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Middle-order issues for both teams ahead of big decider
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Middle-order issues for both teams ahead of big decider

October 12th, 2017 | by admin
Big picture Australia’s tour of India began amid expectations – fed by the recent history between these two teams – of gargantuan totals and bruised bowling egos. As it happened, the five ODIs only produced one first-innings total above 300, and the T20Is have... Read more
The curious cases of Shafiq and Karunaratne
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The curious cases of Shafiq and Karunaratne

October 12th, 2017 | by admin
Since the start of 2010, 26 batsmen have scored 3000 or more Test runs. Twenty-three of them average 40 or more. Among the three who don’t are two batsmen who distinguished themselves in the recently concluded Pakistan-Sri Lanka Tests. Dimuth Karunaratne made 306 runs in... Read more
Ireland confirm Pakistan as first Test opponents
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Ireland confirm Pakistan as first Test opponents

October 12th, 2017 | by admin
Ireland’s first Test match will be against Pakistan in May 2018 after the two countries came to an agreement during the ICC meetings in Auckland this week. Ireland, along with Afghanistan, were elevated to Test status earlier this year. “We are excited to welcome... Read more
Welcome to Test cricket’s top table
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Welcome to Test cricket’s top table

October 12th, 2017 | by admin
As Ireland prepare for their maiden Test match next May, we take a look at how the previous debutant nations fared in their first outings Test No. 1. Australia v England, Melbourne, 1876-77 When James Lillywhite Jr’s England tourists squared up to a combined Australia... Read more
SL carry edge heading into ODIs after Test triumphs
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SL carry edge heading into ODIs after Test triumphs

October 12th, 2017 | by admin
Big Picture Of possible scorelines in the Test series, a 2-0 victory to Sri Lanka seemed the least likely of all, and now having sprung the first surprise of the tour, Sri Lanka will feel more capable of effecting another. Yet, there does seem to... Read more
Cricket South Africa postpones Global T20 league
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Cricket South Africa postpones Global T20 league

October 10th, 2017 | by admin
The inaugural season of Cricket South Africa’s T20 Global League, which was scheduled to begin on November 3, has been postponed to November 2018 instead. The franchises understood that the delay in securing a stable television broadcast deal and central rights sponsorship... Read more
Explainer – What went wrong with CSA’s plans for GLT20
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Explainer – What went wrong with CSA’s plans for GLT20

October 10th, 2017 | by admin
The prospect of suffering up to five years of financial losses forced Cricket South Africa to postpone the inaugural edition of the T20 Global League, which will now only kick off in November 2018. Four days after offering an assurance that the tournament will go... Read more
BPL franchises eye T20 Global League player pool
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BPL franchises eye T20 Global League player pool

October 10th, 2017 | by admin
A few Bangladesh Premier League franchises are considering reviewing their squads for the 2017 tournament and are looking to sign players freed up by the postponement of South Africa’s T20 Global League. The franchises that have shown most interest in doing so are looking... Read more
Assertion sparks Sri Lanka’s Chandimal reign
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Assertion sparks Sri Lanka’s Chandimal reign

October 10th, 2017 | by admin
Dinesh Chandimal officially stepped into the captaincy about 48 hours before the beginning of a Test, and his team very nearly lost it, against Zimbabwe. Then, as he was preparing for the biggest home series this year, against India, Chandimal contracted pneumonia, and was out... Read more
Understudy’s understudy takes centre stage
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Understudy’s understudy takes centre stage

October 10th, 2017 | by admin
They didn’t let him take the last wicket. Although given that he was understudy to the original, and most endearing, understudy in Sri Lanka cricket and that it was said – and now former – understudy who did get that wicket it won’t sting at... Read more
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