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MS Dhoni Retires from Test Cricket, Kohli to Lead in Sydney Test – 31st Dec

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has quit Test cricket after announcing his retirement from the format with immediate effect which followed the Boxing Day Test in Australia where India lost the series. As a result, top order batsman Virat Kohli will be handed the captaincy for the Sydney Test. Dhoni’s retirement come out of the blue since […]


Saeed Ajmal Withdraws from Pakistan World Cup Squad – 28th Dec

Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal has made the tough decision of withdrawing from Pakistan’s World Cup squad after he acknowledged that his bowling action needs further remedial work before it will be cleared by the ICC with an official retesting. Ajmal had been included in Pakistan’s 30 man probables squad for the 2015 World Cup in […]


Pragyan Ojha Banned from Bowling – 28th Dec

Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha has been banned from playing in all competitive cricket competitions after it was found he has been bowling with an illegal action. The Hyderabad Cricket Association requested that the left arm spinner be tested at the ICC recognised centre in Chennai where it was established that Ojha’s elbow flexed more than […]


New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Preview – 26th Dec

The opening Test in Christchurch is likely to favour the bowlers with a green grassy pitch on the cards for Day 1 of the Test. New Zealand will like their chances on this wicket with their all round bowling attack whereas Sri Lanka have a group of bowlers who have struggled in recent times. Tim […]


South Africa vs West Indies 2nd Test Preview – 26th Dec

The West Indies significantly struggled in the opening Test to a remarkably strong South African team after losing by an innings and 220 runs. The West Indies lacked stardom in their batting order and at the moment they are heavily relying on 40 year old Shivnarine Chanderpaul who isn’t getting any younger. The West Indies […]


Australia vs India 3rd Test Preview – 26th Dec

Australia have a 2-0 lead in the Test series against India after some 4th day heroics from their bowlers in Brisbane and also an internal error in the Indian team that lead to a batting collapse. Australia love the Boxing Day Test and it is an opportunity for Shane Watson to score some runs since […]


Afridi to Retire from ODIs After World Cup – 22nd Dec

Shahid Afridi has decided that he will retire from ODI cricket at the conclusion of the 2015 World Cup held in Australia and New Zealand. However, Afridi will continue to play Twenty20 Internationals for Pakistan which is the format he is the captain of. He has identified the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup in India as […]


Jason Holder Named West Indies ODI Captain – 22nd Dec

West Indies fast bowler, Jason Holder, has been named the West Indies’ new ODI captain after selectors believed he is the right man to take the West Indies into the future. Holder replaces allrounder Dwayne Bravo as the captain who only took over from Darren Sammy in May 2013. Holder’s first challenge as captain will […]


England 2015 World Cup Squad Announced – 22nd Dec

England are one of the first sides to announce the 15 man squad that will travel to Australia and New Zealand for the 2015 World Cup which begins in February. It comes only a day after that is was announced Alistair Cook had been sacked as captain and Eoin Morgan will replace him as captain […]


Cook Removed from England ODI Captaincy – 20th Dec

Earlier today there were a number of reports that Alistair Cook had been sacked as England’s ODI captain which has now been confirmed in the early morning in United Kingdom. The opening batsman has been under enormous pressure in the 50 overs format not only for the captaincy but also for his spot in the […]