Rankin to play first-class game ahead of inaugural Test

Fast bowler Boyd Rankin will play in Ireland’s provincial tournament for the first time in 15 years in a bid to be selected for the Test against Pakistan that starts on 11 May. The Test against Pakistan will be Ireland’s first ever in the longest format and Rankin will play for the North-West Warriors against…

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Holder eager for Windies to reach another Lord’s final

West Indies captain Jason Holder admits his team will enter the next year’s World Cup as underdogs but feels they are good enough to lift the trophy. The Windies, who are ranked eighth in ODI cricket, had to go through a qualifying tournament to reach the global showpiece to be held in the UK. Holder…

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Mashrafe: I expect this to be the most competitive CWC

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza feels that next year’s World Cup, to be played in the UK, will be the most competitive global tournament that he could be involved in. Mashrafe was speaking after the ICC released the schedule for the 2019 showpiece event with the Tigers facing South Africa in their opening game on 2…

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UAE, Qatar advance to World T20 Asia Finals

Hosts Kuwait faced UAE at the Doha ground and invited UAE to bat first after winning the toss. UAE openers started brilliantly and put up a 63-run partnership in just 5.1 overs. Chirag Suri continued to dominate as he scored a brilliant 86 in 52 balls. He was supported well by opener Ashfaq Ahmed (36…

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Gardner, Christian to lead CA Aboriginal XI

Cricket Australia (CA) has announced the squads, schedule, community activities and uniform for an historic tour of the UK for the nation’s best Indigenous players. Women’s and men’s squads will tour the UK for the first two weeks of June, with both to play under the banner of the ‘2018 Aboriginal XI.’ The event will…

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Warriors coach Gobind praises team’s consistency

Warriors coach Rivash Gobind has lauded the consistency that the franchise was able to maintain through a sustained period during the recently concluded season. The 2017/18 campaign was the most successful for the Eastern Cape side in the past eight years after they won a share of the Momentum One-Day Cup title, reached the play-offs…

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Morkel signs two-year deal with Surrey

Former Proteas fast bowler Morne Morkel has signed a two-year Kolpak deal with English side Surrey, the county confirmed on Tuesday. The 33-year-old Morkel retired from international cricket after helping the Proteas beat Australia in a Test series at home for the first time last month. The lanky paceman took 309 wickets in 86 Tests…

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