Dravid backs Rahane to come out of poor form

Former India captain Rahul Dravid on Monday backed the out-of-form Ajinkya Rahane, saying the Mumbai youngster will bounce back from the poor ODI series against England.

Joe `rooted` to reality, despite an impressive start

Young British batsman Joe Root, who has made an impressive start to his career by scoring runs consistently against India, on Saturday said the key to his success lies in the ability to adapt to different situations quickly.

I would like to bat higher up the order: Raina

He has relished the role of a finisher in one-dayers but given a chance, Suresh Raina won`t mind batting higher up the order as he believes it would give him a chance to plan his innings better and make a comeback in the Indian Test fold.

Buttler to remain good pals with Kieswetter despite taking his place in Eng team

England wicket keeper Jos Buttler has said he would stay good friends with teammate Craig Kieswetter, whom he replaced in the one-day squad against India.

Kohli warns Eng ‘Dharamsala ground’s scenic beauty can be distracting for first timers’

India batsman Virat Kohli has warned England players that the fabulous views of the mountains from the ground in Dharamsala can be a distraction for the first timers ahead of their final one-day international on Sunday.

England cricketers visit Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Dharamsala

Ahead of their fifth one day international (ODI) match against India, players of the touring England cricket team visited Tsuglagkhang, a Buddhist monastery here on Friday.

Kevin Pietersen meets Dalai Lama

England batsman Kevin Pietersen met the Dalai Lama at his residence here on Friday.

Dharamsala festive ahead of Ind-Eng ODI

The atmosphere in Dharamsala is nothing short of festive as the hill town gears up to host its first ever international cricket match with India taking on England in the inconsequential fifth and final ODI of a series that has been pocketed by the home nation.

We must exploit `very English` conditions: Bell

Describing the cold weather here as "very English", opener Ian Bell on Monday said that the England pacers will have to exploit the conditions well in order to level the five-match ODI series when they take on India in the fourth and penultimate match on Wednesday.

KP gets cautioned inside loo!

There is nothing unusual about being cautioned by a match referee but what sets apart maverick England star Kevin Pietersen`s case is that it happened inside the toilet of the airport here!

India claim top spot in ICC ODI rankings

India claimed the top spot in the ICC ODI rankings after their win over England in Ranchi coupled with South Africa’s loss to New Zealand later in the day.

India vs England 2013: Ranchi ODI - As it happened...

India defeated England by seven wickets to take 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

`Drummer` Dhoni hogs limelight during stadium inauguration

First he became a drummer, then did an impromptu jig as Mahendra Singh Dhoni enthralled one and all in a different avatar during the inauguration of the newly constructed JSCA Stadium here on Friday.

India vs England 2013: Ranchi ODI - Preview

Propped up by the massive series-levelling win in the second ODI, India will look to keep the momentum going when they go into the third one-dayer against England here tomorrow, hoping that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s first match in his hometown will prove lucky.

ICC should have a hands-on approach on doping issues: Morgan

In the wake of the sensational doping revelation by the disgraced former Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, England batsman Eoin Morgan on Friday said the ICC should get its act together.

Pressure will always be there on Dhoni, says Morgan

England batsman Eoin Morgan on Friday said that "pressure will always be there" on India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as he has to shoulder the burden of expectations of a billion people.

High-scoring game on cards in the third India-England ODI

A typical batting-friendly wicket will be on offer when India and England square off in the third cricket one-day international of the five-match series here on January 19.

J`Khand governor to inaugurate JSCA stadium in absence of Modi

Gujarat chief minister and president of the state cricket association, Narendra Modi will not be a part of the inaugural ceremony of the newly-constructed JSCA International Stadium Complex to be held here on Friday.

India, England teams reach Ranchi for third ODI

The India and England cricket teams on Wednesday reached Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s home town to be present on the inauguration of the newly constructed stadium here on January 18 where the third one-day international between the two teams would be played the very next day.

Dhoni`s pals recall old times

Apart from sharing their surname and making a living out of covering sports, it is the `MSD connection` that binds the trio of Ajay Kumar, Rakesh Kumar and Satish Kumar.