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Australia’s Hussey to help SAfrica at World Cup

Australia’s Hussey to help SAfrica at World Cup

SYDNEY: Former Australian Test batsman Mike Hussey has been drafted in by South Africa as a consultant during the World Cup, with the Proteas looking to win the tournament for the first time. As well as playing 79 Tests, Hussey, ...

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Sledging remains slippery issue

Sledging remains slippery issue

LONDON: The World Cup promises to feature plenty of big-hitting and dramatic bowling but will there be verbal fireworks too? Not if the International Cricket Council can help it. “Over the last six months, or even going back further to ...

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Cricket World Cup: Highs and Lows

Cricket World Cup: Highs and Lows

Highs and lows of the cricket World Cup ahead of the 2015 edition which takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14-March 29: 1975 Hosts: England, Champions: West Indies – Australia had to bank on Gary Gilmour’s all-round ...

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Misbah vs Afridi: A comparison

Misbah vs Afridi: A comparison

KARACHI: Pakistan one-day skipper Misbah-ul Haq and predecessor Shahid Afridi play for the same team, but come from different worlds. If the unpredictable Pakistanis are to secure a second World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, they need the two ...

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Coach backs Clarke as Australia captain

Coach backs Clarke as Australia captain

SYDNEY: Australia coach Darren Lehmann on Wednesday offered his full support for Michael Clarke to return as captain for the World Cup after weeks of speculation over the 33-year-old’s career. Asked if Clarke would be skipper again if fit in ...

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Emotions to run high for Indo-Pak tie

Emotions to run high for Indo-Pak tie

NEW DELHI: Cricket is just a game, but try telling that to the 22 players who will walk out for the India v Pakistan World Cup match in Adelaide on Feb 15. The Pool B contest was sold out in ...

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Kiwis whitewash Pakistan in 2nd ODI

Kiwis whitewash Pakistan in 2nd ODI

NAPIER: New Zealand flayed Pakistan’s attack on the way to a crushing 119-run win during the second one-day international in Napier on Tuesday. The win means the Black Caps take the series 2-0 and maintain momentum ahead of this month’s ...

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Shoaib terms Pak-India match a crucial encounter

Shoaib terms Pak-India match a crucial encounter

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has said that the Pakistan-India match on Feb 15 will be a crucial encounter; the contest will begin from the dressing room itself and has labeled the two teams as cornered tigers. The two ...

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Unfit Junaid out of WC squad

Unfit Junaid out of WC squad

LAHORE: Pakistani paceman Junaid Khan was axed from the World Cup squad on Monday after he failed to clear physical fitness test at a training camp in Lahore.

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Ajmal, Narine top ICC ODI ranking

Ajmal, Narine top ICC ODI ranking

DUBAI: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has retained his first position in the latest One Day International (ODI) ranking of bowlers, issued by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday. Ajmal, who is out of the game due to a ban ...

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