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Monday, January 31

Ricky Ponting: Virat Kohli was passionate about continuing as India's Test match captain

Ponting reveals conversation he had with Kohli in IPL 2021 when the former India captain wanted to continue leading in Tests

Ranji Trophy league phase likely to take place from February 16 to March 5

Teams to be spread across nine venues: Chennai, Ahmedabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Bengaluru, Rajkot, Cuttack, Guwahati, Kolkata, Hyderabad.

Kohli: 'You don't need to be a captain to be a leader'

Says he could have "more things to contribute to the team" as a batter

Sunday, January 30

Ravi, Ostwal skittle Bangladesh for 111 as India enter semi-finals

Defending champions knocked out as India set up semi-final clash against Australia

Saturday, January 29

Yash Dhull and four others recover from Covid-19 and available for knockouts

Allrounder Nishant Sindhu, who led in Dhull's absence, has, however, tested positive ahead of the quarter-final against Bangladesh

Friday, January 28

BCCI's Ranji plan: League phase in Feb-March, knockouts in June

Jay Shah says "absolutely necessary" to conduct and safeguard premier domestic tournament which was cancelled last year

Thursday, January 27

Fit-again Rohit to lead India for WI series; Kuldeep back for ODIs

Wristspinner Ravi Bishnoi receives maiden call-up; batter Deepak Hooda in for the 50-over leg

New Zealand home fixtures streamlined to mitigate Covid-19 risk

Tours by SA, Australia, Netherlands and India women will now be confined to a small list of venues

Wednesday, January 26

de Kock moves to fifth in ICC rankings for ODI batters, van der Dussen reaches career-best 10th

Among ODI bowlers, Ngidi returned to the top 20 and in the T20I bowlers' rankings Holder reached a career-best 26th

KL Rahul: 'Time to transform our white-ball cricket'

"I'd rather have a longer run as a successful captain and leader, than start off with something big and then go downwards"

Tuesday, January 25

Ravi Shastri not reading much into India's twin losses: 'How can the standard go down suddenly?'

Former India head coach suggests not announcing a vice-captain beforehand, but picking someone who can 'fit into the XI' on the day

Meg Lanning, Tahlia McGrath advance in women's T20I rankings

Chamari Athapaththu breaks into top ten after showing strong form in the Commonwealth Games Qualifiers

Monday, January 24

Lucknow Super Giants unveiled as name for new IPL franchise

The RP Sanjiv Goenka group had earlier called the Pune franchise they acquired for two years Rising Pune Supergiants

Thursday, January 20

Ahmedabad and Kolkata likely to host India's home series against West Indies

The BCCI also wants to tweak the schedule to avoid a clash with the two-day IPL auction, scheduled for February 12 and 13

Covid-hit India U-19s' concerns at World Cup: Depleted squad, travel worries ahead of knockouts

If India find themselves with fewer than 11 fit players, their fixtures could be rescheduled as per tournament rules

South Africa seek to seal series, India search for middle-order solutions in must-win match

On a surface aiding spin, the South African spinners were on point in the first game - can India's pair match them this time around?

Australia top ICC Test rankings after Ashes win, India slip to third place

South Africa move up a spot to fifth place after beating India; New Zealand retain second spot

Wednesday, January 19

Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma tons set up comfortable win for South Africa

India slide after Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli fifties to end up 32 short of 297 target

Covid-19 scare in India Under-19 camp, Yash Dhull and five others forced to miss match against Ireland

Shaik Rasheed, Aaradhya Yadav, Vasu Vats, Manav Parakh and Siddarth Yadav are the others to have sat out the game

Babar Azam, Nat Sciver named captains of ICC's men's and women's T20I teams of the year

Five England players make it to women's T20I team of the year; three South Africans, two Australians in the men's list

Travis Head moves up to career-best No. 5 in Test batters' rankings after Ashes heroics

Andy McBrine moves inside top ten for ODI bowlers after starring role in Ireland's series win over West Indies

Tuesday, January 18

Opportunity for India, South Africa to build ODI plans

South Africa will be missing Kagiso Rabada, who has been withdrawn from the ODI squad to manage his workload

Rahul will open in ODIs against South Africa, Venkatesh Iyer to audition as fast-bowling allrounder

India's stand-in captain feels Boland Park pitch could have something for slower bowlers, and both Ashwin and Chahal are likely to get a chance

Lucknow IPL franchise picks up Rahul, Stoinis and Bishnoi

Rahul also set to be captain of new franchise

Monday, January 17

Bumrah: 'Don't think anyone is in a weird space' with changes in captaincy and coaching staff

"Everybody has played enough cricket to understand that this is the way the game goes and this is how you have to move forward"

Kohli resigns as Test captain: Rohit 'shocked', tributes from colleagues pour in

Shastri, Ashwin, Ishant and wife Anushka post heartfelt messages on social media

Saturday, January 15

Virat Kohli steps down as India Test captain

"Everything has to come to a halt at some stage and for me as Test captain of India, it's now"

South Africa seal come-from-behind series win as India fall apart

Petersen sets up 212 chase with a classy 82 before van der Dussen and Bavuma finish the job

No formal charges filed against India for Newlands DRS bust-up

While ICC's match officials had a word with the Indian team management, there was no official code of conduct breach charge levelled against India

Friday, January 14

'Very disappointed' Kohli bemoans India's batting collapse: 'There's no running away from it'

"Having collapses every now and then is not a good thing, and that's something we need to analyse and correct"

'Don't let the mind wander' - staying in the moment key for India at Under-19 World Cup

Captain Yash Dhull has the respect of the players and can "take tough calls on the field when needed," says coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar

Thursday, January 13

'Whole country against 11 guys' - Rahul, Kohli and others direct anger at broadcaster after DRS saves Elgar

"We saw it, you saw it. I'll leave that for the match referee to have a look at it," India's bowling coach Paras Mhambrey

Petersen leads South Africa response after Pant's stunning century

Petersen remained unbeaten on 48 after South Africa bowled India out for 198 in the second innings

Wednesday, January 12

Bumrah five-for steals Petersen's thunder before South Africa strike vital blows

Kohli and Pujara started a repair job as India's lead swelled to 70 by stumps on day two

Jayant Yadav replaces Washington Sundar for South Africa ODI series

Navdeep Saini named a cover for Mohammed Siraj, who is yet to recover from a hamstring injury

Tuesday, January 11

Tata Group replaces Vivo as IPL title sponsors for 2022 and 2023 seasons

IPL governing council provides letters of intent to the two new IPL teams after a delay

Washington Sundar a doubt for South Africa ODIs after testing positive for Covid-19

The allrounder is on the verge of completing his mandatory isolation but may or may not be able to fly out with the rest of the ODI squad members

Injured Tom Curran to miss IPL 2022 and start of county season

Allrounder diagnosed with a stress fracture of the lower back and could be out of action till May

Monday, January 10

Virat Kohli returns as India resume hunt for history in South Africa

For the hosts, the Wanderers should be a turning point if their cricket is to move beyond the foundation phase of their rebuild

Cooch Behar Trophy postponed following 'positive Covid-19 cases within the team environment'

BCCI to "continue to monitor the situation and identify a new window once the situation improves"

Friday, January 07

Goswami: New Zealand ODIs will help us 'fix our errors' before World Cup

"It is very windy there and we as cricketers need some time to adjust to the conditions"

Punam Raut on World Cup snub: Very disheartening to be continuously left out

Top-order batter has averaged 73.75 in 2021 with a century and two fifties

Thursday, January 06

Virat Kohli expected to return for final Test in Cape Town

Question marks remain over Siraj's availability for the decider after he picked up a hamstring niggle at the Wanderers

Elgar's unbeaten 96 seals Johannesburg Test for South Africa on rain-hit fourth day

Series moves to Cape Town for the decider, with the contest tied 1-1

Dravid says management will have a chat with Pant over shot selection

Dravid and stand-in captain Rahul both felt India were short on runs in the first innings, and expect Kohli to return for the decider

Wednesday, January 05

Pujara believes talks of his and Rahane's lack of runs were 'outside noise'

The duo played a vital role in reversing the momentum of the second Test during India's second innings, putting on 111 at a run rate of 4.75

Gutsy Dean Elgar has South Africa's nose in front on testing Wanderers pitch

Captain goes to stumps unbeaten on 46, with hosts needing 122 more to keep the series alive

KL Rahul, Lungi Ngidi rise in ICC rankings after Centurion face-off

Shami, Bavuma, Bumrah, Agarwal and Elgar also move up in the latest update