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Curran and Unadkat are IPL millionaires, Hetmyer to RCB

Loads of interest in Indian fast bowlers, some bumper winners among West Indies players, and Dube, Chakravarthy draw big bucks among local stars

Ben Duckett returns for England Lions tour of India

Batsman's last involvement with England saw him sent home from Australia after pouring a drink over James Anderson during the 2017-18 Ashes

Sam Curran leads England pack as Joe Denly, Harry Gurney get IPL deals

Allrounder who turned 20 in June was player of the series in England's 4-1 Test win over India

Harry Gurney on IPL deal: My wife said 'You've been sold!' and my phone went berserk

The English left-arm seamer was about to go and celebrate his wedding anniversary when he heard he had been picked up in the auction

Jaydev Unadkat: 'I am going to work my pants off and do well'

The biggest Indian buy at the last auction, the pacer let expectations get the better of him. After going for big money again, he opens up on burdens and belief

IPL 2019 auction: The list of sold and unsold players

Which team picked up which player, and who did not receive a bid? Here's the list

Shai Hope, Sheldon Cottrell lead West Indies to dominating win

The left-arm quick's 4-28 kept Bangladesh to just 129, and the opener then smashed a fifty off just 16 balls

Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews bat all day to give Sri Lanka hope

The duo racked up centuries in a yet-to-be broken 246-run stand to leave Sri Lanka with a fighting chance of securing an improbable draw

Yuvraj, Steyn, Malinga in pool of 346 players for IPL auction

Nine overseas players have opted for the maximum base price of 2 crore, with none of the Indians choosing that category

Scotland to host Afghanistan for two ODIs before World Cup

Afghanistan will play two ODIs in Edinburgh as part of their build-up to the tournament

'As long as there is no swearing, the line doesn't get crossed' - Virat Kohli

Tim Paine, meanwhile, said he enjoys watching Kohli play, and felt he 'brings out the competitive spirit in a lot of people, which is great'

Ireland women to receive first professional contracts

Cricket Ireland has also confirmed 19 men's contracts for 2019

Ishant-Jadeja spat throws spotlight on use of stump mics

Plenty of exchanges have been picked up during the first two Tests as the role of the host broadcaster becomes increasingly dominant

MCG drop-in pitch to be upgraded to Perth standard

The technology used to create lively pitches at the start of the India series will be brought to Melbourne next year

Kusal Mendis eyes double-ton as mentor Samaraweera's send-off gift

Sri Lanka batting coach Thilan Samaraweera will exit the role at the end of this series, and Kusal Mendis is keen on fulfilling his wish

When I saw Angie get hit, I thought there's no way I'm getting out - Mendis

Sometimes guilty of playing attractive but insubstantial innings, Mendis partnered a steadfast Mathews for the entirety of day four in Wellington

Mitchell Marsh pushes Handscomb in unchanged Australia squad

Handscomb has had his technique picked apart by India, but Australia may want a fifth-bowling option for Melbourne anyway

By performance and behaviour, Paine's men draw their line

Leadership has not broken the new captain - instead it has strengthened his authority and skill, and that was a large part of Australia's performance in Perth

Virat Kohli defends no-spinner attack, and Umesh Yadav over Bhuvneshwar Kumar

India's captain said he might have played four quicks in the Perth Test even if R Ashwin had been fit

Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Starc blow away lower order to level series for Australia

Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins terrorised India's tailenders as Australia wrapped up a 146-run win, Tim Paine's first as captain

Mathews makes a statement with push-ups celebration

Gesture possibly directed towards head coach who left him out of the limited-overs setup on fitness grounds

Paine's relief after crossing his fingers on opening day

Australia's quicks battered India's lower order while Nathan Lyon took his match haul to eight wickets to secure a 146-run success

Arise Sir Alastair? Cook set for New Year's knighthood

Former captain set to become first England cricketer to be knighted since Sir Ian Botham back in 2007

Eoin Morgan, Rassie van der Dussen make late entries to IPL auction

England's limited-overs captain and the explosive South Africa batsman are among five additions to the auction list

Live blog - IPL 2019 auction

Follow all the action from the IPL 2019 auction, as it happens

Siddhesh Lad confident Mumbai can thrive on seaming pitches

Currently on eight points from five matches, Mumbai need three outright wins to give themselves a chance of qualifying for the knockouts

Prithvi Shaw ruled out of Australia Tests, Hardik Pandya to join India squad

Karnataka opener Mayank Agarwal has also been brought into the squad

Nathan Lyon leaves India five down and sinking

The offspinner dismissed Virat Kohli and M Vijay after Usman Khawaja's 72 set India 287

Dube tempts IPL teams with five sixes in an over

On the eve of the IPL auction, Mumbai allrounder Shivam Dube showed off his big-hitting ability in a first-class game against Baroda

Australia and India play down Kohli v Paine banter

The series had been incident-free on the first seven days, but on the eighth the two captains exchanged a few verbals, which carried on into the ninth day

It's strange but it's fun - Hazlewood on Perth Stadium pitch

The fast bowler has given his stamp of approval to the Perth Stadium pitch but has also admitted to being puzzled by its characteristics

Top four fighting 'fire with fire' cost Bangladesh - Neil McKenzie

The Bangladesh batting consultant blamed the 'overconfidence' of Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar and Shakib Al Hasan, all of whom got out pulling the short ball

#BBL08 chatter: Fringe Test players available

Keep up to date with all the news from on and off the field during the Big Bash

Steven Smith captains grade team to T20 title

The T20 finals were the first time Smith had captained a team since the controversy in South Africa

Sri Lanka collapse against pace after Tom Latham's 264*

Latham became the first New Zealand batsman since Glenn Turner in 1972 to carry his bat through a completed Test innings

We didn't bowl the right lengths consistently - SL bowling coach Ratnayake

Sri Lanka's frontline quicks looked ordinary as a unit, taking 5 for 359 between them as New Zealand claimed total control of the first Test

Virat Kohli, Tim Paine collide, exchange words before umpire interrupts

The two captains extended their altercation from the third evening when Paine had called Kohli a "big head"

Hendricks, van der Dussen claim MSL title for Jozi Stars

Table-toppers Cape Town Blitz faltered badly on the day it mattered most and were beaten by eight wickets

Nathan Lyon establishes substantial lead for Australia

The offspinner claimed his seventh five-wicket haul against India to earn the hosts a 43-run lead, which grew to 175 by the end of day three

Hardik Pandya gathers momentum with fifty against Mumbai

The India allrounder coming back from injury has the chance to influence a tight game with his bowling on the last day at Wankhede stadium

India 'surprised' by soft signal on Virat Kohli catch - Jasprit Bumrah

Australia equally certain it was a fair catch, says Lyon, while former players criticise Kohli's behaviour in Perth

Harbhajan broke down when apologising for 'monkeygate' - Symonds

The former Australia allrounder has opened up on the impact of the incident in Sydney ten years ago

Afif Hossain, Zakir Hasan haven't developed as expected, says Bangladesh selector

Minhajul Abedin said the youngsters had underperformed since making their international debuts but added Mahedi Hasan was still on the radar

'As long as he is alive, Shai Hope will play' - Carlos Brathwaite

The West Indies captain was also pleased with the return of opener Evin Lewis for the T20I leg, after he skipped the tour of India last month

Finch cleared of serious injury after latest blow to finger

Aaron Finch was taken for x-rays on a possible fractured right index finger after he was hit by Mohammed Shami

How did Bumrah only get one wicket?

Jasprit Bumrah had Australia's batsmen, especially the left handers, in all sorts of trouble

Vernon Philander to miss Boxing Day Test against Pakistan

South Africa seamer is set to miss the first Test of the home series after sustaining a hairline fracture on his right thumb

WACA chief lays blame at Cricket Australia for poor crowds

Christina Matthews, the WACA chief executive, also spoke about how the banned Cameron Bancroft has embraced his community service

Williamson's fluency allowed me to keep going - Latham

Latham went to stumps on 121 off 256 balls - his strike rate a respectable 47 for the day - but had been much slower at the start of his knock

WI look to break five-game losing streak against upbeat Bangladesh

The match has been rescheduled twice in the last 48 hours, mainly due to some technical problems with one of the light towers. It will now start at 12.30pm local time

Tom Latham, Kane Williamson grind Sri Lanka on batting day

The pair's 162-run stand gave New Zealand a solid platform from which they can think of batting just once in the Test

Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane repel Australia's attack

Their fifties and Pujara's vigil helped India trim their deficit to 154 after Australia were dismissed for 326 on the second morning in Perth

SA coach Gibson not worried about Amla's dip in form

Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram weren't particularly productive in their last Test series in Sri Lanka, but home comforts should remedy that

Balanced Jozi Stars start as favourites to lift inaugural title

Meanwhile, Blitz will hope to ride on their home advantage at one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, and look to their big names for inspirational brilliance

'We now bat better outside the UAE than in the UAE' - Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur

Pakistan's coach has struck up a bullish note upon his team's arrival in South Africa for three Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is

'Once a couple of guys got in, it was tough work' - Tim Southee

The fast bowler, who picked up his eighth five-for in Tests, also praised Niroshan Dickwella for playing a 'gem of an innings'

Niroshan Dickwella leads Sri Lanka rearguard after Tim Southee's five-for

Sri Lanka also have Mathews and Karunaratne's century stand to thank for reviving them from 9 for 3

PCB reveals PSL franchises' financial accounts in error

Pakistan board issues apology after confidential details meant to be sent to the government in bid for tax exemption are mailed to all franchises too

Four-day Tests loom in Australia's future

Kevin Roberts, the CA chief executive, has called upon cricket boards to be open to the concept outside the Test championship and beyond its first two cycles

Marcus Harris, Travis Head make India toil in Perth furnace

Aaron Finch also pitched in with a half-century, helping Australia progress to 6 for 277 at stumps on day one

Was this Mashrafe Mortaza's last ODI at home?

Speculation has been rife on the topic, and the Bangladesh captain kept his cards close to his chest

Jozi Stars through to Mzansi Super League final after rain ruins eliminator

They qualified on the virtue of finishing higher than Paarl Rocks on the points table

Shai Hope's game cut short by blow to helmet

Hope was struck on the helmet during his unbeaten 108, while Roach hurt his right hamstring while bowling

Ricky Ponting's history with Ishant Sharma steels Aaron Finch

Ponting's lessons from a decade ago helped Finch make headway in his battle to prove himself as a Test opener in home conditions

Ashley Giles confirmed as England men's new managing director

Former England spinner will take up the role in January ahead of the team's tour of the Caribbean

Rovman Powell disappointed over umpiring error

The West Indies captain was given out on what was evidently a no-ball due to fielding infringements by Bangladesh

Hardik Pandya takes three-for on return from injury

He finished with 3 for 74; he got through 15 overs in the day at full tilt, exceeding his average number of overs per innings in the Ranji Trophy

Adrian Birrell named as Hampshire's new head coach

Shreyas Iyer shreds jetlag with bruising 178

Pandya returns to action, Milind Kumar breaches 1000-run mark, Dhapola continues to sizzle and more

Mehidy, Soumya, Tamim give Bangladesh series win

The spinner picked up 4 for 29 before the two batsmen made short work of the 199 chase

Sharmeen Khan, pioneer of women's cricket in Pakistan, dies

Along with sister Shaiza, Sharmeen had gone about getting women's cricket in Pakistan officially recognised in the mid '90s

Malinga to lead ODI and T20I squads in New Zealand

Angelo Mathews, who had been axed from the limited-overs squads due to fitness and run out issues, is back in the squad

Evin Lewis returns to West Indies' T20I squad

Also back in the squad are Kesrick Williams and Sheldon Cottrell, while Kieron Pollard and Obed McCoy miss out with injuries

Mithun, Saifuddin picked for West Indies T20Is

Mossadek Hossain and Abu Jayed have been dropped form the Bangladesh squad, while Sabbir Rahman is still serving a suspension

Fast bowlers give Sri Lanka hope against upbeat New Zealand

The hosts have already named their XI, with Neil Wagner returning to a bowling attack containing Ajaz Patel as its lone spinner

Need our seamers to attack NZ batsmen - Chandimal

The Sri Lanka captain acknowledged that the team's best chance lies in going aggressively at New Zealand with the ball

India and Australia batsmen steel for testing time at 'new' Perth

Virat Kohli's team are in the rare position of leading a series in Australia as the home side's brittle top order remains in the spotlight

PCB earns rights to 2020 Asia Cup, but no clarity on venue

It will be held in September 2020, a month before the T20 World Cup in Australia

Under-scanner Ishant works hard to rectify no-ball problem

Ishant had missed out on two wickets in Adelaide because he had over-stepped, but the no-balls not called on the field have also attracted scrutiny

Rovman Powell questions Bangladesh's skills against pace

Mashrafe Mortaza backs his batsmen in response, saying losing wickets at the wrong time has cost his side rather than shortcomings against pace

Keen on Test comeback, Hardik turns to Ranji Trophy

The allrounder, who is returning form injury, will take the field for Baroda instead of India A with a view to specifically get match fit for Boxing Day

Rules were broken to replace Kumble with Shastri - Edulji

Diana Edulji, one half of the CoA, revealed that the BCCI had "broken rules" while appointing Ravi Shastri as a replacement for former India coach Anil Kumble

A possible third for India: four quicks, no spin

With injuries and a fast, green pitch on offer, India could be going with no spin for the third time in their history, and second time under Kohli

Unchanged Australia call in Ponting for test of fundamentals

Ponting's advice followed time-honoured lines of Perth - leaving the ball on length, being selective on balls to drive and cashing in on the cut and the pull

Jon Lewis appointed Sri Lanka's new batting coach

The former Durham county head coach is part of a slew of new appointments, and has a contract that runs till the end of the 2019 World Cup

West Indies seek more convincing show in series decider

Bangladesh would be wary of slip-ups in the third ODI. Losing wickets in clusters after a big partnership has been a long-term problem for them

Make match-fixing a criminal offence - ICC to governments

David Richardson says the ICC is also trying to facilitate a dialogue between the BCCI and WADA

Pace, bounce and live grass - Perth surface gets India excited

Virat Kohli was almost salivating at the prospect of playing on a pitch that is not shaved of the lush green look it wore on the eve of the second Test

Delport's 45-ball 84 fires Rocks into the knockouts

The opener's first fifty of the MSL, and an incisive spell from Dwayne Bravo helped Paarl Rocks to a six-wicket win over Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and secure the third position

Bit of excitement for fast bowlers in familiar conditions - Southee

He did point out, though, that a green pitch does not necessarily mean the quicks will rule right through the Test

Morkel's 57* turns tables on Spartans in breathtaking chase

The left-hander's boundary-laden assault gave Heat an improbable victory from 21 for 4, after AB de Villiers' unbeaten 93 had lifted the Spartans to 188

Probably the best group of fast bowlers India have had - Bharat Arun

India's bowling coach said that consistency was a big issue on previous tours, and the bowling group has responded extremely well to correct that

'Tentative' Cremer makes return from knee injury

The former Zimbabwe captain has been out of action since August but in his first game back on Saturday, he picked up 2 for 41 playing for his domestic side Rhinos

Starc seeks rhythm as Paine rests finger

The focus ahead of the Perth Test was on Mitchell Starc, who has struggled to hit form and rhythm, even as Australia believe they have a slight advantage over India at the new Perth Stadium

Keemo Paul reprieves affected bowlers' confidence - Mashrafe

Keemo Paul was dropped twice at crucial stages of West Indies' chase, and Mashrafe believed the hosts could have pulled things back had the catches been held

Pongolo six-for secures home play-off for Jozi Stars

The Spartans were left reeling from the batting onslaught of Rassie van der Dussen and Dan Christian, and a career-best 6 for 20 from Nono Pongolo

Rai, Edulji in war of words over hiring of India women's coach

While Edulji wants Ramesh Powar to continue, Rai appoints ad-hoc committee to shortlist new coach

Shai Hope shows faith in Keemo Paul as West Indies hang on for glory

Windies batsman delighted to deliver a matchwinning hundred at last

Anmolpreet Singh, Siddarth Kaul lead India A to 3-0 sweep

New Zealand A collapsed for 200 in their chase of 276 at Mount Maunganui

Steven Smith's BPL participation in doubt

BCB to take a final decision after other franchises object to bending of rules to allow Comilla Victorians to rope in Smith

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