Shane Warne, the second-highest wicket-taker in Tests, ended his professional cricket retirement to play in Australia’s inaugural Twenty20 Big Bash League.
The Perth Scorchers signed former England limited-overs cricket captain Paul Collingwood to play in the inaugural season of Australia’s revamped Twenty20 league.
England will take a 306-run lead over Australia into day four of the second Ashes cricket Test after Kevin Pietersen struck an unbeaten double century to power his team to 551-4.
Alastair Cook and Ian Bell struck centuries as England built a 208-run lead over Australia on day three to take control of the deciding fifth Ashes cricket Test in Sydney.
Ian Bell struck an unbeaten century and Paul Collingwood made 74 not out to lift England to 335-5 against Australia’s second string on day two of its final tuneup for the Ashes cricket series.
Craig Kieswetter hit a half-century to lead England to a seven-wicket win against Australia in the final of cricket’s ICC World Twenty20.
England reduced Australia to 213-7 on day four of the deciding Ashes cricket Test in Sydney to move within three wickets of completing a 3-1 series win.
England named Chris Woakes, Craig Kieswetter, Luke Wright, Michael Yardy and James Tredwell to the Twenty20 cricket squad that will take on Australia starting Jan. 12.
India and England played out the fourth tie at the Cricket World Cup in a match that set the record for the most runs in a game at the tournament.
England captain Andrew Strauss said his team made too many mistakes as it survived a scare against the Netherlands before clinching a six-wicket win at cricket’s World Cup.