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Dan Lawrence Star Of The Show Sees Essex In Control

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Dan Lawrence was the star of Day 2 of this week’s County Championship action with a quick-fire century before taking a wicket and catch ahead of the 2-match test series against New Zealand next month with two players would also complete 5-fers today (including Kyle Abbott finishing with 6 wickets). Group 1: Durham vs Worcestershire With Worcestershire starting play on 6-0, the score moved to 22 before Chris Rushworth dismissed Daryl Mitchell for 5 in the 3rd over of the …

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Brian Lara – West Indies Legend

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On 2 May 1969, a newborn child’s cries rang out in Santa Cruz, Trinidad and Tobago. Not an unusual event in itself but if the parents of the child, christened Brian Lara, could see what was in the future for their son their pride at his birth would have been doubled. He grew up to be one of the most celebrated cricketers of all time, topping the Test batting rankings a number of times and seizing and holding several records, …

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Tongue Takes 5 Wickets As Rain Plays Havoc

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The star of the show in today’s County Championship was the rain as three of the six games that were scheduled to start this morning were completely washed out while a fourth got underway at 4:10 pm in a day that would see plenty of wickets in the games that did see action. Group 1: Durham vs Worcestershire The first of today’s games saw Worcestershire travel to Chester-le-Street with the visitors winning the toss and putting the hosts in. Durham …

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Exciting Spinner Joins Kent Spitfires For T20 Blast

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Kent Spitfires have announced that they have signed Afghanistan international Qais Ahmad for the upcoming T20 Blast campaign as well as the final two games of the group stage of the County Championship, against Lancashire at Old Trafford and Sussex at Beckenham in July. If he plays in either of those two games, he will become the first Afghan to ever play in the County Championship. Who is Qais Ahmad: Ahmad, who turns 21 in August, is a right-handed wrist-spinner …

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IPL suspended indefinitely due to Covid-19 crisis in India

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The writing was on the wall. A day after World in Sport reported rescheduling of one of the matches due to the Covid-19 scare, the Indian Premier League (IPL) was suspended indefinitely on Tuesday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the league’s governing council members convened an emergency meeting at which they decided to suspend the tournament with immediate effect. The announcement came after Sunrisers Hyderabad’s wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha tested positive along with Delhi Capitals’ veteran …

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Covid Cloud Over IPL

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At a time when India was recording the world’s highest Covid-19 infection cases every day, the Indian Premier League (IPL) was going on unabated in a bio-bubble. But that bubble too was breached before Match No. 30 of the T20 tournament on Monday when two Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players tested positive, resulting in the postponement of the KKR vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) match. Only hours later, a couple of Chennai Super Kings franchise members and three members of …

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Youngster Prithvi Shaw Makes a Resounding Comeback

Prithvi Shaw

The platform of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has seen the rise of many talents in world cricket. But often players have chosen the tournament to make a comeback too. India opener Prithvi Shaw is doing exactly this. Shaw had an ordinary IPL last year with only two half-centuries in 13 games and an average of 17.53. His poor run saw him eventually losing his place in the Delhi Capitals team. Then, in the Test series against Australia in Australia, …

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