Monday, Sep 01, 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.

India tour of England: We have a chance to bounce back in fourth ODI, feels England coach

England coach Peter Moores still believes that his side can draw level when they take on India in the 4th ODI.

India tour of England: In last 3-4 years, we have had good times in ODIs, says R Ashwin

Ashwin added that India have played competitive cricket and will continue to do well in the lead-up to the WC.

Alastair Cook, Ian Bell should not be part of ODI team: Geoffrey Boycott
September 1, 2014

The legendary batsman said there was a dearth of quality spinners and batsmen who can negotiate the turn.

Man down, no problem: Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane step it up

Even absence of an injured Rohit Sharma has not unsettled India’s batting order as Rahane and Rayudu step it up.

The game has moved forward; England hasn’t: Alec Stewart
August 31, 2014

Former England skipper Alec Stewart said the hosts must learn from India how to play ODI cricket.

No I am not interested, says Ishant Sharma on playing County cricket

The 25-year-old, who has 178 wickets from 58 Test matches won’t be following the likes of Pujara.

The new boys have brought in a lot of fresh energy: Ajinkya Rahane

Yes we didn’t do well in the Tests but that doesn’t make us a bad fielding unit, Rahane said.

England recall Tim Bresnan for lone T20I against India

An uncapped Jason Roy was also included in the squad after his good show in the Natwest T20 championship.

We didn’t play spin very well: Alastair Cook

The 2-0 scoreline now means that India cannot lose series after the first match in Bristol was abandoned.

India vs England statistics: MS Dhoni’s successful run in England continues

Dhoni’s record vs Eng in ODIs – 16 wins, 5 losses out of 24 contested (2 tied and 1 NR) – success rate 73.91.

MS Dhoni lauds spinners, Ambati Rayudu for comprehensive win over England

The Indian skipper said that Rayudu could be in contention for the number four slot in the ODI team.

India tour of England: In ODIs, India turn track
August 30, 2014

Humiliated in Tests, visitors beat England by 6 wickets to take unbeatable 2-0 lead in ODI series.

‘Ravi Shastri report to decide future of individuals’

Following the humiliation in the Test series against England, the BCCI para-dropped Shastri as team director.

Fill in the blank: Selection headache return to India camp

Headaches return to India camp after Rohit Sharma is ruled out of remaining ODIs with injured finger.

Worked on my game after being dropped: Suresh Raina
August 29, 2014

Raina consulted his coaches and senior players including Sachin and Ganguly to work on his batting.

England Cricket Board deny spectator was evicted because of alleged bookie links

ECB refused to comment on the story at all & did not cite the reasons for which the spectator was evicted.

Alex Hales hopes England can bounce back at Trent Bridge

In its run-up to the 2015 World Cup, Hales’ arrival could be an interesting marker for the English team.

Spectator evicted from stadium, ECB suspects bookie links

There have been several incidents of people being asked to leave for so-called court-siding.

India tour of England: Rohit Sharma ruled out of ODI series with fractured finger

Rohit, who made a gutsy 52 while opening for India in second ODI, will be replaced by Murali Vijay.

Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steven Smith, Kane Williamson ‘Fab Four’ of Tests: Martin Crowe

Crowe said all four have shown one obvious weakness at some point, but not more than that.

The day Shecket, ‘America’s only cricket fan’, won

It was only last year, after January 23, 2013, that cricket became a constant companion.

Pravin Amre ‘serves’ Suresh Raina the short-ball remedy

Amre had worked with Raina earlier. In 2012, he had hired the former India batsman as a personal batting mentor.

Shane Warne, then Michael Vaughan, now Graeme Swann

In 2014, England skipper Cook has battled several former players. The latest on that list is a ‘so-called friend’.

Graeme Swann’s entitled to his opinion, but it’s not ideal for me: Alastair Cook
August 28, 2014

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

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.


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