Bangladesh’s batsmen should take inspiration from their performances in away Tests earlier this year before they go into the Bloemfontein Test against South Africa. This is Mahmudullah‘s prescription for his team to bounce back after their 333-run defeat in the first Test in Potchefstroom, where they were bowled out for 90 in the second innings.
County champions Essex have provided two of the winners of the 2017 Cricket Writers’ Club awards with batsman Dan Lawrence named the CWC Young Cricketer of the Year and pace bowler Jamie Porter taking the club’s Specsavers Championship Player of the Year trophy a day after they were both selected for the England Lions squad
The Board of Control for Cricket in India is planning a Future Tours Programme (FTP) for the women cricketers, according to Ratnakar Shetty, the BCCI General Manager. “We are now planning to have a FTP at the international level like the men’s team for ODIs and T20s and that is working out well,” he said
Somerset hope Hurry will bring a change in the weather © Getty Images Somerset have confirmed that Andy Hurry will return to the club as director of cricket following the departure of Matthew Maynard. The news, which was first signalled in ESPNcricinfo, also sees Jason Kerr promoted from assistant and
Lunch Sri Lanka 419 and 138 (Dickwella 37*, Yasir 5-51) lead Pakistan 422 by 135 runs Yasir Shah pivots after delivering Francois Nel/Getty Images Pakistan took a meandering match by the collar, took six wickets on the final morning, and now stand only 136 runs from victory in the first Test – a turn of events
India have brought back veteran pace bowler Ashish Nehra for the three T20s against Australia which start on October 7. Another familiar face returning to the squad is wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik. Shikhar Dhawan, who had been granted leave to skip the preceding ODIs against Australia to tend to his ill wife, returns for the T20s.
Lunch Pakistan 340 for 8 (Azhar Ali 85, Masood 59, Herath 4-59) trail Sri Lanka 419 by 79 runs Rangana Herath celebrates Asad Shafiq’s dismissal Tom Dulat/Stringer Following the third day’s three sessions of torpor, Rangana Herath and Sri Lanka attempted to shake the Abu Dhabi Test gently awake, claiming four wickets before lunch on day
England will have to start making plans for Ben Stokes not being there © Getty Images The immediate future of Ben Stokes remains uncertain following the incident in Bristol where he was allegedly involved in a street brawl that left a man in hospital and Stokes with a fractured finger.
Haroon Lorgat and CSA mutually agreed to part ways because of a breakdown in their relationship © Getty Images Cricket South Africa has had its first meeting with broadcaster SuperSport to discuss a deal for the upcoming T20 Global League following the departure of Haroon Lorgat as CEO on Thursday.
England 294 for 1 (Bairstow 141*, Roy 96) beat West Indies 288 for 6 (S Hope 72, Gayle 40) by nine wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Jonny Bairstow made his second century of the Royal London series to help England to a resounding victory over West Indies. Bairstow, who was promoted to open the batting following