Under current ICC rules, Muttiah Muralitharan would never played: Muhammad Yousuf
Under current ICC rules, Muttiah Muralitharan would never played: Muhammad Yousuf

Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf on Friday said that Sri Lankan legend and world's highest wicket-taker in Test cricket Muttiah Muralitharan would have never been allowed to play top-flight cricket had current ICC rules on chucking would have been in place during their time.

Pakistan vs Australia: Aussies fight to save Test after Younis Khan's epic 213
Pakistan vs Australia: Aussies fight to save Test after Younis Khan's epic 213

Australia were left with a daunting task to save the second Test and series after Younis Khan hit an epic double hundred to put Pakistan in command on Friday.

Lack of good spinners in Aussie camp helped Pakistan: Muhammad Yousuf
Lack of good spinners in Aussie camp helped Pakistan: Muhammad Yousuf

The Australian bowling attack lacked sharp spinners and that played a crucial role in Pakistan's victory in the first Test on Sunday, former captain Muhammad Yousuf said.

Younis Khan keeps his defence up against Pakistan board
Younis Khan keeps his defence up against Pakistan board

Senior Pakistan batsman Younis Khan, who capped a memorable test against Australia in Dubai with hundreds in both innings, said he had thought of skipping the two-match series after being dropped from the 50-over squad.

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe: Hosts takes slender lead at Day 2 stumps
Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe: Hosts takes slender lead at Day 2 stumps

Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mahmudullah and Mominul Haque scored half-centuries as Bangladesh gained a slender 14-run lead over Zimbabwe in the first Test in Dhaka on Sunday.

Pakistan beat Australia in first Test by 221 runs in Dubai
Pakistan beat Australia in first Test by 221 runs in Dubai

Pakistan beat Australia by 221 runs in the first Test on the fifth and final day in Dubai to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

ICC are 20 years too late to act on chucking: Michael Holding
ICC are 20 years too late to act on chucking: Michael Holding

Former West Indies great Michael Holding is happy that ICC is finally coming down hard on bowlers with suspect action but he feels that the game's governing body is "20 years too late" in executing a clampdown on suspected chuckers.

Captain MS Dhoni not 'innovative and proactive' enough: Michael Holding
Captain MS Dhoni not 'innovative and proactive' enough: Michael Holding

Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not "innovative and proactive enough as captain, especially in Tests" although India would remain a strong contender to retain their World Cup title in Australia next year.

Younis Khan leads Pakistan fightback against Australia with 25th century
Younis Khan leads Pakistan fightback against Australia with 25th century

Younis Khan led Pakistan`s fightback with a dogged century after the hosts made a terrible start to the first test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday.

Heavier Misbah-ul-Haq will pile on the runs, says Basit Ali
Heavier Misbah-ul-Haq will pile on the runs, says Basit Ali

 Former test batsman Basit Ali is predicting a return to form by Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq in the first test against Australia in Dubai that starts on Wednesday because he has put on some weight.

Younus Khan named in provisional squad for Australia Tests
Younus Khan named in provisional squad for Australia Tests

Pakistani selectors have named experienced opener Taufeeq Umar and senior batsman Younus Khan in a 19-member squad for the two-test series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates, starting next week.

David Warner confident of fitness for Pakistan Test
David Warner confident of fitness for Pakistan Test

Australian batsman David Warner is confident he will be fit to face Pakistan in next week`s first test despite suffering a groin injury in the final one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Chris Gayle hopes to be fit for India Tests
Chris Gayle hopes to be fit for India Tests

 West Indies' swashbuckling opener Chris Gayle is hoping to be fit in time for the Test series against India starting October 30.

Chris Cairns to fight perjury claim over match-fixing allegations
Chris Cairns to fight perjury claim over match-fixing allegations

New Zealand cricketing great Chris Cairns said Friday that British police were set to charge him with perjury over match-fixing allegations and vowed to clear his name.

Bangladesh 41 for two in reply to West Indies 484-7
Bangladesh 41 for two in reply to West Indies 484-7

Debutant spinner Taijul Islam completed a five-wicket haul but veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul was left unbeaten on 85 as the West Indies declared at 484 for seven before lunch on the third day of the first Test against Bangladesh in St Vincent on Sunday.

MS Dhoni has become a mere 'stopper' in Tests: Martin Crowe
MS Dhoni has become a mere 'stopper' in Tests: Martin Crowe

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wicket-keeping skills in the Test format has came under scrutiny yet again with former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe saying that the Indian gloveman has become a mere "stopper" due to burnout and attrition.

Split captaincy is the way forward for England: Mike Atherton
Split captaincy is the way forward for England: Mike Atherton

Slamming the team's decision-making and selections, former captain Mike Atherton has said split captaincy between Test and one-day cricket is an obvious way forward for England.

Kohli, Root, Smith, Williamson 'Fab Four' of Tests: Crowe
Kohli, Root, Smith, Williamson 'Fab Four' of Tests: Crowe

Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has said Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steven Smith and Kane Williamson are the new "fabulous four" of Test Cricket but will go through "teething problems" before shooting for the stars.

PCB to discuss ways to help bowlers with suspect action
PCB to discuss ways to help bowlers with suspect action

A special committee formed by the Pakistan Cricket Board to identify and help bowlers with suspect bowling actions will hold its first meeting in Lahore this weekend.

Ailing Richie Benaud could call Tests from living room
Ailing Richie Benaud could call Tests from living room

Legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud could call Australia's Test series this summer against India from his home if he is not fit enough to be at the grounds, his boss said.