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England v Australia

5th ODI, Old Trafford

Finch and Head make rapid start on flat pitch

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Chappell: Expect Smith, Warner to walk straight back in for World Cup

Ian Chappell dissects Australia's recent form in recent ODI matches but remains confident that a full-strength team will be "hard to beat"

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Ian Chappell

Australian captaincy

Tim Paine should have stamped his authority, not Justin Langer's, on Australia

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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

Women's T20 tri-series

England v South Africa, Taunton

Sciver, Ecclestone star as England overwhelm NZ

Nat Sciver's 59 from 37 balls set the platform for England before a career-best 4 for 18 from Sophie Ecclestone helped seal a convincing win

Lee and Luus power South Africa to victory

South Africa bounced back from their dual-shellacking in the first round of the T20 tri-series in the week by recording only their second 20-over victory against England

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


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