South Africa opt to bat in Elgar's final Test

South Africa captain Dean Elgar won the toss and elected to bat first in the second and final Test against India amid glorious sunshine at Newlands on Wednesday as the hosts seek a series sweep against the top ranked side in the world.

Warner gets brief cameo after Pakistan tail defies Australia

Pat Cummins took a five-wicket haul for the third successive innings as Australia dismissed a defiant Pakistan for 313 on the opening day of the third Test on Wednesday to allow David Warner a brief evening cameo with the bat in his final match.

Pakistan reeling against Australia assault in Sydney Test

At lunch, the tourists were 75 for four with skipper Shan Masood on 32 and wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan 12. Pat Cummins had taken 2-16 from five overs.



Elgar looking to bow out on top

Dean Elgar will be looking to conclude his international career on another high as he unexpectedly captains South Africa in the second and last Test against India, which starts at Newlands on Wednesday.

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BCB to resolve major issues after elections

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will look to solve a few of its major issues centring on the captaincy and the national selection panel following the general elections on January 7, informed BCB's cricket operations chairman Jalal Yunus yesterday.

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Cricket South Africa defends weakened team for NZ Tests

Steve Waugh said the selection showed a lack of respect to New Zealand cricket.

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Taskin upset after another IPL snub 

Bangladesh speedster Taskin Ahmed rued yet another missed opportunity to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). 

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Sharma expects 'challenging' Newlands as India look to level series

India’s young batsmen will simply have to find a way to cope with South Africa’s "challenging" conditions, Indian captain Rohit Sharma said on Tuesday.

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Elgar saddened by decline of Test cricket in South Africa

On the eve of his 86th and final Test match, Dean Elgar said he was "sad" South Africa would be sending a weakened team to play two Test matches in New Zealand in March.

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Trott to continue as Afghanistan head coach for 2024

Former England batter Jonathan Trott has signed a contract extension as Afghanistan head coach following their remarkable World Cup campaign in India.

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Shoriful rues poor team results in personal best year

“Alhamdulillah, I had a very good year. But if we could’ve done a bit better as a team, that would’ve felt even better,” Shoriful said

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Rooney hit hard by 'setback' after Birmingham City sacking

Rooney's chequered managerial career is in stark contrast to his stellar playing days.

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Hermoso testifies about 'at no point consensual' kiss

Under Spanish law, a non-consensual kiss can be considered sexual assault.

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BFF withdraws BKSP suspension

Bangladesh Football Federation’s appeal committee exempted Bangladesh Krira Shikha Protisthan (BKSP) from a one-year suspension and monetary fine of Tk 100,000 after the country’s lone sports education institute appealed against the decision of BFF disciplinary committee.

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Birmingham City sack Rooney amid winless run

Wayne Rooney has been dismissed as the manager of Birmingham City after less than three months in the role, the second-tier Championship club said on Wednesday, after a winless run left them hovering above the relegation zone.

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Salah turnaround should surprise no-one, says Klopp

"We should not be really surprised that Mo can change a game, can improve in the game, because he did it hundreds of times," Klopp told reporters.

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Gaza war overshadows football as Asian Cup looms for Palestine

The players have "a constant feeling of anxiety for their families", Daboub, a former Tunisia coach and player, said by telephone.

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Salah swaps out unlucky boots to send Liverpool clear

All six goals at Anfield arrived in the second half as Salah opened the floodgates with a simple tap in for his 150th Premier League goal for the Reds.

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Top 5 factors behind Argentina's masterful 2023 run

The reigning world champions are hungry for more as they look to the future.

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Done with shooting, Shakil embarks on coaching

Shooter Shakil Ahmed, a gold medallist in South Asian Games and a silver medallist in Commonwealth Games, has put an end to his shooting career after being assigned as an assistant coach of Bangladesh pistol team for the upcoming Asian Olympic Qualification, scheduled for January 5-18 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Djokovic hampered by wrist issue at United Cup

Novak Djokovic received treatment for a wrist issue during his United Cup match against Jiri Lehecka on Tuesday but the world number one battled through for a 6-1 6-7(3) 6-1 win that drew Serbia level with Czech Republic in the $10 million mixed team event.

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Nadal wins first match back from year-long injury

The 22-times Grand Slam champion had arthroscopic surgery last June after injuring his left hip flexor during his second round defeat by Mackenzie McDonald at the Australian Open in early 2023.

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New mother Osaka makes winning return in Brisbane

The 26-year-old from Japan last competed on tour at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo in September 2022 and had her first child, daughter Shai, in July before stepping up her preparations for the Jan. 14-28 Australian Open

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A better year hinges on improved management

We all hope the year 2024 will be a better one for Bangladesh sports.

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Djokovic sparks Serb celebration in the midnight hour

Novak Djokovic got the party started for 2024 as he sealed a 2-1 win for Serbia over China near the stroke of midnight on Sunday at the United Cup in Perth.

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Nadal loses comeback doubles match in Brisbane

Nadal looked sharp on court and appeared to have no issues with his movement after the long lay-off for a hip problem

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Nadal leaves door open to playing beyond 2024

Rafael Nadal left the door ajar Sunday to continuing after the 2024 season, but conceded there was "a high percentage" that he was on his last trip as a player to Australia.

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Bangladesh suffer crushing 137-run defeat against England

England produced an all-round effort to hand Bangladesh a 137–run drubbing to register their first victory of the ICC World Cup 2023 in Dharamshala on Tuesday.

Death or glory? World Cup anchors changing game of ODI

One of the criticisms of ODIs, once the economic driving force of the global game, is that they are too often reduced to 'meaningless' bilateral series.

Hadudu for above 60-year-olds in Manikganj

The third edition of Hadudu for people above 60 years of age has been held in Manikganj

Bangladesh gear up for Asia Cup Super 4

The last time Bangladesh made it to the final of the Asia Cup was in 2018 when the latest 50-over edition of the tournament was played. The Tigers beat Pakistan to qualify for the final and lost to eventual champions India. But Pakistan’s eleven has come a long way from what it was in 2018 and is mighty strong, especially when it comes to their fast bowling.  

Bangladesh’s Asia Cup mission gets underway with Sri Lanka encounter

Bangladesh have made the Asia Cup final three times but are still searching for their first trophy. Can Shakib Al Hasan’s side put an end to their trophy hunt? The wait continues but before that let’s take a look at Bangladesh’s strengths, weaknesses, and chances of winning. The Tigers begin their Asia Cup mission with an encounter against Sri Lanka. Can the Tigers trump the Lankans in their opening fixture? To discuss all of this and much more, The Daily Star brings you Star Non-Striker’s End.

Pakistan leave out Shaheen for third Australia Test

The third Test, which begins on Wednesday, will see the debut of 21-year-old opener Saim Ayub

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Waugh slams SA for prioritising domestic T20 league over NZ Tests

Cricket South Africa (CSA) named seven uncapped players, including skipper Neil Brand, for next month's two-Test tour of New Zealand

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Australia out for Pakistan sweep in Warner Week

Pat Cummins confirmed on Tuesday that the same team that won the first test in Perth by 360 runs and the second in Melbourne by 79 runs would take the field for the final clash at Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday.

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Warner appeals for return of missing baggy green

"This is my last resort, but my backpack, which contained my Baggy Green, has been taken from my luggage, which was transported to Melbourne airport and flown ... to Sydney a few days ago," he said in a post on Instagram.

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Sisters usher new hope in chess

Siblings Walijah Ahmed and Wadifa Ahmed have set a rare precedence in Bangladesh chess by becoming champion in the National Junior Women's (U-20) Championships in successive years.

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'No regrets' as Warner turns over to final Test chapter

David Warner, Australia's most successful opener, will bid adieu to Test cricket at his home ground in Sydney with the third Test between Australia and Pakistan, set to begin on January 3. Yesterday, in a press conference in which Warner also revealed that he had decided to call time on his ODI career as well, the left-handed opener spoke openly about his 15-year-long career for Australia. Excerpts of it are given below:

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'Business again' for young Tigers

Bangladesh under-19 team's expectations have risen higher than ever since their maiden Asia Cup triumph last month, as selectors yesterday announced an unchanged squad from the continental tournament, led by Mahfuzur Rahman Rabby, for the upcoming ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa.

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PSG sign Brazilian 'Joker' Beraldo

Beraldo said joining PSG is a huge step for his career.

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Argentina to retire Messi’s No.10 shirt: reports

The Argentina Football Association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia said that the board intended to retire Lionel Messi’s No.10 shirt following his retirement. 

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Mujeeb omitted from Melbourne team over NOC

The row surrounding Mujeeb Ur Rahman's request to be omitted from Afghanistan's central contract list for 2024 has continued, with the spinner removed from Melbourne Renegades' squad for their game on Tuesday.

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