Kumar Sangakkara might retire after first Test against India
Kumar Sangakkara might retire after first Test against India

Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara is likely to retire from international cricket after the first Test against India in Galle later this year.

Harbhajan Singh overtakes Wasim Akram in Test wickets tally
Harbhajan Singh overtakes Wasim Akram in Test wickets tally

India veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh bagged three wickets against Bangladesh in the one-off Test match in Fatullah on Sunday. His second wicket of Imrul Kayes, made him overtake former Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram in the leading wicket takers in Test cricket history.

Muttiah Muralitharan wants both Harbhajan Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin for one-off Bangla Test
Muttiah Muralitharan wants both Harbhajan Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin for one-off Bangla Test

Hailing the return of Harbhajan Singh to team India after a two-year hiatus, cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan has said the way forward for the Indian side in the one-off Test against Bangladesh is to play two off spinners.

James Anderson savours `nice moment` as he joins 400-wicket club
James Anderson savours `nice moment` as he joins 400-wicket club

James Anderson said he had enjoyed a "nice moment" after becoming the first England bowler, and 12th overall, to take 400 Test wickets when he dismissed New Zealand`s Martin Guptill on the first day of the second Test at Headingley on Friday.

James Anderson takes 400th test wicket
James Anderson takes 400th test wicket

England fast bowler James Anderson claimed his 400th test wicket when he had New Zealand`s Martin Guptill caught at slip by Ian Bell for nought in the second test at Headlingley on Friday.

When Sachin Tendulkar's driving became a cause of "headache" for Anjali Tendulkar
When Sachin Tendulkar's driving became a cause of "headache" for Anjali Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar's love for mean machines is a well known fact but there was one such instance when his passion for speed ended up giving him and his wife Anjali "a headache" that lasted one whole day.

Don't bowl deliveries that violate 15-degree rule: Muttiah Muralitharan
Don't bowl deliveries that violate 15-degree rule: Muttiah Muralitharan

With ICC cracking down heavily on spinners with suspect action, SunRisers Hyderabad bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan feels youngsters should try to bowl deliveries that come naturally to them.

ICC Cricket World Cup: Kumar Sangakkara the `man to fear`, says Muttiah Muralitharan
ICC Cricket World Cup: Kumar Sangakkara the `man to fear`, says Muttiah Muralitharan

Sri Lanka great Muttiah Muralitharan said Kumar Sangakkara would be the batsman all other teams feared at the World Cup after the left-hander made his third successive hundred on Sunday.

Daniel Vettori becomes first Kiwi bowler to take 300 ODI wickets
Daniel Vettori becomes first Kiwi bowler to take 300 ODI wickets

A spin bowling masterclass by New Zealand veteran Daniel Vettori restricted Afghanistan to 186 batting first in their World Cup Pool A match in Napier on Sunday.

ICC Cricket World Cup: Muttiah Muralitharan pleads for Rangana Herath's recovery time
ICC Cricket World Cup: Muttiah Muralitharan pleads for Rangana Herath's recovery time

Sri Lanka great Muttiah Muralitharan pleaded on Monday for key spinner Rangana Herath to be kept on ice for the World Cup quarter-finals after suffering a nasty injury to his finger.

Wish I had skills of Murali, Warne: Anil Kumble
Wish I had skills of Murali, Warne: Anil Kumble

Being the third highest wicket-taker in history of Test cricket is no mean achievement but former India captain Anil Kumble wishes he had the skills of his two greatest contemporaries -- Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan.

Hall of Fame entrant Anil Kumble relishes honour
Hall of Fame entrant Anil Kumble relishes honour

Former India captain Anil Kumble enters cricket`s Hall of Fame on Sunday, saying he was honoured to become only the fourth player from his country to join the elite club.

Don`t write off Lasith Malinga, says Muttiah Muralitharan
Don`t write off Lasith Malinga, says Muttiah Muralitharan

Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan insists Lasith Malinga will still be a factor at the World Cup despite the sling-arm fast bowler enduring a nightmare return to action after six months out.

Muttiah Muralitharan urges ICC to 'define' chucking before judging legality
Muttiah Muralitharan urges ICC to 'define' chucking before judging legality

 Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan has urged the International Cricket Council(ICC) to define 'chucking' in cricket and do it quickly.

VVS Laxman is becoming a credible voice of cricket
VVS Laxman is becoming a credible voice of cricket

Now Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman has joined the ranks of anti-chucking brigade.

Aussie-tormentor Yasir Shah encouraged by legend Shane Warne
Aussie-tormentor Yasir Shah encouraged by legend Shane Warne

Pakistani leg-spinner Yasir Shah Friday said he was inspired by legendary Shane Warne`s tweets during his spin demolition of Australia which helped Pakistan win a rare series last week.

Under current ICC rules, Muttiah Muralitharan would've never played: Muhammad Yousuf
Under current ICC rules, Muttiah Muralitharan would've never played: Muhammad Yousuf

Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf on Friday said that Sri Lankan legend and world's highest wicket-taker in Test cricket Muttiah Muralitharan would have never been allowed to play top-flight cricket had current ICC rules on chucking would have been in place during their time.

Michael Clarke, Misbah-ul-Haq ready for spin challenge
Michael Clarke, Misbah-ul-Haq ready for spin challenge

Skippers Michael Clarke and Misbah-ul Haq Tuesday agreed spin will play a major role in the first of two Tests between Australia and Pakistan starting in Dubai from Wednesday.

ICC crackdown on chuckers 20 years too later, says Darrell Hair
ICC crackdown on chuckers 20 years too later, says Darrell Hair

The ICC crackdown on bowlers with suspect action has come 20 years too late, says former international umpire Darrell Hair, who famously called Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan for alleged chucking during a Test in Melbourne in 1995.

Timid umpires allowed chucking to flourish, says Darrell Hair
Timid umpires allowed chucking to flourish, says Darrell Hair

Timid officiating has allowed a generation of `chuckers` to flourish in international cricket and the current crackdown on bowlers with illegal actions has arrived two decades late, according to former test umpire Darrell Hair.