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Injury scare for Vijay Shankar on the eve of India's first warm-up

The nature of the blow is not yet certain and the BCCI is assessing the allrounder's progress

England captain Eoin Morgan sustains finger fracture after fielding accident

England captain will miss the Australia warm-up but expected to make full recovery for World Cup opener

World Cup Central: The 'still relevant' Dinesh Karthik

Catch all the World Cup buzz on the go right here

Monty Panesar opens up on mental health battles and hoping to play again

Former England spinner on suffering from "paranoia/schizophrenia" and setting the record straight with his new book

'Very tough event for corruptors to come near' - ICC ACU chief

Alex Marshall says he has written to known unscrupulous elements on ACU's radar and warned them they are "not invited" to the World Cup

Don't want to have 'fear of failure' - Faf du Plessis

There is a World Cup at stake, but if South Africa are under any extra pressure, it won't be coming from inside their camp

Centurion to host Boxing Day Test, CSA announces 2019-20 fixtures

England to play four Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is before Australia arrive for limited-overs tour

'Wouldn't have been scoring like this if I didn't take risks' - Rohit backs his ODI method

India opener explains a process that worked well for him

Sri Lanka opt to bowl; Malinga, Steyn and de Kock out

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne felt that there would be some assistance for his seamers early on, while Faf du Plessis was happy to have a bat

Michael Slater retains World Cup commentary role after flight altercation

ESPNcricinfo understands he was spoken to by host broadcasters and reminded of the behavioural standards all commentators must uphold

Live Report - Afghanistan v Pakistan

Catch all the action, analysis, numbers, tweets, banter and more from the Afghanistan v Pakistan warm-up match

Sussex may rue not making more of big batting show on first day of draw

Mir Hamza takes four wickets in second innings but Northamptonshire prove stubborn

Kent give Surrey a scare before match ends in a draw

Sean Dickson, Heino Kuhn shine with the bat as task proves too great for Surrey's bowlers

Who will win the World Cup? The captains have their say

Is it England? Or India? Or Australia? Or is there a dark horse lurking?

PCB bans wives and family from travelling with team

Pakistan's World Cup squad will not be allowed to have their wives alongside them for the duration of the competition

Virat Kohli hails Jofra Archer's 'X-factor'

The India captain, however, had a word of warning for England's big-hitting batsmen, saying going gung-ho from ball one can backfire in the knockouts

Hampshire seem set fair for honours after big win over Nottinghamshire

Isle of Wight fixture a triumph for Hants in more ways than one

Bowlers, Lizelle Lee secure series for South Africa women

After Pakistan were limited to 125 for 5, the opener hit an unbeaten 75 to help the hosts ace the chase with nine wickets and nearly five overs to spare

'Instead of Taunton they will be at Lord's on a bigger stage and nerves show' - Kyle Abbott

No stranger to the big stage, former South Africa bowler believes defending champions Hampshire have the edge on Royal London Cup rivals Somerset

'We've come a long way since 2015' - Jason Roy epitomises England's journey from zeroes to heroes

Opener says finding a way in the face of adversity is a must in international cricket

Smith hits top gear as Australians warm-up with victory

Khawaja's scans clear after he was hit on the helmet by an Andre Russell bouncer that forced him to retire hurt

Alex Hales, Shadab Khan and Lasith Malinga among biggest earners in CPL 2019 draft

Kieron Pollard and Chris Gayle, meanwhile, will move back to their respective home franchises, Trinbago Knight Riders and Jamaica Tallawahs

Ashwin to join Nottinghamshire for second half of county season

He is expected to feature in six of their final seven red-ball matches starting June

Spin to define Australia's World Cup - Ricky Ponting

The former Australia captain believes the team is in a better space now than they were 12-18 months ago

Ajinkya Rahane, Sam Northeast hundreds set up Hampshire

Third-wicket stand of 257 puts Hampshire into unassailable position before late wickets hurt Notts

'Bumpy' outfield an irritant at South Africa's practice venue

Justin Ontong, the fielding coach, has stressed the importance of fielding during 'defining moments' of World Cup matches

Phil Salt assault launches Sussex into the ascendancy

Opener's dashing 137 from 106 balls leaves Sussex in position from which dictate final-day terms

Sam Curran livens up Surrey's declaration waiting game

Fifties from Scott Borthwick and Sam Curran leave Kent a target of 426 or batting out the final day for a draw

Tom Cullen guides Glamorgan to narrow two-wicket win over Derbyshire

Back-up wicketkeeper scores second half-century of the match as Glamorgan sneak home in final session

Alex Hales quiet on World Cup dropping, targets T20 England comeback

Discarded England batsman says he is targeting a return to international competition in time for the 2020 T20 World Cup

Nida Dar's all-round brilliance in vain as South Africa level series

Dar slammed a 20-ball fifty and followed it with figures of 1 for 21, but Lee's boundary-laden 60 helped South Africa chase down 173

Liam Plunkett was 'pacing the room' ahead of World Cup confirmation

Fast bowler relieved to be given his chance, after pressure for places during Pakistan series

Richard Gleeson claims third five-wicket haul in four innings to lead Lancashire win

Dane Vilas scores unbeaten half-century in successful chase as Lancashire jump to top of table

Somerset switch focus to one-day final after comfortable win against Warwickshire

Sam Hain unbeaten on 92 in losing cause as hosts seal match inside three days

George Munsey 'gutted' despite career-best innings after Scotland fall short

The left-hander briefly threatened to haul down Scotland's revised DLS target with a thrilling assault full of audacious sweeps and reverse-sweeps

David Willey, Liam Dawson in Warwickshire's sights as Paul Farbrace looks to lift club

First target is Michael Burgess from Sussex as new director of cricket launches recruitment drive

Gloucestershire wrap up easy chase early on day three to notch season's first win

Durham slip to fourth straight Championship defeat to stay stuck to bottom of table

Forecast gloomy for Warwickshire despite Liam Norwell's debut seven-for

Somerset's breakneck pursuit of victory saw the visitors six down at the close still needing 136 to win

Opponents still scared, but 'it's not as easy as it was' - Chris Gayle

Fans asking him to hit sixes still spurs him on, says the West Indies opening batsman

Shahzad ton as Afghanistan tune up for World Cup with series-levelling victory

Captain Gulbadin Naib also played a crucial hand, taking 6 for 43 - the third-best figures for Afghanistan in ODI cricket

David Hussey replaces Stephen Fleming as Melbourne Stars coach

Hussey won the duel with the ex-Victoria coach David Saker for the role to replace the outgoing Fleming

Dimuth Karunaratne eases self-doubts with composed knock

Having not played ODIs since the 2015 World Cup, Sri Lanka's new captain couldn't have asked for a better initiation again

England's team culture is as strong as it's ever been - Eoin Morgan

Captain describes final selection meeting as "toughest decision" but stands by the 15-man squad that will launch campaign on May 30

Glenn Maxwell keen to control with the ball and finish with the bat

The allrounder is pretty clear about what his roles will be in the Australian XI going into the World Cup

Focus on fringe inclusions shows how far England's World Cup planning has come

It hasn't been an entirely smooth route to England's final 15-man squad, but it's a vast improvement on past campaigns

BCCI elections set for October 22

Committee of Administrators takes decision as 31 out of 38 state associations technically agree to implement Lodha recommendations

England team 'has grown up together' - Jos Buttler

Like a highly specialised fathers' group, this squad, largely unchanged since the last World Cup, have been through a lot

Steven Mullaney summons Notts response with gritty hundred

Notts captain gives his side a lifeline after they slip to 159 for 8 in response to Hampshire's 310

Pradeep leads the way as Sri Lanka break win-less streak

The pacer struck four times in a rain-affected match after the top order had ensured a stiff chase for Scotland

Gareth Batty's Jedi mind tricks turn tables on Kent after Sean Dickson ton

Surrey sprung a surprise during the final session of the day to round up eight Kent wickets for just 91 runs

Daniel Douthwaite interventions leave Derbyshire hopes in balance

Allrounder leads fightback with bat and then takes four wickets as Derbyshire limp to the close

Depleted Northants grateful for Ricardo Vasconcelos resistance

Ricardo Vasconcelos made 86 but fell in wasteful fashion to leave Sussex on top

Richard Gleeson burst makes Lancashire favourites in low-scorer

Liam Livingstone's fifty helps eke out Lancashire advantage before more wickets for Richard Gleeson

Josh Shaw helps skittle Durham for second time as Gloucestershire close in

Durham could muster only 132 in their second innings before Gloucestershire's openers knocked off half of the target before the close

ICC confirms James Vince, Liam Dawson cannot play Royal London Cup final

England World Cup call-ups deprive Hampshire of captain and allrounder for domestic 50-over showpiece

Jofra Archer believes IPL pressure will prepare him for World Cup

England's newest fast bowler believes he's got the game to excel in 50 overs after earning late squad place

Wahab Riaz determined to 'prove Mickey Arthur wrong' at World Cup

Recalled paceman expects his experience and ability to reverse swing the ball to stand him in good stead in the UK

Handling pressure, not conditions, the challenge at the World Cup - Virat Kohli

Ravi Shastri expects the World Cup to come to India if the players perform to their potential

Leaving David Willey out of World Cup a 'very tough call' - Ed Smith

National selector says decision was a 'consensus' rather than unanimous

Northants get concussion sub for Alex Wakely after accident at home

Josh Cobb in to face Sussex after skipper falls ill on arrival at ground

No changes, Bangladesh keep faith in original squad of 15

Performance in Ireland tri-series has given everyone a lot of confidence, says chief selector Minhajul Abedin

Somerset take stride towards victory with Dom Sibley's wicket

Oliver Hannon-Dalby claims five-wicket haul to give Warwickshire hope

Jofra Archer and Liam Dawson named in England World Cup 15, as David Willey and Joe Denly miss out

England confirm three changes to their final World Cup 15, with James Vince also stepping up as a replacement for Alex Hales

'That's the beauty of being an allrounder, I can be versatile' - Liam Dawson

England's recalled spinner did his best to remain tight-lipped on the eve of the England World Cup squad announcement

Rejuvenated Starc swings into World Cup defence

The Player of the Tournament in the 2015 World Cup hopes to rediscover his best after recovering from yet another injury

Dottin to miss West Indies' England-Ireland tour, Cooper called up

No. 1 allrounder needs surgery on injured shoulder

Moeen hopes fans don't get personal with Smith and Warner

The England allrounder says the two are "probably really good people" deep down

Jadhav fit, no changes to India's World Cup squad

The selectors decided to stick to the original 15 once they were told Jadhav had been batting in the nets without any discomfort

Billy Root banned from bowling, responds with his bat

As Glamorgan announce ban over suspect bowling action, all-rounder reaches unbeaten fifty

James Anderson bags five wickets, but Lancashire struggle with bat

Red Rose go five wickets down chasing small first-innings target after Anderson demolishes Worcestershire

Chris Jordan, Ben Brown pass 150 unbeaten to rescue Sussex

Visitors were 68 for 6 before pair saved the day in style

Will Jacks leads Surrey recovery with maiden first-class ton

Scott Borthwick adds 95 in record sixth-wicket stand with Jacks

Joe Weatherley top scores for Hampshire in Isle of Wight fixture

Hampshire's 288 for 6 at stumps reflects a day when the ball moved a lot but batsmen could prosper if they played straight and late

Gloucestershire well placed after David Payne four-for against Durham

Visitors trail by just 38 runs with five wickets in hand in first innings

Wahab, Amir, Asif Ali included in Pakistan World Cup squad

Junaid Khan, Faheem Ashraf and Abid Ali have been removed from the provisional squad

Bereaved Asif Ali to play in World Cup

The middle order batsman has lost his 19-month old daughter after a long battle with illness, but is scheduled to join the squad for the warm-up matches

Adam Zampa keen to continue dual spin threat with Nathan Lyon

Despite Australia's battery of quicks, the legspinner believes the two slower bowlers can play a vital role together in the World Cup

Adair, Murtagh trip up World Cup-bound Afghanistan

The batting revival was led by Stirling and Porterfield, before the bowlers came up with an inspired defence

Phil Simmons to step down as Afghanistan coach after World Cup

The former West Indies opener has chosen not to extend his contract, and believes it is time for him to move on from the post

Iram Javed, Nida Dar steer Pakistan to 2-1 lead

Having slipped to 3 for 3 in pursuit of South Africa's 138 for 3, Pakistan were revitalised by a 77-run stand between the duo

'Every squad member should expect to play a World Cup role' - Eoin Morgan

Length of tournament, and nature of injuries, means that players who miss the cut should not give up hope of involvement, says skipper

Pakistan have made strides but fielding a 'real worry' - Mickey Arthur

Mohammad Amir still in contention for World Cup after recovering from chicken pox, says coach

WA contract Murray Goodwin's son Jayden for 2019-20 domestic season

Jayden is one of three new rookies, along with Sam Fanning and Bradley Hope, while Will Bosisto and Jonathan Wells miss out on new deals

Chris Woakes' five-for shines at end of England's spotless World Cup warm-up

Hosts dominate with bat, ball and in the field despite resistance from Sarfaraz Ahmed and Babar Azam

Luis Reece century gives Derbyshire the edge on opening day

Reece notches first ton in more than a year before bad light, rain halt play

Bates calls for more women's Tests with Ashes-like format in other series

The New Zealand veteran said she saw potential for at least four teams, and possibly six, in the Women's T20 challenge

Mosaddek adds missing piece in Bangladesh's puzzle ahead of World Cup

With his 27-ball 52 in the final, Mosaddek made a strong case for the No. 7 position in Bangladesh's World Cup opener on June 2

AB de Villiers reveals he helped steer Faf du Plessis away from Kolpak route

De Villiers also opens up about retirement, hinting at "deeper reasons" for his decision to quit South Africa duty

Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard named among West Indies' World Cup reserves

The reserves include Sunil Ambris and Raymon Reifer, who will join the main 15-man squad in a training camp in Southampton from May 19 to 23

Having both skills and pace makes India's pace attack strong - Shami

The fast bowler says he never lost belief in his ability as a white-ball bowler even as he missed the bulk of India's ODIs between the 2015 World Cup and the end of 2018

Smith, Warner ready to 'face the fire' on Australia comebacks - Langer

Australia coach delighted to have Steven Smith and David Warner back ahead of World Cup and Ashes in England

England keep their foot down, Pakistan battle to keep up

With the series decided, Headingley offers a final chance for those on the brink of World Cup selection to impress

'Bowling is going to play a very big role in this World Cup' - Rahul Dravid

The former India captain says India are "lucky" to have bowlers who can take wickets in the middle overs in what he expects to be a high-scoring World Cup

Persistent rain washes out series opener

Sri Lanka were meant to start their pre-World Cup fine-tuning in Edinburgh, but the weather wasn't kind enough

Billy Stanlake to join Derbyshire for Vitality Blast

Giant quick signs after fellow Australia international Kane Richardson pulled out of planned T20 stint with Derbyshire

Lee, Kapp carry South Africa to series-levelling win

The duo's half-centuries meant Bismah Maroof's 63 went in vain for Pakistan, leaving the series tied at 1-1

William Porterfield hopes bowlers can step up against Afghanistan

The Ireland captain, who found much-needed form with 94 against Bangladesh on Wednesday, also wants to prove that innings wasn't a 'one-off'

'Not obsessed with the number of boundaries we hit' - Sanjay Bangar

India's assistant coach on transitioning from the IPL to the World Cup, and India's batting methods in ODIs

Pakistan Under-19s' tour of Sri Lanka to begin on May 23

The tour was originally scheduled to begin in early May, but was postponed following the Easter Sunday blasts in Colombo

Jason Roy scores emotional hundred after daughter's hospital dash

Opener steps up after sleepless night, as infant daughter is taken ill on eve of game

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