England will practise on difficult pitches before World Cup, says Morgan

England will practise on difficult pitches before World Cup, says Morgan

Roy & Bairstow’s magnificent 159-run opening stand England are likely to play on more testing pitches in their final two one-day internationals against Pakistan in preparation for the World Cup knockout stages, says captain Eoin Morgan. The hosts coasted to a target of 359 in the third ODI on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead […]

Hales omission has unified England squad – Root

Hales omission has unified England squad – Root

Joe Root shares a joke with Chris Woakes during practice before the recent one-day international against Pakistan England v Pakistan – second ODI Venue: Ageas Bowl, Southampton Date: Saturday, 11 May Time: 11:00 BST Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC […]

England frustrated as Pakistan ODI rained off

England frustrated as Pakistan ODI rained off

England’s Jofra Archer dismisses Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman First one-day international, The Kia Oval Pakistan 80-2 (19 overs): Imam 42*, Archer 1-6 England: Did not bat No result Scorecard England’s first one-day international against Pakistan was abandoned because of persistent rain on a frustrating day at The Oval. The weather first saw the game shortened to […]

Hepburn jailed for raping sleeping woman

Hepburn jailed for raping sleeping woman

Image copyright West Mercia Police Image caption Alex Hepburn was found guilty earlier this month of rape following a retrial A “foul sexist” cricketer has been jailed for raping a sleeping woman. Ex-Worcestershire player Alex Hepburn assaulted the victim at his Worcester flat after she had consensual sex with his then teammate Joe Clarke in […]

'It has been brutal – but Australia have World Cup confidence'

'It has been brutal – but Australia have World Cup confidence'

Australia thrashed New Zealand by seven wickets to win their fifth World Cup in March 2015 In recent years, when an Australian men’s squad has been announced, the custom has been for a clickbait “You’ll never believe who got picked!” headline to pop up. But it was just the opposite for the 15 selected on […]

World Cup: West Indies name Andre Russell in squad

World Cup: West Indies name Andre Russell in squad

Andre Russell averages 28.51 with the bat and 32.73 with the ball in 52 one-day internationals West Indies have named all-rounder Andre Russell, who has played only one one-day international since 2015, in their World Cup squad. The 30-year-old, a Twenty20 specialist in recent years, is included but all-rounder Marlon Samuels misses out. Opener Chris […]