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Cricket World Live 12th November 2020


Australia and Australia A squads announced for Indian Tour & Vodafone Test Series

The National Selection Panel (NSP) has announced the following 17-player Australian squad for the Vodafone Test Series against India, starting at the Adelaide Oval on December 17.

Selectors chose the expanded squad in considering the bio secure hubs that the team will be based in and the need to plan for replacing players at short notice if required.

Australia - Sean Abbott (NSW)Joe Burns (QLD)Pat Cummins (NSW) (vc)Cameron Green (WA)Josh Hazlewood (NSW)Travis Head (SA)Marnus Labuschagne (QLD)Nathan Lyon (NSW)Michael Neser (QLD)Tim Paine (TAS) (c)James Pattinson (VIC)Will Pucovski (VIC)Steve Smith (NSW)Mitchell Starc (NSW)Mitchell Swepson (QLD)Matthew Wade (TAS)David Warner (NSW)

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World Cup winning skippers stay at London Spirit

England’s World Cup winning captains Heather Knight and Eoin Morgan will be leading London Spirit women’s and men’s teams respectively in The Hundred next year, it has been announced today. Knight and Morgan will be joined by Naomi Dattani and Dan Lawrence, who have also been retained.

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Cricket Ireland appoints Stuart Barnes full-time Men’s Assistant Head Coach & National Bowling Lead

Cricket Ireland today announced that Stuart Barnes has been appointed Ireland Men’s Assistant Head Coach & National Bowling Lead.

An initial three-year contract has been awarded, which will see Barnes in place until the end of the current World Cup cycle. He departs Somerset County Cricket Club and joins Head Coach Graham Ford in what may potentially be the busiest period ever for Ireland Men, given the bilateral fixtures to be played across three formats and the chance to compete in three World Cup events.

Barnes supported Ireland Men during their recent series against England in mid-2020 in a similar role that which he will now take up full time in December.

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PCB confirms appointments of Younis Khan and Arshad Khan

The Pakistan Cricket Board today confirmed the appointment of former captain Younis Khan as batting coach of the Pakistan men’s national cricket team until, at least, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, which is scheduled to be held in Australia in October-November with the final on 13 November.

  • The PCB will also be utilising Younis Khan’s expertise and skills when he’s not on national duty as he will help local batsmen to hone their skills,” says Wasim Khan
  • “I am equally interested and keen on working at the domestic level by identifying potential batsmen and helping them improve their skills,” says Younis Khan
  • “This is an excellent opportunity to be working with women cricketers alongside David Hemp,” says Arshad Khan

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Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi captains hold pre-match virtual media conferences

Lahore Qalandars captain Sohail Akhtar and Peshawar Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz held pre-match virtual media conferences with the local media today.