Month: December 2018

5:43 AM ET Mashrafe Mortaza has secured the Narail-2 seat in Bangladesh’s national elections, winning over 96% of the votes in his constituency. His result is part of Awami League’s landslide victory, their third consecutive win in the country’s general elections. He becomes the first active international cricketer to be a member of parliament in
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4:39 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff ODI team of the year: Smriti Mandhana (India), Tammy Beaumont (England), Suzie Bates (New Zealand, capt), Dane van Niekerk (South Africa), Sophie Devine (New Zealand), Alyssa Healy (Australia, wk), Marizanne Kapp (South Africa), Deandra Dottin (West Indies), Sana Mir (Pakistan), Sophie Ecclestone (England), Poonam Yadav (India) T20I team of the
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3:26 AM ET Richard Pybus, West Indies’ high performance director, has agreed to take up the role of head coach full-time, replacing the interim coach Nic Pothas. Pybus’ contract, ESPNcricinfo understands, will effectively run until the 2019 Test series against India, which follows the ODI World Cup in England. The position of West Indies head
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3:20 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Bill Watson, the former Australia and New South Wales batsman, has died aged 87. A right-handed opener, Watson struck a hundred in his second first-class match against the touring English side in Sydney in 1954-55 and subsequently made his Test debut against England that season along with former Queensland batsman
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1:38 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Rohit Sharma will miss the New Year’s Test in Sydney to attend to his wife, who gave birth to a baby daughter on Sunday. Rohit left for Mumbai on Sunday, and will only return to Australia on January 8 to join the ODI squad. The Sydney Test is scheduled to
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1:51 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Left out of India’s limited-overs squad for the series in Australia and New Zealand, Manish Pandey has been handed the Karnataka captaincy across formats. ESPNcricinfo understands that Pandey’s availability for the next two months was central to the KSCA’s decision of a leadership change, one “taken with outgoing captain R
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11:52 AM ET Liam Brickhill Given arguably the hardest job in Test cricket – that of opener in South African conditions – Dean Elgar has forged a reputation as a batsman of extremely durable disposition. His fifty against a bristling Pakistan seam attack – albeit missing Mohammad Abbas’ wiles – on a variegated, helpful Centurion
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1:53 AM ET Spectators in the MCG’s famous Bay 13 have been warned to cease racially motivated taunting of Indian players and spectators after multiple complaints over the first two days of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. Chants of “show us your visa” were a regular feature of the first two days, leading to
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4:52 AM ET George Dobell Umar Farooq Northamptonshire are closing in on the signing of Faheem Ashraf for the Vitality Blast. ESPNcricinfo understand Faheem, the Pakistan allrounder, has agreed a contract with the club and expects to be available for the entire duration of the 2019 T20 season in England. The competition starts in mid-July
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