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Thursday, May 31

World XI vs West Indies, Live Cricket Score, One-off T20I at Lord's

Catch all the action of the one-off T20I between World XI and West Indies through our live commentary.

IPL 2009: ED Slaps Rs 121-cr FEMA Penalty on BCCI, N Srinivasan & Lalit Modi

The ED has slapped a penalty of over Rs 121 crore on the BCCI, its former boss N Srinivasan, former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi and others for alleged violation of the FEMA law during the T-20 cricket IPL edition in 2009, officials said.

Joe Root Admits England Have a 'Point to Prove' Against Pakistan

England captain Joe Root has admitted his side have a "point to prove" as they look to square a two-Test series with Pakistan.

Pakistan's Amir Aims for Win of a Lifetime Against England

Mohammad Amir has had some of the greatest and undoubtedly the worst days of his career in England -- sometimes during the very same match.

Uncapped Curran Called up to England Squad for Second Test

Uncapped Surrey all-rounder Sam Curran has been drafted in to the England squad for the second test against Pakistan as cover for Ben Stokes, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Wednesday.

Adam Voges Replaces Justin Langer as Western Australia Coach

Former Test batsman Adam Voges has replaced Justin Langer as the new head coach of Western Australia and the Perth Scorchers, officials said Thursday.

Wednesday, May 30

MS Dhoni Behind Shane Watson's Success in IPL Final Against SRH

Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni had a big role in Shane Watson’s superlative performance in the final of the IPL against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The ace all-rounder had a hamstring niggle and Dhoni made sure that Watson was in good shape to bat, by....

Court Suspends Sri Lanka Cricket Elections as Crisis Deepens

Sri Lanka's Court of Appeal on Wednesday suspended elections for the crisis-ridden cricket board, whose president Thilanga Sumathipala is being challenged for the top job.

Vijay Shankar Credits Coach Ponting for Turnaround in IPL

Initially, after a few games Vijay Shankar wasn’t happy with his performances. That’s when Delhi coach Ricky Ponting came to his rescue.

IPL: Indian Player Becomes First to Win Three Consecutive Titles

Indian spinner Karn Sharma has become the first player to win three consecutive IPL titles after Chennai Super Kings latest IPL triumph.

Eoin Morgan Expecting Quick Return From Finger Injury

Eoin Morgan hopes to make a quick return from the fractured finger that has ruled the England one-day captain out of his appearance for the Rest of the World against the West Indies.

England's Test Team in Turmoil Amid Cricket's Changing Times

England's humiliating nine-wicket loss — wrapped up 90 minutes into Day 4 — to one of the most inexperienced Pakistan teams of recent times further exposed the frailties of a side that seems to have forgotten the basics of test cricket and how apply ....

Tuesday, May 29

Shahid Afridi to Lead ICC World XI After Injured Eoin Morgan Pulls Out

Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi will lead the ICC World XI against West Indies in the one-off T20I at Lord’s on May 31. Initially, England’s Eoin Morgan was given the leadership role, but had to pull out of the match because of a fractured fing....

IPL 2018: Cricketnext Picks Dream Playing XI

The key to success in cricket is team effort, but some players almost single-handedly changed the fortunes of their team. If all these players came together in one team, it would certainly be a dream XI. Cricketnext picks its dream IPL XI from season....

Gambhir Deciphers CSK Code — Rues Involvement of Other Owners in Cricketing Decisions of IPL

While everyone is talking about how Chennai Super Kings’ old boys defied odds to win the 11th edition of the IPL on Sunday, former Delhi Daredevils skipper Gautam Gambhir in his column for Hindustan Times once again brought to the fore the influence ....

Shane Watson Good Enough to Come Out of Retirement: Stoinis

After veteran Aussie Shane Watson single-handedly helped the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to a third Indian Premier League (IPL) crown, all-rounder Marcus Stoinis feels the retired Watson could still be a force in international cricket in case he wants ....

CSK Had Planned According to Chennai Conditions: Fleming

After arriving in their home city post winning the Indian Premier League (IPL) title, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) coach Stephen Fleming said relocating to a different venue was a tough decision for his side.

England Batting Failures Frustrate Trevor Bayliss

Trevor Bayliss is becoming ever more annoyed by the kind of England batting collapses which led to their "embarrassing" nine-wicket defeat by Pakistan in the first Test at Lord's.

Monday, May 28

Dhoni Captaincy Key to Chennai's IPL Success: Fleming

Chennai Super Kings chief coach Stephen Fleming hailed Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership qualities, and said the veteran stumper's willy captaincy was one of the key reasons behind the team's third title triumph in the Indian Premier League.

Injury Scare for Saha Ahead of Afghanistan Test

A thumb injury to India's Test wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha has made him a doubtful starter for the one-off Test against Afghanistan starting in Bengaluru from June 14.

Chennai Super Kings Get Rapturous Welcome at Home After IPL Triumph

Chennai Super Kings' return to the city following a fairytale IPL triumph received the rapturous welcome it deserved, even as murmurs of scaling down an elaborate reception plan swirled in the wake of the Tuticorin tragedy.

IPL 2018 Report Card: A Look at the Performance of Eight Teams

CricketNext takes a look at the performance of all the eight teams in the tournament in order of their positions

Rashid Khan Up There With Top Spinners in Game: Williamson

Rashid Khan is right up there with top spinners in world cricket, his skipper Kane Williamson said eulogising the Afghanistan's teen sensation, who is bracing up for the challenge of Test cricket after an extremely successful IPL stint.

Experienced Heads like Dhoni Take Teams to Deep End of Tournaments: Fleming

Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming has admitted that his franchise experienced a difficult time during the two-year ban from the IPL and his players were motivated to win the title.

Sunday, May 27

IPL Final: CSK Teammates Hail World-class Shane Watson

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson led the show with a stellar century on the night of the final as Sunrisers Hyderabad were completely outplayed on a wicket where the score of 178 looked more than par. Ambati Rayudu won CSK the game by hitting the ....

IPL Final: Watson Thanks Dhoni & Fleming for Taking Care of Him

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson led the show with a stellar century on the night of the final at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday as Sunrisers Hyderabad were completely outplayed on a wicket where the score of 178 looked more than par. In the end, ....

IPL Final: Watson Ton Adds Another Feather to His Illustrious Cap

Shane Watson scored a sensational ton, scoring an undefeated 117 off just 57 balls as he helped Chennai Super Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad to win their third IPL title.

'All-rounder' Rashid Khan in Elite Company After Eden Gardens Heroics

During the IPL auctions in January this year, when Sunrisers Hyderabad bought leg-spinner Rashid Khan (through RTM) for a whopping 9 Cr, that just showed the team management had unwavering faith in his abilities. The 19-year-old too did not disappoin....

IPL Hinders Players' Growth in First-class Cricket, Says Andy Flower

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) stand-in director Andy Flower says participation in the Indian Premier League hinders many "growth opportunities" for the country's players in first-class cricket.

Chennai Super Kings Ride Individual Brilliance to Seventh IPL Final

The Chennai Super Kings will be playing their seventh final in the nine seasons they have taken part in the IPL when they take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday evening. Post the auction, given the number of senior players ....

Saturday, May 26

Live Score Cricket, England vs Pakistan, 1st Test Day 3 at Lord's

Pakistan patiently advanced to 350 for eight against a toothless England attack to take control of the first test on the second day at Lord's on Friday.

Australia Aim to be World's Most Professional Team: Coach Langer

Australia is striving to be the most professional and honest team in world cricket, coach Justin Langer said Saturday as the squad prepares for its first international tour following a damaging ball-tampering scandal.

IPL 2018: Hyderabad Look to Rashid for Final Flourish Against CSK

Sunrisers Hyderabad are banking on Afghan sensation Rashid Khan to fire one more time against the Chennai Super Kings in Sunday's Indian Premier League final.

Sting Operation Claims 'Pitch Fixed' During India-Sri Lanka Test

A Test match between India and Sri Lanka last year might have been played on a pitch doctored at the behest match-fixers, a sting operation has claimed, prompting the ICC to launch an investigation into the matter on Saturday.

T20 Needs Eight Runs For a Big Hit, Says Dean Jones

Dean Jones, in his day one of the biggest-hitting batsmen in cricket, has called for fresh innovation in Twenty20 by creating a new eight-run shot if the ball goes more than 85 metres.

IPL 2018: Not Surprised by Rashid's Batting Show, Says Yusuf Pathan

Experienced Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batsman Yusuf Pathan said Rashid Khan's belligerent batting against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 was not a surprise

Virat is Still a Good Player Without County Cricket: Harbhajan Singh

As soon as the news of Virat Kohli’s neck injury broke out, the entire nation seems to be sweating over it. Due to the injury, Kohli will not be able to take part in the a brief county stint with Surrey, before the tour to England begins. But Harbhaj....

Friday, May 25

England vs Pakistan, 1st Test Day 2 at Lords, Highlights: As It Happened

Catch all the live action from the 1st Test between England and Pakistan at Lords through our live commentary

IPL 2018: Rashid's All-round Show Floors Kolkata as Hyderabad Set-up Final Date With Chennai

Rashid Khan (34* off 10 & 3/19) put on a great all-round show as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 13 runs in the Indian Premier Legaue (IPL) qualifier 2 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

IPL 2018, SRH vs KKR, Qualifier 2, Highlights: As It Happened

Catch all the live score for the match between KKR and SRH through our live blog

IPL 2018, KKR vs SRH Qualifier 2: When and Where to Watch, Live Cricket Coverage on Star Sports & Live Streaming on Hotsar

The live telecast of the IPL 2018 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will start at 7 PM on May 25th (Friday). The match can be seen live on the Star Sports network and live streaming will be available on hotstar.com. You can als....

Australian David Warner Hails Wife Candice's Courage After 'Heartbreaking' Loss

Currently out serving a ban for a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, Australian opening batsman David Warner has spoken out in support of his wife Candice for her courage in enduring the backlash for the family.

Virat Kohli Needs Rest, He's Not a Machine, Says Ravi Shastri

Indian cricket coach Ravi Shastri has jumped to the defense of captain Virat Kohli after he was ruled out of his short county cricket stint with Surrey in London ahead of India’s tour of England. Shastri was quoted by the Mumbai Mirror wherein he sai....

Thursday, May 24

IPL 2018: Prasidh Krishna Reminds Heath Streak of Jasprit Bumrah

Pacer Prasidh Krishna has been the find of the season for Kolkata Knight Riders and bowling coach Heath Streak has gone to the extent of comparing the 22-year-old with Jasprit Bumrah.

Ed Joyce Announces Retirement from All Forms of Cricket

Dual international Ed Joyce on Thursday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket less than a fortnight after realising his dream of playing a Test for Ireland.

Cook Matches Border's Record of Playing 153 Consecutive Tests

Australia great Allan Border praised the "amazing" Alastair Cook as the England batsman equalled his record of 153 consecutive Tests by playing in the series opener against Pakistan at Lord's on Thursday.

Virat Kohli's County Stint Cut Short Due to Injury, BCCI Hopes for Quick Recovery

After the much discussed move to play county cricket with Surrey before the tough England Test series, Indian captain Virat Kohli, is not going to turn out for Surrey at the Oval after he has been diagnosed with a slipped disc.

Ben Stokes Ready to Fire Against Pakistan, Says Joe Root

Ben Stokes' return to full fitness is a boost for England and the talismanic all-rounder is making his presence felt during their preparations, captain Joe Root said ahead of the side's opening test against Pakistan starting at Lord's on Thursday.

IPL Sets New Benchmark with Hotstar Streaming Record in CSK-SRH Tie

The Indian Premier League match between Chennai and Hyderabad on Tuesday set a new global benchmark with 8.26 million concurrent viewers logging onto Hotstar, the chief executive of the video streaming platform told Reuters.

Wednesday, May 23

AB de Villiers - A Phantom Who Regaled One & All In Test Cricket

AB de Villiers, who was known for attacking style of batting, mostly in the shorter formats, was an equally impressive Test cricketer, finishing his career with an average in excess of 50. His contributions over the years helped South Africa to becom....

Dominic Bess to Make England Test Debut Against Pakistan

Somerset off-spinner Dominic Bess will make his England debut in the first Test against Pakistan on Thursday, captain Joe Root has confirmed.

AB de Villiers Announces Retirement from All Forms of International Cricket

Former South African captain and one of modern day cricket's best batsmen AB de Villiers has retired from all forms of cricket with immediate effect. The middle order batsman announced his retirement on Twitter.

AB de Villiers Decides to Call it a Day, 'Universe Loses Its Last Infinity Stone,' Say Twitterati

Former South African skipper AB de Villiers surprised the cricket fraternity with his sudden decision to announce retirement from all forms of international cricket on Wednesday.

AB de Villiers Bids Adieu: Top 5 ODI Knocks From Mr 360

CricketNext takes a look at AB de Villiers' top 5 ODI knocks since making his debut for the Proteas against England at Bloemfontein in 2005.

IPL 2018 Eliminator, KKR vs RR: When and Where to Watch Live Cricket, Coverage on Star Sports and Live Streaming on Hotstar

The live telecast of the IPL 2018 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will start at 7 PM on May 23rd (Wednesday). The match can be seen live on the Star Sports network and live streaming will be available on hotstar.com. You can ....

IPL 2018: Kane Williamson Wants Batsmen to Put Up a Better Show

After suffering a 2-wicket loss against Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai on Tuesday, Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson backed the decision to bring Carlos Brathwaite into the attack during the death overs. The all-rounder was taken to the clea....

IPL 2018: Dinesh Karthik's Captaincy Impresses Simon Katich

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) assistant coach Simon Katich hoped the team's new-found confidence after stringing together a hat-trick of wins should hold them in good stead when they take on Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) eliminato....

Tuesday, May 22

IPL 2018: Faf du Plessis Masterclass, Pacers Take Chennai to 7th Final

Chennai once again showed why they are the 'Super Kings' of the IPL as the men in yellow put up a stunning performance to reach their 7th final, as they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 2 wickets in a thriller at Wankhede on Tuesday.

IPL Live Score Cricket, SRH vs CSK, Qualifier 1 in Mumbai: Brathwaite Gives Sunrisers a Ray of Hope After Top Order Collapse

The live telecast of the IPL 2018 match between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad will start at 7 PM on May 22nd (Tuesday). The match can be seen live on the Star Sports network and live streaming will be available on hotstar.com. You can a....

IPL 2018: David Warner Wishes SRH Ahead of Qualifier Against CSK

Former Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner sent his wishes to Sunrisers Hyderabad team ahead of the first qualifier, where they will take on MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings.

Women's IPL: Lukewarm Response Overshadows Supernovas' Thrilling Victory

The much-hyped women's exhibition T20 match had an exciting finish but failed to attract sizeable crowd on a sultry Tuesday afternoon despite the presence of the world's top women cricketers.

Buttler Grateful for Warne's Guidance as England Test Recall Looms

Australia may regret Shane Warne's latest encouragement of a talented English cricketer if Jos Buttler's return to Test duty proves a success.

Three Names in Fray for Pakistan Fielding Coach's Job

The PCB has shortlisted three names for the the national team's fielding coach's position after Australian Steve Rixon decided against extending his contract.

Shikhar Dhawan Puts in the Hard Yards Ahead of CSK Clash

Shikhar Dhawan has scored four half-centuries till now in the tournament, with a highest score of an unbeaten 92 which helped his side defeat the Delhi Daredevils recently. Apart from captain Kane Williamson, for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, one of the m....

Monday, May 21

Ravindra Jadeja's Wife Riva Solanki Attacked by Police Constable in Jamnagar: Reports

Team India and Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's wife Riva Solanki came under an attack by a police constable in Jamnagar on Monday. According to reports, Riva met with an accident, when her car hit the bike of the cop.

IPL 2018: Shikhar Dhawan’s Dismal Playoffs Form Could Worry SRH

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s consistency in Indian Premier League has been phenomenal by only a few teams in the recent few years. Ever since their arrival in the tournament in 2013, they have made it to the playoffs four times and won the trophy in 2016, u....

IPL 2018: Can Dhoni Continue His Impressive Showing in Playoffs?

MS Dhoni's performance in this year's IPL has been quite a revelation with the Chennai Super Kings captain leading from the front and having a breakout year with the bat.

IPL 2018: Top 5 Bowling Performances of the League Stage

Cricketnext takes a look at the top five bowling performances from the recently concluded league stages of the IPL.

Would be Surprised if Shreyas Iyer Doesn't Get Leadership Role in Future: Ricky Ponting

Delhi Daredevils coach Ricky Ponting on Sunday praised Shreyas Iyer for the way he led the team during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) after Gautam Gambhir stepped down from the captaincy earlier in the season.

IPL Betting Racket Busted in New Delhi, 4 Arrested

The Delhi Police said that it has arrested four men for allegedly running an IPL betting racket in northeast Delhi's Gokalpuri area.

Sunday, May 20

IPL, CSK vs KXIP in Pune, Match 56 Highlights - As It Happened and IPL Points Table

Catch all the action between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab with our LIVE blog.

IPL 2018: Lack of Consistency in Batting Didn't Help Our Cause, Says Delhi Coach Ponting

Delhi Daredevils coach Ricky Ponting heaped praise on the Indian players, especially Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer, but rued the lack of consistent performance from the rest of the batting unit during the IPL season.

IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils Knock Mumbai Indians Out of Playoff Race

It was the perfect opportunity for the Delhi Daredevils to spoil the party for Mumbai Indians as the defending champions needed to win this one at the Ferozeshah Kotla in the Capital to go through to the knockouts. And that is exactly what they did a....

IPL Live Score 2018, CSK vs KXIP in Pune, Match 56: Ngidi Removes Rahul, Kings XI Sinking Fast

Catch all the action between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab with our LIVE blog.

Dhoni Plans Special Parting Gift for Pune Groundsmen as CSK Play Last 'Home' Game

Back in the IPL after a two-year gap, things didn’t really start according to plan for CSK as they had to shift their home from the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai to the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune due to the Cauvery protest ....

MS Dhoni Gives Fanboy Kidambi Srikanth a Reason to Smile

Shuttler Srikanth got a huge surprise when he received a signed bat from former India captain. The shuttler took to Twitter and expressed his excitement.

IPL 2018, DD vs MI: When and Where to Watch Live Cricket, Coverage on Star Sports and Live Streaming on Hotstar

Back in their element at the business end of the tournament, defending champions Mumbai Indians will be firing on all cylinders against wooden spooners Delhi Daredevils in their bid to clinch a play-off berth in a must-win IPL encounter, on Sunday.

BCCI and CoA Stooping to Lowly Tug-of-war Over Pataudi Lecture Demeans the Legend

The tussle between the BCCI and Committee of Administrators (COA) over who would deliver this year’s Pataudi Memorial Lecture has been unseemly to say the least. It demeans the memory of one of India’s greatest, bravest, most charismatic cricketers.

MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings' Dwayne Bravo Dilemma

For a huge chunk of his cricketing career the West Indian all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been instrumental in stopping the opposition teams from taking the game away in the death overs due to some intelligent and well planned out bowling performances.

Saturday, May 19

IPL 2018: Rajasthan Royals Played a Perfect Game, Says Rahane

Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane said that his side played a "perfect" game in their 30-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL match.

Kohli Wants Stronger Middle-order for RCB After Another Early Exit

A dejected Virat Kohli vowed to come back with a stronger middle order in the next Indian Premier League (IPL) season after his Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) was shown the door from the ongoing edition with a 30-run loss to Rajasthan Royals here ....

IPL 2018: Rested From National Duty, PV Sindhu Enjoys SRH Game

Cricket fever in India is such that it does not even spare badminton star PV Sindhu. A strong Sunrisers Hyderabad supporter, Sindhu was seen cheering for the franchise in their match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday at the Rajiv Gandhi Inter....

ABD Was Trying to 'Create a Chance' While Attempting Spiderman-like Catch of Hales

One of the best fielding sides in world cricket, through the years, has been South Africa and keeping the flag flying high above the rest on Thursday evening was AB de Villiers with a majestic catch at the mid-wicket boundary against the Sunrisers Hy....

Kolkata Knight Riders Take on Formidable SRH in Must-win Game

Kolkata Knight Riders will have no margin for error when they take on hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad, who will fancy their chances despite coming off a defeat, in the Indian Premier League on Saturday.

IPL 2018, RR vs RCB: When and Where to Watch Live Cricket, Coverage on Star Sports and Live Streaming on Hotstar

Weakened by the departure of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, Rajasthan Royals will have their task cut out when they lock horns with a resurgent Royal Challengers Bangalore, in the Indian Premier League on Saturday.

Friday, May 18

Consistent CSK Seek Improvement in Dead Rubber Against Delhi

A formidable Chennai Super Kings will be aiming to tie up loose ends ahead of the play-offs when they take on a listless Delhi Daredevils in a rare dead rubber of the Indian Premier League on Friday.

Rashid Khan Does a Boult to Dismiss Colin de Grandhomme

The Royal Challengers Bangalore’s home turf, the Chinnaswamy Stadium has been witness to some fantastic catches this season with Trent Boult of the Delhi Daredevils kicking off things with a one handed stunner at the boundary.

SRH's Basil Thampi Outdoes Ishant Sharma for Unwanted Record

One of Indian cricket’s more promising names Basil Thampi had a forgettable outing on Thursday evening for the Sunrisers Hyderabad against the Royal Challengers Bangalore as he registered the worst figures for a bowler in the history of the IPL.

Don't Understand Reason Behind Not Playing Day-night Tests: Harbhajan Singh

India must embrace day-night Tests and shed its apprehensions about the pink ball matches, seasoned spinner Harbhajan Singh suggested.

IPL 2018, RCB vs SRH Highlights: Virat Kohli's RCB Hold Nerve to Sink SRH & Stay in Alive

Catch all the action of the IPL match between Bangalore and Hyderabad through our live blog.

Thursday, May 17

Virat Kohli and Boys Win Thriller as RCB Stay in Contention for Place in Knockouts

Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson played a blinder once again, but Manish Pandey playing 3 dot balls in the last 3 overs of the innings was just not on when the team was chasing 219 for a win. Royal Challengers Bangalore won the thriller by....

BCCI to ICC: 'Change Wording of Strategic Document'

The BCCI top brass on Thursday expressed strong reservations over ICC's Strategic Working Group describing over-dependance on India for revenue generation as a "weakness" and demanded a correction.

Afghanistan's New IPL Star Mujeeb Signs for Hampshire

Hampshire announced the signing on Thursday of Afghan teenager Mujeeb Ur Rahman and New Zealand's Colin Munro for the Twenty20 Blast.

Mumbai Indians Behind the Scenes: Bumrah Shares His First Wankhede Memory

Bumrah, who has been associated with the franchise since 2013, said that he played his first match at Mumbai Indians' fortress in his second season with the team.

IPL 2018: KKR Players Enact Shah Rukh Khan's Famous Dialogues

The players too seem to be enjoying each others company and they all enacted Shah Rukh Khan's famous movie dialogues.

IPL 2018: Executed My Plans Perfectly, Says Bumrah After Stunning Performance

Having a clear plan for in-form batsmen like Lokesh Rahul and just focusing on executing it did the trick, said Mumbai Indians seamer Jasprit Bumrah after he helped his side beat Kings XI Punjab.

IPL 2018: Kohli and Co Face Stiff SRH Test to Keep Campaign Alive

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on already-qualified table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Thursday with their playoffs chances hanging by a thread.

Wednesday, May 16

KL Rahul's IPL Form Testimony that He is Ready to Succeed in All Three Formats in England

Rahul, like Virat Kohli – the only Indian to straddle each of the three forms with panache – has a game grooved to succeed.

Virat Kohli a 'Proper Big Dog' in County Cricket, Says Moeen Ali

Some assumptions in the Surrey dressing room are sure to come crashing down when "proper big dog" Virat Kohli joins the side, said England all-rounder Moeen Ali as he reflected on the Indian captain's much talked-about county stint next mon....

Indian Wrist Spinners Can do Well in England: Graeme Swann

Former off-spinner Graeme Swann believes English batsmen don't pick wrist spin well and India can exploit the weakness during their much-anticipated tour of England.

BCCI Sees Red as ICC Plans to Further Reduce Indian Cricket's Global Position

The ICC is planning to meet the BCCI office-bearers and the CoA in the Capital on Thursday and going by the SWOT analysis prepared by the ICC — as part of the global strategy — the world body plans to further cut down India’s financial position in wo....

KL Rahul's IPL Form Shows He is Ready to Succeed in All Three Formats in England

Rahul, like Virat Kohli – the only Indian to straddle each of the three forms with panache – has a game grooved to succeed.

IPL 2018, MI vs KXIP: When and Where to Watch Live Cricket, Coverage on Star Sports and Live Streaming on Hotstar

The live telecast of the IPL 2018 match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab will start at 8PM on May 16th (Wednesday). The match can be seen live on the Star Sports network and live streaming will be available on hotstar.com. You can also foll....

IPL 2018 Playoffs: Battle Heats Up for Last Two Positions With Five Teams in Fray

Cricketnext takes a look at possible scenarios, and which team could progress in the tournament:

Tuesday, May 15

BCCI Opposes Sreesanth's Plea for Relaxing Ban to Play in English County Cricket

The BCCI on Tuesday opposed the plea by former cricketer S. Sreesanth seeking relaxation of the life time ban on him by the country's apex cricketing body so that he could play in county cricket in England.

Imam-ul-Haq Sees Pakistan to Victory Over Test Debutants Ireland

Pakistan debutant Imam-ul-Haq saw his side to victory as Ireland's first match in men's Test cricket ended in a gallant last-day defeat by five wickets at Malahide on Tuesday.

Harmanpreet, Mandhana to Lead Teams for Women's T20 Challenge

Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana will lead the two teams that will play the Women's T20 Challenge game ahead of the Indian Premier League Qualifier 1 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the BCCI announced on Tuesday.

IPL 2018: Virat Kohli Hails Teammates After 'Perfect' Win Over Punjab

Skipper Virat Kohli lavished praise on teammates after Royal Challengers Bangalore thumped Kings XI Punjab to keep their hopes of making into the knock-outs alive in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League on Monday.

IPL 2018, KKR vs RR: When and Where to Watch Live Cricket, Coverage on Star Sports and Live Streaming on Hotstar

The live telecast of the IPL 2018 match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore will start at 8PM on May 14th (Monday). The match can be seen live on the Star Sports network and live streaming will be available on hotstar.com. You can....

Ireland Can Dream of Remarkable Debut Test Win Against Pakistan

In that entire 141-year history, only Australia, with a 45-run success in that foundation fixture, have won their maiden Test match.

Monday, May 14

IPL 2018: Virat Kohli Leads Charge as RCB Thrash KXIP by 10 Wickets

Speaking at the toss, Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli had replied to the question of this being a do-or-die game for the outfit in a very simple manner. He said that his team was looking to play some fearless cricket and that is exact....

Cameron Bancroft Set to Take Strike Despite CA Ban

While both David Warner and Steve Smith are serving out their year-long bans, opening batsman Cameron Bancroft is likely to hit the ground earlier after he was cleared to play Premier cricket in Western Australia (WA).

Privileged and Excited to be Part of India Test Team Again: Karun Nair

Back in the Indian Test cricket team after more than a year, middle-order batsman Karun Nair says he is now working to become an all-format player in future.

Jos Buttler Equals Virender Sehwag's Record For Most Consecutive IPL Fifties

Buttler has been the lone warrior in the team, and has now scored five back-to-back fifties, a record In the IPL. Buttler is the join record-holder with Virender Sehwag, who scored five consecutive fifties for Delhi Daredevils in 2012.

IPL 2018: Delhi Daredevils CEO Disappointed With Poor Show

After Delhi Daredevils once again failed to reach the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs, the capital franchise's CEO Hemant Dua on Sunday expressed disappointment and blamed injuries to key players for the team's poor show

Prior Experience of Wankhede Wicket Helped Me: Jos Buttler

Rajasthan Royals cruised home against Mumbai Indians with seven wickets to spare as opener Jos Buttler slammed his fifth consecutive fifty of the tournament on Sunday in Mumbai. His innings of 94 runs from just 54 balls ensured that Rajasthan remain ....

IPL 2018: Virat Kohli Feels Bowling First is Ideal For RCB

Virat Kohli's love for targets is well-known and it's a no-brainer that Royal Challengers Bangalore captain would ideally like to chase down totals in the remaining games of the Indian Premier League

IPL 2018: Punjab Aim to Return to Winning Ways Against Bangalore

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will aim to push towards the play-offs with a win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Monday.

Sunday, May 13

IPL 2018: Sensational Buttler Helps Rajasthan Royals Thrash Mumbai Indians

Jos Buttler scored his fifth consecutive half-century as Rajasthan Royals increased their chances of reaching the playoffs with a convincing seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians.

IPL 2018: Chennai Completely Outplayed Us, Says Williamson

Outgunned by the swashbuckling century from Ambati Rayudu, Kane Williamson conceded that the Sunrisers Hyderabad were outplayed by southern rivals Chennai Super Kings.

MS Dhoni Rates Centurion Ambati Rayudu 'Very Highly'

Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today heaped praise on Ambati Rayudu for helping his side beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL match with an unbeaten century, saying he's someone who can score runs equally well against both pacers and ....

Watch a Fan Breach Security and Enter Kotla to Click Selfie With Virat Kohli

After fans breached security to enter the ground and touch MS Dhoni’s feet during the ongoing Indian Premier League, a Virat Kohli fan on Saturday decided to go a step further and even tried to click a selfie with his favourite cricketer at the Feroz....

IPL 2018, MI vs RR: When and Where to Watch Live Cricket, Coverage on Star Sports and Live Streaming on Hotstar

The live telecast of the IPL 2018 match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals will start at 8PM on May 13th (Sunday). The match can be seen live on the Star Sports network and live streaming will be available on hotstar.com. You can also follow....

IPL 2018, CSK vs SRH: When and Where to Watch Live Cricket, Coverage on Star Sports and Live Streaming on Hotstar

The live telecast of the IPL 2018 match between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad will start at 4PM on May 13th (Sunday). The match can be seen live on the Star Sports network and live streaming will be available on hotstar.com. You can als....

Virat Kohli Credits ABD for Win, Says It's an 'Honour' to Bat With Him

Virat took to social media and credited de Villiers for the win. In the post he mentioned that he enjoys batting with the Protean. He tweeted, “Have always loved batting with this guy. Makes things simpler for the person at the other end. Today was y....

Indian Team's Autographed Bat to be Auctioned at Chappell Foundation Dinner

The inaugural Chappell foundation charity dinner event at the Sydney Cricket Ground on May 24 will have an autographed bat of the 2007 World T20 winning Indian team up for auction

Battle for Playoff Berth Intensifies as Mumbai Take on Rajasthan

Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals will face off in a must-win tie here on Sunday, with both teams looking to make it to the play-offs of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket championship.

Saturday, May 12

Shadab and Faheem Revive Pakistan in Ireland's Inaugural Test

Shadab Khan and debutant Faheem Ashraf both scored maiden Test fifties as Pakistan fought back in Ireland's inaugural Test match in Dublin on Saturday.

Sandeep Lamichhane Becomes First Nepalese to Play in the IPL

Sandeep Lamichane scripted history as he became the first Nepalese player to be part of any IPL franchise.

India A Selection a Step Closer to National Team: Krunal Pandya

Mumbai Indians all-rounder Krunal Pandya termed his selection in the India A squad for the tour of England as a "step closer" to realising his dream of playing for the senior team.

KKR Smash Records After Posting Humongous Score in Indore

Kolkata Knight Riders smashed quite a few records as they posted 245/6 while batting first against the Kings XI Punjab in Indore on Saturday.

BCCI Sanctions Women's T20 Exhibition Match Ahead of IPL Play-off

The BCCI sanctioned women's T20 exhibition match ahead of the IPL play-off in Mumbai on May 22 will feature top Indian and foreign players.

BCCI Treasurer Raises Questions About Timing of IPL Play-offs

The friction between Committee of Administrators (CoA) and principal office bearers of BCCI came to fore once again after treasurer Anirudh Chaudhry questioned the decision of advancing the timing of IPL play-off matches to 7 pm instead of the usual ....

IPL 2018: Ben Stokes Goes from MVP to Royal Disappointment

Fourth months after splashing out $1.97 million to secure the services of Ben Stokes, Rajasthan Royals cannot be faulted for regretting the splurge as they struggle to stay afloat in this year's Indian Premier League (IPL).

Buttler's Innings Put the Pressure on Us, Says Stehpen Fleming

A strong Chennai Super Kings faced a shock defeat at the hands of erratic Rajasthan Royals here on Friday. Chasing a decent 177, Jos Buttler slammed an unbeaten 95 to take Rajasthan to a win.

IPL 2018, DD vs RCB: When and Where to Watch Live Cricket, Coverage on Star Sports and Live Streaming on Hotstar

The live telecast of the IPL 2018 match between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore will start at 8PM on May 12th (Saturday). The match can be seen live on the Star Sports network and live streaming will be available on hotstar.com. You ....

Friday, May 11

Records Galore for Suresh Raina as He Scores Half-century Against Rajasthan Royals

In the Chennai Super Kings squad, one of the mainstays has always been the Indian left handed batsman Suresh Raina as he has consistently performed well for the men in yellow. The southpaw may not be central to the Indian team's plans anymore but tim....

Ireland Hopes Intact as Rain Derails Test Debut

When you've waited as long as Ireland have to play your first Test match, another day's delay may not seem that significant.

Pant Was Very Innovative Against Sunrisers Hyderabad: Vengsarkar

Being one of the greatest exponents of 'Bombay School of Batsmanship', which is a hallmark of purists, former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar was amazed at young Rishabh Pant's unconventional strokeplay during his 63-ball-128 against Sunrisers Hyderab....

Ireland Look to Upset Mighty Pakistan on Test Debut

Ireland will look to do what no side have done in 141 years by winning their inaugural men's Test when they face Pakistan in a one-off match starting Friday.

Dhawan, Williamson Put on Record Partnership to Seal Playoff Berth for SRH

<strong>New Delhi:</strong> For those of you who thought Sunrisers Hyderabad was heavily dependent on its bowlers to win them matches, Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Kane Williamson have proved them wrong. Chasing a stiff target of 188 runs a....

India Can Win Day-night Test, Says Sourav Ganguly

The BCCI may have ruled out playing a day-night Test when the Indian team tours Australia later this year, but former captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday termed the pink-ball contest as the future of cricket which the country will have to embrace some....

Thursday, May 10

IPL 2018: Rishabh Pant Slams Joint 5th Highest Individual Score in IPL History

Pant's effort is joint fifth in the list of highest individual scores in the Indian Premier League.

Telangana Cricket Association Applies for BCCI's Associate Membership

Citing denial of playing opportunities and sufficient representation in the Hyderabad Cricket Association, a full member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the newly formed Telangana CA has applied for associate member status from the BCCI....

Delhi in Must-win Situation Against Table-toppers SRH

A desperate Delhi Daredevils will have to learn from the mistakes made in the previous game against table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad when the two sides with contrasting campaigns meet in a re-match of the Indian Premier League, on Thursday.

Virat Kohli's Choice of Surrey Over Afghanistan Test Surprising: Michael Clarke

Surprised by Virat Kohli's decision to skip the Afghanistan Test, Australia's World Cup winning captain Michael Clarke feels the Indian skipper should fly back from Surrey to play the historic one-off Test in Bengaluru.

Afghanistan to Play Bangladesh in T20 Series in India

Afghanistan will host Bangladesh for three Twenty20 internationals in India next month, the country's cricket board chief said.

Rajasthan Royals to Don Pink Jerseys Against CSK

Taking a cue from the South African cricket team in a manner of saying, the IPL side, Rajasthan Royals will be donning pink jerseys in their next match against the Chennai Super Kings on Friday in Jaipur as they aim to increase awareness about cancer....

Rohit Sharma Heaps Praise on Ishan Kishan After Blistering Knock at Eden

It is a similar case for the Mumbai Indians, who have once again begun the IPL season badly and gone onto improve their form in the second half. Captain Rohit Sharma admitted that this habit is something he hopes to see change after they thrashed the....

Ireland-Pakistan Test Revives World Cup Memories

Ireland will be huge underdogs when they face Pakistan in their inaugural men's Test match at Malahide on Friday.

IPL 2018, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians, Highlights: As It Happened & IPL Points Table

Catch all the action from the game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians with our LIVE blog.

Wednesday, May 09

Darren Lehmann Takes on New Mentoring Role in Cricket Australia

Former national team coach Darren Lehmann has been assigned to supervise the development of Australia's National Performance Squad (NPS) until October, Cricket Australia announced on Wednesday.

Sourav Ganguly Surprised as Rahane Misses England ODI Bus

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has been known to call a spade and the Indian selection committee’s decision to ignore Ajinkya Rahane for the ODI series in England hasn’t gone down too well with the former skipper and he felt that the Test deputy....

Mumbai Indians' Suryakumar Yadav Leads the Way Among Uncapped Players

Defending champions Mumbai Indians did not begin their season well and Rohit Sharma's side looked set for an early exit in the on-going season of the IPL till their recent change in form which has seen them win three of the last four games to move up....

Mumbai Indians Threat Looms Large as Kolkata Have Task Cut Out

Hosts Kolkata Knight Riders run the risk of slipping away when they face resurgent defending champions and 'nemesis' Mumbai Indians in an IPL clash, on Wednesday. KKR have an onerous task at hand as they need to defy history against Mumbai Indians, ....

Ajinkya Rahane Hails Fantastic Bowling Effort Against KXIP

In what was a must win game for the Rajasthan Royals, captain Ajinkya Rahane heaped praise on his bowlers for their 15 run win against the Kings XI Punjab. After the win, in the post-match presentation ceremony, an elated Rahane said, “The bowling un....

IPL 2018, Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab, Highlights: As It Happened & IPL Points Table

Catch all the action of the IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab through our live blog.

Tuesday, May 08

IPL Live Score: RR vs KXIP Cricket Score, IPL Points Table 2018, Live Match 40: Fifty Partnership Up Between Buttler, Samson

Catch all the action of the IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab through our live blog.

Team India Selection: Rahane to Lead Against Afghanistan; Rayudu & Kaul Included for Eng ODIs

Karun Nair has been brought into the Test team for the one-off Test against Afghanistan as Virat Kohli will be playing for Surrey to prepare for the upcoming series against England. Ajinkya Rahane will lead the Indian Test team against Afghanistan in....

Virat Kohli Rues Lack of Application, Believes RCB Deserved Loss

A dejected Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli said that his team "deserved to lose" its do-or-die IPL game against Sunrisers Hyderabad as players didn't show the kind of strong character that is crucial to winning crunch games.....

After BCCI's Refusal, Australia to Host Sri Lanka in D/N Test

A day after the BCCI poured cold water on their tradition of hosting a day/night Test at Adelaide, Cricket Australia on Tuesday confirmed playing Sri Lanka in a pink ball match at the Gabba in Brisbane early next year

I was Focusing on What to do Each Ball in the Last Over: Bhuvneshwar

It was yet another stupendous performance by Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers, who managed to defend another low score against Royal Challengers Bangalore, on Monday at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. In the end Hyderabad won the match by 5 runs

MI Young Turk Siddhesh Has an Elder Brother in Rohit Sharma Reveals Dad Dinesh Lad

This has been the breakout year for Siddhesh Lad in the domestic circuit, he was the highest run scorer in all three formats for Mumbai.

Cricket Australia Scrap Day-night Test After India Refusal

Australia have been forced to scrap a day-night Test and will hold the game in normal hours instead after India refused to play, cricket officials said on Tuesday

Shastri's U-turn on Playing Day-night Tests Surprises BCCI

Despite the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) initially planning to host a day-night Test this year against West Indies after consulting chief coach Ravi Shastri, the BCCI office-bearers were informed by the SC-appointed Committee of Admin....

Tim Paine to Lead Australia in ODIs Against England

Cricket Australia said on Tuesday that test skipper Tim Paine will also captain the one-day international team during next month's tour of England, but selectors are yet to decide who will lead the side's title defence at the 2019 World Cup

IPL 2018: Desperate Rajasthan Face Punjab in Must-win Tie

Desperate to stay alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL), bottom-placed Rajasthan Royals will aim to avenge Sunday's six-wicket loss to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), when the two sides face off at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, here on Tuesday

Monday, May 07

IPL 2018, SRH vs RCB, Match 39: Sunrisers Beat Royal Challengers to Move to Top Spot in Points Table

Catch all the action between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore with our LIVE blog.

Abdul Razzaq Announces Comeback to First-class Cricket

Razzaq hasn't played cricket since 2014 but will be turning out for PTV this year. However, he has ruled out returning to the international arena and instead hopes to be drafted in the Pakistan Super League.

IPL 2018 Live Score Cricket, SRH vs RCB, Match 39: Virat Kohli and Boys Must Beat Hyderabad to Stay Alive

Catch all the action between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore with our LIVE blog.

Tye'd to T20: Don't Have Ego Issues on Getting Hit, Says Aussie Pacer

For someone who has to deal with no less than Chris Gayle in the nets, Australian speedster Andrew Tye says it is best to keep the ego aside while bowling in the T20 format where even the best can be taken to cleaners on a regular basis.

Shreyas Iyer Likely to Replace Virat Kohli for Afghanistan Test

Virat Kohli's maiden county sojourn might pave the way for Shreyas Iyer's entry into the Indian squad for the one-off Test against Afghanistan starting June 14, when the national selection committee meets to pick a host of squads on Tuesday.

MS Dhoni Steals Hearts Again, Walks a Golden Retriever in Dressing Room

Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni is known to have a great liking for bikes and that fact is world-known. But what many would not know is that MSD is a dog lover too. In a recent video posted by Chennai Super Kings on Twitter, Dhoni was seen walk....

Virat Kohli and Mike Hussey Feel MS Dhoni is in Unbelievable Form

MS Dhoni has scored 360 runs in 10 matches – putting him at No.3 on the run-scorers’ table – at an average of 90, and a strike rate of 165.89. And most of those runs have come in winning causes; Chennai are second on the eight-team table with 14 poin....

IPL 2018: Hardik Pandya Reveals He Has Stopped Practising Batting

Soon after his Man-of-the-Match effort in Mumbai Indians' crucial win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Sunday, all-rounder Hardik Pandya said he has stopped practising batting

R Ashwin Relieved After KL Rahul Takes Punjab Home Against Rajasthan

Kings XI Punjab got back to winning ways after they registered a 6-wicket victory against Rajasthan Royals in Indore. Riding on opener KL Rahul’s stupendous 84 runs, Punjab crossed the finish line with ease after initial hiccups.

Sunday, May 06

IPL 2018, KXIP vs RR, Match 38 Highlights - As It Happened

Catch all the action from the game between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders with our LIVE blog.

Pandya Brothers Steal Show as Mumbai Beat Kolkata by 13 Runs

Making heavy weather of games seem to have become a habit for Mumbai Indians this season and that was again on display on Sunday when they took the game right to the death before emerging winners against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium.....

IPL 2018: Shikhar Dhawan Bonds With 'Biggest' Fan From Bengaluru

Dhawan's fan Shankar travelled all the way from Bengaluru to Hyderabad with his family, just to meet the Sunrisers Hyderabad star

IPL Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch Live Match Between KXIP vs RR on Star Sports and Hotstar Timings IST

The live telecast of the IPL 2018 match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals will start at 8 PM on May 6 (Sunday). The match can be seen live on the Star Sports network and live streaming will be available on hotstar.com. You can also follow ....

IPL 2018, Live Streaming MI vs KKR, When and Where to Watch, Star Sports and Hotstar Timings IST

The live telecast of the IPL 2018 match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders will start at 4 PM on May 6 (Sunday). The match can be seen live on the Star Sports network and live streaming will be available on hotstar.com. You can also fol....

Dhoni's Good Form is a Positive Sign for Indian Cricket: Virat Kohli

Kohli was all praise for the veteran Dhoni, who scored 31 runs from 23 balls. He also mentioned that it was a great sign that Dhoni was back in the runs. Kohli also threw light on where his team lost out in the match

Saturday, May 05

IPL 2018, SRH vs DD, Match 36: Sunrisers Hyderabad Win by 7 Wickets

Follow all the live action as Delhi Daredevils take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.

IPL 2018, LIVE Cricket Score, SRH vs DD: Rashid Khan Removes Dangerous Shaw

Follow all the live action as Delhi Daredevils take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL.

IPL 2018: Jadeja, Dhoni Shine as Chennai Crush Bangalore by 6 Wickets

Ravindra Jadeja shone with the ball while skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again provided a masterclass with the bat as Chennai Super Kings crush Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.

Australian Cricket In Good Hands With Langer, says Lehmann

Australian cricket must move on from the damaging ball tampering scandal and the team could not have found a better coach to help them achieve that than Justin Langer, his predecessor Darren Lehmann has said.

'Humbled' Warner Wants to Focus on Family After Being Banned for Ball-tampering

Disgraced Australian cricketer David Warner said Saturday he was humbled by the support received following the cheating scandal that rocked the sport, with the feisty opener refocused on his family.

IPL 2018, Live Streaming CSK vs RCB, When and Where to Watch, Star Sports and Hotstar Timings IST

The live telecast of the IPL 2018 match between CSK and RCB will start at 4 PM on May 5 (Saturday). The match can be seen live on the Star Sports network and live streaming will be available on hotstar.com. You can also follow the match live blog for....

We Are Looking at Improvement and Not Perfection: Williamson

Perched atop the points table, they have so far relished a stupendous performance in the IPL and Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson says all they have tried to do is take "small steps forward" for improvement than chase perfection

IPL 2018: We Needed Everyone to Contribute, Says Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians surged past Kings XI Punjab and kept their IPL campaign alive as they registered a six-wicket victory in Indore on Friday

Friday, May 04

IPL 2018, Match 34, KXIP vs MI Highlights - As It Happened

Follow all the live action as Kings XI Punjab take on the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.

IPL 2018: AB de Villiers Declared Fit, de Kock to Miss CSK Clash

Royal Challengers Bangalore head coach Daniel Vettori said their star player AB de Villiers is fit for Saturday's IPL game against Chennai Super Kings.

Virat Kohli to Get Nominal Wages for Surrey, Focus on Game Time Ahead of England Tour

"Contrary to popular belief that Virat will cost a bomb for Surrey, it was completely the other way round. Let's get it clear. Surrey is paying airfare, accommodation and a very nominal match fee during the month," a senior BCCI office-bear....

Steve Smith Vows to 'Earn Back Trust' After Returning to Australia

Tainted former Australia skipper Steve Smith had vowed to earn back the trust of his countrymen that he lost due to the ball-tampering scandal, which hit the Australia cricket team during their tour of South Africa last month.

IPL 2018: Eliminator and Qualifier 2 Shifted to Kolkata From Pune

The historic Eden Gardens will host two play-off matches that were originally scheduled in Pune, Indian Premier League governing council confirmed on Friday. The GC has confirmed that Kolkata will host the Eliminator and Qualifier 2 on May 23 and 25 ....

IPL 2018, Live Streaming KXIP vs MI, When and Where to Watch, Star Sports and Hotstar Timings IST

The live telecast of the IPL 2018 match between KXIP and MI will start at 8 PM on May 4 (Friday). The match can be seen live on the Star Sports network and live streaming will be available on hotstar.com. You can also follow the match live blog for b....

In Justin Langer, Australia Get a Man With a Chequered Past But Proven Credentials

No one would have raised even an eyebrow if this appointment had been made a few months ago. After all, Justin Langer has been auditioning for the role for years. Assistant coach for three seasons, a serial winner in the white-ball formats with West ....

Ex-England Batsman Jonathan Trott to Retire at End of the Season

Former England batsman Jonathan Trott will retire from cricket at the end of the current county season, his Warwickshire club announced on Thursday

Thursday, May 03

Virat Kohli to Star for Surrey in Maiden County Stint With Eye on England Tour

India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday officially inked his deal with top English county side Surrey in his bid to prepare for the tour of England, starting in July. While Kohli joining the London-based team was an open secret, the county officially ....

IPL 2018: Three KKR Knights Who Can Take Down the CSK Juggernaut

What can Dinesh Karthik do to stop the CSK juggernaut. Well, the answer could be in the past record of some of Chennai's in form batsmen against the spin trio of KKR.

IPL 2018: Dhoni Looks to Overtake Gayle, ABD and Russell in Six-Hitting Fest

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is back in the hunt and this season he is striking them big. For a man who had started creating an impression that he is past his prime when it comes to finishing games, Dhoni is back with a bang this season as he has donned the ....

MS Dhoni Turns Back the Clock as CSK Return to IPL With a Bang

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been in terrific form this season and the same finisher who looked out of sorts in the last couple of seasons for Pune is suddenly looking like the Captain Cool cricket fans have known over the years. Gone is the phase when h....

IPL 2018, Live Streaming KKR vs CSK, When and Where to Watch, Star Sports and Hotstar Timings IST

The live telecast of the IPL 2018 match between KKR and CSK will start at 8 PM on May 3 (Thursday). The match can be seen live on the Star Sports network and live streaming will be available on hotstar.com. You can also follow the match live blog for....

It is Important to Win All the Matches From Here: Shreyas Iyer

Delhi Daredevils defeated Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs (D/L) to register their third win of the season, at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium on Wednesday. The star for Delhi was Rishabh Pant who slammed 69 runs from just 29 balls

IPL Live Cricket Score, DD vs RR: Boult Gets Samson, Rajasthan Two Down in Quick Succession

Catch all the action between Delhi Daredevils and Rajasthan Royals with our LIVE blog.

Wednesday, May 02

West Indies All-rounder Brathwaite Joins Kent for T20 Stint

West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite has signed to play for Kent in their opening four matches of the Vitality Blast Twenty20 competition, the county announced on Wednesday.

Morgan’s England Overtake Kohli’s India to Become No.1 ODI Team

England have overtaken India to seize the top spot in the ICC ODI Team rankings following the annual update while Nepal have rejoined the T20I ratings but will need to play one more match before they are ranked on the ICC T20I rankings.

IPL 2018, Live Streaming DD vs RR, When and Where to Watch, Star Sports and Hotstar Timings IST

The live telecast of the IPL 2018 match between DD and RR will start at 8 PM on May 2 (Wednesday). The match can be seen live on the Star Sports network and live streaming will be available on hotstar.com. You can also follow the match live blog for ....

Lightning Does Strike Twice, Virat Kohli Takes Superman-like Catch Again

Apart from his brilliance with the bat, Royal Challengers Bangalore and India captain Virat Kohli is known for his high levels of fitness and passion on the field. On Tuesday evening, there was yet another display of the high levels of fitness in his....

Optimistic Shane Bond says MI Can Still Turn Things Around

Defending champions Mumbai Indians are standing at the threshold of an early exit from the ongoing IPL, but an optimistic bowling coach Shane Bond feels the team has enough arsenal at its disposal to turn things turnaround in its must-win remaining s....

IPL 2018, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians, Highlights: As It Happened

Catch all the action between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians with our LIVE blog.

Tuesday, May 01

Mohammad Hafeez Cleared to Bowl after Remodelling Action

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday cleared Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez to return to bowling at international level after remodelling his action.

SC Shows Interest of Indian Cricket is of Paramount Importance

The bench comprising Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud heard the matter against the BCCI in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The apex court has asked the state cricket associations and office-bearers to....