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]
Saturday was my first attendance of the new season and because of this, I might have got a bit over zealous in the brown bottle shop, with the pre-match refreshments, so some of the report may be as squint as most throw-ins in professional rugby but not as crooked as the scrum put-in.
IT TOOK a while, and we were all on the edge of our (metaphorical or not) seats by that time, but the Cov Dog finally put in an appearance with about ten minutes of a frustrating, error-strewn, yet perversely entertaining match remaining.
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.
Oct 21 (OPTA) - Standings of the Sheffield Shield on Monday
P W L T BBat BBowl Ded PTS
Queensland 10 6 1 3 7.40 8.60 0 55
Tasmania 10 5 3 2 5.85 9.70 0 47.55
Victoria 10 3 2 5 8.11 8.80 0 39.91
Western Australia 10 3 5 2 8.19 8.90 0 37.09
New South Wales 10 3 5 2 6.47 7.90 0 34.37
South Australia 10 2 6 2 7.04 8.00 0 29.04
Note: Ded-Deductions; BBat-Batting bonu
Oct 21 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play on the fourth day of between Western Australia and Victoria on Monday at Perth, Australia
Western Australia win by 9 wickets
Victoria 1st innings
Nic Maddinson c Shaun Marsh b Matthew Kelly 37
Marcus Harris lbw Matthew Kelly 69
Will Pucovski c Josh Inglis b Jhye Richardson 64
Peter Handscomb b Ashton Agar 12
Glenn Maxwell lbw Jhye Richardson
South Africa's Zubayr Hamza scored his first fifty in test cricket but India claimed four wickets in the morning session to stay on course for a big first innings lead in their third and final test on Monday.