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Ben Stokes: Eoin Morgan says England right to rest all-rounder for T20

Ben Stokes averages 14 with the bat and 48 with the ball in 21 T20 internationals England v West Indies: Twenty20 Venue: Emirates Riverside Date: Saturday 16 September Time: 18:30 BST Coverage: Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online. Live text commentary on BBC Sport website on desktop, tablet and app Captain Eoin Morgan says England are right to rest Ben Stokes for Saturday’s Twenty20 against West Indies at Chester-le-Street. Durham are unhappy the all-rounder will not play on his home ground, having focused…

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Scotland to host Pakistan in two T20 internationals in June 2018

Scotland lost an ODI to Pakistan in Edinburgh four years ago Scotland’s cricketers will host Pakistan in two Twenty20 internationals at the Grange in Edinburgh next June. They will take place on 12 and 13 June, after the Scots have entertained England in a one-day international at the same venue on 10 June. It will be the first time Scotland have hosted an International Cricket Council full member in a T20 international. Pakistan last faced Scotland in a T20 match at the World T20 in South Africa in 2007, winning…

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IPL: England captain Joe Root ‘would love’ chance to join Indian T20 competition

Joe Root has won four of his six Tests as England captain England Test captain Joe Root says he “would love” the opportunity to play in the Indian Premier League. England’s 2018 schedule has most of April and May clear, meaning more players could be made available for the world’s richest T20 competition. “It would be a great opportunity,” said Root. “Ultimately I’m an England player and that comes first. “If things fall into place, who knows, but for now my main focus is doing the best I can when…

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Peter Moores: Notts Outlaws’ T20 Blast success is reward for hard work

Nottinghamshire added the T20 Blast title to their One-Day Cup success at Lord’s in July Notts Outlaws head coach Peter Moores says his side’s T20 Blast trophy success at Edgbaston was reward for their hard work during the season. The Outlaws beat Birmingham in Saturday night’s final to win the T20 for the first time in its 14-year history. Moores told BBC Radio Nottingham: “It was a brilliant performance by the lads, I am so chuffed for them. They have worked so hard. “They were two tough games and I…

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T20 Blast semi-final: Notts Outlaws beat Hampshire to reach final

Notts bowler Steven Mullaney took three key Hampshire wickets, including opener James Vince for 56 NatWest T20 Blast semi-final, Edgbaston Notts Outlaws 169-7 (20 overs): Wessels 48; Wood 2-17 Hampshire 146 (18.4 overs): Vince 56; Gurney 3-19, Mullaney 3-22 Notts Outlaws beat Hampshire by 23 runs Scorecard Notts Outlaws set up a T20 Blast final against Birmingham Bears with a 23-run win over two-time winners Hampshire. Notts posted 169-7 with Riki Wessels top-scoring with 48 off 27 balls, while England opener Alex Hales made just 15. Pakistan international Shahid Afridi…

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T20 Blast: Title always Glamorgan’s target says coach Croft

T20 Blast semi-final: Glamorgan v Birmingham Bears Date: Saturday, 2 September Time: 11:00 BST Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham Coverage: Commentaries on BBC Sport website from BBC Wales, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire and BBC Radio 5 live; text and video updates on BBC Sport website Glamorgan coach Robert Croft says his side have targeted winning the T20 Blast since early in their campaign. The Welsh county take on hosts Birmingham Bears in the first semi-final at Edgbaston. “From very early on, we talked about winning the competition, not a home quarter-final or…

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T20 Blast: Elliott and de Grandhomme guide Birmingham Bears into T20 finals day

Grant Elliott and Colin de Grandhomme guide Birmingham Bears into T20 finals day with an unbeaten partnership of 64 as they reached 207-4 after Surrey had earlier posted 204-5 in their 20 overs. MATCH REPORT: Birmingham Bears chase 205 to beat Surrey in quarter-final Available to UK users only. Source link

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T20 Blast: Notts Outlaws recover from 66-4 to beat Somerset

Samit Patel’s stand of 54 with Dan Christian changed the game for Notts Outlaws NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, Trent Bridge Somerset 151-6 (20 overs): Davies 59, Trego 40; Ball 2-21, Christian 2-23 Notts Outlaws 152-5 (18.3 overs): Patel 45, Christian 36* Notts Outlaws beat Somerset by five wickets Scorecard Notts Outlaws’ middle-order held its nerve to guide them to a five-wicket win over Somerset in the T20 Blast quarter-final at Trent Bridge. Chasing 152, the hosts stumbled to 66-4, but Samit Patel’s 45 off 28 balls and captain Dan Christian’s…

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Paul Collingwood seeks safety assurances over T20 series in Pakistan

Paul Collingwood guided England to victory at the T20 World Cup in 2010 Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood said he would be willing to play for a World XI T20 side in Pakistan next month provided adequate security measures were in place. The 41-year-old is in the squad for the three-match series against the hosts. The Independence Cup in Lahore will see international cricket played in the country for the first time since the attack on Sri Lanka’s team in 2009. “Until you hear the security details you can’t really…

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