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Zimbabwe recall Williams, Cephas Zhuwao for World Cup Qualifiers

The pair will replace fast bowler Ryan Burl and batsman Tarisai Musakanda

Mills and spinners help Karachi Kings defend 149

The England quick, captain Imad Wasim and Shahid Afridi sliced through Quetta Gladiators' batting line-up and mitigated Karachi Kings' collapse of 6 for 13

BCCI power struggle puts day-night Test plans on hold

The BCCI's plans to stage India's first-ever day-night Test in October is mired in a power struggle between the two power centres that currently run the board

CPL offers Hales and Rashid first glimpse of white-ball freedom

The pair have put themselves forward for next week's Caribbean Premier League draft

We're confident of tackling Kuldeep - Behardien

The allrounder believes South Africa have overcome the problems against wristspin that haunted them through the ODI series

India, South Africa come full circle for tour's final act

Seven weeks ago, India began their tour of South Africa at Newlands. They return there with all to play for in the T20I series decider

Cricket Canada announces ICC-approved T20 league

The proposed T20 league will have no cap on the number of overseas players in a starting XI and one of the six teams will be made entirely of West Indian overseas players

Ellis wants NZC 'proactive' over player safety after headed-six incident

The Canterbury captain, who was hit in the head in his follow-through by a ball that pinged away for six, said he was more frustrated about conceding the boundary than about the blow

'My heart isn't in red-ball cricket' - Rashid

Spinner says he has lost the "buzz" when it comes to playing Championship cricket, after accepting a white-ball-only contract

No surgery required for Lynn's shoulder injury

The development brightens the chances of Lynn being able to recover in time for the IPL

Lewis confirmed as Under-19 head coach

Jon Lewis, the former Gloucestershire and England fast bowler, has been named as the head coach of the ECB's Young Lions programme

Moeen fears for future of Test cricket

After disappointing Ashes, allrounder hints he may be tempted by a specialist white-ball career

Indian cricket media rights set to be e-auctioned on March 27

New rights deal to run for five years, till March 31, 2023

Walsh's pace camp to focus on consistency, mental strength

In light of their failure in the home T20s against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh pace bowlers were ordered to participate in a special training camp under bowling coach Courtney Walsh ahead of the Nidahas Trophy

Australia quicks sound warning ahead of SA Tests

A much anticipated series, at least for fans of fast bowling, kicked off in style as Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc began their South African odyssey by knocking over the A team for 220 in only 58.5 overs

Irfan, Sangakkara fashion Multan win on PSL debut

Captain Shoaib Malik plays the finishers' role to perfection as defending champions Peshawar left to rue lack of runs in tournament opener

Father-son bonding, the Chanderpaul way

Shivnarine and Tagenarine on playing professional cricket together in the Caribbean

Hathurusingha keen on expanding Sri Lanka's player pool

The head coach wants to build a side that can compete in all conditions and to that end he said, "with me, I don't think you will see the same team too often."

Vijay 'hurt' by Tamil Nadu snub

The opener was left out of the Tamil Nadu side after he supposedly - contrary to the coach's words - failed to report for a Vijay Hazare Trophy match

Meaker bucks trend with red-ball stint for Auckland

The news over recent days has focused on England players choosing to give up the first-class game, but Surrey's Stuart Meaker has taken a step in the opposite direction

Brathwaite century ends Kent's Caribbean odyssey

A century from Kraigg Brathwaite ended Kent's hopes in the West Indies Super50 Cup, as Barbados progressed to Saturday's final with a 13-run DLS win in a rain-reduced contest in Antigua

Mashrafe, Anamul cement Abahani's dominance

Gazi Group's Gurkeerat Singh hits fifty to beat Brothers Union and Mosharraf Hossain's four-wicket haul gave Legends of Rupganj victory over Prime Doleshwar

Kenya captain, coach and board president resign

Rakep Patel, Thomas Odoyo and Jackie Janmohammed have stepped down after the team finished winless in WCL Division Two and was demoted to Division Three

Asela Gunaratne ruled out of T20 tri-series

The batsman sustained an injury on his right arm while diving during a fielding drill on the Bangladesh tour

Lynn set to miss PSL after suffering shoulder dislocation

Chris Lynn's run of injury misfortune continued during the tri-series final at Auckland, after he suffered a dislocated right shoulder while diving in the field

Billy Stanlake joins Yorkshire for T20 Blast

Fast bowler qualifies for work permit after being named in Cricket Australia's list of contracted players

My dream is fulfilled. Now it becomes a job - Klaasen

Despite playing a match-winning innings in Centurion, Heinrich Klaasen is practical about Quinton de Kock taking his place back in the side, and says, 'If this is my last game, so be it, I am happy with it'

'I can deliver a lot more than what I am doing right now' - Pandey

Manish Pandey sheds light on the challenges he has had to combat in order to deal with his one-step-forward-two-backward international career so far

Klaasen, Duminy fifties help South Africa draw level

Half-centuries from Heinrich Klaasen and JP Duminy helped South Africa chase down 189 with eight balls remaining

Olivier joins Derbyshire as overseas player

South African seamer should be available for seven County Championship matches and entire Royal London campaign.

CSA trial music between balls in T20 cricket

Cricket South Africa is using the series against India to explore the possibility of playing music in between each delivery of a T20 match

Sodhi returns to New Zealand's ODI squad

He last played 50-over cricket for his country in May 2017, but has been brought in as back up with fitness concerns over the team's frontline spin options

Kent enjoy Caribbean success after difficult winter

Kent face Barbados in the semi-final of the Super50 Cup after an encouraging start to life without Sam Northeast

Rashid, Bumrah joint No.1 in ODI rankings

The Afghanistan legspinner became the youngest No.1 in men's rankings history while Virat Kohli breached 900 points in ODIs to complete a rare double

India's 2-1 lead becomes unassailable after washout

South Africa looked set for a big total after fifties from Lizelle Lee and Dane van Niekerk, but a downpour in the 16th over ensured no further play could take place

Carberry confirmed as Leicestershire captain

Veteran batsman takes charge at Grace Road, with Tom Smith joining as second XI coach

Lot of work needed on our spin bowling - Raj

Mithali Raj has identified spin bowling and lower-order batting as key areas of improvement as India build towards the Women's World T20 to take place in West Indies in November

Australia cruise to tri-series title in low-scorer

Ashton Agar stifled New Zealand with the ball before D'Arcy Short capped an excellent debut series by crunching his second T20I fifty

Ball sails for six after hitting bowler's head in NZ 50-over match

In a Ford Trophy match in Auckland, Jeet Raval's drive rebounded off Andrew Ellis' head for six, before the bowler passed a concussion test and completed the match

Trans-Tasman rivals brace for final reckoning

Australia and New Zealand meet in the inaugural final of the Trans-Tasman T20 tri-series at Eden Park

Alfonso Thomas named West Indies bowling coach

Cricket West Indies has made a number of changes to the coaching and support staff keeping in mind the World Cup Qualifiers and Women's World T20 scheduled for later this year

Lanning back; uncapped Molineux, Carey picked for India tour

Allrounders Sophie Molineux and Nicola Carey will be in line for their international debuts as both were picked for ODI and T20Is

Embattled South Africa face must-win situation

The hosts need to figure out their team balance and find a way to match India in every department if they are to keep the series alive

BCB hope for Mashrafe's return as leadership crisis looms

BCB president Nazmul Hassan said Mashrafe would be formally requested to come out of retirement in T20Is even as the board prioritise the appointment of a 'high-quality' coach

Injured Shehan Madushanka in doubt for Nidahas Trophy

The Sri Lanka fast bowler hurt his hamstring during the second T20I in Bangladesh

Hales joins Test exodus with white-ball Nottinghamshire contract

England opener has agreed a white-ball only contract with Nottinghamshire until the end of the 2019 season

Warner targets 'obscure fields' for Eden Park's short boundaries

Australia's stand-in T20 captain is going to rely on enterprising leadership as an answer to Eden Park's short boundaries for the tri-series final against New Zealand on Wednesday

Gambhir returns from injury for Vijay Hazare knockouts

Ajinkya Rahane has taken a break following the South Africa tour, but Mumbai will be bolstered by the inclusion of Shreyas Iyer

USA Cricket announces membership and player selection combine for 2018

The ICC-approved governing body has announced the start of membership sign-up process ahead of its first general elections due in mid-2018

Bayliss willing to make way as T20 coach

England coach backs Paul Farbrace to take T20 reins in bid to manage international workload

Rashid Khan, top order give Afghanistan 4-1 series win

Fifties from Javed Ahmadi and Rahmat Shah, and the all-round brilliance of Rashid Khan, consigned Zimbabwe to a 146-run loss

Craig Overton called up to England ODI squad

Craig Overton has been drafted into England's one-day squad after Liam Plunkett was ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Markram wasn't the right choice as captain - Graeme Smith

Taking nothing away from the young captain, Graeme Smith said South Africa could have looked at JP Duminy, Hashim Amla or AB de Villiers to stand in as captain for the ODIs

De Villiers, de Kock in line for Australia series; Steyn, du Plessis doubtful

South Africa will watch captain Faf du Plessis' progress till the first Test which starts from March 1, while fast bowler Dale Steyn is unlikely to be considered till the third Test

Brisbane Heat pull out of Stoinis deal

Melbourne Stars are likely to resume negotiations with the allrounder upon his return from New Zealand following the Trans-Tasman T20 series final

Kaul's century hands Shinepukur second DPL win

Ziaur Rahman and Irfan Sukkur put on fine batting performances to lead Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and Mohammedan Sporting Club to their respective wins

Alex Blackwell retires from international cricket

The Australia vice-captain also called time on her state career at age 34. She will, however, continue captaining her Women's Big Bash League side, Sydney Thunder

Bhuvneshwar's strangle does the trick

The correlation between intent and wickets is low in T20 cricket. It's more about stifling batman and forcing them into low-percentage shots. Bhuvneshwar Kumar knows that; it is what he did in Jo'burg

Mike Hesson says T20Is and Eden Park vital for NZ cricket

The New Zealand coach disagreed with his England counterpart Trevor Bayliss over how much T20 cricket should be played at international level

Winter basks in ten-for as South Australia win by seven wickets

The win moves Redbacks up to fourth on the table but they are less than six points behind Queensland, who are place on top of the table with three rounds remaining

Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar give India 1-0 lead

Shikhar Dhawan's 72 off 39 balls led India to a total of 203, which they defended comfortably thanks to a five-wicket haul from Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Mendis has grabbed all opportunities as opener - Chandimal

Sri Lanka's captain was pleased with Kusal Mendis' form and the team's tour sweep in Bangladesh

'Fault is in our execution' - Mahmudullah

The stand-in captain also said they were still looking for the right combination in T20s, as they handed six debuts in their last two matches

Mendis stars in thumping win as SL sweep tour

Sri Lanka ended their Bangladesh tour in style, crushing the hosts by 75 runs to wrap up the T20 series 2-0

AB de Villiers ruled out of T20I series against India

The South Africa batsman suffered the injury before the fifth ODI and CSA decided to give him time to make a full recovery ahead of the Tests against Australia

Ismail's five-for keeps series alive for South Africa

India paid for an insipid lower-order collapse with their first defeat in the T20 series, as South Africa stayed alive with a five-wicket victory at the Wanderers, with two matches left in the series

Cut T20Is to reduce schedule - Bayliss

Trevor Bayliss, England's head coach, has suggested getting rid of T20 internationals and leaving the format to the various leagues around the world

England nick win but Munro's charge takes New Zealand into final

There will be a Trans-Tasman rematch in the tri-series final at Eden Park after the home side did enough to stay ahead of England on net run rate

Winter's five-for puts South Australia on the brink of upset win

A steady half-century from Jake Weatherald and a solid contribution from John Dalton means South Australia are 43 runs away from victory

Milenko, Rogers seal two-and-a-half day Tasmania victory

Tasmania have demolished Western Australia by an innings in two-and-a-half days to boost their chances of making the Sheffield Shield final

Pucovski's 188 headlines run-fest at the MCG

A maiden Sheffield Shield century from Victorian young gun Will Pucovski helped Victoria almost draw level with Queensland in a run feast at the MCG

Fan's catch earns him $50,000

There were a few catches put down during the record-breaking T20 at Eden Park, but one very valuable one was taken

Victoria face uphill battle after Renshaw and Heazlett tons

Queensland's pace trio of Michael Neser, Luke Feldman and Mark Steketee reduced Victoria to 153 for 3 after the visiting team piled on 452 for 5 declared

Shaken NZ battle England for final spot

Eoin Morgan is fit to return for England as they look to take advantage of New Zealand's record-breaking defeat in Auckland and steal a place in the final

Sri Lanka capitalise on coach Hathurusingha's insider information

Having been Bangladesh's head coach - a role he had held since 2014 - the current Sri Lanka coach was privy to information on individual players' games. Sri Lanka have used that effectively to gain a substantial edge

New-look SA aim for redemption after ODI debacle

After the 5-1 defeat in the ODIs, the hosts will be led by JP Duminy in the T20Is while Suresh Raina may feature in India' XI

More players will follow Rashid - Willey

David Willey has expressed sympathy with his Yorkshire and England team-mate Adil Rashid's decision to put his first-class career on hold

Sri Lanka's rare chance to cap successful tour

In five matches against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have lost four and drawn one, but Sunday is their last chance to restore a degree of respectability to the affair

Sam Northeast signs for Hampshire

Sam Northeast, who was given permission to speak to other counties last month by Kent, has joined Hampshire on a long-term contract

PCB mulls Malaysia as venue for NZ, Australia series

The move stems from the Sharjah Cricket Stadium becoming a sought-after venue for hosting T20 leagues, which, as a result, is coming in the way of Pakistan's scheduling in the UAE

A glimmer of hope for Suresh Raina

With India still searching for a fix in the ODI middle order ahead of next year's World Cup, a good performance in the T20Is against South Africa could set the batsman on the road to a long-term comeback

Shoaib Akhtar appointed PCB brand ambassador

The fast bowler has also been named as advisor to the chairman on cricket affairs, although the scope of his role is unclear

Prime Doleshwar win three in a row, Abahani continue dominance

Pakistan's Akbar-ur-Rehman made 80 with the bat and chipped in with the ball as Kalabagan Krira Chakra earned their first win of the season against Gazi Group

Tasmania push towards innings win after Wade's century

Thomas Rogers took four wickets in three overs to effect a stunning first-innings capitulation that put Western Australia in danger of losing inside three days

Cooper's ton fires South Australia to first-innings lead

The South Australia veteran brought up his 10th first-class century to help his side wrest a first-innings advantage over New South Wales from a position of disadvantage

In defeat, Markram remains optimistic about the future

South Africa's young captain says he is richer for the experience gained in this series, and thinks the lopsided result will spur his team on and make future victories that much sweeter

Freed-up Kohli shows what he is truly capable of

Earlier in the one-day series, the India captain batted according to the match situation, did just what his team needed. Now, with the result of the game holding little value, he had the licence to let himself go, and boy did he put on a show

Kohli's 35th ODI ton helps India wallop South Africa 5-1

Shardul Thakur dominated with the ball, Virat Kohli with the bat and India cruised to an eight-wicket win in Centurion, taking the six-match series 5-1

Was it worth the millions?

From 2020, Test cricket in England is back on the traditional six venues while the eight largest grounds will host the new T20 tournament. Has the last 20 years seen money well spent?

Raj, Mandhana fifties put India 2-0 up

A 106-run stand between India's openers handed South Africa a nine-wicket drubbing in East London

Mujeeb's maiden five-for seals Afghanistan's series win

The mystery spinner did the bulk of the damage as Zimbabwe collapsed to 134 all out. It only took Afghanistan 21.1 overs to chase that down without loss, with Mohammad Shahzad and Ihsanullah making unbeaten half-centuries

New Lankan Premier League set to clash with CPL and T20 Blast

The six-team tournament is scheduled from August 18 and September 10, while the CPL is set to be played from August 8 to September 16 and the English domestic season ongoing throughout

Santner on board as Derbyshire target Blast

Derbyshire have signed Mitchell Santner, the New Zealand spinner, as one of their overseas players for 2018

Who might follow Rashid's career move?

Adil Rashid has, in all likelihood, ended his first-class and Test career by take a white-ball only contract with Yorkshire. As the game continues to change, others may follow the same path

Stokes arrives in NZ ahead of England return

Ben Stokes has finally linked up with his England team-mates after landing in New Zealand on Sunday

Plunkett ruled out of New Zealand tour

Plunkett made his return against New Zealand in Wellington earlier this week but aggravated the problem he first suffered in the ODI in Sydney last month

Perry displaces Raj as top-ranked ODI batsman

The ranking surge capped off a memorable week for the Australia allrounder, coming on the back of her second Belinda Clark award for Australia's women's cricketer of the year

Winter's five-for gives South Australia the upper hand

With New South Wales threatening to build a huge platform, Nick Winter snared his second five-for in his second first-class match and the home team lost their last eight wickets for 73 runs

Wade's rearguard revives Tasmania

Wade brought up his 10th first-class century and struck up two crucial partnerships to propel Tasmania to 5 for 327 on the first day

Renshaw's 170 propels Queensland

The discarded Australia opener scored a 218-ball 170 to put his side in control against Victoria on the first day

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