Month: October 2017

Sikandar Raza was Zimbabwe’s unlikely bowling hero on the third day at Queens Sports Club. After his fighting first-innings 80, Raza picked up his maiden Test five-for and said he was both proud and humbled by the achievement. West Indies opener Kieran Powell believes it is “definitely advantage Windies” after they ended the third day
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Chris Silverwood, Essex’s head coach, is set to be appointed as the successor to Ottis Gibson as England’s bowling coach. According to reports, Silverwood will take up the role full time from January, with Shane Bond already in place as bowling consultant for the Ashes. Silverwood has enjoyed two successful years in charge at Chelmsford,
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New Zealand women 240 for 9 (Devine 103, Bates 36, Mir 3-33) beat Pakistan women 232 (Javeria 55, Nahida 51) by eight runsFull scorecard and ball-by-ball details Sophie Devine clobbers a sweep over the midwicket boundary Getty Images With 24 runs to win off 28 balls, Pakistan suffered a dramatic lower-order collapse, losing their last five
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Angelo Mathews will be fit for Sri Lanka’s tour of India in November, while Kusal Perera and Asela Gunaratne are also expected to return to the national set-up. Sri Lanka Cricket expects to announce a new head coach by the end of the year, though it is unlikely to happen prior to Sri Lanka’s upcoming
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8:27 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Previous season: Did not participate Big picture The Sylhet franchise’s new owners have put together a relatively young side. Their star attractions would be Babar Azam, Sabbir Rahman and Liam Plunkett although the little-known Ross Whiteley‘s T20 form from the English summer has gone as far as earning him this
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James Vince recognises that success in an Ashes series can kickstart a player’s career like few other campaigns, as he prepares to seize his “second chance” following a surprise recall to England’s Test team. Vince, 26, appeared to have been tried and discarded by England after averaging 19.27, with a highest score of 42, in
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8:10 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Previous season: 6th in league stage Big picture Comilla Victorians have put up a strong statement in front of the other BPL teams ahead of this year’s tournament. Their squad brims with T20 stars and local performers, and they start as one of the strongest contenders this year. The way
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James Pattinson may soon be flying to New Zealand for surgery unprecedented in Australian cricket history – the same procedure that helped extend the career of the former New Zealand spearhead Shane Bond, which has also been undertaken by Matt Henry. In the weeks since the 27-year-old Pattinson’s most recent breakdown with the beginnings of
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India’s ODI captain Mithali Raj superseded Meg Lanning to claim the top spot on the ICC rankings for batsmen in women’s ODIs. Lanning missed out on the ODI leg of the ongoing multi-format Women’s Ashes as part of her rehabilitation plan following her shoulder surgery and slipped from first to fourth position. After the conclusion
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On Sunday, Tendai Chisoro became the 103rd Zimbabwean to play Test cricket. It marked a remarkable renaissance for the man had switched from being a fast bowler to a spinner only two years ago and even now is often pigeon-holed as a limited-overs specialist. Though he struggled to make an impact with either bat or
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The impact of Virat Kohli‘s in-your-face persona on young, impressionable cricketers is a cause for concern for Rahul Dravid. The former India captain feared aping Kohli’s aggressive words and approach might lead to youngsters not being authentic to themselves. While Dravid admitted to cringing at some “outrageous” things Kohli says on occasions, he also defended
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9:37 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Previous season: Knocked out in the second qualifier, finishing with seven wins in 14 games. Big picture By many accounts, Khulna Titans had a fairly limited squad last year and yet they fell only one step short of making the final. In 2017, they have increased their bench strength with
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Guyana 266 (Bramble 62, Green 4-63) and 315 for 8 dec (Paul 107, Bulli 5-104) beat Jamaica 99 (Fudadin 39, Permaul 6-29) and 219 (Morrison 68, Permaul 4-55) by 263 runsScorecard Guyana began their defence of the Regional 4-Day title with a 263-run win over Jamaica, set up by Veerasammy Permaul‘s match-haul of ten wickets,
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