June 29, 2010
Watson stops singing the blues
A change of role in the middle of last year's unsuccessful Ashes campaign transformed his career. Until then Shane Watson, who turned 29 this month, had been used as a bowling all-rounder who batted at seven or eight in the order in Test and one-day cricket.
June 24, 2010
Images: India end Asia Cup drought
Images from the 2010 Asia Cup final between India and Sri Lanka in Dambulla, on Thursday.
June 23, 2010
Sangakkara talks tough before Asia Cup final
India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, however, insisted his team was not under any added pressure despite being beaten by the hosts by seven wickets in their final pool match.
June 22, 2010
Asia Cup Images: India vs Sri Lanka
Images from the Tuesday's Asia Cup league match betweeen India and Sri Lanka, in Dambulla.
June 19, 2010
Images: India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup
Images from the fourth match of the Asia Cup between India and Pakistan in Dambulla, on Saturday.
June 18, 2010
High-voltage fare in store as India, Pak clash
It will be a battle of attrition when archrivals India and Pakistan resume cricketing rivalry after eight months in the Asia Cup on Saturday.
June 16, 2010
Images: India crush Bangladesh in Dambulla
Images from the second One-Day International of the Asia Cup between India and Bangladesh in Dambulla, on Wednesday.
June 15, 2010
India aim to end 15-year title drought at Asia Cup
A rejuvenated India would aim to redeem their tarnished pride and end a 15-year-old jinx when they start their Asia Cup cricket campaign against Bangladesh at the Rangiri Dambulla ground on Wednesday.
June 14, 2010
Dhoni banking on seniors in Asia Cup
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes India's senior players will play to their potential in the Asia Cup, starting in Dambulla on Tuesday, after being allowed some much-needed rest.
June 08, 2010
Can Yuvi come back like Sehwag and Sourav?
With the World Cup nearly eight months away, India, it seems, is still struggling to identify a core group of players for the mega 50-over tournament. India's young guard high on hope, low on effort
Senior Associate Editor Bikash Mohapatra takes a look at Indian players who, despite their unquestionable talent, have not quite lived up to expectations.
June 02, 2010
Upbeat India seek revenge against Zimbabwe
Back in their elements after the opening match debacle, a confident India will have a score to settle when they take on hosts Zimbabwe for the second time in the ongoing cricket tri-series in Harare on Thursday.
May 28, 2010
Don't blame IPL parties for WT20 flop: Tendulkar
Contradicting Mahendra Singh Dhoni's views, senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Friday said the parties at the Indian Premier League cannot be blamed for India's debacle in the just-concluded Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies.
May 27, 2010
New-look Team India hope to make a mark in 1st ODI
The Twenty20 World Cup debacle still fresh in mind, a new-look Indian team will look to test their bench strength when they face Zimbabwe in the opening match of a triangular ODI series, also involving Sri Lanka, in Bulawayo on Friday. Report match-fixing straight away: Strauss
England Test captain Andrew Strauss has asked his team-mates to be more vigilant and report the matters of match-fixing to the authorities if they come across such a situation.
May 25, 2010
We are keen to do well in Zimbabwe: Raina
Suresh Raina, the captain of the Indian team for the forthcoming tour of Zimbabwe, was upbeat about his team's prospects ahead of their departure on Tuesday. Raina rehearsed, repetitive and restrained
If Suresh Raina appeared rehearsed, repetitive and restrained in his first major interaction with the media since assuming his role as the captain of Team India, he can be forgiven. Swann named England Cricketer of the year
Rising off-spinner Graeme Swann beat competition from his skipper Paul Collingwood among others to clinch the 'England Cricket of the Year' award at Lord's in London. 'No proof of match-fixing in Sydney Test'
The ICC has stopped investigating the Australia-Pakistan Sydney Test after finding no evidence of match-fixing, a Cricket Australia spokesman said.
May 24, 2010
Samuels returns from ban and targets recall
West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels marked his return from a two-year suspension with a half-century for Jamaica against the United States and said he was targeting a return to the international scene.
May 21, 2010
Pakistan series loss to Aus under investigation
The International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption unit is examining Pakistan's dismal tour of Australia this year when they were whitewashed in the Test and One-day series.
May 20, 2010
T20 not cricket; Pollard not a cricketer: Holding
West Indies bowling great Michael Holding did not watch a single match of the Twenty20 World Cup in the Caribbean, refuses to call it cricket and doesn't consider Indian Premier League hot property Kieron Pollard a cricketer.
May 19, 2010
The beginning of the end for Boucher?
AB de Villiers will take over wicketkeeping duties from Mark Boucher for the limited-overs series against the West Indies. South Africa captain Graeme Smith announced the decision, saying it was prompted by the team's focus on next year's World Cup in the subcontinent. Collingwood answers critics with T20 triumph
Dismissed as a 'bits and pieces player' and ridiculed by Shane Warne, Paul Collingwood has endured a series of trials by fire. Through a strength of character and a dedicated work ethic, he has prevailed to emerge triumphant as the first England captain to win a global One-day tournament. Ind, Aus could soon host day-night Tests: Morgan
ICC president David Morgan on Monday said he is hopeful of day-night Tests being played in either Australia or India in the near future. Is Jadeja the new bad boy of Indian cricket?
The Saurashtra all-rounder, who broke into the Indian squad last year for the Sri Lanka tour, is, off late, in the news more for off-field controversies than his on-field contributions.
May 18, 2010
Twenty20 comes of age in Caribbean feast
Twenty20 cricket came home with England's impressive World Cup win on Sunday and the game, which began as a crowd-pleasing thrash, really came of age over the past three weeks in the Caribbean. The rising ball: long and short of it
India can't handle the rising ball, but is still number one in Tests and two in ODIs.
May 17, 2010
Team India's cup of woes
India's debacle at the ICC World Twenty20 raises some crucial questions. Self-belief ends England's long wait for title
England ended their 35-year wait for a world title with victory over Australia in the Twenty20 World Cup on Sunday.
May 16, 2010
Images: England crowned World T20 champions
Images from the final of the World T20 championship between Australia and England in Barbados on Sunday.
May 15, 2010
Clash of the titans on cards as Eng take on Aus
England's Twenty20 team have gone from national embarrassment to buoyant World Cup finalists in less than a year and a large part of the credit must go to three South Africans. Images: Australia vs Pakistan, WT20, 2nd SF
Images from the second semi-final in the WT20, between Australia and Pakistan, in St Lucia, on Friday.
May 14, 2010
Injuries broke Shane's bond with cricket
New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond announced his retirement from all forms cricket on Friday, saying it is time for him to draw curtains on his international career. 'Limited Twenty20 and new style Tests on cards'
ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat wants to see Twenty20 cricket kept in its place and Test matches become more meaningful as the game's international governing body tries to deal with a crammed calendar.
May 13, 2010
Images: SL vs Eng, 1st semi-final, World T20
Images from the 1st semifinal of the World T20 between Sri Lanka and England, in Gros Islet, St Lucia, on Thursday.
May 12, 2010
Team India's Caribbean flop show
Team India's performance in recent ICC events resembles a Bollywood blockbuster, predictable to the core -- high on hope, low on scope. The WT20 was just another one. Images: India vs Sri Lanka, ICC World Twenty20
Images from the ICC World Twenty20 Super Eights match between India and Sri Lanka, in St Lucia, on Tuesday.
May 10, 2010
Images: Pak vs SA , Super Eights, World T20
Images from the Super Eight match between Pakistan and South Africa, in Gros Islet, St Lucia, on Monday. Ashes rivals burning up the shortest game
Australia and England, cricket's traditional rivals in the oldest form of the game, are excelling at the newest and look favourites to reach the final of the Twenty20 World Cup.
May 08, 2010
Images: New Zealand vs Pakistan
Images from the Super Eight match between New Zealand and Pakistan played at Bridgetown on Saturday. Images: Australia vs India
Images from the Super Eights match between India and Australia played at Bridgetown on Friday.
May 06, 2010
World T20 Images: England vs Pakistan
Images from the Group E Super Eight match between England and Pakistan at Bridgetwon, Barbados, on Thursday. Hard-hitting elite eight go head-to-head in WI
Fast, true pitches and some big hitting are expected over the next few days as the Twenty20 World Cup enters the Super Eight phase on Thursday. Images: Australia vs Bangladesh
Images form the World Twenty20 match between Austalia and Bangladesh played at Bridgetown on Wednesday.
May 05, 2010
Images: Shoaib-Sania's day out in Hyderabad
Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik enjoyed batting practice in the nets with some local cricketers in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Images: England vs Ireland
Images from the World Twenty20 match between England and Ireland played at Providence, Guyana on Tuesday. Images: New Zealand vs Zimbabwe
Images from the World Twenty20 match between New Zealand and Zimbabwe played at Providence, Guyana on Tuesday.
May 04, 2010
Images: West Indies vs England
Images from the World Twenty20 match between England and West Indies played at the Provident Stadium on Monday. Images: Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 8th T20
Images from the eighth match of the T20 World Cup between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, in Guyana on Monday
May 01, 2010
Images: West Indies vs Ireland, 2nd T20
Images from the second match of the T20 World Cup between West Indies and Ireland, in Guyana on Friday. Images: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, 1st T20
Images from the first match of the T20 World Cup between Sri Lanka and New Zealand, in Guyana on Friday.
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