England allrounder Moeen Ali has called the recent Australia team “rude” and that they are the only one he has “disliked” following the 2017-18 Ashes series and a previous tour three years ago. Shortly after Australia won back the Urn, they were sent into crisis by the ball-tampering saga in South Africa which led to
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Australia’s coach Justin Langer read a spreadsheet incorrectly in coming up with a “total hundreds” statistic that counted international centuries twice. Hundreds have been a common theme of Langer’s recent public discussions on team selection, either side of Tuesday’s announcement of the 15-man squad to play two Tests against Pakistan in the UAE in October.
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Zak Chappell has agreed a three-year deal with Nottinghamshire. Chappell, the 22-year-old Leicestershire all-rounder, has been limited to 14 games in his first-class career but, such is his obvious promise, was the subject of interest from several of the richest county sides including Surrey, Warwickshire and Lancashire. Chappell becomes the second Leicestershire player to leave
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Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine and Sean Williams have been included in Zimbabwe’s squads to tour South Africa and Bangladesh, ending a self-imposed hiatus. The trio had opted out of the T20 tri-series at home, which included Australia and Pakistan and the subsequent five-match ODI series against Pakistan in June-July because of unpaid salaries. Since then,
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Negative batting by home sides in the Sheffield Shield final has been targeted by a major change to the way the competition winner is determined, with the match now to be awarded to the team earning the most first-innings bonus points in the event of a drawn match. The decision, reached by Cricket Australia’s playing
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Ajinkya Rahane has been appointed captain of Mumbai for the Vijay Hazare Trophy which begins on September 19 in Bengaluru. With the World Cup only nine months away and India still looking to fill gaps in their middle order, the tournament comes at a good time for the 30-year old batsman who was excluded from
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Glenn Maxwell has confirmed he ignored offers to play county cricket in England this year after being first advised by Cricket Australia to rest ahead of the Australia A tour of India and then ahead of the Test series against Pakistan, before being left out of both squads. The omission of Maxwell from the squad
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An emotional James Anderson admitted that the achievement in overtaking Glenn McGrath to become the most prolific fast bowler in Test history was made all the more special because his team-mate and best friend Alastair Cook was still on the field to witness it. In turn, Cook lauded Anderson as “England’s greatest cricketer” with only
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