Australia’s 4-1 series win against Sri Lanka and England’s similar finish in the series against Pakistan helped them consolidate their positions in the latest One Day International (ODI) rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday (September 4). Continue reading
Despite ending up on the losing side in the final One Day International (ODI) against Pakistan at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Sunday (September 4), England managed an emphatic 4-1 series win, and limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan attributed it to “outstanding” performance from the team throughout the series. Continue reading
David Warner, Australia’s interim captain, admits scoring a drought-breaking century in the finale of the One-Day International series against Sri Lanka was a “sigh of relief”.
The 30-year-old scored 106 to steer Australia to a five-wicket victory and a comprehensive 4-1 series win against Sri Lanka. It was Warner’s seventh ODI hundred and the first by an Australian in an away one-day series against Sri Lanka. Continue reading
All-rounder Thisara Perera and spinner Sachithra Senanayake were amongst a host of players who have been handed a recall to the Sri Lanka Twenty20 International (T20I) team for the upcoming two-match series against Australia at home. All-rounder Ramith Rambukwella, Danushka Gunathilaka and Niroshan Dickwella have all lost their spots in the side. Continue reading
Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny, the Bangladesh bowlers, are upbeat that their action will be cleared by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after they take the test in Brisbane on September 8. The duo will fly out to Australia with Chandika Hathurusingha, the Bangladesh coach. Continue reading
A strong performance with the bat and a disciplined show with the ball helped Hong Kong overcome hosts Ireland by 40 runs at the Bready Cricket Club on Monday (September 5) to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Chasing 170, Ireland were rocked early, and despite fighting performances from Greg Thompson (44 off 32) and Kevin O’Brien (32 off 24), they ended up being bowled out for 129. Continue reading
Chris Gayle won’t be part of the West Indies squad for the limited-overs series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates after the burly left-hander made himself unavailable for selection for the tour. The West Indies selectors name Evin Lewis, Alzarri Joseph and Kraigg Brathwaite in the One-Day International (ODI) squad on Monday (September 5). Continue reading
Cheteshwar Pujara came up with a fluent 166 against India Green to power India Blue to 707 at stumps on Day 2 of the Duleep Trophy clash at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground on Monday (September 5). However, the right-hander acknowledged that it was little difficult to pick the variations under lights. Continue reading
Rod Marsh, Australian chief selector, insists Australia’s recent Test whitewash in Sri Lanka was just a “blip” and believes there is no need to panic ahead of a major tour of India next year.
After convincingly losing all three Tests to Sri Lanka, Australia have now lost nine consecutive matches in Asia stretching their mediocre subcontinent record to just one win from 18 since 2008. Continue reading
Andile Phehlukwayo, the 20-year-old Dolphins seamer, has been picked in South Africa’s One-Day International squads for the forthcoming series against Ireland and Australia. Phehlukwayo is among three new caps, alongside top-order batsman Temba Bavuma and all-rounder Dwaine Pretorious, in line for an ODI debut during the upcoming limited-overs swing for South Africa. While Phehlukwayo finds a mention in both squads, Pretorious and Bavuma have been included only for the one-off game against Ireland. Continue reading