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Jofra Archer on England's World Cup radar, admits Eoin Morgan
England have to be "open-minded" about their selection policy ahead of the World Cup, according to captain Eoin Morgan

Frylinck's allround brilliance gives Vikings thrilling win
The South African took 2 for 19 to help restrict Dhaka to 139 before unfurling big hits to seal a tight chase

PCB hands out new women's contracts after settlement of dues
Umaima Sohail, the 21-year-old batsman, was the only new player to be handed a contract

West Indies seek ICC support in call for first-class warm-ups
England-like resistance could threaten quality of future tour preparations

Vasbert Drakes joins West Indies coaching set-up for England series
Toby Radford and Esuan Crandon also named among coaching staff for England series

South Africa wary of resurgent Pakistan - Reeza Hendricks
The opener says that a spot in the World Cup squad will be "a dream", but he insists that his focus is much more short-term

South Africa look to overturn recent record against Pakistan
The hosts have beaten Pakistan only once since late 2013 and will be bothered by how they've started in a World Cup year

South Africa leave out Sune Luus for Sri Lanka series
South Africa selectors offer opportunities to youth as the team chases improved batting shows

'Number of people' approching ICC on alleged corruption in Sri Lankan cricket
ICC's amnesty period currently on, during which it hopes to gather evidence which may further its investigations in Sri Lanka

Matthew Wade, D'Arcy Short lead Hobart Hurricanes' 10-wicket rout of Adelaide Strikers
They put on an unbroken 158 for the opening stand to consolidate the Hurricanes' position at the top of the table

Making the cut
Sanjay Manjrekar, VVS Laxman and Brad Hodge throw back to their beginnings and journey in cricket

Laurie Evans century helps Rajshahi rise to fourth place
Opening batsman slams unbeaten 62-ball 104 to set up 38-run win over Comilla Victorians

The Casson hand in 'self-sufficient' Patterson's rise
The former spinner has seen Patterson's development up close, and credits the batsman with having "huge self-awareness"

Kurtis Patterson picked in selectors' backflip
Australia's selectors have added him to the Test squad at the last possible moment to face Sri Lanka after the batsman's twin centuries in the Hobart tour match made his case undeniable

An island of legends: Desmond Haynes picks his greatest Barbados Test XI

West Indies' interim coach Richard Pybus shrugs off criticism of comeback
Former director of cricket said West Indies are "focused, positive and motivated" and that there were no issues in the camp

Stuart Broad deserves credit for putting in 'hard yards', says James Anderson
After consulting Anderson and Richard Hadlee, Broad has shortened his run-up by five yards in a bid to improve his rhythm and bowl with a higher action

Steven Mullaney added to Lions squad to face India A
Allrounder replaces Notts team-mate Tom Moores, who has suffered a leg injury

Vince, Silk destroy Heat to lift Sixers to second
The duo shared a 94-run stand for the fourth wicket to lift Sixers to 177 before Abbott and Curran sent Heat packing for 98

Baroda's Ranji winner Jacob Martin on life support
Former India batsman was hospitalised on December 28 after a road accident; BCCI steps in to contribute towards treatment

Pradeep ruled out of Australia series due to hamstring strain
The grade-one strain has also left the Sri Lanka seamer doubtful for the South Africa Tests, that follow close on the heels of the Australia tour

Mackay makes New Zealand comeback after five years
Selectors hand maiden call-ups to Gurrey and Mair for the three T20Is against India

'Let Hardik, Rahul play till court order' - CK Khanna to CoA
Acting BCCI president doesn't want the careers of both players to be put in a limbo

Yasir Ali, Mushfiqur fifties script comfortable Vikings win
The duo powered Chittagong to 214, along with the rest of the order, before the bowlers chipped away to restrict Khulna to 188

Next England coach will need support, suggests Trevor Bayliss
Trevor Bayliss has hinted he would recommend splitting the England coaching job in the future

Seamers to the fore as West Indies put up their Dukes
England coach Trevor Bayliss hopes the use of a specially designed Dukes ball "plays into our hands"

Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane to play for India A against England Lions
Both players will get a chance to push their cases for World Cup selections in the 50-overs games in Thiruvananthapuram

Pujara made us believe we could win it - Unadkat
The Saurashtra captain said that 'nothing could be more special' than their record chase in the quarter-final against Uttar Pradesh

Kurtis Patterson and Jon Holland shine on another disappointing day for Sri Lankans
The visiting batsmen ended without a half-century between them in either innings, after Kurtis Patterson smacked his second unbeaten hundred of the match

Rilee Rossouw's 61 guides Riders home in 195 chase
There were strong contributions from Alex Hales and AB de Villiers too, before a final push from Farhad Reza gave Riders the second-highest successful chase in BPL history

Unstoppable Stoinis gives Stars crucial win
Australian allrounder hits an unbeaten 70 and picked up a three-for in the Melbourne derby

Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez ace chase to put Pakistan 1-0 up
Pakistan survived a wobble at the end as South Africa's Hashim Amla-inspired total was shown to be short

Perry six seals Super Over win for Sixers after unbeaten 54
Perry had earlier batted through the Sixers innings making 54 not out, taken a key wicket, made a crucial run out and held a vital catch before bowling the final over that saw the match end in a tie

Saurashtra pull off highest chase in Ranji Trophy history, join Vidarbha in semi-finals
Defending champions Vidarbha will face Karnataka and Saurashtra take on Kerala in the final-four stage

Johnson, Barsby power Brisbane Heat into maiden WBBL final
With five needed off the final ball, Brisbane Heat's Haidee Birkett plucked a stunner at deep square off Jess Jonassen to deny Sydney Thunder

Australia playing catch-up on spin as World Cup looms
Australia's ODI series defeat by India exposed another major flaw in the national team's approach to 50-over matches since the 2015 World Cup

Hazlewood out of Sri Lanka Tests with back injury; Richardson called up
The paceman has been diagnosed with the early stages of a stress fracture but Australia are confident he will be fit for the World Cup

Stuart Broad finds his range as England extract maximum benefit from glorified net
England's new No.3 shows signs of seizing his route back into the side with hard-hitting 98

Tamim 73, Afridi three-for help Comilla Victorians overhaul 182
Khulna Titans remained at rock-bottom on the points table despite a promising batting show led by Junaid Siddique's 70

Rajasthan Royals could become the England fan's IPL team, claims Liam Livingstone

Hobart Hurricanes inch closer to semis after Faulkner smashes 16 off final over
Defeat for Perth Scorchers makes their push for a semi-final berth all the more difficult, as they suffered their sixth loss in nine matches

South Africa eye one-day series to fill allrounder's slot
The SA captain considers the ODI series as a 'challenge' as they look to fill up the empty spots ahead of the 50-over World Cup in March

Allrounders Shakib and Russell blow Sylhet Sixers away
David Warner's 63 was in vain as Sylhet Sixers slumped further in the BPL 2018-19 points table

No one can replace MS Dhoni - Ravi Shastri
The India coach also says his target is to try and build a team that can win consistently in overseas conditions

Happy to bat anywhere in the middle order - MS Dhoni
India captain Virat Kohli, though, feels that he is "best suited" for the No. 5 spot in ODIs

Solid outing for Labuschagne as Sri Lanka's batting stutters
The legspinning allrounder contributed well with both bat and ball, even as other Test picks had middling outings

Returning Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez key against resurgent South Africa
Pakistan have never lost at St George's Park in three matches, but they'll have to be wary of David Miller, who returns to his favourite ground in South Africa

BPL 'far from ideal' preparation for NZ ODIs, accepts coach Rhodes
The Test specialists, who will be involved later, shouldn't have a problem, but the ODI regulars might be undercooked, feels Bangladesh coach

Sydney Thunder make formal protest against Gabba blackout
Lee Germon, Cricket New South Wales' chief-executive elect, held the view that Sydney Thunder should get the points, and he has sent a formal appeal in writing to Cricket Australia

BPL gets de Villiers boost after Warner, Smith injuries
AB de Villiers' arrival is not just a middle-order boost for Rangpur Riders, who are desperate for a win after two close losses, but also a sigh of relief for the entire league

Pandey, Nair take Karnataka into Ranji semis; Saurashtra, Vidarbha inch closer
The batsmen shared an unbroken century stand for the fifth wicket as Rajasthan were left to rue missed opportunities

Finch's repetitive Bhuvneshwar nightmare
There was only one winner in the battle between India's opening bowler and Australia's opening batsman

Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni clinch series win in tight chase
India's fourth-wicket pair added an unbeaten 121 to seal the win after Yuzvendra Chahal's 6 for 42 had reduced Australia to 230

Jonny Bairstow misses milestone but makes his mark with 98
England's new No.3 shows signs of seizing his route back into the side with hard-hitting 98

ECB appoint BT executive Tony Singh as new commercial officer
Former incumbent Sanjay Patel to focus on role in developing new competition

Jason Holder in line for stint as Northants overseas player
West Indies captain understood to have agreed a deal in April ahead of Ireland tour

Morris injury hurts Titans, unheralded Qeshile stuns Cobras
Rain and bad light, meanwhile, forced the encounter between Dolphins and Knights into a draw

Pakistan heritage causes India visa delay for England Lion Saqib Mahmood
ECB seek quick resolution after Birmingham-born quick bowler fails to fly out with the rest of the squad

Mumbai teen gets three-year ban for flashing in dressing room
Player receives penalty after team-mate raises complaint

SLC elections postponed to February 21
An error in the Sinhala to English translation of the gazette triggers need for postponement

Mark Wood called up for England's Caribbean tour as replacement for Olly Stone
Fast bowler, who played the last of his 12 Tests in May, is expected to arrive in Barbados this weekend

Ferguson hopes Thunder take full points after power outage
The batsman said Sydney Thunder had dominated all through at the Gabba, so he hoped that 'at the end of it all we'll get full points out of the game'

South Africa's Rory Kleinveldt calls time on first-class career
The 35-year-old from Cape Town last played a Test in February 2013, but had been active in the domestic first-class circuit and the county scene in England

Qaasim Adams suspended for incident allegedly involving a firearm
Western Province Cricket Association suspends him for 12 playing days from provincial cricket

Advantage Vidarbha after Jaffer's double-ton; UP bolster lead
Wasim Jaffer smashed 206 to blunt the Uttarakhand attack, while UP extended their lead to 349 despite losing eight wickets on the third day against Saurashtra

Logan Cup games called off due to Zimbabwe unrest
First-class games suspended and points split amid widespread protests triggered by fuel shortages and a rising cost of living in the country

Relief for Sri Lanka as Mendis cleared of serious injury
An X-ray has shown no breaks or fractures in the finger on which Mendis had been struck on Thursday

David Warner's stance-switch 'within the laws', confirms MCC
The fact that "everyone seemed to know what was happening" makes the Sylhet captain's unusual decision legal

Thunder thwarted by floodlight failure after Watson ton
Watson struck this BBL's maiden hundred, McCullum registered his first BBL duck but the match came to a premature end under bizarre circumstances

Warner and Smith's grassroots lessons will boost Australian cricket - Stuart Law
The newly appointed Middlesex head coach believes Australia are at too low an ebb to ignore the clamour to recall the two banned Australia cricketers in March, when their year-long bans elapse

Test picks falter as Patterson, Doran slam centuries against Sri Lankans
Dushmantha Chameera impresses, but centuries from Kurtis Patterson and Jake Doran take CA XI to 5 for 316 on first day of tour game

Pandya-Rahul case in limbo after SC adjourns hearing
Any imminent return of the two players to the Indian set-up has been ruled out with the Supreme Court adjourning the case pertaining to the Lodha Committee reforms

Kerala vanquish Gujarat to enter maiden Ranji semi-final
Their fast bowlers, Basil Thampi and Sandeep Warrier, cut through Gujarat's batting line-up, bowling them out for a mere 81

Finch reminds himself that 'he's still very good'
As back-to-back ODI tours of India and UAE loom, Finch is in a race against time to hit peak form ahead of the World Cup

Nicholls could be New Zealand's back-up keeper at World Cup
New Zealand's preparations for the tournament continue with a five-match series against India with coach Gary Stead saying there were still parts of the "puzzle" to complete

India grapple with sixth bowling option with series on the line
Whereas Australia's bugbear has been their inability to push past the 300-run barrier twice in a row

Warner to head back home from BPL with elbow injury
An elbow injury will keep David Warner out of Sylhet Sixers' BPL campaign from January 21, according to Cricket Australia

'I was like a proud dad when we won at Headingley' - Stuart Law
Former coach warns that West Indies are fully capable of springing another surprise against England in their forthcoming series

AB de Villiers expresses interest in playing The Hundred
Former South Africa captain suggests that the ECB is right to experiment with a new format

Mitchell Santner, Tom Latham back in New Zealand ODI squad
Colin de Grandhomme, who was rested for the ODI series against Sri Lanka, also returns for the first three ODIs against India

Warner, Liton lift Sylhet Sixers off bottom place
A day after being bowled out for 68, the Sixers put in an all-round performance to beat Rangpur Riders by 27 runs

Stuart Broad hat-trick as England take 19 wickets in a day
Reducing a CWI President's XI with six Test players to 203 for 19 represented a fine effort from an admirably ruthless England

Olly Stone out of West Indies tour after suffering stress fracture in lower back
Fast bowler reported the problem shortly after arriving in Barbados having flown from Australia a few days previously

Vinay Kumar's last-wicket heroics give Karnataka the lead
Replying to Rajasthan's 224, Karnataka were 166 for 9 before Vinay Kumar and last man Ronit More added a precious 97 runs

Right-handed David Warner swats Chris Gayle for 14 off 3 balls
The Sylhet Sixers captain switched stance midway through the 19th over to smash 6, 4, 4 on the way to a half-century

Lord's gets planning permission for new Compton and Edrich stands
The proposed redevelopment of Lord's later this year has received final clearance

Dale Steyn, Quinton de Kock rested from first two ODIs
Aiden Markram and Duanne Olivier have been called up as their replacements

Will the Supreme Court end the BCCI's chaos?
A guide to what is expected from Thursday's hearing, which could decide the fate of the board and its state associations, which are yet to fully comply with the Lodha Committee's recommendations

Kane Richardson and Mohammad Nabi set up comfortable Renegades win
The two shared seven wickets to restrict the Sixers to 115, a total that proved inadequate in the face of some fine strokeplay from Tom Cooper and Sam Harper

Arafat Sunny's three-for breaks Dhaka Dynamites' winning streak
Dynamites were restricted to 116 for 9 in pursuit of 137, a batting performance that was a far cry from their big-hitting ways in their last four games

Vinay's batting grit saves the day for Karnataka
Jaffer, Ramaswamy tons give Vidarbha vice grip, Kerala-Gujarat on an even keel while UP have Saurashtra on the mat

Chandimal calls for collective batting lift to challenge Australia
Sri Lanka captain is hopeful of bowlers following India's template if they have runs on the board

'Never seen myself as competing with Renshaw' - Joe Burns
The tour game against Sri Lanka will be a pace-setter for the upcoming series rather than a rush to grab individual Test spots, says CA XI captain

Martin Crowe, Jonah Lomu get cricket trophy named after them
The Lomu-Crowe Trophy will bring together cricket and rugby players for the inaugural Black Clash Twenty20 match at Christchurch's Hagley Oval on January 25

Finch just 'needs a few breaks' to turn form around - Langer
The Australia coach praised Shaun Marsh as becoming a 'great' one-day player and said that No. 7 is the ideal spot for Glenn Maxwell

Joe Root shrugs off Big Bash rust as England ease into Caribbean groove
A glorified warm-up on a sluggish deck did provide Joe Root with a welcome chance to find his groove

James Franklin set for Durham coaching role
Durham are poised to sign James Franklin, the former New Zealand allrounder, as the head coach of their Championship and List A teams

Darren Bravo returns to West Indies Test squad to face England
Senior batsman returns after two-year absence to add experience to batting following Bangladesh loss

Mahedi Hasan spins Sylhet Sixers to heavy defeat
The spinner took 4 for 22 as the Sixers were bowled out for just 68 in their first match on home ground, giving Comilla Victorians an easy chase

Shane Burger named Scotland coach
Burger has been coaching KwaZulu-Natal Inland since 2015 and has won CSA's coach of the year award twice in the last three years

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