England in all sorts of trouble

8 September 2019, 2:41 PM
England lost Jason Roy and Ben Stokes before lunch as they slumped to 87 for four to leave Australia closing in on a win that would retain the Ashes on the final day of the fourth test at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Joe Denly
Akila Dananjaya
Sri Lanka’s Dananjaya gets one-year ban due to illegal action 19 September 2019, 7:33 PM

  Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been banned for a year from bowling in international cricket due to an illegal action, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday.

Steve Smith
England’s Broad excited for Jofra Archer and Steve Smith showdown at fourth Ashes 3 September 2019, 6:11 AM

England fast bowler Stuart Broad is excited to see another showdown between England's Jofra Archer and Australia's Steve Smith when the former skipper returns for the fourth Ashes test in Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Australia spearhead Cummins wants to play all five Ashes tests 12 August 2019, 7:39 AM

Australia paceman Pat Cummins wants to play all five matches in the Ashes series and is looking forward to rejoining the fray in his first test at Lord's on Wednesday.

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Australia will be underdogs against ‘World Cup favourites’ England: Lyon 8 July 2019, 5:49 AM

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon says his side will be the underdogs when they face hosts England in the Cricket World Cup semi-finals.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Kohli backs ‘legend’ Dhoni’s go-slow tactics 28 June 2019, 8:50 AM

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's calculated batting in the middle overs has the full backing of the India team, skipper Virat Kohli said on Thursday amid criticism that the former skipper's slow approach has not worked in the World Cup.

Jason Roy
England’s Roy ‘making good progress’ ahead of World Cup match against India 26 June 2019, 2:50 PM

England are hopeful that opener Jason Roy will return from a hamstring injury in time to play in Sunday's vital World Cup clash against India at Edgbaston.

Kane Williamson
New Zealand wary of Williamson ban 24 June 2019, 7:53 AM

After being fined part of their match fee for a slow over rate against West Indies on Saturday, New Zealand will be keen to keep things ticking along quickly with skipper Kane Williamson facing a one-match ban at the Cricket World Cup.

Lungi Ngidi
South Africa’s Ngidi set to return for NZ clash 18 June 2019, 3:00 PM

  South African fast bowler Lungi Ngidi is expected to return for Wednesday’s must-win Cricket World Cup game against New Zealand at Edgbaston after passing a fitness test.

Waqar Younis
Younis expects Pakistan to recall Shadab for India clash 14 June 2019, 6:25 AM

Former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis expects his team to bring back leg-spinner Shadab Khan for Sunday's clash against arch-rivals India in Manchester to revive their World Cup campaign.

Singh Dhoni
India’s Dhoni told to take military badge off gloves 7 June 2019, 11:57 AM

World Cup organisers have ordered India star M.S. Dhoni to take military insignia off his wicket keeping gloves, media reports said Friday.

Joe Burns
Australia opener Burns diagnosed with fatigue illness 4 June 2019, 8:29 AM

Australia opening batsman Joe Burns has been diagnosed with a fatigue illness after making an abrupt return home from English country cricket last month, Queensland's state cricket association said on Tuesday.

Amla Hashim
South Africa can’t afford any more mistakes, says Kallis 3 June 2019, 10:52 AM

South Africa cannot afford any more mistakes at the World Cup and will need to win almost all their remaining seven games if they hope to qualify for the semi-finals, former all-rounder Jacques Kallis has said.

Proteas up for heavy run chase against Bangladesh 2 June 2019, 3:59 PM

South Africa are in all sorts of trouble against Bangladesh in their second World Cup match at the Oval in London.

New Zealand thrash Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in World Cup 1 June 2019, 6:29 PM

New Zealand kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 10-wicket thrashing of Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Saturday.

Henry leads Kiwi charge to dismiss Sri Lanka for 136 1 June 2019, 3:23 PM

Matt Henry led the New Zealand charge with three wickets to help dismiss Sri Lanka for just 136 in their opening match of the World Cup in Cardiff on Saturday.

England overwhelm South Africa in World Cup opener 30 May 2019, 8:46 PM

England made a confident start to their Cricket World Cup campaign as they crushed South Africa by 104 runs in the tournament opener at The Oval on Thursday.

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West Indies perfect opportunity to test death bowling – NZ coach 27 May 2019, 6:29 AM

A power-hitting West Indian side will provide the perfect opportunity to test bowling tactics in the final 'death' overs ahead of the Cricket World Cup, New Zealand bowling coach Shane Jurgensen has said.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Dhoni best suited at No 5 for India: Tendulkar 23 May 2019, 2:12 PM

  India need to space out their experienced batsmen at the World Cup in England and veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni is best suited at number five, according to batting great Sachin Tendulkar.

Wahab Riaz bowling
Riaz, Amir and Asif named in Pakistan’s final World Cup squad 20 May 2019, 4:46 PM

Fast bowlers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir have been drafted in to Pakistan's final 15-man squad for the World Cup along with middle-order batsman Asif Ali, the country's cricket board (PCB) said on Monday.

Virat Kohli
India win top Test rankings for third year 1 April 2019, 4:36 PM

Virat Kohli's India have topped the international Test rankings for the third year in a row boosted by their first ever series triumph in Australia earning a million dollar prize for the team.

Warner, Bairstow in record IPL stand as Hyderabad win big 31 March 2019, 5:55 PM

Australia's David Warner hit an unbeaten 100 and put on a record stand with Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate Jonny Bairstow in the Indian Premier League on Sunday to boost his return from a ball-tampering scandal.

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India a class act with soft underbelly – Manjrekar 25 March 2019, 5:40 PM

India are a class outfit but they will go into this year's World Cup with a soft underbelly having failed to settle on a number four, former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar told Reuters in an interview.

Cameron Bancroft
Australian Bancroft named captain of Durham 22 March 2019, 9:53 AM

English county Durham have named Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft, who served a nine-month ban last year for his role in a ball-tampering scandal, as their captain for this season.

Imran Tahir
Miller, Tahir lead South Africa to super over victory over Sri Lanka 20 March 2019, 8:40 AM

South Africa's veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir conceded only five runs in a decisive super over as they beat Sri Lanka in their opening Twenty20 International on Tuesday after both teams had finished their innings with the same score.

Adam Zampa
Australia’s Zampa still not counting on World Cup spot 20 March 2019, 6:20 AM

The clamour in Australia to include Adam Zampa in the Cricket World Cup squad has reached fever pitch after his strong series in India but the leg spinner feels his place is far from assured.

Zimbabwe players celebrate after their T20 cricket victory against India
Broadcast costs derail Afghanistan’s proposed Zimbabwe tour 12 March 2019, 2:42 PM

  Afghanistan's proposed tour of Zimbabwe for five one-day international matches next month has been cancelled because of broadcast costs, Zimbabwe Cricket said on Monday.

Virat Kohli
India captain Kohli slams inconsistent DRS after Australia defeat 11 March 2019, 3:35 PM

Skipper Virat Kohli has slammed the decision review system (DRS) as "not consistent" after India had a referral turned down by the TV umpire and went on to lose the fourth one-day international to a record Australia chase in Mohali.

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India boycott threat looms over cricket’s global showpiece 7 March 2019, 12:13 PM

Border tensions between India and Pakistan are casting a cloud over this year's cricket World Cup with the threat of a boycott hanging over their highly-anticipated clash in England.

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Australia can win World Cup with Smith and Warner: Warne 6 March 2019, 8:07 AM

Steve Smith and David Warner's year-long exile has likely left them hungrier than ever and their return can spark Australia to World Cup glory, Test great Shane Warne said on Wednesday.

Imran Tahir
Tahir to retire from ODI’s after World Cup 4 March 2019, 9:15 PM

South African leg-spinner, Imran Tahir, will retire from One-Day International cricket after this year's World Cup in England but will still be available for the Proteas in the T20 format.