Shastri appointed India team director; Bowling, fielding coaches ‘sacked’

Although Duncan Fletcher will continue as head coach, his wings were clipped by the Board

Mumbai: While appointing former India captain Ravi Shastri as director of the Indian cricket team that is currently on the tour of England, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has finally cracked the whip by sidelining the chief coach Duncan Fletcher and sacking the Indian cricket team’s fielding coach Trevor Penney and bowling coach More...

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Indian team's fielding was diabolical. The bowlers did okay and they created opportunities
By IANS On Monday, August 18th, 2014
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It will be tough for India in Australia: McGrath

New Delhi: Australian bowling legend Glen McGrath feels that the Indians will be bullied when they travel Down Under later this year for three Tests and an ODI triangular series involving England. Indian team’s More...

Asked if he has taken the team as far as he could, Dhoni said: "Maybe, yes"
By IANS On Monday, August 18th, 2014
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Dhoni hints at stepping down after England series defeat

London: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni hinted at stepping down as the captain following his team’s 1-3 Test series loss to England. Asked if he has taken the team as far as he could, Dhoni said: “Maybe, More...

Sangakkara admitted that it would be hard to play Test cricket without his good friend Jaywardene
By IANS On Monday, August 18th, 2014
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Would be hard to play without Mahela: Sangakkara

Colombo: Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has said it would be difficult to fill the shoes of Mahela Jayawardene, who ended his 17-year-long Test career here on Sunday. Sangakkara admitted that it would More...

The batting unit felt the pressure of not scoring, that's what you have to do in Test cricket
By IANS On Sunday, August 17th, 2014
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Our batsmen never really performed: Dhoni

London: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed his batsmen for not living up to their potential which led to a humiliating 1-3 Test series defeat to England here on Sunday. The batting unit felt the pressure More...

Man of the Series James Anderson took 2/16
By IANS On Sunday, August 17th, 2014
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India suffer humiliation, lose series 1-3

London: The Indian cricket team underwent a dramatic collapse to be bowled out for merely 94 runs in their second innings, suffering a humiliating consecutive innings defeat in only three days and lose the five-match More...

Giving Root company at stumps was Chris Jordan
By IANS On Sunday, August 17th, 2014
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Joe Root rescues England with fine unbeaten 92

London: Joe Root struck a fine unbeaten 92 to help England recover from a batting collapse and reach 385 for seven in the first innings in the fifth and the final Test against India at The Oval here on Saturday. Giving More...

England, who lead the series 2-1, once again dominated the proceedings
By IANS On Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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England take firm control at The Oval on first day

London: England took firm control of the fifth cricket Test right on the first day by bundling out India for 148 runs in the first innings and then scored 62 runs quickly without any loss at The Oval here on Friday. England, More...

Chaudhry did not deny he has three offices but rubbished the allegations and timing of Verma’s revelations
By IANS On Friday, August 15th, 2014
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BCCI treasurer has 3 offices, including a 5-star hotel suite!

New Delhi: Successive cricket board treasurers have often asked for the beefing up of their office because of the nature of book-keeping they have to maintain. As a bonanza, the incumbent has not one, two but three More...

India's 'spineless' performance was shocking, to put it mildly
By IANS On Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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India play fifth Test to salvage pride and series

London: India go into the fifth and the final Test match at The Oval on Friday determined to salvage some pride and the draw the five-match series against England. India’s ‘spineless’ performance More...