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Associates pathway to 2023 World Cup undergoes major revamp

The increase in fixtures for Associates approved at the ICC meeting in Singapore may help players get regular time on the field and against good-quality opponents

Mismatch on the cards as fragile West Indies take on Kohli's India

Rishabh Pant is set to make his ODI debut as a full-time batsman after being named alongside MS Dhoni in the XII

'Father figure' Holder wants WI to target 300-plus scores

A squad that contains nine players who have played fewer than 20 ODI matches is on the path to find consistency before the World Cup

'Win at all costs' culture led to Newlands scandal - Rod Marsh

Former Australia selection chairman said that there was no doubt that the pressure to win in South Africa had contributed to the actions of Smith, Warner and Bancroft

'Used to the unpredictability of Mirpur pitch' - Mashrafe

In the last three years, teams have struggled to push the scoring rate under lights thus making it more favourable for teams batting first

England seal series with latest comfortable DLS victory

Sri Lanka overcame their-now traditional mini-collapse to post a respectable 273 for 7, but it was not enough to deny England another comfortable victory

Dasun Shanaka rues the opportunities that slipped away for Sri Lanka

Another defeat for Sri Lanka was mitigated by the knowledge that the game had turned on a couple of key moments

'We are a perfect team, and that is why we have won' - Iyer

Mumbai captain lauded his team's consistency throughout the tournament and credited their relationship on and off the field as the main reason for success

Virat Kohli backs Ambati Rayudu for the No. 4 spot

The India captain says that giving Rayudu enough game-time between now and the World Cup will sort the No. 4 conundrum

India name Women's World T20 squad for A-team series against Australia

A lack of practice games for India ahead of the World T20, which starts on November 9, is the reason why a full-strength squad has been named for an A team series

Dubey, Tare the stars as Mumbai lift Vijay Hazare title after 12 years

After sleepwalking their way to wins in the league phase, Mumbai exhibit lower-order might to clinch victory in a tricky chase

Meg Lanning ton leads Australia women to series win

Skipper's 181-run stand with Rachael Haynes flattened the Pakistan bowling, after which Sophie Molineux's 4 for 14 bowled Pakistan out for 123

Zimbabwe seek ODI turnaround against depleted Bangladesh

With Bangladesh walking wounded in the absence of two of their seniormost players in Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan, Zimbabwe may sense an opportunity

Canterbury hold on for draw with one wicket in last session

Canterbury's last-wicket pair survived seven overs to earn them four crucial points, while Northern Districts collected eight. The win would've been worth 20 points had they won

Former India seamer Praveen Kumar retires

The 32-year old played 84 internationals for India between 2007 and 2012, taking 112 wickets across formats

Ranasinghe retained in Atapattu-led Sri Lanka women squad

Imalka Mendis and Anushka Sanjeewani have been left out from the squad that played India last month

RCB sell de Kock to Mumbai in IPL 2019's first trade

The player auction for the 2019 season is likely to take place on December 16 in Goa

Jonny Bairstow an injury doubt for 4th ODI after damaging ankle

Opener injures right ankle during England's training session and may be replaced by Alex Hales

The runners and riders in the race to be the England team director

ESPNcricinfo runs its eye over the stand-out candidates for the role that Andrew Strauss recently vacated

Abbas takes ten-for as Pakistan seal 1-0 series win

The 28-year old became the first fast bowler to record a ten-wicket haul in the UAE as Pakistan sealed an emphatic 373-run win

No regrets for Liam Plunkett after putting wedding ahead of England duty

Fast bowler has lost his starting berth to Olly Stone, but insists he's comfortable with competition for places

'Atmosphere wasn't especially polite' - Sarfraz

In the aftermath of Sandpapergate, Australia have undergone cultural reviews for their on-field behavior, but that hasn't meant the end of the verbals

Crestfallen Paine confronts batting woes

The low quality of Australia's batting, particularly in the first innings of both Tests, reflected a wider pattern, not only for the national team but also the domestic system beneath

Soumya Sarkar, pacers crush Zimbabweans

Only Hamilton Masakadza looked in touch with a steady century while the rest of the batting order crumbled

Confident England seek to close out rain-impacted ODI series

England have taken an unassailable 2-0 series lead, and now have a rare win in Asia in their sights

Samarawickrama pleads for patience as Sri Lanka seeks form resurgence

Opener seeks improvements on match-by-match basis after team's two years in the doldrums

Steadfast Lehmann denies New South Wales

With his team having to bat just 45 overs late on the final day, the South Australia stand-in captain hung around for 126 balls to make an unbeaten 33

Guptill out of Pakistan series with calf injury

The 32-year old opener picked up the injury while preparing for a first-class game this week and is expected to be out of action for four to six weeks

Jackson Bird sends Queensland crashing to 93 all out

The fast bowler bagged his fourth ten-wicket match haul in first-class cricket as Tasmania began their season with a 246-run victory

Negi and Saini the heroes as Delhi win thriller

The two players put on a 51-run partnership for the ninth wicket to book a spot in the final against Mumbai on Saturday

Sarfraz sent to hospital for precautionary scans

Hit close to his left ear while ducking a bounce on Thursday, the Pakistan captain woke up with a headache and didn't take the field

Chris Tremain's five-wicket haul gives Victoria innings win

The fast bowler picked up 5 for 100 as Western Australia were bowled out for 251 in their second innings despite Josh Philippe's maiden century

Injured Usman Khawaja in doubt for India Test series

Scans have confirmed that the batsman has suffered a meniscal tear in his left knee and could require surgery

Siddle's decade of toil amid batting decline

Australia have already underestimated Siddle's value in helpful conditions once, and to do so again would be to pay scant regard to the bowler who has had to cope with far many more average teams around him

'Missing hundred hurts' - Babar Azam

But his performance in Test cricket this year - he averages 54 - suggests it is only a matter of time before he gets that maiden century

Azhar and Shafiq's collective brainfade

A hundred and thirty Tests between them, and the two managed to become involved in one of the most bizarre run-outs ever, even by Pakistan's standards

Babar 99, Sarfraz 81 ensure Australia need a whopping 538 for victory

Australia were left with needing 491 runs more with two full days of Test cricket still to go

Hayden Walsh Jr, Aaron Jones in USA squad for WCL Division Three

Legspinner Usman Ashraf and batsmen David Wakefield and Srinivas Salver were axed

Soumya Sarkar impresses with bat and ball in NCL

A round-up of the best performers and results in the National Cricket League

Rahane, Ashwin and Karthik to play Deodhar Trophy

Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Karun Nair, Hanuma Vihari, Washington Sundar and Mayank Markande will also be in action during the List A tournament

Rain delays Victoria's push for victory

Western Australia's Josh Philippe scored an unbeaten 83 with 14 boundaries to further dent the visitors' chances

Soumya, Mominul, Mosaddek still in our World Cup plans - Steve Rhodes

Bangladesh head coach is closely following their performance in domestic competition, and will be present when they face the Zimbabweans in a tour match on Friday

Trent Copeland's six sets up exciting final day

After the seamer limited South Australia's first-innings lead to 27, New South Wales were 84 for 3 at stumps on day three

Danish Kaneria finally admits guilt in Mervyn Westfield spot-fixing case

The former Pakistan legspinner said he had owned up because he could not "live a life with lies" anymore

Mohammad Amir dropped for Australia T20Is too; Imad Wasim returns

Uncapped left-arm seamer Waqas Maqsood found a place in the squad after impressing for Pakistan A

Tasmania collapse gives Queensland slim chance of win

Five wickets from Jackson Bird had earlier put the Tigers in control

Schutt, Carey skittle Pakistan for 95 for dominant win

The two seamers shared six wickets between them before Australia women chased down a revised D/L target of 92

UAE to play their first T20I against Australia in Abu Dhabi

It will precede Australia's three-T20I series against Pakistan starting October 24

'You can't win a 21-over match with 150 on the board' - Niroshan Dickwella

Sri Lanka's big hitter admits he's falling short of his potential at the top of the order

Tom Curran's comeback puts brothers back on course for all-format dominance

With Sam now a fixture in England's Test set-up, the time is drawing nigh when both Currans take the field together

ECB defends tour scheduling amid washout threat

Each of England's five matches on their tour of Sri Lanka has been affected by monsoonal weather

Eoin Morgan guides chase in shortened game as England go 2-0 up

England have taken a 2-0 series lead over Sri Lanka after victory in another rain-affected match in Pallekele

All-conditions Abbas confident of not fading away

Quite a few rare talents from Pakistan have disappeared after record-breaking starts. But Abbas is here to stay

Robert Croft sacked as coach to end 30-year association with Glamorgan

Welsh legend pays price for county's flat-lining performances on all fronts

Mohammad Abbas, Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali extend Pakistan's dominance

Pakistan tightened their grip on the second Test match after they increased their lead to 281 runs with eight wickets still in hand

Tim Paine seeks clarification on 3-metre rule

Azhar Ali was ruled not out on referral, despite ball-tracking showing the ball hitting middle and off stumps halfway up, since the point of impact with his pad was more than 3m from the stumps

Brandon Mavuta, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams get Mzansi Super League gigs

Surprisingly, Brendan Taylor went unpicked but he will be part of the Abu Dhabi T10 League that overlaps with the MSL

Evin Lewis pulls out of limited-overs leg of India tour

The opener has withdrawn citing personal reasons, and has been replaced by Kieran Powell and Nicholas Pooran in the ODI and T20I squads respectively

Chris Gayle, Eoin Morgan, Rashid Khan among overseas marquee picks for Mzansi Super League

Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dane Vilas and David Miller, meanwhile, have secured million-rand contracts in the player draft

Mohor Sheikh named in BCB XI for warm-up match against Zimbabweans

Sheikh, who is just one first-class match old, made his debut for Rajshahi this season, taking three wickets against Rangpur

Hungry Hanuma Vihari waits to script next chapter in his story

From watching India play at Lord's from the stands, to walking out to bat at The Oval, Vihari's journey is still a work in progress

Kusal Mendis called up as replacement for Kusal Perera

Replacement named after incumbent is ruled out of series with a quad strain

Will Pucovski's 243 flattens Western Australia

At 20 years and 257 days, he became the eighth youngest to hit a double-hundred in the Sheffield Shield

Wade, seamers put Tasmania in control on rain-hit day

After the wicketkeeper-batsman's 72* swelled their total to 355, Queensland slid to 74 for 5

Fakhar Zaman: 'Changed my game because of the situation'

He was brought in to inject positivity, but Pakistan gladly took his strike rate of 47.47 during the course of his debut 94

Shaw v Siraj the highlight in Mumbai's march to final

After impressing in his first Test series, Prithvi Shaw presented a case to be considered for the shorter formats but not without some luck

Mennie rips through NSW middle order with 5 for 39

South Australia were 2 for 24 before stand-in captain Jake Lehmann and Callum Ferguson consolidated with an unbroken 89-run stand

Michael Carberry leaves Leicestershire by mutual consent after stand-off

Michael Carberry's stand-off with Leicestershire has come to an end by "mutual consent", with the former England opener now set to leave the club

Morris, Behardien, Pretorius picked for Australia ODIs, T20I

Heinrich Klaasen and Aiden Markram have also been included in a squad that has been shorn of experience by injuries to Hashim Amla and JP Duminy

ICC to crack down on sexual harassment in cricket

It aims to put in place 'Safeguarding Policy and Guidelines' before the Women's World T20 begins on November 9

India women's WT20 camp suffers because of MCA-BCCI tussle

CoA member Diana Edulji is "very upset" because she believes the men's team would not have been treated the same way

Abbas strikes after Fakhar, Sarfraz rescue act

Fakhar and Sarfraz added 147 to revive Pakistan from the pits of 57 for 5 to 282 before Abbas struck late in the day to make it even-stevens

Pakistan could call up Rizwan as substitute wicketkeeper for Sarfraz

The MCC introduced a rule last year confirming that substitute fielders will be allowed to keep should the original wicketkeeper suffer an injury during play

Marnus Labuschagne's incredible juggle sets scene for Australia

He used hands, body and knee before clasping the ball to his chest to take an extraordinary catch at short leg in the third over of the Test

Moeen Ali ready to rush his bowling, but not his thinking, as more rain looms in third ODI

England's spinners had to beat the rain in the second ODI, and more of the same may be required at Pallekele

Duminy to miss Australia series to undergo surgery

The allrounder will also miss the Mzansi Super League to undergo a procedure on his right shoulder, after he aggravated a pre-existing injury

Umesh Yadav to replace Shardul Thakur for first two West Indies ODIs

The right-arm medium pacer had suffered what has now been confirmed as a right abductor tendon injury on Test debut

Can Sri Lanka get out of their rut?

Both teams have lost players to injury as the series moves to Pallekele with England 1-0 up

BCCI CEO goes on leave to prepare explanation for anonymous harassment allegation

Rahul Johri was given seven days by the CoA to form an explanation for the anonymous allegation made on Twitter

BCCI stance on India-Pakistan matches is 'hypocrisy' - PCB chairman Ehsan Mani

In an exclusive interview with ESPNcricinfo, the newly elected PCB chairman spoke about the need to revive bilateral cricketing ties between India and Pakistan

Dasun Shanaka sizes up higher responsibilities in Sri Lanka's batting order

Allrounder is increasingly being thought of as a specialist batsman, and someone who can bat higher up the order.

Chris Tremain, Scott Boland dismiss Western Australia for 208

The two seamers took seven wickets between them before Pucovski's unbeaten fifty cut Victoria's deficit to 55 at stumps on day one

Hughes, Henriques make starts on rain-hit first day

A patient half-century from Daniel Hughes gave New South Wales a solid first-innings platform, while Moises Henriques struck a brisk 41 not out

West Indies coach Stuart Law suspended for first two ODIs against India

He was fined 100% of his match fee and earned three demerit points for a breach of the ICC's code of conduct during the second Test against India in Hyderabad

Darren Lehmann says he stayed too long as Australia coach

The former Australia coach said spending 300 days on the road had taken its toll

Queensland strike back after Alex Doolan century

Peter George picked up three wickets as Tasmania slumped from 1 for 188 to 4 for 195 before ending the day at 5 for 257

Sanath Jayasuriya states his 'integrity and transparency' in wake of ACU charges

The former Sri Lanka captain also said the charges allege he has not been co-operative with the ACU's investigations only, and do not pertain to any match or pitch-fixing

Sanath Jayasuriya charged under ICC anti-corruption code; Zimbabwe series in focus

The charges relate to failure or refusal to cooperate with an ACU investigation and obstructing or delaying an investigation

Liam Dawson ruled out of tour, Joe Denly called up

The allrounder has picked up a side strain and will be replaced in the squad

Another Cook century, more wickets for Morris

Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar fell cheaply in Titans' rain-affected match but Theunis de Bruyn crossed 4000 first-class runs during his 103

Siraj seals Hyderabad's semi-final spot after Vihari's 95

Andhra's Hanuma Vihari was running away with the match before Siraj sprang into action with double-strikes in his match-turning second spell

Sarfraz backs Fakhar in Arthur's evolutionary plan

In a phase where Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf were pulled into Test cricket, Fakhar Zaman's entry is an exciting prospect for a team that normally takes two days to make a play

Anukul Roy's four-for leads Jharkhand into semi-finals

After the bowlers restricted Maharashtra to a low score, Jharkhand's batsmen did enough in the rain-truncated affair to seal a victory via the VJD method

Australia seek desert glory; Fakhar eyes Test cap

If Dubai was anything to go by, Australia have shown they're up for a fight. For a bruised Pakistan, nothing but a win will do

De Villiers, Rabada, du Plessis among marquee players for Mzansi Super League

Chris Gayle, Eoin Morgan, Rashid Khan, Jason Roy are part of the international draft that will take place on October 17

Amla ruled out of limited-overs tour of Australia

He will miss the three ODIs and the T20I, to fully recover from a finger tendon injury ahead of a busy summer and the World Cup next year

Hazratullah Zazai smashes six sixes in an over in front of 'idol' Gayle

Zazai also equalled the record for the fastest T20 fifty, while the game's 37 sixes were the most in any T20 match

Unsatisfied by draw, Tim Paine chases series win

While hugely encouraged by the efforts of his side to salvage an unlikely draw in Dubai, Australia's captain is mindful of the need to view the result in perspective

Rahul Johri not to attend ICC meeting - sources

The decision is believed to have been taken after #MeToo allegations against the BCCI's CEO

Important to believe a good knock will get things rolling - Azhar

Constant shuffling around the order and a scratchy start to the series have made Azhar look like a diluted version of his fluent 2016 self, but his record against Australia should give him heart

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