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Saturday, June 30

Bumrah Ruled Out of T20s vs England, Uncertain for ODI Series

India fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah will miss the ODI and T20I series against England after he suffered a broken finger against Ireland in the first T20 international.

Malan Roped in as Cover for Curran For First T20 Against India

Left-handed batsman Dawid Malan might get a chance to play in the first T20 international against India at Old Trafford on Tuesday after he was called up as a cover for seamer Tom Curran in the England squad for their three-match series.

Team India Report Card: Two-match T20I Series Against Ireland

Cricketnext takes a look at the performances of the Indian players from the series.

David Warner Scores Just 1 on Return to Competitive Cricket

David Warner's return to cricket lasted just two balls when the former Australia vice-captain was dismissed for one run in his first game since the ball-tampering scandal.

Premachandran: Manish Pandey on the Precipice After Another Insipid Show

In The Happy Prince, Oscar Wilde wrote: “Any place you love is the world to you.” In the summer of 2009 [winter in the southern hemisphere], Manish Pandey’s world was South Africa’s highveld. But more than the 67-ball hundred against Deccan Chargers ....

I'm Having a Headache Now About Whom to Pick: Virat Kohli

It was yet another convincing victory for India as they thrashed Ireland by a massive 143 runs in the second T20I and clinched the series 2-0. It was the just the kind of performance India would have hoped for before heading to England. With every pl....

Spinners Shine Again as India Register Comfortable Series Victory Over Ireland

It was a familiar script once again as Indian batsmen piled on the runs before the spinners completely dismantled Ireland as India registered a resounding 143-run victory in the second T20I in Malahide, Dublin on Friday.

Friday, June 29

Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari Shine as India A Enter Tri-series Final

Riding on scintillating centuries by Prithvi Shaw and Hanuma Vihari, India A recorded a crushing 203-run victory over West Indies A and entered the final of the Tri-Series one-day tournament on Friday. England A are the other team in the tournament. ....

POLL| Should Manish Pandey Be a Part of the Playing XI for T20s in England?

After a disappointing IPL, Manish Pandey couldn't make the most of the opportunity against Ireland either, scoring 21 off 20 deliveries, in a game where most other batsmen had a strike rate of above 150. With India set to play England next, we ask yo....

R Ashwin Wants to Represent India at ICC World Cup 2019

Despite not having played an ODI for nearly a year, India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin still harbours ambitions of returning to the one-day fold ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

POLL | Should India Stick to Same Playing XI for Second Ireland T20I or Give Rested Players a Chance?

India will look to make it two wins out of two when they take on Ireland in the second T20I on Friday. So, should the 'Men in Blue' stick with the same playing XI for this clash or give a chance to other players like Karthik, Kaul, Sundar and others ....

Thursday, June 28

It's Courtney Walsh vs Curtly Ambrose in Antigua

West Indies cricket has always been well known to produce deadly fast bowlers, and for over a decade the duo of Courtney Walsh and Sir Curtly Ambrose terrorised batting line-ups from all over the world, whether they played in the Caribbean or outside....

Bowlers Need to be Given Something to Work With in ODI Cricket: Lee

Former Australian pacer Brett Lee wants One-day international (ODI) cricket to return to the days when totals in the range of 250-280 were considered competitive. And for that to happen in today's "batsmen friendly" game, pitches that give ....

Kalra: Tweaks on the Cards as India Seek Ideal Mix for England's White Ball Mavericks

As lung openers go, it was near on perfect. In Malahide on Wednesday, cobwebs were shed with comfort and the potential banana peel that the pre-game build up suggested was easily averted. 76 runs is a pretty big margin to separate teams in a 50-over ....

Premachandran: India Reaping the Rewards of Resetting T20 Template Under Kohli

The building blocks of a successful T20 side are quite simple. You need to be extremely athletic and agile in the field, bowl a heavy ball with change-ups, use spin variations, and wield the long handle as well as you run the quick singles and twos.

28th June 1985: Gatting Hands Border Lord's Test

Mike Gatting handed Australian captain Allan Border a lifeline as he dropped the Australian skipper on 87 - who later went on to score 196.

Joseph Returns from Back Injury, Named in 12-man Squad to Face Bangladesh

Alzarri Joseph is set to test his return as part of a 12-man squad to face Bangladesh in a two-day encounter at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, starting Thursday. Joseph is recovering from a stress fracture injury sustained last year in New Zealand.

Wednesday, June 27

India vs Ireland 1st T20I at Dublin: Ruthless India Register Comprehensive 76-run Win

India are the third-ranked Twenty20 International side, while Ireland are down at No.17. On the face of it, it’s a mismatch. But in Irish conditions the difference in rankings might not be too significant.

Ashwin Not Fretting About Playing 2019 World Cup, Says Will Depend on How Others Perceive His Game

Having lost his ODI spot to younger crop of wrist spinners, senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has resigned himself to the fate that his comeback will solely depend on how "others perceive" his brand of cricket.

Cricket Has Over a Billion Fans: ICC Survey

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has unveiled the results of what they claim is the largest ever market research project into the sport. The key finding of the survey is that the game has over one billion fans globally. Interestingly, the 50-o....

Top Five Ireland Players to Watch Out For Against India

The Indian cricket team will play two T20Is against Ireland before their tour of England and while the first T20I will be played in Dublin on June 27, the second one will be played at the same venue on June 29. India last played in Ireland in 2007 ....

Premachandran: Ireland Lacked the Support Afghanistan Got from Its Big Brothers

Sadly for Ireland, despite registering wins against England in Bangalore (2011 World Cup) and West Indies in Nelson (World Cup 2015) and dominant performances in the tournaments involving associates, the call-up to the top table came a few years too ....

Kaur Signs KSL Contract With Lancashire Thunder: Reports

India women’s T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur is reported to have signed a contract with Lancashire Thunder to be a part of the 2018 edition of the Kia Super league.

Tuesday, June 26

I Have Two Variations of Googly Up My Sleeve, Says Chahal

Young leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who is now a vital cog in India's limited overs bowling set-up, on Tuesday said that he has developed two variations of googly which will benefit him in the long run.

A First in Indian Cricket: DDCA Comes Under Right To Information (RTI) Act

Mired in corruption related controversies for decades, the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) on Tuesday made a giant stride towards transparency by becoming the first BCCI affiliated unit to come under the Right To Information (RTI) Ac....

Jos Buttler to Open Innings Against Australia in T20I

Jos Buttler will be promoted to open the innings in England's lone Twenty20 international against Australia at Edgbaston on Wednesday, team management have confirmed.

Steve Smith Lands in Canada for First Taste of Cricket Since 'Sandpaper Gate'

Former Australia captain Steve Smith is back on the road and he is all set to turn up in the Global T20 Canada League. With the league starting on June 28, Smith arrived in Canada on Tuesday. Having missed the IPL, due to the 12-month ban handed by C....

Taylor, Raza Unavailable But Rajput Confident of Zimbabwe's Changes in Tri-series

Star names Brandan Taylor, Sikandar Raza, Graeme Cremer and Sean Williams might be missing from the Zimbabwe squad due to the fallout from the ongoing player-board fracas over non-payment of salaries, but interim head coach Lalchand Rajput is a confi....

Trevor Bayliss Backs Farbrace to Succeed Him as England Coach

Trevor Bayliss has backed longtime assistant Paul Farbrace to succeed him as England coach when he stands down after next year's World Cup and Ashes.

Monday, June 25

Arjun Tendulkar Trains With Indian Team, Gets Tips From Shastri

The Indian cricketers had their first training session in England on Monday but making heads turn, for obvious reasons, was Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun, who ran in and bowled fast in the nets organised for Virat Kohli's men

Team India Face the Lenses Before Taking Guard Against Ireland and England

The Indian cricket team is currently on one of their toughest assignments which is the tour of England. The team left Indian shores earlier in the week will kick start their tour in United Kingdom with T20 Internationals against Ireland before they f....

Vaughan Says 'X-factor' Buttler Can Inspire England to World Cup Glory

Jos Buttler gives England the "best chance they have ever had" of winning the World Cup, according to former captain Michael Vaughan.

AYAZ MEMON: 35 YEARS AGO, LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY…

It’s 35 years to the day since India won the Prudential Cup. Advancing age and information overload are playing havoc with my memory, but Kapil Dev’s team beating the mighty West Indies at Lord’s and turning the cricket world upside down remain vivid....

Umar Akmal Summoned by PCB Over Fixing Approach Claims; ICC Starts Investigation

After the Al-Jazeera sting on spot-fixing, Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has now claimed that he was approached by bookies on more than one occasion to indulge in corrupt activities. In an interview aired on Samaa TV on Sunday, the batsman claimed that....

Tim Paine Sees 'Light at the End of the Tunnel' Despite Series Whitewash

Australia might have been whitewashed 5-0 in their one-day international series in England, but Tim Paine, their captain, believes there is “light at the end of the tunnel”.

Sunday, June 24

England vs Australia, 5th ODI in Manchester, Highlights: As it Happened

Catch all the live action from the fifth ODI between England and Australia through our live commentary

BCCI Orders Stringent Anti-corruption Directives for State T20 Leagues

Domestic T20 leagues have provided budding cricketers a great platform to showcase their talent. But along with a platform for talented cricketers to showcase their talent, it has also shown its vulnerability to potential fixers.

Kohli Panicked While Preparing For England Tour: Sourav Ganguly

A tough tour of England four years ago made Virat Kohli panicky while preparing for the upcoming series but former India captain Sourav Ganguly is happy that the star cricketer did not end up playing county cricket in his eagerness to be well-prepar....

Sri Lanka Send Vandersay Home For Violating 'Contractual Obligations'

Sri Lanka on Saturday recalled leg spinner Jeffrey Vandersay from the West Indies tour over "conduct" that violated contractual obligations, Sri Lanka's cricket board said.

Ayaz Memon: Chandimal Temerity After Sandpaper Gate Boggles the Mind

Michael Beloff QC, appointed Judicial Commissioner by the ICC, threw out Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal’s appeal against the one-Test suspension handed out to him for changing the condition of the ball in the ongoing series against West Indies.

West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Dowrich, Holder Rescue Windies on Rain-truncated Day

Shane Dowrich led yet another West Indies rearguard with an unbeaten half-century as the West Indies rallied from 53 for five to reach stumps at 132 without further loss on a rain-hit opening day of the third and final Test match.

Saturday, June 23

23rd June 2013: India Beat England in Rain-curtailed Match to Lift Title

In a revised 20-overs-a-side final in wet Birmingham, India's bowlers kept England to 124 to win by five runs.

Roy Wants Batting Records to Act as 'Stepping Stones' to World Cup Glory

England have been in phenomenal form in getting to 4-0 in the five-match one-day international series against Australia. They have played like the No.1 ODI side, their 481/6 in the third match was the highest total in a men’s ODI, and their batsmen h....

India 'A' Comprehensively Defeated by England Lions

India 'A' failed to maintain the momentum garnered from emphatic wins in back-to-back warm-up games as a thoroughly professional England Lions cruised to a seven-wicket victory in the opening encounter of the tri-nation A series, here on Friday.

Gaurav Kalra: The Tweet of Tendulkar

The other day Sachin Tendulkar was watching cricket on Television. He watched as England barely broke a sweat to get past a target of 311 against a hapless Australia in the fourth game of their one-sided series. Just a couple of days back, these merr....

Pakistan Recall Mohammad Hafeez After Bowling Action Cleared

All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez returned to the Pakistan squad while the uncapped Sahibzada Farhan was called up for Twenty20 International tri-series in Zimbabwe, which also features Australia.

Farbrace to Coach England's T20 Side Against Australia, India

England head coach Trevor Bayliss will run the rule over some of the most promising talents in the county game while his assistant Paul Farbrace takes temporary charge of the team for the upcoming Twenty20 internationals against Australia and India, ....

Friday, June 22

BCCI General Body Approves New Player Contracts But Sticking Points With CoA Remain

The battle lines between the BCCI the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) are set to sharpen after the BCCI held its Special General Body meeting (SGM) in New Delhi on Friday.

Keen to Learn As Much As Possible from Rahul Dravid: Gurbani

Young Vidarbha fast bowler Rajneesh Gurbani wants to pick the brains of coach Rahul Dravid and impress upon the stalwart after being selected in the Indian A squad for the upcoming tour of England.

Chandimal, Hathurusinghe Admit to Breaching ICC Code of Conduct, Face Up to Four Test ban

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and manager Asanka Gurusinha admitted to breaching International Cricket Council's code of conduct and that their actions were against the spirit of the game, the ICC announced on Frida....

Sachin Tendulkar Says Two New Balls in ODIs is 'Perfect Recipe for Disaster'

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has called for a rethink on the concept of two new balls in ODI cricket, arguing it has resulted in bowlers being unable to get any reverse swing in the death overs.

Chandimal’s Appeal Against Ball Tampering Charges to be Heard Today

The ICC has confirmed that chairman of the ICC Code of Conduct Commission, Hon Michael Beloff QC, has been appointed as the Judicial Commissioner to hear Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal’s appeal. The hearing will take place on Friday and a legal c....

Anil Kumble Believes India Can Spin and Win it in England

Virat Kohli and team embark on the tour of England with pundits giving the Indian team a fair chance of beating Joe Root’s team at home. While everyone is looking at the likes of Kohli and deputy Ajinkya Rahane to turn on the heat on the English bowl....

Thursday, June 21

England vs Australia, Live Cricket Score, 4th ODI in Chester-le-Street

Catch all the action of the fouth ODI between England and Australia through our live commentary.

Hardik Pandya Gets 'Iconic Gift' from Manchester United

The Mumbai player has been gifted a signed jersey by English football giants Manchester United. Pandya took to Twitter to share his delight at getting this unique gift.

As Records fall, Cricket's Balance Tilts in Favour of the Bat

International limited overs batting records have been tumbling amid a blizzard of boundaries in recent weeks.

June 21, 2009: BOOM BOOM AFRIDI HELPS PAKISTAN LIFT WORLD T20

The T20 game was tailor-made for an impact player like Shahid Afridi, and the big hitting Pakistani batsman shined on the biggest T20 stage of all, as he guided Pakistan to their first ever T20 World Cup title.

Cricket Australia Drops Pink-ball Games From Upcoming Sheffield Shield Season

With the BCCI making it clear to Cricket Australia that India will not play any day-night Test during their tour of Australia, it has had a flow-on effect to the Sheffield Shield, with no pink ball fixtures programmed in the 2018-19 schedule released....

Australia Look to Salvage Pride Against Upbeat England

Just two days after England posted a record one-day international total of 481/6 against Australia at Trent Bridge, the visitors will have to pull themselves together and line up at the Riverside Ground for the fourth ODI.

Wednesday, June 20

England vs Australia: Series Conceded, Australia Look to Salvage Pride

Just two days after England posted a record one-day international total of 481/6 against Australia at Trent Bridge, the visitors will have to pull themselves together and line up at the Riverside Ground for the fourth ODI.

Disquiet in BCCI Corridors Over Yo-Yo Test; Former Trainer Calls it Football Centric

The rise of Virat Kohli the skipper has coincided with the evolution of the Yo-Yo test into a compulsory exam that all players looking to represent India must pass. The Indian captain and coach Ravi Shastri have been adamant that unless a player pass....

Rohit Sharma Clear to Join Indian Team After Passing Yo-Yo Test

Rohit Sharma has managed to clear the Yo-Yo test at National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru and can now take his place in the squad that will tour Ireland and England. The 30-year-old confirmed the news on Instagram.

Hardest Day’s Cricket I Have Ever Had in My Life: Tim Paine

It was the third ODI of the five-match series, which England have now snatched 3-0, and while Paine was hurting, Eoin Morgan, his England counterpart, was ‘extremely proud’ after the Trent Bridge blitz.

3rd ODI: Record-breaking England Rout Australia to Seal ODI Series Win

England posted the highest total ever scored in a men's one-day international of 481 for six as they thrashed Australia by 242 runs at Trent Bridge on Tuesday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in a five-match series.

Scotland Cruise Past Netherlands to keep Title Hopes Alive

The Netherlands will take on Scotland in a winner-takes-all final fixture on 20 June after the visitors made short work of their target of 161 to win by seven wickets with 14 balls remaining.

Tuesday, June 19

Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales Power England to Highest ODI Total

England registered the highest ever total in ODIs by scoring an incredible 481 for six in the third match against Australia in Nottingham on Tuesday. Opener Jonny Bairstow continued his rich vein of form and powered his way to 92-ball 139. He was abl....

Netherlands vs Scotland: Scotland Register Comfortable Victory

Catch all the live action from the T20 match between Netherlands and Scotland through our live commentary

Chandimal Found Guilty of Changing Condition of the Ball; Suspended For One Test

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended from his side’s third and final Test against the Windies after he was found guilty of changing the condition of the ball during the second day’s play of the second Test, which concluded at Gros Is....

Mustafizur Rahman Ruled out of Windies Tour With Injury

Bangladesh have left out Mustafizur Rahman from their 15-man squad for next month's Test series against West Indies after the pacer failed to recover from an injury.

Waqar Younis Gives Pakistan 'Fair' Chance to Lift 2019 World Cup

Pakistan under Sarfraz Ahmed defied all odds to beat arch-rivals India to lift the Champions Trophy in England in 2017. And former skipper Waqar Younis feels that the team has a good chance of coming back to the country in 2019 and win the World Cup.....

Cheteshwar Pujara Continues to Struggle for Form in England

Cheteshwar Pujara’s extended run of bad form continued on Monday when he was dismissed for a duck by Hampshire pacer Dale Steyn in the second semi-final of the Royal London One-Day Cup, England’s domestic 50-over competition. Pujara, who came in to b....

Monday, June 18

Live Score Cricket, West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 5

Catch all the live action from Day 5 of the 2nd Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka.

Sunil Gavaskar Backs 10-team World Cup, Says Associates Must Qualify on Merit

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has backed the International Cricket Council's decision to reduce the 2019 World Cup to a 10-team affair, stating that if Associate countries like Ireland and Scotland cannot make it to the World Cup through the qu....

18th June 2017: Pakistan Thrash India in Champions Trophy Final

Indian team has always had the edge over arch-rivals Pakistan when it comes to ICC events. This was the occasion of the final of the Champions Trophy between the two nations in London, where Pakistan thrashed India to lift the coveted title.

Prithvi Shaw and Deepak Chahar Shine as India 'A' Thrash ECB XI

Prithvi Shaw and Deepak Chahar led the show as India ‘A’ fired a warning to England Lions and West Indies ‘A’ ahead of their forthcoming tri-series with an emphatic victory over an ECB XI in the first game of their tour at Emerald Headingley.

Decision to Ratify Player Contracts to be Taken at BCCI SGM on Friday

The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators had announced the annual players’ contract for the 2017-18 season on March 7 with the likes of India skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar among others being named in the new A....

Jos Buttler Keen to Captain England in Eoin Morgan's Absence

Jos Buttler will have no qualms about captaining England again should he be asked to lead the side when they seek a series-clinching win over Australia at Trent Bridge on Tuesday.

Sunday, June 17

17th June 1999: When Australia & South Africa Played Out the Greatest ODI Ever

There have been some very close encounters in the history of One-Day Internationals but none better than the ICC World Cup 1999 semi-final between Australia and South Africa.

The Biggest Ball Tampering Scandals Over the Years

Cricketnext takes a look at previous occasions when players were caught out altering the condition of the ball -

Tim Paine Calls On Struggling Australia to Deliver 'Complete Package'

Australia captain Tim Paine has said his side must deliver a "complete package" if they are to fight their way back into the one-day international series against England.

Virat Kohli Shares Video of Wife Anushka Sharma Confronting Man For Littering

Indian captain Virat Kohli took to Twitter on Saturday to share a video of his actor wife Anushka Sharma confronting a man for littering on the road. In the video Sharma is seen rolling down the windows of the car the couple are travelling in and ang....

Ton-up Roy Happy to 'Knuckle Down' For England

England's Jason Roy believes he is adding an extra dimension to his game by "knuckling down" at the start of an innings.

2nd Test: Sri Lanka Close in on Windies Lead on Drama-filled Day

Sri Lanka agreed to keep playing the second Test against West Indies on Saturday "under protest" after getting caught up in a ball-tampering row.

Saturday, June 16

Live Cricket Score, WI vs SL, 2nd Test Day 3 in St Lucia: Smith Dismissed, Windies Four Down

Catch all the action of the third day of the second Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka through our live commentary.

West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Controversy Over Ball Change Leads to Long Delay Before Play Resumes

Sri Lanka refused to take to the field on the third day of the second Test match against the West Indies in St Lucia on Saturday after the umpires demanded a change of ball.

David Warner Joins St Lucia Stars in Caribbean Premier League

Australia batsman David Warner will join Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise St Lucia Stars later this year as he continues to work towards a return to international cricket following a ball-tampering scandal

Australia Look to Level Series Against England in Cardiff

A new-look Australia had their moments in the first ODI, but it's England who head into the Cardiff clash with a 1-0 lead.

2nd Test: Smith Battles for Windies on Rain-truncated Day Against Lanka

Devon Smith battled disciplined bowling and frequent stoppages for rain to compile an unbeaten half-century as the West Indies reached 118 for two in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 253 on a truncated second day of the second Test at the ....

West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test Day 2 in St Lucia, Highlights, As it Happened

Catch all the action of the day two of the second Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka through our live commentary.

Friday, June 15

Rahane, Dhawan Praise Afghanistan Despite Heavy Defeat

Stand-in-skipper Ajinkya Rahane and opener Shikhar Dhawan heaped praise on Afghanistan despite the visitors succumbing to one of the heaviest defeats in the history of the Test cricket in Bengaluru on Friday.

Dileep Premachandran: Chance For Afghanistan to Learn From Mistakes

It isn’t just the path they’ve taken to Test status that makes Afghan cricket an anomaly. Most emerging nations could boast of one or two quality batsmen when they came on the scene. It was the bowling that invariably let them down. Ironically, given....

All 10 Afghans Tumble Twice in a Day, 3rd Team in Test History to Face this Humiliation

Afghanistan's maiden bow in Test cricket turned out to be a nightmare as they lost the match to India inside two days. The debutants lost 20 wickets over two sessions to succumb to a loss by an innings and 262 runs.

India vs Afghanistan, Live Cricket Score, One-off Test Day 2 in Bengaluru: Umesh Using the Long Handle to Good Effect

Catch all the action of the day two of the one-off Test between India and Afghanistan with our live blog.

Virat Kohli Looks Comfortable During Yo-Yo Test at NCA; MS Dhoni Joins Skipper

Hardik Pandya and R Ashwin were batting in front of sparsely filled stands at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, but a lot of the attention was on what was taking place in a secluded corner of the stadium complex. On the National Cricket Academy premises, in t....

2nd Test: Ton-up Chandimal Helps Sri Lanka Score Respectable 253 Against Windies

Dinesh Chandimal's battling, unbeaten hundred defied a West Indies attack spearheaded by Shannon Gabriel as Sri Lanka were lifted by their captain to a first innings total of 253 on the opening day of the second Test at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St....

India vs Afghanistan, One-off Test Match in Bengaluru: When And Where To Watch, Live Coverage On TV, Live Streaming Online

The live telecast of the second day of India's one-off Test match against Afghanistan will start at 9am on June 15th (Friday) in Bengaluru. The match can be watched live on the Star Sports network and live streamed on Hotstar.com. You can also follow....

Thursday, June 14

Live Cricket Score, India vs Afghanistan, One-off Test in Bengaluru: Dhawan Completes Quickfire Half-century

Catch all the live updates of the one-off Test match between India and Afghanistan on Cricketnext.com

Prime Minister Modi Congratulates Afghanistan Team on Historic Test Debut

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a special message congratulating the Afghanistan Cricket team for their Test debut, as the team gears up to face India in their debut Test starting Thursday.

Steve Smith's Australian Team Behaved Like Spoilt Brats, Says Langer

New coach Justin Langer says the Australian side were behaving like "spoilt brats" ahead of the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal and Steve Smith wasn't a strong enough leader to handle the situation.

Wednesday, June 13

India vs Afghanistan Test: 5 Afghan Players Who Could Make an Impact

CricketNext takes a look at the 5 players from the Afghanistan outfit who would look to make it a match to remember for the new boys on the Test block:

In Pics: Virat Kohli, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana Among Big Winners on BCCI Awards Night

Here are a few photos from the BCCI Awards Night held in Bangalore on Tuesday.

Australia, England Agree to Pre-series Handshake

Ahead of their ODI series which kicks off at The Oval on Thursday, Australia and England have agreed to a pre-game handshake on Australian skipper Tim Paine's request.

Tuesday, June 12

1st T20I: Seelaar's All-round Show Guides Netherlands to Victory

Catch all the live action from the match between Netherlands and Ireland through our live commentary.

1st T20I: Pakistan Register Convincing 48-run Victory Over Scotland

Catch all the live action from the match between Scotland and Pakistan through our live commentary.

Pietersen Delivers Pataudi Memorial Lecture; Wants Afghanistan to Play Fearless Cricket

After much fuss between BCCI and CoA, as to who would deliver the coveted 6th Pataudi Memorial Lecture, finally former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen carried out the duty on Tuesday, in Bengaluru.

Privilege to Play Afghanistan in Their First Test, Says Rahane

India captain Ajinkya Rahane termed it is a "privilege" to be a part of a historic first Test match against Afghanistan.

Dhoni Reveals Motive Behind Batting Higher in the Order in the IPL

Inspirational skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who guided Chennai Super Kings to their third IPL title triumph this year, said he was determined to bat up the order as coming in the lower half was akin to being in quicksand for him.

Bairstow Confident England Can Handle No.1 Tag Against Australia

Jonny Bairstow has insisted England can cope with the pressure of being the world's top-ranked one-day international side as they head into a five-match series against Australia on the back of a shock six-run defeat by Scotland.

Sunday, June 10

1st Test: West Indies Crush Sri Lanka by 226-runs, Take 1-0 Lead in Series

West Indies completed a crushing 226-run victory over Sri Lanka just after lunch on the final day of the first Test on Sunday as the tourists surrendered meekly following the demise of century-maker Kusal Mendis and captain Dinesh Chandimal

West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 5 in Port of Spain, Highlights: As it Happened

Catch all the live action from Day 5 of the first Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka

In Numbers: Macleod's Effort Helps Scotland Reach Record Total

Calum Macleod scored an unbeaten 140 off just 94 balls as Scotland registered their highest score in ODIs, ending at 371/5 in their 50 overs after being put into bat by England.

Monday, June 04

BCCI Acting President CK Khanna in New Avtar in Exhibition Match

BCCI Acting President C.K. Khanna on Sunday took to the field as a bowler in the exhibition match between Delhi Sports Journalists Association (DSJA) and the organising committee of 45th Goswami Ganesh Dutt memorial tourney.

Sri Lanka's Dhananjaya Silva Joins West Indies Tour After Funeral

Sri Lanka all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva rejoined the national team touring the West Indies after attending his father's funeral, officials said Monday.

Rohit Sharma Throws Ceremonial 'First Pitch' at Baseball Club Seattle Mariners

Among those who finished their IPL a little earlier than they would have liked was the Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma. The opening batsman though is not missing out on his share of a fun time after he became the first Indian cricketer to throw t....

Sunday, June 03

England Hammer Pakistan to Win Second Test and Square Series

England thrashed Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs to win the second Test at Headingley on Sunday. Victory, completed inside three days, saw England level the two-match series at 1-1 after Pakistan won the first Test at Lord's by nine wickets

Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, 1st T20I in Dehradun, Highlights: As It Happened

Follow all the live cricketing action as Afghanistan take on Bangladesh in the first T20I.

Stokes Out of Scotland ODI and 'First Part' of Australia Series

England all-rounder Ben Stokes had been ruled out the one-day international against Scotland next weekend and the "first part" of the five-match series against Australia with a torn hamstring, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced o....

Kohli Made Me Realise the Importance of Fitness, Says Chahal

One of the key members of the Indian cricket team, Yuzvendra Chahal has progressed by leaps and bounds recently and his variations with the ball have earned him a lot of accolades. Even in the recently completed IPL, Chahal was a crucial part of the ....

Kagiso Rabada Wins South Africa's Cricketer of the Year Award

Kagiso Rabada, the world's number one Test bowler, was on Saturday named South Africa's Cricketer of the Year.

Bangladesh T20s Will Hopefully Give us Confidence for Historic Test, Says Asghar Stanikzai

There will be a lot riding on the Afghanistan team when they face Bangladesh in a T20 international series beginning Saturday. The two sides will play three games before Afghanistan, will make their Test cricket debut in Bengaluru against India.

Saturday, June 02

Shakib Al Hasan Backs Afghanistan to Do Well in Tests

In less than two weeks, Afghanistan will experience what Bangladesh felt 18 years ago when they played a Test for the first time.

Michael Vaughan Warns Stuart Broad 'You Haven't Won Yet'

Michael Vaughan warned Stuart Broad he was not beyond criticism after the England paceman was angered by his former captain's comments prior to the ongoing second Test against Pakistan at Headingley

DK Restored — Small Step by Small Step

Nearly a decade and a half after he first appeared, Dinesh Karthik has restored himself, small step by small step. Alongside the 11 Afghans who will walk out on June 14, he too will be living a dream. A dream that appeared to have been crushed, but t....

Michael Vaughan Doesn't Have Insight to English Team Anymore, Says Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad suggested Michael Vaughan no longer had "much insight into the England changing room at all" after coming under fire from his former captain.

Afghanistan Take on Bangladesh With Historic Test Against India Round the Corner

Afghanistan will take on Bangladesh in a three-match T20 series starting here on Sunday, dividing their focus ahead of the historic Test debut against India in two weeks' time.

Meeting Now Over Match-fixing Probe Would be Premature, Al Jazeera Tells ICC

The Qatar based Al Jazeera are unlikely to hand over details of their sting operation with regards to match fixing to the ICC immediately and have decided to postpone their meeting with cricket’s governing body.

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Alastair Cook Breaks Allan Border's Record for Most Consecutive Tests

Alastair Cook added a fresh feather into his already illustrious cap as he broke legendary Australia all-rounder Allan Border's record of playing most consecutive matches in the longest format of the game, on Friday.

India vs Afghanistan: Karthik in Line to Replace Injured Saha

Dinesh Karthik is likely to get a shot at Test redemption — as a replacement for the injured wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha — for the one-off historic encounter against Afghanistan in Bengaluru from June 14.

BCCI Hits Out at CoA After Committee Tells Board to Stop SGM

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has hit out at the Committee of Administrators (CoA) after the Vinod Rai-led committee issued a directive to stop the June 22 Special General Meeting (SGM) of the associate members.

England's Alex Hales Targets Red-ball Return Next Year

England opener Alex Hales has not closed the door on his red-ball career and plans to return to the longer format of the game after next year's 50-over World Cup.

Teams Touring India Will Play Practice Games Against Afghanistan: BCCI

All international teams touring India will now play one practice game against Afghanistan, an arrangement which will constantly provide international exposure to the team from strife-torn nation.

Evergreen MS Dhoni Continues to Set the Bar for Fitness

Almost a decade and a half since he broke onto the international scene, India’s wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni continues to push the bar higher as far as fitness is concerned for the Indian cricket team.