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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Steve Smith targets 2019 World Cup return once ball-tampering suspension ends

Former Australia captain Steve Smith is targeting a return to international cricket in time for the 2019 World Cup, but is braced for a hostile reception. Smith was involved in the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa in Cape Town, along with David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. On Friday, he faced Australian media for the first time since his teary apology […]

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Christmas TV guide for Sky Sports Cricket: Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook and live Test action

An exclusive interview with Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook’s Fairytale Finale, plus live Test cricket from New Zealand and South Africa – it’s going to be a Christmas cracker on Sky Sports Cricket. Check out our Christmas schedule below, which includes a look at England’s Test whitewash in Sri Lanka, plus our documentary on Sir Vivian Richards and Mind Games, a […]

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Bat flip to replace coin toss in this winter’s Big Bash in Australia

A bat flip will replace the traditional coin toss in this winter’s Big Bash League in Australia. Captains will call either “hills” or “flats” instead of “heads” or “tails” in a tournament that will feature plenty of English interest, including Jos Buttler and Joe Root lining up for Sydney Thunder. “For me it’s a great moment which reflects what BBL […]

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