Ravi Shastri defends Virat Kohli, says his work ethic as good as any
Ravi Shastri defends Virat Kohli, says his work ethic as good as any

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 paceman Steven Finn takes first hat-trick of 2015 ICC World Cup
England paceman Steven Finn takes first hat-trick of 2015 ICC World Cup

 England fast bowler Steven Finn took a bizarre hat-trick off the last three balls in Saturday`s World Cup clash against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Steven Finn justifies English faith after top class bowling performance
Steven Finn justifies English faith after top class bowling performance

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.

ODI tri-series: Early wickets cost us match against Australia, say Eoin Morgan
ODI tri-series: Early wickets cost us match against Australia, say Eoin Morgan

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.

`Out of form` Alastair Cook  finally scores a ton, but in darts!
`Out of form` Alastair Cook finally scores a ton, but in darts!

Sacked England ODI captain Alastair Cook has finally hit a century in a darts special challenge match on the oche at Alexandra Palace against teammate Jimmy Anderson.

Kevin Pietersen's England career definitely over, says James Anderson
Kevin Pietersen's England career definitely over, says James Anderson

Jimmy Anderson has reportedly said that Kevin Pietersen's England career is definitely over.

India vs Windies: Time for Virat Kohli to get his lost form back
India vs Windies: Time for Virat Kohli to get his lost form back

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.

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.

Anderson-Jadeja row: Adjudicator to be named today

The adjudicator who will investigate the Jimmy Anderson-Ravindra Jadeja incident will be named Thursday by the ICC even as Level 2 charges were filed against the Indian all-rounder.

India vs England 2014: Draw on cards after records tumble in Nottingham

England pair Joe Root and James Anderson broke the all-time test record for a 10th-wicket partnership on Saturday but the first test against India at Trent Bridge looks like ending in a draw.

First Test, Day 3: Root fights on as Indian seamers restrict England to 352 for nine

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.

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.

Ian Bell might get the nod to be England`s vice-captain

England batsman Ian Bell might be given the nod to be the Test team`s vice-captain on the Buggins` Turn principle, which deploys the practice of appointing on the basis of seniority rather than merit.

Will practice on seaming tracks for England tour: Pujara

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.

England look to salvage some pride in one-dayers against Australia

England go into the opening one-day international in Melbourne on Sunday desperate to salvage some pride, but face a torrid task with a fired-up Australia vowing no let-up after dominating the Ashes.

Cook backs Flower to continue as England coach despite Ashes drubbing

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 likens Clark to `graceless, chinless weasel`

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.

Cook says teams have duty to play Ashes in right spirit

England captain Alastair Cook has said that teams have a duty to play the Ashes series in the right spirit.

Chris Tremlett out to make early Test impression

Towering paceman Chris Tremlett is likely to have an early chance to press for an Ashes Test place as England open their tour Down Under against a Western Australia Chairman`s XI in Perth on Thursday.

`Brash` England players celebrate Ashes win by urinating on Oval pitch

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.