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Thursday, June 30

Jasprit Bumrah unfazed as he prepares to take on India captaincy his own way

"Every time a new challenge comes, you are always excited and you want to test yourself in deep water"

Ben Stokes' mind games hint at captaincy of extremes

Pushing bowlers to their limit while protecting Zak Crawley may prove a difficult balancing act

Sam Billings retained, James Anderson returns as Ben Foakes, Jamie Overton miss out for India Test

Foakes fails to recover after positive Covid test, Overton omitted despite debut 97

Harmanpreet: 'When I lead, I feel more involved in the game'

India's new ODI captain wants to improve the players' fitness levels and fielding abilities ahead of the busy period

KL Rahul on 'road to recovery' after undergoing surgery for a sports hernia

It could take the India batter around two months to return to action

Covid-positive Rohit faces race against time to play Edgbaston Test

Should Rohit miss the Test, Jasprit Bumrah will captain the team for the first time

Wednesday, June 29

Covid-positive Rohit faces race against time to play Edgbston Test

Should Rohit miss the Test, Jasprit Bumrah will captain the team for the first time

WTC points table update: Is the Edgbaston Test a must-win for India?

Also what England's whitewash of New Zealand means, what Australia need to do in Asia, and why Pakistan are strong contenders

Tuesday, June 28

Hooda 104, Samson 77 as India seal the series in last-ball thriller

Stirling, Balbirnie, Dockrell and Adair kept Ireland in the game before Malik closed it out for the visitors

New Zealand to play England in day-night Test, host India during home summer

A T20I tri-series will provide World Cup preparation for the men while the women's team will face Bangladesh

Monday, June 27

Mayank Agarwal called up for Edgbaston Test

He will join India's squad as cover for Rohit and will be available to play immediately if required

Sam Billings added to England squad for India series decider

Foakes remains in isolation after Covid diagnosis; Crawley retained despite lean run of form

Athapaththu's 48-ball 80* gives Sri Lanka consolation win

The result ended a run of 12 successive T20I defeats to India

Ireland look to pose stiffer challenge to Hardik Pandya's India

Ireland need better powerplays in both departments to somewhat narrow the gap vs India

Hardik Pandya reveals Ruturaj Gaikwad 'had a niggle in his calf'

"We had the choice of taking a risk and sending him in [to open], but I was not okay with it"

Hooda and Bhuvneshwar help India cruise to victory

Harry Tector hit 64 off 33 balls but Ireland were still comfortably outplayed in Malahide

Sunday, June 26

Gill, Jadeja, Ashwin shine as warm-up against Leicestershire ends in a draw

Vihari's form could be a bit of a concern as he looked short of scoring options

'I owed Madhya Pradesh the trophy that I missed out 23 years back'

Reactions from former Madhya Pradesh players after the team's maiden Ranji Trophy victory

India bowl as Umran Malik wins first cap; Conor Olphert debuts for Ireland

Suryakumar Yadav returns to India XI; Deepak Hooda also gets a game

Rohit Sharma tests positive for Covid-19

The result came through on Saturday and could put him in doubt for the Test

Saturday, June 25

Kohli and Jadeja score fifties as match turns into open net

Pujara batted for both sides, while Jadeja and Iyer batted twice in the same innings

Spinners, Harmanpreet, Mandhana subdue SL to seal series win

India sealed their 12th successive T20I win over Sri Lanka as Harmanpreet Kaur became their leading T20I run-getter

यह मैच अभी ख़त्म नहीं हुआ है : शम्स मुलानी

मुंबई के स्पिनर को लगता है कि पांचवें दिन घुमाव लेती पिच पर वह 50-60 ओवरों में विपक्षी टीम को ऑलआउट कर सकते हैं

All eyes on India's bench as Ireland welcome Full-Member feast

Malahide welcomes IPL stars as it gets set for a big summer of cricket

Friday, June 24

PCB to challenge IPL's proposed extended window at next ICC meet

Board chief Ramiz Raja says, "my four-nations concept is not yet dead"

Thursday, June 23

Jemimah Rodrigues: The low moments 'prepare you for something greater that's coming'

After a Player-of-the-Match performance in her comeback game, she revealed that she's picked up advice from Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant among others

Emotional Sarfaraz Khan credits beloved abbu after scoring 'dream hundred'

"That is why I had tears in my eyes; without my father, I would be nothing. He has never left my side"

Bharat's 70* steadies Indians after early wobble

The visitors were 81 for 5 at one stage, with Roman Walker bagging five wickets and Prasidh Krishna bowling with menace

Ashwin links up with India Test squad in Leicester

The offspinner has recovered from Covid-19 but it's still unclear if he'll feature in the warm-up game

Tuesday, June 21

Ranji success, not Test comeback, on Prithvi Shaw's mind

Taking his lack of form in his stride, the Mumbai captain has urged his team to enjoy the final

Mumbai hunt for a 42nd Ranji title, Madhya Pradesh their first

Wednesday's final also pits two domestic greats against each other: Muzumdar vs Pandit

Amol Muzumdar: Mumbai's players 'have bought into the future'

He insists that the final won't be about Muzumdar vs Pandit and wants the spotlight to be firmly on the players

Monday, June 20

Ashwin misses plane to England after testing positive for Covid-19

India allrounder will join the rest of the squad for the Edgbaston Test only after clearing all protocols

Rahul Dravid relishes challenge of facing 'different' England with 'series on the line'

India coach says England were "a little bit on the back foot" last year but are "playing really good cricket" right now

Rahul Dravid: Rishabh Pant remains 'integral part of India's line-up'

Stand-in captain managed only 58 runs in five innings at a strike rate of 105 against South Africa

Sunday, June 19

Steady rain washes out decider as series ends 2-2

Only 3.3 overs possible in Bengaluru after South Africa opted to bowl

Saturday, June 18

Weather threatens to play spoilsport as Bengaluru gears up for series decider

Bavuma remains an injury concern for SA as India look to complete a come-from-behind series victory

Harmanpreet: Sri Lanka tour 'ideal platform' for young bowlers to step up

Head coach Powar says they will identify their Commonwealth Games XI on the Sri Lanka trip

Friday, June 17

Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya and Avesh Khan sparkle as India draw level

Chasing 170, South Africa were bowled out for 87, their lowest total in T20Is

ICC to sell next media rights for Indian market and men's and women's events separately

For the first time, it will also sell digital rights as a separate package

Harshal Patel: 'My job is to stay one step ahead of the batters'

Seamer backs himself to adapt well despite batters trying to anticipate his variations

Thursday, June 16

India seek to extend fightback as de Kock return looms

The keeper-batter, who is recovering from a wrist injury, batted in the nets on Thursday

Hardik Pandya to captain India in Ireland T20Is; Rahul Tripathi gets maiden call-up

Sanju Samson and Suryakumar Yadav are also back in the squad

Wednesday, June 15

196%, 2, $950m - the key numbers from a record-breaking IPL rights auction

A mind-boggling surge in the value of digital rights included

Hazlewood claims No. 1 spot among T20I bowlers; Ishan Kishan becomes highest-rated India batter

Before Hazlewood, the last Australia bowler to top the T20I bowling charts was Nathan Bracken in 2008

Tuesday, June 14

Harshal, Chahal ensure India stay alive in the series

Fifties from Gaikwad and Kishan also play a part in hosts' dismantling of South Africa in Vizag

Disney Star and Viacom 18 share the spoils in 6 billion-dollar-plus IPL rights deal

Times Internet also gets share of global media rights as IPL's per-game valuation rises to second behind only NFL

IPL to have 'two-and-a-half-month window' from next ICC FTP, says Jay Shah

"The BCCI is committed to international cricket... all bilateral international commitments across all formats will be honoured"

BCCI announces increase in monthly pensions of former players and umpires

First-class players will now get INR 30,000 while former Test players will receive INR 60,000

Monday, June 13

Dale Steyn: 'More confident' Bhuvneshwar Kumar has found the missing ingredient

"When we got to the IPL, he seemed to have upped his pace. He was operating between 133 and 137, sometimes touching 140"

It's a big deal! IPL 2023-27 India subcontinent TV and digital rights sold for US$ 5.1 billion

In terms of INR, the per match value of an IPL game for the new rights cycle has nearly doubled from what Star India had paid for the 2018-22 cycle

Resourceful South Africa look to seal series with two to play

India's shortcomings with the ball in the first two matches makes visitors favourites despite uncertainty over de Kock's availability

Sitanshu Kotak, Sairaj Bahutule, Munish Bali to assist VVS Laxman in Ireland

The trio will be part of the support staff during India's two-T20I tour

Shreyas Iyer: Our plan is to attack 'even if we keep losing wickets'

"Even if we fail, we will learn from that and grow as a player and grow as a team"

Sunday, June 12

Klaasen's 81 gives South Africa 2-0 lead

Bhuvneshwar's 4 for 13 in vain as visitors hunt down 149 with relative ease

Saturday, June 11

Amazon pulls out of race for IPL media rights for 2023-27 cycle

The seven final bidders comprise Disney Star, Sony, Viacom-Reliance, Zee, Fun Asia, Super Sport and Times Internet

Hardik Pandya returns having 'won battles against my own self'

The allrounder is looking forward to picking up where he left off, finishing games for India

Well-drilled South Africa look to make it 2-0 against depleted India

Some swing was available in Cuttack on the eve of the match, but Parnell expects conditions to be fairly tough for bowlers

Friday, June 10

Ponting: India should use Pant as 'floater' in T20 World Cup

The Delhi Capitals head coach says Pant could be "exceptionally dangerous" on the Australian pitches

Rassie van der Dussen: 'When Shreyas dropped me, I knew I had to make India pay'

"We knew even if the asking rate got up to 14-15, we could use that one short boundary with the right-left combination"

'These guys are good enough' - Mumbai coach Muzumdar revels in impact of next generation

Debutant Parkar scored a double-hundred and Jaiswal made his first first-class hundred, en route to a record-breaking win in the Ranji Trophy quarter-final

Thursday, June 09

Miller, van der Dussen see off India challenge in high-scoring contest

Kishan's 76 goes in vain as SA build on powerplay dominance to chase imposing target down

Miller, van der Dussen comfortably see off India challenge in high-scoring contest in Delhi

Kishan's 76 goes in vain as SA build on powerplay dominance to chase imposing target down

Wednesday, June 08

Jhulan Goswami not in squads for Sri Lanka tour, Jemimah Rodrigues back for T20Is

Harleen Deol makes a comeback to India's 50-overs set-up having played her one and only ODI in 2019

Injured Rahul and Kuldeep out of South Africa T20I series, Pant to lead India

Hardik Pandya, who recently led Gujarat Titans to the IPL title, will be the vice-captain

Full-strength South Africa take on injury-hit India under T20 World Cup shadow

Since Covid-19, this will be the first series played in India without pandemic related restrictions

Karan's 93* puts Uttar Pradesh in semi-finals after Saurabh's bowling heroics

Vyshak's four-wicket haul put Karnataka on top before Karan and Prince Yadav steered UP home with an unbroken stand of 99

Tuesday, June 07

'We have to be realistic' - Dravid tempers Malik mania

The pace sensation set the IPL on fire but he may have to wait just a bit to get an India cap

Wednesday, June 01

India to tour WI and USA for white-ball series in July-August

New Zealand and Bangladesh also scheduled to visit West Indies in packed summer calendar

Rahane opens up on racism from Sydney crowd: 'Told umpires we won't play till they take action'

Ashwin lauds "courageous" Siraj for bringing up the issue to a "wider section of people" during the SCG Test

No strict bio-secure bubbles for India vs South Africa T20I series

Players and their families will not be required to serve out a mandatory quarantine upon arrival in India