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Afghanistan’s Test debut set for June in Bengaluru | Cricket

Rashid Khan leaps in the air to celebrate a five-wicket haul © Peter Della Penna Afghanistan will play their inaugural Test in Bengaluru between June 14-18 against India. The announcement was made following a meeting between officials from both the...

Zimbabwe look to revive happy times against Sri Lanka

3:00 AM ETMohammad IsamESPN Big PictureIt has been six months since Zimbabwe came back from being 2-1 down to win 3-2 in an ODI series in Sri Lanka, before pushing the hosts all the way in the solitary Test....

Lyon and Maddinson hand Stars a thrashing

Sydney Sixers 2 for 129 (Maddinson 62, Hughes 49*) beat Melbourne Stars 7 for 128 (Lyon 3-18, Abbott 2-35) by eight wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball detailsNathan Lyon and Nic Maddinson led Sydney Sixers to a hiding of Melbourne Stars at...

D’Arcy Short injures Kirsten’s jaw in nasty training incident

D'Arcy Short, the man of the moment in the BBL, left his Hobart Hurricanes coach Gary Kirsten needing emergency dental work after he was struck a nasty blow in the face at training.Short, who has tallied a record BBL...

Gregory handed Somerset T20 captaincy

Allrounder Lewis Gregory has been named Somerset's captain for the NatWest T20 Blast.Gregory led the T20 side briefly last season, for the quarter-final defeat against Nottinghamshire, in the absence of Jim Allenby.His appointment completes Somerset's captaincy restructuring ahead of...

Shami’s three wickets keep India in the contest

3:57Mohammad Shami had Quinton de Kock edging three times in a row without reward, until Parthiv Patel caught the fourth edgeLunch: South Africa 335 and 173 for 5 (Du Plessis 12*, Philander 3*, Shami 3-38) lead India 307 by...

Virat Kohli penalised for poor on-field behaviour | Cricket

Virat Kohli has a laugh while fielding at the boundary © BCCI India captain Virat Kohli has been penalised by the ICC for his behaviour with on-field umpire Michael Gough on the third day of the ongoing Test against South...

Karthik to join Test squad in South Africa; Saha injured

India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has been named as a replacement for the injured Wriddhiman Saha in the squad for the third Test against South Africa in Johannesburg. Saha suffered an upper left hamstring tendon injury during training on January...

Aditya Thakare called up to India’s U-19 World Cup squad

Aditya Thakare has been called up to India's Under-19 World Cup squad as cover for the injured Ishan Porel. The Vidarbha fast bowler, one of five stand-bys for the squad, is set to fly to New Zealand on Wednesday.Porel...

Anukul Roy’s five-for leads rout of PNG

India Under-19 67 for 0 in 8 overs (Shaw 57*) beat Papua New Guinea Under-19 64 (Roy 5-14) by ten wicketsAnukul Roy ripped through PNG with five wickets Getty ImagesThe giant mismatch ended even before India warmed up in Mount...

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Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka to seal quarter-final berth

Afghanistan Under-19 284 for 7 (Zadran 86, Ikram Ali 55, Rasooli 63) beat Sri Lanka Under-19 202 (Daniel 48, Naveen-ul-Haq 4-35) by 32 runs...

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