ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli maintains top slot, Rahane moves up

Dubai, January 24: Indian captain Virat Kohli on Friday (January 24) remained static at the top of the ICC Test player ranking for batsmen with his deputy Ajinkya Rahane moving up a place to eighth. Kohli has 928 points, 17 more than second-placed Australian run-machine Steve Smith. At sixth place with 791 points, Cheteshwar Pujara…

Premier League: Manchester City held by Palace, Arsenal and Spurs draw

On a standout day for the Premier League’s underdogs and English managers, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all dropped points Saturday. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City was held 2-2 by Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace, further boosting Liverpool’s title hopes, after Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham drew 0-0 with Nigel Pearson’s Watford. City’s draw means Liverpool can extend…

Less workload with less game-time worrying, says Umesh Yadav

NEW DELHI: At a time when international bowlers are worried about their workload, India’s Umesh Yadav lamented the lack of it, saying he is “playing lesser and lesser” in top-flight. In fact, one of India’s fastest bowlers is now eyeing a lengthy stint in county cricket in order to have more miles in his legs….

Kohli named ICC’s ODI, Test captain of the year

India skipper and batting mainstay Virat Kohli was on Wednesday named captain of the International Cricket Council’s ODI and Test teams of the year, capping off a memorable season for the world No.1.