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 tri-series 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 tri-series 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 86-ball 133 in a tri-series match against Sri Lanka was one of the "greatest" one-day 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 top-order collapse as Sri Lanka claimed a thrilling nine-run win over Australia to book their place in the limited-overs tri-series finals. David Hussey hit 74 runs off 74 balls in a last-gasp 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 13-man squad for the remainder of the tri-series at the expense of veteran paceman Ryan Harris. The 21-year-old Pattinson has recovered from a foot injury which sidelined him during Australia's 4-0 Test sweep of India last month. Pattinson has played only two limited-overs...
  • 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 tri-series 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 one-day team has a slim chance of reaching the best-of-three-finals 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 run-out in the triangular series match on Sunday as "woeful". A write-up 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 tri-series 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 tri-series 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 three-wicket win over Australia in a limited-overs tri-series 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 one-day 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

    CNN-IBN Editor-In-Chief 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 left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc hopes that his current form for New South Wales will help him get back into Australia's one-day squad before the tri-series finals. Starc, who took just one wicket in the last three one-day Internationals, was replaced by Ryan Harris in Australia's 13-member 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 medium-pace bowling allrounder in the Indian team that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni craves for all too often. Dhoni has often rued the absence of a medium-pace bowling allrounder who could lend balance to the side, and Pathan...
  • Team manager denies Dhoni-Sehwag 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 much-discussed 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 one-day squad and termed their decision as "disgraceful". Ponting said on Tuesday he did not expect to play for Australia in the one-day 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 one-day 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 off-stump and have an eager fielder lap up the catch near the boundary. And sure enough, India's stand-in 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 non-striker'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 110-run win against India, stand-in 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 one-match 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 tri-series match against Australia in Brisbane on Sunday. The Indian side was ruled to be two overs short of their target at...