Root: ‘I want our team to be tough’

“I think with the group of players we’ve got now, it’s a great opportunity to take the team to the next level”

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Having been bestowed with the honour of being named England’s new Test captain, Joe Root has made it clear that he wants to transform the national team into a tougher side that is always hungry for victory. Continue reading

Inzamam to continue coaching Afghanistan for two more years

"I spoke to Inzamam and he has accepted a two-year contract with the Afghanistan team"

“I spoke to Inzamam and he has accepted a two-year contract with the Afghanistan team”

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Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has agreed to sign a two-year deal that will see him continue coaching Afghanistan until 2017, according to former Afghanistan coach Kabir Khan.

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Stop comparing Umar to Kohli, says Kamran Akmal

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“Umar is talented and if he is given a chance to bat higher up in the order like Kohli, I think he can also make a bigger impact and improve rapidly as a player”

Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal has called on the cricketing community to stop comparing his younger brother, Umar, to India vice-captain Virat Kohli due to the fact that they don’t bat at the same spot.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Graham Ford and Angelo Mathews amazed by Chaminda Vaas’ early impact on Sri Lankan pace attack

Vaas is already having a positive effect on many of the youngsters in the team

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and coach Graham Ford have both announced that they are amazed at the early impact bowling coach Chaminda Vaas has had on the national team’s pace bowling attack.

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