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…

April 13, 2021
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Jofra Archer cleared to resume training after hand surgery

April 13, 2021

Jofra Archer will return to light training this week © ECB Jofra Archer has been cleared to resume training after undergoing surgery to remove a glass fragment from his hand. Archer, missing from Rajasthan Royals’ side for the start of the IPL because of the operation to fix an injury he suffered while cleaning a fish tank at his home in January, will return to light training this week after…

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Kane Williamson awarded Sir Richard Hadlee medal for fourth time

News Amelia Kerr, Devon Conway also pick up top honours at the New Zealand Cricket Awards New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been awarded the Sir Richard Hadlee medal for the fourth time in six years, while women’s allrounder Amelia Kerr and rising star Devon Conway also claimed top honours at the New Zealand Cricket Awards for the 2020-21 season. Williamson was given the award on the back of his…

April 13, 2021
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Mitchell Swepson emulating Shane Warne and challenging Nathan Lyon

Play 00:58 Joe Burns cautious about targeting Nathan Lyon Among the many things Covid-19 did to Australian cricket was finally provide an answer to questions about how state teams might perform if asked to depart from the formulas they have honed over generations of playing games on extremely familiar home ground pitches. For some, it was not so well: deprived of Bellerive Oval’s seaming surface, for instance, Tasmania failed to…

April 13, 2021
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Queensland and New South Wales: route to the Sheffield Shield final

April 13, 2021

News The Sheffield Shield was shortened by two rounds due to Covid-19, but it still took considerable effort to reach the final Queensland Beat Tasmania by an innings and 59 runsThe margin of victory was convincing, but it was not until deep into the final hour that Mitchell Swepson, who sent down 45.2 overs in the second innings, clinched the match-winning wicket after Tasmania’s lower order had threatened to hold…

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Heather Knight welcomes return of women's Tests as England summer schedule confirmed

Heather Knight has welcomed the return of Test cricket to the women’s schedule after England’s fixtures for the summer were announced. Knight, the England captain, said it was “really important that we keep Test cricket going in the women’s game”, with confirmation that India will tour this summer and play their first Test in six years. The BCCI secretary, Jay Shah, had tweeted on International Women’s Day in March that…

April 13, 2021
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Melbourne Renegades boss will no longer report to Stars boss

News Cricket Victoria has advertised for a new general manager for the T20 team with incumbent David Lever understood to be in the running A correction has been made to one of the more baffling team structures in the Big Bash League, with Cricket Victoria advertising for a new general manager of the Melbourne Renegades who will report directly to the state association’s chief executive, Andrew Ingleton. This decision, revealed…

April 13, 2021
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How is a drawn Sheffield Shield final decided?

News Home advantage does not carry quite the same weight as it used to do The final act of the Australian season starts on Thursday with the Sheffield Shield final between Queensland and New South Wales at Allan Border Field in Brisbane. New South Wales are aiming to defend the title awarded to them last season when the tournament was curtailed by the onset of the pandemic while Queensland last…

April 13, 2021
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Kumar Sangakkara praises Sanju Samson's self belief despite agonising near miss

April 12, 2021

News “I don’t think I could have done anything more than that,” Samson said after just failing to clear the rope Rajasthan Royals team director Kumar Sangakkara has backed his captain Sanju Samson‘s decision to retain the strike for the last ball of the chase against Punjab Kings by declining the single that would have brought allrounder Chris Morris on strike. When the Royals needed five to win off two…

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George Linde's all-round heroics hint at healthy competition for South Africa

Amidst the current panic about over rates and T20 matches extending beyond four hours, the second T20I between South Africa and Pakistan was over well within three. And yet, despite it’s brevity, it’s difficult to imagine George Linde will play another international match that provides as much gratification as this one did. Not only did the South Africa allrounder, whose place in a full-strength T20I side is nowhere near guaranteed,…

April 12, 2021
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