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  • ‘Complicated technique, but extremely organized mindset’

    Sachin Tendulkar, who set a benchmark for batsmanship throughout his 24-year-long international career, praised Steve Smith, the top batsman in Tests right now, for his extraordinary comeback in red-ball cricket.

  • Masakadza to bid adieu in dead rubber today

    Although it is a dead rubber, the match between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe in the T20I tri-series at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram today will be a big occasion for Zimbabwe skipper Hamilton Masakdza.

  • One year ban for Akila

    The International Cricket Council announced yesterday that Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya is banned from bowling in international cricket for 12 months following an independent assessment of his action.

  • U-23s face hosts today

    The first of the five one-day matches between the Bangladesh Under-23 team and their Indian counterparts was washed out due to rain at Lucknow’s Ekana Cricket Stadium yesterday.

  • Abbott best since Laker

    South African seam bowler Kyle Abbott recorded the best match figures in first-class cricket this century for English county side Hampshire.

  • SL to go ahead with Pak tour

    Sri Lanka’s cricket board Thursday said it will go ahead with its tour of Pakistan despite fears that players could be the targets of terror attacks during the six-match visit.

  • ‘Kohli a great player indeed’

    Former Pakistan swashbuckling all-rounder Shahid Afridi praised Indian skipper Virat Kohli for his batting in the second T20I against South Africa and called him a ‘great player’.

  • Tendulkar’s take on Smith’s complicated technique

    India legend Sachin Tendulkar broke down Steve Smith’s batting technique during the recent Ashes tour with a post on his twitter. The Indian maestro had earlier described Smith’s technique as complicated and divulged a few secrets of the Australia batsman.

  • Sri Lanka to go ahead with Pakistan tour despite terror fears

    Sri Lanka's cricket board Thursday said it will go ahead with its tour of Pakistan despite fears that players could be the targets of terror attacks during the six-match visit.

  • Aminul doubtful for remaining games

    Bangladesh leg-spinner Aminul Islam is doubtful for the rest of the tri-nation T20I series after picking up an injury against Zimbabwe on Wednesday.

  • Kohli powers India to seven-wicket win

    India captain Virat Kohli led from the front with an unbeaten 72 to help secure his team’s comprehensive seven-wicket victory over South Africa in the second Twenty20 International on Wednesday.

  • Moody named as coach of Oval team

    Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody and England World Cup winner Lydia Greenway have been appointed as head coaches of the Oval-based men’s and women’s teams for the new Hundred competition, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday.

  • Formative coach backs Smith’s unconventional technique

    Lamenting Australian cricket’s “aversion” to embrace unconventional styles, Steve Smith’s formative coach Trent Woodhill observed that his famous ward’s uniqueness would be accepted in the Indian system, where it is “all about the output”.

  • ECB rallies round Stokes

    England cricket chiefs on Tuesday rallied round star all-rounder Ben Stokes after he criticised a British newspaper report about a family tragedy more than 30 years ago.

  • Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe to set up final against Afghanistan

    Bangladesh knock out Zimbabwe from the ongoing tri-nation T20I series, registering a comfortable 39-run victory against Hamilton Maskadza's side at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram today. Bangladesh will be facing Afghanistan in the final of the tournament at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on September 24.

  • Sri Lanka national cricket team

    Sri Lanka optimistic about saving Pakistan tour

    Sri Lanka's cricket board remains hopeful of going ahead with its tour of Pakistan but will await the final all-clear from the defence ministry, an official said Wednesday.

  • Ben Stokes

    ECB chiefs back Stokes in family tragedy story row

    England cricket chiefs on Tuesday rallied round star all-rounder Ben Stokes after he criticised a British newspaper report about a family tragedy more than 30 years ago.

  • ‘England must call time on Anderson-Broad’

    The days of James Anderson and Stuart Broad spearheading England’s fast bowling attack are over, according to former captain Michael Vaughan.

  • Captaincy a stepping stone: De Kock

    As India and South Africa get ready for a face-off in the second T20I of the three-match series, Proteas skipper Quinton de Kock said that the added responsibility of captaincy is a new stepping stone in his career.

  • A mentor to many leaves BCB

    Being a mentor to many cricketers, it was cause for confusion and consternation in the cricket fraternity when news broke that Fahim had tendered his resignation to the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)

  • Soumya Sarkar

    Soumya, Miraz to feature for Bangladesh A

    Bangladesh left-arm opener Soumya Sarkar, who was dropped from the national squad following his poor run with the bat in the Tigers’ first two matches in the ongoing tri-nation T20I series involving Bangladesh, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan, has been named in Bangladesh A team for their tour of Sri Lanka, starting from September 23.

  • Sarfraz Ahmed

    ‘No more Biryani’ – Misbah issues strict diet plan

    Misbah-ul-Haq, who recently was appointed the Head Coach and Chief Selector of the Pakistan men's cricket team, issued a directive for a strict diet plan, say reports.

  • Records tumble as Scotland beat Netherlands

    Scotland recorded the third-highest stand in international T20 history as George Munsey and Kyle Coetzer put on 200 in their side´s 58-run win over Netherlands on Monday.

  • Warner let Broad get into his head: Langer

    Australia’s cricket coach Justin Langer said David Warner allowed England paceman Stuart Broad to “get into his head” during a miserable Ashes series for the opener.

  • Smith 'pretty cooked' after Ashes effort

    Run-machine Steve Smith described himself as being "pretty cooked" after his prolific bat ensured Australia will return home having retained the coveted urn after their 2-2 drawn Ashes series against England.

  • Smith, Cummins and Hazlewood keep the urn safe

    Sustained excellence from Steve Smith, who scaled new heights with 774 runs, complemented by the searing pace and accuracy of Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood enable Australia to cling on to the Ashes despite losing the final Test against England by 135 runs.

  • Aus batting shake-up for summer Tests

    Only three Australian batsmen are certain to start the summer Test series against Pakistan, according to former skipper Ricky Ponting, with David Warner among them.

  • IPL 2018

    It is a matter of shame: Patwari

    A dejected Bangladesh under-19 middle-order batsman, Shamim Patwari, yesterday said that their defeat in the final of the Under-19 Asia Cup against India was nothing but shameful.

  • England crush Australia

    England crushed Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes Test on Sunday to level the series at 2-2, ending their historic World Cup-winning season on a high.

  • Bangladesh Batting Consultant Neil McKenzie in Leicestershire

    BCB eyeing Mckenzie for full-time role

    The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) is eyeing to rope in South African Neil McKenzie as the full-time batting coach, BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury informed yesterday. McKenzie is currently working as the limited-overs batting consultant for Bangladesh.