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PCB serves Umar Akmal notice over spot-fixing claims

The batsman had said in a TV interview on Sunday that he had been approached to leave to balls alone during the 2015 World Cup


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Women's ODI XI

Raj, Perry, Lottie and Jhulan - our women's ODI XI for the last 25 years is formidable

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England v Australia

5th ODI, Old Trafford

Brilliant Buttler secures 5-0 with unbeaten ton in thriller

Billy Stanlake's pace knocked over England's top order, and when Adil Rashid arrived at No. 10 they still needed 92 but Buttler produced a great innings

Buttler earns 'best in the world' tag after immense century

The series was long-since won, but the most thrilling passage of play was left for the end as an incredible innings unfolded at Old Trafford

Social story: Buttler's water into wine trick

Relive England's dramatic victory in the fifth ODI against Australia through the eyes of social media


England v Australia

5th ODI, Old Trafford

Australia must find a way to stop one-day rot

The defending World Cup champions have a mountain to climb over the next year and even the return of key names is no guarantee they will turn things around

Tim Paine's agony after Jos Buttler special: 'That one stung'

Australia's captain admitted his own position will come under scrutiny after the 5-0 defeat but retained belief in the future of the one-day side

Fitness concerns

India news

'Who made the yo-yo test a pre-requisite for selection?'

That's what BCCI treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry wants to know, even as coach Ravi Shastri says the yo-yo test as a measure of fitness is 'not going anywhere'

Ian Chappell

Australian captaincy

Tim Paine should have stamped his authority, not Justin Langer's, on Australia

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'Expect Smith, Warner to walk straight back in for World Cup'

Ian Chappell dissects Australia's recent form in recent ODI matches but remains confident that a full-strength team will be "hard to beat"

India leave for the UK

Press conference

'Looking forward to playing difficult cricket' - Kohli

The India captain says he is 'raring to go' after a break and talks about the preparations for the England Tests


England Tests won't even feel like an away series - Kohli

India's tour begins on June 27 with T20Is against Ireland, and the Tests against England start on August 1. That's enough time to acclimatise, say Kohli and Shastri

Ireland recall Joshua Little and Andy McBrine for T20Is against India

The selectors have left out Barry McCarthy and Craig Young

Women's T20 tri-series

England v South Africa, Taunton

Sciver, Ecclestone star as England overwhelm NZ

Nat Sciver's 59 from 37 balls set the platform for England before a career-best 4 for 18 from Sophie Ecclestone helped seal a convincing win

Lee and Luus power South Africa to victory

South Africa bounced back from their dual-shellacking in the first round of the T20 tri-series in the week by recording only their second 20-over victory against England

ODI cricket

Two new balls, or one?

'Two new balls brutal for bowlers' - Kohli

With flat pitches adding to their woes, India's captain feels bowling sides have no way out in ODIs unless they have wristspinners in the mix


Tendulkar sparks debate over two new balls

The run-glut in England has led to a discussion about whether two new balls at the cost of reverse swing is good for ODIs

Manjrekar: Harder ball easier for batsmen to hit around

Sanjay Manjrekar and Shaun Tait weigh in on the debate over the two new balls rule


Structural limits of T20

Kartikeya Date

Is a single in T20 the same as a dot ball in ODIs?

Data suggests that the batting team falls behind after scoring a single


India A tour of England

1st match, Derby

Gubbins hundred highlights batting depth against misfiring India A

Liam Dawson also impressed with four wickets in front of England head coach Trevor Bayliss while India's spinners had a poor day

New face in T20I squad

Pakistan in Zimbabwe 2018

Uncapped Sahibzada Farhan called up for T20I tri-series

Asif Ali has found a place in the ODI squad, which also features Yasir Shah, who hasn't played a 50-overs game for Pakistan since October 2016

England news

White-ball cricket

Farbrace to take over from Bayliss for T20Is against Australia and India

The move will allow Bayliss the chance to watch some domestic cricket and could be an audition for the top job for Farbrace if he wants it

Form is 'stepping stone' towards World Cup - Roy

England opener in 'best headspace' of his international career, but keeping eyes on the prize

The new FTP

What lies ahead

What the ODI League Championship gets right and wrong

While it has given ODIs new meaning and context, much else remains to be ironed out

Scotland implore ICC for more funding, fixtures

Coach Grant Bradburn made clear his disappointment with the FTP, and asked the ICC to consider rewarding their recent performances

What are you most looking forward to in the new FTP?

Take a pick from the Ashes, a year filled with ten India-England Tests, Sri Lanka's bumper away summer, and more

Jamsheed Marker 1922-2018

Pakistan news

Commentator and diplomat Jamsheed Marker dies at 95

Marker, who was the voice of Pakistan cricket in the 1950s and 60s, also served as under-secretary-general at the United Nations

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Men's T20I XI

Our jury picked Afridi and Rohit in our all-time T20I XI. You picked Warner and Watson

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Former captain speaks out

New Zealand news

McCullum clears the air about positive drug test

The former New Zealand captain needed more than the usual dose of his asthma medicine while playing in Delhi during IPL 2016

England v Australia

4th ODI, Chester-le-Street

Roy and Buttler power England to 4-0 lead

England hunt down highest ODI total at Chester-le-Street with 32 balls to spare

Nowhere to hide against England - Finch

Australia's vice-captain says his side are always chasing the game against an England team that is setting the benchmark in ODI cricket

Social story: England chase with ease

Relive England's win over Australia at Chester-le-Street through the eyes of social media


T20 tri-series

England, NZ, SA

'A crazy day when everything fell into place'

Amelia Kerr, New Zealand's teenage prodigy, on her record-breaking 232 not out

Adam Gilchrist: Sarah Taylor is the best wicketkeeper in the world

Taylor has created herself a portfolio of superb leg-side stumpings including two this season

World Test Championship

Future Tours Programme

Cricket's new league: Ashes yes, India-Pakistan no

Structured as it may seem, the Test Championship still hinges on individually crafted bilateral calendars

Who will host the World Test Championship final?

ESPNcricinfo understands that there is a difference of opinion among member boards whether England or the table-toppers should host the match

Who plays whom? Where? When?

All you need to know about your team's schedule from 2018 to 2023

Squad announcement

Zimbabwe news

Brendan Taylor being targeted unfairly - Tatenda Taibu

The former Zimbabwe captain and convener of selectors has severely criticised the current administration for their treatment of players

Concussion in cricket

Lancashire v Worcestershire

Mennie concussion scare as substitute rule used for first time

Danny Lamb stood in for Lancashire at Worcester as county cricket's concussion regulations came into use for the first time


Sri Lanka news

Chandimal appeals ball-tampering suspension; hearing on Friday

Michael Beloff, chairman of ICC's Code of Conduct Commission, will hear the appeal

Monga: Ball-tampering's home advantage

To prove a ball-tampering charge, evidence is required. And so far no host broadcaster has revealed a home team altering the condition of the ball

How sweets help alter the condition of the ball

Following the ball-tampering row in St Lucia, Raunak Kapoor explains the legal and illegal ways to shine the ball


BCCI clarifies

India news

Yo-Yo tests after selection a "one-off" - BCCI

Cricket operations manager Saba Karim says hectic IPL season and logistical issues forced deviation from protocol

What is the Yo-Yo test?

The folks at ESPNcricinfo explain - and put themselves through - a modified version of the Yo-Yo test


Trouble brewing

Pakistan news

Pakistan player fails dope test

The PCB said ICC rules prevented the player from being named until the chemical report was confirmed by the government's anti-doping agency

New leader

CPL 2018

Russell named Tallawahs captain for CPL 2018

The allrounder takes over the leadership from Kumar Sangakkara after missing the previous season because of a doping ban

T20 Triangular, Taunton

Women's cricket

Beaumont 47-ball hundred; England world-record 250

New Zealand's own world record lasts for a matter of hours on extraordinary day at Taunton

Blistering Suzie Bates sets up record-smashing victory for New Zealand

New Zealand's women picked up where they had left off in Ireland last week

Stats: England and New Zealand re-write record books

The first day of the Women's T20 tri-series witnessed a slew of records being set.

Teething troubles continue

South Africa's new T20 league

Durban Qalandars contemplate legal action against CSA

Qalandars are pressing for a stake in CSA's new T20 tournament since - contractually - they still hold the rights to a T20 franchise based out of Durban

Omari Banks: now a musician


'You miss having success in the game, but you don't miss the pressure'

Omari Banks talks about his playing career, and moving on to making music instead

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The Chatter

Video features

What's wrong with the Aussies?

Eisha Acton brings you a few funny (and some serious) stories from the world of cricket


England v Australia

Reflections on a record day

Hardest day's cricket I've ever had - Paine

The Australia captain was rendered powerless as England amassed the highest total in an ODI - 481

Trent Bridge: England's records-breaking venue

India A's second-highest List A score lasts just three hours as England shatter records

Proud day for England - Eoin Morgan

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Coach takes charge

Bangladesh News

Been looking up Bangladesh players on YouTube - Rhodes

The first assignment for the new coach is a full tour of the West Indies which starts on June 27

England v Australia

3rd ODI, Trent Bridge

Australia suffer heaviest loss after England hammer record 481

Bairstow and Hales inspire series-winning 242-run victory on record-smashing day

Social Story: England smash their own ODI record

Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales teed off to power England to 481 - a new ODI world record


Farrell: When burger-stand vendors were on white alert

It was an 'I was there' sort of day at Trent Bridge. And Melinda Farrell was there

'Very proud day for us as a group' - Morgan

The England captain says he 'never imagined' his team would one day 'stare down the barrel of 500' in an ODI innings


Finch: We can turn it around

Aaron Finch says the Australia team are confident of getting back into the Royal London one-day series despite frustrations over recent ODI performances.


By The Numbers - England shatter ODI records

England scored a world record 481 against Australia and shattered other records along the way


'Hardest day's cricket in my life' - Paine

Tim Paine takes his hat off to England after they smashed a record 481 for 6 to go 3-0 up in the five-match ODI series


Squad news

England v Australia and India

Sam Curran, Overton added to England's ODI squad

With England 3-0 up against Australia, they will consider resting some of their seamers for the final two games

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Curran brothers close in on historic moment

Sam and Tom Curran are closing in on a special feat after both were named in England's T20 squad for the series against Australia and India

Leicestershire v India A

Tour game, Leicester

Agarwal 151, Shaw 132 fire India A to massive win

India A recorded a second successive win, this one by 281 runs, leading into the tri-series involving England Lions and West Indies A

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