Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cricket:2/14/2013 8:07:30 PM

India need to bat responsibly, says Akram

Legendary pacer Wasim Akram will be back to give his expert views on the India-Australia series starting on Feb 22. For now, he believes India have the edge.

Gauti's exclusion a big setback: Hayden

With less than 10 days for the start of the first Test in Chennai, Matthew Hayden spoke about Australia's chances and the changes in the Indian team.

Rayudu coming good just when it matters

Ambati Rayudu followed up his century in the Irani Trophy with a composed 87 for BP's XI against the Australians in the first warm-up match on Wednesday.

'Tendulkar's greatness is his longevity'

Michael Clarke's primary endeavour during the upcoming four-match Test series against India will be to stop Tendulkar from scoring "too many runs".

Rayudu, Rassol shine in warm-up match

Ambati Rayudu struck a fluent 87 while Parvez Rassol showed his all-round prowess as the warm-up match between BP's XI and Australia ended in a tame draw.

T20I: Windies beat Australia by 27 runs

Johnson Charles set West Indies on course for a big total and Kieron Pollard took 3 wickets to guide the T20 world champions to a 27-run win over Australia.

SA's top-six among the best, Smith says

Skipper Graeme Smith believes South Africa have possibly the best top-six among contemporary batting line-ups as they prepare to face Pakistan in 2nd Test.

Johnson leads West Indies to big total

Opener Johnson Charles scored a blistering 57 runs off just 35 balls to lead the West Indies to an imposing 191 for six in their T20 international against Australia.

2nd Test: Pak batsmen face big challenge

Pakistan's batsmen face a big challenge when they take on South Africa's in-form fast bowlers in the second Test starting at Newlands on Thursday.

West Indies opt to bat against Australia

Twenty20 world champions West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bat first in a one-off match against Australia at the Gabba.

Rassol scalps 7 to bowl Aus out for 241

Parvez Rassol took 7-45 as the Australians were bowled out for 241 on the first day of their two-day warm-up match against the Board President's XI.

Rassol scalps 7 to bowl Aus out for 241

Parvez Rassol took 7-45 as the Australians were bowled out for 241 on the first day of their two-day warm-up match against the Board President's XI.

Delhi Daredevils swap Taylor for Nehra

Pacer Ashish Nehra returns to the Delhi Daredevils squad for IPL 6 as the franchise swapped him for Ross Taylor in the ongoing players trading window.

'I can do well in IPL and play for India'

Young Jammu and Kashmir all-rounder Parvez Rassol believes that he can do well at the big stage, including at the IPL, and eventually play for the country.

Turning track provided good practice: Ed

Australia opener Ed Cowan feels the turning track in the first warm-up match has actually provided his team a good practice ahead of the upcoming Test series.

Rassol helps BP XI dismiss Aus for 241

Parvez Rassol announced his arrival at the big stage by recording brilliant figures of seven for 45 against Australia in the first warm-up game on Tuesday.

Sammy hopes Windies play like champs

Captain Darren Sammy wants the West Indies to play like world champions when they meet Australia in a one-off Twenty20 international on Wednesday.

I will be fit for first Test: Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke is a doubtful starter for the second warm-up game but the Australian skipper is confident that he will be fit for the first Test match against India.

Clarke unsettled on batting order in India

Skipper Michael Clarke was still unsure about where Shane Watson will fit into the Australian batting order as he flew out for a four-Test match series in India.

No Laxman, Dravid a relief, says Wade

Australia's Matthew Wade admitted to the relief in the Australian ranks of not having to dismiss 'The Wall' and 'Very Very Special' Laxman twice in every game.

Aussies look to adjust in warm-up game

Matthew Wade felt that the first game offers fast bowlers Peter Siddle and James Pattinson a chance to bowl long spells in a match situation after a break.

What's wrong with Gautam Gambhir?

Apart from form, there are also other reasons that could've played a role in Gambhir getting the axe. A frosty relationship with Dhoni is being touted as one.

Ganguly welcomes Harbhajan recall

Sourav Ganguly welcomed the national selectors' decision to recall Harbhajan Singh for the first two Tests of the upcoming series against Australia.

I don't want to talk about ban: Praveen

Praveen Kumar refused to speak about BCCI's ban imposed on him, which bars the pacer from playing the inter-state Vijay Hazare Trophy matches for UP.

India has experienced players: Wade

Despite the retirement of Dravid and Laxman, Aus wicketkeeper Matthew Wade believes the hosts still are a very difficult team to beat at home.

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