Month: December 2019

4:12 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff England are “cautiously” backing an ICC proposal to scrap five-day Tests from 2023. The ICC’s cricket committee are expected to formally consider a proposal in 2020 to make four-day Tests mandatory as part of the World Test Championship in a bid to ease pressure in an increasingly crowded international schedule.
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9:05 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff D’Arcy Short has been called up for Australia’s short ODI series in India in January after Sean Abbott, the fast-bowling allrounder, sustained a “moderate side strain”, Cricket Australia announced. Aaron Finch (capt), D’Arcy Short, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Kane Richardson, Steven
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© Getty Images In a huge vote of confidence for the DRS technology being used in Australia, Tim Paine‘s lbw verdict in the first innings was shown to be correct by a narrow margin on both HawkEye and VirtualEye ball tracking. Both technologies showed Paine was stuck in line to ensure it would not be
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2:52 AM GMT New Zealand’s former captain Brendon McCullum has counselled his successor Kane Williamson one-on-one after he delivered stinging criticism of the visitors during his commentary stints on the second day of the Boxing Day Test at the MCG. McCullum had questioned Williamson’s tactics on the second day, notably his use of the very
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4:30 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Last year, India completed a historic 2-1 triumph in Australia, their first-ever Test series victory in the country. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly believes India will face an even bigger challenge when they go back down under in 2020-21 for a four-Test series against a “full-strength” Australia side. Back in 2018-19,
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