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England win toss and bat first at the Gabba

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:20:19

Joe Root won the toss for England and chose to bat first, as the banter and the trash talk was finally put to one side, and the 2017-18 Ashes prepared to get underway at the Gabba

Mumbai without Nayar for final Ranji game

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:57:26

A newsfile of all the developments from India's Ranji Trophy ahead of the seventh round of matches beginning November 25, 2017

CoA gives FTP nod even as BCCI fails to call SGM

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:19:01

The Committee of Administrators had asked the board to fix a date for the Special General Meeting ahead of the ICC conference on December 8 and 9, but there has been little movement on the matter

Wood still hopeful of making Ashes impact

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:12:56

Mark Wood has not given up hope of playing in the Ashes and has his eyes fixed on a return in Perth

'Hathurusingha will be a great fit' - SLC president

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:49:38

Sri Lanka Cricket is ready to offer Chandika Hathurusingha the position of head coach if he has no further contractual obligations to the BCB

FATA triumph in run fest, Lahore Blues beat Islamabad

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:44:05

Three centuries were scored on a frenetic day in the National T20 Cup as Lahore Blues sealed their spot in the semifinals

Ferguson joins Sydney Thunder on three-year contract

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:21:36

The 33-year old will leave his former team Melbourne Renegades, with whom he spent three seasons

Ashes call-up Marsh signed by Glamorgan

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:57:36

Shaun Marsh had weightier matters on his mind as the Brisbane Test loomed, but when it is all over he will turn his thoughts to a two-year deal with Glamorgan

SA club cricketer slams record 490 in 50-over match

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:36:49

Shane Dadswell, an opening batsman for NWU Pukke Cricket Club, ran up 490 off 151 balls, with 57 sixes and 27 fours, to amass the highest individual score in a minor limited-overs match

Time for Australia to quit the trash-talk

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:21:40

The hosts might have to do a quick fact-check about the defending Ashes champions before sparking yet another threat with a "Mitchell Johnson of 2013-14" reference

Ball books XI berth ahead of Overton

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 10:34:27

Jake Ball will be the fourth member of England's seam attack when the Ashes starts in Brisbane on Thursday

Smith likens pace trio to Johnson in 2013-14

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:58:49

The Australia captain acknowledges the importance of using Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood in short bursts, but assures that they are more than capable of keeping at it for longer periods

Selection shift 'surprised' Smith - Cowan

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:47:24

Ed Cowan has revealed that Australia captain Steven Smith was surprised at how the national selectors ignored Cricket Australia's directive to choose younger players for the first Ashes Test

History says Australia but new chapter can be written

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:59:04

England have not won at the Gabba in 31 years and few give them a chance on this occasion, but for all the talk Australia are not without their issues

Marsh joins Warner on Australia's injury-watch list

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:56:20

Glenn Maxwell, called in as cover for Warner, will now be on standby for both batsmen

IPL franchises split over player retentions

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:18:21

While a few franchises have suggested retaining five players, others favoured utilising the right-to-match cards

Rangpur bowlers clinch thriller after Gayle's fifty boost

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:36:33

A combined effort from Rangpur Riders' bowling attack ensured a successful defence of 142, in a match that was decided off the last ball

Thakor career in ruins after Derbyshire release

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:09:26

From the moment that a Derbyshire court found Thakor guilty of sexual exposure, Derbyshire were committed to only one course of action

Butt takes Lahore Whites into semi-final

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:53:45

Salman Butt's unbeaten 85 carried Lahore Whites into the final four on a day that saw Peshawar and Rawalpindi eliminated

'We've won four of the last five Ashes series' - Root

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:14:36

Joe Root has admitted England were given a "massive shock" by their experiences in Brisbane four years ago but believes it will be different this time

Trashes to Ashes: England find the calm before the storm

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:29:56

Given their imperfect preparation, England are probably just about as well-placed as they could be going into the series

Ariful scores Khulna's last 36 runs to pull off heist

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:30:04

Mahmudullah top-scored with a 44-ball 56 to help Khulna ace their 167 chase, consigning Rajshahi Kings to their fifth loss in seven games this season

Wyatt's 56-ball century wipes out Australia

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:42:33

Danielle Wyatt recorded the first-ever century by an England batsman in women's T20Is to set up a record chase in the final T20I, a result that had no bearing on Australia's hold on the Ashes

'It could be your career that ends': Prior steps up war of words with Lyon

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:01:49

Matt Prior, the former England wicketkeeper, has stepped up his war of words with Australia's Nathan Lyon

Patience, concentration among Bancroft's strong credentials

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:57:18

A new opening colleague for Warner every summer is becoming a tradition in Australian cricket and Cameron Bancroft comes to the role with strong credentials

Pre-series 'trash-talking' makes Cook 'chuckle'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:46:20

The England batsman respectfully plays down the threat posed by Australia's pace attack, and scars from 2013-14 coming back to haunt the team

Khaled Mahmud may coach Bangladesh temporarily

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:01:30

Former Bangladesh captain Khaled Mahmud is likely to step into Chandika Hathurusingha's position as the national head coach, at least on an interim basis if the BCB is unable to find a foreign coach

Stokes has 'let a lot of people down' - Warner

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:30:07

"At the end of the day he knows he's made a mistake, and it's about him getting the respect back from his players and fellow countrymen," Australia's vice-captain said on Stokes

Warner confident of playing despite 'stiff' neck

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:42:23

Australia's vice-captain is confident he will be fit for the first Ashes Test on Thursday despite facing only two throwdowns in the nets on Tuesday after hurting his neck in a fielding drill

Stokes breaks Twitter silence to increase buzz around recall

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:55:56

Ben Stokes has fired his first shots of the Ashes series to increase speculation that he could be getting ready to make a return to action

Bhuvneshwar, Dhawan released from India Test squad

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:50:27

While Bhuvneshwar Kumar will miss the remainder of the Test series, Shikhar Dhawan will be available for the third Test. The selectors have picked Vijay Shankar as Bhuvneshwar's replacement

Anthony McGrath named Essex head coach

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:05:49

Essex have promoted Anthony McGrath to the position of head coach as successor to Chris Silverwood

Bancroft has 'fire in belly' for Ashes debut - Klinger

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:44:24

'He is the most in-form batsman in Australia at the moment,' says Western Australia team-mate

Green pitches likely in Nagpur and Delhi too

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:57:54

The Indian team management is understood to have asked the BCCI to prepare pitches that would serve as preparation for the South Africa tour

Prior rubbishes Lyon's 'scared' claim

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:11:01

Nathan Lyon has suggested Matt Prior "wanted to fly home" during the 2013-14 Ashes because he was intimidated by Mitchell Johnson

Excited by how Sri Lanka fought over four days - Pothas

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:25:56

The Sri Lanka coach said the side's process of improving began soon after their 3-0 series loss to India at home earlier this year

Salahuddin ticks most boxes but is BCB listening?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:23:13

Senior players rely on his inputs, he's been a part of a BPL and DPL winning squads and has served as assistant coach of the national team. Yet, the top job has remained elusive

Lahore Blues, Karachi Whites cruise to 19-run wins

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:48:08

Islamabad and FATA were downed by exactly the same margin in two games played on Monday for the National T20 Cup

England seek edge in Twenty20 future

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:25:00

With the Ashes lost, England would look to secure the T20I series to extend Australia's losing streak in T20 bilateral series, already stretching back to mid-2015

'Australia have got to back up their chat' - Vince

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:01:51

England's Ashes newcomers in the middle order, James Vince and Dawid Malan, are happy to let Australia do the talking in the build up to the first Test

Mumbai, TN keep qualification bids alive

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:33:23

Newly-appointed Baroda captain Deepak Hooda made his first century of the season

Rangpur stave off Sabbir 70 to clinch narrow win

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:38:00

Sabbir Rahman's 70 and Nasir Hossain's fighting half century were not enough as Sylhet lost their fourth completed game in a row

Kerala storm into contention after sensational win

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:07:02

The race for the knockouts continues to be a three-way fight between Kerala, Gujarat and Saurashtra

Karnataka, Delhi confirm passage to knockouts

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:35:06

Having established a massive first-innings lead, Karnataka pummeled UP with the bat again, as their openers played out an unbroken 262-run partnership

Sussex tempt back Gillespie for coach's role

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:55:16

Jason Gillespie thought his days in county cricket were over when his family moved out to Australia but Sussex have tempted him back with a three-year deal

'Confident' Ball fit for Gabba Ashes bow

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:10:01

Jake Ball said he hopes he "can bounce a few Aussies out" if he wins selection for the first Test in Brisbane

Wakhare helps Vidarbha secure quarter-final berth

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:18:15

Offspinner finishes with match haul of 9 for 104; Goa lose eight wickets in an extended opening session on final day in Porvorim

Steyn eases into comeback; Ngidi returns T20 career-best figures

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:48:01

A weekly round-up of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge in which Titans leapt to top of the table and Lungi Ngidi impressed with his 4 for 14 against Warriors

Australia aim to remind England of Mitchell Johnson

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:39:30

Nathan Lyon believes that the trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins can hurt England as badly as the Mitchell Johnson-led attack did four years ago

Malik 54*, Hasan's 5 for 20 seal thrilling Comilla win

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:07:33

The four-wicket win, sealed in the last over, helped Comilla surge to the top of the points table

Tim Paine keen to put 'what could have been' behind

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:58:36

The wicketkeeper, who is set to equal Brad Hogg's Australian record for the most Tests missed between appearances, is eager to use this chance to rewrite the story of his career

Sri Lanka hang on for draw after brutal Shami, Bhuvneshwar bursts

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:03:44

At half-past four, with seven wickets down and India's tail up, the light deteriorated enough to help Sri Lanka draw an absolutely riveting Test

Knight should have been not out in first T20I - MCC

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:36:21

The dismissal was shrouded in confusion, Knight first being given out, then not out and then out again

New Perth Stadium to host England ODI in January

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:55:25

The limited-overs fixture at the venue is part of a compromise that will also see the Perth Scorchers play any Big Bash League home finals at the ground

Batsmen, Kenroy Williams lead Barbados to 135-run win

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:03:32

A steady batting effort from Barbados in the first innings and seven wickets in the match from offspinner Kenroy Williams lead them to a 135-run win against Windward Islands in St Vincent

Miller, Jacobs spin Jamaica to 157-run win

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:10:29

Jamaica's spin duo of Nikita Miller and Damion Jacobs spun a web around Leeward Islands to register a massive 157-run win in St Kitts

Johnson, Vishaul, Permaul star in Guyana's innings win

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:49:10

The victory bolstered Guyana's position at the top of the table with three wins from four games

Kamran helps Lahore Whites to top, Karachi Whites also win

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:55:33

In the day's second game, Sarfraz Ahmed and Anwar Ali completed a slender win for Karachi Whites over Peshawar

Tripathi's 78-ball 106 in vain as Delhi down Maharashtra by an innings

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:32:51

Delhi won by an innings, as none of Maharashtra's batsmen could offer much resistance except Rahul Triphati

Hathurusingha in line for Sri Lanka coach job

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:36:59

ESPNcricinfo understands that SLC and Hathurusingha have agreed verbally on a deal, and are about a week away from putting pen to paper

Shardul Thakur trips up Andhra; Jagadeesan, Yo Mahesh tons give TN first-innings lead

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:19:39

In Vadodara, Subhranshu Senapati's century sparked Odisha's resistance against Baroda

Samson hits third ton in a row, Kerala set Saurashtra 405 target

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:07:16

In Suraj, Parthiv Patel's 172-ball 173 helped Gujarat finish on 601 for 4, following which Rajasthan went to stumps at 183 for 4. Elsewhere, Haryana lead by 169 in their second innings with one wicket in hand against J&K in a match destined for a result

Raina duck as UP slide and Karnataka put one foot in knockouts

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:06:45

In Guwahati, Assam clawed back after following on, courtesy three fifties from Rishav Das, Amit Sinha and Rajjakuddin Ahmed. They lead by 110 with three wickets in hand against Hyderabad

Jaffer 158* powers Vidarbha; Bengal, Services earn bonus-point wins

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:39:15

The 39-year-old stitched three strong partnerships to stretch Vidarbha's lead, while Ishan Porel's five-for helped Bengal climb to the second spot on the Group D table

What England must do to win the Ashes

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:11:04

Tiring out Australia's quicks, making the Kookaburra ball move and holding their chances will be vital if England are to retain the Ashes

Faizi ton, Mujeeb five-for hand Afghanistan maiden U-19 Asia Cup title

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:17:41

Pakistan Under-19s were once again tormented by offspinner Mujeeb Zadran, who took 5 for 13 in the final to bowl them out for a mere 63

Brunt, Sciver make it 1-1 in T20I series

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:56:38

The Ashes may have been lost but England have an opportunity to inflict a fifth successive T20I series loss on Australia at home

Better the Marsh we know - Lehmann

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:53:16

Shaun Marsh's ability to play match-winning innings in the past and his experience pressed his case for an Ashes selection, even as other batsmen failed to cope with the pressure of vying for a spot in the squad

Rahul and Dhawan carry India into lead with ease

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:10:50

Both openers capitalised on vastly improved batting conditions, both overhead and underfoot, to lead India's recovery on the fourth day in Kolkata

Dilruwan survives after unusual review

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:31:24

After being adjudged lbw Dilruwan turned around and began walking back towards the dressing room, only to turn around and ask for a review, and the decision was overturned after replays suggested the ball had hit him outside the line of off stump

Bayliss voices concern about substandard preparation

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:15:05

Trevor Bayliss has called on CA and the ECB to "get together" to ensure a better standard of preparation for both teams on Ashes tours

Mahedi, Rashid spin Comilla to fourth successive win

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:34:34

Mahedi Hasan and Rashid Khan returned combined figures of 4 for 34 in eight overs as Comilla defended 153 and rose to second on the table

Pollard and Afridi combine to flatten Rajshahi

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:41:47

It was Evin Lewis, though, who laid a platform for Dhaka Dynamites' big win, with 64 off 38 at the top of the order

'It's about runs on such pitches' - Mathews

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 03:18:18

'Fifties won't take us anywhere, we will need hundreds on this pitch, says Sri Lanka batsman

Delhi thrive after Nitish Rana's career best 174

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:39:51

The 23-year old batsman had wondered why he couldn't bat long in his first season of the Ranji Trophy. Now, he has a monumental score next to his name

Lower order rally helps Saurashtra eke out lead

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:08:14

Gujarat open up 297-run advantage over Rajasthan, bowlers keep Kerala in the hunt and J&K in the hunt for first-innings lead

Shehzad helps Lahore Blues edge Peshawar in thriller

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:03:57

A quickfire half-century from Ahmed Shehzad provided just enough for the Lahore Blues bowlers to defend in Rawalpindi

Bengal, Vidarbha power ahead

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:59:18

Jaffer, Ramaswamy help Vidarbha dominate, Bengal's Abhishek Raman one short of second 150 plus score this season

Bruising Pandey double-ton flattens Uttar Pradesh

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:27:00

Karnataka rookie D Nischal brings up maiden first-class ton; Hyderabad enforce follow-on against Assam

'We are not here to make up the numbers' - Bayliss

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:21:34

Trevor Bayliss has provided the clearest hint yet that Jake Ball has earned the final spot in England's XI for the Brisbane Test

Ashes won but T20I series still alive

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:34:13

Despite Australia having claimed the Ashes, both the hosts and England will have something to play for, especially in light of the World T20 in the Caribbean next year

England endure worrying toil as Sangha shows his promise

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:22:34

England almost went wicketless on their final day of action before the first Ashes Test as Jason Sangha and Matthew Short hit maiden centuries

Central Districts clinch two-wicket win in final hour

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:44:30

Jesse Ryder's unbeaten 31 followed half-centuries from Will Young and Ross Taylor to help defeat Otago with less than six overs to spare in pursuit of 332

Sri Lanka well placed to take first-innings lead

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:49:36

Half-centuries from Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne - in tough batting conditions - frustrated India after they were bowled out for 172 on the third day in Kolkata

SL to host India, Bangladesh for T20I tri-series in March

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:46:25

The series will comprise seven matches in Colombo, with each team to play each other twice before the final on March 20

Kamran, Butt fifties down FATA; Anwar Ali rips through Rawalpindi

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:07:08

While Lahore Whites' 213 proved to be too much for FATA, Anwar Ali's 4 for 30 meant Rawalpindi fell short of their target against Karachi Whites

Mujeeb Zadran's six-for takes Afghanistan to U-19 Asia Cup final

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:13:33

The offspinner helped skittle Nepal for 103, and Afghanistan will now face Pakistan in the final

Rishabh Pant hits form to help rescue Delhi

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:58:37

Last season's sensation Rishabh Pant has endured a lean run this year, but said he was not under pressure as "this is cricket - you have good days, you have bad days"

Mahmudullah's 48* scripts Khulna's comeback win

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:40:37

Khulna Titans ran down a 161-run target with 10 balls to spare to rise to second position in the 2017-18 BPL, beating Chittagong Vikings by five wickets

Gujarat seamer Chintan Gaja's 8 for 40 wrecks Rajasthan

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:37:02

Elsewhere, Haryana were reduced to 119 for 7 on their home ground by Jammu & Kashmir while a Jadeja helped Saurashtra claim the upper hand against Kerala

Prior makes his plea to help revive Sussex

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:41:34

The former England wicketkeeper has become increasingly vocal about the situation at Sussex, but will he get the chance to try and bring success back to the club?

Prithvi Shaw shines again but Mumbai stutter

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:18:28

The 18-year old leads rally with Siddesh Lad before Andhra strike back; Madhya Pradesh recover after TN inflict early blows and Baroda firm against Odisha

Gayle and McCullum reunited at the BPL

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:20:26

Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum will open a T20 innings for the first time in eight years when they walk out together for Rangur Riders in the 2017 BPL on Saturday

Bengal in control as Punjab fold for 147

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:37:18

Keenan Vaz's 72 rescues Goa while Services shoot Chhattisgarh out for 130

Agarwal's blitz powers Karnataka

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:51:28

Ambati Rayudu and B Sandeep fifties help Hyderabad stage remarkable recovery against Assam

Mooney leads Australia's surge to the Ashes

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:21:44

Beth Mooney hit an unbeaten 86 off 56 balls as Australia retained the Women's Ashes in emphatic style with a six-wicket victory in the first T20I at North Sydney Oval

Jake Ball 'a great chance' to play in Brisbane

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:37:44

It appeared Jake Ball's chances of playing the first Test had disappeared when he rolled his ankle in Adelaide, but he could still pip Craig Overton to the final bowling slot

Zakir Hasan helps Rajshahi cruise to victory

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:39:10

It was all homegrown players to the fore for Rajshahi as Zakir Hasan struck his maiden BPL fifty after Mominul Haque and Mehidy Hasan had done enough to set up the win

England belief growing as Malan ton ticks another box

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:42:25

Dawid Malan scored his first hundred in an England shirt and though Moeen Ali and Craig Overton missed out on the chance to find form late wickets left victory in sight

Advantage England, Australia confused - Warne

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:22:34

Shane Warne was critical of Australia's selectors for the decision to recall Tim Paine, but former gloveman Ian Healy said that Paine "won't let Australia down"