Bowlers Anderson, Wood out of England tour of Bangladesh

LONDON (AP) Bowlers James Anderson and Mark Wood have been ruled out of England's tour of Bangladesh because of injuries.

The ECB says Anderson has withdrawn from the Test squad because of an aggravated right shoulder injury.

Wood has a left ankle injury and will miss the three one-day matches starting on Oct. 7 in Dhaka and the two Tests later in the month.


Former Australia cricketer Max Walker dead at 68

SYDNEY (AP) Former Australia cricketer Max Walker, whose awkward and unorthodox bowling action earned him the nickname Tangles, has died. He was 68.

Cricket Australia on Wednesday said Walker died after a battle with cancer. (MORE)

Pakistan routs West Indies by 8 wickets to sweep series 3-0

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Pakistan eased to an eight-wicket victory against the West Indies in their third and final Twenty20 international on Tuesday, completing a clean sweep of the series against the world champions.

The West Indies' top order stuttered for the third successive time in the series against the left-arm spin of Imad Wasim (3-21), being restricted to 103-5. (MORE)

Pakistan wins toss, will field in T20 against West Indies

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and opted to field against the West Indies in their third and final Twenty20 international on Tuesday.

Pakistan, aiming to clean sweep the World Twenty20 champion, rested fast bowlers Wahab Riaz and Hasan Ali and brought in left-arm paceman Mohammad Amir and Rumman Raees for their first matches of the series. (MORE)

AB de Villiers out of Australia tests to have elbow surgery

JOHANNESBURG (AP) South Africa captain AB de Villiers will miss the test series in Australia to have surgery on a left elbow injury after a period of rest and rehabilitation failed to solve the problem.

South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee says Tuesday that De Villiers will have the surgery early next week, is expected to need around two months to recover, and will likely only return for Sri Lanka's tour to South Africa at the end of the year. Moosajee says surgery is the "only long-term solution" for the 32-year-old batsman. (MORE)

Australia beats Ireland by 9 wickets in South Africa

BENONI, South Africa (AP) Australia warmed up for a five-game series against South Africa with an easy nine-wicket victory over Ireland in their one-off one-day international on Tuesday.

Top-ranked Australia dismissed the lowest-ranked ODI team for 198 after legspinner Adam Zampa's 3-37. (MORE)

Australia beats Ireland by 9 wickets in ODI

BENONI, South Africa (AP) Australia beat Ireland by nine wickets in their one-off limited-overs international in South Africa on Tuesday.

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Ireland bats 1st in ODI vs Australia in South Africa

BENONI, South Africa (AP) Ireland won the toss and chose to bat in a one-off limited-overs international against Australia in South Africa on Tuesday.

Australia, the top-ranked ODI team, is warming up for a five-game series against South Africa starting Friday. (MORE)

Ashwin helps India to 197-run win over NZ in its 500th test

KANPUR, India (AP) India celebrated its 500th test with a 197-run win over New Zealand on Monday, with Ravi Ashwin claiming six second-innings wickets to hasten victory in the series-opening match.

Set an improbable victory target of 434, New Zealand was bowled out for 236 in the middle session on the last day. (MORE)

Jeetan Patel recalled to New Zealand cricket team

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Off-spinner Jeetan Patel has been recalled to the New Zealand cricket team after a three-year absence as a replacement for injured Mark Craig, who has been ruled out of the remainder of the test series against India.

Craig injured his left side while bowling during the ongoing first test at Kanpur. He is expected to be sidelined for four weeks, meaning he'll miss the tests at Kolkata and Indore. (MORE)