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Thursday, September 28

Ashwin replaces Axar in India's World Cup squad

Axar Patel likely needs three more weeks to recover from quadriceps strain

Wednesday, September 27

Marsh and Maxwell star in Australia's consolation win

Australia's top four all made fifties to lift the team to 352, and despite half-centuries from Kohli and Rohit, India fell well short in the chase

Tuesday, September 26

Rohit, Kohli, Cummins tag in for India-Australia series finale

The visitors will be hoping to snap a losing streak that has stretched to five matches

Axar, Gill and Thakur not in Rajkot for third ODI vs Australia

Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya are not in the mix either, but Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have linked up with the team

Pakistan squad receive visas less than 48 hours before flying out to India

The approval comes hours after the PCB wrote to the ICC expressing its displeasure at the delay in the issuance of the visas

Sunday, September 24

Iyer 105, Gill 104, Suryakumar 72* hand India 2-0 series win

Chasing 400, Australia crumbled to 217 all out in a rain-hit game in Indore

Saturday, September 23

Vastrakar's career-best four-for leads India to Asian Games final

India pacer, who was only named as a non-travelling reserve initially, helps skittle Bangladesh for 51

One last chance for India and Australia to tinker before big guns return

India will be seeking more runs from their middle order, while Australia look to fill a Travis Head-shaped hole in the squad

Friday, September 22

India become the second team in men's history to occupy No. 1 spot across formats

Following the win in the Mohali ODI against Australia, they moved past Pakistan to become the top-ranked team in ODIs

Shami gets five, India batters dazzle in comfortable win against Australia in 1st ODI

Warner's 52 the only half-century for Australia despite starts for most of their batters

ODI World Cup 2023 winner to receive USD 4 million in prize money

Two million dollars have been set aside for the runner-up

Hosts Sri Lanka to kick off 2024 Men's Under-19 World Cup on January 13

New 'Super Six' format unveiled by ICC for 16-team tournament

Thursday, September 21

Dravid: 'We've picked our team for the World Cup and Surya is in it'

India head coach backs middle-order batter's game-changing ability, says he will start ODI series against Australia

Australia, India try to balance preparation and rest as World Cup looms

The visitors have key players, including Pat Cummins and Steven Smith, back from injury as they take on the Asia Cup champions

Wednesday, September 20

Siraj reclaims No. 1 spot in ODI bowling rankings

Displaces Hazlewood at the top of the ICC rankings following his ten-wicket haul at the Asia Cup

Tuesday, September 19

'Completely fit' Chahar determined for national comeback

"I am very happy with my bowling at the moment," he says after playing a few competitive games and spending time with India squad at NCA

India recall Ashwin for Australia ODIs; Rahul to captain in first two games

For the third ODI, India have picked the same squad that will play at the World Cup, plus Ashwin and Washington

Monday, September 18

Rohit on resting Kuldeep: 'We don't want to expose him a lot'

India want to "preserve" their wristspinner as much as possible ahead of the World Cup

Gilchrist 'fascinated' by Pant's positive impact on Indian keeper-batters

He names his World Cup semi-final picks and is optimistic about Australia's chances

Sunday, September 17

'Don't think it's a worry' - Rohit expects Iyer to be fit for World Cup

Axar Patel's situation isn't as happy, and Rohit expects him to miss the first two ODIs against Australia later this month

'They deserve it fully' - Siraj donates Asia Cup final prize money to groundspersons

The Asian Cricket Council have also announced an award of US $50,000 for the team of groundspersons

Red-hot Siraj scorches Sri Lanka in lopsided Asia Cup final

His spell included an over with four wickets, as Sri Lanka were routed for 50 in an ODI that lasted all of 21.3 overs

Saturday, September 16

One eye on the prize, the other in the sky as India take on Sri Lanka in Asia Cup final

Theekshana and Axar's injuries leave both teams with a problem to solve ahead of the big clash

Friday, September 15

Bangladesh weather Gill century to snatch consolation win

The captain Shakib Al Hasan and debutant Tanzim Hasan Sakib played big roles to ensure they got one past India

Reserve day for Pakistan vs India game: 'You are looking at a disaster,' says Ranatunga

"Why do the other countries allow that to happen," the former Sri Lanka captain says, suggesting that other boards are intimidated by the BCCI

Thursday, September 14

Depleted Bangladesh seek one last high before bowing out

India, who are already through to the final, may be tempted to rest some players

Wednesday, September 13

Prithvi Shaw to miss majority of domestic season due to knee injury

He will be on the sidelines for at least three months and is set to miss the Mushtaq Ali T20s

Shubman Gill rises to career-best No. 2 in ODI rankings

Zampa enters top five and Kuldeep the top ten for bowlers; Bavuma has shot up to a career-best No. 11 in the batters' list after a string of good scores

Tuesday, September 12

Rohit, bowlers break SL's winning streak to put India in final

Wellalage's all-round show of five wickets and an unbeaten 42 went in vain as SL failed to chase 214

Scenarios - India, Sri Lanka best placed to make the Asia Cup final

The big margin of defeat against India has set Pakistan back, but they aren't out of race yet and nor are Bangladesh

KL Rahul: 'I know what to do mentally when thrown into the ring'

The India batter on coming back from injury "without any baggage", his surprise inclusion in the XI against Pakistan, and more

Monday, September 11

Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav craft India's biggest win vs Pakistan

Pakistan's chase never really got going on another rain-hit day at the Asia Cup

India's fitness to be put to test against in-form Sri Lanka

India might bring in Suryakumar and Iyer, if fit, and rest one of the frontline bowlers as both teams look to cement finals berth

Kuldeep credits straighter run-up, increased pace for ODI success

"Rhythm has become aggressive, approach is nice, maybe my hand used to fall over but that is well in control," he talks of his technical adjustments

Laxman, Kanitkar to coach India's men's and women's teams at Asian Games

Sairaj Bahutule will be the bowling coach for the men, while Munish Bali takes charge of the fielding

Sunday, September 10

Rain pushes India vs Pakistan Super Four game into reserve day

While play lasted, Rohit and Gill put on a 121-run opening stand before Pakistan fought back; more rain forecast in Colombo on Monday

Shreyas Iyer forced to miss Pakistan game after suffering back spasms

KL Rahul, who hasn't played competitively since May 1 this year, has made a comeback to international cricket

Saturday, September 09

Bright and sunny in Colombo ahead of India vs Pakistan Super Four match

If the match cannot be completed on Sunday, there is a provision of a reserve day as well

Rain, Rahul's return on the radar in India vs Pakistan rematch

Bumrah has also joined the side after missing the game against Nepal for the birth of his child

Significant rain threat for India vs Pakistan Super Four match in Colombo

If the match cannot be completed on Sunday, there is a provision of a reserve day

De Villiers says Suryakumar needs 'mindset switch' to replicate T20 form in ODIs

Also says India need to play fearless cricket to overcome pressure of home World Cup

Australia's preparation for India day-night Test to begin during WBBL

WBBL finishes on December 2 with Australia's bowlers to build their loads during the tournament ahead of multi-format tour

Friday, September 08

India vs Pakistan the only Asia Cup Super Four game with a reserve day

This is a change from the earlier playing conditions, which had a reserve day only for the final on September 17

Thursday, September 07

Harbhajan Singh wants Suryakumar Yadav in India's World Cup playing XI

"What he can do at that position, neither Virat can do, nor Sanju or Rohit Sharma"

Rahul in sharp touch during indoor training session

He moved his feet well and timed punches and half-drives to perfection, but did not undertake any wicketkeeping drills

Wednesday, September 06

BCCI to release 400,000 more World Cup tickets from September 8

The general sale of tickets for all World Cup matches to commence from 8pm IST on September 8, the BCCI said

Chahal signs up to play three County Championship games for Kent

Chahal has been ignored by the India selectors for the ongoing Asia Cup and the upcoming World Cup

Shubman Gill and Shaheen Afridi among big gainers in ICC ODI rankings

Aiden Markram, Glenn Phillips and Finn Allen are among the players to move up the T20I tables

Tuesday, September 05

Rohit and Gill take India into the Super Fours

Nepal were dismissed for 230 before rain reduced India's chase to 23 overs in Pallekele

Last leg of Asia Cup matches to be played in Colombo as scheduled

The PCB, hosts for the tournament, agreed to the decision reluctantly after the ACC sent out a message to stakeholders without consulting the PCB

Rahul vs Kishan: Who will India's first-choice keeper be?

Also: how did Suryakumar make it to the ODI World Cup squad?

KL Rahul, Shardul Thakur in India's World Cup squad

Prasidh Krishna and Tilak Varma are the two players from the Asia Cup squad who missed the cut

Monday, September 04

Asia Cup matches may be moved from Colombo to Hambantota

Bad weather forecast in the Sri Lankan capital could force venue change for four Super Four games and the final

Bumrah unavailable as India face Nepal in rainy Pallekele

The fast bowler returned home for the birth of his child and is likely to rejoin the side for the Super Fours

Sunday, September 03

Jasprit Bumrah to miss Asia Cup game vs Nepal

The seamer flew home on Monday for personal reasons, but is expected to be back for the Super Fours, should India qualify

Piloo Reporter, the first among neutral umpires in Tests, dies at 84

He officiated in 14 Tests and 22 ODIs, which included the World Cup in 1992

Saturday, September 02

Pakistan through to Super Fours after washout

Afridi, Naseem and Rauf shared ten wickets to dismiss India for 266 before rain ruined the chase

Friday, September 01

India and Pakistan set to resume arguably the biggest rivalry in cricket

They will meet in an ODI for the first time since the 2019 World Cup, but rain could delay the start in Pallekele

रवि शास्त्री : पाकिस्तान की टीम बेहतर हुई है, लेकिन भारतीय टीम अभी भी फ़ेवरिट

"इस मैच में फ़ॉर्म नहीं टेंपरामेंट बेहतर होना ज़रूरी"

Jayant Yadav joins Middlesex for final matches of County Championship

India offspinner available for four games, starting with Essex at Chelmsford

Shastri: India favourites, but Pakistan have narrowed the gap

Shastri wants all top-order batters to follow Babar Azam's template of building on starts to get to big scores, big hundreds