‘Time is right’ to play in Pak: De Villiers

South Africa’s AB de Villiers hopes his involvement in this year’s Pakistan Super League will encourage the world’s best players to return to the country. Pakistan have had to play most of their ‘home’ games in the United Arab Emirates since a 2009 attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore, although the West Indies did tour Pakistan in April last year. Continue Reading

India World Cup favourites alongside England: Gillespie

Former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie felt the current Indian bowling attack led by Jasprit Bumrah makes the team one of the favourites for the upcoming ICC World Cup, alongside host England. The attack is well balanced. Bumrah has been rested for a reason, but the bowling line-up is still quite good, said Gillespie Continue Reading

Latham, de Grandhomme back in NZ squad for India ODIs

New Zealand on Thursday brought back Tom Latham and Colin de Grandhomme for the ODI series against India starting next week in Napier, fielding the strongest possible squad to take on the world no. 2 side. Continue Reading

After Perth, MCG pitch gets average rating

The ICC has rated the MCG pitch used for third India vs Australia Test as average, very similar rating to the Perth Stadium track for the second Test.  Continue Reading

Bleeding on lungs forces Hastings to retire

Melbourne: Australian fast bowler John Hastings has retired from all forms of cricket fearing a mystery ailment could lead him to bleed to death on the field. The burly all-rounder, who has represented his country in all three formats of the game, revealed last month he was struggling with an illness that causes him to cough up blood whenever he bowls. He first noticed the issue several years ago and despite a battery of tests and operations is no closer to knowing why it happens. Continue Reading