Ben Stokes added to England's squad for Ashes tour to Australia
Star all-rounder Ben Stokes, who had taken an indefinite break from all forms of cricket to focus on his mental health, was on Monday added to England's Test squad for the Ashes series against Australia later this year.
Week long gap before New Zealand game will help us: Virat Kohli
India lost to Pakistan in a World Cup for the first time in nearly three decades and the obvious question was whether, as captain, he would have liked a short turnaround or the fairly good break before the game against the Black Caps come Sunday? The break, according to the Indian skipper, gives the team enough time to re-strategise and also focus on perfect execution of plans before the Kane Williamson-led side comes calling.
Managemednt communicated that to us: Kohli on taking the knee
India captain Virat Kohli said the team's gesture of taking the knee in support of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement before the T20 World Cup game against Pakistan was guided by a communication from the "management" after the rival side agreed to pay a tribute of its own.
Watch: Virat Kohli hugs Rizwan, fans applaud gesture
It might be a tough defeat to stomach for India, but skipper Virat Kohli showed true sportsmanship after the 10-wicket loss, as he hugged Pakistan opener and wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan, who, along with his skipper Babar Azam, scripted a famous win for Pakistan in their T20 World Cup opener in Dubai on Sunday.
T20 World Cup: Scant resources but big dreams for Namibia
Frankie Fredericks, the renowned sprinter of the 90s who happens to be a four-time Olympic silver-medallist, is a legend in Namibia and the country's most famous sportsperson. Celebrated boxer Julius Indongo, the unified WBA, IBF and IBO world champion in the light welterweight division, comes a close second. In terms of popularity as a sport, football is way ahead; rugby isn't far behind though.
Guns and songs as Pakistan hails its 'myth-busting' cricket stars
Jubilant cricket fans poured onto the streets across Pakistan on Sunday to hail their team's rout of arch-rivals India at the T20 World Cup in Dubai. Pakistan romped to a 10-wicket triumph, a first ever at the World Cup level over their South Asian neighbours.
T20 World Cup: Afghanistan take on Scotland
Fifteen Afghan men from a war-ravaged region, with a cloud of uncertainty hanging heavy on their future, landed in the UAE on October 6 with the united dream of bringing some joy and respite to their countrymen who have been left to cope with the Taliban invasion since August. Short on practice but not on determination, talent and willpower they are keen to make their time on the field at the T20 World Cup count.
Two new IPL franchises to be announced on Monday
The T20 World Cup game between India and Pakistan wasn't the only build-up happening in Dubai the last 72 hours. A clutch of investors, armed with a strategy and a number to bid for the two new franchises up for sale in the Indian Premier League (IPL), have been busy building up a whole new chapter too.
Plan against India was to bring the ball back in: Shaheen
Shaheen Shah Afridi, whose magical first spell turned out to be a game-changer, said that he had worked hard on bringing the ball back into the right-handers, which paid rich dividends against India in Pakistan's T20 World Cup opener.
Shaheen Afridi showed intensity with the new ball: Virat Kohli
India captain Virat Kohli conceded that Shaheen Shah Afridi pegged his team so far back that it was difficult to get off the blocks. Kohli, who has boasted of forming a lethal pace-bowling attack across format over the last four years, had gone in with a pace-heavy bowling attack expecting similar results but it didn't happen.
India jinx over but long way to go, Babar Azam tells Pakistan
Pakistan finally got the monkey off their back with a 10-wicket thumping of archrivals India but skipper Babar Azam refused to get carried away and reminded his jubilant teammates to stay focused on the task ahead at the T20 World Cup.
T20 World Cup: Pakistan break India jinx in style
The 10-wicket win, Pakistan's first in this format and their first victory against India in World Cup in 13 attempts, was engineered with such consummate ease, driven to fruition with such complete mastery, that it has lifted the curtain on a new era in this storied rivalry. From being masters of the chaotic for decades, Pakistan turned to masters of the clinical in one night.
Would you drop Rohit from T20Is? Kohli hits back at question on selection
Pakistan recorded their biggest T20 International win, hammering India by 10 wickets in their opening T20 World Cup match, which was also their first against the neighbours in 13 attempts at the ICC World Cup in either of the two white-ball formats.