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Afghan star Rashid Khan picked for world XI T20 match

23 April 2018 - 14H20 Afghan star Rashid Khan picked for world XI T20 match © AFP/File | Afghan spin master Rashid Khan will play for a World XI against the West Indies LONDON (AFP) -  Afghanistan's mesmerising leg spinner Rashid Khan will play for a World XI in the one-off Twenty20 clash with West Indies at Lord's to raise funds for stadiums damaged by last year's hurricanes in the Caribbean.

Pakistan hockey hero seeks heart transplant in India

KARACHI (AFP) -  Pakistan's World Cup winning field hockey goalkeeper Mansoor Ahmed Monday reached out to India for help in securing a heart transplant -- despite years of breaking his rivals' "hearts on the field".

Stokes aims to restore England’s Test lustre

17 April 2018 - 12H40 Stokes aims to restore England's Test lustre © AFP/File | England's Ben Stokes in action in the third one-day international against New Zealand in Wellington on March 3, 2018 LONDON (AFP) -  Ben Stokes is desperate to inspire England back to the pinnacle of Test cricket, saying the team has "slacked off" in the past two years, slipping to fifth in the world rankings.

Snake threats, shoe-throwing force IPL team out of Chennai

NEW DELHI (INDIA) (AFP) -  Protest-hit Chennai Super Kings were Thursday ordered to play all their remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) home games 1,200 kilometres away in Pune after players had shoes thrown at them and were threatened with snakes being unleashed into their stadium.

England win toss and bowl against Australia in first ODI

MELBOURNE (AFP) -  England won the toss and chose to bowl against Australia in Sunday's opening one-day international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Australia win toss, bat against India in must-win third ODI

INDORE (INDIA) (AFP) -  Australia skipper Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bat first in their must-win third one-day international against India in Indore on Sunday.

James Anderson looking forward to Ashes tour of Australia in 2021

LONDON (AFP) -  England bowling great James Anderson believes if he retains his form he could still be on the plane to Australia as he approaches his 40th birthday for the 2021/22 Ashes series.

Sri Lanka spinners dent India charge after Dhawan ton

Sri Lankan spinners struck back with three wickets to check India's surge after opener Shikhar Dhawan smashed a century on the opening day of the third and final Test on Saturday.The left-handed Dhawan hit a 123-ball 119 before becoming left-armer Ma


Here’s what David Warner is up to after ball tampering ban

Suffering a 12-month ban after allegedly masterminding a ball-tampering plot, David Warner has reportedly taken a respite from cricket.