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Tuesday, July 31

Chris Gayle Rested by Windies for T20Is Against Bangladesh

Having lost the ODI series to Bangladesh, West Indies will now turn their attention to the three T20Is that follow with one match in St Kitts and the other two in Florida, starting on Wednesday. Chris Gayle has been rested as the selection panel pcik....

Reynolds: Shaky England Hoping Jigsaw Fits as Frenetic Series Gets Underway

England’s pace bowling, usually always strong in home conditions, should provide one of their strongest weapons against India – however with Anderson and Broad coming into this series on the back of shoulder and ankle problems respectively, all is no....

Monday, July 30

Clinical Indian Colts Thrash Sri Lanka by Six Wickets in Youth ODI

The India U-19 team produced a disciplined all-round performance to make a rampaging start to the five-match limited over series against Sri Lanka, thrashing the hosts by six wickets in a lopsided first Youth ODI in Colombo on Monday.

Tamim Iqbal Says Patience is the Key on West Indian Wickets After Winning ODI Series

Bangladesh pipped the Windies to the post by 18 runs in a high-scoring final ODI to take the three-match series 2-1. The architect of Bangladesh’s win in the series finale was Tamim Iqbal. Not for the first time in the series, Iqbal headlined his tea....

Ravi Shastri Believes Virat Kohli Will Lead India by Example in England Test Series

As India prepare for their a five-Test series in England starting on Wednesday, Head coach Ravi Shastri is confident that the current team is capable of becoming one of the best touring teams in the world. Since the start of 2014, India have managed ....

Sethi: Pujara is The Foundation of India’s Batting, Make Him Open With Vijay

It’s hard to say when Cheteshwar Pujara was put on notice for the first time. By now, it’s pointless to look back and identify that exact tour. The soundbytes, the stats, the claims, counter claims, whether the team management backed him or not.

Sunday, July 29

Kapil Dev's Love Affair With Golf Continues, to Represent India Again

Former India captain Kapil Dev will represent the country once again, 24 years after his retirement from competitive cricket, but this time in a different sport. 59-year-old has made it to the Indian golf team that will take part in the 2018 Asia Pac....

India Has Enough Firepower to Make Up For Bhuvi's Absence: Darren Gough

Former England pacer Darren Gough feels India have enough firepower in their pace attack to cover for the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah in the first Test beginning here on Wednesday.

Mustafizur Returns to Bangladesh T20 Squad for West Indies Series

Fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman will return to Bangladesh's squad for a three-match Twenty20 series against West Indies next month, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Sunday.

Saturday, July 28

Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan Enter the Ground in Style Against Essex

Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan are known to be the best of friends, and the two seemed to be in jovial mood as they entered the ground in style, entertaining the fans with bhangra on Day 3 of the warm-up tie against Essex.

Andre Russell to Miss Series Decider Against Bangladesh

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell will miss the third and final ODI against Bangladesh due to a knee injury, Cricket West Indies have confirmed.

No Jackets Required as MCC Feels the Heat

Sweltering British temperatures forced even the famously conservative Marylebone Cricket Club into a rare concession -- allowing members to attend a match without a jacket.

Thursday, July 26

Michael Vaughan Leads Backlash Over Adil Rashid's 'Ridiculous' England Recall

England selection chief Ed Smith and his panel were under fire on Thursday following their controversial decision to recall leg-spinner Adil Rashid for next week's first Test against India -- a move Michael Vaughan slammed as "ridiculous".

Was a Tough Decision to Make Myself Available for Tests, Says Adil Rashid

Having decided to quit red-ball cricket for good, leg-spinner Adil Rashid admitted that it was a "tough decision" to make himself available for England in Tests in what can be termed as a "surprise" recall to the 13-man squad for ....

Indian Colts Tighten Noose on Sri Lanka in Youth Test

India U-19 team inched towards a clean sweep after dismissing Sri Lanka for 316 in their first innings and then reducing the hosts to 47 for 3 at stumps, having enforced a follow-on here on the penultimate day of the second 'Youth Test'.

Hetmyer and Holder Star as Windies Beat Bangladesh by 3 Runs to Level Series

A century from Shimron Hetmyer and a fantastic final over from Jason Holder sealed the Windies’ thrilling three-run win that drew them level 1-1 in the one-day internationals against Bangladesh.

West Indies vs Bangladesh, 2nd ODI: Holder Leads Way as Hosts Win by 3 Runs

Catch all the latest updates from the 2nd ODI between West Indies and Bangladesh on Cricketnext.com

Ravi Shastri Asked Groundsmen to Leave Grass On Wicket Ahead of Essex Game

India was set to play a four-day warm-up game against Essex ahead of the first Test against England from August 1. But the game was reduced to a three-day match with reports doing the rounds that the Indian team management wasn’t happy with the pitch....

Tuesday, July 24

India’s Only Warm-Up Ahead of Test Series Provides Opportunity for Players to Audition for Spots

India will hope to make the most of their only practice game ahead of the Test series starting next week when they take on county side Essex in a three-day game starting on Wednesday.

POLL | Should India Have Had More Than One Warm-up Match Before the First Test?

India's preparation for big tours often comes under the scanner as we saw in South Africa earlier where coach Ravi Shastri said that it would have made a big difference had India arrived 10 days earlier. Now, with the men-in-blue taking on England, t....

Pollard, Bravo, Narine Could Make West Indies Return Following Discussions With Board

Sunil Narine, Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo could make their way back into the West Indies side, following fruitful discussions between the players and Cricket West Indies (CWI). This could enable the players to feature in the 2019 World Cup.

Monday, July 23

Punjab Cricketer Serving Doping Ban Named in Duleep Trophy Squad, Later Replaced

In a faux pas, the BCCI has named Punjab wicket-keeper batsman Abhishek Gupta in the Indian Red squad for Duleep Trophy despite the fact that he is serving a doping ban till September 14.

Root Falls Cheaply Again in Roses Clash Ahead of India Opener

England captain Joe Root's hopes of spending valuable time in the middle batting against the red ball ahead of next week's first Test against India were dealt another blow on Monday as he again fell cheaply in the Roses match.

I Plan in Advance Before Visiting Any Country, Says Bumrah

Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah says meticulous planning before an overseas tour is not just confined to cricket for him, as he also likes to explore the country he visits.

Sunday, July 22

Live Cricket Score, WI vs BAN, 1st ODI in Guyana

Catch all the action from the match between West Indies and Bangladesh through our live commentary.

BCCI Top Brass Employ "Wait and Watch" Policy on NADA Issue

The BCCI decided to employ "wait and watch" policy with regards to coming under National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)'s umbrella after its top brass met in Kolkata for a meeting.

Pakistan Complete Series Sweep Over Zimbabwe

Pakistan completed a series whitewash over Zimbabwe with a 131-run win on Sunday in the fifth and final match at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.

Live Cricket Score, Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 2nd Test Day 3 in Colombo: Karunaratne Misses Century, Lankan Lead Over 400

Catch all the live updates from the second Test match between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Colombo on Cricketnext.com

5-0 Seems Inevitable as Pakistan Look to End Zimbabwe's Misery

Zimbabwe have much to do in the final one-day international against Pakistan to ensure they are spared the ignominy of a whitewash.

22nd July 2010: Muttiah Muralitharan Bids Adieu With 800

Muttiah Muralitharan was truly one of greatest bowlers and although sports often doesn't have fairy-tale endings, it was exactly what the spin wizard got as he ended his long Test career.

Saturday, July 21

Wriddhiman Saha to Undergo Shoulder Surgery in Manchester

Wriddhiman Saha will undergo surgery on his shoulder in Manchester by the end of July or early August as per discussions between the wicket-keeper batsman and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Saha’s wife shall accompany him and her v....

Sri Lanka's Famed Galle Cricket Stadium Faces Stumps

England could be the last team to take on Sri Lanka at its famed Galle stadium, considered one of the world's most picturesque cricket grounds, when they tour in November.

Friday, July 20

'Mustafizur Rahman Will Not be Allowed to Play in Foreign T20 Leagues'

Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman will not be allowed to play in foreign T20 leagues, according to Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan.

Thursday, July 19

England Lions Hammer India 'A' by 254 Runs in One-off Unofficial Test

India 'A' batsmen's vulnerability against the red ball in foreign conditions was exposed as England Lions handed the visitors a 254-run defeat in the one-off Unofficial Test on day four here on Thursday

Cricketers Face Two-year Ban & Criminal Charge for Age Fraud

Players found guilty of age-fudging will now face a two-year ban from taking part in any domestic competition and the possibility of a criminal charge from the BCCI. The decision to double the penalty for such a fraud from the existing one-year perio....

Fresh look, Fresh Beginnings! MS Dhoni All Smiles Despite Experiencing Tough English Summer

MS Dhoni seems to have left behind both his patchy form and beard on the cricket field after enduring a tough ODI and T20 series against England by his lofty standards, as he appeared fresh and relaxed in a picture shared on Twitter by Indian spinner....

Joe Root Embarrassed After Introducing 'Mic-drop' Celebration

Joe Root may have introduced cricket to the mic-drop, but the England Test captain is already regretting it. “It’s the most embarrassing thing I’ve done,” he says.

Keshav Maharaj Wants to Learn the Tricks of the Trade from Rangana Herath

South Africa spinner Keshav Maharaj is looking to gain insight on how to prosper in spin-friendly conditions ahead of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo, citing fellow left-arm spinner and opponent Rangana Herath as a good example of how to....

CoA-approved BCCI Domestic Schedule Gets Red Flag From Technical & Fixtures Committee

The formatting of the 2018-19 domestic season of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has not gone down well with certain quarters in the board. The plan, chalked out by GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim and approved by the Supreme Court a....

Wednesday, July 18

Bangladesh Appoint McKenzie as Batting Consultant

Former South Africa international Neil McKenzie was appointed the Bangladesh batting consultant until next year's ICC World Cup in England and Wales, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced on Wednesday

Taide, Badoni Slam Tons to Put India U-19 in Strong Position

Atharwa Taide (113) and Ayush Badoni (107) slammed individual centuries to put India U-19 team in driver's seat on the second day of the four-day first Youth Test at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground here today.

Sri Lanka Seeks 'Clear Rules' on Ball-tampering

Sri Lanka's sports minister called on the International Cricket Council to establish "simple, clear rules" Wednesday after skipper Dinesh Chandimal was punished for ball tampering.

CA Reveals Plans to Expand Big Bash League, Gold Coast to Host Games

Cricket Australia today announced an expanded season for the next edition of the Big Bash League, starting on December 19th 2018, with the final to be played on February 17th 2019.

Confusion Within BCCI Administration as Domestic Season Starts from August 13

The Indian domestic season is set to start on August 13 and there is still no official announcement on the same. The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) have written to BCCI CEO Rahul Johri to send out a release on the same at t....

Joe Root Looking to Carry Form into Tests, Rashid Mighty Pleased After Rattling Kohli

England were prolific in their display in the 3-match ODI series against India and the man who led from the front after a disappointing T20I series was Test skipper Joe Root. On the verge of having his position in the team under the scanner after fai....

Tuesday, July 17

Virat Kohli Bamboozled After Adil Rashid's Ripper Takes His Off Stump

Virat Kohli, who became the fastest Indian captain to reach the 3000 run mark during his innings against England in the third ODI was eventually dismissed by Rashid Khan on the score of 71.

Fast Bowler Parvinder Awana Retires From All Forms of Cricket

Fast Bowler Pavinder Awana has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect. The India international played two T20Is against England in 2012, but did not pick up a wicket. Though he enjoyed decent success for Delhi in the....

3000 Runs as Captain @ 83 - Virat Kohli Ticks Off Another Milestone

Virat Kohli is the lynchpin of the Indian batting line-up, and the statistics prove it. Captaincy has only helped take Kohli’s game to another level ever since he took over as ODI captain from MS Dhoni. During the third and final ODI against England ....

POLL | If Saha is Not Available For England Tests, Who Should be India's First Choice Wicket-keeper?

India’s first choice wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha is unlikely to make the cut for the Test series in England. Saha had injured his thumb during the IPL and while it was initially believed that he would be fit in four to five weeks, the recovery hasn....

17TH JULY 2016: PAKISTAN BURY SPOT-FIXING DEMONS ON LORD’S RETURN

Returning to the venue which saw three of their players involved in a spot-fixing fiasco six years ago, Pakistan pulled off a memorable Test win over England at Lord’s on this day in 2016. Misbah-ul-Haq and his players produced inspiring performances....

Middle-order Form India’s Major Concern in Series Decider at Headingley

The Indian cricket team will look to sort their middle-order problems, which came to the fore in the last match, as they clash with hosts England in the third and final ODI of the three-match series in Headingley on Tuesday.

Monday, July 16

Cook Ton Powers England Lions to Commanding Position Against India A

The seasoned Alastair Cook warmed up for next month's Test series against India with an unbeaten century as England Lions made a solid start against India A on the first day of the only four-day unofficial Test.

India vs England: Vince, Billings on Standby After Roy Injury

England opener Jason Roy will have a fitness test before play on Tuesday to see if he can take part in the third and deciding one-day international against India at Headingley.

Indian Selectors to Pick Squad for First Three Tests Against England

Speaking to CricketNext, sources in the know or developments said that there was no point in naming a squad for all the five Tests since there were a few players who have injury issues, but are recovering well.

Under-strength Zimbabwe Look to Level Series Against Pakistan

Missing a bunch of their frontline players, a five-match one-day international series against a full-strength Pakistan outfit was always going to be hard work for Zimbabwe. They realised that in the opening game in Bulawayo, going down by a massive 2....

Karunaratne Believes in Dominating Spinners Before They Take Control

Dimuth Karunaratne, the Sri Lanka opener, suggested that the secret to doing well as a batsman in Sri Lanka was to get on top of the spinners straightaway and not let them call the shots.

Mithali Raj Sends a Special Gift to Soha Ali Khan's Daughter, Says It's Never too Early

Inaaya, the nine-month-old daughter of Bollywood couple Soha Ali Khan & Kunal Khemu, received an unusual gift this weekend. The sender? The iconic captain of India Women’s team, Mithali Raj.

Sunday, July 15

BCCI Forms ‘Task Force’ For Development of Cricket in North-East

With the North-East states are set to feature in the Ranji Trophy and subsequent domestic competitions from next season onwards, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has setup a ‘task force’ for the development of cricket in the region.

Top Order Ruins to Dhoni’s Crawl – Five Reasons India Crumbled at Lord’s

Riding high after the first game of the ODI series where they outplayed England, India were brought crashing down to earth at Lord’s as the home team levelled the series. CricketNext takes a look at five reasons why India were beaten by a big margin ....

Du Plessis 'Big Fan' of Scrapping Toss in Tests

The idea of scrapping the traditional coin toss prior to test matches has found a "big fan" in South Africa captain Faf du Plessis who believes it would help reduce home advantage and bring more balance.

‘Well Done, My Friend’, Says Tendulkar as Dhoni Reaches 10,000 ODI Runs

England trounced India at Lord’s by a massive 86 runs in the second ODI on Saturday. After setting a target of 323 courtesy Joe Root’s brilliant century, England bundled out India for a paltry 236 to level the three-match series 1-1.

Dhoni Booed by Indian Fans During Second England ODI at Lord's

On a day when he crossed the 10,000-run milestone in ODIs, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was booed by the Indian supporters at the 'Home of Cricket' for his slow batting during the team's 86-run defeat against England in the second game of the three-match ser....

Sri Lanka Postpones New T20 Cricket League

Sri Lanka's cricket authorities Sunday announced the indefinite postponement of the country's Twenty20 league scheduled for next month and said revised dates will be decided by a new board.

Saturday, July 14

Second ODI: Ton-up Root, Bowlers Star as England Crush India to Level Series

Joe Root's composed hundred laid the platform for England's 86-run win over India in the second one-day international at Lord's on Saturday.

POLL | Should India Play the Same XI on Make Changes for the Series Decider on Tuesday?

After a dominant performance in the first ODI, India were completely outplayed by England in the second game at Lord’s. Not only did India concede 322 after England decided to bat first on winning the toss, they also laboured to 236 in the chase to l....

West Indies vs Bangladesh, Live Score, Second Test, Day 3 in Jamaica

Follow all the live action as West Indies take on Bangladesh in the second Test at Jamaica.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa, Live Score, First Test Day 3: Proteas Need 352 Runs to Take Series Lead

Catch all the action from day 3 of the first Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa through our live commentary.

India vs England, 2nd ODI at Lord's: When And Where To Watch, Live Coverage On TV, Live Streaming Online

The live telecast of the match will start at 3.30PM on July 14 (Saturday). The match can be seen live on the Sony Six network and live streaming will be available on SonyLIV.com. You can also follow our live blog for ball-by-ball updates and analysis....

Aaron Finch Smashes Ton to Power Surrey to Victory

Australia's Aaron Finch made an unbeaten 131, the highest score by a Surrey batsman in a Twenty20 match, as his side ended Sussex's unbeaten start to English cricket's Blast tournament with a 52-run win at Hove on Friday

Friday, July 13

Live Cricket Score, West Indies vs Bangladesh, Second Test, Day 2 at Jamaica

Follow all the live action as West Indies take on Bangladesh.

India Look to Seal the Deal at Lord’s as England Seek Answers to Wrist Spin

After a five-for in the opening T20I in Old Trafford, Kuldeep Yadav returned wicket-less in the next T20I in Cardiff. Can England do a repeat at Lord’s in the second ODI after the left-arm wrist spinner finished with figures of 6/25 in the opening OD....

In Statistics: Odds Against England With Series at Stake

After a comprehensive victory for India in the first ODI at Nottingham, all eyes will be on England as they look to bounce back and prove their credentials of being the no.1 ranked ODI team.

Live Cricket Score, Sri Lanka vs South Africa, 1st Test Day 2: Herath Spins Web on Visitors

Catch all the action from the second day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa with our Live score.

Vinayak Samant Named Mumbai Coach, Wilkin Mota to Work With U-19 Team

Former wicketkeeper-batsman Vinayak Samant has been appointed as the new coach of the senior Mumbai team for the upcoming season. The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) also appointed former seamer Wilkin Mota as the coach of the U-19 team.

Alex Hales Ruled Out of ODI Series With Side Strain

Thursday went from bad to worse for England as in-form Alex Hales has been ruled out of the remained of the India-England ODI series with a side strain. It is reported that he might be out of action for three or four weeks. Dawid Malan has been calle....

West Indies vs Bangladesh, Live Score, Second Test, Day 1

Follow all the live cricket action as Bangladesh take on West Indies in the second Test.

Thursday, July 12

Virat Kohli Currently the Best Batsman Because Steve Smith Not There: Ponting

Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting believes India captain Virat Kohli is currently the best batsman in the world only because Steve Smith is serving a year-long ban for his role in ball tampering at a Cape Town Test.

Player Deciding Fate of Coaches Will Set a Bad Precedent, Says Sacked Women's Team Coach Arothe

The 51-year-old Arothe, who guided India women cricket team to World Cup final, was removed after the BCCI received complaints from senior players, especially Twenty20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, about his training methods.

Dinesh Chandimal, Chandika Hathurusingha and Asanka Gurusinha to Sit Out Tests Against South Africa

Captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha have agreed to sit out the Test series against South Africa pending sanctions, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday.

Wednesday, July 11

Dhawan Looks to Repeat Champions Trophy Heroics to Improve Record Against England

Dhawan's breakout tournament in coloured clothing came in England - in the 2013 Champions Trophy - as India lifted the trophy with the opener scoring 363 runs in five matches at an average of 90.75.

Faf Du Plessis Backs Dale Steyn to Roar Back in Sri Lanka Tests

South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis Wednesday backed "dangerous" paceman Dale Steyn and the rest of his bowlers to wreak havoc in Sri Lanka on the eve of the first Test.

Tuesday, July 10

Happy Birthday Sunil Gavaskar - Legendary Batsman Turns 69

Gavaskar represented India between 1971 and 1987 in which he played 125 Tests and 108 ODIs.

Cummins Feels Playing in All Three Formats Becoming Difficult for Fast Bowlers

With injury breakdowns becoming common among bowlers in international cricket these days, Australia pacer Pat Cummins has said that it is becoming tougher to rise up to the challenge of the hectic schedule for the fast bowlers. Managing the workload ....

Nepal to Make ODI Debut in Two-match Series Against Netherlands

Emerging ODI sides, Nepal, Scotland, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have joined the 12 leading ODI nations on the expanded ICC ODI Team Rankings with effect from June 1. This elevation means all ODIs these four sides will play aga....

Monday, July 09

South Africa's Marizanne Kapp and Dane van Niekerk Exchange Vows

South African captain Dane van Niekerk and team-mate Marizanne Kapp got married on Saturday, becoming only the second pair of international team-mates to do so after New Zealand's Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu.

Sekhri: Fastest Way to Implement BCCI Reforms May be for Supreme Court to Take a Few Steps Back

It’s been nearly two years since the original Supreme Court ruling that accepted virtually all of the recommendations made by the court-appointed committee led by former Chief Justice of India RM Lodha pertaining to the administration and governance ....

Kalra: Project Pandya On Track as India Set Off on Road Paved with Stern Challenges

On Sunday in Bristol, Pandya provided further evidence that not only has he learnt to swim at the deep end, he is in fact shredding the water apart as he strides rapidly forward. If “impact” is the measure of a player, Pandya created just that with b....

Australia Coach Justin Langer Sees Future ODI Captain in Aaron Finch

Australia might have ended on the losing side in the T20I tri-series final against Pakistan in Harare on Sunday, but coach Justin Langer feels that the team has gained valuable experience. Langer also hinted that T20I skipper Aaron Finch could be han....

MS Dhoni Sets Two World Records During Bristol T20I Against England

India cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has added a new feather into his already illustrious cap as he became the first wicket-keeper in the world to take 50 catches in T20I, on Sunday.

Fakhar Zaman & the Boys Were Brilliant in the Series: Sarfraz Ahmed

Fakhar Zaman's career-best 46-ball 91 backed up by useful contributions from Shoaib Malik and Sarfraz Ahmed helped Pakistan score an emphatic six-wicket win in the final of the T20I tri-series.

Sunday, July 08

Rohit Ton Helps India Clinch T20I Series in Style Against England

Rohit Sharma's elegant unbeaten century made it a walk in the park for India as they cruised to a seven-wicket victory against England to clinch the three-match T20 International series 2-1 on Sunday in Bristol.

India's Sensational T20I Record Continues With England Triumph

Rohit Sharma's sensational ton helped India beat England by seven wickets and also seal the three-game T20I series 2-1. This also ensured that India continue their phenomenal T20I record, as the men in blue won their sixth consecutive T20I series.

Dhoni Explains His Approach to Captaincy, Says 'Nothing Called Common Sense'

Giving an endoscopic peek into the little details of his minimalist approach to leadership, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said there is "nothing called common sense" in cricket and spoke about how he would look to break the ice with his team-mat....

Saturday, July 07

England Learnt From Their Mistakes in Manchester, Says Chahal

England batsmen made fewer mistakes in the second Twenty20 as compared to the Manchester game and consequently won the second match, said India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal.

Is Chewing Gum Allowed? - Faf du Plessis Demands Clarity on Ball Tampering Punishments

Commenting on International Cricket Council's move to increase the punishment for ball-tampering, South African skipper Faf du Plessis - who himself has been banned twice earlier for the same - welcomed the decision but at the same time asked for mor....

India Eye Sixth Consecutive T20I Series Win Against Resurgent England in Bristol

India will look to extend their unbeaten T20I series record against a resurgent England in the third and final match of series at the County Ground in Bristol on Sunday. India have won five consecutive bi-lateral series stretching back to September 2....

Shaw, Samarth’s Tons Put India ‘A’ in Commanding Position Against West Indies ‘A’

In a complete reversal of fortunes India ‘A’ piled on the misery on West Indies ‘A’ and lead by a massive 286 runs at stumps on day three. The stars of the day were Pritvi Shaw and Ravikumar Samarth who struck brilliant tons to put their team on the ....

Jasprit Bumrah in Race Against Time to be Fit For Second Test Against England

Already ruled out of the ODI series in England with a thumb injury, Jasprit Bumrah is in a fight against time to be fit in time for the second Test against England starting on August 9 at Lord’s. CricketNext has reliably learnt from those in the know....

England Did Their Homework on Kuldeep Yadav, Says Virat Kohli

England defeated India in the second T20I in Cardiff by five wickets to level the series 1-1. Alex Hales guided his team to the finish line as England chased down the target of 149 with two balls to spare. India, on the other hand had a bad day at th....

Friday, July 06

England Discard Sam Billings Describes M S Dhoni as “Role Model” After CSK Stint

Sam Billings, who is fighting to regain his spot in the England’s T20 & ODI squads, has called M S Dhoni as a role model after his stint with the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.

Alastair Cook Headlines Strong England Lions Squad vs India A

With the 5-match India Test series starting in less than a month, England have selected their big guns for the warm-up match between the Lions and India A. The likes of Alastair Cook, Dawid Malan, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Dom Bess and Jack Leach hav....

Suresh Raina, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey Unwind Before Cardiff T20I

After a resounding victory in Manchester, India will be keen on wrapping up the T20I series against England in Cardiff and in doing so, set the benchmark for the upcoming ODI and Test series.

India's Wrist Spinners Hold Key as England Look to Keep Series Alive

T20 cricket is all about momentum and if India’s performance in the opening game of the T20I series against England was anything to go by, it is advantage India going into the second game of the series in Cardiff on Friday. An eight-wicket victory ma....

Stuart Broad Aiming to Recover in Time From Injury For India Tests

England paceman Stuart Broad is aiming to recover from an ankle injury in time to play domestic first-class cricket for his county Nottinghamshire later this month, days before the first test against India.

Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal Lead India 'A' Fightback Against West Indies 'A'

India ‘A’ made a resounding comeback against West Indies ‘A’ on Day two of the unofficial Test in Beckenham as Prithvi Shaw powered his way to a 72-ball ton and took the team to 159/0 at stumps. After conceding a mammoth lead of 250 in the match, ope....

Thursday, July 05

Law Commission Okays Legalisation of Sports Betting and Gambling, Says Ban Counter-Productive

The panel has proposed that all betting and gambling activities should be linked to the operator’s and participant or player’s Aadhaar Card/PAN Card, to ensure "enhanced transparency and state supervision".

Finch Hits Out at 'Sloppy' Fielders After Defeat Against Pakistan

Skipper Aaron Finch conceded that Australia were sloppy in the field and gave away too many runs that resulted in the team's 45-run loss against Pakistan in the fifth T20I of tri-series in Harare on Thursday.

Dinesh Chandimal Named in Sri Lanka Test Squad Despite Suspension Threat

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been named in the squad for the two-test series against South Africa, even though he may be unavailable due to suspension.

Jos Buttler Wants England to Keep Calm and Come Back Hard in Second T20I

England skipper Eoin Morgan might have said that the team needs a way to tackle the Indian spinners, but opener Jos Buttler wants to stay calm and focus on the next game on Friday. He feels that it was just one game and there was no need to overthink....

JULY 5TH 1956 — INDIA's FIRST FOREIGN COACH JOHN WRIGHT IS BORN

One of the most successful and respected coaches around the world, John Geoffrey Wright was born in Darfield, Canterbury on this day in 1954. While the Kiwi is more renowned for his coaching exploits, Wright was also the first New Zealand batsman to ....

West Indies 'A' in Command After India 'A' Batsmen Falter in Unofficial Test

Having taken the tri-series by storm, the India ‘A’ batsmen failed to carry the momentum forward into the unofficial Test against West Indies ‘A’ as they were skittled out for just 133 in their first innings at Beckenham. In reply, West Indies ‘A’ we....

Wednesday, July 04

Bangladesh Sink to New Low, Dismissed for Just 43 in First Test Against West Indies

Bangladesh were blown away by the pace and fury of the West Indies fast bowlers as they were dismissed for their all-time lowest total of 43 on the first day of the first Test in North South, Antigua on Wednesday.

CoA Pulls Up BCCI Office-bearers in Ninth Status Report Ahead of Supreme Court Hearing

The report elaborates efforts made by BCCI officials to hamper the smooth implementation of the Lodha reforms that the apex court passed in an order in 2016. The report was filed on July 2.

POLL | Is Lyon Right in Asking for Stump Mics to be Turned Off?

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon has spoken out against the International Cricket Council's (ICC) decision to broadcast sound from the stump microphone at all times and the introduction of audible obscenities as a new offence.

David Warner to Lead Winnipeg Hawks As Dwayne Bravo Pulls Out With Injury

Banned from holding any leadership position in Australian cricket after the ‘Sandpaper Gate’ fiasco, David Warner will be seen wearing the captain’s hat once again when he leads Winnipeg Hawks in the Global T20 Canada. With Dwayne Bravo pulling out, ....

T20I Tri-series: Zimbabwe Seek Redemption Against Pakistan

Following heavy losses at the hands of Australia, Zimbabwe and Pakistan both look to regain form in the tri-series. Zimbabwe enter the repeat fixture against Pakistan on the back of a devastating defeat courtesy of a rejuvenated Australia, who demoli....

Forget Me Not, Rishabh Pant Reminds National Selectors

India ‘A’ winning the final of the tri-series against the England Lions was the culmination of strong performances over the course of the tournament by a bunch of players. Three among them - Deepak Chahar, Krunal Pandya and Axar Patel in fact got cal....

India vs England Cricket Live Score, 1st T20I in Manchester: Dhawan Departs Early in Chase

Done with warming up by handing minnows Ireland a sound thrashing, India take on England in the opening game of the three-match T20I series at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday. While India have done consistently well in the shortest format, Engl....

Tuesday, July 03

David Richardson to Step Down as ICC CEO After 2019 World Cup

The International Cricket Council confirmed on Tuesday that David Richardson will step down as ICC Chief Executive when his contract expires post next summer’s ICC Cricket World Cup.

England's Sam Curran Replaces Injured Brother For India ODI Series

Sam Curran will replace his brother Tom in the England squad for the One Day International series with India, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Tuesday.

Coach Rahul Dravid Delighted to See Bench Get Stronger After Another Series Win

India ‘A’ put up an all-round show against the England Lions on Monday as they won the A-team tri-series. It was a clinical show from the players — right through the tournament — as India ‘A’ had four hundreds by three batsmen and four players averag....

India T20 Captain Harmanpreet Kaur's Job Under Threat Over Charges of Fake Degree

Harmanpreet, an Arjuna awardee, was earlier an employee of the Indian Railways. She had resigned from the railways job to join Punjab Police in March this year.

T20I Tri-series: Hosts Zimbabwe Face Confident Australia

Australia face tri-series hosts Zimbabwe in Harare on Tuesday on the back of a thumping win against Pakistan. After some humbling limited overs outings on their tour of England, Australia were back to winning ways in the short format after inflicting....

Monday, July 02

Krunal Pandya Inches Closer to Dream of Playing 2019 World Cup Alongside Brother Hardik

"The aim is not just to represent India for a couple of matches here and there but to play for as long as possible,” he said. “It would be a dream come true if I and Hardik can together play for India in the 2019 World Cup.”

England's White Ball Mavericks: Five Batsmen India Should Fear

CricketNext takes a look at 5 English batsmen who could run away with the game in this format:

Gambhir to be 'Government Nominee' in DDCA; To Take Key Cricketing Decisions

Cornered during the 17 month regime of Court-appointed administrator Justice Vikramajit Sen, senior opener Gautam Gambhir will be back as "government nominee" in DDCA, informed newly elected secretary Vinod Tihara.

Vinod Kambli, Wife Andrea Accused of Assaulting Singer Ankit Tiwari's Father at Mumbai Mall

Vinod Kambli has made a counter allegation that 59-year-old RK Tiwari, the father of singer Ankit Tiwari, tried to “inappropriately” touch his wife Andrea Hewitt.

Chris Gayle to be Part of Three-day T20 League in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Cricket (ADC) will host a three-day T20 league that will feature six teams with star players like Chris Gayle in participation. The inaugural edition will be held from October 4 to 6 and have domestic teams from England, South Africa, Afgha....

India vs England: Sam Curran Eager to Test Himself Against Virat Kohli

Having missed his opportunity to learn from Virat Kohli — the India skipper pulled out of his Surrey stint due to injury — England pacer Sam Curran is now looking forward to the challenge of bowling at the run-machine as the two teams clash in the op....

Sunday, July 01

First T20I: Zaman, Bowlers Star as Pakistan Thrash Zimbabwe in Tri-series Opener

Pakistan cruised to a 74-run win Sunday over their hosts in the opening match of the Zimbabwe Twenty20 Tri-Series.

Cameron Bancroft Makes Meek Return to Competitive Cricket

Banned Australia cricketer Cameron Bancroft made a ordinary return to competitive cricket while playing for Desert Blaze in the NT Strike League in Darwin on Sunday.

Stuart Broad Undergoes Scans to Deal with Ankle Problem

Stuart Broad had to get scans done on his left ankle after complaining of soreness while bowling for Nottinghamshire against Worcestershire in their County Championship match last week.

Hamilton Masakadza ‘Excited to be Back at the Helm'

Zimbabwe have named a squad for the triangular Twenty20 International series against Pakistan and Australia sans some of their best players – Brendan Taylor, Sikandar Raza, Graeme Cremer, Sean Williams and Craig Ervine are all out for one reason or a....

Memon: India Must Place a Premium on Playing XI Slots

India's emphatic wins over Ireland in the two T20 internationals gave a flying start to their tour to the UK, yet may have added to the dilemmas of Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli about player selection for matches ahead.

Sarfraz Ahmed Wants Pakistan to Focus on Playing Positive Cricket, Not Rankings

Pakistan are the number one T20I side in the world and have a huge task of retaining their top spot in the tri-series involving Australia and Zimbabwe. But the Sarfraz Ahmed-led side is more focused on winning the series rather than thinking about ra....