Madness of Test cricket sets up compelling finish to Lord’s drama

More early success from their battery of quicks, and better luck (particularly with lbws) from the ever-probing Nathan Lyon, and they could give themselves a couple of sessions in which to close out an Ashes-crushing 2-0 lead. But if England’s middle order find anything resembling their gung-ho former selves (let’s face it, dying wondering is […]

Test cricket to prop up launch of 10th edition of Big Bash

All seven of Adelaide Oval’s Big Bash League fixtures will play out in prime-time evening slots in one of the standout features of a fixture list that has lengthened the 10th edition of the tournament to 65 days to appease broadcasters while also creating more room to move amid the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the […]

India vs New Zealand 1st Test, Day 1: Getting Kohli was massive, last couple of weeks have been surreal, says Jamieson

“Not really. It’s still sinking in. The last couple of weeks have been pretty surreal as well. Pretty pleased and from a team perspective we’re in a pretty good position as well,” said the Auckland-born pacer, who is currently tallest, among international cricketers.

‘Cricket is 2nd biggest sport’: Shane Warne wants Boxing Day Test at Melbourne

Spin legend Shane Warne has urged Cricket Australia to keep the iconic MCG as the venue for the Boxing Day Test against India later this year despite growing COVID-19 cases in the state of Victoria. The governing body is set to announce the schedule for India’s tour of Australia this week which will include four […]

India tour of Australia: Shane Warne wants CA to do everything to keep Boxing Day Test at the MCG

“Cricket is the 2nd biggest sport in the world behind soccer (fact) & the biggest day on the Aust sporting calendar is the Boxing Day Test. We must try & do everything possible to keep it at the MCG this year. FYI- The Melb Cup & the AFL GF are the next biggest events in […]

Joe Root would miss England Test match in order to attend birth of second child

“I know Test cricket is a bit more than added responsibility and over time it does take a lot out of you but he is a very impressive player and man within our dressing room. I never like to say Ben Stokes can’t do something because he has pretty much proved he can over the […]

Even after two decades of Nagpur showdown, Sachin Tendulkar, Andy Flower continue to fascinate cricket fans

However, there are many players who have bettered Tendulkar at some point of their cricketing careers. In fact, there are five players who began their international career after the master blaster’s arrival in international cricket and ended in a better position–Andy Flower is one of them.

Cheteshwar Pujara feels ‘perception of being tagged as a Test player’ hampering his chances at IPL auctions

“Disappointed ‘Yes’ but frustrating ‘No’. I haven’t been able to go to UK not because I didn’t want to play or they didn’t want me but because of the situation which is same for all cricketers.I have to understand these are tough times. It is more important to be with family and stay safe and […]

India vs New Zealand: Kiwi skipper Williamson says WTC points system unfair, on eve of 1st Test

“It is a step in the right direction but there are so many parts to it that some teams playing five, some teams playing two, the difference in countries, there is just heaps of different parts to it that don’t quite make the points of equal measure,” said the Kiwi skipper.

Australia minister warns foreign journalists amid China spat

While he didn’t mention China, Dutton’s comments come after the evacuation from China last week of Australian journalists Bill Birtles and Mike Smith, who sheltered in Australian diplomatic compounds after being questioned by police. Australian Cheng Lei, who works as a business anchor for CGTN, China’s English-language state broadcaster, earlier was taken into custody.