ODIS

  • Cricket legends call for restoring bat-ball balance in ODIs Yesterday

    Sydney: Cricket legends have called for restoring the balance between bat and ball, including easing fielding restrictions and regulating bat thickness, in the ODI format. Michael Holding, Ian Chappell, Rahul Dravid and Martin Crowe, participating as experts in 'ESPNcricinfo' discussion on the future of ODI game, in Sydney after the second...
  • After World Cup triumph, Michael Clarke wants Australia to top Test rankings Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke said his next target after winning the World Cup in his last one-day international was to take his team back to the top of the Test rankings. Clarke hit 74 as Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in a one-sided final in front of a...
  • Virat Kohli steady at fourth, Dhawan rises to sixth in ICC rankings Yesterday

    Dubai: A lacklustre World Cup performance notwithstanding, Virat Kohli remained the highest-placed Indian batsman at fourth even as Shikhar Dhawan rose a rung to sixth in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Tuesday. Apart from Kohli and Dhawan, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the other Indian batsman to be...
  • Pakistan name Azhar Ali as new ODI captain 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's cricket chiefs on Monday named batsman Azhar Ali as the national side's new one-day international captain, despite the fact he has not made the 50-over team in more than two years. The 30-year-old replaces Misbah-ul-Haq, who retired from ODIs following Pakistan's World Cup quarter-final exit at the hands of...
  • Brad Hogg bats for Steven Smith as Australia skipper 2 days ago

    Brad Hogg has backed Steven Smith to take over the One-Day International captaincy after Michael Clarke quit the format following Australia's win over New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday (March 29) in the World Cup final. Smith's form over the last few months has turned many heads. After...
  • MS Dhoni calls for changes in ODI playing conditions 6 days ago

    Sydney: Indian captain MS Dhoni on Thursday advocated changes in playing conditions governing one-day games, saying too many boundaries can cause boredom and the 50-over matches should not become like T20 outings. "It's my personal opinion, I would like them to change. In the history of cricket we have not seen...
  • Survival of ODIs almost entirely dependent on the World Cup March 16, 2015

    Pakistan v Australia in UAE: 0-3 (3) India v West Indies in India: 2-1 (5) New Zealand v South Africa in New Zealand: 0-2 (3) India v Sri Lanka in India: 5-0 (5) Australia v South Africa in Australia: 4-1 (5) Bangladesh v Zimbabwe in Bangladesh: 5-0 (5) Sri Lanka v England in Sri Lanka: 5-2...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni contenders for greatest ODI cricketer March 6, 2015

    New Delhi: The iconic Sachin Tendulkar and Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni are among five leading contenders vying for the crown of the greatest ODI cricketer of all time. Australia's former swashbuckling opener Adam Gilchrist, Pakistan pace legend Wasim Akram and West Indies great Viv Richards are the other three nominees,...
  • Kohli, Dhoni slide down; Shami gains 14 places in ODI rankings March 2, 2015

    Brisbane: Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni slipped down the ladder to be fourth and 10th respectively, while Shikhar Dhawan retained his seventh spot in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's rankings released on Monday. In the ODI bowlers' chart, however, Indian pacer Mohammad Shami and Ravichandaran Ashwin made upward movements. While...
  • Britons vote Sachin Tendulkar as top opener in greatest ODI XI February 10, 2015

    Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar received the highest votes from the British public to open the innings in the greatest ODI XI. West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle was elected to partner India's little master at the top of the order, according to cricket.com.au. Tendulkar received 29 percent of the opening batsman...
  • Besides crowning champions, World Cup is a saviour of ODIs February 6, 2015

    The return of the ICC Champions Trophy after being dumped following the 2013 edition leaves a significant impression - that the ICC events involving Test-playing nations are the saviours of the one-day format, of which World Cup is the acme. Quite unequivocally, the survival of 50-over format is in the hands...
  • Virat Kohli already a ODI batting legend: Vivian Richards February 3, 2015

    Mumbai: Caribbean cricket legend Vivian Richards on Tuesday heaped praise on Indian vice captain Virat Kohli, saying he has already become a One-Day International (ODI) batting legend. Richards, who was an integral memer of the West Indies' World Cup-winning squad in 1975 and 1979, also listed Kohli in his list of...
  • West Indies series loss compounded by over-rate fine January 30, 2015

    Centurion: The West Indies have been slapped with a fine by the International Cricket Council for maintaining a slow over-rate during their loss to South Africa in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI). Match referee Chris Broad on Thursday found the Caribbean side two overs short of their target at...
  • 7th ODI: Sangakkara earns Sri Lanka consolation win over New Zealand January 29, 2015

    Wellington: Injury-stricken Sri Lanka gained a morale boost ahead of the World Cup by beating New Zealand by 34 runs in Thursday's last match of the seven-game one-day series. Kumar Sangakkara made 113 not out and Tillakaratne Dilshan 81 in Sri Lanka's 287-6 and debuting fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera took 2...
  • Race for ODI top spot heats up with Tri-Series and World Cup January 14, 2015

    Australia and India will have the chance to put daylight between one another at the top of the Reliance ODI Team Rankings, when they compete alongside England in a tri-series, which starts in Sydney on Friday. Friday's opening clash at the SCG will see Australia host England with Michael Clarke's men...
  • 1st ODI: New Zealand, Sri Lanka start World Cup countdown January 10, 2015

    New Zealand and Sri Lanka begin fine-tuning their World Cup preparations in Christchurch on Sunday with the first of seven one-day internationals. The first game will also serve as a dress rehearsal for the World Cup opener to be played between the same two teams on the same ground on February...
  • Virat Kohli best-placed Indian at No.2 in ICC ODI ranking January 9, 2015

    Dubai: Prolific batsman Virat Kohli is the best-placed Indian at the second spot in the latest ICC ODI ranking list, which also has out-of-form opener Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the top 10. Kohli, who is currently leading India against Australia in the fourth and final Test in...
  • Sri Lanka recall Nuwan Kulasekera for New Zealand ODIs December 30, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka on Tuesday recalled medium-pacer Nuwan Kulasekera for the one-day internationals against New Zealand next month. The 32-year-old was dropped from the side for the home ODI series against England in November. Lasith Malinga, who skipped both the Indian tour late October-November and the England series due to injury, is...
  • Darren Sammy replaces Kemar Roach in Windies ODI squad December 25, 2014

    Bridgetown (Barbados): Allrounder Darren Sammy has replaced Kemar Roach in the West Indies' 15-member One-Day International (ODI) squad to face South Africa next month, in another twist in the ongoing selection saga. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced the move on Wednesday, even as allegations of victimisation regarding Sammy and...
  • Shahid Afridi to retire from ODIs after World Cup December 21, 2014

    Pakistan's experienced allrounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Afridi told a news conference on Sunday that after the World Cup, which starts on February 14, he will focus on T20 matches leading up to the T20...
  • PCB under fire for not postponing New Zealand ODI in the wake of Peshawar massacre December 19, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) authorities have come under fire for not postponing the fourth One-day International against New Zealand by a day in the wake of the terrorist attack in a Peshawar Army Public School in which around 132 schoolchildren were killed. Former Test players and critics on different...
  • PCB to donate proceeds to Peshawar massacre victims December 19, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will donate all monetary proceeds from Wednesday's fourth One-Day International (ODI) with New Zealand to the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, said the board. The Pakistani Taliban attacked the Army Public School on Tuesday, which resulted in at least 141 deaths, mostly of...
  • 3rd ODI: Pakistan crush New Zealand by 147 runs, lead series 2-1 December 14, 2014

    Stand-in captain Shahid Afridi's brilliant all-round performance carried Pakistan to an emphatic 147-run victory over New Zealand in the third one-day international on Sunday for a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Afridi hit a rampant 55 off 26 balls after Ahmed Shehzad smashed 113 off 120 as Pakistan raised their...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI in Sharjah December 14, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Pakistan opted to bat against New Zealand in Sharjah Playing XIs: New Zealand: Anton Devcich, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wk), James Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez,...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs England, 6th ODI December 13, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat against England in Pallekele. Playing XIs: England: Alastair Cook (capt), Moeen Ali, James Taylor, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, Steven Finn Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene,...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI December 8, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page Playing XIs: Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Sarfraz Ahmed(wk), Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Mohammad Irfan New Zealand: Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Luke...
  • Pakistan, New Zealand build for cricket World Cup with ODI series December 8, 2014

    Pakistan and New Zealand start a five-match one-day series in Dubai on Monday with the focus on building confidence and momentum for next year's World Cup, which is just two months away. It promises to be a keenly-fought contest after they ended honours even in both the three-Test series and the...
  • Sri Lanka add chinaman bowler for England ODIs December 4, 2014

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have picked uncapped left-arm chinaman bowler Lakshan Sandakan for the fourth and fifth one-day internationals against England. Seam bowler Suranga Lakmal also returns after an injury layoff in the 16-man squad named on Thursday. Batsman Mahela Jayawardene, who opted out of the third match citing personal reasons, also returns....
  • MS Dhoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar slip a place in ICC rankings December 2, 2014

    Dubai: Virat Kohli remains second in the latest ICC ODI batsmen rankings while captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has slipped a place to be ninth as India maintain second spot in the team standings. Medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has dropped a place to be eighth in the bowlers' rankings while left-arm spinner...