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McClenaghan replaces injured Behrendorff in Mumbai Indians squad

Mumbai Indians have picked New Zealand fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan once again in their squad, as a like-for-like replacement for the injured Jason Behrendorff. The Australia quick is suffering from a back problem and will miss the entire IPL season. Mumbai had bought Behrendorff in the auction for INR 1.5 crore (USD 234,000 approx.) while McClenaghan went unsold. McClenaghan has ...

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Moeen Ali determined to leave Ashes failure behind him

Moeen Ali is planning to ‘get back on that horse’ in his 50th Test. The England all-rounder is approaching a landmark he never thought would be within his capabilities, against New Zealand in Auckland this week. He does so, however, with much to prove after his miserable Ashes with bat and ball this winter. Moeen Ali bowls during England’s warm-up ...

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Shakib backs his boys after Karthik magic

3:25 PM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Shakib Al Hasan told Soumya Sarkar to stay calm and take his time before bowling the last ball, off which India required five runs. What happened next, Shakib feels, was sheer brilliance from Dinesh Karthik, who spanked a flat six over the covers to win his side a heart-stopping final. “I didn’t tell [Soumya] anything ...

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England ready to make late call on fitness of Ben Stokes

England will decide on Tuesday if Ben Stokes is fully fit to give them the all-important balance they need in two Tests against New Zealand made more important by their Ashes misery. Captain Joe Root and coach Trevor Bayliss will see how Stokes reacts to a full-on bowling session in the Eden Park nets on Monday before deciding if they ...

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Khelagar make Super League for first time in DPL

7:58 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity confirmed their place in the Dhaka Premier League’s Super League for the first time in the club’s history after a nail-biting two-wicket win over Prime Bank Cricket Club. With three runs needed off the last ball of the match, allrounder Masum Khan hit Delwar Hossain for a boundary that brought them ...

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Hand injury leaves Misbah in doubt for Qualifier

A hand injury has left Misbah-ul-Haq a doubtful starter for the PSL Qualifier against Karachi Kings in Dubai on Sunday night. The Islamabad United captain has suffered a hairline fracture in the side of his hand, near the wrist. The 43-year-old also missed Islamabad’s first two games of the season with a hamstring injury. If he does not play, Islamabad ...

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Who will go to Pakistan?

On March 20, the Pakistan Super League will move from the UAE to Lahore, which will host the two Eliminator matches, and then to Karachi for the final on March 25. This will be the highest-profile match in Pakistan’s most populous city in nearly a decade. Which overseas players, however, will make it to Pakistan for these marquee clashes? Qualifier ...

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