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Young Wellalage added to Sri Lanka Test squad after another Covid-19 case in side
Galle, July 5 (IANS) Ahead of the second Test between Sri Lanka and Australia at the Galle International Stadium from July 8, the home team has suffered a setback with back-up left-arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama being ruled out after testing positive for Covid-19.
2022-07-05
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Cricket West Indies congratulates Sir Viv on Order of the Caribbean Community Award
St John's (Antigua), July 5 (IANS) Cricket West Indies (CWI) congratulated Sir Vivian Richards on Tuesday (IST) on his being presented with the prestigious award, the Order of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
2022-07-05
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
India were disappointing and timid to say the least on Day 4, says Shastri
Edgbaston, July 5 (IANS) Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has called the country's batting in the second innings of the rescheduled fifth Test against England here on Monday as "disappointing" and "timid", adding that they should have batted two full sessions to give themselves a chance to win or at least draw the contest.
2022-07-05
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Gary Ballance returns to playing for Yorkshire after Azeem Rafiq racism allegations last year
London, July 5 (IANS) England batter Gary Ballance has returned to playing cricket for Yorkshire's Second XI for the first time since he acknowledged racially insulting his former county teammate Azeem Rafiq.
2022-07-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
David Warner's wife fumes over life-time ban on husband from taking up leadership role in Australia
Melbourne, July 5 (IANS) Australia batting stalwart David Warner's wife, Candice, has come down heavily on Cricket Australia (CA) for the "injustice" meted out to her husband in the wake of the ball tampering scandal, also called 'sandpaper-gate' in the Cape Town Test in 2018, saying the ban on his leadership role should be lifted as quickly as possible.
2022-07-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma gain in ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings
Dubai, July 5 (IANS) India all-rounder Deepti Sharma and opener Shafali Verma have made significant improvements to their positions in the ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings after helping the country take a 2-0 lead against Sri Lanka in the ICC Women's Championship (IWC) series being played in Pallekele.
2022-07-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Sports,Cricket
ENG v IND, 5th Test: Root, Bairstow are 'scarily good', says Anderson
Birmingham, July 5 (IANS) Veteran England pacer James Anderson hailed the overnight batting duo of Joe Root and James Anderson in the ongoing Edgbaston Test against India, calling them "scarily good".
2022-07-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Ireland retain same T20 squad that played India for series against New Zealand
Malahide, July 5 (IANS) Ireland have retained the same 14-member squad for the upcoming three-match home T20I series against New Zealand, which played India in the recently-concluded two-match assignment.
2022-07-05
Category: International, Ireland,Sports,Cricket
ENG v IND, 5th Test: Root, Bairstow slam unbeaten centuries in England's clinical seven-wicket win
Birmingham, July 5 (IANS) Joe Root slammed his 11th Test century since 2021 while Jonny Bairstow hit his second of the rescheduled Edgbaston Test as England defeated India by seven wickets on day five of the match.
2022-07-05
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Will take confidence from India's fight-back: Anderson
Edgbaston, July 3 (IANS) England pace bowler James Anderson has said his team will take confidence from the fact that India too were in a similar situation in the rescheduled fifth Test here before they came back strongly to put up an imposing 416 on the board here on Saturday.
2022-07-03
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Starc declares his unavailability for this season's BBL; says want's to prioritise playing for country
Melbourne, July 3 (IANS) Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Starc has said he will not be a part of the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL), becoming the first home star cricketer to confirm his unavailability for the lucrative T20 tournament.
2022-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
On another day one of those edges would have gone straight to a fielder: Anderson on Broad's expensive over
Edgbaston, July 3 (IANS) England pace bowler James Anderson has said that his compatriot Stuart Broad was "pretty unlucky" in that he leaked 35 runs in a over bowled to India captain for the rescheduled fifth Test, Jasprit Bumrah on Saturday.
2022-07-03
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
ENG v IND, 5th Test: No better person to take over after me than Rahul, says Ravi Shastri
Birmingham, July 3 (IANS) Former India head coach Ravi Shastri hailed his successor and former batter Rahul Dravid, saying that he is the best person to take over from him as the head coach of the national side.
2022-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ENG v IND, 5th Test: I was telling myself, don't throw bat outside off-stump; play closer to the body, says Jadeja
Birmingham, July 3 (IANS) India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja revealed that while making 104 during the first innings of the rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston, he was telling himself to not throw his bat outside the off-stump and play with the bat closer to the body.
2022-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Pacer Matthew Potts can serve England cricket for years to come, says Hussain
Birmingham, July 2 (IANS) Former England skipper Nasser Hussain believes pace bowler Matthew Potts is an exciting Test prospect for the country and if he is carefully nurtured by stalwarts Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad, he could serve the national team for years to come.
2022-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
After losing a clutch of wickets, the only way forward was to focus on the process: Pant
Birmingham, July 2 (IANS) India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant has revealed that at the time India lost wickets in a heap, it was natural for the team to come under pressure, but added that he decided to "focus on the process" and not bother too much about what the opposition was thinking.
2022-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Focused on white-ball cricket; Test return not on mind: Jos Buttler
London, July 2 (IANS) England's new limited-overs skipper Jos Buttler has said he is currently focused on white-ball cricket, adding that returning to the Test setup was not on his mind.
2022-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Several Bangladesh cricketer fall sick on sea journey from Saint Lucia to Dominica
Dominica, July 2 (IANS) The Bangladesh men's cricket team has reportedly endured a tumultuous five-hour sea journey from Saint Lucia to Dominica -- the venue for the opening T20I against the West Indies later on Saturday -- with several players falling sick and vomiting throughout the journey.
2022-07-02
Category: International, Cameroon,Sports,Cricket
Ashton Agar ruled out for second Test; Holland drafted into Australia squad
Galle, July 2 (IANS) Australian left-arm spinner Ashton Agar will not be a part of the side for the second Test against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium from July 8 after the 28-year-old failed to recover from a side injury.
2022-07-02
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
ENG v IND, 5th Test: Edgbaston to turn 'Blue For Bob' in fight against prostate cancer
Birmingham, July 2 (IANS) The Edgbaston Stadium on Saturday will be turning 'Blue for Bob' to raise funds and support the Bob Willis Fund in its fight against prostate cancer on day two of the rescheduled fifth Test between England and India.
2022-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
ENG v IND, 5th Test: I just try to put the ball in the good area, says Potts on dismissing Kohli
Birmingham, July 2 (IANS) England's young pacer Matthew Potts on Saturday said that he always aims to put the ball in good areas on the pitch, which was one of the reasons in him fetching the prized scalp of senior India batter Virat Kohli on day one of rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston.
2022-07-02
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Moeen reiterates desire to play Tests, says series win vs New Zealand had re-ignited his passion
London, July 1 (IANS) England all-rounder Moeen Ali has reiterated his desire to play Test cricket under new coach Brendon McCullum, saying he is motivate enough to once again be a part of the longest format of the game after watching the Ben Stokes-led side thrash New Zealand 3-0 in the recently concluded series.
2022-07-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews tests Covid-positive; Fernando comes in as replacement
Galle, July 1 (IANS) Sri Lanka star cricketer Angelo Mathews has tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the third day's play of the opening Test against Australia at the Galle International Stadium here on Friday.
2022-07-01
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Denied central contract, all-rounder Lea Tahuhu back in New Zealand frame ahead of Commonwealth Games
Auckland, July 1 (IANS) With less than a month to go for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has brought in 31-year-old bowling stalwart Lea Tahuhu alongside young right-arm pace bowler Claudia Green as replacements for Lauren Down and Jess Kerr, who have both been ruled out for the quadrennial games.
2022-07-01
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Bumrah can be a long-term captaincy option provided he can manage the pressures: Jayawardene
Mumbai, July 1 (IAN) Former Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene feels Jasprit Bumrah can be looked at as a long-term option for India captaincy, provided he is able to manage the pressures on and off the field and "prioritise things that you need to do in a year".
2022-07-01
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
James Anderson in praise of England's calm outlook ahead of Edgbaston Test against India
Birmingham, June 30 (IANS) Veteran England pacer James Anderson was in full praise of his side's calm outlook since Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes took charge of coaching and captaining the Test side respectively.
2022-06-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Took some time to comprehen because it was so unexpected: Archer on Morgan's retirement
London, June 30 (IANS) England fast bowler Jofra Archer on Thursday opened up about Eoin Morgan's retirement from international cricket earlier this week, saying that it took some time for him to comprehend the "unexpected" announcement.
2022-06-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
If I deliver with a good performance, then it creates an impact in the match: Shardul Thakur
Birmingham, June 30 (IANS) Ahead of India's much-anticipated rescheduled fifth Test against England starting in Edgbaston from Friday, pace all-rounder Shardul Thakur spoke about his role in the set-up for the longest format of the game, saying that if he bowls well when the main bowlers are given a break, then it gives him a chance to create an impact in the match.
2022-06-30
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Agarkar wants either of Pujara or Vihari to open the batting with Gill at Edgbaston
Mumbai, June 29 (IANS) The equation for India's opening pair ahead of the rescheduled fifth and final Test at Edgbaston is pretty straightforward: if captain Rohit Sharma makes a miraculous recovery from Covid-19, he will open the batting. If not, then India can look towards other options in the squad like Cheteshwar Pujara, KS Bharat or Mayank Agarwal.
2022-06-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Vandersay makes Test debut for Sri Lanka at 32; Head in Aussie side ahead of Maxwell
Galle, June 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka have handed Test debut to 32-year-old spinner Jeffrey Vandersay in the opening game here from Wednesday after the leg-spinner impressed during the recent ODI series against the tourists.
2022-06-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Brisbane Heat sign charismatic Australia batter Khawaja on a four-year contract
Brisbane, June 29 (IANS) Big Bash League (BBL) side Brisbane Heat have completed one of the biggest signings of the season, bringing on board charismatic batter Usman Khawaja on a four-year contract on Wednesday.
2022-06-29
Category: International, Australia,Sports,Cricket
Fight shown by the Irish batters was commendable, says VVS Laxman after India clean sweep series
Dublin, June 29 (IANS) Former India batter VVS Laxman praised the "commendable" fight shown by Ireland players in the second and final T20I against India on Tuesday.
2022-06-29
Category: International, Ireland,Sports,Cricket
England would have sent a warning to opponents around the world with their Test showing: McCullum
Leeds, June 29 (IANS) New England head coach Brendon McCullum has claimed following his team whitewashing New Zealand in the three-Test series that his boys have set "alarm bells" ringing around the world as to the kind of aggressive cricket they are going to play in future.
2022-06-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Live in the present, play the situation better: Hooda on mindset while making 104
Dublin, June 29 (IANS) All-rounder Deepak Hooda, who smacked a 57-ball 104 in India's narrow four-run win over Ireland at Malahide, revealed that living in the present and playing the situation better was his mindset on the way to becoming just the fourth batter from the country to score a century in men's T20I cricket.
2022-06-29
Category: International, Ireland,Sports,Cricket
With Umran's pace, it's difficult for people to hit: Hardik on giving him final over
Dublin, June 29 (IANS) With Ireland needing 17 runs off the final over against India to chase down 226, young speedster Umran Malik was handed the responsibility to get the visitors over the finish line. Despite conceding a no ball and two back-to-back boundaries, Malik held his nerve by conceding two singles and a bye to give India a narrow four-run victory and win the series 2-0.
2022-06-29
Category: International, Ireland,Sports,Cricket
No drastic changes following series loss against England, says NZC boss David White
Leeds, June 28 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White has said there will be no knee-jerk reaction following to his Test team's 0-3 drubbing at the hands of England, adding that he will take a "methodical way" to ensure that lessons are learnt from the debacle.
2022-06-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Buttler should be white-ball skipper and Test opener, says Vaughan
Leeds, June 28 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes Jos Buttler, who has been in smashing form of late both for his IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals and his country's white-ball side, should be made the limited-overs skipper and should also open in Test matches.
2022-06-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Sri Lanka Cricket set to give fitting salute to late spin wizard Shane Warne
Galle, June 27 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is set to give a fitting salute to late spin wizard Shane Warne when the opening Test against Australia gets underway at the Galle International Stadium on June 29.
2022-06-27
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Just to play for India is itself a very big thing for Umran Malik: Hardik Pandya
Dublin, June 27 (IANS) Before the start of India's first T20I against Ireland in Malahide, there was great buzz and excitement on social media over tearaway Jammu pacer Umran Malik receiving his international cap from senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
2022-06-27
Category: International, Ireland,Sports,Cricket
Was a bit nervous; but I was facing the challenge: Hooda on opening the batting
Dublin, June 27 (IANS) All-rounder Deepak Hooda opening the batting alongside Ishan Kishan in India's first T20I against Ireland at Malahide wasn't on the cards, but a calf niggle to Ruturaj Gaikwad meant he was promoted to the top of the order and gave a good account of his hard-hitting skills, making an unbeaten 47 off 29 balls and assisted by six fours and two sixes to hand India a seven-wicket win.
2022-06-27
Category: International, Ireland,Sports,Cricket
BCCI confirms Mayank Agarwal added to India's Test squad as cover for Rohit Sharma (Ld)
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday confirmed that opener Mayank Agarwal has been added to the Test squad ahead of the rescheduled Edgbaston Test against England as a cover for captain Rohit Sharma, who tested positive for Covid-19.
2022-06-27
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Cricket
Practice match: India lead Leicestershire by 366 runs at stumps on Day 3
Leicester, June 26 (IANS) India were 364/7 in their second innings at stumps on Day 3, taking a lead of 366 runs against Leicestershire County Club in their practice match, here on Saturday.
2022-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
3rd Test: England restrict New Zealand progress with four late wickets
Leeds, June 26 (IANS) Four wickets after tea helped England restrict New Zealand's progress on the third day of the third and final Test, reducing the visitors to 168/5 in their second innings and a lead of 137 runs.
2022-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Change of guard in West Indies women's cricket as Hayley replaces Stafanie as captain
St John's (Antigua), June 26 (IANS) All-rounder Hayley Matthews has been appointed captain of the West Indies women's team and takes over the leadership role from Stafanie Taylor, following the Cricket West Indies (CWI) women's selection panel's recommendation being ratified by the board of directors.
2022-06-26
Category: International, United States,Sports,Cricket
Kyle Mayers' unbeaten ton helps West Indies take big lead vs Bangladesh
Gros Islet (St Lucia), June 26 (IANS) Kyle Mayers slammed an unbeaten 126 on Day 2 of the second Test against Bangladesh as West Indies took firm control of the match, taking a 106-run first-innings lead against the tourists at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium on Sunday (IST).
2022-06-26
Category: International, Saint Lucia,Sports,Cricket
Azeem Rafiq visits Headingley for first time after explosive allegations of racism against Yorkshire
Headingley, June 26 (IANS) Pakistan-origin cricketer Azeem Rafiq, who made explosive accusations of racism against county side Yorkshire which forced them to make far-reaching changes in their club structure, was on Saturday invited to witness Day 3 of the Test action between England and New Zealand here, and the 31-year-old seemed to be enjoying his visit.
2022-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
We have a great chance of making a clean sweep of Test series vs Kiwis: Overton
Headingley, June 26 (IANS) England cricketer Jamie Overton believes the last session on Day 3 had put his side in the 'box seat' to make a clean sweep of the three-Test series against New Zealand here.
2022-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Timing of rescheduled fifth India-England Test advanced to suit subcontinent viewers
London, June 26 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has advanced the time for the rescheduled fifth Test between the hosts and India at Edgbaston from 11:00am to 10:30am in order to accommodate the subcontinent viewers.
2022-06-26
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
Australia much better prepared for subcontinent pitches now, says Khawaja ahead of Galle Test
Galle, June 26 (IANS) Charismatic Australia batter Usman Khawaja believes the team has learnt from its past mistakes on subcontinent pitches and is much better prepared to take on Sri Lanka in the two-Test series beginning in Galle on June 29.
2022-06-26
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Ranji Trophy Final: Kartikeya takes four as Mumbai bowled out for 269, set MP 108-run target
Bengaluru, June 26 (IANS) Kumar Kartikeya Singh scalped four wickets while conceding 98 runs as Mumbai were bowled out for 269 in 57.3 overs in their second innings on day five of Ranji Trophy Final at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday, giving Madhya Pradesh a target of 108 runs to win their maiden title.
2022-06-26
Category: India, Karnataka,Sports,Cricket