The moment called for a hero and Martin Palermo, recalled to the national team by Maradona after a 10-year absence, scored the winner deep into injury time to prompt wild celebrations on the touchline and in the stands, with the image of Maradona sliding along the rain-soaked pitch on his belly is etched into the country's memory. … [Read more...] about Diego Maradona dies: Goal of the century, World Cup glory and Napoli’s talisman – his five greatest achievements
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Bowling-wise it remains to be seen whether Archer’s pace is allied with that of Mark Wood, or if the latter makes way for Tom Curran. While much of the focus is on the batting strength – as was the case during the 50-over side’s development – England are beginning to nurture good depth with the ball too. … [Read more...] about England will use South Africa series to answer questions about best XI
Team Mat Overs Wkts Avg ER SR Afghanistan 33 355.4 131 17.66 6.50 16.2 Australia 40 244.2 81 21.04 6.97 18.0 Pakistan 51 379.2 121 20.80 6.63 18.8 New Zealand 38 259.3 81 25.56 7.98 19.2 India 61 487.5 151 24.68 7.64 19.3 England 36 193.2 59 25.96 7.92 19.6 South Africa 30 161.3 47 26.12 7.60 20.6 Bangladesh 34 265.3 72 27.98 7.58 22.1 Sri Lanka 44 330.2 86 30.32 7.89 23.0 West Indies 47 263.3 61 32.36 7.49 25.9 Hayden Walsh was pitchforked to the West Indies national team following a rich haul of wickets in last year's CPL but has neither offered control (ER 8.17) nor regular breakthroughs (12 wickets in 18 T20s since). In half of his T20I games for West Indies, he didn't bowl his full quota of four overs. In six ODIs in Asia, he only bowled 33.4 overs - an average of over 5.3 overs per game - and never bowled more than seven overs in an innings, which points to skipper Pollard's lack of faith in his lead spinner. … [Read more...] about How equipped are West Indies to win another T20 World Cup?
He made an unlikely return to the national team in 2008 when he was appointed Argentina coach, but after a quarterfinal exit at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, he was ousted — ultimately picking up another coaching job with the United Arab Emirates club Al Wasl. … [Read more...] about Argentine Soccer Great Diego Maradona Dies at 60
The Proteas’ warm-up match had to be cancelled and the big worry is that, with both teams staying in different parts of the same hotel, some England players become infected. … [Read more...] about Joe Root plays for England to make up numbers and finishes as top Twenty20 scorer with 77 against Eoin Morgan’s XI