September 23, 2019

Three more Pakistan cricketers named at betting scam trial

The prosecution in the Pakistan cricketers betting scam trial claim that the agent Mazher Majeed, 36, told an undercover reporter he had players he could control in relation to fixing. Former captain Salman Butt, 26, and fast bowler Mohammad Asif, 28, deny conspiracy to accept corrupt payments … [Read more...]

Ross Taylor named NZ cricket captain

Ross Taylor was today named as the new captain of the New Zealand Black Caps cricket team. New Zealand Cricket made the announcement about former captain Daniel Vettori's replacement at a press conference in Auckland this afternoon. Taylor will captain the side in all forms of the game - … [Read more...]

Dilshan named Sri Lanka cricket captain

Tillakaratne Dilshan has been appointed captain of Sri Lanka for next month's tour of England. He will captain in Tests, ODI's and Twenty20's. The opening batsman was the leading scorer during the World Cup - which Sri Lanka co-hosted along with India and Bangladesh - with 500 runs at an average … [Read more...]

Shaun Tait retires from ODI’s to focus on Twenty20 cricket

Australia fast bowler Shaun Tait is retiring from one-day cricket to focus on the Twenty20 form of the game. The 28-year-old, who was part of Australia's failed Cricket World Cup campaign, is also quitting domestic 50 over cricket. Tait who had already retired from Test Cricket in 2008 says … [Read more...]

Injured Kallis puts South Africa on top against India

Another century from Jacques Kallis has put South Africa in the box seat to win the Third Test and the Series against India in Cape Town. The 35-year-old all rounder has became the first ever South African to score two hundreds in a home Test match with an unbeaten 109 in South Africa's second … [Read more...]

England retain Ashes as Aussie media feasts on Ponting Pie

England have retained the Ashes with a resounding innings and 157 run victory inside four days at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. After the revival of Australian hopes in Perth the baggie greens were back to their Adelaide best in Melbourne with the Test being decided in the first hour on the … [Read more...]

John Wright appointed NZ cricket coach

New Zealand Cricket has appointed former India coach John Wright as the new coach of the black caps. It is hard to call him the new coach because it as been unclear for a while now if there was an old coach or not. Mark Greatbatch was appointed coach but some how morphed into just a batting … [Read more...]

Australia humble England to level Ashes Series

Australia have bounced straight back from the disaster of Adelaide to level the Ashes Cricket Series with England by trouncing them inside four days at the WACA ground in Perth. After an awful start on day one the Aussies with the help of a Mitchell Johnson half century got up to a total of sorts … [Read more...]

Langer backs Hughes to fire against England

Australia batting coach Justin Langer is backing Phillip Hughes to produce runs under pressure against England in the third Ashes cricket Test starting in Perth next week. Hughes has been brough into the Australian team as a replacement for the injured Simon Katich. England in the … [Read more...]

Doug Bollinger replaces Mitchell Johnson for Adelaide Test

Australian pace bowler Mitchell Johnson has been replaced by Doug Bollinger for the second Ashes Test in Adelaide starting tomorrow. Ben Hilfenhaus is battling a hamstring injury and has been replaced by Ryan Harris who is on the comeback from knee surgery. Johnson's axing was highly likely … [Read more...]

Australia v England – Ashes cricket preview

The build-up to the England v Australia Ashes series starting today at the Gabba in Brisbane has been a bizarre pageant of pro-English hype. As a neutral I am always amazed at the capacity of the English to talk themselves up beforehand either in cricket or football. When they don't live up to the … [Read more...]

India in total control against New Zealand

India have ended the second days play in total control at 292 for 2 in the deciding cricket test against New Zealand at Nagpur, for a lead of 99 runs. Rahul Dravid is unbeaten on 69 not out and at the other end is some guy called Sachin Tendulkar on 57 not out. Apparently he is rated as a good … [Read more...]

All Blacks fight hard to subdue galant Ireland

The 38-18 victory for the All Blacks over Ireland at Aviva stadium on Saturday was fast and furious game of rugby. Irish captain John O'Driscoll described the first 15 minutes as the hardest he had ever experienced in a Test Rugby career spanning 105 matches. The All Blacks started with the … [Read more...]

All Blacks v Ireland preview

The All Blacks have named a strong side for the weekends Rugby international against Ireland at Aviva Stadium. They are going to need it as well. Never in recent seasons have I heard such confidence from All Blacks supporters. It is starting to rival the airs of superiority that swirled around … [Read more...]

McCullum century helps NZ to safety against India

New Zealand opening batsman Brendon NcCullum has guided the Black Caps to a position of relative safety at the close of the fourth days play in the second cricket Test against India at Hyderabad. McCullum ended the day on 124 not out and New Zealand with a 115 run lead with six wickets in hand. … [Read more...]