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Which current player is No. 2 among Test batsmen of all time when measured against the performances of the average player? – ESPNcricinfo

Which current player is No. 2 among Test batsmen of all time when measured...

Jul 19, 2020Kartikeya DateWhen players are compared, contextualisation is key. How well does a player do in South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia is a question frequently raised, for example. How does a player perform when his team wins versus when they lose? Everyday debates among cricket fans often take the form "Player X…
Key selection questions for West Indies ahead of the first Test | ESPNcricinfo.com – ESPNcricinfo

Key selection questions for West Indies ahead of the first Test | ESPNcricinfo.com –...

Jul 6, 2020Nagraj GollapudiNews editor, ESPNcricinfo CloseNagraj Gollapudi is news editor at ESPNcricinfoEven before they departed the Caribbean, West Indies' players and management have maintained a confident outlook about the three-match Test series against England which begins on Wednesday in Southampton. They currently hold the Wisden Trophy after their 2-1 win in 2019 at home,…
Umpires step up for charity

Umpires step up for charity

Paul Baldwin and Michael Gough are among the umpires walking for charity Getty ImagesJul 2, 2020George DobellSenior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo England's first-class umpires have set themselves the target of walking to Lahore and back - virtually, at least - before the county season begins.Challenged to retain their fitness during lockdown by Chris Kelly, the umpires' manager…
SLC optimistic over Lanka Premier League launch in August

SLC optimistic over Lanka Premier League launch in August

Lanka Premier League has been scheduled from August 8 to 22 Getty ImagesJul 2, 2020Madushka BalasuriyaSri Lanka Cricket is hopeful the Lanka Premier League will go ahead as scheduled in August, despite the Sri Lankan government pushing back the August 1 reopening of the country's main airport in Katunayake.Sri Lanka's sports ministry last week gave a…
How often have rival captains got each other out in the same Test? | ESPNcricinfo.com – ESPNcricinfo

How often have rival captains got each other out in the same Test? |...

Jul 14, 2020Steven LynchEditor of the updated edition of Wisden on the Ashes CloseSteven Lynch won the Wisden Cricket Monthly Christmas Quiz three years running before the then-editor said "I can't let you win it again, but would you like a job?" That lasted for 15 years, before he moved across to the Wisden website…
IPL 2020 to be held in the UAE | ESPNcricinfo.com – ESPNcricinfo

IPL 2020 to be held in the UAE | ESPNcricinfo.com – ESPNcricinfo

A part of the 2014 IPL was played in the UAE because of the general elections in India BCCIJul 21, 2020Nagraj GollapudiNews editor, ESPNcricinfo CloseNagraj Gollapudi is news editor at ESPNcricinfoThe 2020 edition of the IPL will be played in the UAE, Brijesh Patel, the IPL Governing Council chairman, confirmed to ESPNcricinfo today. Patel said that…
Rain blights cricket’s comeback

Rain blights cricket’s comeback

Jul 12, 2020The Report by Matt RollerWest Indies 318 (Brathwaite 65, Dowrich 61, Anderson 3-62, Stokes 4-49) and 200 for 6 (Blackwood 95, Archer 3-45) beat England 204 (Gabriel 4-62, Holder 6-42) and 313 (Sibley 50, Crawley 76, Gabriel 5-75) by 4 wicketsWest Indies went 1-0 up in England for the first time since 2000…
Hashim Amla comes out in support of Black Lives Matter and Lungi Ngidi

Hashim Amla comes out in support of Black Lives Matter and Lungi Ngidi

Hashim Amla thanked Lungi Ngidi and others who have "stood up for just causes" Lee Warren / © Getty ImagesJul 15, 2020ESPNcricinfo staffHashim Amla, the former South Africa captain, is the latest cricketer to come out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, posting on Instagram of the "delusions" of those who believe in one…
North-based New Zealand internationals to return to training at Bay Oval

North-based New Zealand internationals to return to training at Bay Oval

3:54 PM ISTESPNcricinfo staffThe North-based New Zealand internationals, including seniors Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Ross Taylor, will return to outdoor training at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui this week. Earlier, the South-based players trained at New Zealand's first winter camp in Lincoln from July 13 to 16. The second national camp in Mount Maunganui…
Ben Stokes to captain England as Joe Root misses first West Indies Test

Ben Stokes to captain England as Joe Root misses first West Indies Test

Ben Stokes will captain England for the first time this summer Getty ImagesJun 30, 2020Matt RollerCloseMatt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98Ben Stokes will captain England for the first time in the first Test against West Indies starting next week. Joe Root, England's permanent red-ball captain, will miss the first Test…
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