Cricket News Archer gets England cap as rain washes out first day of second Ashes Test

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. In 17 of the last 19 Ashes campaigns, the team that has led 1-0 has won the series. The exceptions were in 1997 when Australia lost at Edgbaston, but won the six-match series 3-2 and 2005 when England lost at Lord’s but won the five-Test series 2-1.World Cup-winner Archer is set to play after James Anderson, England’s all-time leading wicket-taker, was ruled out with a calf injury that meant he bowled just four overs at Edgbaston. Neither England nor Australia have yet named their teams. They are not required to do so until the toss takes place. London: Jofra Archer received his England Test cap but was still to make his debut as rain saw the first day of Wednesday’s second Ashes match against Australia abandoned without a ball bowled at a soaking wet Lord’s. Chris Jordan, a Sussex team-mate, presented Archer with the cap in England’s pre-match huddle ahead of a revised toss at 3:00pm local time (1400 GMT) — only for further rain to delay the start once again.With rain still lashing an increasingly gloomy ‘home of cricket’, umpires Aleem Dar and Chris Gaffaney finally abandoned play for the day after tea at 4:19 pm local time. When the match should have been getting underway at 11:00 am (1000 GMT), the square and pitch remained fully covered. Further rain then meant hopes of any play before lunch soon disappeared as well.Now officials will hope the weather relents sufficiently for the match to begin at the scheduled 1000 GMT start of Thursday’s second day. Ashes-holders Australia lead the five-match series 1-0 after their 251-run win in the first Test at Edgbaston last week. It is 18 years since Australia last won an Ashes series in England.last_img read more

RSPL matches postponed

first_imgThere will be no Red Stripe Premier League match today. The operations committee of the Professional Football Association of Jamaica decided yesterday to postpone all matches because of the threat to the island from the powerful Hurricane Matthew. The scheduled matches were: Waterhouse FC vs Maverley-Hughenden FC, Portmore United FC vs FC Reno, UWI FC vs Boys’ Town FC, Jamalco FC vs Tivoli Gardens FC, Montego Bay United FC vs Arnett Gardens FC, and Harbour View FC vs Humble Lion FC.last_img

Man United interested in signing World Cup forward this summer

first_img 2 targets RANKED Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer three-way race IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED 2 Latest transfer news Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LIVING THE DREAM TOP WORK Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Manchester United are interested in signing Juventus forward Mario Mandzukic this summer, according to reports.Mandzukic, who is currently starring for Croatia at the World Cup, has been a key player for Juve since moving to Turin from Atletico Madrid in 2015. He’s scored 34 goals in 129 matches for the Italians, winning domestic doubles in each of his three seasons with Max Allegri’s side. Madzukic scored as Croatia defeated Denmark in the World Cup round-of-16 Madzukic has won domestic doubles in each of his three seasons with Juventus However, the former Bayern Munich forward will be allowed to leave Juve this summer if he asks to go, with Manchester United keen on signing Mandzukic. Alfredo Pedulla claims Jose Mourinho is a big admirer of the 32-year-old, and talks are set to take place between Mandzukic and Juventus when he returns from representing his nation in Russia.Furthermore, it is suggested Matteo Darmian, the defender, could be used in a swap deal for Mandzukic, with Juventus hoping to sign the Italy international full-back this summer. Man United have already completed three signings this summer, bringing in teenage full-back Diogo Dalot from Porto, Fred, the Brazil midfielder, from Shakhtar Donetsk, and goalkeeper Lee Grant from Stoke City.last_img read more