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Saturday, December 31

BCCI to review India's T20 World Cup performance on January 1

Captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid will be part of the meeting, ahead of the white-ball series against Sri Lanka

How Rishabh Pant was rescued: 'The car had already caught sparks so I and the conductor rushed to get him out'

An eye witness account from a bus driver who was among the people who helped Rishabh Pant

Friday, December 30

Rishabh Pant's brain and spine MRI scan results normal after car crash

India wicketkeeper undergoes plastic surgery as well, to manage injuries suffered during Friday's car crash

Rishabh Pant suffers multiple injuries in serious car crash

The BCCI said the wicketkeeper's condition is stable and he is having more scans to ascertain the extent of his injuries

Gambhir: 'There's no discussion; Kishan should be Rohit's opening partner in ODIs'

Former batter doesn't pick KL Rahul in first-choice ODI XI: "Probably he'll be a back-up wicketkeeper and a back-up batter"

Thursday, December 29

Gambhir unsure if Kohli, Rohit and Rahul fit in 2024 T20 World Cup plans

Sangakkara, meanwhile, hopes India give Samson a longer rope to prove himself

India-Pakistan Test at the MCG - MCC and Victoria government show interest

CA confirms it would be up to the BCCI and PCB but said there is interest if it could ever be agreed to

Wednesday, December 28

Bumrah fit but selectors cautious, Pant sent to NCA before Australia Tests

Kohli and Rahul have been rested for T20Is, while Rohit was available only for ODIs

Unadkat: Getting a Test wicket is something I visualised 1000 times

The India fast bowler reflects on his Test comeback in Bangladesh after a gap of nearly 12 years

Tuesday, December 27

Hardik to lead India in T20I series against Sri Lanka; Rohit returns for ODIs; Pant not in either squad

Kohli rested from the T20I series, while Dhawan not part of the ODI squad

Ashleigh Gardner becomes No. 1 ranked allrounder in women's T20Is

Deepti Sharma is now the No. 3 allrounder in the world

Monday, December 26

KL Rahul: 'If we had Impact Player rule here, I would have loved to have Kuldeep in second innings'

"I don't regret [not playing Kuldeep], and that was the right decision. Fast bowlers had a lot of assistance and there was a lot of inconsistent bounce"

Sunday, December 25

R Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer make it 2-0 for India in close finish

Mehidy's five-for gave the hosts a big chance before the duo patiently took India over the line before lunch break

Shakib: 'We have to create 13-14 chances to take ten wickets, other teams need nine'

Bangladesh were within sniffing distance of what would have been their first Test win over India when Mominul Haque dropped R Ashwin

Saturday, December 24

Beating India in Mirpur Test will be 'our biggest achievement' - Litton Das

India are 45 for 4 in their chase of 145, but Siraj says it's not panic stations for them

Mehidy picks up three as India stutter in 145-run chase

Earlier, Litton's 73 and contributions from Zakir, Nurul and Taskin lifted Bangladesh from a precarious position

Friday, December 23

Sam Curran becomes most expensive player in IPL history

Cameron Green and Ben Stokes also rake in the big bucks as allrounders spark intense bidding wars

2023 IPL auction: The list of sold and unsold players

Who was sold to whom, and who didn't get a bid?

Pant 93, Iyer 87 help India wrest back control

Taijul and Shakib took four wickets each for Bangladesh, who lost their grip on the game after reducing India to 94 for 4

Thursday, December 22

India in driver's seat after Ashwin, Umesh share eight wickets

Mominul's 84 the lone bright spot for Bangladesh after hosts chose to bat at the toss

Wednesday, December 21

Impact Player in IPL 2023 - all you need to know about the new rule

The Impact Player can only be an Indian, unless there are fewer than four overseas players in a team's starting XI

Rahul picks up hand injury - 'hopefully he'll be okay,' says Rathour

In case Rahul can't play in Dhaka Test, vice-captain Pujara could lead India, and Abhimanyu could be in line for a debut

Babar Azam moves to No. 2 in Test batting rankings, Travis Head breaches top five for the first time

Shakib moves past Stokes to No. 3 among allrounders while Indians surge too after their Chattogram win over Bangladesh

'After the tenth over, suddenly things are changing' - Harmanpreet worried about end-overs bowling

Harmanpreet says Rodrigues will remain in the team's plans, but having Harleen in the mix provides India with flexibility in terms of options

Spinners set to dominate as India hunt for 2-0

Where batters enjoyed a largely docile surface in Chattogram, they may be in for a tougher time in Dhaka

Tuesday, December 20

Gardner-Harris assault, Graham hat-trick help Australia clinch series 4-1

From 67-4, Australia put on 196 on board before bowling India out for 142

Hayley Matthews in top five for T20I bowlers and allrounders

Gardner went up on all three ranking lists, Dunkley rose 19 places among batters, Tahuhu broke into the top ten for bowlers

Injured Rohit and Saini ruled out of Dhaka Test

It is understood Rohit is healing well, and is likely to undergo a medical assessment next week

Monday, December 19

Kanitkar indicates Shafali, Ghosh will have set roles in India U-19 side with T20 World Cup in mind

He brushes aside concerns about Rodrigues' form, says "she will bounce back very soon"

Robin Uthappa and Yusuf Pathan to play for Dubai Capitals in ILT20

The first International League T20, to be played in the UAE, is scheduled to begin in January 2023

Injured Rohit ruled out of Dhaka Test

It is, however, understood that he is healing well, and is likely to undergo a medical assessment next week

Sunday, December 18

KL Rahul 'proud' of hard-fought Chattogram win

"We haven't played Test cricket in a while, so there was some worry coming into the Test match about how the bodies would react"

Thursday, December 15

Kuldeep, Siraj, Ashwin help India take control of Chattogram Test

India's lower order takes the visitors to 404, before Bangladesh stumble to 133 for 8 by stumps

Perry and Harris heroics propel Australia to series lead

Perry's career-best 75 helps the visitors to 172, and despite a fifty from Shafali Verma, India fall short by 21 runs

Wednesday, December 14

Bangladesh fight back after Pujara, Iyer prop up India

Both batters hit fifties in a 149-run stand to put India in a strong position before a couple of late strikes kept the hosts in the contest

Tuesday, December 13

Curran, Stokes and Green to be in second set at IPL 2023 auction

The first set will feature specialist batters such as Mayank Agarwal, Joe Root and Harry Brook

India look to climb up WTC table as Bangladesh watch Shakib's fitness

Even contest on the cards in batter-friendly Chattogram with both teams battling against injuries

Tahlia McGrath is the new No. 1 batter in T20Is

In ODIs, Ellyse Perry has gone past Hayley Matthews to become the top-ranked allrounder

Monday, December 12

Mayank Agarwal hits the reset button to focus firmly on Karnataka

New captain says India selection will take care of itself if he can score loads of Ranji Trophy runs like he did in 2017-18

'Bowl patiently, wait for mistakes' - Taskin's mantra for fast bowlers in flat Chattogram

"If we try to force the issue, it won't work. We will leak runs. We have to get the new ball to swing a bit"

Sunday, December 11

India clinch Super Over to hand Australia first loss of 2022

Mandhana, Ghosh helped India tie in regular time after Australia rode on the Mooney-McGrath stand

Rohit Sharma ruled out of first Test against Bangladesh

BCCI medical team to take a call on his thumb injury to see if he can make the second Test, with Abhimanyu Easwaran called up

Saturday, December 10

Kishan 210, Kohli 113; India 409, Bangladesh 182

Kishan's 126-ball double-hundred was the fastest in ODI cricket, and helped India to a 227-run win

'Simple mindset' powers Deepti Sharma's explosive knock against Australia

The allrounder struck an unbeaten 36 off 15 balls to give India a strong finish in Navi Mumbai

Unadkat replaces Shami for Tests in Bangladesh

Abhimanyu Easwaran has already been called up as the injured Rohit Sharma's replacement

Friday, December 09

Inaugural Women's IPL likely to be played from March 3 to 26

The Men's IPL, meanwhile, is likely to begin on April 1

Test of India's resource depth as Bangladesh eye whitewash

So close has the series been that India could well have been 2-0 up. But they'll want that closeness to show up in the scoreline

Saurabh Kumar spins India A to innings win over Bangladesh A

Faced with a big deficit, the hosts looked well-placed to save the game at 110 for 3, but lost their next seven wickets for just 77 runs

Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami likely to miss Bangladesh Test series

The uncapped Saurabh Kumar and Navdeep Saini are likely to be drafted into the Test squad as replacement players

Thursday, December 08

India's home season to begin on January 3 with Sri Lanka T20Is

Dates and venues announced for home series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand, and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia

Jayant, Saurabh, Saini pile on more runs against Bangladesh A

The trio scored half-centuries to give the Indians a shot at an innings victory

Harmanpreet Kaur happy to be working with 'calm' Hrishikesh Kanitkar once again

"When we came to know he would be around for the Australia series, there was a lot of positivity in the team"

Wednesday, December 07

Easwaran 144*, Bharat 77, Pujara 52 give India A control

Sumon Khan and Musfik Hasan picked up two wickets each for the hosts

Rohit, Chahar and Sen ruled out of third ODI against Bangladesh with injuries

The India captain suffered a blow to his left hand while fielding. Chahar has a stiff hamstring and Sen a stiff back

Easwaran, Pujara, Bharat put India A in charge

The visitors went to stumps on 324 for 5, with a lead of 72 runs, thanks to Easwaran's unbeaten 144

Lefties across borders - The Mandhana influence on Litchfield's rise

The Australia teenager has heaped praise on the India batter for the insights she shared during their time together in the WBBL

Tuesday, December 06

Bangladesh set sights on second successive home-series win over India

India will sweat on Axar Patel's fitness, and hope to bounce back after letting victory slip from their grasp on Sunday

Ramesh Powar to move away from India women's head coach role

Hrishikesh Kanitkar, who's been named batting coach, will take charge of the team in the lead-up to the 2023 T20 World Cup

Mukesh's 6 for 40 puts India A in control

The hosts were struggling at 84 for 5 before a 139-run stand between Shahadat Hossain and Jaker Ali helped them to 252

Monday, December 05

Shafali Verma to lead India at Under-19 Women's T20 World Cup, Richa Ghosh also picked

Shweta Sehrawat, who is currently leading the Under-19s against New Zealand in Mumbai, has been named vice-captain

Sunday, December 04

Rahul ready to don keeper role 'whenever the team wants'

He credits "phenomenal" Mehidy for taking Bangladesh home, but rues not "batting another 10 overs and getting another 30-40 runs"

Mehidy the hero as Bangladesh script thrilling win

Bangladesh slipped from 128 for 4 to 136 for 9 before a last-wicket stand took them through

Rishabh Pant released from ODI squad in Bangladesh

Axar Patel "not available for selection" for first ODI, but no details of injuries, if any, have been made public

Saturday, December 03

Rohit on the ODI World Cup: We can't think so far ahead

"We'll keep an eye on what we need to do as a team, where we need to improve, and see how it comes along for us," says India's captain

Star-studded India must be cautious against Bangladesh in their favourite format

Though Tamim and Taskin are missing, Litton has Shakib, Mushfiqur and Mahmudullah to rely on in three-ODI series

Injured Shami ruled out of ODIs against Bangladesh, doubtful for Tests

Umran Malik, who made his ODI debut in New Zealand recently, has been called up as the replacement

Friday, December 02

Jackson and Jani play starring roles as Saurashtra win Vijay Hazare Trophy

Maharashtra fall short despite Gaikwad's century as Unadkat's team wins the title for the second time

IPL to introduce tactical substitutions from 2023 season

The system could be similar to the Impact Player concept trialled during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

PCB could pull out of 2023 Asia Cup if tournament is moved out of Pakistan

The venue for next year's tournament is uncertain because of India's position that they won't travel to Pakistan

Vastrakar and Rana out of India squad for Australia T20Is

Left-arm seamer Anjali Sarvani has earned her first call-up, while batting allrounder Devika Vaidya has been recalled

Thursday, December 01

Curran, Stokes, Williamson list highest base price at IPL auction

991 players put their names forward, but Dwayne Bravo is not part of it

Malhotra, Paranjape and Naik make up the BCCI's new Cricket Advisory Committee

Trio will interview the candidates in line for a place in the new selection panel for men's cricket