On the ICC’s table – Future of ODIs, more teams in WTC, the extra ICC event

'Need written assurances from India' for T20 World Cup visas

Chief executives of cricket boards will start hammering out on Thursday what cricket’s next eight-year calendar will look like. CEC (the ICC’s chief executives’ committee) meetings on the 2023-31 cycle have so far been exploratory in nature, in trying to suss out member views on various competitions, ICC events and the growing space domestic T20 leagues now occupy. But the …

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ICC rankings – Babar Azam displaces Virat Kohli to become No. 1 ODI batsman

ICC rankings - Babar Azam displaces Virat Kohli to become No. 1 ODI batsman

News Becomes only fourth Pakistan player to attain top ranking, after Zaheer Abbas, Javed Miandad and Mohammad Yousuf Pakistan captain Babar Azam is now the No.1-ranked ODI batsman, ending India captain Virat Kohli’s long reign at the top of the charts. Babar’s match-winning 82-ball 94 in the third ODI against South Africa helped him gain 13 rating points to reach …

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SA vs Pak 2nd T20I

SA vs Pak 2nd T20I

Amidst the current panic about over rates and T20 matches extending beyond four hours, the second T20I between South Africa and Pakistan was over well within three. And yet, despite it’s brevity, it’s difficult to imagine George Linde will play another international match that provides as much gratification as this one did. Not only did the South Africa allrounder, whose …

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Recent Match Report – Pakistan vs South Africa 2nd T20I 2021

Recent Match Report - Pakistan vs South Africa 2nd T20I 2021

Report Mohammad Hasnain replaces Haris Rauf in the second change for the visiting side Toss Pakistan chose to bat vs South Africa Both South Africa and Pakistan wanted to bat first at the Wanderers and the hosts initially thought they had won the right to it when match referee Andy Pycroft said the coin had landed tail-side up after Babar …

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Match Preview – South Africa vs Pakistan, Pakistan tour of South Africa 2021, 2nd T20I

Match Preview - South Africa vs Pakistan, Pakistan tour of South Africa 2021, 2nd T20I

Preview The visiting side won the first T20I despite not being at their best, which will give them added confidence Big picture It’s difficult to establish whether the nail-biting nature of the first T20I was about as good as this hollowed South African unit can produce, or the harbinger of a tremendously competitive T20I series. South Africa would brush off …

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SA vs Pak 2020-21 – 1st T20I

SA vs Pak 2020-21 - 1st T20I

At a time when the vast majority of people have not seen others regularly, one person has overstayed his welcome over the last three months from the South African point of view. With two hundreds, two fifties, and two forties in nine innings, and a T20I average of 135.50 in 2021, Mohammad Rizwan has been ever-present, and shows no signs …

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Recent Match Report – South Africa vs Pakistan 1st T20I 2021

Recent Match Report - Pakistan vs South Africa 1st T20I 2020/21

Report The home side has handed maiden caps to Wihan Lubbe, Sisanda Magala and Lizaad Williams Toss South Africa opt to bat vs Pakistan South Africa captain Heinrich Klaasen opted to bat first after winning the toss in the first ODI against Pakistan in Johannesburg on Saturday, and have named three debutants for the game: Wihan Lubbe, Sisanda Magala and …

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