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© Peter Della Penna Mohammad Shahzad is back in Afghanistan’s ODI and T20I squads for their series against Zimbabwe in the UAE in February. The wicketkeeper-batsman’s retrospective one-year doping ban ends on January 17. The allrounder Samiullah Shenwari is also back in both squads, having been rested during Afghanistan’s ODI
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Kevin Pietersen, one of cricket’s most flamboyant and controversial figures, has announced his impending retirement, stating that he expects to call a complete halt to his playing career by the end of the year. Pietersen, 37, revealed his decision after taking part in the Stars’ Big Bash League defeat against the Renegades in the Melbourne
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Toss Pakistan chose to bat v New ZealandLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson have a chat AFP Sarfraz Ahmed, the Pakistan captain, elected to bowl in windy conditions, on a Wellington pitch with a smattering of grass on it. Pakistan made no changes to the side that won the only tour game
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Australia 2 for 193 (Khawaja 91*, Smith 44*) trail England 346 (Root 83, Malan 62, Cummins 4-80) by 153 runsLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details On a day when Australia chipped slowly away at England’s total, in a dead rubber, individual moments and milestones caught the eye more than the overall match progress. There was Steven
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Match facts January 5-9, 2018Start time 1030 local (0830GMT) play 4:27 Daryll Cullinan discusses South Africa and India’s possible combinations before the first Test at Newlands Big Picture There is a feeling of reverse deja vu in the air. Two years and two months ago, with Diwali festivities in the air, South Africa seemed like
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Doug Bracewell has been ruled out of New Zealand’s first two ODIs against Pakistan with a hamstring problem. The 27-year-old fast bowler had only just returned from a hiatus of nearly a year in the recently concluded series against West Indies, playing five out of six limited-overs matches to pick up six wickets. On Wednesday,
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England’s best-known group of travelling fans – the Barmy Army – were planning to pay tribute before the Sydney Test to the cricket-loving group who died in a seaplane tragedy in the city. Richard Cousins, the head of the catering company Compass, was one of five Britons who died, along with the Australian-based pilot, when
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© CA/Cricket Australia/Getty Images Debate sounded about the Dead Ball law after an unusual gaffe from the Melbourne Renegades wicketkeeper Emma Inglis nearly cost her team their Women’s Big Bash League encounter against the Sydney Sixers in Victoria on Wednesday. In a dramatic finish, with the Sixers requiring three runs
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Toss New Zealand chose to bat v West IndiesScorecard and ball-by-ball details Trent Boult ran through West Indies’ top order Getty Images Kane Williamson won the toss for New Zealand and elected to bat in the third and final T20I of the series in Mount Maunganui. The hosts made one change, with Trent Boult coming in
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At least one of South Africa’s selection conundrums appears to have already been solved with Dale Steyn‘s comeback likely to be delayed by another week. Conditions at Newlands usually call for a three-seamer, one spinner attack (to which South Africa might add an allrounder). Given Steyn’s lengthy absence from international cricket, coach Ottis Gibson appears
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Former India seamer Ashish Nehra, who retired from all forms of cricket in November, has been appointed bowling coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore. The franchise has also brought in former South Africa batsman Gary Kirsten as batting coach ahead of IPL 2018. It was only two months ago that Nehra ended an 18-year career, in
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Captain Faiz Fazal believes Vidarbha’s first match of the season, which they won against Punjab by an innings and 117 runs, “set the tone” for their victorious Ranji Trophy campaign. Vidarbha lifted the prestigious domestic trophy for the first time in their 61st attempt by beating Delhi comprehensively in Indore on the first day of
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