Cricket

Big picture Sri Lanka have won just five out of 27 completed ODIs this year. But if there’s a way to turn around a disappointing year, it can’t get better than ending it with their first-ever series win in India. Their bowlers skittled India for a little over 100 in Dharamsala. Then, in Mohali, they
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Dwayne Bravo says it is unlikely he will play for West Indies again, and sees his future solely in the various short-format leagues around the world. After tearing his hamstring in Australia’s Big Bash League in December 2016, the Trinidadian allrounder endured a lengthy absence from all cricket. Bravo has not played for West Indies
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It was a moment that summed up England’s desperate day at the WACA. Gasping for a breakthrough in the post-lunch session, with Steven Smith entrenched on 173 not out and tearing chunks out of their first-innings total of 403, James Anderson went up for an lbw appeal as he wriggled one through Smith’s defences and
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Craig Overton has opted to play on in the third Test in Perth despite being diagnosed with a cracked rib. Overton, who was struck in the ribs while batting against Pat Cummins in the second innings of the second Test in Adelaide, sustained a further blow in a similar area when he dived to take
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Gary Neville with Paul Scholes and Michael Vaughan at cricket’s Old Trafford © Getty Images Gary Neville, the former Manchester United and England defender, believes that his experience of playing in men’s cricket as a youngster was instrumental in giving him the competitive edge to become a top-class footballer.
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Lasith Malinga has been “rested” from Sri Lanka’s T20 squad, one week after he had left the Bangladesh Premier League early due to personal reasons. Suranga Lakmal has also been omitted. Only six players remain from the T20 squad that faced Pakistan in October, as several first team players – left out of that last
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Rory Burns and Jade Dernbach will share the captaincy duties at Surrey next season, after Gareth Batty decided to step down from the role after three seasons in charge. Burns will take over the role in Championship and 50-over cricket, with Dernbach appointed to lead the side in the NatWest T20 Blast. “It has been
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Marlon Samuels, Sunil Narine and Alzarri Joseph have been ruled out of West Indies’ limited-overs leg of New Zealand. While Samuels was pulled out due to an injured right hand and Joseph a back strain, Narine – only in the T20 squad – made himself unavailable for personal reasons. Sunil Ambris, who took a blow
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Tea Australia 2 for 88 (Smith 24*, Khawaja 14*) trail England 403 (Malan 140, Bairstow 119, Stoneman 56, Starc 4-91, Hazlewood 3-92) by 315 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Craig Overton removed both of Australia’s openers during an impressive spell of bowling after England’s lower order collapsed rapidly on the second day at the WACA.
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Australia’s squad for the Under-19 World Cup will be captained by batsman Jason Sangha, and include allrounder Austin Waugh – son of former captain Steve Waugh. Another allrounder, Will Sutherland, son of Cricket Australia’s (CA) chief executive James Sutherland, has been named vice-captain. Last month Sangha had become the youngest Australian to make a first-class
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India players Mohammed Shami, Wriddhiman Saha and Umesh Yadav will provide the star quotient to the Ranji Trophy semi-final clashes beginning on December 17. While Shami and Saha will turn out for Bengal against Delhi in Pune, Umesh will join the Vidarbha side that takes on Karnataka in Kolkata. The participation of Ishant Sharma, who
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