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Sunday 2 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Cricket

All time
# TJ
Ex-Ireland captain Johnston would welcome return as head coach - but not just yet
The 42-year-old is currently head coach of New South Wales and is in talks to sign a new contract with the club.
# worrying times
Humiliating defeat leaves Ireland's golden generation facing into make-or-break summer
Head coach John Bracewell is coming under increased pressure after a disappointing two years in charge.
# low point
Test play-off place slipping out of grasp as Ireland slump to huge Afghanistan defeat
John Bracewell’s side have been beaten by an innings and 172 runs in Greater Noida.
# bleak
Ireland crumble in the heat as batting collapse leaves Bracewell's men on the brink
It was another tough day at the office for Ireland in Greater Noida as Afghanistan wreaked havoc.
# Watch Out
Dara Ó Briain cracked a photographer with a sliotar while playing hurling at the home of English cricket
An accident, of course.
# all out
Ireland's Cricket World Cup dream is over
Ireland fall to 86-run defeat against Pakistan in Colombo.
# Concern
Australian bowler suffers fractured skull and brain bleed after training incident
Joe Mennie is said to be ‘feeling well’ after the scare.
# desert t20
New year, same problems: Ireland's T20 shortcomings exposed in desert defeat
There is serious work to be done by John Bracewell and his squad after a rather inauspicious start to the year today.
# dab hand
Australian cricket player accused of disrespect after dab celebration
Usman Khawaja marked his his half-century in style.
# Enigmatic
‘Most people you can say, “What a great bloke,” or “What a b*****d”. With Roebuck, it’s neither'
Read an extract from the highly acclaimed book on the late English cricketer and journalist Peter Roebuck.
# belief
'I recalled the two moments in my life when God spoke directly to me'
In an extract from his autobiography, South African cricketing legend AB de Villiers discusses his faith.
# aussie schemozzle
South Africa claim their airport jostling incident with journalist was staged
“As far as our security was concerned it was a direct breach of security protocol and he had to act to protect our players.”
# Lovely Hurling
An international England cricket team are using hurling to improve their technique
The England Lions have been using hurls ahead of their tour to the United Arab Emirates.
# Record Breakers
Eoin Morgan finishes not out, Hales on 171 as England set new ODI record
Earlier today, Ireland made a solid start to the first day of their ICC Intercontinental Cup clash against Hong Kong in Belfast.
# Ouch
Ireland thrashed by Pakistan in Malahide one-dayer
The visitors had 255 runs to spare after bowling the home side out for 82.
# Ouch
Ireland suffer big injury blow as Boyd Rankin breaks his leg in training
Ireland’s cricketers face Pakistan in a two-game series this week.
# History
Let's turn Lord's green! Ireland to play historic series against England next year
The two countries will meet next May.
# Get Well Soon
Sri Lanka bowler in 'stable condition' in Dublin hospital after falling ill during Ireland game
Shaminda Eranga experienced heart discomfort during yesterday’s ODI in Malahide.
# Cricket
Perera ton sets up Sri Lanka series win over Ireland
Malahide played host to the second encounter today.
# Not Cricket
Chris Gayle could face more sexism allegations after latest interview
The West Indies batsman could be in hot water once again.
# party poopers
Former Ireland coach's West Indies side stun India to reach World Twenty20 final
Phil Simmons’ charges will take on an England outfit captained by Dubliner Eoin Morgan on Sunday.
# wednesday
We'll Leave it There So: Irish cricket heartbreak, Jared Payne set to return and all today's sport
Meanwhile, Bertram Allen has secured Ireland’s Olympic spot in show jumping
# the toughest trade
Cricket in his blood - Tipp hurler Maher uncovers sporting heritage after trip to Oz
The Tipperary hurling captain on his new love for cricket and why he is keen to follow in the footsteps of his forefather.
# taking on the world
As Ireland's World Cup campaign gets under way, here's everything you need to know
The Boys in Green get their campaign underway on Wednesday.
# the toughest
How did an ex-English cricketer get on hurling with a Tipperary club?
The trailer for Steve Harmison’s episode of ‘The Toughest Trade’.
# holy grail
'It would be a dream come true' - Ireland resume quest to reach the promised land
Intercontinental Cup fixture against Papua New Guinea the next assignment on the path to Test cricket.
# ka-ching
NZ apologise after cash register sound played on Amir's return from spot-fixing ban
The stadium announcer has been reprimanded for the incident.
# nasty blow
New Zealand batsman left with horrific eye injury after bouncer smashes through helmet
This is not pretty.
Chris Gayle hits record 50 off 12 balls to exit with a big bang
West Indies star matches record for fastest T20 half-century.
# Trading Places
Tipperary hurling captain training with cricket team Down Under
Brendan Maher is testing himself with the Adelaide Strikers for documentary The Toughest Trade.
# Sexism
'He's a creep' - Gayle sexism row worsens with new allegations from journalists
“He does this constantly,” one reporter said today.
# opportunity knocks
Ireland to send team to World Cup in Bangladesh after assessing security risks
Cricket Ireland is happy to let its players and staff travel to Bangladesh later this month.
# Security concerns
Ireland carefully consider security risks after being offered Australia's place at World Cup
The tournament is being staged in Bangladesh at the end of this month.
# teenage knocks
Sorry Ben Stokes, a 15-year-old Indian kid went 1009 not out in a single innings today
Pranav Dhanawade has earned the praise of Sachin Tendulkar today.
# Australia
Cricketer fined for asking reporter on date live on air and people are divided about it
Chris Gayle said: ‘Don’t blush, baby’ after making advances while being interviewed on live television.
# Out of bounds
'Don't blush, baby' - West Indies cricketer slammed for chatting up interviewer live on air
Melbourne Renegades opener Chris Gayle has been criticised for his comments to a female reporter.
# body on the line
We faced six balls from an Ireland fast-bowler and (nearly) survived
First ball is free, right?
# Prodigal Son
Boyd Rankin to return to the Ireland shirt after 11 appearances for England
“There’s a real opportunity for Ireland to get Test status now, and that prospect was a real lure for me.”
# Wave Goodbye
One of Ireland's top cricketers has announced his retirement
The Dubliner is one of four players to represent Ireland at three World Cups.
# World in motion
India, here we come! Ireland have qualified for the Women's T20 Cricket World Cup
Ireland now face Bangladesh in the final of the World Cup Qualifier tournament on Saturday.