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  • World Cup: England's Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali out of Afghanistan match March 11, 2015

    Sydney: England allrounders Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali have both been ruled out of the team's final match at the World Cup, against Afghanistan, officials announced on Wednesday. Woakes, a lower middle-order batsman and pace bowler, has a left foot injury that became apparent running between the wickets making 42 not...
  • As it happened: England vs Sri Lanka, World Cup, Match 22, Pool A March 1, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: England hope they can vanquish memories of their last disastrous encounter in Wellington when they play Sri Lanka on Sunday in a Pool A match that's become important to the Cricket World Cup quarter-final chances of both teams. A...
  • Watch: England relieved after first win, ICC World Cup, Day 10 highlights February 24, 2015

    Moeen Ali led with both and ball in England's comfortable win over Scotland - their first after two damaging defeats in Pool A. Watch highlights from Day 10 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • World Cup: England must copy carefree Moeen Ali's style, says Naseer Hussain February 23, 2015

    London: England's batsmen must try and emulate Moeen Ali's carefree approach if the team are to have any chance of lifting the World Cup, according to former captain Nasser Hussain. Centurion Moeen led the way on Monday as England shrugged off two dismal performances against co-hosts Australia and New Zealand to...
  • All-round performance emphasises Moeen Ali's importance February 23, 2015

    England allrounder Moeen Ali emphasised his importance to his side's cause when he followed up a match-winning century with two wickets in a 10-over spell against Scotland on Monday. Ali's elevation to opening batsman has given England the momentum they so badly need at the top of the order and on...
  • Moeen Ali shines as England sink Scotland to open World Cup account February 23, 2015

    England picked up their first points of the 2015 World Cup, but the manner in which they secured a 119-run win over Scotland on Monday (February 23) did little to erase the significant doubts that exist over their ability to play top-flight One-Day International cricket. England wheezed to 303 for...
  • Moeen Ali, Ian Bell make highest opening partnership of World Cup 2015 February 23, 2015

    Christchurch: England's Moeen Ali and Ian Bell smacked the highest opening partnership of the World Cup so far when they scored 172 in a flying start against Scotland in Christchurch on Monday. On wickets tailored to produce high scores, it was only the third century opening stand in 14 matches. New...
  • England's ODI faults exposed at World Cup, says Ian Botham February 21, 2015

    England great Ian Botham, after seeing New Zealand thrash Eoin Morgan's men by eight wickets in their World Cup pool clash at Wellington, was clear. "In nearly 40 years of playing for and watching England in one-day cricket, I have not seen a worse performance," the legendary allrounder wrote in...
  • England crush West Indies in World Cup warm-up February 9, 2015

    Chris Woakes took five for 19 as England claimed a comfortable nine-wicket victory in their first official World Cup warm-up match after dismissing a hapless West Indies for 122 in 29.3 overs on Monday. Openers Moeen Ali (46) and Ian Bell (35 not out) took England more than halfway to their...
  • Lasith Malinga best death bowler, say England batsmen February 7, 2015

    Sydney: England's premier batting trio of Jos Buttler, Gary Ballance and Moeen Ali have unanimously declared Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka as the best death bowler they have ever faced. "He (Malinga) gets it in the hole. He has a good yorker. It's so hard to play. Would I scoop him?...
  • As it happened: India vs England, Tri-series, Match 6 January 30, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Pre-match: Australia, bad form, injuries, experiments, England, bad weather. India have fought all sort of enemies for over the last two months Down Under. But what their battles are yet to yield is a win. And if that objective is...
  • World Cup 2015: Top ten surprise packages January 27, 2015

    Whenever a big cricket tournament, especially a World Cup, starts, we pick our favourite players who we think will perform well in the event. Many of the top players, as expected, do well to take their teams to win matches or even win the Championship. But there are also a...
  • Tri-series: Aussies eye final berth as they take on England January 22, 2015

    Hobart: Three key players, including skipper George Bailey, would be missing in action but the Australian team would look to seal a place in the ODI tri-series final when they clash with a confident England side, here on Friday. The hosts are placed comfortably at top with two wins from as...
  • Aggressive is the only way I play one-day cricket: Moeen Ali January 13, 2015

    Moeen Ali, England's designated opener for the coming Tri-Series and World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, has promised an aggressive approach against the new ball. Ali, who is not new to the opening batsman's role, didn't disappoint in his first innings on the Australia tour, hitting a power-packed 50...
  • 3rd ODI: Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali help England trounce Sri Lanka by 5 wickets December 3, 2014

    Opener Moeen Ali hit a dazzling 58 off 40 balls to inspire England to a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the rain-affected third one-day international in Hambantota on Wednesday. The tourists, chasing a revised Duckworth-Lewis target of 236 in 35 overs, cruised home with eight balls to spare to record...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 3rd ODI December 3, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat against England in Hambantota Playing XIs: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kushal Janith Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews (capt), Thilina Kandamby, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis England: Alastair Cook (capt),...
  • 1st ODI: Sri Lanka win despite Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara heroics November 26, 2014

    Sri Lanka overcame a brilliant century by Moeen Ali and a late cameo from Ravi Bopara to defeat England by 25 runs in the first one-day international in Colombo on Wednesday. Opener Ali smashed 119 off 87 balls with 11 boundaries and five sixes as the tourists made a spirited chase...
  • Six England players receive first central contracts September 11, 2014

    London: Six players have been awarded central contracts by England for the first time, indicating the scale of the upheaval in the national team since the Ashes whitewash by Australia around the turn of the year. Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes were among...
  • PCA chief apologises for his comments on Moeen Ali abuse September 10, 2014

    London: The chief of England's Professional Cricketers' Association Angus Porter has profusely apologised for his comments that England cricketer Moeen Ali should have taken the abuse from the Indian fans during the oneoff T20 International as a "compliment". In an interview on Tuesday with the Press Association, Porter said that it...
  • MS Dhoni keeps mum on booing of England players September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: In no mood to be drawn into a controversy at the end of an exhausting tour, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni steered clear of queries on England's cricketers, especially spinner Moeen Ali, getting booed on home turf during the oneoff Twenty20 match. India's tour of England drew to a close...
  • We badly needed to win, says Cook September 6, 2014

    Leeds: England captain Alastair Cook expressed satisfaction after his side's 41run win over India in the fifth oneday international here, but was also concerned that this was yet another ODI series loss for them. India won the fivematch series 31 despite the loss in the inconsequential match on Friday. "We badly needed...
  • 5th ODI: India lose to England but win series 31 September 5, 2014

    Riding on Joe Root's second ODI century and an improved performance by their bowlers, hosts England salvaged some lost pride by winning the inconsequential fifth ODI against India by 41 runs at Leeds on Friday, which ended the series 31 in favour of the visitors. Root's 113 at better than a...
  • Suresh Raina's attacking cricket inspires England's Moeen Ali September 5, 2014

    Leeds: England allrounder Moeen Ali said watching India's Suresh Raina had encouraged him to maintain an attacking approach to batting in oneday internationals. Ali's 67 his team's first fifty of the series was the lone highlight for England in their ninewicket thrashing by world champions India in Birmingham on...
  • Moeen Ali adamant Cook has complete England backing September 4, 2014

    Moeen Ali insisted Thursday that the England team were fully behind Alastair Cook in his role as oneday international captain. Cook came through a tough examination of his leadership credentials during England's 31 Test series win at home to India. But he has been under renewed scrutiny during a oneday series...
  • 4th ODI: Rahane, Dhawan power India to series win against England September 2, 2014

    Ajinkya Rahane's maiden ODI ton and Shikhar Dhawan's unbeaten 97 helped India beat England by nine wickets in the fourth game at Edgbaston in Birmingham. England were restricted to 206 and India have chased it down in 30.3 overs. Dhawan finished the game with a handsome six as India now...
  • A lot at stake for skipper Dhoni and coach Fletcher August 15, 2014

    London: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's continuance as captain in Tests after next year's World Cup and the retention of Duncan Fletcher as coach after the same event are at stake as India, trailing 12 in the series, lock horns with England in the fifth and final Test starting here on Friday. The...
  • Indian batsmen took me as an easy target: Moeen Ali August 14, 2014

    London: He has been one of England's finds in the ongoing Test series against India and offspinner Moeen Ali feels that visiting team's batsmen took him lightly which ensured a bagful of wickets for him. Moeen currently has 19 wickets at a stellar average of 22.94 with two brilliant spells at...