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Tuesday, January 31

Ajinkya Rahane to play for Leicestershire in 2023 county season

This will be Rahane's second stint in County Championship after 2019 when he represented Hampshire

Jadeja set to join India squad in Nagpur ahead of Australia series

Shreyas Iyer, however, is yet to get a clearance from the NCA as he continues his recovery from a back issue

New Zealand target rare series win in India

Apart from a one-off T20I in 2012, the visitors have not won a bilateral series of any format in India

Monday, January 30

M Vijay retires from international cricket

Former India opener will explore "new opportunities in the world of cricket and the business side of it"

'This was a shocker of a wicket' - Hardik Pandya critical of Lucknow pitch

Gambhir, Neesham also echo India captain's thoughts; Bracewell reckons it wasn't a bad advertisement for T20s

Sunday, January 29

Shafali 'not going to be satisfied', sets sights on senior World Cup

India's captain also revealed how the pain of Melbourne 2020 spurred her on in this tournament

Suryakumar helps India draw level in Lucknow spin-fest

Defending a mere 99, New Zealand's bowlers stretched the game to its penultimate ball

Saturday, January 28

Persistent rain washes out dress rehearsal for final

Only two overs were bowled before the heavens opened

Hardik, Santner express 'shock' and 'surprise' at Ranchi pitch

The two captains were surprised by the new ball offering more turn and how much it spun in the second innings

Pressure on India as New Zealand look to seal the series in Lucknow

The focus will be on India's top order with Prithvi Shaw waiting in the wings

Mithali Raj roped in as mentor and advisor of WPL team Gujarat Giants

The world's most prolific run-scorer in women's cricket joins the Ahmedabad-based franchise for the inaugural season of WPL

Friday, January 27

India to face England in Women's U-19 T20 World Cup final

India spun out New Zealand, before England edged out Australia in a nail-biter

Daryl Mitchell and Mitchell Santner give New Zealand 1-0 lead in T20Is

Spin was the way to go on the night, and the visitors got it right

Thursday, January 26

Ravindra Jadeja 'hopefully good to go now' for India vs Australia Tests

He picked up seven wickets in the second innings - and bowled 41.1 overs in the match - in his comeback from knee surgery

Pandya resumes T20I captaincy as New Zealand seek first win of tour

Gill and Kishan are set to open for India, as Shaw bides his time and Gaikwad is ruled out of the series with a wrist injury

Women's U-19 World Cup: India, England, Australia and New Zealand's road to the semi-finals

As the battle for the first junior women's T20 title heats up, here's a run-through of what each contender has going for them

Wednesday, January 25

Who are the two new Women's Premier League team owners?

The lowdown on Adani Sportsline and Capri Global, who own teams based out of Ahmedabad and Lucknow

Owners of Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, RCB win bids to own Women's Premier League teams

The Adani Group and Capri Global buy the other two WPL teams; Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Lucknow to be home venues

Men's ODI rankings: Siraj is the new No. 1 bowler; Gill overtakes Kohli on batters' table

Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav are the other Indians to move up after their series sweep over New Zealand

WPL set to be played from March 4 to 24; IPL final likely on May 28

WPL player auction expected to take place in first week of February

Renshaw ready for Ashwin test if opportunity comes in India

The left hander believes that lbw is the biggest danger facing the offspinner

Tuesday, January 24

Rohit and Gill outdo Conway as India go No. 1 with 3-0 win

A three-wicket burst from Thakur proved crucial after the three openers scored tons in an Indore run-fest

Stokes, Babar and Buttler named captains of ICC teams of 2022

Smriti Mandhana, Beth Mooney, Sophie Ecclestone and Renuka Singh figure in both women's white-ball XIs for the year gone by

Seven IPL team owners among 17 entities to bid for women's IPL teams

The auction will take place in Mumbai on Wednesday, and the winners will be determined through a closed-bid process

Mandhana and Harmanpreet crush West Indies in dominant win

West Indies now need to win both their remaining games to stay in contention for the final

Monday, January 23

PCB, BCCI to face off over ACC dispute in February 4 meeting

The disagreement relates to Jay Shah's "unilateral" announcement of the ACC calendar for 2023 and 2024

Onus on New Zealand's top five to deliver in dead rubber

They have failed in both matches so far, but conditions in high-scoring Indore could cheer them up

Jadeja puts troubled knee to Ranji test as Australia series looms

The allrounder says he will "go slowly" with his bowling workload in his comeback for Saurashtra against Tamil Nadu

Friday, January 20

Can India, New Zealand top the Hyderabad spectacle?

The visitors say Ish Sodhi is tracking well after ankle injury but haven't taken a call on his inclusion yet

Ponting wants Pant to be around Delhi Capitals team during IPL 2023

"If he's actually able to travel and be around the team, then I want him sitting beside me in the dugout every day of the week"

Amanjot, Deepti star as India begin tri-series with a win

The pair rescued India from 69 for 5 before Deepti picked up a three-for

Thursday, January 19

Hardik Pandya - bowled or not bowled?

The third umpire felt there was no conclusive evidence to rule that the bail had been dislodged by the wicketkeeper's glove

Wednesday, January 18

Bracewell's 140 gives India mighty scare after Gill smashes 208

From 131 for 6, New Zealand mounted a stunning comeback to get close to a target of 350

Sarfaraz's job is to 'keep scoring runs, all the time', and he hasn't stopped doing it

Not being picked in the Test team despite his monster first-class numbers upset him, but he isn't about to give up

Tuesday, January 17

Kishan careful not to show 'youngsters' trait' as he begins Test career

"If we are not in a good situation and if I play a rash shot, it will let the team down."

Rohit Sharma in favour of early starts at 2023 World Cup

India captain backs Ashwin's suggestion to reduce the impact of dew on day-night ODIs

Can New Zealand challenge India's strong home record?

Three days after beating Sri Lanka 3-0, Rohit Sharma's men are up against their next opponent

Shreyas Iyer ruled out of ODI series against New Zealand

Rajat Patidar named as replacement, but Suryakumar now likely to get a run in the ODI XI

Monday, January 16

Rishabh Pant 'forever grateful and indebted' to individuals who took him to hospital

India wicketkeeper thanks Rajat Kumar and Nishu Kumar in first comments since his car crash

Women's IPL: Viacom 18 wins media rights, to pay INR 7.09 crore per match

The deal is for five years - 2023 to 2027 - with the company committing INR 951 crore overall

Sunday, January 15

Disney Star, Viacom 18, Zee among potential bidders for WIPL media rights

The BCCI has adopted a closed bid auction method, and will announce the winners on Monday

Ashwin wants World Cup matches to start early to minimise dew factor

The offspinner believes starting games at 11.30am rather than 1.30pm would lead to fairer contests

Saturday, January 14

India look to fine-tune combination as Sri Lanka hunt for consolation win

Both teams will have tricky selection calls to make if Chahal and Nissanka are fit and available

Rishabh Pant expected to be out of action for most of 2023

He has torn three key ligaments in his knee, two of which were reconstructed recently while surgery on the third is expected after six weeks

Ranji Trophy 5th round: Shaw's 379, Punjab's Bazball, Shorey's golden run

Mukesh Kumar's match haul of seven wickets helped Bengal script a win despite conceding a first-innings lead

Friday, January 13

Suryakumar and Kishan in India's Test squad to face Australia

Ravindra Jadeja, who has not played any cricket since August 2022, has been picked subject to fitness

Himachal Pradesh fast bowler Sidharth Sharma dies aged 28

He had been hospitalised after complaining of breathing trouble during a Ranji Trophy practice session in Vadodara

Eight IPL franchises confirmed to be in race for WIPL teams

Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and defending champions Gujarat Titans will be among the bidders

Labuschagne plotting how to tackle the Ashwin puzzle

"I've changed some of my game because of what I've heard...and how he bowled to me"

Thursday, January 12

Rahul seals chase after Kuldeep spins through Sri Lanka

India won the ODI series with a game to spare at Eden Gardens

Women's IPL franchises to be unveiled on January 25

The BCCI has also shortlisted a pool of 10 cities across India from where the teams will operate

Kohli jumps to sixth in ODI rankings, Khawaja breaks into top 10 in Tests

Rohit Sharma, Josh Hazlewood also move up the charts following recent exploits

Wednesday, January 11

India eye series win with Rohit Sharma, the batter and captain, hitting his straps

Sri Lanka need their bowlers to step up in their quest to level the three-match series

Kohli: 'The game remains simple, desperation doesn't get you anywhere'

India batter says his mantra is playing every game fearlessly like it's his last

Rohit withdraws appeal for Shanaka's run-out at non-striker's end

Mohammed Shami had broken the stumps with the Sri Lanka captain on 98

Tuesday, January 10

Rohit Sharma withdraws run-out appeal against Dasun Shanaka

Mohammed Shami had broken the stumps at the non-striker's end with the Sri Lanka captain on 98

Prithvi Shaw slams career-best score at rapid pace

Mumbai opener finishes day one against Assam unbeaten on 240 off 283 balls

Women umpires Rathi, Janani and Gayathri make history in Ranji Trophy

The trio, already well-respected on the women's circuit, became the first female umpires to officiate in the tournament

Monday, January 09

Bumrah to miss Sri Lanka ODIs, doubtful for Test series against Australia

The fast bowler had cleared a match simulation test at the NCA but experienced discomfort while building up to higher workloads

Gill to open instead of Kishan in series opener

Sri Lanka will be hoping to continue their upward trajectory in ODIs, having won six of their last 10 matches

Sunday, January 08

Hardik: Tripathi made Sri Lanka 'chase the game' with his powerplay hitting

Hardik Pandya credits Gujarat Titans coach Ashish Nehra for adding "more value" to his abilities as a captain

Suryakumar's stunning century propels India to 2-1 series win

Sri Lanka start quickly in steep chase before hosts trigger middle-order collapse

Saturday, January 07

Chetan Sharma returns as chairman of BCCI's selection committee

Salil Ankola, SS Das, Subroto Banerjee and S Sharath are the other members of the committee

Inaugural Women's IPL auction in February; deadline for registration January 26

Capped Indian players will have base prices ranging from INR 30 lakh to INR 50 lakh

Rishabh Pant undergoes knee ligament surgery in Mumbai hospital

Next course of treatment and rehabilitation will be discussed by Dr Dishaw Pardiwala, who conducted the procedure, and the BCCI's medical team

Friday, January 06

PCB insists Jay Shah took 'unilateral' decision on ACC calendar

Says Asian Cricket Council board needs to ratify all decisions

Shikha Pandey credits Belinda Clark for comeback: She made me feel worthy, special

"I feel so assured of myself right now knowing someone like Belinda Clark has my back"

DDCA chief sacks senior selection committee after selection chaos

"Therefore, these committees are not only doing disservice to the DDCA but also to the game of cricket," Rohan Jaitley wrote in an email to some of the officials

Shanaka overcomes Axar to help Sri Lanka keep the series alive

India were left to rue a top-order collapse and five no-balls from Arshdeep Singh

Thursday, January 05

Sanju Samson ruled out of T20I series against Sri Lanka; Jitesh Sharma called up

Wicketkeeper-batter hurt his knee while fielding in the first T20I on Tuesday

Wednesday, January 04

India look to limit lapses as they eye another bilateral T20I series win

Sri Lanka will hope for an improved show at a venue they have had success in the past

Rishabh Pant airlifted to Mumbai for surgery

The decision to move the India wicketkeeper was taken because one of his knee injuries needs immediate attention

Putting India in 'difficult situations' is Hardik's priority as T20I captain

"It's going to help us to be ready for the big games whenever the opportunity comes," Hardik says

Tuesday, January 03

Shivam Mavi impresses on debut as India defend 162

Fast bowler takes four wickets after late blows from Hooda and Axar drag India to middling total

'India need to quickly identify a back-up for Hardik Pandya' - Gautam Gambhir

Irfan Pathan believes the back-up can be in the form of spin-bowling allrounder, given the 2023 World Cup will be in home conditions

Ajay Ratra, S Sharath among those interviewed for spot on India's selection panel

Two members of the incumbent panel, Chetan Sharma and Harvinder Singh, also interviewed on Tuesday

Monday, January 02

Chance for new-look India to troubleshoot their T20 philosophy

Sri Lanka, meanwhile, have not played a T20I since the World Cup last year, but they have a more settled starting XI

'We're going to back you to the core' - Hardik Pandya's message to his young T20I team

Stand-in captain says India are not out to settle any scores with Sri Lanka after the Asia Cup loss last year

Rishabh Pant out of ICU but extent of leg injuries unclear

BCCI has formed a panel of its own doctors who are in touch with the doctors at Dehradun's Max Hospital

Sunday, January 01

Players' workload management: NCA and franchises to 'work in tandem' during IPL 2023

Yo-Yo tests back as a selection parameter, Dexa scans introduced following BCCI review meeting attended by Dravid, Rohit, Laxman and others