CLOSE-IN: IPL 2022, loyalty from fans could be a concern
The biggest cricket pantomime, the Indian Premier League (IPL) , will raise its curtain at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on March 26. The match will be between the reigning champions, Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.
Lahore Test evenly poised after Pakistan openers make brisk start against Australia
After toiling hard in the field while bowling, Pakistan openers Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq gave their team a brisk start against Australia as the third and final Test match was evenly poised at the end of Day 4, here on Thursday. The visitors looked strong with the bat for the most of the day, with Usman Khawaja leading the attack with a fine Test hundred.
Moved by '83', Sir Richard Hadlee pens a warm email to Kapil Dev
"Hi Kaps!" wrote Sir Richard to Kapil Dev, who, incidentally, bested the New Zealander's then record wicket haul of 431 to take the World No. 1 spot briefly. "It has been many years since we have seen or heard from each other. I have just finished watching '83' on Netflix and I was inspired to contact you," Sir Richard continued.
Women's World Cup: South Africa enter semis after rain washes off match against West Indies
South Africa have nine points and will most likely finish second in the points table behind unbeaten Australia, who lead with 12 points. Australia will play their final league match against Bangladesh on Friday while South Africa will face fifth-ranked India on Sunday, a match which is now a virtual knockout for the Mithali Raj-led side.
Bangladesh register historic ODI series win in South Africa
Bangladesh registered their maiden ODI series win in South Africa, after sealing it 2-1 when they beat the host by nine wickets in the third and final match, here on Wednesday. Taskin Ahmed's first five-wicket haul (5/35) in eight years helped Bangladesh bowl out South Africa for 154. Janneman Malan (39 off 56) and Keshav Maharaj (28 off 39) were the top-scorers for the Proteas.
Ross Taylor has been a massive part of the side in all three formats: Tom Latham
Stand-in captain Tom Latham is eyeing a fitting farewell for Taylor, just like how the right-handed batter signed off from Test cricket against Bangladesh in Christchurch earlier this year, taking the final wicket with his part-time off-spin. "I'm not sure if I'll be giving him a ball in the series; I'll never say never. But Ross has been a massive part of the side for such a long time in all three formats. Like I said, a great farewell and just finished his Test career a few months ago.
South Africa keen to wrap up home ODI series; Bangladesh aim for historic win
Hosts South Africa will aim to wrap up the ODI series against Bangladesh at home, while the tourists will hope to recreate the same form which helped them win the opening game at the same venue on March 18 and clinch an historic overseas series, when the two sides clash in the third and final match at SuperSport Park
England opener Jason Roy fined, handed suspended ban for improper conduct
Jason Roy, the England batter was on Tuesday handed a suspended two-match international ban and asked to pay a fine of GBP 2,500 for bringing the sport into disrepute. The Cricket Discipline Commission (CDC) -- a body that hears disciplinary cases in the professional domestic game in England and Wales and operates "at arm's length from the ECB" -- announced the sanctions but did not specify the incident Roy had been charged for.
Women's World Cup: Yastika Bhatia, Sneh Rana star in big India win over Bangladesh
The win helped the runners-up of 2017 edition of the tournament move up to third spot on the points table with three wins and an equal number of losses. But more importantly, it's the healthy +0.768 Net Run Rate (NRR) that could help India make the semifinal knockouts if multiple teams finish their assignments on identical points. Not to forget that the Mithali Raj-led India will also have to win their last league game against South Africa at Christchurch on March 27.
Women's World Cup: Meg Lanning's batting master-class guides Australia to another easy win
Australian skipper Meg Lanning made a tricky chase look easy as the 29-year-old batting stalwart hammered an unbeaten 135 off just 130 deliveries against South Africa to guide the six-time ICC Women's World Cup champions to their sixth consecutive win in the tournament at the Basin Reserve on Tuesday.