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Monday, February 28

Shreyas Iyer's path to coveted No. 3 spot is a road well travelled

After eight innings at No. 3, Shreyas has hit 340 runs at a strike rate of 147

Sunday, February 27

Shreyas' third straight fifty powers India to 3-0 sweep

Avesh Khan and Mohammed Siraj blew away Sri Lanka's top order, and the visitors couldn't recover despite Dasun Shanaka's 74

Smriti Mandhana retires hurt after blow to head at Women's World Cup warm-up

According to an ICC report, she was visibly shaken by the blow but did not feel any concussion symptoms

Mulani helps Mumbai pull off heist; Nair, Prasidh star in Karnataka's win

Mandeep stars in Punjab's win, Jadeja's 11-for helps Saurashtra stay alive

Ishan Kishan ruled out of third T20I

The India keeper-batter suffered a blow to the helmet while batting in the second match on Saturday

Saturday, February 26

India vs Sri Lanka Test series: Bengaluru will allow spectators, Mohali to keep doors closed

Most of the Indian cricketers are expected to join their IPL teams after the second Test in a bubble-to-bubble transfer

Mithali Raj: Younger players 'have shown they have the ability to play at this level'

"I definitely know my playing composition for the first couple of games and I look forward to giving game time to all the core players during the warm-ups"

Wrist injury rules Gaikwad out of rest of Sri Lanka T20I series

Mayank Agarwal has been drafted into the squad for the last two T20Is

Dharamsala weather in focus as India hunt for 11th straight T20 win against injury-hit Sri Lanka

SL's batting line-up could be bolstered after new squad members were added

Thursday, February 24

Kishan, Shreyas fifties muscle India to huge win

The pair took the hosts to 199 for 2 and Sri Lanka wilted in the chase despite a half-century from Charith Asalanka

Mumbai and Pune to host league phase of IPL 2022

The tournament will begin on March 26 and run until the end of May

Mandhana, Harmanpreet and Raj fifties hand India consolation win

In their final international before the Women's World Cup starting next week, India managed to shake off their run of losses on New Zealand soil

Depleted Sri Lanka face uphill task to upset heavyweights India

Both teams are missing big players, but India's strength in depth makes them heavy favourites

Wednesday, February 23

Rohit 'looking forward to playing all games' but admits managing workload will be key

"We've already seen a lot of injuries within our squad so we have got to be careful with what we do with individuals and how we rotate them"

Samson's got talent; Rohit wants him to 'maximise' it, and fast

"You need that kind of shot-making ability" at the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year, says the India captain

Tuesday, February 22

BCCI: 'We will speak to Saha and want to know if he was threatened'

Saha later said he would not reveal the name of the journalist

Monday, February 21

India move past England to No. 1 spot in ICC T20I rankings

Australia remain in sixth place despite their 4-1 win over Sri Lanka

VR Vanitha retires from all forms of cricket

The batter played six ODIs and 16 T20Is for India Women

Dravid targeting flexibility in roles, continuity in selections

"We are pretty clear with the balance and combination we want. We are just structuring the team around it and balancing individual workloads as well."

Rahul Dravid on Wriddhiman Saha - 'Not hurt at all, have deep respect for him'

"The easiest thing for me is to not have these conversations but that's not who I am," says India coach

Pujara, Rahane, Ishant, Saha will be hurting but selections are not made from individual's point of view

Careers in competitive sport rarely end in a perfect manner. If it is indeed the end, it is just a fact of life

Sunday, February 20

Venkatesh Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav star as India sweep West Indies 3-0

Pooran's third successive half-century in vain as West Indies end tour without a single win

Hanuma Vihari ton puts Hyderabad in strong position

Abdul Samad and Shahrukh Khan also score tons for their respective teams; Pujara out for a four-ball duck as Saurashtra struggle

Saturday, February 19

Shahrukh Khan wallops 194 to light up Tamil Nadu's opening Ranji match

He came in at 162 for 5 and ensured a first-innings lead despite Delhi having piled on 452

Pujara, Rahane, Ishant, Saha dropped for Sri Lanka Test series

Ravindra Jadeja returns and Saurabh Kumar gets maiden call-up; Rohit Sharma named captain

Ravindra Jadeja, Sanju Samson back in India squad for Sri Lanka T20Is

Jasprit Bumrah named vice-captain; Shardul Thakur rested for both Test and T20I series

Kohli, Pant exit Kolkata bubble for short break; likely to be rested for Sri Lanka T20Is

The decision to rest Kohli is understood to be part of a policy aimed at ensuring the all-format regulars are given breaks periodically

Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, bowlers wrap up series for India

Pooran, Powell half-centuries in vain as WI still search for their first win of the tour

Friday, February 18

Lauren Down throws the finishing blows as New Zealand pull off 280 chase, clinch series

An all-star batting effort from the New Zealand middle-order helps them pull off the second-highest successful chase in women's ODIs

Thursday, February 17

West Indies seek consistency to stay alive against red-hot India

Although they posed a tough challenge to the hosts in the first T20I, West Indies have been let down mainly by their batting

Tuesday, February 15

England Women to return to Lord's for India ODI, host South Africa for one-off Test in 2022

South Africa and India confirmed for tours either side of Hundred and Commonwealth Games

Sri Lanka's tour of India to begin on February 24 with T20I series

Lucknow will host the first T20I now and Dharamsala the next two. The two Tests will be played in Mohali and Bengaluru

Satterthwaite, Bates, Beaumont, Lanning, Ecclestone, Schutt make gains in ODI rankings

In T20I rankings for batters, Mooney returned to top spot and Lanning went up to No. 2

Rohit: No time to experiment, game time must be given to World Cup probables

For the Indian team, the players must be ready to play roles different to what they have done for their IPL franchises, India captain says

FAQs: Everything you wanted to know about the 2021-22 Ranji Trophy

India's premier first-class competition returns - in two phases, split by the IPL - after a year's gap, and features Pujara and Rahane on the first day itself

Saturday, February 12

IPL 2022 auction: The list of sold and unsold players

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

Friday, February 11

Deepak Hooda upgraded to capped category at IPL auction

Also, ten uncapped players added to auction list on auction eve, including ambidextrous Australian spinner Nivethan Radhakrishnan

Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant get India out of trouble in 3-0 triumph

The pair patched up a top-order collapse before Siraj and Prasidh dominated West Indies

KL Rahul and Axar Patel ruled out of T20Is against West Indies

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Deepak Hooda brought in as replacements

Thursday, February 10

India could explore options as West Indies seek World Cup Super League gains in dead rubber

Both sides might be in a dilemma with the potential return of Shikhar Dhawan and Kieron Pollard in their respective XIs

Prasidh Krishna's miserly four-for leads India to series win

He returned figures of 4 for 12 in nine overs as India's hit-the-deck bustle trumped West Indies

Wednesday, February 09

Mandhana set to miss first ODI due to quarantine in New Zealand

Mandhana, who missed the one-off T20I, is still at the quarantine facility along with quicks Meghna Singh and Renuka Singh

Wriddhiman Saha opts out of Bengal's Ranji squad for personal reasons

Robin Uthappa not in Kerala squad due to injury, Sanju Samson expected to join once fit

Tahuhu stars with bat and ball as New Zealand quell India in only T20I

Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates set the tone with a strong opening stand, while the bowlers never allowed India to get into the chase

Tuesday, February 08

West Indies search for top-order solutions against strong India outfit

Rahul returns for the hosts, as visitors ponder over lack of contributions from top seven

Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara picked in Ranji Trophy squads; Hardik Pandya opts out

Both batters under scrutiny for lack of big scores in Tests of late; Pandya backs out to focus on comeback in white-ball cricket

Mithali Raj welcomes having sports psychologist on board: 'They help you understand and deal with the pressure'

"Today it is even more important to have them around traveling with the team with longer durations of quarantines and bio-bubbles"

Sunday, February 06

There was no pressure, because 'we were prepared for everything' - Yash Dhull

"While we have been enjoying ourselves, he has been focusing on his bowling, spending time at training," India's captain says of Raj Bawa

India win fifth U-19 World Cup title after seamers Raj Bawa, Ravi Kumar prove too hot for England

James Rew's 95 in vain while Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu shine with the bat for India

Laxman praises India's resilience while England captain Prest proud of team's run

Team overcomes Covid outbreak to outclass England in four-wicket victory

Friday, February 04

Ganguly: BCCI 'at the level of formulation' to launch women's IPL in 2023

BCCI president expects the tournament to be "as big and grand a success as men's IPL"

Thursday, February 03

BCCI unveils two-phased plan for Ranji Trophy

India's premier domestic competition returns after year-long hiatus; knockouts to be played post-IPL between May 30 and June 26

Wednesday, February 02

Dhull 110, Rasheed 94 and bowlers take India to fourth straight U-19 World Cup final

Target too stiff for Australia as Ostwal, Sindhu and Ravi lead India's bowling effort

Dhawan, Iyer, Gaikwad, Saini test positive for Covid-19

Opening batter Mayank Agarwal has been added to India's squad

Shahrukh Khan: IPL auction on my mind, but it won't affect my preparations

Along with R Sai Kishore, the Tamil Nadu batter has been named as a standby for India's upcoming series against West Indies

Sri Lanka tour of India set to begin with T20Is; Bengaluru to host day-night Test

SLC requests BCCI to play the shorter format first, since SL's T20I squad will have just concluded a series in Australia

Tuesday, February 01

Iyer, Warner, Ashwin, Rabada and Shami among marquee set at IPL 2022 auction

Jofra Archer has been listed in the auction but he is unlikely to feature in the 2022 season

'Hardik Pandya with bat and ball sounds better than just a batter'

The newly-appointed captain of the Ahmedabad franchise says he has "mentally always been ready" to be a leader

West Bengal government allows 75% attendance for India-West Indies T20Is

The ODI leg of the series, scheduled for Ahmedabad, will be played behind closed doors