Jonny Bairstow dropped for New Zealand Tests

England have not included Jonny Bairstow in their Test tour of New Zealand. The squad for the two-Test series features four uncapped players, as announced on Monday (September 23). Openers Zak Crawley (Kent) and Dom Sibley (Warwickshire) earn maiden call-ups, along with the Lancashire pair of fast bowler Saqib Mahmood and leg spinner Matt Parkinson.…

Kohli receives demerit point, official warning for ‘inappropriate’ shoulder contact with Hendricks

India captain Virat Kohli has received a demerit point and an official warning for an “inappropriate” shoulder contact with South Africa quick Beuran Hendricks while taking a run during the third T20I on Sunday in Bengaluru. Kohli was found guilty of a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct. The incident occurred in the fifth over of the match,…

Not concerned about my hundred – Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane, who scored a crucial 81 on the opening day of the first Test in Antigua, isn’t too bothered about missing out on a century, and said that his partnership with KL Rahul was crucial as India managed to reach 203 for 6 before stumps. The Indian vice captain had come out to bat in…

Holder, Dottin win top CWI awards

Jason Holder and Deandra Dottin were named the best players in the men’s and women’s category respectively at the seventh West Indies Players’ Association/Cricket West Indies annual awards night held in Antigua, on Monday. Apart from being recognised as the Player of the Year, Jason Holder was also named the Test Player of the Year.…