• Patchy South Africa and Pakistan look to get a hand on the trophy with one game to go
  • Jofra Archer cleared to resume training after hand surgery

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…

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Queensland and New South Wales: route to the Sheffield Shield final

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…

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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…

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Where and when to watch KKR vs MI live match at 7.30 PM IST on April 13, 2021

News How, where and when to watch Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians live match at 7.30 PM IST on April 13, 2021 Kolkata Knight Riders come into Tuesday’s contest against the Mumbai Indians having beaten the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opener. Mumbai, the defending champions, though, had suffered a narrow two-wicket loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their first game. The Knight Riders will have to ace the conditions…

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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…

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Kumar Sangakkara praises Sanju Samson's self belief despite agonising near miss

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,…

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Ireland suspends elite men's training after player tests positive for Covid-19

News Player was using one of four training hubs, but had been in close contact with players using other hubs Ireland suspended elite men’s training sessions after a player tested positive for Covid-19   Ireland has temporarily suspended elite men’s training sessions after a player registered a positive test for Covid-19. Cricket Ireland said that the player, who was not named, had only been using one of four training hubs,…

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"Felt like I was playing my first game" – Harbhajan on KKR debut

News Offspinner says he expects to bowl more overs as the IPL goes on, having bowled only one against SRH After playing his first game of cricket in 699 days, Harbhajan Singh said that his debut match for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 almost “felt like his first game for India.” He bowled only one over in the opening contest against Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Harbhajan believes match-ups dictated that…

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