Foot injury puts Vlaeminck’s Ashes hopes in doubt

Australian captain Meg Lanning has opened up on the shock axing of Ellyse Perry, as the team sweats over scans on injured fast bowler Tayla Vlaeminck. The pace ace pulled up with a sore right foot after Australia’s opening Twenty20 win over England on Thursday and was in a moon boot and ruled out of Saturday’s clash at the Adelaide Oval, which was abandoned because of heavy rain after 25 deliveries. Lanning said the home side hoped the injury was […]

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Proteas coach charged with gross misconduct after ex-teammate’s racism allegation

Cape Town: Cricket South Africa has charged senior men’s national team coach Mark Boucher with gross misconduct after he was accused of racism by former teammate Paul Adams, the organisation confirmed on Thursday. The charges stem from the “tentative findings” made last month by the Social Justice and Nation Building Ombudsman, who is looking into alleged discrimination within the sport’s national governing organisation in the past. Proteas coach Mark Boucher.Credit:Getty Images “While Mr Boucher is being charged with gross misconduct, […]

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Beaumont admits McGrath's Ashes innings was one of best she's seen

‘That’s one of the best innings I’ve ever seen!’: England’s Tammy Beaumont lauds Tahlia McGrath for her sensational batting display in Australia’s opening Women’s Ashes victory, which saw her ex-Adelaide Strikers team-mate hit an unbeaten 91 off 49 balls Tahlia McGrath fired Australia to victory in their Women’s Ashes T20 opener The Adelaide-born star struck 13 fours and a six to draw first blood in the series McGrath also claimed three quick wickets to help limit England to 169 for […]

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Jason Roy marks return to England action with rapid century in West Indies

Jason Roy is back in action for England Jason Roy marked his return to England duty with a scintillating 36-ball hundred to usher his side to a thumping win in their only warm-up before a five-match Twenty20 series against the West Indies In his first outing since recovering from the torn left calf that curtailed his T20 World Cup two months ago, the opener struck nine fours and 10 sixes against a Barbados Cricket Association President’s XI at the Kensington […]

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Heather Knight calls on England to be ‘really aggressive’ and ‘punch first’ in Women’s Ashes

The the multi-format series gets under way on Thursday Heather Knight has urged England to be aggressive and “punch first” against Australia in the first Twenty20 of the Women’s Ashes on Thursday. England go into the series as underdogs, with the hosts the dominant force in women’s cricket, ranked number one in the world as well as being T20 World Cup holders. Meg Lanning’s side have not been beaten in any series since the 2013-14 Ashes, while Knight’s England managed […]

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David Payne feels England T20 call-up provides opportunity to realise Test dream

David Payne is bidding to elbow his way into contention for England’s next Test assignment in the West Indies in March by making a splash in five Twenty20s between the teams in Barbados. Payne’s selection for the whistle-stop T20 trip this month proves his surprise maiden call-up in last summer’s one-day series against Pakistan following a coronavirus outbreak within England’s first-team was no flash in the pan. While the tall left-armer is still awaiting his first international cap and turns […]

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Twiston-Davies backs Bristol De Mai to come good at Lingfield

Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies backs Bristol De Mai to rediscover his best form in the inaugural £150,000 Fleur De Lys Chase at Lingfield The grey failed to finish in the Grade One Betfair Chase at Haydock in November The 11-year-old was also pulled up when running in last season’s Grand National Twiston-Davies believes Winter Millions meeting could be perfect for the gelding Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies says he is not worried that Bristol De Mai has been pulled up on his last […]

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Sportsmail's expert selection panel select a squad for the Caribbean

Ricky Ponting is the PERFECT coach for England! After Ashes debacle Sportsmail’s selection panel of NASSER HUSSAIN, DAVID LLOYD and PAUL NEWMAN bring Alex Lees in to open, make Matt Parkinson No 1 spinner… and put an Aussie in charge England lost the Ashes series in Australia 4-0 after a shocking fifth Test collapse There are major question marks over the futures of many players in the setup So, Sportsmail appointed its own panel to select the squad to face […]

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Trainer Henry De Bromhead hails Bob Olinger after Punchestown victory

Trainer Henry De Bromhead hails star novice Bob Olinger after seven-year-old recorded second success at Punchestown Bob Olinger claimed an authoritative win in the Kildare Novices’ Chase He is now the evens favourite for the Turners Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham  Trainer Henry De Bromhead was encouraged by Bob Olinger’s slicker jumping  Trainer Henry De Bromhead said Bob Olinger showed the gears that make him special as he was cut to odds-on favourite for the Cheltenham Festival after an authoritative win […]

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Joe Root feels he is the right man to keep leading England despite Ashes debacle

Joe Root cut a hollow figure after England’s Ashes humiliation in Hobart but insisted he was desperate to stay on as captain and begin the work of rebuilding from the wreckage. Root has never given any indication that he was ready to pass on the baton – and nobody else has offered any hint that they are ready or able to take it on – but the manner of England’s fifth Test placed his future squarely on the agenda. England […]

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