Pakistan have named four uncapped players, including the 22-year-old nephew of former captain and current chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, in their Test squad for the team’s upcoming tour of Ireland and England on Sunday.
A final homecoming – that’s how the family of former Republic of Ireland footballer and Ireland cricketer Noel Cantwell described their decision to bring their father’s ashes back to be scattered in his native Cork where he sported and played as a youngster.
Ireland’s elevation to test status this year will help to boost Cricket Ireland’s revenues by about 50 per cent to €9.3 million, its chief executive has told The Irish Times.
After the weekend that was in it you couldn’t but conclude that Australian cricket and Oxford rowing could do with some help from Granny Furlong, both now in a state of chassis after experiences they would very much like to forget.
Ben Stokes has been named in the International Cricket Council’s Test and one-day teams of the year.
Dawid Malan joked about overcoming the jump from facing “78mph dibbly-dobblies” in county cricket to a phalanx of Australia fast bowlers at the Waca following a maiden Test century for England that left him close to tears upon reaching the milestone.
Ireland are in line to play 16 Test matches over four years under the new Future Tours Programmes, which is in the process of being finalised.
England 302 195; Australia 328 173-0; Australia win by 10 wickets On a disappointingly sunny Monday morning for England supporters Australia completed the job without any alarms.
England set aside this week’s controversial distractions to restrict West Indies to a stop-start 288 for six as they try to close out a 4-0 Royal London Series win at the Ageas Bowl.