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Afghanistan is set to join the growing ranks of countries that have a T20 competition of their own, with their cricket board (ACB) announcing the launch of the Afghanistan Premier League. Following the signing of the tournament’s MoU on Thursday, its first edition is set to take place in October 2018. “There will be a
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England 259 for 5 (Morgan 81*, Hales 52, Bell 2-35) beat Cricket Australia XI 258 for 9 (Dean 62, Harvey 59, Rashid 3-45, Moeen 2-28) by five wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details England enjoyed a good all-round workout in their preparation for the ODI series with Australia, easing to a five-wicket win with almost ten overs
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Mithali Raj (capt), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-capt), Sushma Verma (wk), Ekta Bisht, Smriti Mandhana, Poonam Yadav, Punam Raut, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jemimah Rodrigues, Jhulan Goswami, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia (wk) India have named three uncapped players in their 16-member squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series in South Africa
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India will play two T20Is Ireland in June, on their way to their tour of England. The matches will be in Dublin on June 27 and June 29, the BCCI has confirmed. India last toured Ireland in 2007 when they defeated the hosts in a one-off ODI in Belfast. In the T20I format, though, the
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Joe Root’s decision to play in the Twenty20 Tri-series in Australia and New Zealand next month came against the advice of England’s coach, Trevor Bayliss, who initially suggested that he should recognise the perpetual demands upon him and rest for the duration of the tournament. Bayliss’ revelation that Root wanted to play in the tournament
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1:30 Perth Scorchers returned to the top of the Big Bash table by chasing down Melbourne Renegades’ 185 Perth Scorchers 5 for 186 (Turner 70, Willey 55, Nabi 1-30) beat Melbourne Renegades 3 for 185 (White 68*, Cooper 57, Tye 2-36) by five wickets A stunning innings from Ashton Turner helped Perth Scorchers to another
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