Steve Smith plays a shot during day two of the three-day friendly match between Derbyshire and Australia in Derby on Friday. Agence France-Presse
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.
Team Abu Dhabi’s Rashed Al Qemzi secured his third UIM F2 World Championship title on Sunday with an emphatic victory in the Grand Prix of Portugal.
Yuvraj Singh was accused of making casteist remarks against another cricketer, Yuzvendra Chahal, during an Instagram chat last year.
Greaves' 28-ball 45 guided Scotland to 140-9 and he then took two key wickets with his leg spin to keep down Bangladesh to 134-7 in the second first-round match of the day in Muscat, Oman.