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Mahmudullah yet to deliver T20-like returns in Tests

He has a Test average of 32.07 from 47 Tests, and that's well below what the team needs from a senior batsman

BCCI

Bangladesh take their first steps into the pink-ball world

They have a lot of work to do, even without worrying about the complications of day-night Test cricket

Teams begin day-night training with optional session in Indore

In Kolkata, plans to make the start of the Test a memorable one take shape

Australia v Pakistan

1st Test, Brisbane

Pooran 'will learn from his mistake' - Smith on latest ball-tampering case

The Australia batsman also welcomed the current discussions around mental health of cricketers

Tim Paine contemplates last wave of summer

Unfazed by the speculation about his future, Paine gears up for possibly his last home summer as captain

Pakistan's young quicks going to be a challenge for us - Cummins

Pat Cummins on Australia's new-ball bowling, and their batsmen's preparations for Pakistan

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Former coach speaks

Australia v Pakistan

Mickey Arthur: What Pakistan must do to win in Australia

Expects the top six to score heavily, but is concerned by the inexperience in the pace department

PCB

Smith wary of Abbas but eager to challenge young quicks

The No. 1 batsman in the world is looking to test the durability of Pakistan's pace bowlers

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New Zealand v England

1st Test, Mount Mauganui

Sibley has earned Test chance, says old Surrey partner

England's established opener Rory Burns will walk out alongside a familiar face in Mount Maunganui

England's top-three merry-go-round

England are set to field yet another top-order combination on their New Zealand tour

Return of Test cricket

Pakistan news

Pakistan's 'greatest selling point is word of mouth from players' - PCB CEO Wasim Khan

Board feels it's realistic to expect Australia, England to travel to Pakistan after visit by Sri Lanka

Prime Minister speaks

Pakistan news

Imran Khan backs Sarfaraz Ahmed to make international return

Imran Khan believes former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed should focus on domestic cricket and backed him to return to the national team

IPL auction

Rajasthan Royals

Looking to value-add at the auction - Royals coach, McDonald

Rajasthan Royals' new head coach Andrew McDonald on the team's auction strategy, use of analytics and more

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