India vs West Indies 1st ODI: Virat Kohli on verge of breaking multiple records against West Indies

Virat Kohli is no stranger when it comes to breaking records and with India taking on West Indies in a three-match ODI series starting Thursday, the right-hander will have an opportunity to add multiple accolades to his resume. The India skipper is just 19 runs away from becoming the batsman with the most ODI runs against West Indies. Kohli (1912 runs) is in the second position with Pakistan legend Javed Miandad leading the charts with 1930 runs. Kohli will also be looking [...]

‘Disappointed and hurt’ – Mickey Arthur hits out after Pakistan axe

Mickey Arthur said he was “disappointed and hurt” on Wednesday as he was axed as Pakistan coach following an underwhelming World Cup. Arthur, who has been linked with a move to England, said he had done his best with Pakistan who narrowly failed to reach the World Cup semi-finals. “I am extremely disappointed and hurt,” the South African told AFP shortly after the Pakistan Cricket Board announced his departure. “I did my wholehearted effort to lift Pakistan cricket,” he added. [...]

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed draws flak on Twitter for posting ‘Qurbani’ picture ahead of Eid

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is having a tough time in international cricket currently. He drew flak after Pakistan’s defeat to India in the Cricket World Cup where the fans targeted his fitness. The Pakistan Cricket Board is mulling over several decisions after the team’s failure to make it to the semi-finals of the World Cup with Sarfaraz’s position as captain under threat. It has been reported that head coach Mickey Arthur has recommended to the PCB’s Cricket Committee that Sarfaraz [...]

Virat Kohli shares pic with Vivian Richards, calls him ‘biggest boss’

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli on Monday took to twitter to share a photograph with a former West Indian great who has time and again praised Kohli. Sir Vivian Richards, two-time World Cup winner and a legend of the game, shared the frame with Kohli. Kohli wrote, “With the biggest BOSS!” along with the picture that he shared. Richards had earlier said that Kohli’s aggressive game is similar to what the legend himself used to play. “Kohli is aggressive. I [...]

Ashes 2019, England vs Australia: Steve Smith hailed as ‘best Test batsman we’ve seen’ by Australia’s Tim Paine

Australia captain Tim Paine on Monday hailed Steve Smith as “probably the best Test batsman we’ve ever seen” after his man-of-the-match performance in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston. The tourists beat England by 251 runs to win the first game of the five-match series. England, set an imposing target of 398 to win, collapsed to 97-7 in the post-lunch session on the fifth and final day before being bowled out for 146. Off-spinner Nathan Lyon took 6-49 and fast [...]

Steyn announces retirement from Test cricket

Dale Steyn, the legendary South African pacer, has announced his retirement from Test cricket. The 36-year-old said that he made the decision to prolong his career. Steyn, though, will continue to be on a national contract in white-ball cricket and therefore is available to play for South Africa in One-Day and T20 Internationals. In his retirement statement, the fast bowler spoke highly of Test cricket, confessing how he found it to be the "best version of the game". "Today I [...]

India’s chance to put their bench to test

One of the earliest things Virat Kohli uttered on India's first post-World Cup assignment was the inherent urge to move on. And already, the focus has been trained towards next year's World T20. India arrived for the three-match T20I series armed with performers from this year's IPL in the hope to make notes for next October's big assignment, and have already seen enough to jot down Krunal Pandya's name as one of the stand-out performers so far. As much as [...]