Month: August 2019

10:10 PM ET Alex Malcolm Sydney Sixers have signed fast bowler Jackson Bird for a second stint at the BBL club after helping the Melbourne Stars to the final last season. Bird, 32, who has played nine Tests for Australia and was part of Australia A’s tour of England this winter, has alternated between the
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8:17 AM ET Bangladesh have left out Mustafizur Rahman from the 15-man squad that will take on Afghanistan in the one-off Test in Chattogram starting next Thursday. Apart from Mustafizur, Tamim Iqbal was also missing from the squad after he was granted a leave by the BCB earlier this month. Squad for one-off Test: Shakib
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10:38 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff India men’s allrounder Ravindra Jadeja and women’s wristspinner Poonam Yadav were presented with the Arjuna Award, an honour bestowed by the Indian government to recognise outstanding individual achievement in sports. The pair received their awards from the president of the country, on Thursday, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi.
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12:41 AM ET ESPNcricinfo staff West Indies women have recalled offspinner Anisa Mohammed to the squad as they aim to bank on experience for the upcoming ODI series against Australia, which starts on September 5. Mohammed’s last appearance for West Indies came against Pakistan women in February, and, after three wickets across five international games
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12:08 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Ajantha Mendis, perhaps cricket’s original mystery spinner in the video analysis age, has announced his retirement from all forms of the game. The 34-year old last played international cricket in 2015, an ODI against New Zealand in Christchurch. The inventor of what became known as the “carrom ball” – legbreaks
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5:29 AM ET Usman Khawaja will lead the Australians in their three-day tour match against Derbyshire starting Thursday, with Alex Carey called in from Sussex to keep wickets and therefore give Tim Paine a breather between the Leeds and Manchester Ashes Tests. Usman Khawaja (capt), Cameron Bancroft, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell
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