Month: February 2020

11:09 AM GMT Big picture The Mashrafe Mortaza retirement speculation circus has taken the spotlight in Bangladesh, turning the ODI series against Zimbabwe into a bit of a sideshow. To add more spice to the unfolding melodrama, BCB president Nazmul Hassan has already said that this is going to be Mashrafe’s last series as captain.
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Feb 28, 2020 Ishant Sharma is unlikely to feature in India’s attack for the second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch, starting tomorrow. ESPNcricinfo has learned that the fast bowler has suffered a recurrence of the ankle injury that he picked up on January 20, during a Ranji Trophy match in Delhi, which had threatened
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3:56 AM GMT To say Australia enjoyed an unbeaten and dominant summer in 2019-20 is not quite true. Yes, the Test team proper dominated Pakistan and New Zealand, hurtling to five successive victories through the prolific feats of David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne, stubborn support from Steven Smith and the relentless nature of the bowling
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4:52 PM GMT George Dobell Matt Roller Close Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98 The PCB is hopeful that an England Lions squad will tour Pakistan next winter. ESPNcricinfo understands that the PCB’s managing director Wasim Khan has engaged in discussions with the ECB, with the hope that a
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12:37 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Mark Wood’s injury-plagued career has suffered another massive setback, with the news that he will miss England’s Test tour of Sri Lanka after the re-occurrence of a left side strain. Wood was England’s stand-out seamer on the recent tour of South Africa, claiming 12 wickets in his two appearances at
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