Bangladesh, USA face off to fine-tune for T20I World Cup

Bangladesh and USA have a chance to fine-tune their T20 World Cup preparations when they face off in a three-match T20I series from May 21. This is the first time these two teams will play a T20I against each other. Here are the main talking points for the series. Tuning up for the T20 World Cup Thunderstorms with hurricane-forced winds welcomed Bangladesh in Texas last week. The weather cleared up…

May 20, 2024
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Aussies at the IPL: Who starred, who chipped in, who flopped across the regular season?

The IPL playoffs have arrived and five Australians will be involved following the home and away season. Ahead of the playoffs and only weeks out from the T20 World Cup, here is how the Australians fared overall in the IPL regular season. Top performers Travis Head has been Australia’s stand-out performer at the IPL this season even with his first-ball duck in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s final regular season game against Punjab…

May 20, 2024
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Jake Fraser-McGurk, Matt Short set to be Australia's T20 World Cup travelling reserves

Australia are set to take two travelling reserves to the T20 World Cup with Jake Fraser-McGurk and Matthew Short likely to be named as the 16th and 17th squad members who will join as cover in case of a tournament-ending injury to one of the first-choice 15. Australia’s chair of selectors George Bailey had suggested that Australia would carry just one reserve to the Caribbean when the provisional squad was…

May 20, 2024
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King to captain West Indies against South Africa in absence of IPL players

Brandon King will lead West Indies in the T20I series against South Africa which acts as preparation for the World Cup in the absence of full-time captain Rovman Powell who remains at the IPL with Rajasthan Royals. Powell is one of a group of players who will miss the three matches on May 23, 25 and 26 due to either still being involved in the IPL or being rested following…

May 20, 2024
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Josie Dooley suffers stroke on holiday in Hawaii

Melbourne Renegades and South Australia wicketkeeper-batter Josie Dooley is in hospital in Brisbane after suffering a stroke while on holiday to Hawaii. Dooley, 24, was on vacation on the Hawaiian island of Kauai in April when she suffered a stroke. The South Australia Cricket Association released a statement on Monday detailing Dooley’s condition. “On 15 April Josie was on the Hawaiian island of Kauai when she suffered a stroke as…

May 20, 2024
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Labuschagne, Ingram hundreds keep Glamorgan above water

Glamorgan 183 (Helm 4-44) and 294 for 7 (Labuschagne 111, Ingram 105) lead Middlesex 343 (Higgins 75*, Harris 4-84) by 134 runs Glamorgan set about fighting their way back into their Vitality County Championship fixture against Middlesex on the third day with centuries from Colin Ingram and Marnus Labuschagne helping them to reach 294 for 7 at the close. However, both batters were dismissed before the end of the day,…

May 19, 2024
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Crawley leads Kent fightback with a superb double century

Kent 178 (Denly 61, Overton 3-38, Evison 3-52) and 409-5 f/o (Crawley 238, Compton 65, Bell-Drummond 62) lead Somerset 554 (Banton 133, Rew 114, Gregory 77, Lammonby 69) by 33 runs England opener Zak Crawley returned to form with a superb double century to lead a stirring Kent fightback on the third day of the Vitality County Championship First Division match with Somerset at Taunton. There were three wickets each…

May 19, 2024
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Davinia Perrin 79* steers Central Sparks in comfortable chase

Central Sparks 142 for 3 (Perrin 79*) beat Sunrisers 138 for 6 (Macleod 54, Baker 2-21) by seven wickets Central Sparks launched their Charlotte Edwards Cup campaign with an emphatic victory as they defeated Sunrisers by seven wickets at New Road, Worcester. In a season-opener between the teams that finished in the bottom two slots last season, Sparks started in style this time round thanks principally to a dazzling unbeaten…

May 19, 2024
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Rajasthan Royals consigned to eliminator after washout in Guwahati leaves them third

Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Match abandoned without a ball bowled Rain in Guwahati denied hosts Rajasthan Royals a shot at a top-two finish in the final league fixture of IPL 2024. The game was abandoned, without a ball being bowled, at around 10.50pm local time, meaning RR ended the league phase with four losses in a row, followed by this washout, to finish third with 17 points. Sunrisers…

May 19, 2024
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Jennings' second hundred trumps Stokes five as Lancashire home in on victory

Durham 236 (Bedingham 101, Aspinwall 5-41, Lyon 4-59) and 134 for 3 (Lees 40, Aspinwall 2-27) need another 341 runs to beat Lancashire 357 (Jennings 115, Bruce 46, Raine 3-67, Stokes 2-70) and 353 for 9 dec (Jennings 155, Stokes 5-98) Durham’s Ben Stokes took five second-innings wickets for 98 against Lancashire at Blackpool but Keaton Jennings‘s second century of the match helped ensure that his side will go into…

May 19, 2024
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