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Monday, 21 January 2019

Jofra Archer removed from attack in BBL after bowling ten balls

Sussex bowler Jofra Archer has courted controversy overseas in the Big Bash League after umpires removed him from the attack following two full tosses. The Hobart Hurricanes import was warned by the umpires in his first over after bowling an above waist-height delivery at Perth Scorchers batsman Sam Whiteman. Before…

Vidarbha maul Uttarakhand to enter semis

RANJI TROPHY 2018-19 Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Sat, 19 Jan, 2019, 11:55 AM Umesh Yadav and Aditya Sarwate both registered fifers. © Getty Vidarbha vs Team Uttarakhand, Nagpur Defending Champions Vidarbha marched into the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 semis with an emphatic innings and 115-run victory over debutants Uttarakhand in Nagpur…

Middlesex sign 2018 star bowler to long-term extension

James Harris has signed a new long-term contract with Middlesex after hitting the 60-wicket milestone in 2018. The 28-year-old’s team-leading tally of 61 wickets won him the club’s Player of the Year award and the new deal will see him continue to play his cricket at Lord’s until the of…

Olly Stone sent for scan for lower back stiffness

BACK ISSUES Rob Johnston • Last updated on Wed, 16 Jan, 2019, 10:20 PM Olly Stone was selected for the West Indies tour to provide captain Joe Root with an express pace option © Getty England fast-bowler Olly Stone has been sent for a scan after complaining of lower back stiffness since…

Martin Crowe, Jonah Lomu get cricket trophy named after them

Martin Crowe and Jonah Lomu, the late New Zealand rugby player, have been commemorated with a cricket trophy named after them. The Hagley Oval in Christchurch will bring together cricket and rugby players for the inaugural ‘Black Clash’ Twenty20 match on January 25. Team Rugby: Kieran Read (capt), Richie McCaw,…

Fidel Edwards re-signs with Hampshire for 2019 County Championship

After exceeding the 50-wicket milestone in 2018, fast bowler Fidel Edwards will return to Hampshire for this year’s County Championship season. The veteran West Indies bowler has signed a one-year contract to commit to a fifth season with the team he claimed 54 wickets for in red-ball cricket last year….

Shubman Gill credits Dravid for his batting evolution

INDIA TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND, 2019 Hindol Basu • Last updated on Mon, 14 Jan, 2019, 06:51 AM There is an uncanny similarity in the way Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli play some of their shots © Getty There is an uncanny similarity in the way Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli play…

‘We have moved on’ – Mithali Raj on row with Harmanpreet Kaur

Mithali Raj has said that the acrimony that followed India’s semi-final exit in the Women’s World T20 is a thing of the past, even though she felt the episode did “hamper” the profile of the Indian women’s team. “I don’t know how controversies help the profile of the sport because…

Cameron Bancroft extends olive branch to David Warner

Weeks after Cameron Bancroft overshadowed Australia’s Boxing Day Test against India with the revelations he shared in the Fox Cricket interview, the batsman has said he would like to bat with David Warner again. In the interview, Bancroft identified Warner as the person who asked him to tamper with the…