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Joe Root shrugs off Big Bash rust as England ease into Caribbean groove

A glorified warm-up on a sluggish deck did provide Joe Root with a welcome chance to find his groove
Last update: 15 Jan 2019 23:03:00

James Franklin set for Durham coaching role

Durham are poised to sign James Franklin, the former New Zealand allrounder, as the head coach of their Championship and List A teams
Last update: 15 Jan 2019 19:11:30

Darren Bravo returns to West Indies Test squad to face England

Senior batsman returns after two-year absence to add experience to batting following Bangladesh loss
Last update: 15 Jan 2019 16:46:12

Mahedi Hasan spins Sylhet Sixers to heavy defeat

The spinner took 4 for 22 as the Sixers were bowled out for just 68 in their first match on home ground, giving Comilla Victorians an easy chase
Last update: 15 Jan 2019 16:24:14

Shane Burger named Scotland coach

Burger has been coaching KwaZulu-Natal Inland since 2015 and has won CSA's coach of the year award twice in the last three years
Last update: 15 Jan 2019 16:12:21

Avneesh Sudha shines for Uttarakhand, Basil Thampi sours Gujarat's day

A round-up of the first day's play from the four Ranji Trophy quarter-final matches
Last update: 15 Jan 2019 17:24:00

'Tonight was an MS classic' - Kohli

MS Dhoni was in his element in Adelaide and Virat Kohli was highly appreciative of him
Last update: 15 Jan 2019 15:46:34

Want India to be a superpower in cricket - Kohli

Given the size of India's global fan base, Kohli said that Test cricket would be popular for a long time if India prioritised it
Last update: 15 Jan 2019 16:48:13

Taijul Islam, Mahmudullah spin Titans to maiden win

A solid bowling performance from Taijul Islam helped the Titans defend 128 and register their first win of the tournament
Last update: 15 Jan 2019 11:52:13

Manu Sawhney named new ICC CEO

Sawhney will formally take charge of his role after the 2019 World Cup
Last update: 15 Jan 2019 17:50:19

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni star as India force series into decider

After the India captain set up the 299 chase with a hundred, Dhoni and Karthik coolly finished it off with four balls to spare
Last update: 15 Jan 2019 16:24:47

Five years to 'inspire a generation' - ECB unveils strategy for future-proofing English cricket

ECB chief executive says the sport cannot rely on its traditional audience forever
Last update: 15 Jan 2019 15:02:53

Jos Buttler concedes 'obvious risks' of warm-up football

England's vice-captain admitted there were "obvious risks" involved and said they would accept it if Ashley Giles decided they should no longer play
Last update: 15 Jan 2019 01:54:50

ECB to 'redouble efforts' to educate players after court cases cause sponsor concern

Chief executive admits that cricket's reputation has been damaged by recent high-profile cases
Last update: 14 Jan 2019 19:10:36

'Mission accomplished' - Ottis Gibson on South Africa's 3-0 sweep of Pakistan

While South Africa's quicks stood out, the coach and stand-in captain Dean Elgar also credited the batsmen for their grind on tough pitches
Last update: 15 Jan 2019 03:29:38

'Cannot bring career to a cul-de-sac' - Vinod Rai on Pandya-Rahul suspensions

Committee of Administrators chairman Vinod Rai instructs BCCI CEO to carry out inquiry against suspended duo of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul
Last update: 14 Jan 2019 15:57:27

England women to tour India for six limited-overs matches

The three ODIs are likely to be played on February 22, 25 and 28 while the three-T20I series is set to begin on March 9
Last update: 14 Jan 2019 15:27:04

Mickey Arthur disappointed at loss, but confident in long-term plans

Arthur said he can't fault the attitude and work ethic of his players, but added that the 0-3 loss was unacceptable
Last update: 14 Jan 2019 14:12:19

Paddy Upton appointed Rajasthan Royals coach

This is his second stint with the franchise, having earlier led them to the IPL semi-finals in 2013
Last update: 14 Jan 2019 13:10:12

D'Arcy Short fires again as Hobart Hurricanes consolidate top spot

They opened up a four-point lead after Melbourne Stars were rolled over for 126 in pursuit of 186
Last update: 14 Jan 2019 17:20:51

Ireland-Afghanistan tour dates adjusted to avoid clash with IPL

The tour, comprising a three T20Is, five ODIs and one Test, was earlier set to conclude on March 23, but will now end on March 19, with the first ever Test between the two sides
Last update: 14 Jan 2019 12:40:48

Duanne Olivier, Kagiso Rabada end Pakistan resistance for 3-0 sweep

South Africa demonstrated the ruthless instinct that has brought them seven straight series win at home, rounding up the seven Pakistan wickets they needed before lunch
Last update: 14 Jan 2019 11:06:18

Bhuvneshwar trying to regain his rhythm after battling niggles in 2018

After last playing a Test in January 2018, the bowler has only featured in ODIs and T20Is since he was not 100% fit during the Australia Tests
Last update: 14 Jan 2019 08:35:31

'Test snub does not make a lot of sense' - Wade

The Tasmania captain and wicketkeeper was omitted from Australia's Test squad for the Sri Lanka series despite being the leading run-scorer in Sheffield Shield cricket this season
Last update: 14 Jan 2019 08:40:29

De Villiers to play PSL matches in Lahore

AB de Villiers felt he has "a role to play in helping international cricket return to Pakistan" and this had influenced his decision to be available for the Lahore Qalandars' matches on March 9 and 10
Last update: 14 Jan 2019 11:46:13

India's balance problems with series on the line

Australia put in an impressive performance at the SCG and could wrap up their first ODI series victory in two years with a win in Adelaide
Last update: 14 Jan 2019 11:21:37

Azhar Mahmood points out inexperience in Pakistan's attack

The Pakistan bowling coach said that the pitch had flattened out and his was a young attack which, admittedly, could have bowled better
Last update: 13 Jan 2019 18:31:46

'We have moved on' - Mithali Raj on row with Harmanpreet Kaur

The India women's ODI captain said she hasn't taken a call on her future, and is only focussed on the upcoming tour of New Zealand
Last update: 14 Jan 2019 06:53:46

Quinton de Kock on the tricky art of batting with the tail

After his vital century in Johannesburg, the South Africa No. 7 explained why he has 'one of the tougher jobs in the team'
Last update: 13 Jan 2019 17:26:23

Mushfiqur trumps Thisara Perera in thrilling Vikings win

Comilla Victorians overcame a stuttering start on the back of Thisara's 26-ball 74 not out, before Mushfiqur powered the Vikings chase for victory with two balls to spare
Last update: 13 Jan 2019 17:26:23

Klinger dismissed after umpires miscount seven-ball over

Facing Ben Dwarshuis in the second over Perth Scorchers' chase, Klinger fell to the seventh legal delivery of the over
Last update: 13 Jan 2019 15:14:15

'Rishabh Pant very much part of our World Cup plans' - MSK Prasad

India's chief selector said the wicketkeeper-batsman, a 'champion in the making', wasn't part of the Australia ODIs because he needed rest
Last update: 13 Jan 2019 15:21:58

Cameron Bancroft and Ashton Turner flatten Sydney Sixers with powerful display

Michael Klinger was dismissed in controversial circumstances off the seventh legal delivery of an over when the umpires miscounted
Last update: 13 Jan 2019 14:28:26

PCB insists discussions are "open" for Australia to play in Pakistan

Cricket Australia has said it is not contemplating moving matches from the UAE to Pakistan, but PCB wants a recce done first
Last update: 13 Jan 2019 13:40:18

Mustafizur's three-run last over helps Rajshahi defend 135

With Rangpur requiring 10 off the last over, the left-arm pacer managed three dot balls to tie Rangpur down and deliver a tense win
Last update: 13 Jan 2019 11:51:23

IPL calendar puts Zimbabwe's India tour in doubt

While no dates had been settled upon, the tour was expected to take place in March. However, there is a only a ten-day window between the Australia series and the IPL
Last update: 13 Jan 2019 11:23:19

Bryant, McCullum stud Brisbane Heat's emphatic win

The opening pair added 70 in just 6.4 overs to set up a tall score and eventually their first win over Renegades in six years
Last update: 13 Jan 2019 10:47:01

Pakistan fight in pursuit of 381 after Quinton de Kock century

Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq counterattacked to hold up South Africa's charge to a 3-0 series win
Last update: 13 Jan 2019 16:23:42

Rayudu reported for suspect action

The part-time offspinner has to get his action tested within 14 days, but can continue bowling in international cricket until the results are known
Last update: 13 Jan 2019 08:54:38

Strikers fall in a heap after Watson's thunderous fifty

It turned into a one-side encounter at Spotless Stadium with Sydney Thunder's attack sharing the success
Last update: 13 Jan 2019 08:38:29

New-look Australia bring back reverse swing

Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson making sizeable inroads into India's top order at the SCG will have been very welcome after the struggles of 2018
Last update: 13 Jan 2019 06:00:22

Jofra Archer on England's World Cup radar, says Ashley Giles

England's director of cricket warns against expecting Archer to be "some sort of messiah" if he is selected
Last update: 12 Jan 2019 19:00:09

Injury scare for Steyn, Olivier says he is "perfectly fine"

Steyn walked off in the first hour of play, clutching the same shoulder he's had surgery on
Last update: 12 Jan 2019 17:56:15

Sarfraz Ahmed rues 'three bad shots' in Pakistan's collapse

He included his own dismissal among the avoidable ones that he felt had cost Pakistan the chance of getting close to South Africa's first-innings total
Last update: 12 Jan 2019 17:24:52

Dhaka Dynamites overcome Pooran blitz for fourth win

He hit nine sixes in his 47-ball 72, but found little support from his colleagues as Sylhet now have two losses in three matches
Last update: 12 Jan 2019 18:28:22

Shubman Gill and Vijay Shankar to replace Rahul and Pandya

Shankar will join the ODI team in Australia ahead of the second match in Adelaide, while Gill has been named in both the ODI and T20I squads for the New Zealand tour
Last update: 13 Jan 2019 04:08:48

Hat-trick hero Aliss Islam reported for suspect action

All his deliveries on BPL debut were reported to be illegal
Last update: 12 Jan 2019 15:44:44

N Srinivasan, Sourav Ganguly part of meeting to push for fresh BCCI elections

A group of the most senior and experienced heads in Indian cricket met on Friday seeking an early end to the supervision of the board by the Committee of Administrators
Last update: 12 Jan 2019 15:44:55

Robbie Frylinck's late heroics give Chittagong Super Over win

The allrounder hit two sixes in the last over to tie the game, and defended 11 in the One-Over Eliminator
Last update: 12 Jan 2019 13:33:58

Rohit thinks Dhoni at No. 4 is 'most ideal'

Brushing aside strike rates, he felt Dhoni's 96-ball 51 was imperative to arrest a top order meltdown
Last update: 12 Jan 2019 21:58:12

Duanne Olivier, Hashim Amla wrest control for South Africa

Duanne Olivier claimed his third five-for of the series before Hashim Amla helped guide South Africa into a 212-run lead with five wickets standing
Last update: 12 Jan 2019 20:45:55

Steven Smith international return date in doubt due to elbow surgery

He is expected to wear a brace for six weeks before returning to training which will rule him out of the PSL and makes it highly doubtful he would be fit for the Pakistan one-day series
Last update: 12 Jan 2019 07:11:14

Side strain rules James Pattinson out of Big Bash

The fast bowler, who has made a comeback from major back problems this season, picked up the injury against Melbourne Renegades
Last update: 12 Jan 2019 04:42:16

Richardson's four-for trumps Rohit ton

Richardson's early stifle offset Rohit's 22nd century and helped Australia build pressure in defence of 288
Last update: 12 Jan 2019 10:54:00

Joe Clarke and Tom Kohler-Cadmore stood down from Lions tour after WhatsApp sex revelations

Revelations about the pair's off-field behaviour emerged in the course of the Alex Hepburn rape trial
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 19:50:59

'Plan of controlling run rate worked' - Amir

Left-arm fast bowler believes it's still only "50-50" despite Pakistan's outstanding bowling day
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 18:39:36

Mohammad Amir peeved by Sarfraz Ahmed's criticism

'Leave this question,' the fast bowler said when probed about his captain's remarks. 'Are we done?' Five minutes into his press conference, he walked out
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 18:25:36

'Probably the best I've batted in a session' - Markram

He put on 126 with Hashim Amla, hitting 14 boundaries before lunch alone to quickly put Pakistan on the defensive
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 18:07:59

Afridi rolls back the years as Smith-less Comilla triumph

Shahid Afridi starred with figures of 3 for 10 while Anamul Haque's 40 helped Comilla Victorians beat Rajshahi Kings by five wickets
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 17:59:55

Scotland call up uncapped Adrian Neill, Chris Greaves for Oman tour

Fast-bowling allrounder Ruaidhri Smith, who had an impressive T20 season with Glamorgan, also returns to the national fold for the quadrangular series and 50-over series in Oman
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 15:54:37

Jury in Alex Hepburn rape trial discharged after failing to reach verdict

Former Worcestershire cricketer had been accused of raping a sleeping woman in 2017
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 16:19:58

Aliss Islam's hat-trick helps Dhaka sneak two-run win

The offspinner struck thrice in the 18th over of a tense chase to decisively tilt the scales in the favour of his team
Last update: 12 Jan 2019 05:29:50

Ingram, Laughlin render Stars shineless

Ingram combined with the Strikers' captain, Travis Head, to stabilise a slow start for the hosts, before a late-order flurry from Jonathan Wells closed the innings at 178
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 12:06:04

'Batsmen still haven't understood the value of finishing a match' - Malinga

The Sri Lanka captain wanted his team to show character in the middle, and not sit back satisfied merely by good starts - with bat or ball
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 11:31:29

'Frustrating to not have shown my abilities at international level' - Bracewell

Having watched from the sidelines during the ODI series, the allrounder came good in the lone T20I against Sri Lanka with bat and ball
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 11:15:56

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul suspended pending inquiry

It is likely the pair will miss the remainder of the Australia tour and the upcoming limited-overs tour of New Zealand
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 17:37:21

Misbah-ul-Haq to play QEA Grade Two cricket ahead of PSL

This is the second time in the last two years that the former Pakistan captain has turned to the lower level in a bid to extend his playing career
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 10:36:55

Cremer temporarily puts cricket career on hold for family

The former Zimbabwe captain has relocated from Harare to join his wife Merna, who is now based in Dubai and working as a pilot.
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 08:55:33

Pakistan seamers hit back after Aiden Markram sets punishing tone

Pakistan's bowlers hauled themselves off the canvas after a lethargic start to the Johannesburg Test, taking seven wickets for 33 runs after tea
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 18:02:42

Bracewell, Kuggeleijn, Ferguson end SL's winless tour

Bracewell and Kuggeleijn bashed 44 off 26 and 35 not out off 15 respectively before Ferguson's three-for dented Sri Lanka's chase
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 11:04:33

Unsettled Australia v settled India at start of World Cup year

The attention now shifts to the main one-day event as the two teams, in vastly different positions at the start of the final run-in to the tournament, face each other in Sydney
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 11:08:54

Hardik Pandya and the man in the mirror

By speaking without filters, Pandya has shown us a glimpse, if we needed it, of the conversation and mindset in the wider Indian society
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 12:59:04

We definitely don't support inappropriate comments - Kohli

The captain has said it has been made clear to Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul that their controversial comments made on an Indian TV show are not acceptable and the personal opinions are not the view of the India team
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 14:40:36

Pakistan consider changes after 'disappointment' of series defeat

Azhar Ali admitted Pakistan could alter the balance of their side for the third and final Test
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 17:24:50

Kerala pip Himachal in race to knockouts, Punjab, Bengal miss out

Sanju Samson and Sachin Baby starred in Kerala's win against Himachal, while Punjab and Bengal returned home with an honourable - but inconsequential - draw
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 17:10:01

Siddle's miraculous comeback lands him on the doorstep of World Cup

He last played an ODI in 2010, but he could be the man Australia turn to for the death overs
Last update: 11 Jan 2019 01:25:32

Australia-based Englishman Charlie Hemphrey signs Glamorgan deal

Late-blooming top-order batsman has agreed a two-year contract with the Welsh county
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 13:32:15

Smith to miss two BPL matches to fix elbow injury

He will fly back to Sydney for a check-up but is expected to be back in Bangladesh sometime next week
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 13:19:46

Harper, bowlers help Renegades gallop to fourth win

After Harris gave the Renegades a usefully rapidfire start, Harper and Cooper needed only to keep their heads, something they did with the help of dropped catches by the Heat
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 11:54:51

No let up for Pakistan as South Africa eye whitewash

South Africa could include two debutants, in Pieter Malan and Zubayr Hamza, while Pakistan are mulling whether to play allrounder Faheem Ashraf
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 17:18:45

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul likely to be suspended

BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry has pressed for an inquiry and, if the players are found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute, strong sanctions
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 13:59:45

How Ottis Gibson set up South Africa's 'elite fast-bowling group'

South Africa have now won five home Test series in a row, and key to that success has been a reinvigorated pace culture, reignited by coach Ottis Gibson
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 09:20:40

PCB accepts UAE players' apologies

The three players had been handed eight-week suspensions in December, for their tweets criticising the facilities at the Southend Stadium in Karachi during the Emerging Teams' Cup
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 09:10:40

Van der Dussen called up to South Africa's ODI squad

Behardien, Markram and Morris have missed out on selection for the first two ODIs, but could get a look-in towards the end of the five-match series
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 08:33:16

Australia to begin India tour with T20I in Bengaluru

Visakhapatnam will host the second T20I, while Hyderabad, Nagpur, Ranchi, Mohali and Delhi will host the five ODIs
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 10:24:48

World Cup slots pretty much filled - Rohit Sharma

Rohit feels the absence of Australia's mainstay fast bowlers - Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins - will not make the contest any less challenging
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 08:15:05

We should never have dropped so quickly in T20s - Lasith Malinga

With Sri Lanka having slipped to ninth on the T20I rankings, this will be the first time they'll not gain direct qualification into the T20 World Cup
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 09:26:10

Langer to Renshaw: Think about now, don't worry about selection

Australia's head coach suggested the opener had previously become sidetracked by thoughts of a berth in the team before it had come to fruition
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 06:06:29

New Zealand women recall Katie Perkins for India series

Perkins last played an ODI in November 2017 and was picked after a consistent showing in domestic cricket
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 06:42:26

Final chance for Malinga's SL to break New-Zealand tour rut

Tim Southee will be leading New Zealand in Kane Williamson's absence as Sri Lanka look to finish the tour on a high
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 05:42:31

'Careless whispers' about Maxwell leave Langer fuming

In a terse press conference, Australia's head coach reiterated that Maxwell's continued omission from the Test side had nothing to do with factors outside of cricket
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 08:45:24

Mitchell Marsh illness opens ODI door for Ashton Turner

The Western Australia and Perth Scorchers batsman has been called up to the squad for the first ODI against India at the SCG
Last update: 10 Jan 2019 07:02:19

Zubayr Hamza's wait could be over and he is ready

As the possibility of a Test debut looms, the Cape Cobras batsman says time off during MSL helped channel his game better
Last update: 09 Jan 2019 20:04:33

'I told my wife I'd be back for the top job' - Ashley Giles on bouncing back from ECB sacking

Harsh lessons of 2014 serve England's new director of cricket well, as he lays out vision for his tenure
Last update: 09 Jan 2019 19:07:15

ICC announces 15-day amnesty to report corrupt approaches

Under this amnesty, reporting any previous corrupt approach in Sri Lankan cricket will not result in the player being punished
Last update: 09 Jan 2019 20:49:36

Mustafizur, Mehidy put Rajshahi Kings on the BPL board

The left-arm quick restricted Khulna Titans to a mere 117 for 9 in 20 overs and the allrounder struck a fifty to seal the chase
Last update: 09 Jan 2019 15:22:50

Albie Morkel retires from all forms of cricket

The South Africa allrounder remains tied to the game having signed on as a coaching consultant for Namibia
Last update: 09 Jan 2019 16:48:31

Madhya Pradesh lose 6 for 0, knocked out

Andhra avoid relegation, Karnataka through while Vidarbha on verge of a lead that will help them top Groups A and B
Last update: 09 Jan 2019 15:13:30

Ashley Giles open to splitting England coaching roles again despite tough lessons of 2014

New director of cricket charged with finding successor to Trevor Bayliss as he takes over from Andrew Strauss
Last update: 09 Jan 2019 13:20:47

Tye and Bancroft revive Perth Scorchers' campaign

The seamer picked up 4 for 18 to restrict Melbourne Stars to a moderate total on a fine batting pitch before the opening batsmen struck a fifty to seal the chase
Last update: 09 Jan 2019 12:17:01