Even as the BCCI has dropped a hint that it will keep an eye on the workload of India players during the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO Venky Mysore on Tuesday said they have not got any directive of that sort yet, also expressing confidence that a situation like that will not arise and things will work out well.
Ross Taylor is only 51 runs away from becoming New Zealand’s highest run-getter in One-Day International (ODI) cricket and could achieve that milestone in the third and final ODI against Bangladesh, but the destructive batsman is not too fussed by the prospect.
Defending IPL champions Chennai Super Kings will host Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening match of IPL-12 in Chennai on March 23, according to a schedule announced by the Committee of Administrators and the BCCI.
Oman stumbled to a new low as they were bundled out for 24 in a List A match against Scotland at the Al-Amerat Cricket Ground on Tuesday. Khawar Ali (15) was the only player who managed to reach double-digit score, as five Oman batsmen were out for naught. This was the fourth-lowest total in List A cricket.
Jofra Archer might 'come with a big reputation', but England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan said the team management will only take a call on his inclusion in the 2019 World Cup squad once the Barbados-born 23-year-old qualifies for England selection next month.
Having been away from competitive cricket since May last year, Wriddhiman Saha – who had replaced MS Dhoni behind the stumps in Test cricket – is set to return to action for Bengal in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy beginning February 21.
“It definitely feels great to back in the mix after an injury layoff. Firstly for a sportsperson, there is nothing like the feeling of returning to the game and I don’t feel like I’ve been away for too long, rather just a couple of weeks or so, like a short break.”
Bangladesh came into the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series with plenty of hope but will be playing only for pride in the final match of the series at the University Oval, Dunedin on Wednesday (February 20).
The buoyant Windies side will look to feed off the success of their Test side when they take on one of the 2019 World Cup hot favourites England in the first One-Day International of the five-match series at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Wednesday (February 20).
The English team toured India in 1980 to play the solo Golden Jubilee Test. It didn't turn out to be a very memorable outing for the Indians, as Ian Botham single-handedly destroyed the hosts, with bat and ball.