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Windies better than they look on paper – Sarfraz Ahmed

“There is pressure that we are playing at home,” Sarfraz Ahmed said. © AFP Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed reckoned the Windies side which will play Pakistan in a three-match T20I series, commencing from Sunday, has “strong players” and his side will have to play good cricket to maintain their top position in the …

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IPL has led to Mumbai’s decline: Rajput

Few state sides would boast of the kind of record Mumbai posses in domestic cricket. They’ve won the Ranji Trophy as many as 41 times. Their contribution to Indian cricket is reflected by the fact that they’ve produced 75-odd Test cricketers, with nine of them having led the country. However, …

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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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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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