England's Sri Lanka loss worse than Kiwi crushing, says Mike Atherton
England's Sri Lanka loss worse than Kiwi crushing, says Mike Atherton

England may have been utterly humiliated in their second World Cup pool match against co-hosts New Zealand but Sunday`s nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka was much more damaging, according to former England captain Mike Atherton.

Michael Clarke, Brendon McCullum have armoury for World Cup success: Mike Atherton
Michael Clarke, Brendon McCullum have armoury for World Cup success: Mike Atherton

 Former England cricket captain Mike Atherton Tuesday said New Zealand's Brendon McCullum and Australia's Michael Clarke are the best equipped skippers for the demands of the World Cup in the Antipodes starting Saturday.

Split captaincy is the way forward for England: Mike Atherton
Split captaincy is the way forward for England: Mike Atherton

Slamming the team's decision-making and selections, former captain Mike Atherton has said split captaincy between Test and one-day cricket is an obvious way forward for England.

Eng media compares `superhero` Tendulkar with Pele, Federer

The English media on Friday saluted Sachin Tendulkar, who has announced retirement from Test cricket next month, describing him as a "superhero" and compared him with the likes of football legend Pele and tennis superstar Roger Federer in greatness in his field.

Eden curator shooes away Atherton from the track

Eden Gardens` veteran curator Prabir Mukherjee, known for his steadfast adherence to the rules and traditional values of cricket, on Monday shooed away former England skipper Mike Atherton, who had gone close to the track in violation of the cricketing norms.

Fletcher would prove a successful coach for India: Atherton

Former England captain predicted that Duncan Fletcher`s stint with the Indian cricket would be successful.

Dhoni`s 91 one of the greatest innings by a captain in WC final

Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s aggressive unbeaten 91 in the World Cup summit showdown against Sri Lanka matches the greatest innings played by a captain in a final of the showpiece event, according to former England captain Mike Atherton.

Sub-continent is where betting is at its fiercest: Mike Atherton

Sub-continent is the hub of corruption in cricket because of the game`s popularity and financial might there, former England captain Mike Artherton said.