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Pant, Bumrah in focus at India training

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Stokes replaces Curran; India look for Wanderers spirit

Stokes returns after the end of his court case, bolstering England's stocks. India, meanwhile, are searching for a spark to keep the series alive

Agarkar's XI: Pant or Karthik?

Does M Vijay get another go? And does Hardik Pandya still fit into the plans?


Kohli excited by Bumrah's return to fitness

India's captain Virat Kohli said the team selection depended on the nature of the pitch and that he was pleased with the return of Jasprit Bumrah from injury


India should play an extra batsman - Chopra

Aakash Chopra picks India's playing XI for the 3rd Test


Root explains tough Stokes-Curran swap

The England captain says the decision to leave Curran out has been one of his most difficult as a captain


'If you want control, Pandya isn't your man yet' - Holding

West Indies legend says Hardik Pandya is far from the level needed to press forward his case as a genuine Test allrounder

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England v India

3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Gollapudi: Time for Shastri to wade in and get hands dirty

The India coach will not be doing his job if he agrees with everything Kohli feels is good for the team

Monga: India refuse to take a backward step, but is it prudent?

India have been so obsessed with their off stumps that they are missing out on scoring opportunities with the cut shot

Manjrekar: What India's batsmen must do at Trent Bridge

A checklist for the top five (barring Virat Kohli) as India head into a match they must not lose if the series is to stay alive

England v India

3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Root makes tough call but has 'no doubt' over Stokes

Sam Curran can count himself unlucky to be dropped, but it is an understandable decision once it was decided Stokes was available

Small changes make a big difference for Broad and England

The fast bowler reveals the change of mindset that has made a key difference to the England bowling attack against India

'I got four, but should have got six or seven'

Stuart Broad speaks to ESPNcricinfo about his destructive spell at Lord's and discusses finding some of best form after a difficult 2017


United States of America

USA Cricket elections

Nadkarni and Rai agree to split term on USA Cricket board

The election for the post of league director ended in a deadlock, with both candidates receiving 12 votes each

Top headlines

PSL spot-fixing case

Pakistan news

Nasir Jamshed banned for ten years on corruption charges

The independent tribunal appointed by PCB found the player guilty of five breaches of the anti-corruption code

Once captain, now prime minister

Pakistan news

Imran Khan elected Pakistan prime minister

Imran Khan won a parliamentary vote, clearing his path to becoming the Pakistan's next prime minister

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ESPNcricinfo regulars

Squad news

Afghanistan tour of Ireland

Uncapped Delany in Ireland squad for Afghanistan series

The twenty-year-old seamer and Boyd Rankin are among 12 players who have found places in both the ODI and T20I squads

AB speaks

South Africa news

De Villiers has 'no regrets' about leaving 'unbearable' pressures behind

The former South Africa captain is not missing international cricket just yet, given its mental demands

England v India

3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Rishabh Pant in line for debut at Trent Bridge?

The wicketkeeper batsman averaged 63 in the two unofficial Tests on India A's recent tour of England

Krishnaswamy: It's the conditions, stupid

Before being too harsh on the Indian batsmen, it's worth looking at the bowling-friendly conditions offered to them in SA and England

England v India

3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Playing Kuldeep at Lord's was a mistake - Shastri

India coach also backs under-fire Rahane and calls him a 'pillar of India's batting'

WATCH - India train ahead of the Trent Bridge Test

Kohli and Pant were active during India's nets session on Thursday


Kohli feeling better by the day - Shastri

The India coach says Virat Kohli is now moving much better following his bout of back stiffness at Lord's


England v India

3rd Test, Trent Bridge

Bayliss urges Stokes to make public apology

The allrounder will be assessed "mentally and physically" over the two days of training before a decision is made on whether he returns to the XI

Autographs, photos and football - Stokes returns to the England camp

Ben Stokes arrived at Trent Bridge on Thursday as England prepare for the third Test against India


How do you fit Stokes back into England's XI?

The allrounder is available for the Trent Bridge Test against India after his acquittal. But making room for him is not easy

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England v India

Will Chris Woakes beat Jimmy Anderson to become UK prime minister?

Imran Khan might be the gold standard, but he has two England challengers coming up the ranks

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Ajit Wadekar 1941-2018


The accidental captain who emerged shining

Ajit Wadekar was appointed to the role of India captain on a whim, and rewarded the faith placed in him with two iconic series wins

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Wadekar had great man-management skills - Shastri

Shastri also called Wadekar one of India's finest captains

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Gavaskar: For me, Wadekar was always 'captain'

Former India batsman pays tribute to Wadekar, following his death due to a prolonged illness in Mumbai on Wednesday

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'Patience will get me big runs'

India A batsman Prithvi Shaw talks about learning to bide his time when the bowlers are on top

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New coach for New Zealand

Change at the top

Five tasks on Gary Stead's to-do list

With two world tournaments in the next two years, New Zealand's new coach will have his task cut out for him

Gary Stead named New Zealand coach

Stead took New Zealand women to the World Cup and World T20 finals; he will want to replicate that with the men's team in 2019

The Chatter

Weekly round-up

When Russell ambushed his IPL paymasters


A slew of batting errors

England v India

What's going wrong for India's openers?

Why have KL Rahul, M Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan been struggling overseas?


Manjrekar: Why has the quality of Test batsmanship deteriorated?

India have struggled in England, but batsmen of just about every team fare poorly away from home these days

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World Cup planning

South Africa news

South Africa zero in on World Cup probables

Coach Ottis Gibson hopes to have his tournament template ready by the home summer

Player signing

County cricket

Nottinghamshire sign Kraigg Brathwaite for Championship run-in

Brathwaite will be part of a team that is looking to put pressure on Surrey at the top of the Division One table


India in England 2018

Sachin Tendulkar relives his first tour of England


Road to the World T20

South Africa women news

Three new faces in South Africa women squad

Tumi Sekhukhune, Saarah Smith and Robyn Searle have been picked for the limited-overs series in the Caribbean

Tallawahs v Stars

CPL 2018

Zampa, Phillips keep St Lucia Stars winless

Australia legspinner prised out Simmons, Pollard and Chapman in a crucial spell

Wanted - a fielding coach

Pakistan news

Darren Berry declines Pakistan fielding coach role

It is understood that delays in finalising the deal with the PCB may have played a part in the Australian's decision

Batsmen gone missing

India's away record in 2018

Sans Kohli, where is India's backbone?

A lower-back injury might leave India without their captain at Trent Bridge. If that happens, how will their beleaguered batting cope?

India's away woes: Kohli alone averaging more than 20

On their 2017-18 tours of South Africa and England, India's top-order batsmen, apart from the captain, have put up some forgettable numbers

What went wrong with India's batting?

What went wrong with India's batting? Aakash Chopra believes it was a combination of not having the right temperament and too many players being out of form


Kohli hopes to be fit for the third Test

Virat Kohli admitted that his back is 'sore' but explained why he's confident he'll be ready to play at Trent Bridge


Chopra: Nair selection would not help India

Aakash Chopra explains why changing India's XI as a knee-jerk reaction would be a bad idea


Contract extension

India women news

Powar to continue as Indian women's coach till World T20

His term will include the Sri Lanka tour in September, followed by a T20I series and the World T20 in the West Indies

England's bowling attack

India in England 2018

Switch Hit: Is there any way back for India?

Andrew McGlashan is joined by Andrew Miller and Mark Butcher after Anderson’s second Test heroics

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Anderson 'could play until he is 40' - Bayliss

Aged 36, the fast bowler has cemented a place at the top of the ICC rankings with a match haul of 9 for 43

Rashid's non-event Test revives red-ball questions

England's legspinner endured the quietest Test since Gareth Batty in 2005, after being lured out of red-ball retirement

England v India

2nd Test, Lord's

Mark Nicholas: Batsmen have lost the ability to just play

The Lord's Test is just the latest in a long line of matches in which players struggled with basic technique and concentration

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Ben Stokes' trial

England news

Hales' involvement in nightclub brawl under scrutiny

Ben Stokes' defence draws attention to team-mates' actions outside Mbargo nightclub on September 25

Troubled T20 leagues

South Africa news

CSA could be forced to reconsider SuperSport equity deal

Board officals' meetings with GLT20 owners haven't produced concrete results, with the owners saying their statuses have still not been clarified

England v India

2nd Test, Lord's

Broad, Anderson, Woakes batter India

England completed their domination of India in the Lord's Test with a win in just 170.3 overs making it the third-shortest Test in the country over the last 100 years

Broad hits blast-off to cap England's dominance

There were the makings of a full Broad 'streak' before rain brought an early tea, but this was the quick bowler at his menacing best

Root cautions against complacency despite India's disarray

The performance of Chris Woakes, on his return to side was a huge boost for England as he absence of Ben Stokes was barely noticed

Twenty20 Vision

What matters and what doesn't

Tom Curran's "peasants" slur enrages Somerset fans

Our latest snippets from the Vitality Blast also includes why the CPL is a rum do, Colin Ingram's weird training technique and Northants' unwanted record

Final places up for grabs in the Vitality Blast

Catch up with latest from the Vitality Blast, as it enters the final week of the group stages.


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