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2nd Test: Kemar Roach runs through Bangladesh top order to put West Indies on top on day three | Cricket News – Times of India

GROS-ISLET (Saint Lucia): Kemar Roach became just the sixth West Indian to claim 250 Test wickets as the senior pacer swept through the top order of the Bangladesh second innings to put his team on course for victory on the third day of the second and final Test at the Daren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia on Sunday. Roach's three wickets led the assault of the hapless visitors who closed the truncated day at 132 for six in their second innings, still needing another 42 runs to avoid an innings defeat after Kyle Mayers' topscore of 146 anchored the West Indies first innings total of 408. Poised on 249 wickets after his "Man of the Match" performance in the first Test but wicketless through the visitors' first innings of 234 on Friday, Roach made amends second time around with the wickets of T...
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2nd Test: Kyle Mayers’s century helps West Indies dominate Bangladesh on day two | Cricket News – Times of India

GROS-ISLET (Saint Lucia): Kyle Mayers's undiminished appetite for Bangladesh's bowling took him to a second Test century and lifted the West Indies to 340 for five on the second day of the second and final Test in St Lucia on Saturday. The hosts are in a dominant position, leading by 106 runs as they bid to win the two-match series 2-0. Having come to the crease just before lunch with his side stuttering at 132 for four in reply to the tourists' first-innings total of 234, Mayers' positive manner dominated the rest of the day as he finished unbeaten on 126. It was his second Test century, coming off 180 balls and embellished with 15 fours and two sixes. That second six took him to the three-figure mark and sets the stage for even more of his left-handed aggression going into day three i...
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Bangladesh rule out two more players during West Indies tour | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Injury-plagued Bangladesh has ruled out two more cricketers in its ongoing West Indies tour with all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin and batsman Yasir Ali both struck from the squad. Saifuddin was pulled out after failing to regain his fitness for the series, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said Thursday. "We feel that at the moment he has not reached the bowling fitness level required to cope with the intensity of international cricket," BCB chief physician Debashis Chowdhury said in a statement. The 25-year-old last played an international match in October 2021. Yasir Ali was also ruled out of the tour's T20 and ODI matches after failing to recover from a back injury sustained during a three-day warm-up match in Antigua, the BCB said Wednesday. *Shoriful Islam to join Bangladesh Sq...
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Deepak Chahar will take another five weeks to get fit, Washington Sundar to play for Lancashire | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: India's T20 specialist Deepak Chahar will take four to five more weeks to completely recover from the hamstring injury, which had kept him out of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Pacer Chahar and another centrally-contracted cricketer Washington Sundar, recovering from a hand injury, are currently doing their rehabilitation at NCA along with the likes of T Natarajan. In another significant development, spin all-rounder Washington is set to fly to England to play for leading county side Lancashire. "Washington is nearing full fitness and he needs a lot of game time, which he will get only in red ball cricket. He is going to play for Lancashire and this exposure will do him a world of good," a BCCI source told PTI on conditions of anonymity. WI tour or Asia Cup could be Chahar'...
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Mandhana holds on to 8th position, Jhulan slips to sixth in ICC women’s ODI rankings | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Star opener Smriti Mandhana held on to her eighth position but veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami slipped a spot in the bowler's list in the latest ICC Women's ODI rankings issued on Tuesday. The 25-year-old Mandhana, who has scored 411 runs in ODIs this year from nine matches, including a century against the West Indies at the World Cup earlier this year, is the lone Indian in the top 10 of the batting chart which is headed by Australian Alyssa Hailey followed by England's Natalie Sciver. Top performers from #IREvSA ODI series make notable gains in this week’s @MRFWorldwide ICC Women’s Player Rankings… https://t.co/0GHitTYRGQ— ICC (@ICC) 1655800623000 Goswami, on the other hand, slipped one spot to number six in the bowler's rankings. The 39-year-old has played nine ODI games this ye...
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Bangladesh’s Shoriful declared fit for second West Indies Test | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: The underperforming Bangladesh cricket team received a boost Monday when bowler Shoriful Islam was declared fit and drafted into the squad for the second and final Test against the West Indies. The left-arm pacer will leave for St Lucia on Monday to join the Bangladesh squad for the match, which starts Friday. The 21-year-old has played four Tests for Bangladesh since making his debut in April 2021. The Under-19 World Cup winner missed the second Test against Sri Lanka in May and the first Test against the West Indies last week with a hand injury. Bangladesh lost the first Test against the hosts by seven wickets in Antigua to go 1-0 down in the series. if(typeof window !== 'undefined') { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesA...
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3rd ODI: Shadab Khan excels with all-round show as Pakistan sweep West Indies 3-0 | Cricket News – Times of India

MULTAN: All-rounder Shadab Khan hit a fighting half century before taking four wickets to anchor Pakistan's 53-run win over the West Indies in the third and final day-night international in Multan which was interrupted by a dust storm. Shadab hit 86 to lift Pakistan to 269-9 after unlikely West Indian hero Nicholas Pooran grabbed four wickets to leave the home team struggling at 117-5. Opener Imam-ul-Haq scored a brilliant 68-ball 62 but there was a rare failure for world number one ODI batsman Babar Azam who fell for one off three balls. Shadab's leg-spin then fetched 4-62 to dismiss the visitors for 216 in 37.2 overs, giving Pakistan 30 invaluable points in the ODI Super League, a qualification round for next year's World Cup in India. The 3-0 clean-sweep lifted Pakistan to 90 points,...
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Pakistan vs West Indies 2nd ODI Live score, Online Updates: Pakistan win toss, opt to bat first

Pakistan vs West Indies Live Cricket Score Streaming Online: Pakistan will take on West Indies in the second ODI match on Friday. In the last match, Babar Azam’s record-breaking 17th ODI hundred powered Pakistan to a five-wicket win over the West Indies in sweltering heat on Wednesday. Babar’s 103 off 107 balls — his fourth century in the last five one-day internationals — carried Pakistan to 306-5 with four balls to spare for a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Follow live score and updates of Pakistan vs West Indies below. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getElementsByTa...
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England paceman Ollie Robinson set for lengthy spell on the sidelines | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England paceman Ollie Robinson is set to miss at least the next three Tests as he continues to struggle with a back injury. Robinson has not played for England since making the last of his nine Test appearances in the Ashes finale in January and missed the subsequent tour of the West Indies with back spasms. His injury problems have persisted during the ongoing English season, together with a positive case of Covid-19, and reports in the British media suggest the most recent scan proved inconclusive. The 28-year-old Sussex quick has had an injection to ease the pain and is expected to be missing from action for another three weeks at least. He is unlikely to be fit for the series finale at Headingley or the one-off Test against India at Edgbaston in July. Several England quicks ...
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Intense heat will test Pakistan, West Indies in ODI series | Cricket News – Times of India

MULTAN: Intensive heat will test the fitness of players when Pakistan hosts the West Indies in the three-match limited-overs international series starting Wednesday. The temperature is expected to top 45 degrees Celsius (113 F) this week in Multan, and organizers have pushed back the starting time for games to 4 p.m. local time to offer some respite. Players will be given ice collars and vests during stoppages in play, and extra water breaks to keep them hydrated. "We'll try to make the guys understand what they have to do personally to hydrate themselves properly both before, during and after the games," West Indies coach Phil Simmons said Tuesday. "The heat is going to be extreme, (but) Pakistan are playing in the heat, too, so it's going to be an even contest when we start the day. H...
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1st ODI: Teja Nidamanuru shines for Netherlands but Shai Hope’s century wins it for West Indies | Cricket News – Times of India

PARIS: West Indies opener Shai Hope struck his eleventh one-day international century to lead his team to a seven-wicket win over the Netherlands in Amstelveen on Tuesday, in a game reduced to 45 overs, after Teja Nidamanuru marked his ODI debut with a half-century for the Dutch. Although Netherlands only made 240 for seven, the target was adjusted under the Duckworth Lewis method to 247 which the West Indies passed with 11 balls to spare. Hope, who made 119 not out, and fellow opener Shamarh Brooks quickly got to grips with the damp conditions that allowed the Dutch seamers to move the ball around, adding 120 for the first wicket. Brooks rattled out 60 from 67 balls before Logan van Beek dismissed him with a superb return catch. Van Beek removed Nkrumah Bonner leg before first ball and...
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Aaron Finch confident technique tweak will end ‘lean patch’ | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia limited-overs captain Aaron Finch is confident that technical adjustments to his batting technique can help him end his "reasonably lean patch" ahead of their Twenty20 World Cup title defence this year. Finch managed just one fifty in four limited-overs matches in Pakistan before joining Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League in April. He then scored one fifty in five innings for the two-time IPL champions, who failed to make the playoffs. "It's been a reasonably lean patch," Finch told reporters on Monday. "I've been through that plenty of times in my career. At times, you go through stages where you get a heap of runs in a hurry and then go through some lean patches." Finch said he was working on a technical aspect of his batting to get back among the ...
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Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim to miss West Indies tour | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA (Bangladesh): Bangladesh wicket-keeper batter Mushfiqur Rahim is all set to miss the West Indies tour starting in June due to the Hajj pilgrimage. Bangladesh are likely to travel to the West Indies on June 5 and will be playing 2 Tests, 3 T20Is and as many ODIs against the host. As per ESPNCricinfo, Bangladesh Cricket Board has granted leave to the veteran batter so that he can perform Hajj. "He informed us before the Sri Lanka series that he wants to perform Hajj this year," ESPNcricinfo quotes Jalal Yunus, BCB's cricket operations chairman as saying. "When he got confirmation, he gave us a letter that he wanted to leave. We have granted him the time. We had an initial thought that he might be available for part of the tour but he is off for the whole tour," he added. Mushfiqur b...
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Hopefully, AB de Villiers will be back at RCB next year in some capacity: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli is hopeful that his friend and South African superstar AB de Villiers will be back at the Royal Challengers Bangalore in a new role next year. De Villiers had been a big part of RCB family before he retired from all forms of cricket last year. "I miss him a lot. I talk to him regularly. He was in the US recently with his family watching golf... He is keenly observing RCB and hopefully he will be here next year in some capacity," Kohli said during a light-hearted chat posted on RCB's Twitter handle. Interview of the year! Catch Virat Kohli in a relaxed, honest and fun avatar, even as Mr. Nags tries to annoy him j… https://t.co/XkRVe5GUaD— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) 1652239800000Kohli is enduring one of the worst phases of his career, having scored 216...
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Joe Root to bat at four in Tests, says new skipper Ben Stokes | Cricket News – Times of India

England's new Test skipper Ben Stokes wants predecessor Joe Root to return to number four in the batting order for the series against New Zealand, a position where he has accumulated over 5,000 runs and notched up 14 centuries. Root, who resigned from the captaincy after the series defeat against the West Indies, scored two hundreds while batting at three in the Caribbean but Stokes feels that he is more suited to his original position. "I've already spoken with Joe. I've asked him to go back to four and I'm going to be at six," Stokes said. "Wherever Joe bats he gets runs, but his best position is at four. Joe will probably be averaging 90 now instead of 60 so it'll be good." Root averages 51.27 at number four compared to 39.67 at three. "I feel him at four and me at six gives us a bit...
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Pooran replaces Pollard as West Indies limited-overs captain

Nicholas Pooran has replaced Kieron Pollard as captain of the West Indies one-day international and Twenty20 teams. Pollard retired from internationals last week. Pooran has been Pollard’s deputy for a year. Cricket West Indies confirmed the captaincy on Tuesday. Pooran’s appointment covered the T20 World Cup in Australia in October and the Cricket World Cup in India in October 2023. He has already led the team in Pollard’s absence, a home T20 series win against Australia last year. His first assignment will in the Netherlands at the end of this month for three ODIs. BREAKING: Nicholas Pooran will take over the captaincy for the West Indies Men’s ODI and T20I teams following the international retirement of Kieron Pollard. More below⬇️ https://t.co/0kmQXtgupD pic.twitter.com/xyNYb9Imo0 ...
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Nicholas Pooran replaces Kieron Pollard as West Indies limited-overs captain | Cricket News – Times of India

ST. JOHN'S (Antigua): Nicholas Pooran has replaced Kieron Pollard as captain of the West Indies one-day international and Twenty20 teams. Pollard retired from internationals last week. Pooran has been Pollard's deputy for a year. Cricket West Indies confirmed the captaincy on Tuesday. BREAKING: Nicholas Pooran will take over the captaincy for the West Indies Men’s ODI and T20I teams following the i… https://t.co/cjSualzTKS— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) 1651582274000Pooran's appointment covered the T20 World Cup in Australia in October and the Cricket World Cup in India in October 2023. He has already led the team in Pollard's absence, a home T20 series win against Australia last year. His first assignment will be in the Netherlands at the end of this month for three ODIs. "I am fol...
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Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka: Bangladesh recall Nayeem Hasan for injured Mehidy Hasan | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Wednesday recalled off-spinner Nayeem Hasan to replace injured all-rounder Mehidy Hasan for the first Test against Sri Lanka next month. Nayeem played the last of his seven Tests against the West Indies in 2021 and has claimed 25 wickets. Mehidy, a vital cog in the Test and one-day side, has been ruled out of at least the first Test against Sri Lanka with a finger injury. "Initial assessments suggest that the recovery could take at least three weeks which effectively rules (Mehidy) out of the first Test," chief physician Debashis Chowdhury said. The first Test is in Chittagong from May 15 to 19 and the second in Dhaka from May 23 to 27. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}...
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Kieron Pollard announces retirement from international cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: West Indies white-ball captain Kieron Pollard on Wednesday announced his retirement from international cricket though he will continue to freelance in private T20 and T10 leagues across the globe. If one tries to sum up Pollard's international career in a nutshell, he could be termed as a perennial underachiever in maroon jersey. The 34-year-old Pollard, who made his ODI debut back in 2007, fittingly played his last series against India, a country which has become his second home due to his long association with Mumbai Indians. "Hi all, after careful deliberation, I have decided to retire from international cricket. It was a dream of mine to play for the West Indies since I was a 10-year-old boy and I am proud to represent the West Indies for over 15 years in the T20 and ODI for...
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Pakistan Cricket Board announces calendar; New Zealand, England to tour Pakistan over next 12 months | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Pakistan will host five men's and women's teams over the next 12 months as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced the international calendar on Friday. The Pakistan men's team is scheduled to play seven Tests, 17 ODIs and a minimum of 25 T20Is in the next 12 months while the women's team participate in the ICC Women's Championship, ICC U19 and T20 World Cups and Birmingham Commonwealth Games. The PCB confirmed that West Indies, England and New Zealand men's sides will tour Pakistan twice each in the next 12 months while Sri Lanka and Ireland women will visit Pakistan in May/June and October/November. Five men and women international sides to visit Pakistan eight times between May 2022 and May 2023 for Tests, ODIs… https://t.co/eKaBToWMVO— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) 1650...