Fears for Test future

Monday, 10 November 2014.

NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s stunning series win over Australia may have had fans applauding from afar, but it was played out against a familiar backdrop of empty stands, stoking fears that interest in Test cricket is dying out.

Tendulkar throws up challenge

Sunday, 9 November 2014.

SACHIN Tendulkar may have written off England’s chances of winning next year’s World Cup but that hasn’t stopped the India great urging his compatriots to broaden their horizons with a spell in English county cricket.

Pakistan roll out spin trap for NZ

Sunday, 9 November 2014.

ABU DHABI: The leaden-footed Australians found themselves bamboozled by Pakistan’s wily spinners and their trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand can expect similar treatment from Misbah-ul-Haq and his men in a three-test series starting in Abu Dhabi today.

Rossouw, De Kock guide Proteas to easy win

Thursday, 6 November 2014.

ADELAIDE: Rilee Rossouw scored a breezy 78 to lead South Africa to a commanding seven-wicket victory over Australia in the first of three Twenty20 internationals yesterday.

Aussies headache

Wednesday, 5 November 2014.

AUSTRALIA’S inadequacies in playing spin in Asian conditions will take time and hard work to put right, Cricket Australia high performance chief Pat Howard said yesterday.

Probe panel submits report to court

Tuesday, 4 November 2014.

NEW DELHI: The Mudgal committee investigating spot-fixing allegations in the Indian Premier League cricket tournament submitted its final report to the Supreme Court yesterday, lawyers said.

Lehmann: Concentrate on straight balls

Wednesday, 29 October 2014.

DUBAI: Australia’s batsmen need to concentrate as much on hitting the straight ball as worrying about movement when they face Pakistan’s spinners in the ongoing test series, coach Darren Lehmann has said.

Decision to field Derek pays dividends

Tuesday, 28 October 2014.

DEREK Michael Duraisingam justified his late inclusion by leading Malaysia to a four-wicket win over Uganda in the World Cricket League Division Three with a man-of-the-match perfomance in Klang yesterday.

Pakistan setback puts fire in Australian bellies

Tuesday, 28 October 2014.

DUBAI: Australia captain Michael Clarke said his team would be fired up by defeat in the First Test against Pakistan but clearly needed to improve in all facets of the game to square the series later this week.

Sarfraz on fire

Friday, 24 October 2014.

SARFRAZ Ahmed smashed his country’s fourth fastest hundred to lift Pakistan to 454-8 at tea on the second day of the First Test against Australia in Dubai yesterday.