Du Plessis, Steyn in full-strength SA Test squad

  Dale Steyn, who was ill during South Africa’s Boxing Day Test, joins a formidable pack of fast bowlers in the squad picked to play India soon after the New Year. Allrounder Chris Morris has recovered from a groin injury to be part of the 15-member squad which will assemble in Cape Town on Tuesday. […]

Glenn Phillips presents case for ODI call-up

  New Zealand’s 47-run win in the first T20I in Nelson was studded with stellar individual performances, but the standout moment was Glenn Phillips’ outstanding catch behind the stumps to dismiss Chris Gayle. Running back from his wicketkeeping position, Phillips had passed the 30-yard circle when he dived forward at full length to complete the […]

Medal prospects will not face funding hurdles, says Rathore

  NEW DELHI: Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said genuine medal prospects will not face any problem in getting financial support from the government but also emphasised on the need to use the taxpayers’ money judiciously. ALSO READ: Rathore says Savita will get all help from government Rathore said athletes under the Target Olympic Podium […]

Chris Morris returns to South Africa squad for first India Test

  South Africa will boast a full-strength squad for the first time in more than two years when they take on India in the first Test at Newlands after allrounder Chris Morris was reported fit on Friday (December 29). Morris missed the one-off Test against Zimbabwe with a groin strain that he picked up in […]

Liverpool signs Virgil van Dijk in a record-breaking $100M transfer

  Liverpool is breaking the world transfer record for a defender by signing Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in a $100 million move. Following Liverpool’s long-running pursuit of the 26-year-old Netherlands center back, Southampton announced on Wednesday that it accepted the record fee ahead of the January transfer window opening. “Delighted and honored to have […]

South Africa tour marks beginning of Mission 2019

  MUMBAI: India’s tour of South Africa – a 54-day contest – isn’t just yet another cricket tour. It also marks the beginning of a 24-month window that will mark for one of India’s busiest overseas campaign in a long time. South Africa will be followed by a two-and-half month tour of England in June […]

Selectors would have dropped me over poor form, says Cook

  The former captain, 33, said he had been working hard in the nets to recapture form and felt he had re-discovered his scoring rhythm. Alastair Cook said selectors would have been entitled to drop him over his poor form — before his masterful double-century put England in a winning position in the fourth Ashes […]

Guardiola sees old Barca charges as Euro favourites still

  After Manchester City continued their seemingly unstoppable Premier League rampage on Wednesday, manager Pep Guardiola was left trying to calm the growing hype by suggesting his old Barcelona charges still remain Europe’s team to beat. Even though City were wasteful and a mite distracted in their 1-0 win at Newcastle United, the fact that […]