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Starc fit as Smith seeks a game-changer

Australia's captain, meanwhile, has looked notably assertive with the bat in net sessions this week, and reckons himself to be hitting the ball far better than at any stage during his prolific Ashes summer
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 12:26:47

Rabada reprieve adds spice to simmering contest

South Africa will be buoyed by the availability of No. 1 Test bowler Kagiso Rabada while Australia hope to have Mitchells Starc and Marsh fit
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 12:35:52

'Need strong domestic set-up before creating women's IPL' - Raj

India's ODI captain doesn't think a women's IPL is feasible just yet, given the current depth of talent in Indian women's cricket
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 11:13:19

Rain curtails Stokes comeback preparations

England's one floodlit training session was washed out on Wednesday, leaving Ben Stokes short of bowling practice ahead of the first Test
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 10:18:42

How teams can qualify for the 2019 World Cup

Five teams are still alive in the tournament, though some don't have their fate in their own hands
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 09:25:16

Jonassen No. 1 women's bowler in ICC ODI rankings

Among the batsmen, New Zealand captain Suzie Bates overtook her counterparts Meg Lanning and Mithali Raj to claim the No. 2 spot
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 08:56:25

Pattinson signs two-year deal with Brisbane Heat

Pattinson missed the entire last season because of a back stress fracture and will start bowling again this winter
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 07:04:31

Smith critical of Rabada's successful appeal

Surprised by the outcome, the Australia captain has declared the appeal verdict sets a troubling standard for allowable physical contact in the game
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 10:58:57

Avoid players in draft who won't travel to Pakistan - Moin

"Hurting" after the one-run loss to Peshawar Zalmi, the Quetta Gladiators head coach lamented the loss of Shane Watson and Kevin Pietersen, who had led them to the playoffs
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 06:06:39

Stokes the key factor as Eden Park lights up

Ross Taylor has been passed fit while legspinner Todd Astle replaces the injured Mitchell Santner for New Zealand
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 12:38:30

Peshawar steal one-run win, Quetta knocked out

The silly and the sublime came together in Lahore for a riveting finish as Peshawar Zalmi booked their place in the second qualifier and increased their chances of becoming back-to-back champions
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 20:08:35

Rashid not giving up on World-Cup slot yet

Afghanistan's path through the Super Sixes to the 2019 World Cup is a complicated one, but the legspinner wants his team to concentrate on winning their last match and then "see what happens"
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 16:53:12

Stokes must be on 'best behaviour' to avoid ban - Root

Allrounder set to resume Test career, but his ICC disciplinary record is hanging over him
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 22:13:37

Winning six karma for good things I've done - Karthik

Dinesh Karthik, hero of the Nidahas Trophy final, said he has been working on using the crease - how to use it, where to stand and what is the right position - to make maximum use of the ball
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 10:38:32

'Great decision for series and Test cricket'

Having Kagiso Rabada back is "satisfying" for two reasons: he will play at Newlands and South Africa feel vindicated that inconsistent application of the ICC code of conduct has been rectified
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 17:18:24

Rashid Khan's five-for keeps Afghanistan alive

Afghanistan slipped to 54 for 5 in the chase, but eventually overcame a plucky United Arab Emirates, who lost their appetite for a fight on a stiflingly hot afternoon
Last update: 21 Mar 2018 10:08:22

Reactions to the Rabada verdict: 'Common sense prevails'

Twitter reactions to Kagiso Rabada's two-Test ban being overturned, allowing him to play in the Cape Town Test
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 14:37:01

Halsall steps down as Bangladesh assistant coach

The 49-year old cites family commitments for his decision; will step away with immediate effect
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 13:10:15

Javeria's ton puts Pakistan 1-0 up

Bismah Maroof helped Pakistan bowl out Sri Lanka for 181 with figures of 3 for 17, completing a 69-run win in Dambulla
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 13:13:39

Gazi, Sunny power Dhanmondi Club into Super League

In Dhaka, Shahriar Nafees' 82 helped Agrani Bank to a six-wicket win against Rupganj, while Mohammedan signed off their DPL campaign with a hard-fought two-wicket win over Kalabagan in Savar
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 12:17:22

Root seeks new ideas to address England's Test stagnation

Shake-up of new-ball options may help end cycle of overseas failure, but England captain realistic about challenge
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 22:05:03

Agar heads to Middlesex for the Blast

Middlesex feel they have signed a matchwinning all-rounder in Ashton Agar, but the move again puts a focus on the involvement of Ravi Patel
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 11:30:48

Rabada's ban overturned, cleared to play in Cape Town

Kagiso Rabada will play in the Cape Town Test after his two-match ban for making physical contact with Steven Smith was overturned by the ICC's code of conduct appeal commissioner Michael Heron
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 17:17:54

The battle first, then the beers for Wagner

Wagner said that playing at Eden Park gives him "goosebumps" as he prepares to face England win the day-night Test
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 07:28:06

Lyon's Cape Town of contrasts

The Australia offspinner has never had conflicting memories of any other venue in the game and is hopeful the side will be able to emulate the feats of four years ago
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 08:07:10

Peterson's last over steals one-run win for New Zealand

West Indies needed five to win from the last over with six wickets in hand but offspinner Anna Peterson took two wickets and added a run-out on the penultimate ball to seal the win
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 07:00:21

Leaking 20-30 runs in the field hurt us - Taylor

Brendan Taylor blamed Zimbabwe's lapses in the field for their four-wicket defeat to West Indies even though he felt they had posted a "good total"
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 04:26:51

Jason Holder was outstanding - Law

The West Indies coach also showered praise on his side's energy and fielding, and called Brendan Taylor's century "one of the best one-day hundreds" he had seen
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 04:02:54

CWI offering players '$25,000 to tour Pakistan'

Cricket West Indies is offering its contracted and non-contracted players major pay hikes as an incentive to play the series of three T20 internationals in Pakistan next month
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 11:28:05

Coughlin shoulder surgery delays Notts bow

Paul Coughlin impressed with England Lions this winter but a shoulder injury suffered in the final match of their Caribbean tour needs an operation
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 08:06:07

Stanikzai back for Afghanistan

The captain returns to action, having been cleared fit after a bout of appendicitis that kept him out of the World Cup Qualifier till now
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 17:49:46

Holder, Samuels take West Indies closer to World Cup

Brendan Taylor's belligerent century went in vain as West Indies recorded their fifth-highest successful chase in ODI history
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 04:00:21

'Backroom noise hindering exciting Test series' - Elgar

A quiet break from cricket, after two high-quality Tests that were in the spotlight for several wrong reasons, has given the South Africa opener time to think about his faltering batting
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 11:48:47

Mitchell Starc troubled by sore calf

While Mitchell Marsh did bowl overs at half-pace as he recovered from a groin strain, a calf complaint for Starc is a concern given that he has just had numerous days to shake off residual niggles from the first two Tests
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 11:29:43

'We have confidence in T20s now, like in Tests and ODIs' - Mushfiqur

Despite their impressive performance in the Nidahas Trophy, Bangladesh's wicketkeeper said they "haven't become a T20 side of caliber yet"
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 11:06:23

SL pick teenager Dilhari for ODIs; Atapattu returns as captain

Atapattu will take over the captaincy from Inoka Ranaweera for the upcoming home ODIs against Pakistan
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 10:31:04

Broad seeks that buzzing feeling after lone hours in nets

Stuart Broad is one Test wicket away from the 400 club, but knows he has much to prove after a disappointing Ashes
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 18:01:09

Sydney Thunder rope in Bond as head coach

The 42-year old worked with his former national team-mate Daniel Vettori at Brisbane Heat and has also held roles with reigning IPL champions Mumbai Indians and the England Ashes side
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 10:11:40

McClenaghan replaces injured Behrendorff in Mumbai Indians squad

The Australia fast bowler is suffering from a back problem and will miss the entire IPL season
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 10:31:14

Play abandoned due to unsafe wicket in Rangiora

Canterbury have accused Auckland of deliberately batting negatively after their Plunket Shield encounter was called off early on the third day
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 08:47:04

Guptill called up as New Zealand batting cover

Ross Taylor, who was New Zealand's main injury worry after the ODI series, is progressing well ahead of the first Test
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 06:52:49

We'll use Philander tweet on the field - Bancroft

The Australia opener is sure the "hacked" tweet will be brought up at some stage during the Newlands Test to get under the opposition's nerves
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 07:23:09

Colombo awash with massive support for India

When Dinesh Karthik scythed that final delivery for six, the release from the fans was one of unbridled ecstasy. Sri Lankan and Indian fans were embracing each other in kinship
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 07:47:19

Stokes on track to be able to bowl in first Test

An untimely downpour put paid to Ben Stokes' plans for an outdoor bowl in Auckland on Monday, but he came through a five-over spell in the Eden Park indoor school
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 11:24:37

Watling aware challengers are breathing down his neck

It's been a long time between outings for New Zealand's Test specialists. It's been even longer for wicketkeeper BJ Watling
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 05:24:09

Whatever situation comes, Karthik is ready - Rohit

The India captain believed that Karthik was the best candidate at No. 6 to provide the final flourish, although Karthik was unhappy about not batting higher
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 03:50:31

Always going to play more aggressively than others - Healy

The centurion said scoring a blistering 133 gave her a "relief" after her 37-ball 19 in the second ODI of the series, which Australia sweeped 3-0 and saw as "revenge" after the World Cup semi-final loss last year
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 04:37:44

Gubbins leads South to record score as North woes intensify

The North v South challenge has switched from the UAE to Barbados but for the North it brought a familiar story as they lost for the fourth successive time
Last update: 19 Mar 2018 13:27:08

Shakib backs his boys after Karthik magic

The captain says there was not much wrong done on Bangladesh's part, but still wonders whether it's "nerves or luck" that kicks in to thwart them in tournament finals
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 19:49:58

Ronchi blitz fires Islamabad into second PSL final

Luke Ronchi smashes PSL's fastest half-century in Islamabad United's record win; Karachi Kings to meet winner of Quetta and Peshawar in eliminator
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 19:42:01

'Loss will put us into gear for West Indies game' - Coetzer

The Scotland captain didn't regret his decision to bowl first; hopes loss serves as a wake-cup call ahead of a must-win game
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 18:20:12

Ireland give themselves 'a lifeline of hope'

Batsman Andy Balbirnie, the Man of the Match, gave a lot of credit for the win to fast bowler Boyd Rankin
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 17:42:39

Dinesh Karthik's magic eight balls

A ball-by-ball breakdown of Dinesh Karthik's title-winning cameo
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 18:17:08

Moeen's landmark lightens Ashes regret

Moeen Ali says he never expected to play 50 Tests and the achievement might help him put an unrewarding Ashes tour behind him
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 17:51:25

Balbirnie's century keeps Ireland's World Cup hopes alive

Boyd Rankin snuffs out four wickets in tight chase to put an end to Scotland's unbeaten run in the tournament
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 15:53:38

Codes, and politics: what the aftermath of the bust-ups tells us

Perhaps it's time Australia have another look at how they, as players, are perceived by the cricketing world. Perhaps it's also time for South Africa, as a cricketing nation, to reconsider the way they negotiate authority
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 15:57:44

India clinch title with Karthik's stunning last-ball six

India needed 34 off 12. Dinesh Karthik almost single-handedly achieved that target with a stunning 29* off eight balls
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 18:29:41

Healy 133 leads Australia to massive victory

Alyssa Healy's maiden international hundred took Australia to their highest score against India ever, and a 3-0 clean sweep in the ODI series
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 16:54:10

Khelagar make Super League for first time in DPL

Abahani Limited and Gazi Group Cricketers also registered contrasting wins
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 12:23:01

Vidarbha win Irani Cup with their batting might

They added the Irani Cup to the Ranji Trophy championship to ensure their 2017-18 season was an unprecedented success
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 12:06:27

Olivier, Morris added to South Africa Test squad

There is no room yet, however, for Dale Steyn, who has yet to play a competitive match since injuring his heel in January
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 10:29:38

Hand injury leaves Misbah in doubt for Qualifier

The Islamabad United captain has suffered a hairline fracture in the side of his hand, near the wrist
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 08:55:25

'Patchy' Hazlewood seeks new-ball strikes

The fast bowler has admitted he has not been at his best so far on the South Africa tour, and hopes for a bit of grass on the pitches in Cape Town and Johannesburg
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 07:15:59

Cook hopes to banish dark times under Auckland's lights

Alastair Cook knows that he still has much to prove at the top of England's order despite a memorable double-century in Melbourne
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 00:06:17

Van der Merwe stars as Netherlands clinch seventh place

The allrounder followed his 25 with the bat with 4 for 20 to trump a similar all-round contribution from Nepal's Sompal Kami and help his side defend 189
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 18:24:29

India's youth v Bangladesh's seniors in title clash

While Washington Sundar, Vijay Shankar, and Manish Pandey have impressed for India, Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim have shepherded tricky chases for Bangladesh
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 16:36:16

Rajkot or Hyderabad could host India's first day-night Test

The BCCI has asked the Committee of Administrators to take the final call on India playing their inaugural day-night Test in the two-match series at home against West Indies next season
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 15:54:59

Norman Vanua, Charles Amini help PNG defend 200

The two bowlers claimed four wickets each to consign Hong Kong to a 58-run loss and the last spot in the World Cup qualifier
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 14:52:17

Shakib hopes Bangladesh stay away from pressure and focus on process

The Bangladesh captain has said he wants his side to remain as relaxed as he had seen them throughout the day
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 14:24:14

Gurbani rips through RoI line-up with fiery four-for

The seamer took 4 for 46 after Apoorv Wankhade's unbeaten 157 swelled Vidarbha's total to 800 for 7, the highest total in the Irani Cup history
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 11:50:54

India wary of Bangladesh's 'tenacity' - Karthik

While Bangladesh have made great progress over the past few years, the India wicketkeeper-batsman says that a loss to them is still cause for mild embarrassment
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 14:37:12

Shakib, Nurul fined for breaching code of conduct

They have also received one demerit point each for separate incidents during their side's T20I match against Sri Lanka in Colombo
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 13:43:39

Who will go to Pakistan?

Who from the PSL's foreign contingent will travel to Pakistan for the playoffs and final?
Last update: 18 Mar 2018 09:31:01

BCCI plans more matches for India women

India will play ODI bilateral series outside the ICC Women's Championship and a few extra T20Is leading into the next two Women's World T20s scheduled for 2018 and 2020
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 10:16:39

Agar, Paris bowl Western Australia to massive win

A lower-order collapse cost South Australia after half-centuries from Jake Weatherald and Callum Ferguson had given them a fighting chance of saving the match
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 08:36:04

Neser stars in Queensland's come-from-behind win

Queensland will take on Tasmania in the Sheffield Shield final which begins on March 23
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 08:42:42

Pune to host two IPL playoff matches

This season's eliminator and second qualifier will be played at the MCA Stadium in Pune on May 23 and 25
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 06:17:01

Root century caps England's improved display

England completed their four days of preparation in Auckland with a far more convincing batting display than against the pink ball
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 10:32:23

'CoA gagging office bearers of fundamental rights'

BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary says the Committee of Administrators is against divergent opinions
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 04:05:41

'Boots up! Thank you!' - Pietersen calls time on playing career

Batsman bows out ahead of Pakistan leg of PSL, to bring end to colourful and controversial playing career
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 12:17:40

Bangladesh's dressing room door damaged in Colombo

Aggressive bodily contact, shoving, agitated yelling, pointed fingers and a shattered dressing room door, all marred the rancorous finish and the immediate aftermath, of the Nidahas Trophy match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
Last update: 16 Mar 2018 22:32:41

Usman, Afridi take Karachi through to playoffs

In a must-win game, the Karachi bowlers came through to dismiss Islamabad for 124 and set up a qualifier clash against the same opponents in two days
Last update: 16 Mar 2018 20:13:07

Rabada takes responsibility for Smith shoulder brush

Pacer says the incident was partially his fault, but maintains that he did not feel any contact when shoulders brushed
Last update: 16 Mar 2018 17:26:16

Thakor given six-month ECB ban after indecent exposure

Shiv Thakor will not return to cricket in England for at least a year after admitting a charge of bringing the game into disrepute
Last update: 16 Mar 2018 16:39:37

Akmal's 107* powers Peshawar into knockouts

Peshawar Zalmi piggy-backed on Kamran Akmal's fourth T20 century, and second fifty-plus score in as many days, to brush aside Lahore Qalandars by seven wickets
Last update: 16 Mar 2018 16:44:00

Graves under pressure as counties win emergency meeting

Fear grows about emergence of eight 'Super Counties' as the row over compensation to Test match grounds intensifies
Last update: 16 Mar 2018 17:01:11

KKR rope in Streak as bowling coach

The former Zimbabwe captain replaces Lakshmipathy Balaji, who has taken up a similar role with Chennai Super Kings
Last update: 16 Mar 2018 14:44:57

Wankhade 99* powers Vidarbha after Jaffer 286

Last update: 16 Mar 2018 14:14:04

Rupganj climb to second spot; Kalabagan languish at bottom

A six-wicket win over Mohammedan Sporting Club took Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity to fourth place with a genuine shot at getting a Super-League place
Last update: 16 Mar 2018 14:55:16

Ugly scenes mar Bangladesh's dramatic win

For a few moments, play came to a halt with players from both sides having to be restrained from each other. Then Mahmudullah struck a six to seal Bangladesh's place in the final
Last update: 17 Mar 2018 03:35:27

Rabada's appeal hearing on March 19

The judicial commissioner, Michael Heron, will have 48 hours to reach a decision. If cleared, the fast bowler could play in the Newlands Test that starts on Friday
Last update: 16 Mar 2018 11:28:03

Devine, Satterthwaite, Martin thrash West Indies

Sophie Devine's 3 for 12, Amy Satterthwaite's unbeaten 71, and Katey Martin's 65 gave New Zealand a 2-0 lead in the T20I series against West Indies in Mount Maunganui
Last update: 16 Mar 2018 11:45:49

Broad faces losing new ball for New Zealand Tests

James Anderson, his long-time new-ball partner, has said Broad is "disappointed" but also sees a bowler refreshed and hungry after the Ashes
Last update: 16 Mar 2018 10:45:58

Western Australia leave South Australia facing a mountain

An unbeaten century from Hilton Cartwright has helped Western Australia set a near impossible fourth-innings chase for South Australia
Last update: 16 Mar 2018 11:14:16

Labuschagne ton steers Queensland out of trouble

Matt Renshaw subbed out under the concussion rule following a head knock during warm-ups; move made as a precaution, despite the blow not being too severe
Last update: 16 Mar 2018 10:28:45

Fekete bowls Tasmania into Shield final

Tasmania dethroned three-time defending champions Victoria to face Queensland in their first Sheffield Shield final in five years
Last update: 16 Mar 2018 10:19:43

Axed Akmal's Lahore Qalandars future in doubt

It is understood that the batsman has not even been travelling to the stadium ever since he was dropped from the side following a poor run in the tournament
Last update: 16 Mar 2018 10:59:39

Sikandar Raza and spinners subdue Ireland

Sikandar Raza overcame a slower-than-usual Harare pitch to rally Zimbabwe from 139 for 7 to 211 for 9, and put them on top of the Super Sixes table
Last update: 20 Mar 2018 04:31:13

ICC upholds Mirpur pitch's sanctions

The track at the Shere Bangla National Stadium was rated below-average after the Sri Lanka Test in February, fetching it one demerit point, and the BCB had appealed that decision
Last update: 16 Mar 2018 08:02:13

CoA blocks all powers of BCCI's office bearers

The CoA said that it was forced to issue the fresh directive because of the "difficulties" being created by the current set of office bearers
Last update: 16 Mar 2018 09:10:16