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West Indies opt to bat with debut for Kjorn Ottley; Bangladesh unchanged
Kjorn Ottley came in place of Chemar Holder

Sri Lanka hand Ramesh Mendis a debut and bat; England recall Anderson
All up hosts make three changes in bid to save series

Adam Milne takes it one step at a time but dreams of New Zealand comeback
The quick bowler has teamed up with Shane Bond at Sydney Thunder and has savoured being back on the park

Action tweak the key to Andrew Tye's new found speed
"It was a bit challenging...felt like I was bowling three or four different balls at times"

Nathan Coulter-Nile expected his release from Mumbai Indians: 'They paid overs for me'
He is hopeful of returning to IPL but is not optimistic about returning to the Australia T20 side

Baroda suspend Deepak Hooda for rest of season for 'indiscipline'
Baroda's apex council said that Hooda has caused "disrepute to the organisation"

Rajasthan Royals trade Robin Uthappa to CSK in all-cash deal
'When the offer came from CSK, we thought it was a good opportunity for all parties involved,' Royals' COO said on Thursday

Rahmanullah Gurbaz's debut hundred helps Afghanistan hold off Ireland
Rashid Khan blasts 55 off 30 and takes two wickets as Lorcan Tucker, Andy McBrine career-bests go in vain

Ed Smith defends 'pragmatic' England selection as Jonny Bairstow faces return to Test sidelines
Omission from first two India Tests leaves recalled batsman in limbo after Sri Lanka success

Alzarri Joseph: West Indies 'have to play harder, dig deeper'
Fast bowler realises that both he and his team needs to take more responsibility with the bat

Sri Lanka's Binura Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne test Covid-19-positive ahead of West Indies tour
This is the first time players attached to Sri Lanka squads have tested positive for Covid-19

Jonny Bairstow, Mark Wood and Sam Curran rested for first two India Tests
Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes and Rory Burns return for Chennai Tests

Somerset's points deduction revisited in wake of County Championship rejig
Club and ECB appeal to CDC after reduction of matches from 14 to ten in 2021 season

Mark Robinson poised to take over as Warwickshire head coach
Robinson has been out of the game since being sacked as England Women coach in 2019

Carey's 101 vaults Strikers back into finals contention
Batsman also sent a message to the selectors with Australia's T20 squad for the New Zealand tour to be announced shortly

Wiaan Mulder joins Leicestershire as 2021 overseas signing
South Africa allrounder will play in County Championship and Royal London Cup

'Australia's tour at this stage is going ahead' - CSA's acting CEO
Details set to "be announced in a week or so" but arrangements conditional on the "changing" Covid-19 pandemic

Reliability of Sri Lanka's batting under scrutiny as England target 2-0 sweep
Galle pitch could spin from the outset after dry build-up

Bangladesh remain favourites against inexperienced West Indies
Phil Simmons and Jason Mohammed will hope for promise to turn into fight in the second ODI

Mumbai coach Amit Pagnis tenders resignation after team crashes out of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Was appointed to the role in December; remains to be seen if MCA will accept his resignation

CSA interim board given one-month extension
Initially, it supposed to be in place till January, but the delay in its ratification by CSA means it needs more time

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder, BBL 2020-21, Fantasy Pick, team predictions
Fantasy suggestions for match 48 of BBL 2020-21

Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers, BBL 2020-21, Fantasy Pick, team predictions
Fantasy suggestions for match 47 of BBL 2020-21

James Anderson recalled in place of Stuart Broad for second Test
Mark Wood picked for back-to-back Tests, with Olly Stone missing out on recall

Joe Root backs Zak Crawley, Dom Sibley to grow from tough initiation
Both openers failed to reach double figures in either innings of first Test

Charlie Hemphrey calls for ECB 'compassion' to save his career
Glamorgan batsman believes he has no future in the game unless his non-qualified status is overturned

South Africa hold off Nida Dar for thrilling three-run win
A 60-run ninth wicket partnership took Pakistan to the brink of a comeback victory, but South Africa managed to hold the visitors at bay

Olly Stone admits previous career doubts as he hopes for recall
Fast bowler has endured horror run of injuries but could play his second Test

Younis Khan laments players being picked too early for international cricket
The Pakistan batting coach said he wished the new players were given "at least two to three series" to establish themselves

Jason Mohammed: 'We have to give ourselves a little bit more time' in the middle overs
Captain, however, was pleased with debutant offspinner Akeal Hosein, who claimed 3 for 26

Sanju Samson named Rajasthan Royals captain for IPL 2021
Takes over from Steven Smith, who was one of eight players to be released by the franchise

Mackenzie Harvey and Beau Webster pull off Melbourne Renegades heist
Melbourne Stars looked to be cruising but now their hopes of qualifying to the playoffs have taken a hit

Shakib Al Hasan's 'hunger and desire' fetches immediate success
Returns from his ban in style

ECB introduces bursaries to attract coaches from BAME backgrounds
Funds will also be used to encourage more female coaches and coaches with a disability

Raisuddin Ahmed, key administrator in Bangladesh's formative cricketing years, dies
The former BCB general secretary had been battling with Covid-19 since late December

Angelo Mathews: 'Felt like I was playing against Stuart Broad in England'
"The wicket was not offering anything for the fast bowlers but he was still moving the ball."

Kagiso Rabada expects 'reverse swing to play a role' in Pakistan
"It's not going to be easy. It's going to be a Test series we are going to have to earn the right to win."

Rishabh Pant moves up to 13th in Test rankings; Joe Root back in top five
Marnus Labuschagne, meanwhile, moved past Virat Kohli to take the third spot

IPL 2021: Who will be retained, and who will be released?
Today's the last day for teams to retain players, ahead of the IPL 2021 auction in February

Shakib Al Hasan's 4 for 8 leads Bangladesh to comfortable win in first ODI against West Indies
Debutant Hasan Mahmud took 3 for 28, as West Indies' total of 122 would never be sufficient

What next for Australia? Captain, No. 5 and Mitchell Starc in the spotlight
Australia remain a good Test team, but the defeat against India has highlighted a number of issues

Daniel Sams injury blow to Sydney Thunder ahead of BBL finals push
The allrounder damaged his hand fielding off his own bowling against the Hurricanes

Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat, BBL 2020-21, Fantasy Pick, team predictions
Fantasy suggestions for match 46 of BBL 2020-21

England mull changes to pace attack with Olly Stone in contention for recall
James Anderson and Chris Woakes could also come into playing XI

Okuhle Cele, Ryan Rickelton, Jacques Snyman get maiden South Africa call-ups
Heinrich Klaasen will captain a second-string T20I side in Pakistan, with several regulars prepping for Tests against Australia

Ravi Shastri: 'This will go down in history as one of the greatest series ever played'
Coach effusive in his praise for stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane and his handling of the inexperienced bowling attack

Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan among names in latest Hundred player retentions list
Sunil Narine, Mohammad Amir, Lizelle Lee and Mignon du Preez among confirmed overseas signings

Jason Mohammed seeks inspiration from India's Gabba win
Mohammed feels West Indies have put in the right kind of preparation for the series

Kusal Mendis dropped by Sri Lanka, Dimuth Karunaratne ruled out with injury
Sri Lanka release five players from bio-bubble, including quicks Lahiru Kumara and Nuwan Pradeep

PCB to seek government permission for crowds at PSL
If approved, the PSL could see stadia filled at up to 30% capacity

Colin Munro, bowlers lift Perth Scorchers to second
Munro had a sluggish start but he hit full tilt in the end overs, hitting a 54-ball 82

Kohli, Hardik, Ishant return to India's 18-member squad for first two England Tests
Bumrah, Ashwin cleared to play, Natarajan rested, while Axar earns call-up

Tamim Iqbal - 'My style of captaincy will grow with time'
New ODI captain wants Bangladesh to qualify directly to 2023 World Cup

Tim Paine admits Australia's failures but determined to 'soldier' on
Under par performances with the bat cost the home side but the captain has "unfinished business"

Scenarios: What India, Australia and England still need to do to make the WTC final
What the Gabba and Galle results mean for each of the three teams, and New Zealand

As it happened - Australia vs India, 4th Test, Brisbane, 5th day
Updates, analysis and colour from the fifth day of the fourth Test

All eyes on Shakib Al Hasan's return as Bangladesh, West Indies begin ODI Super League campaign
Inexperienced West Indies will have atleast six debutants in the first ODI

Tim Paine: Australia lost key moments throughout series
Australia lost at the Gabba for the first time since 1988 and it was their second consecutive series defeat at home to India

Rishabh Pant: 'One of the biggest things in my life right now'
Captain Rahane praises his team's "character" while head coach Shastri says this series "will never be forgotten"

Sunil Gavaskar: 'Young India showing that they are not afraid'
Gavaskar paises Pujara by saying he "put his body on the line for Indian cricket, for the Indian cricket team"

Magnificent India win epic series in last hour of last day of last Test
Shubman Gill 91, Rishabh Pant 89*, Cheteshwar Pujara 56 hand Australia their first defeat at Gabba in 32 years

Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars, BBL 2020-21, Fantasy Pick, team predictions
Fantasy suggestions for match 45 of BBL 2020-21

India selection preview: Kohli, Ishant set to return for England series
New panel will meet on Tuesday to pick a squad for the first two Tests of the home series

Bangladesh confirm DRS availability despite technician difficulties
Henry Ellison is currently in quarantine, but it is understood that he can work the system remotely if needed

Simi Singh hits fifty, takes 5 for 10 as Ireland demolish UAE by 112 runs
Singh's 5 for 10 was the fifth-most economical five-wicket haul in ODI history

Security 'was a concern', but focus firmly back on cricket for de Kock
"We landed here, we saw the security that was going on and everyone became calmer"

Mohammad Amir: Only available for Pakistan 'once this management leaves'
Last week, head coach Misbah-ul-Haq accused Amir of making up the circumstances around which he announced his retirement

Ben McDermott's thrilling 96 seals it for the Hurricanes
Billings hit a half-century to push the Thunder up to a good score, but it wasn't enough

Thunderstorms threaten the final day of the Brisbane Test between Australia and India
There's a 60% chance of thunderstorms in Brisbane on Tuesday

WTC final scenario: How the Gabba Test result will affect India and Australia
New Zealand will keep one eye on the final day of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, and how the next month pans out

Shakib back to middle order, new role for Soumya during West Indies ODIs
Coach Domingo also looking at building competent pace battery with New Zealand tour in mind

Sarah Taylor hasn't ruled out making a comeback
Former England keeper forced out of the game by anxiety has her bat at the ready

Arthur laments Sri Lanka's first-innings batting tempo after Galle loss
Praises Thirimanne for his commitment, hints at a hard call on Kusal Mendis

Mitchell Starc gives Australia hamstring scare on eve of decisive day in Brisbane
Starc has struggled this series, with his best being just a few outstanding spells across the four matches

Cameron Green is learning his lessons at the right time
Green has shown enough poise to suggest that the lessons of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will be converted into truly influential displays

Jonny Bairstow's proactive approach smooths England's path to victory
Batsman sets out stall for winter with impressive display after year out of Test team

James Faulkner out of the BBL with hamstring injury
Faulkner re-aggravated the hamstring injury that he suffered on December 27 and won't play again in the BBL

BS Chandrasekhar recovering in hospital after suffering 'minutest stroke'
The 75-year old complained of "tiredness and fatigue" on Friday evening and his speech became a "little bit cluttered"

Jonny Bairstow, Dan Lawrence seal emphatic seven-wicket win on final morning
Few alarms for England's batsmen in final push after fourth-evening jitters

Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat, BBL 2020-21, Fantasy Pick, team predictions
Fantasy suggestions for match 44 of BBL 2020-21

Where and when to watch Australia vs India 4th Test Day 5 live match at 5:00 AM IST on January 19, 2021
How, where and when to watch Australia vs India 4th Test live match at 5:00 AM IST on January 19, 2021

As it happened - Australia vs India, 4th Test, Brisbane, 4th day
Updates, analysis and colour from the fourth day of the fourth Test

Tough ask for India as Australia set them 328 on a tricky track
Siraj takes five but Australia still have enough time to push for series victory

Jaded Jack Leach taking nothing for granted after five-wicket comeback
Spinner happy to be healthy again after successful comeback following 14-month absence

R Ashwin jokes with Shardul Thakur: Talk us though your 'Vivian Richards-type cover drives'
Ashwin chats with Thakur and Sundar about how they tackled the full-strength Australia attack

Bangladesh to wear special jersey to commemorate 50 years of independence
The BCB will also determine central contracts after the series against West Indies and New Zealand

UAE-Ireland ODI to go ahead on Monday after approval from health authorities
Fixture had been pushed back four times after UAE squad's Covid-19 scare

South Africa Women set to eschew racial equality gesture for Pakistan series
The side will instead demonstrate their commitment to the eradication of gender-based violence

Phil Simmons' top priority: Don't take the qualifier route to the 2023 World Cup
West Indies' ODIs against Bangladesh the first for either side in the ICC Super League

Hatcher three-for, 40s from Stoinis and Larkin help Stars win Melbourne derby
Win helps Stars move up to third spot, while Renegades continue to languish at the bottom

As it happened - Australia vs India, 4th Test, Brisbane, 3rd day
Updates, analysis and colour from the third day of the fourth Test

England face nervy final day after Jack Leach battles to five-for
Hectic last hour leaves England needing 36 with seven wickets in hand

Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan warm up with fifties in practice match
Tamim Iqbal XI beat Mahmudullah XI by eight wickets in second practice match ahead of West Indies ODIs

Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes, BBL 2020-21, Fantasy Pick, team predictions
Fantasy suggestions for match 43 of BBL 2020-21

James Neesham undergoes surgery for compound dislocation on left ring finger
He has a splint on and will be reviewed by a hand specialist in a week

Aaron Finch returns to the top in bid for positive end to 'difficult' BBL
The captain bemoans losing small moments and says he has been too timid at the crease

Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur heroics ensure Australia don't end too far ahead
The pair batted together for 36 overs across sessions and added 123 for the seventh wicket.

Mignon du Preez: Dane van Niekerk and Chloe Tryon's absence 'definitely going to be a challenge'
du Preez, though, is hoping that it will spur the younger players to "step up, show their skills"

Sri Lanka will hope Lahiru Thirimanne can live up to early expectations, right now
On 76* opener has the chance to do something truly monumental

Shoriful Islam's Bangladesh call-up causes much delight but little surprise
His coaches say his potential had been evident from a very young age








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