Test matches

Pakistan former Ramiz Raja urges ICC for two-month window for Test matches only

While crowds for Tests in countries such as England remain strong, Raja, a member of the influential MCC world cricket committee, fears interest in Asia is "dwindling" thanks partly to the rise of lucrative domestic Twenty20 competitions such as the Indian Premier League.

Jul 05, 2017, 08:46 AM IST
New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test: Kiwis likely to include Trent Boult to boost their tour sweep bid

New Zealand vs Bangladesh, 1st Test: Kiwis likely to include Trent Boult to boost their tour sweep bid

The left-arm fast bowler showed he had regained his express pace of in excess of 145 kmph in final Twenty20 against Bangladesh

Jan 11, 2017, 11:08 AM IST
Bhajji mocks R Ashwin's 200-wicket feat, says pitches now favour spin-bowling more

Bhajji mocks R Ashwin's 200-wicket feat, says pitches now favour spin-bowling more

India won the first match with a big margin of 197 runs against New Zealand at Kanpur. Second match will start from 30th September in Kolkata.

Sep 29, 2016, 21:01 PM IST
Can Alastair Cook surpass Sachin Tendulkar as highest run-scorer in Tests? Read what he thinks

Can Alastair Cook surpass Sachin Tendulkar as highest run-scorer in Tests? Read what he thinks

The England skipper has 28 Test hundreds to his name, with his runs having come at an average of 47, whereas Tendulkar bowed out with a record 51 centuries at an average of nearly 54.

Jun 09, 2016, 08:13 AM IST
Pundits acclaim one of the great test matches

Pundits acclaim one of the great test matches

England`s 124-run victory over New Zealand in the first test at Lord`s on Monday has been widely acclaimed as one of the greatest matches in the history of the game.

May 26, 2015, 02:32 AM IST
ICC panel encourages day-night Tests

ICC panel encourages day-night Tests

An advisory panel of the International Cricket Council has recommended that Test-playing nations should look at holding five-day matches under floodlights to attract more spectators.

May 19, 2015, 15:51 PM IST
HI announces junior team for tour of Australia

HI announces junior team for tour of Australia

 Harjeet Singh will lead India's 18-member junior men's squad during a training-cum-competition trip to Gold Coast Australia from December 2 to 13 as part of the team's build up for the Asia cup next year.

Nov 22, 2014, 19:06 PM IST

Our aggression paid dividends, says skipper Mathews

Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews attributed his team`s Test series win against England to the aggressive brand of cricket that they played during the two Test matches.

Jun 27, 2014, 05:16 AM IST

Matt Prior concern a worry for Cook

Alastair Cook`s focus may be on the ongoing one-day series with Sri Lanka but the fitness of wicketkeeper Matt Prior ahead of the Test matches with the tourists is a concern for the England captain.

May 30, 2014, 09:07 AM IST

Rahul Dravid concerned with Zaheer's long-term prospects

Former captain Rahul Dravid feels it is time for Zaheer Khan to start deliberating on his future as it would be difficult for the senior pacer to survive the rigours of five Test matches when India tour England later this year.

Feb 20, 2014, 17:22 PM IST

Lehmann`s New Year`s resolution- make Oz win away from home again

Australian head coach Darren Lehmann has said that his New Year`s resolution for 2014 is to make Australia a winning team away from home again.

Jan 03, 2014, 18:32 PM IST

I don`t see it as goodbye, says Kallis

South Africa`s legendary all-rounder Jacques Kallis will retire from Test cricket after the second Test against India starting at Kingsmead here Thursday. Kallis, 38, however, will be available for the shorter formats of the game.

Dec 26, 2013, 00:26 AM IST

D` Costa blames pressures of home Tests for biting into Oz batsmen`s averages

One of Australia`s most successful batting coaches, Neil D` Costa has said that batsmen from his country average lesser on their home ground than their overall average because the mental challenges of negotiating home Test matches have become too much for the modern player.

Dec 22, 2013, 13:47 PM IST

Flower determined to make England turnaround in Boxing Day Test

England team director Andy Flower has said that he is determined to make a turnaround for the team in the Boxing Day Ashes Test as the remaining two Tests are very important even if England has lost the urn.

Dec 19, 2013, 14:44 PM IST

Barbadian born English pacer eager to take on Australia

Barbadian born fast bowler Chris Jordan says he is eager to take on Australia when they meet England in the One-Day International (ODI) series Down Under.

Dec 11, 2013, 10:56 AM IST

`One-Test wonder` McKay admits still has dreams of Oz Test recall

Australian fast bowler Clint McKay has said that he does not want to be left as a `one-Test wonder` and admitted that he still harbours dreams of a Test recall.

Sep 08, 2013, 14:08 PM IST

Team India to play five Test matches in England in 2014

The Indian Cricket team will play five Test matches, a five-match One-Day International series and a solitary T20 International in England in 2014.

Sep 02, 2013, 14:45 PM IST

New Zealand appeal for more Tests

New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill joined calls for more international matches for the Black Caps as they struggle to lift their profile.

Aug 22, 2013, 09:27 AM IST

Taylor plays down hints England took Kiwis lightly in Test series

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has played down suggestions that the English have taken hosts lightly in their ongoing Test series, with the Ashes looming for the tourists mid-year.

Mar 21, 2013, 15:02 PM IST

I will make a Test comeback: Irfan Pathan

Ignored for Test cricket for nearly five years, Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has vowed to make a comeback in the highest form of the game sooner or later.

Mar 10, 2013, 11:39 AM IST