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NZ all-rounder Santner out for up to nine months due to knee surgery

WELLINGTON: New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner will miss the Test series against England later this month to have knee surgery that will keep him out of action for up to nine months, the team said on Wednesday. Santner suffered discomfort during the limited overs matches against England and had a scan, which revealed a bone […]

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Rogers appointed Australia high-performance coach

SYDNEY: Former Test opening batsman Chris Rogers was Wednesday appointed as Cricket Australia´s new high-performance coach, tasked with helping develop the country´s next generation of stars. The 40-year-old called time on his 25-Test career after the end of the 2015 Ashes series and has been involved in multiple coaching roles since then. “Chris brings thoughtfulness, […]

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Morgan to captain Karachi Kings in absence of Imad Wasim

SHARJAH: England captain Eoin Morgan will lead Karachi Kings in absence of Imad Wasim, who has been advised rest as he recovers from a concussion he suffered during fielding on Sunday. Imad Wasim will be rested for a couple of days, and Morgan will lead the team in his place, Karachi Kings announced today. Morgan […]

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Rabada climbs to No. 1 in ICC Test bowler’s rankings

Rabada climbs to No. 1 in ICC Test bowler’s rankings

Dubai: South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has regained the No. 1 spot in the ICC’s Test rankings for bowlers, following his match haul of 11 for 150 against Australia in Port Elizabeth, which helped South Africa level the series. Rabada has also crossed 900 ranking points for the first time in the career – […]

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Rumman Raees ruled out of remainder of PSL 3

SHARJAH: Islamabad United’s Rumman Raees has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) third edition due to a knee injury he sustained earlier in the tournament. “Islamabad United pacer Rumman Raees has returned home and will not take any further part in [PSL 2018]. Rumman injured his knee while […]

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Sardar dropped, Manpreet  to lead 18-man hockey squad for CWG 2018

New Delhi: Hockey India on Tuesday announced the squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2018. Veteran player and former captain of Indian team Sardar Singh was dropped from the team and midfielder Manpreet Singh was given the captaincy for the Games which are scheduled to be held in Gold Coast from April 4 to 14. […]

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Serena Williams ousted from Indian Wells by sister Venus

Indian Wells, Mar 13 :  Serena Williams’ return to tournament tennis came to an abrupt end here Monday as she crashed out of Indian Wells with a 6-3 6-4 loss to her sister Venus. Venus closed out the 29th career meeting between the two on her second match point as Serena sailed a forehand long […]

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With Neymar hurt, Brazil turn to new faces

Rio de Janeiro: In the absence of injured star Neymar, Brazil’s national football team coach Tite has announced a squad with some surprises, including forward Willian Jose, for upcoming friendlies against Germany and Russia. He acknowledged that the 25-man list does not include several players who may be part of the final roster for the […]

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Rabada’s 11-for helps South Africa level series

Rabada’s 11-for helps South Africa level series

Port Elizabeth: Kagiso Rabada took 11 wickets in the match but may yet turn from hero to villain as South Africa beat Australia by six wickets in the second Test on Monday to level the four-match series. South Africa made heavy work of reaching their modest target before captain Faf du Plessis (2) and Theunis […]

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Rabada picks up second disciplinary charge

Port Elizabeth: Kagiso Rabada has been charged for a second alleged breach of cricket’s code of conduct for his actions after dismissing Australia batsman David Warner in the second test in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. The International Cricket Council says it has charged the South Africa fast bowler with a level one offense for screaming […]