HindustanTimes Thu,18 Sep 2014


PCB asks Saqlain Mushtaq to help Saeed Ajmal's action

Pakistani cricket authorities have turned to former spinner Saqlain Mushtaq to help Saeed Ajmal change his bowling action and make a comeback to international cricket.

Bangladesh pacer reported for suspect action

Paceman Al-Amin Hossain has become the second Bangladeshi bowler to be reported for a suspect action on the team's disastrous tour of the West Indies, the ICC said on Wednesday.

Banned Ajmal vows to return with clean action

Banned Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has vowed to correct his illegal bowling action and return to cricket before next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

West Indies ease to win against Bangladesh in first Test

West Indies overcame their own atrocious catching and a defiant hundred by Mushfiqur Rahim to defeat Bangladesh by ten wickets before lunch on the fifth day of the first Test in St Vincent on Tuesday.

Saeed Ajmal chucking ban only highlights a growing problem

It is no secret that Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal bends his arm, and with it the rules on illegal bowling that are deemed too liberal.

Saeed Ajmal's bowling action found illegal, suspended

Analysis revealed all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations; he is suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.

With row fresh, Shehzad to face Dilshan again in CLT20 qualifiers

Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad will be on board when domestic T20 champions Lahore Lions leave for India on Tuesday to take part in the Champions League T20, starting with the qualifiers on September 13.

Divided loyalties create turbulence in England-India series

When MS Dhoni was asked by a reporter about the crowd booing England at the T20I at Edgbaston, he said he didn't hear it.

England selectors can take a leaf out of Dhoni's book

MS Dhoni has often won games for India on his own. However, at Edgbaston, he should have put more faith in Ambati Rayudu, writes Sourav Ganguly.

Srinivasan in comeback bid, board plays along

The meeting in Chennai on Sunday not only showed who the real boss in Indian cricket is, but also allowed a peek into the changing dynamics within the BCCI.

Time away from cricket reignites Raina’s hunger

The word ‘responsibility’ sits well with Suresh Raina these days. Be it batting at the pivotal No 5 slot for India and then slipping in those crucial overs in the mid-innings, or not leaving his ageing parents alone by giving up the idea of living separately.

England need the know-how to play one-day cricket

The presence of Hales, Buttler, Root, Moeen shows that England have the players who can play ODIs but what is missing is the special knowledge of approaching batting in a 50-overs scenario, writes Sourav Ganguly.

Steyn, Du Plessis seal South Africa victory in triangular series final

A superb spell of reverse-swing bowling from Dale Steyn and another fluent innings from Faf du Plessis helped South Africa cruise to a six-wicket victory over Australia in the final of the triangular series at the Harare Sports Club on Saturday.

BCCI slams Ian Botham's IPL scrapping call

BCCI, the organisers of the Indian Premier League, hit back angrily on Friday at former England all-rounder Ian Botham's call for the tournament to be scrapped, criticising him for having the 'temerity' to issue lectures.

Team India need specialists to solve Test woes

England must be at their wits end trying to decipher how two-faced MS Dhoni's team is. Unable to score, bowl or catch in Tests, India played like champions in one-dayers, writes Sanjjeev Samyal.
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