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Kings XI pick Ankit Rajpoot and bowl

The former Knight Rider got his first game of the season in place of Mohit Sharma

Narine v Gayle in tussle for top spot

Chris Gayle has a formidable record against his former team, having scored 532 runs in 13 innings at an average of nearly 50 and a strike-rate of 152.43

Warne slams Cricket Australia's 'greed'

The former Australia spinner has criticised the board's decision to expand the Big Bash League next summer

Watson, the quiet marauder

The allrounder from Australia doesn't have the spectacle or cult-hero status of a Gayle or Dhoni. But he can more than match their exploits with bat in hand

Porter and Harmer back in harness as Essex recover the poise of champions

Essex supporters watched the two standout performers of last season's title-winning team go about their work under an unseasonable April sun

Yorkshire's tail rallies to leave Headingley's faithful with something to care for

As spectators soaked up the sunshine on an entertaining day, conversation often turned to the ECB's controversial plans for 100-ball cricket

de Lange's Glamorgan best takes the honours

Gloucestershire's lower order kept the team afloat after a tough start in which Lukas Carey also impressed

Bottom-placed teams look for season-altering spark

Rain could be a dampener as Royal Challengers Bangalore begin a sequence of four straight home games, against Delhi Daredevils

Sidebottom takes advantage of slipshod Northants

Sidebottom, playing in just his ninth first-class game, tore through the Northants lower order to claim a maiden five-wicket haul

Surrey hit back after Dawson sparks a tailspin

Fidel Edwards' pace also caught the eye on the opening day at The Oval where almost 3000 spectators soaked up the action

Renshaw stands out with debut century

Worcestershire seamer Ed Barnard also impressed on the opening day as 18 wickets fell in seam-friendly conditions

Royals fall flat after Watson century

The Australia allrounder sizzled against his former team to score his fourth T20 century as Super Kings reigned supreme at their adopted home ground

Viljoen revives Derbyshire amid Roland-Jones injury worry

Toby Roland-Jones was only able to bowl five overs on the opening as he left the field with some back soreness

Raine's late double tilts day to Leicestershire

Luke Wright and Ben Brown had put Sussex in a solid position but their hard work was undone

Markram fails to get off the mark ... twice

Aiden Markram collected a pair on his very first day of Championship cricket as Matt Henry starred for Kent

Gurusinha to head SLC's High Performance Unit

SLC hopes to utilise the former batsman's expertise to bridge the gap between the national team and its talent production line

Sri Lanka Cricket elections set for May 19

Incumbent President Thilanga Sumathipala confirmed that he would run for another two-year term following recent changes to Sri Lanka's Sports Law

What's in Ed Smith's inbox?

England's new national selector has the challenge of trying to solve long-standing issues with the Test side

Mosaddek, Mithun salvage draw for South Zone

The two batsmen hit counterattacking centuries in the second innings after Central Zone had secured a 111-run first-innings lead in Rajshahi

Ed Smith appointed as ECB National Selector

Ed Smith, the former Kent captain turned journalist, has been named as the new National Selector

The end of the beer snake? Surrey make bold environmental commitment

Club commits to ambitious initiative to phase out single-use plastic by the year 2020

Gayle's blazing ton hands Sunrisers first loss

The opener smashed his sixth IPL hundred and 21st overall in T20s to lead Kings XI Punjab to 193 for 3, a score that proved too much for Sunrisers Hyderabad

CA aims to appoint new coach, ODI captain ahead of England tour

The process was set in motion as the CA Board met in Melbourne on Friday

'Sehwag saved IPL by picking me' - Gayle

Gayle, with all the big T20 batting records to his name, has nothing more to prove, but wants people to "just put some respect on the name"

ECB to propose '100-ball' competition

The ECB's new city-based T20 competition could be set to be a 100-balls-a-side affair, according to a radical proposal released today

CSK seek to recreate stronghold at new home

Both MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina, who are recovering from injuries, trained on the eve of the match against Rajasthan Royals and could be fit to play on Friday

County cricket would improve my game - Kohli

The India captain has been strongly linked with Surrey in recent months with the BCCI keen that key players have the chance to get used to conditions in England

Paine promises to cut Australia's sledging

Australia's new Test captain said that talk of changing the team's on-field approach had started when Steven Smith was still in charge

'Good luck understanding our great game'

The ECB took the game by surprise when it announced that the new city-based tournament to be launched in 2020 will be based around a 100-ball concept rather than T20

Arafat, Shoriful strangle East Zone twice to seal innings victory

The rookie seamers extracted ample assistance from an unusually green Mirpur pitch as North Zone romped to an innings-and-28-run win at the Shere Bangla National Stadium

'Leaving Dutch cricket in a better state than when I turned up' - Borren

The outgoing Netherlands captain has said he is retiring to give the younger players the best chance to gain experience under Pieter Seelar with qualification for the 2020 World T20 and success in the 13-team ODI League in mind

SACA says key elements of MoU yet to be discussed with CSA

SACA's fear is that if the MoU is not signed by the time the current deal expires, South African players may consider their options elsewhere rather than commit to cricket at home

CSK arranges chartered train for diehard fans

The 'Whistle Podu Express' will carry around 1000 fans from Chennai to Pune, with the team management to bear all expenses

Afridi named in World XI for West Indies charity match

Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera were also among the first group of World XI players confirmed for the side that will be captained by Eoin Morgan

Borren calls time on Netherlands career

Allrounder Pieter Seelaar takes over the captaincy, while Jeroen Smits, the former Netherlands wicketkeeper, has been appointed the new team manager

Michael Papps announces first-class retirement

The first man to score 10,000 runs in the Plunket Shield has called time on his playing days

Open BCCI to public scrutiny: Law panel tells Indian govt

Law Commissions wants the Indian cricket board to be brought under the Right to Information Act

Kuldeep, Chawla, Rana lift KKR to top of table

Spin limited Rajasthan Royals to 160 and an aggressive batting approach then helped Kolkata Knight Riders chase down their target with six balls remaining

Can Kings XI keep Mohali win-record intact?

They've won two in two here this season, but Sunrisers Hyderabad have traditionally had the better results at this venue - and they are the form team of 2018 too

Cricket Australia to begin hunt for new coach on Friday

Reports in the Australia media suggest Justin Langer could be the one to take over from Darren Lehmann, who had resigned in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal

CSA proposes interim agreement to extend contract negotiation with players

With only seven working days left before the negotiation period ends, Cricket South Africa are looking to give three-month contract extensions to players

Khawaja joins Glamorgan for T20 campaign

The Australia left hander will be available for all 14 group matches and will play alongside Shaun Marsh

BPL teams to have a maximum of four overseas players in 2018

The 2017 edition of the tournament allowed team to play five overseas players in their XI, but the next edition will go back to the original rule

BCB cuts contracts list for 2018 to ten

Soumya Sarkar, Mosaddek Hossain among players who have been kept out of the coveted list

The toilet leading a women's cricket revo-loo-tion

Muslim Uddin's camp for women cricketers in Bogra, run out of a toilet converted into an office and storeroom, has produced international cricketers such as Khadija Tul Kubra, Ritu Moni and Sharmin Akhter

Ed Smith set to be named England head selector

Smith is understood to have been preferred from a shortlist that also included Andy Flower, Derek Pringle, Mike Selvey and one of the current selectors, Mick Newell

TalkSPORT beat BBC to England's overseas radio rights

Test Match Special, the BBC's flagship cricket commentary, will be off-air this winter for the first time in 13 years

Surrey open to Warner, Smith county deals

Surrey coach Michael Di Venuto said it would be "mad" not to consider either of the pair if the ECB allowed such a move

Wrong replay puts broadcasters in focus again

It has emerged that the third umpire might have looked at the wrong replay after being referred to for a no-ball, with pictures showing the batsman Umesh Yadav at the non-striker's end during RCB's clash against Mumbai

Frustrated by RCB bowling at the death - Vettori

The RCB coach also pointed out to the contrasting strategies applied by spinners of both teams as a difference-maker

Rohit, Lewis batter Royal Challengers in imposing win

Mumbai Indians managed to break their three-match losing streak with a massive 46-run win

In-form KKR out to breach Royals' fortress

Royals are on a nine-match winning streak in Jaipur and are on a high after plotting RCB's downfall in Bengaluru

The mysterious snubbing of Fawad Alam

A look at Fawad Alam's record since his last Test match for Pakistan in November 2009

No Irani Cup in 2018-19 domestic season?

The BCCI's technical committee has also proposed that the Ranji Trophy include a pre-quarterfinal round, and that Bihar feature in the tournament

Russell to return to West Indies squad in fundraiser for Irma-Maria damage

The allrounder has been named in a 13-man squad that will take on an ICC Rest of the World XI at Lord's to raise funds for rehabilitation of cricket centres in the Caribbean

'Getting back into the groove has been challenging' - Lynn

The Kolkata Knight Riders opener talks about his recovery from his latest shoulder injury, and explains his team's flexible strategy at the top of the order

FICA alert: Players desperate to board free-agency flight

A survey of 300 cricketers around the world indicate a growing willingness to forego international cricket and national contracts to play T20 leagues

Howell gets the job done

Gloucestershire become the first side to win a Championship match without an innings above 110 since 1982

ECB to examine 'FA Cup-style' knockout and first-class conference proposals

The return of an FA Cup-style knockout competition and the restructuring of the County Championship into a conference system will be on the agenda when an ECB working party meets in the coming days

SLC begin search for new staff after Pothas' exit

Former Pakistan legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed is among those being considered for the position of spin bowling coach. The board is also on the hunt for a new fielding coach

KKR got 200 off 18 overs - Maxwell

Delhi Daredevils have conceded the most sixes and fours and have the worst economy rate in the Powerplay this IPL season

Mumbai, RCB running out of room for error

Mumbai, having lost three close games, would want to win against Royal Challengers, who have endured a sub-par start to the season themselves

Rana and Russell hand Daredevils a drubbing

Nitish Rana's 59 and a 12-ball 41 from Andre Russell powered Knight Riders to what proved an eminently match-winning total of 200

Curran departure leads frustrated Stewart to call for IPL cut-off date

Surrey director of cricket believes counties need better protection against last-minute IPL signings and asks: "Who controls the players?"

Edwards steps up as Hampshire women's director

Former England women's captain will combine management role with continuing to play for Hampshire

This proves we belong, says defiant Leach, after heavy defeat

Fidel Edwards made short shrift of Worcestershire after being awarded his Hampshire county cap

Nottinghamshire prevail in morning of 12-wicket madness

It was a morning when batsmen came and went like leaders of UKIP; a morning when the rapidity of events boggled the scrambled mind and outstripped the scribbling pen

Seen 'better players than Fawad' in last three years - Inzamam

The chief selector says the decision to omit Fawad Alam was based purely on merit

Deadline fast approaching as CSA, players yet to reach agreement

The South African Cricketers' Association has prepared its position, but sources say negotiations have not begun with the deadline of April 30 looming

Legendary fielder Colin Bland dies aged 80

The allrounder, who played 21 Tests for South Africa between 1961 and 1966, had been suffering from colon cancer for several years

Stone's pace sets pulses racing

Olly Stone has the ability to bowl quickly and, even though it is April and wickets are tumbling everywhere, his career-best display at Edgbaston brought excitement

Dhoni sees future for Jadeja the finisher

The Chennai Super Kings captain explains why he has the left-hander batting ahead of the big-hitting Dwaye Bravo. Hint: it has to do with his left-handedness

Mandhana, Deepti earn career-best rankings on ODI charts

India opener Smriti Mandhana's prolific run of form in 2018 earned her a career-best fourth position on the ICC rankings for batsmen while compatriot Deepti Sharma climbed to No. 3 on the allrounders' charts

Weakened Middlesex complete assertive win

Middlesex's relegation last season felt even more bizarre as they dispensed with Northants in confident fashion within three days at Lord's

Dhoni falls short in final over, Kings XI prevent a heist

After pulling off two tremendous chases in their first two games, CSK almost did it again in Mohali

Abbott's all-round show sets up Hampshire's victory push

Promoted Worcestershire have been hard to break at the Ageas Bowl and Hampshire needed Kyle Abbott's ability not just with the ball but also with the bat

Sanju Samson outguns RCB's batting might

The batsman hit 10 sixes and launched Rajasthan Royals to 217 for 4, a score that proved too much for Royal Challengers Bangalore

Old Trafford at peace, unlike the one up the road

Higgins wrecks Kent in startling debut

Ryan Higgins left Middlesex for Gloucestershire in search of more white-ball opportunities and he put his Championship debut to immediate good use

Gambhir returns to Eden but spotlight on Karthik

Dinesh Karthik's tactics have been called into question in KKR's two losses so far this season. Now he must match wits with the man who led KKR for seven years, winning two titles

Fakhar, Imam receive maiden call-ups for Ireland, England Tests

With Yasir Shah injured, Shadab Khan becomes the lead spinner. Left-arm quick Rahat Ali returns in place of the out-of-favour Wahab Riaz

Milne replaces injured Cummins at Mumbai Indians

The New Zealand fast bowler arrived and trained with the squad ahead of their match against Delhi Daredevils

Finch open to Australia captaincy

Once, the kind of leader who would "throw caution to the wind", Finch said he has learnt to concentrate "to be a bit calmer out on the field, take a bit more of the planning that you have pre-game."

Dhoni v Ashwin: once long-term team-mates, now rivals

Injury concerns aside, CSK have begun well, squeezing out maximum points so far. Now they run into a revamped Kings XI Punjab, captained by an old friend

Ex-Knight Rider Shakib leads Sunrisers to first win in Kolkata

Kolkata Knight Riders were only in control as long as their spinners were bowling, as Sunrisers dominated the rest of the game to consolidate their position at the top of the table

Spring dawns as Ball sings the sweetest song

Jake Ball's five wickets ensured that promoted Nottinghamshire harried a Lancashire side fancied for a strong Championship challenge

Twenty-six wickets in a day as Lord's gets frisky

Division Two Championship cricket tends to rush along at a frantic pace, but Middlesex must have found such a white-knuckle ride at headquarters an unusual experience

Bell begins to banish memories of fallow summer

Ian Bell had a disastrous 2017, resigning from the Warwickshire captaincy and overlooked by England for the Ashes, but he began a new season in seductive fashion

Roderick stands firm amid the plunder

Kent were dismissed in barely 18 overs in an embarrassing start to the season and thanks to a staunch innings from Gareth Roderick face a tough struggle against Gloucestershire

Worcestershire keep on scrapping

Late runs from Ben Cox and Ed Barnard produced spirited resistance but Hampshire's lead still looks daunting

Can RCB or Royals find top gear?

Neither team has really dominated yet this season, and both need to iron out niggling issues before the competition truly heats up

Shahzad fined, asked to relocate to Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Cricket Board has given a one-month ultimatum to Mohammad Shahzad to shift to Afghanistan from Pakistan or risk having his national contract terminated

Roy clinches thrilling win on Daredevils debut

Having looked set for 200-plus, Mumbai Indians stumbled badly in the slog overs, and ended up suffering their third successive defeat

I want to play all three formats for my country - Umesh

The RCB quick wants to play all three formats of the game for India, and not just Test cricket as he has done in recent times

ICC appoints panel to select USA Cricket independent directors

ICC chief executive David Richardson will be part of the four-member panel, which also includes Amy Perko, Rohan Chandran and Keith Aaron

Injured Kamlesh Nagarkoti ruled out of IPL season

Prasidh Krishna, the Karnataka fast bowler, has replaced him in the Kolkata Knight Riders squad

Vince leaves immediate impression

Gareth Berg's aggressive 75 ensured Hampshire gained the benefit from an innings of panache from England hopeful James Vince

Third seamer in focus for Mumbai after two narrow losses

The point of debate in Mumbai Indians' bowling attack has changed quickly from lead spinner to third seamer. Who can stem the flow of runs and share the pressure with Bumrah and Mustafizur?

Lord's floodlights add a touch of history to the gloom

For the first time at Lord's, the floodlights shone in a Championship match - but they went off for bad light all the same

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