David Miller ‘certainly not bitter’ about not being named captain of South Africa’s T20I

David Miller pledged to support new South African T20I captain Aiden Markram, even as he acknowledged that he hoped to be considered for the role. “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t interested,” said Miller, ahead of South Africa’s second ODI against the West Indies at Potchefstroom. “I’ve really enjoyed the journey I’ve had … Read more

Shakib Al Hasan’s genius for compartmentalizing his life on and off the pitch

Shakib Al Hasan waits until the late 35th of Bangladesh’s innings during Saturday’s first ODI against Ireland to alter the course of the game. Offspinner Harry Tector comes around the wicket, Shakib comes down to sweep the first ball, off the stump, into a boundary. Then he flips it over cover, then sweeps again and … Read more

Bangladesh – Player rotation, experimenting with fringe players in Chandika Hathurusingha’s schedule ahead of ODI World Cup

Chandika Hathurusingha wants to expand Bangladesh’s pool of players ahead of the ODI World Cup to be played at the end of the year, but does not want to do this at the expense of the ODI series against Ireland. He also stressed that it is certainly not the end of the road for Mahmudullah, … Read more

The future of WACA cricket challenge and Perth’s Test – interview with Christina Matthews

During a Rolling Stones tour of Australia, legendary drummer and noted cricket enthusiast Charlie Watts followed in the wake of many tourists in Perth. He took a picture in front of the WACA grounds. “He was on the corner outside the pitch taking a picture because he thought he wouldn’t be allowed in,” laughed WA … Read more

Ind v Aus – How Australia’s final WTC team is shaping up after the Border-Gavaskar Trophy

In future Border-Gavaskar series, there will be a fifth test. However, in a way, we got one this time too. Australia and India will meet again in early June to decide the World Test Championship title. There will be very little time for either side to prepare given the IPL runs until the end of … Read more

‘My best T20 innings hands down’ – Jason Roy on his PSL record 145*

Jason Roy, the Quetta Gladiators opener, described his unbeaten record-breaking PSL record-breaking 145 off 63 balls against Peshawar Zalmi as his “best T20 innings”, and the match itself, where 483 runs were scored in 38.2 overs , “a great announcement for T20 Cricket”. Roy broke Colin Ingram’s record (127*) for the highest individual score in … Read more

Spencer Johnson on Ashes radar after being named in Australia’s A squad

South Australia’s quick left-hand man Spencer Johnson jumped onto Australia’s Ashes radar after being named in a 14-man Australia A-squad to tour New Zealand in April, alongside a mix of current squad members test takers and mid-year long-term test seekers Travel to England in mind. Peter Handscomb, who is currently in Australia’s Test XI in … Read more

Steven Smith – I don’t remember not being sure two days into a Test which ground I would play on

Steven Smith could not remember another occasion when he was unsure which ground he would play for a Test match two days before kick-off. That was the situation that emerged on Tuesday in Ahmedabad, with Australia leaving the ground still in the dark over which of the two surfaces would be used for the final … Read more

Sam Billings: I’ve been directing the drinks for eight years. I just want to play cricket’

Sam Billings insists he does not regret his decision to miss England’s white ball tour to Bangladesh to play for Lahore Qalandars in the PSL. Several England players without central contracts – including Alex Hales, Liam Dawson and Tymal Mills – opted to fulfill their most lucrative PSL deals rather than travel to Bangladesh, and … Read more

Ind vs Aus – Rahul Dravid – Gotta be realistic about batting in these challenging conditions

Had India taken that wicket – and all other overall Test results remained the same – they would now have 131 WTC points instead of 123. Ahead of the fourth Test match of the Border-Gavaskar, which starts in Ahmedabad on Thursday, they would have only needed a draw to seal a spot in the June … Read more