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BCB hope for Mashrafe’s return as leadership crisis looms

11:11 AM ET Mohammad IsamESPN The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will formally request Mashrafe Mortaza to return to T20 internationals following his retirement from the format last year. The request will be made as BCB prepare to name a squad for the tri-series in Sri Lanka – which will involve India – that begins in March. Mashrafe took 15 wickets ...

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Ben Stokes’ very subdued return to the England squad

There could not have been a more low-key way for Ben Stokes to rejoin the England team on Friday after a tumultuous winter that has seen them thrashed in the Ashes without him. It was just after 6pm here on a sun-lit evening in sleepy Hamilton when Stokes strode through the front door of the England team hotel to resume ...

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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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Ben Stokes set to make low-key England return for T20

There cannot be a more sleepy and low-key setting than Hamilton for Ben Stokes to finally make his entrance towards the end of a winter that should have provided him with his best chance to star in an Ashes series in Australia. The contrast between cricket’s holy grail and a Twenty20 tri-series that has hardly captured the public’s imagination could ...

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Wristspin in focus again as South Africa return to green

Big picture Suddenly South Africa have something to play for. After three matches of one-way traffic and few answers to India’s wristspinners, South Africa were staring at 6-0. But a change of outfit was as good as a new gameplan for them. In pink, at the Wanderers, South Africa chased a target of 202 inside 28 overs, which required them ...

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Taylor’s first ton after return levels series

Zimbabwe 333 for 5 (Taylor 125, Raza 92, Rashid 2-36) beat Afghanistan 179 (Dawlat 47*, Rahmat 43, Cremer 4-41, Chatara 3-24) by 154 runs Brendan Taylor plays the upper dab AFP Brendan Taylor‘s first century since returning to Zimbabwe in September last year underpinned a crushing 154-run win over Afghanistan in the second ODI in Sharjah. Taylor’s 125 turbocharged Zimbabwe’s innings ...

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Andre Russell set to return after year-long ban

West Indies allrounder Andre Russell will play his first competitive cricket match in a year when he represents Jamaica in the Regional Super50, West Indies’ domestic 50-over competition, against Leeward Islands on Friday in Antigua. Russell is free to play cricket again having served a year-long ban for violating the whereabouts clause under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code. An ...

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England boss admits Ben Stokes will return to ODI side

England’s one-day side may be riding high after their handsome series win over Australia but head coach Trevor Bayliss has warned somebody will have to make way when Ben Stokes returns. Stokes has not played for England since an off-field incident in September but is due to rejoin the limited-overs squad in New Zealand next month after appearing at Bristol ...

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Ben Stokes confirms delay to England return

Ben Stokes won’t return until after his first court appearance on February 13 The 26-year-old all-rounder was charged with affray earlier this month He was called up for the forthcoming Twenty20s in New Zealand His first hearing clashed with his planned comeback match in Wellington By Press Association Reporter Published: 23:37 GMT, 22 January 2018 | Updated: 23:37 GMT, 22 ...

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