Cricket

Big Picture Big picture? You want the big picture? Well, here’s a picture so big it makes Rembrandt’s The Night Watch look like a postage stamp. After 135 years of Ashes campaigns, the series tally is currently locked at 32-32. England dominated in the 19th century, but to be fair Australia wasn’t even a country
0 Comments
Chris Gayle having his legs slightly apart with the bat over his head in his follow through and watching the ball sail over the long-on fielder was one of the most enduring images of BPL 2017. Gayle’s relentless assault – a record 146* off 69 balls – razed defending champions and pre-tournament favourites Dhaka Dynamites
0 Comments
Alex Hales, the England opening batsman who was present at the arrest of Ben Stokes in Bristol in September, will mark his return to action this week when the inaugural Ten10 League gets underway in the UAE. Hales had been withdrawn from England selection by the ECB following the incident outside Mbargo nightclub on September
0 Comments
Alastair Cook has amassed 11,691 runs and 31 centuries en route to his 150th Test appearance. ESPNcricinfo looks back at the landmarks Test No. 1 – Debut century at NagpurOne hundred and two cricketers have made a century on Test debut, including ten Englishmen since the Second World War. But few have given such definitive
0 Comments
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson credited his bowlers for the 2-0 series win against West Indies on what he described as pitches where wickets were hard to come by. Left-arm fast bowlers Neil Wagner and Trent Boult led the hosts’ bowling efforts during the series, using predominantly short-pitched bowling to pick up a combined 24
0 Comments
Australia’s bowlers are competing for the chance to take down England’s captain Joe Root, and have been heartened by Mitchell Johnson’s views on the touring side’s frail mental state ahead of the Perth Test that may seal the fate of the Ashes. Josh Hazlewood, who bowled the pivotal spell of the Adelaide Test to dismiss
0 Comments
Jonny Bairstow says that England must begin the process of winning back the trust of their fans at the WACA next week, as they seek to put to one side the off-field controversies that have over-shadowed their tour of Australia. England have to avoid slumping to what would be their eighth consecutive Test defeat in
0 Comments
Big picture The chances of the BPL final being a one-sided affair are fairly high. If even one of Dhaka Dynamites’ departments – either the top-order batsmen or the spin bowlers – fire full throttle, then Rangpur Riders will struggle in the finale. At the same time, if Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum or Johnson Charles
0 Comments
Michael Vaughan has dismissed the behaviour of some members of the England tour party as “just stupid” and suggested senior players should be setting a better example. Vaughan, captain of the England team that won the Ashes in 2005, claimed members of the England squad have been acting “like students” and said the culture of
0 Comments
India captain Virat Kohli has tied the knot with his partner and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma. The marriage took place in Italy, attended by family and close friends of Kohli and Sharma. Kohli, who climbed to No. 2 among batsmen in the Test rankings, had asked for time off from the ongoing ODI series and
0 Comments
India will play more than half their cricket against Australia, England and South Africa between the World Cups of 2019 and 2023 if the proposed Future Tours Programme (FTP) – agreed to in principle by the BCCI at its special general meeting (SGM) on Monday – is ratified and signed. They will play fewer Tests
0 Comments