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Virat Kohli backs Ambati Rayudu for the No. 4 spot

The India captain says that giving Rayudu enough game-time between now and the World Cup will sort the No. 4 conundrum


Pant set for ODI debut against fragile West Indies

India's XII includes six batsmen, Jadeja as an allrounder, and five other bowlers

Khaleel's left-arm seam an added luxury - Kohli

The India captain also talks about India's middle-order conundrum and the perfect combination for the World Cup


Top headlines

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe

1st ODI, Dhaka

Zimbabwe seek turnaround against depleted Bangladesh

With Bangladesh missing two of their their seniormost players in Tamim and Shakib, Zimbabwe may sense an opportunity

'Used to the unpredictability of Mirpur pitch' - Mashrafe

In the last three years, teams have struggled to push the scoring rate under lights thus making it more favourable for teams batting first

Brendan Taylor's Miandad moment and Shahadat Hossain's stunning hat-trick

Five classic matches between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, including the breaking of a world-record losing streak in 2004

Sri Lanka v England

4th ODI, Pallekele

Social Story: Does it ever not rain in Sri Lanka?


England wrap up series with another DLS win

Sri Lanka managed to forge a competitive total for the first time in the series but England's chase ticked over before the rain came

Shanaka rues the moments that slipped away

Another defeat for Sri Lanka was mitigated by an improved, if error-strewn, performance

Morgan happy to see England adapt to different situations

England captain Eoin Morgan was happy to see England adapt to their rain-affected chase against Sri Lanka.


Highlights: England take series win via DLS

England defeated Sri Lanka in Pallekele by 18 runs in a match once again heavily affected by rain.


ICC news

New ODI Calendar

Associates pathway to 2023 Men's World Cup undergoes major revamp

The increase in fixtures approved at the ICC meeting in Singapore may help players get regular time on the field and against good-quality opponents

Culture Talk

Australia in UAE 2018-19

Langer seeks technical remedy to Australia's batting woes

The coach made a significant departure from his "character over cover drives" mantra, homing in on issues of batting technique

'Win at all costs' culture led to Newlands scandal - Rod Marsh

The former selection chairman believes that the pressure to win in SA had contributed to the actions of Smith, Warner and Bancroft

Mark Nicholas


Sri Lanka's cricket legacy is glorious, but what does the future hold?

From the golden age of Rantunga and Murali, they are now at a point where the road ahead is uncertain, on field and off it

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Afghanistan Premier League

2nd semi-final, Sharjah

Abbas' stellar show

Pakistan v Australia

Samiuddin: How Abbas' simple plan bested Finch

After testing the opener outside off and denying him room, the seamer moved one in to hit the pad - a result that everyone saw it coming

Reactions - 'I see a new No. 1 Test bowler coming'

All the reactions from the cricketing world as Abbas produced another incisive spell in Abu Dhabi

Stats - Abbas' Test average best in 100 years

He became only the second Pakistan seamer in the last 28 years to take a 10-wicket haul against Australia

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