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De Villiers steps down as Proteas ODI captain

AB de Villiers has stepped down as South Africa’s one-day captain but is making himself available for international selection in all three formats. The 33-year-old, who was captain for six years, says it is “time for someone else to take the ODI side forward”. He missed South Africa’s Test series ...

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Clint McKay: Winning run can help Leicestershire reach T20 Blast Finals Day

Leicestershire T20 captain Clint McKay is hoping his side’s four-game winning run can be the momentum to secure a place in the T20 Blast Finals Day. The Foxes, who go to Glamorgan in Wednesday’s quarter-final, claimed the final North Group qualifying spot. McKay is hoping to keep the winning run ...

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Shahid Afridi: Hampshire's T20 Blast hero says gamble to open paid off with century

Shahid Afridi said his 42-ball century which sent Hampshire to their second T20 Blast Finals Day owed a lot to his natural risk-taking. The Pakistan all-rounder asked to open the innings against Derbyshire and then smashed seven sixes in his 101, which also proved the margin of victory. “I told ...

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Cheteshwar Pujara: Nottinghamshire re-sign India batsman for rest of 2017

Nottinghamshire have re-signed India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara for their last four Championship matches of 2017. Pujara has retured with Notts on the cusp of promotion from Division Two. The 29-year-old played four matches for Notts earlier this season and made 223 runs in five innings, including a century against Gloucestershire. ...

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Watch: 'Boom Boom' Afridi hits fastest century of 2017

Hampshire’s Shahid Afridi hits the fastest T20 Blast hundred of 2017 as he reaches his century off 42 balls during his side’s crushing 101-run quarter-final win over Derbyshire. MATCH REPORT: Afridi ton takes Hants to Finals Day Available to UK users only. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport – Cricket

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T20 Blast: Shahid Afridi hits 42-ball century as Hampshire thump Derbyshire

Media playback is not supported on this device NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, The 3aaa County Ground, Derby Hampshire 249-8 (20 overs): Afridi 101, Vince 55; Critchley 3-32 Derbyshire 148 (19.5 overs): Cotton 30*; Abbott 3-25, Dawson 3-28 Hampshire beat Derbyshire by 101 runs Scorecard Shahid Afridi’s breathtaking 42-ball century led ...

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Middlesex: Adam Voges & Sam Robson expected to be fit to face Surrey

Adam Voges and Sam Robson have both been declared fit for Middlesex’s County Championship match with Surrey, which starts on 28 August. Voges has missed more than two months with a calf injury while Robson has recovered from a hamstring problem. However, fellow batsman Nick Gubbins will not return from ...

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Geoffrey Boycott: Former cricketer sorry for 'unacceptable' comment

Former England cricketer and BBC commentator Geoffrey Boycott has apologised for an “unacceptable” comment about West Indian cricketers. It’s reported the 76-year-old said that he would be more likely to receive a knighthood if he was to ‘black-up’. Boycott has now described his comments at a Q&A in Birmingham on ...

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T20 Blast: Mathew Pillans clear for quarter-final after Leicestershire extend loan

Leicestershire have extended the loan of Surrey pace bowler Mathew Pillans for a third month. It means the 26-year-old will be available when the Foxes play Glamorgan at Cardiff on Wednesday in the T20 Blast quarter-finals. Pillans took 3-24 as Leicestershire beat Notts by two runs last Friday to secure ...

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Gayle and Samuels to face England in one-day games

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels have been named in the West Indies squad for the one-day series against England. Their inclusion comes after a ‘temporary amnesty’ between their union and the team’s cricket board. The West Indies’ policy usually means players are only selected for international duty if they feature ...

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