Almost two decades have passed since the glory days of Zimbabwe cricket and while the current crop of players lack the class of their predecessors, a promising start to their World Cup campaign will raise hopes of a quarter-final berth.
Former England captain Graham Gooch has rubbished Kevin Pietersen's views in his controversial autobiography about former coach Andy Flower and wicketkeeper Matt Prior and also urged England players led by Alastair Cook to break their silence on the issue in a broader manner.
Denying Kevin Pietersen's claims that a bullying culture had flourished in the England dressing room in recent years, captain Alastair Cook says the maverick cricketer's controversial autobiography has "tarnished" one of the most successful eras for the national team.
Michael Vaughan ridiculed a leaked England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) report into Kevin Pietersen's alleged misbehaviour during the Ashes whitewash in Australia as the fall-out from the controversial autobiography of England's all-time leading run-scorer showed no sign of stopping.
Kevin Pietersen`s monopoly of the airwaves and printed media regarding his claims of bullying in the England cricket team`s dressingroom ended abruptly on Tuesday with the leaking of an email outlining his poor behaviour on last year`s disastrous Ashes series in Australia.
His anger at the English cricket administration and the then coach Andy Flower notwithstanding, Kevin Pietersen says he hasn't been too wise himself even though he is far from being the "villain" that he was made out to be before being sacked.
Ousted England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said that he realised that South Africa was his first and real home, as he hit out at the horrendous bullying of some his former teammates and accused ex-coach Andy Flower of ruling by fear.
Nasser Hussain said there was "no way back" for Kevin Pietersen after England's all-time leading run-scorer launched his autobiography with blistering attacks on wicketkeeper Matt Prior and former coach Andy Flower.
England captain Alastair Cook will "stay strong" in the remainder of the home series with India, according to coach Peter Moores after the opening batsman`s struggles continued in the drawn first Test at Trent Bridge.