Gulf News

Afridi feels honoured to be leading ICC World XI

London: A galaxy of former and current stars will be in action at the iconic Lord’s on Thursday to play an exhibition match between the ICC World XI and the West Indies and help raise funds for the refurbishment of five cricket stadia in the Caribbean that were damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

For Chennai Super Kings, age is just a number

Dubai: Chennai Super Kings have shown that it’s not age, but fitness and willingness to go all out for a win that really matters after their spectacular comeback in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League.

Sri Lanka’s De Silva quits tour after dad shot dead

Dhananjaya de Silva's politician father, Ranjan, gunned down in Colombo suburbs Image Credit: AP Dhananjaya De Silva Colombo: The father of Sri Lankan cricket all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on the eve of the national team’s departure to the West Indies on Friday, police said.

England’s Strauss takes break as wife has cancer

London: England cricket director Andrew Strauss is to stand down temporarily for the season while his wife Ruth continues her treatment for cancer, with Andy Flower filling in while the former Test captain is on leave.

Ranbir Kapoor to host prelude to IPL finale

Mumbai: Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor will host a two-hour prelude to the Indian Premier League (IPL) finale.

Royals’ Kulkarni wants to carry the momentum

Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals pacer Dhawal Kulkarni expressed confidence that his team can beat Kolkata Knight Riders, riding on the momentum of registering three back-to-back victories in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

I consider myself an all-format cricketer: Karun Nair

Kings XI Punjab Karun Nair will replace Virat Kohli in the Indian team, who will take on debutants Afghanistan.

Public scrutiny of personal life uncomfortable for Kohli

New Delhi: From the time he was dating actress Anushka Sharma to his wedding in Italy and even now — months after the two tied the knot — prying paparazzi and public scrutiny of Virat Kohli’s life has not stopped.

Kolkata face Punjab in must-win tie

Indore: Kings XI Punjab will be aiming to consolidate their position in the top three of the Indian Premier League points table when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders at the Holkar Cricket Stadium on Saturday.


Australia v England one-dayers: Coach Justin Langer rebuilds team

Despite a first up loss to England there is a growing confidence among a unit who found success as a T20 outfit and Glenn Maxwell says they are hugely confident of taking down the home team.