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Marlon Samuels, Sunil Narine and Alzarri Joseph have been ruled out of West Indies’ limited-overs leg of New Zealand. While Samuels was pulled out due to an injured right hand and Joseph a back strain, Narine – only in the T20 squad – made himself unavailable for personal reasons. Sunil Ambris, who took a blow
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Australia’s squad for the Under-19 World Cup will be captained by batsman Jason Sangha, and include allrounder Austin Waugh – son of former captain Steve Waugh. Another allrounder, Will Sutherland, son of Cricket Australia’s (CA) chief executive James Sutherland, has been named vice-captain. Last month Sangha had become the youngest Australian to make a first-class
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Sturdy Nottinghamshire seam bowler Luke Fletcher has been given the all-clear by his hospital consultant to resume full training next month – exactly six months after sustaining a serious head injury. Fletcher, one of the most crowd-pleasing figures on the county circuit, was hit by a return drive by Sam Hain in a televised T20
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James Sutherland, the Cricket Australia chief executive, has denied allegations that the Perth Ashes Test could be subject to instances of spot-fixing, but said the governing body will co-operate with the ICC anti-corruption unit’s investigation while also maintaining sharp focus on the integrity of the looming Big Bash League. After being part of a teleconference
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Steven Finn, the England fast bowler whose tour of Australia was cut short by a knee injury, believes that the off-field antics of the current England team are nothing compared to those of the victorious 2010-11 Ashes squad, and fears that the sport will risk a further alienation from its fan base if the controversies
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Chris Gayle having his legs slightly apart with the bat over his head in his follow through and watching the ball sail over the long-on fielder was one of the most enduring images of BPL 2017. Gayle’s relentless assault – a record 146* off 69 balls – razed defending champions and pre-tournament favourites Dhaka Dynamites
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Big picture The chances of the BPL final being a one-sided affair are fairly high. If even one of Dhaka Dynamites’ departments – either the top-order batsmen or the spin bowlers – fire full throttle, then Rangpur Riders will struggle in the finale. At the same time, if Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum or Johnson Charles
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Tea New Zealand 373 (Raval 84, de Grandhomme 58, Gabriel 4-119, Roach 3-58) and 190 for 5 (Taylor 56*, Williamson 54, de Grandhomme 12*, Cummins 3-45) lead West Indies 221 (Brathwaite 66, Dowrich 35, Boult 4-73) by 342 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Kane Williamson was cleaned up by a scorching yorker from Miguel Cummins Getty
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Tea West Indies 87 for 2 (Brathwaite 45*) trail New Zealand 373 (Raval 84, de Grandhomme 58, Gabriel 4-119, Roach 3-58) by 349 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Trent Boult took a sensational catch to dismiss Shimron Hetmyer Getty Images Trent Boult’s allround excellence rolled into the afternoon, as he claimed a spectacular return catch to
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Kevin Pietersen has described the batting of both England and Australia as “no good”, and questioned Alastair Cook‘s desire ahead of the third Ashes Test at the WACA. Pietersen admitted to feeling frustrated at England’s inability to capitalise on periods of competitive play during the first two Tests and expressed a belief that they could
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