Boyd Rankin

  • 2nd ODI, Aus vs Eng: as it happened January 17, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England opt to bat against Australia. England were hoping to redeem their campaign in the 50over format but got off to a bad start by losing the first onedayer against Australia in Melbourne by six wickets. But the fivematch ODI series...
  • 1st ODI: Aaron Finch hundred guides Australia to win January 12, 2014

    Melbourne: Aaron Finch made his second century in oneday cricket internationals, sharing a 163run opening partnership with David Warner that lifted Australia to a sixwicket win over England Sunday in the first of a fourmatch series. Finch made 121 and Warner 65 as Australia, in a carefully measured chase, ran down...
  • England pacer Rankin hamstrung in Test debut January 3, 2014

    Sydney: England's Boyd Rankin had a horror Test debut with a hamstring injury forcing him from the field twice in the final Ashes Test against Australia on Friday. The giant Irishborn paceman could only send down 8.2 overs before he limped from the Sydney cricket ground late in the opening...
  • Flower faces tough choices to help England bloom again December 18, 2013

    Melbourne: England's cataclysmic Ashes loss with two Tests to spare has sparked the usual calls for heads to roll in all departments, but confusion reigns as to whether Andy Flower will man the guillotine or put himself beneath the blade. The architect of England's rise to the pinnacle of Test cricket,...
  • Broad shines early before England stall in Sydney November 13, 2013

    Sydney: Paceman Stuart Broad took three wickets in a bright early spell but his fellow bowlers took some punishment later on from an Invitational XI in England's final tour match before the Ashes on Wednesday. England won the toss and elected to bowl first in the fourday match, making the most...
  • The Ashes: Monty Panesar in England squad after drunken incident September 24, 2013

    London: England selectors forgave players for drunken incidents by naming them on Monday in the squad heading to Australia in search for a fourth straight Ashes victory. Spinner Monty Panesar is in the 17man travelling party despite last month being fined by police for drunk and disorderly conduct urinating in...
  • 5th ODI: Australia look to redeem with ODI series win September 16, 2013

    Southampton: The NatWest ODI series looked like heading towards a dull ending after two matches got washed out, but England's win in the fourth one-dayer on Saturday has given it a twist. The series is now evenly poised at 1-1 and the fifth and final match here will decide its...
  • Boyd Rankin takes Ashes bid one-day at a time September 10, 2013

    Birmingham: Boyd Rankin will aim to strengthen his case for an Ashes tour call-up when the third one-day international against Australia takes place at his Edgbaston home ground on Wednesday. The former Ireland seamer was the lone England bowler to emerge with credit during Australia's dominant 88-run win in the second...
  • Boyd Rankin becomes eighth multi-nation ODI player September 3, 2013

    Dublin: When he donned the England jersey on Tuesday in front of his home fans in Dublin, former Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin became the eighth player in the history of ODI cricket to represent two countries. Having earlier made his Twenty20 international debut for England in June, Rankin was...
  • One-off ODI: Ireland scent blood against depleted England September 3, 2013

    Ireland hope to take advantage of a weakened England side when the teams meet on Tuesday in a one-off one-day international match at Malahide. With only four survivors from England's last 50-over contest, the Champions Trophy final against India in June, Ireland will scent another upset and a repeat of their...
  • England name five new faces for Ireland, Australia ODIs August 27, 2013

    London: After their 3-0 victory in the Ashes, England have rested five senior players - Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, James Anderson, Graeme Swann and Stuart Broad - from the one-day international series against Ireland and Australia. In Cook's absence, Eoin Morgan will lead the team in the one-off ODI against Ireland...
  • Ashes ambition behind Boyd Rankin's nationality switch June 27, 2013

    London: Former Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin says the chance to play Test cricket lay behind his decision to switch nationalities and play for England. Rankin, who made 52 oneday international appearances for Ireland, changed allegiance last year and, having established himself with county side Warwickshire, the 6ft 8in...
  • McCullum hails Rutherford after T20 win over England June 26, 2013

    London: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum praised Hamish Rutherford for an "outstanding" innings as the Black Caps beat England by just five runs to win the first Twenty20 international at The Oval on Tuesday. McCullum may have topscored with 68 but it was lefthanded opener Rutherford's dashing 62 that caught...
  • Ireland's Boyd Rankin gets England callup May 31, 2013

    London: Former Ireland seamer Boyd Rankin was called up on Friday into England's oneday squad for the remaining two matches of their series with New Zealand. The 28yearold, who plays county cricket for Warwickshire, was brought in after pacemen Stuart Broad (knee) and Steven Finn (shin) were ruled out of the...
  • Rankin to quit Ireland for Tests August 8, 2012

    Boyd Rankin, the tall Ireland fast bowler, has announced that he will stop representing his home country at the end of 2012 in an attempt to play Test cricket for England. The 27-year-old pacer has in the past expressed a desire to play Test cricket, and his decision means that...
  • Big boy Rankin eyeing England glory August 28, 2012

    Boyd Rankin, the 27-year-old 6 ft 7 in fast bowler, is one of the most familiar Ireland cricketers. Having played in two World Cups and for Warwickshire over much of the past three seasons, Rankin has also been a part of the ECB's (English Cricket Board) development programme. In Dubai...