England’s Joe Denly plays a shot against Australia during the third day of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval in London on Saturday. 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
Opening batsman Cameron Bancroft was on Friday included in Australia’s 17-man squad for the five-Test Ashes series against England alongside Steve Smith and David Warner.
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
Karachi Kings are through to the play-offs after beating Quetta Gladiators by 14 runs in do-or-die last league match as they defended the 177-run target in match number 29 of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League
Jamieson’s (3-26) probing fuller length deliveries during a six-over spell in the first hour earned the tall fast bowler the wickets of captain Virat Kohli (44) and Rishabh Pant (4) on the third morning as India slumped to 211-7 at lunch.
Trézéguet personally chose the hospital, which treats children who have been diagnosed with cancer.