IMAGE: England's James Anderson takes the wicket of Sri Lanka's Shaminda Eranga. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters. England should have gambled on seamer James Anderson's fitness and included him in the squad for the first test against Pakistan at Lord's, paceman Stuart Broad has said. Anderson, England's most successful test bowler with 454 wickets, was left out of England's 12-man squad for the first match of the four-test series beginning on Thursday. In his absence, Toby Roland-Jones or ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Ravindra Jadeja's prowess at home was on full display in his side's win over the Black Caps in the first test last week, where he picked up the fifth five-wicket bag of his career, bringing his average on home soil down to a staggeringly low 16.35. ...Stuff.co.nz, 12 hours ago Who are the worst travellers in world cricket? West Indian quicks and subcontinent spinners top list Stuff.co.nz, 12 hours ago
Australia will play two spinners in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele on Tuesday, captain Steve Smith said, as the world's top-ranked side eye a turnaround in their poor record on the slow pitches in Asia. Smith confirmed his side on Monday, with both off-spinner Nathan Lyon and left-armer Steve O'Keefe making the cut for the first match in the three-Test series. "I think he has always improved. Each year he's played he has improved," Smith said of O'Keefe, who took 10 wickets and ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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