Cricket

  • 18 December 2014

    ALASTAIR COOK will be 30 on Christmas Day and should be able to celebrate his landmark birthday as England's World Cup captain.

  • 16 December 2014

    Chris Jordan is determined to be part of a much-improved England performance at the Premadasa Stadium as he continues his late surge into World Cup contention.

  • 16 December 2014

    Former Australia paceman Jason Gillespie has called for Ireland to be elevated to the Test cricket ranks.

  • 14 December 2014

    Alastair Cook is determined to rediscover his touch, but coach Peter Moores was non-commital in his support after another disappointing display from the England captain in the 90-run ODI defeat to Sri Lanka in Pallekele which gave the hosts an unassailable 4-2 lead in the seven-match series.

  • 12 December 2014

    SCOTLAND will complete their World Cup preparations with two dress rehearsals against their group rivals Afghanistan, writes William Dick.

  • 10 December 2014

    ENGLAND will face a target of 240 today to win the fifth one-day international and remain in contention in the series, after Chris Woakes took six wickets and rain then intervened at the Pallekele International Stadium yesterday.

  • 10 December 2014

    STEVEN SMITH paid tribute to Michael Clarke for the mental and physical strength he has shown in recent weeks after the pair fired Australia to 517 for seven in the first Test against India.

  • 9 December 2014

    Joe Root acknowledges he and his team-mates have yet to register a "complete" performance in Sri Lanka but insists they are still capable of stringing together three back-to-back wins to sneak a series success.

  • 9 December 2014

    David Warner dedicated his 10th Test century to his late team-mate Phillip Hughes on an emotional resumption of Test cricket in Australia.

  • 8 December 2014

    England's defeat to Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international in Colombo was compounded by the news that they had been fined for a slow over rate for the second match in succession.

  • 4 December 2014

    England hoep that placing extra responsibility on Eoin Morgan by appointing him captain in place of the banned Alastair Cook, may help the Irishman to rediscover his form with the bat.

  • 3 December 2014

    Cricket??s worst week has provided scope for much soul-searching but, in terms of seeking ways of making the sport safer, the death of Oscar Hillel perhaps requires more of a reaction than that of Phil Hughes.