Cricket

Big picture You will remember the last team to go down in the Champions Trophy earlier this year: India, shellacked by Fakhar Zaman and Mohammad Amir in the final. But, do you remember that New Zealand were the first to be ousted from the tournament? They have a rejigged squad for the series against India,
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© BCB Batsmen Mominul Haque and Liton Das, and quicks Rubel Hossain and Shafiul Islam have been included in Bangladesh’s new-look squad for the two-match series against South Africa, starting October 26. Tamim Iqbal, Mustafizur Rahman, and Mosaddek Hossain were out injured, while Subashis Roy, Sunzamul Islam and Nurul Hasan were
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Thisara Perera slams one into the leg side © Associated Press Allrounder Thisara Perera will lead a new-look, 16-man Sri Lankan squad that will play the T20I series against Pakistan starting next Thursday. The shake-up is the result of some first-choice players – including the regular limited-overs captain Upul Tharanga
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Pakistan 177 for 3 (Babar 69*, Malik 69*) beat Sri Lanka 173 (Thirimanne 62, Hasan 3-37, Imad 2-13) by seven wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik have a word AFP If the purpose of a series is to find out which of two teams is the superior one, then this ODI felt nothing
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West Indies women 140 for 4 (Mattews 37, Ranaweera 2-35) beat Sri Lanka women 69 for 7 (Selman 2-7, Mohammed 2-14)Scorecard Anisa Mohammed broke open the game for West Indies Getty Images A scarcely believable bowling performance from West Indies, keeping Sri Lanka to a mere 69 in 20 overs, gave them a 1-0 lead in
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Results Summary National coach Ottis Gibson had lamented the lack of crowds in the country’s first-class competition. Now, he may know why. A fourth consecutive round of draws means there were still no winners (or losers) in the competition, and though only nine points separate top of the table from the last-placed lot, excitement in
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Match facts October 19, 2017Start time 1400 local (1100 GMT) Big Picture An ODI league structure beginning in 2019, approved by the ICC, came at a welcome time, especially considering the gulf in quality between teams currently. There would otherwise have been much soul-searching about relevance of ODI cricket these days, and whether series such
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South Africa 353 for 6 (De Villiers 176, Amla 85, Rubel 4-62) beat Bangladesh 249 (Imrul 68, Mushfiqur 60, Phehlukwayo 4-40, Tahir 3-50) by 104 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details AB de Villiers marked his return with a 68-ball hundred Getty Images South Africa’s massive 353 for 6, amplified by a career-best 176 by comeback-man AB
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In a must-win game for Sri Lanka, their captain Upul Tharanga opted to bat, saying the side aimed to put runs on the board for the first time this series. They made two changes, with Chamara Kapugedera and fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera coming in. Kusal Mendis and Suranga Lakmal sit this game out. Pakistan also
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