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SLC softens stance, Lasith Malinga likely to be available for Mumbai Indians' next two games

The paceman will then go back to play a domestic one-day tournament in a bid to get into the World Cup squad before returning to India

Brendan Taylor, uncapped trio in 27-man Zimbabwe training squad

No room for Cephas Zhuwao, Wellington Masakadza and Tarisai Musakanda in the group, which will be trimmed for the four-ODI series against the UAE

R Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane back in the spotlight

Neither man is seen in India's limited-overs sides much these days, but with the IPL, they have a chance to return to the national consciousness

'I played extraordinarily' in 2016 World T20 - R Ashwin makes white-ball case

The secret is to adapt, because mysteries get solved easily these days, feels the offspinner about the emerging bunch of young spinners

Worry lines all around as Bumrah injures his left shoulder

India's premier strike bowler picks up injury during Mumbai Indians' IPL 2019 game against Delhi Capitals

Griffith, Cooley named Australia bowling coaches for World Cup, Ashes

While Griffith has previously worked alongside Langer in the BBL, Cooley is currently working with the ODI team support staff on the UAE tour

Ricky Skerritt ends Dave Cameron's six-year reign to take over as CWI president

Pitted against just one challenger, former West Indies team manager Ricky Skerritt, Cameron lost by a 8-4 margin after the elections were conducted through a secret ballot on Sunday

James Pattinson may bat No. 7 for Victoria in Sheffield Shield final

With Nic Maddinson ruled out with a fractured thumb, Victoria may ponder promoting Pattinson up the order although recalling Cameron White is also an option

Aaron Finch's career-best 153 not out keeps Australia rolling

Mohammad Rizwan struck his maiden ODI hundred but a double-century opening stand for Australia made it a one-sided chase

SA complete 3-0 sweep after big DLS win

Fifties from Dwaine Pretorius and Reeza Hendricks powered South Africa to a big total, and after a rain delay, Sri Lanka collapsed in their chase

Jhye Richardson's World Cup hopes in doubt with dislocated shoulder

With the World Cup two months away, Richardson sent a significant injury scare through the Australia camp

Who is Mohammad Hasnain?

The 18-year-old quick has got people talking after his performance in the PSL and he gave Aaron Finch a few things to think about on his ODI debut

Sensational Rishabh Pant fires Delhi Capitals to emphatic win

Mumbai continue their losing run in IPL openers since 2012 as Rishabh Pant sets up 37-run win for Delhi with blazing knock

IPL Central: Mystery man Varun may have to wait for Kings XI debut

Catch all the pre-season IPL buzz on the go right here

Surrey restrict MCC to 265 on day one of clash in Dubai

Freddie van den Bergh, Conor McKerr thwart MCC after Dan Lawrence half-century

Andre Russell magic stuns Sunrisers Hyderabad

Russell and Shubman Gill smash an IPL record 53 runs in the last three overs - in 16 balls, in fact - to finish the job

Nigeria make history after sealing U-19 WC spot

Peter Aho provided the star turn as Nigeria recovered from 91 for 7 to go past the 139-run target with two wickets in hand against Sierra Leone

Bowlers set England up for resounding T20I win over Sri Lanka women

Freya Davies takes wickets on debut as Anya Shrubsole, Tammy Beaumont pass milestones

Dhoni unhappy with Chepauk pitch, says it needs to get "a lot better"

Virat Kohli says neither team would have enjoyed batting on the slow surface, especially in a T20 contest

RCB crumble against spin as CSK win IPL 2019 opener

Harbhajan Singh led the way with the wickets of Kohli, Moeen and de Villiers, while Tahir took 3-9 as RCB were shot out for the sixth lowest IPL total

Kane Williamson in doubt as Sunrisers Hyderabad travel to KKR's Eden

The onus is now on David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to stall a well-rounded Kolkata Knight Riders in their backyard

Williamson to lead Sunrisers despite Warner's availability

India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been named the franchise's vice-captain

Mumbai Indians face pace worries as rebranded Delhi Capitals press restart

Jason Behrendorff hasn't arrived in India yet, while Lasith Malinga and Adam Milne are already unavailable for the two-time champions

Lasith Malinga to retire after 2020 T20 World Cup

The 35-year-old fast bowler might quit ODIs after the World Cup this year too

Can Sri Lanka find elusive win in tour-ending dead rubber?

South Africa could look to give Sinethemba Qeshile a bigger role with the bat in the final match of their home season

Sean Abbott's 7 for 45 vaults NSW into Sheffield Shield final

The fast bowler took four of the first five wickets to reduce Tasmania to 5 for 23 and more or less put the result beyond doubt inside 10 overs

Finch's Australia keep defying expectations as World Cup nears

Pakistan, meanwhile, are experimenting with their squad and while that is necessary their performance in Sharjah on Friday was rather listless

Dean, Harris lead Victoria into Sheffield Shield final

Victoria's captain Travis Dean made his first half-century since December as the visitors rumbled over South Australia at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide

Concerns for Mumbai's pace attack as Adam Milne pulls out of the IPL

The New Zealand fast bowler is believed to be nursing a heel injury

The crisis that shook Australian cricket - Newlands ball-tampering, a year on

There are signs of recovery on and off the pitch from the scandal that rocked the game, but there remain unanswered questions

Isuru Udana's 48-ball 84* in vain as South Africa clinch series

Fifties from Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen helped the hosts set a target that proved to be beyond Sri Lanka's reach

Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh the heroes as Australia take 1-0 lead

Haris Sohail's maiden ODI hundred went in vain as Australia chased down the 281-run target with eight wickets and one over in hand

Don't care if I'm judged on not winning the IPL - Virat Kohli

'Obviously, you want to win," the RCB captain said in response to criticism of his captaincy. 'I am doing what I am supposed to do.'

Royal Challengers Bangalore look to break five-year duck against Chennai Super Kings

The rivalry between Dhoni's three-time champions and Kohli's men has always been a fiery one, and the perfect match-up to start IPL 2019 off with

Malinga to miss Mumbai Indians' first six IPL matches

As he is out for over a third of the season, Malinga himself suggested Mumbai may be better off replacing him for the entire tournament

Prasadani Weerakkody, Udeshika Prabodhani left out of Sri Lanka's T20I squad

Medium-pacer Madushika Meththananda, who has been part of several squads in the past, may find herself with some game time this time around

Western Australia secure big win but must wait for final outcome

Aaron Hardie took his second four-wicket haul on debut after Mitchell Marsh scored a century but everything hinges on New South Wales

Copeland's haul lifts New South Wales pursuit of final berth

A vital final day awaits for New South Wales after they managed to break through Tasmania's promising start

Tremain and Pattinson bowl Victoria towards pre-final victory

Brad Davis made a maiden first-class fifty but it was another poor batting display from South Australia

Amy Jones does it again as England sweep WODI series 3-0 against Sri Lanka

Opener scores third half-century in as many innings to lead thumping victory

Shoaib Malik's captaincy in focus as Pakistan seek ODI turnaround

Australia are coming off an unexpected triumph against India, but will be without the unwell Glenn Maxwell for the first ODI

Surrey's Will Jacks hits 25-ball ton, six sixes in an over

Jacks leads his side to 176 for 3 before Lancashire finish on 81 for 9 in pre-season T10 fixture

Ireland to host West Indies and Bangladesh for tri-series in May

The tournament will be an opportunity for West Indies and Bangladesh to fine tune their preparations ahead of the World Cup

Cameron Bancroft to captain Durham on comeback from ban

Durham coach says Bancroft showed 'mental toughness, skill and attitude to excel' upon return to first-class cricket

Sri Lanka look to hit back as South Africa rest key players

JP Duminy will lead a home side that will be without Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir and Quinton de Kock

'Nervous' Steven Smith, David Warner want to fit in - Aaron Finch

The Australia one-day captain is determined that the team shouldn't be distracted in any way by the return of the banned pair

James Pattinson returns to Nottinghamshire for Ashes push

Pattinson is in line to play seven County Championship matches and the full Royal London Cup campaign

Haidee Tiffen won't reapply for New Zealand coach position

An NZC review recommended the coaching and support staff reapply for their positions but Tiffen has decided to stand aside

Julia Price named head coach of USA women's team

Price's first challenge will be to try and take USA to the T20 World Cup qualifiers in Scotland in August

Will Pucovski's 82 gives Victoria the upper hand

Pucovski, who has faced his own struggles for runs since he was picked in the Australian Test squad against Sri Lanka, played patiently to keep the visitors in the middle throughout the day

Cameron Bancroft blunts Western Australia to a strong position

Western Australia in a position to seek an outright win they need to make the Sheffield Shield final

Williamson named NZ Player of the Year at ANZ Awards

Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Trent Boult and Colin Munro all picked up major honours at the ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards, held in Auckland on Thursday.

Alex Doolan, Matthew Wade look to build advantage for Tasmania

The duo made promising inroads in reply after the NSW tail frustrated Tasmania bowlers earlier in the day

ESPNcricinfo Superstats launched, will add 'layer of quality and value' to traditional numbers

Rahul Dravid and Sanjay Manjrekar join the creators of the three-pack set of new-age metrics at the official launch in Mumbai

'I will surely be opening in all the games' - Rohit Sharma

Rohit had batted mostly at Nos. 3, 4 and 5 last season for a combined 12 innings out of 14 and managed only 286 runs in all, his poorest tally in an IPL season

South Africa quicks Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi ruled out of IPL

While it's a shoulder injury that sees Nortje out of the IPL, CSK will miss Ngidi due to a side-strain picked up during South Africa's ODIs against Sri Lanka

After 51 years, Central Districts win back-to-back Plunket Shields

Central Districts won five of the eight matches they played in 2018-19 with their captain Greg Hay finishing second on the top-scorer's list

Harry Gurney signs white-ball-only deal with Nottinghamshire

Bowler plying his trade on global limited-overs circuit

Michael Neser rocks Western Australia on 15-wicket day

The Warriors bounce back to reduce visiting Queensland to 5 for 71 after folding for 138 in their first hit

Urooj Mumtaz to head PCB's all-women selection panel

Asmavia Iqbal and Marina Iqbal part of panel in PCB's quest to revamp women's cricket

'A good challenge and good fun' - David Miller passes test with the big gloves

The batsman appears to have become the frontrunner to keep wickets should Quinton de Kock pick up a mid-game injury at the World Cup

Nic Maddinson injury blow for Victoria as James Pattinson impresses again

Travis Head and Tom Andrews made half-centuries for South Australia to push them over 250

Hope to play Test cricket for England - Olivier

The fast bowler, who turned his back on an international career with South Africa, reiterated that his decision to relocate to Yorkshire was the best for his and his family's future

Sourav Ganguly, Ricky Ponting want Rishabh Pant to be India's No. 4 at World Cup

"You can't see Rishabh Pant failing at the top level," says the former India captain

Hughes and Larkin set up New South Wales for final push

Jackson Bird claimed three wickets but Trent Copeland pushed the total beyond 300

Adam Zampa rebuilding confidence as Australia turn to spin

Although the legspinner has become Australia's No. 1 option in the one-day side he is taking nothing for granted ahead of the World Cup

South Africa nearly choke, but Tahir rescues them in Super Over

Lasith Malinga and Isara Udana conceded just 17 runs in their last four overs as South Africa were forced to win the contest via a one-over eliminator

Stephen Fleming stands down as coach of Melbourne Stars

He helped the Stars reach two BBL finals during his four years at the club but fell agonisingly short of a title

'99 regrets and the World Cup is No.1: Allan Donald warns England to embrace favourites' tag

Former South Africa quick still rues missed opportunity at 1999 World Cup, and warns England not to make same mistakes

BCCI likely to advertise for India coach position

The contracts of Ravi Shastri and his coaching staff, who were appointed in July 2017, will expire after the World Cup

Ricky Ponting sees room for Usman Khawaja in World Cup XI

The returning David Warner should open, and Steven Smith can move down to No. 4 or No. 5, says the former Australia captain

Jos Buttler embraces the 'chaos' as IPL return for Rajasthan Royals looms

England batsman confident that positive mindset can pay dividends at World Cup too

Chennai to host 2019 IPL final on May 12

On Tuesday, the BCCI released the schedule for the second half of the IPL - till May 5 - but left out the knockout phase

England, Australia could adopt shirt names and numbers for Ashes

Edgbaston Test could be the first to feature innovation after 142 years of rivalry

CWI seek "amicable resolution" to Phil Simmons contract dispute

Board 'never denied liability' as it seeks swift resolution to constructive dismissal case

Zimbabwe to break cricket hiatus with series against UAE

The five-match ODI home series will be followed by visits to Netherlands and Ireland in June and July

Virat Kohli 'very lucky' to be retained as RCB captain - Gautam Gambhir

The two-time IPL-winning captain feels the India skipper isn't shrewd or tactically smart enough to lead in the T20 league

Steven Smith targeting return to action in Rajasthan Royals' season opener

The suspended Australia batsman underwent shoulder surgery earlier this year, leading to questions on his match readiness

Could not have detected floodlight failure pre-match - Newlands management

Western Province Cricket Association chief executive was confident the problem had been resolved and would not affect the T20I

Sheffield Shield final bid helps Bancroft press Ashes claims

The three rounds of the Shield season since resumption after the Big Bash League have tossed up some thought-provoking numbers

Kent wary of Surrey dominance if clubs join forces for The Hundred

'Opportunity must outweigh the threat', warns chief executive, as Matt Walker bids for Hundred coaching role

'Form first, reputation next' - Ottis Gibson on South Africa's World Cup selection

South Africa's coach also said the likes of Rabada, du Plessis and de Kock will be rested after the first T20I against Sri Lanka

Hampshire stint on hold as Dimuth Karunaratne enters frame for Sri Lanka World Cup captaincy

Sri Lanka's selectors now strongly considering handing the ODI reins to Karunaratne for the World Cup

CWI 'admit liability' in Phil Simmons' unfair dismissal case

Former coach claims damages of more than US$300,000 following sacking in September 2016

Heino Kuhn to stand in as Kent captain in absence of Sam Billings and Joe Denly

County hope that Matt Renshaw's desire to impress ahead of Ashes will help fill batting void during IPL

Focus remains on World Cup as T20Is start

A side strain to Ngidi might mean Steyn returns for South Africa, while Sri Lanka continue to search for a combination that delivers results

Alex Hartley, Amy Jones to the fore as England seal Sri Lanka WODI series

England women chase down a moderate target of 188 with six wickets and 16.3 overs to spare

Rahmat Shah, Ihsanullah see Afghanistan through to historic maiden Test win

Rahmat Shah made his second fifty of the match and put on a century stand for the second wicket with Ihsanullah as Afghanistan registered their first Test win

'A historic day for Afghanistan' - Asghar Afghan

Captain praises Rashid Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai and Waqar Salamkheil for setting up the victory by bowling Ireland out for 172 in the first innings

Mohammad Hasnain, Ahmed Shehzad secure Quetta's maiden PSL title

The teenaged fast bowler took 3 for 30 as Peshawar Zalmi lost to the Gladiators for the fourth time this season

What Smith, Warner reintegration really means

Despite the on-message response to their meeting with the Australia squad in Dubai there remains many questions about the banned pair's return

Aiden Markram, Anrich Nortje, Sinethemba Qeshile called up for T20Is against Sri Lanka

Markram and Nortje have been picked for all three matches while Qeshile has been selected for the last two games

'I am no slouch' in white-ball cricket - R Ashwin

He looks set to miss the World Cup bus, having been out of India's ODI side for nearly two years, but the offspinner isn't ready to think of himself as Test-only player yet

Foreign players' comfort levels in Pakistan 'growing all the time' - David Richardson

The progress made by the PCB in bringing international teams and the PSL to Pakistan has 'changed the perception' of the country, the ICC CEO stressed

Ehsan Mani hopeful of hosting all PSL 2020 matches in Pakistan

PCB chairman's statement comes at the closing ceremony ahead of the PSL 2019 final at Karachi's National Stadium

Afghanistan chase historic Test win after Rashid Khan five-for

Ireland's second successive half-century stand for the last wicket keeps them in the fight

Poor decision-making has cost RCB in big matches - Virat Kohli

The RCB captain also admitted last season's marketing campaign - this year the cup is ours - may not have been the wisest move

Shaiman Anwar fifty, Sultan Ahmed three-for hand UAE T20I series 1-0

Left-arm spinner Sultan Ahmed's 3 for 33, and Shaiman Anwar's 30-ball 62 helped UAE hold off USA's pursuit of 183 in a 24-run win at ICC Academy in Dubai

Smith, Warner welcomed back to Australia set-up with 'open arms'

The banned pair briefly spent time with the one-day squad in Dubai where the new team culture was one of the key topics discussed

No cap on India players' IPL participation ahead of World Cup - Virat Kohli

The RCB captain feels responsibility for managing workloads would lie with the players themselves, a view shared by coaches Ashish Nehra and Gary Kirsten

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