Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has reached a career-best third position in the ICC Twenty20 International batsman rankings after two blistering knocks against Sri Lanka in the recently concluded series.
James Faulkner and Adam Zampa picked three wickets apiece, while Glenn Maxwell scored a breezy 66 as Australia chased down 129 against Sri Lanka with four wickets in hand in the second Twenty20 International in Colombo to complete a 2-0 series victory.
The proposal of the International Cricket Council to create a two-tier system in Test cricket has been dropped after a discussion with the members in a two-day working group meeting in Dubai on Wednesday.
Sri Lankan spin bowler Sachithra Senanayake has been docked 30 percent of his match fee by the International Cricket Council for giving David Warner an aggressive send-off in the first Twenty20 International against Australia in Pallekele.
South African selectors have called up uncapped pacer Andile Phehlukwayo to the One-Day International squad which will take on Australia in a five-match series which gets underway at the end of this month.
Riding on Glenn Maxwell’s unbeaten 145, Australia posted a record total of 263 runs and restricted Sri Lanka to 178 for nine, registering a massive 86-run win in the first Twenty20 International in Pallekele.
England and Australia have increased their hold on their respective positions in the International Cricket Council One-Day International Team Rankings after comprehensive wins against Pakistan and Sri Lanka respectively.
The Australian selectors have called up the pace bowling trio of Daniel Worrall, Joe Mennie and Chris Tremain for the upcoming ODI series in South Africa after opting to rest Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.
A responsible century from David Warner ensured that Australia chased a target of 196 runs in 43 overs to secure a five wicket win against Sri Lanka in the fifth and final One-Day International in Pallekele which sealed their 4-1 series win.
After a six-wicket haul from John Hastings bowled Sri Lanka out for 212 runs, George Bailey scored an unbeaten 90 to guide Australia to a six wicket win in 31 overs in the fourth One-Day International in Dambulla to secure an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.