South Africa vs West Indies: Marlon Samuels, Devon Smith confident ahead of Tests
South Africa vs West Indies: Marlon Samuels, Devon Smith confident ahead of Tests

West Indian batsmen Marlon Samuels and Devon Smith both expressed confidence on Friday after the third and final day of the tourists` match against a South African Invitation XI at Willowmoore Park was abandoned without a ball bowled because of rain.

India vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews blames batsmen for huge loss
India vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews blames batsmen for huge loss

Questioning the approach of his frontline batsmen, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews on Sunday blamed the 169-run loss against India in the opening ODI to the abject surrender by the visiting line-up on a good Barabati Stadium wicket, here.

BCCI chief curator visits Kochi stadium
BCCI chief curator visits Kochi stadium

BCCI's chief curator Taposh Chatterjii on Sunday inspected the pitch at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, venue of the first India-West Indies One-day International on October 8, and hoped it would have something for both batsmen and bowlers.

Faf Du Plessis fills Jacques Kallis void, says can get even better
Faf Du Plessis fills Jacques Kallis void, says can get even better

Faf du Plessis has cemented his number three position in South Africa`s one-day international (ODI) lineup with successive centuries against Australia but the batsmen believes he can get even better before next year`s World Cup.

Indian top-order gets quality batting practice on opening day

The Indian top-order batsmen got much needed batting practice against a below-par Leicestershire attack as they finished the first day of their opening tour match at a comfortable 333 for four here Thursday.

Proteas urged to use `best T20 hitters` De Villiers, Miller early to win matches

The coach of domestic South African side Sunfoil Dolphins has hailed batsmen AB de Villiers and David Miller as the squad`s best Twenty20 hitters as the team prepares for the World Twenty20.

Misbah urges batsmen to buck up ahead of clash against India

Gearing up for the marquee clash against India, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq wants his batsmen to learn quickly from the mistakes they made against minnows Afghanistan in their Asia Cup preliminary clash here.

Pak batsmen lacked confidence from Champions Trophy beginning, says Sohail Tanvir

Pakistan seam bowler Sohail Tanvir has said that he believed that the team`s batsmen lacked confidence right from the beginning of the ICC Champions Trophy, which was responsible for their disappointing show in the tournament.

Finch backs Rogers` inclusion in Ashes squad to counter inexperience among Oz batsmen

Australian cricketer Aaron Finch has said that the inclusion of veteran Chris Rogers in Australia`s Ashes squad will be a vital tool to countering the lack of experience among its batsmen.

`Offended` Welsh cricketers walk-off from village match after `speak English` order

Two Welsh cricketers had reportedly walked off the pitch during a cricket match between two Welsh villages after they were asked to speak in English at the crease.

Ex-Pak cricketers lament `perennial` flop batting show in Champions Trophy

Former Pakistani cricketers have criticised the team`s poor batting performance after their ICC Champions Trophy defeat to South Africa, which has left them on the verge of dropping from the tournament.

Botham warns England to be more aggressive or risk losing Champion Trophy chances

Former England Test captain Sir Ian Botham has said that the team`s batsmen will need to make their time at the crease count more decisively than they managed against Australia if they want to progress in the ICC Champions Trophy.