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Wednesday, August 31

Suryakumar blitz lifts India to top of Group A

Kohli plays support role with sedate fifty, before Jadeja derails Hong Kong chase

Hardik Pandya breaks into top five in ICC rankings for T20I allrounders

The India allrounder achieves his career-best ranking after his match-winning performance against Pakistan

With dry wit and a lot of mental prep, Jadeja embraces 'real pressure' in dynamic role

On batting at No. 4: "I was preparing myself mentally for it - luckily, I got the runs, and whatever I did, it was crucial"

Tuesday, August 30

Can Hong Kong overcome monumental odds to give India another scare?

Rohit Sharma's team will be looking to top Group A with another victory in Dubai

Disney Star licenses part of its ICC rights to Zee in landmark agreement

The TV rights for ICC men's and Under-19 events in the Indian market have been licensed to Zee, while Disney Star retains the digital rights for the same events

Monday, August 29

Hardik stays cool to ace a tense chase for India

The allrounder scored quickly in difficult conditions, after bowling with venom to restrict Pakistan to 147

Jadeja at No. 4 forced Pakistan to change plans, and it 'ultimately cost them'

That call, Hardik's performance, and a resurgent Bhuvneshwar's four-for were key to the outcome on Sunday night

Sunday, August 28

'It's a big headache', but Pujara expects India to pick Pant ahead of Karthik

Who does the finishing job then? Hardik Pandya is the best option, says the India Test batter

Dravid links up with team in Dubai in time for India vs Pakistan fixture

Head coach travelled across after returning negative Covid-19 test; VVS Laxman expected to return to Bengaluru

Rohit's India willing to try new things, even if they turn out to be mistakes

"We have already got a lot of answers in the last eight to ten months, and this [experimentation] will continue," says the captain

Saturday, August 27

India tactically more switched on, while Pakistan look too anchor-heavy

The infrequency of India-Pakistan games, however, makes it a fascinating contest

Virat Kohli: 'I came to realise I was trying to fake my intensity a bit recently'

The India batter makes his comeback against Pakistan on Sunday and says that he is "feeling light" after his break

Disney Star bags ICC media rights for Indian market

Winning bid includes rights for both TV and digital for 2024 to 2027

Friday, August 26

Sanjeev Gupta withdraws conflict-of-interest complaints to 'safeguard health and life'

Sends email saying as much to Supreme Court, BCCI top brass and members of the media

Thursday, August 25

ICC eyes $4 billion-plus media rights money for Indian market

ESPNcricinfo explains the nuts and bolts of the bidding process, which takes place on August 26

Wednesday, August 24

VVS Laxman named India's interim head coach for Asia Cup

He will stay in charge until Rahul Dravid recovers from a bout of Covid-19 and can join the team in UAE

Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna part of India A squad to face New Zealand A

Umran Malik, Tilak Varma, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Sarfaraz Khan also make the cut for the three four-day games

Shubman Gill set to play for Glamorgan for remainder of 2022 County Championship season

It is understood that his involvement is subject to visa clearance

Lord's haul pushes Rabada to No. 3 on Test bowlers' table

Sikandar Raza and Shubman Gill move up after Zimbabwe vs India ODIs, but Imam-ul-Haq slides after poor run in the Netherlands

Tuesday, August 23

Dravid tests positive for Covid-19, to delay travel to UAE for Asia Cup

He will test again in two days' time; Paras Mhambrey to step in till then

Monday, August 22

Groin injury ends Krunal Pandya's Warwickshire stint

The injury is likely to keep the allrounder out of action for three weeks

Gill's 130 trumps Raza's heroic 115 as rattled India make it 3-0

Zimbabwe fought back from 169 for 7 to fall narrowly short in a chase of 290

Sunday, August 21

Zimbabwe seek solution for opening woes as whitewash looms

India will be aiming to give batting time to captain KL Rahul, and could test their bench strength

Saturday, August 20

Bowlers set the stage and Samson finishes the job as India notch up series win

Thakur starred with three wickets; however, it wasn't a convincing batting show from India with Samson top-scoring with 43 not out

Friday, August 19

Jhulan Goswami returns for India's ODI series in England

Kiran Prabhu Navgire, who plays for Nagaland, gets her maiden international call-up

India eye another series win as Zimbabwe hope for batting fixes

Fast-bowler friendly conditions are likely to persist in Harare in the second ODI of the three-match rubber

Thursday, August 18

Chahar, Dhawan, Gill lead India's rout of Zimbabwe

Chahar starred with three wickets on comeback while openers put on an unbroken 192-run stand to steer India home

Warwickshire sign up Mohammed Siraj for remainder of 2022 season

The fast bowler is set to become the sixth India player to feature in county cricket this season

FTP takeaways: Bangladesh the busiest, fewer ODIs for India, and T20 windows aplenty

The big takeaways from the ICC's new men's Future Tour Programme from 2023 to 2027

Wednesday, August 17

Four major broadcasters concerned over transparency of ICC rights bidding

Media companies in India uncomfortable with bids for 2023-31 events not being made public

Rohit Sharma not writing off ODI cricket just yet

"Whenever we play ODIs, stadiums are full, the excitement remains high," says the India captain

Returning KL Rahul hopes to build on fond Zimbabwe memories

"Just to have that [dressing room] chat and laughter is great," says stand-in India captain, as he makes his way back from surgery and illness

KKR name Chandrakant Pandit head coach

Takes over from Brendon McCullum, after having led Madhya Pradesh to their maiden Ranji Trophy title earlier this year

India's FTP takeaways: marquee five-Test series, more T20Is, fewer ODIs

There is also an extended IPL window from March to May in the ICC's new men's FTP for 2023-27

Tuesday, August 16

India to play two Tests in 2022-25 cycle; Asia Cup slotted for October this year

Apart from the two Tests, and matches at world and Asian events, India will play 27 ODIs and 36 T20Is in this period

Former BCCI secretary Amitabh Choudhary dies of heart attack

He served as the Jharkhand State Cricket Association president for over a decade

Shahbaz Ahmed replaces injured Washington Sundar for Zimbabwe tour

The allrounder hurt his left shoulder after landing badly on it during a Royal London Cup game for Lancashire

Monday, August 15

Ponting: Suryakumar is a bit like AB de Villiers

"He has played better than anybody else in the Indian team for the last couple of series"

Fairbreak 2023 moves to April 'in light of the increase in opportunities' for women cricketers

The BCCI has scheduled the inaugural edition of the women's IPL in March next year

Saturday, August 13

Injured Washington Sundar in doubt to play Zimbabwe ODIs

He had hurt his left shoulder while diving in the infield during his county stint with Lancashire on August 10

VVS Laxman to head India's coaching staff in Zimbabwe

Rahul Dravid has been rested ahead of the Asia Cup, with the National Cricket Academy staff stepping in

BCCI earmarks window in March 2023 for inaugural women's IPL

The board has advanced its women's domestic calendar by a month to make room for the tournament

Friday, August 12

Ganguly and Morgan to captain star-studded teams in Legends League curtain-raiser

The match will pit the likes of Sehwag, Harbhajan and the Pathan brothers against Kallis, Steyn and Muralidaran

Thursday, August 11

KL Rahul to captain India in Zimbabwe after being passed fit

He was not part of the initial 15-man squad, but was added to the list on Thursday; Shikhar Dhawan moves to vice-captain's role

Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo join UAE's ILT20

The league said its six teams have finalised contracting players through the "directly acquire players" option

Tuesday, August 09

ICC rankings: Mooney back at No. 1 among T20I batters, Rodrigues zooms into top ten

Sophie Ecclestone and Sophie Devine have held on to their top spots in the bowlers' and allrounders' tables respectively

Monday, August 08

Bumrah to miss Asia Cup due to back injury

It is understood that the pacer will need to do rehabilitation work at the NCA in Bengaluru before being deemed fit

Nepal appoint Manoj Prabhakar as head coach

He replaces Pubudu Dassanayake, who resigned last month to take up a similar role with Canada

रणजी ट्रॉफ़ी को मिलेंगे अब दो विजेता, लड़कियों के लिए अंडर 16 टूर्नामेंट की शुरुआत

तीन साल के अंतराल के बाद दुलीप ट्रॉफ़ी के साथ होगी घरेलू सीज़न की शुरुआत

Two Ranji Trophy winners, inaugural Under-16 tournament for girls in BCCI's new domestic schedule

Duleep Trophy returns after a three-year hiatus, to run from September 8, as the domestic season opener

Sunday, August 07

Mooney, Gardner and Schutt lead Australia to gold in pulsating final

A half-century from Harmanpreet Kaur put India on course in a chase of 162 before they collapsed spectacularly

Axar, Bishnoi and Kuldeep share all ten wickets as India go 4-1 with commanding win

Chasing 189, West Indies slumped to 100 all out with Shimron Hetmyer playing a lone hand of 56

Australia out to cement their legacy, India out to make history

Lanning's women have won everything but Harmanpreet's are still chasing that elusive global title

Saturday, August 06

Avesh and Arshdeep dominate WI batters as India take unassailable 3-1 lead

West Indies fell apart after Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant led a team batting effort to set a target of 192

Harmanpreet: CWG 2022 gold 'can change a lot of things' for women's cricket in India

"Until the last moment, we believed we could win, even though they had a couple of strong partnerships"

Rib injury rules Harshal Patel out of remainder of West Indies T20I series

There is no clarity on the timeframe of the seam bowler's recovery, and whether he will be considered for the Asia Cup

Unchanged West Indies field in Lauderhill; India bring in Axar, Bishnoi and Samson

Rohit Sharma, who had retired hurt with back spasms during the third game, is in the India XI

Mandhana, Rodrigues and Rana help India win battle of nerves and remain in the hunt for gold

Chasing 165, England began brightly before being undone by a spate of run-outs

Friday, August 05

Series - and T20 World Cup spots - on the line as West Indies vs India goes to Florida for the weekend

India will risk playing Rohit Sharma only if he is 100% ready, while West Indies could look at bringing in Odean Smith for Devon Thomas

Thursday, August 04

Chahar, Ashwin, Hooda? Competition heats up as India's Asia Cup selection looms

The Asia Cup squad could give us an indication of the 15 who will travel to Australia for the T20 World Cup

Last two T20Is set to go ahead in Florida after both teams get USA visas

There was a delay in the visa process and it needed the intervention of Guyanese president

Renuka, Rodrigues hammer Barbados; India secure semi-final spot

Deandra Dottin's final international game ends in 100-run loss for Barbados

Wednesday, August 03

Suryakumar rises to No. 2 in T20I batting rankings, within two points of top-ranked Babar

The Indian batter has a great chance of toppling the Pakistan captain, who won't play his next T20I until the end of August

Rejuvenated Hardik believes he can do the job as a frontline seamer

"I can probably say I can bowl four overs now as a third seamer or a fourth seamer"

Rohit Sharma retires hurt with back spasm; BCCI 'monitoring his progress'

"We've got a few days in between [now and] the next game, so hopefully [I] should be okay," he said after the game

Suryakumar Yadav pyrotechnics give India 2-1 lead after Ashwin, Pandya restrict WI

Kyle Mayers' 73 went in vain for West Indies, with Rohit Sharma's back injury a matter of concern for the visitors

Tuesday, August 02

Asia Cup: India vs Pakistan on August 28, final on September 11

The six-team tournament begins in the UAE with Sri Lanka taking on Afghanistan on August 27

Start of third West Indies vs India T20I pushed back by 90 minutes

The match timings have been revised to give players extra time to recover after Monday's second T20I was delayed by three hours

Rohit on giving Avesh Khan the final over: 'It's all about giving the opportunity to these guys'

The India captain also backed the batters to continue their high-intent approach despite their St Kitts slump

Rohit backs batters to keep up the 'same intensity and same intent' despite St Kitts slump

The India captain was effusive in praise of the bowlers, who put up a good fight defending 138

McCoy 6 for 17, King 68 help West Indies level series

Devon Thomas added the finishing touches after the hosts complicated a straightforward chase of 139

Monday, August 01

Second West Indies vs India T20I to start three hours late following delay in arrival of teams' luggage

The match, which was expected to start at 10.30am local time [8pm IST], will now start at 1.30pm local time [11pm IST]

Ganguly, Morgan, Muralidaran, Misbah, Johnson among 53 players in Legends League Cricket

The second season will be played from September 17 to October 8 across five cities in India

Will India's new T20 machine spring another surprise in St Kitts?

Rohit and his management have not been shy of thinking outside the box in the run up to the T20 World Cup