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Lakmal to lead beleaguered SL in pink-ball Test

They are 1-0 down and will be without both Dinesh Chandimal and the injured Rangana Herath


Chandimal out of third Test after appeal dismissed

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

Holder wants his bowlers to be 'lot more consistent'

The West Indies captain also asked his batsmen to convert starts into bigger scores, something they have lacked in the last couple of series

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India leave for the UK

Press conference

'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


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

Ireland recall Joshua Little and Andy McBrine for T20Is against India

The selectors have left out Barry McCarthy and Craig Young

ODI cricket

Two new balls, or one?

'Two new balls brutal for bowlers' - Kohli

With flat pitches adding to their woes, India's captain feels bowling sides have no way out in ODIs unless they have wristspinners in the mix


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


Structural limits of T20

Kartikeya Date

Is a single in T20 the same as a dot ball in ODIs?

Data suggests that the batting team falls behind after scoring a single


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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