Hardik, Axar, Shardul all out of Asia Cup with injury

Injury woes have led to Ravindra Jadeja’s return to the India ODI squad, more than a year after he last featured in a 50-over game for India. He will fly in to the Asia Cup as a replacement for fellow left-arm-spin-bowling allrounder Axar Patel. “Axar injured his left index finger while fielding as a substitute […]

Mashrafe joins Sarfraz in slamming Asia Cup scheduling

  Scheduling gaffes in the Asia Cup have angered Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza. His grouses were two-fold: that Bangladesh, if they topped their group following Thursday’s match, would not have the advantage of playing the second-placed team from the other group in their opening Super Four match on Friday; and that their two matches on […]

Tim Paine, Australia plotting for war of attrition

In a year when Australian cricket’s cultural habits and instincts have been challenged so publicly, it seems fitting that the national team’s first Test assignment since the Newlands ball-tampering scandal involves a task requiring plenty of self-denial. Most of the best Australian teams have been known for forcing the pace, but the captain Tim Paine […]

Javeria Khan to captain Pakistan in Bismah Maroof’s absence

Javeria Khan will captain Pakistan for the tour of Bangladesh as well as the home series against Australia. The 30-year old veteran of Pakistan women’s cricket takes over duties in the absence of regular captain Bismah Maroof, who is recovering, after undergoing surgery for sinus problems. There is a chance Maroof could be fit for […]

‘Nobody likes to be dropped and brought back’ – Rohit

India want to fix on their middle order as soon as possible. That’s the sense one got from Rohit Sharma’s pre-match media interaction in Dubai on Monday, ahead of India’s opening game against Hong Kong. It’s not yet a race against time – they will also have the five ODIs at home against West Indies […]

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