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Full-strength India start WTC against improved WI

The hosts will be called on to maintain their discipline and intensity for longer periods

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Monga: How the West Indies became a fast-bowling paradise again

Trusting the Duke's ball and preparing green tracks to suit the likes of Gabriel and Roach has helped the team become a force in Tests

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

Pace-friendly P Sara in focus as Sri Lanka eye 2-0

The P Sara Oval's conditions and history rather favour New Zealand, but then Sri Lanka often make a mockery of the expected narrative

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

Dickwella's vote of support for 'different kind of captain' Karunaratne

Need to keep 'making good decisions at crunch moments', says the wicketkeeper-batsman as Sri Lanka chase series sweep against New Zealand

England v Australia

3rd Test, Headingley

Preview: England quietly confident in Smith's absence

Australia are unbeaten in eight Tests against England, but with their best batsman out, the tide is against them

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Roy passes concussion test after blow in the head, Pope on standby

Opening batsman to be assessed once more before being passed fit to play at Headingley

Root urges England to capitalise on Smith's absence

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'Senior players need to cover for Smith as best they can' - Paine

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Butcher's preferred top order for Headingley

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Tough to fill the shoes of 'world's best' Smith - Langer

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'Winning Ashes won't be down to one player' - Bayliss

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England news

2020 dates

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

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Paytm again

India news

Paytm to continue as India's title sponsor

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

Constitutional changes

Pakistan news

PCB constitution tweaked to tone down prime minister's powers

It means the country's prime minister has no power to dissolve the board or remove the chairman, with that clause being removed completely

Ban reduced

India news

Interview - 'I'll not give up cricket for the next five years'

Having got a fresh lease on his playing life, the 36-year-old Sreesanth wants to set an example

Sreesanth's ban reduced, to end in September 2020

BCCI ombudsman rules in favour of bowler, saying his playing career is nearly over and he has already suffered enough

Timeline - How the saga played out

The story of the fast bowler's arrest and subsequent life ban to the ombudsman's decision to reduce the ban to seven years

England v Australia

3rd Test, Headingley

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'

Here to win Ashes not engage in bouncer war - Langer

Australia coach says team won't be swayed from pre-series plans for how to win in England

Concussed Smith out of Headingley Test

Australia batsman yet to fully recover after being struck on the neck by a bouncer at Lord's

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