Elgar carries bat as South Africa make 311

Dean Elgar became the first player in Test history to carry his bat twice in the same year, and just the second man after Desmond Haynes to carry his bat three times overall
Last update: 23 Mar 2018 09:56:14

Wet beginning to Sheffield Shield final

No play possible on day one, despite mostly clear conditions in Brisbane; overnight rain and a wet outfield get in the way at Allan Border Field
Last update: 23 Mar 2018 06:35:10

Rain ruins second day after Williamson's record century

New Zealand's best Test batsman Kane Williamson brightened up a gloomy day in Auckland with his 18th Test hundred, passing Martin Crowe and Ross Taylor to become the country's leading century-maker
Last update: 23 Mar 2018 08:13:30

Shrubsole ruled out of England's T20 opener on Friday

During England's second warm-up match against India A on March 20 in Mumbai, Shrubsole fell awkwardly on her right shoulder while taking a catch and sustained a minor sprain
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 18:20:12

Glamorgan reveal £2.5m compensation from ECB for not staging Tests

Confirmation of Glamorgan's £2.5m payout from ECB comes ahead of an emergency meeting of county chairmen on March 26
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 18:18:02

Guys are shattered in the change room - Cremer

With his team's World Cup dreams all but shattered, a devastated Zimbabwe captain lamented the two missed opportunities to qualify against West Indies and UAE
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 18:06:46

BCCI ACU finds no evidence of Shami corruption

Hasin Jahan, the fast bowler's wife, is understood to have backtracked on her original allegation about her husband accepting money during a recent stopover in Dubai
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 16:59:07

UAE all but end Zimbabwe's World Cup dream

Chasing 230 in 40 overs in a rain-affected match, Zimbabwe went into the last over needing 15, but managed only 11
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 17:51:36

Morgan to lead World XI in fundraising T20I

The match, against West Indies at Lord's on May 31, will raise funds towards restoration efforts in parts of the Caribbean hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September last year
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 15:19:54

Should have stayed until the 20th over - Mandhana

Despite top-scoring for India with a 41-ball 67, the opener blamed herself rather than the misfiring middle order for Thursday's defeat to Australia
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 14:25:01

Fantastic opportunity to be back with CSK - M Vijay

The India opener is looking forward to playing at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, his home ground, in the forthcoming IPL season
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 14:03:07

Mohammed Shami back in BCCI contracts list

The fast bowler has been handed a Category B contract after the BCCI's anti-corruption unit investigated allegations pertaining to the board's code of conduct and found that no further proceedings were warranted
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 13:04:28

Maroof, Mir seal ODI series for Pakistan

Pakistan climbed to the top half of the ICC Women's Championship table with a resounding win against Sri Lanka in Dambulla, on the back of a half-century from captain Bismah Maroof and a four-for from offspinner Sana Mir
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 13:11:14

West Indies ODI shifted after Tendulkar's appeal

The November 1 ODI has been moved to Thiruvananthapuram after leading voices in football including Tendulkar, the co-owner of the Kerala Blasters franchise, raised concerns over potential damage to the turf in the Kochi stadium
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 11:20:09

'Embarrassed' Bayliss points out England's technical failings

Wrecker-in-chief Trent Boult, meanwhile, especially pleased with inswinger that accounted for Ben Stokes during epic collapse
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 12:05:46

Mooney, bowlers power Australia to six-wicket win

Australia dominated again, thanks to Beth Mooney's 45, two wickets each from Ellyse Perry and Ashleigh Gardner, and India's inability to prop up Smriti Mandhana's third successive half-century
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 11:37:09

Elgar stands firm as Cummins leads Aussie revival

Pat Cummins' afternoon spell turned the tables on South Africa, after Dean Elgar and AB de Villiers had laid a very promising platform
Last update: 23 Mar 2018 01:43:59

Northern Powerhouse finally stirs into life

It has taken five attempts over two series but the North finally beat the South in the pre-season challenge match in Barbados
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 09:06:05

Boult, Southee and Williamson bury England

Trent Boult and Tim Southee combined to bowl England out for 58, their sixth-lowest Test total. Kane Williamson then led their batting charge with a delectable, unbeaten 91
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 11:29:48

Dominant Kamran Akmal propels Peshawar into final

Opener's 27-ball 77 sets up huge total, before bowlers suppress Karachi's steady surge to give Peshawar an opportunity to defend their crown
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 04:00:12

'Two critical moments in two critical games have potentially cost us' - Coetzer

While Scotland's captain rued his team's bad luck with lbw decisions, West Indies' Jason Holder pointed out that the availability, or otherwise, of the DRS was not under his control
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 10:33:46

IPL to feature DRS for the first time

Each team will get one review per innings, and the third umpire will have access to both ball-tracking and Ultra Edge
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 18:36:19

Increased interest around women's cricket has been brilliant - Perry

The Australia allrounder is thrilled at the attention the women's game has been getting over the last couple of years, and is all praise for the atmosphere she has experienced at Indian grounds
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 14:01:07

ECB grants permission for concussion replacements

Medical professionals will judge whether a player is unfit to continue as the ECB takes on the thorny challenge of like-for-like replacements
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 15:14:28

Relief for West Indies, heartbreak for Scotland

The two-time champions sealed a berth in the 2019 World Cup when rain arrived with Scotland five runs short of the DLS par score
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 16:39:31

SA set to miss 2017-18 transformation target

Selection questions over Temba Bavuma/Theunis de Bruyn and Lungi Ngidi/Morne Morkel highlight the delicate balancing act for South Africa
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 14:48:08

Steyn all but out of Australia series

The fast bowler has recovered from the heel injury that has kept him out since the New Year's Test against India, but will not get any chance to prove his fitness in a first-class game with the Titans leaving him out of their squad for the final fixture o
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 14:12:49

Starc fit as Smith seeks a game-changer

Australia's captain, meanwhile, has looked notably assertive with the bat in net sessions this week, and reckons himself to be hitting the ball far better than at any stage during his prolific Ashes summer
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 07:21:41

Rabada reprieve adds spice to simmering contest

South Africa will be buoyed by the availability of No. 1 Test bowler Kagiso Rabada while Australia hope to have Mitchells Starc and Marsh fit
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 15:36:39

Remodelled Leach emerges stronger for the scrutiny

Somerset spinner in prime position to fill key England vacancy, after overcoming trauma of suspect action
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 17:58:27

'Need strong domestic set-up before creating women's IPL' - Raj

India's ODI captain doesn't think a women's IPL is feasible just yet, given the current depth of talent in Indian women's cricket
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 18:26:13

Rain curtails Stokes comeback preparations

England's one floodlit training session was washed out on Wednesday, leaving Ben Stokes short of bowling practice ahead of the first Test
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 14:28:42

How teams can qualify for the 2019 World Cup

Three teams still remain in contention for a place in the 2019 World Cup, though Zimbabwe no longer have their fate in their own hands
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 18:27:01

Jonassen No. 1 women's bowler in ICC ODI rankings

Among the batsmen, New Zealand captain Suzie Bates overtook her counterparts Meg Lanning and Mithali Raj to claim the No. 2 spot
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 08:56:25

Pattinson signs two-year deal with Brisbane Heat

Pattinson missed the entire last season because of a back stress fracture and will start bowling again this winter
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 07:04:31

Smith critical of Rabada's successful appeal

Surprised by the outcome, the Australia captain has declared the appeal verdict sets a troubling standard for allowable physical contact in the game
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 10:58:57

Avoid players in draft who won't travel to Pakistan - Moin

"Hurting" after the one-run loss to Peshawar Zalmi, the Quetta Gladiators head coach lamented the loss of Shane Watson and Kevin Pietersen, who had led them to the playoffs
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 06:06:39

Stokes the key factor as Eden Park lights up

Ross Taylor has been passed fit while legspinner Todd Astle replaces the injured Mitchell Santner for New Zealand
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 12:38:30

Peshawar steal one-run win, Quetta knocked out

The silly and the sublime came together in Lahore for a riveting finish as Peshawar Zalmi booked their place in the second qualifier and increased their chances of becoming back-to-back champions
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 20:08:35

Rashid not giving up on World-Cup slot yet

Afghanistan's path through the Super Sixes to the 2019 World Cup is a complicated one, but the legspinner wants his team to concentrate on winning their last match and then "see what happens"
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 16:53:12

Stokes must be on 'best behaviour' to avoid ban - Root

Allrounder set to resume Test career, but his ICC disciplinary record is hanging over him
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 22:13:37

Winning six karma for good things I've done - Karthik

Dinesh Karthik, hero of the Nidahas Trophy final, said he has been working on using the crease - how to use it, where to stand and what is the right position - to make maximum use of the ball
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 10:38:32

'Great decision for series and Test cricket'

Having Kagiso Rabada back is "satisfying" for two reasons: he will play at Newlands and South Africa feel vindicated that inconsistent application of the ICC code of conduct has been rectified
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 17:18:24

Rashid Khan's five-for keeps Afghanistan alive

Afghanistan slipped to 54 for 5 in the chase, but eventually overcame a plucky United Arab Emirates, who lost their appetite for a fight on a stiflingly hot afternoon
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 10:08:22

Reactions to the Rabada verdict: 'Common sense prevails'

Twitter reactions to Kagiso Rabada's two-Test ban being overturned, allowing him to play in the Cape Town Test
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 14:37:01

Halsall steps down as Bangladesh assistant coach

The 49-year old cites family commitments for his decision; will step away with immediate effect
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 13:10:15

Javeria's ton puts Pakistan 1-0 up

Bismah Maroof helped Pakistan bowl out Sri Lanka for 181 with figures of 3 for 17, completing a 69-run win in Dambulla
Last update: 22 Mar 2018 12:27:19

Gazi, Sunny power Dhanmondi Club into Super League

In Dhaka, Shahriar Nafees' 82 helped Agrani Bank to a six-wicket win against Rupganj, while Mohammedan signed off their DPL campaign with a hard-fought two-wicket win over Kalabagan in Savar
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 12:17:22

Root seeks new ideas to address England's Test stagnation

Shake-up of new-ball options may help end cycle of overseas failure, but England captain realistic about challenge
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 22:05:03

Agar heads to Middlesex for the Blast

Middlesex feel they have signed a matchwinning all-rounder in Ashton Agar, but the move again puts a focus on the involvement of Ravi Patel
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 11:30:48

Rabada's ban overturned, cleared to play in Cape Town

Kagiso Rabada will play in the Cape Town Test after his two-match ban for making physical contact with Steven Smith was overturned by the ICC's code of conduct appeal commissioner Michael Heron
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 17:17:54

The battle first, then the beers for Wagner

Wagner said that playing at Eden Park gives him "goosebumps" as he prepares to face England win the day-night Test
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 07:28:06

Lyon's Cape Town of contrasts

The Australia offspinner has never had conflicting memories of any other venue in the game and is hopeful the side will be able to emulate the feats of four years ago
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 08:07:10

Peterson's last over steals one-run win for New Zealand

West Indies needed five to win from the last over with six wickets in hand but offspinner Anna Peterson took two wickets and added a run-out on the penultimate ball to seal the win
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 07:00:21

Leaking 20-30 runs in the field hurt us - Taylor

Brendan Taylor blamed Zimbabwe's lapses in the field for their four-wicket defeat to West Indies even though he felt they had posted a "good total"
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 04:26:51

Jason Holder was outstanding - Law

The West Indies coach also showered praise on his side's energy and fielding, and called Brendan Taylor's century "one of the best one-day hundreds" he had seen
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 04:02:54

CWI offering players '$25,000 to tour Pakistan'

Cricket West Indies is offering its contracted and non-contracted players major pay hikes as an incentive to play the series of three T20 internationals in Pakistan next month
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 11:28:05

Coughlin shoulder surgery delays Notts bow

Paul Coughlin impressed with England Lions this winter but a shoulder injury suffered in the final match of their Caribbean tour needs an operation
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 08:06:07

Stanikzai back for Afghanistan

The captain returns to action, having been cleared fit after a bout of appendicitis that kept him out of the World Cup Qualifier till now
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 17:49:46

Holder, Samuels take West Indies closer to World Cup

Brendan Taylor's belligerent century went in vain as West Indies recorded their fifth-highest successful chase in ODI history
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 04:00:21

'Backroom noise hindering exciting Test series' - Elgar

A quiet break from cricket, after two high-quality Tests that were in the spotlight for several wrong reasons, has given the South Africa opener time to think about his faltering batting
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 11:48:47

Mitchell Starc troubled by sore calf

While Mitchell Marsh did bowl overs at half-pace as he recovered from a groin strain, a calf complaint for Starc is a concern given that he has just had numerous days to shake off residual niggles from the first two Tests
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 11:29:43

'We have confidence in T20s now, like in Tests and ODIs' - Mushfiqur

Despite their impressive performance in the Nidahas Trophy, Bangladesh's wicketkeeper said they "haven't become a T20 side of caliber yet"
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 11:06:23

SL pick teenager Dilhari for ODIs; Atapattu returns as captain

Atapattu will take over the captaincy from Inoka Ranaweera for the upcoming home ODIs against Pakistan
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 10:31:04

Broad seeks that buzzing feeling after lone hours in nets

Stuart Broad is one Test wicket away from the 400 club, but knows he has much to prove after a disappointing Ashes
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 18:01:09

Sydney Thunder rope in Bond as head coach

The 42-year old worked with his former national team-mate Daniel Vettori at Brisbane Heat and has also held roles with reigning IPL champions Mumbai Indians and the England Ashes side
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 10:11:40

McClenaghan replaces injured Behrendorff in Mumbai Indians squad

The Australia fast bowler is suffering from a back problem and will miss the entire IPL season
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 10:31:14

Play abandoned due to unsafe wicket in Rangiora

Canterbury have accused Auckland of deliberately batting negatively after their Plunket Shield encounter was called off early on the third day
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 08:47:04

Guptill called up as New Zealand batting cover

Ross Taylor, who was New Zealand's main injury worry after the ODI series, is progressing well ahead of the first Test
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 06:52:49

We'll use Philander tweet on the field - Bancroft

The Australia opener is sure the "hacked" tweet will be brought up at some stage during the Newlands Test to get under the opposition's nerves
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 07:23:09

Colombo awash with massive support for India

When Dinesh Karthik scythed that final delivery for six, the release from the fans was one of unbridled ecstasy. Sri Lankan and Indian fans were embracing each other in kinship
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 07:47:19

Stokes on track to be able to bowl in first Test

An untimely downpour put paid to Ben Stokes' plans for an outdoor bowl in Auckland on Monday, but he came through a five-over spell in the Eden Park indoor school
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 11:24:37

Watling aware challengers are breathing down his neck

It's been a long time between outings for New Zealand's Test specialists. It's been even longer for wicketkeeper BJ Watling
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 05:24:09

Whatever situation comes, Karthik is ready - Rohit

The India captain believed that Karthik was the best candidate at No. 6 to provide the final flourish, although Karthik was unhappy about not batting higher
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 03:50:31

Always going to play more aggressively than others - Healy

The centurion said scoring a blistering 133 gave her a "relief" after her 37-ball 19 in the second ODI of the series, which Australia sweeped 3-0 and saw as "revenge" after the World Cup semi-final loss last year
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 04:37:44

Gubbins leads South to record score as North woes intensify

The North v South challenge has switched from the UAE to Barbados but for the North it brought a familiar story as they lost for the fourth successive time
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 13:27:08

Shakib backs his boys after Karthik magic

The captain says there was not much wrong done on Bangladesh's part, but still wonders whether it's "nerves or luck" that kicks in to thwart them in tournament finals
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 19:49:58

Ronchi blitz fires Islamabad into second PSL final

Luke Ronchi smashes PSL's fastest half-century in Islamabad United's record win; Karachi Kings to meet winner of Quetta and Peshawar in eliminator
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 19:42:01

'Loss will put us into gear for West Indies game' - Coetzer

The Scotland captain didn't regret his decision to bowl first; hopes loss serves as a wake-cup call ahead of a must-win game
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 18:20:12

Ireland give themselves 'a lifeline of hope'

Batsman Andy Balbirnie, the Man of the Match, gave a lot of credit for the win to fast bowler Boyd Rankin
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 17:42:39

Dinesh Karthik's magic eight balls

A ball-by-ball breakdown of Dinesh Karthik's title-winning cameo
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 18:17:08

Moeen's landmark lightens Ashes regret

Moeen Ali says he never expected to play 50 Tests and the achievement might help him put an unrewarding Ashes tour behind him
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 17:51:25

Balbirnie's century keeps Ireland's World Cup hopes alive

Boyd Rankin snuffs out four wickets in tight chase to put an end to Scotland's unbeaten run in the tournament
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 15:53:38

Codes, and politics: what the aftermath of the bust-ups tells us

Perhaps it's time Australia have another look at how they, as players, are perceived by the cricketing world. Perhaps it's also time for South Africa, as a cricketing nation, to reconsider the way they negotiate authority
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 15:57:44

India clinch title with Karthik's stunning last-ball six

India needed 34 off 12. Dinesh Karthik almost single-handedly achieved that target with a stunning 29* off eight balls
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 18:29:41

Healy 133 leads Australia to massive victory

Alyssa Healy's maiden international hundred took Australia to their highest score against India ever, and a 3-0 clean sweep in the ODI series
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 16:54:10

Khelagar make Super League for first time in DPL

Abahani Limited and Gazi Group Cricketers also registered contrasting wins
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 12:23:01

Vidarbha win Irani Cup with their batting might

They added the Irani Cup to the Ranji Trophy championship to ensure their 2017-18 season was an unprecedented success
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 12:06:27

Olivier, Morris added to South Africa Test squad

There is no room yet, however, for Dale Steyn, who has yet to play a competitive match since injuring his heel in January
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 10:29:38

Hand injury leaves Misbah in doubt for Qualifier

The Islamabad United captain has suffered a hairline fracture in the side of his hand, near the wrist
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 08:55:25

'Patchy' Hazlewood seeks new-ball strikes

The fast bowler has admitted he has not been at his best so far on the South Africa tour, and hopes for a bit of grass on the pitches in Cape Town and Johannesburg
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 07:15:59

Cook hopes to banish dark times under Auckland's lights

Alastair Cook knows that he still has much to prove at the top of England's order despite a memorable double-century in Melbourne
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 00:06:17

Van der Merwe stars as Netherlands clinch seventh place

The allrounder followed his 25 with the bat with 4 for 20 to trump a similar all-round contribution from Nepal's Sompal Kami and help his side defend 189
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 18:24:29

India's youth v Bangladesh's seniors in title clash

While Washington Sundar, Vijay Shankar, and Manish Pandey have impressed for India, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim have shepherded tricky chases for Bangladesh
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 16:36:16

Rajkot or Hyderabad could host India's first day-night Test

The BCCI has asked the Committee of Administrators to take the final call on India playing their inaugural day-night Test in the two-match series at home against West Indies next season
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 15:54:59

Norman Vanua, Charles Amini help PNG defend 200

The two bowlers claimed four wickets each to consign Hong Kong to a 58-run loss and the last spot in the World Cup qualifier
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 14:52:17

Shakib hopes Bangladesh stay away from pressure and focus on process

The Bangladesh captain has said he wants his side to remain as relaxed as he had seen them throughout the day
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 14:24:14

Gurbani rips through RoI line-up with fiery four-for

The seamer took 4 for 46 after Apoorv Wankhade's unbeaten 157 swelled Vidarbha's total to 800 for 7, the highest total in the Irani Cup history
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 11:50:54

India wary of Bangladesh's 'tenacity' - Karthik

While Bangladesh have made great progress over the past few years, the India wicketkeeper-batsman says that a loss to them is still cause for mild embarrassment
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 14:37:12

Shakib, Nurul fined for breaching code of conduct

They have also received one demerit point each for separate incidents during their side's T20I match against Sri Lanka in Colombo
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 13:43:39

ICC Security Specialists Meet CM of Sindh, Police Chief

The security councils of an organization that counsels the International Cricket Council and the Confederation of International Cricket player’s Relationship met Chief Minister of Sindh famous Murad Ali Shah and the forces of the province Leader AD Khawaja to deliberate the safety dealings. They are also doing preparations for the next season of matches of… Read More »

Sri Lanka Should Have to Win 3rd ODI to Keep Series Alive

It did not appear so long before that Pakistani team was reflected an unassertive ODI outfit performing an old-fashioned practice of the cricket game. Their hitting was too damn slow, the bowlers were not piercing sufficient, and on the other hand, the fielding imitated to typecast. Now, rapidly, having crushed the world, now they have… Read More »

ICC Approves Test Championship and ODI league

ICC Approves Test Championship and ODI league: The whole structure of cricketing is fixed to alter through the Cricket Counselling at International level admiring Test Championship and ODI International championship, and the chief executive of ICC named David Richardson, just defined in Auckland on today (Friday, October 13) afterward the leading body’s consultation. Now it… Read More »

Category: ICC

Kagiso Rabada Moved To His Career Best ICC Ranking

Kagiso Rabada Moved To His Career Best ICC Ranking: South African team’s fast bowler and pacer Kagiso Rabada has grown 2 niches to grasp a best 3rd position of all profession amongst bowlers and fast pacers in the Test matches Player Statuses of ICC afterward his best play of the game recital in contradiction of… Read More »