Warm Up

  • As it happened: World T20 warm-up, India vs Sri Lanka 17-03-2014 06:35 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: India opt to field against Sri Lanka. Their confidence at its lowest ebb after continuous failures, a beleaguered India would look to pick up the pieces and make a fresh start when they take on an upbeat Sri...
  • India to play two warm-up games before ICC World T20 05-02-2014 08:04 PM

    Dubai: India will play two warm-up games before their opening match of the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in Bangladesh next month, according the schedule announced by the world body on Wednesday. A total of 16 warm-up matches will be played in the men's event, including eight ahead of...
  • Australia's Test warm-up in South Africa cancelled 03-02-2014 04:26 PM

    Cape Town: Australia's only warm-up fixture ahead of the three-match Test series against South Africa has been cancelled after torrential rain in Potchefstroom left little chance of play. The four-day match against a South African Invitational XI was due to be played between Wednesday to Saturday, but with conditions unlikely...
  • India vs NZ XI: Rohit, Rahane score fifties as warm-up game ends in a draw 03-02-2014 10:59 AM

    Whangarei: The Indian top-order failed to convert good starts but Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane struck morale-boosting fifties ahead of the Test series as the visiting team's two-day practice match against New Zealand XI ended in a tame draw on Monday. India batted out the second day, finishing at 313...
  • As it happened: India vs NZ XI, warm-up match 03-02-2014 01:12 AM

    9:38 a.m. Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane scored fifties as India after tea declared at 313 for 7. R Ashwin fell for 46 while Ambati Rayudu remained unbeaten on 49 as the match ended in a draw. 8:10 a.m. Tea break. Good workout for Rohit (59*) and Rahane (60*). Both...
  • As it happened: Warm-up game, New Zealand XI vs India, Day 1 02-02-2014 02:40 AM

    11 a.m. (IST): Shikhar Dhawan (16*) and Murali Vijay (19*) have safely negotiated the 14-over period before stumps in Whangarei to take India to 41 for 0...
  • India's two-day warm-up match in South Africa called off 13-12-2013 09:53 PM

    Johannesburg: India will go into next week's first Test against South Africa with no preparation time in the middle after their only warm-up fixture against an Invitational XI in Benoni was abandoned on Friday without a ball being bowled. The two-day game was called off entirely after ground staff indicated...
  • South Africa announce Invitation XI squad to take on India 27-11-2013 10:42 AM

    India will take on South Africa Invitation XI led by Stephen Cook in a two-day warm-up match before the start of the Test series on their tour of South Africa, sport24 reported on Tuesday. The warm-up game, which follows a three-match ODI series ending December 11, will be played at...
  • Ashes warm-up: England trail going into final day 15-11-2013 02:57 PM

    Sydney: Opener Aaron Finch hit 59 runs from 60 balls as the Cricket Australia Invitational XI reached 153 for 4 on Friday for a lead of 39 runs over England heading into the last day of the visitors' final match before the start of next Thursday's first Ashes Test at...
  • Matt Prior out of final Ashes warm-up with injury 11-11-2013 09:12 AM

    Sydney: Wicketkeeper Matt Prior has been ruled out of England's final Ashes tour match this week against a Cricket Australia Invitational XI with a calf injury. Medical scans on Monday revealed Prior suffered a low-grade tear to his calf muscle during last week's tour match against Australia A in Hobart....
  • Rain washes out England tour match against Australia A 08-11-2013 12:49 PM

    Melbourne: Persistent rain on Friday washed out a second day's play in England's tour match against Australia A in Hobart, frustrating the tourists' hopes of getting maximum batting practice in the lead up to the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. England remain on 318 without loss from a wicketless first...
  • Alastair Cook's stiff back on the mend 01-11-2013 09:06 AM

    Perth: Skipper Alastair Cook has overcome back trouble and is on track to return for England's next tour game against Australia A, paceman Chris Tremlett says. Cook was forced to miss the current three-day match against the Western Australia Chairman's XI after arriving in Perth with a stiff back following...
  • England bowlers toil in first Ashes warmup 31-10-2013 05:50 PM

    England made a poor start to their Australia tour on Thursday with their fancied bowling attack forced to toil by a second-string Western Australia Chairman's XI at Perth. With most of their frontline players busy on Sheffield Shield duty, the local team was expected to roll over for the tourists...
  • Strong Australia A side to face England 29-10-2013 08:58 AM

    Sydney: England will face a powerful batting line-up when they take on Australia A in Hobart next week, with in-form Usman Khawaja eager to secure a return to the Test side for the Ashes. The Pakistan-born batsman has another chance to stake his claim after struggling in the Ashes series...
  • JP Duminy elevation bears fruit, Morne Morkel injured in Sri Lanka 17-07-2013 09:04 PM

    Colombo: JP Duminy struck a fluent 92 after being elevated to number three in the batting order for South Africa's 73-run victory over a Sri Lankan Cricket Board President's XI on Wednesday. But fast bowler Morne Morkel pulled up after bowling three overs with the recurrence of a groin injury...
  • Iran may play Venezuela in World Cup warm-up 09-07-2013 11:11 PM

    Tehran: Iran may play a friendly against Venezuela in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Iran's Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz already asked the Iranian Football Federation (IFF) to arrange two friendly matches against Chile and Venezuela. Chile refused to play with Iran but the Asian team will likely play...
  • Graeme Swann spins England to victory against Essex 03-07-2013 11:59 PM

    London: Graeme Swann gave Australia a timely reminder of his ability by taking five wickets as England warmed-up for next week's first Ashes Test with a 228-run win over Essex on Wednesday. Essex, set a second innings target of 415 to win at their Chelmsford headquarters east of London, collapsed...
  • Graeme Swann shows no lasting effects of arm injury 03-07-2013 10:45 PM

    Chelmsford: Graeme Swann showed there were no lasting effects from his arm injury sustained on the second day of England's match against Essex by bowling his team to victory in the Ashes warm-up on Wednesday. England's frontline offspinner took 5 for 68 in 20.3 overs as England bowled the county...
  • Fawad Ahmed wicketless in opening Australia A stint 17-06-2013 08:24 AM

    Belfast: Australia leg-spin hope and possible Ashes call-up Fawad Ahmed went wicketless in his first representative bowling stint for his adopted country on Sunday. The former Pakistani asylum-seeker, who did not bat in Australia's A first innings 312 for 9 declared against Ireland in Belfast, returned figures of none for...
  • I think Karthik has earned his place in the side, says Dhoni 04-06-2013 10:59 PM

    Cardiff: Captain MS Dhoni indicated that Dinesh Karthik has more or less "earned" his berth in the playing XI with an unbeaten century in India's crushing win over Australia in a warm-up match for the Champions Trophy, here on Tuesday. "I think he has earned his place in the side...
  • India worried about their top order despite warm-up wins: Ashwin 04-06-2013 10:54 PM

    Cardiff: Despite recording two facile victories in the warm-up games, India are worried about their top-order batting, spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said here on Tuesday. Like the first warm-up game against Sri Lanka in Edgbaston on Saturday, India suffered a similar top order collapse against Australia on Tuesday. India were struggling...
  • All-round India warm up with 243-run win over Australia 04-06-2013 10:07 PM

    Cardiff: India hammered Australia by 243 runs in a Champions Trophy warm-up match after skittling out the defending champions for just 65 here on Tuesday. Umesh Yadav, who joined the squad late following his recent marriage, took the first five wickets to fall in a stunning return of 5 for...
  • Kohli, Karthik tons help India beat SL by five wickets in warm-up 01-06-2013 11:25 PM

    Birmingham: Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthik smashed a century each as India warmed-up their Champions Trophy campaign with a five-wicket thumping win over Sri Lanka in their first practice game on Saturday. Kohli (144) teamed up with Dinesh Karthik (106 not out) to rescue India from a wobbly start with...
  • Pakistan's CT warm-up game against SL washed out 30-05-2013 10:17 PM

    London: Pakistan's Champions Trophy warm-up against Sri Lanka was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Thursday. With persistent rain soaking the Birmingham area, the umpires held a series of pitch inspections at Edgbaston to test the conditions, but the day-night fixture had to be called off. Pakistan's last chance...
  • Wagner presses Test case in New Zealand win 07-05-2013 09:04 AM

    London: Neil Wagner staked his claim for a place in New Zealand's Test side against England next week with a five-wicket return as the tourists beat Derbyshire by 107 runs on the third and final day of their opening warm-up match at Derby on Monday. The 27-year-old left-arm seamer, who...
  • Bracewell takes four wickets in New Zealand warm-up 06-05-2013 08:47 AM

    London: Doug Bracewell claimed an impressive four-wicket haul on the second day of New Zealand's warm-up match with Derbyshire on Sunday to strengthen his claim for a place in the tourists' Test side. Having declared on 289 for 5 on day one, New Zealand bowled the English county side out...