Moeen Ali sets sights on World Twenty20 spot as Worcestershire batsman looks to impress in the absence of injured Joe Root
Sri Lanka dug into its reserves of batting to pull out a hard-fought three-wicket win, maintaining its unbeaten record in Bangladesh since landing here in late January. Chasing Bangladesh’s sub-par total of 204 for 9, Sri Lanka overcame an extremely wobbly start and had Angelo Mathews (74 not out off 103) to thank for a calm knock under pressure that guided his side home with an over to spare on Thursday (March 6). Bangladesh’s search for an elusive first victory in 2014 continued, with another close defeat in the final Asia Cup league match
West Indies opener and explosive batsman Chris Gayle will return from injury in the T20I series against England at Barbados, starting Sunday.Gayle missed the ODI leg of the series due to soreness in his hip, and his presence was deeply felt as the Windies lost the series 1-2. Gayle will now take guard at the Kensington Oval, where the first Twenty20 International will be played.The WICB announced a 15-member squad to face England, almost identical to the one named for the upcoming World T20 in Bangladesh.
Root likely to be ruled out of England’s World Twenty20 campaign after breaking right thumb in third ODI
St. John’s, Antigua, March 6 – (www.bcacricket.org – The same 15-man West Indies squad named to defend the ICC World Twenty20 championship in Bangladesh from March 16 to April 6 has been retained for the three-match T20 International series against England at Kensington Oval in Barbados on March 9, 11 and 13…. Read More.