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Malinga moves up in latest ICC T20I rankings

Dubai, Sept 7: After an exceptional performance in the last T20I against New Zealand, Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga moved from 41st to 21st position in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings updated on Saturday.

Malinga's five-wicket haul in the final match on Friday, which included the incredible feat of four wickets off consecutive balls for the second...

Rashid steers Afghanistan to 342, Bangladesh 1 for 1

Chittagong, Sept 6: Spin sensation Rashid Khan smashed his maiden Test half-century to help Afghanistan post 342 runs in the first innings of their one-off Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Friday.

The visitors then made a quick strike as pace bowler Yamin Ahmadzai dismissed opener Shadman Islam for a duck in the first over of the innings, reducing...

I treat every Test as my last, says Hanuma Vihari

New Delhi, Sept 6: Cricketers often talk about how a sense of security helps their performance but not Hanuma Vihari, who believes in treating every Test match as "his last" because it helps him be on guard against complacency.

The 25-year-old Andhra batsman emerged as the top run-getter with 291 runs in India's 2-0 series win over the West...

Steve Smith becomes second batsman to score most centuries against England

Manchester, Sept 5: Australia's Steve Smith on Thursday became the second batsman to score most centuries against England and surpassed the record of Garry Sobers and Steve Waugh in the ongoing fourth Ashes Test.

Smith amassed his eleventh century against England as he played an unbeaten knock of 101 runs before the lunch was called on day two. Smith...

Afghan’s 20-yr-old Rashid Khan becomes world’s youngest Test captain

Chattogram, Sept 5: Spinner Rashid Khan on Thursday led Afghanistan for the first time in a Test Match and has broken a 15-year-old record to become the youngest cricketer to lead a side in the longest format of the game.

He broke the record during Afghanistan's one-off Test match against Bangladesh. He has now broken Zimbabwe Tatenda Taibu's record...

Coming under BCCI, the turning point for women's cricket in India: Mithali Raj

New Delhi, Sept 5: Mithali Raj, known as the pioneer of women's cricket in India feels that coming under the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was a turning point for the women's sport in the country.

Her remarks came after she decided to retire from T20I format. Raj went on to represent India in 89 T20Is,...

Roger Federer crashes out of US Open as Grigor Dimitrov books semis spot

New York, Sept 4: In an intense five-set match, Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov registered a 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Roger Federer on Wednesday during their US Open clash to secure a semi-finals spot in the tournament.

Federer got off to a good start as he won the first set by 3-6 and gave a tough...

Mithali Raj announces retirement from T20 international

Mumbai, Sept 3: Former India limited overs skipper Mithali Raj on Tuesday called time on her illustrious T20 International career to focus on one-day cricket, keeping 2021 50-over World Cup in mind.

The 36-year-old senior opener has captained the country in 32 T20Is, including the three women's WT20 World Cups in 2012 (Sri Lanka), 2014 (Bangladesh) and 2016 (India)....

Arrest warrant issued against cricketer Mohammed Shami in domestic violence case

Kolkata, Sept 2: An Alipore court on Monday issued an arrest warrant against cricketer Mohammad Shami in connection with a domestic violence case filed by his estranged wife Hasin Jahan.

The court has asked him and his brother Hasid Ahmed to surrender before it within 15 days.

In 2018, Hasin Jahan had accused the cricketer of domestic violence....

Jasprit Bumrah enters record books, becomes third Indian to get a Test hat-trick

Kingston, Sept 2: Jasprit Bumrah became the third Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket after he dismissed Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks and Roston Chase off consecutive balls on Day 2 of the second Test between India and West Indies.

Bumrah's historic feat came in the ninth over, he went on to take three more wickets to...