New Zealand Vs India 2014

Team India returns home after dismal tour of New Zealand

Team India returns home after dismal tour of New Zealand Mumbai: The Indian team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni returned from New Zealand after losing both One-day International and Test series, in what turned out to a disastrous tour. Soon after landing here last night, all the team members took connecting flights to their respective cities. India lost the five-match ODI series 0-4, followed by two-Test rubber 0-1 against a lowly ranked New Zealand. The Indian cricketers now have a...
10:03 AM, Feb 20, 2014

Time has come to look beyond 'defensive' Dhoni: Amarnath

Time has come to look beyond 'defensive' Dhoni: Amarnath New Delhi: Former India cricketer Mohinder Amarnath says the time has come to remove Mahendra Singh Dhoni from captaincy as his "defensive approach" has resulted in the country's prolonged failure on foreign soil. "Dhoni is a defensive captain who allows opposition to make a comeback in the game. His record is good at home pitches only like any other Indian captain. There is nothing special about it. We need aggressive...
04:39 PM, Feb 19, 2014

Will split captaincy address Team India's woes?

Will split captaincy address Team India's woes? Ten defeats in 15 overseas Tests without a win in over two and a half years is a cause of concern for any team - whether in transition or not. And India are now suffering what Australia did after the exodus of Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Steve Waugh and Adam Gilchrist. A young Team India is struggling to come to terms with the loss of Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble, Sachin...
02:53 PM, Feb 19, 2014

Brendon McCullum's triple century lands him career-best ranking

Brendon McCullum's triple century lands him career-best ranking Dubai: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's match-saving knock of 302 in the Wellington Test against India has helped him jump eight places to a career-best 12th in the latest ICC rankings for Test batsmen. McCullum, who became the first New Zealander to score a triple hundred, helped draw the second and final Test on Tuesday, to thereby win the series 1-0. Named the Player of the Match, he now shares...
01:51 PM, Feb 19, 2014

Where's the improvement MS Dhoni is talking about?

Where's the improvement MS Dhoni is talking about? Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India left New Zealand still seeking an overseas test victory after more than two and a half years' frustration on tour. New Zealand won the Test series 1-0 on Tuesday after the second match at the Basin Reserve ended in a draw highlighted by captain Brendon McCullum's triple century. India have not won a Test overseas since June 2011, when they beat West Indies in the first...
10:05 AM, Feb 19, 2014

New Zealand media hail 'Captain Fantastic', Brendon McCullum

New Zealand media hail 'Captain Fantastic', Brendon McCullum Wellington: New Zealand media dubbed triple centurion Brendon McCullum "Captain Fantastic", as Black Caps coach Mike Hesson said his unfancied team was finally reaching its potential. "Our greatest innings," trumpeted the New Zealand Herald's front page on Wednesday, accompanied by a picture of McCullum with his arms aloft after scoring 302 in the second Test against India at Wellington's Basin Reserve. "History maker," splashed Wellington's Dominion Post, highlighting some of...
09:38 AM, Feb 19, 2014

Dhoni must take a few risks to win abroad: Dravid

Dhoni must take a few risks to win abroad: Dravid Wellington: Former captain Rahul Dravid has backed the underfire Mahendra Singh Dhoni to stay on as Test skipper for at least a year but added that he would need to take a "few risks" to win abroad. "I think he's got to realise this very quickly, that if he wants to win Test matches abroad, he's got to risk it all. "He's got to take that chance that he's going...
11:37 PM, Feb 18, 2014

MS Dhoni can give Test captaincy to Virat Kohli, says Martin Crowe

MS Dhoni can give Test captaincy to Virat Kohli, says Martin Crowe Wellington: New Zealand's former skipper Martin Crowe feels India's chances of defending the title at next year's 50-over World Cup could improve if Mahendra Singh Dhoni hands over the Test captaincy to Virat Kohli. "I would say that if India want to defend the next World Cup, I think MS Dhoni needs a rest somewhere, at some point, not necessarily from playing, but maybe it could be by not captaining...
11:35 PM, Feb 18, 2014

Kirmani bats for underfire Dhoni, downplays string of losses

Kirmani bats for underfire Dhoni, downplays string of losses Mumbai: Former stumper Syed Kirmani on Tuesday backed MS Dhoni's captaincy, saying too much should not be read into India's fourth consecutive series loss overseas as he felt every team goes through a bad phase. "It does not matter whether it is four losses or five. Every team goes through it. Every individual goes through a bad form. We are going through a bad form overall. You cannot be expecting...
09:17 PM, Feb 18, 2014
India had a great chance of winning both Tests: Kris Srikkanth

India had a great chance of winning both Tests: Kris Srikkanth

India had all the chance to win both the Tests in New Zealand but squandered the opportunity to extend their winless streak abroad. ...
08:14 PM, Feb 18, 2014

Dhoni's India slammed after New Zealand tour flop

Dhoni's India slammed after New Zealand tour flop New Delhi: India's latest away series defeat at the end of a dismal tour of New Zealand triggered calls on Tuesday for a change in leadership and a warning that financial muscle does not translate to on-field success. A majestic triple century from Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum in the drawn second Test in Wellington ensured that India lost the series 1-0 their fourth consecutive series defeat on their travels....
05:14 PM, Feb 18, 2014

India bowlers squandered winning positions in two of last four Tests

India bowlers squandered winning positions in two of last four Tests India are winless in 2014, and while that remains a surprise in ODI cricket for the current World Cup-holders, on at least two occasions in the last four Tests, Indian bowling failed to respond when the batsmen had put the side in a winning position. It happened once each on India's last two tours, first South Africa and then New Zealand, where India failed to win in any format. But...
05:01 PM, Feb 18, 2014

Amit Mishra should have been given a chance: Ghavri

Amit Mishra should have been given a chance: Ghavri Mumbai: Leggie Amit Mishra, who has been virtually a passenger with the Indian touring team without getting into the playing eleven, should have been tried out by the team management during the New Zealand series to show his mettle, said former India pacer Karsan Ghavri. "I think other spinners should be given a chance. Unfortunately on such fast wickets (like in New Zealand), the spinners are not getting a chance...
03:24 PM, Feb 18, 2014

McCullum shows maturity with Wellington triple century

McCullum shows maturity with Wellington triple century Wellington: Brendon McCullum showed his growing maturity and desire to stamp his mark on New Zealand with an inspirational triple-century that salvaged the second Test against India and sealed a 1-0 series win on Tuesday. The 32-year-old's 302 at Wellington's Basin Reserve capped a golden summer for the New Zealand captain, who has tormented India for 535 runs in just two Tests after guiding his team to a comprehensive 2-0...
01:42 PM, Feb 18, 2014

India retain second position in ICC Test team rankings

India retain second position in ICC Test team rankings Dubai: India have retained their second position in the ICC Test team rankings following a draw in the second and final Test against New Zealand, which won the series 1-0. A two-Test series loss has resulted in India slipping from 117 ratings points to 112, which means that they are ahead of Australia by just one rating point. The Aussies now have a great opportunity of finishing ahead of India...
12:18 PM, Feb 18, 2014