Fate of last two teams for Women's T20 World Cup to be decided in Abu Dhabi today
Zimbabwe, who will play Ireland at the Zayed Cricket Stadium, had made a strong start to the Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier with victories over Papua New Guinea (by eight wickets) and Thailand (sic wickets), according to ICC. But with a semifinal place assured, they were less impressive in their third T20I in the group stage as they lost to the UAE off the last ball.
CLOSE-IN: Indian women's cricket -- Rising to the Harmanpreet Kaur
One hopes to see the Indian women's team on the Lord's balcony, very much in the style of Kapil Dev's victorious 1983 World Cup side. The image of that victory is still etched in the minds of millions of Indian cricket fans and has been the inspiration for young Indian boys to take up the sport seriously.
Richie Berrington to captain Scotland's 15-member squad for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup
The 15-member side also includes leg-spin all-rounder Chris Greaves, who made his Scotland debut at last year's T20 World Cup and came into limelight by scoring a match-winning 45 against Bangladesh in first round. The squad also features the uncapped Brandon McMullen who impressed at the Regional series and A team matches with both bat and ball as a genuine all-rounder.
We definitely want to win Lord's ODI for Jhulan Goswami: Harmanpreet Kaur
"The Lord's game (on Saturday) is very special for us because it's Jhulan's retirement and we wanted to enjoy that game without any pressure and I'm really happy that we were able to win today and now we can just have fun in that game," said Harmanpreet after India defeated England by 88 runs in second ODI at Canterbury.
Bumper Ashes series confirmed as Australia men's, women's teams set to face off against England
England men's and women's teams will hoping to regain the Ashes following defeats in Australia last winter. The five-Test men's Ashes Series begins at Edgbaston on Friday, June 16 and continues at Lord's (June 28-July 2), Headingley (July 6-10), and Old Trafford (July 19-23) before the final Test at the Oval commencing on Thursday, July 27 and ending on July 31.
Sehwag back to hometown as Gujarat Giants set to face Manipal Tigers on September 22
A star-studded Sehwag-led side is unbeaten after winning their first two games and will look to complete a winning hat-trick when they clash against Harbhajan Singh's Manipal Tigers at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on Thursday. Table-toppers Gujarat Giants had defeated Manipal Tigers earlier this season by two wickets during their first meeting in Lucknow.
1st T20I, Ind vs Aus: Bigger boundaries in Mohali bring 'running between the wickets', spinners in play
The longer boundaries at square of the wicket often dictate the style of play and strategy of batters. It helps batters, who rely more on singles and doubles to keep the scoreboard ticking even in the T20 format. Well, who can forget that famous run-chase by India against Australia in a T20 game in Mohali during the 2016 World Cup. That thrilling chase in the Super 10 Group 2 match was dominated by the insane running between the wickets by Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni.
Mandhana No.2 in latest ICC T20 ranking for batters; displaces Australian stalwart Lanning
Mooney is leading the T20I batters' table with 743 points, while Mandhana is second with 731 and Lanning third with 725 points in the latest ICC rankings released on Tuesday. Mandhana scored 111 runs during the three-match series and that helped the 26-year-old rise two spots to second overall on the latest list for T20I batters.
Shelley Nitschke named Australia women's cricket head coach; replaces Mott in permanent role
One of the world's leading all-rounders, Nitschke broke into the Australian team in 2005 as a 28-year-old and went on to play 80 ODIs, 36 T20Is and six Tests. She amassed over 3,000 runs and claimed more than 150 wickets with her left-arm orthodox bowling. She was named ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year in 2010 and claimed four (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) consecutive Belinda Clark Awards, according to ICC.
Abu Dhabi T10: USA's Strikers acquire New York franchise; Yuvraj announced as a mentor
The enigmatic left-hander Yuvraj Singh has been brought on board as the Team Mentor. He was previously part of the Abu Dhabi T10 league in 2019. The franchise has brought in Kieron Pollard as their Icon player and also signed England's 2019 ODI World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan as their Platinum player. Azam Khan, from Pakistan, and Ireland's Paul Stirling are the two Category A players signed by the franchise.