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The Buzz: Cricketers celebrate Friendship Day
The Buzz: Cricketers celebrate Friendship Day

All the bantz, the jousts, and little bit of eavesdropping from the social media playground and beyond

Hey India, let your spare batters play for Sri Lanka, please?
Hey India, let your spare batters play for Sri Lanka, please?

Our correspondent tears himself away from Hundred Twitter to make a request to the BCCI

Selection questions for India: Who should play if Rahane is unfit? Does Siraj get in?
Selection questions for India: Who should play if Rahane is unfit? Does Siraj get in?

India have a few things to ponder over as they prepare for the first Test against England, which begins on August 4

Did we really need the Hundred?
Did we really need the Hundred?

Changes to T20 could well have achieved the desired ends instead

In Case You Missed It: Sri Lanka, Australia fight back, the Hundred finds its rhythm
In Case You Missed It: Sri Lanka, Australia fight back, the Hundred finds its rhythm

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Four learnings for second-string Sri Lanka
Four learnings for second-string Sri Lanka

Can they help Hasaranga achieve his world-class potential, and can they fix their soft middle order?

Minor League Cricket: T20 league in USA kicks off with Sami Aslam, Corey Anderson in the mix
Minor League Cricket: T20 league in USA kicks off with Sami Aslam, Corey Anderson in the mix

The tournament begins on July 31 at seven venues across the USA

Indians at the Hundred: Jemimah Rodrigues sparkles, slow start for Shafali Verma
Indians at the Hundred: Jemimah Rodrigues sparkles, slow start for Shafali Verma

Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma and Harmanpreet Kaur show good form in the early stages

Every second counts - early takeaways from the Hundred bash
Every second counts - early takeaways from the Hundred bash

Bowlers have it better, timekeeping is key, women have equal billing as men… there's a lot to get behind

Stats: Hasaranga's birthday bash, and Sri Lanka break 13-year duck
Stats: Hasaranga's birthday bash, and Sri Lanka break 13-year duck

All the statistical highlights from one of India's worst efforts with the bat in T20Is

Mike Hendrick: salt of the earth, sinew of the game
Mike Hendrick: salt of the earth, sinew of the game

Farewell to a fine bowler who beat the bat more often than seemed reasonable, and came close to winning England the 1979 World Cup

Kuldeep Yadav gets back in World Cup race on T20 return
Kuldeep Yadav gets back in World Cup race on T20 return

Before the IPL, there is one more T20I against Sri Lanka which gives him more time to get into his groove

'Be absolutely relentless on length' - Dale Steyn on succeeding as a fast bowler in England
'Be absolutely relentless on length' - Dale Steyn on succeeding as a fast bowler in England

The former South Africa fast bowler has some tips for Bumrah, Shami and Co

Has Rohit Sharma cracked the Test match opening code?
Has Rohit Sharma cracked the Test match opening code?

The England series will be a litmus test for him, but he has already shown that he can adapt his attacking style to the demands of the format

Juggling psychology and cricket, Calvin Harrison continues 'unbelievable' journey
Juggling psychology and cricket, Calvin Harrison continues 'unbelievable' journey

Allrounder may have got a platform to perform through the Hundred, but his development comes from a university and county system

A qualified success for the ECB's 'silent W' as Welsh Fire come through first home test
A qualified success for the ECB's 'silent W' as Welsh Fire come through first home test

Atmosphere lacking in Cardiff due to rain and Covid restrictions, but some signs of promise

Lauren Bell on song again to signal increased pace depth for England
Lauren Bell on song again to signal increased pace depth for England

Tall seamer catches the eye with wickets of Hayley Matthews and Sarah Taylor

Australia beat challenging conditions and circumstances in series of incremental gains
Australia beat challenging conditions and circumstances in series of incremental gains

Captaincy audition goes well for Alex Carey as victory sealed with big names missing

The Hundred is tearing English cricket apart - but counties must take their share of the blame
The Hundred is tearing English cricket apart - but counties must take their share of the blame

Having become far too reliant on the ECB, the professional game now finds itself recast as second rate

Is Ishan Kishan the only man to make fifties on debut in ODIs and T20Is?
Is Ishan Kishan the only man to make fifties on debut in ODIs and T20Is?

And what's the highest ODI total without a half-century?