MUMBAI: As if the ICC didn’t have any headaches over the debate concerning the legality of the switch-hit, they have another prickly issue to handle, switching captains to avoid a suspension.
The hosts of the ICC World T20, Sri Lanka used every trick in the book to hoodwink the custodians of [...]
This one could make a perfect KBC question: Where does the Australian cricket team rank in Twenty20 cricket? One… two… three…? Wrong all three times. Any more guesses? Here’s the answer: As per current ICC rankings, the three-time world champions in ODIs are placed a distant 10th in instant cricket. Shocked? Here’s some more [...]
LONDON: James Tredwell atoned for dropping two catches with three wickets as England restricted South Africa to 220 for eight in the fourth one-day international at Lord’s on Sunday.
The off-spinner took three for 35, all stumped by wicket-keeper Craig Kieswetter — in eight overs.
Tredwell had [...]
NEW DELHI: A year after it made sweeping changes to One-day International cricket, an ICC panel has recommended further changes to spice up ODIs, giving bowlers some leeway by allowing two bouncers an over instead of one and doing away with the bowling Powerplay rule but restoring the balance by allowing only [...]
MUMBAI: Although legendary South African all-rounder Shaun Pollock retired from the game a good four years ago, it’s clear that his heart still bleeds for the bowlers. Hence it is no surprise that the Team Mumbai mentor does not like what his tribe is going through in the IPL: quality bowlers like [...]
MUMBAI: Mumbai Indians will wait until Wednesday before deciding whether all-rounder Kieron Pollard, recovering from a shoulder injury, could take the field against Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL clash at the Wankhede stadium.
“Pollard has put himself through the paces in the nets (today). You [...]
MOHALI: It takes courage to play a reverse sweep and then follow it up with a switch hit of the first two balls one faces in a tournament.
Robin Peterson did exactly the same to help Mumbai take the game away from Punjab on Wednesday. His blitz saw the southpaw score [...]
JAIPUR: Deccan Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara says it requires “exceptional skill” to execute the switch-hit and he is certain that the much talked-about controversial shot will soon be up for discussion in the ICC meetings.
“I feel it requires exceptional skill to play and perfect that shot. It [...]
The flamboyant Pietersen was spoken to by Bruce Oxenford and Asad Rauf after bowler Tillakaratne Dilshan had to stop [...]
Pietersen plundered 12 boundaries and four sixes in his 20th [...]