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Wahab Riaz: 'I am playing all around the world, but my country comes first'
Wahab Riaz: 'I am playing all around the world, but my country comes first'

The left-arm quick last played for Pakistan almost a year ago but has eyes on the 2022 T20 World Cup and the 2023 ODI World Cup

Free from Test shackles, Moeen Ali finds his sweet spot in white-ball cricket
Free from Test shackles, Moeen Ali finds his sweet spot in white-ball cricket

Allrounder slams unbeaten 23-ball 77 to help Northern Warriors ace a tall chase of 146 in the Abu Dhabi T10

Shafique comes off the bench to get fans off their seats
Shafique comes off the bench to get fans off their seats

The 22-year old has played just one first-class match at home, but has now scored an unbeaten half-century on Test debut

Tough questions asked, India come up with timely answers
Tough questions asked, India come up with timely answers

The home bowlers work hard to get the better of a slow pitch and a resolute opposition

Super sub KS Bharat underscores Indian cricket's incredible depth
Super sub KS Bharat underscores Indian cricket's incredible depth

He does not have official Test statistics yet, but his excellent glove work on the third day turned around India's fortunes

The time is right for a women's IPL (but does the BCCI agree?)
The time is right for a women's IPL (but does the BCCI agree?)

Rising interest in the women's game, Indian players making a splash in overseas leagues, and a shifting cultural landscape - the stars have never aligned better

Steven Smith's vice-captaincy may not be universally popular, but it makes sense
Steven Smith's vice-captaincy may not be universally popular, but it makes sense

Enough time has passed since the ball-tampering for him to be an injury away from leading the team

IPL 2022 retentions - Hardik Pandya or Ishan Kishan? Moeen Ali or Sam Curran?
IPL 2022 retentions - Hardik Pandya or Ishan Kishan? Moeen Ali or Sam Curran?

The key questions facing the existing franchises as they look to firm up their retentions

Liton, Mushfiqur provide respite amid Bangladesh's run rut in Tests
Liton, Mushfiqur provide respite amid Bangladesh's run rut in Tests

The pair's 204-run stand, steered by Liton Das' maiden Test ton, countered Pakistan's early surge when they reduced the hosts to 49 for 4

Tim Southee and a five-for of rare mastery
Tim Southee and a five-for of rare mastery

The New Zealand quick defied a slow and low pitch to produce a spell for the ages

Have we seen the last of Tim Paine on a cricket field?
Have we seen the last of Tim Paine on a cricket field?

He may only have himself to blame for the indiscretions that seem to have cost him his career, but we can still feel a tinge of sadness for him

Alana King's move west pays dividends with gains on and off the field
Alana King's move west pays dividends with gains on and off the field

It will be the second consecutive final for the legspinner and pits her against a likely rival for Australia honours

#newera, same old Test cricket
#newera, same old Test cricket

The attention on Rahul Dravid the coach has reached parody levels, but on the field not much changed, which means India hold a dominant position again

From Green Park to Green Park: The making of Shreyas Iyer, the red-ball cricketer
From Green Park to Green Park: The making of Shreyas Iyer, the red-ball cricketer

From a newcomer in 2014 to a seasoned campaigner in 2021, his return to Kanpur will complete a circle of sorts in his career

Blair Tickner: 'I packed three kilos of coffee beans for the Bangladesh tour'
Blair Tickner: 'I packed three kilos of coffee beans for the Bangladesh tour'

The New Zealand fast bowler on juggling his cricket and café side-hustle, his love for coffee, and his team-mates who are the worst cooks

No control, no problem: Crafty Dimuth Karunaratne conjures his own luck
No control, no problem: Crafty Dimuth Karunaratne conjures his own luck

Despite a relatively low control percentage among elite top-order batters, he has made 2021 his own with limited resources

In a world far from ideal, New Zealand forced to make the most of an unfair deal
In a world far from ideal, New Zealand forced to make the most of an unfair deal

In the pandemic-hit world, Test cricket outside the big three ends up losing the most because it is the most disposable

How do New Zealand's spinners stack up for the India challenge?
How do New Zealand's spinners stack up for the India challenge?

Ajaz Patel holds promise, and there's hope Mitchell Santner can step up

KL Rahul's injury shifts focus on to Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane
KL Rahul's injury shifts focus on to Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane

India are now left with just three batters with more than ten Tests' experience for the Kanpur game

TNPL, strong leadership mould Tamil Nadu into dominant T20 force
TNPL, strong leadership mould Tamil Nadu into dominant T20 force

Despite missing several senior players, Tamil Nadu had a well-rounded squad to clinch two domestic T20 titles in three seasons