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Aaron Finch leaves Test series baggage behind

Australia are bolstered by Big Bash stars, including Chris Lynn who is making another return from shoulder problems

Kusal Mendis' intensity the key as Sri Lanka's hitman turns the corner

Batsman's 56 from 33 balls was not the most substantial knock in Sri Lanka's innings, but it was the most eye-catching

Eoin Morgan critical after 'extremely poor' England display

Eoin Morgan, who rested himself for the final ODI of the series, labelled his team's attitude as "very poor" after they were thrashed by Sri Lanka

Australia, Pakistan begin T20I leg on even keel

Shoaib Malik is not available for the first T20I, which allows the trio of allrounders - Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf - to all start

Eyeing series win, Bangladesh seek top-order solidity

Zimbabwe have been somewhat unsettled, and they'll need their batsmen to come good in a must-win second ODI

West Indies caught in Virat Kohli's race to 10,000 runs

The visitors will need their bowlers to step up to stop India's batsmen from running away with the game once again

Sri Lanka top order inflicts heaviest ODI defeat on England

Sri Lanka inflicted upon England the heaviest defeat - in terms of runs - in their ODI history to clinch a morale-boosting victory in Colombo

Faf du Plessis expects Australia to be 'nice and hostile'

Australia received a hostile reception from South Africa's supporters earlier this year and du Plessis is relishing the prospect of a backlash from fans and the media in Australia

'We need four or five batters to rock up' - van Niekerk

South Africa coach Hilton Moreeng echoed van Niekerk's call for consistency, especially with the bat

Chris Gayle's absence is background noise for realist Jason Holder

The World Cup door isn't yet shut on the Jamaican opener, but West Indies' captain has urged the younger players to make the most of their opportunities on this India tour

Sana Mir becomes top-ranked ODI bowler

Ellyse Perry and Meg Lanning retained their top and second positions respectively on the rankings for batsmen

Vihari, Nadeem and Markande star in India B's big win

Fifties from Dinesh Karthik and R Ashwin weren't enough to prevent India A from slipping to a 43-run defeat

Lamichhane signs with Melbourne Stars, Mujeeb joins Brisbane Heat

The Nepal legspinner is the first player from an Associate country to join the BBL

Mashrafe Mortaza promises to back Fazle Mahmud despite duck on debut

The hosts are looking to clinch a series-winning victory in Chittagong on Wednesday, but their captain remained keen on trying out young players for the second ODI

Mickey Arthur's dual roles with Pakistan and Karachi Kings back in the spotlight

PCB chairman Ehsan Mani has said he will look into the issue of conflict of interest on a 'case-by-case' basis

Cricket Australia cultural reviews to be released on Monday

The reviews will reflect on both the board as a whole and the national men's team in the wake of the ball-tampering controversy

The story of a corrupt approach at the 2011 World Cup

Canada wicketkeeper Hamza Tariq was only 20 years old when he could have fallen prey to bookies had he not reported it to the ACU. Here's what happened

'Big score coming soon' - Coach Rajput on Zimbabwe's batsmen

Zimbabwe are having trouble closing out games, according to their head coach, but he's backing them to deliver in the second ODI against Bangladesh

Shardul Thakur faces seven weeks of rehab

The pacer has said that the injury he suffered on Test debut was different to the one he had sustained less than a month earlier at the Asia Cup

Matt Parkinson joins Melbourne Stars' legspin influx

The Lancashire bowler will take up the role vacated by Sandeep Lamichhane when he heads to the BPL

Mitchell Marsh vice-captaincy 'strange' - Shane Warne

The allrounder is one of a number of Australia's team under scrutiny ahead of the Test series against India

Corey Anderson and Glenn Phillips added to New Zealand T20I squad

Anderson admitted it had been a "long road" back to international colours following another back injury while Phillips fills the shoes of Martin Guptill

Ambidextrous Kamindu Mendis breaks into SL T20I squad

Lasith Malinga returns to the T20I squad after more than year for the one-off fixture against England

SLC official arrested on charges of financial fraud

The arrest is understood to be in relation to the missing portion of broadcasting fees due to the board from the home series against South Africa in July-August

Mark Wood admits time is running out to make England's World Cup cut

Fast bowler believes he is one of five bowlers vying for a single spot in squad, as countdown continues to showpiece tournament

'Nothing behind' England spot-fixing claims, says Mark Wood

England fast bowler Mark Wood has dismissed accusations of corruption made in an Al Jazeera investigation as "like the boy who cried wolf"

ICC appeals for information, England brush off new spot-fixing allegations

Al Jazeera's latest documentary has claimed that up to 15 international matches in the 2011-12 period had been subject to spot-fixing

Nathan Coulter-Nile, D'Arcy Short impress as Australia romp home

Shaiman Anwar and Mohammad Naveed impressed for UAE but they couldn't prevent Australia from picking up a morale-boosting win ahead of their T20Is against Pakistan

Rangana Herath to retire after first England Test

The left-arm spinner will play the first Test at Galle where he needs one wicket to reach 100 at the venue

Sri Lanka seek to convert slim pickings to series consolation

England are targetting a 4-0 series win, but may field a much-changed side in the final and final match of the rubber

Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner complete 3-0 whitewash of Pakistan

The pair made explosive half-centuries to lift Australia to 324, a total Pakistan never threatened to surpass

Independent adjudicator upholds Jamshed's 10-year ban

The adjudicator, however, "set aside" two sanctions against Jamshed because they fell outside the the PCB's anti-corruption code

Andrew Flintoff named as new host of BBC's Top Gear

Former allrounder to replace Matt LeBlanc when filming of new series gets underway in the coming months

Shakib requests to play UAE T20x; BCB yet to decide on NOC

The allrounder has requested an NOC from December 23 and January 1 to play in the T20 tournament

'Fine lines' cost Zimbabwe - Hamilton Masakadza

Zimbabwe's captain felt the result could have been different had a couple of moments - including the third umpire adjudging Saifuddin not out when Ervine claimed a low catch - gone his side's way

Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood continue build-up to Australia return

The pace bowling duo will turn out for ACT Comets in the Futures League as they work towards the one-day series against South Africa

Jonny Bairstow ruled out of fifth ODI, one-off T20I with ankle injury

Jonny Bairstow has been ruled out of the remaining limited-overs games on England's tour of Sri Lanka and could be in doubt for the Test series

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli chase down 323 with ridiculous ease

Shimron Hetmyer scored a brilliant 106, but too many batsmen threw away their wickets, leaving West Indies about 40 runs short of a testing total on a flat pitch

Imrul 144 gives Bangladesh emphatic win

His 127-run stand with No. 9 Saifuddin set the tone for a competitive score before their spinners applied the choke

Abbas breaks into top three in Test bowling rankings

This comes on the heels of the 28-year old becoming the joint second-fastest Pakistani to 50 Test wickets

Ross Taylor sets sights on 100 Tests

The 34-year old is 15 matches away and there is a likelihood that it could happen in Sydney 2020

Associates pathway to 2023 World Cup undergoes major revamp

The increase in fixtures for Associates approved at the ICC meeting in Singapore may help players get regular time on the field and against good-quality opponents

Mismatch on the cards as fragile West Indies take on Kohli's India

Rishabh Pant is set to make his ODI debut as a full-time batsman after being named alongside MS Dhoni in the XII

'Father figure' Holder wants WI to target 300-plus scores

A squad that contains nine players who have played fewer than 20 ODI matches is on the path to find consistency before the World Cup

'Win at all costs' culture led to Newlands scandal - Rod Marsh

Former Australia selection chairman said that there was no doubt that the pressure to win in South Africa had contributed to the actions of Smith, Warner and Bancroft

'Used to the unpredictability of Mirpur pitch' - Mashrafe

In the last three years, teams have struggled to push the scoring rate under lights thus making it more favourable for teams batting first

England seal series with latest comfortable DLS victory

Sri Lanka overcame their-now traditional mini-collapse to post a respectable 273 for 7, but it was not enough to deny England another comfortable victory

Dasun Shanaka rues the opportunities that slipped away for Sri Lanka

Another defeat for Sri Lanka was mitigated by the knowledge that the game had turned on a couple of key moments

'We are a perfect team, and that is why we have won' - Iyer

Mumbai captain lauded his team's consistency throughout the tournament and credited their relationship on and off the field as the main reason for success

Virat Kohli backs Ambati Rayudu for the No. 4 spot

The India captain says that giving Rayudu enough game-time between now and the World Cup will sort the No. 4 conundrum

India name Women's World T20 squad for A-team series against Australia

A lack of practice games for India ahead of the World T20, which starts on November 9, is the reason why a full-strength squad has been named for an A team series

Dubey, Tare the stars as Mumbai lift Vijay Hazare title after 12 years

After sleepwalking their way to wins in the league phase, Mumbai exhibit lower-order might to clinch victory in a tricky chase

Meg Lanning ton leads Australia women to series win

Skipper's 181-run stand with Rachael Haynes flattened the Pakistan bowling, after which Sophie Molineux's 4 for 14 bowled Pakistan out for 123

Zimbabwe seek ODI turnaround against depleted Bangladesh

With Bangladesh walking wounded in the absence of two of their seniormost players in Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan, Zimbabwe may sense an opportunity

Canterbury hold on for draw with one wicket in last session

Canterbury's last-wicket pair survived seven overs to earn them four crucial points, while Northern Districts collected eight. The win would've been worth 20 points had they won

Former India seamer Praveen Kumar retires

The 32-year old played 84 internationals for India between 2007 and 2012, taking 112 wickets across formats

Ranasinghe retained in Atapattu-led Sri Lanka women squad

Imalka Mendis and Anushka Sanjeewani have been left out from the squad that played India last month

RCB sell de Kock to Mumbai in IPL 2019's first trade

The player auction for the 2019 season is likely to take place on December 16 in Goa

Jonny Bairstow an injury doubt for 4th ODI after damaging ankle

Opener injures right ankle during England's training session and may be replaced by Alex Hales

The runners and riders in the race to be the England team director

ESPNcricinfo runs its eye over the stand-out candidates for the role that Andrew Strauss recently vacated

Abbas takes ten-for as Pakistan seal 1-0 series win

The 28-year old became the first fast bowler to record a ten-wicket haul in the UAE as Pakistan sealed an emphatic 373-run win

No regrets for Liam Plunkett after putting wedding ahead of England duty

Fast bowler has lost his starting berth to Olly Stone, but insists he's comfortable with competition for places

'Atmosphere wasn't especially polite' - Sarfraz

In the aftermath of Sandpapergate, Australia have undergone cultural reviews for their on-field behavior, but that hasn't meant the end of the verbals

Crestfallen Paine confronts batting woes

The low quality of Australia's batting, particularly in the first innings of both Tests, reflected a wider pattern, not only for the national team but also the domestic system beneath

Soumya Sarkar, pacers crush Zimbabweans

Only Hamilton Masakadza looked in touch with a steady century while the rest of the batting order crumbled

Confident England seek to close out rain-impacted ODI series

England have taken an unassailable 2-0 series lead, and now have a rare win in Asia in their sights

Samarawickrama pleads for patience as Sri Lanka seeks form resurgence

Opener seeks improvements on match-by-match basis after team's two years in the doldrums

Steadfast Lehmann denies New South Wales

With his team having to bat just 45 overs late on the final day, the South Australia stand-in captain hung around for 126 balls to make an unbeaten 33

Guptill out of Pakistan series with calf injury

The 32-year old opener picked up the injury while preparing for a first-class game this week and is expected to be out of action for four to six weeks

Jackson Bird sends Queensland crashing to 93 all out

The fast bowler bagged his fourth ten-wicket match haul in first-class cricket as Tasmania began their season with a 246-run victory

Negi and Saini the heroes as Delhi win thriller

The two players put on a 51-run partnership for the ninth wicket to book a spot in the final against Mumbai on Saturday

Sarfraz sent to hospital for precautionary scans

Hit close to his left ear while ducking a bounce on Thursday, the Pakistan captain woke up with a headache and didn't take the field

Chris Tremain's five-wicket haul gives Victoria innings win

The fast bowler picked up 5 for 100 as Western Australia were bowled out for 251 in their second innings despite Josh Philippe's maiden century

Injured Usman Khawaja in doubt for India Test series

Scans have confirmed that the batsman has suffered a meniscal tear in his left knee and could require surgery

Siddle's decade of toil amid batting decline

Australia have already underestimated Siddle's value in helpful conditions once, and to do so again would be to pay scant regard to the bowler who has had to cope with far many more average teams around him

'Missing hundred hurts' - Babar Azam

But his performance in Test cricket this year - he averages 54 - suggests it is only a matter of time before he gets that maiden century

Azhar and Shafiq's collective brainfade

A hundred and thirty Tests between them, and the two managed to become involved in one of the most bizarre run-outs ever, even by Pakistan's standards

Babar 99, Sarfraz 81 ensure Australia need a whopping 538 for victory

Australia were left with needing 491 runs more with two full days of Test cricket still to go

Hayden Walsh Jr, Aaron Jones in USA squad for WCL Division Three

Legspinner Usman Ashraf and batsmen David Wakefield and Srinivas Salver were axed

Soumya Sarkar impresses with bat and ball in NCL

A round-up of the best performers and results in the National Cricket League

Rahane, Ashwin and Karthik to play Deodhar Trophy

Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Hanuma Vihari, Washington Sundar and Mayank Markande will also be in action during the List A tournament

Rain delays Victoria's push for victory

Western Australia's Josh Philippe scored an unbeaten 83 with 14 boundaries to further dent the visitors' chances

Soumya, Mominul, Mosaddek still in our World Cup plans - Steve Rhodes

Bangladesh head coach is closely following their performance in domestic competition, and will be present when they face the Zimbabweans in a tour match on Friday

Trent Copeland's six sets up exciting final day

After the seamer limited South Australia's first-innings lead to 27, New South Wales were 84 for 3 at stumps on day three

Danish Kaneria finally admits guilt in Mervyn Westfield spot-fixing case

The former Pakistan legspinner said he had owned up because he could not "live a life with lies" anymore

Mohammad Amir dropped for Australia T20Is too; Imad Wasim returns

Uncapped left-arm seamer Waqas Maqsood found a place in the squad after impressing for Pakistan A

Tasmania collapse gives Queensland slim chance of win

Five wickets from Jackson Bird had earlier put the Tigers in control

Schutt, Carey skittle Pakistan for 95 for dominant win

The two seamers shared six wickets between them before Australia women chased down a revised D/L target of 92

UAE to play their first T20I against Australia in Abu Dhabi

It will precede Australia's three-T20I series against Pakistan starting October 24

'You can't win a 21-over match with 150 on the board' - Niroshan Dickwella

Sri Lanka's big hitter admits he's falling short of his potential at the top of the order

Tom Curran's comeback puts brothers back on course for all-format dominance

With Sam now a fixture in England's Test set-up, the time is drawing nigh when both Currans take the field together

ECB defends tour scheduling amid washout threat

Each of England's five matches on their tour of Sri Lanka has been affected by monsoonal weather

Eoin Morgan guides chase in shortened game as England go 2-0 up

England have taken a 2-0 series lead over Sri Lanka after victory in another rain-affected match in Pallekele

All-conditions Abbas confident of not fading away

Quite a few rare talents from Pakistan have disappeared after record-breaking starts. But Abbas is here to stay

Robert Croft sacked as coach to end 30-year association with Glamorgan

Welsh legend pays price for county's flat-lining performances on all fronts

Tim Paine seeks clarification on 3-metre rule

Azhar Ali was ruled not out on referral, despite ball-tracking showing the ball hitting middle and off stumps halfway up, since the point of impact with his pad was more than 3m from the stumps

Brandon Mavuta, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams get Mzansi Super League gigs

Surprisingly, Brendan Taylor went unpicked but he will be part of the Abu Dhabi T10 League that overlaps with the MSL

Evin Lewis pulls out of limited-overs leg of India tour

The opener has withdrawn citing personal reasons, and has been replaced by Kieran Powell and Nicholas Pooran in the ODI and T20I squads respectively

Mohor Sheikh named in BCB XI for warm-up match against Zimbabweans

Sheikh, who is just one first-class match old, made his debut for Rajshahi this season, taking three wickets against Rangpur

Kusal Mendis called up as replacement for Kusal Perera

Replacement named after incumbent is ruled out of series with a quad strain

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