• Moeen Ali, Ollie Pope in line for India Test recalls, says head coach Chris Silverwood
  • Laura Wolvaardt and bowlers complete 3-0 whitewash
  • Kemar Roach draws up plans for West Indies' pacers ahead of Bangladesh Tests
  • Rashid magic trumps Stirling heroics as Afghanistan sweep ODI series
  • Melbourne Stars out of final as clinical Sydney Sixers finish on top of the table

How Ajinkya Rahane and his trusted lieutenants masterminded India's Border-Gavaskar triumph

Ajinkya Rahane says he made an effort to enjoy the game during the Australia tour and not feel burdened by the responsibility of captaining India   Ajinkya Rahane has credited the collective leadership that he shared with vice-captain Rohit Sharma and senior players Cheteshwar Pujara and R Ashwin for India being able to come back from behind in the absence of regular captain Virat Kohli and take the Border-Gavaskar Trophy…

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T Natarajan: I cried when Virat Kohli handed me the T20I trophy

News The India left-armer looked back at his fairytale Australia tour, where he made his debut in all three formats “I’m so happy right now. There’s no limit to it and I just can’t explain that feeling.” This was India left-arm seamer T Natarajan‘s reaction to his rousing reception at his hometown Chinnappampatti, near Salem in Tamil Nadu, after returning from Australia, where he made his debut in all three…

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Abdullah Shafique among three dropped as Pakistan cut Test squad to 17

News Agha Salman and Kamran Ghulam are the other two players dropped from the original list ‘We are having extraordinary training sessions, with dedicated sessions to bring improvements’ – Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq   Agha Salman, Abdullah Shafique and this year’s leading first-class run-scorer in Pakistan, Kamran Ghulam, have been dropped from the original 20-man for the first Test against South Africa. The PCB insist they are very much part…

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Jos Buttler: Whole team can learn from Joe Root's 'masterclass'

Jos Buttler has hailed Joe Root’s performances in the last two Tests in Sri Lanka as “a masterclass”, and believes that everyone in the England squad – not to mention those watching back home – can learn from his example after a superb display of technical and physical prowess in Galle. Root was unluckily run out by a direct hit from short leg off the final ball of the third…

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Rahmat Shah's 103* trumps Paul Stirling's 128 as Afghanistan go 2-0 up

Rahmat Shah played some pristine drives on his way to an unbeaten 103 © Abu Dhabi Cricket Afghanistan 260 for 3 (Rahmat 103*, Shahidi 82) beat Ireland 259 for 9 (Stirling 128, Campher 47, Naveen 4-42, Mujeeb 3-46) by seven wickets Better support with bat and ball ensured Rahmat Shah‘s unbeaten 103 trumped Paul Stirling‘s 128 as Afghanistan took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. A third-wicket…

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Rajasthan Royals appoint Kumar Sangakkara director of cricket

News “Will be responsible for overseeing the entire cricketing ecosystem of the Royals franchise” Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has been named director of cricket of the Rajasthan Royals for IPL 2021. According to a statement from the franchise on Sunday, the 43-year-old “will be responsible for overseeing the entire cricketing ecosystem of the Royals franchise, including coaching structure, auction plans and team strategy, talent discovery and development, as…

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Matthew Wade, D'Arcy Short half-centuries keep Hobart Hurricanes' final hopes alive

Report Nathan Ellis took 3 for 36 in seven-run win against Sydney Sixers in Melbourne Hobart Hurricanes 8 for 188 (Wade 86, Short, Abbott 2-32) beat Sydney Sixers 8 for 181 (Silk 78, Henriques 43, Ellis 3-36) by seven runs A 145-run opening stand between Matthew Wade and D’Arcy Short, the highest of this year’s Big Bash League, laid a sturdy foundation for the Hobart Hurricanes in a seven-run win…

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Who has pushed their Australia claims with BBL form?

News With two tours set to be taking place at the same time the selectors will be casting the net wide Australia’s selectors will need to turn to some new faces for the upcoming five-match T20I tour of New Zealand given the Test squad are likely to be heading to South Africa at the same time. That means Test and T20 regulars like David Warner, Steve Smith, Pat Cummins, Mitchell…

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Michael Neser and Peter Siddle put Adelaide Strikers' finals push back on track

Report Adam Milne was outstanding for Sydney Thunder but a mid-innings collapse in the chase proved costly Adelaide Strikers 6 for 159 (Salt 31, Head 31, Milne 1-6) beat Sydney Thunder 7 for 153 (Khawaja 36, Neser 2-17, Siddle 2-22) by six runs Adelaide Strikers vaulted into contention for a finals spot and in turn put Sydney Thunder under pressure as they came back from what appeared an underwhelming batting…

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Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, BBL 2020-21, Fantasy Pick, team predictions

Fantasy Tips Fantasy suggestions for Match no. 53 of BBL 2020-21 Jan 25: Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, Adelaide Pro Tip: Although batsmen have reaped rewards in the recent games at Adelaide Oval, pick young bowlers Wes Agar and Tanveer Sangha – who’ve had stellar seasons so far – in your team. Our XI: Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald, Travis Head, Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Ben Cutting, Wes Agar,…

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