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  • McCullum’s appointment as England Test coach is a bold, brave, exciting decision: Nasser Hussain

    McCullum’s appointment as England Test coach is a bold, brave, exciting decision: Nasser Hussain

    On Thursday, McCullum, the former New Zealand captain who has worked majorly as a white-ball coach in T20 franchise cricket, was handed the job of England's Test coach. His first assignment will be England's three-match home Test against New Zealand, the current World Test Championship (WTC) winners, in June.

    May 13, 2022
  • Joe Root returns to bat at No 4 for England in Tests, confirms Ben Stokes

    Joe Root returns to bat at No 4 for England in Tests, confirms Ben Stokes

    Stokes plans to bat himself at six and is hoping that prospective players that harbour aspirations of batting in England's recently frail top and middle-order will give him plenty to ponder by scoring a bulk of runs at the county level ahead of the first Test of the summer against the Kiwis at Lord's on June 2.

    May 8, 2022
  • Australia continue to lead ICC Test rankings; extend lead over India by nine points

    Australia continue to lead ICC Test rankings; extend lead over India by nine points

    On Wednesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) released their annual ranking update, and Australia now leads second-placed India by nine points with a rating of 128 points.

    May 4, 2022
  • Joe Root decides to step down as England Test Captain

    Joe Root decides to step down as England Test Captain

    After facing disappointments during the Ashes and the three-match series against the West Indies, England Test cricket captain Joe Root has decided to step down as captain of the England Test side on Friday after a long captaincy period of five years.

    April 15, 2022
  • SA v IND, 1st Test: Very lucky to have such quality in our bowling line-up, says Rahul on pace attack

    SA v IND, 1st Test: Very lucky to have such quality in our bowling line-up, says Rahul on pace attack

    Having a fast bowling attack featuring such fiery pacers meant KL Rahul understandably saying the Indian team is lucky to have them despite them scaring their batting teammates in training sessions.

    December 30, 2021
  • The beginning of the end for Test cricket: Harmison on cancelled fifth Test

    The beginning of the end for Test cricket: Harmison on cancelled fifth Test

    The fifth Test was called off just hours before it was due to begin due to Covid-19 outbreak concerns in the Indian team after the second physiotherapist tested positive. "Due to fears of a further increase in the number of Covid cases inside the camp, India are regrettably unable to field a team," read the statement from ECB on Friday.

    September 11, 2021
  • South Africa win Test series 2-0 against Indies

    South Africa win Test series 2-0 against Indies

    West Indies lost captain Kraigg Brathwaite early as he edged Kagiso Rabada (3/44) to South African skipper Dean Elgar at first slip.

    June 22, 2021
  • Windies reduce South Africa to 44/3 at lunch on Day 1  : 2nd Test

    Windies reduce South Africa to 44/3 at lunch on Day 1 : 2nd Test

    South Africa won the first Test by an innings and 63 runs last week.

    June 18, 2021
  • NZ have advantage but we are mentally prepared: Rahane

    NZ have advantage but we are mentally prepared: Rahane

    The 33-year-old Rahane said the team management is backing the India youngsters to play fearless cricket and perform with freedom.

    June 16, 2021
  • Injured Smith, six others pull out of Australia’s tour of Windies

    Injured Smith, six others pull out of Australia’s tour of Windies

    "Steve Smith was unavailable for selection due to an elbow injury and will now be able to use this time to fully recover ahead of the World Cup and home Ashes series. Steve was disappointed to miss the tour with the decision made on medical grounds," added Hohns.

    June 16, 2021
  • The rest …

    The rest …

    We had drawn serialised contests in Australia previously but what the curent lot distinguished themselves by went a long way farther. And when India go up against New Zealand in the World Test Championship final, they will certainly not be looked upon as getting above themselves should they win

    April 5, 2021
  • Testing times

    Testing times

    The competition coincided with the coronavirus, which swept the world in a terrifying, seemingly unstoppable surge and caused a shutdown which would later have to be coped with by means of what came to be called bio-secure bubbles.

    March 8, 2021
  • La-la land

    La-la land

    Some evidence of it could be discerned this week when Sourav Ganguly, ahead of the Motera Test, a pinkball one, against England, spoke eloquently of a fullhouse blockbuster in the offing and how delighted he was that normality had returned after the loss of so many months to Covid-19.

    February 22, 2021
  • Full bloom

    Full bloom

    If India have traditionally been so short on this that Budhi Kunderan and later Sunil Gavaskar found themselves opening the bowling, the change in the circumstances is overwhelming.

    January 20, 2021
  • It’s great for India that Kohli values Test cricket, says Dravid

    It’s great for India that Kohli values Test cricket, says Dravid

    The former India captain agrees that boys should play all three formats of the game and then figure the most suitable format of choice and continue their journey.

    June 9, 2020
  • Playing Test cricket is still the ultimate goal for Adam Zampa

    Playing Test cricket is still the ultimate goal for Adam Zampa

    Zampa last featured in the first ODI match of the three-match series against New Zealand.

    May 12, 2020
  • Test cricket is the pinnacle, the purest form of the sport: Ben Stokes

    Test cricket is the pinnacle, the purest form of the sport: Ben Stokes

    Stokes wants the longest format of the game to remain as it is and said if the rules of Test cricket get changed in future, it should be termed as 'easy cricket' as opposed to the traditional grind.

    April 29, 2020