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Stoinis finds his peace in new ODI team

Stoinis finds his peace in new ODI team

Marcus Stoinis was the archetypal young man in a hurry. In returning to international cricket after the death of his father, he believes he has found fresh perspective on the game to no longer be so rushed about it all. As Australia's limited-overs team works to rebuild towards next year's World Cup after a poor…
Harris punished for criticising obstructing-the-field call

Harris punished for criticising obstructing-the-field call

Ryan Harris, the former Australia fast bowler and now coach, has been reprimanded and handed a suspended fine of A$3,000 (US$ 2300 approx) for voicing his displeasure at the obstructing-the-field decision made against Alex Ross when playing for Brisbane Heat against Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League. In a series of tweets, Harris let…
No place for top-order batsmen

No place for top-order batsmen

The Cape Town Test was a baptism by fire for the batsmen. Of the ten innings played by India's specialist batsmen (Nos. 1-5), there were only two 20-plus scores - 28 by Virat Kohli in the second innings and 26 by Cheteshwar Pujara in the first. Over those ten innings, India's top five aggregated 130…
Playing India ‘a massive step up’ – Markram

Playing India ‘a massive step up’ – Markram

0:13 Aiden Markram enjoyed a remarkable start to Test cricket, scoring two hundreds in his first three matches, but those scores of 143 and 125 came against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. The 23-year old South African opener was faced with a far stiffer challenge at Newlands, where on a surface with plenty of movement and against…
25th Match, Big Bash League at Sydney, Jan 11 2018 | Match Summary | ESPNCricinfo

25th Match, Big Bash League at Sydney, Jan 11 2018 | Match Summary |...

END OF OVER: 20 | 20 Runs | PS: 172/4 (4 runs required, RR: 8.60) HWR Cartwright65 (41b) CT Bancroft75 (56b) MJ McClenaghan4-0-53-1 GS Sandhu4-0-21-1 Handshakes all around, as McClenaghan enjoys that victory. Smiles for the team in green today, as Perth Scorchers succumb to a rare loss. A cracker of a match that keeps…
Why this was a vastly disappointing Ashes series

Why this was a vastly disappointing Ashes series

FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED FROM THE SYDNEY ASHES TEST 1. Not all Test matches provide five things we can learn. The SCG offered a catalogue of things we could relearn, if we had been fortunate enough to have forgotten them from earlier in the series, but almost nothing new, other than some sage advice on…
White recalled to stabilise middle order

White recalled to stabilise middle order

Cameron White does not regret criticising Australia's recent selection policies and will seek out the selection chairman Trevor Hohns to discuss their differences of opinion after being recalled for his first ODI appearances in nearly three years. Having dropped Glenn Maxwell and Matthew Wade in large part due to a spate of Australian middle-order collapses…
Livingstone named for New Zealand as Ballance pays price

Livingstone named for New Zealand as Ballance pays price

Liam Livingstone has been drafted into England's squad for the two-Test tour of New Zealand in March and April, after Gary Ballance paid the price for England's 4-0 thrashing in the Ashes - despite not featuring at any stage of the series. James Vince and Mark Stoneman have both been handed another chance after mediocre…
Does Pujara need to show more intent?

Does Pujara need to show more intent?

" At the same time, we need to have intent because the kind of bowling attack they have - especially on these pitches they get extra bounce and they get extra pace off the wicket - you can't be in a zone of not having intent and see off 35-40 overs. You need to find…
Top-ranked Rabada ‘striving for perfection’

Top-ranked Rabada ‘striving for perfection’

With just 24 Test caps to his name, Kagiso Rabada has already achieved "what I always wanted", in becoming Test cricket's top-ranked bowler, but he has promised there is much more to come. Rabada leapfrogged James Anderson to No.1 after the first Test between South Africa and India, in which he took five wickets and…
India have plenty of selection headaches going into the second Test

India have plenty of selection headaches going into the second Test

It's not often that a team decides to drop their vice-captain, who also happens to be one of the most successful batsmen in the team, especially overseas. It's also not often that a team from India decides to play only five proper batsmen in the first Test match on a tour to South Africa, and…
Ranking England’s Australian nightmares

Ranking England’s Australian nightmares

In eight completed Ashes tours since 1986-87, England have won one series and lost seven by thumping margins, including a 4-0 beating on their most recent visit this year. But which tours have had saving graces, and which have been unmitigated shockers? ESPNcricinfo runs the rule over three decades of desperation Getty ImagesArguably the least-worst…