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Arjun Tendulkar: How Sachin’s son is making a name for himself in cricket

Arjun is the only son of Sachin Tendulkar, who also has a older daughter named Sara What’s the best way for the son of India’s most famous batsman to carve a career for himself? Becoming a bowler is probably a sensible start. Sachin Tendulkar remains the most revered sportsman in India. The highest runscorer in both Test matches and one-day internationals, he amassed 34,357 international runs and his every move was scrutinised in adoration by a country where cricket for generations has been regarded as a religion. For “Son of…

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New Zealand v Pakistan: Shoaib Malik concussed after being hit on head

Shoaib Malik, who made his one-day international debut in 1999, was playing his 261st ODI Fourth one-day international, Hamilton Pakistan 262-8 (50 overs): Hafeez 81, Fakhar 54 New Zealand 263-5 (45.5 overs): De Grandhomme 74*, Nicholls 52* New Zealand won by five wickets Scorecard Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik suffered concussion after being hit on the head by the ball during the one-day international defeat by New Zealand. The 35-year-old was not wearing a helmet while batting when he was struck by Colin Munro’s throw in Hamilton. Shoaib faced four more…

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Ireland beat Scotland by six wickets in one-day tri-series

Balbirnie continued his good form after hitting a century in Ireland’s win over the UAE on Saturday One-day international tri-series, Dubai Scotland 219 (49.2 overs): Jones 87, Rankin 3-49 Ireland 223-4 (34.5 overs): Balbirnie 67, N O’Brien 55 Ireland won by six wickets Scorecard Ireland beat Scotland by six wickets to extend their winning run in the triangular one-day series in Dubai. Michael Jones hit 87 in Scotland’s total of 219 as Boyd Rankin claimed 3-49. Ireland skipper William Porterfield fell for a duck but Andrew Balbirnie’s 67 and Niall…

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Ben Stokes: England cricketer charged with affray after Bristol nightclub incident

Stokes has not played for England since the incident, which followed the side’s third one-day international against West Indies England cricketer Ben Stokes has been charged with affray over an incident outside a Bristol nightclub. A disturbance in September left a man with a fractured eye socket and police sent their findings to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in November. Stokes missed the Ashes series, with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) saying he would not be considered for England “until further notice”. The 26-year-old has been charged along…

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Cricket World Cup 2019: Ireland to play West Indies in qualifiers

Ireland’s William Porterfield is hoping to qualify for his fourth World Cup Ireland will play the Netherlands, West Indies, Papua New Guinea and a team yet to be decided in their group for the World Cup qualifying tournament. The top three in each of the two pools go through to a Super Six competition, from which two will go through to the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales. The qualifying matches will be played in Zimbabwe, starting on 4 March. Ireland’s unknown opponents will be the winners of the…

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Australia v England: Tourists will be ‘ruthless’ in ODI series – Jason Roy

Jason Roy beat Alex Hales’ score of 171 to make the highest score by an England player in one-day internationals First ODI, Melbourne Australia 304-8 (50.0 overs): Finch 107, Stoinis 60, M Marsh 50; Plunkett 3-71 England 308-5 (48.5 overs): Roy 180, Root 91* England won by five wickets Scorecard England will be “very ruthless” after taking a 1-0 lead over Australia in the one-day international series, says Jason Roy, who hit a record 180. Roy surpassed team-mate Alex Hales to make the highest score by an England player in…

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Cricket ‘legend’ David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd to get freedom of Accrington

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The former test cricketer is a keen fan of Accrington Stanley FC The cricket commentator and former England international David Lloyd is to be given the freedom of his home town Accrington. The 70-year-old ex-Lancashire batsman, former England coach and umpire will receive the award in June. Councillors from Hyndburn Council, which takes in Accrington, have nominated Mr Lloyd, who is affectionately known as “Bumble”. Council leader Miles Parkinson said: “Bumble is a cricket legend.” The Labour councillor added: “David is a wonderful ambassador…

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Australia v England: Jason Roy hits record 180 in five-wicket victory

Jason Roy hit a record-breaking 180 in a stunning partnership of 221 with Joe Root (right) First ODI, Melbourne Australia 304-8 (50.0 overs): Finch 107, Stoinis 60, M Marsh 50; Plunkett 3-71 England 308-5 (48.5 overs): Roy 180, Root 91* England won by five wickets Scorecard Jason Roy hit the highest one-day international score by an England player with a sublime 180 to help the tourists beat Australia by five wickets in the first ODI at the MCG. Roy surpassed Alex Hales’ previous mark of 171 before the opener was…

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William Porterfield and Andrew Balbirnie hit tons as Ireland beat UAE by 67 runs

William Porterfield’s 139 was his 10th one-day international century for Ireland One-day international, Dubai Ireland 301-5 (50 overs): Porterfield 139, Balbirnie 102, K O’Brien 24; Mustafa 2-65 United Arab Emirates 234 (48.4 overs): Shahzad 50, Usman 44; K O’Brien 4-41, McBrine 2-40, McCarthy 2-49 Ireland won by 67 runs Scorecard Captain William Porterfield and Andrew Balbirnie hit centuries as Ireland beat the United Arab Emirates by 67 runs in the one-day international in Dubai. Porterfield’s 139 and Balbirnie’s 102 helped Ireland post an imposing total of 301-5 in the second…

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