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Cricket-Thunderstorm helps West Indies to qualify for World Cup

42 minutes agoSports / Cricket : Reuters: Cricket

HARARE, March 21 (Reuters) - Two-time World Cup winners West Indies qualified for next year's tournament after rain ended Scotland's modest run chase and handed the Caribbean side victory by five runs on the Duckworth Lewis method in their qualifying match on Wednesday.

How teams can qualify for the 2019 World Cup

48 minutes agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Four teams are still alive in the tournament, though some don't have their fate in their own hands

ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 Scoreboard

Mar 21 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play of super sixes match 7 between West Indies and Scotland on Wednesday at Harare, Zimbabwe West Indies win by 5 runs (DLS Method) West Indies 1st innings Chris Gayle c Matthew Cross b Safyaan...Show More Summary

ECB grants permission for concussion replacements

1 hour agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Medical professionals will judge whether a player is unfit to continue as the ECB takes on the thorny challenge of like-for-like replacements

Relief for West Indies, heartbreak for Scotland

1 hour agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The two-time champions sealed a berth in the 2019 World Cup when rain arrived with Scotland five runs short of the DLS par score

SA set to miss 2017-18 transformation target

1 hour agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Selection questions over Temba Bavuma/Theunis de Bruyn and Lungi Ngidi/Morne Morkel highlight the delicate balancing act for South Africa

Cricket-Root wants 'best behaviour' from Stokes in New Zealand tests

March 21 (Reuters) - England all-rounder Ben Stokes must be on his "best behaviour" when he returns to the test arena against New Zealand or risk getting a demerit point that could lead to a ban, skipper Joe Root said ahead of the first test starting on Thursday.

Steyn all but out of Australia series

2 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

The fast bowler has recovered from the heel injury that has kept him out since the New Year's Test against India, but will not get any chance to prove his fitness in a first-class game with the Titans leaving him out of their squad for the final fixture o

Cricket-Australia won't bait Rabada in third test - Smith

CAPE TOWN, March 21 (Reuters) - Australia captain Steve Smith says his team will not be baiting South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada in the third test at Newlands on Thursday and adds that criticism of his role in the incident between the pair only spurs him on.

Cricket-ECB to allow replacements for concussed players in domestic matches

March 21 (Reuters) - Teams across all four professional domestic cricket competitions in England will be allowed to replace concussed players during matches, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Wednesday after it approved rule changes for the new season.

Starc fit as Smith seeks a game-changer

4 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Australia's captain, meanwhile, has looked notably assertive with the bat in net sessions this week, and reckons himself to be hitting the ball far better than at any stage during his prolific Ashes summer

Rabada reprieve adds spice to simmering contest

4 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

South Africa will be buoyed by the availability of No. 1 Test bowler Kagiso Rabada while Australia hope to have Mitchells Starc and Marsh fit

Cricket-South Africa still unsure over two selections ahead of third test

CAPE TOWN, March 21 (Reuters) - South Africa are still unsure over two selections ahead of the crucial third test against Australia at Newlands on Thursday as captain Faf du Plessis hailed the "fair" process that made fast bowler Kagiso Rabada available for the game.

'Need strong domestic set-up before creating women's IPL' - Raj

5 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

India's ODI captain doesn't think a women's IPL is feasible just yet, given the current depth of talent in Indian women's cricket

Rain curtails Stokes comeback preparations

6 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

England's one floodlit training session was washed out on Wednesday, leaving Ben Stokes short of bowling practice ahead of the first Test

Jonassen No. 1 women's bowler in ICC ODI rankings

7 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Among the batsmen, New Zealand captain Suzie Bates overtook her counterparts Meg Lanning and Mithali Raj to claim the No. 2 spot

Pattinson signs two-year deal with Brisbane Heat

9 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Pattinson missed the entire last season because of a back stress fracture and will start bowling again this winter

Smith critical of Rabada's successful appeal

9 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Surprised by the outcome, the Australia captain has declared the appeal verdict sets a troubling standard for allowable physical contact in the game

Stokes factor key as Eden Park lights up

10 hours agoSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Ross Taylor has been passed fit while legspinner Todd Astle replaces the injured Mitchell Santner for New Zealand

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