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Friday, September 30

Ganguly: Bumrah is not out of the T20 World Cup yet

The BCCI president added that a final decision could be taken in the "next two or three days"

Gaikwad 'waiting for the moment' to play at 'electrifying' Chepauk in CSK colours in IPL 2023

Batter looking forward to experiencing the 'atmosphere', with the IPL set to return to home-and-away format from 2023

India to depart for Australia on October 6 for preparatory camp ahead of T20 World Cup

This means they are likely to pick a second-string ODI squad to face South Africa from October 6 to 11

Siraj replaces Bumrah for last two South Africa T20Is

Siraj is expected to link up with the squad later today in Guwahati

Harmanpreet backs Shafali to turn her form around during Asia Cup

India captain says the fringe players too will be given opportunities so that they can gain confidence going into the T20 World Cup

Thursday, September 29

Injured Jasprit Bumrah in doubt for the T20 World Cup

Fast bowler to undergo fresh scans; final call on World Cup participation likely after a few days as medical team gauges fastest recovery period

Wednesday, September 28

Rahul, Suryakumar guide India home after SA restricted to 106

South Africa never recovered from falling to 9 for 5, as Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh and Harshal Patel took seven wickets between them

Shreyas, Umesh, Shahbaz brought into India squad for South Africa T20Is

Arshdeep has linked up with the main squad, while Hooda, Hardik and Bhuvneshwar are at the NCA for different reasons

Suryakumar back to career-best No. 2 in T20I rankings, Babar just behind at third

Axar Patel moves to 18th among bowlers, while Harry Brook and Ben Duckett also move up in the batters' list

Tuesday, September 27

'I won't just sit out' - Suryakumar overcomes illness to give India series win

"I told our physio and doctor, 'if this was a World Cup final, how would I react'?"

A potential free hit for India and South Africa

Three matches this late aren't likely to have much of a bearing on T20 World Cup plans, beyond the usual dotting of the i's and crossing of the t's

Samson, Varma, Bawa give India A 3-0 win

Shardul Thakur also chipped in with 33-ball 51 before the hosts bowled New Zealand A out for 178

Goswami finishes as fifth-ranked bowler in ODIs, Matthews rises to No. 1 among allrounders

Harmanpreet, Mandhana and Renuka have made big gains after India's 3-0 series sweep over England

Monday, September 26

'We had warned her' - Deepti Sharma on the Charlie Dean dismissal

Heather Knight, however, has said that the Indians hadn't warned the batter and were "lying" about it

Rohit backs Bhuvneshwar to come good: 'It's important we give him that space'

India captain also throws weight behind Harshal and Bumrah, and is confident the team will get over their death-over woes

Sunday, September 25

Kuldeep Yadav: 'I am not afraid of failures now'

Says he "did not how to cope" with missing out for India, but having time off because of injury helped him get into a better bowling rhythm

West Zone captain Rahane sends team-mate Jaiswal off the field for disciplinary reasons

Jaiswal appeared to be consistently sledging South Zone batter Ravi Teja

Kuldeep hat-trick, Shaw 48-ball 77 the highlights as India A claim series

Rachin Ravindra, Joe Carter score fifties but find little support from others as India A romp home with 16 overs to spare

Jaiswal, Sarfaraz, Unadkat fire West Zone to Duleep Trophy title

Set a huge target of 529, South Zone were all out for 234 in the first session of the fifth day

Saturday, September 24

Goswami farewelled with victory as last wicket Dean is run-out backing up

England were nine down and needed 17 off 39 when Deepti ran the non-striker out

Jaiswal becomes joint-fastest Indian to 1000 first-class runs as West Zone eye Duleep Trophy title

South Zone's batting crumbled around Rohan Kunnummal's 93 in the chase

Cross four-for helps England bowl out India for 169

India were 29 for 4 before half-centuries from Mandhana and Deepti took them to a respectable total

Celebrating Jhulan Goswami, from Lord's to Eden Gardens

"I have to [keep my emotions in check] because I can't come with emotion on the cricket field - my character is ruthless"

Friday, September 23

Rohit and Axar help India level the series in eight-over shootout

Wade and Zampa put up a fight, but Australia couldn't overcome disadvantage of batting first in truncated game

India bring in Bumrah and Pant and bowl in eight overs-a-side game

Australia, who lead the series 1-0, opted for Sean Abbott and Daniel Sams

'It has hurt feelings and that is one regret' - Goswami on not winning a World Cup

"Let that [women's IPL] announcement happen officially, and then I will decide," she says of the future

BCCI AGM set for October 18 in Mumbai

Will Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah be re-elected given they are now eligible for an extra term? Also on the agenda: ICC tax matters

Thursday, September 22

Thakur: India are looking at me for all three formats

"I am bowling well and getting wickets again, so definitely looking forward to their call when they want my services"

Spotlight on India's death bowling as Australia look to seal series

Bumrah, if fully fit, could replace Umesh in the XI, while Australia are likely to remain unchanged

Ganguly: IPL to return to pre-Covid home and away format in 2023

The BCCI is also launching a girls' Under-15 one-day tournament from this season

Het Patel 96* rescues West Zone after early collapse

The top-order trio of Jaiswal, Panchal and Rahane fell for single-digit scores to the South Zone quicks

Harmanpreet: 'Victory sets up fitting farewell for Jhulan Goswami at Lord's'

India captain confirms series finale will be veteran fast bowler's international swansong

Harmanpreet 143*, Renuka four-for help India to unassailable 2-0 lead

England fall well short in pursuit of 334 and bid to prevent dead rubber at Lord's

Wednesday, September 21

Suryakumar goes past Babar to No. 3 on T20I batters' rankings

Hazlewood remains the No. 1-ranked T20I bowler after picking up two wickets in the Mohali T20I

The Oval and Lord's to host 2023 and 2025 WTC finals

The dates the 2023 final are not public yet, but ESPNcricinfo understands it will be held before the Ashes

Women's T20 Asia Cup: Bangladesh to face Thailand in opener on October 1; India versus Pakistan on October 7

The top four teams on the table will advance to semi-finals; tournament final slated for October 15

Fit-again Rodrigues returns to T20I squad for Women's Asia Cup

Taniya Bhatia and Simran Bahadur are the standby players for the squad of 15

Tuesday, September 20

Wade and Green stun India to ace 209 chase

Bumrah-less India pay for lax fielding and death bowling as Rahul and Hardik's fifties go in vain

Panchal, Iyer, Sarfaraz drafted into West Zone squad

They will join the Ajinkya Rahane-led squad for the Duleep Trophy final against South Zone in Coimbatore

Mandhana rises to career-best second spot in T20I batting rankings

She has also moved to No. 7 among ODI batters, while Harmanpreet has gained in both the T20I and ODI tables too

Monday, September 19

Rahul: 'No one is perfect; strike rate is something I am working at'

"The most important thing for the player in the dressing room is what his captain, what his coach, and what his players think of him"

India and Australia's chance to fine tune their T20 World Cup plans

Australia are expected to hand a T20I cap to Tim David, while Pant has something to prove for India

Mandhana 91 and bowlers' discipline put India 1-0 up against England

The hosts were 94 for 5 and 128 for 6 before a late-order rally took them up towards a decent score but it wasn't enough

Sunday, September 18

Mandhana 91 and bowlers discipline put India 1-0 up against England

The hosts were 94 for 5 and 128 for 6 before a late-order rally took them up towards a decent score but it wasn't enough

Fit-again Harshal adds more strings to T20 bow

He says the backing from the team management has helped "take a bit of pressure off" as he makes a return to India's squad

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajat Patidar, Saurabh Kumar star as India A seal series win

Joe Carter's fourth-innings century in vain for New Zealand A in Bengaluru

Kohli is third opener but Rahul has Rohit's backing as first-choice opener

"There is no confusion. We are very clear about what KL brings to us," Rohit says

Saturday, September 17

BCCI set to introduce tactical substitutions in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20s

The Impact Player concept is set to offer teams greater tactical flexibility than the BBL's X-Factor rule

Quad injury ends Umesh's stint with Middlesex

He has returned to begin his treatment and rehabilitation at the NCA in Bengaluru

Friday, September 16

Boucher unveiled as new Mumbai Indians head coach

"I look forward to the challenge and respect the need for results"

Samson to lead powerful India A in one-day series against New Zealand A

Prithvi Shaw, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KS Bharat, Umran Malik, Shahbaz Ahmed, Rahul Tripathi, Kuldeep Yadav, among others, are in the squad

Thursday, September 15

Murali and Vettori give away the secrets to spin bowling in Australia

Modern day greats advise bowlers to use the bounce to their advantage

'Rushed' Gaikwad finds his red-ball rhythm to score a fine century

Batter highlights, quite eloquently, the challenges of shifting from white-ball cricket to red-ball cricket

Boucher frontrunner to take over from Jayawardene as Mumbai Indians head coach

Simon Katich takes over as head coach at MI Cape Town in the SA20 league, Hashim Amla named batting coach

Wednesday, September 14

Ganguly, Jay Shah eligible to helm BCCI till 2025 as SC agrees to amend cooling-off period

Court to allow consecutive two consecutive terms of three years at BCCI and state separately

Uthappa announces retirement from international and Indian cricket

The batter has obtained an NOC to play in overseas T20 leagues

Jayawardene and Zaheer elevated to global roles with Mumbai Indians

Jayawardene appointed head of performance for the three teams, Zaheer becomes head of cricket development

T20I rankings: Hasaranga, Kohli, Bhuvneshwar move up after Asia Cup heroics

Smith, Starc, Henry and Boult have gained at the end of the Australia vs New Zealand ODI series

Tuesday, September 13

Sarah Glenn reaches second spot in ICC women's T20I bowling rankings, closes in on Ecclestone

India quick Renuka moved up by five slots to 13th, batters Dunkley and Capsey also gained in the latest ranking update

Monday, September 12

Bumrah and Harshal return to India squad for T20 World Cup

Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Hooda and Axar Patel part of the squad going to Australia in October

KS Bharat: India A experience prepares players for international cricket

The keeper-batter on an official India debut: "There are no shortcuts to get there"

Smriti Mandhana: 'I'll be thinking about pulling out of WBBL'

India vice-captain, who has been on the road since the start of 2022, is looking for a break so she can be fit and ready for her national team

Amid the gloom, the junoon for cricket in a small Indian town

The weather might not have allowed for much cricket, but for spectators at the venue, it was a rare chance to get up close to the cricketers

Sunday, September 11

North-East show fight on Duleep Trophy debut, get time with Rahane as reward

"The level is higher, so we have to work hard on skills and I hope next year we come back stronger," says NE captain Zhimomi

Harmanpreet says India played 'forcefully' in wet conditions that were 'not 100%'

India struggled their way to 132 after being asked to bat, found it difficult to field, and had Radha Yadav injured while diving

Saturday, September 10

Harmanpreet Kaur wants regular sports psychologist to address 'mental fatigue'

"Playing back to back does take a mental toll, and it is good to take a break at times than pushing too hard"

Kohli: 'I was desperate to do something that wasn't in my game' before the break

Batter's focus is back on playing good shots instead of strike-rates and six-hitting and he credits Rohit for giving him the space to figure that out

Friday, September 09

Kohli: 'I was desperate to do something that wasn't in my game'

Batter's focus is back on playing good shots instead of strike-rates and six-hitting and he credits Rohit for giving him the space to figure that out

Virat Kohli: 'Time away from game taught me a lot, when I came back I wasn't desperate'

Having broken a run of 1021 days without a century for India, Virat Kohli was elated and grateful - and a tad surprised to have ended this phase in the shortest format

Thursday, September 08

Kohli record 122*, Bhuvneshwar 5 for 4 flatten Afghanistan

Afghanistan wore a dazed look playing less than 24 hours after the heartbreak against Pakistan

Axar, Karthik and Chahar play with Afghanistan bowling first against India in dead rubber

Rohit, Hardik and Chahal rested for India's final Asia Cup fixture

Eliminated India and Afghanistan forced to turn attention towards T20 World Cup

Both teams will be hurting from their early exit in the tournament, with little but pride and game time to be accrued on Thursday

T20 World Cup: Australia meet India in their only warm-up game on October 17

Ireland, Scotland, Namibia, UAE and Netherlands are set to play at the iconic MCG for potentially the first time

Shastri: 'Mohammed Shami sitting at home and cooling his heels baffles me'

Former coach thinks India should have taken another seamer to the Asia Cup, to cover for situations like Avesh Khan's illness

Wednesday, September 07

Refreshed Ajinkya Rahane eyes domestic season 'to start from zero again'

Middle-order batter had missed a chunk of IPL and 2021-22 Ranji Trophy knockouts for Mumbai due to a hamstring injury

Rizwan displaces Babar as No. 1 T20I batter in ICC men's rankings

Sri Lanka's Pathum NIssanka moves to ninth, India captain Rohit Sharma jumps to 13th

Asia Cup scenarios: Can India still make the final?

Sri Lanka are best placed at the moment, but they are not in the final yet

Rohit ready to take losses in stride with T20 World Cup in mind

The India captain says they have "found some answers" and "90-95% of the team was settled"

Tuesday, September 06

Sri Lanka all but through to Asia Cup final, India hanging by a thread

Mendis, Nissanka, Madushanka and Shanaka all combine to derail India's title defence

Avesh doubtful for remainder of Asia Cup, Chahar likely to fill in

Avesh is yet to recover from the bout of fever he had since before the last game against Pakistan

Sri Lanka bowl; India bring in Ashwin for Bishnoi

Dasun Shanaka went in with an unchanged XI after victory over Afghanistan in the last game

Both Saurashtra and Madhya Pradesh to play Irani Cups in 2022-23

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy to be played between October 11 and December 2

Suresh Raina announces retirement from cricket

The decision will allow the batter to play tournaments like the Road Safety Series and overseas T20 leagues

Monday, September 05

Kohli: Dhoni was the only one to reach out during my low phase

"I'm happy, I'm excited and having fun playing cricket again, which was the most important thing for me"

Sunday, September 04

Rizwan, Nawaz star as Pakistan clinch a classic

India began with a bang, with Kohli looking close to his best, but kept losing wickets, scoring only 88 in their last 10 overs

Irani Cup returns after three years, Saurashtra to face Rest of India from October 1 to 5

It is not yet clear when current Ranji Trophy champions Madhya Pradesh will get their turn

Shardul Thakur replaces injured Prasidh Krishna in India A squad

Back injury sidelines Karnataka quick from rest of the series against NZ A

Saturday, September 03

Unbeaten India slight favourites in Round 2 against Pakistan

Shahnawaz Dahani is out with a "suspected side strain"; India don't have the services of Ravindra Jadeja anymore

Jadeja to undergo knee surgery, could miss T20 World Cup

"The World Cup is still a fair bit away, and we don't want to jump to any conclusions," Dravid says

Dravid: With Virat, people get a bit obsessed with statistics

"But for us, it's not really about looking at how many runs he makes. It's about the contributions"

Dravid: No workload management before T20 World Cup, only best XIs will play

"You may not get the perfect selection of skills in your 15, but the effort is always there to have all your bases covered"

Friday, September 02

Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir to lead teams in Legends League

Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathan have been named captains of the other two teams

Jadeja out of Asia Cup with knee injury, Axar named as replacement

A similar injury had ruled the allrounder out of the ODI series in the West Indies in July

MCC to ICC - speed up the game, penalise time-wasting, streamline the DRS process

MCC also recommended that umpires enforce laws relating to penalty runs for repeated time wasting more strictly, and time drinks breaks better

Thursday, September 01

Virat Kohli "completely blown away" by Suryakumar Yadav's innings

The two batters discuss their game plan during their match-winning partnership against Hong Kong