Saturday, 10 January 2015

Pitches did not break up as much as expected: Steve Smith

Sydney: Australia skipper Steven Smith on Saturday said that the pitches did not "break up quite as much as expected" during the four-match cricket Test series against India and it hampered the home side's chances of winning by a bigger margin.

I hate losing, says India Test captain Virat Kohli

He "hates" defeats but Indian captain Virat Kohli today said he was not too disappointed by the Test series loss to Australia as his team put up a tough fight, displaying "intent and character" all through.

Moin Khan says Pak needs to play `fearless` and `sensible` cricket to thrive in WC

Chairman of the Pakistan's national selection committee Moin Khan has said that Pakistan would have to play a fearless but sensible cricket in order to thrive in the upcoming World Cup.

India hold on, draw final Test against Australia

India survived a scare in the final session of day five to draw the fourth and final Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Saturday.

England players jealous of me: Pietersen

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has once again criticised his former international colleagues, suggesting he was the victim of professional jealousy.

Virat Kohli: We gave Australia a tough fight

Despite losing the series 0-2 to Australia, India skipper Virat Kohli said the team performed well and gave a tough fight to the hosts in all the four Tests.

Chris Gayle returns to inspire West Indies to victory

Explosive opener Chris Gayle announced his return to international cricket after nearly five months with a stunning half-century, but the West Indies made a meal of their target before stumbling past South Africa by four wickets in the opening Twenty20 International of the three-match series here.

West Indies board to speak soon on task force report

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will for the first time speak on the report submitted by the task force that was commissioned to investigate the controversial abandoned India tour last year.
In a release, the WICB said it had now studied the report in its entirety and would make "a specific announcement relating to the way forward following the Saturday meeting", reports CMC.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Michael Clarke, Mitchell Johnson in Shane Warne's all-time XI

Skipper Michael Clarke and pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson were the only representatives from the current Australian cricket squad to find a place in the country's all-time XI named by spin legend Shane Warne on Friday.

New Zealand bowling coach Shane Bond to quit after World Cup

Wellington: New Zealand bowling coach Shane Bond will quit after the World Cup Feb 14-March 29. New Zealand Cricket’s head of cricket Lindsay Crocker said Bond did not accept the contract extension that was offered to him.

Win World Cup Again, Virender Sehwag Tells MS Dhoni

Gurgaon: With the ICC Cricket World Cup just a little over a month away, out-of-favour batsman Virender Sehwag on Friday wished the Indian team and hoped that the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side would be able to defend its title in Australia and New Zealand.(Sehwag Not in 30 Probables for World Cup)

India's World Cup bowling attack a worry: Azharuddin

Chandigarh: Former captain Mohammad Azharuddin today said that even though India's 15-man squad for the upcoming World Cup looks balanced, the bowling attack does seem to pose a worry for the MS Dhoni-led team.

Javed Miandad criticises selectors for not backing Shoaib Malik

Former Pakistan Test skipper Javed Mianded has criticised national cricket selectors for not including veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 squad, saying that the present squad lacks experience.

Warne excludes Bevan from all-time Aussie ODI XI

Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne Friday opted to exclude one of the sport's best finishers Michael Bevan from his all-time Australian One-Day International (ODI) eleven.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Smith claims didn't see Starc's in-your-face send-off post dismissing Vijay in SCG Test

Australia Test team captain Steven Smith has claimed that he did not see paceman Mitchell Starc's in-your-face celebration after dismissing India's opener Murali Vijay on the second day of the SCG Test, but has insisted that he is not a fan of the concept.

Jonathon Trott feeling `really good` on cricket return post 2013-14 Ashes exit

Playing his first game for an England side since leaving the 2013-14 Ashes tour with 'stress-related illness', England Lions skipper Jonathon Trott hit 79 off 127 deliveries as the domestic side drew their opening tour game against a Gauteng Invitation XI in Soweto, South Africa.

De Villiers believes Proteas perfectly primed to win WC

South African skipper AB de Villiers believes that his team has the capability to bring home the coveted World Cup trophy for the first time.

Spidercam controversy after Smith's drops Rahul

Australian skipper Steve Smith dropped Indian batsman Lokesh Rahul and then appeared to suggest that the ball hit the wire attached to the Spidercam which put him off on the third day of the fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Thursday.

Sachin Tendulkar to debut on big screen with biopic

After wrapping up a stupendous innings on the cricket pitch, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar is ready to make a splash on the film scene. He will star as himself in a biopic to be released in 2015 itself. The yet untitled feature, conceived by Mumbai-based production company 200 Not Out has been in the works for over a year, in co-ordination with World Sports Group, the firm that manages Brand Sachin.

Australia v India - 4th Test, Day 3: India 342/5 at stumps, trail by 230 runs

India ended day three on 342 for five, still 230 runs behind Australia's first innings score in the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here Thursday.