Former Australia captain Steve Smith set for period out after elbow surgery

Former Australia captain Steve Smith will serve out the rest of his ball-tampering ban recovering from elbow surgery. Smith, whose suspension from state and international cricket in Australia elapses on March 28, will go under the knife on Tuesday and be in a brace for six weeks with a period of recuperation to follow The 29-year-old had to cut short […]

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Ashley Giles has plenty to keep him busy in new role as managing director of England Men’s cricket

As Ashley Giles prepares to face the media for the first time since being appointed managing director of England Men’s cricket, we look at some of the more pressing issues he faces in his new role… Regain the Ashes Having played his part in England’s most famous win over Australia for a generation in 2005, Giles knows just how much […]

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Virat Kohli says Australia must forget ‘egos’ to have chance of winning Ashes in England

Virat Kohli says Australia must forget their “egos” if they are to have any chance of winning the Ashes in England. India are toasting their maiden Test series victory in Australia after beating Tim Paine’s men 2-1, with Marcus Harris’ 79 in the first innings of the final Test in Sydney the hosts’ top score in the series. Kohli feels […]

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Cricket: Bancroft should have approached us after ball-tamper request: Lehmann

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Cameron Bancroft should have approached support staff when he was asked to ball tamper, said former Australia coach Darren Lehmann as an “isolated” David Warner was urged to give his side of the story. Both Bancroft and Steve Smith have given bombshell interviews in recent days as they re-emerge into public life after the scandal in South […]

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