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Batting firepower makes Multan Sultans tough to beat, strong core might do the trick for Islamabad United
Batting firepower makes Multan Sultans tough to beat, strong core might do the trick for Islamabad United

Sultans have made some good selection calls, while United will hope to improve their playoff form this season

Have England ever had an Ashes series without a century?
Have England ever had an Ashes series without a century?

And how many men have scored 2000 runs and taken 200 wickets in one-day internationals?

India let down by shaky middle order and lack of wicket-takers
India let down by shaky middle order and lack of wicket-takers

In the absence of Rohit, Hardik and Jadeja, India's long-standing problems were amplified in South Africa

Death-bowling problems rear their head again to take shine off England win
Death-bowling problems rear their head again to take shine off England win

"Our execution was nowhere near as good as we would like," Eoin Morgan admits

The Buzz: Lizelle Lee gets a baby shower from her South Africa team-mates
The Buzz: Lizelle Lee gets a baby shower from her South Africa team-mates

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

ESPNcricinfo's BBL team of the season
ESPNcricinfo's BBL team of the season

Who makes the cut after a season which has seen significant disruption?

de Kock and Phehlukwayo signal South Africa's rise back to the top
de Kock and Phehlukwayo signal South Africa's rise back to the top

Theirs are important contributions in South Africa's 3-0 sweep over India

Jason Holder exerts his Bridgetown hold once more as England come a cropper
Jason Holder exerts his Bridgetown hold once more as England come a cropper

Career-best T20I figures continue remarkable run of success against England on home ground

'Once it hit, it hit so hard' - keeping the BBL going through Covid
'Once it hit, it hit so hard' - keeping the BBL going through Covid

Having started relatively smoothly, everything changed in late December

Twin series triumphs suggest South Africa turnaround despite off-field uncertainty
Twin series triumphs suggest South Africa turnaround despite off-field uncertainty

In beating favourites India comprehensively even as their coach's disciplinary hearing looms, the hosts have shown focus and plenty of cricketing promise

New-ball ineffectiveness and absence of genuine allrounder haunting India
New-ball ineffectiveness and absence of genuine allrounder haunting India

Even India's spinners were outbowled by their South African counterparts

Liam Livingstone is turning heads with the turning ball as pivotal role awaits
Liam Livingstone is turning heads with the turning ball as pivotal role awaits

Versatility of allrounder offers balance as England build towards next T20 World Cup

Smooth BPL 2022 despite Covid cloud will mean big gains for Bangladesh cricket
Smooth BPL 2022 despite Covid cloud will mean big gains for Bangladesh cricket

Everything is in place for the BPL's big return, but onus is on the stakeholders to make sure restrictions are not breached in any way

West Indies crashed and burned in the 2021 World Cup. How do they turn their T20I fortunes around?
West Indies crashed and burned in the 2021 World Cup. How do they turn their T20I fortunes around?

Their six-led approach has been in the firing line, but their selection was poor, and the bowling has not been up to scratch either

Odean Smith models ambition 'to be one of the world's top allrounders' on idol Andre Russell
Odean Smith models ambition 'to be one of the world's top allrounders' on idol Andre Russell

"We can do similar things: he hits the ball a long way and bowls fast, and I can do that"

McGrath's all-round Ashes T20I heroics prove Perry is no longer peerless
McGrath's all-round Ashes T20I heroics prove Perry is no longer peerless

Ellyse Perry, arguably the best-ever women's allrounder, may at long last have a worthy successor

Players to watch in the Ashes: an emerging allrounder and England's new batting star
Players to watch in the Ashes: an emerging allrounder and England's new batting star

With the multi-format series beginning on Thursday here are four players to keep a close eye on

Shikhar Dhawan's knock underlines his value in India's ODI side
Shikhar Dhawan's knock underlines his value in India's ODI side

On a sluggish wicket, he scored 79 off 84 to keep India on track in the chase and showed he can still thrive under pressure

South Africa's accumulator and aggressor feed off each other in match-winning partnership
South Africa's accumulator and aggressor feed off each other in match-winning partnership

While it may not come as a surprise that Bavuma was the accumulator, van der Dussen was perhaps unlikely in his role as the aggressor

Stats - Glenn Maxwell and Melbourne Stars' record-breaking act
Stats - Glenn Maxwell and Melbourne Stars' record-breaking act

A list of all the major records Maxwell broke at the MCG