LONDON, Oct 25 England have named an unchanged squad for their tour of India with their all-time leading wicket-taker James Anderson not included in the initial 16-man list for the five-test series, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Tuesday.
Oct 25 Leg spinner Yasir Shah took six wickets to bowl out West indies for 322 as Pakistan won the second test by 133 runs in Abu Dhabi and secure an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
Oct 25 England will suffer a series whitewash against India unless their batting improves dramatically from the first test win over Bangladesh, former captain Michael Vaughan has said.
Oct 25 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at close of play on the fifth day in the second Test between Pakistan and West Indies on Tuesday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Pakistan 1st innings 452 (Y. Khan 127, Misbah-ul-Haq 96, A. Shafiq 68, S. Ahmed 56; S. Gabriel 5-96) West Indies 1st innings 224 (Y. Shah 4-86) Pakistan 2nd innings 227 for 2 decl (A. Ali 79, A. Shafiq 58no, S. Aslam 50)
Oct 25 England cricket captain Alastair Cook says all-rounder Ben Stokes gives England the "X factor" and put his improvement down to the work he has done to play against spin.
MELBOURNE, Oct 25 Australia coach Darren Lehmann will have a 'private chat' with Usman Khawaja after the top order batsman publicly criticised selectors for dropping him during the Sri Lanka tour.
MELBOURNE, Oct 25 Australia captain Steven Smith has shrugged off his team's lamentable form on tour and is adamant his side will lift for the test series against South Africa.
Oct 24 West Indies face a fight for survival against Pakistan's spinners on the final day of the second test after reaching 171 for four in their second innings in Abu Dhabi, still 285 runs short of an improbable victory.
Oct 24 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at stumps on the fourth day in the second Test between Pakistan and West Indies on Monday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Pakistan 1st innings 452 (Y. Khan 127, Misbah-ul-Haq 96, A. Shafiq 68, S. Ahmed 56; S. Gabriel 5-96) West Indies 1st innings 224 (Y. Shah 4-86) Pakistan 2nd innings (Overnight: 114-1) S. Aslam c Hope b Gabriel 50 Az. Ali
MELBOURNE, Oct 24 Australia fast bowler James Pattinson is ready to return to cricket next month after being out of action since February due to injury but has ruled out playing tests this year.
When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.