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January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Lyon to lead PM XI against England

SYDNEY: Australia Test spinner Nathan Lyon will captain the Prime Minister’s XI against England in a Twenty20 match in Canberra next month, Cricket Australia said Saturday. Lyon played a leading role in Australia’s 4-0 Ashes Test series win over England, playing in all five Tests and capturing 21 wickets at 29.23. Lyon is Australia’s most successful 1

January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Shoaib Malik ruled out of Twenty20 series

ISLAMABAD: All-rounder Shoaib Malik has been ruled out of the three-match Twenty20 International series against New Zealand. The first match will be played on Monday (tomorrow). The Pakistan team’s tour management committee, consisting of team manager Talat Ali, head coach Mickey Arthur and captain Sarfraz Ahmed, held a meeting with physiotherapist Vib Singh 1

January 19, 2018 12:00 AM Stokes court date clashes with T20 return

LONDON: Ben Stokes’s return to international cricket could be further delayed as he faces having to be in court the day he was due to play a T20 match in New Zealand, police revealed on Thursday. The talismanic 26-year-old has been included in the squad to play a triangular T20 tournament being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand in February but according

January 12, 2018 12:00 AM Seasonal flu virus present in Rawalpindi

Rawalpindi: The virus of influenza A H1N1, commonly called as seasonal flu is present in the environment of town as two patients belonging to Rawalpindi have been confirmed positive for the infection here at Holy Family Hospital. Data collected by ‘The News’ on Thursday has revealed that both the two patients confirmed positive for seasonal flu at HFH achieved 3

January 10, 2018 12:00 AM Rabada becomes top-ranked Test bowler

DUBAI: Kagiso Rabada has become the number-one ranked bowler in the ICC Test Player Rankings after helping South Africa to an exciting 72-run victory over India in the first Test at Newlands on Monday. Rabada, who was one of the stars in South Africa’s successful campaign in the ICC Under-19 World Cup in the UAE in 2014, returned figures of three for 34 and two for 41 against

January 10, 2018 12:00 AM SA call-up Olivier, uncapped Ngidi for second Test

CAPE TOWN: South Africa have added seamers Duanne Olivier and Lungi Ngidi to their squad for the second Test against India, which starts in Pretoria on Saturday. The pair have been called into the squad as potential replacements for Dale Steyn, who has been ruled out of the remainder of the series with a heel injury.It is another bitter blow for the fast bowler

January 4, 2018 12:00 AM Munro blasts record century as NZ crush West Indies

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand: Colin Munro smashed his way into the record books as New Zealand crushed the West Indies by 119 runs in the final Twenty20 at Mount Maunganui on Wednesday to sweep the series. Munro, with a rollicking 104 off 53 deliveries, became the first player to hit three centuries in international Twenty20 cricket as New Zealand posted 2

January 4, 2018 12:00 AM Starc ‘ready’ to go, says Smith; Agar likely to sit out

SYDNEY: Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc is in line to return to Australia’s bowling line-up with second spinner Ashton Agar unlikely to play in Thursday’s (today’s) final Ashes Test against England. Captain Steve Smith said Starc was “ready to go” after bowling this week in the nets after missing the drawn fourth Melbourne Test with a bruised heel.“Starcy 2

January 2, 2018 12:00 AM Steyn waits to see if he will get chance to break Test record

CAPE TOWN: Dale Steyn has been close to the milestone for more than a year now but, at the age of 34, time is running out for the speed merchant to become South Africa’s most prolific wicket taker. Steyn’s 417 Test-wicket haul is just four shy of the South African record held by Shaun Pollock but the target remains both tantalisingly close and frustratingly 1

December 29, 2017 12:00 AM Pollard out of T20s for ´personal reasons´

WELLINGTON: The West Indies have suffered a further setback on their New Zealand tour Thursday with team officials confirming premier all-rounder Kieron Pollard had pulled out of the Twenty20 matches for “personal reasons”. It is the second change for the tourists, who have already had to replace the injured Ronsford Beaton. The West Indies have yet to win a match 1