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Sri Lanka beat West in World T20 s-final

Sri Lanka reached the final of the World Twenty20 with a 27-run win over West Indies, the defending champions, after the first semi-final was ended by rain on Thursday. Set a challenging 161-run target, the West Indies were well short on the...

North retires from Shield cricket

Normally, a cricketer is scrapping for runs when he realises it’s time to retire. For former Test opener Marcus North, it was the complete opposite. North was in the form of his life this summer, plundering 886 runs at an average of 63.28 to...

Marcus North retires from Shield ranks

Western Australia opener Marcus North has announced his retirement from first-class cricket despite enjoying one of his finest ever seasons. North’s career was at the crossroads last season when he was dropped to grade ranks due to poor...

Pietersen keen to mentor future stars

Kevin Pietersen says he’s looking forward to sharing the benefits of his experience with international stars of the future now his own England career had been terminated. “It is good to come to the end of an international career and help...

Robson has no problems being a Pom

Sydney-born Sam Robson has no qualms declaring his allegiance to England, having spent the past six years playing for Middlesex. The 24-year-old batsman has yet to make his full international debut but will look to force his way into an unsettled...

Spin doctors set up thrilling T20 climax

Spinners, once considered irrelevant in short-form cricket, will play a pivotal role when the World Twenty20 tournament reaches the business end with the first of two semi-finals in Dhaka on Thursday. Among the top eight wicket-takers, six are...

Ashton Agar still on a high despite lows

Two-Test spinner Ashton Agar is eager to get back into the Australian set-up but knows he must improve his Sheffield Shield results first. Agar was the toast of Australian cricket after scoring 98 on his Test debut at Trent Bridge last year. But it...

Windies destroy Pakistan to make T20 semis

Defending champions West Indies have charged into the World Twenty20 semi-finals with a spectacular 84-run win over Pakistan in a key Super-10 match in Dhaka. The West Indies recovered from a top-order meltdown to post 6-166 after electing to take...

Amin fined for Warner send off

Bangladesh paceman Al-Amin Hossain has been fined for his unceremonious send off of David Warner in Australia’s streak-snapping victory in Dhaka. Warner enjoyed comfortably his best knock of the tournament on Tuesday night, scoring 48 and...

Aust women ready for WT20 semis

Southern Stars coach Cathryn Fitzpatrick has left no stone unturned in preparing for her team’s World Twenty20 semi-final, picking the brain of men’s coach Darren Lehmann on the Dhaka conditions days ago. But she thinks the experience of...

Cook unable to lift lid on Pietersen axe

England captain Alastair Cook says he’s “frustrated” at his inability to reveal the reasons behind Kevin Pietersen’s international exile, although promises all will become clear “soon”. Despite being...

Finch defends spin snub at World T20

Questionable team selections hangs over Australia’s failed World Twenty20 campaign as much as poor shot selection and shoddy fielding. But the decision to snub specialist spinners for Tuesday’s dead rubber against Bangladesh was the...