T20 Blast team of the week: Who impressed as the group stage ended? | The Cricketer

T20 Blast team of the week: Who impressed as the group stage ended?

SAM MOAKES identifies the star performers from the last week of the T20 Blast regular season

The opener was a big part of both Essex wins this week, his 95 taking the game away from Sussex before they knew it, including 14 runs in three balls against youngster Archie Lenham. Rossington then complimented this performance with a quickfire 45 against Glamorgan, on route to the highest team score in the competition so far. The wic

County Championship team of the week: Who joins Ali Orr in our line-up? | The Cricketer

County Championship team of the week: Who joins Ali Orr in our line-up?

Each week The Cricketer picks a team of the round from the LV= Insurance County Championship

Outscored by 221 runs in the first innings against Derbyshire, Sussex looked down and out. But set a chase of 342, 21-year-old opener Ali Orr had other ideas. The Sussex youngster constructed the building blocks for his side’s successful effort, amassing a career-high 141 runs from just 203 balls. Departing the crease with just 68

England v India Test combined XI: Who joins Virat Kohli and Joe Root? | The Cricketer

Ahead of the fifth Test between England and India, SAM MOAKES builds a combined XI

India’s new Test captain may be battling Covid, but he remains in contention for a place in the side on Friday and is undoubtedly the best available opener of the two sides. Rohit averages 46.13 in 45 Test matches, slightly lower in England at 42.36, and thrives on putting pressure on the bowlers at the top of the order.

While he is famed for his shot-making ability, he put on a clinic in patience with KL Rahul

Elyse Villani swaps Melbourne Stars for Hobart Hurricanes | The Cricketer

The Australia international has also been appointed captain of Hobart Hurricanes, replacing Rachel Priest

Opening batter Elyse Villani will join the Hobart Hurricanes for the upcoming season of the WBBL, ending her three-season association with Melbourne Stars.

Villani has signed a two-year deal with the Hurricanes and has also been appoitned captain, replacing Rachel Priest.

The 32-year-old enjoyed a superb season in WBBL07, scoring 439 runs - the fourth-most in the competition - at an avera

Jayden Seales, Obed McCoy, Odean Smith earn West Indies central contracts | The Cricketer

Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Evin Lewis, Rakheem Cornwall and Shannon Gabriel are the notable absentees

Bowling duo Jayden Seales and Obed McCoy and allrounder Odean Smith have been awarded central contracts with Cricket West Indies for the first time.

Seales impressed in March’s Test series against England, taking 11 wickets at an average of 26.45 on some very flat wickets, while McCoy shone for the Rajasthan Royals in this year’s IPL. Smith, meanwhile, who made his debut in 2018 for West Indi

South Africa name squad for England tour, Temba Bavuma out injured | The Cricketer

Temba Bavuma out injured as South Africa announce squad for England tour

Keshav Maharaj and David Miller will lead the ODI and T20I squads, respectively, in his absence

Temba Bavuma is the most notable absentee from South Africa's touring party for their multi-format series against England later this summer.

The skipper has been ruled out due to an elbow injury sustained when diving for a single in the fourth T20I against India. While surgery is not necessary, Bavuma will be out for around ei

Eoin Morgan retirement: Top five performances for England | The Cricketer

SAM MOAKES looks back at Eoin Morgan's best performances in an England shirt

Whether it’s been the highs of captaining England to World Cup victory in 2019 or the lows of being dumped out of the group stage in 2015, Eoin Morgan has been a stalwart in the side since making his England limited overs debut in 2009.

A combined 9,415 runs across 340 matches in international white-ball cricket for England makes Morgan far and away the country’s leading run-scorer and appearance-maker in both formats

T20 Blast team of the week: Who joins Shan Masood and James Vince? | The Cricketer

T20 Blast team of the week: Who joins Shan Masood and James Vince?

SAM MOAKES selects the standout performers from the past week of T20 Blast action

The second-highest run-scorer in this year’s competition stars again. His 75, scored at a strike rate of 150, gave Derbyshire the edge in a five-run thriller versus Lancashire while earlier in the week, his half-century share of a 95-run partnership was enough to down Northamptonshire.

The Pakistan international now has five half-centuries in the