SPINNER

  • Zimbabwe off-spinner Malcolm Waller suspended from bowling 3 days ago

    Dubai: The ICC on Wednesday confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of Zimbabwe's Malcolm Waller to be illegal and the off-spinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. The analysis revealed that all of his off-spin deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of...
  • Narine wants to maintain his No.1 ODI ranking June 5, 2013

    Birmingham: West Indies offspinner Sunil Narine, who has eclipsed Pakistani Saeed Ajmal to become the number oneranked ODI bowler in the world, says he plans on maintaining his position. The Trinidadian climbed to the number one spot in just 28 games to become the first West Indian to top the list...
  • Australia refuse to leave the pitch in Hyderabad March 6, 2013

    Hyderabad: Chennai - Australia lose just nine overs into day five. Hyderabad - Australia plummet to defeat in under four days. Over to Mohali? No. The Aussies choose to stay in Hyderabad and use the second-Test pitch for practice against spinners. To win in India, teams need to bat well in...
  • Lyon to take on an aggressive approach against India batsmen February 19, 2013

    Chennai: Australian spinner Nathan Lyon Tuesday said that he would be looking to attack the Indian batsmen on spinfriendly tracks here rather than containing them when the fourTest series commences here later this week. "I think myself as an attacking option in this Australian side. And also with [Xavier] Doherty around,...
  • WV Raman explains India's shortcomings November 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Former India opener WV Raman on Friday said Indian spinners buckled under pressure of expectations in the second Test against England which the hosts lost by 10 wickets to allow the visitors draw level the fourmatch series 11. "A lot of pressure was on them as a reverse in...
  • Gilly refuses to react to noninclusion of spinners in Ind A October 31, 2012

    Bangalore: Former Australia cricketer Adam Gilchrist on Wednesday refused to read too much into India's decision to not include any spinner in the India 'A' team for the warmup match against the touring England, saying the hosts might be having legitimate reason for the move. Stating that it was dangerous...
  • Holland out for season after shoulder injury October 25, 2012

    Sydney: Australian Test spin bowling prospect Jon Holland will miss the entire season after undergoing shoulder surgery, Cricket Victoria said on Thursday. The Victorian leftarmer, who was rated among the two best Test spin options by national chairman of selectors John Inverarity last week, suffered a shoulder injury while playing Melbourne...
  • Vaughan calls Indian tactics 'pathetic' October 25, 2012

    New Delhi: India's decision not to include even a single spinner in their 'A' side, which will play the visiting England team in a threeday warmup game, hasn't gone down well with Michael Vaughan. The former England captain tweeted his displeasure after BCCI announced the 14man squad, calling the tactics...
  • Kartik wants India to play with three spinners September 26, 2012

    CNNIBN's cricket expert Murali Kartik discusses the possibility of India playing three spinners against Australia in their first World T20 Super Eight game on Friday. ...
  • ExEng spinner Croft to hang up his boots September 7, 2012

    London: Former England spinner Robert Croft confirmed on Thursday that he plans to retire at the end of this season. Glamorgan veteran Croft played in 21 Test matches for England and has taken over 1,000 firstclass wickets, as well as scoring more than 10,000 firstclass runs for his Welsh county. The...
  • Dhoni a master at using spinners: Manjrekar August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: MS Dhoni has never enjoyed a lethal bowling attack at his disposal; in fact, none of the Indian skippers has, with bowling never been India's strength. But former Test batsman Sanjay Manjrekar feels Dhoni is a master at getting the most out of his spinners to help India...
  • Hyderabad: Nethula goes nostalgic, visits old school August 28, 2012

    Hyderabad: It was a walk down the memory lane for Tarun Sai Nethula, the New Zeland leggie, as he stepped into the portals of his alma mater, St Andrews School, in Old Bowenpally on Monday afternoon. He was a student of the schools 1999 batch. This is the classroom where...
  • Narine delighted with form in wake of Eng slump July 3, 2012

    Fort Lauderdale (Florida): Exciting offspinner Sunil Narine says he has banished the demons of the England tour and is happy to be back in form for the West Indies side. The 24yearold produced a superb performance to take four for 12 from four overs as West Indies clobbered New Zealand by...
  • NZ's Watling expects spin barrage in Caribbean June 26, 2012

    Hamilton: New Zealand wicketkeeper BJ Watling is expecting the pitches in the Caribbean to offer a lot of turn, leading to guarded optimism about New Zealand's chances ahead of their tour of the West Indies next month. West Indies have potentially five spinners vying to make it to the squads to...
  • No mentor behind my mystery spin, says Narine May 27, 2012

    Pune: He comes from a region that is famous for producing terrorising fast bowlers, his father named him after the great Sunil Gavaskar, but eventually he picked up his own destiny. And what a good choice it has been, till date, that of being a spin bowler. That's Sunil Narine...
  • Spinners having a ball in IPL 5 May 5, 2012

    From Delhi's Shahbaz Nadeem to Rajasthan's Brad Hogg, Kolkata's Sunil Narine to Punjab's Piyush Chawla, spinners have influenced the outcome of topsyturvy Twenty20 matches that have invariably gone into the last over without an assured victor. IPL 5 has been a paradise for leftarm spinners, who have won five ManoftheMatch awards....
  • I'm still India's second best spinner: Kartik April 29, 2012

    Pune: He is one of the most experienced spinners playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). And going by his own reckoning, Murali Kartik is still "the second best spinner in India after Harbhajan Singh. The Pune Warriors India's leftarm spinner has had a decent run in the IPL so far,...
  • 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...
  • Warne to enter Australian Cricket Hall of Fame February 26, 2012

    Melbourne: Test great Shane Warne will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame this week, Cricket Australia said on Sunday. The legendary legspinner, the first cricketer to take 700 Test wickets, will be inducted at the annual Allan Border Medal ceremony in Melbourne on Monday, CA said. Hall of Fame...
  • Cook praises Pakistan bowlers after fightback January 27, 2012

    Abu Dhabi: Opener Alastair Cook praised Pakistan's fightback, which saw them grab four wickets in the last 30 minutes in the second Test here on Thursday, but still believes England have not thrown away the advantage. England were comfortably sitting on 1661 with Cook (94) and Jonathan Trott (74) closing in...
  • 'India need to make some hard decisions' January 20, 2012

    Adelaide: Former Australian batsman Dean Jones says for India to regain the numero uno status in world cricket, they will have to find a "great core of fast bowlers and batsmen" who specialise in all three formats of the game. "This Indian team craves respect, but the way India are going...
  • Lyon to take tips from Warne for Adelaide January 17, 2012

    Perth: The only struggling Australian bowler against a clueless Indian batting lineup, offspinner Nathan Lyon is taking tips from spin legend Shane Warne to plot the downfall of Virender Sehwag and his men in the fourth and final Test in Adelaide starting on January 24. Lyon, 24, will use a private...
  • Mallett backs underfire Lyon January 9, 2012

    Perth: Former spinner Ashley Mallett is hardly impressed with the way Nathan Lyon has bowled in the first two Tests but suggested that Australia must keep him in the side for the Perth Test. Lyon has managed to take just two wickets in the four Indian innings so far. Mallett stressed that...
  • ExAustralia spinner Beau Casson retires November 22, 2011

    Sydney: Former Australia spin bowler Beau Casson has retired from all forms of cricket due a heart condition. The 28yearold Casson took three wickets against the West Indies in 2008 for his sole Test appearance. He played 53 domestic matches for Western Australia and New South Wales, taking 123 wickets at...
  • Chanderpaul will be key for us: Barath November 16, 2011

    Kolkata: West Indies opener Adrian Barath, who scored a fighting halfcentury in the second innings, said the experienced Shivnarine Chanderpaul will be the key batsman for the visitors if they wish to save the second Test and the threematch series against India. Replying to India's mammoth 6317 declared, West Indies were...
  • Coach Gibson rues West Indies batting approach November 8, 2011

    New Delhi: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson rued that his side squandered the advantage they had in the first innings by playing too cautiously in the second essay of the first Test against India at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Tuesday. After taking a firstinnings lead of 95 runs, the West...
  • Ojha and Ashwin enhance their reputations November 8, 2011

    New Delhi: Pragyan Ojha and R Ashwin may or may not have known it, but when they took the field as India's spinners for this Test Ojha as leader, Ashwin on debut they were entering a venue where India's legacy of spin had a rich history. The Feroz...
  • Pics: Warne unveils underwear collection 'Spinners' February 24, 2010

    Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne launches his new range of underwear "Spinners" in Sydney. ...
  • Face the Nation: Warne's the best December 22, 2006

    His story is part fairy tale, part pantomime, part adultsonlyromp, and part glittering award ceremonies. In short, Shane Warnes lifestyle has been like a soap opera. He has taken a Test hattrick, won the man of the match award in a World Cup final, and has been the subject of...
  • Vote for the greatest spinner December 21, 2006

    Vote for the greatest spinner from among Shane Warne, Muralitharan, Anil Kumble, Daniel Vettori and Harbhajan Singh. ...