Recent Match Report – NSW vs Victoria 1st Match 2022/23

Victoria 3 for 158 (Pucovski 64) beat New South Wales 7 for 277 (Hughes 117) by three runs (DLS method) The Marsh Cup was handed a bizarre start when what became the final ball of the match at Junction Oval was hit for six by Matthew Short before the players left the field for bad … Read more

Recent Match Report – Pakistan vs England 1st T20I 2022

Toss England chose to bowl vs Pakistan England won the toss and chose to bowl in the opening match of seven T20Is against Pakistan, on their return to the country for the first time since 2005. Moeen Ali called correctly, captaining the side in the land of his grandfather with Jos Buttler missing due to … Read more

Recent Match Report – India vs Australia 1st T20I 2022

Toss Australia chose to bowl vs India Australia ramped up the funk in Mohali when they went in with a line-up that had Cameron Green – a player not part of their T20 World Cup squad – opening the batting. The focus will not, immediately, be on him with Aaron Finch choosing to bowl first … Read more

PAK vs ENG 2022 – 1st T20I

The conference room in Karachi is a cosy little place, one that feels overcrowded when a high-profile press conference is imminent. There’s a flurry of activity as journalists scramble to get themselves to one of the black leather sofas, demand for which far outstrips supply. On a muggy September evening under the glare of the … Read more

Pak vs Eng, 1st T20I, Karachi – Moeen Ali

The sense of occasion will not be lost on Moeen Ali when he walks out for the toss at Karachi’s National Stadium on Tuesday night. Jos Buttler’s calf injury means that he will captain England against Pakistan, the country from which his grandfather emigrated after the second world war, on their first tour of the … Read more

Match Preview – India vs Australia, Australia in India 2022, 1st T20I

Big Picture Post the 2021 T20 World Cup, India have played a total of 29 T20Is heading into this series. Australia, meanwhile, have played just nine. Irrespective of their prep, Australia might turn up in their usual confident manner at the T20 World Cup – but this time they’ll have to defend the title in … Read more

Match Preview – Pakistan vs England, England in Pakistan 2022, 1st T20I

Big picture Seventeen long years ago, in the cold of a misty December night, England’s cricketers made their way off the field at Rawalpindi after a consolation victory in the fifth and final ODI. It was the final act of a tour in which little had gone right for England in either red- or white-ball … Read more

Ind vs Aus 2022 – 1st T20I – KL Rahul

KL Rahul is working on his strike rate, but also feels his detractors are perhaps not the best informed. “Look, [it’s] obviously something that every player works towards,” Rahul said on the eve of the first T20I against Australia, the penultimate series for India before they go to the T20 World Cup. “No one is … Read more

Ind vs Aus 2022 1st T20I

With Mitchell Marsh absent with an injury, Steven Smith will bat at No. 3 against India. His role in Australia’s first-choice XI in the lead-up to the men’s T20 World Cup, however, will remain fluid. Australia are missing three of their first-choice players in the top six for the three-match series against India starting in … Read more

Recent Match Report – ENG Women vs IND Women 1st ODI 2022

Toss India chose to bowl vs England Jhulan Goswami is set to play her first game in nearly six months – which is also her final international series – as India opted to bowl in bright and sunny conditions in the opening ODI against England in Hove. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur said at the toss she … Read more