Former Australia captain Steve Smith, who was handed a one-year ban for ball-tampering, played down the lighter ban of four matches given to West Indian wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran for a similar offence.
Gautam Gambhir has once again taken a dig at former India captain MS Dhoni by indirectly blaming him for not getting a hundred in the 2011 World Cup final. Gambhir was the top scorer for India in the World Cup 2011 final. But, on 97, he charged down the pitch to Thisara Perera, and was clean bowled playing a rash shot.
A dominant India overcame a hapless Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs to go 1-0 up in the two-match series at Indore on Saturday. The hosts needed only three days to wrap up the contest as Bangladesh folded up for 213 in the second innings.
West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Nicolas Pooran has been handed a four-match suspension by the ICC after admitting to ‘changing the condition of the ball’ during the third ODI against Afghanistan played at Lucknow on Monday. Pooran will miss the next four T20Is for the West Indies and five demerit points will also be added against his name.