The third team of the tri-series is Sri Lanka and the matches will be [...]
BIRMINGHAM: Most teams participating in this final edition of the ICC Champions Trophy have faulted the format of the tournament — terming it too short to adapt to the fickle conditions here — as the reason for unsteady performances.
Pakistan and West Indies certainly did as they bowed out, giving a [...]
Birmingham: When bowling on seam-friendly wickets, you may find Bhuvneshwar Kumar quite adept at swinging the new ball both ways. But off the field, when taking questions from the media, he appears to be like the batsman on strike, preferring leave the dodgy ones.
‘Well left’, one may have been tempted [...]
At a time, when Jadeja is making his presence felt in the Indian team, Pujara feels determination has been [...]
BIRMINGHAM: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has told his match-winning young team to remain focused as it approached the business end of the Champions Trophy.
The reigning World Cup champions have enjoyed a remarkable campaign in the eight-nation tournament so far, becoming the only team to enter the semi-finals with an [...]
BIRMINGHAM: To be wary of stealing a single, because you know there’s an extremely agile fielder lurking around, can be a most annoying feeling. But it’s precisely the kind of feeling India’s fielders have managed to bring out in opposition batsmen in the Champions Trophy. From Cardiff to London and now in [...]
BIRMINGHAM: This tournament had turned out to be bad for Pakistan, but Messrs Duckworth and Lewis made it worse on Saturday. Their big-ticket clash against India was supposed to be a last chance at redemption but the match was marred by unrelenting bursts of shower and a painfully prolonged end. India, however, still prevailed [...]
BIRMINGHAM: Apart from their cricket of course, the one precious thing that Shikhar Dhawan and Ravindra Jadeja could be fiercely proud of are their moustaches. Not exactly handlebar, pencil, walrus, whiskers or the milkshake drinking ones — they sport the kind that Indians love when a wishful moment allows them [...]
BIRMINGHAM: From the galleries across the grounds in England and Wales where the Champions Trophy matches are being played, to media briefings, team hotels, tube stations and even the streets of London, Cardiff and Birmingham — the decibel is on the rise in the United Kingdom majorly because of the Indian team.
NEW DELHI: An India-Pakistan clash can never be called a dead rubber, stressed former skipper Sunil Gavaskar, as the arch-rivals gear up for their next Champions Trophy match, the outcome of which will have no bearing on their fortunes in the tournament.
India have already made it to the semifinals and [...]