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Could this pandemic modify cricket as we know it? Though boards are looking at shut-door matches – when they happen – in the short term, there are signals that we may well be wanting at much larger shifts in the activity and its regulations. Could we see an English County Championship period played out in Abu Dhabi? Will ball tampering no lengthier be taboo? All these queries and additional answered in our round-up of the week gone by.
Cricket to contemplate legalised ball-tampering in wake of coronavirus
Last week a couple bowlers elevated fears about the use of saliva to shine the ball because of to the risk posed by Covid-19. Now Daniel Brettig reviews that authorities are taking into consideration legalising just one of cricket’s greatest taboos, ball-tampering, to enable the use of synthetic substances to aid polish the ball.
Sana Mir retires from global cricket
Mir, arguably Pakistan’s finest woman cricketer, introduced her retirement from worldwide cricket soon after a 15-calendar year vocation in which she took 151 wickets in 120 ODIs and 89 wickets in 106 T20Is.
No English cricket ahead of July, Hundred conclusion delayed
The English summer time continues to take a strike with all specialist cricket suspended until finally July and no conclusion nevertheless on the Hundred, which was also to get area in July.
FAQ – What is going on at Cricket Australia?
Last week Cricket Australia introduced that a the vast majority of its staff members will be stood down with an 80% fork out minimize. What are CA’s figures, how considerably is getting saved, and will there be yet another spend dispute? Andrew McGlashan and Daniel Brettig have the solutions.
‘There has to be a structure where the bowlers are ready to problem batters’
It was Sachin Tendulkar’s 47th birthday a few times ago and he spoke to Sharda Ugra about how he would tactic cricket now, how ODIs are skewed in favour of batsmen, and seemed back again to his landmark Sharjah innings in opposition to Australia 22 yrs in the past
‘The crack might make me rusty, but I won’t be able to forget the basics’
Babar Azam may have hit pause on his journey to turning out to be one of the greatest batsmen in the earth but he’s been functioning on a far more staff-oriented method that has lifted his batting to new heights, he tells Umar Farooq.
Come to think of it: Is Saeed Anwar criminally underrated?
Just before there were being Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya the ODI openers, there was Saeed Anwar. If we don’t forget him at all, it truly is as a silken stylist who excelled in ODIs, but he was much more than that. Osman Samiuddin offers conclusive evidence
‘I want to be the participant who stands up when it can be 40 degrees and it is flat’
It is been a challenging, harm-studded slog to the prime for South Africa’s brightest speed-bowling hope, and now he’s seeking to change up the warmth. Firdose Moonda speaks to Anrich Nortje.
Alternate Universe: Pakistan win the 2016-17 Gabba Take a look at
They chase down 390 and we are all in awe of Asad Shafiq. It could have happened, suggests Danyal Rasool.
What we’re looking at: When Waqar wore a moustache
As well as a fourth-innings hundred from Asif Iqbal, and brisk legspin from two charismatic Pakistan allrounders – that’s all the stuff Osman Samiuddin‘s been looking at on YouTube in lieu of are living cricket.
Our ESPNcricinfo writers perform armchair captains and set their analytical skills to operate on cricket situations. For instance, it really is 30 for two on the to start with day at the SCG. Steven Smith will come out to bat. Who gets to bowl very first at Smith? And what is the discipline? In other places, they get a stab at breaking Pakistan in Dubai in a Check. How are you heading to get 6 wickets in fifty percent a session in the desert heat?
We continue to check out in on players in lockdown and discover that Cheteshwar Pujara is not permitting a pandemic get in the way of his badminton and is surely not providing absent effortless factors to his wife. And more than in South Africa, Laura Wolvaardt is disappointed – this is the calendar year she picked professional cricket over a vocation in medication.
‘My coaching starts from the position of a bowler’s shipping and delivery, not just before the ball is bowled’
Bangladesh white-ball batting coach Neil McKenzie spoke to Mohammad Isam on the significance of becoming in the players’ corner and tailoring his tactic to every single batsman’s mentality.
Quickly situations with Jeff Thomson
Even when he wasn’t at his peak, Thommo produced you want you had been at the other conclusion of the pitch, states Mark Nicholas
When Colin Milburn went berserk at the Gabba
Ian Chappell remembers an astonishing session of batting at a Shield game in 1968-69.