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.

Pakistan seek to end 20-year Australia drought
Pakistan seek to end 20-year Australia drought

Pakistan hope to end a 20-year drought against Australia when they meet in the first of two Tests in Dubai from Wednesday, but they are hobbled by the absence of spin king Saeed Ajmal. 

Australia loss a boost for Pakistan: Waqar Younis
Australia loss a boost for Pakistan: Waqar Younis

 Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis believes Australia`s 153-run defeat in a warm-up game has helped him find flaws in the opposition for the first Test starting on Wednesday in Dubai.

Pakistan names 16-member Test team against Australia
Pakistan names 16-member Test team against Australia

Pakistani selectors on Saturday decided to preserve the tall left-arm pace bowler Muhammad Irfan for next year's World Cup and decided against including him for the Test series against Australia.

ICC backs new testing methods for chucking
ICC backs new testing methods for chucking

Seeking to address doubts raised by the University of Western Australia (UWA), the ICC on Saturday defended its recent drive against chucking and its processes of identifying, testing bowlers with suspect actions.

Sri Lanka identifies 85 school bowlers with suspect action
Sri Lanka identifies 85 school bowlers with suspect action

Sri Lanka has identified 85 school cricketers bowling with suspected illegal actions in its campaign to clean up the cradle of the sport in the country. The bowlers include 60 spinners and 25 seamers, Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement on Thursday.

UWA raises doubts over reliability of ICC's recent biomechanic tests on bowlers
UWA raises doubts over reliability of ICC's recent biomechanic tests on bowlers

The University of Western Australia (UWA), whom the International Cricket Council (ICC) relied upon for the last 20 years to develop models to test illegal bowling actions, has reportedly raised serious doubts over the reliability of the recent biomechanics tests that have resulted in several international bowlers being suspended.

Saeed Ajmal bowls with revamped action under Saqlain Mushtaq's supervision
Saeed Ajmal bowls with revamped action under Saqlain Mushtaq's supervision

Pakistan's suspended off-spinner, Saeed Ajmal on Wednesday for the first time bowled with his revamped action under the supervision of Saqlain Mushtaq.

Pakistan name rookie spinner for Test series against Australia
Pakistan name rookie spinner for Test series against Australia

Pakistan Tuesday named uncapped leg-spinner Yasir Shah to replace the suspended Saeed Ajmal in their preliminary 19-man squad for the two Tests against Australia starting next week in the United Arab Emirates.

PCB to send Saeed Ajmal for informal biomechanic test soon
PCB to send Saeed Ajmal for informal biomechanic test soon

 Pakistani cricket authorities on Tuesday said that they would be soon be sending suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal for an informal biomechanic tests in a bid to get him cleared before next year's World Cup.

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.

PCB set to send Saeed Ajmal for biomechanic test
PCB set to send Saeed Ajmal for biomechanic test

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is preparing to send suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal for a biomechanic test after he reported a marked improvement in his bowling action.

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.

Ramiz Raja says laws needed to save unique 'doosra' from extinction
Ramiz Raja says laws needed to save unique 'doosra' from extinction

Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has said that every youngster is now bowling the 'doosra' in the country and has demanded cricket's law makers to save the controversial delivery as it provides a new dimension to the batsmen-dominated game.

Pakistan should move on from 'suspended' Ajmal ahead of ODI series: Misbah
Pakistan should move on from 'suspended' Ajmal ahead of ODI series: Misbah

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has stressed that they should move on from ace off-spinner Saeed Ajmal's ban and try to fill his gap as they start a three-match ODI series against Australia on Tuesday.

Pakistan, Australia focus on spin for ODI series
Pakistan, Australia focus on spin for ODI series

Pakistan and Australia will focus on spin when they start a three-match one-day series in Sharjah tomorrow, despite the absence of top bowler Saeed Ajmal, who is suspended over his suspect bowling action.

Saeed Ajmal's return for World Cup is an uphill task: PCB chief
Saeed Ajmal's return for World Cup is an uphill task: PCB chief

Suspended spinner Saeed Ajmal is doing everything to correct his action but it is an "uphill task" for him to make it to the Pakistan team for the World Cup, says PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan.

Experts working hard with Saeed Ajmal: PCB
Experts working hard with Saeed Ajmal: PCB

 Pakistan is hoping that their star spinner Saeed Ajmal will have his bowling action corrected before the World Cup as a team of experts was working very hard to ensure that he plays for the national team in cricket's showpiece event.

Waqar Younis urges bowlers to fill void left by Saeed Ajmal
Waqar Younis urges bowlers to fill void left by Saeed Ajmal

Pakistan cricket team coach Waqar Younis urged his bowlers to step up and fill the big void left by the absence of ace spinner Saeed Ajmal when they meet Australia in the limited over and Test series.