Saturday, 29 January 2022


England name 8 uncapped players for West Indies Tests


BIRMINGHAM: England included eight uncapped players in a 30-man training group announced Wednesday ahead of next month’s Test series against the West Indies. The England and Wales Cricket Board last month named a 55-strong training group. But the selectors have now whittled the number down to those who are more likely ...

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Australia overpowered Sri Lanka in warm-up match

LONDON: Usman Khawaja did his World Cup prospects no harm as Australia overpowered Sri Lanka by five wickets in a warm-up match at Southampton. Khawaja, who appears to be vying for a place at number three with Shaun Marsh, made 89 in a total of 241 for five. The world ...

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Steve Smith hits ton as Australia edge out England

SOUTHHAMPTON: England fell to a 12-run defeat by Australia in a thrilling World Cup warm-up match in Southampton after Steve Smith’s first century since being banned for his part in the ball-tampering scandal. Smith hit 116 off 102 balls in an impressively composed innings to steer his side to 297-9. James ...

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ICC clear England’s Plunkett of ball-tampering

SOUTHAMPTON: England fast bowler Liam Plunkett has been cleared by the International Cricket Council following allegations he may have tampered with the ball during the second one-day international against Pakistan. A short sequence from Saturday s match in Southampton led to a debate on Twitter, with some on social media suggesting ...

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Former England opener Michael Carberry hits ton on return from cancer

SOUTHAMPTON: Former England opener Michael Carberry enjoyed a fairytale return to First-Class cricket following his battle with cancer, scoring a century for county side Hampshire in their pre-season fixture against Cardiff MCCU in Southampton. The 36-year-old left-hander, who was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour last July, scored 100 off 121 ...

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