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England lost last four Tests for lack of ruthlessness, skill: Bell  Jul 27, 12:43 pm
London, July 27 (ANI): England batsman Ian Bell has pointed out that his side had chances to win all four Tests this summer, having gained a first-innings lead in each, but they have not been ruthless or skilful enough to capitalise on it.
Cook shrugs off KP's call to quit as England captain  Jul 27, 10:05 am
Johannesburg, July 27 (ANI): England captain Alastair Cook has reportedly brushed aside calls from 'sacked' batsman Kevin Pietersen to resign from his post ahead of the third Test against India at Southampton.
Cook strongly recommends Buttler not to change 'attacking batting' style  Jul 27, 9:55 am
London, July 27 (ANI): England captain Alastair Cook has strongly recommended wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler not to change his attacking batting style when he goes up against India in his Test debut.
Buttler wants to draw inspiration from Prior on Test debut for England  Jul 26, 11:48 am
London, July 26 (ANI): England's Test debutant Jos Buttler wants to draw inspiration from Matt Prior to become one of the best wicketkeeper-batsmen in the world.
'Banned' Williamson vows to return to bowling crease   Jul 24, 11:21 am
Johannesburg, July 24 (ANI): New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has said that he would concentrate on changing whatever is necessary to return to the bowling crease after he was banned by the ICC from bowling his occasional off-spin in international cricket because of an illegal action.
Boycott says Cook will not quit England captaincy unless six wild stallions pull him out  Jul 23, 11:33 am
London, July 23 (ANI): Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has said that Alastair Cook is too stubborn to quit captaincy and would not move unless they get six wild stallions to pull the skipper out.
Sharma, Kumar and Vijay rise in ICC Test player rankings  Jul 22, 5:59 pm
Dubai, July 22 (ANI): Players to make an upward movement on the Reliance ICC Test Player Rankings, following the historic win against England at Lord's on Monday, include; man of the match Ishant Sharma, fellow fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar, opener Murali Vijay and middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane.
Ben Affleck finds it hard to carry batsuit  Jul 20, 2:53 pm
London, July 20 (ANI): Ben Affleck is having a hard time in performing basic tasks while wearing the batsuit on the sets of upcoming movie 'Batman Vs Superman'.
Boycott rules out Cook ever making it as 'tactical captain'  Jul 18, 10:24 am
London, July 18 (ANI): Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott is reportedly of the opinion that Alastair Cook would not make it as a 'tactical captain'.
Rahane stands tall as India collapse against in Lords test  Jul 17, 10:05 pm
Lords, July 17 (ANI): Mumbai batsmen Ajinkya Rahane on Thursday stood tall against England pace attack with a fighting half century, as India lost seven wickets for 185 runs on the first day of the second test between the two sides being played at Lords.
Ballance warned by England for boozing up and posing topless post first Test draw  Jul 17, 10:49 am
London, July 17 (ANI): England has warned their batsman Gary Ballance over his behaviour after he was snapped shirtless and drunk just hours after failing to defeat India.
Rajeev Shukla bats for strict action against cricketer James Anderson for his misdemeanour  Jul 16, 3:56 pm
New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Former union minister and Congress leader Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday maintained that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should take strong steps against England fast bowler James Anderson for his alleged misbehavior against spinner Ravindra Jadeja, and set an example before others.
Nepal's Cricket team captain Paras Khadka bats for Earth Anthem  Jul 14, 8:18 pm
Kathmandu, July 14 (ANI): Nepal's National Cricket Team captain Paras Khadka has shown his support for an Earth Anthem written by poet-diplomat Abhay K.
Upul Tharanga joins Sri Lanka Test squad after 7yrs  Jul 13, 2:46 pm
Johannesburg, July 13 (ANI): Sri Lanka's opening batsman Upul Tharanga might make his first Test appearance in seven years after being named in the Sri Lanka squad for the two-match series against Proteas starting at Galle on July 16.
Pak announces squad for Lanka tour  Jul 9, 6:41 pm
Karachi, July 9 (ANI): The Pakistan cricket team has recalled former captain Younis Khan in the ODI team and dropped top order batsman Mohammad Hafeez from their Test squad for next month's tour of Sri Lanka.
Spinner Swann's absence could pose problems for England in series against India: KP  Jul 9, 9:52 am
Nottingham (England), July 9 (ANI): Ousted England batsman Kevin Pietersen believes the hosts would face a tough Test series at home against India without off-spinner Graeme Swann in their ranks.
De Villiers expects 'improved performance' from Proteas against Lanka in ODI series  Jul 6, 2:49 pm
Johannesburg, July 6 (ANI): South African batsman AB de Villiers has said that he expects his squad to give an improved performance in the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka starting in Colombo on Sunday.
Strauss apologises for making offensive remark about KP during live broadcast  Jul 6, 11:38 am
London, July 6 (ANI): Former England captain Andrew Strauss has apologised for making an offensive remark about sacked batsman Kevin Pietersen during a live broadcast.
'Sacked' KP says wants to play for England again  Jul 5, 1:06 pm
London, July 5 (ANI): Sacked batsman Kevin Pietersen has said that he would love the opportunity to play cricket for England again.
'Greed' plummets Vincent into match-fixing  Jul 3, 11:25 am
Johannesburg, July 03 (ANI): Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent has revealed that he was motivated by greed, his disappointment at the end of his international career and the feeling that he could not say 'no' to his 'hero' to agree to get involved in match-fixing.
De Villiers says Kohli among best bats in world, wants one drop Proteas spot  Jul 2, 10:22 am
Cape Town (South Africa), July 2 (ANI): South African batsman AB de Villiers has described India's Virat Kohli as among the top three batsmen in international cricket, and expressed a desire to bat at No 3 in all formats for the Proteas.
Lanka tour: Proteas lack spin options, says ex-player Cullinan  Jul 2, 9:56 am
Cape Town (South Africa), July 2 (ANI): The Proteas lack a good enough spin arsenal for their Sri Lankan tour, feels former batsman Daryll Cullinan.
Former team mate says 'aloof' Vincent easy target for match fixers  Jul 2, 9:12 am
London, July 2 (ANI): Former team-mate Iain O'Brien has said banned former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent was an easy target for match fixers because of his aloof behaviour and feeling of self-doubt.
Kevin Pietersen slams Alastair Cook's captaincy  Jun 29, 5:19 pm
London, June 29 (ANI): England batsman Kevin Pietersen has reportedly slammed Alastair Cook's England , saying the team's series defeat to Sri Lanka showed senior players were still shocked from the 5-0 Ashes whitewash.
Warne lashes out again on Cook, says should quit England captaincy  Jun 28, 2:16 pm
Johannesburg, June 28 (ANI): Australian spin legend Shane Warne has again lashed out an attack on Alastair Cook's leadership abilities, imploring the batsman should either quit the England captaincy or take a break from cricket.
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