Series

  • Conte departure from Juventus could alter Serie A 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    Rome: The Italian league opens this weekend with a full slate of matches, a couple key coaching changes and some notable absences. Three-time defending champion Juventus kicks things off at Chievo Verona on Saturday, followed by an enticing matchup of runner-up Roma hosting Fiorentina, which is coming off a fourth-place finish. The...
  • AC Milan make bid for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres 6 hours 26 minutes ago

    AC Milan have made a bid to lap up Chelsea striker Fernando Torres and Marco van Ginkel before the end of the summer transfer window. The Serie A club wants to bring Torres on a season-long loan following Mario Balotelli's £16m move to Liverpool. "Torres is certainly an important forward and we...
  • ODIs a good format to come back into form, says MS Dhoni 7 hours 45 minutes ago

    Cardiff: Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaved a sigh of relief after his team turned its fortunes around with a 133-run 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 8 hours 3 minutes ago

    Cardiff: Dejected after a 133-run loss (D/L method) against India in the second one-dayer on Wednesday, England skipper Alastair Cook said that his team has a lot of improvement to do if it wants to overturn the 1-0 deficit in the five-match series. "If we play like that we're not going...
  • Captain MS Dhoni hails Suresh Raina's fantastic knock 8 hours 16 minutes ago

    Cardiff: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaped praises on Suresh Raina for his match-winning hundred in the second one-dayer against England on Thursday that helped the visitors take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series. "It was a fantastic knock," said Dhoni, about Raina's 75-ball 100. India humbled the hosts by 133...
  • De Villiers, Du Plessis power South Africa to a 7-wicket win over Australia 19 hours 53 minutes ago

    Harare: AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis hit centuries in a 206-run partnership as South Africa chased down a formidable 327 to beat Australia by seven wickets on Wednesday. Captain De Villiers was 136 not out to see South Africa to 328-3 and home with 20 balls to spare, a...
  • Zimbabwe dump 'disruptive' seamer Tinashe Panyangara Yesterday

    Zimbabwe have axed seamer Tinashe Panyangara from their squad for the one-day international triangular series with South Africa and Australia, accusing the player of being 'disruptive' in the build-up to the tournament. Zimbabwe Cricket confirmed via a statement on Wednesday they had sent the 28-year-old to train with the country's A...
  • Live Score: Australia vs South Africa, Tri-series in Harare Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to bowl. PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: SOUTH AFRICA: Number 1 ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs in the tri-series opener, exhibiting a greater degree of ruthlessness than South Africa did in...
  • Roma firm up their worrisome defence with Kostas Manolas Yesterday

    Greece international Kostas Manolas has joined Roma on a €13 million ($17 million) transfer from Olympiakos, as coach Rudi Garcia looks to strengthen his worrisome defence before Serie A starts this weekend. Roma said on Tuesday they had signed the center back to a five-year contract. Manolas is an immediate replacement for...
  • South Africa spinners eye hard-hitting Australia in tri-series Yesterday

    South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin options when they take on a hard-hitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number one-ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs in...
  • Tri-Series: Australia face South Africa after thrashing Zimbabwe Yesterday

    Harare: South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin stocks when they take on a hard-hitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number 1 ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198...
  • Juventus turns to Massimiliano Allegri 2 days ago

    Milan: Juventus were still celebrating their third straight Serie A title when Antonio Conte announced he was quitting the club. Less than 24 hours later, Massimiliano Allegri was revealed as his successor. "It was like a lightning bolt in a clear sky when I was called," Allegri said after signing a two-year...
  • Injured Clarke set to miss more matches of triangular series 2 days ago

    Australia captain Michael Clarke, sidelined with a hamstring injury, may not be fit until the "back end" of the triangular one-day tournament with Zimbabwe and South Africa, according to stand-in skipper George Bailey. Clarke injured his hamstring at training in Harare and was scratched from Monday's series-opener against Zimbabwe, which Australia...
  • Chance for youngsters to stake claim for World Cup berths: Dravid 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid hoped that the youngsters would put up a better show in the five-match 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 co-hosted by Australia-New Zealand from...
  • Live Score: West Indies vs Bangladesh, 3rd ODI at Basseterre 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball 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, Al-Amin Hossain West Indies: Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Darren Bravo,...
  • Liverpool sign AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli 2 days ago

    England: Italy striker Mario Balotelli has joined Liverpool from AC Milan on a "long-term" deal, the Premier League club said on Monday. The 24-year-old is the big signing Liverpool fans have craved since selling last season's top scorer Luis Suarez to Barcelona in July but Balotelli's famous on and off field...
  • Tri-Series, 1st Match: Australia hammer Zimbabwe by 198 runs 2 days ago

    Harare: Australia made their mark in their first game in Zimbabwe in a decade as they racked up a ground-record score in a huge 198-run win over the home team on Monday to open the triangular one-day series. Some brutal hitting by Australia's batsmen powered them to 350 for 6 -...
  • Andre Russell added to West Indies squad for final ODI 2 days ago

    Basseterre: Allrounder Andre Russell has been called up to the West Indies squad for the third and final One-Day 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 26-year-old...
  • Unlucky Phillip Hughes snubbed again 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Not for the first time, opener Phillip Hughes finds himself warming the Australian bench despite injured skipper Michael Clarke saying last week that it's not possible for the left-hander to have had a better pre-season campaign. Hughes, who has 26 Tests and 20 ODIs to his name, will not play...
  • Youngsters hold the key as India look to change fortune in first ODI 3 days ago

    After getting humiliated in the Test series, India would look to redeem their campaign when they take on England in the first one-dayer in Bristol. The visitors would be more comfortable in the 50-over format after being boosted by fresh faces for the five-match series. This ODI series provides India with...
  • Clarke doubtful as Zimbabwe face mighty Australia in triangular opener 3 days ago

    Australia will make a late decision on captain Michael Clarke's fitness for Monday's triangular series opener against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club. Clarke tweaked his left hamstring during Australia's first training session on Friday, but jogged several laps on Saturday to lend hope that he may recover in time. However with a...
  • Want to work on bowling skills, says Steve Smith 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia's middle-order batsman Steve Smith's World Cup hopes could rest on the quality of his leg-spin bowling. Smith was added to the national squad for the tri-series in Zimbabwe against the hosts and South Africa, and looks set to add to the one ODI cap he has received in the...
  • Saeed Ajmal's bowling action to be tested on Monday 3 days ago

    Dubai: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's suspect bowling action will be tested at the Cricket Australia National Cricket Centre in Brisbane on Monday and the result will be declared in about two weeks time, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement on Sunday. The ICC clarified the procedures that will...
  • Michael Clarke prepared to travel alone to avoid injury 4 days ago

    Michael Clarke may opt to alter his travel plans for future overseas tours as the Australia captain races against time to recover from a hamstring injury for Monday's first one-day international against Zimbabwe. Clarke, who has had a five-month layoff since leading Australia to a 2-1 Test series triumph in South...
  • Hamstrung Clarke doubtful for Australia's Zimbabwe opener 5 days ago

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has suffered a hamstring injury during Friday's training in Harare and is doubtful for their first one-day international against Zimbabwe on Monday. Clarke, who has had a five-month rest since leading Australia to the 2-1 Test series triumph in South Africa, experienced pain in his left hamstring...
  • Australia arrive for first Zimbabwe tour in 10 years 6 days ago

    Harare: The Australia cricket team arrived for its first tour of Zimbabwe in a decade on Thursday, promising to play hard and shrugging off questions over the trip. Australia avoided playing in the troubled southern African country for 10 years from 2004 because of the rule of longtime president Robert Mugabe...
  • South Africa whitewash Zimbabwe 3-0 to win ODI series 6 days ago

    Bulawayo: A scintillating 84 from 75 balls by opener Quinton de Kock led South Africa to a seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe on Thursday and a 3-0 whitewash in the one-day international series. Spurred on by De Kock, South Africa needed just 27.2 overs to reach 171 for 3 and easily chase...
  • Liverpool in talks to sign Mario Balotelli 6 days ago

    Liverpool: Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another. Italy international Mario Balotelli has been lined up by the Premier League club as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, who left Anfield to join Barcelona for $130 million. Liverpool are in talks with AC Milan over the permanent signing...
  • 1st ODI: Pollard, Ramdin star as West Indies beat Bangladesh by 3 wickets 1 week ago

    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 one-day international at the National Stadium on Wednesday. With five fours and six sixes off 70 balls, Pollard added a critical 145...
  • Dhoni's captaincy not up to Test standard: Mike Brearley 1 week ago

    London: Former England captain Mike Brearley, one of the sharpest cricketing minds to have played the game, reckons that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy and wicket-keeping is not up to Test standard. Brearley, writing in his column for 'The Times', said India have been a disappointment in the Test series even though...