Ashwin: ‘It’s been a dreamy ride. It’s been a fairy tale’

News In his last six Tests, Ashwin has taken 36 wickets to jump from 365 wickets into the 400-club. R Ashwin described the last few months in Test cricket as a fairytale after becoming the fourth Indian to 400 wickets, and the fourth-fastest overall (in terms of balls) to the mark in Tests. Speaking in … Read more Ashwin: ‘It’s been a dreamy ride. It’s been a fairy tale’

Live Report – India vs England, 3rd Test, Ahmedabad, 2nd day

Welcome to day two of our live report of the third India-England Test from Ahmedabad. Join us for updates, analysis and colour. You can find our traditional ball-by-ball commentary here *Most recent entry will appear at the top, please refresh your page for the latest updates. All times are local 6.05pm: 400 for Ashwin! England … Read more Live Report – India vs England, 3rd Test, Ahmedabad, 2nd day

Kane Williamson feared match could escape from New Zealand

News Martin Guptill said it was good to feel the “rhythm back” back as he launched eight sixes in his 97 Kane Williamson feared Australia were about to pull off an extraordinary heist in Dunedin as Marcus Stoinis and Daniel Sams turned around a near-impossible position before the New Zealand bowlers managed to hold their … Read more Kane Williamson feared match could escape from New Zealand

Zak Crawley: ‘It’s nowhere near over’ despite England’s first-innings collapse

News Batsman insists a lead of 100-150 could be defendable in fourth innings on tricky pitch Zak Crawley has insisted the third Test is “nowhere near over” despite England being bowled out cheaply in their first innings. Crawley, the one England batsman to shine amid another grim performance, believes batting last on this Ahmedabad surface … Read more Zak Crawley: ‘It’s nowhere near over’ despite England’s first-innings collapse

Mohammad Hafeez turns down Category C PCB contract

News Mohammad Rizwan and Fawad Alam accept their upgrades after a PCB performance review Mohammad Hafeez has rejected a Category C PCB contract. ESPNcricinfo understands Hafeez’s reason for declining the contract is that he was unhappy at being offered the lowest grade of contract. While Hafeez has been without a central contract since 2019, in … Read more Mohammad Hafeez turns down Category C PCB contract

Chris Gayle set for West Indies T20I return

News Gayle has interrupted a stint with Quetta Gladiators to return to the Caribbean Chris Gayle is expected to return to West Indies’ T20I squad for the first time in two years, when the side takes on the visiting Sri Lankans at the start of March. West Indies will announce a squad later this week … Read more Chris Gayle set for West Indies T20I return

Live Report – India vs England, 3rd Test, Ahmedabad, 1st day

Welcome to day one of our live report of the third India-England Test from Ahmedabad. Join us for updates, analysis and colour. You can find our traditional ball-by-ball commentary here *Most recent entry will appear at the top, please refresh your page for the latest updates. All times are local 3.43pm: Crawley in no mood … Read more Live Report – India vs England, 3rd Test, Ahmedabad, 1st day

Mitchell Swepson set to miss the rest of season with stress fracture in his neck

News Scans revealed a rare stress fracture in his C6 vertebrae meaning an extended period on the sidelines for the legspinner Queensland and Australia legspinner Mitchell Swepson looks set to miss the remainder of Australia’s domestic summer after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in his neck. Swepson missed Queensland’s Sheffield Shield and Marsh Cup … Read more Mitchell Swepson set to miss the rest of season with stress fracture in his neck

Channel Seven entitled to tiny rights discount, arbitrator finds, amid Cricket Australia dispute

News A strong season of ratings for the Australia-India series and BBL appears to have weakened the position of the free-to-air network Seven West Media are entitled to a broadcast rights fee discount of as little as A$5 million from Cricket Australia due to changes in the schedule due to Covid-19, according to the independent … Read more Channel Seven entitled to tiny rights discount, arbitrator finds, amid Cricket Australia dispute

India Women players could be involved in the Hundred after Australians sign on

News ECB ‘hopeful’ about Indian involvement but awaiting BCCI approval Ten Australia Women internationals have confirmed their availability for the inaugural season of the Hundred, with the ECB “hopeful” that they will be joined in the competition by a handful of India players. Nineteen of the 24 overseas slots in the women’s Hundred have now … Read more India Women players could be involved in the Hundred after Australians sign on