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Steyn’s comeback: ‘I am still fitter than the youngest guys’

Steyn’s comeback: ‘I am still fitter than the youngest guys’

There was no swing, not much speed, and definitely no swearing as Dale Steyn made a low-key return to his whites after an absence of over a year. Steyn bowled what he called "steady stuff" for the South African Invitation XI against the touring Zimbabweans, with no wickets coming from his first nine overs, no…
Lyon’s Cape Town of contrasts

Lyon’s Cape Town of contrasts

As he prepares for his third Test in Cape Town, Nathan Lyon cannot have more conflicting memories of any other venue in the game. In 2011, he was playing the fourth match of his career when he top-scored at No. 11, amid Australia's razing for 47 on an incomprehensible second day. In 2014, he had…
Rabada puts Warner, Australia in fight-or-flight mode

Rabada puts Warner, Australia in fight-or-flight mode

In Twenty20, 14-ball innings of 30 are a dime a dozen. In Test cricket, they are a far more extraordinary sight, and telling too. On day two in Cape Town, it was possible to conclude that David Warner's brief encounter with Kagiso Rabada may be series-defining. Usually such an innings would be indicative of a…
‘The Associates don’t know what’s going to happen to them’ – Porterfield

‘The Associates don’t know what’s going to happen to them’ – Porterfield

4:59 Asghar Stanikzai punched an unbeaten 39 and ensured Afghanistan became the tenth and last team to qualify for the 2019 World Cup Ireland may have missed out on qualification for the 2019 World Cup, but at least they are now an ICC Full Member, says captain William Porterfield, who believes that the situation is…

No one has the right to ask me what happens in my bedroom: Sania...

Sania Mirza might be the world tennis number one in doubles and one of the highest paid athletes in India but the questions she...
England need ‘little boy’ Root to step up – Ponting

England need ‘little boy’ Root to step up – Ponting

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has suggested that the England dressing room is "soft" and Joe Root has looked like "a little boy" in charge of the side. England relinquished the Ashes with an innings defeat in Perth earlier in the week and are battling to stave off another whitewash. Root took over from Alastair…
Willey tempted by limited-overs future

Willey tempted by limited-overs future

David Willey is considering abandoning attempts to play Test cricket for England to concentrate instead on a career as a limited-overs specialist. Willey made the admission in Perth where he is about to begin a third season in the Big Bash League with Perth Scorchers. "I think over the past couple of years, the way…
The smart stats round-up: Dhawan’s rise, and Lynn’s fall

The smart stats round-up: Dhawan’s rise, and Lynn’s fall

All stats updated until April 16, 2018. The qualifications are at least 50 balls faced for batsmen, and eight overs bowled for bowlers. Thirteen matches into IPL 2018, Sunil Narine has offered more proof of why he is arguably the greatest T20 bowler around. In four games that Kolkata Knight Riders have played, Narine has…
32nd Match, Super Sixes, ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier at Harare, Mar 22 2018 | Match Summary | ESPNCricinfo

32nd Match, Super Sixes, ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier at Harare, Mar 22 2018...

Muzarabani to Shaiman Anwar, 1 wide, back of a length on leg stump, goes down the leg side this time WATCH - Raza traps Mustafa (Available in UK, Ireland, and Australia only) WATCH - Rameez Shahzad hits the roof (Available in UK, Ireland, and Australia only)
Marsh emulates father in breakthrough moment

Marsh emulates father in breakthrough moment

Behind the bar in the Marsh family home there is a photo of Geoff walking off Trent Bridge with Mark Taylor after the opening pair batted all day for Australia against England on the triumphant 1989 Ashes tour. Twenty-eight years later in Perth, Australia did lose a wicket, but the exit of Shaun Marsh opened…
17th match (N), Indian Premier League at Pune, Apr 20 2018 | Match Preview | ESPNCricinfo

17th match (N), Indian Premier League at Pune, Apr 20 2018 | Match Preview...

Big Picture Much has changed since Chennai Super Kings last played Rajasthan Royals in 2015. Shane Watson has switched camps. Suresh Raina has missed an IPL game in yellow jersey. Ajinkya Rahane hasn't conformed to the hold-my-end-up-and-let-the-rest-hit-around-me norm. And the MA Chidambaram Stadium will not host CSK's home matches this season. Chennai Super Kings: lost…
30th Match, Super Sixes, ICC World Cup Qualifiers at Harare, Mar 20 2018 | Match Summary | ESPNCricinfo

30th Match, Super Sixes, ICC World Cup Qualifiers at Harare, Mar 20 2018 |...

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