WHITEWASH

  • Boycott slams England 'clowns' after humiliating Ashes whitewash January 6, 2014

    London: Onetime England great Geoffrey Boycott accused the current team of batting like "oneday clowns" after their 50 Ashes thrashing in Australia. A series where England were bowled out for under 200 on six occasions ended in humiliation when they were dismissed for just 166 inside 32 overs on the third...
  • Mickey Arthur doesn't regret suspending undisciplined players March 26, 2013

    Perth: Mickey Arthur has no regrets about his controversial decision to suspend four players for a Test during the tumultuous 40 series loss in India, saying he hopes the new disciplined approach will help Australia regain the No. 1 ranking. Arthur dropped vicecaptain Shane Watson, pace bowlers Mitchell Johnson and James...
  • Feels good to give it back to Australia: R Ashwin March 25, 2013

    The India offspinner played a big role in India's Test whitewash of Australia with 29 wickets. ...
  • Pakistan cricket needs revamp, says Aamir Sohail February 25, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistani cricket needs to revamp its failing system and focus more on Tests, former captains said Monday after the side's humiliating 3-0 whitewash in South Africa. Pakistan went down by an innings and 18 runs in the final match at Centurion on Sunday as the world number one Test...
  • Pakistan seek lift to avoid England clean sweep February 20, 2012

    Dubai: Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan said his team will need to raise their standards in all three departments to stop England from gaining a clean sweep of the oneday series in the fourth match here on Tuesday. Pakistan have been on the receiving end in the oneday series after blanking England...
  • 'England eyeing Pakistan whitewash' February 14, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: England allrounder Samit Patel warned Tuesday that his side was gunning for revenge in the oneday series against Pakistan after the 30 Test whitewash. England rebounded from their humiliating Test showing with a comprehensive 130run victory in the first daynight international here on Monday. "We're looking to absolutely nail this...
  • Not surprised by India's whitewash: Thomson February 1, 2012

    Melbourne: After watching India succumb to England last year, Aussie pace legend Jeff Thomson says he had no doubts that the tourists would suffer the same fate Down Under. Australia pace legend Jeff Thomson said that he wasn't surprised to see India suffer a 04 whitewash against Michael Clarke's men in...
  • BCCINCA hold talks after Aus debacle January 30, 2012

    Jaipur: Stung by the debacle in Australia, the Indian cricket board (BCCI) has held discussions with the National Cricket Academy (NCA) officials in order to put in place corrective measures to avoid such humiliation in future. Former India batsman Sandeep Patil, who is also the director of Cricket Operations at the...
  • Preparation the key behind success: Clarke January 30, 2012

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke feels a "teamfirst orientation of sustained pressure and sacrifice" led to his side's thumping triumph over India in the justconcluded Test series. Australia whitewashed India 40 with just one Test going the full distance of five days, and Clarke said the performance was a result of...
  • Nothing to worry about, says Harbhajan on slump January 29, 2012

    Jalandhar: Feisty offspinner Harbhajan Singh has backed the vanquished Indian cricket team to bounce back strongly from the Test whitewash in Australia, saying that there is "nothing to worry" as such a setback can happen to any side in the world. "It happens in some series but there is nothing to...
  • Australia win by 298 runs to sweep series January 28, 2012

    Adelaide: Australia registered an emphatic 298run on the fifth day of the final Test match against India at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday to complete a 40 clean sweep. Chasing a mammoth target of 500 to win, India suffered yet another batting collapse on the fourth day and were reduced to...
  • Aus vs Ind, 4th Test, Day 5: as it happened January 28, 2012

    India Second Innings 6:29 a.m. All over! India's agony comes to an end! Another huge defeat by 298 runs as Lyon takes the last wicket of Umesh Yadav. Australia 4 India 0. Umesh Yadav c Haddin b Lyon 1 (11) 6:15 a.m. Hilfenhaus strikes! Zaheer tries to pull but miscues and...
  • BCCI concerned by poor show in Australia January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: With India staring at their second consecutive overseas series whitewash, the BCCI expressed concern at the lacklusture performance of the Indian team in Australia and said corrective measures will be taken after the series. "Our players have not been able to perform overseas in the last two series, and...
  • Dhoni backs Yuvraj to find form November 17, 2011

    Kolkata: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni threw his weight behind outofform teammate Yuvraj Singh and said the middleorder batsman needed support as he was going through a difficult phase of his career. Yuvraj, who made a comeback in the ongoing Test series, failed once again in the second Test against the...