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IPL 2018

Dhoni, Rayudu raze down 206 in blaze of sixes

Despite having a huge total to defend, RCB's bowlers failed once again, a problem that is crippling their season


Top headlines

2019 World Cup

Tournament schedule

If you're going to the World Cup, go to Manchester

Presenting the full and - nearly - final schedule of the 2019 World Cup.

Old Trafford to host India-Pakistan World Cup clash

England and South Africa will kick off the tournament at The Oval on May 30, and Lord's will host its fifth World Cup final on July 14

Delhi Daredevils news

IPL 2018

'I was not good enough' - Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir explains why he took the decision to step down as Delhi Daredevils captain

Manjrekar: Gambhir as batsman alone not great value

Gaurav Kalra and Sanjay Manjrekar on Gambhir's resignation and Shreyas Iyer's appointment


Why Gambhir had few options but to quit

Gautam Gambhir's batting this IPL was so poor that he was among the worst batsmen this season, according to ESPNcricinfo's Smart Stats

Pakistan tour of Ireland and England

Test preparations

Heavy burden on Amir as Pakistan rebuild Test side

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur is hopeful that the time of the year will help them overcome the loss of legspinner Yasir Shah

'Ball-tampering bans a reality check for world cricket' - Arthur

The former Australia coach is not against Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft being allowed to play some cricket during their bans


Sunrisers v Kings XI

IPL 2018, Hyderabad

Hot and cold Sunrisers face Kings XI juggernaut

Kane Williamson leads a sensational bowling attack, but his opposite number R Ashwin has a line-up that can both pile up and contain runs

Manjrekar: Think Kings XI have more bases covered

Shaun Tait and Sanjay Manjrekar pick their XIs for Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab


Buy a bit of Lord's

English cricket

Public offered chance to buy shares in Lord's

A new scheme, fronted by David Gower, is offering members of the public a chance to buy parcels of land on the Nursery Ground

The Hundred

English cricket

English players criticise ECB's 'lack of information and clarity'

On Wednesday the PCA revealed widespread misgivings about the "future of the game", ahead of the meeting with the ECB on May 8

What do 'mums and kids' make of 100-ball cricket plans?

Andrew Strauss has said the new 100-ball format is aimed specifically at mums and kids - but what do their target audience make of it?


Gloves Off

IPL 2018

Gloves off: Lack of good seamers in IPL 2018?


IPL 2018

Agarkar: RCB over-reliant on Kohli, de Villiers


Coach's Diary: Sorry Sachin!


Quick-arm action makes me stand out - Rashid Khan


We played thinking there'd be demons - Jayawardene


Mumbai v Sunrisers

IPL 2018, Mumbai

Dikshit: Back of a length helps Rashid bounce back

Having gone for 104 in his previous eight overs, the legspinner realised exactly where he had gone wrong, and set things right spectacularly

What is Pollard's role in the Mumbai XI?

Siddarth Kaul effectively used distinct plans for different batsman. Did his performance improve his stock as an end-overs bowler?

'No one took responsibility' - Jayawardene

The Mumbai Indians head coach said he can't get too emotional about the team's performance, and wanted time to reflect on it before deciding on a future course of action

West Indies news

Charity T20I, Lord's

Denied the chance to help the Caribbean - Bravo

The West Indies allrounder reacts to being omitted from the Hurricane Relief game at Lord's on May 31

England news


England 'suspected' Australia ball-tampering during Ashes

Alastair Cook has admitted England were curious about how Australia got the ball to reverse-swing on the final day of the Perth Test after heavy rain

Jamie Overton sidelined by side injury

Somerset fast bowler could miss a month with a muscle tear, while Leicestershire's Zak Chappell has been subject to an approach from Warwickshire

The 100-ball proposal

Player views to be canvassed

The Hundred 'will bring new people to cricket'

Joe Root, England's Test captain, has welcomed ECB plans for a 100-ball competition in 2020, suggesting it will appeal to a "completely new audience"

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Injury news

Stanlake leaves IPL 2018 with fractured finger

The Australia fast bowler picked up the injury during Sunday's home fixture against Chennai Super Kings in Hyderabad

South Africa news


CSA, SACA set for urgent meeting over contracts

CSA and the South African Cricketers' Association will have an urgent meeting on Wednesday to try and reach common ground on player contracts

Making it big

Bangladesh cricket

Salauddin Sakil: from labour camps to left-arm fast

He has left the deserts of Dubai behind to, quite improbably, become a professional cricketer in Bangladesh. And his skills could take him further

Milton Ahmed

Daredevils v Kings XI

IPL 2018, Delhi

Talking points: Time for Yuvraj to be dropped?

Also, is it time for Gautam Gambhir to drop down the Delhi Daredevils batting order?

Where do Delhi Daredevils go from here?

Do they have a replacement for Gambhir the captain? Sanjay Manjrekar, James Faulkner and the ESPNcricinfo crew discuss


Coach's Diary: How not to win trophies

Our imaginary coach lays into Delhi Daredevils - batsmen and fielders in particular - in his imaginary diary


Pakistan in England and Ireland

Team departs

Amir granted UK visa, to fly out on Wednesday

It is not clear why Amir's visa was issued later than the rest of the Pakistan squad's, but his arrival will boost an inexperienced pace attack

World XI v West Indies

Squad Additions

Rashid, Shakib and Tamim join World XI to face West Indies

They join Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera and Eoin Morgan, with more names expected to be announced in the coming days

Video features

Pressure Point

Fight or flight: what can dot balls do to you in T20s?

Shayamal Vallabhjee, a sports scientist and EQ consultant, explains how the brain deals with the pressure of dots


South Africa news

Schedule confirmed for 2018-19

Centurion takes Boxing Day Test from Port Elizabeth

South Africa release schedule for 2018-19, including tours from Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

IPL 2018

'Lifetime experience for Gowtham and us' - Samson


'Mumbai is known for bouncing back' - Kishan


Coach's Diary: The Rayudu surprise


Bravo and Watson's experience valuable - Chahar


Sunrisers v CSK


Faulkner: Sunrisers will be upset about the no-ball that wasn't called

James Faulkner, Shaun Tait and Deep Dasgupta on the high full-toss and Kane Williamson's fifty in Sunrisers Hyderabad's chase


Rayudu, Chahar star in another last-over CSK win

Chennai Super Kings came back from a slow start to post 128 off their last ten overs and edge Sunrisers out in a four-run win

India women

Jhulan Goswami

Stamp issued in honour of Jhulan Goswami

It commemorates her unprecedented feat of taking 200 wickets in women's ODIs

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The 100-ball proposal

Future of cricket

100-ball tournament: Aye or Nay?

Shaun Tait, James Faulkner, Cyrus Broacha discuss if the ECB's proposal for a 100-ball tournament will ever become the next big thing.


Want to make the game as simple as possible - Strauss

Under the radical format put forward last week, the matches will consist of 15 six-ball overs and a 10-ball over to complete the 100 deliveries

KKR v Kings XI

IPL 2018, Kolkata

Dinesh Karthik questions Kings XI's revised target

Also suggests considering VJD method for revising targets in IPL, instead of current DLS system

DLS explainer: Why Kings XI had to chase just 125

How does the DLS system work? And would the VJD method have made a difference to KKR's chances?

Surprised asking rate dropped after rain - Karthik

The KKR captain also said his team didn't bowl well, even if the total it was defending was just par


RCB v Daredevils

IPL 2018, Bengaluru

Kalro: De Villiers goes back to having fun

Of late, he has often been forced to score tough runs, through injury or circumstance. On Saturday, he shed all that weight off his shoulders

Talking points: Will the real Chris Morris please stand up?

Also, a deathly slow start from Daredevils, and de Villiers feasts on his former team once again

The 100-ball proposal

Future of cricket

Nicholas: Why only a hundred balls?

The ECB's new idea is not a bad thing. Here's how it could be better

Hopps: Commercial gamble over sporting integrity

Many fans of short-form cricket have been shocked by the ECB's 100-ball proposal and the response of the players over the coming weeks and months could be critical

IPL 2018

Social dugout: CSK fans back on track


Coach's Diary: Kings XI's happy problems at the top


Gloves Off: Are coaches redundant in T20s?


The Chatter: Happy Birthday, IPL!


The IPL's broken XI


Surprised asking rate dropped after rain - Karthik


Could this be Manish Pandey's year?


'Been dreaming of days like this' - Watson


'Watson more classical than Gayle' - Laughlin


Pakistan tour of UK

Captain backs squad

Pak squad for Eng tour 'best of the best' - Sarfraz

The Pakistan captain believes extensive preparation in the lead up to Ireland's inaugural Test and two Tests in England will help team cope up with difficult challenges

USA Cricket

New Governing Body

Inaugural USA Cricket election slated for May 18

All eligible candidates will be announced to voters on May 13, with the winners to be declared on June 11

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