India will announce their Test squad on Wednesday, for the Test series in England. Keeping in mind the rigorous schedule – five matches played across six weeks – India will most likely have an 18-man squad, as was the case during the 2014 tour which also had five Tests. It is not clear whether the
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Pace bowlers Khaled Ahmed and Shoriful Islam managed to get Bangladesh A over the line with a two-run win against Sri Lanka A in Sylhet. Khaled took four wickets, including that of Shehan Madushanka off the last ball, with the visitors needing three runs to win. Madushanka had already struck three sixes in his 12-ball
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It may not happen in time to give South Africa’s batsman tips ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Friday, but Cricket South Africa are hoping to secure the services of retired great AB de Villiers in the near future. De Villiers walked away from all international cricket in June, but
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Dashing South African allrounder Saait Magiet, whose career was adversely affected by apartheid in South Africa during the prime years of his career, died on holiday in Malaysia yesterday of a heart attack. He was 66. An opening bowler and middle-order batsman, Maajiet played for – and captained – the Western Province Cricket Board, and
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Parvinder Awana, the India international, has announced his retirement from all formats of the game with immediate effect. The pacer represented Delhi for nine years and played two T20Is against England in 2012, but failed to pick up any international wicket. Awana shared the news of his retirement on Twitter, thanking his teammates, coaches and
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Toss Zimbabwe chose to bat v Pakistan Hamilton Masakadza, the Zimbabwe captain, won the toss for the second straight game and opted to set a target under overcast skies, in the second ODI against Pakistan in Bulawayo. Despite that chastening defeat in the first ODI, Zimbabwe made no changes to their side with Masakadza saying
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A first standalone final in the history of the burgeoning Women’s Big Bash League, hosted by the top-ranked team, is set to be scheduled as a lunch-time fixture leading into the third day of the January day-night men’s Test between Australia and Sri Lanka in Brisbane. With the tournament to have 23 matches jointly broadcast
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Wriddhiman Saha is understood to not have fully recovered from his thumb injury and hence is likely to miss at least part of India’s five-Test series in England beginning in August. Saha, who hurt his left thumb while playing in the IPL for Sunrisers Hyderabad, not only missed majority of the second leg of the
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Eoin Morgan hopes the deciding one-day international against India at Headingley will go some way to replicating the winner-takes-all pressure of next year’s World Cup. England levelled the one-day series with a convincing 86-run victory at Lord’s, having been comprehensively beaten in the opening match at Trent Bridge. Morgan questioned the value of bilateral series
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