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Australia need more Lyon-hearted performances in ongoing Test series against India

Dec 12: In a once-dominant team humbled by a cheating scandal and still racked with doubts about its identity, spinner Nathan Lyon has been a reassuring throwback to an age of hard-bitten Australian cricketers who talked the talk and walked the walk.

After India completed a 31-run victory in the series-opener on Monday, few of captain Tim Paine`s players...

IPL 2019: McCullum, Malinga slotted in highest base price bracket

New Delhi, Dec 12:The 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) Player Auction list is out with a total pool of 346 cricketers set to go under the hammer in Jaipur on December 18.

While 1003 players had initially registered, the final list has been pruned after the eight franchises submitted their shortlist of players.

With Rs 2 crore as...

Birthday wishes pour in for Yuvraj Singh

New Delhi, Dec 12: Birthday wishes poured in for Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh from across the cricketing fraternity as the left-hander turned 37 today.

From the International Cricket Council (ICC) to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, a number of people took to Twitter to bestow good wishes on the Chandigarh-born player on his special day.

Giving his records and...

Shai Hope slams ton as West Indies beat Bangladesh in second ODI to level series

Dhaka, Dec 12: Shai Hope struck a brilliant century as West Indies beat Bangladesh by four wickets in the second one-day international to level the three-match series 1-1 in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Opener Hope hit an unbeaten 146 off 144 balls as West Indies reached 256-6 in 49.4 overs after pace bowler Oshane Thomas claimed 3-54 to help the...

IPL 2019 auction: No Indian cricketer in highest base price bracket

New Delhi, Dec 12: No Indian cricketer figures in the highest reserve price bracket of Rs 2 crore, in a pool of 346 cricketers who will go under the hammer at the IPL Player Auction in Jaipur on December 18.

While 1003 players had initially registered, the final list has been pruned after the eight franchises submitted their shortlist...

Test rankings: Kohli's reign in danger

Dubai, Dec 11: Indian captain Virat Kohli's reign as the top-ranked Test batsman is in danger after the updated International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings were released on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old, who has held on to the top spot since the Edgbaston Test against England, could manage to score only three and 34 during the first Test against Australia at...

'Try Something New, Come to Italy' - Cristiano Ronaldo's Challenge to Messi

Dec 11: Cristiano Ronaldo has urged long-time rival Lionel Messi to be more like him and push his limits by challenging himself in another league than Spain.

"I'd like him to come to Italy one day. I hope he accepts the challenge like me, but if he's happy there then I respect that," Ronaldo told the Italian press on...

Rishabh Pant equals world record for most catches in a Test

Adelaide, Dec 10: Rishabh Pant on Monday equalled the world record of most catches in a Test by a wicketkeeper, snaring 11 in the first match against Australia while breaking the Indian mark.

The 21-year-old is now level with Englishman Jack Russell (vs South Africa at Johannesburg in 1995) and South Africa's AB de Villiers (vs Pakistan at Johannesburg...

India make statement of intent with 31-run win, lead series 1-0

Adelaide, Dec 10: India gave wings to their ferocious ambition of winning a maiden series Down Under, beating Australia by 31 runs in the opening Test with an irresistible fusion of self-belief, hunger and talent here Monday.

Chasing 323, the hosts were bowled out for 291 in 119.5 overs shortly before tea on day five with Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit...

Adelaide Test: Australia 186/6 till lunch, India need four wickets to win

Adelaide, Dec 10: Australia were 186/6 at lunch, with India just four wickets away from the win on day five of the first Test of four-match series here at Adelaide Oval on Monday.

Meanwhile, Australia need another 137 runs, with Tim Paine (40 not out) and Pat Cummins (5 not out) at the crease at lunch-break, while India four...