Ben Foakes, Spinners Put England On Top In First Sri Lanka Test

England were 38 for no loss at stumps in their second innings, stretching their lead to 177 runs. Debutant Rory Burns, on 11, and Keaton Jennings, on 26, were batting at close of play. “It’s great to be back out there with the boys. A great day for us. It was always nice for a […]

Dinesh Chandimal Looks To Put England In A Spin At Galle

“When you look at the Galle pitch, it’s always turning and helpful to spinners,” Chandimal told reporters. “When we play in Sri Lanka, it’s spinners who take charge. Then again, it’s all about weather and the condition of the pitch.” But England are also ready with their battery of spinners led by Moeen Ali. Jack […]

Sri Lanka Thrash England To Claim Consolation Win

England’s previous heaviest loss came against the West Indies by 165 runs in Kingstown in 1994. England captain Eoin Morgan, who received the man-of-the-series award for accumulating 195 runs in four games, rested himself for the final match, with opening bowlers Chris Woakes and Olly Stone also given the day off, while Jonny Bairstow was […]

Sri Lankan Spinner Rangana Herath To Retire After First England Test

The first Test between England and Sri Lanka starts November 6 © File Photo/AFP Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath, the most successful left-arm bowler in Test history, has announced his retirement after the first Test against England at the Galle International Stadium, starting November 6. Herath, who is the last active Test cricketer to have […]

England, Australian Cricketers Accused Of Fixing In Fresh Allegations

In fresh fixing allegations to hit cricket, “a small group” of England and unnamed Australian players have been accused of fixing matches by television news channel Al Jazeera, which claimed there had been 26 spot-fixing incidents in 15 international matches. The Qatari-based broadcaster aired a documentary about corruption in cricket earlier this year, and in […]