England great Stuart Broad warns against ‘cheap’ Test caps | Cricket News

Among the England bowlers, Stuart Broad’s tally of 517 Test wickets is second only to that of James Anderson (Reuters Photo) LONDON: Stuart Broad has warned against Test caps being given out “free and cheap” as a result of England‘s controversial rest and rotation policy. The veteran seamer also said on Monday he was looking … Read more

New Zealand’s Devon Conway sprinkles kitty litter in the nets to train for India’s spin attack in World Test Championship final | Cricket News

AUCKLAND: New Zealand batsman Devon Conway is sprinkling kitty litter on practice wickets to simulate spin bowling on the rough, hoping this will help him counter the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin during the World Test Championship final against India next month. The 29-year-old has been named in the 20-member visiting NZ squad for the two-match … Read more

England’s IPL players unlikely to find place in Test squad against New Zealand: Reports | Cricket News

England's IPL players unlikely to find place in Test squad against New Zealand: Reports | Cricket News

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler was part of the Rajasthan Royals’ franchise in IPL 2021, which was suspended midway due to Covid-19 (Photo by Alastair Grant/Getty Images) LONDON: England are unlikely to rush their Indian Premier League (IPL) players straight from quarantine to the Test squad against New Zealand as they would be lacking red-ball practice, … Read more

After much drama, selectors pick Shafali, Shikha for Test & ODIs in England | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: A day after the Indian cricket board (BCCI) brought back Ramesh Powar as the India women’s team coach under controversial circumstances, the focus on Friday shifted to the selection panel led by Neetu David. It has emerged that there are several issues of friction between the senior players, selectors and former coaches, leading … Read more

Olympic-bound race walker Irfan and four others return negative in second COVID test | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Olympic-bound race walker KT Irfan and four other elite track-and-field athletes have returned negative for COVID-19 in a confirmatory second test at Sports Authority of India’s Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru, the nodal body said on Friday. Irfan was among five athletes who had tested positive for COVID-19 at the SAI‘s Centre of … Read more

Stuart Broad questions allocation of points in World Test Championship | Cricket News

Stuart Broad. (Photo by Jon Super/Pool via Getty Images) LONDON: England‘s seasoned pacer Stuart Broad has questioned the points allocation system in the World Test Championship, wondering how a five-match Ashes can be worth the same as a two-game series between India and Bangladesh. India and New Zealand will lock horns in the final of … Read more

Steely resolve, unwavering focus made India No. 1 in Test cricket: Ravi Shastri | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Indian cricket team’s head coach Ravi Shastri has praised his boys for showing grit and determination to finish as the top-ranked Test team after the International Cricket Council (ICC) released the team rankings on Thursday. Taking to Twitter, Shastri wrote: “This team has shown steely resolve & unwavering focus to be crowned No. … Read more

Olympic-bound race walker KT Irfan and four others test positive for COVID-19 in SAI Bengaluru | Tokyo Olympics News

Olympic-bound race walker KT Irfan and four others test positive for COVID-19 in SAI Bengaluru | Tokyo Olympics News

NEW DELHI: Olympic-bound race walker KT Irfan is among five elite track-and-field athletes who have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Sports Authority of India’s Centre of Excellence in Bengaluru. The tests were conducted last Friday and those who returned positive have been kept under quarantine. “At least five elite athletes have tested positive for … Read more

Australia got distracted by Team India’s ‘sideshows’: Tim Paine on Test series loss | Cricket News

Tim Paine and Ajinkya Rahane. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) SYDNEY: Australia Test skipper Tim Paine has indicated that his side was distracted by Team India during the tour which eventually saw the hosts losing the Test series in January this year. India defeated Australia by three wickets against all odds in the final Test … Read more

2nd Test: Shaheen Afridi’s career-best five-for sees Pakistan to big win over Zimbabwe | Cricket News

Shaheen Afridi (AP Photo) Seamer Shaheen Afridi took a career best five for 52 as Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by an innings and 147 runs early on the fourth day of the second Test at Harare Sports Club on Monday. SCORECARDPakistan needed just one wicket at the start of the day and it took a little … Read more