Virat Kohli moves to within a point of No. 1-ranked Steven Smith

Virat Kohli’s career-best 254 not out in India’s second Test win over South Africa in Pune has vaulted him back above the 900-point mark in the ICC rankings for Test batsmen, and has put him within touching distance of top-ranked Steven Smith. Kohli’s tally stands at 936 points, while Smith sits on 937. The India captain…

Perfect Warriors look to set right an imperfect reputation

Caribbean Premier League finals have invariably been about the richness of T20 sport, the culmination of a tournament in a parallel world that’s accessible to all but attended by some. There’s strong local flavour in that sense, and there’s colour and crowd. There’s three different winners in six editions. And there’s one perpetual runner-up. Amazon…

THESE 12 WEST INDIES EMERGING PLAYERS GO BIG ON THE CPL FIELD

The West Indies Emerging Players, as selected by Cricket West Indies (CWI), taking part in the 2019 Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) have been putting impressive performances. All teams at this year’s tournament had to select two of the best up and coming Caribbean cricketers for this year’s event and there have been a number…

Allround Barbados Tridents crush St Lucia Zouks

Barbados Tridents put up a clinical show with both bat and ball to crush St Lucia Zouks in a one-sided encounter at St Lucia on Friday (September 20). Chasing 173, the home side had a miserable outing with the bat and were bowled out for just 101 with 31 balls to spare. Zouks lost a…

Shoaib Malik helps Guyana maintain spotless CPL19 record

Shoaib Malik hit the sweet spot between batsmanship and captaincy on Wednesday night at Sabina Park, extending Guyana Amazon Warriors’ winning start to a fifth game with a crushing 81-run defeat of hosts Jamaica Tallawahs. Malik applied the finishing touches to a dominating batting effort, his unbeaten 37-ball 67 taking Guyana to 218 before tactically…

St Lucia Zouks to replace St Lucia Stars in CPL 2019

St Lucia Zouks will make a return to the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), replacing St Lucia Stars for the upcoming season. Zouks was the name of the original franchise from St Lucia when the league was launched in 2013. In 2016, Stars replaced Zouks, but last week the CPL terminated its participation agreement with Royal…

Five CPL 2018 performers who could break into other T20 leagues

Fast bowlers with variations and six-hitters have always attracted attention in T20 cricket. ESPNcricinfo lists out five such CPL 2018 performers who could be in the lens of various other T20 leagues. Ali Khan (Trinbago Knight Riders) He was nicknamed ‘The yorker machine’ by his USA team-mates for his ability to consistently hit the blockhole at…

Tallawahs knocked out despite Phillips ton

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots kept their CPL 2018 campaign going as they trounced Jamaica Tallawahs in the Eliminator to seal a thrilling two-wicket win in Guyana on Wednesday (September 13). Glenn Phillips smashed a ton to help Tallawahs post 191 for 5 before Anton Devcich’s half-century and some nerveless batting from Ben Cutting saw the Patriots…

Green, Hetmyer carry Warriors to CPL final

Guyana Amazon Warriors sealed a thrilling two-wicket win over Trinbago Knight Riders in the first Qualifier to seal a place in the final of CPL 2018 on Tuesday (September 11). Rayad Emrit and Chris Green kept Knight Riders to just 122 for 7 before Shimron Hetmyer and Sherfane Rutherford played a crucial role in the…