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West Indies v India

1st Test, North Sound

WI bowl; India leave out Saha, Rohit, Ashwin, Kuldeep, Umesh

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West Indies a fast-bowling paradise again

Trusting the Duke's ball and preparing green pitches to suit the likes of Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach has helped the team become a force in Test cricket

Aim to implement learnings from Australia, England tours - Kohli

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Dasgupta: Going to be a massive series for Rahane

Ahead of the first Test, Deep Dasgupta discusses India's batting depth and the role of senior players like Rahane and Jadeja

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Sri Lanka v New Zealand

2nd Test, P Sara Oval

Karunaratne sparkles for Sri Lanka on rain-hit day

Will Somerville and Colin de Grandhomme took a wicket each for New Zealand on a day that saw only 36.3 overs

Williamson and Karunaratne, two ends of the control spectrum

A deep dive into ESPNcricinfo's data reveals which of the world's top batsmen make the fewest errors, and which ones are the luckiest

Pakistan's new coach

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Is Misbah-ul-Haq ready to take over as Pakistan head coach?

ESPNcricnfo understands the former Pakistan captain has been offered the role despite lacking the necessary experience, but he is yet to make a decision

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England v Australia

3rd Test, Headingley

Dobell: Root's England can ill afford to lose at Leeds

Ashes results tend to define the careers of England's captains and coaches: if Root leads England to successive series defeats, they will have to contemplate a change

Australia yearn to take back control at Leeds

Australia will hope to attack down the Headingley hill and keep things tight going up it as they continue their attempts to 'win boring'

Batsmen must stare down Archer's bouncer

Just like getting back in the saddle after being thrown from a horse, Australians have to confront danger

County cricket

player movements

Somerset set to sign Vijay, Northants swoop for Roach

Subject to clearance from his state association, Vijay will play the final three games of Somerset's title push

Hampshire sign Shamsi for four Blast group games

Left-arm wristspinner, signed after injuries to Mason Crane and Brad Taylor, goes straight into the squad to play Middlesex at Lord's

Lancashire sign Wood from Notts for 2020

England news

Planning ahead

England confirm Pakistan, West Indies Tests, 12 white-ball games for 2020

Home summer to start with West Indies Tests in June, with Ireland and Australia white-ball tours and The Hundred window all confirmed

Collingwood must reapply for assistant coaching role

ECB advertise for a new assistant coach for senior England men's team

Paytm again

India news

Paytm to continue as India's title sponsor

E-commerce company inks new four-year deal with the BCCI worth INR 326.8 crore

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