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Michael Papps, the first man to score 10,000 runs in the Plunket Shield, has called time on his playing days. The 38-year old retires having played 20 seasons of domestic cricket, representing Canterbury and later Wellington. Papps was part of eight Tests and six ODIs for New Zealand and is a much loved figure in
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Netherlands captain Peter Borren, 34, has retired from international cricket with immediate effect. Pieter Seelaar, the 30-year-old bowler, will take over the captaincy as Netherlands look to build towards the 2020 World T20 qualifiers and the ICC ODI Championships. Jeroen Smits, the former Netherlands wicketkeeper, has been appointed the new team manager. The Royal Dutch
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Big Picture Sunrisers have won everything this season – three tosses, three matches and all the crucial moments in the interim. Their style of attack is consistent with everything head coach Tom Moody has put in place since he took over: the bowlers continue to hold teams to under 150 and the batsmen, perfectly set
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There are some enduring mysteries in international cricket, those that produce no satisfactory answer. Why the Lord’s ground slopes precipitously from north to south, whether WG Grace was a deity or a dirtbag, and how cricket can claim to be a global sport when next year’s World Cup will have fewer participants than its kabaddi
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Former Pakistan legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed is among those being considered by Sri Lanka Cricket for the position of spin bowling coach. Mushtaq, who has expressed interest in the position, has previously worked with England and Pakistan. The board is also on the hunt for a new fielding coach. The search for new staff coincides with
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After a third, frenetic, last-over, come-from-behind-to-scare-the-opposition finish, Chennai Super Kings fell short of Kings XI Punjab’s total by four runs and that narrow margin had people looking for reasons as to where things went wrong. One of them seems to centre around Ravindra Jadeja‘s position in the batting order. He has been coming ahead of
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Warwickshire 299 (Bell 70, Ambrose 81, Wiese 4-50) lead Sussex 194 for 6 (Stone 6-52) by 105 runsScorecard play 1:43 Catch up with the latest from the County Championship, as Warwickshire’s Olly Stone dazzles against Sussex It generally pays to apply some scepticism to large hauls taken at this time of year. English pitches in
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Middlesex 214 (Harris 46*, Hutton 5-54, Sanderson 4-42) and 159 (Holden 33, Murtagh 31, Bracewell 3-31, Procter 3-38) beat Northants 71 (Murtagh 4-27, Harris 5-9) and 142 (Murtagh 4-36, Harris 4-29) by 160 runsScorecard Tim Murtagh in action for Middlesex Getty Images At the end of the 2017 season, among crossbow-gate and threats and counter-threats of
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Aaron Finch is game to captain Australia once again, should the selectors come calling. With the suspensions of David Warner and Steven Smith, the team not only has to find new personnel but also appoint new leaders. Tim Paine – barely into a comeback into international cricket – became Australia’s 46th Test captain last month
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Nottinghamshire 127 for 6 (Bailey 3-17) trail Lancashire 158 (Vilas 49, Ball 5-43) by 31 runsScorecard play 1:22 With the rain cleared almost everywhere, catch up with how the county championship got underway for most of the two divisions “I dreamed that, as I wandered by the way, / Bare Winter suddenly was changed to
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11:03 PM ET Peter Della PennaCricket Close Peter Della Penna is an American cricket journalist who also writes for ESPNcricinfo.com and DreamCricket.com. Since 2010, he has penned the USA entry in the Cricket Round the World section of the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.Follow Peter on Twitter @PeterDellaPenna The ICC and USA Cricket jointly announced the formation of a
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Big Picture Forty-eight hours. After barely surviving a rollercoaster against the defending champions Mumbai Indians, that is the time Sunrisers Hyderabad have to recuperate and be back in full swing. It’s another reminder of how punishing the IPL can be, and the challenges teams face in staying fresh through two whole months in the peak
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Big Picture Two games each, two losses each. It doesn’t mean too much given the length of an IPL season. Mumbai Indians have come back from worse starts and gone on to win titles, and both they and Delhi Daredevils can tell themselves their results so far do not fully reflect how they have played.
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