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'Two new balls brutal for bowlers' - Kohli


Tendulkar sparks debate over two new balls

The run-glut in England has led to a discussion about whether two new balls at the cost of reverse swing is good for ODIs

Manjrekar: Harder ball easier for batsmen to hit around

Sanjay Manjrekar and Shaun Tait weigh in on the debate over the two new balls rule


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India leave for the UK

Press conference

England Tests won't even feel like an away series - Kohli

India's tour begins on June 27 with T20Is against Ireland, and the Tests against England start on August 1. That's enough time to acclimatise, say Kohli and Shastri

Associated Press

'Looking forward to playing difficult cricket' - Kohli

The India captain says he is 'raring to go' after a break and talks about the preparations for the England Tests


Ireland recall Joshua Little and Andy McBrine for T20Is against India

The selectors have left out Barry McCarthy and Craig Young

West Indies v Sr Lanka

Day-night Test, Barbados

Chandimal out of third Test after appeal dismissed

Coach Hathurusingha and manager Gurusinha, however, are free to participate in the game

Pink-ball Test brings focus back to cricket

Sri Lanka are 1-0 down and will most likely be without both Chandimal and the injured Rangana Herath

New face in T20I squad

Pakistan in Zimbabwe 2018

Uncapped Sahibzada Farhan called up for T20I tri-series

Asif Ali has found a place in the ODI squad, which also features Yasir Shah, who hasn't played a 50-overs game for Pakistan since October 2016

England news

White-ball cricket

Farbrace to take over from Bayliss for T20Is against Australia and India

The move will allow Bayliss the chance to watch some domestic cricket and could be an audition for the top job for Farbrace if he wants it

Form is 'stepping stone' towards World Cup - Roy

England opener in 'best headspace' of his international career, but keeping eyes on the prize

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Men's T20I XI

Our jury picked Afridi and Rohit in our all-time T20I XI. You picked Warner and Watson

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The new FTP

What lies ahead

What the ODI League Championship gets right and wrong

While it has given ODIs new meaning and context, much else remains to be ironed out

Scotland implore ICC for more funding, fixtures

Coach Grant Bradburn made clear his disappointment with the FTP, and asked the ICC to consider rewarding their recent performances

What are you most looking forward to in the new FTP?

Take a pick from the Ashes, a year filled with ten India-England Tests, Sri Lanka's bumper away summer, and more

India A tour of England

1st match, Derby

Gubbins hundred highlights batting depth against misfiring India A

Liam Dawson also impressed with four wickets in front of England head coach Trevor Bayliss while India's spinners had a poor day

Jamsheed Marker 1922-2018

Pakistan news

Commentator and diplomat Jamsheed Marker dies at 95

Marker, who was the voice of Pakistan cricket in the 1950s and 60s, also served as under-secretary-general at the United Nations

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