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England have added former opener Marcus Trescothick and Kiwi spinner Jeetan Patel to their full-time coaching staff.Trescothick, who played 76 Tests and helped England win the Ashes in 2005, has left his assistant's role at Somerset to take up the position of batting coach.
Superstar David Warner will return in Thursday's one-dayer between NSW and South Australia at Adelaide Oval.Warner suffered a groin strain approximately three months ago during an ODI, which prevented him from taking part in the opening half of Australia's four-Test series against India.
The Black Caps are taking a hyper-cautious approach to the latest COVID outbreak in New Zealand, barring four Auckland-based players from training on Monday.The outbreak in NZ's biggest city has led NZ Cricket to move the three final games of the series to Wellington's Sky Stadium.
Glenn Maxwell says Virat Kohli is the best multi-format cricketer in the world as he prepares to team up with the Indian superstar next month at Royal Challengers Bangalore.Kohli's Indian Premier League side opened the chequebook to sign Maxwell for $A2.
The remainder of Australia's T20 series against New Zealand will be played behind closed doors in Wellington due to Auckland's COVID-19 outbreak.On Monday, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) shifted the fifth and final match of the series, scheduled for Sunday afternoon, from Tauranga to Wellington's Sky Stadium.
Australian Ben Dunk has proved a matchwinner for Lahore Qalandars, scoring an unbeaten half-century to guide them to a Pakistan Super League victory over defending champions Karachi Kings.Chasing down a target of 9-186, wicketkeeper Dunk played the anchor role in two crucial partnerships, eventually cracking an unbeaten 57 to spearhead the six-wicket win with four balls remaining on Sunday and take Lahore to the top of the PSL standings.
Sri Lanka have appointed their former national coach Tom Moody as director of cricket as part of a revamp of the country's cricket operations.Former Australia Test batsman Moody guided Sri Lanka to the 2007 World Cup final, with governing body Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) saying on Sunday that the 55-year-old's knowledge of the system prompted their technical advisory committee to recommend his name.
NSW are upbeat about the prospects of injured superstars David Warner and Steve Smith returning this week.Warner played Australia's third and fourth Tests against India, having missed the opening half of the series because of a restrictive groin injury he suffered at the start of the summer.
Tail-enders Cameron Gannon and Liam O'Connor have played heroic roles with the bat to secure a thrilling draw for Western Australia in their Sheffield Shield clash with South Australia at the WACA Ground.Chasing 332 for victory on Sunday, WA crashed to 5-88 and 7-122 before their salvage mission went into full throttle.
Australia's touring T20 cricketers have one task this week: win three clashes with New Zealand to rescue a series victory.But thanks to a fresh COVID lockdown in Auckland, Cricket Australia (CA) support staff have plenty more to do, re-arranging the tour and plotting a safe escape route home.
A mid-match debrief with Chris Rogers has helped Peter Handscomb post an unbeaten century at Bankstown Oval, where he defied NSW's star-studded attack to salvage a Sheffield Shield draw for Victoria.The captain's knock of 124 not out from Handscomb spanned 327 deliveries and 435 minutes, ruining the Blues' hopes of victory on day four in Sydney.
Nathan Lyon would love India's chief curator to be put in charge of the SCG, declaring the much-maligned pitch in Ahmedabad was brilliant and he is perplexed by those "crying" about spin-friendly surfaces.India crushed England by 10 wickets in a pink-ball match that spanned just 842 balls, making it the shortest completed Test since 1934.
Babar Azam hit his second successive half-century in the Pakistan Super League and steered Karachi Kings to a seven-wicket win over Multan Sultans.League leaders Peshawar Zalmi later also earned a comfortable win, beating Islamabad United by six wickets in the day's later game.
Batting collapses are a routine affair in pink-ball Tests and the trend will continue until batsmen get used to the novelty, says India's spin spearhead Ravichandran Ashwin.India won the third Test against England inside two days after 30 wickets tumbled in five sessions on a turning track in Ahmedabad.
India will be without pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah in the final Test against England after he was released from the squad for personal reasons.The right-arm seamer took four wickets in the opening Test in Chennai but was rested for the second match, which India won to level the series.
Rising star Cameron Green has continued his hot form with an unbeaten century in Western Australia's Sheffield Shield clash with South Australia at the WACA.Green was on 168 off 298 balls when WA declared at 5-409 on day three, giving South Australia a first-innings lead of 101.
Australia's T20 match against New Zealand in Auckland has been shifted amid coronavirus concerns, with Wellington to host the next two games without spectators.New Zealand Cricket scrambled to change the five-game series on Saturday as the country raised its COVID-19 alert levels.
NSW's star-studded attack is confident it can hit fast forward and help secure victory at Bankstown Oval, where Victoria will resume at 1-129 on the final day of the rain-hit Sheffield Shield contest.Nathan Lyon's final-wicket stand with Harry Conway, worth 37 runs, lifted the Blues to a total of 373 and a first-innings lead of 174 runs in Sydney on Saturday.
Australia's T20 cricketers are freshening up for what they hope will be a heroic off-the-canvas revival next week in New Zealand.With a six-day break between their last hitout in Dunedin and the series' third match in Dunedin, Aaron Finch and his squad are enjoying a rare treat - a weekend off.
Hannah Darlington's first job as NSW's youngest-ever cricket captain will be to keep Australian sport's greatest domestic streak alive in the WNCL.Darlington on Friday capped a crazy week by being named the youngest captain - men's or women's - in NSW's 165-year history, just days after being picked in her first Australian squad for the tour of New Zealand.
Australia's Pakistan Super League exports did not have the best of days with bat or ball as a trio of Big Bash stars mustered a single run between them.Multan Sultans' big-hitting opener Chris Lynn was bowled second ball for a duck but was relieved to see his side go on to win by seven wickets against the Lahore Qalandars.
England head coach Chris Silverwood wants to see his side use the stinging two-day loss to India to stiffen their resolve.Silverwood saw his side bowled out twice in less than 80 overs at the crease, mustering a grim total of 193 in their two innings on an Ahmedabad pitch that he holds clear misgivings about.
Former allrounder Yusuf Pathan, who was part of two World Cup-winning India teams, has announced his retirement from all forms of the game.The big-hitting 38-year-old played 57 one-dayers and 22 Twenty20 Internationals for India after beginning his career in the shadow of younger brother and Test bowler, Irfan Pathan.
While debate continues over the state of the Ahmedabad pitch, England shot themselves in the foot before a ball was bowled by opting for a pace-heavy attack on a spinners' paradise in the third Test against India.The hosts wrapped up an extraordinary 10-wicket victory inside two days in the day-night contest at the Narendra Modi Stadium, with spinners claiming 28 of the 30 wickets that fell in five sessions in the shortest completed Test match since 1935.
Aaron Finch's prolonged form slump has not changed the Australia captain's demeanour around the team in New Zealand and he deserves a "massive tick" for being able to put his struggles aside, fast bowler Kane Richardson says.Australia's white ball captain Finch is under huge pressure to produce a score after bringing his poor form from the Big Bash League into the Twenty20 series in New Zealand.