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Unsettled England must brace themselves for South Africa, says Cook
Unsettled England must brace themselves for South Africa, says Cook

Alastair Cook at a press conference before the English team departed for South Africa Alastair Cook, the England Test captain, has called on his team-mates to take the upcoming opportunity to win a Test series in South Africa as a challenge, despite admitting that they themselves are an unsettled side for now. Hales – new opening partner for Cook? Since the retirement of Andrew Strauss in 2012, Cook and England have been search

Dec 11 2015
James Anderson and Ian Bell to play in PSL, Alastair Cook also in talks
James Anderson and Ian Bell to play in PSL, Alastair Cook also in talks

Pietersen and Cook might face off at the PSL The Pakistan Super League seems to be attracting illustrious names by the day. It is speculated that James Anderson, Ian Bell and Alastair Cook could appear at the PSL from England, according to ESPN cricinfo. Anderson and Bell are definitely in, as they have already signed agreements to the effect. Cook is, at present, in talks with the organizers. As of yet, he has neither confirmed nor denied

Nov 27 2015
5 stylish batsmen who were considered better than they actually were
5 stylish batsmen who were considered better than they actually were

In the game of cricket, there are primarily two types of batsmen – normal ones and great ones. However, there is another category which belongs to the batsmen who show signs of being great but end up with average careers. Their batting style may be pleasing to the eye and they may even leave the likes of a Bradman or a Sobers behind on their day, but these days tend to come once in 10 innings leaving much to be desired from them.

Nov 25 2015
Ian Bell will get back within the national team setup, says England coach Trevor Bayliss
Ian Bell will get back within the national team setup, says England coach Trevor Bayliss

After his comeback Jos Buttler scored the fastest ODI century for England Ian Bell’s exclusion from the English side for the South Africa tour has drawn a lot of criticism but coach Trevor Bayliss is thinking in a different way. He feels that a ‘break’ from the team has helped Jos Butler, it will be so in Bell’s case as well. For England’s tour of South Africa, Bayliss said though Bell’s experience was c

Nov 23 2015
I'm gutted not to be selected for South Africa tour, says Ian Bell
I'm gutted not to be selected for South Africa tour, says Ian Bell

Ian Bell has said that he was working tirelessly for the tour England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has axed Ian Bell from the national side for next month’s South Africa tour. The 33-year old English batsman opened up on twitter against this decision. Bell feels he could have contributed well against South Africa. He said via his twitter account, “I'm absolutely gutted not to be selected for the tour to SA. I certainly fee

Bell and Rashid dropped from England's squad for South Africa; Ballance and Compton return
Bell and Rashid dropped from England's squad for South Africa; Ballance and Compton return

Bell was dropped after a series of disappointing series England’s squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa saw wholesale changes, as Ian Bell and Adil Rashid were dropped and Nick Compton and Gary Ballance were recalled, reports Sky Sports. Bell’s poor run of form finally caught up with him, as the 33-year-old, who managed just a solitary fifty in the three-match Test series against Pakistan was dropped, which might spell the

Nov 19 2015
Alastair Cook - A symbol of resilience and defiance
Alastair Cook - A symbol of resilience and defiance

Cook celebrates a career-saving century against Pakistan at The Oval, 2010 Alastair Cook isn't about flair. He's not flashy. He's not pretty to watch. His smile looks forced. His height, his body, his walk all seem unnatural. He almost always looks uncomfortable. He almost always is. Right under the media glare, as English captain, is not really his place. It never should have been. But it is. Only because there's nothing th

Nov 7 2015
8 moments on the cricket field which won the hearts of fans
8 moments on the cricket field which won the hearts of fans

Faf du Plessis had a very special physio in MS Dhoni as he suffered from cramps Cricket is a sport which rules the heart of millions of people who are in love with this game. It is a fiercely competitive game in which every cricketer steps on to the field to only win it. However, there is something called spirit of cricket which goes beyond everything and asks every individual to play the game fairly and respect the opponents.

Oct 26 2015
Alastair Cook an inspirational leader, says Ian Bell
Alastair Cook an inspirational leader, says Ian Bell

 Ian Bell and England captain Alastair Cook cool down during day three of the 1st Test between Pakistan and England Ian Bell lauded skipper Alastair Cook’s masterful batting display against Pakistan during the first Test which concluded on Saturday. Cook’s brilliantly crafted 263 took England within touching distance of a famous win at Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi, ESPN Cricinfo reports. Bell praised his capt

Oct 18 2015
England captain Alastair Cook expresses frustration with law after being denied victory over Pakistan for poor light
England captain Alastair Cook expresses frustration with law after being denied victory over Pakistan for poor light

The umpires call off play for poor light at the end of Day 5 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium England captain Alastair Cook questioned the ‘letter of the cricket law’ after the umpires decided the light at the Abu Dhabi Stadium was too poor for play to continue on Day 5, with the visitors 25 runs short of overtaking Pakistan’s score with 6 wickets in hand. The 1st Test between the two sides came alive on Day 5, after being

Oct 18 2015
Adil Rashid's 5-wicket haul helps England come agonizingly close to a victory against Pakistan
Adil Rashid's 5-wicket haul helps England come agonizingly close to a victory against Pakistan

Adil Rashid’s maiden 5-wicket haul nearly resulted in a famous win until fading light intervened England came excruciatingly within clinching a famous win against Pakistan in the final day of the 1st Test in Abu Dhabi. Chasing 99 to seal an unlikely victory, the England batsmen almost pulled off an ambitious chase. However, the umpires had the final say in the match as they deemed that the light had faded enough to call

Oct 17 2015
Ten most memorable Zaheer Khan moments
Ten most memorable Zaheer Khan moments

Zaheer Khan announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday For a nation with a dry quiver of genuine fast bowlers, Zaheer Khan was a beacon of hope for fifteen years, right from his eye-catching debut in the 2000 ICC Knockout Trophy. A hostile fast bowler to start with, he created an impact early in his career with his swinging deliveries and pinpoint yorkers.  As he progressed and with injuries and age starting t

Oct 16 2015
Pakistan v England: First Test, Day Three - Captain Cook's century leads England fightback
Pakistan v England: First Test, Day Three - Captain Cook's century leads England fightback

Alastair Cook sweeps on his way to an unbeaten 168 at the end of Day Three At the end of Day Three of the first Test between Pakistan and England at Abu Dhabi, England sit in a relatively comfortable position as they ended the day at 290-3. England was boosted by their captain's scintillating unbeaten knock of 168. England had finished Day Two on 56-0, with both batsmen getting through to the end of the day easily. Moeen Ali continued t

Oct 15 2015
Jason Gilespie believes England can beat Pakistan in the UAE
Jason Gilespie believes England can beat Pakistan in the UAE

Gillespie believes that the young squad led by Alastair Cook can turn things around against Pakistan Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie said that he expects England’s tour of Pakistan in UAE to be nothing like the whitewash they faced three years ago, reports Cricket.com.au. He also praised the addition of Paul Collingwood and Mahela Jayawardene to the England backroom staff while he picked Alex Hales as the playe

Sep 17 2015
Eoin Morgan surpasses Graham Gooch to become England's leading runscorer in ODIs against Australia
Eoin Morgan surpasses Graham Gooch to become England's leading runscorer in ODIs against Australia

Eoin Morgan The England skipper Eoin Morgan surpassed the former cricketer Graham Gooch to become the leading run-scorer for England against Australia. Morgan achieved the feat in the fourth ODI match against Australia at Headingley, where he scored 92 runs to ensure a win for his side and level the series. And England also recorded their highest ever run chase against Australians. Graham Gooch had scored 1395 runs against

Sep 12 2015
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