Month: January 2020

8:00 AM GMT Pakistan Under-19s 190 for 4 (Mohammad Huraira 64, Noor Ahmad 2 for 32) beat Afghanistan Under-19s 189 (Zakhil 40, Abdul Rahman 30, Mohammad Amir Khan 3 for 58) by six wickets In what was built up as a tense clash between two neighbouring countries, Pakistan’s all-round bowling effort combined with a solid
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2:02 PM GMT Ashwell Prince has blamed Cricket South Africa for the departure of Cobras’ batsman David Bedingham to Durham for the 2020 season. Bedingham has obtained the right to work in the UK through an ancestral visa, not a Kolpak deal, and is unavailable to play for Prince’s Cobras in the domestic one-day competition,
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2:51 PM GMT Sreshth Shah at Benoni Afghanistan left-arm wristspinner Noor Ahmad ran out Pakistan opener Mohammad Huraira at the non-striker’s end in the fourth Super League quarter-final at the Under-19 World Cup, whipping the bails off in his delivery stride with the opener having left his crease. On-field umpire Sam Nogajski referred the matter
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5:23 PM GMT South Africa’s Under-19 program could be in line for an overhaul after the team’s failure to progress out of the quarter-finals at the age-group World Cup, which they are hosting. South Africa advanced second from their group, following defeat in the opening match to Afghanistan. The team also came into the tournament
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1:48 PM GMT Ian Smith might as well author a book on New Zealand’s tryst with Super Overs. Kane Williamson’s men have featured in three Super Overs in the last year including the historic 2019 World Cup final. On each occasion New Zealand have lost, the last two coming in T20I series at home against
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7:06 AM GMT Alex Malcolm Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell believes the return of Pakistan quick Haris Rauf will cover the loss of Sandeep Lamichhane for Friday night’s BBL qualifier against Sydney Sixers. Lamichhane has left the Stars ahead of the finals series due to international duties with Nepal in their upcoming 50-over tri-series with
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1:56 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Peshawar Zalmi have roped in Hashim Amla as a batting mentor for the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The acquisition was announced on Twitter by the owner of the franchise, Javed Afridi. “His gracious presence in the PSL 5 festivity will not only adorn the Zalmi dugout
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The view across Manuka Oval (file photo) © Getty Images The air quality in Canberra will be monitored during the opening set of matches in the tri-series between Australia, England and India as smoke haze continues to impact the Australian capital from bushfires in the region. The series gets underway on Friday when England take
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11:58 AM GMT The ECB has announced the first recipients of England pace-bowling development contracts. Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Craig Overton (Somerset) and Olly Stone (Warwickshire) will continue to be employed by their counties, but the ECB will make significant contributions to their employment costs and, in return, take greater control over their playing programme throughout
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4:55 AM GMT Rumana Ahmed and Panna Ghosh have been included in the Bangladesh squad for the Women’s T20 World Cup, which begins on February 21 in Australia. The experienced duo replaces Rabeya Khan and Suraiya Azmin, who were part of the side for the India tour earlier this month. Rumana, the legspin-bowling allrounder, has
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5:37 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Cricket Australia will consider sanctions on a number of players from the Under-19 squad after a post on Instagram by batsman Jake Fraser-McGurk invited comments that seemingly mocked non-native English speakers. The image Fraser-McGurk posted of himself batting and captioned “Quarter Finals here we come” shortly after Australia’s victory over
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11:25 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Former England allrounder Ravi Bopara has been named as part of a 12-man MCC squad to tour Pakistan in February. The team will be captained by Sri Lanka great, and current MCC president, Kumar Sangakkara, and coached by former England quick Ajmal Shahzad. Also included in the touring party are
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