Here is the 13 man roster announced by Australia’s selectors to do duty for the national team feature in the two test matches against Sri Lanka beginning January 24.
Stung by the poor performances of several players in the recent 2-1 loss to India (their first ever loss at home in the test format to the nation), the selectors have wielded the axe, with the likes of Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, his brother Mitchell, and Peter Handscomb all shown the door.
There is a maiden call up to the national squad for talented youngster Will Pucovski. The 20 year old has always been regarded as one for the future, despite his limited first class experience, but recently took a break from the game owing to mental health issues.
Joining Pucowski in the national squad are the Queensland pair of Joe Burns and Matt Renshaw. The bowling united has however remained unchanged, with Peter Siddle also retaining his spot in the squad.
The first of the two test matches will be played at Brisbane (Jan 24-28), with the other to be played in the Australian capital city of Canberra (Feb 1-5). Neither venue hosted a test during India’s tour Down Under. Continue reading “Australia’s Test Squad against Sri Lanka 2019- Will Pucovski Receives Maiden Test Call Up”
Here are the list of players who are going to feature in the the one-off T20 against England. Continue reading “Sri Lanka T-20 Squad against England-2018”
Here are the list of Sri Lankan players who are going to feature in the three test matches against England. Continue reading “Sri Lanka Test Squad for England Series -2018”
Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 91 runs in the Group B match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Monday and with that, they knocked out five-time champions out of the Asia Cup. Continue reading “Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Third Asia Cup Match Report-2018”
Sri Lanka after suffering a humiliating loss by 137 runs in their opening fixture of the Asia cup against Bangladesh will be looking to bounce back strongly against Afghanistan and keep their Super four hopes alive in the third match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 17.
Both teams have faced each other twice in the ODIS, with the Lankans get the better of Afghanistan by winning 2-0.
However in the ICC World Cup 2015 at Dunedin, where the two teams faced each other, the Islanders were set a target of 232 runs by Afghans and chased it down comfortably with 4 wickets to spare.
The Lankan fielding in the first match was left a lot to be desired as they spilled 2 catches.
The only bright spot for them was the return of their ace bowler Lasith Malinga who on his come back game claimed 4 wickets.
Afghanistan will be brimming with confidence after their 2-1 ODI series win against the host Ireland.
Their batting in the one dayers has not been up to the mark as they have failed on an regular basis.
They would be banking on the experience of Mohammad Shahzbad and the leading run getter and wicket taker in the ODI’s Mohammad Nabi to come good.
Their skipper Asghar Afghan has pulled his team out from an precarious positions in the past.
Their spin twins, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rehman will be their main threat as they are likely to create an impact on slow tracks in the UAE.
Mushfiqur Rahim scored a magnificent 144 as Bangladesh crushed the Sri Lankans by 137 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Continue reading “Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka First Asia Cup Match Report-2018”
Bangladesh will be locking horns with Sri Lanka in the first match of Asia Cup 2018 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday, September 15. Continue reading “Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka First Asia Cup Match Preview-2018”
Here are the list of Asia Cup winners from the year 1984 till date. The tournament, in its current form, is a biennial limited overs tournament (held every 2 years, alternating between the T20 and ODI formats). In the last edition (2016), it was played in the T20 format. Between 1984 and 2016, it was played exclusively as an ODI tournament.
1. Which team has won the Asia Cup the most number of times?
India has won the most number of Asia Cups. They have won 7 times- in the years 1984, 1988, 1990-91, 1995, 2010, 2016 (T-20) and 2018
2. How many times has the Asia Cup been held in the UAE?
The UAE have hosted the Asia Cup three times (1984, 1995 and the current 2018 edition). India won the tournament in both 1984 and 1995. Continue reading “List of Asia Cup Winners, Hosts & Runners Up- 1984 till date”
Here are the list of Lankan players who are going to feature in the Asia Cup. Continue reading “Sri Lanka Squad for the Asia Cup-2018”
South Africa’s batting, over the last few years, has shown a remarkable decline. The Proteas have tended to depend on a lot on individuals- most notably AB De Villiers and Hashim Amla, but with the former now retired and the latter declining with age, South Africa’s batting doesn’t seem to be as strong as it was.
Dale Benkenstein took over as Proteas batting coach from Neil McKenzie late last year, and while it would be unfair to pin their batting woes on him alone, the stats don’t make for good reading. Is it poor coaching, or simply a decline in the quality of batsmen coming through the system? Continue reading “Proteas batting record under Dale Benkenstein as coach- South Africa stats in tests & ODI’s”