England still looking for top three ahead of Ashes but engine-room and spinner is sorted

England may have relinquished the Wisden Trophy with defeat to Windies but that will quickly be forgotten if they land their plum targets this summer. The goal eight months from now is to be clutching the World Cup title for the first time and having regained the Ashes, the latter lost away from home during a chastening 2017-18 tour beset […]

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James Anderson destroys Windies’ top order as England press for victory in St Lucia

James Anderson rattled off a three-wicket burst before lunch as England began their push for victory against the Windies on day four of the third Test in St Lucia. The England seamer tore through the hosts’ top order, dismissing John Campbell, Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo in quick succession after Joe Root’s declaration had set them an unlikely target of […]

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Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed suspended by ICC for racist taunt

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has been suspended for four matches by the International Cricket Council over racist comments aimed at South Africa’s Andile Phehlukwayo. The world governing body announced that Sarfraz had accepted the charge after aiming a comment at all-rounder Phehlukwayo during the second one-day international between Pakistan and South Africa in Durban on Tuesday. The racist remarks, including […]

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