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Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood is happy to continue proving his doubters wrong following his successful stint with Surrey.
Australia face an uphill battle to regain their spot at the top of the ICC Test rankings after an evening-session collapse on day four left Pakistan in pole position to win the first contest in Dubai.
Shakib Al Hasan starred on his return from suspension as Bangladesh made Zimbabwe regret their decision to bat on the opening day of the first Test in Mirpur.
Northamptonshire all-rounder Steven Crook is the most unlikely one-man double act in county cricket. The Australian is one part hard-hitting lower-order batsman, one part skiddy wicket-taker and, most curiously, one part wedding singer.
Middlesex have become the latest county to drop their limited-overs nickname, removing the ‘Panthers’ moniker with immediate effect.
Paceman Mark Footitt’s remarkable season has been recognised with a nomination for the Professional Sportsperson of the Year at the 2014 Derbyshire Sports Awards.
Sussex have handed young all-rounder Fynn Hudson-Prentice a junior professional contract.
David Warner's third consecutive century was not enough to keep Australia in touch with Pakistan, who ended day three of the first Test in Dubai in an ominous position.
Opening batsman Hashim Amla's century set up a 72-run victory for South Africa over New Zealand to give the tourists an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match one-day international series.
Warwickshire director of cricket Dougie Brown believes Jonathan Trott is still one of the best batsmen in England after he agreed a three-year contract to stay at Edgbaston.
Worcestershire’s promotion hero Jack Shantry has been handed a new three-year contract.
Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is to play for the Brisbane Heat in the upcoming Big Bash League.
Alfonso Thomas, Somerset’s leading wicket-taker this year in the LV= County Championship, has broken his ankle while playing golf.
Derbyshire will go on a pre-season tour to Abu Dhabi for a second successive year, the club have announced.
Australia’s bid to recover the number-one Test ranking was being dulled by a combination of some resilient Pakistan batting and a placid pitch in their series-opener at Dubai.
Katherine Brunt hopes to rediscover herself on the cricket field and is targeting England Women’s tour of New Zealand as the perfect opportunity to do so.
The International Cricket Council has announced that the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough University has been accredited as an ICC centre for testing suspected illegal bowling actions.
Former England seamer Kabir Ali’s Lancashire career has been cut short by a shoulder injury which is set to sideline him for at least six months.
David Payne is determined to step into the shoes of his outgoing hero Will Gidman and lead Gloucestershire’s attack next season.
Younus Khan drew level as Pakistan’s all-time leading century-maker on an attritional opening day of their two-Test series against Australia in Dubai.