Newly-appointed Sri Lankan ODI skipper, Kusal Perera, has said that the team needs to play fearless cricket if they want to win more matches. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced an 18-member squad for a three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. The three matches of the series will be held on May 23, 25, and 28 in a bio-bubble. While Perera will captain the team, Kusal Mendis has been named as his deputy.
Former Australia captain Greg Chappell has claimed that Rahul Dravid, the current head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), picked "Australian brains", replicated the style in India to turn young cricketers into match-winners. Incidentally, Dravid was the captain for most of Chappell's tenure as Indian coach (2005 to 2007). The Aussie legend resigned from his post after India were dumped out of the 2007 World Cup in the first round.
Veteran New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling has announced that he will retire from all forms of the game after Kiwis’ tour of England next month. New Zealand will play two Tests against England, which will be followed by the World Test Championship (WTC) final to be held from June 18 to 22 in Southampton.
England’s managing director Ashley Giles has made it clear that the players will be expected to give preference to international commitments over a rescheduled IPL 2021 in case of a clash. India are looking for a September window to resume the T20 league. However, nothing has been finalized yet. India are also scheduled to host the T20 World Cup in October. England are due to tour Bangladesh and Pakistan before the mega event.
Indian cricketers will leave for their long tour of the UK on June 2 after completing the eight-day hard quarantine period in Mumbai. India will first take on New Zealand in the World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton from June 18-22, which will be followed by five Test matches against England.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Friday, announced the Test squad for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and the five-match Test series versus England. Ravindra Jadeja and Hanuma Vihari, who were injured during their heroics in Australia, have made a comeback. Jasprit Bumrah, who skipped a part of the England series at home for his wedding, is also back.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has stated that is unaware as to how COVID-19 breached the IPL 2021 bio-bubble despite strict quarantine rules and SOPs in place. IPL 2021 had to be postponed indefinitely on Tuesday after a number of COVID-19 cases started emerging out of the bio-bubble. Ganguly, though, did admit that travel could have been one of the reasons