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Tuesday, February 28

Bumrah set to miss IPL 2023

The India fast bowler, who is yet to recover completely from the back injury, has been confronted with the option of undergoing surgery

Rohit hints India could request green pitch in Ahmedabad

"It's definitely a possibility, we've already spoken about it. We need to get the guys ready for it as well"

Smith-led Australia look to find a way past India's spinners

Starc is set to return to action in place of Cummins; India are likely to replace Rahul with Gill

Thursday, February 23

Harmanpreet Kaur rues luck, missed chances after tense semi-final exit

"We can't be unluckier than this," she said of her run-out while also praising Rodrigues

Australia clinch thriller to make seventh straight final

Mooney, Lanning, Gardner, Brown, Jonassen put in crucial contributions as India fall just short

India need everything to click to make it past favourites Australia

Both teams are yet to put up the perfect performance but boast enough depth to make the semi-final exciting

Wednesday, February 22

Anderson reclaims No. 1 spot in Test bowling rankings; Hasaranga at top in T20Is

The England veteran is the oldest man to top the charts since Clarrie Grimmett in 1936

Tuesday, February 21

Tata bags title rights for the Women's Premier League

According to a BCCI source, the deal is for five years

'Fully fit' Chahar ready to make comeback at IPL 2023

Fast bowler says he has recovered from a stress fracture and quad grade 3 tear following extensive rehab at the NCA

ICC rankings: Richa Ghosh, Amelia Kerr and Muneeba Ali reach career-best numbers

Renuka Singh's five-for against England lifted her to No. 5 among bowlers, as Lea Tahuhu moved from tenth to seventh

Monday, February 20

Harmanpreet: India need to address high dot-ball count

Captain wants more proactivity in likely semi-final showdown with Australia

Mandhana's career-best powers India into semis

Ireland were five runs behind the DLS par score when rain forced an early end to the game

Jadeja and Axar: Sweep and reverse sweep are difficult here

Axar avoided it while making 74 crucial runs for India; Jadeja benefited from Australia's overuse of it to finish with a match haul of ten wickets

Sunday, February 19

Unadkat: Ranji win 'a fitting tribute to one of Saurashtra's favourite sons' Pujara

Captain also says "this decade and era belongs to Saurashtra" following their second title in three seasons

Rohit to miss first ODI against Australia, no vice-captain named for Test squad

Hardik to lead in Rohit's absence; no changes in the red-ball squad for the remaining two Tests

Rohit: 'The confidence Jadeja has in his ability is massive'

The India captain says he told his spinners at the start of day three to "keep it tight, and let the batters make the mistake"

India almost through to World Test Championship final after beating Australia in Delhi

India and Australia are the favourites to qualify for the second World Test Championship final at The Oval from June 7 to 11

Saturday, February 18

Nat Sciver-Brunt leads England past India despite Renuka Singh five-for

Renuka's career-best haul and good knocks from Smriti Mandhana and Richa Ghosh fail to prevent England from closing in on semi-final spot

Lyon, Head give Australia edge in one-innings shootout

India's lower order came to the party again with Axar scoring 74

Friday, February 17

Khawaja and Handscomb fifties give Australia a chance

Shami, Ashwin and Jadeja shared the wickets in Delhi where the Test is evenly poised

IPL 2023 to be played from March 31 to May 28

Both the tournament-opener and the final will be played in Ahmedabad; there will be double-headers every Saturday and Sunday, totalling 18

Prasidh Krishna ruled out of IPL 2023 with stress fracture

It also puts him in considerable doubt for the 50-over World Cup at home this October-November

Chetan Sharma resigns as India's chairman of selectors after TV sting operation

Chetan Sharma had been reappointed to the role only in January

Thursday, February 16

Mumbai Police registers case against eight people for alleged attack on car of Shaw's friend

According to police, Shaw "refused to take a selfie for the second time with two people"

Uncertain Australia need quick answers to keep series alive

Spin will likely dominate again and the visitors need to keep Ashwin and Jadeja at bay much longer than they managed in Nagpur

Dravid: Shreyas Iyer will 'walk straight into the side' if fit

"We certainly value contributions of people who've been there, and if they've missed out due to injury, they deserve the right to come back in"

Wednesday, February 15

Ashwin closes in on Cummins at the top of Test bowlers' rankings

Gudakesh Motie, the star of West Indies' win in the second Test in Zimbabwe, rises 77 places in the bowlers' rankings

Tuesday, February 14

Smriti Mandhana set to return to action against West Indies

"We're confident that she got through the session today and did everything she needed to do," Troy Cooley says

Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Giants to kick off WPL 2023 in Navi Mumbai on March 4

The final will be played on March 26, at the Brabourne Stadium

Fit-again Shreyas Iyer to join India's Test squad in Delhi

Batter has been cleared by the BCCI's medical team after undergoing rehab at the NCA

Mandhana gets the biggest bid at WPL auction, goes to RCB for INR 3.4 crore

Australia's Ashleigh Gardner and England's Nat Sciver-Brunt were the most expensive overseas players at a price of INR 3.2 crore

Monday, February 13

Smriti Mandhana gets the biggest bid at WPL auction, goes to RCB for INR 3.4 crore

Australia's Ashleigh Gardner and England's Nat Sciver-Brunt were the most expensive overseas players at a price of INR 3.2 crore

2023 WPL auction: The list of sold and unsold players

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

Harmanpreet Kaur: 'WPL is a gamechanger for all of us'

Reactions from some of the players who were bought at the first Women's Premier League auction

Accuracy and pin-point yorkers on world champion Titas Sadhu's mind

The Under-19 world champion is one of the young Indians who could attract a lot of interest during the WPL auction

Sunday, February 12

Jemimah Rodrigues: Pressure of boys cricket on Mumbai maidans fuelled World Cup heroics

Batter went out of comfort zone in bid to overcome 50-over World Cup axing

Jaydev Unadkat available to lead Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy final

It is understood that the fast bowler initiated the request for release with the Indian team management

Third India-Australia Test to be moved out of Dharamsala

Indore and Rajkot are reportedly the frontrunners as alternative venue

Vasavada holds nerve to haul Saurashtra into final

Gowtham's three wickets had reduced Saurashtra to 42 for 5 in a chase of 115, before Vasavada and Sakariya rescued them

Pradipta Pramanik's five-for takes Bengal to Ranji Trophy final

Madhya Pradesh scored at over six an over in a mammoth chase but were bowled out in the 40th over

Saturday, February 11

'Be unorthodox, use your feet, get to the pitch of the ball' - Rohit explains how to bat on turners in India

"You can't let the bowler bowl six balls on the spot, you got to try and do something different, and that can be your way of doing it"

Jadeja penalised for using 'soothing cream' without intimating umpires

Jadeja fined 25% of his Nagpur Test match fee and handed a demerit point

Jadeja, Rohit, Ashwin lead India to resounding innings win

Australia crumbled to their second-lowest total against India in 32.3 overs on the third day

Friday, February 10

Five for Akash Deep as Bengal take huge lead

Team closes in on making a second final in three years after bowling Madhya Pradesh out for 170

Jackson 160, Vasavada 112* deflate Karnataka

Their 232-run stand helped Saurashtra recover from 92 for 3 and go into day four trailing by just 43 runs

Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel give India control

India finished day two with a significant lead of 144, despite a five-for from Australia debutant Todd Murphy

Thursday, February 09

Indian team tells match-referee Jadeja used pain-relief cream on finger

Jadeja and Rohit met with match-referee Pycroft to clarify visuals of spinner rubbing a substance on his bowling finger

Rohit leads strong reply after Jadeja five-for

India take day one honours after Australia bowled out for 177 in 63.5 overs

Suryakumar Yadav, KS Bharat, Todd Murphy make debuts as Australia bat vs India

Australia pick Handscomb in place of Head; Shami and Siraj form India's pace attack

Wednesday, February 08

India, Australia, and the start of a larger-than-life cricket yarn

The high-profile series plays out against the broader narrative of a World Test Championship final

'We are ready to play horses for courses' - Rohit Sharma on selection calls

India captain says they will pick their "best XI" depending on the pitch and conditions

What's the big deal with the Nagpur pitch?

Charges of pitch doctoring, and rebuttals to those charges, are dominating the discussion on the eve of the first Border-Gavaskar Test

WTC final to be played at The Oval from June 7 to 11

June 12 has been earmarked as a reserve day for the Test

Tuesday, February 07

Ian Chappell: 'Load of rubbish to worry if a batter is left-handed or right-handed'

"It's only really a problem if the left-handers think, 'oh, hell. We've got to face Ashwin and he could get me out,'"

Winning a Test series in India is 'bigger than the Ashes' for Australia's stars

Captain Pat Cummins says winning the upcoming Border Gavaskar Trophy would be an "era-defining" result

Monday, February 06

Women's Premier League to begin on March 4

Final scheduled for March 26; all matches at Brabourne and DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai

Ravindra Jadeja 'hadn't felt the sun for about five months'

India spinner talks about his recovery from a serious knee injury last August that eventually needed surgery

Decision on Asia Cup venue postponed to March 2023

Pakistan have the hosting rights as it stands, but the BCCI has said their team will be unable to travel there

Saturday, February 04

WPL auction during T20 World Cup a 'distraction' but 'enormous step for women's cricket'

Sophie Devine, Harmanpreet Kaur, Meg Lanning and Heather Knight on how the players plan to deal with this "awkward" situation

Australia aware of reverse-swing threat amid spin talk

Alex Carey said it will be down to each batter to find out the method and tempo which works best for them

Friday, February 03

Joginder Sharma announces retirement from all forms of cricket

"I will be exploring new opportunities in the world of cricket and the business side of it," former India medium pacer says

Thursday, February 02

Tryon fifty seals tri-series title for South Africa

Calculative and magnificent 57 not out helps team chase down 110 on spin-friendly pitch

The Hardik Pandya evolution: 'I don't mind coming in and playing the MS Dhoni role'

India's stand-in T20I captain is looking to "give my team and the other [batter] more calmness and the assurance that at least I'm there"

Stunning Gill sets up record demolition of New Zealand

India's margin of victory was the biggest in a T20I involving two Full-Member teams

Wednesday, February 01

Shreyas Iyer ruled out of first Australia Test

The middle-order batter is expected to join the India squad for the second Test in Delhi

WPL player auction likely on February 11 or 13, Mumbai could host first edition

Jhulan Goswami, meanwhile, is set to join the Mumbai franchise as bowling coach and mentor

Stump Mic podcast: India's U-19 title a big win for women's cricket

Raunak Kapoor, Lydia Greenway, Marina Iqbal, Valkerie Baynes and Sambit Bal look at the possible impact of India's win