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Virat Kohli backs Ambati Rayudu for the No. 4 spot

The India captain says that giving Rayudu enough game-time between now and the World Cup will sort the No. 4 conundrum

PTI

Pant set for ODI debut against fragile West Indies

India's XII includes six batsmen, Jadeja as an allrounder, and five other bowlers

Assam's new stadium geared for ODI debut after several troubles

The Barsapara Stadium was not in good shape two days out from the India-West Indies fixture, but an official said all would be well on match day

Associated Press

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Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

1st ODI, Dhaka

Zimbabwe seek turnaround against depleted Bangladesh

With Bangladesh missing two of their their seniormost players in Tamim and Shakib, Zimbabwe may sense an opportunity

'Used to the unpredictability of Mirpur pitch' - Mashrafe

In the last three years, teams have struggled to push the scoring rate under lights thus making it more favourable for teams batting first

Brendan Taylor's Miandad moment and Shahadat Hossain's stunning hat-trick

Five classic matches between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, including the breaking of a world-record losing streak in 2004

ICC news

New ODI Calendar

Associates pathway to 2023 Men's World Cup undergoes major revamp

The increase in fixtures approved at the ICC meeting in Singapore may help players get regular time on the field and against good-quality opponents

Culture Talk

Australia in UAE 2018-19

Langer seeks technical remedy to Australia's batting woes

The coach made a significant departure from his "character over cover drives" mantra, homing in on issues of batting technique

'Win at all costs' culture led to Newlands scandal - Rod Marsh

The former selection chairman believes that the pressure to win in SA had contributed to the actions of Smith, Warner and Bancroft

Sri Lanka v England

4th ODI, Pallekele

Social Story: Does it ever not rain in Sri Lanka?

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England wrap up series with another DLS win

Sri Lanka managed to forge a competitive total for the first time in the series but England's chase ticked over before the rain came

Shanaka rues the moments that slipped away

Another defeat for Sri Lanka was mitigated by an improved, if error-strewn, performance

Morgan happy to see England adapt to different situations

England captain Eoin Morgan was happy to see England adapt to their rain-affected chase against Sri Lanka.

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Highlights: England take series win via DLS

England defeated Sri Lanka in Pallekele by 18 runs in a match once again heavily affected by rain.

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Abbas' stellar show

Pakistan v Australia

Samiuddin: How Abbas' simple plan bested Finch

After testing the opener outside off and denying him room, the seamer moved one in to hit the pad - a result that everyone saw it coming

Reactions - 'I see a new No. 1 Test bowler coming'

All the reactions from the cricketing world as Abbas produced another incisive spell in Abu Dhabi

Stats - Abbas' Test average best in 100 years

He became only the second Pakistan seamer in the last 28 years to take a 10-wicket haul against Australia

Dubey, Tare help Mumbai lift Vijay Hazare title after 12 years

After sleepwalking their way to wins in the league phase, Mumbai exhibit lower-order might to clinch victory in a tricky chase

'Won because we're a perfect team' - Iyer

Mumbai captain credits camaraderie and friendships on and off the field for success

Can't understand people who say Mumbai are in decline - Amol Muzumdar

Mumbai waited 11 years to add to the 50-overs trophy cabinet, but the victory reinforced that the side is still among the top dogs in India

Mark Nicholas

Opinion

Sri Lanka's cricket legacy is glorious, but what does the future hold?

From the golden age of Rantunga and Murali, they are now at a point where the road ahead is uncertain, on field and off it

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