ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2019

Mathews back in top 20 after Harare double-century

24 Jan 2020 - 0     - 323

Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews is back among the top 20 batsmen in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after helping his side win by 10 wickets in Harare to take a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series aga


Sri Lanka go 1-0 with comprehensive win

23 Jan 2020 - 0     - 315

Sri Lanka’s bowlers were rewarded for their toil on the final day of the first Test in Harare, bowling Zimbabwe out for 170, which in turn set their batsmen a mere 14 runs to chase to go 1-0 in the


Sri Lanka crash out

22 Jan 2020 - 0     - 742

With six needed off two balls, New Zealand No. 9 Kristian Clarke smashed a six over deep midwicket to knock Sri Lanka out of quarter-final contention and secure his team’s pathway into the next roun


Mathews double ton gives Sri Lanka chance to push for victory

22 Jan 2020 - 0     - 460

Concussion substitutes can have a significant say in the outcome of a Test. Marnus Labuschagne helped Australia draw the Ashes Test at Lord’s and now is a permanent fixture in the Australian setup.


De Kock named new captain of South Africa ODI squad

22 Jan 2020 - 0     - 126

Quinton de Kock has been named as the new captain of the South Africa One-Day International side, taking over from Faf du Plessis, who is dropped altogether for the three-match series against England


Mendis, Mathews hand Sri Lanka advantage

21 Jan 2020 - 0     - 342

Captain Angelo Mathews struck an unbeaten 92 as Sri Lanka posted 295 for four at the close of the third day of the first test against Zimbabwe on Tuesday, putting his side in the driving seat at the H


Under-fire Du Plessis to stay on as South Africa skipper and fight

20 Jan 2020 - 0     - 83

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said he would not be walking away from his beleaguered team even if he is struggling with his own form and after losing for a seventh time in their last eight tests


Fifties galore for Zimbabwe on slow-moving day in Harare

19 Jan 2020 - 0     - 223

On a slow-moving opening day, Zimbabwe went to stumps at 189 for 2 against Sri Lanka in the first Test in Harare on Sunday (January 19). Prince Masvaure, Kevin Kasuza and Craig Ervine scored half-cent


Stokes wins Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy

15 Jan 2020 - 0     - 316

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has won the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Player of the Year after a fabulous 12 months that saw him play a decisive role in England’s dramatic vi


Kusal Janith dropped for Zimbabwe

14 Jan 2020 - 0     - 674

The national selectors sprung a major surprise by dropping Durban hero Kusal Perera from the 15-man squad to face Zimbabwe in a two-match Test series starting this Sunday. Perera who played one of the


SLC to hire Moody on consultancy basis

14 Jan 2020 - 0     - 687

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is in negotiations with former Sri Lanka head coach Tom Moody to appoint him on a potential consultancy role. Sri Lanka reached the 2007 World Cup finals, the first time since



Sri Lanka to play two Tests in Zimbabwe

14 Jan 2020 - 0     - 77

Sri Lanka’s cricket team will leave for Zimbabwe on Thursday to play a two-match Test series -- the first since the African host nation’s suspension was lifted by the ICC.


Kohli praises ’clinical’ India for T20 series win over Sri Lanka

11 Jan 2020 - 0     - 418

Skipper Virat Kohli Friday hailed India’s clinical start to the year after they completed a 78-run, series-clinching win over Sri Lanka in the third Twenty20 international. Openers KL Rahul, who top



Zimbabwe to host Sri Lanka for two tests in hastily arranged tour

09 Jan 2020 - 0     - 347

Zimbabwe have announced a hastily arranged tour by Sri Lanka for two test matches to be played in Harare this month as coach Lalchand Rajput says they are ready for a “new beginning”.


Root praise for ’born match-winner’ Stokes after Newlands heroics

08 Jan 2020 - 0     - 245

England captain Joe Root hailed the influence of “golden nugget” Ben Stokes, who put in a match-winning performance with bat, ball and in the field to seal the second test against South Africa by


Kohli aces another chase as India thrash Sri Lanka in Indore

08 Jan 2020 - 0     - 702

India captain Virat Kohli orchestrated yet another successful chase as his team thrashed Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 International to go 1-0 up in the three-match series in Indor


Burns could miss Sri Lanka tour with ankle injury

06 Jan 2020 - 0     - 511

England opener Rory Burns is a doubt for England’s two-test tour of Sri Lanka in March as he faces surgery on an ankle ligament injury sustained playing football in South Africa.


Lyon roars as Australia crush New Zealand to sweep series

06 Jan 2020 - 0     - 89

Spinner Nathan Lyon took 10 wickets for the match as Australia underlined their absolute dominance of New Zealand with a crushing 279-run victory in the third test at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Mond


Warner nears century as Australia build big lead in Sydney

06 Jan 2020 - 0     - 92

Warner nears century as Australia build big lead in Sydney


India’s T20 against Sri Lanka abandoned due to rain

06 Jan 2020 - 0     - 155

The first of the three Twenty20 internationals between India and Sri Lanka at Guwahati was called off due to rain on Sunday. It started raining at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium after India captain Vir


India captain Kohli opposes four-day Tests

04 Jan 2020 - 0     - 138

India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday hit out at proposals to cut Test matches from five days for four as the world body battles with the crowded cricket calendar. Reports that the International Cric


New Zealand on the chase after Labuschagne’s double ton in Sydney

04 Jan 2020 - 0     - 104

New Zealand made a secure start after a Marnus Labuschagne double century lifted Australia to a massive 454 first innings total in the third Test on Saturday. The rock-solid number three reached his h


Pope gives sputtering England a late lift

04 Jan 2020 - 0     - 84

Ollie Pope hit a half-century to give England a late boost after they struggled against a disciplined South African bowling attack on the first day of the second Test against South Africa at Newlands


Labuschagne ton as Australia take advantage of weakened Kiwis

03 Jan 2020 - 0     - 79

Marnus Labuschagne hit his fourth century in just 14 Tests to guide Australia into a commanding position against virus-hit New Zealand on the opening day of the third Test in Sydney on Friday.


Angelo Mathews picked for India T20Is

01 Jan 2020 - 0     - 394

Sri Lanka have recalled veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews into their 16-man squad for the forthcoming T20I series against India starting January 5 in Guwahati. The 32-year-old, who has been plagued b


South Africa beat England by 107 runs to win first test

29 Dec 2019 - 0     - 246

South Africa swept to a 107-run victory over England on the fourth day of the first test at Centurion Park on Sunday after taking seven wickets in the second session to go ahead in the four-match seri


Australia rout New Zealand by 247 runs, seal series

29 Dec 2019 - 0     - 128

Spinner Nathan Lyon grabbed four wickets as Australia completed a crushing 247-run victory on day four of the Boxing Day test against New Zealand on Sunday to claim an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ser


Stunned New Zealand fight to save second Australia Test

28 Dec 2019 - 0     - 208

New Zealand were facing a massive run chase to save the second Test and the series after they were dismissed for 148 in Melbourne on Saturday, with Australia batting again to rub salt in the wounds an


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