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New Zealand v Bangladesh

3rd ODI, Dunedin

New Zealand complete whitewash after Southee six-for

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Taylor goes past Fleming as NZ's highest ODI run-getter

Earlier in the day, Taylor became the second New Zealand batsman - after Fleming - to reach 8,000 runs

World Cup 2019

100 days to go

ICC 'monitoring' India-Pakistan situation - Richardson

ICC chief executive says 'no indications' from either board that World Cup group match will not go ahead as planned

'This is where the excitement really builds'

David Richardson talks about the 100-day countdown to the World Cup and the legacy the ICC hopes it will leave behind


IPL 2019

Schedule news

Dhoni's CSK v Kohli's RCB to kickstart IPL 2019

BCCI has only released the schedule for the first two weeks, owing to a clash with the general elections in India

Top Headlines

Rishabh Pant


'This much I know: how to play in what situation' - Pant

India's Test wicketkeeper talks about life behind the stumps, and the method behind his batting madness

Women's cricket

Women's games during IPL 2019: what's the best way forward?

Jhulan Goswami, Lisa Sthalekar, Mel Jones and Tushar Arothe share their ideas

Hazlewood opens up


Smith, Warner left young batsmen without teachers - Hazlewood

The likes of Harris, Head and Labuschagne suffered for the lack of guidance from the other end, feels the Australia paceman

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SA Under-19s tour of India

1st Youth Test

West Indies v England`

1st ODI, Barbados

WI seek another upset as World Cup countdown begins

England will be looking to fine tune for the World Cup while West Indies could field two debutants as they seek a winning formula in ODIs

Dobell: England must prove adaptability as expectations rise

England captain concedes "challenge of playing on slower wickets" is still an area for batsmen to address

'Being World Cup favourites doesn't mean anything' - Morgan


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West Indies news

ODI series

Possible Russell return adds to sense of WI revival

The West Indies board has done well to repair fractured player relationships and is reaping improved commercial rewards, too

South Africa v Sri Lanka

2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

Wiaan Mulder in line for Test debut in Port Elizabeth

Vernon Philander has been ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka with a grade one hamstring strain

'We need to bat better in the first innings' - Gibson

South Africa coach Ottis Gibson looks ahead to the second Test against Sri Lanka in Port Elizabeth


Vishwa Fernando's angle 'massively important' - Lakmal

'When he plays, at least one of us in the unit can bank on getting wickets, because the batsmen have to constantly adjust to the angle, and it's tough'

Two key replacements

Pakistan Super League

Blitz and Trans Group step in to fill PSL TV production void

The consortium will take over from IMG-Reliance, which pulled out following the attack in Kashmir that has strained India-Pakistan relations

Salman Butt replaces Hafeez in Lahore Qalandars squad

This will be the most high-profile tournament for Butt since returning from his spot-fixing ban in January 2016

Domestic buzz

How the season panned out

'Tough, a learning experience' - newbies look back on Ranji Trophy debut

Coaches, professionals and stars of the Plate Group teams reflect on the season gone by

Pandit wants Irani Cup back as season-opener

The Vidarbha coach is against playing the fixture after the Ranji Trophy, says it's difficult for players to 'start all over again' after the grind

Zimbabwe Cricket

New appointments

Hamilton Masakadza to lead Zimbabwe in all three formats through 2019-20

Peter Moor has been elevated to the vice-captain's post amid new appointments announced by Zimbabwe Cricket

ODI squad announcement

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2018-19

Akila Dananjaya returns for South Africa ODIs

Dinesh Chandimal, who had been dropped for Test series in a shock move, was left out of the ODI squad too

Dananjaya's action cleared following tests

The Sri Lanka offspinner was officially banned from bowling in international cricket in December last year

Corruption charges

Pakistan news

Nasir Jamshed set to face bribery trial in December

Banned Pakistan batsman pleads not guilty after being charged by the UK's National Crime Agency of conspiring to bribe players in the PSL

Test rankings

ICC news

Kusal jumps 58 spots; Cummins, No. 1 Test bowler

Meanwhile, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has broken into the top 10 Test batsmen for the first time in his 57-match career

Gayle to bow out

West Indies news

'Universe Boss' promises to put on a show

Chris Gayle on calling it a day after the World Cup, the strength of the West Indies team and always being the 'Universe Boss'


Chris Gayle to retire from ODIs after World Cup

West Indies opener Chris Gayle has set a date on his planned retirement from the ODI format

Vishwa Fernando interview

Andrew Fidel Fernando

'I wasn't afraid' - Vishwa Fernando on standing up to SA's attack

The seamer looks back at his epic stand with Kusal Perera, his bowling, and his sudden call-up to Sri Lanka's Test side

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Stars in the making?

T20 World Cup Qualifiers

Little, Munsey look to hike the tricky hill

Four players to watch on the road to T20 World Cup Qualifiers to be held in October

'Winning tournaments is our target'

Scotland bowlers Alasdair Evans and Adrian Neill reflect on their triumph in Oman and the road ahead


Renegades' triumph

BBL 2018-19

Gurney bags the BBL, now for the PSL and IPL in T20 adventure

The Nottinghamshire left-armer impressed with his variations in the Big Bash as he joins the globe-trotting T20 roadshow

Still asking ourselves how we got away - Cooper

Melbourne Renegades' Tom Cooper says that the BBL title win hasn't sunk in yet


On the comeback trail

India domestic

Prithvi Shaw set to return from injury in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Ajinkya Rahane will be leading Mumbai while wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha is likely to be named in the Bengal squad

South Africa v Sri Lanka

1st Test, Durban

Wanted to compete every hour, every session - Dimuth

At different stages during the Durban Test, Sri Lanka were on the mat, but they found ways to stand up and fight

Fernando: Kusal Perera bats with body, heart and soul

Against one of Test cricket's most fearsome attacks on home soil, Sri Lanka's No. 5 stood up for his embattled team

Perera follows in Laxman's footsteps

A look at Test matches that went down to the wire and the heroes that won it


Arnold: Perera's innings will be talked about for years


'We didn't lose because of any mistakes we made' - du Plessis

The South Africa captain feels they were simply outdone by Kusal Perera's 'superhuman' innings


First Lara, then Perera - all the records Sri Lanka broke


Renegades' triumph

Big Bash League

'I've got 15 too many' - How Christian inspired Renegades

The allrounder was Player of the Match in both the semi and final, adding another trophy to his stellar career

Next BBL may spend extra money for overseas stars

Conscious of the need to compete with other T20 leagues, Cricket Australia will explore having separate funds to encourage the biggest names to sign up

Big Bash team of the tournament

Who makes the ESPNcricinfo XI for the Big Bash?

Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars

Big Bash Final

We needed to kill the game earlier - Maxwell on where it all went wrong

The Renegades captain Aaron Finch admitted he was an over away from throwing in the towel before the game suddenly changed

Renegade Boyce atones for unceremonious Hurricanes exit

Dropped by his previous team for last season's BBL knockouts, the legspinne's role in the Renegades triumph has put him back in the spotlight

Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi

PSL 2019

Hasan Ali, Umar Amin give Qalandars a hiding

Qalandars crashed to PSL's second-lowest total batting first. From there on, the final result was never in doubt

Saqlain: 'Hasan Ali has got his mojo back'

Hasan Ali picked up 4 for 15 as Peshawar Zalmi rolled Lahore Qalandars over for 78


Hand injury casts doubt on Hafeez's PSL and World Cup

The incident took place in the 13th over of Karachi's run-chase, when Colin Ingram hammered one straight back to Hafeez, and the ball burst through his fingers

South Africa v Sri Lanka

1st Test, Durban

Du Plessis on Durban drama: 'This is what Test cricket should be'

The South Africa captain heaped praise on Kusal Perera, saying he was "just too good" for them

Perera's epic 153* leads SL to record-breaking victory

Sri Lanka lost their ninth wicket while still 78 off their target. The wicketkeeper batsman scored 67 of them all by himself

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