Category Archives: Cricket

Stokes made to wait for his on-field redemption

There were a few boos. Not many, but enough to pierce through the polite applause that greeted his bowling warm-ups. It did not take long for them to be drowned out by cheers as his picture was beamed onto the two big screens here at Trent Bridge. Nine overs into the third Test, India steady […]

Woakes triple turns India's session upside down

India’s batting at Lord’s cannot be a habit. At least that’s what KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan, both forming India’s third opening combination in three Tests on this tour, looked keen on proving, compiling a rare fifty-run opening stand in the first session of the third Test between England and India at Trent Bridge. But […]

Bangladesh hopeful of Shakib playing in Asia Cup

Bangladesh chief selector Minhajul Abedin revealed on Saturday (August 18) that they expect the injured all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan to take part in the preparation camp ahead of the Asia Cup, scheduled to begin from August 27. Shakib, who had indicated that he would go ahead with the surgery after the West Indies tour, was […]

Pollard's maiden T20 ton helps St Lucia end 15-match losing streak

It took an astonishing maiden T20 ton from Kieron Pollard to help St Lucia Stars end their 15-match losing streak in CPL. Just a night before, the team had seen Darren Bravo snatch a win from them despite posting 212. On Friday (August 17), a 54-ball 104 from Pollard and a 52-ball 80 from Andre […]

Forever Young

Martin Chandler | 9:21pm BST 17 August 2018 Frank Hayes made his First Class debut for Lancashire back in 1970. He didn’t look too much like a professional cricketer. His blonde hair framed a face that appeared to be much younger than his 23 years, and he didn’t look very different when he retired fourteen […]

Moeen Ali stars with century in Worcestershire win

South Group Sussex vs Middlesex Philip Salt gave Sussex a blazing start with a half-century off just 25 balls. His fifty, along with skipper Luke Wright’s 48-ball 74 took them to 215 eventually, which helped them pick up a 31-run win on Friday (August 18) in Hove. A strong start at the top was what […]

Rajpoot's triple-strike hurts India Red on opening day

Seamer Ankit Rajpoot struck thrice on the opening day as India Green took early control of their contest against India Red in the Duleep Trophy. India Red made a great start after opting to bat in the day-night four-day encounter in Dindigul as skipper Abhinav Mukund and Sanjay Ramaswamy put on 69 for the first […]

Stokes's selection decision tough, but a no-brainer for Root

“Probably one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make as captain,” said England captain Joe Root when he confirmed that Ben Stokes will be lining up in the XI for the third Test at the expense of Sam Curran. The 20-year-old may feel hard done by, especially after a Man-of-the-Match showing in the […]

Vanitha stars in India Blue's thumping win

Vellaswamy Vanitha composed a fine 51 while Mansi Joshi and Anuja Patil shared two spoils each as India Blue thumped India Red by eight wickets in the Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy in Alur, on Friday (August 17). India Blue chased down the paltry target of 85 in the 18th over. In pursuit of a modest […]

Durham sign Bancroft for 2019 season

Cameron Bancroft has penned down a deal with Durham as their overseas player, the club confirmed on Friday (August 17). He will be available for the full season and will represent the club in all three formats. Tom Latham, who is set to be a key figure in New Zealand’s 2019 World Cup campaign, will […]