T20 World Cup: Afghanistan bring back batter Darwish Rasooli in 15-member squad
From the 17 players who were part of the squad for the recently held ACC Men's Asia Cup 2022, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) also dropped Karim Janat and Noor Ahmad for the T20 World Cup which will be played from October 16 to November 13 at various venues in Australia.
Smriti Mandhana scores half-ton as India women thrash England to level T20I series 1-1
The 53-ball 79 from Smriti Mandhana was enough for India to chase down a competitive 142/6 from England for the loss of just two wickets and with 20 balls to spare. The deciding third T20I will be played at Bristol on Thursday, following which the focus will shift to the One-day International series beginning at Hove on September 18.
Ben Stokes-led England can regain the Ashes next summer: Michael Vaughan
But since the time Brendon McCullum took over as red-ball coach and Ben Stokes as captain, England have an attacking brand of cricket, which saw them winning six out of seven Tests, which included a 3-0 sweep of New Zealand, a record chase of 378 against India and more recently, a 2-1 series victory over South Africa.
As Mandhana considers pulling out of WBBL, world No.1 T20 bowler Ecclestone signs up for Sydney Sixers
Mandhana had played for city rivals Sydney Thunder in the previous edition of the WBBL, enjoying great success with the bat. Mandhana is currently playing in the international white-ball games against England, which started with a T20I series on September 10. She feels that managing the physical part becomes important considering the volume of cricket.
Coach McDonald happy with depth in Australia ODI squad and its recent progress
Australia has won back-to-back ODI series against New Zealand and Zimbabwe and have done even while the team is undergoing changes with captain Aaron Finch announcing his retirement. The issue facing Australia now is to find a replacement for Finch as a white-ball skipper and opener.
Australia all-rounder Tahlia McGrath named ICC Women's Player of the Month for August
The emerging star of the women's game beat team-mate Beth Mooney and India's Jemimah Rodrigues for the monthly award after she played a major role in helping Australia claim the gold medal in Birmingham. McGrath finished the tournament as the joint second-highest wicket-taker with eight scalps from five matches, while also making a couple of strong contributions with the bat.
Smith, bowlers shine as Australia complete 3-0 sweep of New Zealand; give Finch winning send-off
There was no fairy-tale finish with the bat for captain Aaron Finch, playing in his final ODI match. But he was able to sign off from a 50-over career with a victory, thanks to Smith's 105, with 52 from Marnus Labuschagne and 42 not out from Alex Carey giving him ample support as Australia made 267/5. Then, Australia's bowlers, led by Mitchell Starc's 3/60, put in a collective, spirited effort to thwart a challenge from New Zealand's middle-order and bowl out the visitors for 242.
Stuart Broad joins McGrath as the second most successful pacer in Tests
Broad claimed 4-41 in 12.2 overs as South Africa were bundled out for 118 in their first innings of the Test on what is the third day of the match as the first day was washed out by rain and the second was abandoned due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II. But the four wickets on Saturday helped Broad move to 563 wickets in Test cricket, the same as Australian great McGrath.
Legends League Cricket: Sehwag, Kallis to lead Indian Maharajas, World Giants in benefit match
The Indian Maharajas will be led by India's most successful opening batter, Virender Sehwag, while the World Giants will be led by South African cricketing great and revered allrounder, Jacques Kallis. Meanwhile, the countdown for the Legends League Cricket has started as the Cricketing greats from 10 nations are set to descend on Kolkata with the league.
Virat Kohli's heartfelt message to Aaron Finch on his ODI retirement
While Kohli and Finch were involved in several nail-biting matches between the two countries, the Australian was also a part of Indian Premier League (IPL) side Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) during the 2020 season where he played alongside the charismatic Indian cricketer.