Until Ben Stokes lit up Headingley on Sunday with his series-saving 135, Ian Botham’s titanic 149 not out in the second innings of the 1981 Test against the Australians had been the benchmark.
Sixteen months after leaving Test cricket in disgrace over the ball-tampering furore, Steve Smith’s preparations for the Ashes have gone up to a manic level as the former skipper looks to return to red ball cricket in top form. Australia captain Tim Paine said former skipper Smith had given batting coach Graeme Hick
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.
Renata Zarazua exited the French Open on Wednesday with a second round defeat but she should be proud of her achievements during her Grand Slam main draw debut,
A Shivam Mavi-led bowling attack put up a sublime performance as resilient Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defended 174 successfully against an underwhelming Rajasthan Royals to emerge winners by 37 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
The Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) 10 Million Step Challenge will kick off on Thursday, considered as the most prominent event of this season, coinciding the academy’s ten-year anniversary.