India set out for a defining full tour of England on Saturday with debate raging about batsmen leaving bowlers running for cover with the home pummelling Australia in the One-dayers.
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and manager Asanka Gurusinha have admitted to breaching the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) code of conduct after the team delayed play during the second test against West Indies.
Aaron Finch (100, 106b) and Shaun Marsh (101, 92b) notched up centuries to take Australia to 310/8 against England in the fourth ODI of five-match Royal London series at Chester-le-Street on Thursday.
Concerned by a spate of run fests recently, Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has criticised the use of two new balls in ODIs, saying it is “a perfect recipe for disaster”.
Eoin Morgan believes England will be spoiled for choice when Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes return from injury, with his one-day side dominant even without the two key men.
Following Australia’s humiliating 242-run defeat against England in the third ODI at Trent Bridge, former batsman Michael Hussey believes the banned duo of Steve Smith and David Warner will walk into the national side for next year’s Cricket World Cup provided they serve their suspension satisfactorily .
Ahmed Shehzad, the 26-year-old Pakistan cricketer, has reportedly failed a dope Test and risks facing a three-month suspension from the game.
India will kick off their World Test Championship (WTC) cycle with a two-match series in the West Indies in July-August next year and play South Africa next at home in a three-match series, the International Cricket Council announced on Wednesday.
India’s ODI and T20I captain Rohit Sharma informed on Wednesday that he has cleared the Yo-Yo test, and is ready to embark on the tour of Ireland and England.
Australia were handed a reality check as they suffered their biggest one-day international defeat when they lost to England at Trent Bridge, said coach Justin Langer, who added that his young side were learning the hard way.