MS Dhoni`s captaincy not up to Test standard, says Mike Brearley

Former England captain Mike Brearley, one of the sharpest cricketing minds to have played the game, reckons that Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s captaincy and wicket-keeping is not up to Test standard.

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.

Cheteshwar Pujara : Unfairly branded Test match specialist

Pujara is undoubtedly the ideal Test match batsman with excellent temperament and numbers to match.

Panesar vows to use stint in Sydney grade cricket to prolong international career

England`s left arm spinner Monty Panesar is using his stint in Sydney grade cricket to showcase his credentials and prolong his international career, as he doesn`t wants last year`s Boxing Day Test be his final Test match.

Panesar caught out trying to tempt blonde to his room

England spinner Monty Panesar was caught out trying to tempt a blonde to his room at the team`s hotel using phone dating app Tinder after England slumped to a humiliating defeat in Melbourne.

England have Panesar worry, no return for Prior

England have concerns over the fitness of spinner Monty Panesar but wicketkeeper Matt Prior will not return to the team for the fifth Ashes test against Australia, captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday.

Steve Smith says Oz to target Swann`s replacement Panesar in Boxing Day Test

Australian Ashes hero Steve Smith has warned England spinner Monty Panesar that he is next on Australia`s hit list following the retirement of off-spinner Graeme Swann despite the hosts retaining the Ashes urn.

I didn`t criticise England players, says Graeme Swann

Former England off-spinner Graeme Swann, who made a shock decision to quit all forms of cricket on Sunday, has denied his criticism of arrogant international players was aimed at his team mates.

Panesar has no idea whom Swann was referring to

England spinner Monty Panesar has said that he has `no idea` as to whom retired off- spinner Graeme Swann was referring to when he spoke of players `having no idea how far up their own backsides they are`.

Botham salutes `peerless entertainer` Swann after spinner`s retirement

England cricket great Ian Botham has saluted retired spinner Graeme Swann as a peerless bowler, fielder and entertainer and said that the player would be missed terribly.

Bairstow, Panesar, Rankin likely to play in Boxing Day Test

England is poised to make up to three changes to the team that meekly surrendered the Ashes in Perth last week, according to reports.

The Ashes: Team mates, former players react to Graeme Swann's retirement

After Graeme Swann announced retirement from International and First Class cricket on Sunday, Twitter was abuzz with reactions from fans, team mates, and well wishers.

The Ashes: Cook says team hungry as ever

England captain Alastair Cook insisted today his under-pressure team was as hungry as ever and did not need lifting, despite being crushed in the first two Ashes Tests by Australia.

Allan Border warns of England fightback in Perth Test

Former Australian captain Allan Border has warned of England fighting back in the third Ashes Test beginning Friday in Perth.

Stewart suggests Swann be dropped from Perth Test

Former England player Alec Stewart has said that dropping Graeme Swann from the third Ashes Test in Perth could help the team.

Cricket Australia apologise for Panesar Twitter gaffe

Cricket Australia apologised on Thursday after being criticised on social media for a clumsy joke involving England spinner Monty Panesar posted on Twitter during the opening day of the second Ashes test.

Ground announcer denies making racial slur against Panesar

A ground announcer stood down for allegedly pronouncing England bowler Monty Panesar`s name with an Indian accent has denied doing so, and said he would be seeking clarification from Cricket Australia, according to reports.

Announcer hits back over allegations of mocking Panesar

The ground announcer who was stood down for allegedly introducing England spinner Monty Panesar in a mock Indian accent, is seeking clarification from Cricket Australia (CA) over his removal after denying any slur was made.

Bell hails Gary Ballance`s `tough character` during `limp` Alice Springs warm-up

England batsman Ian Bell, who acted as skipper in place of Alastair Cook in his side`s two-day warm-up in Alice Springs, has hailed his team mate Gary Ballance for top-scoring with 55 in the first innings of the tour match, which was its only half-century.

Panesar poised to complete Ashes comeback from `Weegate shame`

England bowler Monty Panesar has put his hand up for a shock Test recall, just months after a late night brush with the law.