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Emmanuel Stewart to lead WI U-19s in World Cup
Emmanuel Stewart and Kirstan Kallicharan are the only two members of the current West Indies Under-19s squad to have played in the 2016 World Cup

Magnificent Smith hauls Australia ever closer to parity
Australia's captain, Steve Smith, inched his side ever closer to first-innings parity with a masterful rearguard century, as a gripping, tactical, low-scoring contest continued to bubble

Comilla sign 16-year old Afghanistan offspinner Mujeeb Zadran
The offspinner will become the third Afghanistan player to join Comilla Victorians, following the footsteps of Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan

You can't be missing straight balls at this level - Pothas
And while admitting that the SL batsmen let themselves down, Nic Pothas defended the shot selections that dismissed both Dinesh Chandimal and Niroshan Dickwella

MacLeod, seamers lead Scotland to six-wicket win
Safyaan Sharif and Alasdair Evans shared seven wickets between them to bowl Papua New Guinea out for 147, and Calum MacLeod's unbeaten 60 helped Scotland easily finish the chase

Sikandar Raza's 95 lifts Chittagong from bottom place
Chittagong Vikings overcame Andre Fletcher's blistering 71 to defend 211 and beat Sylhet Sixers by 40 runs in their first home game

It's one of the great Ashes romances!
A swimming pool, a beer or two and an Ashes Test in full swing - what better time to pop the question?

Mitchell Marsh's 141 makes Queensland toil
The Western Australia captain stitched three solid partnerships to steer the total past 300 on the opening day in Perth

Bird's all-round show bolsters Tasmania
Jackson Bird returned to Tasmania's XI for the Shield match and had an impact with a five-for and a crucial 26 that boosted the side's first-innings total

Grant Flower optimistic about Zimbabwe cricket in post-Mugabe era
The former Zimbabwe batsman believes that at the very least more talent will remain in, and start coming back to, the country

Victoria in charge after Maxwell hammers rapid double-ton
Having lost his place in the squad for the first two Ashes Tests, Glenn Maxwell built a case for himself with a rapid double-century

Kamran Akmal, Butt blitz record opening stand in Lahore win
The pair added an unbroken 209-run partnership as Lahore Whites thumped Islamabad by 109 runs

Khulna hold nerve in tight game to move top of the table
Junaid Khan's economic last spell helped Khulna Titans defend 158 in the face of a 100-run partnership between Ravi Bopara and Nahidul Islam

Seventeen overs, nine ducks, and a team total of 2
The Nagaland women's Under-19 team scored only one run off the bat, with a wide contributing the second run to their team total

Ashwin, Jadeja hand India advantage on 11-wicket day
Treating these Tests almost as tour games for the series in South Africa, India were in no danger of the apparent disrespect to Sri Lanka, biting them on the backside instead

Smith leads Australia revival to leave Test in the balance
An absorbing Ashes contest will go into the third day with neither side having made a convincing grab for the upper hand

Harmanpreet extends stint at Sydney Thunder by two seasons
India's T20I captain had an impressive WBBL debut with the Sydney Thunder last season

Watling not fit to keep in first Test against West Indies
Tom Blundell is in line for a Test debut after BJ Watling was unable to prove his fitness to keep wicket in the opening match of New Zealand's season

Steyn begins shifting focus from T20 to Test cricket
The fast bowler will be rested from the Titans' next Ram Slam competition so that he can hit the nets and get overs under his belt

Khalid heroics takes Faisalabad home
The win took them to the semi-finals, even as Lahore Blues moved to the top of the points table

Vince leads the rabble's rebellion
Australian legend Matthew Hayden called England "no-hopers" and insisted he didn't know who James Vince was. You learn something new every day

SL's chance to shift India's focus from South Africa
Sri Lanka need drastic improvement in every facet of their game to compete with India, who are yet to lose a bilateral series under Virat Kohli

Doran unbeaten ton rescues Tasmania on opening day
The 20-year old showed plenty of stubbornness as South Australia's attack chipped away at the line-up, en route to taking Tasmania past 200 with a maiden first-class century

Nagpur pitch less seam-friendly than Eden Gardens - Chandimal
The Sri Lanka captain said the team is prepared to field a fifth bowler or an allrounder in keeping with their "changed" attitude to win the match

Seam-friendly tracks against SL the only way to prepare for SA - Kohli
The short gap between the Sri Lanka series and the South Africa tour has forced the team to get into a "game situation" as preparation for the tour, according to the India captain Virat Kohli

Wellington sign Samit Patel for Super Smash T20
The allrounder, who was in remarkable form for Nottinghamshire in the county season, will join the team after completing his stint in the BPL

Vince makes his name but Australia battle back
Mark Stoneman and James Vince added a century stand for the second wicket as England doused some of Australia's fire in the opening Ashes exchanges

Stokes tweets England Ashes message
Ben Stokes, England's absent allrounder, sent a message via social media on the eve of the first Ashes Test wishing his team-mates well in their attempts to retain the urn in Australia

Mumbai drop Nayar for final Ranji game
A newsfile of all the developments from India's Ranji Trophy ahead of the seventh round of matches beginning November 25, 2017

CoA gives FTP nod even as BCCI fails to call SGM
The Committee of Administrators had asked the board to fix a date for the Special General Meeting ahead of the ICC conference on December 8 and 9, but there has been little movement on the matter

Wood still hopeful of making Ashes impact
Mark Wood has not given up hope of playing in the Ashes and has his eyes fixed on a return in Perth

'Hathurusingha will be a great fit' - SLC president
Sri Lanka Cricket is ready to offer Chandika Hathurusingha the position of head coach if he has no further contractual obligations to the BCB

FATA triumph in run fest, Lahore Blues beat Islamabad
Three centuries were scored on a frenetic day in the National T20 Cup as Lahore Blues sealed their spot in the semifinals

Ferguson joins Sydney Thunder on three-year contract
The 33-year old will leave his former team Melbourne Renegades, with whom he spent three seasons

Ashes call-up Marsh signed by Glamorgan
Shaun Marsh had weightier matters on his mind as the Brisbane Test loomed, but when it is all over he will turn his thoughts to a two-year deal with Glamorgan

SA club cricketer slams record 490 in 50-over match
Shane Dadswell, an opening batsman for NWU Pukke Cricket Club, ran up 490 off 151 balls, with 57 sixes and 27 fours, to amass the highest individual score in a minor limited-overs match

Time for Australia to quit the trash-talk
The hosts might have to do a quick fact-check about the defending Ashes champions before sparking yet another threat with a "Mitchell Johnson of 2013-14" reference

Ball books XI berth ahead of Overton
Jake Ball will be the fourth member of England's seam attack when the Ashes starts in Brisbane on Thursday

Smith likens pace trio to Johnson in 2013-14
The Australia captain acknowledges the importance of using Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood in short bursts, but assures that they are more than capable of keeping at it for longer periods

Selection shift 'surprised' Smith - Cowan
Ed Cowan has revealed that Australia captain Steven Smith was surprised at how the national selectors ignored Cricket Australia's directive to choose younger players for the first Ashes Test

History says Australia but new chapter can be written
England have not won at the Gabba in 31 years and few give them a chance on this occasion, but for all the talk Australia are not without their issues

Marsh joins Warner on Australia's injury-watch list
Glenn Maxwell, called in as cover for Warner, will now be on standby for both batsmen

IPL franchises split over player retentions
While a few franchises have suggested retaining five players, others favoured utilising the right-to-match cards

Rangpur bowlers clinch thriller after Gayle's fifty boost
A combined effort from Rangpur Riders' bowling attack ensured a successful defence of 142, in a match that was decided off the last ball

Thakor career in ruins after Derbyshire release
From the moment that a Derbyshire court found Thakor guilty of sexual exposure, Derbyshire were committed to only one course of action

Butt takes Lahore Whites into semi-final
Salman Butt's unbeaten 85 carried Lahore Whites into the final four on a day that saw Peshawar and Rawalpindi eliminated

'We've won four of the last five Ashes series' - Root
Joe Root has admitted England were given a "massive shock" by their experiences in Brisbane four years ago but believes it will be different this time

Trashes to Ashes: England find the calm before the storm
Given their imperfect preparation, England are probably just about as well-placed as they could be going into the series

Ariful scores Khulna's last 36 runs to pull off heist
Mahmudullah top-scored with a 44-ball 56 to help Khulna ace their 167 chase, consigning Rajshahi Kings to their fifth loss in seven games this season

Wyatt's 56-ball century wipes out Australia
Danielle Wyatt recorded the first-ever century by an England batsman in women's T20Is to set up a record chase in the final T20I, a result that had no bearing on Australia's hold on the Ashes

'It could be your career that ends': Prior steps up war of words with Lyon
Matt Prior, the former England wicketkeeper, has stepped up his war of words with Australia's Nathan Lyon

Patience, concentration among Bancroft's strong credentials
A new opening colleague for Warner every summer is becoming a tradition in Australian cricket and Cameron Bancroft comes to the role with strong credentials

Pre-series 'trash-talking' makes Cook 'chuckle'
The England batsman respectfully plays down the threat posed by Australia's pace attack, and scars from 2013-14 coming back to haunt the team

Khaled Mahmud may coach Bangladesh temporarily
Former Bangladesh captain Khaled Mahmud is likely to step into Chandika Hathurusingha's position as the national head coach, at least on an interim basis if the BCB is unable to find a foreign coach

Stokes has 'let a lot of people down' - Warner
"At the end of the day he knows he's made a mistake, and it's about him getting the respect back from his players and fellow countrymen," Australia's vice-captain said on Stokes

Warner confident of playing despite 'stiff' neck
Australia's vice-captain is confident he will be fit for the first Ashes Test on Thursday despite facing only two throwdowns in the nets on Tuesday after hurting his neck in a fielding drill

Stokes breaks Twitter silence to increase buzz around recall
Ben Stokes has fired his first shots of the Ashes series to increase speculation that he could be getting ready to make a return to action

Bhuvneshwar, Dhawan released from India Test squad
While Bhuvneshwar Kumar will miss the remainder of the Test series, Shikhar Dhawan will be available for the third Test. The selectors have picked Vijay Shankar as Bhuvneshwar's replacement

Anthony McGrath named Essex head coach
Essex have promoted Anthony McGrath to the position of head coach as successor to Chris Silverwood

Bancroft has 'fire in belly' for Ashes debut - Klinger
'He is the most in-form batsman in Australia at the moment,' says Western Australia team-mate

Green pitches likely in Nagpur and Delhi too
The Indian team management is understood to have asked the BCCI to prepare pitches that would serve as preparation for the South Africa tour

Prior rubbishes Lyon's 'scared' claim
Nathan Lyon has suggested Matt Prior "wanted to fly home" during the 2013-14 Ashes because he was intimidated by Mitchell Johnson

Excited by how Sri Lanka fought over four days - Pothas
The Sri Lanka coach said the side's process of improving began soon after their 3-0 series loss to India at home earlier this year

Salahuddin ticks most boxes but is BCB listening?
Senior players rely on his inputs, he's been a part of a BPL and DPL winning squads and has served as assistant coach of the national team. Yet, the top job has remained elusive

Lahore Blues, Karachi Whites cruise to 19-run wins
Islamabad and FATA were downed by exactly the same margin in two games played on Monday for the National T20 Cup

England seek edge in Twenty20 future
With the Ashes lost, England would look to secure the T20I series to extend Australia's losing streak in T20 bilateral series, already stretching back to mid-2015

'Australia have got to back up their chat' - Vince
England's Ashes newcomers in the middle order, James Vince and Dawid Malan, are happy to let Australia do the talking in the build up to the first Test

Mumbai, TN keep qualification bids alive
Newly-appointed Baroda captain Deepak Hooda made his first century of the season

Rangpur stave off Sabbir 70 to clinch narrow win
Sabbir Rahman's 70 and Nasir Hossain's fighting half century were not enough as Sylhet lost their fourth completed game in a row

Kerala storm into contention after sensational win
The race for the knockouts continues to be a three-way fight between Kerala, Gujarat and Saurashtra

Karnataka, Delhi confirm passage to knockouts
Having established a massive first-innings lead, Karnataka pummeled UP with the bat again, as their openers played out an unbroken 262-run partnership

Sussex tempt back Gillespie for coach's role
Jason Gillespie thought his days in county cricket were over when his family moved out to Australia but Sussex have tempted him back with a three-year deal

'Confident' Ball fit for Gabba Ashes bow
Jake Ball said he hopes he "can bounce a few Aussies out" if he wins selection for the first Test in Brisbane

Wakhare helps Vidarbha secure quarter-final berth
Offspinner finishes with match haul of 9 for 104; Goa lose eight wickets in an extended opening session on final day in Porvorim

Steyn eases into comeback; Ngidi returns T20 career-best figures
A weekly round-up of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge in which Titans leapt to top of the table and Lungi Ngidi impressed with his 4 for 14 against Warriors

Australia aim to remind England of Mitchell Johnson
Nathan Lyon believes that the trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins can hurt England as badly as the Mitchell Johnson-led attack did four years ago

Malik 54*, Hasan's 5 for 20 seal thrilling Comilla win
The four-wicket win, sealed in the last over, helped Comilla surge to the top of the points table

Tim Paine keen to put 'what could have been' behind
The wicketkeeper, who is set to equal Brad Hogg's Australian record for the most Tests missed between appearances, is eager to use this chance to rewrite the story of his career

Sri Lanka hang on for draw after brutal Shami, Bhuvneshwar bursts
At half-past four, with seven wickets down and India's tail up, the light deteriorated enough to help Sri Lanka draw an absolutely riveting Test

Knight should have been not out in first T20I - MCC
The dismissal was shrouded in confusion, Knight first being given out, then not out and then out again

New Perth Stadium to host England ODI in January
The limited-overs fixture at the venue is part of a compromise that will also see the Perth Scorchers play any Big Bash League home finals at the ground

Batsmen, Kenroy Williams lead Barbados to 135-run win
A steady batting effort from Barbados in the first innings and seven wickets in the match from offspinner Kenroy Williams lead them to a 135-run win against Windward Islands in St Vincent

Miller, Jacobs spin Jamaica to 157-run win
Jamaica's spin duo of Nikita Miller and Damion Jacobs spun a web around Leeward Islands to register a massive 157-run win in St Kitts

Johnson, Vishaul, Permaul star in Guyana's innings win
The victory bolstered Guyana's position at the top of the table with three wins from four games

Kamran helps Lahore Whites to top, Karachi Whites also win
In the day's second game, Sarfraz Ahmed and Anwar Ali completed a slender win for Karachi Whites over Peshawar

Tripathi's 78-ball 106 in vain as Delhi down Maharashtra by an innings
Delhi won by an innings, as none of Maharashtra's batsmen could offer much resistance except Rahul Triphati

Hathurusingha in line for Sri Lanka coach job
ESPNcricinfo understands that SLC and Hathurusingha have agreed verbally on a deal, and are about a week away from putting pen to paper

Shardul Thakur trips up Andhra; Jagadeesan, Yo Mahesh tons give TN first-innings lead
In Vadodara, Subhranshu Senapati's century sparked Odisha's resistance against Baroda

Samson hits third ton in a row, Kerala set Saurashtra 405 target
In Suraj, Parthiv Patel's 172-ball 173 helped Gujarat finish on 601 for 4, following which Rajasthan went to stumps at 183 for 4. Elsewhere, Haryana lead by 169 in their second innings with one wicket in hand against J&K in a match destined for a result

Raina duck as UP slide and Karnataka put one foot in knockouts
In Guwahati, Assam clawed back after following on, courtesy three fifties from Rishav Das, Amit Sinha and Rajjakuddin Ahmed. They lead by 110 with three wickets in hand against Hyderabad

Jaffer 158* powers Vidarbha; Bengal, Services earn bonus-point wins
The 39-year-old stitched three strong partnerships to stretch Vidarbha's lead, while Ishan Porel's five-for helped Bengal climb to the second spot on the Group D table

What England must do to win the Ashes
Tiring out Australia's quicks, making the Kookaburra ball move and holding their chances will be vital if England are to retain the Ashes

Faizi ton, Mujeeb five-for hand Afghanistan maiden U-19 Asia Cup title
Pakistan Under-19s were once again tormented by offspinner Mujeeb Zadran, who took 5 for 13 in the final to bowl them out for a mere 63

Brunt, Sciver make it 1-1 in T20I series
The Ashes may have been lost but England have an opportunity to inflict a fifth successive T20I series loss on Australia at home

Better the Marsh we know - Lehmann
Shaun Marsh's ability to play match-winning innings in the past and his experience pressed his case for an Ashes selection, even as other batsmen failed to cope with the pressure of vying for a spot in the squad

Rahul and Dhawan carry India into lead with ease
Both openers capitalised on vastly improved batting conditions, both overhead and underfoot, to lead India's recovery on the fourth day in Kolkata

Dilruwan survives after unusual review
After being adjudged lbw Dilruwan turned around and began walking back towards the dressing room, only to turn around and ask for a review, and the decision was overturned after replays suggested the ball had hit him outside the line of off stump

Bayliss voices concern about substandard preparation
Trevor Bayliss has called on CA and the ECB to "get together" to ensure a better standard of preparation for both teams on Ashes tours

Mahedi, Rashid spin Comilla to fourth successive win
Mahedi Hasan and Rashid Khan returned combined figures of 4 for 34 in eight overs as Comilla defended 153 and rose to second on the table

Pollard and Afridi combine to flatten Rajshahi
It was Evin Lewis, though, who laid a platform for Dhaka Dynamites' big win, with 64 off 38 at the top of the order








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