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South Africa rest Imran Tahir from ODI squad for Sri Lanka

Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj are the two main spinners in the squad, which also features the uncapped Reeza Hendricks and Junior Dala

Prithvi Shaw, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer impress in India A's opening win

India A fired a warning to England Lions and West Indies A ahead of the forthcoming tri-Series with an emphatic victory over an ECB XI

Alex Blackwell - the first ever woman elected to the NSW board

The 34-year old former captain retired from all formats in February after a record 251 matches for Australia

Australia slip to 34-year low in ICC ODI rankings

Having lost 13 of their last 15 completed ODIs, they have fallen behind Pakistan to sixth place

Khawaja 'extremely disappointed' by ODI omission

The Australia batsman indicated that "training hard" will be a key to his return to the team's white-ball ranks

Gabriel gets five again but SL lead nears 300

Two dashing innings - a confident 87 off 117 from Kusal Mendis, and a stroke filled 62 off 70 from Niroshan Dickwella - propelled Sri Lanka to a 287-run lead in St Lucia, edging them ahead in the Test

Stirling stars with 81 but Ireland tie against Scotland

It was the first game in T20I cricket history that was left as a tie in the record books

Prolific Heino Kuhn's fourth hundred outdoes Ben Cox's first to earn Kent a Lord's final

A wonderful game of 50-over cricket was decided with two balls to spare much to the despair of a young Worcestershire team

Jos Buttler's hasty call-up to captain a useful World Cup exercise

England's one-day vice-captain didn't have much warning he would have to take the lead in Cardiff, but responded with a key innings and a calm display in the field

Chandimal pleads not guilty to ball-tampering charge

By not pleading guilty to the charge laid by the ICC, Chandimal will attend a hearing by match referee Javagal Srinath after the conclusion of the Test

ICC likely to approve harsher penalties for ball tampering soon

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has escaped a more severe ball-tampering charge because the ICC is yet to approve newly-modified sanctions for the offence

Gabriel strikes for West Indies after narrow lead

Sri Lanka's quicks scythed through the West Indies lower order, and finished only 13 runs behind for the loss of one wicket by stumps

Sri Lanka deny wrongdoing amid ball-tampering controversy

The players refused to take the field for more than an hour after umpires informed them of their decision to change the ball

Jason Roy and Jos Buttler put England out of reach despite Shaun Marsh heroics

England's cricketers inflicted the final blow of a miserable day for Australian sport by taking a 38-run victory in Cardiff.

Jason Roy takes pleasure in 'favourite' England innings

Jason Roy was a contented man after his fifth ODI hundred, but Shaun Marsh had only bittersweet memories to take away from Cardiff

Balbirnie 74 sets up Ireland's first win of the tri-nation series

Ireland avoided a third-straight loss in the tournament after beating Scotland by 46 runs in Deventer

Suresh Raina replaces Ambati Rayudu in India's ODI squad for England

Raina hasn't played an ODI since October 2015, but has featured in India's T20I contests this year - against South Africa and in the Nidahas Trophy against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

David Warner signs with St Lucia Stars for maiden CPL stint

Former Australia vice-captain has been brought in to replace opener D'Arcy Short, who will be touring India with Australia A during the CPL

Liam Plunkett finds rhythm with England but could be leaving Yorkshire

The bowler revealed his disappointment at Yorkshire's decision to drop him during the Royal London Cup and will talk to other counties with his deal expiring this year

New CEO must improve CA-ACA relationship - Mark Taylor

Change in leadership an opportunity for Australian cricket to refresh, says former captain

Tammy Beaumont century guides England to series win

Tammy Beaumont reprised the run-hungry form that earned her the Player of the Tournament award at last year's World Cup, as England completed a come-from-behind 2-1 series win

Smith and Kumara shine on rain-hit day

Only 42.3 overs were possible due to intermittent showers, enough time for the opener to score a fifty and the fast bowler to show some menace

Afghanistan's debut Test ends in two-day thrashing

Afghanistan brought out their best in the final session once again, but the game had swung so far out of their reach that the second day of their first Test proved to be the last one

Afghanistan 'by no means happy' with their performance

Afghanistan will need a lot more cricket against established Test teams' A sides if this promotion to Test is to work, their coach Phil Simmons feels

Rayudu fails fitness test, likely to miss England ODI series

He was among several Indian players, including Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, who appeared for the fitness test at the NCA in Bengaluru

Australia seek batting high notes to stretch England

Australia found some English weaknesses at The Oval but need an improved display with the bat to pull themselves back into the series

Somerville moves from NSW to Auckland

The offspin bowler will attempt to follow in the footsteps of Luke Ronchi by attempting to qualify for New Zealand via a new contract with the Auckland Aces

Live Report: Eng v SA, 3rd women's ODI

Our rolling report from the third women's ODI between England and South Africa at Canterbury

Zimbabwe Cricket assures players of salaries by end of July

Meanwhile, Titan Law, the firm that represents the Zimbabwe players, says it has resurrected the players' association that was disbanded in 2015

ABC retained in new radio rights deal

Cricket Australia's new deal opens up possibility of expanded coverage for women's cricket in the country

Gabriel commends bowlers for strong opening-day show

The West Indies pacer said hitting the right lengths helped extract good bounce from a slow surface

Rejuvenated Bell concedes England days are gone

The last time Ian Bell struck two hundreds in a match his England career was about to begin. This time he recognises his international career lies in the past

Central Districts drop Jesse Ryder from contracts list

The Major Associations set to contract 16 players each overall, one more than last season

Live report of Afghanistan's debut Test

Follow ESPNcricinfo's live report of Afghanistan's entry to Test cricket, against India in Bengaluru

Chandimal 119* saves Sri Lanka opening-day blushes

Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach shared nine wickets as West Indies took the first-day honours

Heino Kuhn's hundred ousts holders and takes Kent into semi-finals

Kent have the Championship star performer of the season in Matt Henry - and surely Heino Kuhn deserves that accolade over 50 overs

Steven Patterson's stand-in show takes the plaudits

Gary Ballance provided the ballast and Steve Patterson the incision as Yorkshire rolled over Essex with a convincing team display

Yorkshire threatened to rip up David Willey's contract over IPL deal

The allrounder said that tensions had now eased and he is focused on being as valuable as possible to county and country

Afghanistan fight back after Vijay, Dhawan centuries

After a wicketless first session and centuries from Shikhar Dhawan and M Vijay, the Afghanistan bowlers struck five times in the last session to stage a comeback

SL selectors lobby government to sign Sangakkara, Jayawardene as consultants

They also want to get Aravinda de Silva and Roshan Mahanama on board

Uncertainty continues to cloud Zimbabwe T20 tri-series

A section of Zimbabwe players have threatened to boycott the series unless their match fees dating back to their tour of Sri Lanka last year are settled

ICC retains elite panel of umpires for 2018-19

Aleem Dar, Kumar Dharmasena, Marais Erasmus, Chris Gaffaney, Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth, Rod Tucker are part of the elite panel of umpires

Mandhana set to become first Indian to play in Super League

The India opener has been signed by defending champions Western Storm for the third season of the Kia Super League

Worcestershire blow as Joe Leach ruled out for season with stress fracture

Leach felt soreness during the Royal London Cup match against Warwickshire last week and subsequent scans revealed the injury

Hemantha Devapriya resigns as Sri Lanka women coach

He had been appointed to the post in October 2016, and was on a two-year contract, but has now quit five months before the World T20 in the Caribbean

232*, a nap and 5/17 - all in a day's work for Kerr

Recovery, TV time and a quiet evening with the team was all the celebration that the record-breaking New Zealand allrounder needed after an extraordinary day

Malik, Usman lead Scotland rout of 84 runs

Shoaib Malik's unbeaten 49, coupled with Usman Khan's two wickets propelled Pakistan towards a series win against Scotland, thumping the hosts by 84 runs in the second T20I

Spirited Australia can't mask batting frailties as Moeen Ali spins England to victory

England put their recent indignities behind them to steal a march in the first ODI at The Kia Oval

Netherlands chase down 159 for second straight win

A day after clinching a four-run win against Ireland, Netherlands went on to chase 159 with an over to spare against the same opponents in the second match of the tri-series in Rotterdam

Kerr 232*, Kasperek 113, New Zealand 440 in another massive win

Seventeen-year-old Kerr racked up the highest score in women's ODIs to send Ireland women hurtling to a 305-run loss

Yorkshire chairman banned from auditing in wake of BHS collapse

Steve Denison has been handed one of the biggest personal fines in the history of accountancy regulation

Nerves? What nerves - Asghar Stanikzai

Phil Simmons, the Afghanistan coach, was pleased with the side's preparation but stressed on channeling white-ball temperament in Test cricket

Eight PSL games in Pakistan next year across three venues

Lahore and Karachi are confirmed as two of the venues, with a third yet to be decided on. The bulk of the tournament will once again be held in the UAE

West Indies eye successive Test wins after four years

After decimating Sri Lanka by 226 runs at Port-of-Spain, Jason Holder will hope for a repeat showing from his side

Zimbabwe players likely to call off protest and play in tri-series next month

They may call the protest off despite not being paid outstanding salaries and match fees from their tour to Sri Lanka last July

Formidable India wary of Test cricket's latest entrants

The odds will be heavily against Afghanistan, but even the world's No. 1 Test team won't take them lightly

A third spinner for a batsman - which way will India go?

The pitch in Bengaluru is unlikely to be dry because of the rain around, but it could have bounce

Coetzer reflects on spin lesson offered by Pakistan

Scotland captain says his spinners can learn how to bowl at the right length and pace from the duo of Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz

Bavuma sets sights on de Villiers' No. 4 spot

Batsman eyes position left vacant after AB de Villiers' retirement, hopes that going higher in the order will lead to more starts being converted

Survival of the fittest for Justin Langer's Australia

Australia's new coach has made it patently clear already that he wants thoroughbreds capable of staying mentally sharp, with rigorous physical preparation a key part of his outlook

PCA say rise in salary cap is 'non-negotiable' as pay dispute looms

Chief executive spells out players' union position as negotiations with ECB

Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Gamage out of Sri Lanka's West Indies tour

Mathews has left for personal reasons, while Gamage has been ruled out with a fractured finger

Poonam Yadav, Anam Amin vault to top five in T20I rankings

Asia Cup winners Bangladesh also made significant gains, with Rumana Ahmed rising to No.12 in the allrounders' list and offspinner Khadija Tul Kubra jumping to 13th among bowlers

Sir Richard Hadlee diagnosed with bowel cancer

According to a statement released by NZC on behalf of his wife Lady Dianne Hadlee, he has undergone surgery to remove a tumour, and 'has made an excellent recovery'

Sarfraz and Shadab, the stars of a power-packed show

The Pakistan captain made 89 off only 49 balls while the young legspinner picked up 2 for 25 in a high-scoring match

Simi's heroics in vain as Netherlands hold on for close win

The allrounder put Ireland in sight of an unlikely win, but was held down in the last over as the hosts opened the series with a win

Matt Renshaw helps Somerset scoot top of the County Championship

This was Taunton at its finest - an engrossing finale watched with time-honoured angst by spectators emotionally wedded to the culture and history of the county game

England withstand Lizelle Lee firestorm to draw level in ODI series against South Africa

After a false start to their summer in the series opener at Worcester, England's World Cup winners finally displayed their true colours down at Hove

Bell hits second hundred in match as Warwickshire tighten grip

Ian Bell completed a memorable return to form with Jonathan Trott again in support as one of county cricket's best-known double acts proved too much for Glamorgan

Durham complete improbable comeback

Bowled out for 96 in their first innings, Durham turned the match in spectacular fashion to banish Derbyshire's hopes of moving into promotion contention

Moeen Ali shuts out the negativity despite Edinburgh dismissal

The allrounder says he would rather get out playing the way he wants rather than way other people tell him

van Buuren and Noema-Barnett forge rearguard to deny Kent

Teetering on 219 for 6 after following-on and forced to contend with the new ball, Gloucestershire were facing defeat

Tim Paine has everything to gain as Australia look to turn words into deeds

Australia's captain has been asked the same questions in countless press conferences since taking over as captain. At last, he's about to play some cricket

England and Australia agree to pre-series handshakes

Australia captain Tim Paine hopes the move will underline the changed image of the team team since events in South Africa

'Throw marketing clout behind Tests, don't succumb to lazy assumption that T20 rules'

Kevin Pietersen has urged the cricketing fraternity to focus on the revival of Test cricket, while delivering the MAK Pataudi Memorial Lecture in Bengaluru

England look to move on from Scotland shock as Australia begin new era

Australia play their first international since the end of the controversy tour of South Africa against an England side shocked by Scotland a few days ago

James Anderson could make guest appearance for Surrey in bid for match fitness

James Anderson could play for Surrey as England look to ensure his full fitness ahead of the Test series against India

Karthik's chance at redemption after 'hard knocks'

Eight years after his last match in India whites, the wicketkeeper is back with a more mature and grounded outlook

Who's who? Get to know the new-look Australia

Australia take on England with a new-look, inexperienced, one-day side. Here's a rundown of those trying to take Australia forward in the absence of their biggest names

Ryan ten Doeschate suspended for Essex's Royal London play-off

The Essex captain's latest Level 1 breach has pushed him to the nine penalty-point mark for an automatic suspension

Unbeaten Surrey hand out message to title rivals

Surrey completed an innings win against Hampshire inside three days with Morne Morkel and Amar Virdi both making an impact

Karunaratne to captain Sri Lanka A in Bangladesh

Karunaratne, who was ruled out of the ongoing tour of the West Indies with a broken finger, will return to action with the Sri Lanka A squad, which also features Dasun Shanaka, Lahiru Thirimanne and Lakshan Sandakan

'With age, batting down the order was like quicksand' - Dhoni

The Chennai Super Kings captain has credited a move up the order for his rejuvenation as a T20 batsman

Can Scotland topple the No.1 T20I team too?

Two days after beating the No.1 ODI team England, Scotland will look to upset Pakistan

Scotland coach Grant Bradburn: 'No surprise' we could compete

Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer said they had "two opportunities to make more statements" ahead of the T20Is against Pakistan

Jamie Porter inspires Essex before Ravi Bopara handles tricky chase

Essex bundled out Lancashire for 105 in their second innings and then held firm in the chase to secure a five-wicket win

Dom Bess toil sums up Somerset's day of slog

Roelof van der Merwe claimed four wickets and there was a maiden ton for Tom Moores as Nottinghamshire fought to avoid defeat

Glamorgan dream of an upset after Usman Khawaja hundred

A century on debut for the Australian meant Warwickshire have a stiff chase on the final day if they are to continue their winning run

Gareth Harte's maiden ton puts Durham on top in dramatic turnaround

Gareth Harte's maiden first-class century has put Durham in line for an improbable victory over Derbyshire in their Specsavers County Championship Division Two match

Lewis Hill leads Leicestershire to victory after Northants collapse

Lewis Hill's highest score of the season saw Leicestershire cruise to victory at Wantage Road, beating Northamptonshire by six wickets

Kent prosper in Sam Billings' absence thanks to Matt Henry glut

Matt Henry claimed his fourth five-wicket haul of the season as Gloucestershire were made to follow on at Bristol

Shami out of Afghanistan Test after failing fitness test

Uncapped Delhi quick Navdeep Saini has been named as his replacement

Live Report: Eng v SA, 2nd women's ODI

Our rolling report from the second women's ODI between England and South Africa at Hove

Another Zimbabwe cricket official charged with breaching ICC Anti-Corruption Code

Enock Ikope is a director of Zimbabwe Cricket and the chairman of the Harare association where the suspended Rajan Nayar worked

Ishan Kishan replaces Sanju Samson in India A squad for tri-series in England

A BCCI official has confirmed to ESPNcricinfo that Samson was left out after he failed the yo-yo test

MacLeod heads to Derbyshire with reputation enhanced

Calum MacLeod has the chance to follow up his vanquishing of England with some matchwinning displays for Derbyshire in the Vitality Blast

Scotland's win is great for Australia - Ashton Agar

Australia spinner takes pleasure in England's woes at The Grange ahead of Oval showdown

Steyn returns to Test squad for SL tour

Kagiso Rabada was also included after he missed the IPL, and South Africa included three spinners in the squad of 15

Test landmarks and World Cup remain in Dale Steyn's sights

The paceman has told ESPNcricinfo that he still needs to sit down with South Africa Ottis Gibson to map out exactly what his future holds

Mason Crane faces scan after recurrence of back pain

The legspinner was sent home within the first few days of the tour of New Zealand having been diagnosed with a partial stress fracture in his lower back

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