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IPL 2018

Gayle, Rahul open up after cautious start


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The Hundred

Backing from England captain

Morgan declares himself 'big fan' of The Hundred

Eoin Morgan, England's limited-overs captain, has thrown his weight behind the ECB's 100-ball concept, saying it was important to reach new audiences

Switch Hit: 100 reasons to worry?

Mark Butcher and Andrew Miller join Alan Gardner to discuss the ECB's proposed 100-ball tournament and Ed Smith's appointment as National Selector


Talking T20 Podcast

Episode 3, Opening batsmen

A team of only power-hitters?


Daredevils v KKR

IPL 2018, Delhi

Can new leadership spark Daredevils revival?

KKR, who have three wins in six games, will want to find a little more consistency as they travel to the Feroz Shah Kotla

On the Road: Kolkata's cricket culture

Rochelle Maria Rao goes On The Road in IPL 2018


Should Daredevils drop Gambhir altogether?


T10 League

Tournament Revamp

T10 League set for second-season expansion

Karachians, from Pakistan, and Northern Warriors, based out of India, will join the six other teams to make it a ten-day competition: up from four days in the first season

Pakistan tour of Ireland and England

Test preparations

Heavy burden on Amir as Pakistan rebuild Test side

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur is hopeful that the time of the year will help them overcome the loss of legspinner Yasir Shah

'Ball-tampering bans a reality check for world cricket' - Arthur

The former Australia coach is not against Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft being allowed to play some cricket during their bans


Delhi Daredevils news

IPL 2018

'I was not good enough' - Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir explains why he took the decision to step down as Delhi Daredevils captain

Why Gambhir had few options but to quit

Gautam Gambhir's batting this IPL was so poor that he was among the worst batsmen this season, according to ESPNcricinfo's Smart Stats

NZ women in England

Squad News

NZ women call up Watkin, Bezuidenhout for England tour

The duo was named in a 15-member squad that will play ODIs against England and Ireland apart from a T20 tri-series involving New Zealand, England and South Africa

2019 World Cup

Tournament schedule

If you're going to the World Cup, go to Manchester

Presenting the full and - nearly - final schedule of the 2019 World Cup.

Old Trafford to host India-Pakistan World Cup clash

England and South Africa will kick off the tournament at The Oval on May 30, and Lord's will host its fifth World Cup final on July 14

RCB v Super Kings

IPL 2018, Bengaluru

Poker-faced Dhoni leaves the Chinnaswamy gobsmacked

Slow starter? Spent force? Definitely not on Wednesday night, when Chennai Super Kings' captain rolled back the years in an awe-inspiring burst of power-hitting

Coach's Diary: Reopening old wounds

What went into our (imaginary) coach's diary after MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu bossed RCB in a breathtaking chase


Talking Points: Dhoni's cardiac Kings do it again

Plus, how bad have Royal Challengers been at the death this season? (Spoiler: extremely bad)

Buy a bit of Lord's

English cricket

'This isn't about confrontation' - Gower on Lord's land offer

David Gower, Allan Lamb and Keith Bradshaw of the New Commonwealth consortium explain why they are offering the public the chance to own land within Lord's


Public offered chance to buy shares in Lord's

A new scheme, fronted by David Gower, is offering members of the public a chance to buy parcels of land on the Nursery Ground

The Hundred

English cricket

English players criticise ECB's 'lack of information and clarity'

On Wednesday the PCA revealed widespread misgivings about the "future of the game", ahead of the meeting with the ECB on May 8

What do 'mums and kids' make of 100-ball cricket plans?

Andrew Strauss has said the new 100-ball format is aimed specifically at mums and kids - but what do their target audience make of it?


Gloves Off

IPL 2018

Gloves off: Lack of good seamers in IPL 2018?


IPL 2018

Agarkar: RCB over-reliant on Kohli, de Villiers


Coach's Diary: Sorry Sachin!


Quick-arm action makes me stand out - Rashid Khan


We played thinking there'd be demons - Jayawardene


Mumbai v Sunrisers

IPL 2018, Mumbai

Dikshit: Back of a length helps Rashid bounce back

Having gone for 104 in his previous eight overs, the legspinner realised exactly where he had gone wrong, and set things right spectacularly

What is Pollard's role in the Mumbai XI?

Siddarth Kaul effectively used distinct plans for different batsman. Did his performance improve his stock as an end-overs bowler?

'No one took responsibility' - Jayawardene

The Mumbai Indians head coach said he can't get too emotional about the team's performance, and wanted time to reflect on it before deciding on a future course of action

West Indies news

Charity T20I, Lord's

Denied the chance to help the Caribbean - Bravo

The West Indies allrounder reacts to being omitted from the Hurricane Relief game at Lord's on May 31

England news


England 'suspected' Australia ball-tampering during Ashes

Alastair Cook has admitted England were curious about how Australia got the ball to reverse-swing on the final day of the Perth Test after heavy rain

Jamie Overton sidelined by side injury

Somerset fast bowler could miss a month with a muscle tear, while Leicestershire's Zak Chappell has been subject to an approach from Warwickshire

The 100-ball proposal

Player views to be canvassed

The Hundred 'will bring new people to cricket'

Joe Root, England's Test captain, has welcomed ECB plans for a 100-ball competition in 2020, suggesting it will appeal to a "completely new audience"

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Injury news

Stanlake leaves IPL 2018 with fractured finger

The Australia fast bowler picked up the injury during Sunday's home fixture against Chennai Super Kings in Hyderabad

South Africa news


CSA, SACA set for urgent meeting over contracts

CSA and the South African Cricketers' Association will have an urgent meeting on Wednesday to try and reach common ground on player contracts

Making it big

Bangladesh cricket

Salauddin Sakil: from labour camps to left-arm fast

He has left the deserts of Dubai behind to, quite improbably, become a professional cricketer in Bangladesh. And his skills could take him further

Milton Ahmed

Daredevils v Kings XI

IPL 2018, Delhi

Talking points: Time for Yuvraj to be dropped?

Also, is it time for Gautam Gambhir to drop down the Delhi Daredevils batting order?

Where do Delhi Daredevils go from here?

Do they have a replacement for Gambhir the captain? Sanjay Manjrekar, James Faulkner and the ESPNcricinfo crew discuss


Coach's Diary: How not to win trophies

Our imaginary coach lays into Delhi Daredevils - batsmen and fielders in particular - in his imaginary diary


Pakistan in England and Ireland

Team departs

Amir granted UK visa, to fly out on Wednesday

It is not clear why Amir's visa was issued later than the rest of the Pakistan squad's, but his arrival will boost an inexperienced pace attack

World XI v West Indies

Squad Additions

Rashid, Shakib and Tamim join World XI to face West Indies

They join Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera and Eoin Morgan, with more names expected to be announced in the coming days

Video features

Pressure Point

Fight or flight: what can dot balls do to you in T20s?

Shayamal Vallabhjee, a sports scientist and EQ consultant, explains how the brain deals with the pressure of dots


South Africa news

Schedule confirmed for 2018-19

Centurion takes Boxing Day Test from Port Elizabeth

South Africa release schedule for 2018-19, including tours from Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

IPL 2018

'Lifetime experience for Gowtham and us' - Samson


'Mumbai is known for bouncing back' - Kishan


Coach's Diary: The Rayudu surprise


Bravo and Watson's experience valuable - Chahar


Sunrisers v CSK


Faulkner: Sunrisers will be upset about the no-ball that wasn't called

James Faulkner, Shaun Tait and Deep Dasgupta on the high full-toss and Kane Williamson's fifty in Sunrisers Hyderabad's chase


Rayudu, Chahar star in another last-over CSK win

Chennai Super Kings came back from a slow start to post 128 off their last ten overs and edge Sunrisers out in a four-run win

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