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Suresh Raina replaces Ambati Rayudu in India’s ODI squad for England

Suresh Raina replaces Ambati Rayudu in India’s ODI squad for England

India's selection committee has named Suresh Raina as Ambati Rayudu's replacement in the ODI squad for the tour of England. Rayudu was dropped from the 16-man squad on Friday after failing to clear a mandatory fitness test in Bengaluru. Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Dinesh…
ENG 239/4  (35.5 ov, JC Buttler 27*, AJ Tye 1/51) – Live | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

ENG 239/4 (35.5 ov, JC Buttler 27*, AJ Tye 1/51) – Live |...

England 342 for 8 (Roy 120, Buttler 91*) beat Australia 304 (Marsh 131, Plunkett 4-53) by 38 runsnScorecard and ball-by-ball details England's cricketers inflicted the final blow of a miserable day for Australian sport by taking a 38-run victory - and a two-nil series lead - in the Royal London ODI in Cardiff. On a…
David Warner signs with St Lucia Stars for maiden CPL stint

David Warner signs with St Lucia Stars for maiden CPL stint

David Warner will make his first appearance in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) later this year, after being signed by the St Lucia Stars. The franchise announced that he will come in as a replacement for Australia's D'Arcy Short, who they said is unavailable for the tournament because he is touring India as part of…
What does the future of the game look like?

What does the future of the game look like?

The women's game might be the right vehicle to spread the game to the two biggest untapped markets - China and USA © Getty Images A decade ago, Afghanistan had just come through World Cricket League Division Five, after tussles with Jersey and Japan. The notion that they would be playing Test cricket against India…
WI 118/2  (44.3 ov, DS Smith 53*, SD Hope 2*, CBRLS Kumara 1/48) – Stumps | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

WI 118/2 (44.3 ov, DS Smith 53*, SD Hope 2*, CBRLS Kumara 1/48)...

Stumps West Indies 118 for 2 (D Smith 53*, Rajitha 1-25) trail Sri Lanka 253 by 135 runs Devon Smith drives AFPLahiru Kumara delivered 13.3 hostile overs, and Kasun Rajitha was probing on Test debut, but a half-century from Devon Smith drove West Indies foreward on a rain-hit second day. They stand only 135 runs behind…
Long Tom

Long Tom

Tom Graveney scored 4882 runs in 79 Tests © PA Photos 1927Birth of one of England's most elegant batsmen. Tom Graveney's gleaming strokeplay made him a favourite with fans - but a Goweresque propensity to throw his wicket away brought about a measure of mistrust in the England selectors. He was put out to pasture…
3rd ODI (D/N), ICC Women’s Championship at Canterbury, Jun 15 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

3rd ODI (D/N), ICC Women’s Championship at Canterbury, Jun 15 2018 | Match Report...

England 232 for 3 (Beaumont 105, Knight 80*) beat South Africa 229 (van Niekerk 95) by seven wicketsnScorecard Tammy Beaumont reprised the run-hungry form that earned her the Player of the Tournament award at last year's World Cup, as England completed a come-from-behind 2-1 series win over South Africa with a seven-wicket victory in the…
Rayudu fails fitness test, likely to miss England ODI series

Rayudu fails fitness test, likely to miss England ODI series

Ambati Rayudu is likely to lose his place in the Indian squad for the three-match ODI series in England next month after failing to clear a mandatory fitness test. Rayudu was among several Indian players, including captain Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, who appeared for the fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.…
Liam Plunkett finds rhythm with England but could be leaving Yorkshire

Liam Plunkett finds rhythm with England but could be leaving Yorkshire

2:22 PM ET Melinda FarrellCricinfo Liam Plunkett has revealed his disappointment at Yorkshire's decision to drop him during the Royal London Cup, shortly after his return from the IPL, and indicated he is open to moving to another county when his current deal expires. The comments follow on from David Willey's revelation that Yorkshire threatened…
Australia: The Redemption Tour | SkySports | ESPN

Australia: The Redemption Tour | SkySports | ESPN

In a little under 12 months' time, the 2019 World Cup will be in full swing on English soil, which means that the events of the coming fortnight will go a huge way to determining whether Australia, the five-times winners, are ready to add a sixth crown, or whether England, the hosts and pre-tournament favourites,…
2nd ODI, Australia tour of England at Cardiff, Jun 16 2018 | Match Preview | ESPNCricinfo

2nd ODI, Australia tour of England at Cardiff, Jun 16 2018 | Match Preview...

Big Picture England drew a line under their Edinburgh humbling by getting back to winning ways against Australia - a fifth ODI victory over their old rivals in six encounters this year. The margin was closer than many would have anticipated after Australia limped their way to 214 all out, however, as England's Vegas-or-bust approach…
Loss shouldn’t deter Afghanistan’s desire for Tests

Loss shouldn’t deter Afghanistan’s desire for Tests

Test cricket is many wonderful things, but it is also a harsh reality check. If you are not ready for it, it exposes you in the most brutal manner. There could have been arranged a softer landing than playing the best Test team in their own backyard, one of the toughest challenges in all sport…