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Australia slip to 34-year low in ICC ODI rankings

Australia slip to 34-year low in ICC ODI rankings

Defeats in the first two ODIs against England have sent Australia tumbling to a 34-year low in the ICC rankings. They have slipped to sixth place, and will need to win at least one of the three remaining games in the series to climb back above Pakistan to fifth. According to cricket.com.au, the last time…
The men’s ODI XI of the last 25 years

The men’s ODI XI of the last 25 years

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd For a significant part of the last 25 years, Test and ODI teams did not differ radically from one another - cricket was cricket, after all, and class was class. ESPNcricinfo's mighty ODI XI of the last 25 years reflects this. Three are just three changes from the dream Test XI (Virat…
In Case You Missed it: more ball-tampering, Afghanistan’s big loss, and Scotland’s big win

In Case You Missed it: more ball-tampering, Afghanistan’s big loss, and...

It's been a rather dramatic week for cricket, as India schooled Afghanistan in a punishing Test debut, Sri Lanka refused to take the field after ball-tampering allegations in St Lucia, and New Zealand women smashed records like it's going out of fashion. Here's all the news and views you may have missed. Tune in every…
Khawaja ‘extremely disappointed’ by ODI omission

Khawaja ‘extremely disappointed’ by ODI omission

Usman Khawaja was "extremely disappointed" there was no room for him in Australia's limited-overs set-up despite unavailability of Steven Smith and David Warner, and has indicated that "training hard" will be a key to his return to the team's white-ball ranks. Despite an outstanding recent record in domestic cricket and a handful of useful displays…
SL 334/8  (89.0 ov, RAS Lakmal 7*, A Dananjaya 16*, JO Holder 0/38) – Stumps | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

SL 334/8 (89.0 ov, RAS Lakmal 7*, A Dananjaya 16*,...

Sri Lanka 253 and 334 for 8 (Dananjaya 16*, Lakmal 7*, Gabriel 6-57, Roach 2-75) lead West Indies 300 by 287 runs play1:52 Mendis, Dickwella thrust Sri Lanka aheadFifties from the two batsmen set up a lead of 287 for the visitors on the fourth day of the St Lucia Test against West Indies Two…
Crash bang walloped

Crash bang walloped

Mohammad Ashraful hit his maiden one-day ton in Bangladesh's perfectly timed chase © Getty Images 2005"The most embarrassing defeat in our sport history" was how Sydney's Daily Telegraph summed up a performance that reverberated around the globe. Bangladesh had been 500 to 1 outsiders for their opening encounter with Australia in the NatWest Series, but…
4th Match, Netherlands Tri-Nation T20I Series at Deventer, Jun 17 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

4th Match, Netherlands Tri-Nation T20I Series at Deventer, Jun 17 2018...

Ireland 185 for 6 (Stirling 81, Sharif 2-31) tied Scotland 185 for 4 (Coetzer 54, Singh 1-34) Safyaan Sharif after claiming the final wicket Getty ImagesPaul Stirling made the most of a let-off on the second ball of the Ireland chase to break his own Ireland record for his side's highest score in T20 internationals in…
How the ball-tampering episode unfolded in St Lucia

How the ball-tampering episode unfolded in St Lucia

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been officially charged with ball tampering in the ongoing Test against West Indies - a charge he and the Sri Lanka team appear likely to contest when a hearing is held at the end of the Test. Here is the sequence that led to the state of events. Following…
Tour Match, India A tour of England at Leeds, Jun 17 2018 | Match Report | ESPNCricinfo

Tour Match, India A tour of England at Leeds, Jun 17...

India A 328 for 8 (Shaw 70, Iyer 54, Kishan 50, Higgins 4-50) beat ECB XI 203 (Critchley 40, Chahar 3-48) by 125 runsnScorecard India A fired a warning to England Lions and West Indies A ahead of the forthcoming tri-Series with an emphatic victory over an ECB XI in the first game of their…
Jos Buttler’s hasty call-up to captain a useful World Cup exercise

Jos Buttler’s hasty call-up to captain a useful World Cup exercise

With thoughts turning towards next year's World Cup, Eoin Morgan's last-minute back spasm which ruled him out of the match in Cardiff provided a useful experience for England in a scenario that could play out during the tournament. This is not to wish injury on anyone, but they can occur at any moment and disrupt…
Chandimal pleads not guilty to ball-tampering charge

Chandimal pleads not guilty to ball-tampering charge

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has denied charges of attempting to change the condition of the ball during the ongoing second Test against West Indies in St Lucia*. By not pleading guilty to the charge laid by the ICC for "changing the condition of the ball", Chandimal will attend a hearing by match referee Javagal…
ICC likely to approve harsher penalties for ball tampering soon

ICC likely to approve harsher penalties for ball tampering soon

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has escaped a more severe ball-tampering charge because the ICC is yet to approve newly-modified sanctions for the offence. Under the revised rules, recommended by its influential cricket committee, that the ICC is likely to pass at its annual conference later this month, ball tampering will be upgraded from a…