Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Afghanistan’s self-taught spin sensation

In many ways Mujeeb ur Rahman has broken the Afghan prototype. He is among the first few homegrown cricketers to make the international side. He was neither born in Pakistan nor did he learn his cricket there. He doesn’t speak Urdu. But he shares one trait with most Afghanistan cricketers. He has taught himself the […]

Test landmarks and World Cup remain in Dale Steyn’s sights

Dale Steyn has insisted he wants “to play Test cricket as long as I can” as he continues his latest push to return to the fold following a spate of injuries which have limited him to two Tests in nearly two years. While South Africa have been hit by a raft of international retirements in […]

Mujeeb set to use Ashwin-taught mystery ball against India

NEW DELHI: Afghanistan mystery spinner Mujeeb Zadran says tricks of the trade learnt from Ravichandran Ashwin in the IPL will come in handy during his team’s inaugural Test against India, beginning in Bengaluru from Thursday. Rashid Khan. Ashwin taught him a mystery ball in the Kings XI Punjab nets during the IPL and Mujeeb said […]

Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens for first Grand Slam title

PARIS — Simona Halep finally got the major breakthrough that she had been waiting for. American Sloane Stephens, however, didn’t make it easy. Halep added Grand Slam trophy No. 1 to her No. 1 ranking, coming back from a set and a break down to beat Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 Saturday and win the French […]

World Cup dream: Bhutia, Vijayan question India’s football culture

NEW DELHI: “Sleeping giants”, “passionate giants”, so says FIFA but it’s cheerleaders that best describes India when the world’s biggest single sport spectacle comes around every four years. ALSO READ: Indian fans to make presence felt at FIFA World Cup Playing in a FIFA World Cup remains a pipe dream for India and if stalwarts […]

Warner to commentate during ODI series in England

  David Warner is set to commentate on the team he has been banned from, when Australia take on England in an ODI series starting June 13. The series will be Australia’s first under the new leadership of Tim Paine and Justin Langer after the ball-tampering scandal that led to Warner’s ban, and the former […]

James Anderson to miss six weeks to manage shoulder problem

James Anderson is to be rested for the next six weeks after experiencing a recurrence of discomfort in a long-standing right shoulder injury. Anderson, England’s leading Test wicket-taker, suffered a stress fracture in the shoulder during the summer of 2016. It has continued to trouble him and he has previously said that it hurts even […]