Australia`s old guard chase elusive away Ashes series
Australia`s old guard chase elusive away Ashes series

Veteran allrounder Shane Watson said Friday winning a first Ashes away series since 2001 was a huge motivator for the senior members of the Australia squad heading to England this year.

Ben Stokes goes from Lord`s zero to hero
Ben Stokes goes from Lord`s zero to hero

England all-rounder Ben Stokes was left to reflect on what a difference 10 months can make after his stirring innings of 92 against New Zealand on the first day of the first Test at Lord`s on Thursday.

Martin Guptill run-riot continues for New Zealand
Martin Guptill run-riot continues for New Zealand

Martin Guptill`s impressive sequence of big scores continued as New Zealand beat Worcestershire by 15 runs on Sunday in their final warm-up match before next week`s first Test against England at Lord`s.

Australia`s Brad Haddin quits one-day game
Australia`s Brad Haddin quits one-day game

Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has announced his retirement from one-day internationals, Cricket Australia said on Sunday.

England team weaker without Kevin Pietersen: Michael Clarke
England team weaker without Kevin Pietersen: Michael Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke said today England will be a weaker team without Kevin Pietersen, but still expects a tough Ashes battle in July.

Rain dampens New Zealand`s bid for practice
Rain dampens New Zealand`s bid for practice

New Zealand`s hope of getting more meaningful practice were undone ahead of next week`s first Test against England by the weather after rain washed out Thursday`s first day of their second and final tour match against Worcestershire.

Yasir Shah leads Pakistan to Bangladesh series win
Yasir Shah leads Pakistan to Bangladesh series win

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah claimed a match-haul of seven wickets as dominant Pakistan crushed Bangladesh by 328 runs in the second and final Test in Dhaka on Saturday to clinch the series 1-0.

New Zealand Mike Hesson coach calls for longer England series
New Zealand Mike Hesson coach calls for longer England series

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said he believed his side were worthy of longer series ahead of their two-Test campaign in England.

India eager to wrap up hockey series against Japan
India eager to wrap up hockey series against Japan

Back to winning ways, a confident Indian men's hockey team would look to seal the four-match Test series against Japan when they lock horns in the third game at the Kalinga Stadium here.

Waqar Younis faces ouster if Pakistan return winless from Bangladesh: Reports
Waqar Younis faces ouster if Pakistan return winless from Bangladesh: Reports

Pakistan's head coach Waqar is likely to face the axe if the national cricket team fails to win the Test series against Bangladesh.

James Anderson takes six before England collapse
James Anderson takes six before England collapse

James Anderson wrecked the West Indies but England were tottering at 39 for five in their second innings, a lead of 107 runs, on the second day of the third and final Test on Saturday.

Pakistan lead Bangladesh by 296 runs in first Test
Pakistan lead Bangladesh by 296 runs in first Test

Pakistan were dismissed for 628 in their first innings shortly before lunch on the fourth day of the first Test against Bangladesh in Khulna on Friday.

Ben Stokes is fitness doubt for England
Ben Stokes is fitness doubt for England

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has a back problem and may miss the third and final test against West Indies in Bridgetown, Barbados starting on Friday.

James Anderson gives England scent of victory
James Anderson gives England scent of victory

James Anderson featured in all six dismissals as the West Indies crashed to 286 for eight at lunch on the final day of the second Test against England at the National Cricket Stadium on Saturday.

Pakistan`s Rahat Ali out of Bangladesh Tests
Pakistan`s Rahat Ali out of Bangladesh Tests

Pakistan`s problem-filled tour of Bangladesh was hit by another injury as frontline paceman Rahat Ali was Saturday ruled out of the Test series, the fifth injury case related to the tour.

Despite Steve Waugh's harsh words, Kevin Pietersen has no hard feelings for him
Despite Steve Waugh's harsh words, Kevin Pietersen has no hard feelings for him

Kevin Pietersen stated on Monday that he doesn't have any hard feelings for former Australian skipper Steve Waugh despite the latter's comments on the England outcast.

England in control despite Windies resistance
England in control despite Windies resistance

England worked themselves into a winning position despite strong West Indies resistance in their second innings on the fourth day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday.

Trott needs to earn his place back: England coach Moores
Trott needs to earn his place back: England coach Moores

 England head coach Peter Moores on Friday said returning batsman Jonathan Trott will have to fight for a place back in the England team.

England all-rounder Moeen Ali targets Test comeback in West Indies
England all-rounder Moeen Ali targets Test comeback in West Indies

England all-rounder Moeen Ali is eyeing a return to the England Test side to play against the West Indies after recovering from a side strain he sustained during the cricket World Cup.

I haven't retired from any format as yet: Chris Gayle
I haven't retired from any format as yet: Chris Gayle

A recurring back injury will certainly keep Chris Gayle out of the upcoming home Test series against England, but the destructive West Indies batsman insists that he is not retiring from any format of the game.