Ireland set to Tour West Indies for a limited over series

For the first time in history full 3 match ODI  and T20 series is set to be played between Ireland and West Indies at the begining of January 2020.

Series will start with 3 ODI matches which will be played on 7th,9th and 12 th January at Barbados and Greneda.

Then the T20 series as preperation for the World Cup will be stared on 15 th January and 2 nd and 3 rd T20s will be played on 18th and 19th January respectively.

Last time both teams met in Tri series which included Bangladesh and Windies were able to defeat Irealand in both occasions.

Sri Lanka to tour India for a T20 series

After Zimbabwe being suspended by ICC,India has decided to invite Sri Lanka for 3 match T20 series which was scheduled to be played at the begining of next year.

Sri Lanka who had some pretty good performances over the last few months has confirmed their participation for the series.

The venues and dates have not been changed and 3 T20 matches will be played on 5th,7 th and 10 th January on Guwahati, Indore and Pune as confirmed by BCCI.

This series is promising to be a competitive series to get the finishing touches for the squads before T20 World Cup which is set to be played next year.

England announce Test Squad for New Zealand tour without Bairstow

After loosing The Ashes series against Aussies,some serious concirns were there with England camp to continue their journey towards the world Test Championship.

As a result of covering the patches England camp has taken tough decison on dropping the experienced World Cup opener Jonny Bairstow.

But in other side few players like Zak Crawley,Dom Sibley, fast bowler Saqib Mahmood and  Leg Spinner Matt Parkinson has earned there maiden call ups for the series.

Additionally Ollie Pope has also gained a recall for the series.

Full Test Squad announced for the series is as follows;

1.Joe Root
2.Stuart Broad
3.Jofra Archer
4.Rory Burns
5.Jos Buttler
6.Zak Crawley
7.Sam Curran
8.Joe Denly
9.Jack Leach
10.Saqib Mahmood
11.Matt Parkinson
12.Ollie Pope
13.Ben Stokes
14.Dominic Sibley
15.Chris Woakes

Ban vs AFG T20 : Bangladesh limit Afghanistan for 138

First inning of the  Bangla-Afghan clash here at Chattogram has ended up giving more advantage to Bangladesh as Afghanistan only managed to get a score of 138 on the board.

After being able to get a very good start by Afghanistan openers with 75 runs opening stand,the middle order was not able to add value to the start they got as they lost 7 wickets inside just 40 runs as Bangladesh was able to take wickets with ease.

Highest scorer for Afghanistan was Hazratullah Zazai who was able to add 47 runs under his name by hitting the ball all over the park.His opening partner Gurbaz was able to add on 29 runs.

Bangladesh bowled pretty decently and highest wicket taker for them was Afif Hossain who took 2 wickets for 9 runs in 3 overs.

Average 1 st inning score here is 146 runs and the target of 139 looks more than attainable for Bangladesh camp.But still this can be defendable as there was always something for the bowlers here.

Jason Holder dissapointed over Windies performances

From starting the game in typical West Indian style by unstabling the Indian Top order, to loose the game by a huge margin of 318 runs, Windies players got whole lot of things wrong during the four days of Antigua Test.

Game was always on the cards for Windies although India managed to get to 297 with some lower order contributions.But the Windies Batsmen never got going as they were able to add on only 222  runs in the 1 st inning and got worst in the second inning as they were bowled out for just 100 runs.

Jason Holder is highly dissapointed due to the scenario about his Batsmen but pleased with the way Roach and Gabriel were able to keep the well equipped Indian Batsmen to a run rate of just 2 runs per over a long period of time.

Additionally he expects the top order to show some more resistance inorder to perform well in future games.

Root special takes England back on track

The third Ashes Test with the absence of Steve Smith had their very own moments with momentum shifting from one side to another.

179 runs which was scored by Aussies in the 1 st inning looked always below par as pitch looked evenly helpful for the both Batsmen and Bowlers.But England getting all out for just 67 made that runs look like a huge mountain to climb.

Average performance by Aussies in the second inning with a good knock of 80 runs by Marnus Labuschagne gave England a huge target of 359 runs.

But again the Captain Root stood up for the occasion at the end of Day 3 here at Leeds by scoring unbeaten 75 runs which has led England score board upto 156 runs for just 3 wickets.

They need further 203 runs to win with 7 wickets in the hand and match has come upto an even situation and promising a lot for the last 2 days of the match.

Test in balance as New Zealand lower order fight to get a good lead

The 1 st Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand is continuing its way to end up as a typical Galle Test in spin a friendly pitch.

But this time Sri Lanka seems to be in the unlucky side as they were not able to get a good lead after New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first.

Nevertheless Sri Lanka was able to get a marginal lead of 18 runs and it could have been still enough to get on to the top of the game.

But late order flourishes from New Zealand lower order has been able to extend the lead upto 177 runs which is quite a target to achieve in 4 th innings in typical Galle pitch.Also the inning is not yet finished as they have 3 more wickets in hand which could atleast get them around a lead of 220 plus.

BJ Watling was the player of the second inning for New Zealand with his great batting effort along with the lower order and he is unbeaten at 63 runs.

But still anything below 250 is still achievable here in 4 th and 5 th day and inorder to that Sri Lanka has to stop throwing their wickets away and will have to play really well in a pitch which will have so much of assistance for New Zealand spinners.

Ireland set to Tour West Indies for a limited over series

For the first time in history full 3 match ODI  and T20 series is set to be played between Ireland and West Indies at the begining of Ja...