TRI SERIES 2012

  • Sri Lanka aim title blow at struggling Aussies March 7, 2012

    Adelaide: A rejuvenated Sri Lanka will look to exploit the injury problems and bowling woes of Australia when the two teams clash for the CB Series title in the third and last final of the triseries on Thursday. Just ahead of the decider, Australia have lost skipper Michael Clarke to a...
  • Injured Clarke set to miss series final March 7, 2012

    Adelaide: A hamstring injury is hampering Australian captain Michael Clarke's prospects of being fit for this month's tour of the West Indies. Clarke will have scans on his left hamstring, which was strained while making 117 in Australia's loss in the second triseries final against Sri Lanka in Adelaide on Tuesday. He...
  • Kohli ton up there with Richards' best: Jones March 2, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australian batsman Dean Jones says Virat Kohli's 86ball 133 in a triseries match against Sri Lanka was one of the "greatest" oneday international knocks, and felt the young batsman must be promoted to the number three position in the shorter formats. "What a bizarre week of cricket it has...
  • India out of CB series as SL beat Australia March 2, 2012

    Melbourne: Lasith Malinga sparked a toporder collapse as Sri Lanka claimed a thrilling ninerun win over Australia to book their place in the limitedovers triseries finals. David Hussey hit 74 runs off 74 balls in a lastgasp attempt to salvage a win for Australia, but was dismissed in the first ball...
  • Pattinson replaces Harris in ODI squad February 28, 2012

    Melbourne: James Pattinson has been recalled to Australia's 13man squad for the remainder of the triseries at the expense of veteran paceman Ryan Harris. The 21yearold Pattinson has recovered from a foot injury which sidelined him during Australia's 40 Test sweep of India last month. Pattinson has played only two limitedovers...
  • India 'desperate' to turn fortunes: Warner February 27, 2012

    Sydney: Australian opener David Warner said he sensed "desperation" among the Indian visitors as they try to salvage something from their dismal Down Under tour. Warner, who helped Australia secure their place in the triseries ODI finals following a massive win over India on Sunday, said he was surprised by how...
  • India face a Herculean task against SL February 27, 2012

    Hobart: They didn't seem aware of it, but India's oneday team has a slim chance of reaching the bestofthreefinals of the CB Series going into their final leage match at Bellerive Oval on Tuesday. Indian skipper MS Dhoni's candid but alarming remark on Sunday, following a third straight loss, that...
  • India a 'rabble', lack respect: Aus media February 27, 2012

    Hobart: An Australian newspaper on Monday slammed the Indian cricket team as a "rabble with no redeeming features" and lashed out at Sachin Tendulkar's remonstration at being blocked by Brett Lee in his runout in the triangular series match on Sunday as "woeful". A writeup in Daily Telegraph said that the...
  • 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5 changes Team India needs February 27, 2012

    It is a valid question: how much lower can this team sink? The batting is in disarray, the bowlers lack a leader, the leadership is thin and the spat within the dressing room is threatening to tear apart the nucleus of the squad. After the high of winning the World...
  • Obstructions the talking point of SCG ODI February 26, 2012

    Sydney: On the day he became the first overseas cricketer to be presented with the honorary life membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sachin Tendulkar was in the middle of a controversial dismissal that reignited the spirit of cricket debate. The incident occurred during the seventh over of India's chase,...
  • Tendulkar approaching one year without 100 February 26, 2012

    Sydney: Sachin Tendulkar's quest for his 100th international century continues after he was run out for 14 in India's innings against Australia in the tenth match of the ongoing triseries on Sunday at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Tendulkar, run out by David Warner, was blocked during his run by bowler Brett...
  • Australia vs India, Match 10 February 26, 2012

    Peter Forrest turns to see he is bowled for 7 runs by Praveen Kumar. (AP Photo)Ravichandran Ashwin runs out Michael Hussey for 10 runs. (AP Photo)Suresh Raina, left, takes a catch of David Warner just before colliding with teammate Irfan Pathan. (AP Photo)
  • Sachin gets honorary life membership of SCG February 26, 2012

    Sydney: Sachin Tendulkar became the first overseas player to be presented with the honorary life membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground here on Sunday. Presenting the award, New South Wales premier Barry O'Farrell said, "Sachin is one of the greatest cricketers ever and it's only appropriate we honour him with life...
  • No rift in Team India, says MS Dhoni February 25, 2012

    Sydney: After days of intense speculation, India skipper MS Dhoni has now come out and denied that there is any rift in Team India, claiming there are no differences between him and Virender Sehwag. It had appeared that the rotation policy adopted by the Indian management in the ongoing triseries was...
  • Bad news for India, SL beat Australia February 24, 2012

    Hobart: Mahela Jayawardene hit an aggressive half century to help set up Sri Lanka's thrilling threewicket win over Australia in a limitedovers triseries match on Friday. Man of the match Jayawardene hit six boundaries and a six to make 85 off 81 balls, and Dinesh Chandimal brought up an assured 80...
  • Ponting's ODI career may not be over: Clarke February 24, 2012

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke admitted on Friday that he supports the decision to drop Ricky Ponting from the oneday international squad, but says the former captain's ODI career may not be over. Speaking for the first time since Ponting was dropped, Clarke said it was unlikely but Ponting could still...
  • DRS: Why are we averse to change? February 24, 2012

    CNNIBN EditorInChief Rajdeep Sardesai asks why we are reluctant to the accept the idea that the seniors are being rotated, in the light of the uproar caused by MS Dhoni's comments on the issue. ...
  • DRS: Why are we averse to change? February 24, 2012

    Hello and welcome once again to DRS where I, in a freewheeling manner, talk about issues relating to the world of cricket. And what would cricket be without controversies? The latest of course, being reports of a rift in the team. Between Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the one side and...
  • Starc hoping to get recall for ODI finals February 24, 2012

    Melbourne: Australia's leftarm paceman Mitchell Starc hopes that his current form for New South Wales will help him get back into Australia's oneday squad before the triseries finals. Starc, who took just one wicket in the last three oneday Internationals, was replaced by Ryan Harris in Australia's 13member squad for the...
  • Irfan keen to fill allrounder spot for India February 24, 2012

    Sydney: Irfan Pathan said he is keen to fill in the position of the mediumpace bowling allrounder in the Indian team that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni craves for all too often. Dhoni has often rued the absence of a mediumpace bowling allrounder who could lend balance to the side, and Pathan...
  • Team manager denies DhoniSehwag rift February 24, 2012

    Sydney: After the BCCI, now the India team manager has denied there is any rift in the Indian team, rubbishing speculation over differences between MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag on the reasons for following the muchdiscussed rotation policy adopted by the Indian management. Even as reports came in that the BCCI...
  • Has time run out for Sachin and Sehwag in ODIs? February 21, 2012

    After a disappointing run on the Australia tour, the spotlight is on the continuing poor form of 'seniors' Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. ...
  • Has time run out for Sachin and Sehwag in ODIs? February 21, 2012

    After a disappointing run on the Australia tour, the spotlight is on the continuing poor form of 'seniors' Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. ...
  • Hayden lashes out at selectors over Ponting axe February 21, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden lashed out the national selectors for dropping Ricky Ponting from the oneday squad and termed their decision as "disgraceful". Ponting said on Tuesday he did not expect to play for Australia in the oneday format but would continue to play Test cricket. "It was disgraceful treatment...
  • Lee lauds 'absolute legend' Ponting February 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Hailing his former captain Ricky Ponting as a "great ambassador" for cricket, Australian speedster Brett Lee has said the Tasmanian batsman who is out of reckoning for oneday internationals can now focus solely on Test match cricket. "Ricky Ponting has been a wonderful teammate, he has been a...
  • Surprise, surprise, Sehwag picks out third man February 21, 2012

    With Virender Sehwag on this tour of Australia, matters have reached a point where you can expect him to play a loose shot outside offstump and have an eager fielder lap up the catch near the boundary. And sure enough, India's standin captain played to form. On the second ball...
  • Thirimanne gets a life, Chandimal a boundary February 21, 2012

    During the 38th over of Sri Lanka's innings, three Indian fielders contrived to add four runs to the total. Dinesh Chandimal, batting on 31, pushed a delivery from R Ashwin towards the midwicket region and from the nonstriker's end Lahiru Thirimanne sprinted out of the blocks. Chandimal too took a...
  • Long time since team bowled so well: Ponting February 19, 2012

    Brisbane: After notching up a crushing 110run win against India, standin Australian captain Ricky Ponting said it had been a long time since he has seen his side bowl as well as they did in Sunday's game. The Australians bundled out India for 178 after setting them a stiff target of...
  • Rotating top 3 because they are slow: Dhoni February 19, 2012

    Brisbane: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni backed the team's rotation policy for the top order, saying the top three batsmen were not playing each game because they are slow on the field. Dhoni explained the reasons why Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir are not playing all the games together,...
  • Dhoni gets onematch ban for slow over rate February 19, 2012

    Brisbane: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been banned for one ODI after his side was fined for a second minor over rate offence within a year during the triseries match against Australia in Brisbane on Sunday. The Indian side was ruled to be two overs short of their target at...