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Vernon Philander will not play for the Cobras in the season-opening first-class fixture against the Knights in Bloemfontein, after a CSA directive ruled him out of the match. Philander is in the final phase of rehabilitation from the back injury he sustained during the England tour and is the second premier fast bowler after Dale
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Gloucestershire 385 (Bancroft 206*, Dent 59, Milne 3-91, Stevens 3-50) and 67 for 0 lead Kent 386 (Northeast 66, Stevens 65*, Bell-Drummond 58, Denly 57) by 66 runs It will take a significant performance of note, with bat or ball, on the final day of this Specsavers’ County Championship game at Nevil Road, to see
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World XI 175 for 3 (Amla 72*, Thisara 47*) beat Pakistan 174 for 6 (Babar 45, Shehzad 43, Malik 39, Thisara 2-23) by seven wickets Hashim Amla punches one into the off side AFP In a nutshell In a game that far exceeded its predecessor in electricity, intensity, quality and competitiveness, World XI edged Pakistan in
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Glamorgan 207 (Salter 59, Meschede 49, Gleeson 5-60) and 63 for 1 trail Northants 310 (Levi 101, Hogan 4-58) by 40 runs Richard Levi completed an important century on the second day in Cardiff to keep Northamptonshire on course for the win they need to maintain hopes of promotion in the Specsavers County Championship. But
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Essex 69 for 0 trail Warwickshire 201 (Sibley 76, Porter 4-62, Harmer 4-47) by 132 runs Like lifts passing in opposite directions, Essex and Warwickshire are destined to conflicting emotions at the end of this season. While Essex, going into this round of games 36 points clear of second-placed Lancashire, look all but certain to
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12:03 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 Former Hyderabad wicketkeeper Ibrahim Khaleel will take over as USA captain
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1:37 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 USA opening batsman Steven Taylor has been axed as captain after
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Fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami have returned to India’s ODI squad. They last played limited-overs cricket in July but were part of the 16 men picked for the first three matches against Australia. The series begins on September 17 and runs through to October 13. India have also chosen to be without R
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