Benitez looks to in-form Ronaldo for better 2016

Real Madrid’s coach Rafael Benitez (L) stands as player Cristiano Ronaldo walks past behind him before their Spanish First Division soccer match against Malaga at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, September 26, 2015. REUTERS/JUAN MEDINA/FILES Underfire Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez will look to an in form Cristiano Ronaldo to drive the team forward against Valencia on Sunday as they ... Read More »

Pakistan Cricket Board Eyes Series With India in England

Pakistan Cricket Board wants to ride improving political relationship with India. A short limited-overs series in 2016 is on the cards, say Pakistan India and Pakistan were supposed to play a short bilateral series in December but the Board of Control for Cricket in India ruled it out. © AFP Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is hopeful that following ... Read More »

Sachin Tendulkar’s New Year Message to Kids: Shun Twenty20 Cricket

Sachin Tendulkar advised Mumbai’s young cricketers not to play flashy twenty20 strokes but rather build an innings for team’s success. Speaking to Mumbai’s under-16 cricketers – son Arjun is part of the squad – Sachin Tendulkar has advised youngsters to stick to copybook cricket. © PTI He may have scored an unbeaten double century in limited overs cricket, but Sachin ... Read More »

Cook calls for better quality warm-up games

England’s Alastair Cook plays a shot during a cricket tour match against the South Africa A side in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, December 21, 2015. REUTERS/ROGAN WARD Captain Alastair Cook called for better quality warm-up games before and during major test series as he credited England’s first test victory over South Africa to the team’s solid preparations. Two warm-up matches ahead ... Read More »

Rejected Moyes implores United to give Van Gaal more time

Football Soccer – Bolton Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers – Sky Bet Football League Championship – Macron Stadium – 28/12/15David Moyes and Uwe Rosler watch from the standsMandatory Credit: Action Images / Craig BroughLivepic Rejected former boss David Moyes says Manchester United must not become a club that are continuously sacking managers and should give his under-fire successor Louis van Gaal ... Read More »

Mohammad Amir Will be Under Intense Scrutiny in New Zealand Tour: Ramiz Raja

Mohammad Amir’s return to the Pakistan squad for the New Zealand tour is due to his undeniable talent, according to former captain Ramiz Raja Mohammad Amir has played 15 ODIs and 18 Twenty20Is for Pakistan picking 25 and 23 wickets respectively. © AFP Karachi: Pakistan’s former Test captain Ramiz Raja feels Mohammad Amir will be under tremendous pressure when he ... Read More »

Sri Lankan Net Bowler Under Scanner For Approaching Rangana Herath, Kusal Perera to Fix Match

Rangana Herath and Kusal Perera complained that they were approached by bookies to under-perform during the Sri Lanka-West Indies Test match played in Galle in October. Rangana Herath and Kusal Perera were offered $10 million to lose the Galle Test against West Indies. © AFP Colombo: A net-practice bowler is being suspected in the ongoing probe on a bookie approach ... Read More »

Ashwin increases repertoire to keep batsmen in a spin

India’s Ravichandran Ashwin reacts after bowling in the nets during a practice session ahead of their first test cricket match against South Africa, in Mohali, India, November 4, 2015. REUTERS/ADNAN ABIDI/FILES Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is adding a surprise leg-break to his already formidable bag of tricks but is convinced that the controversial ‘doosra’ cannot be bowled with a straight ... Read More »

Virat Kohli Impressive as Skipper, Needs to Improve Batting Technique: Gundappa Viswanath

Former India batsman Gundappa Viswanath praised Virat Kohli’s captaincy skills but feels the Test captain needs to improve as a batsman ahead of the tour to Australia. In 2015, Kohli scored 623 runs from 20 games at an average of 36.65 © AFP Virat Kohli may have been struggling with the bat of-late but he has found support from former ... Read More »

Australia set to test twin spin attack against Windies

Australia look set to field two specialist spinners at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for the first time in a decade when they host West Indies in a dead rubber New Year’s test starting this weekend. An inexperienced and demoralised West Indies touring party succumbed by an innings and 212 runs in Hobart and 177 runs in Melbourne to hand ... Read More »