Cook should avoid ODIs to focus on regaining Ashes, reckons Graeme Swann
Cook should avoid ODIs to focus on regaining Ashes, reckons Graeme Swann

Continuing his verbal duel with the England captain, Graeme Swann has suggested that Alastair Cook should miss the "turmoil" of inevitable one-day failures ahead to keep himself fresh for the challenge of regaining the Ashes.

"Stubborn" Alastair Cook should be sacked: Michael Vaughan
"Stubborn" Alastair Cook should be sacked: Michael Vaughan

Coming down heavily on Alastair Cook, former skipper Michael Vaughan has said that the "stubborn" leader must be sacked from the ODI post if he refuses to step down soon.

Ian Botham, Graeme Swann call England performance an embarrassment
Ian Botham, Graeme Swann call England performance an embarrassment

Angry and sad at the way England have been outplayed in the ongoing ODI series against India, former captain Ian Botham and retired spinner Graeme Swann said the performance of the side led by Alastair Cook is nothing short of an "embarrassment".

One-day captaincy is 'poisoned chalice' for Alastair Cook: Graeme Swann
One-day captaincy is 'poisoned chalice' for Alastair Cook: Graeme Swann

Insisting that he is not conducting a witch-hunt against the England skipper, Graeme Swann on Friday said one-day captaincy is a "poisoned chalice" for Alastair Cook.

Alastair Cook calls Graeme Swann 'so-called' friend after criticism
Alastair Cook calls Graeme Swann 'so-called' friend after criticism

 Smarting from Graeme Swann's comment that England does not have a chance of winning the 2015 World Cup, captain Alastair Cook has said the remarks from a "so-called" friend are not helpful at this stage.

Alastair Cook turns on `friend` Graeme Swann
Alastair Cook turns on `friend` Graeme Swann

With friends like Graeme Swann, England captain Alastair Cook may feel he has no need of any enemies.

Lot of improvement to do: Alastair Cook
Lot of improvement to do: Alastair Cook

Dejected after a 133-run loss (D/L method) against India in the second one-dayer here Wednesday, England skipper Alastair Cook said that his team has a lot of improvement to do if it wants to overturn the 1-0 deficit in the five-match series.

Vaughan, Swann want Cook to be sacked as England ODI captain
Vaughan, Swann want Cook to be sacked as England ODI captain

 Former England captain Michael Vaughan and ex-spinner Graeme Swann said that Alastair Cook must be sacked as the ODI captain for England to win the 2015 World Cup. Both Vaughan and Swann feel that the selectors are picking the ODI side on the basis of performance in Tests and that should stop immediately.

Vaughan, Swann feel Cook should be axed as England`s ODI team captain

Former England skipperMichael Vaughan and retired spinner Graeme Swann believe that Alastair Cook should be axed as the captain of the England one-day team.

England have no hope at World Cup: Graeme Swann

England have no hope of winning next year`s World Cup because of their "old-fashioned" approach to the one-day game, according to former spinner Graeme Swann.

Darren Lehmann challenges England to produce green tops for next Ashes

Ashes might be almost a year away, but verbal volleys have begun with Australian coach Darren Lehmann challenging England to produce the same green, seaming pitches they used to beat India when his team visits the `Old Blighty` next year.

England vs India: Moeen Ali emerges as cult figure

A proud Muslim of Pakistani descent featuring a luxuriant black beard has become a cult figure after performing heroics with the ball during England’s spirited fightback in the current series against India.

Don`t know what India did in five days after Lord`s win: Sunil Gavaskar

Severely critical of the Indian cricket team`s poor show against England in the third Test, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said the old habit of getting complacent after a big win seems to have affected the side during the lost match.

England missing Graeme Swann, feels Saqlain Mushtaq

Former Pakistan spin bowling legend Saqlain Mushtaq today joined the chorus for the inclusion of off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the India`s playing XI against England for the third Test, starting at Southampton on Sunday.

Graeme Swann hails Ajinkya Rahane`s brilliant ton at Lord`s

Ishant Sharma might be the one earning gushing praise from all quarters for his match-winning seven for 74, but former England off-spinner Graeme Swann picked Ajinkya Rahane as the stand-out player in India`s historic win at Lord`s.

With little flexibility, Ashwin can be a hit abroad: Swann

R Ashwin has it in him to be India`s top spinner on foreign tracks provided he becomes a little more flexible and curbs his aggressive instincts when the situation demands, feels former England off-spinner Graeme Swann.

Vacancy in England squad: Frontline spinner required

After Graeme Swann`s retirement, England are yet to find a genuine spinner.

Kevin Pietersen fears for Swann-less England

Kevin Pietersen thinks England could be in for a particularly tough Test series at home to India in the absence of Graeme Swann.

Broad fears slow, dry pitches may give India upper hand against England

England all rounder Stuart Broad is worried that slow pitches might hinder his squad`s performance while playing against India.

England need wicket-taking spinner, says Mushtaq Ahmed

Former Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed believes it will be hard for England to regain their top ranking in test cricket without a wicket-taking slow bowler.