Rajasthan Royals on Monday appointed star Australian all-rounder Shane Watson captain of the Jaipur franchise for the upcoming Indian Premier League in place of the retired Rahul Dravid who was anointed its mentor.
There is a possibility R Ashwin and Varun Aaron too might play for Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand respectively. That would add to the star quotient of a tournament.
Virat Kohli has reclaimed the No.1 position in the latest ICC rankings for One-Day International (ODI) batsmen released Sunday at the conclusion of the Asia Cup which was won by Sri Lanka.
The scenes in the Australia dressing room at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi Stadium are still vivid. Seats near the sightscreen provide a clear view of the front portion in the glass enclosure and the men inside were in utter despondency.
Pakistan had revenge on mind. Sri Lanka had the belief. The threat of Shahid Afridi was not allowed to materialise as Lasith Malinga and Lahiru Thirimanne gave their fans a reason to sing the tunes of glory for the second time in as many weeks.
South Australia's Johan Botha has received a reprimand and two suspension points for two separate breaches of the Cricket Australia (CA) Code of Behaviour during the ninth round of the Bupa Sheffield Shield against New South Wales.