SYDNEY: Australian wicket-keeping legend Adam Gilchrist has reportedly hailed Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s ‘carrom ball’ delivery, which dismissed veteran South African Hashim Amla on Friday, as the ‘Twenty20 ball of the century’.
In the World Twenty20 semifinal against South Africa, Ashwin evoked comparisons with Australian spin legend Shane [...]
DHAKA: Virat Kohli doesn’t just make difficult chases look easy. He knows how to talk too. As he addressed the media after his Man of the Match effort on Friday, he thanked Dhoni for allowing him to hit the winning stroke.
DHAKA: The World Twenty20 steps up a gear on Friday as cricket’s top eight sides enter the fray, with India looking to maintain their all-win record against Pakistan in the second round’s standout clash.
Minnows of international cricket have been slogging it out in the expanded 16-nation tournament so far with two qualifying [...]
DHAKA: England off-spinner James Tredwell has taken 50 international wickets but reserved his most lethal delivery for an open media session here. The Kent professional raised suspicions about the doosra, a delivery pioneered by Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq, currently spin-bowling coach of the West Indies.
The delivery was later mastered by [...]
DHAKA: Far from being bogged down by captaincy, Virat Kohli said he is looking forward to leading an under-fire Indian cricket team in the Asia Cup starting tomorrow even though it is a tough position to be in.
Kohli has been made stand-in captain for the regional mega-event [...]
DHAKA: India and Pakistan get a rare chance to score brownie points when they renew their intense, but intermittent, cricket rivalry in the Asia Cup one-day tournament which opens in Bangladesh on Tuesday.
On-field contests featuring the traditional foes, which attract millions of viewers around the cricket [...]
DHAKA: Bangladesh’s premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will miss Saturday’s final one-dayer against Sri Lanka and the first two matches of the Asia Cup after being banned for making a lewd gesture on live television.
Shakib pointed towards his crotch and then towards the camera that [...]
Two Bangladeshi cricketers declared their innocence on Tuesday after confirming they were among those charged with match-fixing following a probe earlier this month by the sport’s world body.
NEW DELHI: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal’s joke on Sachin Tendulkar may not go down well with the batting legend’s fan. In an interview to Wisden India, Ajmal has jokingly said that Tendulkar was forced to retire from ODI after being dismissed by him in the Asia Cup last year.
NEW DELHI: Delhi Police have alleged that the International Cricket Council (ICC) knew about bookies meeting international cricketers and inducing them for spot-fixing but did not do much. Delhi Police’s chargesheet in the IPL spot-fixing scandal suggests that several bookies not only tried to ‘corrupt’ some [...]
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