ODI rankings: Aussies back to pole position after South Africa win
Days after Pakistan had toppled them from the No. 1 place in the Men’s ODI Team Rankings, Australia reclaimed their spot with a win in the second ODI against South Africa, states ICC.
Australia name preliminary World Cup squad, Sangha, Hardie surprise inclusions
Uncapped leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha and inexperienced all-rounder Aaron Hardie are the surprise inclusions, with Test star Marnus Labuschagne the notable omission from Australia's squad that will be reduced to 15 players closer to the start of the tournament on October 5, reports ICC.
Mitch Marsh wins first crack as Finch's replacement as Australia T20 skipper
Aaron Finch retired from T20I cricket earlier this year after a successful 76-match stint as captain that was highlighted by guiding Australia to the ICC Men's T20 World Cup title in Dubai in 2021 and selectors have taken their time on settling on his replacement, reports ICC.
Series against Australia, England among top draws in India bilateral media rights bid: Report
The India media rights broadcast cycle, also including the domestic calendar, commences with eight matches against Australia - three ODIs in September and five T20Is in November this year. The three ODIs are before 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup starting from October 5, while the five T20Is will happen after the mega event concludes on November 19.
Australia were on their knees but they deserve to retain the Ashes, says David Lloyd
Rain washed away England's hopes of levelling the series on day five of the fourth Ashes Test in Manchester as Australia retained their hold on the Ashes. "For all the problems that would be perceived with the Australian cricket team, they came into Old Trafford with a 2-1 series lead. We can’t forget that and it was England who had to make all the run in this Test," Lloyd said on SEN 1170 Breakfast.
Ashes 2023: Tim Paine prefers Hazlewood over Boland, sees no place for Green in fourth Test
Boland has picked only two wickets in the two Tests he’s played, compared to Hazlewood taking eight wickets in the same period of time. At the third Ashes Test in Headingley, Mitchell Marsh marked his return to Test cricket with a century in the first innings and picked a few scalps as Green sat out due to a low-grade hamstring injury.
You've got to bring your spinner in early: Mark Taylor wants Cummins to utilise Todd Murphy more freely
Murphy was brought into the team for the third Ashes Test as a direct replacement for the injured Nathan Lyon, but his contribution was limited to a mere 9.3 overs throughout the match, resulting in just a solitary wicket. Taylor believes Murphy needs to be utilised more frequently by Cummins or drop him altogether for the fourth Test at Old Trafford.
Travis Head leapfrogs Smith, Labuschagne to achieve career-high no. 2 spot in ICC Test rankings
Head jumped two places and up to second behind New Zealand veteran Kane Williamson on the back of his tremendous Ashes series against England that has already netted him a total of 266 runs at an average of 44.33. The 29-year-old's previous best ranking was third, attained after the ICC World Test Championship Final against India last month, in which he had scored a decisive 163 in the first innings.
Come in to support England, doesn't need to go beyond that: Root appeals for calm ahead of Headingley Test
Bairstow, under the assumption that the ball had been declared dead and the over had ended, unintentionally vacated his crease as wicketkeeper Alex Carey launched a throw towards the stumps, resulting in his dismissal on the final day of the second test, which Australia won by 43 runs to go 2-0 up in the five-match series.
Steve Harmison criticises Kevin Pietersen for slamming England's bowling attack
Pietersen expressed his displeasure with England's lethargic approach, notably the time it took for the players to get onto the field and the slow pace at which they bowled. Following the conclusion of day one of the second Ashes Test at Lord's, Pietersen launched a scathing critique against England after they elected to bowl first against Australia.