Clarke left bemused after Cricket Australia excluded Khawaja from national contract list

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 2,619 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.cricingif.com/ Cricket Australia announced the names of 20 nationally contracted players but one notable omission left former Australia captain Michael Clarke bemused. Clarke asked the reason for leaving out the senior batsman Usman Khawaja from the list. The 33-year-old has fallen down the pecking order and not long ago he was considered as the lynchpin of Australia’s batting line-up. “I find it very hard to believe that someone with the talent and the runs behind him over 10 years isn’t in Australia’s top 20 players,” Clarke…

Stokes stars in England’s greatest ever win

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 23,489 total views England is the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup champions for the first time after Jofra Archer held his nerve to help beat New Zealand in a nail-biting Super Over at Lord’s. The Black Caps needed two to win from the final ball but a superb throw from Jason Roy in the deep saw Martin Guptill agonisingly run out, as Kane Williamson’s side finished runners-up for the second successive men’s World Cup. Jimmy Neesham had struck a magnificent six to leave New Zealand with seven to win from four…

England into W Cup finals

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 24,344 total views A new nation will lift the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup after England joined New Zealand in the final with an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Australia at Edgbaston. Australia had won the toss and chosen to bat, but a blistering opening spell from Chris Woakes (3/20) and Jofra Archer (2/32), removing both openers in the first three overs, set the tone for a fine bowling effort. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow then added 124 for the first wicket, their third successive century partnership in this tournament. While Bairstow…

US Open T20 dates revealed

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 25,510 total views MARGATE/FL – USA: The dates for the popular 2019 US Open T20 tournament have been revealed and will take place between December 18 to 23 at the Central Broward Regional Park in Fort Lauderdale USA. Sofian Qamar operations manager at Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) the parent body for the US Open T20 revealed the dates after a lengthy planning meeting at CCUSA’s headquarters in Margate on Wednesday. He said the 11th Senior Edition will begin on December 19 and end with the finals on December 22.  Prior to…

Henry the hero humbles India

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 10,923 total views MANCHESTER: A stunning spell of a fast bowling from Matt Henry ripped through the Indian top order and set New Zealand on their way to a second successive ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final with an 18-run victory over India. Henry removed Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Dinesh Karthik in an opening spell of seven overs, with Trent Boult adding the crucial scalp of Virat Kohli as India slipped to 24/4 in their chase of 240 at Old Trafford. Despite a valiant effort from Ravindra Jadeja (77), in conjunction with…

Semi-final match-ups decided

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 2,433 total views After 45 games of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup the group stage are complete, and the final four now know who will play who in the semi-finals. Australia, India, England and New Zealand knew prior to Saturday’s final group matches that they would be in the top four and that all that was to be decided was the end of group standings. India’s seven wicket win over Sri Lanka at Headingley ensured that they ended on a winning note and leapfrogged Australia after their 10 run defeat…

India wins easily on record ton by Rohit

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 1,598 total views Jasprit Bumrah was keen to share the plaudits with the rest of the attack, even though he was the undoubted star of the bowling show during India’s seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka. The 25-year-old from Ahmedabad joined New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson, Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir and England’s Jofra Archer in third place with 17 wickets on the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 list after claiming 3/37 from his 10 overs against Sri Lanka at Headingley. However, Bumrah was at pains to point out that it was a complete…

Pakistan ends strong

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 1,018 total views This venerable old ground has seen many a changing of the guard over the years, cricket’s ever-evolving story has seen more chapters written at Lord’s than anywhere else. And so it was again, as Pakistan’s emerging talent gave a glimpse of the future on a day one old warrior finally called time under the shadow of Old Father Time. Iman Ul Haq, just 23, became the youngest Pakistan player to score an ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup century with a swashbuckling show as his team recorded a confident…

Bairstow books the spot for England

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 1,056 total views DURHAM: England powered into the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup semi-final after Jonny Bairstow’s second successive century set up a 119-run win over New Zealand. has come to the fore at a crucial time for the hosts, who entered the clash with India on Sunday, June 30 knowing they potentially required back-to-back victories to progress. The pre-tournament favourites have managed just that largely thanks to their in-form opener, who followed up a superb 111 at Edgbaston by blasting 106 at Riverside Durham as England posted 305/8. New Zealand…

Windies bow out with victory

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 971 total views LEEDS: West Indies ended their World Cup campaign with a win over last-place Afghanistan Thursday but it could hardly atone for a campaign that went terribly wrong. The West Indies limped out of the tournament which statistically was there worst ever in the 44-year history of the tournament. Even the  23-run victory over winless Afghanistan came at a fluctuating heart rate for the fans who braved the cold to support the men in maroon at Headingley Leeds. A win at the beginning against Pakistan captured the imagination of…