Test cricket

Graeme Hick, Troy Cooley to coach against England in Ashes tour match

Graeme Hick, Troy Cooley to coach against England in Ashes tour match

Former England batsman Graeme Hick and bowling coach Troy Cooley will pit their wits against the tourists when they mentor a Cricket Australia XI in a four-day Ashes tour match in Townsville next month.

Oct 23, 2017, 14:49 PM IST
If I get to 618 Test wickets, I won't break Anil Kumble's record of 619, says Ravichandran Ashwin

If I get to 618 Test wickets, I won't break Anil Kumble's record of 619, says Ravichandran Ashwin

Senior India offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been out of favour, or 'rested', for three consecutive ODI series; but as players world over consider, Test cricket is the pinnacle for him as well - just like it was for Anil Kumble, the most successful spinner the country ever produced.

Oct 21, 2017, 12:05 PM IST
David Warner brings out the old 'Bull' to ignite the Ashes

David Warner brings out the old 'Bull' to ignite the Ashes

Off-field domestic bliss and the threat of suspension for multiple code of conduct breaches may have accelerated Warner`s maturity, but the Ashes is a powerful red rag to the bovine spirit within.

Oct 18, 2017, 12:56 PM IST
Australian Pat Cummins tells England to expect barrage of bouncers

Australian Pat Cummins tells England to expect barrage of bouncers

Cummins was brought home early from Australia's ongoing limited overs tour of India to prepare for the Ashes where he is likely to partner Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood in a tall and fiery pace battery.

Oct 12, 2017, 13:20 PM IST
ICC set to approve World Test Championship: Report

ICC set to approve World Test Championship: Report

Under the plans, the number of ODIs in a series would be capped at three, ending the lengthy five-match series that are currently part of the international fixture list.

Oct 09, 2017, 11:23 AM IST
It'll be Johnson 2.0 in Ashes, Mitchell Starc warns England

It'll be Johnson 2.0 in Ashes, Mitchell Starc warns England

With England's top order largely unproven, Starc said it could be much like the 2013-2014 Ashes, when the mustachioed Johnson took 37 wickets with terrifying pace as Australia won 5-0.

Oct 04, 2017, 17:55 PM IST
South Africa batsman JP Duminy announces retirement from Test cricket

South Africa batsman JP Duminy announces retirement from Test cricket

Duminy has been one of the senior players in the Proteas Test squad in recent times after making his debut back in 2008 against Australia.

Sep 16, 2017, 12:19 PM IST
Fresh hope for West Indies after England Tests

Fresh hope for West Indies after England Tests

West Indies arrived in England without the likes of Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels who, as a result of a thaw in a bitter dispute between Caribbean cricket chiefs and senior players, will be featuring in the upcoming one-day leg of the tour.

Sep 11, 2017, 05:51 AM IST
Won't be there to receive Arjuna Award due to County commitment, says Cheteshwar Pujara

Won't be there to receive Arjuna Award due to County commitment, says Cheteshwar Pujara

Pujara will be available for the home and away matches against Northamptonshire, Worcestershire and Sussex, as his side look to secure promotion from Division Two.

Aug 28, 2017, 13:36 PM IST
WATCH: Edgbaston crowd plays beach ball during England-West Indies Test

WATCH: Edgbaston crowd plays beach ball during England-West Indies Test

Although there was a live match going on in front of them, the fans at Edgbaston were busy playing beach ball and were seen having a gala time.

Aug 19, 2017, 23:27 PM IST
Dale Steyn may not be seen at Test level again, says Faf du Plessis

Dale Steyn may not be seen at Test level again, says Faf du Plessis

Steyn's long absence has been hurting the Proteas, especially after Vernon Philander was plagued with one as well. 

Aug 12, 2017, 20:17 PM IST
India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Skipper Virat Kolhi hails India's winning habit

India's Tour of Sri Lanka: Skipper Virat Kolhi hails India's winning habit

India, having already retained the series that they won 2-1 in 2015, will now target an overseas whitewash when the third Test starts in Pallekele on August 12.

Aug 06, 2017, 19:31 PM IST
India's tour of Sri Lanka: Ravindra Jadeja suspended for third Test

India's tour of Sri Lanka: Ravindra Jadeja suspended for third Test

Jadeja has reportedly accepted the sanction proposed by Richie Richardson of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees and, as such, there was no need for a formal hearing.

Aug 06, 2017, 17:58 PM IST
England vs South Africa, 4th Test: Faf du Plessis hopes for Old Trafford 'home comfort'

England vs South Africa, 4th Test: Faf du Plessis hopes for Old Trafford 'home comfort'

The Proteas head into the series finale, which starts on Friday, 2-1 down with one to play after a 239-run loss at The Oval.

Aug 04, 2017, 00:02 AM IST
England vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Centurion Ben Stokes, new boy Roland-Jones inspire hosts on Day 2

England vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Centurion Ben Stokes, new boy Roland-Jones inspire hosts on Day 2

It set the stage for 29-year-old newcomer Roland-Jones, who had earlier smashed a robust run-a-ball 25, to rip through South Africa`s top order with four wickets in his first six overs as the visitors capitulated to 126-8 by the close.

Jul 29, 2017, 00:43 AM IST
Post 50-over success, skipper Mithali Raj says India must play more Tests

Post 50-over success, skipper Mithali Raj says India must play more Tests

The Ashes between Australia and England is the only regular Test fixture in women's cricket while other teams mainly play the shorter formats. India have played just five Tests in the last 10 years.

Jul 27, 2017, 22:27 PM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Virat Kohli’s lean form in Test match cricket continues as he misses out in first innings in Galle

India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Virat Kohli’s lean form in Test match cricket continues as he misses out in first innings in Galle

This is a bit of a dry spell in Test cricket for Kohli. He earlier missed out in the home series against Australia where he hit just 104 runs in five innings with a top score of only 15.

Jul 26, 2017, 16:31 PM IST
England vs South Africa: Stokes wants England to right second Test 'wrongs'

England vs South Africa: Stokes wants England to right second Test 'wrongs'

England were thrashed by 340 runs with more than a day to spare at the Nottingham ground as South Africa levelled the four-match series in commanding style.

Jul 26, 2017, 00:11 AM IST
Top five wicket-takers in the history of India-Sri Lanka bilataral Test series

Top five wicket-takers in the history of India-Sri Lanka bilataral Test series

From Muralitharan to Harbhajan, here are the five bowlers who have taken most wickets in the Indo-Lanka Test series.

Jul 24, 2017, 21:20 PM IST
Dinesh Karthik feels he can make impact in Tests, says want to play under Virat Kohli's captaincy

Dinesh Karthik feels he can make impact in Tests, says want to play under Virat Kohli's captaincy

Karthik recently fought his way back into the ODI and T20 sides on the back of a successful domestic season but played only as batsman during the West Indies tour.

Jul 19, 2017, 23:48 PM IST