David Warner: 'Moving from one bio-bubble to another quite a challenge'

Jonny Bairstow and David Warner were the most prolific opening pair of the 2019 IPLĀ  5:45 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner is focusing on keeping himself in the right space mentally because “moving from one bio-bubble to another is quite a challenge”. Warner has just arrived in the UAE from the UK, where he was part of Australia’s limited-overs series against England. “Bubble life is very…

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West Indies, England Women to take a knee in all games of T20I series

8:50 PM GMT Valkerie Baynes Close Valkerie Baynes is a general editor at ESPNcricinfo West Indies and England women will take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter during their five T20Is starting on Monday. Stafanie Taylor, the West Indies captain, revealed on Saturday that the teams would perform the gesture and praised England counterpart Heather Knight for offering her side’s support for any way the visiting side wanted…

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'It was just a psychological aspect' – MS Dhoni on promoting Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran

8:14 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff When Ambati Rayudu fell for 71 after putting on a 115-run stand for the second wicket with Faf du Plessis, the Chennai Super Kings still needed 42 off 24 balls against the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2020 opener. Conventional wisdom suggested Kedar Jadhav or MS Dhoni, one of the two outright batsmen, would come out at No. 5 to push Super Kings to victory,…

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Injured Dwayne Bravo likely to be unavailable for one more game for Chennai Super Kings

7:29 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Dwayne Bravo is injured and will probably miss at least one more game, Chennai Super Kings’ coach Stephen Fleming said after his side made a winning start to the IPL season by beating the defending champions Mumbai Indians. Bravo didn’t bowl in the CPL final on September 10 either because of his knee injury. Sam Curran, chosen in place of Bravo, turned out to be…

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Unbeaten Sarah Bryce century wraps up Lightning campaign with comfortable win over Sparks

12:11 AM IST ECB Reporters Network Lightning 303 for 5 (Bryce 136*, Graves 65) beat Central Sparks 248 (Jones 115*) by 55 runs Opener Sarah Bryce hit a List A career-best 136 not out as Lightning wrapped up their Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy campaign with a comfortable victory over Central Sparks. The 20-year-old Scotland international struck 14 fours in her 133-ball innings, sharing partnerships of 61 with opening partner Bethan…

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Georgia Hennessy strikes brilliant century as Western Storm defeat Sunrisers

11:48 PM IST ECB Reporters Network Western Storm 288 for 6 (Hennessy 105, Griffiths 80) beat Sunrisers 241 (Scrivens 72, Griffith 41) by 47 runs Georgia Hennessy raised a brilliant hundred at the Bristol County Ground as Western Storm comfortably defeated Sunrisers by 47 runs to finish on a high in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy Southern Group. Alex Griffiths smashed 80 and shared in a match-winning stand of 155…

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Lauren Bell's four-for keeps Southern Vipers undefeated heading into final

10:49 PM IST Raf Nicholson Close Raf Nicholson spends her days (and nights) researching the history of women’s cricket. Her thesis may or may not end up being titled “Cricket without the balls”. She is an England supporter, a feminist, and fanatical about women’s cricket, but will admit that Michael Clarke is hot stuff. She has been known to bowl entire overs of wides and to bat like Phil Tufnell,…

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Andre Russell ideal for 'last ten overs of a T20 game' – Brendon McCullum

Andre Russell might bat up the order when the match-ups are right, Brendon McCullum saidĀ  4:59 PM GMT Sreshth Shah Where will Andre Russell bat for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2020? Last year, the allrounder had expressed his frustration at the team management after being left with too few deliveries on too many occasions. And last month, the team’s new mentor David Hussey said that Russell might just bat…

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Northern Diamonds defeat North West Thunder to seal place in final

9:44 PM IST ECB Reporters Network Northern Diamonds 144 for 4 (Kalis 55*) beat North West Thunder 143 (Brown 32, Langston 3-18) by six wickets Northern Diamonds secured a convincing win over cross-Pennine rivals North West Thunder to qualify for next Sunday’s Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final at Edgbaston, where they will play Southern Vipers. Former England fast bowler Beth Langston returned an excellent 3 for 18 from 8.5 overs…

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Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain in Bangladesh's 29-member preliminary squad for Sri Lanka tour

3:02 PM GMT Mahmudullah and Rubel Hossain have been included in the 29-member preliminary squad for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka. Both were dropped from the squad that was picked for the one-off Test against Zimbabwe in February, which was Bangladesh’s last Test before the Covid-19 pandemic brought the sport to a halt. Opener Saif Hassan, who tested positive for Covid-19 twice in the last two weeks, has…

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