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With Galle pitch as his ally, diffident-no-more Permaul stomps all over Sri Lanka
With Galle pitch as his ally, diffident-no-more Permaul stomps all over Sri Lanka

The left-arm spinner mainly bowled the one that spun and the one that didn't, the latter with a little underspin. In Galle, that's often enough

'An opportunity that can't be missed' - Morgan wants youngsters to play as much franchise cricket as possible
'An opportunity that can't be missed' - Morgan wants youngsters to play as much franchise cricket as possible

"The USP of T10 cricket is that you can have an eight-ten-team tournament in the space of a couple of weeks"

Bangladesh batters bloom on better pitch, but questions remain
Bangladesh batters bloom on better pitch, but questions remain

Coach Domingo says players coming through the domestic system aren't quite ready for international cricket

What is the highest identical score made by the first three batters in a Test innings?
What is the highest identical score made by the first three batters in a Test innings?

And what is the record for the most overs bowled by a player on debut in his first Test innings?

Anatomy of a stalemate on a dead Kanpur pitch
Anatomy of a stalemate on a dead Kanpur pitch

The conditions in Kanpur defanged the bowlers but they were good enough to deny the batters any adventure

Ashwin's new record, a rare draw with nine wickets down, and New Zealand's longest unbeaten streak
Ashwin's new record, a rare draw with nine wickets down, and New Zealand's longest unbeaten streak

All the stats and numbers from the engrossing draw between New Zealand and India in Kanpur

The Buzz: Ravi Shastri's new job
The Buzz: Ravi Shastri's new job

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

Dominic Drakes: 'I don't want to look back and say I had a better 2021 than 2022. I don't want to be stagnant'
Dominic Drakes: 'I don't want to look back and say I had a better 2021 than 2022. I don't want to be stagnant'

The CPL winner, who's hoping to make his West Indies debut next month, wants to build on his experiences in the IPL, the T20 World Cup, and the T10

When faultlines are too exposed, there's no easy way to rebuild after an earthquake
When faultlines are too exposed, there's no easy way to rebuild after an earthquake

As racism scandal rocks English cricket, Harrison knows importance of seizing what remains of the moment

Flamboyant Iyer shows necessary restraint to take India to safety
Flamboyant Iyer shows necessary restraint to take India to safety

Debutant has left team management with difficult decisions to make

'Courageous' Taijul Islam delivers for Bangladesh, again, when most needed
'Courageous' Taijul Islam delivers for Bangladesh, again, when most needed

The left-arm spinner's contest with Abid Ali made for wonderful viewing; it was even, and only after 110 balls did the Pakistan batter falter

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