: media April 1, 2014

    London: England cricket must make sweeping changes after a humiliating defeat to the Netherlands in the World Twenty20 capped off a dismal winter, the national press said Tuesday. England, who had already been eliminated from the competition before Monday's debacle in Chittagong, were bowled out for just 88 runs with...
  • England greats turn on team after Dutch debacle March 31, 2014

    London: Former England captains Michael Vaughan and Michael Atherton rounded on the current side after they bowed out of the World Twenty20 with a humiliating 45-run loss to the Netherlands in Chittagong on Monday. Bowled out for just 88 with more than two overs to spare in reply to the Netherlands'...
  • Former England captain Atherton criticises the 'big three' move January 27, 2014

    London: Former England captain Michael Atherton has openly criticised the move by the cricket boards of England, India and Australia to take control of the International Cricket Council and also enjoy bigger share of the revenues of the governing body. "...the end of the notion that a fair and principled and...
  • Atherton hails Broad as Warne and Waugh bemoan Aussie batting November 22, 2013

    London: Michael Atherton said Stuart Broad had thrived on his 'public enemy' status after bowling Ashes-holders England into a strong position on the opening day of the first Test against Australia in Brisbane. Broad, jeered by home fans at the Gabba following his refusal to 'walk' in the first Ashes Test...
  • Atherton salutes 'great competitor' Ponting November 30, 2012

    London: Former England captain Michael Atherton hailed Ricky Ponting as a "great competitor" after the Australia star announced on Thursday his intention to retire from international duty after the upcoming Test against South Africa in Perth. Ponting, who turns 38 next month, will be playing in his 168th Test, equalling Steve...
  • Strauss right to leave now, says Atherton August 29, 2012

    London: Former England captain Michael Atherton said Andrew Strauss had picked the right time to go as he ended his reign as England Test skipper by announcing his retirement from all cricket on Wednesday. Atherton, also a former opening batsman, said the Middlesex left-hander's loss of form had been the key...
  • KP axing shameful, sad, say former players August 14, 2012

    London: Australian great Shane Warne has termed the ECB’s decision to drop Kevin Pietersen for the third Test against South Africa at Lord’s as a "shame", while former England captain Mike Atherton found the England’s batsman response "sensible". Warne tweeted on Monday that Pietersen's axing, after he allegedly sent derogatory...