Defending an under-fire Virat Kohli, Indian cricket Team Director Ravi Shastri on monday said the swashbuckling batsman's ordinary run in the World Cup had nothing to do with his actress-girlfriend Anushka Sharma's presence and to call it that is "utter nonsense".
England will be a happy camp after their pacers showed quality against a dismal Indian batting performance at the Gabba in Brisbane. In middle of that was Steve Finn who picked up his career best figures of 5/33. Finn showed his value to England and justified the faith the team has on him to lead the attack alongside Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad.
Quite pleased with his personal form but devastated by the team's loss, England cricket captain Eoin Morgan on Saturday blamed the defeat against Australia in the ODI tri-series opener on the top-order collapse triggered by pacer Mitchell Starc.
Virat Kohli has certainly been the most consistent batsman in the Indian team in all formats of the game, for last couple of years. But in the last away series that India played in England, he was all at sea, while facing the English seamers, especially Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson.
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.
Indian seamers led by Ishant Sharma pegged England back with some incisive seam and swing bowling reducing the hosts to 352 for nine at stumps to gain upperhand on the third day of the first cricket Test, here on Friday.
Cheteshwar Pujara does not look like being in the scheme of things as far as Kings XI Punjab?s playing XI is concerned but the gritty Saurashtra batsman has already started to make a mental note about what he intends to do before a tough tour of England come calling.
Alastair Cook has conceded that inquests into England`s Ashes drubbing are inevitable but is convinced that he and Andy Flower remain the best partnership to lead the team for the rest of the series and beyond, according to reports.
English media has reportedly compared Australian captain Michael Clark to a `graceless, chinless weasel` while likening Australians to Franco Begbie, sociopath played by Robert Carlyle in the cult classic Trainspotting.
In an embarrassing display about five hours after the last Ashes Test was stopped due to bad light with England close to victory, the players gathered near the pitch and urinated on the pitch in turns to the cheers of their teammates.