Category Archives: Cricket

With emotions toned down, Williamson, Dhoni gear up for the mega-showdown

It was everything you wouldn’t expect ahead of an IPL final, one of the most hotly-contested ones at that. It was also what you’d expect when you had two of the coolest captains at the press conference. MS Dhoni and Kane Williamson traded compliments, tributes and jokes aplenty as they, along with coaches Stephan Fleming […]

England lose openers after Pakistan finish with 179-run lead

Pakistan’s domination continued as they sent back the openers cheaply after finishing with a sizeable lead on Day 3 of the Lord’s Test on Saturday (May 26). Having picked up a 179-run lead, they made inroads through Mohammad Abbas and Shadab Khan to leave England in plenty of trouble at 37 for 2 at the […]

Langer draws line in the sand over player behaviour

Justin Langer, the Australian coach, has laid down the law over his team’s expected behaviour as a new era begins for Australia in the aftermath of the ball-tampering fiasco. The former Test opener has taken over from Darren Lehmann and will embark on his first assignment during Australia’s limited-overs tour of the UK next month. […]

England tour of SL in doubt after allegations of doctoring conditions

News of altering the pitch conditions to influence the outcome of the upcoming Galle Test between hosts Sri Lanka and England, has not just thrown England’s impending tour beginning October in doubt, but has sent shockwaves in the world of cricket early on Saturday (May 26) morning after the Daily Telegraph reported the incident. The […]

SRH rise with MVP Rashid

There are special nights like these when the decision makers at a franchise can clink their glasses high and celebrate a pre-season decision. When four other teams went trigger-happy with their paddles on that fine January evening, men on the SRH table just sat back and watched the fun till it lasted. When it halted […]

Babar Azam ruled out of England tour due to fracture

Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing Test series against England after the scans at the end of Day 2 or the Lord’s game revealed a fracture on his left hand. The middle-order batsman has been ruled out of action for 4-6 weeks, according to the Pakistan team […]

Rashid Khan's all-round show helps SRH edge out KKR

Sunrisers Hyderabad held their nerves to pip out Kolkata Knight Riders at the post by 13 runs on Friday (May 25th) to set up a finale with Chennai Super Kings on Sunday (May 27th). Set a target of 175, Kolkata stumbled at the penultimate hurdle as they lost regular wickets in the middle overs to […]

Ramprakash appointed interim England Lions head coach

Mark Ramprakash has been appointed interim head coach of the England Lions, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Friday (May 25). Ramprakash will fill in for Andy Flower, who has been appointed Director of England Cricket for at least the next three months, given Andrew Strauss’s decision to step away from the role […]

Live Cricket Score: England vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 2, Lord's

Fifty for Azhar: A solid innings from the opening batsman, who bring up his half-century off 133 deliveries. Pakistan are now 118 for 2, trailing by 66. Can they end the session with eight wickets in hand? Another partnership blossoms: Asad Shafiq has started well while Azhar continues in a solid manner. Capitalising on the […]

Windies recall Devon Smith for Sri Lanka Tests after three-year long hiatus

Left-handed batsman Devon Smith returns from the wilderness after three years as Cricket West Indies on Friday (May 25) recalled him to a 13-man squad for the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, starting June 6 in Trinidad. The Grenadian batsman earned the call-up, riding on his performances in the Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day […]