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.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew Flintoff returned to the Lancashire side five years to the day since he last played Test cricket but his efforts weren`t quite enough to stop Warwickshire winning English county cricket`s Twenty20 Blast final.
Sri Lanka are banking on young talent to see them through a transitional phase in Test cricket despite the departure of one batting great, another approaching retirement and an ageing spinner in the ranks.
Finding fault with the BCCI for not being serious enough about Test matches, former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar said the itinerary was wrongly drawn without any tour games in between the rubber that India miserably lost to England 1-3 at The Oval, yesterday.