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'Two new balls brutal for bowlers' - Kohli


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


Top headlines

India leave for the UK

Press conference

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

Associated Press

Ireland recall Joshua Little and Andy McBrine for T20Is against India

The selectors have left out Barry McCarthy and Craig Young

Headaches for Sri Lanka

3rd Test

Chandimal, SL coach and manager admit to 'serious' code violation

Sri Lanka did not take the field for two hours on the third day of the St Lucia Test, in protest over a ball-tampering accusation

Herath injures right hand, doubtful for third Test

He has a split webbing in his right hand, which means Suranga Lakmal is likely to lead SL in Dinesh Chandimal's probable absence

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Men's T20I XI

Our jury picked Afridi and Rohit in our all-time T20I XI. You picked Warner and Watson

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The new FTP

What lies ahead

What the ODI League Championship gets right and wrong

While it has given ODIs new meaning and context, much else remains to be ironed out

Scotland implore ICC for more funding, fixtures

Coach Grant Bradburn made clear his disappointment with the FTP, and asked the ICC to consider rewarding their recent performances

What are you most looking forward to in the new FTP?

Take a pick from the Ashes, a year filled with ten India-England Tests, Sri Lanka's bumper away summer, and more

India A tour of England

1st match, Derby

Former captain speaks out

New Zealand news

McCullum clears the air about positive drug test

The former New Zealand captain needed more than the usual dose of his asthma medicine while playing in Delhi during IPL 2016

England v Australia

4th ODI, Chester-le-Street

Roy and Buttler power England to 4-0 lead

England hunt down highest ODI total at Chester-le-Street with 32 balls to spare

Nowhere to hide against England - Finch

Australia's vice-captain says his side are always chasing the game against an England team that is setting the benchmark in ODI cricket

Social story: England chase with ease

Relive England's win over Australia at Chester-le-Street through the eyes of social media


T20 tri-series

England, NZ, SA

'A crazy day when everything fell into place'

Amelia Kerr, New Zealand's teenage prodigy, on her record-breaking 232 not out

Adam Gilchrist: Sarah Taylor is the best wicketkeeper in the world

Taylor has created herself a portfolio of superb leg-side stumpings including two this season

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