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Mitch Marsh looms as the big winner of Australia's tour of the West Indies, with Justin Langer declaring he can fill Steve Smith's boots at No.3 if the batting maestro misses the Twenty20 World Cup.
The second Twenty20 international between Sri Lanka and India, scheduled for Tuesday in Colombo, has been pushed back by a day after India's Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19."Following the Rapid Antigen Tests conducted ahead of the match on Tuesday morning, India all-rounder Krunal Pandya was found to be positive," the BCCI said in a statement hours before the game.
Surrey have signed former Australia fast bowler Daniel Worrall on a three-year-contract.The 30-year-old will join the county at the start of the 2022 season after bringing to an end his commitments to South Australia in the 2021-22 Sheffield Shield competition.
Stand-in captain Alex Carey has paid tribute to his understrength Australian team, saying the 2-1 ODI-series win over the West Indies was great reward for their commitment.A thumping six-wicket win in the final match in Barbados ensured Australia leave the Caribbean with positive memories and momentum after being thrashed 4-1 in the T20 series.
India all-rounder Washington Sundar, pace bowler Avesh Khan and opening batsman Shubman Gill have been ruled out of their five-Test series against England due to injuries.The BCCI said Sundar had a finger injury while Khan fractured his thumb while fielding in a warm-up match last week.
Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has taken four wickets as India enjoyed a comfortable 38-run win over Sri Lanka in their first Twenty20 international.Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka asked India to bat, and a 34-ball 50 from Suryakumar Yadav helped propel the visitors to 5-164 before Kumar played a big role in bowling out the hosts for 126 in 18.
Australian paceman Wes Agar has no reservations about the imminent T20 cricket tour of Bangladesh after the COVID scare in Barbados.A positive test from a non-playing member of the West Indies staff, revealed just before the second ODI was due to start on Thursday, caused the match to be suspended with all the players and support staff then isolating in their hotel and getting retested.
Shamim Hossain has blasted Bangladesh to victory in a nail-biting finish as they chased down an imposing target to beat Zimbabwe by five wickets and secure the three-match Twenty20 series at the Harare Sports Club.Zimbabwe raced to their second highest T20 tally of 5-193 on Sunday but Shamim powered Bangladesh over the line with four balls to spare with an unbeaten 31 off 15 balls as they scored 5-194 for a 2-1 series win.
The Indian Premier League (IPL), which was suspended in May due to COVID-19, will resume from September 19 in the United Arab Emirates.The IPL was suspended on May 4 with 31 matches still left to play after several players and backroom staff tested positive for the coronavirus amid a devastating second wave of COVID-19 in India.
Australia's selectors will have to decide on a captain for their Twenty20 series against Bangladesh after Aaron Finch was ruled out of the tour due to injury.Finch suffered a knee problem leading into the T20 series against the West Indies in St Lucia, which he further aggravated in the final game of that five-match contest last week.
The ODI cricket series between Australia and West Indies in Barbados will go down to the final match after the hosts levelled the score with a four-wicket win in a low scoring rescheduled game two in Barbados.Australia collapsed to 6-45 in the 13th over, but the lower half of the order fought hard to eke out a score of 187 before the innings ended with 17 balls left.
The second one day international between Australia and West Indies will go ahead on Saturday after all players returned negative COVID results.Both camps were forced to undergo COVID tests after a staff member from the hosts tested positive for the virus.
Sri Lanka have earned a consolation three-wicket win against a second-string India in their third and last one-day international after Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa hit half-centuries.It was Sri Lanka's first win over India in a bilateral series game in nine years and 10 matches.
Wellington Masakadza took three wickets and three catches to steer Zimbabwe to a 23-run win over Bangladesh in their second Twenty20 international at the Harare Sports Club.It was Zimbabwe's first success over the tourists at the sixth attempt after losing the one-off Test, three ODIs and the first of the three-match T20 series on Thursday.
Michael Vaughan says the upcoming Ashes series could be a "farce" involving a less competitive England team unless the side is given travel exemptions so their families can enter and tour Australia.The Australian government has limited the number of overseas arrivals during the pandemic, with thousands of its citizens unable to return and COVID-19 cases surging in the country's largest cities amid a sluggish vaccination program.
Shane Warne has tipped England leg-spinner Matt Parkinson to make his Test debut this summer and backed him to play a major role in the Ashes, saying he is "perfectly suited to Australian conditions".The 24-year-old Lancashire bowler impressed in the recent one-day series against Pakistan after a COVID-19 outbreak in Eoin Morgan's white-ball squad saw him called upon.
South Africa's David Miller hit an unbeaten 75 to help the tourists out of early trouble before their spinners then restricted Ireland to secure a 42-run victory in the second Twenty20 international at Belfast.Miller was in belligerent mood, scoring off 44 balls, to lift South Africa to 7-159 on Thursday after they won the toss and elected to bat.
Australia's remaining one-day internationals in the Caribbean and imminent T20 series in Bangladesh have been cast into doubt after a positive COVID-19 test in Barbados.The second ODI against the West Indies on Friday morning (AEST) was postponed in bizarre and dramatic circumstances before a ball could be bowled after one of the host's backroom staff tested positive for the virus.
Mohammad Naim and Soumya Sarkar have both scored half-centuries as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by eight wickets to win the first match of their Twenty20 series at the Harare Sports Club.The pair featured in a 102-run opening wicket partnership to set Bangladesh on their way to a comfortable victory as they chased down a target of 153 for victory with seven balls to spare on Thursday.
Australia quick Josh Hazlewood insists his teammates are comfortable with the tight COVID-19 bubble that awaits them when they depart the Caribbean for Bangladesh next week.Able to play golf and swim at the beach during their white-ball campaign against the West Indies, Australia's cricketers are set to return to a lockdown-style existence in their first tour of cricket-mad Bangladesh since 2017.
Stand-in Australian ODI cricket captain Alex Carey won't pull rank and move himself up to open the innings if he continues to lead the side.The fluent stroke player never got going in a lean Twenty20 series against the West Indies, scoring just 22 run from three inningsBut back in the ODI format, in which he averages 37 compared to 11 in T20I, Carey marked his first match as skipper with a valuable 67 off 87 balls batting at No.
Ollie Robinson has been recalled to the England Test cricket squad for the first time since being banned for a series of offensive racist and sexist historic tweets.The Sussex seamer was handed a dream Lord's debut against New Zealand in June but saw the occasion turn into a nightmare when racist, sexist and otherwise abhorrent messages dating back almost a decade came to light.
A nervy England have defeated Pakistan by three wickets, with just two balls to spare, in a nail-biting encounter at Old Trafford to seal a 2-1 T20 series win.Pakistan, who won the toss and opted to bat in front of a noisy 20,000-strong crowd on a dry wicket, reached 6-154 with opener Mohammad Rizwan top scoring with 76 not out.
India beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in the second one-day international to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series after Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Chahar guided the tourists home with maiden half-centuries.Chasing 276 for victory, India found themselves in trouble after they lost Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan and skipper Shikhar Dhawan cheaply to leave the tourists struggling at 3-65.
Stand-in captain Alex Carey enjoyed a dream start as Australia's opening bowlers proved a nightmare for the West Indies, with the visitors romping to a 134-run win in the first ODI in Barbados.After losing the five-match T20 series 4-1, Australia bounced back in emphatic fashion in the first of three ODIs.