Pakistan's Mohammad Amir cleared to play domestic cricket
Pakistan's Mohammad Amir cleared to play domestic cricket

After months of speculation, Mohammad Amir has been cleared to play domestic cricket in Pakistan. The Pakistan fast bowler's ban for spot fixing was cut short for cooperation with anti-corruption officials, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday.

Stuart Broad apologises for minimum wage tweet
Stuart Broad apologises for minimum wage tweet

England fast bowler Stuart Broad insisted Tuesday he had not meant to insult low-paid workers following an angry response to a tweet about Britain`s minimum wage.

Indian bowlers need to prove doubters wrong ahead of World Cup
Indian bowlers need to prove doubters wrong ahead of World Cup

India's pace battery have looked awry since the four-match Test series against Australia and the bad form has continued in the ODI series too. With the World Cup starting in February, pundits and fans alike have cited India's lack of good quick bowlers would hurt them in the coveted event to be held in Australia and New Zealand.

Australia`s Shane Watson in doubt for tri-series final
Australia`s Shane Watson in doubt for tri-series final

All-rounder Shane Watson said Tuesday he was unsure if he would be fit for Australia`s one-day international final against England or India but has no intention of missing the upcoming World Cup. 

England face tough task to end World Cup jinx
England face tough task to end World Cup jinx

England have never won the World Cup, despite hosting four tournaments, including the first three editions, while it is nearly 25 years since they last appeared in a final.

In-form Aussies chase fifth Cricket World Cup
In-form Aussies chase fifth Cricket World Cup

Australia are peaking at the right time for a crack at their fifth World Cup triumph and will go into next month`s tournament at home on top of the rankings.

KP fears for Test cricket as kids lose interest in long format of game over T20
KP fears for Test cricket as kids lose interest in long format of game over T20

Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen has expressed his fears for Test cricket, saying that kids have not got any interest in the long format of the game 

Virat Kohli should bat at four if team wants: Viv Richards
Virat Kohli should bat at four if team wants: Viv Richards

Virat Kohli's form may have taken a hit since dropping to number four in the batting order, but West Indian legend Sir Viv Richards feels the marauding cricketer should continue in the position if that is what the Indian team requires.

Moeen Ali revealed as cover star of 2015 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack edition
Moeen Ali revealed as cover star of 2015 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack edition

England all-rounder Moeen Ali has been revealed as the cover star of this year's Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, the world famous sports book, whose 152nd edition would be released on 9 April this year.

PCB, ECB, CA should pressurise ICC chairman N Srinivasan to quit: Sarfraz Nawaz
PCB, ECB, CA should pressurise ICC chairman N Srinivasan to quit: Sarfraz Nawaz

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Mohammad Khan and leading cricketing nations like Australia and England have been urged by former Pakistan fast bowler Sarfraz Nawaz to put pressure on Narayanaswami Srinivasan to step down as ICC chairman on moral grounds following the Indian Supreme Court's verdict on Thursday.

James Anderson becomes England's most-capped cricketer
James Anderson becomes England's most-capped cricketer

Pacer James Anderson on Friday reached another career milestone becoming England's most-capped cricketer in all formats. By making his 304th appearance for England in the ODI tri-series against Australia, the 32-year-old went passed former wicketkeeper-batsman Alec Stewart who represented England on 303 occasions.

Classy Ian Bell shows solidity for England up the order
Classy Ian Bell shows solidity for England up the order

England batsman Ian Bell has been shining like a knight in the armour in the opening role for the team, and this shows a positive sign for England ahead of the ICC 2015 World Cup starting from 14th February. Bell struck a valiant 141 for England against Australia in the fourth match of the ODI tri-series in Hobart. Bell who struck 88 runs in the previous match against India, was at his best helping England getting a total in excess of 300 runs against the Aussies.

4th ODI tri-series: Australia vs England - As it happened...
4th ODI tri-series: Australia vs England - As it happened...

Welcome to the live updates in the match between Australia and England in the ODI tri-series in Hobart.

MATCH REPORT

Rape and sex offence figures soar in England and Wales

 The number of rapes and sexual offences recorded by police in England and Wales has soared to record levels, official figures showed on Thursday, a jump police attributed to improved recording and greater confidence among victims to report crimes.

ODI tri-series: How Indian cricket team can still reach the final
ODI tri-series: How Indian cricket team can still reach the final

The touring Indian team members Down Under may not find themselves as engrossed as others on today's developments on the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting case's Supreme Court verdict. They themselves are dealing with altogether a different beast at hand. After losing to both Australia and England in the first round matches, India have very limited chance of making it to the final. But, all that matters for the team is winning the tri-series. Because, the defending ICC World Cup champions can't afford to finish third in a tri-series in the run-up to the quadrennial tournament. It will send a wrong signal to everyone.

Sledging was worse two decades ago: Andrew Flintoff
Sledging was worse two decades ago: Andrew Flintoff

The ICC's recently-promised crackdown on sledging might make it seem that players are behaving badly more often right now but former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff feels the on-field altercations were 10 times worse a couple of decades ago.

Tri-series, India vs England: I don't think we batted well, says MS Dhoni
Tri-series, India vs England: I don't think we batted well, says MS Dhoni

His decision to bat first backfired on Tuesday as India were dismissed for a paltry 153 against England and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni put the blame on his batsmen for their nine-wicket loss in their second ODI of the cricket tri-series here.

ODI tri-series: Pacers guide England to comprehensive nine-wicket win over India
ODI tri-series: Pacers guide England to comprehensive nine-wicket win over India

Pacemen Steven Finn produced a career-best performance to lead England to a nine-wicket thrashing of India in both countries` second outing in a triangular one-day series in Brisbane on Tuesday.

Steven Finn justifies English faith after top class bowling performance
Steven Finn justifies English faith after top class bowling performance

England will be a happy camp after their pacers showed quality against a dismal Indian batting performance at the Gabba in Brisbane. In middle of that was Steve Finn who picked up his career best figures of 5/33. Finn showed his value to England and justified the faith the team has on him to lead the attack alongside Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad.

Steve Smith to lead Australia against England, David Warner rested
Steve Smith to lead Australia against England, David Warner rested

Steven Smith will lead Australia in Friday`s tri-series match against England in absence of suspended George Bailey, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday.