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    Shai Hope, Kemar Roach ruled out of ongoing third ODI


    Hope was struck on the helmet during his unbeaten 108, while Roach hurt his right hamstring while...

    Hope was struck on the helmet during his unbeaten 108, while Roach hurt his right hamstring while bowling

    Shreyas Iyer shreds jetlag with bruising 178


    Pandya returns to action, Milind Kumar breaches 1000-run mark, Dhapola continues to sizzle and...

    Pandya returns to action, Milind Kumar breaches 1000-run mark, Dhapola continues to sizzle and more

    Marcus Harris steps up to give Australia a foothold


    Marcus Harris took guard first up in Perth, for the first time in first-class cricket. Selflessness and teamwork on display, and it did the trick for his...

    Marcus Harris took guard first up in Perth, for the first time in first-class cricket. Selflessness and teamwork on display, and it did the trick for his side

    Sharmeen Khan, pioneer of women's cricket in Pakistan, dies


    Along with sister Shaiza, Sharmeen had gone about getting women's cricket in Pakistan officially recognised in the mid...

    Along with sister Shaiza, Sharmeen had gone about getting women's cricket in Pakistan officially recognised in the mid '90s

    Ricky Ponting's history with Ishant Sharma steels Aaron Finch


    Ponting's lessons from a decade ago helped Finch make headway in his battle to prove himself as a Test opener in home...

    Ponting's lessons from a decade ago helped Finch make headway in his battle to prove himself as a Test opener in home conditions

    Malinga to lead ODI and T20I squads in New Zealand


    Angelo Mathews, who had been axed from the limited-overs squads due to fitness and run out issues, is back in the...

    Angelo Mathews, who had been axed from the limited-overs squads due to fitness and run out issues, is back in the squad

    Evin Lewis returns to West Indies' T20I squad


    Also back in the squad are Kesrick Williams and Sheldon Cottrell, while Kieron Pollard and Obed McCoy miss out with...

    Also back in the squad are Kesrick Williams and Sheldon Cottrell, while Kieron Pollard and Obed McCoy miss out with injuries

    Mithun, Saifuddin picked for West Indies T20Is


    Mossadek Hossain and Abu Jayed have been dropped form the Bangladesh squad, while Sabbir Rahman is still serving a...

    Mossadek Hossain and Abu Jayed have been dropped form the Bangladesh squad, while Sabbir Rahman is still serving a suspension

    Fast bowlers give Sri Lanka hope against upbeat New Zealand


    The hosts have already named their XI, with Neil Wagner returning to a bowling attack containing Ajaz Patel as its lone...

    The hosts have already named their XI, with Neil Wagner returning to a bowling attack containing Ajaz Patel as its lone spinner

    Need our seamers to attack NZ batsmen - Chandimal


    The Sri Lanka captain acknowledged that the team's best chance lies in going aggressively at New Zealand with the...

    The Sri Lanka captain acknowledged that the team's best chance lies in going aggressively at New Zealand with the ball

    India and Australia batsmen steel for testing time at 'new' Perth


    Virat Kohli's team are in the rare position of leading a series in Australia as the home side's brittle top order remains in the...

    Virat Kohli's team are in the rare position of leading a series in Australia as the home side's brittle top order remains in the spotlight

    Under-scanner Ishant works hard to rectify no-ball problem


    Ishant had missed out on two wickets in Adelaide because he had over-stepped, but the no-balls not called on the field have also attracted...

    Ishant had missed out on two wickets in Adelaide because he had over-stepped, but the no-balls not called on the field have also attracted scrutiny

    Rovman Powell questions Bangladesh's skills against pace


    Mashrafe Mortaza backs his batsmen in response, saying losing wickets at the wrong time has cost his side rather than shortcomings against...

    Mashrafe Mortaza backs his batsmen in response, saying losing wickets at the wrong time has cost his side rather than shortcomings against pace

    Keen on Test comeback, Hardik turns to Ranji Trophy


    The allrounder, who is returning form injury, will take the field for Baroda instead of India A with a view to specifically get match fit for Boxing...

    The allrounder, who is returning form injury, will take the field for Baroda instead of India A with a view to specifically get match fit for Boxing Day

    Rules were broken to replace Kumble with Shastri - Edulji


    Diana Edulji, one half of the CoA, revealed that the BCCI had "broken rules" while appointing Ravi Shastri as a replacement for former India coach Anil...

    Diana Edulji, one half of the CoA, revealed that the BCCI had "broken rules" while appointing Ravi Shastri as a replacement for former India coach Anil Kumble

    A possible third for India: four quicks, no spin


    With injuries and a fast, green pitch on offer, India could be going with no spin for the third time in their history, and second time under...

    With injuries and a fast, green pitch on offer, India could be going with no spin for the third time in their history, and second time under Kohli

    Unchanged Australia call in Ponting for test of fundamentals


    Ponting's advice followed time-honoured lines of Perth - leaving the ball on length, being selective on balls to drive and cashing in on the cut and the...

    Ponting's advice followed time-honoured lines of Perth - leaving the ball on length, being selective on balls to drive and cashing in on the cut and the pull

    Jon Lewis appointed Sri Lanka's new batting coach


    The former Durham county head coach is part of a slew of new appointments, and has a contract that runs till the end of the 2019 World...

    The former Durham county head coach is part of a slew of new appointments, and has a contract that runs till the end of the 2019 World Cup

    West Indies seek more convincing show in series decider


    Bangladesh would be wary of slip-ups in the third ODI. Losing wickets in clusters after a big partnership has been a long-term problem for...

    Bangladesh would be wary of slip-ups in the third ODI. Losing wickets in clusters after a big partnership has been a long-term problem for them

    Pace, bounce and live grass - Perth surface gets India excited


    Virat Kohli was almost salivating at the prospect of playing on a pitch that is not shaved of the lush green look it wore on the eve of the second...

    Virat Kohli was almost salivating at the prospect of playing on a pitch that is not shaved of the lush green look it wore on the eve of the second Test

    Delport's 45-ball 84 fires Rocks into the knockouts


    The opener's first fifty of the MSL, and an incisive spell from Dwayne Bravo helped Paarl Rocks to a six-wicket win over Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and secure the third...

    The opener's first fifty of the MSL, and an incisive spell from Dwayne Bravo helped Paarl Rocks to a six-wicket win over Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and secure the third position

    Morkel's 57* turns tables on Spartans in breathtaking chase


    The left-hander's boundary-laden assault gave Heat an improbable victory from 21 for 4, after AB de Villiers' unbeaten 93 had lifted the Spartans to...

    The left-hander's boundary-laden assault gave Heat an improbable victory from 21 for 4, after AB de Villiers' unbeaten 93 had lifted the Spartans to 188

    Probably the best group of fast bowlers India have had - Bharat Arun


    India's bowling coach said that consistency was a big issue on previous tours, and the bowling group has responded extremely well to correct...

    India's bowling coach said that consistency was a big issue on previous tours, and the bowling group has responded extremely well to correct that

    'Tentative' Cremer makes return from knee injury


    The former Zimbabwe captain has been out of action since August but in his first game back on Saturday, he picked up 2 for 41 playing for his domestic side...

    The former Zimbabwe captain has been out of action since August but in his first game back on Saturday, he picked up 2 for 41 playing for his domestic side Rhinos

    Starc seeks rhythm as Paine rests finger


    The focus ahead of the Perth Test was on Mitchell Starc, who has struggled to hit form and rhythm, even as Australia believe they have a slight advantage over India at the new Perth...

    The focus ahead of the Perth Test was on Mitchell Starc, who has struggled to hit form and rhythm, even as Australia believe they have a slight advantage over India at the new Perth Stadium

    Yuvraj, Steyn, Malinga in pool of 346 players for IPL auction


    Nine overseas players have opted for the maximum base price of 2 crore, with none of the Indians choosing that...

    Nine overseas players have opted for the maximum base price of 2 crore, with none of the Indians choosing that category

    Keemo Paul reprieves affected bowlers' confidence - Mashrafe


    Keemo Paul was dropped twice at crucial stages of West Indies' chase, and Mashrafe believed the hosts could have pulled things back had the catches been...

    Keemo Paul was dropped twice at crucial stages of West Indies' chase, and Mashrafe believed the hosts could have pulled things back had the catches been held

    Pongolo six-for secures home play-off for Jozi Stars


    The Spartans were left reeling from the batting onslaught of Rassie van der Dussen and Dan Christian, and a career-best 6 for 20 from Nono...

    The Spartans were left reeling from the batting onslaught of Rassie van der Dussen and Dan Christian, and a career-best 6 for 20 from Nono Pongolo

    Shai Hope stars with 146* as West Indies level series


    Hope and Keemo Paul shared a 71-run seventh-wicket stand to take West Indies home with two balls to...

    Hope and Keemo Paul shared a 71-run seventh-wicket stand to take West Indies home with two balls to spare

    Steven Smith's BPL participation in doubt


    BCB to take a final decision after other franchises object to bending of rules to allow Comilla Victorians to rope in...

    BCB to take a final decision after other franchises object to bending of rules to allow Comilla Victorians to rope in Smith

    Mitchell Marsh admits omission brings vice-captain uncertainty


    The allrounder made 21 and 11 after returning to the Sheffield Shield and appears unlikely to play the second Test against...

    The allrounder made 21 and 11 after returning to the Sheffield Shield and appears unlikely to play the second Test against India

    Akila Dananjaya found to have illegal bowling action


    The offspinner stands suspended from bowling in international cricket, but, with the consent of SLC, he can still bowl in Sri Lanka's domestic...

    The offspinner stands suspended from bowling in international cricket, but, with the consent of SLC, he can still bowl in Sri Lanka's domestic competitions

    Two arrested at MSL match over suspected involvement in 'betting activity'


    Two men were arrested at Kingsmead in Durban during an MSL match on Friday, amid concerns about their possible involvement with "betting...

    Two men were arrested at Kingsmead in Durban during an MSL match on Friday, amid concerns about their possible involvement with "betting activity"

    Mathews, Gunathilaka, Mendis among runs in drawn encounter


    Danushka Gunathilaka found form with a dominant display at the top of the order, as the three-day warm-up match against New Zealand XI petered to a draw in...

    Danushka Gunathilaka found form with a dominant display at the top of the order, as the three-day warm-up match against New Zealand XI petered to a draw in Napier

    Paine adamant about finger, less sure on DRS


    The Australia captain insisted there was no damage after he took a blow while batting and also offered support to Mitchell Starc ahead of the Perth...

    The Australia captain insisted there was no damage after he took a blow while batting and also offered support to Mitchell Starc ahead of the Perth Test

    Lehmann ensures South Australia earn draw


    Steve O'Keefe claimed four wickets but a result always appeared unlikely on the final day on a placid...

    Steve O'Keefe claimed four wickets but a result always appeared unlikely on the final day on a placid surface

    Pujara was "priceless" in Adelaide - Kohli


    Virat Kohli credited the efforts of Cheteshwar Pujara and the bowlers in India's historic Adelaide...

    Virat Kohli credited the efforts of Cheteshwar Pujara and the bowlers in India's historic Adelaide win

    Kohli reveals how the no-balls 'pissed off' Ishant


    While most of the Indian team joyfully celebrated their victory over Australia in the first Test, Ishant Sharma was visibly upset with the five no-balls he...

    While most of the Indian team joyfully celebrated their victory over Australia in the first Test, Ishant Sharma was visibly upset with the five no-balls he bowled

    UAE players slam Karachi ground conditions in Emerging Teams Cup


    UAE's players criticised inadequate ground facilities at the Southend Stadium in Karachi, after a brief spell of rain wiped out their chances of a semi-final...

    UAE's players criticised inadequate ground facilities at the Southend Stadium in Karachi, after a brief spell of rain wiped out their chances of a semi-final spot

    Bangladesh eye finishing blow over collapsible WI


    The home side will be hopeful of securing a series win with one ODI to spare in Dhaka on...

    The home side will be hopeful of securing a series win with one ODI to spare in Dhaka on Tuesday

    Peirson and Neser enable Queensland to conquer 414


    It was the fifth-highest successful chase in Sheffield Shield history as Queensland secured a notable...

    It was the fifth-highest successful chase in Sheffield Shield history as Queensland secured a notable victory

    Chris Lynn named captain of Brisbane Heat


    Three seasons after his first go at captaincy in the BBL, Chris Lynn takes up the mantle...

    Three seasons after his first go at captaincy in the BBL, Chris Lynn takes up the mantle again

    Bangladesh tick most boxes in dominating first ODI victory


    Mashrafe led the way as West Indies were kept to 195, and Mushfiqur's unbeaten half-century then helmed a straightforward...

    Mashrafe led the way as West Indies were kept to 195, and Mushfiqur's unbeaten half-century then helmed a straightforward chase

    Zondo, van Wyk guide Heat home in 162 chase


    Heat though were already out of the running for a play-off position, while Blitz were already assured of an automatic ticket to a home final next...

    Heat though were already out of the running for a play-off position, while Blitz were already assured of an automatic ticket to a home final next Sunday

    Aaron breaks Odisha hearts; TN win finally


    Uttarakhand make it five in five, Karnataka lodge protest against Saurashtra. More in our Ranji...

    Uttarakhand make it five in five, Karnataka lodge protest against Saurashtra. More in our Ranji round-up

    GLT20 franchise owner to launch legal action against CSA


    Hiren Bhanu, owner of the Pretoria Mavericks, is claiming damages of over half a million dollars from the...

    Hiren Bhanu, owner of the Pretoria Mavericks, is claiming damages of over half a million dollars from the board

    Thomson, du Plessis keep Rocks alive with close win


    Thomson struck a courageous 71 not out, and in the company of du Plessis, whose purple patch extended into a third fifty in four games, steered a tricky chase with three balls to...

    Thomson struck a courageous 71 not out, and in the company of du Plessis, whose purple patch extended into a third fifty in four games, steered a tricky chase with three balls to spare

    R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami leave Australia limping


    Pujara and Rahane made half-centuries as India enjoyed another excellent day at the Adelaide...

    Pujara and Rahane made half-centuries as India enjoyed another excellent day at the Adelaide Oval

    Pandey 111* trumps Young 109 to hand India A series


    After Will Young smashed 102, the India A captain's unbeaten century set up his side's five-wicket win, giving them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match...

    After Will Young smashed 102, the India A captain's unbeaten century set up his side's five-wicket win, giving them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series

    We can be heroes on day five, says Lyon


    The Australia offspinner is confident of Shaun Marsh and Travis Head countering R Ashwin on the final...

    The Australia offspinner is confident of Shaun Marsh and Travis Head countering R Ashwin on the final day

    Lahore Qalandars appoint Mohammad Hafeez as captain


    After finishing last in the last three editions of the PSL, Lahore Qalandars have turned to Hafeez in a bid to improve their...

    After finishing last in the last three editions of the PSL, Lahore Qalandars have turned to Hafeez in a bid to improve their record

    Henriques narrowly misses ton as NSW press for victory


    South Australia continued to toil in the field and also had fitness concerns over pace bowler Dan...

    South Australia continued to toil in the field and also had fitness concerns over pace bowler Dan Worrell

    Should Finch have been saved twice?


    The Australia opener was saved by a no-ball before he'd scored - after calling for the DRS - but opted against a review moments before...

    The Australia opener was saved by a no-ball before he'd scored - after calling for the DRS - but opted against a review moments before tea

    Habib Bank lift Quaid-e-Azam Trophy after tense draw


    Play was called off due to bad light with HBL six down and needing 83 for an outright win; an unimpressed Misbah skipped the presentation...

    Play was called off due to bad light with HBL six down and needing 83 for an outright win; an unimpressed Misbah skipped the presentation ceremony

    Cloete, von Berg keep Spartans in play-off race


    Nelson Mandela Bay Giants were kept to 137 for 9 in a chase of 166 on a slow pitch in Port...

    Nelson Mandela Bay Giants were kept to 137 for 9 in a chase of 166 on a slow pitch in Port Elizabeth

    Bad light leads to controversial draw in Bogra


    The game between Central Zone and East Zone ended due to bad light with East Zone just six runs away from the target, which prompted...

    The game between Central Zone and East Zone ended due to bad light with East Zone just six runs away from the target, which prompted protest

    Tamim's return gives Bangladesh happy headache


    Who among Tamim, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar and Liton Das will open the batting for the hosts in their ODI series opener against West...

    Who among Tamim, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar and Liton Das will open the batting for the hosts in their ODI series opener against West Indies?

    Hughes, Larkin tons hand NSW the edge


    The pair put on their second double-century opening stand of the season, leaving the Blues just 157 runs behind in the first innings with 10 wickets in...

    The pair put on their second double-century opening stand of the season, leaving the Blues just 157 runs behind in the first innings with 10 wickets in hand

    Cameron White, Scott Boland maintain Victoria's dominance


    After White carried Victoria to 424 for 9 declared, Boland rattled Western Australia's reply with three...

    After White carried Victoria to 424 for 9 declared, Boland rattled Western Australia's reply with three strikes

    Bailey and Wade put Tasmania in command


    Ben McDermott was run out again, this time backing up, but Queensland are facing a huge task after slumping to 107 all...

    Ben McDermott was run out again, this time backing up, but Queensland are facing a huge task after slumping to 107 all out

    Kohli and Pujara forge strong position for India


    Australia hurled everything they could at India but were facing a daunting run chase after the visitors took...

    Australia hurled everything they could at India but were facing a daunting run chase after the visitors took control

    Sri Lanka hire Steve Rixon as fielding coach


    He will link up with the squad ahead of the Boxing Day Test in Christchurch, having signed a contract that will expire at the end of 2019 World...

    He will link up with the squad ahead of the Boxing Day Test in Christchurch, having signed a contract that will expire at the end of 2019 World Cup

    'Something we'll never forget' - Will Somerville


    The offspinner on debut played a starring role as New Zealand came from behind to win a Test series away from home against Pakistan for the first time in 49...

    The offspinner on debut played a starring role as New Zealand came from behind to win a Test series away from home against Pakistan for the first time in 49 years

    Quinton de Kock 93 carries Blitz to bonus point win


    The wicketkeeper-batsman's onslaught at the top laid Paarl low after they had put up a below par...

    The wicketkeeper-batsman's onslaught at the top laid Paarl low after they had put up a below par 144

    Glenn Maxwell, Joe Burns sign for Lancashire


    Maxwell will turn out in all three formats in the 2019 season, enabling him to acclimatise to English conditions before the World Cup and also further his Test...

    Maxwell will turn out in all three formats in the 2019 season, enabling him to acclimatise to English conditions before the World Cup and also further his Test ambitions

    Under-fire Sarfraz Ahmed sees possibility of giving up captaincy


    'If I make mistakes, or it is because of me that the team is losing then I will definitely think about it, and if there is someone better than me to do the Test captaincy, then he...

    'If I make mistakes, or it is because of me that the team is losing then I will definitely think about it, and if there is someone better than me to do the Test captaincy, then he should'

    Jon Lewis steps away from Durham role


    A restructuring of the club's cricket operations has left no obvious role for a permanent head coach, and Lewis is understood to have declined the opportunity to apply for a new...

    A restructuring of the club's cricket operations has left no obvious role for a permanent head coach, and Lewis is understood to have declined the opportunity to apply for a new role

    Shankar, Iyer steer India A home in high-scoring slugfest


    Ishan Kishan also contributed handily to the victory after fifties from Hamish Rutherford and James Neesham had helped New Zealand A post...

    Ishan Kishan also contributed handily to the victory after fifties from Hamish Rutherford and James Neesham had helped New Zealand A post 308

    After 49 years, New Zealand conquer Pakistan away


    William Somerville and Ajaz Patel took three wickets each to help bowl Pakistan out for 156 and seal the series...

    William Somerville and Ajaz Patel took three wickets each to help bowl Pakistan out for 156 and seal the series 2-1

    Mohammad Amir and Shadab Khan back in Pakistan's Test squad


    Bilal Asif misses out, while Shan Masood replaces the retired Mohammad Hafeez. Fakhar Zaman is expected to recover from his knee injury in time to play the Boxing Day...

    Bilal Asif misses out, while Shan Masood replaces the retired Mohammad Hafeez. Fakhar Zaman is expected to recover from his knee injury in time to play the Boxing Day Test

    Ashley Giles in line to replace Andrew Strauss as England men's team director


    Despite reports to the contrary elsewhere, Andy Flower, Martyn Moxon and Tom Moody have all informed ESPNcricinfo they are not pursuing an interest in the...

    Despite reports to the contrary elsewhere, Andy Flower, Martyn Moxon and Tom Moody have all informed ESPNcricinfo they are not pursuing an interest in the role

    Tom Cooper and Alex Carey fifties shore up South Australia


    New South Wales had the chance to put the Redbacks under significant pressure when Jake Lehmann fell with the score at 5 for 185. Except they...

    New South Wales had the chance to put the Redbacks under significant pressure when Jake Lehmann fell with the score at 5 for 185. Except they couldn't

    Alex Pyecroft five-for scythes through Queensland


    Within a space of ten overs, Tasmania seamer Alex Pycroft induced five outside edges to dismantle Queensland's middle...

    Within a space of ten overs, Tasmania seamer Alex Pycroft induced five outside edges to dismantle Queensland's middle order

    New television era in Australia fails to crack 1 million mark


    Australia's first day of Test cricket on the new broadcasters, Seven and Fox Sports, recorded a combined average of fewer than 1 million viewers nationally at peak time in the final...

    Australia's first day of Test cricket on the new broadcasters, Seven and Fox Sports, recorded a combined average of fewer than 1 million viewers nationally at peak time in the final session