Alex Hales

Dinesh Karthik and other batsmen who won matches off the last ball

Dinesh Karthik took India to a title win with some trailblazing batting in the Nidahas Trophy final against Bangladesh<p><i>Dinesh Karthik. Pics/ AFP</i><p>Dinesh …

Dinesh Karthik

'I'd rather be in the bush than scoring a century': Pietersen opens up

He set up his own company, Sorai (Save Our Rhino in Africa and India) which started with branded bats, but has moved into clothing merchandise …

Kevin Pietersen

Brutal Ronchi thrashes Kings as United reach final

Islamabad - Luke Ronchi didn't particularly need to do too much on Sunday to be in contention for player of the tournament, but he almost sealed that …

Shahid Afridi

Islamabad Utd skipper Misbah to miss final

Agencies/Lahore<p>Islamabad United skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has been ruled out of the final of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) due to a hairline fracture …

JP Duminy

Who will go to Pakistan?

Who from the PSL's foreign contingent will travel to Pakistan for the playoffs and final? .


"Boots up! Thank you!": Ex-England star Kevin Pietersen calls time on illustrious cricket career

Kevin Pietersen appeared to confirm that he'd retired from playing professional cricket in a four-word tweet on Friday.<p>The former England star, 37 - …


Ross Taylor expects more to copy Alex Hales' decision to focus on white-ball cricket

<b>New Nottinghamshire signing Ross Taylor expects to see an increasing number of players follow the example of county colleague Alex Hales and choose to specialise in cricket's shorter forms.</b><p>England opener Hales, 29, last month signed a contract to only play limited-overs matches for Notts.<p>And …

Adil Rashid

Matt Floyd's Team of the Week

It's a very diverse team this week, with five different nations represented.


The Cricket Report: Essex special

On the latest Cricket Report, Matt Floyd & Rob Key go behind the scenes at Chelmsford as defending county champions Essex prepare for the new season.

Kagiso Rabada

PSL 2018: Participation of foreign players still uncertain in play-off matches and final- Firstcricket News, Firstpost

<b>Karachi:</b> As the third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) enters its decisive stage, uncertainty remains over how many foreign players will …


Pollard blast in vain as Islamabad win

By Sports Reporter/Sharjah<p>Keiron Pollard’s 47-ball 73 went in vain as Islamabad United defeated Multan Sultans by 33 runs to secure their playoff …


Stokes to miss Lord's Test against India as affray trial set for August 6

Ben Stokes, the England allrounder, will miss the Lord's Test against India - beginning on August 9 - after his trial date for affray was set for …

Ben Stokes

Chris Waters: Jonny Bairstow proving key to England’s World Cup chances

IDEALLY, England would have gone into the fifth and final one-day international against New Zealand in Christchurch 4-0 up with the series won.

Jonny Bairstow

New Zealand vs England: Johnny Bairstow's ton personifies visitors' new-found ruthlessness in crunch games- Firstcricket News, Firstpost

England have a long-standing quandary with knockout games. They have lost 13 of the 19 knockout matches (in ODI tournaments) they have played in. The …

Jos Buttler

Chris Woakes stars in England's white ball success - now can he replace James Anderson or Stuart Broad in Tests?

No doubt who will bowl the first ball of the next World Cup for England, provided he does not pull an intercoastal muscle as he did at the start of last summer’s Champions Trophy. Chris Woakes was a major figure in winning the one-day series in Australia and he kicked on to become the player of the …

Chris Woakes

Packed schedule could lead to more players quitting red-ball cricket, says England coach Trevor Bayliss

Trevor Bayliss said that he would be disappointed if more players chose not to play Test. (Source: Reuters)<p>England players will continue to drop …

Trevor Bayliss

Bairstow ton helps England win series against New Zealand | Reuters

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Reuters) - Jonny Bairstow belted his second successive century as England completely outplayed New Zealand in a seven-wicket victory in their final one-day international at Hagley Oval on Saturday to clinch the five-match series 3-2.<p>Cricket - ODI - New Zealand vs England …

Adil Rashid

England ODI series player ratings: Our verdict on Eoin Morgan's side after series victory against New Zealand

Jonny Bairstow scored his second successive century as England outplayed New Zealand in a seven-wicket victory in their final one-day international at Hagley Oval on Saturday to clinch the five-match series 3-2.<p>Here, Scyld Berry delivers his verdict on each of England's players who featured in the …

Eoin Morgan

England get 'ruthless' at the right time

With little more than 12 months left for the 2019 World Cup, Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan are seeing plenty of positives in the way England have …

Jonny Bairstow

NZC boss open to 'white ball' contracts, wants ICC to clearly define Twenty20 windows

New Zealand Cricket is open to other players joining Colin Munro on a 'white ball contract', but the Black Caps and Twenty20 Super Smash during the …


England beat New Zealand in fifth ODI to win series – as it happened

Jonny Bairstow led the way for England as a seven-wicket success sealed the series in Christchurch

Jonny Bairstow

If the ECB won't protect cricket's traditional values, the MCC must fill the void

With Alex Hales and Adil Rashid having announced that they will not be playing first-class cricket for the foreseeable future, the progress towards the disintegration of professional cricket as we know it has taken another considerable step.<p>T20 cricket holds increasing attraction to cricketers with …

Adil Rashid

Hales, Rashid have made 'big decision' - Bayliss

England coach Trevor Bayliss hopes that Alex Hales is brave enough to reverse his decision to pursue a white-ball-only career if it does not work out …

Adil Rashid

New Zealand held to 223 despite Santner, Nicholls fifties

CHRISTCHURCH (NEW ZEALAND) (AFP) -<p>Tight England bowling restricted New Zealand to 223 in their deciding one-day international with the innings propped up by half centuries from Mitchell Santner and Henry Nicholls.<p>New Zealand, playing without batting rock Ross Taylor who failed a fitness test before …

Mitchell Santner

WATCH: Bairstow's stunning catch

Speaking ahead of the fifth ODI against New Zealand, Jonny Bairstow told Sky Sports that he would love to wear the wicketkeeping gloves for England …

Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow on song as England tune up for ODI finale with New Zealand

• Test keeper firmly established as one-day opener in 10 months • Eoin Morgan bullish as team prepare for Christchurch on Saturday<p>One of the many things England’s limited-overs side excel at is finding silver linings. Even in the manner of their defeat in the fourth one-day international, when a …

Jonny Bairstow

Cricket: NZ's Taylor ruled out of series decider against England

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (Reuters) - New Zealand suffered a blow before the start of the series-deciding fifth one-day international against England on Saturday with batsman Ross Taylor ruled out with a thigh injury.<p>Taylor scored an unbeaten 181 to lead his side to a five-wicket win in the fourth …

New Zealand

Test cricket must address problems at home

England’s victory in the 2010/11 Ashes series was referenced a lot this past winter. As Joe Root’s current set of Three Lions stuttered to a 4-0 loss …

Adil Rashid

Munro ditches red-ball cricket after 'passion' dims

Mar 7, 2018<p>Colin Munro, the New Zealand allrounder, has become the latest international cricketer to shelve his red-ball career to focus on the white …

Adil Rashid

Chris Tremlett: England's Jonny Bairstow really is a man for all seasons

England may have slumped to a five-wicket defeat to New Zealand in the fourth one-day international in Dunedin, but lurking beneath that …

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