Matt Parkinson, the Lancashire and England legspinner who received his club cap from Hodgkiss in 2018, added: "Such sad news. A great man who always had time for everyone and loved the [red rose]. Will remember his capping speech for a long time … [Read more...] about David Hodgkiss, Lancashire chairman, dies after contracting coronavirus
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“I’m not a fan of it, one bit,” he said. “I don’t think the draft and the draft lottery was put in to reward the winner of a tournament. When you take teams that don’t make the playoffs … so team No. 17, if that’s the number, might miss the playoffs by one point. You compare them to teams at No 31 … there’s a big discrepancy between Nos. 17 and 31. No. 17 is going to have a greater chance of winning, and they’re less likely to need the first pick overall. So to me, it’s counterintuitive to do it that way. It makes no sense. But I’m only one voter.” … [Read more...] about NHL roundup: Rask’s gas, McLellan no fan of No. 1 pick tournament, return of D-Boss?
Rohit’s dismissal complicated things for India. MS Dhoni looked completely out of sorts, and was not even able to churn the strike around. He ended up putting immense pressure on Pandey as well. India needed 100 to win off 91 balls when Dhoni came in. That became 40 runs needed off the last four overs. Pandey was batting at a strike rate of well over 100, but Dhoni took far too many balls to get going. James Faulkner and Mitchell Marsh were entrusted with bowling at the death, and both men did a commendable job to keep the runs down initially. However, the 47th over which was bowled by Marsh cost Australia 13 runs. This brought the required runs down to 22 needed off the last two overs. Faulkner bowled a 9-run over, which made it 13 runs needed off the final over — the exact number of runs Marsh conceded in his previous over. … [Read more...] about Manish Pandey century masterminds India’s thrilling last-over victory over Australia in 5th ODI at SCG
Spin legend Shane Warne has revealed his all-time Australia Test XI that compromises players he played with during his stories international career. Warne has made another Australia legend Allan Border as the captain of the XI that includes several yesteryear stars. … [Read more...] about Shane Warne Names His All-Time Australia Test XI He Played With
"In Test cricket, Sehwag came later but in 1999-2000 Shahid Afridi changed the mindset of opening in Test cricket. Even if I was the bowler, I would know that I can get him out but also know that he can hit me for boundaries. He used to hit lose deliveries for sixes at will," said Akram while chatting with Afridi on a YouTube chat show. … [Read more...] about Afridi not Virender Sehwag changed opening in Test cricket: Wasim Akram