Steve Smith gave batting coach Graeme Hick long and taxing work-outs in the nets as he looks to hone his formidable game ahead of the Ashes. File / Reuters
England are still basking in the glow of an epic World Cup triumph but if anything can throw cold water over their memorable summer it would be a first home Ashes series loss to Australia for 18 years. Battle commences at Edgbaston on Thursday and the last time Australia won there was the opening match
The opening day of the Ashes series between England and Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday also marks the start of the International Cricket Council’s new World Test Championship.
Australia head to the Oval hungry to win their first Ashes series in England since 2001 as the peerless Steve Smith seeks to inflict further pain on the hosts. Tim Paine’s men finally
Brook scored a 35-ball 81 not out while Duckett cracked an unbeaten 42-ball 69 to lead England to an impressive 221-3 in their 20 overs after they were sent in to bat at National stadium.
To attract players and strengthen ranks, Sharjah Women’s Sports Club organized a two-day shooting tournament for ages 12–16 in cooperation with Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah.
Achieving a significant feat, the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club (SWSC) basketball team qualified for the quarter-finals of the 23rd Arab Women’s Basketball Championship, which is taking place in Tunisia.
The Liverpool star suddenly appeared in the photo session and delighted the couple. He posed for a photograph with them, and then ran away with his signature smile to catch up with the Egyptian team, which was in the same hotel.