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Washington Sundar emerging as tournament’s MVP

Are they just excellent powers of deduction, or is it borderline telepathy? Whatever the case, Washington Sundar has been reading batsmen beautifully through the Nidahas Trophy, and now has some staggering stats to show for it. It is impressive enough that at 18 years of age, he is the most penetrative bowler on show, having taken seven wickets – three ...

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David Lloyd: We need red cards to clean up cricket

I have been around cricket a long time as player, umpire, coach, columnist and now a senior broadcaster. And I’ve never seen player behaviour, on and off the field, as bad as it is now. Players need to stop and think what they look like because what they are getting up to is deplorable and looks infantile to the outside ...

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Fakhar Zaman’s blitz topples Quetta Gladiators

3:19 Quetta Gladiators manage only 169 in response to Lahore’s 186 Lahore Qalandars 186 for 4 (Fakhar 94, Sadaf 42*) beat Quetta Gladiators 169 for 6 (Rossouw 42, Narine 2-22, Yasir 2-35 ) by 17 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details Lahore Qalandars continued their late resurgence in the PSL, notching up their third successive win after downing Quetta Gladiators by ...

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Mithali Raj set to return for must-win game

For a batting line-up, relying too much on one player can become a way of inflicting self-harm. On Monday, this showed most tellingly when an unwell Mithali Raj sat on the sidelines and watched India’s top six batsmen squander away starts. Even a gritty lower-order fightback proved insufficient to prevent Australia from going 1-0 up in the ODI leg of ...

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Australia on Rabada: ‘His arm speed is quite amazing’

Seldom within a series do opponents line up to praise a fast bowler in public. But even more seldom do they do so in the knowledge that the same bowler will not be available for the remainder of the series through suspension, meaning all their worries about giving away a “mental edge” to the opposition stand cancelled. That, however, is ...

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Santner faces long period out due to knee surgery

New Zealand allrounder Mitchell Santner faces up to nine months on the sidelines after the right knee problem he has carried for part of this season worsened to require surgery. It means he will miss the Test series against England, the IPL with Chennai Super Kings and his county stint with Derbyshire. However, New Zealand were able to bring back ...

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New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner out of England Test series

Mitchell Santner starred in New Zealand’s ODI series defeat by England But he was a conspicuous absentee from the Black Caps’ 12-man squad Spin duties will predominantly fall to 31-year-old leg-break bowler Todd Astle By Press Association Sport Staff Published: 18:13 GMT, 13 March 2018 | Updated: 18:13 GMT, 13 March 2018 Mitchell Santner has been ruled out of New ...

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