Thursday, Jul 31, 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.

Live Cricket Score, India vs England 3rd Test Day 5: India stare at defeat after poor Day 4 against England

India have a mountain to climb on Day 5 against England. The visitors need 333 runs with only six wickets in hand.

Incriminating video evidence shot in arm in Ravindra Jadeja case

The latest development though has strengthened the Indian board’s stand on appealing Boon’s judgement.

James Anderson in another spat
July 31, 2014

The pacer was seen showing India middle-order batsman Rahane the way to the dressing room.

India tour of England: It has been a good team effort, says Joe Root

Root said that it was one of the better days for England and they want to have such days as a team.

BCCI appeals against Ravindra Jadeja’s fine
July 30, 2014

The player was found guilty under Article 2.1.8 of the Code of Conduct and fined 50 per cent of the match fee.

India tour of England: Empire all but strikes back

England on brink of levelling series after India crumble to 112/4 in chase of 445; No rain expected on final day.

‘Added responsibility has helped Ishant Sharma to come into his own’

Zaheer Khan has been following the ongoing India-England Test series closely on television.

India tour of England: We took too much pressure earlier but now are enjoying the game, says Stuart Broad

Broad added that earlier this summer, England took too much pressure and stopped enjoying the game.

India tour of England: We are not safe but in an okay position, says Ajinkya Rahane

Needing 47 more runs to avoid the follow-on, Rahane was confident that India would still make a match of it.

ICC bans Moeen Ali from wearing ‘Save Gaza’ and ‘Free Palestine’ wristbands
July 29, 2014

ICC said that messages related to political, religious or racial activities or causes were not allowed.

India tour of England: All starts lead to stops

Indian batsmen promise much but deliver little on Day 3; India 46 runs adrift of follow-on against England.

Gary’s back-foot play, the difference

Ballance put on 142 runs for the third wicket with with Ian Bell.

India tour of England: Being a bowler, you expect fielders to catch everything, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar

After Cook was dropped by Jadeja on Day 1, Dhawan dropped Buttler and Dhoni also missed a stumping chance.

India tour of England: It’s nice to get a big hundred and declare, says Ian Bell

Bell’s 167 helped England declare at 569/7 and put pressure on India who were 25/1 at stumps.

India tour of England: Ian Bell, Jos Buttler join Gary Ballance party
July 28, 2014

England pile on the misery, declare on 569/7; Dhoni tries unusual tactics with little to show for it.

Ishant Sharma needs to be monitored carefully, says bowling coach Joe Dawes

We need to do a few more tests but we have 11 days before for the next Test, Dawes said.

India tour of England: I am delighted to get those 95 runs, says Alastair Cook

Cook marked his return to form with a dogged 95 as England reached a comfortable 247 for two against India.

ICC appeals to all members to respect it’s judicial process
July 27, 2014

The notice came in the wake of the recent Jadeja-Anderson altercation.

India tour of England: Ravindra Jadeja drops Alastair Cook, England drop anchor

Cook marks his return to form with a dogged 95, while Ballance hits his 2nd successive ton to put Eng on top.

New twist to Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson spat

Ben Stokes & Matt Prior have testified against Jadeja, accusing him of raising his bat at Anderson.

Battling the beast within

After Lord’s, England need to question the relevance of going ahead with a green track for the 3rd Test.

At hearing Anderson admitted to pushing Jadeja, says insider

At the hearing, Anderson’s legal counsel argued that the England fast bowler was instigated by Jadeja.

India tour of England: Ravindra Jadeja fine very hurtful, says MS Dhoni
July 26, 2014

Dhoni defended Jadeja saying ‘there is an individual (Anderson) who has used foul language.’

BCCI reiterates it will appeal against ICC’s decision to penalize Ravindra Jadeja

The statement read “The BCCI believes that Mr Ravindra Jadeja was not at fault, and supports him fully.”

Curb your enthusiasm

Shami has the variations but must not get carried away if he is to be effective in England.

BCCI sees red after Jadeja found guilty of Level 1 offence

Anderson’s is to be held on August 1, a day after the conclusion of the third Test in Southampton.

I want to stay aggressive and score runs, says Jos Buttler
July 25, 2014

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

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.