NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram feels that playing conditions in Sydney and Perth in the ongoing Test series between India and Australia exposed the “physical inadequacies of an ageing cricketer”.
“The conditions at Perth and Sydney exposed the physical inadequacies of an ageing cricketer. Hot and [...]
DUBAI: Off-spinner Graeme Swann trapped Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq in the penultimate over of the second day to help England fight back in the first Test on Wednesday.
Misbah’s 13th half-century – his 11th in 13 Tests as captain – had kept Pakistan in [...]
DUBAI: Pakistan opener Mohammad Hafeez missed a century by 12 runs on the second day of the first Test against England on Wednesday, but still managed to ease his side into the lead.
Hafeez hit an attractive 88 during his resolute 114-run opening stand [...]
Poor opening stands, ageing middle-order, defensive captaincy and lacklustre bowling have been India’s bane in the ongoing four-match Test series against Australia.
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India’s overseas Test woes begin right at the top. [...]
DUBAI: Openers Mohammad Hafeez and Taufeeq Umar scored half centuries for Pakistan before England paceman Stuart Broad checked their progress with a pair of wickets in the last hour before lunch on the second day of the first Test on Wednesday.
ADELAIDE: Australian pacer Ryan Harris has pleaded with the team management to retain him for the fourth and final Test against India amid speculation that one fast bowler will be dropped to make space for off-spinner Nathan Lyon.
With pace spearhead Peter Siddle refusing to take a break, [...]
ADELAIDE: Swashbuckling Australian opener David Warner says Sachin Tendulkar is the only in-form batsman in a struggling Indian line-up in the ongoing Test series but he expects the rest to show some aggression in the fourth and final match starting January 24.
“There might be a lot of people in [...]
NEW DELHI: Less than a year after being hailed as India’s greatest cricket captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni finds his head on the block after another woeful Test series abroad.
The 30-year-old could do no wrong when he led India to World Cup glory at home in April last year, his [...]
PERTH: Indian opener Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday made an impassioned appeal not to single out one or two individuals for what has been a collective failure of the batting unit.
Interacting with newspersons after a practice session at the WACA nets, Gambhir said, “It’s not just the openers or the [...]
BLOEMFONTEIN: Francois ‘Faf’ du Plessis made the top score and pulled off a spectacular run out as South Africa clinched a series victory in the third one-day international against World Cup finalists Sri Lanka at Chevrolet Park on Tuesday.
Mainly due to Du Plessis [...]
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