Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Sourav Ganguly praises MS Dhoni for breaking his captaincy record

Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday lauded MS Dhoni for becoming the most successful Indian Test captain, surpassing his record, and hoped that the wicketkeeper batsman would be able to carry his showing in the coming foreign engagements.

MS Dhoni should continue as captain till 2019 World Cup: Sunil Gavaskar

Impressed by the changed leadership style of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar Tuesday said that the Jharkhand dasher should continue as India's captain till the 2019 World Cup. Gavaskar feels that Dhoni has changed his captaincy approach after the debacle against Australia and England last year and he was now a much-more assertive leader on the field.

Australian media lashes out at team's abject surrender

Launching a scathing attack on their cricket team for a spineless show in the second Test, the Australian media on Wednesday dubbed their players as "pale warriors", who did not have the stomach for fight and the legs to last the distance.

Selectors must take call on Virender Sehwag's fate as opener, reckons Rahul Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid has said that the national selectors must take a call on whether to continue with struggling Virender Sehwag as an opener in the Test series in South Africa later this year or give someone else a chance.

Winning most matches is a collective effort: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels winning most matches as an Indian Test captain is a collective effort and said the credit should go to all the team members.

Match-fixers to face 10 year jail terms under new proposed Oz laws

 Australian state Victoria has stepped up efforts to save its lucrative sports industry after Sports Minister Hugh Delahunty revealed on Tuesday that they would introduce match-fixing laws this week that could see match-fixers jailed for up to 10 years in jail.

Pakistan cricket chief backs under-fire Whatmore

Pakistan's cricket chief threw his weight behind under-fire coach Dav Whatmore on Tuesday, after the national team's 3-0 Test whitewash in South Africa, saying he was doing a good job.

1st day of England-New Zealand Test washed out

Bad light and heavy rain prevented play on the first day of the opening Test between New Zealand and England on Wednesday, as the tourists lost spinner Graeme Swann without a ball being bowled.

'Inexperience' no excuse for Australia's abysmal batting performance against India

The inexperience of Australian batsmen in the sub-continent conditions can't be accepted as an excuse for their disastrous showing so far in the first two Test matches against India, according to sports journalist, Chris Barrett.

Lasith Malinga to face SLC inquiry on 'unfriendly' behaviour with media over contract row

Sri Lanka's Twenty20 vice-captain Lasith Malinga is set to face a behavioural inquiry by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) after he had exchanged unfriendly words with the media during the recent contract dispute crisis of Sri Lankan players with the SLC.

Sri Lanka's Thilan Samaraweera considering retirement much against bosses' will

 Sri Lanka batsman Thilan Samaraweera wants to retire from all forms of cricket but bosses are trying to persuade him otherwise.

Michael Hussey urges Oz to keep faith in current batsmen during India Test series

Retired Australian Michael Hussey has urged selectors to keep faith in their current crop of batsmen following their horrendous batting display in the first two Test matches against India, and he added recalling him in the Test team won't solve any problems.

Ricky Ponting recalls Gambhir's 'wait, till you see what you get in India' threat

Ricky Ponting has revealed Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir had warned the Australian team of instant vengeance by making spin-friendly pitches in India after their 4-0 Test flogging Down Under last year.

Ashes fears as England's Graeme Swann faces surgery

England off-spinner Graeme Swann faces a race against time to be fit for this year's Ashes double-header after injury forced him out of the Test series against New Zealand on Wednesday.

Alastair Cook admits adjusting with 'intense' Flower and 'laid-back' Giles no cakewalk

England captain Alastair Cook has conceded he is still getting used to working with limited-over coach Ashley Giles, who has a laid-back approach and Test team coach Andy Flower, who is quite intense on the field.