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Wednesday, March 30

Harshal Patel and Dinesh Karthik help Royal Challengers survive a scare

Kolkata Knight Riders' bowlers fought really hard to defend 128, but it was not to be

Rahul Mankad dies aged 66

Son of the legendary India allrounder Vinoo Mankad, Rahul played first-class cricket for Mumbai

Healy on WIPL, WPSL: It's exactly where 'the women's game needed to go'

Says India is "such an untapped market" and "they're going to be unbeatable in a 10-year time" with launch of Women's IPL

Tuesday, March 29

ICC Rankings: Laura Wolvaardt replaces Alyssa Healy as No.1 batter

Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana the only Indians in the top ten list of batters

Monday, March 28

Who is Ayush Badoni? (and where has he been hiding?)

Who's this 22-year-old who comes in and slog-sweeps Rashid for a six and hooks Ferguson for another?

Sunday, March 27

Mignon du Preez stars in dramatic chase to knock India out, West Indies qualify for semi-finals

Half-centuries from Mandhana, Verma and Raj go in vain as South Africa chase down 275 off the last ball

Saturday, March 26

Fleming: Dhoni wanted to give Jadeja a clean captaincy slate

Super Kings coach admits "it is going to be a bit of a transition period"

Dhoni's fireworks not enough for Chennai Super Kings in opener

KKR's mystery spinners Narine and Chakravarthy prove unhittable; Rahane shines with the bat

Shafali Verma trying to improve 'physically, mentally and skills-wise'

"I have improved but want to keep getting better at it," she says about facing short balls from South Africa's pace attack

Ricky Ponting: Rishabh Pant's journey as captain could be like Rohit Sharma's

Says that Pant's "learning experiences" from the last year and a half will make him a "better leader and person".

New era RCB face Punjab's batting might at unfamiliar DY Patil

Agarwal's men boast a lot of power-hitting talent, but will be without Bairstow for their season opener

Wednesday, March 23

Shastri on Kohli minus captaincy: 'It's about him wanting to enjoy himself out there'

While terming Kohli's giving up of captaincy a 'smart decision', Shastri wished he had held on to the job in Test cricket

Ravi Shastri: India will be looking for an allrounder who can bat No. 6

Former India coach, who joins ESPNcricinfo as an analyst for the IPL, says Hardik will struggle to make the national team as a pure batter

Andrew Tye replaces injured Mark Wood at Lucknow Super Giants

Fast bowler has picked up 40 wickets in 27 IPL matches at an economy rate of 8.46

Injured Suryakumar may miss Mumbai Indians season opener

"We are trying to get him here as soon as possible once we have the clearance from NCA" - Rohit Sharma

Tuesday, March 22

Yastika Bhatia, Sneh Rana keep India's World Cup semi-final hopes alive

Pooja Vastrakar, too, continues to impress as India record their third win after beating Bangladesh by 110 runs

Monday, March 21

Shreyas Iyer: KL Rahul's on-field decision-making is very instinctive

Iyer says he enjoyed playing under Rahul's captaincy in South Africa

Sunday, March 20

Bengaluru pitch gets 'below average' rating from ICC match referee

Javagal Srinath says the surface didn't offer an even contest between bat and ball

Saturday, March 19

Asia Cup to be held in Sri Lanka in August-September 2022

All five Asian Test teams will feature in the T20I tournament with a sixth team joining them via a qualifier

Peerless Lanning leads the way as Australia make it five in five, enter semi-finals

Three-wicket haul from Brown and solid contributions with the bat from Healy, Haynes and Mooney play their part in subduing spirited India

Friday, March 18

Mandhana has 'no explanation' for batters' inconsistency, but expects 'perfect game' against Australia

Mott wants Australia to be aggressive, but will fall back on "Plan Bs and Cs that we've got" if India get on top

Thursday, March 17

Test rankings: Bumrah No. 4 in bowlers' list, Karunaratne at career-best No. 5 among batters

Jason Holder returns to the top spot for allrounders following the Antigua Test against England

Wednesday, March 16

Prithvi Shaw performs poorly at fitness test at NCA ahead of IPL

Opener fails to get prescribed minimum score on yo-yo test, PTI reports

'Just one big knock away' - Jhulan Goswami backs Mithali Raj, and India's batting, to come good

She admits not batting 50 overs against England cost the team, but says they are "bound to go through ups and downs" over a long tournament like the World Cup

England rediscover themselves with Dean's four-for and sharp fielding for first points

They were upbeat yet clinical in the field and with the ball, led by Dean, who got her ODI career-best 4 for 23 in just her second World Cup game

Tuesday, March 15

In-form Harmanpreet promises to be 'there for my team' at the biggest stage

Loss in 2017 final not important, "right now it's all about momentum and that's on our side," she says of taking on England

IPL 2022: New man on strike even if batters cross when a catch is taken

Number of unsuccessful reviews increased from one to two per innings in the upcoming season

Hanuma Vihari, Abhimanyu Easwaran among seven Indians signed up by DPL teams

Pakistan veteran Mohammad Hafeez and Zimbabwe allrounder Sikandar Raza are also in the mix

Monday, March 14

Rohit: 'Pant is somebody who can change the game in 40 minutes'

"His keeping was the best I've seen", says India's Test captain

Wednesday, March 09

Sreesanth retires from Indian domestic cricket

This announcement brings the curtain down on a career that had just recently restarted

Ravindra Jadeja becomes No. 1 allrounder in Test cricket

Displaces Jason Holder at the top after his Mohali masterclass against Sri Lanka

Monday, March 07

Axar Patel returns to India squad for second Test in Bengaluru

The left-arm spinner, who has recovered from a shin injury and a bout of Covid-19, has replaced Kuldeep Yadav

Rohit hails 'all-time great' Ashwin and 'top allrounder' Jadeja after innings win

India captain wants to use Jadeja "a lot more with the bat", citing example of his promotion in the T20I series

Sunday, March 06

Sarfaraz's century puts Mumbai in quarter-finals; Tamil Nadu knocked out

Bengal, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh also made it to the quarter-finals

Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders to kick off IPL 2022 on March 26

There will be 12 double-headers this season, with the first match starting at 3:30pm IST

Ravindra Jadeja's epic all-round show gives India win inside three days

Match haul of nine wickets to go with his 175 not out; R Ashwin ends game with six scalps to go past Kapil Dev

Mithali wants to be part of 250-plus trend, Maroof is backing Pakistan to pull a West Indies on India

With bilateral series cancelled because of non-cricketing reasons, the two teams have almost no experience of playing each other

Saturday, March 05

Indian journalist Boria Majumdar says he will serve Wriddhiman Saha with defamation notice

India wicketkeeper recently claimed that he was threatened by a reporter for not responding to an interview request

India on top after supreme Jadeja-led all-round show

Allrounder slams 175* to set up declaration, and then joins the wicket-takers' party to push Sri Lanka on the back foot

Maroof backs Pakistan to 'put on a good show' against Mithali and India after earlier 'missed opportunity'

Due to non-cricketing reasons, the two teams have almost no experience of playing each other

Friday, March 04

South Africa players face 'litmus test of loyalty' ahead of IPL 2022

CSA says they have to take a call between playing the T20 league or representing their country against Bangladesh

Pant 96 off 97 as India pile up 357 on day one against Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's limited attack stood exposed in Mohali

Thursday, March 03

Virat Kohli: 'I have given my heart and soul to Test cricket'

"Feels surreal, never imagined I would play 100 Tests for India"

Mandatory three-day quarantine for teams before entering IPL bubble

During the three-day quarantine, everyone who is part of the bubble will need to do in-room testing, with each test being 24-hours apart

Wednesday, March 02

Blow for CSK as injured Chahar set to miss majority of IPL 2022

ESPNcricinfo understands that Chahar, who suffered a quadricep tear against West Indies, could take several weeks to heal

ICC T20I rankings: Shreyas Iyer and Nissanka move up, Kohli drops out of top ten

Kagiso Rabada moves up to No. 3 on Test bowlers' table, while in ODIs, Rashid Khan has re-entered the top ten

Harmanpreet credits team psychologist for bringing her out of her 'shell'

"After that I got clear ideas, those things really helped me in the last two-three games," says India's vice-captain, who struck a century in the warm-ups