Immense Azhar dominates day one in Dubai

An eleventh career century from Azhar Ali left Pakistan well on top on day one of the 1st Test against the West Indies in Dubai as they reached 279/1 by the close of play. The right-hander shared a 215 run opening stand with Sami Aslam that seemed to sap the West Indies of any sort […]

Proteas complete historic whitewash over Australia

A sparkling century by Riley Rossouw helped South Africa complete a comprehensive 5-0 whitewash against Australia, the world’s top-ranked side, as they claimed a handsome 31-run win at Newlands.  Australia had been set a mammoth 328 at a ground where the highest ever chase was 258 and despite heroics from David Warner (172) they were […]

Gareth Batty aware of critics after England recall

Gareth Batty aware of critics after England recall

England spinner Gareth Batty is well aware of the opinions being shared about his recall to the Test side after over a decade out, but is confident he’ll be able to silence the critics on the tour to Bangladesh. Batty, at age 38, last played for England in 2005, but has been picked to face […]

South Africa call up Pretorius and Phehlukwayo

South Africa have named three new caps in Temba Bavuma, Dwaine Pretorius and Andile Phehlukwayo for the upcoming ODIs to be played against Ireland and Australia. Bavuma and Pretorius are only in line to play against Ireland while Phehlukwayo has been named in both squads. “Morne Morkel and Rilee Rossouw were not considered for selection […]