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England unchanged as fit-again Jonny Bairstow misses out

England have confirmed an unchanged team for the second Test in Pallekele. Ben Stokes will bat at No. 3 in place of Moeen Ali, who endured a poor Test with the bat in Galle and will drop to No....

Kirstie Gordon stars with ball as England shake off rust with seven-wicket win

England 64 for 3 (Jones 28*, Sciver 23) beat Bangladesh 76 for 9 (Ayasha 39, Gordon 3-16) by seven wickets - DLSScorecardEngland's women overcame a top-order wobble, and another dramatic flurry of St Lucian rain late in their run-chase,...

Ben Foakes set to retain gloves despite Jonny Bairstow’s return to training

England declined to name their team for the second Test on Monday but, for anyone watching training, the answers were there.While Ben Foakes practised his keeping, for example, Jonny Bairstow practised his catching in the outfield. And, along from...

Healy’s 21-ball half-century blows Ireland away

Australia 94 for 1 (Healy 56*) beat Ireland 93 for 6 (Garth 24, Perry 2-12) by nine wicketsAlyssa Healy hit nine fours and a six in her unbeaten 40-ball 63 International Cricket CouncilChances are it may have taken Australia longer...

Pakistan bat in decider; Kane Williamson out with groin strain

Toss: Pakistan opt to bat v New ZealandTrent Boult and Matt Henry skittled out West Indies' top order quickly Getty ImagesPakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and chose to bat in the series decider in Dubai. After Trent Boult's...

St Lucia WWT20 fixtures could be moved to Antigua to combat washout fears

5:37 PM ETMelinda FarrellCloseMelinda Farrell is a presenter with ESPNcricinfoThe ICC are considering moving Women's World T20 group games from St Lucia to Antigua because of heavy rains and a grim forecast for the next week.The first St Lucia...

What’s in a dead-rubber for despondent West Indies?

Big PictureIn a cruel scheduling twist, what should be a despondent West Indies team has been kept waiting for five days, through the Diwali festivities, for a dead T20 rubber after having won only one of their nine international...

Alyssa Healy’s fireworks set up convincing Australia win

Australia women 165 for 5 (Healy 48, Mooney 48, Riaz 2-25, Sandhu 2-42) beat Pakistan 113 for 8 (Maroof 26, Mir 21*, Schutt 2-13, Wareham 2-18) by 52 runsAlyssa Healy looks for the midwicket boundary Getty Images and Cricket AustraliaIn...

Joe Root praises England’s game awareness after memorable Galle victory

Joe Root, England's captain, praised his side's adaptability and game awareness, after they ended a run of 13 overseas winless Tests by sealing a memorable 211-run victory over Sri Lanka on the fourth day in Galle.Having set Sri Lanka...

The USA captain who captained Mike Brearley

6:54 PM ETPeter Della PennaCricket ClosePeter 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...

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England unchanged as fit-again Jonny Bairstow misses out

England have confirmed an unchanged team for the second Test in Pallekele. Ben Stokes will bat at No. 3 in place of Moeen Ali,...