Saturday, 23 February 2013

Michael Clarke's presence in the middle had a calming influence: Henriques

Australia's Moises Henriques on Friday said that his skipper Michael Clarke's presence in the middle had a calming influence on the debutant, who signalled his arrival on the big stage with a crucial half-century on the opening day of the first Test against India here.

Test cricket will 'die' after Sachin Tendulkar's retirement: Arjuna Ranatunga

Sri Lanka's World Cup-winning former captain Arjuna Ranatunga feels Test cricket would "die" if players like Sachin Tendulkar call it quits.

Sri Lanka public don't like juniors playing IPL: Jayasuriy

Former Sri Lanka captain and present chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya feels that it will be better if junior Sri Lankan players are kept away from IPL although it remains an "individual decision".

MS Dhoni doesn't back out-of-form players: VVS Laxman

Former India batsman VVS Laxman on Saturday criticized India captain MS Dhoni for keeping aloof from struggling players when they need him most. Laxman, who is part of the Star Cricket commentary team for the first Test against Australia here, gave the example of Harbhajan Singh who he thinks needs plenty of encouragement considering that the offspinner, playing his 100th Test, is going through a lean patch.

Ricky Ponting to captain Mumbai Indians in IPL 6

Ricky Ponting has been named captain of Mumbai Indians for the six edition of the Indian Premier League, the franchise said in a statement on Thursday.

Don't put pressure on me: Shahid Afridi to selectors

Karachi: Flamboyant all rounder Shahid Afridi on Saturday asked national selectors to not put pressure on him by making unsolicited statements and also made it clear that the decision to quit the game remains his prerogative. After recalling Afridi in the One-day squad for the series against South Africa, chief selector Iqbal Qasim had said the all rounder will have to justify his selection by putting up a good show.

Johnson Charles, Darren Bravo lead Windies to Zimbabwe rout

Johnson Charles blazed a second consecutive century and Darren Bravo made a maiden limited overs ton as the West Indies routed Zimbabwe by 156 runs to win the first one-day international on Friday.

Dean Jones says world of cricket massively benefited from 'powerbroker' BCCI

Former Australian batsman Dean Jones has claimed world of cricket has massively benefited from the influence of game's major powerhouse Board of Cricket Control (BCCI).

England thrash New Zealand, win series

Devastating bowling from Steven Finn and a solid top-order batting display gave England a five wicket win over New Zealand in the deciding one-day international at Eden Park on Saturday to claim the series 2-1.