Australian Bancroft named captain of Durham

22 March 2019, 9:53 AM
English county Durham have named Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft, who served a nine-month ban last year for his role in a ball-tampering scandal, as their captain for this season.
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Riaz, Amir and Asif named in Pakistan’s final World Cup squad 20 May 2019, 4:46 PM

Fast bowlers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir have been drafted in to Pakistan's final 15-man squad for the World Cup along with middle-order batsman Asif Ali, the country's cricket board (PCB) said on Monday.

Virat Kohli
India win top Test rankings for third year 1 April 2019, 4:36 PM

Virat Kohli's India have topped the international Test rankings for the third year in a row boosted by their first ever series triumph in Australia earning a million dollar prize for the team.

Warner, Bairstow in record IPL stand as Hyderabad win big 31 March 2019, 5:55 PM

Australia's David Warner hit an unbeaten 100 and put on a record stand with Sunrisers Hyderabad teammate Jonny Bairstow in the Indian Premier League on Sunday to boost his return from a ball-tampering scandal.

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India a class act with soft underbelly – Manjrekar 25 March 2019, 5:40 PM

India are a class outfit but they will go into this year's World Cup with a soft underbelly having failed to settle on a number four, former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar told Reuters in an interview.

Imran Tahir
Miller, Tahir lead South Africa to super over victory over Sri Lanka 20 March 2019, 8:40 AM

South Africa's veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir conceded only five runs in a decisive super over as they beat Sri Lanka in their opening Twenty20 International on Tuesday after both teams had finished their innings with the same score.

Adam Zampa
Australia’s Zampa still not counting on World Cup spot 20 March 2019, 6:20 AM

The clamour in Australia to include Adam Zampa in the Cricket World Cup squad has reached fever pitch after his strong series in India but the leg spinner feels his place is far from assured.

Zimbabwe players celebrate after their T20 cricket victory against India
Broadcast costs derail Afghanistan’s proposed Zimbabwe tour 12 March 2019, 2:42 PM

  Afghanistan's proposed tour of Zimbabwe for five one-day international matches next month has been cancelled because of broadcast costs, Zimbabwe Cricket said on Monday.

Virat Kohli
India captain Kohli slams inconsistent DRS after Australia defeat 11 March 2019, 3:35 PM

Skipper Virat Kohli has slammed the decision review system (DRS) as "not consistent" after India had a referral turned down by the TV umpire and went on to lose the fourth one-day international to a record Australia chase in Mohali.

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India boycott threat looms over cricket’s global showpiece 7 March 2019, 12:13 PM

Border tensions between India and Pakistan are casting a cloud over this year's cricket World Cup with the threat of a boycott hanging over their highly-anticipated clash in England.

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Australia can win World Cup with Smith and Warner: Warne 6 March 2019, 8:07 AM

Steve Smith and David Warner's year-long exile has likely left them hungrier than ever and their return can spark Australia to World Cup glory, Test great Shane Warne said on Wednesday.

Imran Tahir
Tahir to retire from ODI’s after World Cup 4 March 2019, 9:15 PM

South African leg-spinner, Imran Tahir, will retire from One-Day International cricket after this year's World Cup in England but will still be available for the Proteas in the T20 format.

Kedar Jadhav
Jadhav, Dhoni lead India to win over Australia 2 March 2019, 8:03 PM

Kedar Jadhav and Mahendra Singh Dhoni struck unbeaten fifties to help India pull off a tricky chase and beat Australia by six wickets in the first one-day international on Saturday.

Kane Richardson
Injured Australian fast bowler Richardson ruled out of India tour 27 February 2019, 3:02 PM

  Australia fast bowler Kane Richardson has been ruled out of the India tour with a side injury and will return home, the country's cricket board said on Wednesday.

Vishwa Fernando
Proteas bowled out for 222 on day One 21 February 2019, 4:52 PM

South Africa who won the toss, have been bowled out for 222 midway through the final session on the opening day of the second cricket test against Sri Lanka in Port Elizabeth.

Akila Dananjaya
Sri Lanka’s Dananjaya has illegal action ban lifted by ICC 18 February 2019, 9:19 PM

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been allowed to resume bowling in international cricket after remedial work and a reassessment of his action, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday.

Kusal Perera
Sri Lankan sensation Perera hailed for Test-winning heroics 17 February 2019, 10:53 AM

Kusal Perera became a national hero in Sri Lanka on Sunday after scoring an unbeaten 153 to guide his country to a sensational first Test victory in South Africa.

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India pick Pant ahead of Karthik, Rahul recalled 15 February 2019, 6:05 PM

Dinesh Karthik's World Cup hopes suffered a blow on Friday after India named Rishabh Pant as the second wicketkeeper for next month's home one-day series against Australia.

Fernando strikes early but S Africa stage fightback in first test 13 February 2019, 2:13 PM

Sri Lanka seamer Vishwa Fernando struck an early double blow as the tourists reduced South Africa to 89 for four at lunch on the opening day of the first test at Kingsmead on Wednesday.

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Sri Lanka won the toss, elected to bowl first against SA 13 February 2019, 10:55 AM

Sri Lanka have won the toss and was elected to bowl first in the first cricket test against South Africa at Kingsmead in Durban.

England beat West Indies by 232 runs in final test 13 February 2019, 7:22 AM

England wrapped up a comprehensive 232-run victory over West Indies in the third test in St Lucia on Tuesday after home batsman Roston Chase made a century but got little help.

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Durban offers faint hope for beleaguered Sri Lanka 11 February 2019, 2:53 PM

The odds appear to be stacked against Sri Lanka in a two-Test series against South Africa, which starts at Kingsmead on Wednesday, but the tourists can take heart from their previous record in Durban.

New Zealand
Black Caps claim T20 series against India 10 February 2019, 5:24 PM

New Zealand have won the T20 series against India 2-1 in Hamilton.

SA women Cricket
A clean sweep for SA women’s cricket against Sri Lanka in T20 6 February 2019, 5:33 PM

The South African women's cricket team has made it a clean sweep in the three-match T20 International Series against Sri Lanka.

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Australia strike late after posting mammoth total 2 February 2019, 12:04 PM

Australia picked up three late wickets after Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne was felled by a nasty bouncer on Saturday, as the hosts took command of the second test by posting a massive first innings 534-5 declared on day two at Manuka Oval.

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Burns out for 180 but Australia tighten screws against Sri Lanka 2 February 2019, 6:30 AM

Sri Lanka bagged the key wicket of Joe Burns for 180 Saturday but there was little else to cheer about with Kurtis Patterson hitting a maiden 50 as Australia piled on more runs in the second Test.

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Sri Lanka’s Chandimal banking on pitch help to level series 31 January 2019, 6:40 AM

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal does not expect disconcerting bounce at the Manuka Oval and hopes the surface will suit their game as the depleted tourists aim to level the two-test series against Australia in the final match from Friday.

History the spur and curse for improving West Indies 28 January 2019, 5:58 AM

 No cricket team have their own celebrated past used against them quite like the West Indies.

Pakistan captain gets four-match suspension over racist remark 27 January 2019, 11:34 AM

The International Cricket Council handed Sarfraz Ahmed a four-match suspension on Sunday after a racist remark made by the Pakistan captain was picked up by a stump microphone in South Africa last week.

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Labuschagne, Head put Australia ahead in Brisbane 25 January 2019, 2:42 PM

Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne missed individual centuries but forged Australia's highest partnership of the summer to earn the hosts a handy first innings lead against Sri Lanka on day two of the series opening day-night test on Friday.

Sarfraz Ahmed
Pakistan captain Sarfraz apologises for controversial taunt 24 January 2019, 1:53 PM

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has apologised for a controversial on-field taunt during Tuesday's second one-day international against South Africa in Durban.