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Who might follow Rashid’s career move?

Adil Rashid caused a shock by announcing he would ditch first-class for at least a season to focus on his white-ball game. He is a key part of England’s one-day and T20 sides – in 2019 there is the World Cup and then a World T20 in 2020, the same year the new English domestic tournament is launched – and ...

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Plunkett ruled out of rest of England’s New Zealand tour

Liam Plunkett suffered grade one hamstring tear against Australia last month He remained with team in hope of featuring in rest of Trans-Tasman T20 series Plunkett has now been ruled out of Sunday’s match and five ODIs which follow Captain Eoin Morgan, meanwhile, is expected to be back for Sunday’s T20 tie By Rory Dollard, Press Association Published: 08:42 GMT, ...

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Rashid shelves first-class cricket for white-ball deal

Adil Rashid has put his first-class career on hold for at least a year after agreeing a white-ball only contract with Yorkshire for the 2018 season. Rashid, the legspinner, is a key part of England’s one-day and T20 sides and believes it is those formats of the games he would be best to focus on domestically and internationally. He has ...

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Raina sets eyes on 2019 World Cup with international return

Suresh Raina, the middle-order batsman selected in India’s squad for the T20Is against South Africa, believes the upcoming matches will be a vital series for him as he makes an international comeback after over a year. For the long run, Raina also set his eyes on the 50-over World Cup next year, saying regular performances across the next few months ...

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Sri Lanka chase down record T20 target to beat Bangladesh

Sri Lanka ended a run of eight Twenty20 defeats by beating Bangladesh in style Bangladesh posted 193 for five but Sri Lanka cruised home with 20 balls to spare It was Sri Lanka’s highest ever successful run chase in T20 international cricket By Press Association Sport Staff Published: 16:40 GMT, 15 February 2018 | Updated: 16:55 GMT, 15 February 2018 ...

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Rashid opts not to play first-class cricket for Yorkshire

Adil Rashid will represent Yorkshire in limited-overs formats only this season The 29-year-old England regular hopes the decision will give his career a boost ‘It wasn’t an easy decision to make but it’s something I felt I had to do,’ he said By David Charlesworth, Press Association Published: 13:24 GMT, 15 February 2018 | Updated: 13:24 GMT, 15 February 2018 England ...

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Sri Lanka eye tour sweep against injury-hit Bangladesh

Big Picture Last year, playing in Sri Lanka, there had been nothing to separate these teams. The Tests, ODIs and T20Is were all shared 1-1, and Bangladesh left Sri Lanka having perhaps enjoyed their best-ever away tour. Now, disappointingly for the hosts, they have not been able to capitalise on the gains they had made on Sri Lanka in 2017. ...

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Nepal’s ‘miracle’ takes them into World Cup Qualifiers

Nepal 195 for 9 (Karan 42*, Nath 41, Pervez 3-41) beat Canada 194 for 8 (Wijeratne 103*, Basant 3-34) by one wicket At 4:57 pm on a late Wednesday afternoon, Canada offspinner Nikhil Dutta was in the midst of flying from the bowling crease to the third man boundary, doing a Rashid Khan-style airplane celebration after getting Aarif Sheikh – ...

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