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It's a virtual knockout - with calculators at the ready - as Scotland take on Oman in last league game

It’s a virtual knockout – with calculators at the ready – as Scotland take on Oman in last league game

Preview Oman, Bangladesh and Scotland are bunched so closely together on NRR that nothing is certain till all the games get over Big picture Imagine this: You beat a Full Member and fellow Associate in a four-team pool, and feel you have done enough. But then you are told you have to win the third …

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Flexible thinking keeps Bangladesh afloat but they remain behind the curve in T20

Flexible thinking keeps Bangladesh afloat but they remain behind the curve in T20

News Dropping Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur down the order was a sensible call, even if it didn’t pay off against Oman Only one of Bangladesh’s changes was successful in their 26-run win over Oman. Mohammad Naim made 64 after being brought back to the side replacing Soumya Sarkar. But Mahedi Hasan, Nurul Hasan and Afif Hossain …

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Rachel Priest's stunning unbeaten 107 demolishes Melbourne Stars

Rachel Priest’s stunning unbeaten 107 demolishes Melbourne Stars

Report Hurricanes captain scored fourth-highest score in WBBL history, before Ruth Johnston’s 4 for 8 bowled Stars out for 89 Hobart Hurricanes 4 for 152 (Priest 107*, Stalenberg 17*, Sutherland 2-22) beat Melbourne Stars 89 (Lanning 25, Johnston 4-8, Carey 2-11) by 63 runs Hobart Hurricanes captain Rachel Priest bludgeoned a remarkable century to set …

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Liam Livingstone in doubt for T20 World Cup opener after injuring finger in warm-up match

Liam Livingstone in doubt for T20 World Cup opener after injuring finger in warm-up match

News Allrounder left field during England’s seven-wicket defeat to India, will be assessed in 24 hours Liam Livingstone is a doubt for England’s opening fixture of the men’s T20 World Cup against West Indies on Saturday after suffering a finger injury during their first warm-up match against India in Dubai. Livingstone was injured while dropping …

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'Our batting is a concern,' admits Mahmudullah after Bangladesh suffer Scotland slip-up

‘Our batting is a concern,’ admits Mahmudullah after Bangladesh suffer Scotland slip-up

News Captain says Mushfiqur Rahim dismissal was “turning point” as small chase got out of hand Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah, frustrated with their shock six-run defeat at the hands of Scotland, said that they failed to bat aggressively throughout the 141-run chase. However, he still believed that Bangladesh could turn around from this messy start, particularly …

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Bangladesh leave out Nasum Ahmed and Mohammad Naim, ask Scotland to bat first

Bangladesh leave out Nasum Ahmed and Mohammad Naim, ask Scotland to bat first

Report Scotland have named two spinners in the playing XI – Chris Greaves and Mark Watt Toss Bangladesh chose to field against Scotland Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah chose to field after winning the toss against Scotland in the second match of the first round of the T20 World Cup in Muscat. Mahmudullah said that the dew …

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Fitter and wiser, Ravi Rampaul backs himself to bowl 'tough' overs for West Indies

Fitter and wiser, Ravi Rampaul backs himself to bowl ‘tough’ overs for West Indies

News Back in the mix after six years, seamer hopes his experience would help the team in their T20 World Cup defence When Trinidad & Tobago enjoyed a barnstorming run to the inaugural Champions League T20 final in 2009, Ravi Rampaul proved an able foil to Dwayne Bravo, who finished as the highest wicket-taker that …

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Power-hitting? Sure, but Pollard expects 'complete games of cricket' from West Indies

Power-hitting? Sure, but Pollard expects ‘complete games of cricket’ from West Indies

“We have a lot of powerful guys in the line-up, but if the situation warrants, we also have guys who can manoeuvre strike, run between the wickets” © AFP/Getty Images Kieron Pollard feels that flexibility, game awareness, and the ability to tailor their game to situations while not giving up on their core strengths will …

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McCullum: KKR 'couldn't afford' to take the risk of playing recovering Russell

McCullum: KKR ‘couldn’t afford’ to take the risk of playing recovering Russell

News Knight Riders head coach also heaped praised on Morgan’s captaincy despite his disappointing returns with the bat Andre Russell, one of the most devastating T20 players in the world, was deemed too much of a risk to play in the IPL 2021 final due to a hamstring injury that he picked up early into …

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'We have to decide what is good for CSK' - Dhoni on his future with the franchise

‘We have to decide what is good for CSK’ – Dhoni on his future with the franchise

News Suggests that Super Kings ought to retain players who can form their core “for the next ten years”, but quips that he’s not quite done yet MS Dhoni has not shut the door on continuing with Chennai Super Kings beyond IPL 2021, though he said that the final decision would be taken keeping in …

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Hobart snap lockdown creates uncertainty over WBBL, Marsh Cup goes ahead after delay

Hobart snap lockdown creates uncertainty over WBBL, Marsh Cup goes ahead after delay

News There are also concerns for the WBBL with seven teams in Tasmania with the eighth, Perth Scorchers, delaying their flight by 24 hours The Marsh Cup clash between Western Australia and Tasmania in Perth will go ahead but the toss has been delayed by one hour following news that Hobart will go into a …

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