Cricket

  • Mahela Jayawardene cherishes playing against South Africa 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    In the twilight of his glorious Test career, Mahela Jayawardene will sign off with a bagful of memories when he hangs up his boots next month. But there is one team he will cherish playing against the most. The stylish right-hander has scored against all-comers but his records against South Africa...
  • Misbah-ul Haq looks to spinners for Sri Lanka tour 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said on Friday spin would be a key factor in his side's upcoming tour of Sri Lanka as he looked to Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman to beat the islanders. The last time the two teams met was in January at the neutral venue of Dubai with...
  • Cook is still captain because of ECB politics: Pietersen 3 hours 56 minutes ago

    London: Alastair Cook has managed to hold on to England captaincy solely because of "politics", says maverick batsman Kevin Pietersen and insists that the disaster which the skipper is enduring in the series against India is something that he would not wish even for his worst enemy. "At the moment only...
  • Misbah hopes Pakistan players quickly find Test groove 14 hours 1 minutes ago

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hopes his players will quickly find their Test match groove when they play the first match of a two-game series against Sri Lanka at Galle on August 6. Pakistan haven't played a Test since drawing the series 1-1 against Sri Lanka in January at Sharjah, where it sensationally...
  • Sachin Tendulkar remembers former BCCI president Raj Singh Dungarpur 15 hours 13 minutes ago

    Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar today fondly remembered former BCCI President Raj Singh Dungarpur's big role in shaping up his cricket career. "Rajbhai has played an immense role in making me the cricketer that I am and giving me the opportunities that I had in my life," the 41-year old said at...
  • Jos Buttler promises to be aggressive in debut Test against India 16 hours 40 minutes ago

    Southampton: Set to make his Test debut against India in the third match of the series, England wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler says it would be a big Test for him but he is determined to play aggressive cricket. The 23-year-old Buttler was brought in the team as a replacement for Matt...
  • My bowling remains an enigma for many batsmen: Saeed Ajmal 17 hours 43 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's top spin bowler Saeed Ajmal says his bowling still remains a mystery for many batsmen since they can't read his 'doosra'. Brushing aside concerns over his bowling form in recent times, Ajmal said every bowler has ups and downs in his career but it does not mean he is...
  • BCCI unhappy with ICC's decision to fine Jadeja, reserves the right to appeal 21 hours 3 minutes ago

    The BCCI has taken note of the ICC Match Referee's decision to find Ravindra Jadeja guilty of a Level 1 'Breach of Conduct' for his involvement in an incident on the second day of the Nottingham Test of the ongoing series between India and England. The BCCI issued a press release...
  • Jadeja found guilty in row with Anderson, fined by ICC 21 hours 23 minutes ago

    London: Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee by the ICC for his involvement in an incident with England paceman James Anderson during the first Test in Nottingham. "India's Ravindra Jadeja has been found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of...
  • Tino Best, Shoaib Malik fined over CPL altercation 23 hours 6 minutes ago

    Bridgetown: Temperamental fast bowler Tino Best and former Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik have been hit with hefty fines following an on-field altercation during a Caribbean Premier League match between Barbados Tridents and St. Lucia Zouks at Kensington Oval. Best was fined 60 percent of his match fee while Shoaib has been...
  • India was toughest period of my captaincy: Michael Clarke Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australian skipper Michael Clarke does not regret the infamous 'Homework-gate' scandal in India last year but does admit that the tour was the toughest period of his captaincy. The Aussies not only lost the Test series 0-4 against Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India but were also hit hard after four players...
  • Gambhir, Dhawan in 'opening' battle for Southampton Test 3 hours 59 minutes ago

    With opener Shikhar Dhawan's struggle against pace, bounce and swing extending to two Tests in England, the battle to partner Murali Vijay at the top is hotting up between two Delhi men Dhawan and Gautam Gambhir. Incidentally, Gambhir is one of the only four players who were part of India's...
  • Zimbabwe announce coach and captaincy changes Yesterday

    Cape Town: Major changes to Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), with Test skipper Brendan Taylor losing the one-day role and coach Andy Waller becoming the newly-created director of coaching, were announced by the ZC board on Thursday. The changes came on the day Zimbabwe suffered a crushing 100-run defeat by Afghanistan with the...
  • Peter Chingoka steps down as Zimbabwe cricket chief Yesterday

    Harare: Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Peter Chingoka has unexpectedly stepped down from his position after 22 years at the helm, as the organisation also announced changes at both coach and captaincy level after their board meeting in Harare. Chingoka had previously indicated that he would stand for re-election when his term ended...
  • Bangladesh recall Imrul Kayes for ODIs on West Indies tour Yesterday

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Thursday recalled opening batsman Imrul Kayes in their 15-man squad for the three-match one-day international series against the West Indies in the Caribbean next month. Kayes replaced allrounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is serving a six-month ban, imposed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board for what they said was...
  • 4th ODI: Afghanistan's 100-run win stops Zimbabwe from winning series Yesterday

    Bulawayo: Batsman Shafiqullah Shafiq and bowler Sharafuddin Ashraf starred as Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe by 100 runs in Bulawayo on Thursday to draw a four one-day international series. Wicketkeeper Shafiqullah top scored with 56 runs off 43 balls as the Afghans compiled 259 in 49.1 overs at Queens Sport Club. Samiullah...
  • Steve Waugh lauds Ajinkya Rahane after Lord's heroics Yesterday

    Ajinkya Rahane was without a doubt the stand-out Indian player in the second Test as he scored a brilliant century in the first innings. ...
  • R Ashwin should play the third Test, says Saqlain Mushtaq Yesterday

    London: Former Pakistan spin bowling legend Saqlain Mushtaq on Thursday joined the chorus for the inclusion of offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin in the India's playing XI against England for the third Test, starting at Southampton on Sunday. "England had six left-handed batsmen in their eleven. Why aren't they playing R Ashwin? Isn't...
  • 2nd Test: Jayawardene ton gives Sri Lanka edge on Day 1 against South Africa Yesterday

    Colombo: Mahela Jayawardene smashed his 34th Test century as Sri Lanka overcame an early hiccup and scored a healthy 305 for 5 on day one of the second Test against South Africa on Thursday. Jayawardene made a splendid unbeaten 140 off 225 balls with 16 fours and a six on a...
  • Out-of-form Virat Kohli gets advice from childhood coach Yesterday

    Coach advises Virat Kohli not to play square off the wicket Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has advised his ward to "avoid playing strokes square off the wicket initially" in order to counter the swing, saying it would help him get back to form with a bang. "Virat has six Test...
  • ICC rejects 2018 offer, cricket stays out of Commonwealth Games 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Cricket's absence from Commonwealth Games will continue at least until the 2018 Games in Australia after the International Cricket Council (ICC) turned down an invitation from the governing body of the multi-sport event. South Africa won the gold medal when cricket, in its 50-over format, made its only appearance at...
  • Is Mahendra Singh Dhoni planning to quit Test cricket? 2 days ago

    Amid the euphoria of India's elusive win at Lord's in the second Test against England, a statement from skipper MS Dhoni got lost under a stockpile of statistics and Ishant Sharma carols. Dhoni, who once again masterminded a piece of history for India with a Test win at Lord's after 28...
  • Jonathan Trott hits first century since illness break 2 days ago

    London: England batsman Jonathan Trott scored his first century since returning to top-level cricket after a stress-related illness during Warwickshire's County Championship game against Sussex on Wednesday. The 33-year-old right-hander, who scored 138 in a reserve game last month, reached 106 in the Division One match at Horsham before being caught...
  • Pakistan unveils new domestic league 2 days ago

    Pakistan's cricket administration on Wednesday unveiled a new domestic league revamp, though demands to remove commercial and government department teams from the competition were ignored. Pakistan has long suffered from a below-par domestic structure. Many of its cricket heroes, such as Javed Miandad, honed their skills in street games rather than...
  • Mahela Jayawardene to end Test career on home ground 2 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka have shifted the venue of the second Test against Pakistan next month by request to enable star batsman Mahela Jayawardene to bow out of Test cricket at his club ground in Colombo. Sri Lanka Cricket in a statement on Wednesday says the request was made by Jayawardene's Sinhalese...
  • Sri Lanka to hunt for national coaching staff 2 days ago

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will soon begin its hunt for a brand new team of coaching staff, including head coach, fielding coach and trainer. SLC will soon advertise calling for applications to appoint a brand new team of coaching staff. The SLC had appointed former captain and batting coach Marvan Atapattu...
  • Amla heaps praise on struggling Tahir before 2nd Sri Lanka Test 2 days ago

    South Africa skipper Hashim Amla on Wednesday backed struggling leg-spinner Imran Tahir to come good, saying he had the qualities to be a match-winning bowler ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka. The 35-year-old Pakistan-born spinner took just one wicket off 45 overs in the first Test at Galle, raising...
  • Dhoni a far better keeper than he showed at Lord's, says Farokh Engineer 2 days ago

    London: Former Indian wicket-keeping great Farokh Engineer has questioned skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's ploy to stand back against spinner Ravindra Jadeja during the second Test at Lord's. India won by 95 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-Test series against England. "Standing back to Ravindra Jadeja didn't make sense...
  • My career really took off after ton in Perth in 1992: Tendulkar 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Once again terming it his best Test ton, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday said his career took flight following the knock of 114 on a bouncy WACA track in 1992, adding that the innings against a hostile Australian attack in Perth gave him immense confidence. "One innings that changed...
  • Niroshan Dickwella included in Sri Lanka squad for 2nd Test against SA 2 days ago

    Colombo: Uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella has been included in the Sri Lanka squad for the second and final Test against South Africa which starts at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground here Thursday. "At a selection meeting, it was decided to include Niroshan Dickwella in the Sri Lanka national squad for the...