ICC T20I batting rankings – Suryakumar Yadav goes past Babar Azam to third behind Mohammad Rizwan and Aiden Markram

Of the big-performing Indians on the night, Hardik Pandya hit a 30-ball 71 not out, and that took him up 22 places to No. 65 among batters, while Axar Patel‘s 3 for 17 took him up 24 places to No. 33 among bowlers. And Josh Hazlewood was on the mark as usual, returning 2 for … Read more

ICC WTC news – The Oval and Lord’s to host World Test Championship finals in 2023 and 2025 respectively

That will make it three WTC finals in a row to be played in England, with the first one, in 2021, being held at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl. New Zealand beat India to win the trophy then. On that occasion, though, the final was originally scheduled for Lord’s, but the Ageas Bowl’s on-site hospitality arrangements made … Read more

ICC slow over-rate penalty – extra fielder inside circle to be introduced in ODIs too

After introducing a penalty for slow over rates in T20Is, the ICC has decided to bring the in-match penalty into play in ODIs too. For each over the fielding team falls short by at the scheduled cessation time of the innings, after taking time allowances into play, they must have an additional fielder inside the … Read more

ICC rankings – Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wanindu Hasaranga make rapid strides in latest T20I rankings

He also scored his first T20I century during the tournament, an unbeaten 122 against Afghanistan, which brought an end to a century drought across formats that had run for 1020 days. Kohli’s tally of runs was only behind Mohammad Rizwan‘s 281, and Rizwan held on to the top spot on the batters’ table. Babar Azam, … Read more

ICC women’s T20I bowling ranking

Among batters, England’s Sophia Dunkley and Alice Capsey, who were also in action in the first T20I, gained places. Dunkley rose 13 places to 44th position on the back of her unbeaten 61 off 44 while Capsey’s quickfire 32 helped her advance 12 places to 52nd. India allrounder Deepti Sharma moved to 33rd after gaining … Read more

Asia Cup 2022 – Mohammad Rizwan displaces Babar Azam as No. 1 T20I batter in ICC men’s rankings

Rizwan has claimed the top position for the first time and he is only the third Pakistan batter to top the T20I batting rankings after Babar, who has been at the top of the table for 1155 days in all, and Misbah-ul-Haq, who was at the top for 313 days, from April 20 , 2008 … Read more

Time wasting and slow over-rates – MCC to ICC

The MCC, through its World Cricket Committee, has called for the ICC to speed up restarts after DRS reviews, and tighten up the DRS process itself, in a bid to address the issue of slow over rates in the game. The MCC, the keeper of the laws of cricket, made the recommendations following research into … Read more

ICC Rankings – 2022 Asia Cup

Hardik Pandya‘s all-round performance in India’s opening game of the 2022 Asia Cup has helped him jump eight places on the T20I allrounder’s rankings to a career-best fifth position. Hardik was instrumental in India’s five-wicket victory against Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday. Hitting the hard lengths consistently, Hardik picked up 3 for 25 in his … Read more

Disney Star licenses part of its ICC rights to Zee in landmark agreement

In a first-of-its-kind broadcast agreement, Disney Star* has licensed a part of the ICC rights it recently won for the Indian market to Zee Entertainment Enterprises. The agreement means that Zee will now broadcast the ICC men’s and Under-19 tournaments in India for the 2024-27 cycle, while Disney Star retains the digital rights for the … Read more

Disney Star bags ICC media rights for Indian market

Disney Star* has bagged rights to broadcast all ICC events on a four-year deal from 2024 to 2027. The rights, widely seen as cricket’s second most lucrative, behind the IPL, are for the Indian market. Disney Star raised the highest bid for both TV and digital rights. The bids had been opened on Friday and … Read more