Month: February 2018

Fast bowlers Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal have returned to the Sri Lanka T20 squad after recovering from injuries, but wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella has been omitted in favour of Dhananjaya de Silva for the upcoming tri-series at home. Legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay, who was with the T20 team in Bangladesh, was also left out, with Sri
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Corey Anderson, the New Zealand allrounder, will return to Somerset for this season’s Vitality Blast. Anderson has not played since suffering a stress fracture while with Somerset last year but is hoping to return to action during the latter part of the New Zealand domestic season. Having made 81 off 45 balls on debut for
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Big Picture In international cricket, the home-ground advantage is everything, right? Not when it comes to South Africa and Australia. When these two teams meet, they turn conventional wisdom on its head. Or, to be more accurate, the conventional wisdom now has an accepted exception: in battles between Australia and South Africa, the visitors should
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Last year’s PSL spot-fixing scandal has claimed yet another scalp, with Shahzaib Hasan handed a one-year ban after falling foul of the PCB’s anti-corruption code. Shahzaib was found guilty on two counts of breaching Clause 2.4.4, which deals with a failure to disclose corrupt approaches, and one count of Clause 2.4.5, which concerns the failure
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Ben Stokes felt “emotional” as he walked off the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui with an unbeaten 63 to his name, which helped steer England to a series-levelling victory, having been determined not to let his team-mates down on his return. Five months ago he walked off the County Ground at Bristol with a half-century
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Queensland 342 & 8 for 285 dec (Labuschagne 62, Peirson 51*, Winter 3-55) beat South Australia 162 & 347 (Carey 98, Head 85, Doggett 5-77) by 118 runs Brendan Doggett finished with four wickets in the first innings Chris Hyde/Getty Images A five-wicket haul from emerging paceman Brendan Doggett helped Queensland move well clear at the
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England put in an outstanding fielding display during the first half of the second ODI at Mount Maunganui. David Willey started it, Jason Roy grabbed two excellent catches and four run-outs equalled England’s most in an innings. Here are the highlights Mark Chapman: c Willey b Woakes Woakes to Chapman, OUT, Willey runs back from
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A day after being named Kings XI Punjab’s captain, R Ashwin has been given the leadership of another team. The BCCI selection committee has named the India spinner captain of the India A side that will compete against Karnataka – who on Tuesday won the Vijay Hazare Trophy – and India B in the 50-overs
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Dean Elgar wants South Africa to unleash all four of their frontline quicks against Australia. The opening batsman has also stressed the need for a slower bowler to change the pace in the upcoming four-Test series. “I’d like to see all the [fast] bowlers play and the spinner,” Elgar said. “I think against Australia you
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Reece Topley has become the latest English player to concentrate on a future in limited-overs cricket. Topley, who was 24 last week and has played 10 ODIs and six T20Is for England, has signed a new contract with Hampshire which will see him play white-ball cricket only in 2018. Topley’s decision follows those of Alex
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Not only is David Warner intent on captaining Australia at every opportunity, the opening batsman has also flagged the possibility of a career in politics once he retires. Warner has been known to interact a little more often with political leaders than most members of the Australian side, famously fronting then Prime Minister Tony Abbott
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