Tri Series

  • Don't judge 50-over format on ticket sales: CA February 6, 2012

    Melbourne: Around 30 percent tickets meant for the general public are still available for the Australia-Sri 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 all-rounder Irfan Pathan and Manoj Tiwary in the side for the next tri-series 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 tri-series 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 tri-series Down Under also featuring Sri Lanka. Lee was ruled out of the tournament with a broken toe sustained...
  • India seek tri-series redemption February 4, 2012

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

    Karachi: PCB chief Zaka Ashraf proposed that the England and Wales Cricket Board hosts a one-day tri-series 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 Lanka-invitational side match rained out February 3, 2012

    Canberra: Sri Lanka's warmup match ahead of its tri-series limited-overs 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 tri-series. 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 tri-series 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 0-4...
  • Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka in one-day tour match January 31, 2012

    Melbourne: Opening batsman Upul Tharanga will lead Sri Lanka in a one-day tour match against a Victorian 2nd XI on Wednesday ahead of their limited-overs tri-series 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...
  • Wade keen to secure spot in Australia ODI team January 30, 2013

    Sydney: Excited to get a break in the Australian one-day team at the expense of an out-of-form Brad Haddin, young wicketkeeper Matthew Wade said he will aim to make it tough for the selectors to drop him. "I am really excited to get an opportunity in the one-day format. I'm hoping...
  • Hurt India will come out hard, says Arthur January 30, 2012

    Sydney: Hurt after being whitewashed in the Test series, India would be a "totally different" team in the upcoming Twenty20 internationals and the ODI tri-series, Australia coach Mickey Arthur said on Monday. "I think we're going to see a totally different India. There's no doubt in my mind. They're definitely hurting....
  • We'll play differently in ODIs: Raina January 30, 2012

    Sydney: Unfazed by the Test debacle, Indian middle-order batsman Suresh Raina on Monday said his side will play some "different cricket" to give a better account of themselves in the shorter formats starting with a Twenty20 match against Australia here on Wednesday. India lost the Test series 0-4 but Raina said...
  • Shaun Marsh dropped from ODI squad January 30, 2012

    Melbourne: Shaun Marsh has been dropped from Australia's squad for the first three matches of the tri-nations limited-overs series against India and Sri Lanka. Marsh, who has struggled for form since rejoining the Test side following injury, makes way for Queensland batsman Peter Forrest, who will make his international debut. "Shaun Marsh...
  • Pattinson declares himself fit for tri-series January 27, 2012

    Melbourne: Australian pace sensation James Pattinson, who was ruled out midway through the ongoing Test series against India due to a foot injury, has declared himself fit for the upcoming ODIs saying that he has recovered quicker than expected. The 21-year-old, who was suffering from a stress-related foot injury, said he...
  • Tiwary ready for Australia challenge January 16, 2012

    Indian batsman Manoj Tiwary is confident of a good show in the ODI triangular series in Australia starting February 5. ...
  • Tendulkar returns for Aus tri-series January 15, 2012

    Chennai: After a lot of anticipation, Sachin Tendulkar has been recalled to the 17-member one-day international (ODI) squad for the triangular series in Australia, also involving Sri Lanka, which gets underway on February 5. Tendulkar's last ODI came in April 2011, the World Cup final against Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, Irfan Pathan, who...
  • Yuvraj to be fit for Australia tri-series January 6, 2012

    New Delhi: India's one-day specialist Yuvraj Singh has said he will be fit for next month's tri-series in Australia after recovering from a non-malignant lung tumour. "I have completely recovered and have been training for the last two weeks. There is absolutely no problem with my fitness," the all-rounder told the...
  • Murali says Yuvraj still a top batsman August 30, 2010

    Chennai: India's middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh is only going through a bad phase in his career and will certainly make an impact in the 2011 World Cup, says legendary Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan. Speaking on the sidelines of a function here on Monday to felicitate him on his achievement of...
  • India fined for slow over-rate in the final August 29, 2010

    Dubai: The Indian cricket team was on Sunday fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their defeat to Sri Lanka in the final of the tri-nation series at Dambulla. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was fined 40 per cent of his match fee while each of his players were docked 20 per...
  • Tri-Series: Bad decisions cost India August 29, 2010

    New Delhi: One of the cricket presenters was jocularly inquiring about Mahendra Singh Dhoni's love affair with opening batsman Dinesh Karthik and ''all rounder'' Javindra Jadeja, before the start of the tri-series final between India and Sri Lanka at Dambulla on Saturday! Karthik may have been at the rough end of...
  • Tri-Series: Sri Lanka win one-sided final August 28, 2010

    Dambulla: Sri Lanka rode on Tillakaratne Dilshan's century to clinch the tri-series title with an emphatic 74-run win over India here on Saturday, ending Mahendra Singh Dhoni's sequence of four consecutive series triumphs on Sri Lankan soil. The hosts first amassed an imposing total of 299 for eight largely built around...
  • SL vs Ind: Final battle between Asian giants August 27, 2010

    New Delhi: Squabbles in an India-Pakistan match are not like watching an abominable snowman and while the fearsome rivalry has been sent into submission, India's other subcontinent neighbour Sri Lanka has created a stir by managing to needle India and contravene a normally amicable nature to spice up the tri-series...
  • Dhoni aiming for a record 'High Five' August 26, 2010

    New Delhi: Winning abroad for India was like Nelson Mandela's long walk to freedom until Ajit Wadekar turned the tables on the invincible Windies in their den and then Kapil's devils pulled global chins towards Indian cricket by winning the Prudential Cup (World Cup) in 1983 in England. Sunil Gavaskar...
  • India can bounce back: Ross Taylor August 24, 2010

    Dambulla: India might be in woeful form right now but New Zealand captain Ross Taylor says the recent poor run would make Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men all the more dangerous when the two sides clash in a do-or-die encounter of the ODI cricket tri-series here on Wednesday. "I think it almost...
  • Tri-Series: Crunch time for Team India August 25, 2010

    Dambulla: As India and New Zealand prepare for Wednesday's tie of the tri-series competiton in Dambulla, they may well have in mind that it's not the first time that the two teams are going to be involved in a virtual semi final in an ODI tournament in Sri Lanka to...
  • Tri-Series: Indian collapse no big deal August 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Thisara Perera knocks over Ishant Sharma and India are all out for 103 in the fifth match of the tri-series competition at Dambulla. Sri Lanka reach the victory target in 15.1 overs to inflict India's worst defeat in terms of balls to spare. Not flattering for the number two...
  • Sanga wants DRS to avoid umpiring errors August 22, 2010

    Dambulla: Though India comprehensively lost their tri-series match against Sri Lanka here, they were distinctly unlucky to be at the receiving end of at least four dodgy decisions on Sunday. While Yuvraj Singh, the lone Indian batsman who put up a semblance of a fight with 38, appeared to be the...
  • Dhoni delays press conference, media boycotts August 22, 2010

    Dambulla: Indian print media on Sunday boycotted captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's press conference as he did not turn up despite repeated reminders after his side slumped to a eight-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in a cricket tri-series match here. After the match, the mediapersons waited for Dhoni for the press conference...
  • Yuvraj's 38 was the only positive: Dhoni August 22, 2010

    Dambulla: India were handed the worst ODI defeat in terms of balls remaining by Sri Lanka here and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni conceded nothing worked right for his side in the tri-series match on Sunday except for the fact that Yuvraj Singh returned among runs. "Nothing worked today. We didn't get...