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Nov 21

David Warner fires shots at Ben Stokes as Australian’s fitness thrown into doubt

Opening batsman says Stokes has let his team and country downAustralian suffers neck injury and appearance in first Ashes Test not assured David Warner has accused Ben Stokes of letting England down through his Ashes absence. But the Australian opener …

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Nov 20

England will be running scared of Australia yet again, claims Nathan Lyon

• Australia’s leading finger-spinner opens hostilities with tirade against Joe Root • ‘There’s a lot of scars for the English guys, especially with two bowling 150kph’Australia’s pacemen will target Joe Root in the opening Ashes Test in an attempt to b…

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Nov 20

Why is first Ashes day-night Test and pink ball a big deal? – video explainer

When Australia host England at the Adelaide Oval on 2 December it will be the first day-night Test in an Ashes series. But just what are day-night Tests all about and why do they use a pink ball? Here we reveal all Continue reading…

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Nov 20

Will Gidman: Kent all-rounder extends deal

Kent all-rounder Will Gidman extends his contract with the Division Two club.

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Nov 20

Examples of Steve Smith and Joe Root point to less Ashes antagonism | Geoff Lemon

Starting with their leaders, Australia and England look like teams that have realised they’re better suited to another wayThey look like a couple of nice boys. Wheatfield hair, slightly awkward smiles. Helpful at charity days, polite at press conferenc…

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Nov 20

Champions Essex name McGrath as head coach

Essex appoint assistant coach and ex-Yorkshire and England all-rounder Anthony McGrath as their new head coach.

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Nov 20

ශ්‍රී ලංකා – ඉන්දීය ටෙස්ට් තරගය විසඳුමකින් තොරව නිම වේ

ශ්‍රී ලංකා – ඉන්දියා ප්‍රථම පස්දින ටෙස්ට් ක්‍රිකට් තරගය අවසාන දින තියුණු මුහුණුවරක් උසුලමින් නිමාවට පත් වූයේ ජය පරාජයෙන් තොරවය.  කල්කටාවේ ඊඩ්න් ගාඩ්න්ස් ක්‍රීඩාංගණයේ පැවැති මේ තරගයේ අවසාන දින ශ්‍රි ලංකාවට ඕවර 40ක් තුළ ලකුණු 231ක ඉලක්කයක් ලැබුණු අතර තරගය නිමවන විට ශ්‍රී ලංකාව කඩුලු හතක් දැවී ලබා සිටියේ ලකුණු 75කි.  (ඕවර 26.3යි) ශ්‍රී ලංකාව මේ තරගයේ බොහෝ අවස්ථාවන් හි ඉදිරියෙන් සිටි අතර, ඉන්දියාවට තරගයට අවතීරණ වීමට හැකිවූයේ සිව්වන හා පස්වන දිනයන් හි සවස්වරුවන්වල දී පමණෙකි. අයහපත් කාලගුණය ද බොහෝ අවස්ථාවන් හි මේ තරගයට බල පෑවේය. ඉන්දියාව ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ මීට මාස තුනකට පෙර සංචාරය කළ අවස්ථාවේ ඔවුන් ලංකා පිල ටෙස්ට් තරග තුනේ දී ම පහසුවෙන් ලංකා පිල පරාජයට පත්කළ ආකාරය අනුව ශ්‍රී ලංකා පිල මෙවර ඉන්දීය සංචාරයේ පළමු තරගයේ දී… Read More →

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Nov 20

First Test drawn as Sri Lanka hold on following India comeback on Kohli record ton

‘The Glorious Uncertainties of Cricket’  cannot find a better example of how fluctuating a game could become as in the first Test match between Sri Lanka and  India that saw a pendulum swing from a Sri Lankan domination for more than 3 days to a phenomenal Indian comeback to scenting victory on the final day. That Sri Lanka ended the day on 75 for 7 wickets when the umpires called off play due to bad light reflected what a suspense thriller it was with Sri Lanka who had held a giant stranglehold throughout were put by the Indians on a tight rope to hang on for a draw having been set 231 runs to win in just over two and… Read More →

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Nov 20

Taunts and the tide of history await as England prepare to enter the Gabbatoir

Three decades have passed since England’s last win in Brisbane, and its unique hostility will provide an Ashes baptism of fire for Joe Root’s teamAs England’s plane touched down in Brisbane on Sunday the Australia coach, Darren Lehmann, said: “We love …

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Nov 20

Jason Gillespie: Sussex appoint former Australia bowler as head coach

Sussex appoint ex-Australia bowler Jason Gillespie, who coached Yorkshire to two Championship titles, as their new head coach.

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Nov 20

England’s Dawid Malan ready to ‘enjoy’ Australia pace attack at the Gabba

• Jake Ball expected to be fit to play in Brisbane after recovering from injury• Malan looking forward to Ashes debut against hosts’ pace trioEngland were served the briefest injury scare on their day off as Stuart Broad was struck on the lower back by…

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Nov 20

‘Let him die of thirst’: Douglas Jardine and the long history of Ashes sledging

In an extract from his book of Ashes quotations, Rob Smyth tells how it is sometimes Australian spectators who deliver the hardest lines to England sides “Don’t give the bastard a drink. Let him die of thirst.”Douglas Jardine’s mission was almost compl…

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Nov 19

England appear the more settled despite continuing absence of Ben Stokes

• Australia’s coach Darren Lehmann appeals for unity• The XI who take the field will be very motivated, says Jonny BairstowThe phoney war is close to concluding and, thankfully, the Ashes are almost upon us, with both squads in Brisbane. England are we…

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Nov 19

Sri Lanka make 294 on Rangana Herath’s 67; India 171/1

Humbled for 171 in the first innings and 123 runs in arrears to Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 294, India threw caution to the wind preferring to sword edge its way to wiping out the deficit to end the fourth day on 171 for 1 wicket at Eden Gardens, Kolkotta. The openers Sikhar Dhawan (94 and K.L. Rahul unbeaten on 73 put on 166 consuming 37.1 overs in a completely contrasting batting display from the pathetic in the first innings on a wicket that had eased. Dhawan was particularly belligerent rattling up his knock off 116 balls and containing as many as 11 boundaries and two sixes while Rahul’s 73 came off 113 balls inclusive of 8 boundaries. But… Read More →

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Nov 19

ශ්‍රී ලංකාව මුල් ඉනිම 294යි.  ඉන්දියාව දෙවන ඉනිම 171/1යි

කල්කටාවේ ඊඩ්න් ගාඩ්න්ස් ක්‍රීඩාංගනයේ පැවැත්වෙන ශ්‍රී ලංකා-ඉන්දියා ප්‍රථම ටෙස්ට් ක්‍රිකට් තරගයේ ඉන්දියාව මුල් ඉනිමේදී ලබාගත් ලකුණු 172ට පිළිතුරු ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකාව සිව්වන දින දිවා ආහාරයට මඳකට පසු තම මුල් ඉනිම වෙනුවෙන් සියලු ක්‍රීඩකයන් දැවී ලකුණු 294ක් ලබා මුල් ඉනිමේදී ලකුණු 122ක් ඉදිරියෙන් සිටියේය.  දිනය නිම වනවිට ඉන්දියාව දෙවන ඉනිමේදී කඩුලු එකකට ලකුණු 171ක් ලබා, ශ්‍රී ලංකා මුල් ඉනිමට වඩා ලකුණු 49ක් ඉදිරියෙන් සිටියේ තවත් කඩුලු නවයක් ඉතිරිව තිබියදී ය. තරගයේ අවසාන දින (20 වැනි සඳුදා) මේ තරගයෙන් විසඳුමක් ලැබෙතැයි අපේක්ෂා කළ හැකි නොවුවත්, ඉන්දියාව දෙවන ඉනිමේදී ලකුණු 200ක් පමණ ඉදිරියෙන් සිට ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට අභියෝගයක් ලබා දුනහොත් මෙහි ජයග්‍රාහකයකු දැකීමට අවස්ථාව උදාවන්නේ ය.  ඒ සඳහා යහපත් කාලගුණයක් ද බලපෑ යුතු වේ. ශ්‍රී ලංකා දෙවන ඉනිම කඩුලු හතරකට ලකුණු 165ක් ලෙස සිව්වන… Read More →

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Nov 19

SLC clarify the ambiguity surrounding DRS appeal of Dilruwan Perera

Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to clarify the ambiguity surrounding the DRS appeal of Dilruwan Perera during the 4th day’s play of the 1st Test in Kolkota earlier this afternoon. Contrary to the assumptions made, there was no “message from the dressing room” involved in the requested review. Having mistakenly assumed that Sri Lanka were out of reviews, Dilruwan Perera had turned to leave the field when he heard Rangana Herath inquire from the on-field umpire Nigel Long if Sri Lanka have any reviews left, to which Mr. Long answered in the affirmative. It was then that Dilruwan requested the review. We wish to place on record that every single Sri Lankan player and official is not only strongly respectful and… Read More →

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