Irish batsman John Anderson retires

Ireland's right-handed opening batsman John Anderson has announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 35.

The South-African born batsman, who made his international debut for Ireland in 2012 - has made 26 appearances including eight in ODIs and four T20Is for the national side.

He last played for his country in 2017, while his career-best performance of 127 runs against the Netherlands in an Inter-Continental Cup in 2013.

The 35-year-old said, “It has been an honour and privilege to play for Ireland and it is one of the proudest achievements of my life. I am immensely proud of all my contributions to the team, especially those in the I-Cup. I’d like to thank those at Cricket Ireland who believed in me and gave me the chance to play international cricket.”

As well as retiring from all forms of international cricket, Anderson has also hung up his boots from Inter-Provincial cricket in Ireland.

“I have also decided to step away from all Inter-Provincial cricket,” said the batsman. “It has been six extremely enjoyable and successful years with Leinster Lightning. Thanks to everyone involved for making it such a memorable time, in particular my teammates.”

Adil Rashid signs new one-year contract at Yorkshire

England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has agreed a new one-year contract to play in all formats for Yorkshire in 2019.

The 30-year-old had been on a limited-overs-only deal at the start of the year.

Rashid's future at Headingley had been in doubt after he was selected in England's Test squad for the recent series against India.
The all-rounder, who began his first-class career with the White Rose in 2006, was recently told by England national selector Ed Smith that he must be available from the start of next summer for Test cricket.

Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon said in a statement: "I think we've been clear from the outset that we wanted to keep Adil at the club.

"When it became known he had to have a red-ball contract, we were more than happy to put that in place.

"Speaking to Adil he's keen to stay here and has been here all his life. He's in no mood to change that.

"We all know he's a match-winner for us. Leg-spin bowlers, wrist-spin bowlers are a vital part of the game and that's what we want from Adil, that potential to be a match-winner for us in all formats."

Rashid has played 15 Tests for England.

IPL 2019: Kohli's captaincy under RCB?

There have been a plenty of reports surrounding that South African legend AB de Villiers will lead Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 12th edition of Indian Premier League 2019.

It has been reported that, If everything goes right, the RCB management is likely to confirm the reports shortly. It is widely expected that the announcement will be one of the biggest news in the Cricketing World.

During Kohli's captaincy at RCB for 6 years, the Franchise is yet to win the Title. The 29-year-old was appointed as the captain in 2013. No doubt, the highly-rated batsman has been impressive with his form. But in terms of leading a side, the right-handed batsman hasn’t been that satisfactory for the franchise.

Royal Challengers Bangalore wanted some fresh ideas and to implement on the field, they needed someone who is an experienced in the field. So, it remains to bee seen if Kohli replaced by AB de Villiers for the coming season?

Cricket Online Betting Tips and Predictions

We are now in the era where you could not only bet on horse racing or football, but many ways to get involved in sports betting, even if it was illegal in some parts of the world before. One of the World's most popular sports is cricket but even the immense following from sports supporters isn’t enough to tempt as much exposure in terms of bets you can make on it.

Online bookmakers are always provide the most cutting-edge markets as well as cover all possible sports that might interest the many punters they cater for. Cricket is now considered with all other primary sports so the availability to bet on the Gentlemen's game is starting to be just as prominent. The issue back then is working out where to place your bet, how to make most of it, and which markets are worth considering placing bets.

Key betting markets:

Match Winner - As with most sports you’ll consider placing bets, the basic result option is likely to appear early on, if not at the summit of the page. This happens same with cricket, where all big and small tournaments will be given odds for either side to win or lose before you head over to any of the more advanced bookmaker markets.

Other Result - There are a number of ways of placing bets on the match result in cricket, with other forms gives a double chance option, which is mostly referred to as Two Chances To Win. You’ll also witness exciting handicap markets that indicate the winning margin. It might not be the exact way of predicting the result. However, it improves the prices.

Player Markets - Cricket betting tips provide you with the chance to top-up in any outcome and a lot of punters will consider including the player markets. This is quite similar to in football betting markets where you add a player to score first or at any time, but in cricket, it surfaces on the top scorer and individual wicket claimer of a specific batsman or bowler respectively.

Special Markets - After having an idea through the variety of match specials, like the First Wicket, a favoured player to hit a century or bookmaker price increases, you might be interested to bet on a selection with combined markets. They came in many forms and were made popular, but there is a lot of variations and plenty of ways to generate profit if you place your bet online on these online cricket betting sites. 

You could end up winning a better price based on how many selections are included in your bets, so it’s pretty possible to make a strong one if you do your research before any match.

05 September, 2018
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West Indies 15-men squad for India-Test series

The West Indies selection panel have announced the 15-member squad against the host India in the two-Test series starting October 4.

"The panel welcomes back Sunil Ambris who missed the last couple of series due to injury, along with Jomel Warrican who adds a second spin bowling option to the attack," said chairman of selectors, Courtney Browne.

Windies will be travelling to India for almost seven weeks starting September 26 with two Tests, five ODIs and three T20 Internationals.

Browne said: "The panel congratulates Jason Holder and his team on the excellent performance against Bangladesh.

Squad: Jason Holder (c), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican.
30 August, 2018

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