Maxwell has not made the progress he had hoped since breaking his leg at a friend's birthday party but with the Indian Premier League, T20 Blast, The Hundred and ODI World Cup on the horizon hopes he has timed his return to perfection. Maxwell is in line for his first international outing since the T20 World Cup (PATRICK HAMILTON/AFP via Getty Images)"Having not played for three-and-a-half months, I made a conscious decision to make sure I filled up my calendar with cricket to lead into that World Cup at the back end of the year. Obviously, there's the one-day series which is going to be a big series, especially with the World Cup in India at the back end of the year. So that's probably something I'm working on over the next few games - club cricket on Saturday and the Shield game as well. I always said I was building towards that one-day series in the back of my mind.
Richard Gould appointed ECB chief executiveGould, who has previously taken charge of Somerset and Surrey, succeeds Tom Harrison, who stepped down as CEO in June 2022Richard Gould has been appointed chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board. He replaces Tom Harrison, who stepped down as CEO in June 2022 after more than seven years in the role. The 52-year-old has previously served as CEO of Somerset and Surrey, working closely alongside Richard Thompson - the current ECB chair - at the latter. "With his outstanding leadership skills and experience of managing transformation, the nominations committee felt that Richard Gould was the outstanding candidate. I look forward to her continuing to play a leading role in growing our game as part of the ECB's leadership team when Richard joins."5 months ago The Cricketer
It was the only win mustered by the Dutch in what was then the Super 10s, having edged past Ireland and the United Arab Emirates. Stephan Myburgh made 38; he is one of four survivors from that evening – Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten and Tom Cooper the others. If their failings then are anything to go by – pace and bounce caused a relentless panic throughout – then the Netherlands' attack ought to be licking its lips. They lost both group games at the Asia Cup, with UAE, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe the only countries they've beaten in T20Is in 2022. Three games into their own campaign, against a side short on form and rhythm, they won't get a better chance.5 months ago The Cricketer
SA20 2023 match preview: MI Cape Town v Durban Super GiantsKey match-ups, analysis, form, team news, weather forecast, tickets, TV and streaming information, odds, predictions and more ahead of the latest encounter in the 2023 SA20What's the match? MI Cape Town will host Durban Super Giants in match five of the SA20 in 2023. MI Cape Town still have Liam Livingstone to come into the side and bolster the batting, with Kagiso Rabada in reserve with the ball. Betway have MI Cape Town the hot favourites at 8/13 for the win. MI Cape Town look a force in this competition, started quickly, and should have too much for Durban.2 months ago The Cricketer
WBBL08 match preview: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne StarsKey match-ups, analysis, form, team news, weather forecast, tickets, TV and streaming information, odds, predictions and more ahead of the latest encounter in the 2022 Weber WBBLWhat's the match? Sydney Thunder face Melbourne Stars in match 14 of the WBBL; the eighth edition of the tournament. All eyes will be on Lauren Smith again after her eye-catching performance against Scorchers. The bookmakers can barely separate these two sides, with Thunder 5/6 and Stars 10/11 for the win. With their winless run gone, Thunder are favourites here over Stars whose own desperate start looks set to continue.5 months ago The Cricketer
South Africa suspected Australia were ball-tampering before Cape Town incident, says Faf du Plessis"My fire to play for the Proteas was slowly smothered," admits the former captain due to his relationship with head coach Mark Boucher, which led to his Test retirementFaf du Plessis says South Africa believed Australia were ball-tampering before the controversial episode at Cape Town in 2018. Du Plessis' side had been alerted to a possible infringement prior to the episode that unfolded on the third day at Newlands. Du Plessis adds that Smith, whose punishment included a two-year ban from leadership positions, didn't do "much wrong". It was a blot on Du Plessis' copybook during a South Africa career that included 69 Tests, 143 one-day internationals and 50 T20Is. Du Plessis claims he tried to organise a meeting to inform Boucher of his decision, but the request fell on deaf ears.5 months ago The Cricketer
Big Bash 2022-23 match preview: Sydney Thunder v Hobart HurricanesKey match-ups, analysis, form, team news, weather forecast, tickets, TV and streaming information, odds, predictions and more ahead of the latest encounter in the 2022/23 Big BashWhat's the match? Sydney Thunder take on Hobart Hurricanes in match 22 of the 2022/23 Big Bash, the 12th edition of the tournament. Matthew Wade returning to the Hurricanes' side will give the visitors get punch in the powerplay. Hurricanes start the match as 4/5 favourites with most of the booked, while Thunder are available at evens. Are tickets available?2 months ago The Cricketer
Women's Under-19 World Cup wrap: India defeat England to capture World Cup crownIndia's bowlers, led by Titas Sadhu's 2 for 6, had England all out for 68 before Gongadi Trisha (24) and Soumya Tiwari (24 not out) steered their side homePotchefstroom: England 68, India 69-3 - India won by seven wicketsIndia are the inaugural Under-19s Women's T20 World Cup champions after defeating England by seven wickets in Potchefstroom. The victory was set up by the bowlers, led by seamer Titas Sadhu, who dismissed England for just 68 runs. As it was, England made it to the end of the powerplay without further incident: 22 for 3 after six overs. However, where Australia were perhaps of taking their foot off England's throat, India did not lower their intensity with the ball. Stonehouse put the celebrations on ice, bowling Trisha (24) when just three runs were required, but Tiwari sealed the win in the 14th over, finishing unbeaten on 24 (37).1 month ago The Cricketer