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Contrasting schedules for teams unfair – Mangongo

Contrasting travel schedules, matches on alternate days and little downtime between games against Australia and India have hampered Zimbabwe's preparation at the Under-19 World Cup, according to their coach. In the only rest day they had between "two of...

Zimbabwe plan for life after Taylor, Masakadza

Zimbabwe Cricket has already begun their succession plan for life after Brendan Taylor (31) and Hamilton Masakadza (34), two of their most senior cricketers who are now in their thirties. With matches, tournaments, funding and sponsorship hard to come...

Australia bat first with two debutants in ranks

Australia's captain Steven Smith won the toss and chose to bat first against England in the second ODI at the Gabba.On a hot day in Brisbane, the Australians included two debutants, Alex Carey for the ill Tim Paine and...

New Zealand bat in final ODI; Amir rested

Toss: New Zealand chose to bat v PakistanThe Colin Munro short-arm pull Getty ImagesIn the final ODI of the series, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bat first, putting it down to playing on the...

SL in trouble, Mathews under injury cloud | Cricket

Angelo Mathews plays through the off side © Associated Press Big picture The securing of Chandika Hathurusingha to coach Sri Lanka was seen as a boon for an under fire cricket board, and his no-nonsense approach to training, attention to detail,...

‘Feel like I am in the best form of my life’ – AB de...

South Africa coach Ottis Gibson was asked in the lead-up to the series if the Indian pace attack had enough in it to make them reconsider the usual policy of batting first in Cape Town. This was, after all,...

Round-up – Nurul Hasan hits rapid ton in high-scoring draw | Cricket

Tushar Imran passed 10,000 first-class runs while Abdur Razzak took his 500th first-class wicket as South Zone drew with Central Zone in a high-scoring fixture in Savar. After being sent in to bat, South Zone racked up 448 on the...

Yorkshire chiefs propose Championship shake-up

Yorkshire, often regarded as the staunchest defenders of the County Championship, have put forward proposals for a conference-style format intended to "reinvigorate" the competition and ensure unity among the 18 professional clubs.Mark Arthur, Yorkshire's chief executive, and Martyn Moxon,...

Ireland pile up their highest total in fourth straight win

Ireland 331 for 6 (Stirling 74, Niall O'Brien 51, Whittingham 3-58) beat Scotland 307 for 9 (Jones 74, Leask 59, MacLeod 58) by 24 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball detailsPaul Stirling flicks behind square Peter Della PennaIreland piled up 331 for 6...

Abbott’s four-for dismantles Heat for third-lowest BBL total

Sydney Sixers 1 for 74 (Hughes 37) beat Brisbane Heat 73 (Abbott 4-11) by nine wickets1:30Sydney Sixers romped to a nine-wicket win over Brisbane Heat after bowling them out for the third-lowest total ever in the BBLWhen one team...

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