Friday, Jul 25, 2014



India tour England for five Test matches, five ODIs and one-off T20I. Follow this space for the extensive coverage of the long tour.

I want to stay aggressive and score runs, says Jos Buttler

Set to make his Test debut for England, Buttler is determined to play aggressive cricket against India.

Ravindra Jadeja fined for James Anderson fracas

Jadeja has been fined 50% of his match fee for his involvement in an altercation with James Anderson.

Cook tries to bat away the blues
July 25, 2014

Out-of-form England captain puts in the yards under the watchful eyes of coach Peter Moores.

Play straight and big knock is round the corner: coach to Virat Kohli
July 24, 2014

India’s batting mainstay Kohli has so far scored only 34 runs in four innings with a top score of 25.

Shades of Lord’s at Soton

While the visitors will find the pitch familiar from Lord’s, the surroundings and atmosphere will be very different.

What’s ailing England

England should have taken a decisive step ahead four times in Lord’s Test, writes Harsha Bhogle.

Tulk tales: Lock, stock and a smoking barrel of Rose Bowl

The 50-year-old Tulk is perhaps the best man to write Hampshire’s new cricket ground’s biography.

Ravichandran Ashwin should be in the playing XI, says Bishan Singh Bedi
July 23, 2014

‘You don’t pick Ashwin and get Murali Vijay to bowl off-spinners, it doesn’t make sense,’ Bedi said.

We all need a kick up the backside sometimes: Peter Moores

England coach Moores feels the senior players need to raise their game by several notches.

Alastair Cook retains captaincy, Matt Prior takes a break

Cook refused to step down as skipper after the embarrassing 95-run loss at Lord’s on Monday.

India tour of England: Sweet chin music

The way Ishant knocked over the otherwise dogged England tail enhanced his reputation as a fearsome fast bowler.

James Anderson hearing scheduled for August 1

Anderson is alleged to have pushed Jadeja when the teams were leaving the pitch.

England’s Jos Buttler set to make Test debut at Southampton
July 22, 2014

Buttler replaces Prior, who stepped down for the final 3 matches, after England’s 95-run loss at Lord’s.

Ajinkya Rahane should have been the man of the match, says Graeme Swann

The former England spinner showered praises for Rahane who scored a century for India in the first innings.

James Anderson to face full disciplinary hearing on August 1

Anderson will face a full disciplinary hearing on Aug. 1 on a charge of pushing and abusing Ravindra Jadeja.

There are more happy hookers in this England line-up than there are at Soho, says Bob Willis

The former England captain took potshots at the national team after it lost to India at Lord’s.

I don’t get affected by what X Y Z is saying about me, says Ishant Sharma

Ishant was grateful that his team-mates still had the belief in him and appreciated his efforts.

Only Alastair Cook, his wife and family want him to remain as captain, says Geoffrey Boycott

Cook’s poor form and leadership have come under intense scrutiny after England lost the 2nd Test vs India.

Lord’s win a collective effort: Sandeep Patil

The star performer for India was man of the match Ishant Sharma who ripped apart the England second innings.

Matt Prior takes immediate break, to miss rest of Test series

Matt Prior said injuries have made it impossible for him to perform well at the Test level.

India vs England statistics: Ishant Sharma sets new Indian record at Lord’s

Ishant Sharma became the first Indian bowler to bag seven wickets in an innings at Lord’s.

Indian bowlers are more open to using the bouncer now, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Dhoni also said that this was his last Test match at Lord’s. He doesn’t see himself coming back here.

Everyone chipped in… like at Johannesburg and Durban: Sachin Tendulkar

Lord’s win reminded Sachin Tendulkar of Indian wins in Johannesburg (2006) and Durban (2010).

India tour of England: We still have that determination to turn it around, says Alastair Cook
July 21, 2014

Serious questions are being asked about Cook’s suitability for the captaincy after 10 Tests without a win.

Victorious Indian team showered with praise on Twitter

Cricketing legends took to the social networking sites to congratulate the winning team.

India tour of England: Ishant Sharma got a flak for his consistency and it was justified, says coach

Sharma’s childhood coach Sharvan Kumar feels that all the criticism that the bowler faced was ‘justified’.

India tour of England: It was a memorable win for us, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Dhoni termed the win over England a ‘memorable’ one and said the visitors had learnt from their last tour.

The end of a drought: India beat England at Lord’s after 28 years, register first away win in over three years

Ishant takes career-best 7/74 to give India first overseas win in over three years, and at Lord’s since 1986.

Express LOL: How people feel about Virat Kohli

People love Virat, but here are the most common reactions people have to the mention of his name.

India vs England statistics: Murali Vijay sets new record, rare feat for Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Vijay has established an Indian record for the highest tally in two Tests in the same rubber vs England in England.

Liam Plunkett: A son first, a cricketer later

In 2007, Liam Plunkett almost quit cricket as he wanted to donate his kidney to his ailing father.

India tour of England: We are desperate to win this Test, says England assistant coach Paul Farbrace

Farbrace said that England will be turning up on day five with the intention to win the second Test vs India.

Braveheart: Fearless Ravindra Jadeja takes fight to England

Jeers to cheers at Lord’s as fearless Ravindra Jadeja takes fight to England, with bat and ball.

India tour of England: The game is very well placed, says Murali Vijay

Vijay added that he will not feel dejected on missing out on a ton if his team goes onto win the second Test.

India tour of England: Under fire Alastair Cook faces more flak from former English players
July 20, 2014

Former England players stressed on the fact that he should concentrate on his batting and give up captaincy.

India Tour of England: Firmly in driver’s seat

India close in on a rare away win after reducing England, chasing 319, to 105/4 on day four.