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Thursday, February 29

Why Kishan and Iyer missed out on BCCI contracts

While their abilities were not in question, it is understood that their decision to practically make themselves unavailable for India has not sat well with the selectors

Bumrah back for Dharamsala Test, Rahul ruled out

Washington Sundar was released from the squad to play the Ranji Trophy semi-final for Tamil Nadu against Mumbai

Wednesday, February 28

KL Rahul in London to consult a specialist for injury, set to miss Dharamsala Test

It is understood that Lucknow Super Giants are aware of his progress and are optimistic about his availability in the IPL

Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan lose BCCI central contracts

Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja have been retained in the top category

Root, Jaiswal take big strides in ICC Test rankings

Hazlewood back into the top ten in T20I rankings while Scholtz, Erasmus of Namibia dazzle too

Muzumdar: Want to create a pool of 20-25 players from WPL

India Women head coach particularly wants to create a pool of fast bowlers from the WPL

Monday, February 26

Shami set to miss IPL 2024 after undergoing ankle surgery

He is also unlikely to play the 2024 T20 World Cup in the Caribbean and USA

Vihari: 'Political interference forced me to leave Andhra captaincy'

"During the Bengal game, I shouted at 17th player, and he complained to his dad who is a politician"

Hardik Pandya returns to competitive cricket with DY Patil T20 Cup

Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer are also set to feature in the tournament

Rohit: 'We will give opportunity only to players who have that hunger to play Tests'

His comments follow BCCI's warning that players will face "severe implications" if they skip Tests and domestic games to be ready for IPL

Gill and Jurel weather England spin storm to take India to series win

Bashir's two-in-two after lunch opened up the game, but in the end, England's second-innings collapse meant that they didn't have enough to play with

Sunday, February 25

India 152 runs away from victory after Jurel, Ashwin and Kuldeep's toil

India's spinners came to the party on day three in Ranchi after their wicketkeeper dug them out of a hole

Shoaib Bashir: 'On that wicket, anything is possible'

Offspinner dedicates five-wicket haul to late grandfathers as he braces for fourth-innings challenge

Saturday, February 24

Debutant Sajana takes Mumbai home with nerveless last-ball six

Bhatia and Harmanpreet steered Mumbai's chase after Capsey and Rodrigues helped Delhi set a target of 172

Joe Root: 'It means the most when you really have to work for it'

Backs England to seize chance to square series, after Bashir's stellar display

Spinners put England in sight of huge lead

India trail by 134 runs in the first innings with only three wickets in hand

Friday, February 23

How Bumrah's advice helped Akash Deep

India's debutant fast bowler picked up three wickets with the new ball to put India on top

Shami's participation in IPL 2024 in doubt due to ankle injury

India fast bowler has been missing in action since the final of the ODI World Cup in November 2023

Zak Crawley: 'Joe Root was due, now England are ahead of the game'

First-day century rescues England after five-wicket morning to post 302 for 7 at the close

Thursday, February 22

Can England keep the series alive against Bumrah-less India?

England haven't lost a Test series since Stokes and McCullum took over but that could change in Ranchi

Wednesday, February 21

Rishabh Pant begins match-simulation exercises in Bengaluru

He is believed to have batted without any discomfort but did not keep wickets

Tuesday, February 20

Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma welcome their second child on February 15

He had opted out of the ongoing Tests against England due to personal reasons

Bumrah rested for fourth Test against England

KL Rahul is set to miss the fourth Test as well, while his participation in the final Test in Dharamsala is subject to fitness

Iyer and Dube to miss Mumbai's Ranji Trophy quarter-final clash

Iyer has been ruled out due to back spasms, while Dube will miss out because of a side strain

Manoj Tiwary: 'Young players have adopted an IPL-centric mindset'

Former Bengal captain requests BCCI to take steps to increase the significance of the Ranji Trophy

Monday, February 19

Former Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal retires from professional cricket

A veteran for Vidarbha, he is the only Indian batter to have scored fifty or more in his lone ODI appearance

Sunday, February 18

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Ravindra Jadeja star in India's biggest Test win by runs

Sarfaraz Khan played the perfect supporting act in a stand of 172 off 26.2 overs with Jaiswal to set up India's 2-1 series lead

Ashwin rejoins Indian team in Rajkot

Ashwin took the field at the start of the third session of play on the fourth day

Jaiswal explains hunger behind big scores

"I know how important every innings is and that's why I work hard in practice and every innings counts for me"

Rohit and India keep faith in their methods to gain record-breaking reward

They lead England 2-1 having stayed calm in the face of an early onslaught in Rajkot

Ben Stokes: 'We've still got a great chance to win 3-2'

England captain ignores criticism of approach, while his return to bowling draws nearer

Saturday, February 17

Ashwin to rejoin Indian team in Rajkot

ESPNcricinfo understands that he could be in Rajkot by lunch on the fourth day

Jaiswal's blistering century caps India's day of dominance

Earlier in the day, India's bowling attack roared back to bowl out England for 319 despite Ben Duckett's 153

Friday, February 16

Ashwin withdraws from Rajkot Test because of family emergency

As things stand, India will have to play with only ten men in the remainder of the Rajkot Test if Ashwin doesn't return

Ashwin: '500 done and dusted, now got a game hanging in the balance'

At 98 Tests, he also becomes the second-fastest to the landmark in Test cricket

Why England started their innings in Rajkot with five runs on the board

R Ashwin was pulled up for running on the protected area of the pitch on the second morning

Duckett leads charge as India feel the force of Bazball

A sensational century by Ben Duckett, at 88 balls the third fastest against India in India, left the hosts shell-shocked in Rajkot

Thursday, February 15

Ishan Kishan continues to skip Ranji Trophy

Deepak Chahar and Shreyas Iyer also missing in action despite being specifically told to play first-class cricket

Rohit, Jadeja tons and Sarfaraz's 62 drag India out of trouble on day one

Sarfaraz's 66-ball innings lit up the afternoon but ended in heartbreak after he was run-out with Jadeja seeking a 100th run

Wednesday, February 14

Rohit to lead India at 2024 T20 World Cup, Dravid to remain head coach

BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirms as much; also says it's mandatory for centrally contracted players to play domestic cricket when fit

India vs England, round three: scores level, stakes high

There are huge milestones to look forward to for Ashwin, Anderson and Stokes as India take on England's Bazball once again

Mark Wood returns in place of Shoaib Bashir for third Test at Rajkot

One change to side that lost in Visakhapatnam, with Rehan visa issue resolved

Tuesday, February 13

Kuldeep 'enjoying' Bazball: 'It has made bowlers plan how to restrict runs'

He says England's attacking cricket has made him focus on restricting batters as well as taking wickets

Dattajirao Gaekwad, India's oldest Test cricketer, dies at 95

The former India captain and Baroda legend died of age-related illnesses

Ranji Trophy round six: All-round Saxena keeps shining; Pujara, Khejroliya star in big wins

With only one round of league-stage action remaining, the competition hots up with some tantalising results in round six

Monday, February 12

KL Rahul ruled out of third Test against England; Devdutt Padikkal called up

Rahul's absence further complicates matters for India, who also didn't pick Shreyas Iyer for the remaining three Tests

Saurabh Tiwary announces retirement

He has represented Jharkhard for 17 years and has played for four IPL franchises

Sunday, February 11

Red-hot Australia defend 253 to win fourth Under-19 World Cup

Harjas' fifty gave Australia a challenging total, before Beardman and MacMillan took six wickets between them to blow India away

Saturday, February 10

Call-up to Test squad reward for Akash Deep's years of toil

Akash Deep recounts the story of his journey from a no-cricket background in Bihar to the highest level

India vs Australia in a title clash yet again as Under-19 World Cup reaches climax in Benoni

India have won their last six meetings against Australia at the Under-19 World Cup, including twice at the finals

Iyer left out for remaining three Tests against England; Kohli unavailable

Jadeja, Rahul are part of the roster but subject to fitness clearance; Akash Deep gets maiden Test call-up

Friday, February 09

To pick or not to pick Shreyas Iyer - the big question for India's selectors

The selection panel led by Ajit Agarkar will meet on Friday to pick India's squad for the last three Tests against England

Thursday, February 08

Bumrah's tips on yorker have helped a lot, says India U-19 seamer Naman Tiwari

The left-arm bowler wants to bowl the fastest ball in the world

For Deepak Chahar, rehab is a chance to get stronger - with ball and bat

The CSK man is making use of his time away from the game to increase his pace and add more shots to his repertoire

Kohli set to miss Rajkot and Ranchi Tests against England

However, KL Rahul and Ravindra Jadeja, who missed the second Test in Vizag, are both recovering well and expected to be available

Wednesday, February 07

Jasprit Bumrah becomes first Indian fast bowler to be ranked No. 1 in Tests

The previous best ranking had been held by Kapil Dev, who was No. 2 on the retrospective table in 1979-80

Tuesday, February 06

Saharan, Dhas lead India into ninth final with epic partnership

The biggest fifth-wicket stand in men's Under-19 World Cups rescued India from 32 for 4 in pursuit of 245

Ponting: Pant is 'very confident' of playing entire IPL 2024

The Delhi Capitals coach, though, is unsure whether Pant will be able to captain the side or keep wickets

Friday, February 02

Ranji round-up: Dube rescues Mumbai; Karnataka stumble on 16-wicket day; Sai Kishore drives TN

Also, Prithvi Shaw was dismissed for 35 playing his first competitive match in almost six months

Jaiswal wants to 'double it up and keep going'

The India opener made his career-best score - 179 not out - on the first day of the second Test against England

Jaiswal stands tall and alone for India as England edge the day

The India opener made his highest Test score - 179 not out - on a day where no other batter got past 40

Thursday, February 01

Can shell-shocked India even the odds vs Bazball?

India have been in this kind of position many times before and gotten themselves out of trouble, but England will be no pushovers

Pant on his life-threatening car crash: 'I felt my time in this world was over'

In a chat with Star Sports, Pant talks about the accident, his state of mind, the joy of watching the 2023 Ashes, and whether he will drive a car again

Batters could have a party on traditional Visakhapatnam pitch

"It might play a little bit better initially than it did last week," feels Ben Stokes