Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers has revealed he is “tired” and is stepping down from playing international cricket.
Bitterly disappointing. That was how the England captain described a winter in which his side not only lost the Ashes but failed to even win a Test in their series against Australia and New Zealand, writes Sam Drury.
New Test skipper Tim Paine has been handed the captaincy for the one-day international leg of Australia’s tour of England next month.
England remain fifth in the International Cricket Council’s Test rankings for 2018 after the annual update.
Pakistan have suffered a setback ahead of their Test tours of Ireland and England after key leg-spinner Yasir Shah was ruled out with a hip bone injury.
England’s cricketers have been invited to tour Pakistan for the first time in more than a decade following a security crackdown.
Pakistan thrashed a depleted Windies side by 143 runs in the first Twenty20 on Sunday at the National Stadium in Karachi, the first international match in the city for nine years.
Tim Paine signalled a new era for Australia cricket by getting his players to shake hands with the South Africans ahead of the fourth and final Test.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is to is launch a world-wide review of player conduct in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa.
Australia head coach Darren Lehmann says he is worried about the fragile mental state of the players suspended over the ball-tampering scandal.
Cricket Australia (CA) say David Warner was responsible for the “development” of the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town and “will not be considered for team leadership positions in the future” as a result.
The Indian Premier League have banned Australia duo Steve Smith and David Warner from playing in this year’s tournament.
Steve Smith and David Warner have been banned for 12 months by Cricket Australia for their role in the ball-tampering scandal, according to reports.
Dawid Malan is prepared to believe Australia’s bowlers were unaware of Steve Smith’s ball-tampering plot and played down claims there could have been similar foul play during the Ashes.
Australia’s stand-in captain Tim Paine has apologised for the ball-tampering incident and described the fall-out as “a horrible 24 hours”.