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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*,...

ZIM 8/1  (4.3 ov, H Masakadza 6*, CJ Chibhabha 1*, Junaid Khan 0/2) – Live | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo
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…

The most famous beard in sport

The most famous beard in sport
WG Grace (left) scored over 54,000 first-class runs © Print Collector/Getty Images 1848WG Grace - better known as "The Doctor", "The Champion" or just "WG" - was a pioneer of the game. Born this day, he was a magnificent allrounder: a dashing batsman, a cunning, round-arm slow-medium bowler, and owner of the most famous beard…

New Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer Recognizes That Freddie Mercury Was, In Fact,...

New Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer Recognizes That Freddie Mercury Was, In Fact, Bisexual
Whereas the first trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody offered us a showy look at the film's epic operatics, effectively proving that Emmy winner Rami Malek was the right man to portray Freddie Mercury thanks to a combination of his uncanny physical resemblance and his fiery stage presence, the latest serves a glimpse at the human side of…

How Katy Perry Dealt With Depression After Witness’s Rough Release

How Katy Perry Dealt With Depression After Witness’s Rough Release
When Katy Perry ended her four-year drought last summer with her fifth album, Witness, her comeback didn't go entirely as planned. The album — which boasted singles like "Chained to the Rhythm," "Swish Swish," and "Hey Hey Hey" — debuted at No. 1 in the U.S., but was met with mixed reviews by fans and…

Chance The Rapper’s Next Philanthropy Mission Is About Making Sure Everyone...

Chance The Rapper’s Next Philanthropy Mission Is About Making Sure Everyone Gets A ‘Chance At Greatness’
Chance the Rapper might not be releasing an album this week, contrary to previous reports. The confusion was warranted considering that his interview with the Chicago Tribune teased that a new project was arriving "in time for the Special Olympics" — the 50th Anniversary concert of which he is producing and headlining on Saturday (July…