Mark Wood says England won’t lack intensity in ODI series against beleaguered Sri Lanka

Mark Wood insists England’s one-day international series against Sri Lanka is of huge importance and that they will not be taking the beleaguered tourists lightly over the three games. Test and T20 cricket dominate England’s impending calendar with a five-match Test series at home to India and an Ashes series in Australia sandwiching the autumn’s UAE-bound T20 World Cup The

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Sam Billings targeting T20 World Cup and England Test place after ‘deflating year’ so far

England’s Sam Billings is targeting a T20 World Cup spot and breaking into the Test side after a “deflating” year so far. Billings’ knock of 24 from 29 balls during England’s series-sealing win over Sri Lanka in Thursday’s second T20 international in Cardiff – in which he shared a crucial half-century partnership with Liam Livingstone – was just his fifth

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Mural unveiled to celebrate the start of Manchester Original’s campaign at The Hundred 

A striking new work of street art, by AkseP19, has been unveiled by Manchester Originals ahead of the start of the The Hundred. The imagery on Barlow Hall Road, Chorlton, shows two of the international stars who will be turning out for Manchester Originals in this year’s competition – Matthew Parkinson and Harmanpreet Kaur. Parkinson, 24, a spin bowler from

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy: Central Sparks’ Emily Arlott takes hat-trick in win over Southern Vipers

Emily Arlott took four wickets in an over – including a hat-trick – as Central Sparks thrashed defending champions Southern Vipers by 120 runs to maintain their 100 per cent record in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. The 23-year-old seamer trapped Maia Bouchier (1) on the crease with the first ball of her fourth over before claiming her hat-trick with

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Australia ball-tampering: Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitch Starc and Nathan Lyon deny knowledge of sandpaper plan

Australia bowlers Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon have reiterated they knew nothing about a plan to tamper with the ball using sandpaper during a 2018 Test match against South Africa in Cape Town. The incident, which plunged Australian cricket into crisis with the suspension of former captain Steve Smith, deputy David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft,

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Stuart Broad says England Test side on verge of ‘something special’ as they play world’s best teams

Stuart Broad feels England are on the verge of “something pretty special” in Test cricket with series against New Zealand, India and Australia on the horizon as they approach their “absolute peak” as a side. Pace bowler Broad and his team-mates host New Zealand for two Tests – starting at Lord’s on June 2, live on Sky Sports Cricket –

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County Championship: Ben Sanderson and Gareth Berg share 19 wickets as Northants thump Sussex

Gareth Berg and Ben Sanderson shared 19 wickets in the match as Northamptonshire quashed Sussex by an innings and 120 runs in the LV= Insurance County Championship. The fast-bowling duo returned match figures of 19-189 – with fellow seamer Tom Taylor thwarting the chance for a clean sweep with the victory confirming scalp. Veteran Berg, 40, claimed career-best figures of

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New Zealand batsman Tim Seifert tests positive for coronavirus as other Kiwi players moved to Maldives

New Zealand batsman Tim Seifert will remain in India after testing positive for COVID-19 but skipper Kane Williamson and four others have been moved to the Maldives pending their departure for England, New Zealand Cricket said on Saturday. International cricketers who were part of the Indian Premier League started heading back home on Wednesday after Tuesday’s abrupt suspension of the

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