MIRPUR: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday attributed the team’s loss against Sri Lanka in the ICC World T20 final to his batsmen’s failure to convert the starts and the islanders’ “brilliant” bowling at the death.
Aiming to become the first-ever [...]
DHAKA: The World Twenty20 steps up a gear on Friday as cricket’s top eight sides enter the fray, with India looking to maintain their all-win record against Pakistan in the second round’s standout clash.
Minnows of international cricket have been slogging it out in the expanded 16-nation tournament so far with two qualifying [...]
NEW DELHI: Virender Sehwag has been away from international cricket for more than a year now and it’s easy to forget that for over the last decade or so, he was the most feared opening batsmen in world cricket. Now 35, Sehwag doesn’t have age on his side. His slowing reflexes and [...]
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa captain Graeme Smith, who last week announced his retirement from international cricket, was influenced by his family in taking the decision, media reported on Sunday.
Smith, 33, told the Sunday Times newspaper that he knew he had made the right decision while at the hospital bedside of his [...]
CHENNAI: Mike Hussey was a pillar of strength for Chennai Super Kings over the last six years. But this time around, Mumbai Indians picked him up in the auctions as CSK didn’t go the distance to retain him.
Hussey always wanted to be a part of [...]
England batsman Kevin Pietersen has ruled out retirement in the wake of the 5-0 Ashes thrashing by Australia and wants to help regain the urn when they host the series in 2015.
The whitewash has led to calls by pundits for an overhaul of the England team and setup and coach [...]
CHANDIGARH: During the victorious 2011 World Cup campaign, Indian team’s batting order had a settled look to it. Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag opening with Gautam Gambhir coming at one down. Then Virat Kohli batted at the crucial Number 4 position.
After Sachin’s retirement from ODIs and the subsequent [...]
MUMBAI: There might be intense speculation over Sachin Tendulkar’s imminent retirement, but his one-time India teammate Ravi Shastri feels the champion batsman is not quitting anytime soon and is hopeful that he would play at Lord’s ground next year when the national team visits England.
“He (Tendulkar) will not quit [...]
NEW DELHI: As speculation is rife that Sachin Tendulkar may quit the game after playing his 200th Test, the senior India batsman today said he was in no rush to announce his retirement from international cricket.
“I don’t think at this stage I need to do that,” said Tendulkar when asked [...]
KOLKATA: Sachin Tendulkar will play his 200th Test match at home against the West Indies later this year. BCCI interim secretary Sanjay Patel confirmed on Sunday that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has agreed to tour India in November during which they are likely to play at [...]
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