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Raina, Ngidi knock Kings XI out; Royals through to playoffs

Kings XI needed to win by 53 runs, but CSK cruised to victory instead in the final league game of IPL 2018


Agarkar: Bizarre changes from CSK in batting line-up

Ajit Agarkar and Graeme Swann also look back at Kings XI Punjab's season and how they slid out of the top four


Talking Points: What was that CSK batting order about?

It was Ashwin who promised to defy conventions but it was MS Dhoni who took things to a new level

Daredevils v Mumbai

IPL 2018, Delhi

Mumbai knocked out in another close finish

Chasing 175 in a game they had to win to make the playoffs, Rohit Sharma's team fell 11 runs short

Agarkar: If fit, Rohit should have come in at 3

Graeme Swann, meanwhile, says Amit Mishra turned the match around in the middle overs with his 3 for 19


Top five reasons why Mumbai lost to Delhi

Middle-over troubles, relay catches and more


Top headlines

Test summer approaches

England v Pakistan

Wood raring to make mark after swapping IPL for Test audition

Despite his battles with injuries, the fast bowler wants to succeed in the form of the game he considers "the pinnacle"

'Came back to push for my Test spot' - Wood

Mark Wood spoke about his rivalry with fellow Ashington and England bowler Steve Harmison and explains why he'd like a second chance in the IPL


Bairstow ready for batting at No. 5 and keeping wicket

"Proud" to be asked to move up England's Test batting order and remains confident he can cope with the challenge

Afghanistan v Bangladesh

Squad news

Mosaddek Hossain back in Bangladesh T20 squad

Batsman recalled for three T20s against Afghanistan in June

New coach

Zimbabwe news

Rajput appointed short-term Zimbabwe head coach

The former Afghanistan coach is on a three-month deal, which might be extended based on results

IPL 2018

Top five reasons why Royals beat RCB

Team selection, Heinrich Klaasen's all-round masterclass and other reasons why Rajasthan Royals came out on top against Royal Challengers Bangalore


'Kohli's leanest season impact-wise'


'Tripathi knows how to bat under pressure' - Rahane

The Rajasthan Royals captain on what the win against RCB means to his team, and how they are shaping up as a unit with their playoff hopes still alive


'RCB's plans haven't worked out' - Umesh

Umesh Yadav analyses what went wrong for RCB in IPL 2018


The Chatter - Is swapping jerseys cool?

Why is Wasim Akram angry? Did Andrew Tye lock up Karun Nair in the bathroom? Revealed in this week's chatter


'Can't defend low totals every time' - Goswami

Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper-batsman Shreevats Goswami reckons his side were 15-20 short against Kolkata Knight Riders


Governance dispute

USA news

USACA president sues Richardson, ICC for defamation

Gladstone Dainty and a fellow board member have filed a lawsuit in New York seeking $2 million dollars in damages

USA Cricket inaugural elections postponed

Elections for USA Cricket, the governing body seeking to replace the expelled USACA as the ICC's member board in America, have been put back to May 29

Deadly attack

Afghanistan news

Blasts kill eight people at cricket match in Afghanistan

The attack occurred around 11pm local time on Friday, as spectators had gathered at the stadium to watch the Ramadan Cup

Tour schedule

SL in West Indies 2018

Financially-hit CWI asks SLC for help to host series

One Test from Sri Lanka's tour next month may be scrapped in favour of limited-overs internationals

Disciplinary action

PCB news

Hafeez in trouble for outburst about ICC's suspect-action process


SA v Bangladesh

2nd T20I, Bloemfontein

Luus, Niekerk hand South Africa unassailable lead

The 32-run win in Bloemfontein put the hosts one victory shy of another clean-sweep, having won the ODIs 5-0

Pataudi lecture

India news

Pietersen to deliver BCCI lecture; board secretary unhappy with choice

The decision to pick a non-Indian cricketer has not gone down well with parts of the BCCI administration

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Cultural Shift

Australia News

Warne criticises Australia for too much whingeing

The former Australian legspinner says he sensed attitude problem before the Newlands Test, but doesn't believe emulating New Zealand is the way forward

Test championship

Playing conditions

No choice but to play day-night Tests?

Visiting teams' objections may become irrelevant as ICC draws up Test championship rules

To toss or not to toss? ICC may scrap tradition

There has been growing concern that home boards have manipulated conditions to suit their team, in turn adding a disproportionate level of importance to the toss

FAQ: All you need to know about the Test Championship

Nine teams will contest a total of 27 bilateral series in the inaugural World Test Championship between 2019 to 2021

RCB v Sunrisers

IPL 2018, Bengaluru

RCB overcome middle-overs muddle for perfect show

Quick wickets in the middle overs have often hurt RCB's ability to finish innings strongly, but Thursday against Sunrisers was a welcome departure from the norm

Top five reasons why RCB beat Sunrisers

De Grandhomme's cameo, Thampi's erratic lengths, de Villiers' promotion and more


Siraj bowled the last over really well - Pandey

The Sunrisers batsman believes 218 was a lot to go after on the Chinnaswamy pitch and they didn't bowl well in the death overs


RCB v Sunrisers

IPL 2018, Bengaluru

De Villiers, Moeen keep RCB alive in playoffs race

Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey carried Sunrisers Hyderabad's valiant fight into the final over with sparkling fifties

Swann: Williamson took the pressure off Pandey

Our experts, Graeme Swann and Ajit Agarkar, marvel at the skills of Kane Williamson and reckon RCB did just enough to stay alive in the tournament


Talking points: How did Thampi concede 70 in four overs?

The numbers suggest he missed a trick that could have minimised the damage. Plus, do third umpires need time limits for decisions?

Injury update

Sri Lanka news

Mathews, Lakmal fit for West Indies Tests

Mathews to play as specialist batsman, while workload will be monitored on a match-by-match basis

Day-night Test cricket

India news

BCCI ditches day-night Test 'to help India win'; Harbhajan not impressed

'Don't you accept the challenge of playing England in overcast conditions? If we could take up that challenge why not pink-ball cricket?'


ICC on the defensive after listing dependence on India under 'weaknesses'

The BCCI took a 'dim view' of the line, which appeared in a SWOT analysis in an ICC document titled 'A Global Strategy For Cricket - Update'

Women's exhibition T20

A star-studded affair

Lanning, Raj, Goswami to feature in women's exhibition T20

Other major stars in the Supernovas and Trailblazers XIs include Ellyse Perry, Suzie Bates, Alyssa Healy, Danielle Wyatt and Megan Schutt

Harmanpreet, Mandhana named captains of exhibition sides

Several internationals from India, Australia, New Zealand and England will be part of the game to be played prior to the first IPL qualifier on May 22

Mumbai v Kings XI

IPL 2018, Mumbai

Five reasons why Mumbai beat Kings XI


We've struggled to put up a team effort this IPL - Tye

After winning five of their seven games at the start of the season, Kings XI Punjab are now on the verge of elimination

Clarity important when bowling at the death - Bumrah

The Mumbai Indians fast bowler had seemed off-colour earlier in the season, but came good in a must-win game

Mohammad Amir exclusive interview

Pakistan news

'I'm enjoying my life now' - Amir talks fatherhood and more


Canada news

T20 leagues

Cricket Canada's inaugural T20 league to begin in June

The Toronto Nationals, Montreal Tigers, Ottawa Royals, Vancouver Knights and Winnipeg Hawks and the Caribbean All-Stars will make up the six-team tournament

World XI v West Indies, Lord's

Squad news

Lamichhane added to World XI for charity match; Shakib withdraws

The 17-year-old Nepal legspinner is set for another milestone in his career

KKR v Royals

IPL 2018, Kolkata

Rahane at the heart of royal slowdown

After rollicking opening against KKR, Rajasthan Royals had the momentum to build a mammoth total. Their captain's batting robbed them of that

Five reasons why KKR beat Royals


Talking Points: Dinesh Karthik, IPL 2018's best finisher?

Few dot balls, many boundaries, several not-outs. The numbers sure seem to suggest that

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