world cup squad

World T20: Australia axe Pattinson from preliminary squad


July 18th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 18 (IANS) Australia's James Pattinson would have felt hard done by the the selectors as the young pacer was omitted from the preliminary 30-player World Cup Twenty20 squad ... Read more...

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France coach Laurent Blanc resigns


July 1st, 2012 - 7:48 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French coach Laurent Blanc has left his job after refusing an extension to his contract, which expires Sunday, the French Football Federation said.France lost 2-0 ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho dropped from Brazil Olympic probables


June 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, June 8 (IANS) Brazil football coach Mano Menezes has dropped Ronaldinho from a 35-man squad of probables for the London Olympics.The two-time FIFA world player of the ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho dropped from Brazil Olympic probables


June 8th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, June 8 (IANS) Brazil football coach Mano Menezes has dropped Ronaldinho from a 35-man squad of probables for the London Olympics.The two-time FIFA world player of the ... Read more...

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Former Dutch international Ooijer announces retirement


March 13th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
The Hague, March 13 (IANS) Ajax defender and former Netherlands international Andre Ooijer will hang up his boots at the end of this season, he announced Tuesday."Soccer is the most ... Read more...

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David Hussey not giving up Test hopes


February 8th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 8 (IANS) Australia's ODI and Twenty20 specialist David Hussey said he is still not giving up the hope of bagging his maiden baggy green.The 34-year-old Hussey said the ... Read more...

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Tendulkar, Zaheer back in India’s ODI squad since World Cup


January 15th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) India's batting great Sachin Tendulkar was picked for the ODIs for the first time since the 2011 World Cup as the selectors announced a 17-member ... Read more...

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Panesar, Davies return to England squad


December 9th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 9 (IANS) Popular off-spinner Monty Panesar and Steven Davies have been recalled to the England squad for the three-Test series against Pakistan in Dubai and Abu Dhabi next ... Read more...

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Brazilian football legend Socrates dies at 57


December 4th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Dec 4 (IANS) Brazilian football legend Socrates, the captain of the 1982 World Cup squad, passed away Sunday of an intestinal infection. He was 57 and is survived ... Read more...

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T&T; footballer Edwards faces jail time


September 28th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS/CMC) Discarded Trinidad and Tobago footballer Carlos Edwards could spend time in jail after he was allegedly caught driving illegally.Edwards was charged on Monday for driving while disqualified ... Read more...

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Dravid’s recall exposes India’s brittle batting order: Akram


August 7th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram feels that the recall of Rahul Dravid in India's ODI squad after a gap of two years exposes the ... Read more...

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I will be fit for England tour, says Sreesanth


June 16th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Sabarimala (Kerala) June 16 (IANS) Mercurial pacer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth Thursday said he will be fit for India's tour of England beginning July 21 with the first Test at Lord's.Taking a ... Read more...

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Gibson expects tough series against depleted India


June 3rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, June 3 (IANS) West Indies coach Ottis Gibson said India, despite being a depleted side on the current tour, will pose a tough challenge in the Twenty20 and ... Read more...

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Gambhir to lead in T20, ODIs in absence of Dhoni (Lead)


May 13th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Gautam Gambhir has been named captain of India's Twenty20 and ODI team for the tour to West Indies next month while Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin ... Read more...

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Gambhir named captain for West Indies ODI series


May 13th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Gautam Gambhir has been named captain of the Indian Twenty20 and ODI team that will be touring the West Indies next month while Mahendra Singh ... Read more...

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Hopes staying on with Daredevils despite father’s illness


April 16th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Navi Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils all-rounder James Hopes has decided to stay on with his team despite his father being diagnosed with bowel cancer.Hopes said his father has ... Read more...

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Sensational Vathaty leads Kings XI to victory over Super Kings (Lead)


April 13th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, April 13 (IANS) Mumbai's little-known Paul Vathaty scored an incredible century to lead Kings XI Punjab to a sensational victory, chasing a tough 189-runtarget set by Chennai Super Kings ... Read more...

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Little known Valthaty single-handedly wins it for Kings XI


April 13th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, April 13 (IANS) Little known Paul Valthaty slammed an incredible century to lead Kings XI Punjab to the biggest successful chase of the Indian Premier League against defending champions ... Read more...

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Pak’s World Cup cricketers get Rs one million each


April 12th, 2011 - 7:20 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr. 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has presented a sum of Rs.one million each to each member of Pakistan's World Cup squad that managed to reach the semi-final ... Read more...

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Waqar calls for rewarding team management just as cricket players


April 10th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 10(ANI): Pakistan cricket coach Waqar Younis believes that not only the players, but the support staff and the team management should also be rewarded for any series or tournament victory. ... Read more...

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Wright wants veteran New Zealand cricketers to play on


April 5th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr 5 (ANI): New Zealand coach John Wright has indicated his desire to see the old players like Jacob Oram and Scott Styris to continue playing at international level.Oram and Styris ... Read more...

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Yousuf lauds Afridi for “impressive” captaincy during Pak’s World Cup campaign


April 3rd, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Karachi, April 3(ANI): Former Pakistan skipper Mohammad Yousuf has praised Shahid Afridi for his "impressive" captaincy during the ICC World Cup 2011, saying that he had gelled the team well throughout the ... Read more...

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Gutsy Gambhir could not have chosen a bigger stage to perform


April 3rd, 2011 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Gautam Gambhir is a big-stage performer. Going by his form in the World Cup, few had expected him to come up with a match-wining ... Read more...

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Sreesanth makes the final cut


April 2nd, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Shanthakumaran Sreesanth's date with destiny continued Saturday. The seamer, who was not part of the India's original World Cup squad and came in as injury ... Read more...

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Germany manager Bierhoff criticizes team spirit of Capello’s England squad


April 1st, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 1(ANI): Germany football manager Oliver Bierhoff has told England that they must rediscover their team spirit if they are to be successful.When asked if Fabio Capello's World Cup squad was ... Read more...

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Pakistan debate Shoaib Akhtar recall against India


March 28th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali, March 28 (IANS) Pakistan continues to debate recall of the retiring fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar in its line-up for the high-voltage World Cup semi-final clash against India here ... Read more...

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McKay replaces injured Mills in New Zealand World Cup squad


March 26th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 26(ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday approved fast bowler Andy McKay as a replacement player for injured Kyle Mills in New Zealand's 15-man World Cup squad.The confirmation was ... Read more...

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Mental health charities furious with Boycott for comments on Yardy’s depression


March 25th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25 (ANI): England batting legend Geoffrey Boycott has angered mental health charities after he claimed that depressed cricketer Michael Yardy quit the World Cup because he wasn't good enough.England all-rounder ... Read more...

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Adil Rashid to replace Yardy in England squad


March 24th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 24 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Thursday confirmed all-rounder Adil Rashid as a replacement for Michael Yardy in England's World Cup squad, ahead of their World Cup ... Read more...

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Yardy pulls out of World Cup quarter-final citing depression


March 24th, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar.24 (ANI): Depression has forced England spin bowler Michael Yardy to pull out of Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Sri Lanka in Colombo."The Sussex all-rounder Michael Yardy has been withdrawn ... Read more...

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Tuffey replaces injured Bennett in New Zealand World Cup squad


March 20th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 20(ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday approved fast bowler Daryl Tuffey as a replacement player for injured Hamish Bennett in New Zealand's 15-man World Cup squad.The confirmation was ... Read more...

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Dernbach replaces injured Shahzad in England World Cup squad


March 18th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar 18(ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday approved fast bowler Jade Dernbach as a replacement player for injured Ajmal Shahzad in England's 15-man World Cup squad.The confirmation was conveyed ... Read more...

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Pak pacer Junaid Khan says he’s been clocked hitting 140-142 kph speed


March 17th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Mar 17(ANI): Pakistan's World Cup surprise selection Junaid Khan, who has been a regular fixture in the domestic circuit for the last four years, has said that he has been clocked ... Read more...

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Indians train in Chennai ahead of West Indies game


March 16th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) Seven players of the 15-member Indian World Cup squad opted for a training session at the IIT-Chemplast ground here Wednesday in preparation for Sunday's game against ... Read more...

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Tremlett to replace Broad in England team


March 9th, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chittagong, March 9 (IANS) England have asked for fast bowler Chris Tremlett as a replacement for injured Stuart Broad in their World Cup squad.The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed ... Read more...

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