Thursday, Aug 28, 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.

Graeme Swann’s entitled to his opinion, but it’s not ideal for me: Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook also confirmed he had not spoken to former England spinner Graeme Swann about his views.

Express LOL: Why Team India suffers from ‘bipolar disorder’

Dazzling highs and dizzying lows – Team India sees both in quick succession.

England fined for slow over rate
August 28, 2014

England’s woes were not restricted to the over rate with paceman Chris Jordan bowling 12 wides.

I wanted to bring in fresh energy in the team: Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina said he had worked hard on his game ahead of the ODI series in England.

India vs England, 2nd ODI stats: Suresh Raina joins elite club

Suresh Raina became the sixth Indian batsman to amass 1,000 runs against England in ODIs.

If we play like that we’re not going to win many games, says Alastair Cook

England had to suffer a 133-run loss at the hands of India in the second ODI in Cardiff.

Suresh Raina’s innings was very crucial, says MS Dhoni

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaped praises on Suresh Raina for his match-winning hundred in the second one-dayer.

India tour of England: A Suresh Raina day
August 27, 2014

Comeback man Raina gets first century since 2010; India beat England by 133 runs in a D/L tie.

Spinning wheels of fortune: India opt for spin session against leggie Karn Sharma

With the pitch likely to assist turn, Team India opts for a session against leg-spinner Karn Sharma.

An artist called Banksy and his world of Mobile Lovers

Over here in Bristol, there are legends, myths. And then there is Banksy.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni will have to explain his comments, says Ravi Savant

Duncan Fletcher’s contract runs till the end of next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

England haven’t lost any momentum going into the second ODI, says Joe Root
August 26, 2014

First ODI of the 5-match series was abandoned in Bristol without a ball being bowled owing to incessant rain.

Umesh Yadav’s weapon for ODIs: Toe-crushers

Umesh Yadav said he has learnt a lot while working with Wasim Akram during KKR days in the IPL.

India tour of England: Light drizzle, heavy effect

Despite lack of downpour, first ODI in Bristol called off without a ball being bowled.

Cheap shot to blame IPL for India’s poor show in Tests, says Kevin Pietersen
August 25, 2014

KP also feels that the blame lies with BCCI for not letting players appear in domestic T20 tournaments overseas.

India tour of England: Rain reigns in Bristol, washes out series opener

Forecast for the match was never good and it started raining late on Sunday, and it didn’t stop until morning.

Survivor Series: More careers, reputations on line in ODIs

More careers and reputations on the line as India begin ODI series against England.

BCCI annoyed after captain MS Dhoni says ‘boss’ Duncan Fletcher will lead India till World Cup

What has irked the board further is that Dhoni decided to make a statement on Fletcher’s future.

India tour of England: Back in familiar zone
August 24, 2014

After the Tests drubbing, Team India would look to post an impressive show in the format they dominate.

India tour of England: The struggling case of Shikhar Dhawan

After losing the Test series, the last thing India would want is another sluggish start at Bristol.

MS Dhoni’s captaincy has failed to inspire India: Ian Chappell

Ian Chappell was not only critical of Dhoni’s captaincy but also his wicketkeeping.

Team India going through a difficult phase: Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina said he always tries to bring positivity and exuberance in the Indian camp.

India tour of England: A break from tradition

New order in dressing room means spinner Karn Sharma may debut earlier than expected.

‘Support staff could have been changed after ODIs’
August 23, 2014

Dravid was confidant that Shastri & Fletcher would ensure they work together in the best interests of the team.

Form returns with coloured uniforms

Indians find form in the practice game before the ODIs with a convincing 95-run win against Middlesex.

Virat Kohli among runs as India win practice game
August 22, 2014

Kohli, Rayudu hit fifties before India were dismissed for 230; Middlesex were bowled out for 135; Karn (3/14).

Changing management in middle of a tour is ‘tough on players': Rahul Dravid

Having worked extensively with Fletcher as team mentor recently, Dravid said he got along well with players.

‘Everyone has to be made accountable, this chalta hai attitude won’t work’

BCCI has wasted no time in jumping into action post the Indian team’s disappointing 3-1 Test series defeat.

Time to understand ground realities

With captain, director and star player staying away from practice, India’s shake-up is yet to set in.

Stuard Broad to undergo knee surgery, will be out of action for 14 weeks
August 21, 2014

Broad, who suffered a broken nose during the 4th Test, confirmed the news of his surgery via Twitter.

Duncan Fletcher stays as head coach, says Team Director Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri has refuted suggestions that his role would undermine the position of beleaguered coach Duncan Fletcher.

The aftermath: BCCI restricts company of wives, says no to girlfriends on tours

After England drubbing, board says it will decide how long wives of players can stay with the team.

BCCI sees no future for Duncan Fletcher, taps Rahul Dravid for mentor role

The BCCI are in talks with Rahul Dravid to join the team during the home series against West Indies.

India tour of England: MS Dhoni’s captaincy not up to Test standard, says Mike Brearley
August 20, 2014

Brearley said India have been a disappointment in the Test series even the bowling has been energetic.

Varun Aaron needs to be managed very carefully: John Gloster

He is also against too much of training in the gymnasium rather than doing “cricket specific exercise”.

Glad door shut on me in IPL: Alex Hales

England opener Alex Hales said that playing Test cricket for England was a priority.


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