England-South Africa series canceled
The England-South Africa ODI series was finally canceled due to a cricketer suffering from corona. The decision was taken by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) with a view to protecting the mental and physical health of the players. This series will be held sometime in the future.
Confirming the cancellation of the series, ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said on Monday, "We are concerned about the recent Corona incident." The decision has been taken keeping in mind the health of the players. I would like to thank the South African Cricket Board for agreeing to this decision. In the future we will both try to organize this series at any time through discussion.
"We have taken health care seriously," said Kugandri Govender, CSA's acting chief executive officer. That is why such a decision is taken now.
The first match was postponed to Sunday, two days after a South African cricketer was hit by a corona just before the start of the England series. That match was declared abandoned at the last minute on Sunday.
The announcement of the cancellation of the match came just 30 minutes before the start of the first ODI in Parle on Sunday. In the Covid-19 test on Friday, the results of all the two teams were negative.
The England team is scheduled to leave South Africa on Thursday.
Mujib was hospitalized with corona
Afghanistan's star spinner Mujib-ur-Rahman has been hospitalized after playing for the Brisbane Heat in Australia's popular Big Bash tournament.
Confirming the matter, the Brisbane Heat Authority said Mujib would be under the care of the Queensland Health Department. He will not be able to join the team until the health department gives him a clearance.
"We are in touch with all relevant authorities to make this tournament a success," said Terry Svensson, chief executive of Queensland Cricket. It is being ensured that the players are well. This young man is far away from home and will be taken care of.
Mujib's body showed signs of corona at the beginning of the mandatory 14-day quarantine session. So the Afghan off-spinner has been taken to hospital.
The Big Bash will start on December 10. Mujib arrived in Australia last week to take part in the T20 franchise tournament. However, the 19-year-old spinner got married before moving to Australia.
The all-rounder who broke Afridi's world record retired
Kiwi all-rounder Corey Anderson, who broke Shahid Afridi's 36-ball century, has retired at the age of 29.
He made his name in US cricket after retiring from the New Zealand team.The United States has signed a three-year contract for the upcoming Major League Twenty20 cricket.
"It was a great honor and pride for me to be able to represent the New Zealand team," Anderson told CricketBuzz, a cricket-based website. New Zealand wanted to play for a long time. But sometimes the situation turns out to be something you never imagined. I am grateful for what New Zealand Cricket has done for me. '
On January 1, 2014, Corey Anderson broke Shahid Afridi's world record by scoring an ODI century off just 36 balls.
Anderson has played 13 Tests, 49 ODIs and 31 Twenty20 Internationals for New Zealand. He is the star cricketer of the team that was runners-up in the 2015 World Cup.
He collected 63 runs and 16 wickets in 13 Tests. He has scored 1109 runs and taken 60 wickets in 49 ODIs. He has scored 465 runs in 31 T20s. Took 14 wickets.
Corey last played in a T20 match against Pakistan in November 2016. He was later dropped from the team due to injury. After that he was not seen on the field for the Kiwis.
Haral West Indies in the interval of the innings
The West Indies were in danger of losing the innings in the Hamilton Test. That fear took shape in reality.
The visitors lost to hosts New Zealand by an innings and 134 runs on Sunday.
New Zealand declared their first innings at 519 for 7 with skipper Ken Williamson scoring 251 runs.
In reply, the Caribbeans were bowled out for 136 in the first innings.
After that, to avoid follow-on, the team batted in the second innings and lost 6 wickets for 69 runs and finished the third day at 198 runs.
Windies batted on the fourth day to avoid follow-on with 165 runs.
Jermaine Blackwood played a remarkable innings of 104 runs. Besides, Alzheimer's Joseph made 6 runs. Yet the Caribbeans could not avoid an innings defeat.
West Indies were all out for 246 runs.
Ken Williamson is the hero of this shameful rate of the Caribbean. His entire run in the first innings (251) could not make the entire West Indies team.
This determines the fate of the game.
New Zealand 1st Innings: 519/6 (Williamson 251, Latham 6, Jamison 51, Ross Taylor 36; Kemar Roach 3/114, Shannon Gabriel 3/69).
West Indies 1st Innings: 136/10 (Campbell 26, Holder 25 *, Blackwood 23, Brathwaite 21; Tim Southee 4/35, Jamison 2/25, Neil Wagner 2/33).
West Indies 2nd Innings: 196/6 (Blackwood 80 *, Joseph 59 *).
West Indies 2nd Innings: 246/10 (Blackwood 104, Joseph 6, Bravo 12, Brathwaite 10)
New Zealand won by an innings and 134 runs
Sarfaraz is returning to the T20 team
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a 16-member squad ahead of the three-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand. The matches of the series will be held on December 18, 20 and 22.
Former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is returning to the team for this short format series of cricket. The wicketkeeper-batsman has not been named in the squad for the last Zimbabwe series. After one series, Sarfaraz was called to the team again.
Pakistan T20 squad: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafiq, Fahim Ashraf, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hussain Talat, Iftekhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Musa Khan, Mohammad Rezwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir and Wahab Riaz.