TRI SERIES

  • Stuart Binny 44, India 153: FAQ answered January 20, 2015

    On a Tuesday in Brisbane, a frequently asked question was answered with unequivocal precision when Stuart Binny - the most surprise inclusion for many in India's World Cup squad - put the disquiet over his selection to rest. The allrounder's confidence followed statements of support from his captain and coach, and...
  • Steven Smith to lead Australia against England, David Warner rested January 20, 2015

    Melbourne: Steven Smith will lead Australia in Friday's tri-series match against England in absence of suspended George Bailey, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday. Opening batsman David Warner has also been rested from the one-day international at Hobart to recover from a sore hamstring, CA added in a statement. Shaun Marsh and Cameron...
  • Indian bowlers face burnout ahead of World Cup 2015 January 20, 2015

    Of late, Indian bowlers have had to face some stick justifiably, but more often sheer overwork for a long period of time seemed to have weariness and fatigue setting in. Let us see their workload. In 2014, India had played a diverse five-Test series against England, followed by five ODIs and a...
  • As it happened: India vs England, Tri-series, Match 3 January 20, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The match the Gabba will be important for both the teams to get back to winning ways and get things rolling in the points table with Australia sitting pretty at the top. England have more on the plate than India...
  • David Warner warned by Cricket Australia to mend ways January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Volatile Australian batsman David Warner was on Monday warned by his cricket Board boss to "stop looking for trouble" after he engaged in verbal spat with Indian opener Rohit Sharma during the tri-series match between their sides on Sunday. Warner was fined 50 per cent of his match fee from...
  • David Warner's 'thuggish' behaviour has gone too far: Martin Crowe January 19, 2015

    Brisbane: Slamming Australian opener David Warner for his 'thuggish' behaviour in recent times, former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has said that it's time cricket takes a cue from football and introduces yellow and red cards for on-field misconduct. "Watching from the luxury of my couch and after hearing numerous accounts...
  • Bowlers, Dhawan under the scanner as India battle England January 19, 2015

    India, with all the trash talk that is going around about their bowling, did reasonably well at the fag end of the match, taking it to the second last over when the match should have been over well before that, considering the start they got. But given our track record...
  • Glad to get ODI runs after Test failure: Suresh Raina January 19, 2015

    Relieved to be in good ODI form ahead of next month's World Cup, Indian batsman Suresh Raina said he would have been left devastated after his dismal failure in the cricket Test series against Australia had his side failed to draw the last two matches. Raina scored a half-century in the...
  • George Bailey gets one-match suspension, to miss England ODI January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia will miss George Bailey in the next tri-series match against England as the skipper, on Monday, was handed a one-match suspension for maintaining slow over-rate during Sunday's four-wicket win over India, here. Bailey has also been fined 20 per cent of his match fee while his team-mates have been...
  • It won't get worse: Joe Root on verbal spats among players January 19, 2015

    Brisbane: The continuing on-field spats among players do not make for a good sight says Joe Root but the England batsman is sure that it would never deteriorate into cricketers punching each other like in some other sports. Indian and Australian cricketers were repeatedly involved in verbal spats in the recent...
  • Don't cross the line in aggression, Darren Lehmann tells Aussies January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann on Monday warned his wards against "crossing the line" in on-field aggression but conceded that the side would always "teeter pretty close" to the edge. The verbal spat between David Warner and Rohit Sharma during the tri-series cricket match yesterday, which Australia won by four...
  • David Warner fined over row with Rohit Sharma January 19, 2015

    Australian opener David Warner has been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after an on-field dispute with Indian batsman Rohit Sharma during Sunday's one-day international in Melbourne. Australia won a thrilling match by four wickets but the result was marred by another ugly spat between the teams. Warner told reporters on...
  • Indian bowlers impressed but worries remain January 19, 2015

    MS Dhoni will have to dig deep to tidy things up on India's bowling front after Sunday's defeat to Australia in the Carlton Mid Tri-series highlighted white-ball worries. India's bowlers first faltered and then regrouped to stage recovery, but left it too late to get back in contention for a win...
  • Rohit Sharma knows how to build an innings, says MS Dhoni January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised Rohit Sharma, who has been in good form in the ODI cricket for the past two years, terming him as someone, who now knows the art of "building on good starts". "If I see the performance in ODIs in the last one and a...
  • George Bailey likely to be suspended for next tri-series ODI January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian One-Day International (ODI) captain George Bailey is likely to be suspended for the next match in the ODI tri-series against England in Hobart Jan 23 due to the team's slow over-rate in their four-wicket win over India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here on Sunday. According to ESPNcricinfo,...
  • Mitchell Starc enjoying lead role in Johnson's absence January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: On cloud nine after bagging back-to-back man of the match awards in the ongoing cricket tri-series, left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc on Sunday said he is relishing the opportunity of leading Australia's bowling attack in the absence of pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson. After picking up four for 42 in the...
  • MS Dhoni attributes lacklustre new ball bowling for India's loss January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday conceded that his side lost the plot in the early overs with new ball bowlers failing to make a mark in their tense four-wicket loss against Australia in their cricket tri-series match here. "It was a good match overall and Mitchell Starc (6/43)...
  • Tri-Series: Australia beat India by 4 wickets in a close finish January 18, 2015

    Despite a defeat at Australia's hands in their opening game of the Carlton Mid Tri-series, India's bowlers impressed though left it too late to come back before losing the game by four wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Match 2 of the Carlton Mid Tri-series was set up for...
  • India's opening woes sorted, at one end January 18, 2015

    Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina switched to ODIs in Australia like fish to water after a forgettable Test series, but Shikhar Dhawan lost another round in his battle with bad form, which left one end of India's opening for World Cup sorted and the other still in doubt. India ignored...
  • Tri-Series heats up with Warner-Rohit spat at MCG January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Tempers flared once again during the second one-dayer of the ongoing tri-series when Indian opener Rohit Sharma and Australian batsman David Warner got involved in a war of words at the MCG on Sunday. The incident happened in the 23rd over of India's innings, when Rohit pushed a James Faulkner...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd match, Tri-Series January 18, 2015

    (For Live Updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Playing XIs: India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Aninkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohd Shami, Umesh Yadav. Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey (c), Glenn Maxwell, Brad...
  • England's Gary Ballance fractures finger January 17, 2015

    England batsman Gary Ballance could miss the rest of the Tri-Series against Australia and India after fracturing a finger, but will be fit for next month's World Cup, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Saturday. "Ballance has a fractured right little finger, sustained during fielding practice in Canberra," the...
  • Jacques Kallis says Gurinder Sandhu ready for international cricket January 17, 2015

    Sydney: South African cricket great Jacques Kallis said his Sydney Thunder teammate Gurinder Sandhu, who was drafted into Australia's One-Day International (ODI) squad for the tri-series against England and India, had proven he possessed the skills required to perform at the international level. When rain reduced last Monday's Thunder-Strikers match to...
  • Not worried about slow tracks: James Faulkner January 17, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia allrounder James Faulkner says his team is not worried about the slow nature of the pitches and the Indians using it to their advantage as he feels the hosts are in equally good form. The flat wickets in Melbourne and Sydney during the four-Test series between India and Australia...
  • After taming England, Starc ready to hurt India in tri-series January 17, 2015

    Australia pacer Mitchell Starc promises to stay fired-up against India in the Carlton Mid Tri-Series ODI on Sunday after the hosts inflicted a 2-0 Test series defeat on the visitors. Starc was instrumental in getting Australia off to a winning start in the tournament against England on Friday with a spell...
  • I will be out there to take on India: David Warner January 17, 2015

    Concerns over David Warner's participation in the tri-series ODI against on India were allayed by the Australia opener himself as he said that his right hamstring is only "a little bit sore" and he will "get out there on Sunday." Warner scored a match-winning 127 off 115 balls in Australia's...
  • Worried Dhoni confirms Ishant, Jadeja unavailable for tri-series opener January 17, 2015

    India will be without the services of Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja for their opening tri-series game against hosts Australia on Sunday, confirmed Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The niggles being nursed by quite a few players in India's tri-series and World Cup squad have left the skipper worried and...