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  • South Africa in no hurry to select new Test skipper March 6, 2014

    With their next Test series in Sri Lanka in July, Cricket South Africa (CSA) say they are in no rush to find a replacement captain for Graeme Smith, who retired from the sport at the conclusion of the third Test against Australia on Wednesday. Two candidates appear to have the strongest...
  • Unhappy Dhoni now India's highest scoring ODI captain December 6, 2013

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni may be livid with India's effort in the first ODI against South Africa, but his 65 runs earned him another place in the history books as the most prolific India captain in ODIs. India batsmen surrendered tamely to a 'shortpitched' welcome in South Africa, suffering a 141run humiliation...
  • Dravid to Dhoni: Stick to captaining Tests, not T20s January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India skipper Rahul Dravid has thrown his weight behind the beleaguered MS Dhoni, saying that he is the "only man" capable of leading the Test team but should quit Twenty20 captaincy to avoid becoming "stale". "Not only is Dhoni the only man to lead India in Test cricket,...
  • Gambhir can captain India in Tests: Ganguly May 28, 2012

    Kolkata: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly once again raised a question mark over Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy in Test cricket and said Gautam Gambhir's success in the IPL can give the selectors an option as far as appointing a captain for the longer version is concerned. Gambhir led Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • Pakistan's new T20 captain calls for trust May 18, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan's newly appointed Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez on Thursday called for trust and a good environment in the dressing room ahead of next month's tour of Sri Lanka. The talented Pakistan team often makes headlines over rows between the players and a volatile dressing room atmosphere, but Hafeez said...
  • Hafeez named Pakistan skipper for T20s May 10, 2012

    Lahore: Pakistan selected allrounder Mohammad Hafeez as its new Twenty20 captain on Thursday for next month's series against Sri Lanka, leaving MisbahulHaq in charge of the Test and oneday teams. Pakistan's selectors also picked three different wicketkeepers for the three formats and dropped Misbah from the Twenty20 team. Pakistan will play...
  • Harbhajan falling apart as MI skipper April 27, 2012

    Mumbai Indians have been playing far below their potential in this IPL season. Apply cricketing logic to it, and you will get reasons aplenty for their indifferent show. But the change they made just before the commencement of their IPL 5 campaign could have a lot to do with Mumbai's...
  • Capello's Terry backing may be breach of contract February 6, 2012

    London: Just like before the 2010 World Cup, a dispute revolving around John Terry is unsettling England's preparations for a major tournament. But this time, rather than acting as a unifier, Fabio Capello has been accused of exacerbating tensions ahead of the European Championships. And the coach may have breached his...
  • Capello against Terry axing as England skipper February 6, 2012

    Rome: Four months before he is due to coach England at the European Championships, Fabio Capello publicly criticized his employers on Sunday for going against his wishes and removing John Terry as captain. Terry was stripped of the armband by the English Football Association on Friday, two days after his trial...
  • Ranatunga slams Sri Lanka sacking of Marsh January 27, 2012

    Colombo: Legendary Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga on Thursday slammed his country's sacking of Australian coach Geoff Marsh as "disgraceful" and "unprofessional." Marsh was this week replaced by South African Graham Ford. The move followed Tillakaratne Dilshan quitting the captaincy on Monday. Former skipper Mahela Jayawardene was brought in to...
  • Shortterm skipper Jayawardene denies infighting January 27, 2012

    Colombo: New Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said he has taken up the Sri Lanka captaincy for a short term and rejected the Sports Minister's allegation that politics and infighting within the playing squad has caused the team's recent slump. Jayawardene said that the team has collectively made mistakes but disunity...
  • Explayers call for Dhoni's head January 14, 2012

    New Delhi: As the Indian team's pathetic show continues in Australia, former players say the time has come to remove Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Test skipper and senior players like VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid should also plan their timely retirements. India's surprise capitulation has evoked sharp criticism from former players...
  • Ranji: Ganguly to lead Bengal against Haryana November 26, 2011

    Kolkata: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly will lead Bengal against Haryana in their Ranji Trophy away match from November 29, in the absence of regular captain Manoj Tiwary. Tiwary will be with the national squad for the upcoming oneday series against West Indies. Bengal vicecaptain Wriddhiman Saha, who has been picked as...