Stoinis is playing five times better than a year ago, says Ponting

The future for him, either at Delhi or whoever he plays for in T20 cricket, will be at the top of the order, the Delhi Capitals coach said. Batting legend Ricky Ponting believes all-rounder Marcus Stoinis is playing “five times better” than what he was a year ago and could take up “multiple roles” for … Read more Stoinis is playing five times better than a year ago, says Ponting

India in Australia | ‘Fab Five’ can hunt down the Aussies: Shastri

Says Bumrah, Shami, Umesh, Saini and Siraj have the ability to swing it India’s way Ravi Shastri has been talking tough to his team. “No let up.” The conditions, as he admitted in this chat on Sunday with Sportstar from his room in Adelaide, are “tough,” but so is the resolve of the Indian team … Read more India in Australia | ‘Fab Five’ can hunt down the Aussies: Shastri

Second South African player tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of England series

The unnamed player has been moved away from the hotel where both teams are staying and placed in isolation, while an intra-squad match scheduled for Saturday has been cancelled A second unnamed member of the South Africa squad preparing to face England in a six-match home limited overs series has tested positive for COVID-19, officials … Read more Second South African player tests positive for COVID-19 ahead of England series

Zoysa denies wrongdoing after being found guilty under ICC anti-corruption code

Zoysa said that the ICC investigators had spoken to him in English which he failed to understand. Former Sri Lanka cricketer Nuwan Zoysa on Friday denied any wrongdoing after being found guilty of corruption on three counts by an independent tribunal of the ICC. Already serving suspension on match-fixing charges, Zoysa was charged under the … Read more Zoysa denies wrongdoing after being found guilty under ICC anti-corruption code

Indian players will feel extra pressure without Kohli in Tests: Ponting

32-year-old Virat Kohli has been granted paternity leave by the BCCI to be with his wife for the birth of their first child. India will “not be clear in their own mind” about their batting order after the departure of talismanic captain Virat Kohli at the end of first Test Down Under, feels Australian great … Read more Indian players will feel extra pressure without Kohli in Tests: Ponting

‘It will be tough to ignore split captaincy calls if Rohit does well,’ says Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar feels Rohit Sharma leading the Indian Test team against Australia in Virat Kohli’s absence is a no-brainer, and the-much awaited series will be his “best chance” to stake claim for captaincy in one of the limited-overs formats. Calls have been growing for spilt captaincy in the Indian team since Rohit … Read more ‘It will be tough to ignore split captaincy calls if Rohit does well,’ says Shoaib Akhtar

With T20Is clashing with red-ball warm-up tie, Bumrah, Shami likely to be rotated

It may be possible that both Bumrah and Shami will play the ODIs where they can bowl their 10 over quota and then switch to Test match mode by playing the warm-up games before the Day-Night Test at Adelaide Oval India’s premier strike bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami are unlikely to play all the … Read more With T20Is clashing with red-ball warm-up tie, Bumrah, Shami likely to be rotated

Sudeep Tyagi calls it a day

The 33-year-old played four ODIs, taking three wickets, and one T20 International. He last played for India in 2010. Former India pacer Sudeep Tyagi on Tuesday announced his retirement from all formats of the game. The 33-year-old played four ODIs, taking three wickets, and one T20 International. He last played for India in 2010. He … Read more Sudeep Tyagi calls it a day

Paine, Labuschagne, others airlifted to NSW after COVID-19 outbreak in South Australia

As Western Australia, Queensland and Tasmania closed their borders to South Australia on Monday, the country’s cricket board brought players from Australia’s white-ball, Test match and Australia A squads into Sydney from Adelaide to ensure the upcoming fixtures of the season remain unaffected. Cricket Australia on Tuesday airlifted players, including Test skipper Tim Paine and … Read more Paine, Labuschagne, others airlifted to NSW after COVID-19 outbreak in South Australia

X-factor subs, Power Surge introduced for Aussie Big Bash

The inclusion of so-called X-factor substitute players are among three rule changes for the 10th edition of Australia’s Twenty20 Big Bash League (BBL). Teams will be allowed to use one X-factor player after the 10th over of the game to replace a batter or, for the fielding team, a bowler who has bowled no more … Read more X-factor subs, Power Surge introduced for Aussie Big Bash