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Simon Taufel tells all on his umpiring career

James Nixon | 10:03am GMT 11 December 2018 Simon Taufel gave up his white coat at an age when many Test match umpires have still not started their international careers which, given the universal acclaim his ability attracted, was a great pity. That said there is often a consolation to go with disappointment, and in […]

Kane Williamson breaches 900-points barrier

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson soared in the Test rankings and became the first batsman from his country to breach the 900-points barrier following a stellar performance in UAE that paved for his team’s first away win against an Asian team in 49 years. ICC Hall of Fame inductee Richard Hadlee was the only other […]

Despondent Mitchell Marsh still hopeful of playing Perth Test

Mitchell Marsh faced a curious situation ahead of the Test series opener against India in Adelaide. Despite his designation as one of the two vice-captains of the side – with Josh Hazlewood, the all-rounder was left out of the playing XI in favour of an extra batsman. The axe came after a succession of poor […]

Ed Smith coy over Jofra Archer's England ingress

The spectre of Jofra Archer loomed large over Ed Smith’s final selection briefing of 2018. The Barbados-born, British-passport wielding allrounder with an English father will become available for England sometime in March after the ECB slashed their residency requirements from seven to three years at the end of November. While Archer is still ineligible for […]

Dananjaya's bowling action found to be illegal

Akila Dananjaya’s bowling action has been found to be illegal in an independent assessment, the ICC announced on Monday (December 10). Consequently, the Sri Lankan offspinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. However, with the consent of Sri Lanka Cricket, Dananjaya can continue to bowl in the domestic competitions under […]

Proud to have picked 20 wickets away with four bowlers and Kookaburra: Kohli

There’s more to the Adelaide win than being a famous overseas victory for India. It symbolically marks the beginning of the end of a year when their bowling has broken new ground, so much so that how India lose Test matches away from home has become more about their batting than bowling. And to hit […]

Chris Lynn named Brisbane Heat captain

Queensland’s big-hitting batsman Chris Lynn is all set to take over the captaincy for the Brisbane Heat in the upcoming season of the Big Bash league, replacing former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum. This will be Lynn’s second stint as the skipper of the franchise, after having led the Heat in the 2015-16 season where […]

India close in as Bumrah ends Shaun Marsh's fight

India continued to maintain the upper hand in the Adelaide Test as they went into Lunch on the final day four wickets away from going 1-0 up in the series. Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah picked a wicket each in the first session with the latter getting the big wicket of Shaun Marsh. The left-hander […]

Live Cricket Score – Australia vs India, 1st Test, Day 5, Adelaide

Second new ball taken Two reviews go against India Lot happening for Ashwin in one over against Cummins. First India went for a caught behind review, pushed by Rahane. But there was no edge on it. Soon after, Cummins is given out caught at short leg but he goes for the review. The ball had […]

My focus won't be distracted easily – Mortaza

Despite his proven credentials as the captain of the Bangladesh ODI side, and his utility as a seamer in the team, a question mark hovered over Mashrafe Mortaza ahead of the one-day series against the Windies. His recent entry into politics and the hint that he would retire after the 2019 World Cup were received […]