If you’re going to the World Cup, go to Manchester

ESPNcricinfo can reveal the full and – nearly – final schedule of the 2019 World Cup. It was approved by the ICC’s CEC (chief executives’ committee) and will be presented to the ICC Board, for final approval, on Thursday in Kolkata. Here are five takeaways from the schedule as it stands. Home advantage? Hosts England […]

Back of a length helps Rashid Khan bounce back

  He’s only 19, but he’s already played over 70 times at the top level for Afghanistan, and featured in T20 leagues around the world. It’s this experience that Rashid Khan fell back on after two forgettable IPL outings, to produce figures of 2 for 11 from four overs and help Sunrisers Hyderabad defend 118 […]

Iyer replaces Gambhir as Daredevils captain

Gautam Gambhir has stepped down as captain of Delhi Daredevils after the team suffered another woeful start to the IPL. According to his recommendation, the 23-year old batsman Shreyas Iyer has been appointed as his successor. “I take full responsibility for where we are at the points table,” Gambhir said. “I thought I hadn’t done […]

Old Trafford to host India-Pakistan World Cup clash

June 16, 2019. Mark the date. Two years after clashing in the Champions Trophy final, India and Pakistan will meet at Old Trafford in the marquee contest of the 2019 World Cup. The tournament returns to the format used in 1992: all 10 teams play each other in the league stage with four of them […]

Hyderya Cricket Club elects office bearers

Srinagar, Apr 24: Kumail Ansari was re-elected as president, of the Hyderya Cricket Club (HCC), today. The Club hold elections for the new office bearers for the period of two years. The elections were held at its Srinagar office, under the supervision of Abdul Rashid former Additional Secretary law and other officials including Aga Syed […]

For AB de Villiers, batting is not rocket science, it’s all about basics

Bengaluru: “No rocket science, all basic.” That’s AB de Villiers’ description of his game and thought process. The 34-year-old’s conventional strokes mixed with unorthodox shots are anything but basic, but the South African insists keeping things simple is his mantra.“I have spoken to a lot of youngsters a number of times and they look at […]

Amla’s feats acknowledged with national award

  Hashim Amla has become the first cricketer in 10 years to receive South Africa’s Order of Ikhamanga, a national award given out to recognise achievements of those in the fields of arts culture literature music journalism and sport. Amla was named as a silver award recipient by the Chancellor of National Orders, Dr Cassius […]

With coach like Shastri, team gets freedom: Rohit

While IPL 11 has already seen plenty of exciting moments, there’s been something missing this season: a booming voice that screams: ‘And that went like a tracer bullet!’ For the first time since the IPL began a decade ago, Ravi Shastri has been missing from the commentary box, due to ‘conflict-of-interest’ issues that arise due […]

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