• 'Not the finished product but we're headed in right direction' – Holder
  • Rohit wary of Boult challenge ahead of series opener

'Not the finished product but we're headed in right direction' – Holder

Jason Holder embraces his team-mates after the win © Getty Images West Indies have had a topsy-turvy year. They lost the first and last Tests in both three-match series against Pakistan and England, while winning in Bridgetown and Leeds between times. But that has not lead to chopping and changing in what can sometimes be a revolving selection door for unpredictable teams, and ahead of the first Test against Zimbabwe,…

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Hasan Ali, spinners make it 4-0 for Pakistan

3:00 AM ET Pakistan 177 for 3 (Babar 69*, Malik 69*) beat Sri Lanka 173 (Thirimanne 62, Hasan 3-37, Imad 2-13) by seven wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik have a word AFP If the purpose of a series is to find out which of two teams is the superior one, then this ODI felt nothing more than a rhetorical question. To have to play it at all…

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'We can perform better than we did in Sri Lanka' – Cremer

11:49 AM ET Liam Brickhill The Zimbabwean Test side had a torrid 2016, losing three matches by over 200 runs and a fourth by an innings. This year, they have witnessed something of a turnaround. After winning the ODI series in Sri Lanka, captain Graeme Cremer‘s Zimbabwe side nearly caused an upset in the Colombo Test. Cremer believes the team that will take on West Indies in Bulawayo in the…

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Rohit wary of Boult challenge ahead of series opener

Trent Boult exults after dismissing Rohit Sharma © BCCI Facing a left-arm bowler like Trent Boult will be a “challenge” for the India batsmen in the upcoming ODI series against New Zealand, according to vice-captain Rohit Sharma. Even as he said the focus of the team would be to look at New Zealand’s bowling attack as a whole, Rohit explicitly spoke about how India haven’t had a left-arm quick in…

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Somerset's Byrom signs with Zimbabwe domestic side

9:54 AM ET Eddie Byrom, a 20-year-old opening batsman who recently broke into the Somerset first team, has signed a winter deal with Zimbabwe’s new domestic side, Rising Stars. Byrom, who was born in Harare and attended St John’s College, one of the top schools in the area, is on a two-year deal with Somerset but is yet to decide his national allegiance. “I spoke with Somerset about some options…

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Hasan Ali, spinners reduce Sri Lanka to 173

3:00 AM ET Sri Lanka 173 (Thirimanne 62, Lakmal 23, Hasan 3-37, Imad 2-13, Shadab 2-29) v PakistanLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Seekkuge Prasanna was cleaned up by Shadab Khan’s googly AFP No matter what they try, it doesn’t seem to work for Sri Lanka. They made three changes to their starting eleven, won the toss and batted first with an unmistakeable air of freedom, the series having been lost 3-0….

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The lowdown on the Women's Ashes

‘Australia still best in the world’ – Knight (2:13) Heather Knight spoke ahead of England’s tour of Australia about the inclusion of Sophie Eccleston, winning the Ashes and Danielle Hazell’s quiz nights. (2:13) 8:51 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff How does it work? The Women’s Ashes is decided on the multi-format points-based method. The three-match one-day series (which is also part of the Women’s Championship) starts on Sunday, followed by a…

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Mitchell Marsh picks Surrey over push for IPL deal

6:27 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Mitchell Marsh, the Australia allrounder, has chosen a full season of county cricket ahead of chasing an IPL deal after signing as Surrey’s overseas player for 2018. Marsh, 26, who has played 21 Tests, 48 ODIs and nine T20Is, is set to be available for the start of the next English summer following the conclusion of the Australian domestic season with Western Australia and Perth…

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Sri Lanka bat, Samarawickrama and Usman Khan debut

3:00 AM ET Sri Lanka have won the toss and chosen to bat first in the fourth ODI against Pakistan in Sharjah. With the series already gone, Sri Lanka have made three changes in a bid to end their ODI losing streak. Sadeera Samarawickrama makes his ODI debut, replacing Chamara Kapugedera, while Seekkuge Prasanna replaces Jeffrey Vandersay. Suranga Lakmal comes back into the XI, with Dushmantha Chameera making way. Pakistan,…

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