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

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:07:30

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

Gambhir returns from injury for Vijay Hazare knockouts

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:03:56

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

Brisbane Heat pull out of Stoinis deal

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:47:35

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

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:26:35

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

Craig Overton called up to England ODI squad

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:28:40

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

Bhuvneshwar's strangle does the trick

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:42:43

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

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:23:41

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

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:20:37

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

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

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:13:34

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

Alex Blackwell retires from international cricket

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:47:03

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

Mendis has grabbed all opportunities as opener - Chandimal

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:44:15

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

'Fault is in our execution' - Mahmudullah

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:26:57

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

AB de Villiers ruled out of T20I series against India

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:59:12

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

Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar give India 1-0 lead

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 03:36:13

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

Cut T20Is to reduce schedule - Bayliss

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:58:11

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

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

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:10:46

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

Mendis stars in thumping win as SL sweep tour

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:49:15

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

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

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 10:39:40

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

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:34:00

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

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:24:22

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

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 08:08:06

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

More players will follow Rashid - Willey

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:31:34

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

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 13:15:20

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

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:42:37

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

Shaken NZ battle England for final spot

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:21:12

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

New-look SA aim for redemption after ODI debacle

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 15:43:25

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

Sri Lanka capitalise on coach Hathurusingha's insider information

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:08:21

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

Prime Doleshwar win three in a row, Abahani continue dominance

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:06:03

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

A glimmer of hope for Suresh Raina

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:51:41

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

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:17:18

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

PCB mulls Malaysia as venue for NZ, Australia series

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 12:22:07

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

Victoria face uphill battle after Renshaw and Heazlett tons

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:43:37

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

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

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:06:42

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

Tasmania push towards innings win after Wade's century

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:27:46

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

Freed-up Kohli shows what he is truly capable of

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 04:14:14

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

In defeat, Markram remains optimistic about the future

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 05:15:52

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

Was it worth the millions?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:58:46

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?

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

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:13:38

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

Raj, Mandhana fifties put India 2-0 up

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:29:43

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

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:51:16

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

Santner on board as Derbyshire target Blast

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:59:43

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

Fan's catch earns him $50,000

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 06:45:52

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

Who might follow Rashid's career move?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:21:04

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

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:04:52

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

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:41:11

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

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

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:45:37

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

Perry displaces Raj as top-ranked ODI batsman

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:15:37

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

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:05:01

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

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:43:35

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

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:14:17

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

Australia hammer record chase after Guptill's 49-ball ton

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:19:17

Eden Park was transformed into a T20 batting paradise as Australia pulled off a world-record run chase in Auckland, reducing Martin Guptill's 49-ball hundred to a footnote

Haynes, Sammy question Pybus' return to West Indies

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 03:41:33

The former team director was hired back by Cricket West Indies without an interview process

Raina sets eyes on 2019 World Cup with international return

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:18:11

He says the upcoming T20Is against South Africa will be a vital series for him and also talks about failing the yo-yo test which he cleared recently to make a comeback

Ashfaq trumps Khadka as UAE clinch WCL Division Two title

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:01:10

Nepal nearly claimed a fourth final-over win, but excellent death bowling by UAE gave them a seven-run win and a Group A spot in the World Cup Qualifiers

'Have to bowl yorkers or bouncers on flat wickets' - Mahmudullah

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:34:44

Bangladesh's stand-in captain was disappointed with the lack of discipline from his bowling unit

Khawar, Bilal give Oman fifth-place finish

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:21:14

Khawar Ali triggered a middle-overs collapse and followed it up with his maiden List A century, while Bilal Khan took his second five-for in four matches as Oman brushed aside Kenya by five wickets

Canada defend 247 to claim third place

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:54:19

Canada's top-scorer Navneet Dhaliwal took out Namibia's top-scorer Louis van der Westhuizen and a chase that seemed possible at 131 for 3 simply fell away

London Tests, no Trent Bridge Ashes and Roses delight

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:12:00

A recap of the key decisions taken by the ECB over where major matches would be held in England and Wales

Leach learns from Lyon in push for Test call-up

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:31:32

The Somerset left-arm spinner continued to make a strong case for international honours with eight wickets against West Indies A in Jamaica

Shamsur Rahman century topples Dhanmondi Club

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:40:30

Legends of Rupganj defended 239 to beat Prime Bank Cricket Club while unbeaten fifties from Dhiman Ghosh and Salman Hossain lead Agrani Bank to victory over Shinepukur

Ishant to join Sussex for first two months of county season

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:19:31

The India seamer, who became available when he went unsold in the IPL auction, should be available for five County Championship fixtures and eight Royal London One-Day Cup matches

Rashid shelves first-class cricket for white-ball deal

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:11:46

Rashid, the legspinner, is a key part of England's one-day and T20 sides and believes it is those formats of the games he would be best to focus on

Back to Centurion, but for a dead rubber

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:56:12

The game will be a chance to rest players like Jasprit Bumrah and Kagiso Rabada although South Africa should be more desperate for a face-saving win than India's quest for 5-1

ACA cautions against expanded BBL season

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:16:53

With player feedback calling for no compromise on other formats, and travel and training requirements to be factored in, ACA's chief executive calls CA's home-and-away proposal a "significant change over a short space of time"

Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera overpower Bangladesh

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 04:18:13

Dasun Shanaka and Thisara Perera ransacked Bangladesh's bowlers, after a fifty from opener Kusal Mendis, to help Sri Lanka chase down 194 - their highest in T20Is

NZ eye final berth, England need Aussie favour

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:54:47

The side with the most riding on this match is the one not playing: England's chances of squeezing into the final rest on Australia winning then beating the hosts in Hamilton on Sunday

Shaiman, Usman fifties propel UAE into World Cup Qualifier

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 03:51:27

A 19-run win ensured UAE pipped Canada and Namibia to second place on the basis of net run rate

Maqsood's 58 helps Oman finish on a high

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:36:27

Kenya finished without a win after five matches, while Oman completed a consolation victory in Windhoek

Headingley secures 2023 Ashes Test, Ageas Bowl misses out

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 20:37:34

Yorkshire's ground will also be one of the host venues for the new eight-team T20 competition, along with Hampshire's Ageas Bowl, which missed out on an Ashes Test

Cornwall, Warrican share 16 wickets in tight WI A win

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:07:21

West Indies A survived a scare on the final morning to secure a nervy two-wicket over England Lions in the first unofficial Test in Jamaica

Nepal's 'miracle' takes them into World Cup Qualifiers

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:46:34

With one wicket in hand, Nepal needed eight off the final over. The first four balls were dots, but Karan KC's six off the fifth ball propelled them to an improbable win against Canada

Mumbai to play Chennai Super Kings in IPL season opener

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:12:46

The tournament will retain its usual 4pm and 8pm starts, with double-headers restricted only to weekends

Sri Lanka eye tour sweep against injury-hit Bangladesh

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:10:43

Last year in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh enjoyed, perhaps, their best-ever away tour. Fast forward to the return series in 2018 and the tables have turned, across formats. Can the hosts halt Sri Lanka's charge?

Mirpur pitch gets 'below average' rating

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:18:45

The venue has earned a demerit point, with match referee David Boon ruling that uneven bounce and inconsistent turn, 'which was even excessive at times', skewed the second Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka heavily in favour of the bowlers

Gloucestershire bring in Australia's Worrall

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:09:50

Gloucestershire have signed Australia fast bowler Dan Worrall for the first half of the 2018 season

CSA not yet giving up on GLT20's future

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:44:02

The board has appointed a task team to present a new business model for the tournament such that it can grow the cricketing fan base as well as turn a profit

'Two or three IPLs left in me' - Yuvraj

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:46:26

The 36-year-old batsman has said he is still enjoying his cricket, and that he is still driven by the desire to play for India

Broad tweaks bowling action ahead of New Zealand tour

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:37:46

Stuart Broad averaged over 36 with the ball in 2017, his worst year since 2010, but currently sits on 399 Test wickets

Rabada fined for Dhawan send-off

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:36:52

The South Africa quick lost 15% of his match fee over the incident, and gained one demerit point, taking his overall tally to five; eight points within a specified period mean a weighty suspension

Bayliss not rushing Stokes back into action

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:34:28

Despite landing in New Zealand before some 50-over team-mates, Stokes won't feature in the remaining T20s and is unlikely for the opening ODI too. The England coach wants to ensure the allrounder is back "up to speed" first

West Indies, Rest of the World XI to play fundraising T20I

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:31:51

The match, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, has been granted international status, with the proceeds going towards the restoration of the cricket grounds in Dominica and Anguilla

India rise to No. 1 in ODI rankings

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:38:47

South Africa have moved down a spot, to No. 2, after losing the ongoing ODI series against India

Wagner returns for Essex in 2018

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:22:55

Essex have secured a return for Neil Wagner, the New Zealand left-armer who played a key role in their 2017 Championship title

Rashid's five-wicket haul dismantles Zimbabwe

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:30:08

The legspinner's variations skittled Zimbabwe for 154 in 34.3 overs, after which Rahmat Shah and Nasir Jamal secured the chase with fifties each

Namibia relegate Kenya, set up semi-final against UAE

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:10:27

Spinners Bernard Scholtz and Petrus Burger took seven wickets between them to send Kenya crashing to 110, 90 minutes before lunch

Smartt replaces injured Selman for New Zealand tour

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:23:49

The seamer's inclusion is the only change from the West Indies women squad that had been named for the home series against Sri Lanka

Mithali Raj, Anuja Patil lead India to 1-0 with seven-wicket win

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:50:02

The opener made an unbeaten 54 while the offspinner took 2 for 23 to consign South Africa to a seven-wicket loss

Uncertainty over GLT20 continues as CSA rejects new model

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:39:43

A new deadline of March 31 has been set to decide the stalled tournament's future

Saif 108 keeps Abahani on top, Liton gets Prime Doleshwar off the mark

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:07:49

Khelaghar chased down 248 with five wickets in hand against Gazi Group, to put Jauhurul Islam's century in vain

Mahmudullah pips Tamim to captaincy for first SL T20

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:26:06

Mahmudullah will stand in for the injured Shakib Al Hasan as captain; uncapped left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam replaced Shakib in the squad

Rohit, wristspinners fetch India first ODI series win in SA

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 03:47:17

India have won their first bilateral series in South Africa across any format bar a one-off T20, with victory in the fifth ODI in Port Elizabeth

Kusal Mendis to replace injured Kusal Perera in T20s

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:59:13

Kusal Mednis will come into the Sri Lankan T20I squad in place of the injured Kusal Perera

Klaasen, Jonker, Dala named in South Africa's T20I squad

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:44:36

With the Test series against Australia starting five days after the third and final T20I, South Africa have chosen to rest a number of players including Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla and the frontline Test-match fast bowlers

Stokes heads to New Zealand after not-guilty plea

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:26:00

Ben Stokes has pleaded not guilty to a charge of affray over an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September

Warne returns to Royals as mentor

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 10:56:48

The former Australian legspinner will be joined by another old Royals hand Zubin Bharucha, who has taken over as head of cricket

Williamson stars as New Zealand find lift-off

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:44:42

Kane Williamson provided a stirring riposte to suggestions he should step aside from the T20 side by top-scoring with 72 as New Zealand put themselves on course for a spot in the tri-series final

Sayers to face up to role model Philander

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:27:01

The fast bowler has found a place in Australia's Test squad for the South Africa tour after a hamstring injury ruled out Jackson Bird

NZ women call up uncapped Heffernan, Down

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 04:44:42

Natali Dodd and Hayley Jensen have returned to the T20I squad for the home series against West Indies while the legspinner Erin Bermingham, who has taken an indefinite break from cricket, was unavailable for selection

How the Stokes saga unfolded

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:12:06

A recap of events following Ben Stokes' arrest in Bristol in September, which led to him being charged with affray

Williams, Erasmus fifties hand Canada first loss

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:26:53

Gerhard Erasmus followed up his final-over heroics from a day earlier to partner Craig Williams for a 95-run sixth-wicket stand that set up Namibia's 17-run win