Vernon Philander has recovered from a slight ankle impingement and is expected to take his usual place in South Africa's Test squad, which departs for New Zealand in the weekend
Matt Renshaw said that he felt bad leaving the field as he knew he could be letting the team down and that Steven Smith was understanding once he knew the predicament
PUNE, India, Feb 23 (Reuters) - India's Umesh Yadav proved quality fast bowlers can thrive even on turning pitches by claiming four wickets to peg back Australia after the touring side's strong start in the opening test on Thursday.
The Indian batting coach said the pitch was par for Test cricket and rewarded those who were willing to apply themselves on the first day
PUNE, India, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Australian opener Matt Renshaw enjoyed an eventful maiden innings in India on Thursday after being forced from the field with an upset stomach only to return to complete a half-century that propped up his team on the first day of the four-test series.
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Even though Mike Hesson avoided talking about Ross Taylor's position in the T20 team, the New Zealand coach spoke highly of Taylor as an ODI batsman
PUNE, India, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Australia made a strong start to their four-match series in India, reaching 84 for the loss of opener David Warner at lunch on the opening day of the first test on Thursday.
Matt Renshaw walked off the field because of an upset stomach as soon as David Warner was bowled by Umesh Yadav
Feb 23 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at lunch on the first day in the first Test between India and Australia on Thursday in Pune, India Australia 1st innings M. Renshaw retired hurt 36 D. Warner b U. Yadav 38 S. Smith not out 1 S. Marsh not out 1 Extras (lb-2 nb-6) 8 Total (
SYDNEY, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Dumped test batsman Nic Maddinson is poised to return to first-class cricket after being named in the New South Wales squad for a Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania.
PUNE, India, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Australia captain Steve Smith won the toss and opted to bat against a spin-heavy India in the first match of the four-test series between the top two teams in the world on Thursday.
Feb 23 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the first Test between India and Australia on Thursday in Pune, India Australia won toss and decided to bat India: Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman...Show More Summary
Cape Cobras posted a strong total of 319 for 6 after opting to bat and earned four points after bowling Warriors out for 262 in 44.2 overs
On a pitch that looks like it's aged quite prematurely, Australia gained a significant advantage by winning the toss and batting first
The former Mumbai captain was pulled up for retweeting a tweet that questioned his exclusion from the recently concluded inter-state T20 tournament
Haseeb Hameed will miss MCC's season curtain-raising fixture against the Champion County, Middlesex, next month, to undergo a sinus operation
A round-up of Bangladesh Cricket League games played between February 19 and 22, 2017
For Australia to find any success in India, their spinners will have to keep their economy rates in check, a fact backed up by the past 20 years of Australian visits to India for Tests
Steven Smith's Australia are mulling playing three spinners on an "incredibly dry" Pune track