Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has regained the number-one Test batting spot in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen while there was some good news for India as Ravichandran Ashwin moved to the top of the all-rounder`s list.
Pakistani fast bowling great and former coach Waqar Younis has advised Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez to utilise the services of young batsman Umar Akmal up the order, saying that Akmal is in his `zone` at the moment.
England newcomer Moeen Ali has said that he believes he can make an instant mark on international cricket despite England`s disastrous form going into their World Twenty20 opener against New Zealand on Saturday.
Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said that his team can draw confidence from the fact that South Africa`s negative batting tactics at the end of the first Test showed a lack of confidence in their lower batting order.
Cricketing legends Shane Warne and Bob Willis have slammed England`s one-day batting, specifically from the top-order, as `belonging to the last century`, following the hosts` seven-wicket hammering by Sri Lanka in the ICC Champions Trophy.
Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews has said that his side`s batsmen will have to vastly improve their performance in the ICC Champions Trophy match against hosts England to stay `afloat` in the tournament.