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]
What a pantomime EPCR have put on casting Saracens as the Wicked Stepmother. Well at least it’s the right time of year! Will we? Won’t we? Will we? Won’t we? Closed doors? Open Doors? Closed Doors? Stable Doors? You get the idea. It has given Saracens-haters across Europe the chance to blame the Club for the Snow Dump (which wasn’t forecast that far south), ungritted roads (how dare Barnet council prioritise the A1 over Champions Way?), delayed flights at Luton Airport, the fall in the pound, the Ashes problems in Australia, world poverty etc etc. Rumours abound! “Sarries couldn’t contact EPRC yesterday.” “Sarries wanted to postpone the game until Billy was fit again.” “Sarries were scared of the Jaune et bleu effect”. “EPCR changed the rules for Sarries”. “Nobody consulted ASM”. Probably not a ha’pence of truth in any of them!
Sorry this is a bit late. Frankly it was awful to watch. Arsenal were all over the place defensively, surprise surprise, and were very slow and one-dimensional going forward. We are so, so lucky that Southampton only scored one, we were able to equalise and none of our league rivals won either. We got away with one really.
First of all, my apologies for not posting for some time, and in particular for not writing any previews for ages. To be honest, I just didn’t know what to say as we approached each game this season on the back of a dire performance from the previous game. I also would like to apologise to the Editors as this has meant that they now have to post the “Teams up” as a News Item in order to keep the site running. I will try and do better I promise.
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.
SYDNEY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Alastair Cook has "no idea" when he will be retiring and is completely focused on beating Australia in his 150th test this week to keep the Ashes series alive, the former England captain said on Tuesday.
Dec 12 (Reuters) - Following is a factbox on the third test
match between Australia and England, which starts on Thursday:
WACA, Perth - Capacity: 18,000
The WACA (Western Australian Cricket Association) Ground
hosts its 14th and final Ashes test before giving up major
cricket events to the new 60,000-seat Perth Stadium across the
Built on a swamp and home to sporting events since the
1890s, the WACA is traditionally a pace bowler's par
MELBOURNE, Dec 12 (Reuters) - England's hopes of clawing their way back into an Ashes series fast slipping from their grip will be put to the ultimate test at the WACA where the tourists have won only once in nearly 50 years.
WELLINGTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - New Zealand's bowlers steadily chipped away at the West Indies lineup to record a ruthless 240-run victory shortly before tea on the fourth day of the second test at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Tuesday to wrap up a 2-0 series sweep.
Amir Saddique has been retained as Coach of the American College Cricket USA team to play vs the Canadian College Cricket All Stars in Orlando Jan 27 & 28, 2018. Amir was the Coach for Series IV in Texas in Jan 2017 when USA won 3-0.