Cameron Bancroft is preparing for a stint in county cricket as he continues to mount what Adam Voges believes is an irresistible case for an Ashes recall.Bancroft will return to England on a short-term deal with an undisclosed team after leading Western Australia to consecutive Sheffield Shield title wins.
Afghanistan have showcased another impressive run-chase to beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 international and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.It is the first time that Afghanistan have won a series against a top-six ranked ICC team.
Meg Lanning's Midas touch as cricket's captain supreme has deserted her in Mumbai as her Delhi Capitals team came up just short in an exciting final of the inaugural Women's Premier League.Despite Australia skipper Lanning again top-scoring for her team with 35, they stuttered to just 9-131 on Sunday, before the Mumbai Indians battled past the target on 3-134 for a hard-earned seven-wicket win with just three balls remaining.
Gun Victoria allrounder Will Sutherland has emerged from a losing Sheffield Shield final with his reputation enhanced and higher honours likely on the horizon.Hampered by a back injury, Sutherland still managed to make a contest of what had loomed as a potential innings defeat when Western Australia reduced the visitors to 6-74 in their second innings at the WACA Ground.
South Africa have pulled off the highest successful run chase in Twenty20 international cricket to beat the West Indies by six wickets at Centurion on an afternoon of blistering assault on the ball as well as the record books.Opener Quinton de Kock hit a first T20 century as South Africa scored 4-259 after being set an imposing target of 13 runs per over to win Sunday's match.
West Indies captain Rovman Powell has smashed a quickfire 43 not out to propel his side to a three-wicket victory over South Africa in a rain-reduced Twenty20 international at Centurion.Powell's knock came off only 18 balls as the West Indies reached their target of 132 with three balls to spare to go 1-0 up in the three-match series on Saturday.
Delhi Capitals captain Meg Lanning hopes to celebrate her birthday 24 hours late by leading her side to the inaugural Women's Premier League crown.But the woman who's won it all as Australia's captain knows her side will have to play their "best game with both the bat, the ball, and fielding as well" to beat the "dangerous" Mumbai Indians in Sunday's title showdown.
Western Australia have defended their Sheffield Shield crown in clinical fashion, defeating Victoria by nine wickets on the back of Ashton Turner's pivotal century.Set 91 to win on day four of the final at the WACA Ground, the hosts reached their target in 24.
Matt Short has been handed a big opportunity to showcase his T20 excellence with an Indian Premier League debut after being snapped up as an emergency replacement by the Punjab Kings.The Adelaide Strikers star, who was voted player of the tournament at the Big Bash League, has been drafted in to replace England luminary Jonny Bairstow, who's failed to recover from surgery in time for the two-month tournament which begins next week.
Henry Shipley claimed a career-best 5-31 to dismantle Sri Lanka as New Zealand steamrolled the tourists by 198 runs in the opening one-day international in Auckland.Chasing 275 for victory, Sri Lanka were bundled out for 76 in the 20th over with Shipley orchestrating their rout on a lively track at the Eden Park.
Zak Crawley has defended his technique after a disappointing winter with the bat during England's thrilling tours of Pakistan and New Zealand, and the Ashes just around the corner.During England's dramatic 1-1 series draw in New Zealand, Crawley scored just 58 runs in four innings, leaving him with an average of 27.
Afghanistan have defeated Pakistan in a Twenty20 for the first time to take a 1-0 lead in their three-match series.Pakistan, without five of their frontline players including captain Babar Azam, struggled on a slow and low pitch at Sharjah Cricket Stadium against the Afghans, and were restricted to 9-92.
Alyssa Healy's dream of taking her UP Warriorz side to the final of the inaugural Indian Women's Premier League against Meg Lanning's Delhi Capitals has been shattered in Mumbai.Not even the firepower of three of Australia's biggest hitters could prevent the Warriorz being hammered by home favourites Mumbai Indians by 72 runs in the one-sided semi-final 'eliminator' at DY Patil Stadium on Friday.
A determined Will Sutherland looms as the biggest hurdle to Western Australia defending their Sheffield Shield crown after a nightmare Victoria collapse on day three of the final.The visitors went to stumps on day three at the WACA Ground at 6-122, leading WA by just two runs in their second innings.
Zimbabwe have won a thrilling one-day international against the Netherlands by a single run, scrambling a run out off the last ball of the game as they levelled the series 1-1.Zimbabwe spinner Wessly Madhevere changed the direction of the game in the 44th over, taking a hat trick as the Netherlands ended agonisingly short, finishing on 270 all out as they chased 272 to win.
Former Australian Test captain Tim Paine says his phone has gone berserk with messages of support since his decision to retire from first-class cricket.The 38-year-old called time on his domestic career at the conclusion of Tasmania's final Sheffield Shield match of the season in Hobart against Queensland last week.
Glenn Maxwell, Mitch Marsh and Tim David are the Australian big hitters who will really cash in following the draft for English cricket's marquee one-day competition, The Hundred.The international trio have all been snapped up for the top-bracket price of STG125,000 ($A230,000) for the August 100-ball-a-side tournament with Marsh and the retained Maxwell in tandem at the London Spirit while David will spearhead the Southern Brave.
Western Australia are closing in on a first-innings lead over Victoria in the Sheffield Shield final after Ashton Turner led a bold fightback in difficult conditions.Bad light brought play to a premature end on a rain-disrupted day two at the WACA Ground with WA 5-175 in response to Victoria's 195.
Alyssa Healy is excited by the challenge her UP Warriorz face when they play Harmanpreet Kaur's Mumbai Indians for a spot in the inaugural Women's Premier League final.Skipper Healy and Australian teammates Tahlia McGrath and Grace Harris can expect the sellout crowd at the 50,000-capacity DY Patil Stadium near Mumbai to be strongly behind the Indians in Friday's eliminator.
Mitch Marsh appears to be in the box seat to open at this year's World Cup in India, but he expects his "little mate" will edge him out of the role soon.One of the many positives to come out of Australia's 2-1 ODI series win in India was the huge success of Marsh as an opener.
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