How valuable is Indian cricket?

How valuable is Indian cricket?

A bigger per-match value than the IPL deal Star India bought the rights to televise Indian cricket from 2018-2023 for $944 million. That works out to approximately $189 million a year, compared to the $125 million a year they paid for the same rights from 2012-18, a 51.2% jump in fact. The Indian Premier League…
1st Match (N), Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series at Colombo, Mar 6 2018 | Match Preview | ESPNCricinfo

1st Match (N), Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series at Colombo, Mar 6 2018 | Match Preview...

Big Picture India going into the Nidahas T20I tri-series without many of their first-choice players has somewhat levelled the playing field. Captain Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav have all been rested. Sri Lanka will also miss some of their key players: Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne and fast…
Smith, Warner could face life ban from CA

Smith, Warner could face life ban from CA

An ICC suspension from the final Test against South Africa may be just the start of sanctions for Australia's captain Steven Smith, who alongside his deputy David Warner faces anything up to a life ban for cheating under Cricket Australia's code of behaviour. While Australia slid towards their heaviest defeat to South Africa since readmission,…
4th match (D/N), Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series at Dhaka, Jan 21 2018 | Match Preview | ESPNCricinfo

4th match (D/N), Bangladesh Tri-Nation Series at Dhaka, Jan 21 2018 | Match Preview...

Big Picture Expectations of this Sri Lanka team were not high. They had spent much of 2017 losing lavishly in all corners of the world, dropping catches, batting like dolts, and bowling with little venom. Yet, even by those standards, this has been a dire start to the new year. They are yet to win…
Which current player has the highest ODI strike rate?

Which current player has the highest ODI strike rate?

Both New Zealand's openers made ducks in the Dunedin ODI, but their team still won. How often has this happened? asked Graham Monk from New ZealandThose blobs by Martin Guptill and Colin Munro against England in Dunedin the other day represented the 41st time in all one-day internationals that both openers on one side were…
Benched quartet keep themselves in contention

Benched quartet keep themselves in contention

On a quiet Tuesday, as the Cape Town suburbs poured into offices in town, four India players woke up nice and early, packed their bags, and made their way to the Newlands nets. This is rare for Indian teams to do: to go straight into the nets after a defeat. The players in the nets…
Markram wasn’t the right choice as captain – Graeme Smith

Markram wasn’t the right choice as captain – Graeme Smith

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith believes Aiden Markram's appointment as interim captain for the ODIs against India was "not the right decision," and hopes that his confidence hasn't taken a dent after the home team was comprehensively beaten 5-1. Smith, who was himself handed the captaincy as a 22-year old after South Africa's early…
Smith calls for end of ‘soft signal’ rulings

Smith calls for end of ‘soft signal’ rulings

Australia's captain Steven Smith has called for an end to the practice of on-field umpires offering a "soft signal" to the third umpire on disputed catches, arguing that technology should be arbiter in such cases as the immediate reactions of players in the middle have often proven to be flawed. Smith was given out caught…
Rabada appeals ban, could yet play at Newlands

Rabada appeals ban, could yet play at Newlands

Kagiso Rabada has appealed against his Level 2 sanction, which earned him three demerit points during the second Test between South Africa and Australia in Port Elizabeth, and could yet play in the third Test next week if his two-Test ban can be suspended during the appeal process. Rabada was found guilty of making inappropriate…
Ishant to join Sussex for first two months of county season

Ishant to join Sussex for first two months of county season

Ishant Sharma is to join Sussex for the first two months of the 2018 county season as an overseas player. The India seamer, who became available when he went unsold in the IPL auction, is expected to join the club on April 4. That means he should be available for five County Championship fixtures and…

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