Mitchell Marsh, who has been recalled to Australia’s team, attends a practice session in London on Wednesday. Associated Press
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.
The fourth edition of the Sharjah Masters International Chess Championship is being held under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
Kartik Tyagi bowled an eventful last over as Rajasthan Royals snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat against Punjab Kings in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Tuesday.
Delhi will look extend their winning momentum and keep stranglehold on the top spot as they begin their UAE leg of the IPL against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Wednesday.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) registered a comfortable nine-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their first match of the UAE-leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday.