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Dinesh Karthik feels he can make impact in Tests, says want to play under Virat Kohli's captaincy

Dinesh Karthik feels he can make impact in Tests, says want to play under Virat Kohli's captaincy

Karthik recently fought his way back into the ODI and T20 sides on the back of a successful domestic season but played only as batsman during the West Indies tour.

ENG vs SA, 2nd Test, Day 2: South Africa declare on day three to leave England with target of 474

ENG vs SA, 2nd Test, Day 2: South Africa declare on day three to leave England with target of 474

No Test team have scored more than 418 to win, while the record at Trent Bridge is a more modest 284-7, which England chalked up to beat New Zealand in 2004.

England vs South Africa, 1st Test: Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad strengthen hosts' grip on Day 2

England vs South Africa, 1st Test: Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad strengthen hosts' grip on Day 2

Root walked off to a standing ovation from a capacity and sun-drenched crowd, having batted for over six hours, facing 234 balls including 27 fours and a six.

Ramiz Raja gets roasted by Twitterati for questioning MS Dhoni's 'Grade A' contract

Ramiz Raja gets roasted by Twitterati for questioning MS Dhoni's 'Grade A' contract

Ramiz asserted that to protect the longest format of the game, Grad A contracts should only be given to Test players without exceptions.

Ramiz Raja questions logic of giving Grade A contract to MS Dhoni

Ramiz Raja questions logic of giving Grade A contract to MS Dhoni

Raja highlighted the importance of playing the longest format of the game and argued against the logic of giving a Grade A contract to players like MS Dhoni and Shahid Afridi when they had retired from Test cricket.

AB de Villiers expected to retire from Test cricket in August

AB de Villiers expected to retire from Test cricket in August

It is understood that de Villiers had last year informed CSA about his decision of quitting the longest format, but was instead given a time of a year out of the game in a bid to get him to reconsider.

Mohammad Nabi thanks BCCI for helping Afghanistan get Test status; hopes to play first 5-day match against India

Mohammad Nabi thanks BCCI for helping Afghanistan get Test status; hopes to play first 5-day match against India

The International Cricket Council voted in London to make Afghanistan, along with Ireland, full members of the organisation, allowing those countries to become part of the elite 12 nations who play test matches.

BCCI to clear one-time payment to 13 Test cricketers

BCCI to clear one-time payment to 13 Test cricketers

The one-time payment is over and above the monthly pension, the former players get from the BCCI.

Kumar Sangakkara to retire from first-class cricket at end of county season

Kumar Sangakkara to retire from first-class cricket at end of county season

Sangakkara, who quit Test cricket in 2015 with 12,400 runs, is fifth on the all-time list of Test run scorers, averaging 57.40 in 134 tests.

Mohammad Amir mulls Test retirement to prolong ODI, T20 career

Mohammad Amir mulls Test retirement to prolong ODI, T20 career

According to reports in the Pakistani media, Aamir discussed this prospect with his teammates and the management after Pakistan lost the second Test against the West Indies in Barbados.

Not leading against India in Test is a regret, says retiring Misbah-ul-Haq

Not leading against India in Test is a regret, says retiring Misbah-ul-Haq

Misbah said politics had put a stop to Indo-Pak bilateral ties since 2007 but after he became captain in late 2010 he remained optimistic he would get a chance to captain in a test series against the arch-rivals.

India vs Australia: Aussie media continues tirade against Virat Kohli, labels Indian captain 'classless' in latest attack

India vs Australia: Aussie media continues tirade against Virat Kohli, labels Indian captain 'classless' in latest attack

Newspapers laid into the winning captain for saying he no longer counted the Australian players as friends, and they also took umbrage at India`s apparent snub when invited to join the tourists for a beer.

New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Proteas `saved by rain` as downpour seals series

New Zealand vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Proteas `saved by rain` as downpour seals series

The drawn outcome ensured South Africa took the series 1-0 after winning the second Test in Wellington by eight wickets in three days.

140 years of Test Cricket: Google dedicates playful Doodle to mark the anniversary

140 years of Test Cricket: Google dedicates playful Doodle to mark the anniversary

The first ever officially recognised Test match began on March 15, 1877 between cricket's traditional rivals – Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

NZ vs SA: Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander's return bolster South African attack ahead of New Zealand Tests

NZ vs SA: Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander's return bolster South African attack ahead of New Zealand Tests

The pair are likely to join Kagiso Rabada in an impressive pace attack after the 21-year-old showed in the final one-day international in Auckland on Saturday that he was warming to New Zealand conditions.

Committee of Administrators to consider 'five-fold' salary hike proposal for Indian cricketers

Committee of Administrators to consider 'five-fold' salary hike proposal for Indian cricketers

Another aspect that has been taken into consideration while preparing the proposal is that not every top Indian player is earning a lot from the endorsement market

Australia's tour to India 2017: R Ashwin thinks like a batsman and I have a game plan for him, says David Warner

Australia's tour to India 2017: R Ashwin thinks like a batsman and I have a game plan for him, says David Warner

I have to respect a player like Ashwin, he thinks like a batsman and I have to be disciplined against him - Warner

AB De Villiers to skip England, Bangladesh Tests, says need more time to ready himself

AB De Villiers to skip England, Bangladesh Tests, says need more time to ready himself

De Villiers, who became a father in 2015 and whose wife is expecting a second child, said his life priorities had changed.

Afghanistan Cricket Board keen for full member status from ICC

Afghanistan Cricket Board keen for full member status from ICC

Afghanistan gained Affiliate membership in 2001 and were granted Associate status in 2013.

Inspirational Cristiano Ronaldo giving Lionel Messi a run for his money, says Virat Kohli

Inspirational Cristiano Ronaldo giving Lionel Messi a run for his money, says Virat Kohli

Kohli held special praise for Ronaldo's work ethic, which is something that the Indian batsman wants to emulate.