VVS Laxman says he misses his duels against Shane Warne and is keen to make the most of the opportunity to take him on when batting for Lancashire in the county championship match against Hampshire next week Warne the Hampshire captain was at the receiving end of Laxman's magical wrists during the last three encounters between India and Australia But Test cricket's highest wicket-taker who was reduced to an average bowler by the stylish Hyderabadi player won t come face to face when the Indians tour down under in December-January having retired from international cricket earlier this year The county [more]
Harbhajan Singh is prepared to trade economy for wickets when he makes his India comeback in the inaugural Twenty World Championships in South Africa next month quot I wouldn't worry too much about economy in Twenty World Cup you would go for runs anyway If I pick up a few wickets along the way I would be satisfied quot says the Punjab off-spinner one of the meanest bowlers in world cricket Harbhajan is aware that the last thing a bowler could do when playing in the latest form of the game is worry about conceding runs quot Twenty is not [more]
Rain gods played pranks again as India's warm-up one day cricket match against England Lions was abandoned on Saturday following heavy shower at the Northamptonshire County Club ground Batting first England Lions amassed for from their allotted overs with Vikram Solanki and Luke Wright notching up half centuries Chasing a stiff task of scoring runs for victory in overs India were without loss after overs when rains ruled out any further play Sourav Ganguly was not out b while Robin Uthappa was batting on b With the match being abandoned Indian batsmen lost a precious opportunity to get into the [more]
The results of the 2017 Russian GP would see the Williams Martini team see their drivers finish in 9th and 11th. Felipe Massa would start from sixth and would run in this position for most of the race but a late puncture and pit stop would see him drop to ninth. For Lance Stroll he was just outside the points but at least he finished the race. But his race was spoilt by a spin on the first lap of the race that saw him drop down the order. It was a race of what might have been for the Williams team had their drivers not suffered their frustrations in the race.
Having made a distinctly rusty start to their County Championship campaign, Yorkshire have managed to hit the ground running in the Royal London One-Day Cup, recording an emphatic win over Nottinghamshire in their own backyard in a surprisingly one-sided encounter. This was a real team effort, with Joe Root excelling in the run chase and Tim Bresnan taking a lion share of the wickets, while the bowlers did not concede a single extra. Hopefully the Tykes can sustain this form in subsequent one-day outings, although consistency is often difficult to attain in limited overs contests - even for the best of teams.
Harlequins’ defeat of Wasps put a rather different spin on Kelly & Neil’s leaving party because all of a sudden the result mattered. Things were back in our own hands. A win today and another next Saturday would give us a home semi-final. Unfortunately someone forgot to cancel the clown!
The International Cricket Council's Anti-Corruption Unit on Monday said tainted Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir's video in which he admitted his guilt and also described the after-effect of his wrongdoing is being used to educate cricketers about the consequences of indulging in corrupt practices like spot-fixing and match-fixing.
The ever-improving Indian women cricketers could get a chance to become household names, just like tennis star Sania Mirza and shuttle queen Saina Nehwal, by televising their matches, feels national team captain Mithali Raj.
April 30 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the second Test between West Indies and Pakistan on Sunday in Bridgetown, Barbados
West Indies won toss and decided to bat
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Vishaul Singh, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Jason Holder (capt), Devendra Bishoo, Alzarri Joseph, Shannon Gabriel
Pakistan: Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Shad
April 30 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka have hired former South Africa paceman Allan Donald as a bowling consultant to help with their preparations for June's Champions Trophy, the cricket board announced on Sunday.
SYDNEY, April 28 (Reuters) - Australia's professional cricketers rejected a pay offer from the sport's governing body on Friday, saying the proposal was "a win for cricket administrators but a loss for cricket".
April 27 (Reuters) - Indian Premier League side Delhi Daredevils have signed West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels to replace injured South African wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock for the remainder of the tournament.
After dismissing Delhi Daredevils to their lowest Indian Premier League total of 67 runs, Kings XI Punjab completed the chase in eighth over with 10 wickets in hand riding on a fluent unbeaten fifty from Martin Guptill in 36th game of the tournament in Mohali.
After Tim Bresnan and David Willey shared five wickets between them to restrict Nottighamshire to 185, Joe Root scored a fluent 75-run knock to help Yorkshire complete the chase in 32.4 overs with seven wickets in hand in the North Group Royal London Cup encounter at Trent Bridge.