Taylor floated in the middle order at No.5 or No.6 in New Zealand's most recent T20I series at home against India, and struck 166 runs in five innings at an average of 41.50 and strike rate of 131.74. He will be 37 when the T20 World Cup, which has now been pushed back to 2021 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, gets underway. So, does he see himself making that World Cup next year? … [Read more...] about Ross Taylor on 2021 T20 World Cup: ‘Not sure’
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Manohar stepped down on June 30. In a media release on July 2, the ICC said: "The process for the Chairperson election is expected to be approved by the ICC Board within the next week." Instead members have come unstuck over the election process, unable to decide whether the process should be based on a two-thirds majority of the board or a simple majority, and even how they would vote for the process to be changed. … [Read more...] about Why can’t the ICC elect a new chairman?
A clutch bolt problem prevented him from lining up for his first race back, but he again deputised for Perez at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, claiming third place on the grid in qualifying before finishing seventh. … [Read more...] about Hulkenberg plots full-time Formula One return after Alfa Romeo talks
The top-seeded Philadelphia Flyers have two former Montreal coaches – Alain Vigneault and assistant Michel Therrien – on their staff in preparing to face the upstart Canadiens. Montreal was the last team in the East to qualify for the expanded playoffs, and then needed four games to win its best-of-five series over Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. … [Read more...] about Familiarity breeds respect among NHL East playoff teams
Marshall had been one of USA's key performers at 2019 WCL Division Two in Namibia, scoring a century against Hong Kong in a win that clinched ODI status for USA. But his form was inconsistent upon receiving a central contract. He scored 55 runs in five innings at the ICC Americas Regional T20 Qualifier at Bermuda in August 2019. The last straw was USA's win-less ODI tour of Kathmandu in February where he scored 54 runs in four innings. In all, he averaged just 17.00 in 13 ODIs for USA. … [Read more...] about Xavier Marshall axed from USA contracts list