Starc and Hazlewood maintain New South Wales' winning run

8:00 AM GMT New South Wales 8 for 444 dec (Smith 103, Henriques 91) and 0 for 98 dec beat Western Australia 191 and 128 (Starc 4-57) by 223 runs New South Wales surged to their fourth straight Sheffield Shield victory as Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood did most of the damage on the final day to earn a crushing 223-run victory. They have given themselves significant breathing space at…

November 14, 2019
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Burns, Head and Bancroft named in Australia squad

3:06 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Joe Burns and Travis Head are set to fill the batting vacancies in Australia’s Test line-up after being named in the 14-man squad for the two matches against Pakistan. Cameron Bancroft, who was dropped after two Ashes Tests, has also been called up after his late inclusion to the Australia A side while the uncapped Michael Neser has been included as another seam-bowling option for…

November 14, 2019
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Pucovski withdraws from Test reckoning citing mental health issues

November 13, 2019

Will Pucovski pulls through square leg © Getty Images Young Victorian batsman Will Pucovski has withdrawn from availability for the first Test against Pakistan, citing mental health issues, adding more uncertainty to the squad announcement later on Thursday. Pucovski informed Australia A team management he was struggling on Tuesday evening in Perth, the day the hosts collapsed in their first innings to Pakistan in what had been widely billed as…

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Rain saves Tshwane Spartans from precarious situation

8:00 AM GMT Match abandoned Tshwane Spartans 33 for 4 (de Villiers 10*, van Biljon 3*, Morris 2-8) v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants Tshwane Spartans were in a precarious position against Nelson Mandela Bay Giants before a floodlight failure, lightning and then rain forced the game to be called off. The Spartans were 33 for 4 in 7.1 overs when the floodlights malfunctioned at 6.10pm local time. While the players…

November 13, 2019
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Mohammad Nabi returns to Kent for T20 Blast

November 13, 2019

Mohammad Nabi plays a pull © AFP Mohammad Nabi will join Kent for a second Vitality Blast season in 2020. Afghanistan international Nabi, who leads the ICC’s T20 allrounder rankings, produced a number of memorable performances for in Kent in nine Blast matches in 2019. He scored 147 runs at a strike rate of 153.12 and his destructive innings of 43 off just 12 balls to help the club defeat…

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Dale Steyn, Colin Munro, Jason Roy among 28 foreign names for PSL 2020 draft

5:10 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff With the Pakistan Super League (PSL) returning in full to Pakistan next season, 28 foreign players including Dale Steyn, Colin Munro, Alex Hales and Jason Roy registered themselves to be drafted in the fifth edition as platinum players. Australia’s Ben Cutting and Chris Lynn have also expressed their interest in being part of the fifth season. Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan…

November 13, 2019
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Graham Onions signs one-year contract extension with Lancashire

3:22 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Graham Onions will play at least another season at Lancashire after signing a one-year contract extension. Right-arm quick Onions, who turned 37 in September, will play his third season with Lancashire in 2020 having taken 45 Championship wickets at an average of 19.57 in 2019, including three five-wicket hauls, as the club topped the Division Two table and secured promotion. Onions, who played nine Tests…

November 13, 2019
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IPL 2020: Gowtham heads to Kings XI, Boult to Mumbai

1:32 PM GMT Kings XI Punjab have traded fast bowler Ankit Rajpoot for Rajasthan Royals allrounder K Gowtham, even as the IPL trading window, which closes on Thursday, is winding down. In another trade, Delhi Capitals have released New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult to defending Mumbai Champions in an all-cash deal. Gowtham was bought by the Royals at the 2018 auction for INR 6.2 crore while Rajpoot went for…

November 13, 2019
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Naseem Shah, the latest nemesis for batsmen from Pakistan pace factory

Nov 12, 2019 Pakistan 428 (Azam 157, Shafiq 119, Shah 53, Richardson 3-79) and 0 for 7 lead Australia A 122 (Bancroft 49, Khan 5-32) by 313 runs Imran Khan ran through Australia A Getty Images If national selector Trevor Hohns and head coach Justin Langer had hoped for some clarity over the batting vacancies in the Australia men’s Test team by the performance of the Australia A side, they were…

November 13, 2019
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