NZ vs Eng, 2nd Test – Brendon McCullum believes in CSK to keep Ben Stokes Ashes ambitions on track

Brendon McCullum is confident that Ben Stokes’ involvement in the Indian Premier League will not jeopardize his participation in the Ashes this summer. Stokes, the England Test captain, has found himself in the middle of a franchise versus country dilemma: he insists on fulfilling his £1.6m contract with Chennai Super Kings despite a left knee … Read more

Ban vs Eng – Tamim Iqbal – On field relationship with Shakib Al Hasan is fine

Bangladesh ODI captain Tamim Iqbal and Test captain Shakib Al Hasan may not be on the best of terms off the field, but Tamim is adamant that their on-field relationship is in proper working order. He said this at a press conference in Dhaka on Sunday, ahead of Bangladesh’s ODI series against England. Shakib is … Read more

NZ vs England, 2nd Test, Wellington – Joe Root says England ‘owed’ hundred after poor scores

Joe Root says he “owes” England his 29th Test century after finishing unbeaten on 153 in Wellington on day two of the second Test against New Zealand. Root’s innings, the 14th time he has passed 150 in Tests, has now taken his average above 50. It allowed England to declare at 435 for 8 and … Read more

Travis Head – Had ‘robust’ talks with selectors after first test

Travis Head had “tough” talks with Australia’s selectors after he was surprisingly dropped for the opening Test in India, but believes he has shown he can succeed in difficult conditions amid a rushed opening batting turnaround. Head was left out in Nagpur despite a rich summer at home based on his poor returns in Pakistan … Read more

SA vs England T20 World Cup – Heather Knight – England commit to attacking future after reaching semi-final

England Women leave the T20 World Cup determined that their shock semi-final defeat to South Africa will not define them or do anything to change their new attacking style. South Africa smothered England with a perfect performance in front of a home crowd of 7,507 at Newlands to book a place in Sunday’s final against … Read more

PSL could move out of Lahore if PCB’s dispute with Punjab government remains unresolved

The PCB and the Punjab caretaker government have been locked in a financial row over security costs for the PSL matches in Lahore and Rawalpindi. The PCB has set a deadline of Saturday to decide the fate of the remaining PSL matches in Punjab province and if the deadlock remains intact, the board will shift … Read more

Karachi will likely host the rest of the PSL due to a financial row between PCB and caretaker government of Punjab

The remainder of the PSL may be shifted in its entirety to Karachi following a financial dispute between the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the caretaker government of Punjab. The decision will be taken after a meeting chaired in the afternoon with all franchise owners. The dispute is over how the security costs of hosting … Read more

Mitchell Marsh ‘sure’ to play as specialist batsman during ODIs in India

Allrounder Mitchell Marsh will return from a three-month injury lay-off as the specialist batsman ahead of Australia’s ODI series in India. After not playing since the ODI series against England last November, the 31-year-old Marsh was named in Australia’s 16-man squad on Thursday for the three-match series starting on March 17 in Mumbai. Marsh has … Read more

Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha – ‘No tension’ between senior players and me

Bangladesh’s returning coach Chandika Hathurusingha clarified that there is “no tension” between him and the senior players in the team and that it has never been a challenge for him, even in the past. During his first stint with the Bangladesh team in 2014, Hathurusingha complained to BCB chairman Nazmul Hassan about Shakib Al Hasan’s … Read more

ICC Rankings – James Anderson overtakes Pat Cummins to top Test bowling rankings

James Anderson has overhauled Australia captain Pat Cummins to become the No.1 Test bowler in the ICC rankings, following his role in England’s 267-run win against New Zealand at Mt Maunganui last week. Aged 40 years and 207 days, Anderson is also the oldest player to top the rankings since Australian leg-spinner Clary Grimmett in … Read more