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England’s Hales turns back on Test cricket

LONDON (AFP) -  Alex Hales announced on Tuesday he is turning his back on Test cricket after signing a new limited-overs contract with county side Nottinghamshire following a similar decision by England team-mate Adil Rashid.

Nepal captain ‘can’t speak’ after thrilling win to reach World Cup qualifiers

DUBAI (AFP) -  Nepal captain Paras Khadka was left "speechless" after his side fought back from the brink of defeat to beat Canada on Wednesday and book a place at next month's 2019 cricket World Cup qualifying tournament.

West Indies to face World XI in Lord’s charity Twenty20 match

LONDON (AFP) -  The West Indies will face a Rest of the World XI in a lone Twenty20 match at Lord's to raise funds for Caribbean cricket grounds damaged by recent hurricanes.

Ben Stokes to join England squad in New Zealand: ECB

13 February 2018 - 13H40 Ben Stokes to join England squad in New Zealand: ECB © AFP | Ben Stokes is expected to touch down in New Zealand on Friday and join up with the England squad LONDON (AFP) -  Ben Stokes will join the England squad in New Zealand after he pleaded not guilty to a charge of affray in court on Tuesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board said.

Stokes’s England return could take place in New Zealand

LONDON (AFP) -  Ben Stokes's long-awaited return to England duty could take place in his native New Zealand after the all-rounder was included Thursday in a 15-man squad for a one-day international series against the Black Caps "subject to any court obligations".

England win toss and bowl against Australia in first ODI

MELBOURNE (AFP) -  England won the toss and chose to bowl against Australia in Sunday's opening one-day international at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

England ponder taking a spin with Crane in Sydney

SYDNEY (AFP) -  Leg-spinner Mason Crane's experience playing in Sydney may prove the clincher to earn him a debut as England try to salvage their Ashes series with a win over Australia in Thursday's final Test.

Warner dominates as Australia capitalise on toss win in Ashes Test

26 December 2017 - 03H00 Warner dominates as Australia capitalise on toss win in Ashes Test © AFP | Australia have got off to a fine start on day one of the 4th Ashes Test MELBOURNE (AFP) -  David Warner plundered England's bowling on a flat pitch to put Australia in a commanding position on the opening day of the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Australia coach Lehmann to step down in 2019

Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann will not seek to renew his contract when his current deal expires at the end of 2019, he said in an interview aired Monday.

Starc out, Bird in for Boxing Day Test against England

MELBOURNE (AFP) -  Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc was on Sunday ruled out of fourth Ashes Test with a heel injury and will be replaced by Jackson Bird.

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