McLaren continues to grow more confident of his chances of playing Test cricket again
South Africa all-rounder Ryan McLaren has announced his intentions of regaining a spot in the country’s Test squad just days after receiving a new national contract from Cricket South Africa (CSA).
Warner knows that he and Cowan cannot afford another failure
Australia opening batsman David Warner has urged the national selectors to continue having faith in him and Ed Cowan as the country’s Test openers, despite both batsmen having repeatedly failed to make substantial runs against India.
Scotland and Netherlands became the second and third Associate Member nations to receive funding
Scotland and Netherlands will both receive $1.5 million from the International Cricket Council (ICC) over the next three years as part of the Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme (TAPP), which is aimed at improving cricket standard across the world.
Watson is considering becoming a limited overs specialist
Australia batsman Shane Watson has continued to ponder over his Test future after being reprimanded for ignoring team orders during the recently concluded four-Test series against India.
Flower is growing increasingly infuriated with this trend
England Test cricket head coach Andy Flower has announced that his team have to learn to make better starts on tours abroad as it is becoming an increasingly frustrating problem and developing pattern which may require changes to be made for future series.
Pathan last played a Test match in 2008
After spending nearly five years on the sidelines and occasionally being used from time to time during India’s limited overs series, left-arm pace bowler Irfan Pathan has announced his desire and intentions to make his Test comeback.
Ganguly is convinced Dhoni played a part in seeing Sehwag dropped
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly believes current skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni had something to do with the dropping of opening batsman Virender Sehwag from the Test side during the recently concluded four-Test series against Australia.
Both Hafeez and ul-Haq deny the altercation ever occurred
Pakistan ODI and Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has dismissed reports of having a heated dispute with Twenty20 skipper Mohammad Hafeez during the national team’s recent tour of South Africa.
Mathews’ record of centuries is currently bare with only one triple figure score
Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara has issued a challenge to batsmen Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal and captain Angelo Mathews, telling each of them to score at least “35 to 40 hundreds by the time they finish” their careers.
Arthur admitted that Ponting and Hussey would have been instrumental during this year’s Ashes series
Australia head coach Mickey Arthur has come to the defence of the national team after their humiliating 4-0 whitewash against the Indians, stating that this is definitely not an indication of things to come for the back-to-back Ashes series.