Wheeler recalled to New Zealand squad for Pakistan T20Is

  Ben Wheeler, the left-arm pacer, has been recalled to the New Zealand squad for the three-match T20I series against Pakistan, which begins on January 22 in Wellington. The 26-year-old, who last played against South Africa in February 2017, is part of a 15-member squad which includes Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, and Lockie […]

West Indies spark spirit-of-cricket debate with controversial dismissal

  West Indies have once again ignited the spirit-of-cricket debate at the Under-19 World Cup, when they appealed against South Africa opener Jiveshan Pillay for obstructing the field in their Group A fixture in Mount Maunganui. Emmanuel Stewart, the West Indies captain and wicketkeeper, made the appeal after Pillay picked up the ball close to […]

Debutant Ngidi’s 6 for 39 seals series for South Africa

  South Africa 335 (Markram 94, Amla 82, du Plessis 63, Ashwin 4-113, Ishnt 3-46) and 258 (de Villiers 80, Elgar 61, Shami 4-49, Bumrah 3-70) India 307 (Kohli 153, Morkel 4-60) and 151 (Rohit 47, Ngidi 6-39) by 135 runs It was a brown banana peel for South Africa. Morne Morkel said it was […]

Karthik to join Test squad in South Africa; Saha injured

  India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has been named as a replacement for the injured Wriddhiman Saha in the squad for the third Test against South Africa in Johannesburg. Saha suffered an upper left hamstring tendon injury during training on January 11, and was replaced by Parthiv Patel in the starting XI for the ongoing second […]

Virat Kohli penalised for poor on-field behaviour

  India captain Virat Kohli has been penalised by the ICC for his behaviour with on-field umpire Michael Gough on the third day of the ongoing Test against South Africa in Centurion. Kohli was fined 25% of his match fee and received one demerit point for “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the […]

Shoaib Malik suffers delayed concussion signs

  Pakistan allrounder Shoaib Malik was struck on the back of the head while running between the wickets during the fourth ODI in Hamilton. Though he continued batting, he had signs of a delayed concussion and did not take the field in the second innings. Malik had come out to bat without a helmet or […]

SuperSport Park conditions ‘100%’ like bowling in India – Morkel

  Bowling at SuperSport Park is “100%” similar to bowling in India and “really hard work” for the quicks on a surface that traditionally provides assistance, according to Morne Morkel, whose career began at Centurion. Morkel is the first player to offer something beyond a mere acknowledgment that this surface is not what quite what […]

Stokes remains IPL drawcard, but questions abound

  The news that Ben Stokes has been charged with affray, in the wake of his arrest in Bristol in September, has raised more questions than answers ahead of the IPL auction which takes place in Bengaluru on January 27-28, with the eight franchises seeking urgent clarity about his availability for this year’s tournament. Stokes […]