Customize ESPN

Unadkat emerges with renewed confidence, verve

The Man-of-the-Series winning performance has contributed to a turnaround in his career, says the left-arm fast bowler


Dasgupta: India looking like a much more aggressive unit


India v Sri Lanka

2nd T20I, Indore

Rohit flattens Sri Lanka with joint-fastest T20I ton

KL Rahul played the supporting role with 89 off 49 as India piled up the second-highest total in T20Is

Dasgupta: Rohit makes batting look easy


India v Sri Lanka

1st T20I, Cuttack

Dasgupta: Dhoni at his best when he has 10 overs to bat


Chahal bags four in India's biggest T20 win

India's wristspinners suffocated Sri Lanka in Cuttack, helping the hosts bowl them out for 87 in a chase of 181


India v Sri Lanka

3rd ODI, Visakhapatnam

Dhawan, spinners seal India's eighth straight series

Sri Lanka were 160 for 2 at one point, but they fell in a heap to Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal and set the stage for a Shikhar Dhawan century


Muzumdar: Shreyas Iyer deserves a long run


India v Sri Lanka

T20 squad update

Malinga 'rested' for India T20s

Suranga Lakmal has also been omitted for the three-match series, leaving the seam-bowling contingent short of experience

Associated Press

India v Sri Lanka

2nd ODI, Mohali

Rohit rewarded for sticking to 'set template'

Doing it once is hard enough, but to accelerate so crazily to get three double-tons is a perfect mix of skill, fitness and the right mental approach to ODI batting


Rohit, the ODI superstar


India v Sri Lanka

2nd ODI, Mohali

Chopra: Won't be surprised if Rohit becomes first ODI triple-centurion


Rohit's third ODI double-ton blows Sri Lanka away

The India opener carried his bat to power India to 392 for 4, a score that proved well beyond Sri Lanka despite a century from Angelo Mathews


India v Sri Lanka

1st ODI, Dharamsala

'Getting closer to a formula for success' - Pothas


'It is an eye-opener, we will learn from it' - Rohit

The stand-in India captain also spoke about why Ajinkya Rahane was left out, and what MS Dhoni's innings meant


Agarkar: Pandya isn't quite ready to be the third seamer yet


Sri Lanka in India 2017-18

Can Rohit cement his place in India's Test XI?


Kohli ranked No. 2 among Test batsmen

The India captain is behind only Steven Smith in Tests, and he also holds the top rank in ODIs and T20Is


ICC to take up pollution issue after Delhi Test draws criticism

While the Indian Medical Association wrote to the BCCI and the CoA chief, Gurusinha urged the ICC to deploy air-quality meters in the future


India v Sri Lanka

3rd Test, Delhi

Chopra: Mathews wicket off no-ball may have cost SL the Test


Dhananjaya ton, Roshen fifty deny India 2-0

Dhananjaya de Silva and the debutant Roshen Silva were Sri Lanka's fifth-day heroes as they fought their way to a drawn third Test


India v Sri Lanka

3rd Test, Delhi

Monga: Dhananjaya and a new dawn for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka dropped him after throwing him in the firing line in South Africa. He returned with the highest fourth-innings score by a visiting batsman in India. Young talents like that need better nurturing

India aware of issues in slip cordon - Pujara

The have become better athletes. Their ground fielding has improved too. But nobody from the camp has been able to say why the same fielders seem to resemble non-stick cookware at slips


Nine consecutive series wins for India

A look at the timeline of India's winning streak since 2015, which is now the joint-longest with Australia


India v Sri Lanka

3rd Test, Delhi

Sri Lanka bewildered by visit from DDCA doctor

It was clearly a surprise visit for the team, which was left wondering how such tests would tell them what the events on the field didn't


SL coach Pothas mulls bad light 'coincidence'

The visitors lost a wicket to a fast bowler minutes before it was deemed dark for the quicks to bowl and two in an over to a spinner before it became the last over of the day


SL's struggles with Delhi air may be genuine - Dhawan

After having seen his team-mate Shami vomit on the field, the India opener was more understanding of the visitors' discomfort, but he only went as far as giving them a benefit of doubt


Sri Lanka in India 2017-18

Departure delayed

Kusal Perera back in Sri Lanka ODI squad

Kusal Mendis, who was rested for the Test series, was not among the touring party. Neither was Test captain Dinesh Chandimal


SL players asked to disembark flight by sports minister

The unprecedented action was justified by citing Sri Lanka's sports law which states that all national squads are subject to the sports minister's approval


India v Sri Lanka

3rd Test, Delhi

Monga: Chandimal, Mathews stand up for SL's pride

Through their centuries and a crucial partnership, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal gave the young batsmen in the side a lesson in fighting back


Dasgupta: Seniors have stepped up for Sri Lanka


SL in India 2017-18

Squad announcement

Chopra: IPL performers have been rewarded


Washington Sundar, Thampi, Hooda in India's T20 squad

The trio along with seamer Jaydev Unadkat have been rewarded for their impressive performances in the IPL


India v Sri Lanka

3rd Test, Delhi

Monga: SL's struggles no Machiavellian plan

The outrage against Sri Lanka's struggles on the field on Sunday seemed to ignore the fact that being more used to high levels of pollution should not be a source of pride


'We had players coming off vomiting' - Pothas

Sri Lanka were unable to cope with conditions in Delhi, where the air quality dipped to "very unhealthy" levels on Sunday. India's bowling coach B Arun meanwhile called the stoppages "unnecessary"


India v Sri Lanka

3rd Test, Delhi

Monga: India's three openers have each others' backs

The competition between M Vijay, KL Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan may continue to get fiercer, but Vijay says it's the trio's friendship off the field that keeps confusion and mistrust at bay

How will Ishant fare on his home ground?

A decade after his big entrance, Ishant Sharma is still figuring out the right length to bowl in a bid to take more Test wickets


Sri Lanka news

Change at the top

Arnold: SL need a bit of a spark in Tests

Russel Arnold urges Sri Lanka's top order batsmen to show more maturity in shot-selection, and suggests Lakshan Sandakan may be a better choice to replace Rangana Herath in Delhi


Thisara named captain for ODIs, T20Is against India

Thisara Perera is the seventh man to captain Sri Lanka in 2017, a year in which the team has suffered three ODI whitewashes

India v Sri Lanka

2nd Test, Nagpur

India experience will help identify the right characters - Pothas

Sri Lanka's interim coach slams team's aggressive approach on the fourth morning, says some of the players are repeating the same mistakes

'Lost a lot of focus worrying about Tests' - Rohit

Having scored his third Test century in Nagpur, Rohit Sharma admitted he had been prone to putting too much pressure on himself early in his Test career, and is now far more relaxed

'Vijay's century stood out'

Aakash Chopra analyses the performances that stood out and potential concerns for India and Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka in India

Squad news

Herath ruled out of third Test with back injury

Sri Lanka are likely to name legspinner Jeffrey Vandersay as the replacement for the Test that starts in Delhi on December 2

Kohli rested for Sri Lanka ODIs; Rohit to lead

India's squad for the tour of South Africa will be picked during the course of the Delhi Test, which begins on December 2

India v Sri Lanka

2nd Test, Nagpur

Ashwin fastest to 300 wickets as India storm home

Virat Kohli will go to South Africa without having lost a Test series as India took an unassailable 1-0 lead with their joint-biggest Test win

Ashwin's record

Fastest to 300 Test wickets

Ashwin bests Lillee, Muralitharan, Warne

He took the fewest matches and deliveries to reach the 300 Test-wicket landmark

Quiz - How well do you know Ashwin's Test numbers?

The fastest bowler to 300 Test wickets has some remarkable career stats. Can you separate fact from fiction?

R Ashwin's milestone timeline

The offspinner beat Dennis Lillee's record when he picked up his 300th wicket in his 54th match


India v Sri Lanka

2nd Test, Nagpur

Krishnaswamy: Kohli walks the Ponting path

Leaders of a winning team, check. Blessed with a strong bowling attack, check. Unstoppable run-machines, double check

Pujara adds slip catching and quick singles to his armoury

India's preparation for their tour of South Africa continues unimpeded, in the middle of a Test series

India v Sri Lanka

2nd Test, Nagpur

Krishnaswamy: Vijay's sweet release after an eight-month wait

Injury had deprived him from his fans, but on Saturday, those familiar wristy flicks were back. So were the deft glides behind point. For a moment, it seemed like he'd never even left

SL haven't played spin well in last two years - Samaraweera

The newly appointed batting coach also backed offspinner Dilruwan Perera to bounce back from a spell of 21-0-117-0

India v Sri Lanka

Nagpur, 2nd Test

Krishnaswamy: Ashwin, Jadeja say 'hello again'

After bowling 10 overs together in Kolkata, the two spinners were back to their tactics of threatening both edges of the bat and targeting the stumps at all times

Ashwin and I played supporting roles for the quicks - Jadeja


You can't be missing straight balls at this level - SL coach

While admitting that his batsmen let themselves down, Nic Pothas defended the shot selections that dismissed Chandimal and Dickwella

India v Sri Lanka

2nd Test, Nagpur

Krishnaswamy: Time to allow dressing-room reviews?

Dilruwan Perera's bizarre review highlighted the inconsistencies in DRS, so why not eliminate that doubt with help from the dressing room?

Dasgupta: Rohit doesn't fit if India play five bowlers


India v Sri Lanka

1st Test, Kolkata

Pitches like Eden a preparation for overseas tours - Rahul


India eye away tours with challenging Kolkata track

The overhead conditions aside, India wanted a green track in Kolkata to prepare for a series of upcoming away tours, and their quicks proved up to the task

Green pitches likely in Nagpur and Delhi too

The Indian team management is understood to have asked the BCCI to prepare pitches that would serve as preparation for the South Africa tour

India v Sri Lanka

1st Test, Kolkata

Krishnaswamy: Kohli sheds normalcy in Eden classic

Even as the rest of India's line-up scrapped against some top-class Sri Lankan bowling, Virat Kohli batted on unfazed, as though he was making just another of his many hundreds

Chopra: India timed declaration nicely

The former India opener praised India's pacers and the side's challenging declaration on the final day of the Kolkata Test


SL cling on despite Bhuvneshwar and Shami bursts

At half-past four, with seven wickets down and India's tail up, the light deteriorated enough to help Sri Lanka draw an absolutely riveting Test match

India v Sri Lanka

1st Test, Kolkata

How India's internationals have fared since their last Test


Rahane keen to 'evolve' with more shots

The middle-order batsman was seen trying a few reverse-sweeps and reverse-laps against spinners ahead of the first Test in Kolkata

Sri Lanka in India

Test series

Important to play five bowlers against good sides - Chandimal

He said that using five bowlers - to aid in taking 20 wickets in the match - and staying energetic in the field was important against Pakistan and will remain so in India

Runorder: Will Sri Lanka put up a better performance this time around in India?

Ashish Nehra, Ajit Agarkar, Cyrus Broacha and the team at ESPNcricinfo discuss if Sri Lanka can turn things around against India this time


Time for Mathews to put troubles behind him

The former Sri Lanka captain has not been the batting rock he could be for a while now. Can he do the job in India?

India v Sri Lanka

1st Test, Kolkata

'I asked for the rest' - Hardik Pandya

The India allrounder felt he needed time off to manage a few niggles and get "super fit" for the South Africa tour in January 2018

India face tricky call in Pandya's absence

Could the green Eden Gardens surface make the team management choose between Ashwin and Jadeja even before they reach South Africa?

Sri Lanka in India

Tour match, Kolkata

Samson's brisk hundred makes SL bowlers toil

Sanju Samson struck 128 off 143 balls on the second day of the warm-up game

SL in India 2017

Building up to the series

'Will look to continue playing with five bowlers' - Chandimal


Pothas warns SL against 'infatuation' with India

The Sri Lanka coach says his side learnt lessons from the drubbing it got from India at home earlier this year, and comes to visit its in-form neighbour with a refreshed team culture

SL tour of India 2017-18

Squad announcement

Want to protect Mendis' form, confidence - Labrooy

Explaining Kusal Mendis' omission for the India tour, Graeme Labrooy, Sri Lanka's chief selector, said the panel "didn't want to throw him to the deep end or take him and leave him on the bench"

Break for Mendis might be best way forward - Arnold

Russel Arnold believes Kusal Mendis' can benefit by working on his game back home and regaining confidence after a string of low scores


Sri Lanka in India 2017-18

Injury update

Angelo Mathews declared fit for India tour

Kusal Perera and Asela Gunaratne are also expected to return to the national set-up when Sri Lanka fly to India

Top Run Scorers

Top Wicket Takers

Customize ESPN