12:29 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff The second ODI between India and West Indies, scheduled for October 24, could be shifted away from Indore. This is the potential outcome of a tussle over complimentary-ticket allocation between the BCCI and the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA). The disagreement concerns the Holkar Stadium’s pavilion block, which according to
11:49 AM ET Liam Brickhill A balance between bat and ball is generally held to be the defining trait of a good cricket pitch. But sometimes difficult conditions can make for thoroughly absorbing cricket, as was the case when Zimbabwe made a fist of their defence of a paltry 117 in the opening ODI of
10:10 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Bangladesh have included allrounder Lata Mondal in one of five changes in their squad for the four T20Is and one ODI against Pakistan, starting on October 2. Fast bowler Lily Rani Biswas has been dropped from the team that played in the Women’s World T20 Qualifiers in Ireland in July.
3:00 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Australians 207 for 2 (Finch 54, Shaun Marsh 54*, Mitchell Marsh 53*) trail Pakistan A 278 (Abid Ali 85, Lyon 8-103) by 71 runs Mitchell Marsh celebrates a vital half-century AFP Matt Renshaw suffered a blow to the helmet while fielding at short leg and was subsequently substituted out of Australia’s
3:00 AM ET Toss South Africa chose to bowl v Zimbabwe Dale Steyn made way for David Wiese against Afghanistan Getty Images The wait for Dale Steyn’s return to white-ball cricket continued as he was left out of South Africa’s XI for their first one-day international against Zimbabwe in Kimberley, where stand-in captain JP Duminy won
shares West Indians 366 for 7 dec (Ambris 114*, Dowrich 65, Brathwaite 52, Avesh 4-60) drew with Indian Board President’s XI 366 for 7 dec (Bawne 116*, Agarwal 90, Bishoo 3-104) © WICB Media Sunil Ambris made an unbeaten 114 off 98 balls to give the West Indians first-innings honours in their two-day warm-up
8:01 AM ET India and Pakistan were about to talk, then they weren’t and so it is fitting that this week the cricket boards of both countries lock horns in Dubai to try and resolve a longstanding and thorny dispute. The arbitrator, over three days, will be the ICC’s Dispute Resolutions Committee. The dispute is
7:51 AM ET Umar Farooq Spurred on by the first axing of his international career, Mohammad Amir is set to play his first domestic first-class game in Pakistan in three years. Amir will play for Sui Southern Gas Corporation (SSGC) in the ongoing domestic season, after being dropped from the Test squad to take on
6:09 AM ET Chief operating officer Kevin Roberts has re-emerged as the most likely candidate to succeed James Sutherland when the Cricket Australia chief executive exits the role after 17 years. Little more than a week after it appeared that the race was down to CA Board director John Harnden and former Cricket New South
5:16 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Middle-order batsman Karun Nair hasn’t had “any conversations” with the India selectors and team management about why he didn’t play in any of the five Tests in England. Nair was part of India’s original 18-man squad for the Tests in England, but watched Hanuma Vihari, who was called up as
5:02 AM ET George Dobell Joe Denly has admitted he “went missing” for a couple of years after his last experience of international cricket. Denly, the 32-year-old Kent batsman, played the last of his 14 matches for England (nine ODIs and five T20s) in February 2010 and accepts that, in the aftermath of being dropped,
3:00 AM ET South Australia 265 for 7 (Ferguson 133, Lehmann 44, Fawad 2-53) beat Victoria (White 81, Handscomb 64, Mennie 3-38) by eight runs Callum Ferguson gets off his feet to hit the ball Getty Images A fine century by South Australia’s senior batsman Callum Ferguson bankrolled a total of 265 that proved beyond the
4:37 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff India opener Rohit Sharma moved up two spots to No. 2 in ODI batting rankings, while left-arm wristspinner Kuldeep Yadav vaulted to his career-best ranking of No.3 in the bowlers’ list, following their performances in the Asia Cup in the UAE. Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan overtook Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan to
12:20 AM ET Sidharth Monga Manoj Prabhakar was a brave, street-smart cricketer, whose spirit of rebellion Indian cricket could have well done without. Those who played with him tell you he carried a deep-rooted resentment for the system ever since Kapil Dev called up Madan Lal from the England leagues to replace the injured Chetan
11:57 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Shikhar Dhawan and Karun Nair have been dropped the Indian team that will play West Indies in a two-match Test series starting October 4. This means India are likely to go in with another new opening combination with one of Mayank Agarwal or Prithvi Shaw making their Test debut when
1:20 PM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Shakib Al Hasan has undergone an emergency operation on the injured little finger on his left hand, after it had become infected during the Asia Cup. The pus had spread quite badly, going up to his left wrist, which was only spotted when he had gone to a Dhaka hospital
3:00 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Pakistan A 247 for 6 (Abid 83*, Aslam 51, Lyon 5-87) v Australia Nathan Lyon in his delivery stride AFP Australia’s chances against Pakistan in the upcoming series will rest on their ability to play the turning ball. But as they showed in a riveting series against India last year, their
shares Indian Board President’s XI 360 for 6 dec (Bawne 116*, Agarwal 90, Iyer 61, Bishoo 3-104, Gabriel 2-41) v West Indies Mayank Agarwal jumps in jubilation © PTI West Indies found moderate success on their first outing in a six-week tour of India, taking six wickets on the opening day of their two-day
shares Australia women 4 for 164 (Haynes 69*, Lanning 56*, Kasperek 2-28) beat New Zealand women 5 for 162 (Martin 56*, Devine 43, Gardner 2-22) by six wickets Play 02:29 Keen to change poor T20I record against New Zealand – Lanning Australia’s captain Meg Lanning and her leadership understudy Rachael Haynes took command of
8:29 AM ET Asif rolls back the years Remember that snake swing, those in dippers, that cut on the ball either way and that sneering swagger? Remember Mohammad Asif? He is 35 now, playing for WAPDA, and while he lost five years in his career between 2010 and 2015, he has refused to fade away.
3:00 AM ET Big Picture Johannesburg is closer to Harare than it is to Cape Town, but it’s been eight years since Zimbabwe last played an ODI in South Africa. The cricketing gap is far wider than the geographical one between these two teams, and the financial realities of modern cricket add a further constraint.
3:00 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff West Indies women 102 for 1 (McLean 42*, Taylor 35*) beat South Africa women 101 for 8 (Van Niekerk 36, du Preez 27, Mohammed 5-24) by 9 wickets Anisa Mohammed broke open the game for West Indies Getty Images Late strikes including a last-over hat-trick from Anisa Mohammed and a 72-run
1:52 AM ET Rohit Sharma, India’s victorious stand-in captain, wants those auditioning for the Nos. 4 and 6 spots in the ODI XI to get more opportunities in the next few months, even if team dynamics change when Virat Kohli takes over the leadership. “The guys who were here had the ability to win matches
12:24 AM ET Success in defending runs in the final overs at the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) influenced Mashrafe Mortaza‘s decision to hand Mahmudullah the ball with India needing six runs off six balls in the Asia Cup final. Mashrafe had earlier considered throwing the ball to Soumya Sarkar, for his military medium, but changed
11:01 AM ET Andrew Fidel Fernando The rift that presently exists between Angelo Mathews and coach Chandika Hathurusingha must be repaired as soon as possible, so that Mathews can return to the ODI side quickly, the former Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara has said. Sangakkara, who has been a long-time advocate of Mathews and Hathurusingha
10:31 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Sarah Taylor, the England wicketkeeper, will miss the Women’s World T20 in the Caribbean in November after suffering a relapse of the anxiety issue that has caused her to take regular time away from the game in recent seasons. Taylor, who played a key role in England’s World Cup victory
9:23 AM ET Liam Brickhill Zimbabwe’s coach Lalchand Rajput is oozing optimism ahead of the first ODI in Kimberley on Sunday. It’s one trait by which his short tenure – he took over the position full-time in August after filling in on an interim basis in July – has been characterised. “South Africa has to
9:01 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Leicestershire have signed Mohammad Abbas for a second summer as their overseas player, after the Pakistan seamer enjoyed a prolific debut season in county cricket. Abbas claimed 50 wickets at 17.72 in Division Two of the Championship, including a haul of 10 for 52 in his final game, against Durham.
shares Pooja Vastrakar attended the preparatory camp ahead of the South Africa tour © Annesha Ghosh/ESPNcricinfo Ltd Seam-bowling allrounder Pooja Vastrakar has returned from an ankle injury to be picked in India’s 15-member squad for the upcoming World T20 while the more experienced quick-bowling allrounder Shikha Pandey has been left out. This marks the
6:58 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Adil Rashid’s renaissance as a red-ball cricketer has been rubber-stamped by the ECB, after he was named in their list of centrally contracted Test players for the 2018-19 season. Rashid, who was lured back to the Test fold by the new England selector Ed Smith, played an important, if bit-part,