Adil Rashid, Steven Finn in England squad for Ashes opener
Adil Rashid, Steven Finn in England squad for Ashes opener

Uncapped Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid and Middlesex fast bowler Steven Finn were both called into a 13-man England squad announced Wednesday for next week`s first Ashes Test against Australia in Cardiff.

Wales man held guilty of trying to kill Sikh dentist

A Wales court has held a man guilty of attempt to murder for attacking a Sikh dentist with a machete at North Wales` Tesco Mold supermarket in January, a media report said on Friday.

Glenn McGrath backs Josh Hazlewood, Joe Root to fire in Ashes
Glenn McGrath backs Josh Hazlewood, Joe Root to fire in Ashes

Australia legend Glenn McGrath on Thursday nominated a pair of young guns he expects to shine at the upcoming Ashes which is set to begin from July 8, namely pacer Josh Hazlewood and England batsman Joe Root.

In-form Australia too good for England, says Steve Smith
In-form Australia too good for England, says Steve Smith

Australia have a huge hunger for an Ashes triumph in England, according to all rounder Shane Watson, while batsman Steve Smith believes this year`s series will not even be close if the tourists play to their potential.

Kumar Sangakkara stars as Kevin Pietersen misses out
Kumar Sangakkara stars as Kevin Pietersen misses out

Kumar Sangakkara ensured the crowd at Cardiff`s Sophia Gardens on Sunday witnessed a hundred from a world-class batsman as Surrey team-mate Kevin Pietersen missed out on the first day against Glamorgan.

Cameron defends MI5 after media unmask `Jihadi John`

 

London: Prime Minister David Cameron defended Britain`s secret services and vowed to defeat jihadists on Friday after media reports named Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" as London graduate Mohammed Emwazi.

Three days' tickets sold out, six months prior to Edgbaston Ashes Test
Three days' tickets sold out, six months prior to Edgbaston Ashes Test

Australians are busy with a Test series at home with India, but their Ashes rivals have already started selling tickets for the upcoming tour in England. According to England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), tickets for three days of the scheduled third Ashes match at Edgbaston in July have already been sold out.

Louis van Gaal's strong personality tailor-made for Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Louis van Gaal's strong personality tailor-made for Manchester United: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has endorsed Louis van Gaal's "strong personality", saying the Dutchman possesses the kind of mentality his ex-club requires.

Proven formula proposed for ICC Champions Trophy 2017
Proven formula proposed for ICC Champions Trophy 2017

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have recommended that the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 follow the successful formula of the 2013 edition and proposed The Oval, Edgbaston and Cardiff as the venues.

India vs Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma returns to international fold with sublime hundred
India vs Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma returns to international fold with sublime hundred

Rohit Sharma returns to International cricket with a sublime century against Sri Lanka at Kolkata's historic Eden Gardens. The right-handed batsman was batting on run-a-ball 100, helping India compile runs after losing two quick wickets in Ajinkya Rahane and Ambati Rayadu. It's his fifth ODI hundred. India were 177 for two after 31 overs with skipper Virat Kohli unbeaten on 36.

Daniel Vettori named in New Zealand squad for Scotland game
Daniel Vettori named in New Zealand squad for Scotland game

All-rounder Daniel Vettori has raised hopes of a full return to international cricket after being named in a 12-man squad for New Zealand`s one-dayer against Scotland on Wednesday.

Cheteshwar Pujara smashes 90 in Derbyshire win, quiet start for Varun Aaron
Cheteshwar Pujara smashes 90 in Derbyshire win, quiet start for Varun Aaron

Cheteshwar Pujara made his first significant contribution in the 'English Summer' as his attractive unbeaten 90 helped Derbyshire overpower Surrey by eight wickets in a Division Two of County Championships here Wednesday.

India are giving England ODI cricket lessons: Alec Stewart
India are giving England ODI cricket lessons: Alec Stewart

Exasperated at England's consecutive defeats, former captain Alec Stewart said the hosts must learn from India how to play One-day cricket.

India vs England: Secret agent in England dressing room!

India vs England: Secret agent in England dressing room!

3rd ODI: India vs England - Preview
3rd ODI: India vs England - Preview

Buoyed by their big victory that was achieved on the back of a clinical all-round display, a rejuvenated India will look to continue the winning momentum and take an unassailable 2-0 lead when they lock horns with England in the third one-dayer here Saturday.

Alastair Cook faces one match ban after England fined for slow over-rate in ODI against India
Alastair Cook faces one match ban after England fined for slow over-rate in ODI against India

England captain Alastair Cook is reportedly on the brink of a one-match ban after his side was fined for a slow over-rate in the ODI against India in Cardiff.

England ponder options after Ian Botham blast
England ponder options after Ian Botham blast

England will have criticism from all-round great Ian Botham ringing in their ears as they try to get back on level terms with India in the third one-day international at Trent Bridge on Saturday.

Alastair Cook turns on `friend` Graeme Swann
Alastair Cook turns on `friend` Graeme Swann

With friends like Graeme Swann, England captain Alastair Cook may feel he has no need of any enemies.

Lot of improvement to do: Alastair Cook
Lot of improvement to do: Alastair Cook

Dejected after a 133-run loss (D/L method) against India in the second one-dayer here Wednesday, England skipper Alastair Cook said that his team has a lot of improvement to do if it wants to overturn the 1-0 deficit in the five-match series.