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Monday, July 31

Jasprit Bumrah returns to lead India for T20Is in Ireland

Prasidh Krishna, Jitesh Sharma and Rinku Singh were also picked

Prithvi Shaw signs with Northamptonshire for One-Day Cup

The opener was originally set to play two first-class games as well, but was forced to miss them due to a visa delay

Sunday, July 30

Hardik still 'turtle, not the rabbit' as he builds up bowling workload for World Cup

After a two-month break following the IPL, he has bowled 9.4 overs across the first two ODIs against West Indies

Saturday, July 29

West Indies level ODI series with their first win against India since December 2019

Motie and Shepherd picked up three wickets each to set up the game for West Indies; Hope and Carty then did the job with the bat

Friday, July 28

India in the box seat to seal ODI series against West Indies

Will Samson play this time? And how will the hosts respond to being knocked out for 114?

Kuldeep on competing with Chahal for ODI spot: 'We're very relaxed'

While they often played in tandem during the 2019 World Cup cycle, India have tended to use only one at a time in the lead-up to 2023

Thursday, July 27

Rohit Sharma: 'I never thought the pitch was going to play like that'

West Indies' Shai Hope agrees the track was a tricky one, but wants his side to "find ways to score"

Kuldeep, Jadeja rout West Indies on spin-friendly track

Ishan Kishan shepherded the chase and while India did lose five wickets along the way, with a target that small there was no real panic

Jasprit Bumrah set to make long-awaited comeback

The fast bowler is likely to be selected for the T20 internationals in Ireland next month

Kuldeep, Jadeja run through West Indies in 23 overs

Hardik, Mukesh and Shardul struck early before the spinners made short work of the West Indies batters

World Cup schedule will undergo changes, confirms Jay Shah

BCCI secretary says several countries want tweaks made to the schedule that was released a month ago

Mohammed Siraj flies back home after being rested from ODIs against West Indies

India have rested the quick as a precautionary measure after he complained of a sore ankle, and have not named a replacement

Wednesday, July 26

West Indies look to stay in the present as India build towards World Cup

The hosts will be looking to pick themselves up after the shocks they suffered at the Qualifier in Zimbabwe

Tuesday, July 25

ODI World Cup: Big-ticket India vs Pakistan contest could be rescheduled

October 15, the original date for the match, is the first day of the Hindu festival of Navaratri, so the game could now be played a day before on October 14

India's home season: Major Test venues set to miss out on England series

Mohali and Indore are among venues to get two games after missing out on World Cup hosting rights

Nat Sciver-Brunt is the new No. 1 batter in women's ODIs

Following their success against India, Fargana Hoque and Nahida Akter become the highest-ranked batter and bowler ever for Bangladesh in women's ODIs

Monday, July 24

Rain denies India shot at full WTC points in Port-of-Spain

The visitors won the Test series 1-0 after no play was possible on day five at Queen's Park Oval

Harmanpreet likely to be banned for two matches following Dhaka outburst

She will be the first woman cricketer to be found guilty of a Level 2 breach of the ICC code of conduct

Sunday, July 23

India strike after setting West Indies 365 target

Earlier, Rohit and Kishan both scored quickfire fifties before Ashwin's double-strike put the visitors in sight of victory

Tayyab, Muqeem dazzle as Pakistan A humble India A to clinch Emerging Cup

Pakistan A rode on Tayyab's century to post 352 before Muqeem's three-wicket burst broke India A's back in Colombo

Brathwaite and Athanaze make India labour on attritional third day

Wickets did fall but not frequently enough for India's liking, as West Indies got to within 209 runs of India's total with five wickets in hand

Saturday, July 22

Harmanpreet slams 'pathetic' umpiring; Nigar criticises India captain's 'manners'

India's displeasure with the umpiring extended to their captain smashing the stumps with her bat after being given out

'Disappointed' Harmanpreet Kaur slams 'pathetic umpiring'

"The next time we are coming to Bangladesh, we'll have to have to prepare ourselves to deal with this kind of umpiring"

Drama in Mirpur as decider ends in thrilling tie

Mandhana, Deol fifties not enough as Bangladesh force a collapse after Fargana's 107 set up their total

Friday, July 21

West Indies steady after Kohli's first away Test ton in five years

Jadeja and Ashwin also scored fifties to take India past 400

Ravindra Jadeja dismissal: right decision made despite DRS 'glitch'

Broadcast commentators confirm there was an issue during the DRS process after West Indies reviewed the on-field not-out decision

Jasprit Bumrah 'bowling with full intensity', set to test fitness in practice matches

KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant, meanwhile, have all begun batting in the nets as they continue their rehabilitation from injury

Thursday, July 20

Secret to Kohli's longevity? 'A lot of hard work and sacrifices,' says Dravid

"Longevity comes with a lot of hard work, discipline, adaptability and he's shown all of that," coach says before Kohli's 500th international game

Asia Cup 2023 to kick off on August 30; India-Pakistan on September 2 in Kandy

Lahore and Multan to host a total of four matches; Colombo the other venue in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, July 19

Dravid lauds youngsters for performing 'straightaway' in India's transition

"Credit to our domestic system, NCA and a lot of other people who can make that possible for us," he says

Tuesday, July 18

Bangladesh bowl and eye historic series win

India brought in Harleen Deol and pace bowler Meghna Singh for allrounder Pooja Vastrakar and left-arm spinner B Anusha

Monday, July 17

Sinclair replaces Reifer as West Indies beef up spin resources for Trinidad Test

The change might necessitate a rejig of the batting order, since Reifer batted at No. 3 in the first Test, in Roseau

Stump Mic podcast: A dramatic U-turn, a Caribbean shocker, and a Test transition

The Stump Mic crew discusses the drama in Bangladesh cricket, India's first Test in the West Indies, and more

Sunday, July 16

RCB yet to renew contracts with Mike Hesson and Sanjay Bangar

Franchise says "the team is still under the process of review" after failing to make the playoffs in IPL 2023

'It's definitely part of history' - Nigar Sultana hails 'huge achievement' by Bangladesh

Bangladesh captain and coach praise Marufa Akter for her early strikes with the ball

Marufa, Rabeya script Bangladesh's first ODI win vs India

The game was reduced to 44 overs per side owing to a two-hour rain delay and India fell short by 40 runs

Chahal on parting ways with RCB: 'I did not receive any phone call, no one even spoke to me'

"I felt very bad and weird because I had played for the franchise for eight years"

Saturday, July 15

Panchal stands tall to keep West Zone on track in Duleep Trophy final

Shaw, Pujara and Suryakumar were unable to make much of a dent on a target of 298

Gaikwad to lead second-string India side in Asian Games

The uncapped trio of Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh and Jitesh Sharma are also part of the T20 squad

Friday, July 14

Rahkeem Cornwall's illness deals double-blow to West Indies' hopes

He was off the field on day two because of a chest infection and when he was back on the third morning, the playing conditions didn't allow him to bowl

Rohit on Jaiswal: 'At no stage did he go away from his plans'

Jaiswal's captain was impressed by the temperament he showed while playing the longest innings by an India Test debutant

Ashwin's seven-for sews up India's innings win

The spinner triggered another West Indies collapse and finished with a match haul of 12 wickets

Wednesday, July 12

R Ashwin and Yashasvi Jaiswal star as India dictate terms

Alick Athanaze was the only bright spot for West Indies on a day of dominance by the visitors

South Zone collapse around Vihari's fifty in Duleep Trophy final

A strong batting line-up, comprising Mayank Agarwal and Tilak Varma, came undone at the hands of Chintan Gaja and Arzan Nagwaswalla

Tuesday, July 11

India and West Indies meet on the path to a better future

Both teams have had setbacks in the recent past and have turned to the next generation to try and fix them

Rohit: 'Gill will play at No. 3' against West Indies

India captain also confirms Yashasvi Jaiswal will make Test debut as opener

MCC recommends 'significant reduction' of ODI cricket after 2027

13-member committee suggests "removing bilateral ODIs, other than in the one year preceding each World Cup"

India pip Bangladesh in spin battle to take series

Bangladesh's spinners did their job, setting up a modest chase, but no batter apart from Nigar Sultana came good

Saturday, July 08

Shaw: 'Sometimes you have to take a step back and then go forward'

India batter won't alter his aggressive batting style but is hopeful of finding more consistency with it

Ambati Rayudu withdraws from Major League Cricket stint with Texas Super Kings

Former CSK batter's decision comes even as BCCI proposes year-long cooling-off period for retired players before they can join overseas T20 leagues

Friday, July 07

BCCI allows two bouncers per over and changes Impact Player rule for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Teams in India's domestic T20 tournament will have to select their playing XIs and four substitute players before the toss

BCCI approves India's participation in Asian Games

India did not take part in 2010 and 2014, the two previous times cricket featured at the Games

Pujara century puts West Zone in driver's seat; Vyshak takes five to skittle North

On a rain-hit day, West extend lead to 384 despite Saurabh and Jain strikes, while South need 194 runs to beat North

'I visualise every night how I can bat' - elated Tilak Varma on maiden India call-up

He's taken a step closer to realising his dream, a year after Rohit predicted he would be an all-format player for India "pretty soon"

Thursday, July 06

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma earn maiden call up to India T20I squad

Hardik Pandya captains the side which will play five games against West Indies in August, with Suryakumar Yadav named his deputy

Wednesday, July 05

Atit Sheth rescues West Zone; Kaverappa takes five on 14-wicket day

Pujara grinds for two hours to make 28, while Washington Sundar marks his first-class comeback with a wicket

Praveen Kumar and his son escape car accident without injury

"It could have been a lot worse... thank god it's a big car, else there could have been injuries," he said afterwards

Tuesday, July 04

Ajit Agarkar named India men's chairman of selectors

It is understood he was the Cricket Advisory Committee's unanimous choice who conducted the interviews

Saturday, July 01

PCB writes to Pakistan government for travel clearance for ODI World Cup

The board seeks advice on travel guidelines and on the five venues where Pakistan will play their nine league games

Prithvi Shaw signs with Northamptonshire

India batter to play the remainder of the County Championship and also the Royal London One-Day Cup