England win toss, to bat first in first Ashes test

By Ian Ransom BRISBANE, Nov 23 : England captain Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat first in the opening Ashes test against Australia in Brisbane on Thursday, with the hosts confirming opener David Warner and batsman Shaun Marsh were fit to play. Australia’s vaunted pace attack will therefore have first crack at […]

St. Moritz Ice Cricket 2018 launched

New Delhi, Nov 22 : Former India opener Virender Sehwag and middle-order batsman Mohammad Kaif on Wednesday launched the inaugural edition of St.Moritz Ice Cricket 2018. The two-day event, which will be held in St.Moritz in Switzerland on February 8 and 9 set against the serene and breathtaking backdrop of the Swiss mountains, will host […]

Despite stiff neck, Warner determined to play first Ashes Test

Brisbane, Nov 22 : Determined to play the opening Ashes Test at the Gabba, Australia vice-captain David Warner, nursing a stiff neck, is considering adopting the unorthodox front-on stance of West Indian great Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Warner, who twinged his neck while taking a high catch on the Gabba outfield on Tuesday, suggested light-heartedly that he […]

Paceman Jake Ball in England XI for first Ashes Test

Brisbane, Nov 22 : England have confirmed paceman Jake Ball’s inclusion in their playing XI for the first Ashes Test against Australia at the Gabba from Thursday. Ball, who last played a Test in India last December, overcame an ankle injury to complete a four-man pace attack with James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes. […]