LONDON, May 26 (Reuters) - Chants of "cheat" accompanied Steve Smith as he came out to bat against England on Saturday but the Australia batsman was unfazed by the hostile reception and says he is focused firmly on maintaining his form ahead of the Cricket World Cup.
Australia’s Steve Smith was greeted by a mixture of boos and polite applause as he marked his comeback appearance against England with a fine century in the World Cup warm-up match at the Ageas Bowl.
Kumar Sangakkara is confident Sri Lanka will be able to host England's scheduled tour next year despite security concerns raised by the recent Easter Sunday terrorist bombings.
The England and Wales Cricket Board will stage trial matches in September as it decides on the best format for its new 100-ball-a-side competition, Press Association Sport understands.
A historic oak tree that once shielded famed British novelist Agatha Christie from the sun has fallen victim to the devastating heatwave of 2018.
Ben Stokes looks certain to be picked for the first Test against India even though he faces an appearance in court the day after the match is due to finish.
Joe Root is eyeing more one-day international tons after becoming England’s most prolific century-maker, though his next one is unlikely to be celebrated with another bat-drop.
Eoin Morgan was glad to see the return of the "Joe Root we know and trust" as his second successive unbeaten hundred helped England clinch the one-day international series against India.
England play India at Headingley in the third and deciding one-day international on Tuesday.