T20 is easier for pacers than ODIs: Ishant Sharma
T20 is easier for pacers than ODIs: Ishant Sharma

Raring to go in the IPL, a fit-again Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Ishant Sharma feels T20 is easier for fast bowlers than ODIs with the problematic four-fielder rule not being there in cricket's shortest format.

We need to focus on domestic cricket: Shahid Afridi
We need to focus on domestic cricket: Shahid Afridi

Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said that Pakistan need to focus and invest a lot in its domestic cricket in order to be able to compete in a rapidly changing game at the global level.

Test cricket the pinnacle, says outgoing Michael Clarke
Test cricket the pinnacle, says outgoing Michael Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke accepted he may be running against the tide of public opinion but insisted he had no regrets about putting Test cricket above one-day and Twenty20 in his list of priorities in order to prolong his playing career.

Michael Clarke quits, who`s next? Three contenders
Michael Clarke quits, who`s next? Three contenders

AFP Sports looks at the main contenders to be Australia`s next one-day captain following Michael Clarke`s decision to retire from ODIs after Sunday`s World Cup final against New Zealand:

Rocky road for skipper Michael Clarke to World Cup final
Rocky road for skipper Michael Clarke to World Cup final

Skipper Michael Clarke has shrugged off fitness fears, talk of rifts with team-mates, coach and selectors and form concerns to guide Australia through to Sunday`s World Cup final against New Zealand.

Pakistan`s retiring Misbah-ul-Haq slams critics
Pakistan`s retiring Misbah-ul-Haq slams critics

Pakistan`s normally mild-mannered cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Tuesday launched a blistering tirade against his critics as he confirmed his retirement from one-day internationals.

Misbah-ul-Haq quits with regrets over lack of century
Misbah-ul-Haq quits with regrets over lack of century

Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq admitted not scoring a century will remain a lifelong regret as the curtain fell on his 162-match, one-day career following defeat in the World Cup quarter-finals. 

ICC World Cup: No tons for Misbah-ul-Haq as he makes 5,000 ODI runs
ICC World Cup: No tons for Misbah-ul-Haq as he makes 5,000 ODI runs

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq became the first batsman to score 5,000 one-day international runs without any individual century when he reached the landmark against South Africa in a World Cup match in Auckland on Saturday.

Azhar Mahmood looks forward to play with Kumar Sangakkara for Surrey
Azhar Mahmood looks forward to play with Kumar Sangakkara for Surrey

Veteran former Pakistani cricketer Azhar Mahmood is excited about playing alongside Kumar Sangakkara for Surrey in the English County Championship.

South Africa to rest big guns for final two ODIs against West Indies
South Africa to rest big guns for final two ODIs against West Indies

South Africa will rest strike bowler Dale Steyn for the remaining two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against the West Indies.

Fighter Yuvraj Singh can still offer something to Indian cricket!
Fighter Yuvraj Singh can still offer something to Indian cricket!

India discard Yuvraj Singh came out on top with a well made 136 runs in the ongoing Ranji Trophy match between Punjab and Maharashtra on Monday. Yuvraj helped Punjab to gain a sustainable lead and put his side on the driving seat against Maharashtra on Day 2.

Mohit Sharma eyes successful Ranji season to make final World Cup squad
Mohit Sharma eyes successful Ranji season to make final World Cup squad

Mohit Sharma is one of the nine fast bowlers among the 30-World Cup probables chosen on Thursday and the Haryana pacer is eying another successful Ranji Trophy season to make the final Cup squad in a highly competitive environment.

West Indies stars handed South Africa tour deadline
West Indies stars handed South Africa tour deadline

West Indies named a full-strength squad to tackle South Africa on Wednesday but gave players a November 18 deadline to sign contracts after the last tour of India was abandoned over a pay dispute.

Dwayne Bravo claims 'all sorted out' between West Indies board, players
Dwayne Bravo claims 'all sorted out' between West Indies board, players

West Indies' ODI captain Dwayne Bravo has claimed that all is sorted out between the players and the board in light of their dramatic mid-series withdrawal from India last month and also said that a full-strength national team would tour South Africa next month.

Lack of good spinners in Aussie camp helped Pakistan: Muhammad Yousuf
Lack of good spinners in Aussie camp helped Pakistan: Muhammad Yousuf

The Australian bowling attack lacked sharp spinners and that played a crucial role in Pakistan's victory in the first Test on Sunday, former captain Muhammad Yousuf said.

Virat Kohli appointed team India's captain for ODIs against Sri Lanka

Selectors have chosen Virat Kohli as the Indian Cricket team's captain in ODIs against Sri Lanka next month.

Wasim Akram urges struggling Misbah-ul Haq to say goodbye to ODIs
Wasim Akram urges struggling Misbah-ul Haq to say goodbye to ODIs

Former Pakistan cricket team captain Wasim Akram has urged struggling skipper Misbah-ul Haq to say good-bye to ODIs, while blaming a lack of international cricket and the absence of a system for developing young players for the team's disappointing defeats in recent months.

AB de Villiers believes South Africa have 'little bit of edge' over Australia
AB de Villiers believes South Africa have 'little bit of edge' over Australia

South Africa captain AB de Villiers is of the opinion that his team does have a little bit of an edge over Australia despite being wary of a backlash following their recent win in Zimbabwe.

1st ODI: Australia vs Pakistan – Scorecard
1st ODI: Australia vs Pakistan – Scorecard

Australia take on Pakistan in the 1st ODI of the three-match series being played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.