The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sacked its veteran wicket-keeper batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed as captain of both the Test and T20I side. Not only that, owing to his consistent ‘poor form’, Sarfaraz has also been dropped as player from both the Test and T20I teams. While Azhar Ali has been appointed captain for the Test matches, Babar Azam will lead the team in the T20Is.
New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham took a hilarious dig at the International Cricket Council (ICC) after cricket’s governing body, on Monday, announced that the controversial boundary rule that declared England 2019 Cricket World Cup winners will no more be used. The 2019 World Cup final was tied after both teams faced 50 overs, and the situation was same even after the Super Over, as both teams scored same number of runs. However, England were declared winners, having hit more boundaries.
Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly is all set to be take over as the next president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), as per latest media reports. Earlier, Brijesh Patel looked set to take over the top post. However, many in BCCI are said to have backed Ganguly, and thus the contest turned.
Despite a 109-run ninth wicket stand between Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander, India maintained their position of dominance in the Pune Test, ending Day 3 with a lead of 326 after bowling out South Africa for 275.
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Rohit Sharma made a brilliant start to his career as a Test opener, caressing his way to a fourth Test hundred, against South Africa at Visakhapatnam. After Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first, Rohit strode out to the middle with Mayank Agarwal, who had a third opening partner in just his fifth Test.
Board President's XI will take on South Africa in Vizianagaram in the three-day practice game starting on Thursday. The big factor to look out for as far as India are concerned is how Rohit Sharma performs as opener.