Month: September 2019

1:26 AM ET Sreshth Shah Madhav Apte, the former India Test opener, died in Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital on Monday, aged 86. In his seven Tests for India in 1952-53, Apte averaged 49.27, the highlight being a match-saving, unbeaten 163 against West Indies in Port of Spain. Five of his seven Tests were played on
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9:44 AM ET Soumya Sarkar and Mehidy Hasan Miraz have been picked among 13 capped players in the 16-member Bangladesh A side for their tour of Sri Lanka. Mehidy couldn’t find a place in the senior T20I side for the ongoing tri-series, while Soumya was dropped after two matches after scores of 4 and 0.
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5:29 AM ET Matt Roller Close Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98 Cameron Bancroft will return to Durham as the club’s overseas player for the 2020 season. Bancroft captained Durham in the County Championship and the Royal London Cup this year, which represented a controversial appointment in the wake
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10:06 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Ahead of the Under-19 World Cup next year, Bangladesh will have an opportunity to gain match time when they play New Zealand in five Youth ODIs. The tour is significant given this will be the first time a Bangladesh team will travel to New Zealand following the terror attacks in
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7:30 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Two new teams – Qalandars and Bangla Tigers – will take part in this year’s T10 League in Abu Dhabi. The latest team, Qalandars, was unveiled on Sunday, with Shahid Afridi signing on as the franchise’s icon player. Qalandars have close links with their Pakistan Super League (PSL) namesake Lahore
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3:00 AM ET Toss Bangladesh chose to bowl v Afghanistan Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan chose to bowl against Afghanistan in the last league game of the tri-series. Both sides made it to the final to be played on September 24, although Afghanistan’s 13-match winning streak was broken yesterday when Zimbabwe beat them by seven
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3:24 PM ET Liam Plunkett says that “disappointment is an understatement” after he was surprisingly overlooked in England’s list of centrally contracted white-ball players for 2019-20. Plunkett played a key role in England’s maiden World Cup triumph this summer, including three wickets in their victory in the final against New Zealand at Lord’s, and has
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5:52 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Jofra Archer’s rise in England cricket continues after being awarded an ECB central contract across all formats. Barbados-born Archer only made his international debut in May shortly after he qualified to represent England and then went on to play a crucial role in the triumphant World Cup campaign and the
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12:52 PM ET Umar Farooq in Lahore When Waqar Younis twice served as the Pakistan head coach in the past – 2010 to 2011 and 2014 to 2016 – Misbah-ul-Haq was the Test captain on both occasions. Three-and-a-half years since his last stint with the team, Waqar has returned to the support staff set-up as
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6:42 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Kuldeep Yadav hasn’t been part of the last two T20I squads India’s selectors have chosen, for the West Indies tour and at home against South Africa, but that hasn’t dented his confidence. Kuldeep was instead picked in the India A side for the second unofficial Test against South Africa A,
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