Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain in Bangladesh's 29-member preliminary squad for Sri Lanka tour

3:02 PM GMT Mahmudullah and Rubel Hossain have been included in the 29-member preliminary squad for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka. Both were dropped from the squad that was picked for the one-off Test against Zimbabwe in February, which was Bangladesh’s last Test before the Covid-19 pandemic brought the sport to a halt. Opener Saif Hassan, who tested positive for Covid-19 twice in the last two weeks, has…

September 19, 2020
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Work-in-progress Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab face off with much to prove

September 19, 2020

Live Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi MI (3.2/20 ov)32/0 CSK Super Kings chose to field. CRR: 9.6 Result Headingley, Leeds (29.4/50 ov, target 144)144/4 Diamonds won by 6 wickets Live Kennington Oval, London (22.4/50 ov, target 228)111/3 Vipers need 117 runs in 27.2 overs. RRR: 4.28 Live County Ground, Bristol (21/50 ov, target 289)90/4 Sunrisers need 199 runs in 29.0 overs. RRR: 6.86 Live Grace Road, Leicester (7.2/50 ov, target…

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Mumbai Indians v CSK, IPL 2020 – Live Report

The IPL 2020 season preview (4:52) Gambhir, Manjrekar, Bishop, Moody, Chopra, Agarkar and Dasgupta make their predictions for the tournament (4:52) Sep 18, 2020 Alagappan Muthu Big picture There has been delay. There has been discussion. There has been a great deal of expense, across the board. There has been fear. At every turn, there has been a challenge and the IPL has come through it. While it may not…

September 19, 2020
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Ricky Ponting: 'Expecting Rishabh Pant to once again have a really big impact on IPL'

12:00 PM GMT Hemant Brar Of late, Rishabh Pant has been under a lot of scrutiny regarding his place in the Indian team, but according to the Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting, there is no extra pressure on the wicketkeeper-batsman. In fact, Ponting is expecting Pant to have a “big impact” on this year’s IPL, but at the same time also held that the Capitals were “more than just about…

September 19, 2020
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India v England Tests, IPL 2021 could be held in the UAE

11:53 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff India could host England in the UAE this winter, with the BCCI signing an agreement with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) to “boost cricketing ties” between the two boards on Saturday. While the agreement is restricted only to this year’s IPL, which begins today in Abu Dhabi, ESPNcricinfo understands there have been brief discussions in which the possibility of India hosting England, as well as…

September 19, 2020
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Craig McMillan not to join Bangladesh for Sri Lanka tour due to family tragedy

8:59 AM GMT Craig McMillan will be unable to take up his role as batting consultant for Bangladesh’s Test series against Sri Lanka due to a loss in the family. McMillan was supposed to join the team later this month to prepare for the three-match series which would have been Bangladesh’s first assignment since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out worldwide in March. BCB’s chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said on Saturday…

September 19, 2020
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Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews feared women's cricket had ended for the year

Deandra Dottin and West Indies Women are looking to bounce back on the tour of EnglandĀ  8:29 AM GMT Annesha Ghosh West Indies allrounders Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews believe that having a “strong mindset” proved pivotal in keeping themselves motivated through the Covid-19 pandemic-induced off season. It helped them overcome fears that “we wouldn’t have any women’s cricket for the rest of the year” after the T20 World Cup…

September 19, 2020
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Andy Balbirnie's 99* dents Gloucestershire run towards home quarter-final

2:38 AM IST ECB Reporters Network Glamorgan 188 for 4 (Balbirnie 99*) beat Gloucestershire 171 for 6 (Dent 55, Wagg 3-34) by 17 runs Ireland captain Andy Balbirnie fell agonisingly short of becoming Glamorgan’s sixth centurion in T20 cricket as he led his side to a well-earned victory over Central Group leaders Gloucestershire by 17 runs in the Vitality Blast in Cardiff. Balbirnie struck an explosive unbeaten 99, the highest…

September 18, 2020
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Sam Hain seals local rivalry as Bears stay in knock-out contention

2:09 AM IST ECB Reporters Network Birmingham 179 for 6 (Hain 61, Mousley 40) beat Worcestershire 163 for 8 (D’Oliveira 61, Rutherford 45) by 16 runs Birmingham Bears took a big step towards the Vitality Blast quarter-finals with a 16-run victory over arch-rivals Worcestershire Rapids at Edgbaston. On a chilly, autumnal night in Birmingham, the Bears totalled 179 for 6. After Rob Yates‘ enterprising 37 at the top of the…

September 18, 2020
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Fake fielding penalty costs Notts as Colin Ackermann seals run-chase

1:21 AM IST ECB Reporters Network Leicestershire 163 for 6 (Ackermann 67*) beat Nottinghamshire 162 for 7 (Duckett 53, Moores 51, Davis 3-38) by four wickets Skipper Colin Ackermann‘s unbeaten 67 helped Leicestershire Foxes end Nottinghamshire Outlaws’ unbeaten record at the top of the North Group in the Vitality Blast T20 in a match that left the visiting side counting the cost of a controversial incident that handed their opponents…

September 18, 2020
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