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Kohli reaches career high; Root vaults to second place

Kohli reaches career high; Root vaults to second place

Joe Root's Man of the Series-winning performance in the ODIs against India has seen him vault to a career-best second spot in the ICC's ODI rankings for batsmen. Root made 3, 113 not out and 100 not out in the three matches. His century in the third game was his 13th in ODIs, an England…
Shamsi returns to South Africa squad in Sri Lanka

Shamsi returns to South Africa squad in Sri Lanka

Tabraiz Shamsi, the left-arm wristspinner, has rejoined South Africa's squad in Sri Lanka after departing earlier in the week for family reasons. Shamsi is available for selection for the second Test, which starts in Colombo on Friday. "Shamsi's always been a part of the squad," Keshav Maharaj said. "Something happened in his family and it…
“Young Indian players in overseas T20 leagues will benefit Indian cricket” – Mysore

“Young Indian players in overseas T20 leagues will benefit Indian cricket” – Mysore

Venky Mysore, the chief executive officer of the Kolkata Knight Riders, said that emerging Indian players ought to be allowed to participate in domestic Twenty20 leagues overseas. Mysore also felt that it was time to replace the IPL auction with a player draft. Mysore said the IPL had done wonders for young Indian players over…
Five takeaways from Global T20 Canada

Five takeaways from Global T20 Canada

2:09 PM ET Peter Della PennaCricket ClosePeter Della Penna is an American cricket journalist who also writes for ESPNcricinfo.com and DreamCricket.com. Since 2010, he has penned the USA entry in the Cricket Round the World section of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterDellaPenna Sandpapergate karma Two of the biggest names to lend legitimacy to the…
Bhuvneshwar Kumar to return to India to recuperate from lower-back issue

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to return to India to recuperate from lower-back issue

Bhuvneshwar Kumar will return to India to recuperate from the lower-back injury that has kept him out of the squad for the first three Tests in England. ESPNcricinfo understands Bhuvneshwar will undergo intense rehabilitation for about four weeks at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru before the selectors make an assessment on his fitness for…
Maharaj hoping to learn from “best in the world” Herath

Maharaj hoping to learn from “best in the world” Herath

When Keshav Maharaj first saw Rangana Herath at close quarters, Herath was unable to impose himself on the series. Although in the lead up to Sri Lanka's tour of South Africa in 2016-17, Maharaj had identified Herath as one of his leading spin-bowling influences, he wound up with better returns than the senior man across…
Nepal spinner Shakti Gauchan to retire after Netherlands tour

Nepal spinner Shakti Gauchan to retire after Netherlands tour

10:38 AM ET Peter Della PennaCricket ClosePeter Della Penna is an American cricket journalist who also writes for ESPNcricinfo.com and DreamCricket.com. Since 2010, he has penned the USA entry in the Cricket Round the World section of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterDellaPenna Paras Khadka (capt), Dipendra Singh Airee, Lalit Bhandari, Shakti Gauchan, Karan KC,…
Dale Steyn, the greatest fast bowler of the century

Dale Steyn, the greatest fast bowler of the century

Just how good is Dale Steyn? Outstanding, right? Almost everyone will agree he is an all-time great. But as he stands on the verge of breaking the record for South Africa's most Test wickets, requiring one more dismissal to go clear of Shaun Pollock, the numbers suggest he has been even better than he is…
Colin Graves offers support for Collis King in UK immigration fight

Colin Graves offers support for Collis King in UK immigration fight

Colin Graves, the chairman of the ECB, has offered to help Collis King in his immigration fight, after it emerged the West Indian has been forced to return to Barbados while applying for a visa to live in the UK alongside his British wife. King, who starred in West Indies' 1979 World Cup final victory,…
T20 fans struck dumb by the Blast’s fatal flaw

T20 fans struck dumb by the Blast’s fatal flaw

Football supporters have always been able to take comfort in home advantage. The four teams that qualified for the Champions League last season - Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool - lost at home in the league only seven times in 76 matches. Even the three relegated clubs found comfort in winning in front…
ZIM 8/1  (4.3 ov, H Masakadza 6*, CJ Chibhabha 1*, Junaid Khan 0/2) – Live | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

ZIM 8/1 (4.3 ov, H Masakadza 6*, CJ Chibhabha 1*, Junaid Khan 0/2)...

Innings Zimbabwe 67 all out (Chibhabha 16, Faheem 5-22, Junaid 2-7) v Pakistan Faheem Ashraf dismissed Kane Williamson early AFP / Getty ImagesOn another cold Bulawayo day, Hamilton Masakadza, the Zimbabwe captain, elected bat first again in a game his side need to win if they are to keep the series alive. They made four changes…
What makes the left-arm leggie such a threat?

What makes the left-arm leggie such a threat?

An admission: whenever a left-arm legspinner comes on to bowl I take momentary pause to remind myself of the mechanics of this engagement, literally spelling it out in my head. If the right-arm leggie's stock ball breaks away from the right-hander, then the left-armer's must spin in to him. And the googly will be the…