Month: May 2019

3:00 AM ET Big Picture New Zealand’s turbo-aggressive yet endearing cricket turned a rugby-mad nation into a cricket-loving country in 2015. Brendon McCullum, the (Super)man who was at the forefront of New Zealand’s surge then, will breathe easy in the commentary box this time. Sure, Kane Williamson hates it – but the focus will be
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1:21 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Cricket South Africa’s transformation targets will not apply at the World Cup, and that’s just fine with Kagiso Rabada, who believes that transformation “should happen at the grassroots”. “At a professional level, players should be picked on merit,” Rabada told ESPNcricinfo in an exclusive interview recently. “For me, transformation is
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6:43 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Sussex have signed Alex Carey, the Australia wicketkeeper-batsman, for their Vitality Blast campaign. Carey will link up again with Jason Gillespie, his coach at Adelaide Strikers, for the tournament in England, which begins after the conclusion of the World Cup. Carey is Australia’s vice-captain and first-choice gloveman for the 50-over
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  shares Corrie van Zyl defended the austerity measures © Getty Images The South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) has launched legal proceedings against Cricket South Africa (CSA) over the board’s decision to restructure domestic cricket. On Tuesday – the day before South Africa’s World Cup opener against England at The Oval – SACA filed an
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11:00 PM ET Gavin Robertson, the former Australian spin bowler, is facing a protracted course of treatment for aggressive brain cancer after a recent diagnosis. A little more than 20 years after the last of his four Test matches Robertson sought medical advice after reportedly feeling unwell and was found to be suffering from primary
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