Aaron Finch needs runs to shore up T20I captaincy

Anyone of the view that Steve Smith is entitled to automatically return to Australia’s captaincy the moment his Newlands leadership ban elapses at the end of March, would do well to remember the curious circumstances in which Aaron Finch was relieved of the T20 post. Three years ago, Finch had …

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Match Preview Australia vs Sri Lanka, 1st T20I 2019

Big Picture Australia’s men begin their international summer with eyes firmly on a year from now: the T20 World Cup on home soil. It is the global prize that has eluded them, in a format they have struggled to grasp. With the next 50-over World Cup four years away and …

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Malinga’s return a rejuvenation for upbeat Sri Lanka

A coach not quite sacked, a raft of player withdrawals, a typically chaotic nexus between cricket administration and government: all scenarios not uncommon when it comes to the endlessly fascinating story of Sri Lankan cricket. And yet amid all these 2019 misadventures there have been remarkable, even transcendent moments: A …

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BCCI v ICC face-off imminent over reduced pay-outs

3:47 AM GMT Osman Samiuddin CloseSenior editor, ESPNcricinfoOsman spent the first half of his life pretending he discovered reverse swing with a tennis ball half-covered with electrical tape. The second half of his life was spent trying, and failing, to find spiritual fulfillment in the world of Pakistani advertising and …

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