RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — England coach Brendon McCullum aims to continue playing an aggressive brand of test cricket when his team takes on Pakistan in a three-test series starting Thursday.
Under McCullum, England showed plenty of aggression in the longer format of the game at home this summer when it routed coach’s home country New Zealand 3-0 and beat South Africa 2-1.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — England's cricket team arrived in Islamabad early Sunday to play its first test series in Pakistan since 2005.
Led by Ben Stokes, England will kick off the tour in Rawalpindi -- an adjacent city to Islamabad -- which hosts the first test from next Thursday.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Far from Doha's luxury hotels and sprawling new World Cup stadiums, scores of South Asian workers poured into a cricket ground in the city’s sandy outskirts to enjoy the tournament they helped create.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As dawn broke Friday in Qatar, the laborers who built this energy-rich country's World Cup soccer stadiums, roads and subway filled empty stretches of asphalt and sandlots to play the sport closest to their hearts — cricket.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Matthew Renshaw sent another strong message to Australian cricket selectors with an unbeaten century on the third day of a pink-ball tour match against the West Indies at Manuka Oval on Friday.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — In the midst of an investigation into Sri Lanka's deplorable antics at the T20 World Cup in Australia, Afghanistan was in country for three one-day internationals starting on Friday.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The West Indies scored 67 runs without loss after paceman Alzarri Joseph took four wickets for 65 to help restrict the Prime Minister's XI side to 322 on the second day of a four-day tour match Thursday.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Cricket has agreed to release veteran batter Martin Guptill from his central contract to pursue playing opportunities overseas.
The 36-year-old Guptill has been a mainstay of New Zealand white ball teams for the past 13 years but recently has fallen out of favor with the national selectors and has been replaced by 23-year-old opener Finn Allen.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Travis Head and David Warner led Australia to a 221-run rain-affected victory over England to secure a 3-0 win in the one-day international series that ended Tuesday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
NAPIER, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand and India shared a rare tie Tuesday when the third Twenty20 cricket international was stopped by rain with the teams perfectly level under the Duckworth Lewis system.
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) — Nicholas Pooran gave up the captaincy of West Indies' limited-overs teams on Monday following their stunning exit from the recent T20 World Cup in Australia.
The two-time champion lost to Scotland and Ireland and beat only Zimbabwe.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has named uncapped mystery spinner Abrar Ahmed and fast bowler Mohammad Ali in its 18-member squad for next month’s three-test home series against England.
The 24-year-old Ahmed is in top form in the ongoing domestic first-class tournament, where he has picked up 43 wickets at an impressive average of 21.95.
SYDNEY (AP) — Opener David Warner may be able to overturn his lifetime leadership ban after Cricket Australia voted on Monday to alter its code of conduct.
In a statement, Cricket Australia said players or officials subject to lifetime bans would now be able to have those sanctions reviewed if they demonstrated remorse and evidence of good behavior.
MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand (AP) — Breakout star Suryakumar Yadav blasted his second Twenty20 century from 49 balls Sunday to propel India to a 65-run win over New Zealand in the second T20 international and take a 1-0 lead in the three match series.
SYDNEY (AP) — Steve Smith scored 94 runs and Mitchell Starc took four wickets for 47 to lead Australia to a 72-run victory Saturday over England to clinch the three-match one-day international series in consecutive games.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Longtime executive Billy Beane is stepping away from the day-to-day operations of the Oakland Athletics to become the senior advisor to owner John Fisher.
David Forst will lead baseball operations, maintaining his title of general manager.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Heavy rain on Friday washed out the first Twenty20 cricket match between New Zealand and India.
Storm clouds gathered over Wellington's Sky Stadium ahead of the night match and the heavy rain set in before the toss was due to be made at 7 p.m.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Pat Cummins’ first match as Australia one-day international captain was successful as they beat England by six wickets on Thursday at Adelaide Oval.
Adding the ODI captaincy to his test duties following Aaron Finch’s 50-over retirement last month, Cummins and Australia were impressive in going 1-0 up in the three-match series.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Batsman Rassie van der Dussen recovered from a broken finger to make the South Africa squad on Monday for a three-test series in Australia starting next month.
The Proteas also included uncapped fast bowler Gerald Coetzee and recalled batsman Theunis de Bruyn, who hasn't played international cricket since 2019.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Four players from England's Twenty20 World Cup-winning team were picked in the honorary team of the tournament Monday, with victorious skipper Jos Buttler selected as captain of the ICC XI and Sam Curran the nominal leader of its attack.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — England captain Jos Buttler believes Ben Stokes is “in the conversation” when it comes to considering the nation’s greatest ever cricketers after his stunning World Cup effort.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — England confirmed its reputation as the masters of short-form cricket by claiming the Twenty20 World Cup with a stirring five-wicket triumph over Pakistan at the MCG on Sunday.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — England cricket captain Jos Buttler is on the cusp of living out a boyhood dream and is embracing all expectations surrounding Sunday’s Twenty20 World Cup final against Pakistan.
Pakistan is back at the venue where the legend of the cornered tigers was forged 30 years ago, and England is again the final foe.
There are so many similarities between this unlikely run to the Twenty20 World Cup final and the one inspired by Imran Khan in 1992, when Pakistan beat England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to claim its first World Cup title in the 50-over format.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — England rolled over India in a 10-wicket win on Thursday and set up a T20 World Cup final against Pakistan.
Set 169 to win, England reached its target with four overs to spare as openers Alex Hales (86 not out) and Jos Buttler (80 not out) obliterated India's bowlers.
SYDNEY (AP) — A Sydney woman who alleges she was raped by Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka told police her date with the 31-year-old turned into a nightmare in which she feared for her life, according to prosecution documents made public on Wednesday.
SYDNEY (AP) — Rohit Sharma’s resurgent India lineup will take on England for a spot in the Tweny20 World Cup final, aiming to finish the tournament where it started: at a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan leg-spin bowling great Abdul Qadir, former West Indies batter Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Charlotte Edwards of England have been inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.
In-form New Zealand returns to a happy hunting ground on Wednesday to meet a pace-packed, recharged Pakistan in the first of the Twenty20 World Cup semifinals.
New Zealand made a rollicking start to the Super 12 stage at the Sydney Cricket Ground last month when it thrashed host Australia by 89 runs, a win that avenged a defeat in last year's world T20 final and a margin that ultimately cost the defending champions a spot in the semifinals.
SYDNEY (AP) — A Sri Lankan cricketer charged with sexually assaulting a woman in Australia remained in jail Monday after a court declined his bid for bail.
Danushka Gunathilaka was arrested early Sunday at his Sydney hotel and was charged with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent.
SYDNEY (AP) — Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka has been charged over the sexual assault of a woman after being arrested in his Sydney hotel early Sunday.
Police said detectives began an investigation on Saturday after receiving reports that a 29-year-old woman had been sexually assaulted at a Rose Bay home in Sydney’s eastern suburbs earlier in the week.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Malibongwe Maketa was named interim head coach of the South Africa cricket team on Wednesday and will take charge of the Proteas for a three-test tour of Australia starting next month.
STIRLING, Scotland (AP) — Scottish cricket authorities will pursue formal investigations into 22 allegations of racism arising from a shattering independent review that found the country’s governing body to be institutionally racist.
SYDNEY (AP) — India cricket star Virat Kohli says he is paranoid over his privacy after an “appalling” incident in which intruders allegedly filmed inside his hotel room during the Twenty20 World Cup.
SYDNEY (AP) — Glenn Phillips hit the second century of the Twenty20 World Cup to put New Zealand on course for a semi-final place with a comprehensive 65-run win over Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Australia and England had to be content with splitting the competition points after their Twenty20 World Cup Group 1 game was abandoned because of rain on Friday.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Players for the India men's and women's cricket teams will receive the same match fees, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said Thursday.
Jay Shah, secretary of the BCCI, tweeted that men and women will receive 1.5 million rupees ($18,290) for a test match, 600,000 rupees ($7,317) for one-day internationals and 300,000 rupees ($3,658) for a T20 match.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Sam Curran took the first five-wicket haul by an Englishman in Twenty 20 internationals to help England beat Afghanistan in the cricket T20 World Cup on Saturday.
SYDNEY (AP) — A freak injury while playing golf has ruled Australia’s backup wicketkeeper Josh Inglis out of cricket’s Twenty20 World Cup, with the defending champions calling up allrounder Cameron Green to replace him.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Next year’s three-match Twenty20 series between Pakistan and the West Indies has been rescheduled for the first quarter of 2024.
The series was due to be played in Pakistan in January 2023, but the Pakistan Cricket Board and Cricket West Indies agreed to move it.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Athletes in two of Australia’s most popular sports — cricket and netball — are criticizing millions of dollars of sponsorship money from mining and energy companies.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Roger Binny, a key member of India’s 1983 Cricket World Cup-winning team, is the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Binny, 67, took over on Tuesday from Sourav Ganguly, the former India captain, to run the world’s richest cricket board.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s test skipper Pat Cummins has been appointed captain of the one-day international team to replace Aaron Finch, getting the job ahead of veteran opener David Warner.
HOBART, Australia (AP) — Scotland beat two-time champion West Indies by 42 runs Monday in the second big upset in two days at the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup after Namibia’s win over Sri Lanka.
George Munsey scored an unbeaten 66 from 53 deliveries to lift Scotland to 160 for five after being sent in to bat in overcast conditions at Hobart.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Form at the Twenty20 World Cup has been something of an anomaly for India since it won the inaugural title in 2007.
India stages cricket’s biggest and most lucrative franchise T20 competition, which regularly features the biggest stars of the international game as well the homegrown stars such as Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Top-order batter Fakhar Zaman is in Pakistan’s 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, the Pakistan Cricket Board said Friday.
Fakhar will arrive in Brisbane, Australia, on Saturday along with Shaheen Afridi, with both players having recovered from their knee injuries.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Fast bowler Mohammed Shami has replaced injured Jasprit Bumrah in India’s T20 World Cup squad, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said Friday.
Shami has already landed in Australia and will join the Indian team in Brisbane for two warmup matches against Australia and New Zealand next week.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — England settled for a 2-0 series win over Australia in a warmup series for the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup after the third match was washed out on Friday following several delays for rain.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — West Indies is the only team to win the Twenty20 World Cup twice, and 2014 champion Sri Lanka is the only three-time finalist in the championship for international cricket’s shortest format.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The relentless opening pair of captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan combined with some brutal pace bowling makes Pakistan a formidable team at the Twenty20 World Cup.
Finalists in the first edition in 2007, champions in the next, and semifinalists three times since then makes Pakistan one of the favorites to go through to the knockout stage in Australia from a group which includes archrival India, South Africa, Bangladesh and the two qualifiers from the first round.