Month: February 2020

3:38 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff KPH Dream Cricket Private Limited, the consortium that owns Kings XI Punjab, has purchased the Caribbean Premier League team St Lucia Zouks. They become the second set of IPL owners to currently run a CPL team, alongside Red Chillies Entertainment, who own both Kolkata Knight Riders and Trinbago Knight Riders.
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3:38 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Shardul Thakur topped India’s wickets charts in their T20I sweep of New Zealand, taking eight in five games at 19.62. In the three ODIs that followed, as New Zealand returned the favour, blanking India 3-0, that average of Thakur’s went up to 56.75. And through both series, when he was
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Feb 16, 2020 Danyal Rasool Ahead of the PSL 2020, we look at each team’s strength, weaknesses, squads and support staff details. Karachi Kings Team overview For all the talk of Lahore Qalandars woes in the tournament’s history, there is little justification for Karachi Kings to feel any smugness at the travails of their traditional
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1:44 AM GMT Annesha Ghosh Overview Ten wins and as many losses in T20Is since 2019 speak for the inconsistency, and unpredictability, that have become so entrenched in India’s frail middle order that awkward conversation fillers are a must when describing their chances of winning that elusive maiden world title. Chiselled under the watch of
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8:31 AM GMT Bangladesh have dropped Mahmudullah in one of four changes to the squad for the one-off Test against Zimbabwe next week. Rubel Hossain, Al-Amin Hossain and Soumya Sarkar have been axed, while there were comebacks for Mushfiqur Rahim, Taskin Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman. Rookie medium-pacer Hasan Mahmud and offspinner Yasir Ali
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1:38 AM GMT Overview Winning the Under-19 World Cup title earlier this month has made big expectations a norm for cricket teams from Bangladesh. But closer to reality, the women’s team cannot be expected to be world-beaters, not just yet. They have had a barren couple of years in terms of international experience, despite the
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6:25 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff New Zealand quick Lockie Ferguson is looking to be “conservative” with his calf injury, instead of rushing back into long-format cricket and risking doing more damage. Ferguson went down with a calf strain on Test debut, against Australia in Perth in mid-December. He returned to top-flight action on February 9,
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2:19 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Gujarat, Odisha, and Andhra will host their respective quarter-final fixtures in the Ranji Trophy next week but the venue for the fourth match, between Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Karnataka is up for deliberation after the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) wrote to BCCI and JKCA, requesting to host the
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12:32 PM GMT Chris Nenzani will remain CSA president following Wednesday’s board meeting, where a decision regarding his future could not be taken because it was not tabled on the agenda. The motion to discuss whether Nenzani should be voted out is understood to be driven by the Central Gauteng Lions franchise and has the
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