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Steven Smith, David Warner return to Sydney grade cricket

Warner scored a 98-ball hundred while Smith made a 92-ball 85 after underwhelming T20 stints in the Global T20 Canada and CPL

Joe Clarke becomes latest Nottinghamshire import for 2019

Nottinghamshire have announced the signing of England Lions batsman Joe Clarke from Worcestershire on a four-year deal

PCB refuses to give NOC for T10 League until 'fully satisfied' with credibility

Three days after the league's president stepped down, the PCB's new chairman Ehsan Mani has written to the ICC seeking reassurance about the league 'being clean'

Do Bangladesh even need selectors?

Chief selectors Minhajul Abedin and Habibul Bashar were not even consulted before Soumya Sarkar and Imrul Kayes were added to Bangladesh's Asia Cup squad as reinforcements

Ed Smith shows pragmatic side as England seek formula for overseas success

With the selections for his first England touring squad, Ed Smith has given the Test team options galore in their attempts to finally win away

Mashrafe irked by BCB's batting reinforcements

The captain made it clear he wasn't consulted before the BCB flew in two batting reinforcements in Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar

Coulter-Nile three-for leads WA to dominant win on return

Western Australia glided to their second win in as many domestic limited overs matches after restricting South Australia's batsmen at the WACA Ground

Damp squib or a blockbuster? India-Pakistan rivalry eyes quality revival

After the drubbing India handed them three nights ago, can Pakistan counter India's spin attack to avert yet another one-sided contest?

Dravid calls for reciprocity between boards to provide quality warm-ups

"You have to work with other boards because nobody wants to see one-sided overseas results; you want to see close, exciting Test matches," Dravid said

McDermott, Silk, Milenko star in Tasmania's 317 chase

Lynn and Hemphrey carried Queensland to 316, but a hundred from McDermott and fifties from Silk and Milenko ensured the Tigers overhauled it

Hasan Ali, Rashid Khan, Asghar Afghan fined for separate incidents

The players also received one demerit point each for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct

Jemimah Rodrigues' breezy 57 gives India unassailable 2-0 lead

The 18-year-old gave India's chase impetus after Arundhati Reddy had led a disciplined bowling effort to restrict Sri Lanka to 131 for 8

Can Bangladesh pick themselves up against Afghanistan's spinners?

Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan have economy rates of less than 3.50 in the Asia Cup so far

Shoaib Malik the hero as Pakistan survive serious scare

Afghanistan fought valiantly until the very end, but could not dislodge Pakistan's most experienced batsman

Jadeja and Rohit dismantle Bangladesh

In his first ODI since July 2017, the left-arm spinner shook off the rust and set up India's thumping win with figures of 4 for 29. And then the captain scored a fifty to seal the chase

Shaheen Afridi suffers as Pakistan spill five chances

Pakistan's 18-year old debutant Shaheen Afridi was involved in all the lapses. He was the unlucky bowler three times, but he also dropped two himself

Somerset plead "Act of God" as Storm Bronagh sinks Surrey

Surrey's winning run ends at nine after Taunton covering fails and pitch damaged by tyre tracks

Warwickshire set up title decider with Kent

Dom Sibley gorged plentifully upon a meaningless day, but the real action takes place next week at Edgbaston

Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes added to Bangladesh's Asia Cup squad

Their inclusion means Bangladesh now have 11 frontline batsmen at their disposal for the rest of the Asia Cup

Rory Burns, Olly Stone, Joe Denly picked for Sri Lanka Tests

Rory Burns will be given the chance to succeed Alastair Cook at the top of England's Test batting order, after being named alongside two other uncapped players, Olly Stone and Joe Denly

Godleman carries bat to no avail as Murtagh settles it

Tim Murtagh too four wickets as Middlesex finished their final day at Lord's this season with victory

Critchley claims record but Robson again on song

Former England opener Sam Robson has finally found form, but it's too little too late to join the list of potential Test openers in Sri Lanka

Shahbaz Nadeem bags 8 for 10 to break all-time List-A record

The left-arm spinner credited his success against Rajasthan to the time spent with the India ODI team in UAE as a practice bowler

Karun Nair to lead Board President's XI against West Indies

The 13-man squad also includes Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer, Saurabh Kumar, Ishan Porel, and others

Rashid Khan's birthday special destroys Bangladesh

On his 20th birthday, the legspinner struck a 32-ball 57 to breathe life into a stuttering Afghanistan innings, and then took two wickets and effected a run out, becoming Afghanistan's leading wicket-taker along the way

Can Bangladesh cope with the pressure of back-to-back games?

They will have to contend with travelling to Dubai after playing in Abu Dhabi the previous evening, while India will be upbeat after their resounding win against Pakistan

Durham turn to Marcus North after Cook retirement

Durham are banking on the former Australian batsman Marcus North to supervise the next stage of their recovery

Second T20I washed out after India's early blows

Sent in to bat, Sri Lanka were 49 for 3 in 7.5 overs when the skies opened up

Somerset defiant as Azhar Ali holds up Surrey

Marcus Trescothick bagged a pair but Azhar Ali ensured that Surrey would have to work hard for a victory against their closest challengers

Jamie Porter and Simon Harmer seal Worcestershire's long-awaited fate

Worcestershire's relegation to Division Two was confirmed as they slumped to an innings defeat against Essex at Chelmsford

Will Rhodes, Gillespie's pupil, returns to haunt him

What was it Shakespeare said about a "thankless child"? Jason Gillespie would have reflected on Will Rhodes' obduracy with a wry smile

Political tensions add to Afghanistan-Pakistan rivalry

Afghanistan and Pakistan's relationship has far less to do with cricket than it ideally should

QEA round-up: Khurram Manzoor run out for 199, Peshawar win inside two days

Peshawar registered their third straight win of the season

Donald's misadventure helps Lyth break his duck

Hampshire's new signing Aneurin Donald gamely took up wicketkeeping duties after Tom Alsop damaged a thumb but it didn't turn out well

New South Wales undone by the two Jakes as South Australia earn bonus point

Jake Weatherald and captain Jake Lehmann added 171 for the third wicket as South Australia cruised to their target in the 39th over

BCCI revokes eligibility 'allowance' to Puducherry

Facing protests from other state associations, the BCCI has revoked the special allowance granted to Puducherry concerning outstation players

Kent back in Division One after eight-year absence

Sam Billings has led Kent to promotion but Glamorgan are now consigned to the wooden spoon

Hardik, Axar, Shardul all out of Asia Cup with injury

Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar and Siddarth Kaul come into the India squad as replacements

John Harnden, John Warn duel to replace James Sutherland

Cricket Australia could name its new chief executive next week as the race to replace the outgoing James Sutherland heats up

Mohammad Abbas claims ten wickets in a day to batter hapless Durham

Durham registered their two lowest scores in first-class cricket as they collapsed to an ignominious innings defeat

'It's not good enough' - Arthur unhappy Pakistan didn't stick to plans

The Pakistan coach feels his batsmen did not stick to their roles, and his bowlers abandoned good plans too quickly against India

Bresnan buffets aside Storm Ali to claim career-best

Tim Bresnan hasn't taken as many five-fors as a player of his stature might have. He says it's because he does the hard yards

South Africa, West Indies split points after rained out second ODI

Play was abandoned after Dane van Niekerk had taken her team to 177 for 8 in a rain-hit game

Mashrafe joins Sarfraz in slamming Asia Cup scheduling

Confusion reigns due to the BCCI's gaffes in the tournament handbook

Ben Brown and David Wiese rescue Sussex after Olly Stone strikes

Stone took two wickets after being called into England's one-day squad and Sussex's fightback is likely to have come too late

Joe Clarke offers reminder of what Worcestershire will miss

Ravi Bopara's hundred built a huge lead for Essex and it seems only weather can deny them victory

Zak Crawley overcomes his 90s nerves with maiden century

Crawley, the 20-year-old right-hander, hit a career-best 168 in a total of 436 as Kent posted a first innings lead of 250

Bhuvneshwar, Jadhav's three-wicket hauls set up easy win for India

Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kedar Jadhav helped India bundle Pakistan out for 162 before their batsmen made light work of the chase

Joe Denly returns to Sydney Sixers after prolific T20 season

The Kent batsman, whose legspin has become increasingly valuable, had a brief spell with the Sixers last season

Tight schedule could force Afghanistan, Bangladesh to rest players for dead-rubber clash

Bangladesh will have to travel to Dubai after the match to meet India in the Super Four on Friday, while Afghanistan will stay put in Abu Dhabi, where they will meet Pakistan

Now Max Holden takes Derbyshire's attack for a ride

Max Holden's maiden Championship hundred continued a match of rare batting riches for Middlesex

Brittle Somerset batting unpicked by champion attack

Conor McKerr impressed with three wickets after Dean Elgar's hundred had built a commanding total

Adam Rossington's counterattack earns handy lead

New ball bowlers David Payne and Craig Miles returned figures of 3 for 29 and 3 for 52 respectively for Gloucestershire

Pandya "able to stand" after being stretchered off with back injury

The allrounder, who missed only one match across formats on India's recent tour of England, was taken off after collapsing midway through his spell against Pakistan on Wednesday

'Treat Olly Stone like a Ferrari': Ashley Giles warns England after fast bowler's call-up

Young bowler is ready, but treat him carefully, says Warwickshire director of cricket

Tim Paine, Australia plotting for war of attrition

The Australia captain says patience, not aggression, will be a "real key" in the upcoming series against Pakistan in the UAE

Olly Stone named in England ODI squad as cover for Liam Plunkett's wedding clash

Warwickshire fast bowler set for maiden tour, as Alex Hales and Ben Stokes are both picked ahead of December's disciplinary hearing

A strange injury and bowling at 92mph: who is Olly Stone?

Meet England's newest quick bowler who has fought back from a bad knee injury

Matthew Wade's blazing hundred floors Victoria

Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell and Nic Maddinson all made starts in their chase of 322, but they fell short by 65 runs

Poonam Yadav's four-wicket haul takes India women to victory

The legspinner picked up 4 for 26 as India women bowled Sri Lanka women out for 155 to clinch the first T20I by 13 runs

Javeria Khan to captain Pakistan in Bismah Maroof's absence

Javeria will captain Pakistan for the tour of Bangladesh as well as the home series against Australia

Brett Hutton helps put Northants in charge

Gloucestershire endured a poor day with the bat with only their lower order hauling them into three figures

Atif Mashal resigns as Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman

He has left his post with three-and-a-half years of his five-year term still remaining, and will be replaced by Aziz Ullah Fazale, the former vice-chairman and adviser

Troublesome ankle could sideline Vernon Philander until November

If fit, the fast bowler, who hasn't played for South Africa since the Galle Test in July, would have been selected alongside Dale Steyn for the upcoming ODIs against Zimbabwe

T10 League president steps down, citing lack of 'proper systems and monitoring'

Two months before the second edition, Salman Iqbal has distanced himself from the tournament and warned Pakistani players against taking part in it

Rashid on verge of signing new Yorkshire deal

Adil Rashid's importance to Yorkshire is also highly symbolic and the county will be relieved that differences have been patched up

Proved to the world what we can do - Anshuman Rath

Hong Kong's captain calls for more exposure for Associates after his side nearly toppled India in the Asia Cup

All roads lead to Dubai as cricket's most colourful rivalry resumes

India might hold the edge on paper but they have the scars of their last encounter against Pakistan, and the absence of their best batsman, weighing against them

Khaleel helps India overcome big Hong Kong scare

Nizakat Khan and Anshuman Rath put up 174 for the opening stand in a chase of 286 but India's bowlers pulled things back after Shikhar Dhawan's 127 had set things up

Sherman Lewis replaces Alzarri Joseph for India Tests

The decision to replace Joseph, who suffered a stress fracture in the back late last year, was made after two fitness assessments

Robson hundred ends barren run for him and Middlesex

Sam Robson. Remember him on the list of former England openers? He has just made his first century of the season

Ian Bell's hundred means Warwickshire closer to keeping their promise

Jonathan Trott was also closing in on three figures as the prolific pair ground down the Sussex attack

Worcestershire fall into the jet-black abyss

Barely had Worcestershire's celebrations of their Vitality Blast triumph abated than they walked headlong into a batting collapse at Essex that probably consigns them to relegation

Yorkshire edge day and move closer to safety

Batsmen were victims at Headingley as Yorkshire chpped away at the nine ponts from two games they need to assure themselves of safety

Ashton Turner's 70* guides Western Australia home

Earlier, Andrew Tye and Cameron Green picked up three wickets each to bowl New South Wales out for 204

Durham held at bay as Ateeq Javid thrives on promotion to open

Dropped catches proved expensive for Durham after the visitors chose to bowl first on day one of their Specsavers County Championship match against Leicestershire

Mark Stoneman and Rory Burns set up dominant day for Surrey

Surrey's top four all reached half-centuries on a Taunton pitch far-removed from the spin-friendly surfaces seen recently

Crawley fights back as Glamorgan drink to Murphy

Rookie No 3 Jack Murphy brought Glamorgan satisfaction in a grim season that has left then bottom of Division Two

ECB confirms disrepute charges for Ben Stokes and Alex Hales

The England pair will face their hearing on December 5 and 7 and could be handed bans

Sarfraz miffed by skewed Asia Cup scheduling

Pakistan captain asks why India don't have to switch back and forth between venues when all the other teams do

Teenager Dilhari gets maiden T20I call-up after stunning India in ODI series ender

Chamari Atapattu, Eshani Lokusuriyage and Dilani Manodara return to Sri Lanka's T20I squad for the five-match series against India, starting September 19

Durham legend Geoff Cook ends 27-year career

Durham's long-standing director of cricket to step down from his role at the end of the season as part of a staff restructure

All over for the Over as The Hundred takes the stage

Balls are the future as the ECB's new format undergoes an open day of testing at Trent Bridge

New Zealand women pick spin-heavy squads for Australia T20Is, World T20

New Zealand enter the Australia series having won the last three bilateral T20I series against them

Broken thumb rules out Nevill from One Day Cup

He sustained a broken thumb while batting in the WACA Ground nets ahead of their opening match against Western Australia on Tuesday

Rahmat, spinners knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup

Afghanistan put up 249 on a slow pitch and their spinners did the rest

PCA chairman softens stance on The Hundred after Trent Bridge trials

Daryl Mitchell concedes that new format is 'still cricket' as ECB seeks feedback from players after Hundred open day

Could Hong Kong upset a potentially second-string India?

Given the extreme heat of Dubai and their meeting with Pakistan on Wednesday, India could rest a few big names, giving Hong Kong a slightly bigger chance of pulling off something spectacular

James Tredwell, England's offspinning understudy, retires from playing career

Kent and former England offspinner calls time after an injury-plagued season

Pat Brown "very close" to England after memorable T20 campaign

Worcestershire captain Moeen Ali heaped praise on his young bowler after a masterful display of skill on Finals Day

Steven Crook, Northamptonshire stalwart, calls time on career

Australia-born allrounder became cult hero over the course of a 13-year association with Wantage Road

'Nobody likes to be dropped and brought back' - Rohit

While India are still looking to nail down middle-order spots, the captain indicated he wouldn't chop and change too much during the course of the Asia Cup

'Anderson knows the England dressing-room will never be the same' - Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan fears that Alastair Cook's Test retirement could trigger an exodus of England's senior players

Sri Lankan police question spectators over possible links to fixers

Action taken after SLC's anti-corruption unit flags the spectators for excessive mobile phone usage during Sri Lanka-India women's game

Marizanne Kapp bowls South Africa to 40-run win over West Indies

The seamer became the third South Africa women's bowler to claim 100 wickets in ODIs. She finished with figures of 9-2-14-3 as West Indies were bowled out for 161 while chasing 202

Wayne Parnell takes up Kolpak deal with Worcestershire

The left-arm seamer has effectively ended his South Africa career in favour of the county deal and the chance to explore T20 leagues

Sri Lanka have the edge, but not by much

Afghanistan's spinners, led by Mujeeb and Rashid, could pose interesting questions to a batting order that's proven to be brittle

Colin Munro's 68* seals Trinbago Knight Riders' third CPL title

Trinbago Knight Riders became the first back-to-back champions in the CPL, and the first three-time winners in the tournament's history

'Felt very brave' - Tamim on batting with fractured wrist

Exclusive: The Bangladesh batsman on how the plan for him to return to bat in the Asia Cup opener, bandaged hand and all, came about

Simmons wants Afghanistan's batsmen to follow bowlers' lead

The Afghanistan coach wants his batsmen to rise to the level where they can shine at the IPL, and thereby compete with the best on the world stage

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