Category Archives: Cricket

England's bid to improve overseas begins by taking punts this home summer

There has been a large dollop of soul searching in English cricket of late following a winless winter on the road in Australia and New Zealand. After one step forward last summer against South Africa and West Indies, the winter was two, perhaps three, steps back for England. Losing both series, the familiar nature of […]

Our Indian talent has been outstanding: Ponting

Delhi Daredevils may have finished at the bottom of the pile in this year’s IPL, but their coach Ricky Ponting sees a lot of positives that his side could take from the season that has just gone by. With a host of talented young Indian players in their setup, DD gave the likes of Rishabh […]

Jeetan Patel, Sam Hain star as Warwickshire pip Yorkshire

North Group Yorkshire vs Warwickshire, Leeds Skipper Jeetan Patel and No.3 Sam Hain starred in Warwickshire’s comfortable five-wicket win over Yorkshire at Leeds in their North Group encounter. Jeetan destroyed Yorkshire’s middle order that saw the hosts slip from 133 for 3 to 149 for 6. He also removed Adam Lyth earlier to end up […]

South Africa women smash Bangladesh to sweep T20 series

South Africa women put in another professional performance in a rain-affected third T20I to sweep the series 3-0 against Bangladesh women at Manguang Oval, Bloemfontein on Sunday (May 20). After rain reduced the game to a nine-over shootout, South Africa were inserted in after losing the toss. Opener Tazmin Brits set the tone with a […]

Live Cricket Score – CSK vs KXIP, Match 56, IPL 2018

Toss: Chennai opt to field So that means KXIP have to set a score and then hope to win by 53+ runs! (Again, in the event of a MI defeat. That match is ongoing) What drama! Yuvraj has been dropped after failing to close out that game against MI. Karun Nair comes. Meanwhile there’s no […]

Live Cricket Score: IPL 2018, DD vs MI

DD throw in a surprise! Glenn Maxwell has walked out to open the innings against Prithvi Shaw. This is only the second full game where the Aussie gets a crack at the top. Let’s see how much he can get. Fun fact #1 If DD win tonight, they’ll be the highest-scoring wooden-spoon owner with 10 […]

Who Should Be Favourites for 2019 Cricket World Cup?

James Nixon | 1:51pm BST 04 May 2018 Making long-term predictions when it comes to cricket is never easy, especially when it comes to big-pressure tournaments like the Ashes or the ICC World Cup. Sourav Ganguly addressed the latter competition recently, suggesting that India should be favourites for the World Cup in England next year. […]

Fred Bakewell; A Rough Diamond

Martin Chandler | 8:09pm BST 16 May 2018 More years have passed than I care to remember since I bought ‘Crusoe’ Robertson-Glasgow’s two collections of pen portraits, Cricket Prints and More Cricket Prints. Both are well read, but still dipped into from time to time. Some years ago my interest was piqued by the essay […]

The Four Day Follow On

Gulu Ezekiel | 8:32pm BST 18 May 2018 When can a side be asked to follow on when the run difference on first innings is less than the standard 200 runs? When there is no play on the first day, usually for weather reasons reducing the match to four days. As per the Laws of […]

Mosaddek returns as Bangladesh name squad for Afghanistan T20Is

Bangladesh all-rounder Mosaddek Hossain returned to the Twenty20 setup as Bangladesh announced a 15-member squad on Sunday (May 20), for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Afghanistan. Imrul Kayes, Nurul Hasan and Taskin Ahmed were part of the squad that played in the Nidahas Trophy but failed to make the cut this time around with […]