Rajkot: Their egos battered after the debacle against arch-foes Pakistan, India hardly have any time to reflect and plug the loopholes but an inexperienced England attack gives the hosts a slight edge in the five-match ODI series starting here on Friday.
The 1-2 loss to Pakistan had exposed chinks in the Indian batting armour, forcing the [...]
Mushfiqur Rahim is confident Bangladesh will improve on their performance in the Mirpur Test in which they lost key moments, especially during their chase. “We played well over five days against a very good attack and we bowled them out once,” Mushfiqur said at the pre-match press conference in Khulna. “So we have the confidence from [...]
India 521 for 8 dec (Pujara 206*, Sehwag 117, Swann 5-144) and 80 for 1 (Pujara 41*) beat England 191 (Ojha 5-45) and 406 (Cook 176, Prior 91, Ojha 4-120) by nine wickets
India went 1-0 up in the Test series with three to play when they rolled over England on the final day at Motera, taking the [...]
Sri Lanka 247 (Mahela Jayawardene 91, Mathews 79, Southee 4-46) and 93 for 0 (Karunaratne 60*, Paranavitana 31*) beat New Zealand 221 (McCullum 68, Flynn 53, Herath 5-65) and 118 (Flynn 20, Herath 6-43) by 10 wickets
A day that began on even terms finished being one-sided. New Zealand’s fast-bowling stocks may be promising but their batting continued [...]
England 191 and 340 for 5 (Cook 168*, Prior 84*) lead India 521 for 8 dec by 10 runs
Some captains lead by rousing speeches, some by intricate tactical theories. Alastair Cook leads by example. Three times he has captained England in Tests and three times he has produced a century in response. Against India in Ahmedabad, he summoned his [...]
A spectacular batting implosion by New Zealand against Australia’s bowlers saw it crash to a massive 56-run defeat in what was the first warm-up fixture for both teams ahead of the ICC World Twenty20.
The early blows for Australia were struck by the pacemen, with Brad Hogg then taking 3 for 23 to help bowl New Zealand out for 83. The New Zealand batsmen haven’t [...]
India are in with a really good shot to win the 2012 T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka. The conditions will be friendly to them and they and the other Asian teams will have a heavy advantage. India have named a very strong squad including Yuvraj Singh who has just recovered from cancer. Ravi Ashwin will be key for India, since Sri Lanka is a [...]
Pakistan have a great team of 15 that they have selected for the T20 World Cup. They have selected a side that hasplenty of experience and then the youthful guys that will bring a vibrant look to the way Pakistan look. Pakistan are in with a really good shot at making a play for the trophy since they have shown [...]
Bangladesh have been put in a fairly good group for their 2012 T20 World Cup campaign. They are in Group D and they have to play Pakistan which will be a tough match and New Zealand who are a on or off side. They have a really good opportunity to make the Super Eight’s and cause a few upsets in [...]