India will be toughest in WorldT20: Watson

Dubai, Feb 10 : Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes that hosts India will be the biggest threat to his team in the World T20 which is scheduled to start on March 9. Watson, who has had extensive experience of playing in the sub-continent thanks to the Indian Premier League (IPL), believes that India have the […]

Australia to use remodelled pink ball in Sheffield Shield

Melbourne, Feb 10 : The pink Kookaburra ball with a completely black seam will be used in next week’s round of day-night Sheffield Shield matches in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, Cricket Australia (CA) announced on Wednesday. “Feedback from the players following the first day-night shield round, as well as the historic day-night Test in Adelaide, […]

Cold comfort from home after Smith’s winning streak ends

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, Feb 10 : Steve Smith, now carrying the burden of leading Australia in all three formats, is feeling the heat from a disappointed home media after his first series loss as skipper. The world’s top-ranked test batsman and ICC Cricketer of the Year enjoyed a golden summer on home soil, leading […]

Windies board rejects call for new deal in World T20 row

By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 10 : West Indies players will be thrown off the squad for the World Twenty20 if they do not agree to financial terms by Sunday’s deadline, the head of the region’s cricket board said. The hard-line stance comes in the wake of reports that the 15-man squad, upset at […]

India vs Sri Lanka: 1st T20I scoreboard

Pune, Feb 9 : The following is the scoreboard of the first T20 International between India and Sri Lanka which was played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday. India: Rohit Sharma c Chameera b Rajitha 0 Shikhar Dhawan c Gunathilaka b Rajitha 9 Ajinkya Rahane c Chandimal b Rajitha 4 Suresh Raina […]

Sri Lanka overwhelm India in 1st T20I

Pune, Feb 9 : Sri Lanka rode on a strong bowling performance to defeat India by five wickets in their first Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Tuesday. Chasing a meagre target of 102 runs, the Lankans were boosted by a 39-run partnership by Dinesh Chandimal (35) and Chamara Kapugedera […]