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  • Khawaja not worried about Warner return

    Australia opener Usman Khawaja has said that he hasn't thought about the effect that David Warner's return to the side will have on his own chances of getting selected for the ICC World Cup 2019.

  • CSK make it two from two

    Shane Watson and Suresh Raina made batting look easy on a lifeless track as Chennai Super Kings coasted to a six-wicket victory over Delhi Capitals in an Indian Premier League encounter here on Tuesday.

  • If it's there in the rules it's there: Ashwin says

    Ravichandran Ashwin says his 'Mankad' dismissal of Jos Buttler in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday was not against the spirit of the game despite the run out sparking a chorus of disapproval from fellow players and pundits.

  • Richardson sent home

    Australian fast bowler Jhye Richardson has dislocated his shoulder and will head home from the Pakistan tour, officials said, as he faces a battle to be fit for the World Cup.

  • 'Massive headache for our selectors'

    Nathan Lyon, the Australia off-spinner, said the national selectors would have a "great problem" in picking the squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 after his side beat Pakistan emphatically in the second one-day international in Sharjah.

  • Smith tastes defeat on IPL return

    Australia's Steve Smith made a modest return to the Indian Premier League yesterday, scoring 20 for his side Rajasthan Royals as they lost to Kings XI Punjab by 14 runs.

  • India a class act with soft underbelly: Manjrekar

    India are a class outfit but they will go into this year's World Cup with a soft underbelly having failed to settle on a number four, former batsman Sanjay Manjrekar told Reuters in an interview.

  • Fab Finch pummels Pak

    Aaron Finch struck back-to-back centuries to lead Australia to another thumping eight wicket victory over a hapless Pakistan in the second one-day international in Sharjah on Sunday.

  • Russell steals Warner thunder

    kAndre Russell smashed an explosive 49 to spoil David Warner's IPL comeback as Kolkata Knight Riders pulled off a dramatic six-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday.

  • Proteas sweep SL in T20Is

    A tour that started with an unexpected Test series triumph ended with a second successive limited overs series humiliation for Sri Lanka when South Africa won the third and final Twenty20 international on Sunday.

  • Nigeria qualify for first ever World Cup

    Nigeria made history by qualifying for their first major cricketing event when they beat Sierra Leone by two wickets to qualify for the 2020 ICC Under-19 World Cup on Saturday.

  • Malinga puts country first

    Sri Lanka's limited-overs skipper Lasith Malinga says he is ready to sacrifice his earnings from the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) in order to win a place in the country's World Cup squad.

  • IPL 2018

    Pakistan want to bounce back

    After succumbing to an eight-wicket loss in the first of five one-day internationals against Australia, Pakistan will be keen to make a swift comeback in Sharjah on Sunday.


    'We can win WC if we will play our best'

    Carlos Brathwaite, the West Indies all-rounder, believes that if his team continue to perform as they did in the one-day international series at home against England, they can challenge for the ICC World Cup 2019 title.

  • CSK stroll past lowly RCB

    Chennai Super Kings thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by seven wickets in Chennai last night. Chennai's publicity teams like to call MA Chidambram the “lion's den”, but no one advertised the minefield that awaited the season opener for this IPL.

  • Finch ton puts Aus 1-0 up

    Aaron Finch's fine century drove Australia to a convincing eight-wicket win over a new-look Pakistan in the first one-day international on Friday.

  • Williamson NZ's PLayer of the year

    New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and women's all-rounder Amelia Kerr picked up national player-of-the-year awards at a ceremony

  • Illness hits Aus camp

    Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell may be rested from the first one-day international against Pakistan as the tourists recover from a stomach bug that has hit the team in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Shakib given NOC for IPL

    Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is given the No Objection Certificate for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL), scheduled to start from March 23.

  • 'WC calls for smart cricket'

    Jos Buttler, the England wicketkeeper batsman, has stressed on the importance of playing positive cricket if a team has to go far in the ICC World Cup 2019.

  • 'Don't see him as a tactful captain'

    Cricket superstar Virat Kohli has been blasted by former teammate Gautam Gambhir over his captaincy on the eve of the Indian Premier League.

  • PCB names all-female selection committee for women's side

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been putting more emphasis regarding women’s cricket and in that regard named a new three-person women’s selection committee.

  • South Africa beat Sri Lanka in Super Over after thrilling tie

    David Miller shone with gloves and bat as South Africa beat Sri Lanka on a Super Over in a dramatic first Twenty20 international at Newlands on Tuesday.

  • Dimuth wants to lead in WC

    Dimuth Karunaratne, who last played ODI cricket at the ICC World Cup 2015, is now in contention to lead Sri Lanka at this year's edition.

  • 'It's a lot of cricket, but just play'

    Sourav Ganguly offered advice Tuesday for cricketers worried the short turnaround between the Indian Premier League and the World Cup could leave them fatigued -- just enjoy it while you can.

  • Karunaratne in contention for SL captaincy at World Cup

    Dimuth Karunaratne, who last played an ODI for Sri Lanka during the 2015 World Cup is in contention to lead the Sri Lanka side in the upcoming World Cup in England.

  • Names and numbers for Ashes Tests

    The upcoming Ashes series will see England and Australia players adorn jerseys with surnames and numbers on the back – a first in 142 years of Test cricket -- while the series is also going to be the first played under the banner of the World Test Championship.

  • Bring on the World Cup, we fear no one: Afghan spin king Khan

    Trailblazing bowler Rashid Khan said Afghanistan will fear no one when the World Cup starts in May after a maiden Test win enhanced the reputation of the rising cricket nation.

  • It's a historic day for Afghanistan: Asghar

    Afghanistan registered their first Test victory after Rahmat Shah's second fifty of the match helped secure their seven-wicket win against Ireland in a one-off contest in Dehradun on Monday.

  • Afghanistan beat Ireland for 'historic' first Test victory

    Afghanistan claimed their first ever victory in Test cricket Monday, beating fellow newcomers Ireland in what captain Asghar Afghan hailed as a historic day for the war-torn country.