India's ODI series debacle against Bangladesh depicts lack of match winners who can shine with both bat and ball. Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side is either too dependent on top order batsmen or bowlers to deliver the goods when required. In the middle it is the lack of genuine all-rounders that are hurting India.
Having become the leading scorer for his Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians, New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson has expressed his desire to to evolve as the best finisher in the limited-overs format.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi's ODI careers came to an end on Friday following their World Cup quarterfinal defeat against Australia but the two players will continue to play Test and Twenty cricket respectively.
Giving all the actors their desired roles is simply not possible in any stage. However, there are some who exist to take their chanches, cease the moment and script their own stories. Indian cricketer Suresh Raina is one of those fastidious actors, who knows what to do, and when.
Pakistan's star all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has accused Indian media of running propaganda to malign Pakistan cricket team. The sensational statement came days after India defeated Pakistan in their ICC World Cup 2015 match at Adelaide.
Former captain Rashid Latif has sparked off a new controversy in Pakistan cricket by suggesting that flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi must not retire from one-day internationals after the World Cup.
All-rounder Shane Watson, who is struggling with a tight hamstring, joins a long list of absentees from Australia`s top batting line-up to face England in the tri-series one-day international at Hobart on Friday.
Speculations are rife that Yuvraj Singh is back in the India reckoning after lighting up the ongoing Ranji Trophy season with three back-to-back centuries. Giving these speculations a realistic touch is the injury to all-rounder designated, spinner Ravindra Jadeja.
Experienced Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has completed testing on his bowling action at the ICC-accredited Biomechanics Laboratory here and the report will be sent to the Pakistan Cricket Board in a week's time.