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From pitch to screen: Banned pacer Mohammad Amir offered `hero`s role` in Pakistan movie

Pakistani pace express Mohammad Amir has reportedly revealed that he has been offered the hero`s role in a movie and has decided to do it as the cricketer struggles to earn his bread and butter while serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing.

Sri Lanka ponder life after golden generation

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.

Sunil Gavaskar slams `jelly-like`, `embarrassing` India

Sunil Gavaskar accused India of "embarrassing the country" after their humiliating innings and 244-run defeat by England in the fifth Test at The Oval on Sunday.

Alastair Cook hails England resilience after sudden revival

England captain Alastair Cook paid tribute to his team`s character after they crushed India by an innings and 244 runs in the fifth test on Sunday to win the series 3-1.

Oval Test: England add more misery on listless India

Joe Root slammed an unbeaten 92 as England took a substantial first innings lead of 237 runs on the second day to tighten their grip on the fifth and final cricket Test against a hapless India here on Saturday.

Indian team`s performance is a shame: Kirti Azad

Former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad today said he was ashamed of the Indian cricket team`s disastrous performance in the current Test series against England.

India vs England: Stuart Broad fit enough to bowl for England in final Test, rejects offer for nose job

England pace bowler Stuart Broad has declared himself fit enough to bowl his side to a series win in the final Test against India at The Oval and has rejected the offer of a nose job.

MS Dhoni has no problems with day off

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has defended his decision to take a day off in the run-up to the fifth and final Test against England at The Oval.

5th Test: A lot at stake for MS Dhoni, Duncan Fletcher

Mahendra Dhoni`s continuance as captain in Tests after next year`s World Cup and the retention of Duncan Fletcher as coach after the same event are at stake as India, trailing 1-2 in the series, lock horns with England in the fifth and final cricket Test starting here Friday.

Angelo Mathews says cricketers like Mahela Jayawardene come around rarely

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said that cricketers like Mahela Jayawardene come around very rarely and younger players in the team have a lot to learn from his fighting attitude.

India vs England: Stuart Broad may play without mask in 5th Test

England pace bowler Stuart Broad might face India without a mask in the final Test starting on Friday as the swelling around his battered nose is reportedly reducing.

Emotional Sri Lanka eye winning farewell for Mahela Jayawardene

Sri Lanka are determined to send former captain Mahela Jayawardene into retirement with a victory in the second and final Test starting Thursday against a fragile Pakistan and a 2-0 series sweep.

Technical, mental issues to blame for Pakistan`s loss to Lanka: Mohsin Khan

Former Pakistan Test opener and coach Mohsin Khan has blamed poor technique, technical and mental issues for the national team`s loss in the first Test against Sri Lanka.

Ian Botham says England winning because senior squad finally firing

Former England Test cricketer and captain Ian Botham has said that now that Ian Bell, James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook are firing, their side is winning.

Geoffrey Boycott warns Sam Robson about `huge question mark` over his international future

Former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott has told opener Sam Robson that there is a huge question mark against the Australia-born batsman`s international future.

Faf du Plessis defends Proteas` poor run rate in first innings against Zimbabwe

South African batsman Faf du Plessis defended his side`s poor run rate as they resumed batting on Day three in the one-off Test against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, saying that they played it perfectly.

Our fifth bowler has scored more runs than top-order: MS Dhoni

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has blamed his batting line-up for the humiliating innings and 54-run loss inside three days in the fourth Test against England, here on Saturday.

South Africa pledge no mercy on struggling Zimbabwe

Freshly re-installed as the top-ranked Test team in the world, South Africa appear disinclined to take any mercy on their struggling neighbours Zimbabwe when the two teams engage in a rare Test starting on Saturday.

AB De Villiers says finding Jacques Kallis` replacement now `top priority`

South Africa`s ODI captain A.B. de Villiers has said that finding a replacement for the retired all-rounder Jacques Kallis was a top priority for the squad as the countdown for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup gained force.

India`s tour of England: When Captain Alastair Cook helped Gary get his `Ballance` right

England left-hander Gary Ballance has admitted that a dinner with skipper Alastair Cook helped get his focus back in the game after he came in the news for his shirtless act in an inebriated state at a Nottingham pub after the conclusion of the first Test at Trent Bridge.

Vishal Marawaha of Himachal is BCCI observer at Old Trafford

Vishal Marawaha, Secretary Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, has been appointed as the BCCI observer for the fourth Test between India and England at Old Trafford, commencing on Thursday.

Misbah-ul-Haq vows to win Lanka Test series even if it spoils Mahela Jayawardene`s farewell party

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said that Pakistan would do whatever it takes to win the two-Test series in Sri Lanka even if it means spoiling senior batsman Mahela Jayawardene`s farewell party.

India`s tour of England: James Anderson admitted to abusing Ravindra Jadeja during hearing

He may have been let off after an ICC hearing but it has now come to light that England pacer James Anderson did admit to abusing Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja during their altercation during the opening Test in Nottingham.

Michael Clarke on `mission` to reclaim No.1 Test spot from Proteas

Australian skipper Michael Clarke is now on a mission to reclaim the no.1 position in Test cricket from South Africa.

India vs England 2014: Captain relieved to handle the pressure-cooker

England captain Alastair Cook was pleased with the way he handled the huge pressure he felt under to make his first significant scores of the year and set his team on their way to a first win in 11 tests against India on Thursday.

Graeme Smith praises team for regaining top spot in Tests

South Africa`s former captain Graeme Smith has praised the team for regaining the top spot in the ICC Test ranking.

3rd Test: England crush India by 266 runs to level series 1-1

A listless India crashed to a humiliating 266-run defeat against England in the third cricket Test after an abject batting surrender allowed the hosts to level the five-match series 1-1 here today.

Third Test: India four down and facing England defeat

England need six wickets on the final day to win the third test against India after a superb bowling performance helped them reduce the tourists to 112-4, still 333 runs short of victory, at the end of day four at Southampton on Wednesday.

Disappointed how I got out: Ajinkya Rahane

Talented batsman Ajinkya Rahane expressed his disappointment in the manner he got out playing a poor shot off a rank longhop bowled by part-time off-spinner Moeen Ali on the third day of the third cricket Test against England here on Wednesday.

Have been playing well, feels good to get runs: Ian Bell

England batsman Ian Bell today expressed his delight at scoring his 21st Test hundred in the third match versus India here and said that he has been "playing well".