Allin passes away

Former Warwickshire bowler Tom Allin has died at the age of 28. The county sent their condolences to the family of Allin, who represented them until 2013 before returning to his native Devon. A statement on Warwickshire’s website read: “Everyone at Edgbaston is immensely saddened by the news that former Warwickshire fast bowler Tom Allin has died.  The news of the death of Tom Allin is just so very sad….

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Holder rejected Smith's run chase offer

Jason Holder and Steven Smith did not come to an agreement on a chase on the final day at the SCG © Getty Images The West Indies captain Jason Holder declined an offer to make a game of the rain-ruined third Test against Australia in Sydney because he did not think his side was ready to try to go for the win. In a scenario that the Caribbean side would…

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David Warner Set for Paternity Leave, May Play Only Two Games vs India

David Warner with wife Candice and daughter Ivy. (Image: @davidwarner31 Instagram account) © Instagram Melbourne: Australia opener David Warner is likely to miss a few matches in the upcoming limited-overs series against India as his wife is due with the couple’s second child. Warner and wife Candice have a daughter named Ivy. According to Australian newspaper Daily Telegraph: “Warner is flying to Perth this morning ahead of Australia’s series-opening clash…

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Warner ton lights up rain-hit draw

David Warner scored the fastest Test century at the Sydney Cricket Ground but it was academic as Australia and West Indies were forced to settle for a rain-affected draw. The third Test was always likely to end in stalemate after only 86.2 overs were possible in the opening four days. But Warner at least gave the SCG crowd something to cheer after days three and four were completely washed out, hitting his…

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India to Play Two Warm-Up Matches Against Western Australia XI

Shikhar Dhawan during India’s practice session ahead of warm-up games vs Western Australia XI. © BCCI Perth: The Indian cricket team would get into the groove for the short limited-overs series against Australia with a couple of warm-up games against a Western Australia XI at the WACA ground on Friday and Saturday. While the first match on Friday is slated to be a T20 affair, the second match scheduled the…

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Afghanistan Enter International Cricket Council Top-10 After Series Win vs Zimbabwe

Afghanistan cricket team has made rapid strides in international cricket over the past couple of years. Gulbadin Naib hit a career best, unbeaten 82 as Afghanistan defeated Zimbabwe by two wickets to win the fifth one-day international and take the series 3-2 in Sharjah on Wednesday. The win also ensured that Afghanistan enter top 10 in the International Cricket Council ODI ranking. (Scorecard) Naib smashed six sixes and three boundaries…

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Yasir Shah Took Prohibited Drugs by Mistake, Says Pakistan Cricket Board

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan said that Yasir Shah had taken his wife’s blood pressure medicines by mistake. © AFP The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday said it will appeal against leg-spinner Yasir Shah’s provisional suspension for an anti-doping code violation, adding he had taken his wife’s blood pressure medicines by mistake. (Pakistan Leg-Spinner Yasir Shah Banned After Failing Doping Test) The 29-year-old tested positive for a banned…

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Guptill and Williamson set up New Zealand win

A century opening stand between Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson laid the foundations for New Zealand’s three-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 international at Mount Maunganui. Guptill picked up where he left off in the one-day international series by smashing 58 off 34 deliveries, while Williamson compiled a 42-ball 53 in New Zealand’s imposing 182 for four. The Black Caps looked set to enjoy a comfortable win after leaving Sri…

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Warner blasts 82-ball ton in inevitable draw

Australia 2 for 176 (Warner 122*) drew with West Indies 330 (K Brathwaite 85, C Brathwaite 69, Ramdin 62, O’Keefe 3-63, Lyon 3-120)Scorecard and ball-by-ball details David Warner struck the fastest Test hundred ever recorded at the SCG © Getty Images After two days of constant rain in Sydney, David Warner produced a torrent of runs on the fifth day to entertain the faithful with the quickest Test century ever…

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