Murray, who has been hit significantly by injuries since 2017, has a chance of going deep in New York with the likes of world No 1 Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal uncertain of making the trip, while Roger Federer is already sidelined for the year after knee surgery. … [Read more...] about Andy Murray says he is ‘willing to take a risk’ to play at the US Open
Murray enters Western & Southern OpenFederer surprises rooftop tennis youngsters"Right now, I'm very uncertain, I'll be completely honest," he said. "I thought about it and I keep thinking about it every single day. I feel like there are so many questions I have to ask and there are so few answers. … [Read more...] about Grigor Dimitrov ‘uncertain’ of making the trip to New York for the US Open
I was looking at Barry Richards's record - if we use four Test matches as the base, is he the batsman with the most runs and most centuries? asked Hemant Kher from the United StatesBarry Richards is indeed top with 508 runs - second, with 353, is another South African from that 1969-70 series, Lee Irvine. The only other man with two centuries from four Tests or fewer is Abid Ali, of Pakistan, who has two from three matches so far - but he'll presumably play again soon. … [Read more...] about Has Jimmy Anderson now taken more wickets against West Indies in Tests than anyone else?
Even Amir’s decision to retire from Tests at just 27 did not slow Pakistan, as Shaheen became the spearhead and Naseem announced himself with a stunning Test hat-trick. But the steady emergence of quicks — left-armers, right-armers, even one who is ambidextrous — raises an obvious question: how does Pakistan keep doing it? … [Read more...] about Even The Prime Minister is a Fast Bowler: Pakistan Cricket’s Need for Speed
In front of 24,000 people, Pakistan lost four wickets within the first hour of the morning, three to an increasingly threatening Wardle. Only 85 ahead, with two wickets in hand, fat ladies the world over were singing when Wazir and the spinner Zulfiqar Ahmed came together in a defining ninth-wicket stand. The union was at once cautious and bracing; Zulfiqar, the team jester and Kardar's brother-in-law to boot, took his chances. He cut Wardle, before pulling him for boundaries, happily mixing unorthodox defence with fortuitous runs through slips and third man. The humour stood him in good stead; after every Tyson over that he emerged unscathed, he would turn to the pavilion and wave, making sure his more established colleagues were watching and learning how to play fast bowling. … [Read more...] about Fazal swings it Pakistan’s way