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    'Special player' Philippe set to ignite BBL bidding war


    The 21-year-old made a late move to Sydney for this year's BBL on a one-year contract and now the Sixers are desperate to keep...

    The 21-year-old made a late move to Sydney for this year's BBL on a one-year contract and now the Sixers are desperate to keep him

    Mohammad Mithun makes 57 as Bangladesh underachieve again


    New Zealand put down a total of five catches, but Bangladesh's profligacy meant they were restricted to...

    New Zealand put down a total of five catches, but Bangladesh's profligacy meant they were restricted to 226

    Umar Akmal, bowlers propel Quetta Gladiators to easy win


    He may have been cast out into the wilderness by the Pakistan cricket team, but Umar Akmal found a way back into the country's collective conscience with an unbeaten 50-ball...

    He may have been cast out into the wilderness by the Pakistan cricket team, but Umar Akmal found a way back into the country's collective conscience with an unbeaten 50-ball 76

    Livingstone, Babar, Amir star in Karachi Kings' opening win


    Shoaib Malik threatened a late jailbreak for Multan Sultans, with a 24-ball fifty, but they eventually lost by seven...

    Shoaib Malik threatened a late jailbreak for Multan Sultans, with a 24-ball fifty, but they eventually lost by seven runs

    Vihari's confidence sky high after India stint


    The domestic veteran has found a new gear, drawing from the belief that he now belongs at the highest level of the...

    The domestic veteran has found a new gear, drawing from the belief that he now belongs at the highest level of the game

    Kohli, Pant, Bumrah and Rahul back for Australia ODIs


    With core of the team already in place, chairman of selectors MSK Prasad says the plan is to try out a few more players before the World...

    With core of the team already in place, chairman of selectors MSK Prasad says the plan is to try out a few more players before the World Cup

    Du Plessis, bowlers give South Africa vice-like grip


    Half-centuries from du Plessis and de Kock swelled South Africa's lead before they lost 5 for 8 to set Sri Lanka...

    Half-centuries from du Plessis and de Kock swelled South Africa's lead before they lost 5 for 8 to set Sri Lanka 304

    Van der Merwe and Cooper combine to knock out Oman


    Netherlands have won two in two and are in pole position to claim the series moving into their final...

    Netherlands have won two in two and are in pole position to claim the series moving into their final game

    Been there, done it again for Dan Christian


    He's known as 'Siri' and once again Dan Christian provided in the answer in a tight T20 run chase. Does another title...

    He's known as 'Siri' and once again Dan Christian provided in the answer in a tight T20 run chase. Does another title beckon?

    The problem of plenty for Indian selectors


    Pant or Vijay; Jadeja or Khaleel - final chance for MSK Prasad's selection panel to firm up their World Cup...

    Pant or Vijay; Jadeja or Khaleel - final chance for MSK Prasad's selection panel to firm up their World Cup probables

    No-ball for wicketkeeper movement sparks debate at BBL semi-final


    Square-leg umpire Gerard Abood called a no-ball against the Renegades wicket-keeper Sam Harper for moving his gloves in front of the stumps, but the movement occurred after the striker had hit the...

    Square-leg umpire Gerard Abood called a no-ball against the Renegades wicket-keeper Sam Harper for moving his gloves in front of the stumps, but the movement occurred after the striker had hit the ball

    Islamabad United come from behind to win PSL opener


    Regular breakthroughs didn't do it for Lahore Qalandars as Faheem Ashraf and Asif Ali put on an unbroken 59 off 28 for the sixth...

    Regular breakthroughs didn't do it for Lahore Qalandars as Faheem Ashraf and Asif Ali put on an unbroken 59 off 28 for the sixth wicket

    Explainer - How Ronchi's gloves gave the Qalandars five bonus runs


    If the ball hits a piece of equipment discarded by a fielder, the batting side gets extra runs and an additional delivery to...

    If the ball hits a piece of equipment discarded by a fielder, the batting side gets extra runs and an additional delivery to face

    Kapp, Wolvaardt, Goodall rampage help SA clinch series


    Sri Lanka lost eight wickets for 63 runs, after a 110-run second-wicket stand, and their captain Chamari Atapattu's 94 was in vain as South Africa defended 262 in revised...

    Sri Lanka lost eight wickets for 63 runs, after a 110-run second-wicket stand, and their captain Chamari Atapattu's 94 was in vain as South Africa defended 262 in revised chase

    Steyn's for-four helps South Africa extend advantage


    Sri Lanka chip away in second innings, but their batting collapse on 13-wicket day could prove...

    Sri Lanka chip away in second innings, but their batting collapse on 13-wicket day could prove costly

    England quicks given morning off after blowing away Windies


    Rory Burns' dismissal from the first ball of the third day threatened to disrupt a morning of recuperation for England's specialist...

    Rory Burns' dismissal from the first ball of the third day threatened to disrupt a morning of recuperation for England's specialist seamers

    The curse of finishing top in the Big Bash


    In six out of the eight editions of the BBL, the team finishing top of the table as fallen at the semi-final. Here's a brief history of the curse of dominating the group...

    In six out of the eight editions of the BBL, the team finishing top of the table as fallen at the semi-final. Here's a brief history of the curse of dominating the group stage

    Grassroots fund closes final chapter on pay war


    Cricket Australia and the players committed to providing more than AUD30 million to help the lower levels of the game in a significant outcome for two competing...

    Cricket Australia and the players committed to providing more than AUD30 million to help the lower levels of the game in a significant outcome for two competing sides

    RoI fight back after Karnewar puts Vidarbha in front


    Hanuma Vihari and Ajinkya Rahane wipe out the deficit after the Ranji champions send back the...

    Hanuma Vihari and Ajinkya Rahane wipe out the deficit after the Ranji champions send back the openers

    A lack of batting marvels at Docklands ground


    Like the MCG, the drop-in trays at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne have created a mixed bag of tracks this season. But the bowlers are not...

    Like the MCG, the drop-in trays at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne have created a mixed bag of tracks this season. But the bowlers are not complaining

    Klaassen and Visee help Netherlands topple Scotland


    The left-arm quick was able to arrest a fast start from the opposition while the opener helped seal a straightforward chase with a career-best...

    The left-arm quick was able to arrest a fast start from the opposition while the opener helped seal a straightforward chase with a career-best 71

    Stirling 71, Simi's triple-strike rally Ireland past Oman


    Oman's missed chances cost them dear, as Ireland closed the match out to break a win-less sequence of five...

    Oman's missed chances cost them dear, as Ireland closed the match out to break a win-less sequence of five T20Is

    All eyes on spin after late semi-final switch


    Until Sydney Sixers' dramatic collapse in the final group game this match looked to be heading to the SCG but now the Docklands pitch will be under the microscope...

    Until Sydney Sixers' dramatic collapse in the final group game this match looked to be heading to the SCG but now the Docklands pitch will be under the microscope again

    Blair Tickner ruled out of Super Smash elimination final


    Central Districts have been dealt a double injury blow with batsman Josh Clarkson also ruled out of the clash against Auckland on...

    Central Districts have been dealt a double injury blow with batsman Josh Clarkson also ruled out of the clash against Auckland on Friday

    Coach Haidee Tiffen 'not in right frame of mind' to tour with New Zealand


    New Zealand women's coach has decided not to be with the side for their three-match ODI series against Australia in the wake of an NZC World T20...

    New Zealand women's coach has decided not to be with the side for their three-match ODI series against Australia in the wake of an NZC World T20 review

    Inexperienced Sri Lankan attack lands early punches


    Vishwa Fernando impresses with four wickets, but de Kock's 80 helps South Africa breathe easy after 17 for...

    Vishwa Fernando impresses with four wickets, but de Kock's 80 helps South Africa breathe easy after 17 for 3

    DDCA recommends life ban on Amit Bhandari's assaulter


    "The decision will now be sent the DDCA Apex Council to be ratified," president Rajat Sharma said and expected it to be enforced in full...

    "The decision will now be sent the DDCA Apex Council to be ratified," president Rajat Sharma said and expected it to be enforced in full overnight

    Comeback man Guptill savours 'hard work' of besting a slow pitch


    The opener was playing his first match after a back injury and conditions weren't exactly conducive to his style of hit-through-the-line...

    The opener was playing his first match after a back injury and conditions weren't exactly conducive to his style of hit-through-the-line play

    Zampa happy to embrace the strut of being a Melbourne Star


    Having secured fourth place in last-gasp style, the legspinner believes the pressure is off against the table-topping...

    Having secured fourth place in last-gasp style, the legspinner believes the pressure is off against the table-topping Hurricanes

    Guptill, fast bowlers help New Zealand march to 1-0


    Trent Boult and Matt Henry did the early damage by taking four wickets in the first 10 overs of the Bangladesh innings to set up the...

    Trent Boult and Matt Henry did the early damage by taking four wickets in the first 10 overs of the Bangladesh innings to set up the chase

    DRS 15-second rule in spotlight as Sri Lanka miss out on a wicket


    Umpire Dar turned down their appeal for lbw on the basis that they had taken too long to ask for it. But the commentators suggested that only 13 seconds had...

    Umpire Dar turned down their appeal for lbw on the basis that they had taken too long to ask for it. But the commentators suggested that only 13 seconds had elapsed

    Wade's superstition hasn't stopped perfect balance with Short


    The Hobart Hurricanes opening pair have combined to devastating effect in this year's BBL with a differing styles causing no end of problems for the...

    The Hobart Hurricanes opening pair have combined to devastating effect in this year's BBL with a differing styles causing no end of problems for the bowlers

    Scans clear Ashok Dinda of serious injury


    A drive hit the paceman flush on the forehead on his follow through during a Bengal training...

    A drive hit the paceman flush on the forehead on his follow through during a Bengal training session

    Kerry Packer tried to pick Michael Hussey for 2005 Oval Test


    The story emerged from a book due to be published to mark the 40th anniversary of the meeting between Packer and Bradman to end...

    The story emerged from a book due to be published to mark the 40th anniversary of the meeting between Packer and Bradman to end WSC

    Maxwell-inspired Stars seek to stop prolific Hurricanes top order


    The Hurricanes have not lost a match at Blundstone Arena this season and will back their chances against a team they have had the wood on so...

    The Hurricanes have not lost a match at Blundstone Arena this season and will back their chances against a team they have had the wood on so far

    Scotland, Netherlands, Oman, Ireland fight for T20 supremacy


    With the 2019 World Cup being a no-go zone, the focus for Associate countries has shifted to T20 cricket, with an eye on the ultimate aim of qualifying for the T20 World...

    With the 2019 World Cup being a no-go zone, the focus for Associate countries has shifted to T20 cricket, with an eye on the ultimate aim of qualifying for the T20 World Cup

    Sri Lanka have more than just pace to fret over


    South Africa are playing at their least-favourite Test venue at home, but it may not matter against a team in...

    South Africa are playing at their least-favourite Test venue at home, but it may not matter against a team in crisis

    Former India bowler Amit Bhandari beaten up in Delhi, taken to hospital


    Now chairman of selectors for Delhi senior and Under-23 teams, Bhandari has been assaulted by a group of men wielding hockey sticks and iron rods at a practice match in...

    Now chairman of selectors for Delhi senior and Under-23 teams, Bhandari has been assaulted by a group of men wielding hockey sticks and iron rods at a practice match in Delhi

    Fawad Ahmed quits first-class cricket to pursue World Cup dream


    He last played for Australia in 2013, but has remained on the fringes of national selection through strong white-ball performances in the...

    He last played for Australia in 2013, but has remained on the fringes of national selection through strong white-ball performances in the BBL

    Umpire Shaun Haig felt the pressure after Daryl Mitchell DRS error


    The New Zealand Cricket match officials manager said a review process had confirmed Shaun Haig's error, and that the umpire had felt in the aftermath that he had let his fellow officials...

    The New Zealand Cricket match officials manager said a review process had confirmed Shaun Haig's error, and that the umpire had felt in the aftermath that he had let his fellow officials down

    Deandra Dottin, the new No.1 allrounder in T20Is


    Jemimah Rodrigues moved up four places to No.2 while her team-mate Smriti Mandhana moved from tenth to sixth...

    Jemimah Rodrigues moved up four places to No.2 while her team-mate Smriti Mandhana moved from tenth to sixth spot

    We're going to try to dominate whichever team comes here - Maharaj


    South Africa will also try to claim a rare win in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Durban, where they have a poor record in the last 11...

    South Africa will also try to claim a rare win in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Durban, where they have a poor record in the last 11 years

    Dravid wants Rathour on coaching staff but it may lead to conflict of interest


    The head coach wants to expand the coaching staff of the India A and Under-19 teams, but BCCI secretary says hiring Rathour may lead to conflict of...

    The head coach wants to expand the coaching staff of the India A and Under-19 teams, but BCCI secretary says hiring Rathour may lead to conflict of interest

    Ameen, Sandhu, Baig give Pakistan women historic series win


    Ameen scored 52 to guide the chase after Baig and Sandhu took three-fors to dismiss West Indies for 159 in the series...

    Ameen scored 52 to guide the chase after Baig and Sandhu took three-fors to dismiss West Indies for 159 in the series decider

    RoI look to halt Vidarbha's charge as Umesh Yadav is ruled out


    For last five years, the competition has been slotted at the end of the season. which has meant that the Ranji-winning side has not lost...

    For last five years, the competition has been slotted at the end of the season. which has meant that the Ranji-winning side has not lost form

    Alyssa Healy wins Belinda Clark Award


    Healy also won the T20I and ODI player of the year titles, to make a sweep of the honours for women at the Australian Cricket...

    Healy also won the T20I and ODI player of the year titles, to make a sweep of the honours for women at the Australian Cricket Awards

    The Australian Cricket Awards: all the winners


    The Australian Cricket Awards are taking place in Melbourne on Monday night with two main honours being the Allan Border Medal and Belinda Clark...

    The Australian Cricket Awards are taking place in Melbourne on Monday night with two main honours being the Allan Border Medal and Belinda Clark Award

    Bancroft gets awards votes for his innings in Newlands ball-tampering Test


    Bancroft top scored in Australia's first innings at Newlands, and that earned him three votes as part of Cricket Australia's awards voting...

    Bancroft top scored in Australia's first innings at Newlands, and that earned him three votes as part of Cricket Australia's awards voting process

    Kuldeep slots in behind Rashid in T20I rankings


    South Africa overtake Australia and England to go third while Nepal snatch 14th place from...

    South Africa overtake Australia and England to go third while Nepal snatch 14th place from UAE

    Coulter-Nile to undergo tests after suffering vertigo


    After spending time in the dressing room he was sent to hospital as a precaution before being well enough to travel back to Perth with the...

    After spending time in the dressing room he was sent to hospital as a precaution before being well enough to travel back to Perth with the team

    Ollie Pope, Sam Hain fifties help England Lions salvage draw


    India A bowlers did not find much help from the final-day pitch at the Krishnagiri Stadium as England Lions ended the day on 214 for 5, with an overall lead of 14...

    India A bowlers did not find much help from the final-day pitch at the Krishnagiri Stadium as England Lions ended the day on 214 for 5, with an overall lead of 14 runs

    Let's make India want to play us - PCB MD Wasim Khan


    The new managing director of the board wants to focus on turning Pakistan into one of the top teams in the...

    The new managing director of the board wants to focus on turning Pakistan into one of the top teams in the world

    Warner, Smith bans to expire during Pakistan series in March


    All of the five matches will be played in UAE from March 22, with the fourth one significant to Australia because Warner and Smith will have served out their...

    All of the five matches will be played in UAE from March 22, with the fourth one significant to Australia because Warner and Smith will have served out their bans

    Sophie Devine's all-round brilliance hands India 3-0 whitewash


    After Devine's dominance with both bat and ball, India needed four of the last ball, but Mithali Raj, playing her first game of the series, could only get one, despite a valiant...

    After Devine's dominance with both bat and ball, India needed four of the last ball, but Mithali Raj, playing her first game of the series, could only get one, despite a valiant rearguard

    Hardik Pandya and the catches that weren't


    Hardik Pandya came close to taking a wicket in Hamilton on several occasions, but instead ended up with 44 for...

    Hardik Pandya came close to taking a wicket in Hamilton on several occasions, but instead ended up with 44 for 0