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Pakistan look to Sohail, Salahuddin in post-MisYou era

The pair are likely to be the first batsmen to attempt filling the gap left by Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan's retirements in the upcoming Tests against Sr Lanka, even as Pakistan have bolstered their bowling with the inclusion of uncapped fast bowler Mir

'You have to have a game plan against spin' - Warner

Australia's vice-captain says the side's problem is not so much about failing to read India's spinners, but the struggle to cope with the pressure of losing wickets in clumps

New Zealand A batsmen fail first spin trial

Karn Sharma and Shahbaz Nadeem took four wickets each to bowl New Zealand A out for 147 on the first day in Vijayawada

Sabbir, Kayes warm up with fifties

The match ended in a draw after both teams decided the home side will not bat in their second innings with more than two hours of play left on the final day

Gayle fit as West Indies look for late-tour lift

England can take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the one-day series with victory at Bristol with fingers crossed that the weather allows a full match

Butt moves a step closer to Pakistan comeback

Inzamam-ul-Haq, the PCB's chief selector, is impressed with the opener's form and fitness since his return from his spot-fixing ban, and has said his case for a full international return will be assessed by picking him in the Pakistan A team

Rahane working on mindset after chat with Tendulkar

Ajinkya Rahane believes mental preparation is the key in a team that rates versatility

Australia look to resolve batting woes to save series

The bowling attacks of both teams have done well in the series so far but the difference has been Australia's failure to execute with the bat

Patterson proves his worth as Yorkshire keep survival in sight

Steve Patterson's defiance at No. 9 may have saved his side from relegation, as Yorkshire squeaked to an agonising two-wicket win at Headingley

Ishant named Delhi Ranji captain

The 29-year old India pacer will replace Gautam Gambhir as Delhi's captain for the tournament. Rishabh Pant, however, will continue to be captain for limited-overs tournaments

Dragons clinch title in final-over thriller

With Knights needing 12 to win, Zimbabwe international Tendai Chatara delivered a tight final over to help Dragons clinch the 2017 edition of the Shpageeza Cricket League

Somerset's late defeat leaves do-or-die finale

Somerset and Middlesex are not the only counties in danger of relegation but their meeting at Taunton next week has the makings of a sudden death affair

Kleinveldt girds the loins as Northants push for promotion heist

Notts stunned by seamer's 13-wicket haul as three-horse race builds to climactic final week

History repeats itself as Essex win after following on

Coach Chris Silverwood invoked memories of a victory following on against Hampshire when Essex last won the title 25 years ago - and they did it again

International batsmen among the runs in first round

A summary of the first round of games from the Sunfoil Series

Moody joins Multan Sultans staff

The former Australia allrounder is also the head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL and Rangpur Riders in the BPL

Ashes over a T20 league any time - Morgan

Alex Hales and Jos Buttler will find out next week whether they will be needed for Ashes tour or will be taking up their T20 franchise deals

Durham defeat adds further gloom to bad week

Two players expected to join Nottinghamshire and the end of a five-match unbeaten run have all added up to a miserable few days in the north-east

Bangladesh's bowlers get workout on second day

Seamers Mustafizur Rahman and Subashis Roy bowled seven maidens each and showed good control while Shafiul Islam and Taskin Ahmed were more expensive

Stress fracture leaves Roland-Jones' Ashes hopes in jeopardy

Toby Roland-Jones' Ashes hopes are in severe doubt after being diagnosed with a stress fracture of the lower back

Spectators walk out of Cardiff stalemate

Conservative tactics and a batsman-friendly pitch meant that there was barely a soul in the ground by the time the two sides gave up on what had long become a tiresome affair

Cummins to skip India T20Is

The fast bowler will return home after the fifth ODI in Nagpur, as Australia eye his workload and preparations for the Sheffield Shield and the subsequent home Ashes

Zimbabwe Cricket unlikely to renew contract with Ntini

The former South Africa quick's contract as Zimbabwe's bowling coach is unlikely to be renewed when it expires in January next year, and he may even be released before that date

India Green ousted after rain-hit clash in Kanpur

Rain washed out play for the third day in a row in Kanpur as the Duleep Trophy match between India Blue and India Green ended in a draw

Windies CEO still upbeat about World Cup qualification

Focus on white-ball needs as team builds towards qualification tournament in 2018

From Boyzone to No-Go Zone

Derbyshire's abandoned fixture against Kent had been moved to Chesterfield due to fears that a Boyzone pop concert could have damaged the outfield at Derby

Rasool's five gives India Green upper hand

The offspinner combined with left-arm quick Aniket Choudhary to skittle India Blue for 177 in two sessions on the first day in Kanpur

Markram set for Test debut against Bangladesh

South Africa have recalled Wayne Parnell to the 13-member man squad for the Potchefstroom Test match, pending a fitness test

Collapses happening 'a bit too often' - Smith

Australia's captain Steven Smith has conceded that the team's batting collapses are becoming too frequent, and something needs to be done to arrest the slide

Carberry in, McKay out at Leicestershire

Michael Carberry has signed a two-year deal with Leicestershire, while Clint McKay has been released as overseas player after three seasons at the club

CSA's four-day Test plan against Zimbabwe likely to get ICC nod

CSA's request to grant Test status to a four-dayer between South Africa and Zimbabwe rests with the ICC, which will take a call on the matter in Board meetings in October

Law wants 'settled' team for World Cup qualifier

West Indies coach Stuart Law wants his players to focus on learning their roles in ODI cricket, ahead of next year's qualifying tournament to reach the 2019 World Cup

Steketee, Webster named in Cricket Australia XI

The Cricket Australia XI squad for this year's domestic one-day tournament, the JLT Cup, has been named, with Queensland fast bowler Mark Steketee and Tasmania allrounder Beau Webster the most experienced members of the squad

Heavy onus on Pujara and co for Notts to seal promotion

A shortened third day at Wantage Road has still left the promotion battle between Northants and Nottinghamshire on a knife edge

Kuldeep bags hat-trick as India defend 252

Virat Kohli's 92, Bhuvneshwar Kumar's new-ball swing and Yuzvendra Chahal's middle-overs strikes were other highlights as India went 2-0 up in the ODI series

Edwards' brutal burst lets Hampshire finish on a high

Veteran West Indian quick Fidel Edwards tipped the match in Hampshire's favour in a few unexpected overs in the dregs of a weather-hit day

Yorkshire face an anxious climax

Yorkshire have seven wickets remaining to make a further 119 at Headingley - and Middlesex's victory has added to the pressure

Howell, Bracey notch career-bests

Gloucestershire declared behind in their first innings at Cardiff after a maiden first-class hundred from James Bracey and Benny Howell's career-best 163

Somerset scrap after Sangakkara leaves the stage

Somerset will need to find rare batting resilience to avoid defeat on the final day at the Kia Oval

Salt adds spice to Sussex after Carse best

Sussex youngster Phil Salt gave his side the chance of a final day victory against Durham at Chester-le-Street with a classy innings of 72

Harare-based Rising Stars added to Zimbabwe domestic set-up

The outfit will be made up of four international players and others who travelled to the UK as part of an academy squad under the watch of convener of selectors Tatenda Taibu

Sharjeel, PCB both lodge appeal against verdict

The player is seeking exoneration and the board a stiffer sentence in Sharjeel Khan's case

Finn's eight-for eases Middlesex fears of the drop

Lancashire found Steve Finn irresistable after another Ashes hopeful, Haseeb Hameed, had to retire hurt and then emerged again at No 11 in an unavailing effort to claim victory

Top BCCI office bearers receive stern warning from court

"Serious consequences" if the board does not cooperate regarding Lodha recommendations. Also, the office bearers told to individually list "suggestions" on the new constitution drafted by CoA

MCC projects at risk if Lord's loses two-Test status - Brewer

Outgoing chief executive warns that MCC cannot sustain its role in development without the revenue from two Tests a year

Trent Bridge called off after just 2.2 overs

The second ODI at Trent Bridge was abandoned after just 2.2 overs when the rain refused to move away from Nottingham

Mominul, Mushfiqur, Sabbir warm up with fifties

Bangladesh declared their first innings on 306 for 7 after time well-spent on their first day back in South Africa since 2008 on the opening day of their three-day warm-up fixture against a CSA Invitation XI

Durham 'should be compensated' over player drain

Sir Ian Botham has reiterated his call for counties to be compensated for the loss of home-grown talent, warning that the ongoing drain of senior players from Durham could have a devastating long-term impact

Test and ODI league structures could hinge on India-Pakistan ties

The India-Pakistan impasse is potentially holding hostage cricket's attempts to devise a new international calendar, as the PCB has made it clear it will not sign up without clarity on bilateral matches with India

Hectic schedule awaits teams in compressed Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

The 2017-18 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy's group stage will see seven matches played in 41 days, with the entire tournament scheduled to last less than three months

The Pandya incident - caught and run-out, but not out

Hardik Pandya thought he was caught, the Australians thought he was definitely run-out, but it turned out that neither of those dismissals applied to the delivery

UAE spinners inflict big defeat on Namibia

UAE's spinners combined for figures of 8 for 62 to send Namibia packing for 89, before winning the bottom-of-the-table clash by six wickets

Rubel cleared to travel to South Africa

The Bangladesh pacer had been refused a boarding pass by the airlines earlier, due to a case of mistaken identity according to BCB president Nazmul Hassan

SLC will address player security concerns - board CEO

Sri Lanka Cricket is unlikely to penalise any players who opt out of the proposed T20 against Pakistan in Lahore but the board has reminded the players of their "contractual obligation" to play where required

SA to play four-day game against Zimbabwe as India tour cut

CSA is hoping for Test status for the Boxing Day game against Zimbabwe, as the much-anticipated Test series against India has been reduced to three matches

Barbados named as venue for English season curtain-raisers

Both the North-South Series and the MCC's Champion County Match against Essex will be staged in Barbados next March

Mitchell Marsh to lead Western Australia in JLT Cup

While the Cricket Australia XI is yet to be named, Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson, both recovering from injuries, may enter the tournament in its later stages

Gowtham dropped from India A for 'insulting' Duleep Trophy

Gowtham, who bagged a five-wicket haul in the tournament opener, has been replaced by Karn Sharma, the Vidarbha legspinner, in the 15-man squad for the two four-day fixtures against New Zealand A

Legspinner Kerr becomes youngest NZC contracted player

The 16-year old, along with Maddy Green, is one of the the two new inclusions in the 15-player list of contracted players for 2017-18, while allrounder Anna Peterson has made a comeback

Nevill returns to Sixers on multi-year deal

The wicketkeeper-batsman had played for the Sixers in the inaugural BBL before moving to Melbourne Renegades for five seasons

Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva make Sri Lanka Test squad

Two new faces named in 15-man squad to take on Pakistan in the UAE later this month

Ashes batting concerns leave England under-prepared for 'greatest challenge' - Strauss

Holes in England's batting leave Joe Root facing "the biggest challenge an England captain will ever have" in attempting to win the Ashes in Australia

Strauss defends selectors after Botham criticism

Ian Botham is "100% wrong" if he believes Paul Coughlin was lured to Nottinghamshire by promises of England selection, according to Andrew Strauss

Blue-collar Bresnan gives Yorks hard-won advantage

Yorkshire's first-innings lead of 76 gave them an advantage, but it required a methodical batting performance to establish a position that was far from unassailable at the close

Middlesex get gritty in bid to save top-flight status

A year ago there were tears in the pavilion for Middlesex's title win. This year the need is only for survival and the most valuable fizz is on the field

Kleinveldt's nine count, Levi's knockout - Northants come out punching

Underrated, underfunded and rarely underfed, Northants are contesting the Division Two promotion race to the last and embarrassing favourites Notts in the process

'King' Kumar raises eighth hundred of purple season

Kumar Sangakkara's eighth Championship hundred of the season continued his run of imperious form and put Somerset on the back foot in the fight to avoid relegation

Lawrence leads fightback after Abbott's six

Panadura SC denies wrongdoing, demands bans be rescinded

Club president Jayantha Silva has denied the occurrence of anything untoward during the Tier-B game under question

Seam or spin, Robinson keeps Durham in check

Sussex's Ollie Robinson underlined his all-round qualities in the Specsavers County Championship match against Durham, taking three wickets with his usual seam bowling and one with offspin

Root relieved to make amends for Gayle drop

Joe Root was grateful for the chance to redeem himself in spectacular style to prevent the West Indies opener from doing too much damage

Howell remembers his opening lines

Benny Howell hit back for Gloucestershire after Kiran Carlson fell nine runs short of a notable Glamorgan record

England hold the aces but weather is the concern

England's comfortable victory in the first match ended West Indies' hopes of automatic World Cup qualification and they must lift themselves to stay in the series

Warner puts pressure on himself against me - Kuldeep

The India left-arm wristspinner says he bowls to the explosive Australia opener confident of being able to dismiss him

Where things stand for each of the suspects in PSL's spot-fixing saga

With the verdict against Khalid Latif on Wednesday, all but two of the players charged with allegations related to spot-fixing in the PSL have had their sentences pronounced

Smith's growth underlined by 100th game

Australia's captain reflects on his best one-day innings and his evolution as a white-ball player

Haynes to step up as captain in Lanning's absence

Rachael Haynes will fill in for the injured Meg Lanning as Australia's captain for the forthcoming Ashes

Carlson hundred is source of Welsh pride

Kiran Carlson's first hundred of the season revived the expectations stirred by his maiden hundred against Gloucestershire last season

MS Dhoni nominated for Padma Bhushan

He could become the 11th cricketer to win India's third-highest civilian award

Khalid Latif banned for five years for role in PSL spot-fixing scandal

Pakistan batsman Khalid Latif has been banned by the PCB from all forms of cricket for five years for his role in the spot-fixing scandal that marred the 2017 Pakistan Super League

Angelo Mathews ruled out of first Test against Pakistan

The former captain suffered a grade one tear to his calf muscle during training

Patel rages against the drop to keep Yorkshire's nerves on edge

A Jeetan Patel century has kept Warwickshire in a contest at Headingley that Yorkshire need to win to calm their own fears of a drop into Division Two

Essex suffer a champion hangover

Essex suffered a champion's hangover as they collapsed at the Ageas Bowl and helped Hampshire's survival fight in the process

Australia hope to bounce back on grassy pitch

Australia have lost each of their last nine completed ODIs on the road, and will hope they can turn their form around on an Eden Gardens surface that has aided seam rather than spin in recent months

England ODI moved out of McLean Park

The game, which was scheduled for February 28, has been shifted to Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui

Jennings set for Nottinghamshire move as Durham's woes deepen

Keaton Jennings is on the verge of a move to Nottinghamshire, a continuation of the exodus of star names from Durham in the months since their financial bail-out by the ECB and subsequent relegation

Kraigg Brathwaite cleared to bowl in international cricket

ICC has cleared the part-time offspinner's action following independent assessment at the Loughborough testing centre

Gurusinha reappointed Sri Lanka selector after resigning

Asanka Gurusinha had stepped down from the role alongside the Sanath Jayasuriya-led selection committee after a string of defeats to India last month

Sri Lanka secure World Cup berth after Windies defeat

It has looked likely for quite some time, but defeat at Old Trafford confirmed that West Indies will have to progress through next year's qualifying tournament to reach the 2019 World Cup

Cottrell, Thomas picked in West Indies A squad

Shamarh Brooks will lead the 13-member squad against Sri Lanka A for the first two four-day games

Roland-Jones buoys relegation-threatened Middlesex

Toby Roland-Jones added wickets to a half-century before limping off with "lower back stiffness" as Middlesex fought for their Division One lives against Lancashire

Bairstow's maiden century sends WI into World Cup qualifiers

It has looked likely for quite some time, but defeat at Old Trafford confirmed that West Indies will have to progress through next year's qualifying tournament to reach the 2019 World Cup

Favourites Notts pushed all the way

Despite being bowled out for 194, Northamptonshire kept their promotion hopes alive through Rory Kleinveldt's four-wicket burst

Clarke caps homecoming with career-best 7 for 55

Rikki Clarke bowled with masterful precision and subtlety from the Vauxhall End to claim career-best figures of 7 for 55

Wells adds to Durham's disconsolate day

Luke Wells skippered Sussex in the Championship for the first time and marked the honour wth a century

DDCA rejects amendment abolishing proxy voting

The Delhi and Districts Cricket Association also rejected proposed amendments related to the Lodha Committee recommendations

BCCI to challenge Kerala High Court order on Sreesanth ban

In August, the High Court had ordered the BCCI to lift the life ban on the fast bowler, stating the board had no "incriminating evidence"

Botham rails at system as skipper Coughlin opts for Notts

Sir Ian Botham called for the ECB to give greater rewards to counties to offer greater rewards to counties producing first-class players through their academy system after Paul Coughlin rejected Durham's offer

South Africa will play on Boxing Day - Lorgat

"We will have content for Boxing Day but we're not yet in a position to announce that. We need to secure it first," CSA's CEO said

Derbyshire groundsman guilty of 'revenge attack'

A former Derbyshire groundsman, who was sacked by the club, has pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage after slashing the covers and sabotaging equipment in what was described as a "revenge attack"

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