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Damp squib or a blockbuster? India-Pakistan rivalry is back

After the drubbing India handed them three nights ago, can Pakistan counter India's spin attack?


Ind-Pak classics from the UAE before social media era

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you talk India v Pakistan in the UAE?

How can India get the best out of Rahul in ODIs?

He's a destructive force in T20s but hasn't translated that ability into the 50-over format, where competition for top-order spots is intense

On the comeback trail

Australia news

Smith, Warner in form on Sydney club cricket return

Warner scored a hundred while Smith made 85 after underwhelming stints at the Global T20 Canada and CPL

Against one-sided affairs

India news

Dravid calls for reciprocity between boards to provide quality warm-ups

"Nobody wants to see one-sided overseas results; you want to see close, exciting Test matches," he said

Top headlines

Afghanistan v Bangladesh

Asia Cup Super Four

Can Bangladesh pick themselves up against Afghanistan's spinners?

Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan have economy rates of less than 3.50 in the Asia Cup so far

Dasgupta: Wouldn't mind seeing Soumya and Imrul Kayes in the XI


Rudderless batting emblematic of Bangladesh's problems

Mosaddek, Liton and Mithun have shown promise but are unable to put on consistent performances to provide back up for the seniors

Independence compromised

Asia Cup 2018

Do Bangladesh even need selectors?

Selectors Minhajul and Bashar were not even consulted before Soumya and Imrul were added to Bangladesh's Asia Cup squad

Mashrafe irked by BCB's batting reinforcements

The captain made it clear he wasn't consulted before the BCB flew in two batting reinforcements in Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar

Smith's first touring party

England in SL 2018

Smith turns pragmatic as England seek overseas formula

With the selections for his first England touring squad, Ed Smith has given the Test team options galore in their attempts to finally win away

Five questions for England in Sri Lanka

As England enter the post-Alastair Cook era, there are a number of permutations around how they could line up for the first Test in Galle

Asia Cup 2018

Bangladesh v India

Jadeja and Rohit overpower Bangladesh

The left-arm spinner picked up 4 for 29 on his ODI comeback and India's captain hunted down the target of 174 with great ease

Rejuvenated Jadeja fires on return

An injury to Axar Patel paved way for his ODI recall after July 2017, and he made it count immediately

Dasgupta: India look the most settled side of the Super Four stage

Deep Dasgupta and Shahriar Nafees analyse India's victory over Bangladesh in their Asia Cup 2018 Super Four encounter


Dasgupta: Rohit made chase look like a practice session

Deep Dasgupta praises Rohit Sharma's performance against Bangladesh, and wonders who might be India's long-term ODI pick at number four


Nafees: Schedule no excuse for Bangladesh's defeat

Shahriar Nafees says the batting was to blame for Bangladesh's defeat against India


Dasgupta: Jadeja a 'good headache' for India

Deep Dasgupta says Ravindra Jadeja's four-four against Bangladesh gives India a selection headache for their bowling options


Asia Cup 2018

Afghanistan v Pakistan

Malik the hero as Pakistan survive serious scare

Afghanistan kept chipping away but could not dislodge the experienced batsman who finished the chase with three balls to spare

Afridi suffers as Pakistan drop five catches

The 18-year old debutant was the unlucky bowler three times, but he also dropped two chances himself

Dasgupta: Pakistan's plans against Rashid and Mujeeb worked

Deep Dasgupta says targeting Afghanistan's weaker bowlers was the key to Pakistan's narrow win


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