Turn up the sound of praise for Turner

"I have no idea why they picked me?" With that one line in an interview to The West Australian, Ashton Turner had rewritten the page on 'how players react on being picked for the IPL'. There wasn't the customary excitement of "being part of the biggest ...

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Taskin prioritises fitness to fetch World Cup spot

Bangladesh pace bowler Taskin Ahmed believes he can still make it into the World Cup squad by regaining fitness ahead of the global tournament. Taskin had earlier returned to the national fold when he was picked for the New Zealand tour following his ...
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Pakistan seek answers to bench strength concerns

The series-opener largely turned out to be the way it was anticipated. Australia, fresh from a heroic series win in India, walked over a weakened home team with ease as they cantered to an eight-wicket victory at the iconic Sharjah stadium. With the track ...
Saturday, March 23, 2019

England eye 3-0 finish to tough tour of West Indies

The T20I series thus far has come as the calm after the storm for England. As one of the title contenders for the home World Cup later this year, it was quite an eye-opener for them to be held 2-2 in the five-match series by the ninth-placed side on ...
Friday, March 8, 2019

"Disappointing to not see Pujara bag A+ contract"

The BCCI's decision to not award a Grade A-plus contract to Cheteshwar Pujara despite the batsman's heroics in the Test series in Australia this winter has triggered a debate. The player contracts for the 2018-19 season were announced after a meeting ...
Friday, March 8, 2019

The Hardik void and the lessons from it

After some experimentation, and a bit of tinkering, India have returned to the conclusion they were aware of. But it is a more powerful conclusion since it is now backed by observation. India's missing player in these one-day games against Australia is ...
Friday, March 8, 2019

Rhodes optimistic about a result despite losing two days

Bangladesh head coach Steve Rhodes felt that there is still a chance of a result in the second Test at Basin Reserve in Wellington. The first two days had been completely washed out due to rain but the nature of the pitch gives Rhodes some optimism ...
Friday, March 8, 2019

Jordan sends a memo before the World Cup

The end of the first Twenty20 brought with it great excitement. England had just taken a 1-0 lead in the "seriously, how many more matches are there?" series. A number of fringe players finally had their chance to run about. But more pressingly - it ...
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Dolphins consolidate position after comfortable win

Robbie Frylinck and Sarel Erwee starred in Dolphins' 22-run win by DLS Method in Kingsmead, Durban in a rain-affected game on Saturday (March 2). Dolphins picked up their fourth victory in five games, placing them just behind the Warriors (18) at the ...
Saturday, March 2, 2019

SLC regains full member status

Sri Lanka secured its full member status with the International Cricket Council while also receiving the funds that were pending since July 2018. The SLC managed to retrieve 11.5 USD from the ICC following 'high level discussions' with the sport's ...
Saturday, March 2, 2019

Bavuma ton gives Lions maiden win

After two losses and two abandoned games, Lions registered their maiden win of the season courtesy skipper Temba Bavuma's unbeaten century on Wednesday (February 27). Titans' Dean Elgar's 137 went in vain as Lions chased down the 310-run target ...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Aftaf Hussain, Bangladesh's senior most coach, passes away

Bangladesh's senior most cricket coach Altaf Hussain passed away in Dhaka on Tuesday leaving the cricket fraternity in shock. One minute silence was observed during the start of the Dhaka Premier League Twenty20 match between Abahani Limited and ...
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

How will England respond to the Cottrell probe?

Right then - we have a series on our hands. Not for the first time on this tour, Windies showed in Barbados that they are not to be underestimated and in doing so have given England something to worry about. Specifically, Sheldon Cottrell. Or perhaps ...
Sunday, February 24, 2019

All-round Linde stars in Cape Cobras victory

George Linde scored a brisk half-century and then followed that effort up with figures of 3 for 39 from his 10 overs as the Cape Cobras notched up a 22-run victory over the Lions in a One-Day Cup fixture at Oudtshoorn on Sunday (February 24). Lions ...
Sunday, February 24, 2019

St Lucia Test will lay down the marker for Ashes, says Root

In a bid to avoid an embarrassing three-nil defeat, England have shuffled their pack once again for the third Test in St Lucia, with Joe Root hoping a new combination can salvage something from what has been a miserable tour. Yet the selection of ...
Friday, February 8, 2019

Kent snap up Matthew Renshaw for upcoming County season

The race for Matthew Renshaw's signature for the upcoming county championship season has been won, with Kent securing the services of the Australian opener, Cricbuzz has learned. The Queenslander has agreed to terms with the Canterbury-based ...
Friday, February 8, 2019

Warriors begin title defence with three-wicket win

Warriors began their Momentum One-Day Cup title defence with a three-wicket win in a penultimate ball thriller at Paarl. Gihahn Cloete hit a century to set up the 277-run chase, while Sinethemba Qeshile's half-century kept the defending champions in ...
Friday, February 8, 2019

Munro dropped for first two Bangladesh ODIs; Guptill returns

Colin Munro has been dropped from the New Zealand squad for the first two ODIs against Bangladesh. The 31-year-old opener will come in as a replacement for Kane Williamson in the third ODI, when the New Zealand captain will take a "pre-planned rest"; ...
Friday, February 8, 2019

NZ tour will give us an indication of where we are in world cricket: Rhodes

After a break of more than a month from international cricket, Bangladesh head to New Zealand to play three ODIs and three Tests. Although they are yet to register a victory across formats against New Zealand in New Zealand, Bangladesh coach Steve ...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

We're better equipped for playing away from home now: Bangladesh coach Steve ...

“We are very happy with the performances of the players recently,” Rhodes was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz on Wednesday. “We are expecting to do well in the ODI format because that's something we pride ourselves on and so we will be doing our very ...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Athapaththu's allround show in vain as SA sweep T20I series

Chamari Athapaththu's all-round contribution wasn't enough to win Sri Lanka a consolation game as South Africa swept the three-match T20I series with a comprehensive 39-run victory in Centurion. Chasing 164 for victory, the visitors failed to get ...
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Luus five-fer helps South Africa clinch series

South Africa held their nerves to clinch a narrow two-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second T20I and seal the three-match series 2-0 with a game to spare, on Sunday (February 3). Late inclusion into the squad, Sune Luus roared back into form with her ...
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Dar, Amin star in Pakistan's consolation win

Pakistan registered a consolation victory over Windies in the third and final T20I in Karachi, winning the dead rubber by 12 runs. At the helm of the victory was Nida Dar, who scored 53 off 40 balls, and Anam Amin, who picked 3 for 34 to rattle Windies ...
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Babar's best is yet to come - Arthur

That Pakistan's chase of another mammoth score was on till the penultimate ball was because of Babar Azam's sublime 58-ball 90. What particularly embellished his innings was how he caressed the ball to get his 14 boundaries instead of going for the big ...
Sunday, February 3, 2019

Chloe Tryon ruled out of Sri Lanka T20s with groin injury

Chloe Tryon, the South Africa vice-captain, has been ruled out of the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka due to a re-occurrence of a groin injury. The all-rounder will be aiming to be fit enough to return to the South Africa squad for the ODI ...
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Dominant India seek 3-0 finish

On the back of two clinical performances, the Indian women have sealed the three-match ODI series against New Zealand with a game in hand. Now, it's the matter of ICC ODI Championship points with the Indians eyeing a 3-0 finish that will help them ...
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Can Pakistan stretch their prolific T20I run to 2019?

Pakistan's final one-day outing of the tour might not have gone according to plan, but none of that will matter when they play South Africa on Friday evening. There's something with Pakistan and the T20 format. They might be down and out in the longer ...
Thursday, January 31, 2019

All-round Windies wallop Pakistan

It may have taken the Windies Women nearly 15 years to return to Pakistan to play international cricket, but it took them little time to assert themselves on the hosts as they cruised to a thumping 71-run victory in the first T20I in Karachi. Leading ...
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Mir Hamza signs with Sussex for County Championship 2019

Pakistan fast bowler Mir Hamza has been snapped by Sussex on a two-month deal ahead of the 2019 County Championship. The 26-year-old left-arm quick will be available for nine county games plus a tour game against Australia A in July. His stint will ...
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Rotation doesn't allow mediocrity in the squad - David Miller

David Miller, South Africa batsman, backed his team management's decision to rotate players in the final ODI against Pakistan, and believes that such a policy will ensure that mediocrity doesn't creep in their games. Going into the decider of the five ...
Thursday, January 31, 2019

India's bid to fine-tune batting blueprint

A day before the second ODI at Bay Oval, Trent Boult was asked if India are too dependent on their top-order trio of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. "If we can get (those) three wickets in the first 10 overs, we know what pressure that ...
Saturday, January 26, 2019

When sun stopped play in Napier

'Sun holds up play' isn't a headline usually associated with cricket but that was the case during the first ODI between New Zealand and India at the McLean Park in Napier. In the 10th over of India's chase, an over after the dinner break, there was a ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Mayank return bolsters Karnataka in quest to overcome Saurashtra hoodoo

Karnataka vs Saurashtra, Bengaluru. Only two teams have made it to the final of the Ranji Trophy at least 15 times (Mumbai 46, Delhi 15) and Karnataka will be hoping to become the third when they face off against Saurashtra in the semi-final at the ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Beuran Hendricks called up for final three ODIs against Pakistan

South Africa have called up left-arm fast bowler Beuran Hendricks for the remainder of the ongoing ODI series against Pakistan. Hendricks, 28, is joined by the pair of Dale Steyn and Quinton de Kock, who return to the squad after being rested for the ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

"Preparations going to be very rushed for NZ ODIs" - Rhodes

Steve Rhodes, Bangladesh's head coach, believed that the wickets being played on in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is far from ideal preparation for their upcoming tour of New Zealand in February, where they will play three Tests, three One-Day ...
Friday, January 18, 2019

The Associates' year of living dangerously

The year ahead looks set to be a busy one for Associates cricket, with five regional T20 World Cup qualifying finals still to play and the Global Qualifier itself slated for late October, in addition to the new Cricket World Cup Challenge League set to ...
Friday, January 18, 2019

Finch seeks inspiration from his track record

A losing team with a woefully out-of-form leader at the helm isn't the best thing to happen to Australia, that's already reeling from the ball-tampering ghosts of the past. And they will desperately want Aaron Finch, who feels he's "still a very good ...
Friday, January 18, 2019

Dislocated finger rules Agar out of BBL season

A dislocated finger has ruled out Ashton Agar from the remainder of the Big Bash League season, the Perth Scorchers confirmed on Friday (January 18). Will Bosisto has been named as the replacement for Agar, who will undergo surgery on his right index ...
Friday, January 18, 2019

Maxwell batting in perfect position: Langer

There has been a lot of hullabaloo over Glen Maxwell batting as low as No.7, but in the aftermath of his aggressive 37-ball 48 in the second ODI in Adelaide, Australian coach Justin Langer has reiterated his belief that the batting position is the ...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Indian citizen jailed for betting in BPL

The executive magistrate Mohammad Mainul Hossain Chowdhury told Cricbuzz that they have handed the punishment after he was found guilty of illegal betting. ''He was trying to contact [people in India] several times and after it was proved, we handed ...
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Birkett, Jonassen help Brisbane Heat to second spot

Brisbane Heat sealed a thrilling five-wicket win to round up a season double over Perth Scorchers and move to the second position on the points table. With 14 runs required from the last two overs, Jess Jonassen and Laura Harris hit a boundary each to ...
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Wasim Khan appointed Managing Director of PCB

Wasim Khan, Leicestershire County Cricket Club's chief executive, is set to leave the county circuit to take up a new role - that of Managing Director of the Pakistan Cricket Board. In a media release on Thursday (December 6), the PCB confirmed the ...
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Ranji highlights: Avesh steers MP to command; Shahrukh revives TN

Bowling celebs of the day. Avesh Khan's seven-wicket haul validated Madhya Pradesh's decision to bowl first in Indore, razing through Hyderabad's batting to bundle them out for only 124 in 35.3 overs. That Avesh's first wicket came off a searing yorker ...
Thursday, December 6, 2018

Ashantha de Mel to head Sri Lanka's new selection panel

As per the recommendations of the Cricket Advisory Committee, Sri Lanka's minister of sports, Faiszer Musthapa, on Sunday (November 25) appointed a new selection panel. The panel will be led by chairman, Ashantha de Mel, the former fast bowler and ...
Sunday, November 25, 2018

Live Cricket Score: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test , Day 3

Intro: Hello and welcome to day 3 of this hopefully-will-spring-to-life Test between Pakistan and New Zealand. Pakistan's innings belied logic for most parts. They batted extremely slowly for most parts, before abruptly declaring at 418/5. The lack of ...
Sunday, November 25, 2018

Ranji Highlights: Rajasthan seal come-from-behind win

In a remarkable comeback, Rajasthan sealed a 92-run win over Jharkhand after conceding a first-innings lead in an away fixture. While Ashok Menaria was the star for them on the third day with a ton, Rahul Chahar bagged 5 for 77 to lead the team to win.
Friday, November 23, 2018

Bairstow spurred on by motivation to prove doubters wrong

An emotional Jonny Bairstow says the motivation of proving things to himself while proving others wrong spurred his sixth and perhaps most important Test hundred of his career. Now without the gloves and, this time last week, out of the side, Bairstow ...
Friday, November 23, 2018

Stakes high as finalists of 2016 clash once again

"That's all in the past now - if we were sitting back and thinking about that, I'd be a bit worried about our headspace," said Australia vice captain Rachel Haynes. Her comment referred to the last time Windies faced Australia in a World T20 match. In ...
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Dhawan laments missed opportunities on the field

Shikhar Dhawan acknowledged the missed opportunities on the field hurt them in their narrow four-run loss to Australia in the first T20I in Brisbane on Wednesday (November 21). Virat Kohli dropped Aaron Finch early on but the crucial moment came in the ...
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

ECB's South Asian Action Plan secures massive funding

Six months after launching their South Asian Action Plan, the England and Wales Cricket Board have secured 1.2million euros of funding to develop a network of 2.000 female coaches. The grant, provided by Sport England, will be used to expand the number ...
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

IPL experience vital to Khaleel's smooth transition

Khaleel Ahmed spent the entire IPL 2017 season bowling day in and day out at the Delhi Daredevils nets, without ever making his IPL debut. It would have been easy to mistake him as a net bowler, but his pace would almost always catch the attention of ...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Sridharan Sriram replaces Venkatesh Prasad at Kings XI Punjab

Former India seamer Venkatesh Prasad has followed Virender Sehwag out the door at Kings XI Punjab. Prasad was the team's bowling coach for one season. He will be replaced by ex-India cricketer Sridharan Sriram, who was the assistant coach at the Delhi ...
Sunday, November 4, 2018

The wheel will turn and it will happen quickly: Finch

When Australia were shot down for just 152 by South Africa in the first One-Day International of the three-match series, they set sail for a first. It took the visitors just 29.2 overs to polish off the chase as the hosts, for the first time, slipped ...
Sunday, November 4, 2018

Elgar reflects on England's limited opening resources

Like the breaking of a long prophesied storm on a seaside town, Alastair Cook's retirement will test whether the ECB has stored up enough resources and reinforced its structures to cope with the blow. The forecast does not look good. It is six years ...
Sunday, November 4, 2018

Jadeja reinforces his relevance as an all-round package

Life in white-ball cricket seemed to be getting distant by the day for Ravindra Jadeja with every passing month since the 2017 Champions Trophy as limited overs witnessed a new fancy for 'wristspinners'. Even as back-up options, Indian selectors were ...
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Ian Lovett named new ECB President

England and Wales Cricket Board, on Friday (November 2) announced the appointment of Ian Lovett as its new President. The former Middlesex Chairman and ECB Deputy Chairman will take up the role with immediate effect after his nomination was ratified ...
Thursday, November 1, 2018

CSA name Fourie, Daniels as replacements in World T20 squad

Cricket South Africa have made two forced changes to their Women's World T20 squad on Thursday (November 1). Offspinner Raisibe Ntozakhe, who was suspended from bowling in international cricket last month due to an illegal bowling action, has been ...
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Ganguly displeased with frequent rule changes in domestic cricket

A couple of days after BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary criticised GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim and the SC-appointed Committee of Administrators for deciding to relax the one-year rule for wards of government employees to be considered ...
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Shaun Marsh, Cartwright seal comfortable WA win

Victoria vs New South Wales, Melbourne. Scott Boland claimed a five-fer, and a second successive batting implosion left New South Wales one wicket away from an innings defeat against Victoria in Melbourne. Boland dismissed Daniel Hughes, Kurtis ...
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Rohit roller-coaster to Jadhav tomfoolery - selection takeaways

The MSK-Prasad led selection committee had a field day on Friday (October 26) naming as many as four different squads as well as adding Kedar Jadhav into the mix for the ongoing ODI assignment against Windies. It is easy to lose track of all the movers ...
Saturday, October 27, 2018

De Villiers joins Rangpur Riders for BPL 2018-19

Recently-retired South African superstar AB de Villiers has signed up for the 2018-19 Bangladesh Premier League after joining Rangpur Riders, it was confirmed on Saturday (October 27). De Villiers is Riders' second signing outside the player draft ...
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Hetmyer, Paul carry brotherhood through the ranks

"He's like a little brother to me; we've been playing cricket together since I actually started playing," Hetmyer tells Cricbuzz. "He's always been there for me since I started playing. Each step I took, he came right behind me one step at a time ...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wasn't forced to play Asia Cup - Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has clarified that he was not forced to play through injury in the recent Asia Cup. Shakib initially wanted his injured finger to be operated as soon as possible after returning from West Indies tour but delayed ...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Wasn't forced to play Asia Cup: Shakib

... on September 27 after flying back to Dhaka just before the Asia Cup final. An emergency procedure was carried out to remove the pus from his injured finger but an infection has since ruled him out of action for at least three months at the time ...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Bayliss demands right attitude from his top-ranked ODI side

England coach Trevor Bayliss has criticised his team's attitude in the record 219-run defeat to Sri Lanka in the dead rubber fifth ODI in Colombo on Tuesday (October 23). Having already clinched the series with three wins on the bounce following a ...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Want players to make best use of good form - Mortaza

Mashrafe Mortaza has said that Bangladesh need to be more focused despite recent successes against Zimbabwe. While the runs scored by the openers in the absence of Tamim Iqbal, who is ruled out due to a wrist injury, is a clear indication of progress, ...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

New Zealand add Phillips, Anderson to T20I squad

Corey Anderson, the all rounder, and Glenn Phillips, the wicketkeeper-batsman, have been added to New Zealand's squad for the forthcoming three-match T20I series versus Pakistan, starting on October 31. The New Zealand selectors named an initial ...
Monday, October 22, 2018

Indrajith to lead Tamil Nadu in Ranji Trophy

Baba Indrajith was named Tamil Nadu captain for the upcoming Ranji Trophy season by the state selection committee which met on Monday (October 22). While the 24-year-old led the state side before in a Ranji game against Mumbai back in 2015, when the ...
Monday, October 22, 2018

BCB undecided on Shakib NOC

Shakib told Cricbuzz that he applied for the NOC so that he can have all his options open. "I want to be fit as quickly as possible. I want to keep all my options open so that I can avail the first opportunity that comes my way. I would like to play ...
Monday, October 22, 2018

Handscomb endorses bid for Fawad's international return

After Simon Katich, Fawad Ahmed has found more support in his Victorian captain Peter Handscomb, who feels the legspinner can "100 per cent" do the job for Australia should he earn a national recall for the T20I series against Pakistan in UAE. "He's ...
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Windies Women take early lead with comfortable win

After sharing honours in the three-match One-Day International series, Windies Women made a victorious start to the subsequent five-match T20 International series with a 17-run win over South Africa Women. On Monday (September 24), chasing 125, South ...
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Chandimal appointed Sri Lanka ODI captain

Dinesh Chandimal has been appointed the captain of the Sri Lankan ODI team replacing Angelo Mathews, who had been asked to step down by the national selectors. The change comes on the back of a disastrous Asia Cup campaign where Sri Lanka, led ...
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Imperious Matthews, all-round Dottin level series for Windies

Windies came back hard at South Africa in the three-match ODI series decider, subjecting the visitors to a 116-run defeat in Barbados on Saturday (September 22). Hayley Matthews (117) and Deandra Dottin (59, 4-36) starred in the home team's ...
Friday, September 21, 2018

Mithun hungry to make most of his ODI lifeline

Just when a permanent place in Bangldesh's ODI team seemed unobtainable, keeper-batsman Mohammad Mithun received a lifeline when he was named in the 15-man squad for the forthcoming Asia Cup in the UAE. Mithun, 28, who was been in and out of ...
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Mustafizur eager to continue his development at the Asia Cup

Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman believes he operated at only 60 percent to his ability in the just-concluded series against West Indies and hopes to do better in Asia Cup. Mustafizur bagged 13 wickets in the six limited-over games in West ...
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Prashant Chopra, Vignesh shine on mixed day

Following a tiring day, fortunes changed for India Green on Thursday (August 30). After bowling out their opponents in the first session, they put up a decent show with the bat on the second day of their Duleep Trophy encounter against India Blue ...
Thursday, August 30, 2018

NZC offers contracts to four new women players

There were a total of four new entrants as New Zealand Cricket offered contracts to 15 players on Thursday (August 2). While Rachel Priest missed out on a contract Jess Watkin, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Hayley Jensen and Kate Ebrahim are the new ...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Can't make so many mistakes - Dickwella

Niroshan Dickwella acknowledged Sri Lanka were far from where they want to be on the field as they slipped to a second consecutive loss against South Africa in the five-match ODI series in Dambulla. South Africa chased down 244 with four wickets in ...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Feisty Kohli wages lone battle amidst ruins

The cloudy Birmingham afternoon on Thursday presented a classic case of "Who will give in first?" And as it emerged to be, Virat Kohli rose above outside edges, plays and misses, dropped chance too, to stitch together a not-so-fluent-yet-critical fifty ...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Lauren Winfield, Katherine Brunt help Yorkshire Diamonds break their duck

Yorkshire Diamonds vs Southern Vipers, York. England stars Lauren Winfield and Katherine Brunt lived up to their star billing with masterful performances as Yorkshire Diamonds picked up their first victory in their fifth game of the Women's Super ...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

'Super Sammy Curran' spreads his charm on dramatic day

"This pretty much sums up the step-up!" Sam Curran, dressed in his England tracksuit, cap pulled over his eyes like a 16-year-old trying to sneak into an 18-rated movie, gestures to the multiple video cameras and expectant eyes in front of him. On a ...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Against all odds, Kohli cracks the English challenge

He walked out to a loud ring of boos from the Hollies stand just beside the press box. The Eric Hollies stand, renowned for a convivial atmosphere and colourful characters, weren't going to let Virat Kohli get away with the mic-drop just like that. He ...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Shami, Root sparkle in shared afternoon session

Mohammed Shami bowled his heart out on Wednesday afternoon to hurt England twice in three overs and helped India stay in control for more than half of that session. But for Joe Root, who even if scratchy, was good enough to limit the damage that could ...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Mithali, Deepti, Veda to lead teams in Women's T20 Challenger Trophy

Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma and Veda Krishnamurthy will lead the Blue, Red and Green teams respectively at the forthcoming Women's T20 Challenger Trophy, BCCI announced on Wednesday (August 1). The board named a list of 39 players equally split into ...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Gloucestershire face tall chase on final day

In a maniac 14-wicket day, Jofra Archer had his share of fun late in the day, getting the two Gloucestershire openers to nick off to the keeper in the dying moments of the day, before the nightwatchmen George Drissell and Matt Taylor saw off any ...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Bangladesh appoint Naveed Nawaz as their U19 coach

Bangladesh Cricket Board have appointed Naveed Nawaz as their Under-19 head coach on Tuesday (July 17). Nawaz has already joined the U19 squad that is set to play a three-match series against High Performance Unit at Khulna. ''We have appointed ...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Naveed Nawaz appointed as Bangladesh U19 coach

We expect his vast experience at working with age-level players will help him to take our cricketers forward,” a BCB official was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz. Meanwhile, the former left-handed batsman has already joined the Under-19 squad. The team is ...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Bangladesh Appoint Naveed Nawaz as Their Under-19 Coach

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have appointed Naveed Nawaz as the coach of the national Under-19 team with immediate effect. The decision was announced on Tuesday (July 17). The former Sri Lankan player has already joined the Bangladesh ...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Kohli's 71 top score as India crawl to 256

The Indian fans, on most occasions, ensure the Indian team doesn't miss the feeling of playing in front of a home crowd. With the series locked at 1-1, the curator at Headingley, aided by the extremely dry summer in the United Kingdom, too decided to ...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Sohail drops out of Zimbabwe series due to daughter's illness

Pakistan batsman Haris Sohail has opted out of the remainder of the Zimbabwe tour due to his daughter's illness. The Pakistan Cricket Board have accepted Sohail's request and granted him leave. Sohail was a part of both the limited-overs side on the ...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Jofra Archer troubles Gloucestershire tail to restrict lead

A mammoth 182-run opening stand between centurion Miles Hammond and skipper Chris Dent set up Gloucestershire's strong reply to Sussex's 286. Resuming their stand on 42 on the second day, the openers ensured that Sussex had to bowl 61 overs ...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

BCB appoint McKenzie as batting consultant

The Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed on Wednesday (July 18) that they have appointed former South African international Neil McKenzie as their batting consultant until next year's World Cup. McKenzie, the former South Africa batsman, was earlier ...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Knights seal finals berth in rain-marred game

Vancouver Knights sealed their spot in the final of the Global T20 Canada 2018, after ending up with a 13-run win via DLS Method over Winnipeg Hawks in the Qualifier 2 in a dramatic finish. Defending 154, the Knights had reduced their opponents to 84 ...
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Board forms 'task force' for North-East cricket

Realising that all the states in the North-East need to be prepared to play in the Ranji Trophy and all the other domestic tournaments this season, the BCCI has formed a 'task force' to develop cricket on a war footing there. "We'd a meeting on the ...
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Herath, Perera leave South Africa in tatters

Sri Lanka's spin duo of Rangana Herath and Dilruwan Perera weaved their magic on South Africa's batsmen as they collapsed in a heap to find themselves in dire straits at 86 for 6, still behind by 201 runs at Lunch on Day 2. Herath bagged two scalps ...
Thursday, July 12, 2018

India A flip script to secure series win

For the second time in as many unofficial Tests, India A came from behind, and this time, unlike the first game, managed to secure a win over Windies A. The turn of events on the third day proved crucial for India A to flip the fortunes of the contest ...
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Vihari, Nair help India A seize initiative

The see-saw battle of fortunes turned in India A's favour going into the final day of the second unofficial Test as half-centuries by Hanuma Vihari and Karun Nair put them in a favourable position against Windies A in Taunton. Windies, who were in a ...
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Surrey record their first win of the season

Surrey vs Essex, London. Surrey registered their first win of the T20 Blast 2018, thanks to the 222 runs they put on the board after opting to bat first on a flat Oval pitch. Aggressive fifties from Aaron Finch (58 off 33) and Ben Foakes (56 off 35 ...
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Sherfane Rutherford ton blasts Windies B into the finals

Sherfane Rutherford enjoyed a dream day on the field, claiming two wickets and them slamming the first hundred of the Global T20 Canada to help Windies B hunt down Vancouver Knights' 215 and storm into the final. Rutherford slammed 11 fours and 10 ...
Thursday, July 12, 2018

BCCI treasurer questions purpose of Saba Karim's UK visit

Nearly a month after the Committee of Administrators (CoA) scuttled BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary's visit to the UK, it is time for treasurer Anirudh Chaudhary to question the upcoming UK visit of the board's general manager (cricket ...
Sunday, July 8, 2018

Puducherry offer for Abhishek Nayar

Former Mumbai captain Abhishek Nayar may turn out for Cricket Association of Puducherry, who are preparing to make their domestic debut in the forthcoming season. Nayar, a former India player, had played five first-class matches for Mumbai last season.
Sunday, July 8, 2018

BCCI conducts interviews for NCA

The BCCI on Monday interviewed six candidates for the position of batting and bowling coaches at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore. Former Test cricketers WV Raman, Narendra Hirwani, Sunil Joshi, M Venkataramana, Ramesh Powar and ...
Sunday, July 8, 2018

Root's T20I window is little and fast shutting

It was in the dying embers of a futile Yorkshire Vikings chase against Roses rivals Lancashire Lightning. Joe Root, dropping in for a rare domestic Twenty20 between England duties looked pissed off. Though Yorkshire had conceded 204 in the first ...
Sunday, July 8, 2018

Toronto Nationals squeeze home in last ball thriller

In what turned out to be a cliffhanger, Toronto Nationals usurped Montreal Tigers off the final of the match in Global T20 Canada, on Sunday (July 8). Toronto needed two off the last ball bowled by Peter Siddle, as Kesrick Williams thumped one down the ...
Sunday, July 8, 2018

Moreeng disappointed after South Africa's flop show

South Africa's women returned from a rather forgettable tour of England with just two wins from seven games, that after starting their campaign with a comprehensive six-wicket win over the hosts in the three-match ODI series. What followed next was ...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

BCCI issues advisory to state units for hosting T20 events

The BCCI on Tuesday issued a 10-point advisory to its affiliated units for conducting T20 tournaments. State associations staging these tournaments are now required to ensure strict compliance with this advisory, which has the approval of the CoA. As ...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Sydney Thunder sign Watson for two more years

Former Australian all-rounder, Shane Watson has signed a contract extension with Sydney Thunder which will see him feature in the BBL for at least the next couple of years. Watson, who turned 37 earlier this month, has shown signs of sparkling form in ...
Friday, June 29, 2018

Big Bash 2018-19: Shane Watson gets contract extension at Sydney Thunder

The beauty of playing (NSW Premier Cricket) means I can continue to help out and get to know the guys before the week leading into the first game", Watson was quoted as saying, according to Cricbuzz. While he retired from international cricket in 2016, ...
Friday, June 29, 2018

All-round Hawks hand Tigers a thrashing

Ben McDermott, Darren Bravo and David Miller all shone with the bat, while Dwayne Bravo and Junaid Siddiqui came good with the ball to help Winnpeg Hawks beat Montreal Tigers in match 2 of the Global T20 Canada league on Friday. Batting first, the ...
Friday, June 29, 2018

Not thinking about the number one ranking - Sarfraz Ahmed

Pakistan are more focused on winning the tri-nation series rather than taking the pressure of being the number one T20I side. This, after all, is how they have approached cricket since Sarfraz Ahmed took over the reins of the T20I side in 2016. On the ...
Friday, June 29, 2018

Fletcher, Ronchi power Royals off to winning start

Andre Fletcher's unbeaten 39-ball 68 helped Edmonton Royals cruise to an eight-wicket win over Toronto Nationals in Global T20 Canada on Saturday. The visitors chased down the 170-run run target with five overs to spare in King City, and powered to the ...
Friday, June 29, 2018

Pooran, King propel CWI 'B' to tense win

Nicholas Pooran (58) and Brandon King (56) notched up crucial hands, while Jeremiah Louis and Obed McCoy bagged three wickets apiece, as Cricket West Indies 'B' side eked out a tense two-wicket win over Montreal Tigers in the Global T20 Canada,on ...
Friday, June 29, 2018

Sabbir reaps rewards of recalibration

"Yes, you can say I missed a double hundred but for me scoring a century in the longer version can be considered as a huge accomplishment in itself," Sabbir told Cricbuzz. "Even I am having a mixed feeling regarding my innings as to whether it was me ...
Friday, June 29, 2018

Franchise owners of T20 Global league threaten to take legal action against CSA

CSA'S tussle with owners. “We feel that they terminated the CEO to manipulate the process. This is totally unethical and no federation will do that in any part of the world,” the owner of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stars franchise was quoted as saying by ...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Live Cricket Score - England vs Australia, Only T20I, Birmingham

Jos Buttler isn't playing cricket here. It's golf hitting, a bit of baseball too. Add a few dance steps in too. He has brought up his half century in only 22 balls. If you were late by 28 minutes to the game, you have missed out on 6 fours and 4 sixes ...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Keogh set to miss rest of county season with finger injury

Rob Keogh, the Northamptonshire all-rounder, is set to miss the remainder of England's domestic season after suffering a finger injury. The 26-year-old, who snapped a tendon in his finger, will need to wear a splint to restrict any movement for the ...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Finger injury rules Northants all-rounder out of county season

... cast for a further four weeks, so that takes us nearly to the end of the season. I'm absolutely gutted to be missing so much cricket, especially the Twenty20. I had one of my better seasons personally in the competition last year, ” Keogh told to ...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Worcestershire stint has equipped him better for England tour, reckons Ashwin

On Ravichandran Ashwin's only visit to England for a Test series, in 2014, the offspinner was confined to playing just the last two Tests in the five-match series. The 31-year-old picked up three wickets from those two appearances, both of which ended ...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

New Zealand ready for double-header challenge: Satterthwaite

White Ferns top-order batter Amy Satterthwaite feels that her team is well equipped to overcome any challenges on the doubleheader day (28 June) where New Zealand are set to play back-to-back games with South Africa and England respectively.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

GLT20 franchise owners threaten legal action against CSA

A source with knowledge of the franchise process told Cricbuzz that they would, since the owners followed a public tender process and submitted binding offers for the franchises. By accepting the offers and awarding the teams for those cities, CSA ...
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Perera, Mendis consolidate after SL's early struggle

Barring a brief period of blitz by Kusal Perera, aided with some support by Kusal Mendis, it was a session dominated by the Windies pacers as Sri Lanka managed to reach 79 for 3 at Lunch on the opening day of the second Test in St. Lucia on Thursday ...
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Auckland sign NSW offie Somerville upon Vettori's recommendation

Australia offspinner Will Somerville has been signed up by Auckland upon the recommendation of former New Zealand veteran spinner Daniel Vettori. The New Zealand-born Somerville made his first-class debut for Otago before moving to the Australian state ...
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Kuhn ton seals semis berth for Kent

An unbeaten ton by Heino Kuhn followed a clinical performance with the ball by Kent which helped them thump defending champions Nottinghamshire by nine wickets in the first quarterfinal of the Royal London One Day Cup at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on ...
Thursday, June 14, 2018