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South Africa struggle after first-ball England breakthrough

福利网站England took a South African wicket with the opening delivery of their test series on Thursday and added two more relatively quickly to leave their hosts on 79-3 at lunch at Centurion Park.

Smith strikes a blow against New Zealand on Boxing Day

福利网站Steve Smith continued his love affair with the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as he struck an unbeaten half-century to put Australia in charge at 257 for four at the close of the opening day of the Boxing Day test against New Zealand on Thursday.

Bangladesh insist on neutral venue for Pakistan tests

Bangladesh are ready to play Twenty20 Internationals in Pakistan next month but the test series must take place in a neutral venue, the chief executive of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), Nizamuddin Chowdhury, said.

Van der Dussen to make South Africa test debut v England

福利网站South Africa batsman Rassie van der Dussen will make his test debut in the first match of the series against England starting on Thursday.

Stokes trains ahead of test, but three players sit out

Ben Stokes returned to practice with England on Wednesday after the condition of his critically ill father improved, but three others missed out as illness continue to plague the tourists, 24 hours ahead of the first test against South Africa at Centurion.

Neser likely to debut in Australia's five-bowler ploy

福利网站Queensland quick Michael Neser looks set to make his test debut against New Zealand on Thursday with Australia considering an unconventional five-man attack for the Boxing Day test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

Woakes the latest to fall victim to England flu bug

Chris Woakes is the latest concern for England ahead of the first test against South Africa as the tourists battle with a flu bug, captain Joe Root said on Tuesday.

Blundell hopes to display his patience for 'biggest test' at MCG

Tom Blundell has a simple plan for opening the innings for New Zealand in the second test against Australia that starts on Thursday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

South Africa skipper looks for fresh start

The overhaul of South Africa's coaching structure has given the team a major boost as they get ready to take on England in a four-test series which begins on Thursday, captain Faf du Plessis said.

Anderson back to join elite club on 150 test caps

福利网站James Anderson’s return from injury could not be more timely for England, who are still unsure about the make-up of their bowling attack as they head into the first test against South Africa.

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