Champions Trophy News 2017

5th ODI Preview: Pakistan looks to end on high against Australia in final match

Australia will be looking to finish its One-Day International series against Pakistan with yet another win as the teams lock horns in the fifth and final game at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday (January 26), which is also Austral...

Brilliant Brathwaite leads West Indies to stunning World T20 title

Kolkata – Carlos Brathwaite hit four consecutive sixes in the last over as the West Indies stunned England to lift the World Twenty20 title in Kolkata on Sunday. Full Scorecard: West Indies vs England World T20 Final 2016 The W...

Struggling Sri Lanka to play with ‘freedom’ at World T20

Mumbai – Newly appointed Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said Wednesday the struggling islanders would benefit at the World Twenty20 from being free of the burden of expectation that usually surrounds the side. The defending c...

ICC to conduct random dope tests in World T20

New Delhi – Cricket’s World T20 tournament organisers said Wednesday they will carry out random dope tests, following a series of drug scandals that have blighted the sports world including Maria Sharapova’s shock revelation. D...

Sri Lanka change skipper ahead of T20 title defence

Colombo – Defending champions Sri Lanka said Lasith Malinga was stepping down as captain of their World Twenty20 side Tuesday after the team’s disastrous Asia Cup showing, with Angelo Mathews to skipper the team in India. The a...

Bangladesh take on India in Asia Cup Twenty20 final

Dhaka – Bangladesh are hoping to cause a major upset in the Asia Cup final in Dhaka on Sunday by spoiling favourites India’s preparations for the World Twenty20, which starts next week. Top-ranked India crushed Bangladesh by 45...

Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah suspended for doping – ICC

Dubai – Pakistan’s leg-spinner Yasir Shah was on Sunday provisionally suspended for failing a dope test by the International Cricket Council (ICC). “Shah has been charged with an anti-doping rule violation on a sample he provid...

Talking points from India-South Africa ODIs

New Delhi – Talking points from the five-match one-day series between India and South Africa, which the tourists clinched 3-2 late on Sunday: Chokers? Not South Africa for sure — South Africa’s 3-2 ODI win which followed the 2-...

Pressure on Dhoni as Proteas gear for India ODIs

Kanpur (India) – South Africa hope to build on their Twenty20 success in India by winning the one-day series starting Sunday as rival skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni prepared to douse the fire around him. The Proteas made a solid ...

8 Teams confirmed for ICC Champions Trophy 2017

Bangladesh will return to the ICC Champions Trophy for the first time since 2006 after the eight sides were confirmed for the 2017 tournament, which will be hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) from 1 to 18 June....

Faulkner stars as Lancashire win T20 final

London – Australia all-rounder James Faulkner capped an eventful couple of months by helping Lancashire to a 13-run win over Northamptonshire in the final of English domestic cricket’s Twenty20 Blast tournament at Edgbaston on ...

Pakistan’s pace bowling talent will never stop: Wasim Akram

Known to many as the “Sultan of Swing”, Wasim Akram’s name will be remembered for generations to come as one of the greatest fast-bowlers of all time. A genuine left arm fast bowler who could bowl with significant pace, Wasim A...

5th ODI Preview: Pakistan looks to secure a berth in the Champions Trophy

The fifth and final match of the series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota, on Sunday will be much more than a dead rubber. Pakistan has taken an unass...

Miandad urges Pakistan to chase consistency

Karachi – Former captain Javed Miandad Thursday urged Pakistan to focus on consistency after their one-day series win away to Sri Lanka. Pakistan thumped the hosts by seven wickets in the fourth one-day international in Colombo...

Shehzad leads Pakistan to series win over Sri Lanka

Colombo – Ahmed Shehzad smashed 95 off 90 balls as Pakistan thrashed below-par Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the fourth one-day match in Colombo on Wednesday to clinch the five-match series. Full Scorecard: 4th ODI Pakistan vs ...

Sarfraz, Yasir star in Pakistan’s big win

Sarfraz Ahmed scored 77 and Yasir Shah grabbed four wickets as Pakistan thrashed Sri Lanka by 135 runs in the violence-hit third one-day international in Colombo on Sunday. All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez made up for a year-long ba...

Pakistan vs Zimbabwe: First ODI Preview

The One Day International (ODI) series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe starts today at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore with a day-night game under what could be searing hot conditions. The next two matches of the series too will be pla...

Pakistan blame game in full flow after Bangladesh debacle

Karachi – Pakistan’s cricket chiefs face a battle to address the reasons behind their disastrous tour to Bangladesh as they gear up for their first home series against Test opposition in six years. Pakistan slumped to ninth in ...

Pakistan proposes India Test series in December

New Delhi – Pakistan wants to host the first bilateral Test tour by India in eight years in the United Arab Emirates in December, the country’s cricket chief Shaharyar Khan said on Sunday. The tour, comprising three Tests, five...

New Zealand’s Bracewell lands Ireland job

London – New Zealand’s John Bracewell has been appointed Ireland’s new head coach, Cricket Ireland announced on Wednesday. The former Black Caps player and coach succeeds Phil Simmons, now in charge of the West Indies, and has ...