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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

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

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

Steven Mullaney added to Lions squad to face India A

Allrounder replaces Notts team-mate Tom Moores, who has suffered a leg injury

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

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

'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

Mackay makes New Zealand comeback after five years

Selectors hand maiden call-ups to Gurrey and Mair for the three T20Is against India

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

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"

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

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

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

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

Unstoppable Stoinis gives Stars crucial win

Australian allrounder hits an unbeaten 70 and picked up a three-for in the Melbourne derby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finch's repetitive Bhuvneshwar nightmare

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

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

Mumbai teen gets three-year ban for flashing in dressing room

Player receives penalty after team-mate raises complaint

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

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

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

SLC elections postponed to February 21

An error in the Sinhala to English translation of the gazette triggers need for postponement

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

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

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

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

England women to tour India for six limited-overs matches

The three ODIs will be played on February 22, 25 and 28 while the three-T20I series is set to begin on March 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Want India to be a superpower in cricket - Kohli

Given the size of India's global fan base, Kohli said that Test cricket would be popular for a long time if India prioritised it

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

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

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

Manu Sawhney named new ICC CEO

Sawhney will formally take charge of his role after the 2019 World Cup

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

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

Avneesh Sudha shines for Uttarakhand, Basil Thampi sours Gujarat's day

A round-up of the first day's play from the four Ranji Trophy quarter-final matches

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

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni star as India force series into decider

After the India captain set up the 299 chase with a hundred, Dhoni and Karthik coolly finished it off with four balls to spare

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

'Tonight was an MS classic' - Kohli

MS Dhoni was in his element in Adelaide and Virat Kohli was highly appreciative of him

Five years to 'inspire a generation' - ECB unveils strategy for future-proofing English cricket

ECB chief executive says the sport cannot rely on its traditional audience forever

Taijul Islam, Mahmudullah spin Titans to maiden win

A solid bowling performance from Taijul Islam helped the Titans defend 128 and register their first win of the tournament

'Mission accomplished' - Ottis Gibson on South Africa's 3-0 sweep of Pakistan

While South Africa's quicks stood out, the coach and stand-in captain Dean Elgar also credited the batsmen for their grind on tough pitches

Jos Buttler concedes 'obvious risks' of warm-up football

England's vice-captain admitted there were "obvious risks" involved and said they would accept it if Ashley Giles decided they should no longer play

ECB to 'redouble efforts' to educate players after court cases cause sponsor concern

Chief executive admits that cricket's reputation has been damaged by recent high-profile cases

'Cannot bring career to a cul-de-sac' - Vinod Rai on Pandya-Rahul suspensions

Committee of Administrators chairman Vinod Rai instructs BCCI CEO to carry out inquiry against suspended duo of Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul

Mickey Arthur disappointed at loss, but confident in long-term plans

Arthur said he can't fault the attitude and work ethic of his players, but added that the 0-3 loss was unacceptable

Paddy Upton appointed Rajasthan Royals coach

This is his second stint with the franchise, having earlier led them to the IPL semi-finals in 2013

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