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Three of Sri Lanka’s four first-choice seamers are injured for the South Africa series, but through all those mishaps, the team might have unearthed a bowler who could potentially be a game-changer. Left-armer Vishwa Fernando‘s unbeaten six runs off 27 balls have understandably cornered a lot of attention since the Kingsmead victory, but his 8
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Allrounder Wiaan Mulder is in contention for a Test debut, after coach Ottis Gibson confirmed Vernon Philander, who sustained a hamstring strain in the first Test, would be unavailable for the second in Port Elizabeth. Philander bowled only eight overs in the second innings at Kingsmead, and spent the entirety of day four – when
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Lahore Qalandars have roped in Salman Butt to replace the injured Mohammad Hafeez for the remainder of the PSL 2019 season. This is the most high-profile event Butt will be part of after his return in 2016 from his five-year suspension for his involvement in the the spot-fixing scandal of 2010. He will play under
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Nasir Jamshed, the banned Pakistan batsman, is set to face trial in the UK after being accused of bribing cricketers in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Jamshed and two UK nationals, Yousef Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz, were arrested in February 2017 as part of an investigation into alleged spot-fixing by the UK’s National Crime Agency.
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Hamilton Masakadza has been confirmed as Zimbabwe’s captain in all three formats, with Peter Moor appointed his deputy, for the 2019-20 season, Zimbabwe Cricket said on Tuesday. The appointments of Masakadza and Moor were among the resolutions passed by ZC’s board of directors, and included appointing a team manager and confirming a three-man selection panel.
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Scotland 26 for no loss (Coetzer 16*, Cross 10*) beat Oman 24 all out (Khawar 15, Smith 4-7, Neill 4-7) by ten wickets Oman slumped to the fourth-lowest List-A score in cricket history, after they were bowled out by Scotland for only 24 runs in Al Amarat. Playing the first of three one-dayers, the hosts
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8:12 AM ET Matt Roller Close Matt Roller is a freelance cricket journalist. @mroller98 Last Friday, Ajmal Shahzad was appointed MCC Young Cricketers’ head coach, just days after smiling as Mark Wood’s pure pace helped England to victory in the third Test against West Indies. Former journeyman quick Shahzad tells ESPNcricinfo about hitting his stride
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Spinner Akila Dananjaya has returned to Sri Lanka’s squad for the five ODIs in South Africa. He was officially banned from bowling in international cricket in December, after an independent biomechanic assessment found his flex beyond the permitted 15 degrees. Dinesh Chandimal, who had been dropped for Test series in a shock move, was left
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Umpiring standards in the Bangladesh domestic circuit continue to be dubious, with questions raised every other day. This, even as the BCB prepares to host a new four-day T20 tournament, followed by the Dhaka Premier League (DPL), scheduled to start on March 8. Over the past few seasons, allegations of biased umpiring in favour of
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