As per the qualification criteria, the top eight make it straight to the Super 12s stage while the remaining two have to play in the group stage along with teams, which will make it through from the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier in 2019. Four teams from the group stage will advance to the Super 12s. … [Read more...] about Former champions Sri Lanka, Bangladesh miss direct entry for 2020 T20 World Cup
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Skipper Heather Knight and Danni Wyatt led the way as England bounced back from not making the final of a preceding tri-series, beating New Zealand in their first warm-up fixture of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's T20 World Cup in Adelaide on Sunday. … [Read more...] about Women’s T20 World Cup: England, South Africa storm to warm-up wins, India-Pakistan tie abandoned
India will play 22 Tests at home in the next five years and a tri-series has not yet been scheduled in the upcoming FTP. According to information obtained from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), India are to play 102 games in the next five years out of which two seasons will have very few home games. A top BCCI official said that as of now there is no tri-series slotted in the Future Tours Programme (FTP) for the next five years and if the broadcasters are worried about the likelihood of having to pay a similar amount for non-India games, he cannot help. According to information available with this paper, India are to play 18 games in the upcoming season of 2018-19. In 2020-21, they will have even fewer games – just 14. But there will be 26 matches in 2019-20, 21 in 2021-22 and 23 in 2022-23. As mentioned before, of the 102 games, 22 are Tests and the marquee series will be against Australia 2018 and 2022, against England in 2020 and against South Africa in 2019 … [Read more...] about India to host 22 Tests and 102 games in next five years
De Villiers retired from all international cricket in May 2018 but attempted to make a comeback for the 2019 50-over World Cup, which was blocked by national selectors. At the time, it was explained that the refusal to let de Villiers back was because he had snubbed a request to play in two ODIs leading up to the tournament. This time, de Villiers will be part of South Africa's build-up, although it is not clear how many matches he will be required to play. … [Read more...] about If AB de Villiers is ready and willing, he will be at the T20 World Cup – Mark Boucher
Inngs # Mat Won Lost Draw Win% Batting 1st 16 13 1 2 81.25 Batting 2nd 11 0 8 3 0.00 Will Kohli continue to back his strengths of batting first or will he alter his tried and tested formula in accordance with the recent trend in New Zealand? New Zealand have been on a rampage at home, winning five rubbers on the bounce after losing to South Africa in early 2017. But India will be unlike the oppositions they've had to face (England, West Indies, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh) during this run, which leaves us with the question what kind of tracks will New Zealand dish out? … [Read more...] about India in New Zealand Tests: To bat first or field?