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Royals v Capitals

IPL 2019, Jaipur

We had a plan for Archer's short balls and yorkers - Shaw


Kishore: Rahane, Pant make statements by playing to strengths

One has been dropped as captain and both have missed out on the World Cup but this was a display of them at their best

Pant's brilliance puts Rahane century in the shade

The wicketkeeper batsman has been criticised for not finishing games, but in Jaipur, his unbeaten 78 off 36 not only secured victory but took Capitals to No. 1

Dhawan took the game away from us in the Powerplay - Samson

Sanju Samson addresses the media after Rajasthan Royals' loss to Delhi Capitals


Agarkar: Rahane looked a lot freer today

Shaun Tait and Ajit Agarkar discuss Ajinkya Rahane's brilliant century


Agarkar: Pant shouldn't change free-spirited approach


World Cup Squad

West Indies news

Russell, Pollard, Narine: Who will make West Indies' World Cup squad?

With about 24 hours left for squad to be finalised, ESPNcricinfo has listed the key names the WCI selection panel will deliberate on.

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IPL 2019, Bengaluru

Smart stats - Who has been the best fielding side in IPL 2019?

An in-depth look at who are the best and worst fielding teams and who are the key game changers - positively and negatively


Ravindranath: Dhoni to the rescue but even he needs help

An early collapse and a Dhoni rescue act has become a running theme for CSK this season, one they need to turn around soon

Will never question Dhoni's decision in the back end - Fleming

The CSK coach said that Dhoni refused singles in the 19th over because he felt best equipped to hit the big shots at the death


World Cup squad

Afghanistan news

Hamid Hassan picked in Afghanistan's World Cup squad

Asghar Afghan, who had been removed from captaincy earlier this month, is part of the squad

End-of-season developments

IPL 2019

Hyderabad to host IPL final on May 12

Chennai, the original host, has failed to sort out the issue with its stands, but will share the playoff matches with Visakhapatnam

Raj, Kaur, Mandhana to lead in Women's T20 exhibition

Three teams will contest the event this year, with Jaipur to host all four matches

ESPNcricinfo regulars

Pakistan in England 2019

Squad news

'All bases covered' for England-bound Pakistan - Mickey Arthur

Despite being underdogs, according to captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, coach Mickey Arthur believes Pakistan have what it takes to go all the way at the World Cup

Shadab Khan ruled out of England series with virus

Pakistan legspinner to meet specialists in England after "tests revealed a virus that will require treatment and rest for, at least, four weeks"

Editor's Picks

Kumar Sangakkara takes our World Cup quiz


How many of his team-mates are in Eoin Morgan's all-time World Cup XI?

Eoin Morgan picks his all time World Cup XI. How many of his current England team-mates are in it?


Mark Butcher takes our World Cup quiz

Former England cricketer Mark Butcher attempts to answer some World Cup questions


Top Headlines

World Cup Countdown

39 days to go

2003: Ponting leads another Australian juggernaut

His belligerent innings left India hapless in the 2003 final

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Billy the Kid breaks Pakistan hearts, 1987

Craig McDermott's pace and accuracy left Imran Khan's dream of lifting the World Cup on the subcontinent shattered

World Cup preparations

Bangladesh news

Walsh does not want to 'rush' Mustafizur before World Cup

Walsh was concerned about the injuries picked up by Bangladesh's players, including Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin and Abu Jayed

Pay Disparity

Australia news

Alyssa Healy 'realistic' about current gender pay gap in cricket

Although Healy understands the situation, she has "no doubt" the women's game will continue to close the pay difference

Super Kings v Sunrisers

IPL 2019, Chennai

Does Shane Watson need a break?

With the Australian struggling to find his touch, Super Kings could look at either Sam Billings or M Vijay to give the top order some solidity

Concerns for CSK as they look to bounce back after successive losses

Sunrisers Hyderabad have won their last two games, and will want to give star opener Jonny Bairstow a fitting farewell

Agarkar: Raina and Rayudu need to get some consistency

Shaun Tait and Ajit Agarkar preview the clash between last year's finalists at the MA Chidambaram Stadium


World Cricket League Division Two


Ali Khan five-for clinches two-run thriller for USA

Oman comfortably overcame Canada and PNG held their nerve against Hong Kong on the second day of the World Cricket League tournament

Delhi Capitals v Kings XI Punjab

IPL 2019, Delhi

Dasgupta and Tait celebrate Lamichhane's temperament

The Nepal legspinner was hit out of the park by Chris Gayle, but came back strongly to take three wickets


Iyer, Dhawan fifties help Delhi break the home jinx

Kings XI Punjab were kept to a middling total despite Chris Gayle's explosive half-century

Talking Points - Why Kings XI were unusually aggressive in the Powerplay

Not for the first time this season, a visiting team came to the Feroz Shah Kotla with a ground-specific batting strategy



With bat and in mind, Smith is happy where things are at

'Perfect team man' Ajinkya Rahane responded positively to Royals' leadership change, says the new captain

Smart stats - Was Smith the right Man of the Match?

Legspinner Shreyas Gopal was a serious contender, with a Smart Economy Rate of 2.25

How Archer and Unadkat beat the IPL's best batting side in the death

Mumbai Indians have been rampant in overs 16 to 20 thanks to Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard but in Jaipur they were both outdone

WCL 2019

Division Two

West Indies squad announcement

Women's cricket

West Indies recall Hayley Matthews, Stacy-Ann King for Ireland, England tours

Offspinner Anisa Mohammed and wicketkeeper-batsman Merissa Aguilleira, meanwhile, have been dropped

From the Ombudsman

India news

Hardik, Rahul directed to pay INR 20 lakh each to charity

They have been asked to do so "in order to purge" their "collective indiscretion" for their controversial comments on a talk show

WCL 2019

Oman ride on Mohammad Nadeem's sizzling form to overcome USA

Anshy Rath stars in Hong Kong's win over Canada while Namibia squeeze past PNG in low-scoring thriller


IPL 2019, Kolkata

'Have to be flexible as a team' - Russell moots promotion to No. 4

The big-hitting batsman said KKR could gain strategically by sending him up the order and forcing opposition captains to use their best bowlers earlier

Kohli hundred gives RCB victory despite Rana, Russell scare

Andre Russell and Nitish Rana plundered a barrage of boundaries in the death overs but fell short in the last over

Battered and bruised - Kuldeep's horror IPL 2019 continues

The pressure on the spinner has been rising since Knight Riders' losing streak began last week, and the 59 runs he conceded on Friday nearly broke him

World Cup Countdown

41 days to go

Trent Boult on his first World Cup, 2015: "If in doubt, be aggressive"

The New Zealand bowler talks about the thrillers against England and Australia, and more

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The 1996 World Cup in pictures

Waugh dazzles, but an island rejoices

India batsman incoming

County news

Rahane set for Hampshire stint

English county waiting on BCCI approval for Ajinkya Rahane to fill their overseas vacancy

World Cup countdown

England news

Hales given leave by Notts due to 'personal reasons'

Nottinghamshire say "no timetable has been set for his return" after Alex Hales pulled out of their opening Royal London Cup game

Squad announcement

2019 World Cup

Mohammad Amir left out of Pakistan's World Cup squad

Usman Shinwari and Asif Ali were also omitted while Mohammad Hasnain made the cut

Why Amir isn't in Pakistan's World Cup squad (yet)

The numbers say one thing about Amir, but many a Pakistani heart is at odds with that. He has one last chance before the World Cup to beat his bowling blues

World Cup Countdown

42 days to go

1999: The start of something big

The 1999 World Cup was the first under the ICC's control but it also served as a wake-up call for cricket's governing body in managing itself and world cricket better

2015: Bangladesh knock out England

Rubel Hossain took four wickets to help his side advance to the 2015 World Cup quarter-finals

A trans-Tasman wedding

New Zealand allrounder Hayley Jensen marries Australia's Nicola Hancock

The two became the third pair of active women cricketers to walk down the aisle in the last three years

Con de Lange 1981-2019

Scotland news

Scotland spinner Con de Lange dies aged 38

The left-arm spinner, who played 21 international games for Scotland, had been diagnosed with a brain tumour

India's World Cup squad

Naming the 15

Who bats where in World Cup is a decision for later - Kohli

But the India captain backs Vijay Shankar's inclusion for the tournament, and says Dhoni 'is the most important factor'

Squad announcement

2019 World Cup

Amla in World Cup squad; Hendricks, Morris miss out

Quinton de Kock is the only specialist wicketkeeper in the squad, with David Miller available for back-up should de Kock be injured during a game

World Cup squad

Sri Lanka news

Thirimanne, Siriwardana, Vandersay in World Cup squad

Not selected, meanwhile, are Niroshan Dickwella, Akila Dananjaya, openers Danushka Gunathilaka and Upul Tharanga, as well as Dinesh Chandimal

Karunaratne to captain Sri Lanka at World Cup

It is a left-field choice though considering the opener has not played any ODIs since the last World Cup


Pat Rousseau

Former West Indies board president Pat Rousseau dies aged 85

Rousseau was considered a visionary administrator for bringing in a professional set-up and initiating the corporatisation of the WI board

Sunrisers v CSK

IPL 2019, Hyderabad

Tait: Rashid does things the Warne way

Experts Shaun Tait and Murali Kartik praise Rashid Khan's consistency over the years in the IPL


Sunrisers' vintage bowling attack takes them back to winning ways

After three successive losses, they relied on the depth in their attack, some solid bowling plans and a bit of fortune

Ambati Rayudu v Vijay Shankar - non-fight after mega hype

In the same week one took the other's place in India's World Cup squad, they squared off against each other in an IPL game and it was... well, weird

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