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Jos Buttler of England during a match in Wellington against the New Zealand

Jos Buttler of England during a match in Wellington against the New Zealand

The Ashes Series at the Gabba in Brisbane between Australia and England

The Ashes Series at the Gabba in Brisbane between Australia and England

Jenny Gunn of England during 2017 The Women's Ashes

Jenny Gunn of England during 2017 The Women's Ashes

Sonyanga Ole Ng'ais captain of the Masaai Cricket Warriors bats

Sonyanga Ole Ng'ais captain of the Masaai Cricket Warriors bats

India's Rajeshwari Gayakwad tries to run out England's Jenny Gunn during the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup final

India's Rajeshwari Gayakwad tries to run out England's Jenny Gunn during the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup final

The view from Mt Eden during the Cricket World Cup 2015 semi-final between New Zealand and South Africa

The view from Mt Eden during the Cricket World Cup 2015 semi-final between New Zealand and South Africa

Morne Morkel of South Africa is captured against a backdrop of warm sunlight during the 2015 Cricket World Cup

Morne Morkel of South Africa is captured against a backdrop of warm sunlight during the 2015 Cricket World Cup

David Warner of Australia bats during the match against Pakistan during the 2015 Cricket World Cup

David Warner of Australia bats during the match against Pakistan during the 2015 Cricket World Cup

India's Ambati Rayudu fields from his position during sunset in their match against Pakistan during the 2015 Cricket World Cup

India's Ambati Rayudu fields from his position during sunset in their match against Pakistan during the 2015 Cricket World Cup

Andre Russell bowls during the West Indies' match against India during the 2015 Cricket World Cup

Andre Russell bowls during the West Indies' match against India during the 2015 Cricket World Cup

The Zimbabwe batsman Sean Williams pulls the ball to the boundary during his matchwinning innings against the UAE at the Cricket World Cup 2015

The Zimbabwe batsman Sean Williams pulls the ball to the boundary during his matchwinning innings against the UAE at the Cricket World Cup 2015

Phillip Hughes of the Redbacks reacts after reaching 200 during the Sheffield Shield match against the Warriors

Phillip Hughes of the Redbacks reacts after reaching 200 during the Sheffield Shield match against the Warriors

Jean-Paul Duminy during the Twenty20 International series match between South Africa and Australia

Jean-Paul Duminy during the Twenty20 International series match between South Africa and Australia

A cricket match played below the summit of Kilimanjaro

A cricket match played below the summit of Kilimanjaro

Dwayne Bravo of the West Indies catches James Faulkner of Australia off the bowling of Krishmar Santokie during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014

Dwayne Bravo of the West Indies catches James Faulkner of Australia off the bowling of Krishmar Santokie during the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh 2014

Brad Haddin of Australia takes a catch to dismiss Joe Root of England during The Ashes 2013-2014

Brad Haddin of Australia takes a catch to dismiss Joe Root of England during The Ashes 2013-2014

Mitchell Johnson of Australia batted during day one of the third Ashes test match between Australia and England

Mitchell Johnson of Australia batted during day one of the third Ashes test match between Australia and England

Steve Smith of Australia smashes a four during The Ashes 2013

Steve Smith of Australia smashes a four during The Ashes 2013

Shane Watson of Australia hits out at The Ashes 2013

Shane Watson of Australia hits out at The Ashes 2013

Zafar Gohar of Pakistan avoids a run out in front of a diving Ben Duckett of England during the Triangular Under 19 Series

Zafar Gohar of Pakistan avoids a run out in front of a diving Ben Duckett of England during the Triangular Under 19 Series

England and Australia teams emerge on to the pitch for the start of play during The Ashes 2013

England and Australia teams emerge on to the pitch for the start of play during The Ashes 2013

An overview of the grounds of The Women's Ashes series match between England and Australia

An overview of the grounds of The Women's Ashes series match between England and Australia

England's Stuart Broad celebrates victory over Australia during day four of The Ashes 2013 test match

England's Stuart Broad celebrates victory over Australia during day four of The Ashes 2013 test match

Steve Smith of Australia tries to hook a shot from Stuart Broad during The Ashes 2013

Steve Smith of Australia tries to hook a shot from Stuart Broad during The Ashes 2013

Stuart Broad bowls to Chris Rogers during the Ashes 2013

Stuart Broad bowls to Chris Rogers during the Ashes 2013

Chris Rogers of Australia ducks down to avoid a bouncer bowled by Stuart Broad

Chris Rogers of Australia ducks down to avoid a bouncer bowled by Stuart Broad

Steve Smith and Ian Bell during the second test of The Ashes 2013

Steve Smith and Ian Bell during the second test of The Ashes 2013

Ian Bell of England during The Ashes 2013

Ian Bell of England during The Ashes 2013

Steve Smith flies over the boundary after just stopping the ball during The Ashes 2013

Steve Smith flies over the boundary after just stopping the ball during The Ashes 2013

Peter Siddle is caught by the flying Alistair Cook off Jimmy Anderson during The Ashes 2013

Peter Siddle is caught by the flying Alistair Cook off Jimmy Anderson during The Ashes 2013

Ashton Agar of Australia hammers the ball during The Ashes 2013

Ashton Agar of Australia hammers the ball during The Ashes 2013

A Maasai cricketer goes up to bat as the Maasai Cricket Warriors play a Twenty20 match against the Ambassadors

A Maasai cricketer goes up to bat as the Maasai Cricket Warriors play a Twenty20 match against the Ambassadors

Jonathon Trott tries to cut off Chris Martin as Bradley-John Watling keeps wicket

Jonathon Trott tries to cut off Chris Martin as Bradley-John Watling keeps wicket

Australia's Matthew Wade celebrates reaching a century during the cricket test match against Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Australia's Matthew Wade celebrates reaching a century during the cricket test match against Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground

Matthew Wade of Australia dives in vain for a catch during day four of the first Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka

Matthew Wade of Australia dives in vain for a catch during day four of the first Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka

Craig Kieswetter survives a stumping chance by the South Africa wicket-keeper Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

Craig Kieswetter survives a stumping chance by the South Africa wicket-keeper Abraham Benjamin de Villiers

The sun sets as Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers of South Africa add to their innings total during the one-day international match against England

The sun sets as Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers of South Africa add to their innings total during the one-day international match against England

England's Ian Bell watches his shot with West Indian wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin during the 1st One Day International at The Ageas Bowl

England's Ian Bell watches his shot with West Indian wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin during the 1st One Day International at The Ageas Bowl

The Galle International Stadium

The Galle International Stadium is arguably the most picturesque test ground in world cricket with views over the fort and harbour

Faqrullah High School cricket pitch

Afghan Connection and The Guardian teamed up to raise money for a new cricket pitch at a Jalalabad high school

Sachin Tendulkar's scoring his 100th century

Sachin Tendulkar scoring his 100th century during the one-day international in the Asia Cup in Dhaka between India and Bangladesh

New Zealand's Colin de Grandhomme doesn't make it to the crease in time and is run out

New Zealand's Colin de Grandhomme doesn't make it to the crease in time and is run out during the final one-day cricket international against South Africa

Matthew Wade whips off the bails as he attempts to run out Chamara Kapugedera

Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade whips off the bails as he attempts to run out Sri Lankan batsman Chamara Kapugedera

A cricket match on a foggy day in New Delhi

An Indian youth waits to bat during a pick-up cricket match on a foggy day near the India Gate monument in New Delhi

Vinay Kumar leaps high

Indian paceman Vinay Kumar leaps high to field the ball off his own bowling from the Australian batsman

Cricket in the mist

Cricket in the mist

Just in the nick of time, England get Akmal out

Just in the nick of time, England get Akmal out

Pakistan vs. England

Jimmy Anderson finishes the day in style

Pakistan vs. England

Pakistan vs. England. First Test at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium