shares Dimuth Karunaratne is the new Sri Lankan ODI captain © Getty Images Dimuth Karunaratne has been named captain of Sri Lanka’s World Cup side, meaning Lasith Malinga has been ousted as leader. Although Karunaratne has not played an ODI since the 2015 World Cup, his leadership during the upset Test series win in
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11:41 PM ET Cricket Australia made a raft of announcements on Monday with the World Cup squad, central contracts and two Australia A squads all named. That’s a lot of cricketers getting good and bad news. Here are some of the happier and less happy players today Winners David Warner and Steven Smith Finally, after
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1:21 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Former West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan will mentor the West Indies side ahead of their next month’s tri-nation ODI series against Bangladesh and hosts Ireland, and the World Cup following it. Sarwan, who retired in 2016 after a 13-year long international career, has already joined the ongoing week-long training camp
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11:08 PM ET Amid all the announcements made by Cricket Australia earlier this week, the player with the biggest fall from grace was probably Mitchell Marsh who finds himself without a central contract six months after being named Test vice-captain. This is a look back over a rollercoaster 18 months for the allrounder Ashes breakthrough?
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11:13 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff On the eve of England’s World Cup squad announcement, the name Jofra Archer seems to be on everybody’s lips, and not always in the most welcoming way. The Barbados-born Archer, who recently qualified to represent England, has plenty of supporters, but number of his prospective team-mates have expressed reservations. Here’s
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  shares Imad Wasim conceded just eight runs in his four overs © AFP Despite mounting speculation about Imad Wasim‘s fitness over the last two days, the allrounder appears set to go to the World Cup with Pakistan. A chronic knee injury means he hasn’t yet passed the fitness test that 22 probables underwent on
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9:30 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff A not-so-cryptic tweet from Ambati Rayudu has added to the public criticism of the decision to drop him for the World Cup. Rayudu was left out in favour of Vijay Shankar, who, in the words of the chief selector, brings “three dimensions” to the side. A day after the said
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3:00 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Zimbabwe 307 for 4 (Williams 109*, Ervine 64, Moor 58*) beat UAE 176 all out (Usman 49, Rizwan 47, Burl 4-32) by 131 runs After running them close two nights ago, UAE were put through another tough examination in Harare. Zimbabwe’s quality of batsmanship was far superior, as they clinched
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