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Starc out of IPL 2018 with ‘tibial bone stress’

Australia pace bowling spearhead Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the upcoming 11th edition of the Indian Premier League with a ‘tibial bone stress’ in his right leg. On Friday (March 30), he was ruled out of the fourth and final Test against South Africa, too, in Johannesburg. Injury to Starc meant that …

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Rajasthan Royals want Klaasen as replacement for Smith

Heinrich Klaasen as replacement for Steven Smith might sound surprising, but Zubin Bharucha, Rajasthan Royals’ head of cricket, is absolutely certain it is the South African that they wanted. “Our aim was to get someone who can play spin well because we are pretty sure that spinners will have a big role to …

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Jason Mohammed to lead depleted Windies in Pakistan

Carlos Brathwaite, Jason Holder, Chris Gayle and Devendra Bishoo have made themselves unavailable for the tour because of security concerns. Jason Mohammed will lead an inexperienced Windies team in their three-match Twenty20 International series in Pakistan, to be played in Karachi, Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced on Friday 30 March. Carlos …

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Warner quits IPL captaincy

David Warner has stepped down as the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League, the franchise confirmed on Wednesday (March 28). The Australia vice-captain took the decision after being involved in the ball-tampering saga in the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town. “In light …

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Smith steps down as captain of IPL’s Rajasthan Royals

Rahane will lead the Rajasthan Royals side in the Indian Premier League 2018 © BCCI Steven Smith, Australian skipper, has stepped down as captain of Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming 2018 IPL season, in the wake of his confession to premeditated ball-tampering in the third Test played between Australia and South …

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Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann to resign

SYDNEY: The axe was hanging over the head of Australian coach Darren Lehmann and skipper Steve Smith Tuesday with cricket chiefs holding crisis talks in South Africa to deal with an escalating cheating scandal. Cricket Australia (CA) boss James Sutherland, under mounting pressure to come down hard on what Australian …

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