TRI SERIES

  • India's World Cup plans set for dry run in tri-series January 17, 2015

    There's not much left to harp on. The final 15s have been announced and teams are now in calculation phase to arrive at a formula that will work best for them in the World Cup. Defending ODI champions, India, enter that phase on Sunday when they take on their Carlton...
  • Tri-Series: Early wickets cost us the match, says Eoin Morgan January 16, 2015

    Sydney: Quite pleased with his personal form but devastated by the team's loss, England cricket captain Eoin Morgan on Friday blamed the defeat against Australia in the ODI tri-series opener on the top-order collapse triggered by pacer Mitchell Starc. "We did well to get to 234 after the early wickets, 250...
  • Tri-Series: David Warner ton steers Australia to easy win over England January 16, 2015

    Sydney: Continuing his blazing form, David Warner struck a scintillating hundred to guide Australia to a comfortable three-wicket victory over England in the opening match of the tri-nation One-day series, here on Friday. Batting first, England never really got the momentum after a top-order collapse despite skipper Eoin Morgan's brilliant counter-attacking...
  • MS Dhoni in focus as India return to ODI grind January 16, 2015

    Melbourne: After a fielding-only drill, the Indian cricket team returned to the grind on Friday with an intense net session here, continuing their build-up towards the ODI-leg of their Australian tour. The Men in Blue will take on the hosts in their first match of the tri-series on Sunday and ahead...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 1st ODI, Tri-series January 16, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) With the World Cup in the back of their minds, favourites Australia and England will lock horns in the opening match of the ODI tri-series on Friday, looking to test their squads one last time in the final lead-up to...
  • Stuart Broad praises England's batting line-up January 15, 2015

    Sydney: England pacer Stuart Broad, on Thursday, praised his team's present batting line-up, saying it is the "most powerful" batting outfit he has played with. England scored a mammoth 391 for 6 in their win over a Prime Minister's XI in Canberra, and then followed it up with a score of...
  • No way back for Kevin Pietersen, says Eoin Morgan January 15, 2015

    Sydney: England's new One-Day International (ODI) captain Eoin Morgan, on Thursday reiterated that there was no way back for controversial batsman Kevin Pietersen and insisted that he has "the best group of players" with him in Australia. Pietersen had claimed that Morgan wanted him back in the England side when he...
  • MS Dhoni keeps mum on shock Test retirement January 15, 2015

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni did not elaborate on Thursday about his sudden retirement from Test cricket, ahead of leading India in the one-day international tri-series against Australia and England. The 33-year-old stunned the cricket world - and a completely unaware India team - when he announced his immediate Test retirement after the...
  • We hope to play the World Cup final: MS Dhoni January 15, 2015

    Melbourne: Back at the helm after retiring from Tests, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Thursday that his team will look for an encore when they start their title defence at the World Cup beginning next month. "We would definitely like to repeat our performance from 2011. But the change...
  • James Anderson doubtful for England tri-series opener January 15, 2015

    Pace spearhead James Anderson is a doubt for England's tri-series opener against Australia in Sydney as he recovers from a knee injury, skipper Eoin Morgan said on Thursday. Anderson looked fit in his return to the team in their 216-run hammering of a local side in Canberra on Monday, but sat...
  • Australia, England start WC preparations with tri-series opener January 15, 2015

    Sydney: With the World Cup in the back of their minds, favourites Australia and England will lock horns in the opening match of the ODI tri-series on Friday, looking to test their squads one last time in the final lead-up to next month's mega-event. High on confidence after the 2-0 Test...
  • Will India win the tri-series in Australia? Stats say 'No' January 15, 2015

    With all the stats that go on to support India and their performance in the shorter format of the game, the following - across the multi-team ODI series they have played in Australia - will definitely not put the team in good light as the Men in Blue gear up...
  • India unveil new World Cup jersey January 15, 2015

    Melbourne: Nike, the official apparel sponsor of the Cricket Board (BCCI), on Thursday unveiled Indian team's new One-Day International kit which the players will sport in the triangular series in Australia starting from Friday. The Indian cricketers will be seen in their new striking ODI kit when they take the field...
  • England beat ACT by 216 runs in Bell, Maxwell show January 14, 2015

    Canberra: England prepared for its one-day cricket Tri Series against Australia and India with an impressive 216-run win over Australian Capital Territory in a 50-overs warmup match Tuesday. England's first four batsmen - Ian Bell, Moeen Ali, James Taylor and Joe Root - and No. 6 Ravi Bopara all made half...
  • India are light years ahead of England in ODIs: Bob Willis January 14, 2015

    London: Former England fast bowler Bob Willis said that the Indians were light years ahead of their present English counterparts in One-Day Internationals (ODIs), and added that the limited overs game has changed beyond recognition. "Indian players are getting individual scores of 200 plus in one-day games now and there are...
  • Australia's Punjab-connect Gurinder Sandhu eager to dominate India January 14, 2015

    Gurinder Sandhu's dream of intimidating the Indian batsman with his pace is on the verge of coming true as the India-origin pacer is all set to don the Australian green and gold in the upcoming tri-series. After an impressive stint in the Big Bash League, Sandhu, who bowls at a...
  • Race for ODI top spot heats up with Tri-Series and World Cup January 14, 2015

    Australia and India will have the chance to put daylight between one another at the top of the Reliance ODI Team Rankings, when they compete alongside England in a tri-series, which starts in Sydney on Friday. Friday's opening clash at the SCG will see Australia host England with Michael Clarke's men...
  • Tri-series: India, Australia, England begin World Cup preps January 14, 2015

    We have almost had everything in the last month and half, starting with the untimely demise of Phillip Hughes to Mahendra Singh Dhoni calling it a day in the longer format of the game. Cricket completed a full circle of life as the Test series ended with emergence of a...
  • Aggressive is the only way I play one-day cricket: Moeen Ali January 13, 2015

    Moeen Ali, England's designated opener for the coming Tri-Series and World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, has promised an aggressive approach against the new ball. Ali, who is not new to the opening batsman's role, didn't disappoint in his first innings on the Australia tour, hitting a power-packed 50...
  • Glenn Maxwell feared missing the World Cup January 13, 2015

    Australia's latest all-round sensation Glenn Maxwell had his fingers crossed before Cricket Australia's selection meeting to pick the World Cup squad, and he admitted, after ultimately being named in the final 15, that he "had plenty of doubts". The end of 2014 saw Maxwell hitting bad form, which raised doubts over...
  • Don't underestimate India in tri-series, World Cup: Hussey January 13, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey warned teams against underestimating India after their 0-2 loss in the Tests series and said the visitors will be a confident side when they start their title defence in next month's World Cup. "The big positive for India is that they have already been in...
  • England get off to a winning start Down Under January 12, 2015

    England's new-look top order all scored half centuries as the tourists made a strong start to their trip Down Under for the World Cup with a thumping 216-run win over Australian Capital Territory XI on Monday. Eoin Morgan won the toss in his first match as captain since he replaced the...
  • Team India should stick with their bunch of bowlers: Damien Fleming January 12, 2015

    Sydney: The Indian bowling might have come under heavy criticism from all quarters after the 2-0 Test series loss, but former Australia cricketer Damien Fleming insists that sticking to the present bunch of bowlers will be beneficial in the longer run. "I will want to keep this fast bowling unit together...
  • I have taken most bowlers down, says David Warner January 11, 2015

    Sydney: Australian opener David Warner on Sunday said there is no bowler in the World Cup he fears and he will be "arrogant" enough to say he has "taken most of them down". He also claimed that he played like a 'cowboy' against India in their Boxing Day Test match due...
  • Does Kevin Pietersen want to play for Australia or is he joking? January 11, 2015

    No cricketer uses the social media site Twitter the way former England captain Kevin Pietersen does. The controversial figure has once again created a stir by telling the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot that he is available to play for the PM's XI against England in Canberra ahead of the...
  • Chris Rogers replaces Mike Hussey at PM XI captain vs England January 11, 2015

    Canberra: Cricket Australia says Test opener Chris Rogers will replace Mike Hussey as captain of the Prime Minister's XI to play England in a tour match at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday. Hussey sustained a calf injury while playing for the Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League Twenty20 competition...
  • India's squad for Tri-series: Mohit, Dhawal part of 17-man squad January 6, 2015

    Along with the much-awaited World Cup squad, the BCCI selectors on Tuesday also named the touring party for the Carlton Mid Tri-series in Australia, with fast bowlers Mohit Sharma and Dhawal Kulkarni being the only two players in the squad that will not be part of the World Cup. Injured...
  • Maxwell, Cummins in Prime Minister's XI to face England January 5, 2015

    Sydney: Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell and fast bowler Pat Cummins will have a chance to bolster their World Cup selection claims after being named in a Prime Minister's XI to play England in a one-day match on January 14. Maxwell has recently been out of form and Cummins has been battling...