Hurricanes hope expectation weighs heavy on Scorchers

6:30 AM ET Daniel Brettig in Perth Bolstered by his experience of Perth Stadium’s first official cricket fixture between Australia and England on Sunday, Tim Paine is hoping that Perth Scorchers will be burdened by the expectations of a sell-out crowd of more than 50,000 spectators when the Big Bash League’s most vaunted team takes on Hobart Hurricanes in the first semi-final. Paine was the last man out for Australia…

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CPL window set between August 8 and September 16

January 31, 2018

Denesh Ramdin leads the Knight Riders celebration ¬© Randy Brooks – CPL T20 / Getty A window for the sixth edition of the Caribbean Premier League has been finalised, with the tournament to take place between August 8 and September 16. The schedule for the CPL has been set to avoid matches coinciding with West Indies’ international games, allowing marquee players to submit their names for this year’s draft. ¬©…

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'Rahane a strong candidate for No. 4' – Kohli

8:41 AM ET Sidharth Monga in Durban What to do with Ajinkya Rahane in ODIs is a question India have grappled with since the last World Cup. As action moved to slower pitches, captain MS Dhoni identified him as a batsman who could open the innings but would struggle against the older, softer ball. With the opening positions packed with two of the best in ODI cricket right now, the…

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South Africa put World Cup over short-term goals

8:11 AM ET Get ready to hear this a lot over the next 17 months, especially if you follow the South African team: Vision 2019. You’re probably already aware of it, but the expression is going to go into overdrive when South Africa play one-day cricket. It refers to their plan to win the 2019 World Cup and yes, they have already started planning for it. In fact, the planning…

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India sense ODI opportunity in de Villiers' absence

3:00 AM ET Big picture Inevitably, everyone wants another Test between South Africa and India after the three-match series ended 2-1, with South Africa dominating the early stages and India getting progressively better. A fourth, maybe even a fifth Test would have been a fitting finale. Instead, six ODIs will take place in the space of 16 days, two of them at the venue South Africa criticised for having a…

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Mominul 175*, Mushfiqur 92 flatten Sri Lanka

3:00 AM ET Stumps Bangladesh 374 for 4 (Mominul 175*, Mushfiqur 92, Lakmal 2-43)v Sri Lanka Mominul Haque slices behind point¬†Associated Press Mominul Haque, focused, fluent and scintillating, hoisted Bangladesh to an authoritative position in the Chittagong Test. Having put on a 236-run third-wicket stand with Mushfiqur Rahim, Mominul has not quite batted Sri Lanka out of the game, but the visitors will find it difficult to win from here….

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Hobart hope expectation weighs heavy on Perth

6:30 AM ET Daniel Brettig in Perth Bolstered by his experience of Perth Stadium’s first official cricket fixture between Australia and England on Sunday, Tim Paine is hoping that Perth Scorchers will be burdened by the expectations of a sell-out crowd of more than 50,000 spectators when the Big Bash League’s most vaunted team takes on Hobart Hurricanes in the first semi-final. Paine was the last man out for Australia…

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Khalid Latif's five-year ban upheld on appeal

5:58 AM ET Umar Farooq Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif‘s five-year ban for corruption has been upheld by an independent adjudicator. Latif, 32, had filed an appeal with the adjudicator after he was banned from cricket last September by an independent tribunal, for his role in the spot-fixing scandal that marred the second edition of the PSL in 2017. The adjudicator, Justice Fakheer Mohammad Khokhar, upheld his conviction on all six…

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Kahlid Latif's five-year ban upheld on appeal

5:53 AM ET Umar Farooq Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif‘s five-year ban for corruption has been upheld by an independent adjudicator. Latif, 32, had filed an appeal with the adjudicator after he was banned from cricket last September by an independent tribunal, for his role in the spot-fixing scandal that marred the second edition of the PSL in 2017. The adjudicator, Justice Fakheer Mohammad Khokhar, upheld his conviction on all six…

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Rayudu handed two-match ban over Karnataka T20 reaction

5:31 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Hyderabad captain Ambati Rayudu has been suspended for the two games in the Vijay Hazare 50-overs tournament after he was found to be guilty of breaching the BCCI code of conduct during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Rayudu was involved in an argument with the umpires during the Hyderabad-Karnataka match earlier this month after two runs were added to Karnataka’s total at the end of…

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