2012 Test Series

  • Deonarine, Fudadin cleared to travel to England May 9, 2012

    London: West Indies batsmen Narsingh Deonarine and Assad Fudadin are scheduled to arrive in England on Wednesday after finally managing to finally secure their UK travel visas in Jamaica. The lefthanded Guyanese pair had been stuck in Jamaica since last week as they awaited their documents in order to link...
  • Samuels set to join West Indies squad in England May 8, 2012

    Hove: West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels is expected to finally link up with the touring party in England on Tuesday. The Jamaican was one of three players yet to join the squad which arrived in the UK last Wednesday, with batsmen Narsingh Deonarine and Assad Fudadin still stuck in Jamaica...
  • Shillingford set for Dominica history in third Test April 23, 2012

    Roseau, Dominica: West Indies offspinner Shane Shillingford will create history on Monday when he becomes the first Dominican to play a Test match on home soil. The tall offspinner bowled well against the Australians on his comeback to international cricket in Trinidad last week and is expected to retain his place...
  • Riskfree Aussies go for kill against West Indies April 22, 2012

    Roseau: Australia coach Mickey Arthur vowed his team will go for the jugular against the West Indies in the third and final Test even if their full throttle assault backfires. Australia have already ensured they will keep the Frank Worrell Trophy they have held for two decades after winning the...
  • Windies coach Gibson fined for DRS outburst April 21, 2012

    PortofSpain: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has been fined 20 percent of his match fee after hitting out at the DRS review technology system during the drawn second Test against Australia. The incident took place on Tuesday when, during the postthird day's play media briefing, Gibson challenged the DRS and...
  • Ponting calls for separate window for IPL April 3, 2012

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has once again highlighted the need for a separate window for the Indian Premier League (IPL). Ponting only played in the inaugural season of the IPL in 2008, for Kolkata Knight Riders, and said he decided not to return so as to prolong his...
  • Misbah backs England to recover in Sri Lanka April 2, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan captain MisbahulHaq, who engineered a 30 Test whitewash of England earlier this year, has backed the world's topranked side to bounce back in Sri Lanka because of the strength of their bowlers. After losing all three Tests to Pakistan in the UAE, Andrew Strauss and his men were...
  • Young Indian batsmen lack patience: Gambhir April 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Opening batsman Gautam Gambhir has lamented the lack of patience among young Indian batsmen, in the wake of India's backtoback overseas whitewashes in Tests in England and Australia, and says the solution is to give under19 players early exposure to bouncy tracks. Gambhir suggested that the Board of Control...
  • Mathews back for second Test, but Welegedara ruled out April 2, 2012

    Colombo: Allrounder Angelo Mathews has returned from a calf injury to join the Sri Lanka squad for the second and final Test against England but he will not be available to bowl. Chamara Silva has been dropped to accommodate Mathews in Sri Lanka's 14man squad while injured pacer Chanaka Welegedara...
  • SA beat NZ in Hamilton Test to take 10 lead March 17, 2012

    Hamilton: Vernon Philander achieved his best Test bowling figures of six for 44 and Graeme Smith made an unbeaten halfcentury on Saturday as South Africa beat New Zealand by nine wickets in the second Test to lead the series 10. Philander swept through New Zealand's tail after lunch on the third...