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Being a little under-prepared can work in our favour during WTC final: Indian team support staff

Quarantine restrictions might hamper the Indian cricket team’s preparations for the World Test Championship final in England but bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar feel that the players’ abundant experience will be enough to counter that challenge. India are expected to depart for the UK in the first week of June following a week of hard...

Ban vs SL 2021 – Kusal Perera new Sri Lanka ODI captain; Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal dropped

NewsKusal Mendis has been recalled and made vice-captain for the Bangladesh ODIsKusal Perera has been named new ODI captain and Kusal Mendis has been recalled and made vice-captain, while Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal have been dropped in a major shake-up of Sri Lanka's ODI team.In naming a young squad, Sri Lanka's new selection committee -...

BJ Watling retires – ‘I would like to finish on a massive high with a big tour’

NewsWatling looks back at some of the memorable moments of his career, what he will miss the most, and moreSoon after announcing his retirement from all forms of cricket, New Zealand wicketkeeper-batter BJ Watling spoke to the media in Lincoln and looked back at some of his most memorable series, what he would miss the most, and more.What's...

Australia lean towards return of batting coach for Ashes and beyond

NewsA review of the India Test series has unpacked how Australia's dysfunctional batting might have been mitigated by the addition of a specialist mentorAustralia's uncertain top six are likely to be bolstered by a full-time batting coach or specialist consultants for the Ashes and beyond, after a review of the series defeat to India investigated whether the home...

New Zealand wicket-keeper BJ Watling to retire after WTC final against India

New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman B J Watling on Wednesday announced that he will end his over-decade-long career in all forms of cricket after the World Test Championship final against India next month. New Zealand will also play two Tests against hosts England before the WTC final against India in Southampton from June 18. 🥇 Most Test dismissals by a @BLACKCAPS...

New Zealand keeper BJ Watling to retire after England tour

NewsThe 35-year-old will end his career as New Zealand's most prolific Test keeper behind and in front of the stumpsBJ Watling has announced he will retire from all cricket at the end of New Zealand's upcoming Test tour of England. This will mean that form and fitness permitting, he will end his career with two Tests against England...

I started questioning myself… focussed on what others are saying: Kuldeep Yadav

In the last six months, Kuldeep Yadav has played only one Test and two ODIs. He was downgraded in BCCI’s annual contract and couldn’t find a place in playing XI for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL. It has been the toughest past six months for India’s 26-year-old spinner and the future is uncertain as he hasn’t been selected...

I don’t care about what critics say: Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan’s head coach Misbah-ul-Haq on Tuesday said that he “doesn’t care” about what critics say about the national team’s performance. “I don’t care about them and their criticism,” Misbah said during a virtual press conference. The former Pakistan captain said he was not worried about his future and is taking it one series at a time. “We can only work and...

Scotland recall Adrian Neill, Michael Leask for Netherlands ODIs

NewsThree changes to the squad since last international fixtures in December 2019Scotland have named a 14-man squad for their two-match ODI series away against Netherlands later this month, their first international fixtures since December 2019.There are three changes from the squad that travelled to the UAE for four Cricket World Cup League 2 fixtures, their most recent international...

ECB chairman Ian Watmore lays out vision for repairing cricket’s ‘Covid wounds’

NewsBoard finances report major dip in reserves after £100m shortfall in 2020 Ian Watmore, the ECB's chairman, has announced his ambition to "help the game repair its Covid-inflicted wounds" via a business plan that will reduce the "unsustainable levels of debt" within English cricket.The ECB reported a drop in group reserves to £2.2 million - just over 1%...