• Patchy South Africa and Pakistan look to get a hand on the trophy with one game to go

Ben Stokes a doubt for remainder of IPL 2021 after picking up hand injury

News Already without Jofra Archer, the Rajasthan Royals might have to do without another key man Ben Stokes has picked up a hand injury, which has made him a doubt for the rest of the Rajasthan Royals’ campaign at IPL 2021. The allrounder sustained the injury during the Royals’ opening game, against the Punjab Kings, when he ran in from long-on and dived forward to take Chris Gayle’s catch in…

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Covid-19: India A tour of England postponed, India Test team to travel with larger squad instead

News Tour games between English first-class teams and New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Pakistan also scrapped India A’s tour of England this summer, which would’ve seen them play against both India and England Lions, has been postponed. Instead, the BCCI will send an inflated squad to “prepare for, and use during” India’s five-Test series against England. The change is keeping in mind the prevailing Covid-19 situation, with the ECB saying…

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Patchy South Africa and Pakistan look to get a hand on the trophy with one game to go

Preview South Africa might want to tinker with their batting personnel, while Pakistan would look for more from their bowlers Pakistan are at full strength, but South Africa are missing seven first-choice players   Big picture Match one went down to the penultimate ball. Match two was as one-sided as they come. What are these two teams really about? South Africa have been rebuilding for much of the last six…

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RCB seek to keep winning momentum going against Sunrisers Hyderabad

Preview Whether Sunrisers, who are searching for their first points, can fit Williamson in will be worthing watching out for Big Picture It’s been a good beginning for the Royal Challengers Bangalore to IPL 2021, winning a hard-fought encounter against defending champions Mumbai Indians on the opening day. They looked like they had the chase well in hand, before letting it slip away and needing AB de Villiers to haul…

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Being RCB's designated death bowler 'a privilege and a positive' for Harshal Patel

News “People are starting to realise that uncapped bowlers are good enough to take responsibilities of death bowling” “I wasn’t going to get the opportunity [at the Capitals] that I am getting at RCB”   For Harshal Patel, being asked to bowl at the death in a T20 game is to be in a “privileged position”, one that he says he has worked hard to earn after being a bit…

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Wickets could be called 'outs' in Hundred bid to attract wider audience

News Batsman may become ‘batter’ under terms being discussed by tournament organisers Wickets could be referred to as “outs” in the Hundred under proposed terms being discussed by the ECB to make cricket more accessible to the new audience the tournament is hoping to attract. The inaugural Hundred – postponed from last year – starts with a women’s match between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals at the Kia Oval on…

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South Africa Emerging Women's players return negative tests, to fly back from Dhaka on Tuesday

News Five members of the touring party hadn’t left for home with the others after returning positive Covid-19 tests on Monday Seventeen members of the touring contingent had been sent home on Tuesday morning   The five members of the South Africa Emerging Women’s side, who had tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday while on tour in Bangladesh, returned negative tests on Tuesday afternoon, with CSA saying the initial results…

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Meg Lanning returns to top five in ODI batters' rankings

News Leigh Kasperek’s nine wickets in two games helps her get to No. 17 on the bowlers’ chart Meg Lanning leads Australia off after they sealed a 3-0 series win over New Zealand   Leigh Kasperek‘s career-best returns of 6 for 46, followed by 3 for 24, against Australia has pushed her seven spots up to No. 17 among bowlers in the ICC rankings in the 50-over format, even as…

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Jackson Bird ruled out of County Championship with bulging disk in his neck

News Lancashire consider options to sign another overseas player after Australia seamer is told to rest Jackson Bird has a bulging disk in his neck and has been ordered to rest for a month, ruling him out of his planned County Championship stint with Lancashire. Bird, the Australia seamer who has 414 wickets from 99 first-class matches, was due to arrive in England later this month to play in six…

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Five South Africa Emerging Women's players test positive for Covid-19

News The players have undergone another round of testing, the results of which will be available later on Tuesday Five members of the touring South Africa Emerging Women’s side have tested positive for Covid-19 in Sylhet late on Monday before they left for Dhaka. The players have undergone another round of testing, the results of which will be available later on Tuesday. If the members return positive, they might have…

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