2018 Test team of the year

Tom Latham The southpaw was in sublime form in 2018, aggregating 658 runs at an impressive average of 59.81. The highlight of Latham’s wonderful run was his undefeated 264versus Sri Lanka at Basin Reserve as he became only the second cricketer from New Zealand to carry the bat during the course of a Test innings. He…

Amla, Elgar give South Africa 1-0 lead

One team has had a reputation of defending small totals, the other has had a reputation of choking but in the end, nothing dramatic unfolded as South Africa chased down 149 with relative ease to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. Pakistan caused some concerns early on after getting rid of Aiden…

IPL 2019 squads – Auction buys, retention and transfers

Chennai Super Kings Squad strength: 25 Players bought in auction: 2 Purse at the end of the auction: INR. 3.2 Crore Having retained the bulk of the squad beforehand, CSK had a minor role to play during the latest auction. However, they did bring in a value addition to their Indian pace arsenal in the…

Defending BBL champions make winning start

The eighth edition of the Big Bash League kicked off in style at the Gabba as defending champions Adelaide Strikers made a winning start to their campaign on the back of a half-century from Alex Carey. In the tournament opener, on Wednesday (December 19), the Strikers chased down 147 without much fuss, as Brisbane Heat…

Lyon, Hazlewood leave India in agony

It could very well have been two entirely different Tests, on two entirely different pitches. Australia and India played out an action-packed penultimate day of the Perth Test, with the hosts going back with the advantage, reducing India, chasing a daunting 287 to win, to 112 for 5 at Stumps. Nathan Lyon and Josh Hazlewood…