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Monday, October 31

Ravindra Jadeja returns for Bangladesh tour in December

Jasprit Bumrah is not part of the tour after missing the T20 World Cup because of a back injury

Hardik Pandya, Shikhar Dhawan to lead India in New Zealand

India are touring New Zealand from November 18 for three T20Is and three ODIs

टी20 विश्व कप के पांच दिन बाद न्यूज़ीलैंड दौरे पर जाएगी भारतीय टीम

टी20 टीम की कप्तानी हार्दिक करेंगे जबकि वनडे टीम की कमान शिखर के हाथों में होगी

Sunday, October 30

Ngidi, Parnell, Markram, Miller lead South Africa past India

On a typically pacy Perth pitch, the SA bowlers set the game up before their batters completed the job

Fleming: 'Very hard to find an area of weakness' in Suryakumar's game

Faf du Plessis, meanwhile, has hailed the India batter for his composure and his ability to 'go through the gears'

Saturday, October 29

India and South Africa in a tussle for Group 2's top spot

Virat Kohli is on the verge of a T20 World Cup record as teams brace for battle in pacy Perth

T20 World Cup scenarios: Pakistan rooting for India to stay alive

Babar Azam and his men are still in contention for a semi-final spot, but they now need other results to go their way

Friday, October 28

'I rotate strike well against spin' - Gill open to middle-order role in ODIs

In order to get more opportunities, he is willing to move down the order in Tests as well

Thursday, October 27

Rohit, Kohli and Suryakumar power India to the top of Group 2

India's bowlers were also clinical in their defence of 180 against Netherlands

India women cricketers to earn same match fee as male counterparts, BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirms

They will earn INR 15 lakh per Test, six lakh for each ODI and three lakh for a T20I

Wednesday, October 26

Netherlands braced for their biggest test as they take on India

Rohit Sharma's team are clear favourites, although they will know not to underestimate a World Cup opposition

Kohli back in top ten for T20I batters, Conway closes in on Rizwan at the top

Rashid Khan has overtaken Josh Hazlewood to become No. 1 among the bowlers

India not looking to rest players, says bowling coach Paras Mhambrey

Also says R Ashwin's batting will tip the scales in his favour over Yuzvendra Chahal through most of this tournament

Tuesday, October 25

Kumble backs Arshdeep to emulate Zaheer and 'do wonderful things' for India

Kumble picks Pakistan as the team with the best pace-bowling attack at the T20 World Cup

Monday, October 24

Cheteshwar Pujara to play for Sussex in the 2023 season too

Pujara's availability will be determined by his other commitments

I would have been smiling even if we had lost - Hardik Pandya

Allrounder says he has learnt to embrace failure which "teaches you a lot of things"

Boundary-hitting to peak fitness: Kumble and Fleming break down Kohli's 'perfect innings'

Both experts on ESPNcricinfo's T20 Time Out also felt that Pakistan's bowlers erred in judgement in the last two overs

'Why it was so special was we'd struggled' - Hardik Pandya on Virat Kohli's sixes against Haris Rauf

Hardik Pandya on why what Virat Kohli did at the MCG - and getting to be a part of it all himself - was so special

Sunday, October 23

Kohli: My best T20 innings because of the 'magnitude of the game and the situation'

"I honestly have no words, I have no idea how that happened," Kohli says after scripting a magnificent win for India over Pakistan

Rohit on Kohli's innings: 'His best for sure, one of India's best too'

"We know how good he is when the score is in front of him; he's one of the best chasers in the world"

Virat Kohli owns the MCG in thrilling finish against Pakistan

In front of more than 90,000 fans at the MCG, India prevailed over Pakistan in a nerve-racking finish

Drama at the death - a ball-by-ball account of a cracking finish at the MCG

It was 31 from 12, and then 16 from six, and then there were wickets, wides, no-balls, sixes, arguments... pretty much everything

Kumble on Arshdeep: 'He can handle the pressure, his temperament is brilliant'

In his first World Cup match in any format, the left-arm quick dismissed Babar, Rizwan and Asif at a packed MCG

Saturday, October 22

'Talk of having time to prepare for this World Cup started right after last one' - Rohit Sharma

India captain happy with the work his team's done pre-tournament in Australia, and says players have been spoken to about remaining flexible in their plans

Weather improves on match eve, but Rohit says India 'ready' for shortened game too

After an early prediction of higher chances of rain for India vs Pakistan, the forecast on Saturday evening came down to 70%

Friday, October 21

BCCI president Roger Binny: No need for contracts in domestic cricket at the moment

"I think domestic players…Ranji players are looked after pretty well," he said

Thursday, October 20

India's home ministry will take call on travelling to Pakistan for 2023 Asia Cup, says sports minister

"I expect all countries to come and compete," says Anurag Thakur on Pakistan potentially having issues with touring India for 2023 World Cup

Dhaka and Chattogram to host India tour of Bangladesh in December

The tour will consist of three ODIs and two Tests

Wednesday, October 19

Rohit: 'We need to do a lot of things right to win the World Cup'

"It's a big game, but we want to just keep ourselves quite relaxed," the India captain says of the tournament opener against Pakistan

Jay Shah statement could 'impact Pakistan's visit to India' for 2023 ODI World Cup, says PCB

PCB has requested for an emergency meeting of the ACC board to discuss "this important and sensitive matter"

Harmanpreet Kaur out of WBBL with back issue

She was initially supposed to miss only the first two games because of her international commitments

Weather watch: High chances of rain affecting Aus vs NZ, Ind vs Pak

The weather could also affect key first-round encounters in Hobart later this week

Tuesday, October 18

India won't travel to Pakistan for 2023 Asia Cup

The tournament is likely to be moved out of Pakistan, according to BCCI secretary and Asian Cricket Council president Jay Shah

Binny's agenda: reducing player injuries, improving pitches for domestic cricket

The BCCI has formally approved the women's IPL, and authorised the office bearers to formalise its due processes

Monday, October 17

India need a left-hand batter in the playing XI, says Tendulkar

"What I really like is that if he has a plan, he commits to it, and that is really, really important," he says about Arshdeep Singh

'Wanted to give him a little bit of a challenge' - Rohit on holding Shami back till the last over

"I want to see more consistency in terms of where you want to pitch the ball," India captain says of the bowling effort

Shami-Kohli brilliance takes Indians to unlikely win over Australians

Australians lose four in four in the final over - the first of the match from Shami - to lose by six runs

Sunday, October 16

IPL teams to submit list of retained players by November 15

The mini-auction is expected to be held in the third week of December

Saturday, October 15

Outgoing BCCI president Ganguly set to contest for post of CAB president

Avishek Dalmiya, the current CAB president, will be joining the IPL governing council

Rohit Sharma: Saving Bumrah's career more important than this T20 World Cup

India captain believes "everything is looking good" as far as Bumrah's replacement Shami is concerned

Renuka and Mandhana guide India to seventh Asia Cup title

Rana and Gayakwad impressed with the ball before 66-run target was knocked off in 8.3 overs

Friday, October 14

Shami replaces Bumrah in India's T20 World Cup squad

The BCCI also confirmed Mohammed Siraj and Shardul Thakur as back-ups

Harmanpreet: 'Happy that we are getting new match-winners in every game'

"Their fight is outstanding to watch," India captain says of Sri Lanka, who won their semi-final against Pakistan by one run

Prithvi Shaw turns it on for Mumbai with blistering 134 in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Mumbai opener has not been in India contention recently, but has piled on the runs in the last two months for Mumbai, West Zone and India A

2023 World Cup: BCCI set to lose $58-116m if Indian government denies ICC tax waiver

BCCI "obligated" to get ICC a tax waiver on the event; if that doesn't happen, the BCCI's share of the ICC's central revenue pool will take a hit

Thursday, October 13

Shami, Siraj and Thakur to link up with India's T20 World Cup squad in Australia

Three of the original reserve players - Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi and Deepak Chahar - are not travelling at the moment

BCCI set to launch five-team women's IPL in March 2023

The proposed plan involves a total of 22 matches, with a maximum of five overseas players in each XI

Rahul 74 in vain as India lose to WA XI on fast WACA pitch

Rohit and Kohli did not bat although they fielded during WA XI's innings

Tuesday, October 11

Roger Binny set to replace Sourav Ganguly as BCCI president

Arun Dhumal, currently the BCCI treasurer, will take over as the IPL chairman from the outgoing Brijesh Patel

Kuldeep Yadav leads spinners' show, as India storm to series win over South Africa

Wristspinner grabbed 4 for 18, with Washington Sundar and Shahbaz Ahmed getting two each, as visitors folded for 99

Monday, October 10

Suryakumar hits fifty in India's first T20 World Cup practice game

They beat a Western Australia Cricket Association XI by 13 runs with Arshdeep Singh also making a mark

Super League points in focus as South Africa eye rare series win in India

Bavuma's form is a concern for visitors with India hoping for Gill and Dhawan to come good in decider

India coast to big win after spinners rule roost over Thailand

Rana, Deepti and Gayakwad shared seven wickets between them as Thailand were skittled for 37

Shreyas Iyer to Ishan Kishan: Didn't want to intrude on your 'beast mode'

The batter reflects on his second hundred in ODIs, which helped India level the series against South Africa

Sunday, October 09

Shreyas 113*, Kishan 93 give India dominating win in Ranchi and level series 1-1

Siraj plays key role in restricting South Africa to only 278 with tidy death-overs bowling

Saturday, October 08

Mandhana, Shafali star in big win as India inch closer to semis

They put up a 96-run first-wicket stand to take India to a strong total as Bangladesh fell 59 short in the chase

South Africa eye series and Super League lift

It will be far from straightforward for the visitors though, with India's second-string side having already pushed them all the way in Lucknow

Deepak Chahar out of remaining South Africa ODIs with back stiffness

Chahar, who is part of India's World Cup reserves, will be replaced by Washington Sundar for the South Africa series

Gautam Gambhir named 'global mentor' for all Super Giants teams

Gambhir will mentor the Lucknow (IPL) and Durban (SA20) franchises, both of which are part of the RPSG group

India head coach Powar defends batting reshuffle after Pakistan defeat

Says the team management took a unanimous decision to put "younger players under pressure" and see how they respond

Friday, October 07

Gautam Gambhir named "global mentor" for all Super Giants teams

Gambhir will mentor the Lucknow (IPL) and Durban (SA20) franchises, both of which are part of the RPSG group

Nida Dar, Nashra Sandhu power Pakistan to thrilling win against India

Pakistan recovered from a defeat to Thailand to notch up their first win against India in T20Is since 2016

Shastri: Bumrah and Jadeja's absence 'an opportunity to unearth a new champion' at T20 World Cup

Former India coach believes the side has enough depth to win the tournament should they start well

Thursday, October 06

Miller, Klaasen, seamers help South Africa earn crucial World Cup Super League points

Samson smashed 86 not out off 63 balls, but India fell just short of what seemed an improbable chase at one stage

Fit-again Hooda departs for Australia with other members of India's T20 World Cup squad

The batter is believed to have recovered from his back niggle that led to him missing the South Africa T20I series

Miller and Klaasen hit fifties to set India 250-run target

Ravi Bishnoi has an unmemorable ODI debut, and the Indian catching was off the mark completely, and that helped SA's cause

Rajat Patidar relishes 'dream come true' as international debut beckons

He promised himself he would have an unforgettable year, and now he has earned a national call-up

Wednesday, October 05

South Africa seek crucial Super League points against second-string India

The visitors are likely to try and field their strongest attack in what is a must-win series

Suryakumar closes in on Rizwan at the top of T20I batters' table

Keshav Maharaj has entered the top ten among bowlers after his twin two-fors in India

Dravid, Rohit hint at Shami being frontrunner to replace Bumrah at T20 World Cup

"We've got to get someone in who's got experience, who's bowled in Australia, and see what he has to offer," Rohit said

Women's T20s to continue in Victoria Commonwealth Games 2026

Wasim Khan, ICC General Manager-Cricket, states that women's cricket's long-term ambitions include "being part of the Olympic Games"

Rodrigues and Deepti fifties put India top of the table

UAE made a bright start to the game, but their threat fizzled out

Tuesday, October 04

Rossouw smashes 48-ball ton as South Africa finish series with victory

India crashed to their first defeat in the last 17 chases in T20Is at home

Rodrigues and Deepti fifties put India on top of the table

UAE made a bright start to the game, but their threat fizzled out

Mukesh, Sarfaraz, Sen play starring roles as Rest of India win Irani Cup

Jaydev Unadkat's all-round performance kept Saurashtra in the fight, but they couldn't recover from their first-innings collapse

Monday, October 03

Saurashtra get in front but Rest of India hold all the aces

Four of their batters scored fifties, but Saurashtra are just 92 ahead with two wickets in hand

India rest Kohli and Rahul as South Africa look to bounce back

Holkar stadium's small boundaries promise another run-fest

Meghana, Shafali, Ghosh help India beat Malaysia in rain-affected game

Replacing Mandhana at the top, Meghana starred with 69 as India registered second successive win

Suryakumar had 'a bigger impact on the game', says Player-of-the-Match Rahul

"We were in our minds saying 180-185 would be a really good target, but the game always surprises you"

Sunday, October 02

Dazzling Suryakumar, Rahul, Kohli give India series win

Miller's 47-ball 106* in vain as the hosts register their first T20I series win against South Africa at home

Mukesh Kumar learns about selection via Indian team's WhatsApp group

The Bengal seamer learned about his call-up while playing for Rest of India in the Irani Cup

Patidar, Mukesh get maiden India call-ups for South Africa ODIs

Shikhar Dhawan to lead a side that does not include any of the players in India's main T20 World Cup squad

South Africa bowl first against unchanged India; Ngidi replaces Shamsi for Guwahati contest

It's a must-win for the visitors in a game that could potentially be rain-hit

Saturday, October 01

Dravid still awaiting official confirmation of the extent of Bumrah's injury

With less than a month till their first match at the T20 World Cup, India are sweating the fitness of their strike bowler

With Bumrah injury at the back of mind, India look to seal the series

South Africa will want their top order to bounce back from the horrors of Thiruvananthapuram

Rodrigues stars with 76 in India's convincing win

Regular wickets meant Sri Lanka never got close in their chase of 151