Dinesh Chandimal guides Sri Lanka home in low-scoring thriller

Sri Lanka ended South Africa’s tour of the island as they started it: by strangling their visitors with spin to win the only T20I in front of a sell-out crowd. But they made hard work of a small chase and lost seven wickets in a tense low-scoring affair, which also served as Dinesh Chandimal’s comeback […]

Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic retires from Croatia national team

  Mario Manduzkic has confirmed his retirement from the Croatia national team with a letter posted via his Twitter account. The Juventus striker is second only to Davor Suker in his country’s all-time leading goal scorers list with 33 from 89 appearances. This summer, his three goals — scored in the round of 16, semifinals […]

Jury finds Ben Stokes not guilty of affray

  After a week of court proceedings, Ben Stokes has been found not guilty of affray, by the jury, unanimously and subsequently added to England’s squad for the third Test against India. The England all-rounder had been arrested on the suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and charged with affray following an incident outside a […]

Powar appointed India Women’s head coach

  Ramesh Powar, the former India off spinner, has been appointed as the full time head coach of Indian Women’s team until the World T20 scheduled to take place in the Caribbean in November 2018, the BCCI confirmed via a release on Tuesday (August 14). Powar was managing the side on an interim basis after […]

Berry declines Pakistan fielding coach role

The Pakistan Cricket Board will have to start their hunt for a fielding coach afresh after Darren Berry withdrew his interest in the role due to personal and professional reasons. Berry, who played 153 first-class matches in Australia from 1989 to 2004, had been in talks with the PCB for more than a month. Pakistan […]

Kohli ‘confident’ of recovering in time for Trent Bridge

Virat Kohli is optimistic about leading India in the third Test, which begins on August 18, even though he spent portions of the Lord’s Test suffering from a “sore” back. “The good thing is I have five days before the next Test,” he said. “We are confident that, with rehab and strengthening, I should be […]

Mathews, Akila Dananjaya hand South Africa a drubbing

A dominant all-round performance from Sri Lanka took them to a second consolation win in the series against a South African side whose depth proved shallower than comfortable. Angelo Mathews’ run-a-ball 97 propelled Sri Lanka to 299 on a slow surface before Akila Dananjaya’s career-best figures of 6 for 29 had South Africa’s line-up in […]

‘Need to use your brain more in red-ball cricket’ – Chahal

Returning to the red-ball format ‘isn’t easy’ after a two-year absence, according to legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who is currently representing India A against the touring South Africa A side. Chahal has taken only four wickets in the two games, and he admits that adjusting to a newer format takes time because the batsmen’s approach differs […]