Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Full Coverage : INDIA TOUR OF ENGLAND

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

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Technical, knock-out

India’s fortunes plummeted dramatically in England, so would the stocks of youngsters like Pujara and Kohli.

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Duncan Fletcher is a fatherly figure, says Ravi Shastri

Speaking about his own stint with the team, Shastri said he is glad to have made a positive difference.

An issue bigger than denied singles
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September 9, 2014

By not rotating strike in final over of inconsequential T20, Dhoni reveals his lack-of-faith in the ‘process’.

MS Dhoni refuses to comment on issue of fans booing England players
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September 8, 2014

During the T20 match, England cricketers were incessantly booed by a majority of the 24,000-strong crowd.

Too late to sack Alastair Cook as ODI captain: Ashley Giles
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Cook’s future is a major talking point ahead of the 7 ODIs against Sri Lanka in November & December.

The Numbers Game: Ind vs England T20I
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Statistical highlights of the one-off twenty20 international between India and England at Edbaston.

MS Dhoni takes the blame for India’s narrow loss in one off T20I
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India were set a target of 181 runs but they could only score 177-5 despite Kohli’s stroke-filled 66(41).

I missed at least two I could have hit over boundary: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
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India needed 17 runs off the final over and skipper MS Dhoni admitted it was a tough task.

MS Dhoni farms, England reap harvest
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September 7, 2014

India fall short of England’s 180 in only T20I by 3 runs after skipper Dhoni refuses two singles to Rayudu in final over.

Ahead of T20, captain Eoin Morgan seeks inspiration from lone ODI win
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England T20 captain Morgan said his side will take a lot of confidence from its win over India in the 5th ODI.

India tour of England: The inscrutable English crowd
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With the tour almost over, it’s still hard to say if the fans in blue like India more or loathe England.

Last ODI win will boost our chances in T20, says Eoin Morgan
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September 6, 2014

India won the 5-match ODI series 3-1, but England managed to post a much-needed win in the last one-dayer.

India vs England statistics: Batsmen rank up records in fifth ODI
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Batsmen made merry at batting pitch in Headingly as they tumbled old ODI records between India and England.

I would rather win the World Cup than win this series, says Alastair Cook
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Cook said that they’ve got a great opportunity as a side now, for six months to work on their ODI game.

We would like to improve our death bowling before World Cup, says MS Dhoni
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Dhoni also added that he cannot use spinners too much after the 40th over in NZ because of small grounds.

Three-one after one-three
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One-dayers end with same scoreline as Tests after Root ton gives England consolation win in the 5th ODI.

We gave away too many wickets: MS Dhoni
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September 5, 2014

Dhoni himself was guilty of gifting away his wicket when he chased a wide delivery from Ben Stokes.

Wasim Akram suggests lack of IPL hurting England
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England recently lost home series against Sri Lanka and India; they also lost 4-1 to Australia in January this year.

India tour of England: India lose match by 41 runs, win series 3-1
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Joe Root’s fine century saved England from the ignominy of a series whitewash on home soil.

India tour of England: Crouching Lions, hidden demons
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India have not only won ODI series, but have also exposed England’s woeful state of affairs in ODIs.

I learnt a lot watching Indians bat: Moeen Ali
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September 4, 2014

Moeen scored England’s first fifty in the ongoing ODI series and he is just happy to contribute for the team.

I knew deep inside that a big innings was around the corner: Ajinkya Rahane
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Ravi Shastri’s tips seems to have helped Rahane and also the out of form Dhawan to regain his touch.

I want England Test team to be in best possible shape: Graeme Swann
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Swann has suggested that Cook should miss the “turmoil” of inevitable one-day failures.

Mike Atherton suggests split captaincy as way forward for England
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England have lost their past four series at home and have won only two out of the past 10 one-day series.

Unrelenting schedule has made MS Dhoni a stopper: Martin Crowe
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Martin Crowe said that the Indian gloveman has become a mere “stopper” due to burnout and attrition.

India tour of England: Doctor MS, Mister Dhoni
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The 3-0 series win proves that when it comes to leading the ODI side, the Indian captain is on a different plane.

India likely to rest key players for last ODI at Leeds
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September 3, 2014

The think-tank would also not like to disturb the winning combination of players that have done so well.

Suresh Raina’s coach reveals practising on astroturf helped improve his game
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Raina has scored 142 runs in two innings at an average of 71 and has taken 3 wickets and 3 catches as well.

Sunil Gavaskar hails MS Dhoni’s captaincy
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Dhoni overtook Azharuddin to become India’s most successful ODI skipper by winning 91 matches.

Stick with Alastair Cook, says Andrew Strauss
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The English team will play 12 ODIs before the World Cup next year and are yet to find the right combination.

The ‘jugalbandi’ with Ajinkya Rahane was brilliant: Shikhar Dhawan
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Shikhar Dhawan also thanked Team Director Ravi Shastri for instilling confidence in him.

India vs England 4th ODI statistics: Here’s why Ajinkya Rahane should open for India
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In absence of regular opener Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane is making most of the top spot.

What I saw at Edgbaston was a joke: Ian Botham
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Botham’s sentiments were echoed by Swann after England lost the fourth ODI by nine wickets.

I will be the captain of this team in the World Cup, says Alastair Cook
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Asked whether he will relinquish his ODI captaincy, Cook said, “At this precise moment in time, no.”

It was a complete game for us, says MS Dhoni
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Talking about the series win, Dhoni said India kept on improving especially after the 1-3 loss in the Tests.

Opening slot suits Ajinkya Rahane, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni
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September 2, 2014

Dhoni said Rahane is a good timer of the ball, and it makes it easier for him to open the innings.

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