Mohammed Hafeez misses second match for bowling assessment test
Mohammed Hafeez misses second match for bowling assessment test

Pakistan all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez had to miss out on the third Test against Sri Lanka after the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed he will have to take the bowling assessment test on July 6 in Chennai.

SL vs Pak: Dimuth Karunaratne, Yasir Shah light up final Test
SL vs Pak: Dimuth Karunaratne, Yasir Shah light up final Test

Sri Lanka`s Dimuth Karunaratne hit a century amid another rich haul by Pakistani leg-spinner Yasir Shah as the decisive third and final Test began on a rousing note in Pallekele on Friday.

Alastair Cook best suited to lead England in Ashes: Andrew Strauss
Alastair Cook best suited to lead England in Ashes: Andrew Strauss

England cricket team director Andrew Strauss is convinced Alastair Cook is the best man to lead England into the Ashes, and said he will give the skipper no guarantee beyond this series.

James Anderson will `cop it` in Ashes, says Shane Warne
James Anderson will `cop it` in Ashes, says Shane Warne

Australia great Shane Warne has told England new-ball duo James Anderson and Stuart Broad to expect plenty of "sledging", or verbal abuse, to come their way during the upcoming Ashes series.

Sri Lanka take 177-run lead over Pakistan
Sri Lanka take 177-run lead over Pakistan

Sri Lanka, replying to Pakistan`s first innings total of 138, were dismissed for 315 in the morning session of the third day`s play in the second Test in Colombo on Saturday.

Pakistan set 90 runs to win Sri Lanka Test
Pakistan set 90 runs to win Sri Lanka Test

Pakistan needed 90 runs to win the first Test after they bowled Sri Lanka for 206 in their second innings just before tea on the fifth day in Galle on Sunday.

Sri Lanka take lead in Pakistan Test
Sri Lanka take lead in Pakistan Test

Sri Lanka, trailing Pakistan by 117 runs on the first innings, were 144-4 in their second knock at lunch on the fifth day of the first Test in Galle on Sunday.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 4: Asad Shafiq hits century as visitors fight back
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 4: Asad Shafiq hits century as visitors fight back

Asad Shafiq scored a century and Sarfraz Ahmed missed his by four runs as Pakistan fought back gallantly in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Saturday.

1st Test: Bowlers, Kaushal Silva give Sri Lanka upper hand against Pakistan
1st Test: Bowlers, Kaushal Silva give Sri Lanka upper hand against Pakistan

Sri Lanka took the upper hand after the third day of the opening test at Galle on Friday, reducing Pakistan to 118-5 after Kaushal Silva`s second test century took the hosts to 300 in their first innings.

Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay rise, Virat Kohli slips in ICC Test rankings
Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay rise, Virat Kohli slips in ICC Test rankings

Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay achieved career-best positions but skipper Virat Kohli dropped out of the ICC rankings' top-10 after the drawn one-off cricket Test against Bangladesh in Fatullah.

Australia's domination against West Indies show they are back to their best
Australia's domination against West Indies show they are back to their best

The current Australian cricket team have stitched together some breathtaking performances that have seen them dominate the world once again. The present scenario of their ability to play the game at the highest level have seen a lot of similarities that was visible under the era of Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting.

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.

Nathan Lyon claims Australian record with 142nd test wicket
Nathan Lyon claims Australian record with 142nd test wicket

Nathan Lyon says he still has plenty to learn despite becoming Australia`s most prolific off-spinner by removing Kraigg Brathwaite on the second day of the second test against West Indies in Kingston on Friday. 

Tamim Iqbal becomes highest run scorer in Test cricket for Bangladesh
Tamim Iqbal becomes highest run scorer in Test cricket for Bangladesh

Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal became Bangladesh's highest Test run-scorer overcoming former skipper Habibul Bashar. Tamim achieved the milestone against India on Friday in the one-off Test match.

Concussion a 'wake-up call' for Australia's Chris Rogers
Concussion a 'wake-up call' for Australia's Chris Rogers

Australia`s Chris Rogers is still dealing with headaches and dizzy spells after being hit on the head in training before the first test against West Indies, and the opening batsman says the lingering symptoms have been a wake-up call to the dangers of concussion.

Chris Rogers backs Australia's decision to rule him out
Chris Rogers backs Australia's decision to rule him out

Australia left-hander Chris Rogers on Friday backed the decision by team's support staff to rule him out of the two-match Test series against the West Indies, but insists he will be ready for the forthcoming Ashes tour.

Ton-up Steve Smith leads Australia to 258-4 against West Indies
Ton-up Steve Smith leads Australia to 258-4 against West Indies

Steve Smith`s ninth Test century in 28 matches anchored Australia`s 258 for four at stumps on the opening day of the second and final Test against the West Indies at Sabina Park on Thursday.

Sri Lanka name Test squad for Pakistan series
Sri Lanka name Test squad for Pakistan series

Sri Lanka Cricket on Wednesday named a 16-man squad for the three-Test home series against Pakistan starting next week:

Attacking cricket the Aussies Ashes mantra
Attacking cricket the Aussies Ashes mantra

Captain Michael Clarke is expecting Australia to maintain their attacking brand of cricket heading into the second and final Test against the West Indies in Jamaica next week and the Ashes series beginning in England just three weeks later.