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England in India Cricket Series 2006

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India - England Cricket News February 2006

England in India

England facing tough India opener

Injury-hit England are set for their toughest task yet as they open their three-match Test series against India on Wednesday....

Dravid wary of depleted England

India captain Rahul Dravid has warned that injuries and withdrawals will not make England any less hard to beat when the first Test starts on Wednesday....

Flintoff to stay for whole series

Andrew Flintoff is to stay in India for the rest of England's tour....

Vaughan and Jones returning home

England skipper Michael Vaughan and pace bowler Simon Jones have been ruled out of the first Test against India, which starts in Nagpur on Wednesday...

Cook excited by Test opportunity

Essex opener Alastair Cook is relishing the prospect of his first Test cap after joining England's squad in India...

Gavaskar tells Ganguly to play on

Legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar has urged Sourav Ganguly not to retire from playing despite being overlooked for the first Test against England....

England slump to crushing defeat

England's worries ahead of Wednesday's first Test against India increased after an eight-wicket hammering by an Indian Board President's XI in Baroda...
Tour Match, Baroda: President's XI 342-8d & 58-2 bt England 238 & 158 by eight wickets

Team announced, Ganguly out!

It is official. With the selection committee looking towards the future, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly's illustrious career in international cricket is as good as over, BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah hinted on Thursday.
Former national selectors Sambaran Banerjee and Pranab Roy expressed surprise over the exclusion of Ganguly, reports UNI from Kolkata. I do not know what kind of a decision this is. Sourav's inclusion would have meant a healthier mix of young and old. He would have consolidated the middle-order, which is much needed against a team like England. I think the selectors have made a mistake by excluding Sourav, he said.
Promising Moradabad leggie Piyush Chawla said he would justify the selectors faith in him by exploiting the inherent weakness of English batsmen against leg-spinners, reports UNI. With the selection committee picking Mohammmad Kaif, medium-pacer R P Singh, Suresh Raina and Chawla, it will be the first time that four players from UP will feature in the senior side. Indian team for first test: Rahul Dravid (Captain), Virender Sehwag (vice-captain), Sachin Tendulkar Sachin Tendulkar's Site, VVS Laxman, Wasim Jaffer, Mohammad Kaif, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Irfan Pathan, S Sreesanth, R P Singh, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, VRV Singh, Piyush Chawla.

England struggle in Test warm-up

Hampered by illness and injury, England saw the Indian Board President's XI race to 93-1 in reply to their 238 after day one of their warm-up match....

England squad rocked by injuries

Captain Michael Vaughan is just one of England's injury concerns with six days to go before first Test in India....

England squad hampered by illness

England's spin bowling dilemma has been further complicated by news that Ian Blackwell, Monty Panesar and Shaun Udal are all struggling with stomach bugs....

Sehwag passed fit to face England

India have been lifted by news that key batsman Virender Sehwag will be available for the first Test against England in Nagpur on 1 March....

Jones happy with comeback effort

England pace bowler Simon Jones is ready to make up for lost time in the Test series against India....

Bowlers complete England victory

England's bowlers warmed up for the first Test against India on 1 March by closing out a 238-run win over Cricket Club of India in Mumbai (Bombay)...

England take control in tour game

Ian Blackwell took 4-57 and England's fielders made three run outs to bowl Cricket Club of India out for 251 on day two of the warm-up match...

Yuvraj doubtful for England Test

India coach Greg Chappell fears in-form batsman Yuvraj Singh will miss the first Test against England...

Blackwell out to make Test case

Ian Blackwell went into England's tour opener knowing he had to do something to impress ahead of the first Test...

Blackwell hoping to make his mark

Ian Blackwell believes his superior batting could earn him a place in the England team for the first Test with India on 1 March...

England trusting Jones to deliver

England coach Duncan Fletcher hopes Simon Jones can inspire England to success in the Test matches in India...

Vaughan plays down knee concerns

England captain Michael Vaughan insists he is fully fit after knee surgery and ready for the team's tour of India...



India in England 2004 series

India Cricket Live

India gain consolation victory

India recovered from a weak position to pull off a convincing 23-run win over England in the third one-day game of the NatWest Challenge.
India had faltered to 204 all out as Steve Harmison took a career-best 4-22. Sourav Ganguly posed the only real resistance with his aggressive 90 along with Rahul Dravid, who added 52. England were then reduced to 62-6 by India's pace bowlers but Michael Vaughan (74) and Ashley Giles (39) rallied before another late collapse. It was scant consolation for India with the three-match series already won by England.
India 204 all out (49.3 overs) beat England 181 all out (48.2 overs) by 23 runs.
India Cricket Live

Flintoff stars for England

England rode on the back of another thrilling Andrew Flintoff innings to thump India at The Oval by 70 runs.
It gave them a 2-0 lead in the NatWest Challenge with just one match to come and it was the first time they had won batting first since February 2003. Flintoff (99) and Paul Collingwood (79 not out) put on 174 in partnership, an England record for the fifth wicket. England's 307-5 was far too good for India, and Darren Gough and Ashley Giles were the stars with the ball.
NatWest Challenge, The Oval: England 307-5 beat India 237 by 70 runs
India Cricket Live

England thrash India

A Steve Harmison hat-trick and an impressive debut from Alex Wharf propelled England to a big seven-wicket win over India at Trent Bridge.
Set 171 to win the opening game of the NatWest Challenge, England cruised home in the 33rd over with Vikram Solanki striking a half-century. But England won the game with the ball, Wharf taking three wickets in his first three overs to return 3-30.
Harmison took the last three wickets to claim England's second ODI hat-trick. Andrew Strauss, who remained unbeaten on 41, was happy to take a back seat as England took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series and cast their wretched NatWest Series campaign to distant memory.
NatWest Challenge, Trent Bridge: India 170 (43.5 overs) lost to England 171-3 (32.2 overs) by seven wickets

India England Series Summary

India Cricket LiveThe England cricket team represents England and Wales, and operates under the auspices of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The sport of cricket was invented in England, and England is a founding Test cricket and one-day international nation. England played in the first Test match in 1877 (against Australia in Melbourne) and also the first one-day international in 1971 (also against Australia in Melbourne).
England has been one of the most dominant teams in international cricket, fielding a strong side for most of cricket's history. This dominance began to fall away in the 1980s as England was overshadowed by Australia, the West Indies, India, Pakistan and South Africa. Since 2000, English cricket has seen a resurgence and the team is now ranked second after Australia in the ICC Test cricket ratings. In Photo: The visiting England Cricket Team (2002) in front of the Taj Mahal.

Test Series

Host Country Tests England India Draw Tie
England 45 23 4 18 0
India 46 10 12 24 0
Total 91 33 16 42 0

ODI Series

Host Country ODI's England India Tie NR
England 21 11 8 0 2
India 22 12 10 0 0
Neutral 8 2 6 0 0
Total 51 25 24 0 2

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.