MELBOURNE - Australia's Josh Hazlewood is a "genius" with line and length and will have no trouble being ready for next week's Ashes opener against England despite having had only a single warm-up match, fellow seamer Mitchell Starc has said.
MELBOURNE - England coach Trevor Bayliss is concerned by his batsmen's tendency to collapse and says starts will need to be converted into centuries if the touring side are to win the Ashes series against Australia.
FIJI cricket head coach Josefa Rika will be coaching the International Cricket Council East Asia Pacific team to the 2018 Australia Country Cricket Championship to be played in western Australia in January next year.
LONDON - England all-rounder Moeen Ali and fast bowler Steven Finn will miss their first two matches of their tour of Australia because of injuries, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.
ADELAIDE - An Ashes series shorn of Ben Stokes would be a great shame for cricket but England are heading for defeat with or without the troubled all-rounder, former Australia batsman Greg Blewett has said.
POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa - Bangladesh face a long haul in their bid to fight their way back into contention against South Africa after ending the second day of the first Test on 127 for three, still 369 behind the hosts' first innings tally.
LONDON - England all-rounder Ben Stokes was arrested early on Tuesday after an incident in Bristol and will miss the fourth one-day international against West Indies, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said.