Month: September 2019

4:59 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Mithali Raj announced her retirement from T20I cricket on Tuesday, hoping that walking away from the format would help fulfill a dream. “After representing India in T20 internationals since 2006, I wish to retire from T20Is to focus my energies on readying myself for the 2021 One Day World Cup,”
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6:30 AM ET Andy Moles, Afghanistan’s interim head coach, has played up their underdog tag ahead of the one-off Test against Bangladesh, but also warned against taking the visitors for granted. Afghanistan will be playing only their third Test match, as they look for batting consistency and a new beginning following a disastrous World Cup
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10:39 PM ET Usman Khawaja has been the batsman to make way for Steven Smith’s return in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, bringing another halt to a Test career that has not hit the heights that many had expected. Here’s a look back at the story so far January 2011: Test debut Khawaja’s debut,
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Aug 31, 2019 Stumps West Indies 117 and 45 for 2 (Bravo 18*, Brooks 4*) need 423 to beat India 416 and 168 for 4 dec. (Rahane 64*, Vihari 53*, Roach 3-28) India ended West Indies’ first innings without much fuss, took a 299-run lead, decided to bat again, faltered against Kemar Roach, and still
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7:11 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Nitin Menon will make his debut as a Test umpire when Afghanistan host West Indies in Dehradun from November 27 this year, making him the 62nd Indian to be an on-field official in the longest format. Menon, who represented Madhya Pradesh at the age-group levels as a batsman, had a
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Kemar Roach reacts with relief after getting Mayank Agarwal out lbw © Getty Images Two balls. Two edges. Two wicket-keeper catches. Kemar Roach had taken out struggling opener KL Rahul for 6 and Indian captain Virat Kohli for his fourth ever Test duck. And when Ajinkya Rahane edges the hat-trick ball towards the stumps, Roach
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11:22 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff New Zealand fast bowler Lockie Ferguson has been ruled out of the ongoing T20 series against Sri Lanka with a fractured thumb. Ferguson sustained the injury at training on Friday, while fielding. X-rays revealed a “small fracture to the middle joint”, according to an official release. “It’s a shame for
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3:00 AM ET Innings West Indies 117 (Hetmyer 34, Bumrah 6-27, Shami 2-34) trail India 416 by 299 runs India took just over an hour to end West Indies’ innings on the third day, with Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja splitting the last three wickets between them. West Indies were bowled out for
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3:00 AM ET Sri Lanka chose to bat in the first T20 in Pallekele – the start slightly delayed due to rain. The hosts will field offspinner Akila Dananjaya, despite his action being currently under suspicion by the ICC. Making his T20 international debut, meanwhile, is legspinning allrounder Wanindu Hasaranga. Kasun Rajitha, Isuru Udana and
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Follow the 2019 Vitality Blast at: https://www.ecb.co.uk/t20-blast Michael Klinger smashed an 8th T20 century as Kent and Gloucestershire took part in a final ball thriller. This is the official channel of the ECB. Watch all the latest videos from the England Cricket Team and England and Wales Cricket Board. Including highlights, interviews, features getting you
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4:30 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff The conviction in Virat Kohli‘s cry, “Pehle pad pe lagaa hain [it’s struck the pad first]” from third slip when there was only a muffled appeal from the bowler Jasprit Bumrah himself stood vindicated as the Indian captain’s review fetched Bumrah Roston Chase’s wicket, and a maiden Test hat-trick on
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3:31 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff India head coach Ravi Shastri has revealed why India have picked Ravindra Jadeja, rather than R Ashwin, as their lone spinner in the two Tests against West Indies. Shastri admitted it was difficult to leave a “world-class” bowler like Ashwin on the bench, but pointed to various attributes that gave
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