Tri Series

  • 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...
  • Non-performers can be axed for Asia Cup February 29, 2012

    Mumbai: A number of players, now touring Australia, are likely to be axed when the national cricket selectors meet here on February 29 to choose the team for the Asia Cup cricket tournament, that will also feature Pakistan Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The meeting of the selection committee, to be chaired...
  • 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...
  • Ind v Aus, Match 10: As it happened February 26, 2012

    India's Innings 40th over: It's over for India. Kumar is bowled by Doherty. India fall short by 87 runs. With the defeat, they are almost out out of the CB series. They now need to beat Sri Lanka in their next match with a bonus point. If they do that, they...
  • India in must-win situation vs Australia February 25, 2012

    Sydney: India are in a race against the clock when they play Australia in the Commonwealth Bank Series at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday. Needing two wins in their last two matches to reach the finals, the time has come for India to show some real action. So far...
  • CA wants to pay players according to performance February 25, 2012

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) is all set to implement the Argus review's central and most content_cnious recommendations, which says that a player's pay must be weighted towards team and individual performance. The decision may lead to an unrest between the players and the management as it plans to move away from...
  • 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...
  • Selectors fear telling Sachin to retire: Jones February 24, 2012

    Melbourne: Former Australian batsman Dean Jones says that Sachin Tendulkar looked tired of One-Day cricket but no selector has the courage to tell him to retire from the 50-over format. "Father time waits for no one, including cricketing greats Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar. Both players are looking tired of the...
  • 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...
  • All teams go through transition: Srinivasan February 24, 2012

    New Delhi: "All powerful teams go through a period of transition" - this was BCCI President N Srinivasan's take on the future of Indian cricket team but he gave no indication as to when the much-talked about phaseout of seniors will happen. "I do not know when it will happen. I...
  • 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...
  • Will be weird to play without Ponting: Clarke February 23, 2012

    Melbourne: Australian skipper Michael Clarke on Wednesday said it will be a "weird" and "strange" feeling when he will walk out in Hobart to play against Sri Lanka without Ricky Ponting, who he says is "giant of the game". Selectors have pushed Ponting to retirement from the One-day format. The match against...
  • 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...
  • Chandimal spills Kohli February 21, 2012

    Dinesh Chandimal gave India a dose of generosity himself by dropping Virat Kohli on 14. Kohli had already been dropped by Tillakaratne Dilshan, and got a second life in the 21st over when he pulled Thissara Perera out to deep midwicket. Kohli's authoritative shot flew out to Chandimal, who didn't have...
  • 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...
  • Ponting will fight for Test survival: Waugh February 21, 2012

    Sydney: Former Australia cricketer Mark Waugh expects Ricky Ponting to scrap for survival in Australia's Test set-up despite being shunned from the one-day side. Ponting on Tuesday conceded that his ODI career is over, a day after he was dropped but said he would continue to play in the Test version...