On the face of it, Ravi Shastri's re-appointment as the head coach of the Indian team was a mere formality.
The second Ashes Test is poised for a thrilling conclusion after a memorable fourth day in which the fast bowlers of England and Australia illuminated Lord's.
Australia batsman Steve Smith just missed his third Ashes hundred in as many innings after returning following a sickening blow to the neck from a Jofra Archer bouncer on the fourth day of the second Test against England at Lord's on Saturday.
Lord's is the only international cricket ground where you can brings your own bottle of wine.Credit:Latika Bourke "Bring a bottle of Australian wine," was his only condition of the invitation.
The reappointed Ravi Shastri says his primary endeavour will be facilitating a smooth transition by the time he leaves the scene.
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) - New Zealand set Sri Lanka a challenging 268-run target to win the first cricket test against Sri Lanka on Saturday after its lower order rallied around B.J Watling to salvage the team from a precarious position.
Bharat Arun is expected to be retained as bowling coach despite the likes of Venkatesh Prasad, Darren Gough and Sunil Joshi applying for the post.