Test cricket

Shikhar Dhawan emulates Don Bradman, Virender Sehwag

Shikhar Dhawan’s scintillating 190 on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle on Wednesday put him at par with batting greats like Sir Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag. Shikhar Dhawan scored 126 runs between lunch and tea session as the Indian opener became only the third batsman after Don Bradman and Virender Sehwag in the history of Test cricket to score 100-plus runs in a

Vivian Richards lauds Brendon McCullum after fastest Test ton in swansong

West Indies batting legend Vivian Richards has lauded swashbuckling New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum for posting the fastest ton in Test cricket off just 54 balls, bidding adieu to the game on an incredible high. Richards, who held the record for the quickest hundred in Tests off 56 balls jointly with Pakistan’s Misbah-ul-Haq till McCullum broke it on Saturday, was all praise for the Kiwi skipper for his record-breaking feat.

Rohit Sharma overawed by Virat Kohli in Test cricket: Ian Chappell

On March 2, 2008 when Rohit Sharma was busy in a match-winning partnership with Sachin Tendulkar in the first final of the CB Series against Australia at the SCG, Virat Kohli was leading the India U-19 side to victory in the final against South Africa. In that final in Sydney, Tendulkar scored a hundred while a young Rohit stood out with a composed 66 against a strong Aussie bowling attack.

I realised there could be only one Sachin Tendulkar, says Virender Sehwag

One of India’s most successful ever cricketer Virender Sehwag hung up his boots from international cricket and the Indian Premier League in 2015. The dashing cricketer, who batted alongside idol Sachin Tendulkar in the ALL-Stars Cricket League in November 2015, stated that there is only one Sachin Tendulkar in the game. In an exclusive interview, Sehwag said that when he joined the Indian team, he wanted to bat like Tendulkar.

West Indies cricket victim of excessive politics, says Dwayne Bravo

Former captain Dwayne Bravo has criticized the West Indies Cricket Board over its strained relationship with players and a lack of facilities for the sport in the Caribbean. Bravo, who will play with the Melbourne Renegades in Australia’s Twenty20 league, said “too much politics is killing our cricket,” and added “we’ve got the players to be up there with the best in the world but there’s a lot of things

Ravichandran Ashwin is a proven leader in India's bowling unit in Tests

India’s premier bowler Ravichandran Ashwin is growing in stature in Test cricket and his rise is a phenomenal success for the team under Virat Kohli. Ashwin made the difference for the hosts as Kohli’s side beat South Africa on Friday in the third Test match in Nagpur. The off-spinner finished with 12 wickets in the Test match that included two five-fors. ICC ✔@ICC Ravichandran Ashwin picked up the MotM award

Post memorable comeback after 5 years, Shoaib Malik retires from Test cricket

Veteran Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, who made a spectacular comeback into the Pakistani Test squad after five years, on Tuesday announced retirement from the longest format of the game. Malik confirmed the news on social micro-blogging site Twitter. Shoaib Malik ✔@realshoaibmalik I have decided to retire from Test Cricket, will post my retirement blog soon. Please remember me in your Duas, love you all & thank you The 33-year-old said

Shoaib Akhtar believes Younis Khan should hang up batting gloves now

Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar believes veteran Test batsman Younis Khan should retire from international cricket now. Describing Younis as ‘one of the best batsmen’ of the game, Akhtar said it would be better if the 37-year-old announces his retirement from international cricket and goes home with all respect, the Dawn reported. The maverick former pace bowler said Younis should play for six more months if he still feels he has cricket left in him.

Shane Watson retires from Test cricket with immediate effect

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson on Sunday announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect. Cricket Australia confirmed the news through their official account on micro-blogging site Twitter. BREAKING: Shane Watson has announced his retirement from Test cricket effective immediately — cricket.com.au (@CricketAus)September 6, 2015 The 34-year-old played 59 Tests, scoring 3731 runs and took 75 wickets. Congrats to @ShaneRWatson33 on an outstanding test career for Australia! It has been a

Rohit Sharma admits his Test spot in very tricky position

India’s star batsman Rohit Sharma has admitted he is in a ‘very tricky position’ in his Test career but insisted that he wants to utilize the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka and the subsequent series against South Africa in order to reinforce his spot in the five-day format. “I stand in a very tricky position. I definitely want to do well in every Test match I am playing but it’s

Kumar Sangakkara to retire during home series against India

Sri Lankan cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara today said that he will bid adieu to Test cricket after the second match against India during the home series in August, which will bring to an end an illustrious career. “This is my time to call it a day,” Sangakkara told reporters on the sidelines of Sri Lanka’s ongoing second Test against Pakistan here. The 37-year-old said that he would be playing two

Renowned cricket commentator Richie Benaud passes away

Former Australian skipper and renowned cricket commentator, Richie Benaud passed away, on Friday in Sydney. The 84-year-old was receiving radiation treatment for skin cancer since November. Benaud represented his country in 64 Test matches between 1952 and 1964. The all-rounder was the first player to complete the 2000-run and 200-wicket double in Test cricket. In fact, under his captaincy Australia did not lose a single Test series. He will certainly be