Odi Series

  • 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...
  • India's World Cup preps underway with series win in England September 6, 2014

    India will return home from England with the ODI trophy, though the more desired one slipped badly out of their hands in the Test series. But given the World Cup is less than six months away, it's a consolation that should do the muchneeded good to the flagging spirits of...
  • Soft dismissals cost us the Leeds ODI, says MS Dhoni September 5, 2014

    Leeds: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the target England set for them was very much achievable but soft dismissals scuttled their chances in the fifth onedayer on Friday. Dhoni himself was guilty of gifting away his wicket when he chased a wide delivery from Ben Stokes and handed an easy...
  • Lack of IPL hurting England in shorter formats, says Akram September 5, 2014

    London: Not playing the Indian Premier League is the reason behind England's struggles in the shorter formats, former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said, a day after England great Ian Botham called for the rich Twenty20 competition to be scrapped. England were thumped 41 in Australia in their oneday international series at...
  • 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...
  • I have tried to sort out my action for better results: Ashwin September 1, 2014

    Birmingham: Ravichandran Ashwin's performance in the shorter versions has been comparatively better than Test cricket which the Tamil Nadu spinner attributes to the time spent at the nets with his personal coach sorting out his bowling action. "I have put considerable amount of work into it, a good 5560 days of...
  • England's approach to spin bowling flawed: Sourav Ganguly September 1, 2014

    London: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said flawed approach to spin bowling and failure to score runs freely are the main factors that are troubling England in the ODIs. As India close in on a serieswin in the ODIs, Ganguly feels that the "problems of Alastair Cook and Co. are...
  • James Anderson booed by Indian fans during third ODI at Trent Bridge August 30, 2014

    Nottingham: England pace spearhead James Anderson, who had an ugly spat with Indian allrounder Ravindra Jadeja in the first Test, was on Saturday booed by the Indian fans at Trent Bridge during the third ODI. Anderson was received with huge boos from the Indian supporters the moment he stepped out at...
  • ODIs a good format to come back into form, says MS Dhoni August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaved a sigh of relief after his team turned its fortunes around with a 133run win in the second ODI against England on Thursday and the Indian captain said it's a "good format to come back into form" following the Test series debacle. Dhoni was cheered on...
  • Lot of improvement to do, says Alastair Cook after loss to India August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Dejected after a 133run loss (D/L method) against India in the second onedayer on Wednesday, England skipper Alastair Cook said that his team has a lot of improvement to do if it wants to overturn the 10 deficit in the fivematch series. "If we play like that we're not going...
  • Captain MS Dhoni hails Suresh Raina's fantastic knock August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaped praises on Suresh Raina for his matchwinning hundred in the second onedayer against England on Thursday that helped the visitors take a 10 lead in the fivematch series. "It was a fantastic knock," said Dhoni, about Raina's 75ball 100. India humbled the hosts by 133...
  • Chance for youngsters to stake claim for World Cup berths: Dravid August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid hoped that the youngsters would put up a better show in the fivematch ODI series against England and stake their claim for the few spots available in the team ahead of the 2015 World Cup that will be cohosted by AustraliaNew Zealand from...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI August 26, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies have won and have opted to bat first. Playing XIs: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim(w/c), Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, AlAmin Hossain West Indies: Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo,...
  • Andre Russell added to West Indies squad for final ODI August 25, 2014

    Basseterre: Allrounder Andre Russell has been called up to the West Indies squad for the third and final OneDay International (ODI) against Bangladesh here Monday. Russell's addition pushes the squad to 14 and is the only change to the unit which contested the opening games in Grenada last week. The 26yearold...
  • Youngsters hold the key as India look to change fortune in first ODI August 25, 2014

    After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first onedayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50over format after being boosted by fresh faces for the fivematch series. This ODI series provides India with...
  • South Africa whitewash Zimbabwe 30 to win ODI series August 21, 2014

    Bulawayo: A scintillating 84 from 75 balls by opener Quinton de Kock led South Africa to a sevenwicket win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and a 30 whitewash in the oneday international series. Spurred on by De Kock, South Africa needed just 27.2 overs to reach 171 for 3 and easily chase...
  • 1st ODI: Pollard, Ramdin star as West Indies beat Bangladesh by 3 wickets August 21, 2014

    Allrounder Kieron Pollard hit 89 and Denesh Ramdin chipped in with 74 as the West Indies overcame a disastrous start to beat Bangladesh by three wickets in their opening oneday international at the National Stadium on Wednesday. With five fours and six sixes off 70 balls, Pollard added a critical 145...
  • Glad that IPL shut the door on me, says Alex Hales August 20, 2014

    London: Having received his maiden callup in the England ODI squad, hardhitting batsman Alex Hales feels that the IPL snub he got during last edition, helped him turn into a better player. In 2013, Nottinghamshire refused to release him for the IPL and during the last edition, dashing batsman was not...
  • I want to make a name as an allrounder, says Karn Sharma August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: He became a household name when he fetched a whopping Rs 3.75 crore at the IPL auction for domestic players, but 26yearold Karn Sharma feels that his maiden India callup will only encourage him to do well at the next level and make a name for himself as...
  • Stuart Binny breaks Anil Kumble's 21yearold ODI record June 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Surprised to find his name among the top10 bowling performances of all time after breaking Anil Kumble's 21yearold record, Indian allrounder Stuart Binny said seaming conditions played a huge role in his haul of 6 for 4 against Bangladesh. Binny's brilliant performance helped India defend a meagre 105 against the...
  • Parvez Rasool becomes first J&K player to play for India June 15, 2014

    Mirpur : Offspinner Parvez Rasool on Saturday became the first cricketer from Jammu and Kashmir to represent India in a OneDay International when he took the field against Bangladesh in the seriesopener. The 25yearold, who hails from the town of Bij Behara in the southern Kashmir valley district of Anantnag, was...
  • Star Sports to telecast BangladeshIndia ODI series June 14, 2014

    The threematch ODI series between India and Bangladesh will be covered live by the Star Sports. Former India opening batsman Aakash Chopra tweeted that Star Sports would be telecasting the Bangladesh vs India series. "India v Bangladesh ODI series will be on Star network. Commentary in both English and Hindi...
  • Suresh Rainaled Team India leaves for Bangladesh June 13, 2014

    Kolkata A 15member India team captained by Suresh Raina left for Dhaka to take part in a threematch ODI series against Bangladesh starting on Sunday. India have picked a second string squad for the short tour with regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma among others being...
  • Series against India good chance to shrug off bad form: Tamim Iqbal June 13, 2014

    Dhaka Aiming to upstage a depleted Indian team in the upcoming threeODI series, Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal said the matches provide the perfect opportunity for the home side to shrug off the recent run of poor form. Bangladesh have endured a series of defeats cutting across all formats of the...
  • Live telecast of India's ODI series against Bangladesh looks doubtful June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The FIFA World Cup is all set to affect the threematch ODI series between a secondstring India and Bangladesh starting June 15 with Indian broadcasters showing little interest in buying the rights for the live telecast of the series. According to a report published by ESPNCricinfo, "Lack of interest...
  • Disappointed that India are sending weak team for ODI series, says Mushfiqur Rahim May 29, 2014

    Mirpur: Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim has expressed disappointment over India's decision to send a weakened squad for the three onedayers but added the move will act as extra motivation for the hosts. After a marathon meeting of the selection panel in Mumbai, the BCCI named a 15member team under Suresh Raina...
  • Bangladesh series good opportunity to prepare for England: Raina May 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Suresh Raina, who is all set to lead the 15member Indian squad to Bangladesh for a threeODI series, has said it would be a good opportunity for him to get prepared for a tougher England tour ahead. "It will be a good opportunity for me before the England ODI series....
  • England's Joe Root desperate to avoid further agony against Sri Lanka May 27, 2014

    London: Joe Root has said England's muchvaunted attempt to rebuild their standing with their fans, let alone the rest of the cricket world, will come to nothing if they suffer yet more humiliation during the ongoing oneday international (ODI) series with Sri Lanka. England, in classic early season English conditions, were...