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Sachin Tendulkar relives his first tour of England


Ben Stokes trial

England news

'Decision fairly reflects what happened' - Stokes' solicitor after not-guilty verdict


Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray

The end of the court proceedings means Stokes could play in the third Test against India in Nottingham

Stokes rejoins England squad after acquittal

Allrounder added to England's 13-man squad for the third Test at Trent Bridge, which gets underway on Saturday

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Contract extension

India women news

Powar to continue as Indian women's coach till World T20

His term will include the Sri Lanka tour in September, followed by a T20I series and the World T20 in the West Indies

Jamaica Tallawahs v St Lucia Stars

CPL 2018

Batsmen gone missing

India's away record in 2018

Sans Kohli, where is India's backbone?

A lower-back injury might leave India without their captain at Trent Bridge. If that happens, how will their beleaguered batting cope?

India's away woes: Kohli alone averaging more than 20

On their 2017-18 tours of South Africa and England, India's top-order batsmen, apart from the captain, have put up some forgettable numbers

What went wrong with India's batting?

Aakash Chopra believes it was a combination of not having the right temperament and too many players being out of form


Kohli hopes to be fit for the third Test

Virat Kohli admitted that his back is 'sore' but explained why he's confident he'll be ready to play at Trent Bridge


Chopra: Nair selection would not help India

Aakash Chopra explains why changing India's XI as a knee-jerk reaction would be a bad idea


England v India

2nd Test, Lord's

Mark Nicholas: Batsmen have lost the ability to just play

The Lord's Test is just the latest in a long line of matches in which players struggled with basic technique and concentration

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England's bowling attack

India in England 2018

Switch Hit: Is there any way back for India?

Andrew McGlashan is joined by Andrew Miller and Mark Butcher after Anderson’s second Test heroics

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Anderson 'could play until he is 40' - Bayliss

Aged 36, the fast bowler has cemented a place at the top of the ICC rankings with a match haul of 9 for 43

Rashid's non-event Test revives red-ball questions

England's legspinner endured the quietest Test since Gareth Batty in 2005, after being lured out of red-ball retirement

Hunt for new fielding coach

Pakistan news

Berry declines Pakistan fielding coach role

The Australian cited "personal reasons" but it is understood that delays in finalising the deal between him and the PCB may have played a part

Ben Stokes' trial

England news

Hales' involvement in nightclub brawl under scrutiny

Ben Stokes' defence draws attention to team-mates' actions outside Mbargo nightclub on September 25

India A v South Africa A

2nd unofficial Test, Bengaluru

Siraj, Iyer, Bawne shine as rain holds sway

India A have clinched the two-match series 1-0 after a well-fought second unofficial Test ended in a wet draw

'Captaincy gets the best out of me' - Iyer

Shreyas Iyer says leadership changes his 'character and attitude' and that he really likes playing in pressure situations


'Need to use your brain more in red-ball cricket' - Chahal

Returning to red-ball cricket after almost two years, Yuzvendra Chahal puts his lack of game-time in the longer format down to a time crunch

England v India

2nd Test, Lord's

#PoliteEnquiries: Could India perform better without Kohli?

Melinda Farrell and Nagraj Gollapudi delve into your questions about India's abject batting performance at Lord's and Stuart Broad getting on a roll


'Broad didn't disappoint' - Root

Joe Root discusses the impact that Stuart Broad made on the fourth day at Lord's as he got onto another of his 'streaks'


Kohli hopes to be fit for the third Test

Virat Kohli admitted that his back is 'sore' but explained why he's confident he'll be ready to play at Trent Bridge


Chopra: Nair selection would not help India

Aakash Chopra explains why changing India's XI as a knee-jerk reaction would be a bad idea


What went wrong with India's batting?

Aakash Chopra believes it was a combination of not having the right temperament and too many players being out of form


England v India

2nd Test, Lord's

Broad, Anderson, Woakes batter India

England completed their domination of India in the Lord's Test with a win in just 170.3 overs making it the third-shortest Test in the country over the last 100 years

Broad hits blast-off to cap England's dominance

There were the makings of a full Broad 'streak' before rain brought an early tea, but this was the quick bowler at his menacing best

Root cautions against complacency despite India's disarray

The performance of Chris Woakes, on his return to side was a huge boost for England as he absence of Ben Stokes was barely noticed

Troubled T20 leagues

South Africa news

CSA could be forced to reconsider SuperSport equity deal

Board officals' meetings with GLT20 owners haven't produced concrete results, with the owners saying their statuses have still not been clarified

Twenty20 Vision

What matters and what doesn't

Tom Curran's "peasants" slur enrages Somerset fans

Our latest snippets from the Vitality Blast also includes why the CPL is a rum do, Colin Ingram's weird training technique and Northants' unwanted record

Final places up for grabs in the Vitality Blast

Catch up with latest from the Vitality Blast, as it enters the final week of the group stages.


Tamil Nadu Premier League

Indian domestic

Five TNPL players who could be on the IPL radar

A look at some top performers from this year's Tamil Nadu Premier League

Sri Lanka v South Africa

5th ODI, Colombo

Mathews, Akila Dananjaya overpower South Africa

The captain struck form with a superb innings of 97, following which the offspinner took 6 for 29 to seal a 178-run win

'He's made of steel' - Mathews on Akila

Sri Lanka's captain was impressed with his lead spinner's ability to bounce back from tough outings in the fifth ODI

Akila Dananjaya just bamboozled us - Quinton de Kock

South Africa's stand-in ODI captain Quinton de Kock dissects how his side's batting line-up imploded against Akila Dananjaya in the fifth and final ODI in Colombo


CPL 2018

Thomas, Brathwaite fire Patriots to first win

Trinbago Knight Riders' firm grip on home field advantage appeared to loosen after they lost for the second night in a row

Emrit, Tahir star as Guyana Amazon Warriors defend 141

From 113 for 2, St Lucia Stars collapsed to 126 for 7 and their 13th successive loss, a streak stretching back to CPL 2016

England v India

2nd Test, Lord's

'Wizard' Woakes casts a spell at his Hogwarts with rare Lord's treble

It has been a frustrating season for Chris Woakes and the day before this Test he wasn't certain of his place. Now he has joined an exclusive club

Miller: Rocky foundations become a potentially series-defining shift

An India side billed as one of England's toughest challenges of recent times is facing the prospect of being 2-0 down

#PoliteEnquiries: Is being 'aggressive' the only captaincy trait Kohli has?

Andrew Miller and Melinda Farrell answer your questions, cover topics such as the India skipper, Chris Woakes and winning away from home


Ben Stokes trial

England news

Ryan Ali accepts footage shows bottle used in Stokes fight

Stokes' co-defendant took the stand in Bristol on Friday as both sides concluded providing evidence in the affray trial with summing up due on Monday

Stokes accused of lying to the jury and having an anger problem

The England allrounder was cross-examined as his trial for affray moved into its fifth day in Bristol

England v India

2nd Test, Lord's

#PoliteEnquiries: Is there anything Woakes can't do at Lord's?

Melinda Farrell and Nagraj Gollapudi tackle your questions on wickets, weather and Woakes


We'd have bowled anyone out today - Anderson

Fast bowler admitted he and England couldn't have asked for a better set of circumstances to cause havoc

Buttler's day of second chances as England's slips don't prove costly

Dawid Malan's omission meant another new-look cordon for England and his replacement at second slip had an interesting day

India tour of Australia 2018-19

Former captain speaks

Kohli will want to 'square the ledger' against Smith - Waugh

The former Australia captain reckons the current Indian captain is the best batsman in the world

Planning for the future

South Africa news

Du Plessis could give Zimbabwe the cold shoulder

South Africa captain could miss could miss Zimbabwe series with focus on being fully fit for busy winter and the World Cup

SA's new-ball combination excites du Plessis

While Steyn and Philander aren't out of contention for a World-Cup spot, the immediate focus will be on giving more experience to a younger set

Administrative reform

India news

The new BCCI constitution explained


Supreme Court approves new constitution, with tweaks

The critical points that were rolled back were the one-state-one-vote policy, and the cooling-off period for office bearers after one term

The key points, the objections and the action taken

The takeaways, with the original recommendations from the Lodha Committee, the BCCI's objections, the court's verdict and rationale

The Chatter

Social media round-up

The Chatter: Anderson's epic golf failure

Eisha Acton brings you all the chatter from the world of cricket


England v India

2nd Test, Lord's

England bank on Baby Boom to reinvigorate long-term Test prospects

The Test readiness of England's rookies is perhaps secondary to the sense of purpose that their inclusions project

Pope gets the nod for England, but who'll miss out?

Melinda Farrell and Andrew Miller look ahead to the second Test at Lord's as England throw in another young debutant


Root deflects captaincy praise onto team-mates and eyes consistency

The England captain said victory in a tight Test brings "masses of confidence" but is looking for further improvement from his side

Injury update

Australia news

Cummins and Hazlewood out of Pakistan Tests

Both men are undergoing rehabilitation for back injuries and, according to physiotherapist David Beakley, will not recover in time to play the two-match series in October

Series review

Bangladesh news

T20I win against WI came as a surprise - coach Rhodes

The Bangladesh coach said the team fancied winning the ODI series but he was more delighted with the effort to bounce back in the T20Is

Pakistan news

Recognition for performance

Abbas, Hasan and Babar win big at PCB awards

Sana Mir and Javeria Khan were honoured for their performances in women's cricket

Sri Lanka v South Africa

4th ODI, Pallekele

Test-match line and length worked for us - Thisara

The allrounder explains Sri Lanka's odd but effective bowling plan which helped them squeeze out a three-run victory over South Africa

Lower order, Lakmal end Sri Lanka's losing run

Lakmal defended seven off the final over to cap off Sri Lanka's most inspired showing in the field and best batting performance of the series so far

Shanaka, Lakmal give Sri Lanka thrilling win

The hosts beat South Africa by three runs in a rain-affected fourth ODI at Pallekele


Squad announcement

Sri Lanka v South Africa

Malinga snubbed for one-off T20I

Veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga found himself excluded from Sri Lanka's T20I squad, while Binura Fernando got a first call-up in three years

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