Advantage England, Australia confused – Warne

In response to a trio of shock Ashes selections from Australia, former legspinner Shane Warne has declared that England are in prime position heading into the first Test, which starts from November 23 at the Gabba. Australia picked Tim Paine, Shaun Marsh and Cameron Bancroft in a 13-member squad for the first two Tests, leaving […]

Test cricket’s value plummeting – Sutherland

Test cricket’s value plummeting – Sutherland

Some days of international cricket are more equal than others. Cricket Australia’s chief executive James Sutherland has revealed how three hours of a single Twenty20 international are worth as much to India television broadcasters as five days of a Test match, a market reality that underlines the parlous state of the game’s longest form without […]

Mohammad Hafeez suspended again for illegal action

Mohammad Hafeez suspended again for illegal action

Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistan allrounder, has been suspended from bowling in international cricket by the ICC after an independent assessment found his action to be illegal. Hafeez was reported for a suspect action after the third ODI against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi last month and underwent an assessment on November 1 at Loughborough University […]

China Open: PV Sindhu sole Indian shuttler in quarterfinals

China Open: PV Sindhu sole Indian shuttler in quarterfinals

NEW DELHI: Second seed PV Sindhu, the last Indian shuttler at the China Open Super Series Premier, has progressed into the quarterfinals with a 21-15, 21-13 victory over Chinese teenager Han Yue in Shanghai on Thursday. Olympic silver medallist Sindhu will clash with another Chinese qualifier Gao Fangjie for a place in the semifinals on […]

Lakmal 6-6-0-3 tortures India in tough conditions

Lakmal 6-6-0-3 tortures India in tough conditions

Only 11.5 overs of cricket were possible in the first two sessions of the Kolkata Test, but they were 11.5 difficult overs for India, asked to bat on a damp green pitch under overcast skies. Suranga Lakmal made good use of the conditions to send back the openers and Virat Kohli without conceding a run […]

Australia qualify for FIFA 2018 World Cup with 3-1 win over Honduras

Australia qualify for FIFA 2018 World Cup with 3-1 win over Honduras

Captain Mile Jedinak led the way with a second-half hat-trick as Australia brushed aside Honduras 3-1 in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff on Wednesday to secure a place at next year’s World Cup finals. The midfielder settled his compatriots’ nerves with a deflected free kick and two penalties to give Australia a comfortable […]

Steyn set to return after year-long absence

Steyn set to return after year-long absence

Dale Steyn is expected to make a comeback to competitive cricket, after a year on the sidelines, in the Ram Slam on Wednesday. Steyn has been named in the Titans’ 13-man squad set to play the Knights in Kimberley, for their second match of the competition. The Titans beat the Lions in their opening game […]

Rahane keen to ‘evolve’ by adding more shots to his game

Rahane keen to ‘evolve’ by adding more shots to his game

Important to improve and evolve day by day – RahaneAjinkya Rahane says that he had been practising the reverse-sweeps and paddles in the nets as an option for the upcoming Tests against Sri Lanka On Monday, with three days to go for the start of the Test series against Sri Lanka, Ajinkya Rahane walked into […]

I am not a robot; will ask for rest when needed: Kohli

I am not a robot; will ask for rest when needed: Kohli

KOLKATA: India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday said that when he feels he needs rest, he will ask for it. Reports were circulating that Kohli has asked the Indian selectors for rest after the second Test against Sri Lanka and for the succeeding One-Day International (ODI) series. Chief National Selector M.S.K. Prasad, though, refuted all […]