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Brendon McCullum explains testing positive in drug test - Cricket Country News

Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has opened up about his positive drug test during his small stint with IPL franchise Gujarat Lions in 2016, saying that it was nothing like a “failed drug test.” The urine sample of players was taken after ...

Lakmal front-runner to lead Sri Lanka in third Test against WI - Cricbuzz

While he has appealed the one Test ban for ball tampering, he has admitted to the more serious Level three offence which relates to 'conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game.' If found guilty, Chandimal could miss both Test matches against ...

Kohli backing his 'X-factor' spinners in England - DunyaNews Pakistan

After losing the first two Tests India came back to win the third five-day match and ODI and T20 series to end on a high. "This is an exciting time because what happened in South Africa we are actually looking forward to playing more difficult Test ...

McCullum sheds lights on positive drug test in 2016 - ANI News

Wellington [New Zealand], June 22 (ANI): Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has opened up about his positive drug test during his small stint with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Gujarat Lions in 2016, saying that it was nothing like a ...

Sri Lanka seek light at the end of ball-tampering tunnel - Cricbuzz

Floodlights will be switched on at the Kensington Oval on Friday for the first time for a Test match in the Caribbean islands, as pink-ball cricket marks its entry in another playing nation. Test cricket, in its hunt for greater acceptance, has been ...

Pass YoYo test, play for India,Shastri, Kohli endorses - Deccan Herald

Former chairman of selectors Sandeep Patil may have been scathing in his criticism for YoYo test being a benchmark for getting into the Indian team but head coach Ravi Shastri and skipper Virat Kohli made their stand clear -- you pass the test, you ...

You pass YoYo test, you play for India, says Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli endorses - The New Indian Express

Jasprit Bumrah was bowling 144 kmph in his last spell during the final Test. That's when one's fitness comes in. When you have people who are fit, hungry and ready, then you are not only competing but also winning matches," the skipper added. "Either ...

Cricket calendar 2018-23: What are you looking forward to the most? - ESPN

The cricket calendar for the next five years is out, and it looks a bit different with the introduction of the nine-team World Test Championship and the 13-team ODI League. Oh, and there are two new Test nations in Afghanistan and Ireland, who will ...

Dinesh Chandimal, Chandika Hathurusinghe and Asanka Gurusinha admit 'serious' conduct breach - Sporting News

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and manager Asanka Gurusinha have admitted a serious breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Test against West Indies. The tourists refused to take to the field on ...

Virat Kohli announces he is 100 per cent fit as India embark on Ireland and England tour - Sport360

I went through the fitness test as well and the body is feeling fine. I'm actually very excited to get back onto the field, which is a very rare feeling when you play so much cricket. But in hindsight, these breaks really help. It freshens you up and ...

ENG vs IND, 2018: We Are Looking Forward to Play More Difficult Test Cricket – Virat Kohli - Cricket Addictor

Indian skipper Virat Kohli said his team is looking forward to playing hard cricket in the United Kingdom (UK). Kohli and his men are all set to jet-off to the England tour and the pre-departure press conference was held in Delhi on Friday (June 22).

Video: So what exactly is the YoYo test – the buzzword in Indian cricket right now? - Scroll.in

But both have one more thing in common: failing the YoYo test. The fitness test that tests an athlete's endurance has become a buzzword in Indian cricket, under the current Virat Kohli-Ravi Shastri regime. It first made headlines when Yuvraj Singh and ...

Windies expect D/N will bring back fans - Deccan Herald

"On its own, day-night cricket may not be the panacea for all the challenges facing Test cricket, as fans also need to see success on the field of play. But I believe this day-night Test is a significant and worthwhile initiative to find out what works ...

#CricketInNumbers: Unique records held by England cricket team - NewsBytes

England broke the record for the biggest win, by runs, in Test cricket, when they beat Australia by 675 runs at the Brisbane Exhibition Ground in 1928-29. The Three Lions also hold the record for the biggest win margin by an innings. They achieved it ...

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli says missing county stint before England tour was blessing in disguise - Firstpost

New Delhi: His meticulous build-up plan was thrown haywire by injury but fit-again Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli on Friday said missing the much-anticipated county stint before the tour of England has turned out to be a blessing in disguise. "In ...

Why the Championship is the Best Thing for Test Cricket - Essentially Sports (blog)

In recent years, Test cricket had witnessed a massive decline in terms of competitiveness and subsequently, interest in the game. Viewership had dropped to an all-time low and with the advent of so many T20 leagues around the world, players did not see ...

Busiest Cricket Team In The World, India To Play 203 International Matches In Next Five Years - India Times

World cricket's most marketable team, India will once again play the maximum number of international matches across three formats -- 203 in the next five-year Futures & Programme Cycle (2018-2023). In this period, India is expected to play 51 Test ...

International Cricket is a Big Deal - Fortune India

Few in cricket-crazy india are expected to follow its team's one-off Test match against Afghanistan that begins on June 14 in Bengaluru. It can only go one way—India's star-studded side is ranked No.1 whereas Afghanistan is a newbie in the game. Yet ...

YoYo fitness Test is here to stay: Ravi Shastri - Times of India

A day before the Indian cricket team leaves for a two-month long tour of England, Shastri, a strong supporter of the fitness test, announced that the YoYo Test was not something that is to be compromised on and that the practice is indeed the way ...

Yo-yo test is here to stay: Ravi Shastri clarifies Team India's stand amid growing criticism - International Business Times, India Edition

India coach Ravi Shastri on Friday, June 22 clarified that yo-yo test is a prerequisite to selection in the senior national cricket team. The much-talked-about fitness test, introduced by Anil Kumble during his short stint as the head coach between ...

Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket and is considered its highest standard. Test matches are played between national representative teams with "Test status", as determined by the International Cricket Council . The two teams of 11 players play a four-innings match, which may last up to five days . It is generally considered the most complete examination of teams' playing ability and endurance. The name Test stems from the long, gruelling match being a "test" of the relative strengths of the two sides.

ICC Test Championship
Rank Team Matches Points Rating
1  India 35 4208 120
2  Australia 40 4189 105
3  Pakistan 32 3274 102
4  South Africa 29 2944 102
5  England 50 5071 101
6  New Zealand 38 3666 96
7  Sri Lanka 35 3370 96
8  West Indies 30 2077 69
9  Bangladesh 15 978 65
10  Zimbabwe 10 48 5
A Test match between South Africa and England in January 2005. The two men wearing black trousers are the umpires. Test cricket is played in traditional white clothes and usually with a red ball - a pink ball in Day/Night Tests.

Test cricket is the longest form of the sport of cricket and is considered its highest standard. Test matches are played between national representative teams with "Test status", as determined by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The two teams of 11 players play a four-innings match, which may last up to five days (or longer in some historical cases). It is generally considered the most complete examination of teams' playing ability and endurance. The name Test stems from the long, gruelling match being a "test" of the relative strengths of the two sides.

The first officially recognised Test match began on 15 March 1877 and ended on 19 March 1877 and was played between England and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), where Australia won by 45 runs. A Test match to celebrate 100 years of Test cricket was held in Melbourne from 12 to 17 March 1977, in which Australia beat England by 45 runs—the same margin as that first Test.

In October 2012, the International Cricket Council recast the playing conditions for Test matches, permitting day/night Test matches. The first day/night game took place between Australia and New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, on 27 November 2015.

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England Win By An Innings on Day 3 - England v Pakistan 2nd Test 2018 - Highlights

Find out more at ecb.co.uk England were dominant on Day 3 of the second test against Pakistan at Headingley, winning the match by an innings and 55 runs.

Pakistan Complete Crushing Win On Day 4: England v Pakistan 1st Test 2018 - Highlights

Find out more at ecb.co.uk Pakistan sealed an excellent victory at Lord's for the second time in two years. Abbas and Amir triggered another England batting ...

What is this 'Yo-Yo Test'? #AakashVani

YoYoTest: Rayudu has joined Shami and Samson as the latest #India players to fail the 'Yo-Yo Test'. But what is it? And is it really fair on the players?

England Complete One Of The Great Test Match Turnarounds v New Zealand at Lord's 2015 - Highlights

Find out more at ecb.co.uk England found themselves at 79-3 in their second innings, still 55 runs behind New Zealand's first innings total of 523. Yet they ...

Best First Over Bowled In History Of Test Cricket - ft Irfan Pathan |