Match Preview – Pakistan vs England, England in Pakistan 2022, 4th T20I

Big picture The shapeshifting nature of a seven-match T20I series makes it difficult to capture the big picture in words that age well, so the first rule of doing this is accepting that. England, after all, have a seemingly bottomless pit of explosive T20 cricketers, and as Harry Brook and Will Jacks – who debuted … Read more

PCB announces increment in retainer and match fee of domestic players

The PCB has announced an increment in its domestic players’ retainer and match fee, across all formats and levels, for the 2022-23 season. As per the new financial model, a player featuring in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy will now get a match fee of PKR 100,000 as opposed to the previous PKR 60,000. Those playing the … Read more

Recent Match Report – West Zone vs South Zone Final 2022/23

South Zone 327 (Indrajith 118, Unadkat 4-52) and 154 for 6 (Kunnummal 93, Mulani 2-24, Unadkat 2-26, Sheth 2-29) trail West Zone 270 (Patel 98, Sai Kishore 5-86) and 585 for 4 dec (Jaiswal 265, Sarfaraz 127*, Iyer 71, Sai Kishore 2-157) by 375 runs West Zone closed in on a memorable come-from-behind victory as … Read more

Recent Match Report – Warwickshire vs Gloucs 2022

Gloucestershire 255 (Taylor 71, Yadav 5-90, Briggs 3-79) and 149 for 7 (Dent 64, van Buuren 49, Yadav 4-47) beat Warwickshire 274 (Sibley 120, Briggs 65, Gohar 5-64) and 128 (Davies 60, T Price 8-27) by three wickets For much of this match Gloucestershire revealed many of the vulnerabilities expected from a side rooted to … Read more

Recent Match Report – Middlesex vs Leics 2022

Leicestershire 294 (Swindells 67, Scriven 65) and 13 for 4 (Roland-Jones 3-6) need 262 runs to beat Middlesex 297 (Simpson 92, Eskinazi 64, Higgins 53, Finan 5-58) and 271 (Holden 91, Stoneman 81, Parkinson 4-69) Middlesex have put themselves within sight of a victory that will put them squarely in contention for the Division Two … Read more

Recent Match Report – Somerset vs Northants 2022

Somerset 389 (Abell 111, Bartlett 62, Keogh 4-99) and 277 for 1 (Abell 112*, Lammonby 101*, Imam-ul-Haq 52) lead Northamptonshire265 (Young 85, Taylor 60*, Overton 5-38) by 401 runs Somerset will go into the final day of their LV= Insurance County Championship match with Northamptonshire at Taunton in a strong position, knowing that victory will … Read more

Recent Match Report – IND Women vs ENG Women 3rd ODI 2022

TossEngland chose to bowl vs India England captain Amy Jones won the toss and put India in on a bright, cloudy day at Lord’s in the third ODI, which is also veteran fast bowler Jhulan Goswami‘s last international appearance. England, who have already lost the series, brought back Freya Davies instead of Lauren Bell, who … Read more

Recent Match Report – West Zone vs South Zone Final 2022/23

South Zone 318 for 7 (Indrajith 118, Pandey 48, Gowtham 43, Sheth 3-51, Unadkat 3-52) lead North Zone 270 (Het Patel 98, Unadkat 47*, Sai Kishore 5-86) by 48 runs B Indrajith‘s scintillating hundred and K Gowtham’s rearguard 43 took South Zone past West Zone’s first-innings total on an interesting second day of the Duleep … Read more

Match Preview – India vs Australia, Australia in India 2022, 3rd T20I

Big picture An eight-overs-a-side sprint in Nagpur ended with India levelling the T20I series 1-1 thanks to some outstanding bowling from Axar Patel and a supreme display of ball-striking from Rohit Sharma. But it’s difficult for the two sides to gain a lot from the experience on Friday, other than gleaning some insight into how … Read more

Recent Match Report – WI Women vs NZ Women 2nd ODI 2022

New Zealand Women 171 for 8 (Green 48, Down 33, Ramharack 3-22, Selman 2-30) beat West Indies Women 169 for 9 (Matthews 46, Henry 30, Carson 3-31, Jensen 2-27) by two wickets It became tighter than it should have done for New Zealand as they lost 4 for 3 late in the chase, but Hayley … Read more