India announce squad for Sri Lanka Tests

Leg-spinner Amit Mishra has been included to India's 15-man Test squad for the three-match series against Sri Lanka next month.

Mishra, 32, who has not played a Test match since 2011 against England. He will replace Karn Sharma in the team that had travelled to Bangladesh last month.

The duo - Karn Sharma and Mohammed Shami were not considered for the series, which gets underway on Aug 12.

Colombo's Oval will host the second Test on August 20, while Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo, hosts the third and final Test on August 28. 

Virat Kohli (capt), Varun Aaron, R Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Rohit Sharma, M Vijay, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul
23 July, 2015

Ashes 2015: Hosts name unchanged squad for second Test

After a stunning victory in Cardiff - England have announced the same squad for the 2nd test in the five-match series, which gets underway at Lord's on Thursday.

The English selectors have kept faith with the 13-men who battered the Aussies by 169 runs with a day to spare in the opener in Cardiff. 

That means - Middlesex's Steven Finn and Yorkshire’s Adil Rashid will miss out again.

Newly appointed coach Trevor Bayliss has started his campaign with a roaring victory after taking up his role last month.

Squad: Alastair Cook (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Adam Lyth, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood.
12 July, 2015

Australia announces schedule for the 2015-16 summer season.

Cricket Australia have announced their international summer schedule for the 2015-16 season with the first-ever day-night Test match to be played against New Zealand in November at Adelaide Oval.

Australia will face New Zealand when the first Test will be held in Brisbane and the second in Perth before the day-night test clash in Adelaide.


Nov 5-9 1st Test, Brisbane

Nov 13-17 2nd Test, Perth

Nov 27-Dec 1 3rd Test, Adelaide

West Indies will then fly to Australia for three Test match series to be played between December 10 to January 7.


Dec 10-14 1st Test, Hobart

Dec 26-30 2nd Test, Melbourne

Jan 3-7 3rd Test, Sydney

India will then travel to Down Under for a five-match ODIs series which is to be played in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, followed by three T20s in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.


Jan 12 1st ODI, Perth

Jan 15 2nd ODI, Brisbane

Jan 17 3rd ODI, Melbourne

Jan 20 4th ODI, Canberra

Jan 23 5th ODI, Sydney

Jan 26 1st T20, Adelaide

Jan 29 2nd T20, Melbourne

Jan 31 3rd T20, Sydney

Ryan Harris: Australian bowler retires...!

Australian bowler Ryan Harris has took retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday with immediate effect.
The 35-year-old has battled with a right-knee problem, forcing him to miss the next week’s Ashes series which is to be played on English soil.

The veteran has claimed 113 wickets in 27 Tests and 44 wickets in 21 ODIs.

"Given the news I received yesterday, and after talking it over with my family, I know now is the right is the time to step away from cricket," Harris is quoted as saying by Cricket Australia's official website

"I'm pretty lucky, I have had a wonderful career and nothing made me prouder than pulling on the Baggy Green. I played 27 more Tests than I ever thought I would and I have relished every single moment of them.”

The news comes as a major blow to the Aussies for their hopes of retaining the Ashes urn. 

Meanwhile, Harris is heading back to Down Under with New South Wales’s Pat Cummins flying over to England to join Australia’s Ashes squad as a replacement option ahead of the first Test next Wednesday in Cardiff.

REVEALED: Younis Khan’s retirement plan

Pakistan batsman Younis Khan has revealed his retirement plans after playing his 100th test match in Colombo last week.

The 37-year-old right-handed batsman becomes the fourth Pakistani cricketer to playing 100th test match for his country, which makes him at the top among other players at that point of career.

He expressed his desire to achieve more than this and have certain goals, which he wants to complete before announcing his retirement from Test cricket.

Younis said in an interview: “I believe I still have a lot to achieve and there is a lot to do in life. But I managed to get to 100 Tests, which is a big honour. A country like Pakistan, where the number of matches is fewer compared to other parts of the world, even Javed Miandad took about 18 years to play 124. For me it has taken 15 years to get to 100”.

While talking about his further plans, he added, “It’s very near and obviously I will call off my career with grace. I will walk away myself, but I still have some goals in my mind and I am close to achieving those goals as well. I can't share that goal at this point, but you will know very soon”.

Khan, who made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2000, has scored 8640 runs in 100 Tests at 53.33 avg.
01 July, 2015

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