Month: December 2019

4:12 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff England are “cautiously” backing an ICC proposal to scrap five-day Tests from 2023. The ICC’s cricket committee are expected to formally consider a proposal in 2020 to make four-day Tests mandatory as part of the World Test Championship in a bid to ease pressure in an increasingly crowded international schedule.
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9:05 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff D’Arcy Short has been called up for Australia’s short ODI series in India in January after Sean Abbott, the fast-bowling allrounder, sustained a “moderate side strain”, Cricket Australia announced. Aaron Finch (capt), D’Arcy Short, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Kane Richardson, Steven
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© Getty Images In a huge vote of confidence for the DRS technology being used in Australia, Tim Paine‘s lbw verdict in the first innings was shown to be correct by a narrow margin on both HawkEye and VirtualEye ball tracking. Both technologies showed Paine was stuck in line to ensure it would not be
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4:30 PM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff Last year, India completed a historic 2-1 triumph in Australia, their first-ever Test series victory in the country. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly believes India will face an even bigger challenge when they go back down under in 2020-21 for a four-Test series against a “full-strength” Australia side. Back in 2018-19,
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