TRI SERIES

  • Mitchell Marsh out with back injury February 17, 2012

    Sydney: Australia allrounder Mitchell Marsh is in doubt for the remainder of the oneday triseries after suffering a lower back injury. Marsh, the younger brother of Test batsman Shaun Marsh, complained of significant lowerback pain during Thursday's training session at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He was not included in the lineup...
  • Ponting hopeful Lee plays Sri Lanka ODI February 16, 2012

    Sydney: Standin Australian captain Ricky Ponting says he is optimistic paceman Brett Lee will recover from a broken toe to take his place in the oneday side to face Sri Lanka on Friday. Lee was ruled out of action for up to six weeks after fracturing the little toe of his...
  • Dhoni, the finisher, draws praise from rivals February 15, 2012

    Brisbane: He may be under pressure as a captain but as a finisher lower down the batting order, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is considered one of the best in ODI cricket even by his rivals. There is compelling evidence by way of figures and comparison that Dhoni is a class...
  • Selectors owe Haddin an explanation: Watson February 15, 2012

    Sydney: Australian allrounder Shane Watson on Wednesday said the national selectors owe an explanation to out of favour wicketkeeper Brad Haddin on whether he has been dropped or rested from the oneday team. The 34yearold Haddin was left out of Australia's 14man squad for Friday's match against Sri Lanka and Sunday's...
  • Ryan Harris unhappy at being 'rested' February 15, 2012

    Sydney: Unhappy at being "rested" from Australia's next two triseries ODIs against Sri Lanka and India, pacer Ryan Harris on Wednesday warned that the break could have a negative impact on his bowling as he is not carrying any niggles that have been cited as the reason for it. The fast...
  • Dhoni takes blame for Gambhir runout February 14, 2012

    Adelaide: India captain MS Dhoni was quick to blame himself for Gautam Gambhir's runout in the Commonwealth Bank Series match against Sri Lanka here on Tuesday. In pursuit of 237, India were cruising to a comfortable win at 178 for four in the 41st over but Gambhir's runout at that stage...
  • Ponting to captain in Clarke's absence February 14, 2012

    Sydney: Former captain Ricky Ponting will lead Australia again for one limitedovers international to deputize for the injured Michael Clarke. Clarke strained his right hamstring in Sunday's fourwicket loss to India and isn't available for Friday's triseries match against Sri Lanka. With Shane Watson out injured and Brad Haddin being rested after...
  • Can India make it three from three? February 13, 2012

    Adelaide: There was a general consensus after India's uplifting win over Australia on Sunday that despite his heroics in the end, MS Dhoni left it too late for comfort. But the end result backtoback wins in the CB series will spur India on to make it three in...
  • Injured Clarke to miss Sri Lanka ODI February 13, 2012

    Sydney: Australia skipper Michael Clarke has been ruled out of his side's oneday match against Sri Lanka in Sydney on Friday due a hamstring injury, which he suffered against India in Adelaide on Sunday in the fourth match of the ongoing triseries. "I have a grade one hamstring strain so...
  • Dhoni's road to 200 ODIs February 13, 2012

    Tomorrow, at the Adelaide Oval, Indian captain MS Dhoni will play his 200th oneday international. No Indian wicketkeeperbatsman has reached the landmark the previous highest was Nayan Mongia's 140 ODI caps and to commemorate Dhoni's achievement, we look back at some of his most memorable ODI performances. 148...
  • Sangakkara puts onus on batsmen for India match February 13, 2012

    Adelaide: Desperate to win their first match of the tournament, senior Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara put up a brave front ahead of his team's match against India in the ODI triseries in Adelaide on Tuesday. "Our strength has always been playing India away from India. India are always strong in...
  • India seal thriller against Australia February 12, 2012

    Adelaide: India held their nerves to conjure up a fourwicket victory by chasing down a target of 270 with two balls to spare in their triseries encounter against Australia on Sunday. Needing 13 runs off the last over, MS Dhoni hit a massive six on the third Clint McKay delivery...
  • Australia hold on for narrow win over SL February 10, 2012

    Perth: Australia won their second consecutive triseries match with a tense fiverun win over Sri Lanka at the WACA Ground on Friday. Following their opening win over India last Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia had some anxious moments in the final over. Sri Lanka, chasing 232 for victory, looked out...
  • Australia vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: As it happened February 10, 2012

    Sri Lanka innings: Over No. 50: Australia win by 5 runs! Clarke is the Man of the Match and it was his fifty that took Australia to 231 after early strikes by Sri Lanka. The Lankans were on course until Sangakkara's runout, and though Mathew's late heroics nearly saw them through,...
  • India may rest Tendulkar against Australia February 9, 2012

    Perth: India on Thursday looked set to extend star batsman Sachin Tendulkar's long wait for his elusive 100th international century by resisting calls to scrap their toporder rotation policy. Captain MS Dhoni would not confirm if Tendulkar would be rested for Sunday's triseries game against Australia, but said India would continue...
  • Easy but unconvincing win for Team India February 8, 2012

    R Ashwin came up with a fine allround display, picking up 3/32 as well as scoring an unbeaten 30 to help India beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets. ...
  • We should learn from mistakes: Dhoni February 8, 2012

    Perth: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday advised his players to learn from mistakes and save themselves from injuries after his side cruised to a fourwicket win over Sri Lanka in a cricket triseries match here. Referring to Virat Kohli he topscored for India with a 77 in the...
  • Three's a crowd with the scores levelled February 8, 2012

    India needed one run to win with R Ashwin on strike, facing the fourth ball of the 47th over. He had just smacked a four off the previous ball and attempted another heroic shot to win the match. It did not come off well at all, though. Aiming to clear midoff...
  • Don't judge 50over format on ticket sales: CA February 6, 2012

    Melbourne: Around 30 percent tickets meant for the general public are still available for the AustraliaSri Lanka ODI at Perth, in contrast to the Big Bash final which sold out in a record 16 minutes, but Cricket Australia says it should not be understood as a sign of a dwindling...
  • Play Pathan and Tiwary, says Ganguly February 6, 2012

    Melbourne: India should draft in allrounder Irfan Pathan and Manoj Tiwary in the side for the next triseries match, even if it means dropping a spinner along with Suresh Raina, suggested former skipper Sourav Ganguly. India will play Sri Lanka on Wednesday after losing the fist match to Australia by 65...
  • Dhoni defends decision to leave out Sehwag February 6, 2012

    Melbourne: Was Virender Sehwag dropped or rested for the triseries opener against Australia on Sunday? The swashbuckling opener was seen practicing at the indoor nets here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) when MS Dhoni and Michael Clarke strode out to the middle for the toss. Dhoni said after winning...
  • Hilfenhaus to step in for injured Lee February 6, 2012

    Aussie pacer Ben Hilfenhaus, who had the measure of most Indian batsmen during the recently concluded Test series between the two sides, has been named as Brett Lee's replacement for the ongoing triseries Down Under also featuring Sri Lanka. Lee was ruled out of the tournament with a broken toe sustained...
  • India seek triseries redemption February 4, 2012

    New Delhi: India will have a lot to prove when they take on Australia in the triseries opener at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Though they will be upbeat following their 8wicket win over the Kangaroos in the second T20 on Friday, the world champions can't really afford to...
  • PCB asks Eng to host triseries with India, Pak February 3, 2012

    Karachi: PCB chief Zaka Ashraf proposed that the England and Wales Cricket Board hosts a oneday triseries involving Pakistan and India next year, during the recent ICC executive board meeting held in Dubai. A board official said that during the ICC meeting, Ashraf had held informal talks with the heads of...
  • Sri Lankainvitational side match rained out February 3, 2012

    Canberra: Sri Lanka's warmup match ahead of its triseries limitedovers tournament with Australia and India has been rained out. Sri Lanka was to have played a Prime Minister's XI invitational team captained by Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, who has been dropped from the national team for the start of the triseries. But...
  • SL better prepared for Oz conditions: Marsh February 1, 2012

    Melbourne: The Sri Lankan players are unlikely to struggle on the bouncy Australian pitches in the upcoming triseries as they have performed well in similar conditions in South Africa, the island nation's sacked coach Geoff Marsh said. India have struggled to cope with the conditions and lost the Test series 04...
  • Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka in oneday tour match January 31, 2012

    Melbourne: Opening batsman Upul Tharanga will lead Sri Lanka in a oneday tour match against a Victorian 2nd XI on Wednesday ahead of their limitedovers triseries against Australia and India. Regular captain Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan and star paceman Lasith Malinga are all rested for the match. Sri Lanka will also play...