Sri Lanka stun Australia after Wellalage heroics

West Indies 96 for 3 (Parris 26, Peet 1-15) beat Scotland 95 all out (Davidson 43, Sankar 3-17, Mahase 2-16) by seven wickets A devastating opening spell from West Indies fast bowler Shiva Sankar rattled Scotland so bad that they could never recover. Scotland were bowled out for 95 and West Indies chased the target down in less than 20 overs to earn their first points in their home U-19…

January 18, 2022
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Beth Mooney suffers fractured jaw ahead of Ashes

News The batter will undergo surgery in Adelaide on Tuesday after the injury during training Australia have suffered a huge blow ahead of the Ashes with Beth Mooney suffering a fractured jaw during training on Monday and she will undergo surgery. A timelime for Mooney’s return has yet to be determined but her participation in any of the multi-format Ashes must now be in doubt while she may also struggle…

January 17, 2022
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Pakistan Under-13 and Under-16 tournaments suspended over age fraud

News “Falsifying age to become eligible to participate in age-group cricket is not only an offence but a menace,” says PCB high performance director Nadeem Khan The PCB has suspended the ongoing National Under-13 and Under-16 tournaments amid concerns over age fraud. The board will now conduct a third round of further bone age verification tests to ensure “only deserving cricketers feature in the relevant age-group competitions”. These tournaments, which…

January 17, 2022
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Karachi Kings snap up Ian Cockbain for PSL 2022; Matt Parkinson, Pat Brown join Peshawar Zalmi

News Gladiators pick England batter Dan Lawrence as a reserved supplementary pick, while Zalmi roped in Pakistan quick Sohail Khan in that category Karachi Kings have snapped up English batter Ian Cockbain for the upcoming PSL season. In a heavily English-centric PSL replacement draft, Cockbain, 34, was signed as a substitute for fellow countryman Tom Abell, who sustained a knee injury playing for Brisbane Heat in the BBL. Earlier today,…

January 17, 2022
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Stokes joins Root in opting out of IPL 2022 auction

News England captain and vice-captain will instead play the County Championship in preparation for a Test series against New Zealand Ben Stokes has joined Joe Root in deciding not to enter the auction for the 2022 edition of the IPL, with England’s Test captain and vice-captain instead set to prepare for the first Test of their home summer against New Zealand by playing in the County Championship. Root said last…

January 17, 2022
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England's latest Ashes wreck proof of how deep the problems run

Aside from retiring hurt following yet another blow amidships, it’s hard to imagine a more fittingly awful ending to Joe Root‘s latest bid to rescue his team’s necrotised standards. An unplayable grubber slammed through his defences to hit halfway up off stump, and off Root trudged with a world-weary grin across his chops. Sometimes there really is nothing you can do to get back on the right side of fate….

January 17, 2022
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The meteoric rise of 'introvert' Marco Jansen

News He has had a breakout series after stepping in for the injured Nortje, and has now been picked in South Africa’s ODI squad Umpire Marais Erasmus runs in as Jasprit Bumrah and Marco Jansen get embroiled in a mid-pitch confrontation   Marco Jansen is a man of few words, until he steps onto a cricket field. “I am a bit of an introvert but when I’m on the field,…

January 17, 2022
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Chris Silverwood: I want to carry on as England coach

News “Until I’m told differently I’ll start planning for the West Indies” Chris Silverwood, England’s embattled head coach, has said that he wants to remain in his post despite overseeing a humbling Ashes defeat in Australia and will begin planning for March’s Test tour of the Caribbean “until I’m told differently”. In the wake of their 4-0 hammering, Silverwood is one of a number of England decision-makers whose positions have…

January 17, 2022
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Rejuvenated Sri Lanka within sight of series win, Super League points

Preview Zimbabwe, who gave a good account of themselves in the first ODI, might consider beefing up their spin attack Dinesh Chandimal and Charith Asalanka put up a century partnership to power Sri Lanka’s win in the first ODI   Big picture Zimbabwe will reflect on what could have been. They didn’t close their innings as well as they could have in the first ODI, but on Sri Lankan tracks,…

January 17, 2022
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Bumrah: Captaincy, coaching changes 'don't make a lot of difference'

News “Everybody has played enough cricket to understand that this is the way the game goes and this is how you have to move forward.” Jasprit Bumrah, who will be Rahul’s deputy for the series, feels everybody is “quite positive” about the changes and nobody is in a “weird space”. “I can’t speak for everyone but for me, I can say that it [the changes] doesn’t really make a lot…

January 17, 2022
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