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Joe Root’s match-winning fourth innings 115 against New Zealand at Lord’s. Find out more at ecb.co.uk This is the official channel of the ECB. Watch all the latest videos from the England Cricket teams and England and Wales Cricket Board, including highlights, interviews and features getting you closer to the England teams and county players.
South Africa’s Test team will draw inspiration from the national women’s side, who beat Australia in a T20I for the first time this week, as they embark on a two-Test series against New Zealand with a makeshift side. “It’s the first time we beat Australia in Australia. That’s a massive thing for any Proteas side,”
Ben Stokes has confirmed that Jack Leach will not be available for the second Test in Visakhapatnam after failing to recover from a knee injury sustained during the first Test. Leach hurt his knee fielding on the first day of the Test in Hyderabad, before exacerbating the issue on the second morning. Though restricted to
After scoring truckloads of runs on the domestic circuit, Sarfaraz Khan finally earned his maiden India call-up as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) added him to the roster for the second Test against England. Sarfaraz’s maiden call-up came as a result of injuries to KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja. But, as
England spinner Shoaib Bashir could make his Test debut Young England spinner couldn’t be a part of the team for the first Test against India in Hyderabad, owing to a visa problem. After the United Kingdom government intervened, Bashir’s visa problem was cleared, paving the way for the young spinner to fly to India. Though
File photo of Jasprit Bumrah© AFP Jasprit Bumrah’s workload might have increased in Mohammed Shami’s absence but India’s pace spearhead is in a much better shape right now in terms of fitness to handle the rigours of Test cricket, feels former all-rounder Irfan Pathan. Bumrah, who had a lower back stress fracture in 2022, underwent
File photo of Sarfaraz Khan, his father and brother Musheer As Sarfaraz Khan earned his maiden Test call-up for the second match between India and England in Vizag, younger brother Musheer is taking Under-19 World Cup by storm, having already slammed two centuries in the tournament. After his ton took India past New Zealand in
File photo of Virat Kohli With the Indian team 0-1 down and multiple senior players missing, former cricketer Mohammad Kaif understandably worried the Test series against England will unfold. While Virat Kohli pulled out of the first two matches against England due to a personal reason, the likes of KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja are
Mitchell Marsh has capped a remarkable rise to one of Australia’s most important players by being named the Allan Border Medalist at the 2024 Australian Cricket Awards, while Ashleigh Gardner has taken out the Belinda Clark Award for a year where her bowling became integral to the team across formats. Marsh made a stunning return
Table of Contents Following the setback against England in the Hyderabad Test, the Indian cricket team faced additional challenges as KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja were ruled out of the upcoming Visakhapatnam Test due to quadriceps and hamstring injuries, respectively. In the absence of Virat Kohli, Rahul played a crucial role in the middle-order during
Table of Contents In a remarkable turnaround, after three relatively lean innings as David Warner’s replacement as a Test opener alongside Usman Khawaja, the talismanic batter Steve Smith nearly steered Australia to victory, almost avoiding an eight-run upset by the West Indies in the second Test at the Gabba in Brisbane. Steve Smith’s remarkable innings
Indian batters are not known for their sweeping skills but they made a conscious effort to practise that shot in their opening net session ahead of the second Test against England beginning on Friday. Barring skipper Rohit Sharma, not many Indian batters resorted to the sweep shot in the opening Test which the hosts lost
Table of Contents As cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the T20 World Cup 2024, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has added to the anticipation by predicting India‘s potential standout performer for the tournament. Scheduled to take place in the West Indies and the USA from June 1, the event holds immense excitement, especially for Indian fans
File photo of Prashant Vaidya.© X (formerly Twitter) City police on Wednesday executed a non-bailable arrest warrant against former cricketer Prashant Vaidya in a cheque bouncing case. Vaidya, who played four One Day Internationals for India in the mid-1990s, was produced before a court which released him on a surety bond, a police official said.
File photo of Shoaib Malik© X (formerly Twitter) Former Pakistan cricket team skipper Shoaib Malik is all set to make his return to the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) after abruptly leaving amid rumours of ‘match fixing’. According to a report by ESPN Cricinfo, Malik will rejoin his franchise Fortune Barishal on February 2 and will
Table of Contents The anticipation builds as the second Test between India and England looms on the horizon, scheduled to commence on February 02 in Vishakhapatnam. After a disappointing defeat in the series opener in Hyderabad, Team India are eager for redemption. However, they must navigate the challenge without the services of two key players,
Australian cricket team all-rounder Mitchell Marsh© X (formerly Twitter) Australia cricket team all-rounder Mitchell Marsh‘s emotional acceptance speech after winning the Allan Border Medal at the Cricket Australia Awards 2024 has gone viral on social media. Marsh had a brilliant run of form in the past year and he ended up beating the likes of
Legendary Australia cricketer Rodney Hogg has been in the news recently after West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite said that his team used the former star’s criticism as inspiration during the win over Australia in the second Test match in Gabba. Hogg earlier called the West Indies side ‘hopeless’ and ‘pathetic’ but after the match, Brathwaite
Table of Contents In a setback for the Indian cricket team, they faced an unexpected 28-run defeat in the opening Test of the five-match series against England, despite holding a substantial lead of 190 runs after the first innings. The absence of key players like Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja in the second
Former Indian cricket team spinner Harbhajan Singh raised concerns regarding the squad that was announced for the second Test match against England starting February 2. KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja were ruled out of the match due to injury concerns and the team management decided to add Sarfaraz Khan, Saurabh Kumar and Washington Sundar. Both
Table of Contents The Australian Cricket Awards 2024, presented by Cricket Australia (CA), celebrated the outstanding achievements of cricketers across various formats, with Mitchell Marsh, Ellyse Perry and Ashleigh Gardner emerging as the top honorees of the night. Ashleigh Gardner clinches the Belinda Clark Award Gardner, a prominent figure in women’s cricket, clinched her second
Table of Contents Scotland U19 are poised to clash with Namibia U19 in the 16th Place Play-Off of the U19 World Cup 2024. This eagerly awaited match is slated to unfold at Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Thursday. Both teams have navigated a disappointing trajectory in the tournament, falling short of progressing to the Super
The likes of Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer deserve patience amid their current poor run, said India batting coach Vikram Rathour on Wednesday, urging his wards to tackle England’s aggression with intelligence in the second Test here. The Indians lost the opening Test in Hyderabad by 28 runs despite having a 190-run first innings lead.
MS Dhoni (L) and Stephen Fleming© X (formerly Twitter) England Test skipper Ben Stokes opened up about his experience with Chennai Super Kings and the relationship that franchise captain MS Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming share. Stokes was brought in by CSK for Rs 16.25 crore, and played only two matches, scoring 15 runs with
India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour on Wednesday said it “will be tough” to pick one among Sarfaraz Khan and Rajat Patidar in the second Test against England. The match begins here from Friday, with hosts India seeking to draw parity after losing the series opener in Hyderabad. After the first game, India faced injury concerns
Sylhet Strikers captain Mashrafe Mortaza has taken a break from this season’s BPL to concentrate on his political career. Mashrafe is a member of parliament – he was elected for a second time in the country’s general elections earlier this month. His party, the Awami League, has appointed him as the party’s whip in parliament.
Omitted, meanwhile, is Pathum Nissanka, who was part of Sri Lanka’s last Test squad, though he has not played a Test since the middle of 2022. Dilshan Madushanka, who is currently in the UAE playing in the ILT20, is not in this squad either. The same goes for Kusal Perera. This is the first Test
Former Pakistan captain and Prime Minister Imran Khan has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. The case, known in Pakistan as the Toshakhana reference, pertains to selling gifts he was given in his capacity as Prime Minister without declaring proceeds for tax purposes. His wife., Bushra Bibi, was also convicted and sentenced to a
Table of Contents Pakistan recently underwent a significant overhaul in its captaincy structure, prompted by Babar Azam stepping down from his leadership role across all formats after the team’s poor show in the ODI World Cup 2023 in India. Subsequently, Shan Masood assumed the mantle of Test captaincy, while Shaheen Afridi took charge of the