Michael Clarke, Misbah-ul-Haq ready for spin challenge
Michael Clarke, Misbah-ul-Haq ready for spin challenge

Skippers Michael Clarke and Misbah-ul Haq Tuesday agreed spin will play a major role in the first of two Tests between Australia and Pakistan starting in Dubai from Wednesday.

ICC crackdown on chuckers 20 years too later, says Darrell Hair
ICC crackdown on chuckers 20 years too later, says Darrell Hair

The ICC crackdown on bowlers with suspect action has come 20 years too late, says former international umpire Darrell Hair, who famously called Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan for alleged chucking during a Test in Melbourne in 1995.

Timid umpires allowed chucking to flourish, says Darrell Hair
Timid umpires allowed chucking to flourish, says Darrell Hair

Timid officiating has allowed a generation of `chuckers` to flourish in international cricket and the current crackdown on bowlers with illegal actions has arrived two decades late, according to former test umpire Darrell Hair.

Muttiah Muralitharan urges bowlers to bowl within rules
Muttiah Muralitharan urges bowlers to bowl within rules

Sri Lanka's world record holder Muttiah Muralitharan, once called for chucking during his controversial career, today urged bowlers around the world to bowl within the rules or else change their actions.

Saeed Ajmal's case highlights ICC's new tough avatar

First cricketer that comes to mind when we talk about chucking is the legendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, who remained in news throughout his career, either for his superlative performances with the ball or for his controversial bowling action.

Saeed Ajmal to undergo remedial work on action
Saeed Ajmal to undergo remedial work on action

Suspended Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will start remedial work on his bowling action next week after it was deemed illegal, the country`s cricket chief said Thursday.

Mahela Jayawardene impact will be felt for years

Mahela Jayawardene closed the curtain on an illustrious test career on Monday, leaving a huge gap in the Sri Lanka batting order as well as the dressing room, which the island country will find difficult to bridge.

Lyon relishes work with master Muralitharan

Australian spin bowler Nathan Lyon said Friday his work with Muttiah Muralitharan has been hugely beneficial and can only make him a better bowler.

Laxman excited about MCC vs Rest of the World XI match

Former Indian batting legend VVS Laxman cannot wait to see the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara taking on spin legends Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan. Sachin who leads the Marylebone Cricket Club will take on Rest of the World XI under the captaincy of Shane Warne on Saturday at Lords.

I am yet to find the centre of the bat, jokes Sachin Tendulkar

Exactly six months and 18 days after he had called time on his illustrious career, Sachin Tendulkar will once again step out in white flannels on the hallowed Lord`s turf leading the MCC XI against Shane Warne-led World XI in a bi-centenary celebrations match here on Saturday.

Lyon says working on "Australian" carrom with Murali

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon is coy about the new delivery he has been refining with Muttiah Muralitharan and hopes to unleash on Pakistan in October`s test series, describing it only as an "Australian" carrom ball.

Murali working on new delivery for Lyon

Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan says he is working on a new delivery for Australia`s top spinner Nathan Lyon and expects it to be perfected for their series against Pakistan.

Lehmann says Muttiah Muralitharan will become Oz`s inside man

Former Australian cricketer and current national team coach Darren Lehmann said Sri Lankan spin great Muttiah Muralitharan will become the squad`s inside man on the October Test tour against Pakistan.

Old grudges aside as Murali helps Australia

Sri Lankan spin great Muttiah Muralitharan announced Wednesday he will join the Australian coaching team for their series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, putting old grudges aside.

Yuvi can be India`s match-winner at 2015 World Cup: Murali

All praise for Yuvraj Singh after his hurricane match-winning knock against Delhi Daredevils in an IPL match here, Royal Challengers Bangalore`s veteran spinner Muttiah Muralitharan said the left-hander still has it in him to be India`s match-winner in the ODI World Cup next year.

ICC World T20 2014: Stage is all set for another India vs Sri Lanka final

The stage is all set for the ICC T20 World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka. Both the teams are geared up for this epic battle. Three years back in the same month, another World Cup final was played between these two Asian Lions, and India comprehensively sealed the victory and enjoyed the title of World Champions.

Lee, Pietersen, Murali confirmed for Lord`s Bicentenary

Retired Australian speedster Brett Lee has become the latest player to be named in the Sachin Tendulkar-led Marylebone Cricket Club XI which will take on Rest of the World XI in a Lord`s Bicentenary celebration match on July 5.

Sehwag, Muralitharan to lead MCC sides in Middle East

Out-of-favour India batsman Virender Sehwag and Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan will lead two MCC sides in a series of matches in the Middle East to help launch the new county season.

Waqar, Murali to oversee CAB`s bowlers hunt

Aiming to churn out future players for the national team, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Saturday unveiled Vision 2020 - an initiative which will see Pakistan pace legend Waqar Younis and Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan nurturing young bowling talents from West Bengal.

Attitude makes a fast bowler: Waqar Younis

Roped in to train upcoming pacers from West Bengal, Pakistani legend Waqar Younis said Saturday it`s the attitude rather than the pitch that makes a fast bowler.