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Wednesday, March 29

Harshal: DRS calls for wides and no-balls could fall in 'grey' area

"Huge difference in a right-armer and a left-armer bowling a couple of inches outside the wide line to a right-hand batter," argues the RCB quick

Tuesday, March 28

ICC changes Indore pitch rating from 'poor' to 'below average'

Holkar Stadium now has one demerit point, as opposed to the three it had after the original rating

Monday, March 27

Sciver-Brunt and Wong lead Mumbai Indians to inaugural WPL title

Capitals fought back from 79 for 9 to take the game to the final over, but it wasn't enough

Jadeja joins Rohit, Kohli and Bumrah in highest grade of BCCI contracts

Hardik Pandya and Axar Patel move up to Grade A, while KL Rahul drops from A to B

Saturday, March 25

Mumbai and Capitals bring the best of the best to WPL final

The two most dominant batting line-ups will take aim at each other at Brabourne stadium

Sciver-Brunt fifty, Wong hat-trick put Mumbai in WPL final

UP Warriorz crashed to 110 all out in the Eliminator

Friday, March 24

Ponting: 'The Impact Player rule almost negates the role of allrounders'

The Delhi Capitals head coach, however, expects Mitchell Marsh to play a big part in the upcoming season

2023 Asia Cup likely in Pakistan and one other overseas venue for India games

Neutral venue not confirmed but the UAE, Oman, Sri Lanka and even England are potential contenders

Thursday, March 23

Rohit on player workloads during IPL: 'Up to the franchises now'

India captain says the team management has given the IPL franchises some instructions about workloads

Wednesday, March 22

Zampa and Co stifle India to take series 2-1

Australia snapped India's four-year unbeaten streak in home ODIs with a thrilling win in Chennai

Kane Williamson and Mitchell Starc in the top three in ICC rankings

The NZ batter rose up the Test batters list, the Australia bowler rose up the ODI bowlers list

Tuesday, March 21

World Cup 2023 likely to start on October 5 and end on November 19

The final is set to be in Ahmedabad; 11 other Indian cities shortlisted as venues by BCCI

Can the batters fight back in spin-friendly Chennai?

The fast bowlers have dominated the series so far but it is likely to be less seam-friendly in the series decider

Dravid: India have 'narrowed it down to 17-18 players' for ODI World Cup

Suryakumar Yadav is "learning the 50-over game a little bit" and the team needs to "be patient with him", Dravid says

Monday, March 20

Kapp's passion burns bright as Delhi Capitals steamroll Mumbai Indians

The South African allrounder made a crucial contribution in a nine-wicket victory

Sunday, March 19

Starc's five-for, Marsh-Head century stand sink India for 1-1

Only four India batters reached double-figures after not having answers to Starc's swing and pace

Rohit returns as India aim to wrap up another series win

Weather could be a factor as the teams move from Mumbai on the west coast to Visakhapatnam on the east

Saturday, March 18

Arshdeep Singh joins Kent for Championship

India bowler available for five matches in June and July

Friday, March 17

Rahul, Jadeja stay cool to seal tough chase of 189

Mohammed Shami triggered a dramatic Australian collapse, but the target proved a challenge in Mumbai

ICC board meeting set to discuss India-Pakistan situation and the Afghanistan question

Also planned are discussions surrounding the Future Tours Programme, a new revenue distribution model and governance review

Ireland to host India for three T20Is in August

They will also play three ODIs against Bangladesh in Chelmsford to maximise their chances of qualifying for the ODI World Cup

Thursday, March 16

All-round Gardner shows Gujarat Giants how to 'be brave' in turnaround victory

Delhi Capitals fall short by 11 runs despite a late partnership from Arundhati Reddy and Shikha Pandey

India and Australia reacquaint themselves with ODI rhythms

This three-match series though seems to have lost top billing to the IPL and the Test Championship final

David Warner to lead Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023

ESPNcricinfo understands Warner was the standout among the contenders to replace the injured Rishabh Pant

Wednesday, March 15

Ashwin regains No. 1 spot for Test bowlers; Kohli, Khawaja gain among batters

Tim Southee, Daryl Mitchell and Temba Bavuma also gained spots as the Ahmedabad, Christchurch and Johannesburg Tests ended

Kuhnemann leaves India after 'awesome tips' from Jadeja

"He was really nice, and just said any time to reach out and even sent me a message on Instagram, so that was pretty cool"

Tuesday, March 14

Kohli: 'The desperation to get that three-figure mark can grow on you'

Virat Kohli opens up about going three years without a Test century, and how he prepares to bat in a variety of conditions

Shreyas Iyer out of Australia ODIs due to recurring back injury

It is not yet clear whether the injury will impact Iyer's IPL participation, where he's to captain KKR

BCCI files appeal with ICC over 'poor' rating given to Indore Test pitch

A two-member panel will now conduct a review before announcing their verdict within 14 days

Monday, March 13

India, Australia brace for the unknowns at the WTC final

Teams have to navigate through complexities of playing a five-day match for the world title barely a week after the IPL ends

India take series 2-1 after tedious draw on lifeless Ahmedabad pitch

The same two teams will face off again in the WTC final at The Oval in London in early June

India qualify for WTC final after New Zealand beat Sri Lanka in Christchurch

Even if Sri Lanka win the next Test, they will finish below India - irrespective of the result in Ahmedabad - on the WTC points table

Lower-back pain puts Shreyas Iyer out of Ahmedabad Test

"A specialist opinion will be sought," BCCI says in a statement

A tale of two overs - Harmanpreet and Ishaque change the script against UP Warriorz

Healy, McGrath fifties go in vain as Mumbai continue winning run with fourth win in four games

Sunday, March 12

Kohli 186, Axar 79 give India a chance to push for a win

Back injury puts Iyer out of action; Australia begin with Head and Kuhnemann after Khawaja injures himself in the field

Lower-back pain keeps Shreyas Iyer from batting in Ahmedabad Test

He had earlier missed the first Test of the series and the three ODIs against New Zealand

Saturday, March 11

Shubman Gill century leads strong India reply on day of attrition

Virat Kohli scored his first fifty since the Cape town Test at the start of last year

Friday, March 10

Green toasts 'special' ton: 'Nice to get that monkey off your back'

Ashwin calls Australia batter 'once in a generation cricketer' following his maiden Test century

Usman Khawaja and Cameron Green masterclasses take Australia to 480

R Ashwin, putting in a special performance of his own on a track offering little assistance, made sure they did not bat India out of the game

Thursday, March 09

Usman Khawaja century caps confident performance by Australia

There have been few instances of visiting batters being comfortable against India in India and this was one of them

Wednesday, March 08

All to play for in Ahmedabad as fascinating series reaches climax

India's reputation as an impenetrable fortress at stake as resurgent Australia look to draw level

Bumrah undergoes back surgery in New Zealand

If his recovery goes to plan, Bumrah should start bowling in August and be ready in time for the ODI World Cup

Tuesday, March 07

Rahul Dravid: Need to be realistic about batting in these challenging conditions

India coach says the importance of World Test Championship points has led to an increase in result-oriented pitches

Why has the BCCI allowed teams to use DRS for wides and no-balls in the WPL?

The move is aimed at reducing the chance of umpiring error impacting crucial phases of the game

Friday, March 03

'Need guys to play like Shreyas Iyer' - Rohit Sharma feels India must bat positively

India captain annoyed at being asked repeatedly about the pitch rather than the players who performed on it

Indore pitch rated poor after third India vs Australia Test

Match referee Chris Broad noted how the fifth ball of the match threw up a puff of dust and kept deteriorating further

Travis Head leads charge to seal emphatic chase for Australia

Australia's counter-punching Indore victory confirms their spot in the WTC final this June

Thursday, March 02

Lyon spins India out again; Australia need 76 to win

Cheteshwar Pujara top-scored with 59, the only batter to pass 30 as India were dismissed for 163 in their second innings

'It was a massive moment' - Lyon on Smith's catch to dismiss Pujara

Incredible grab low to the ground at leg slip helped Australia stay in control in Indore

Wednesday, March 01

Khawaja gives Australia the lead after India collapse against spin

Matthew Kuhnemann took his maiden five-wicket haul to dismiss India for 109 in Indore

Jaiswal 213, Abhimanyu 154 flatten Madhya Pradesh on first day

The duo put on a massive stand of 371 for the second wicket in Gwalior

Harmanpreet to lead Mumbai Indians in WPL

Mumbai had bought Harmanpreet for INR 1.8 crore, the third-most expensive for them after Nat Sciver-Brunt and Pooja Vastrakar

R Ashwin surges to No. 1 in Test bowling rankings

Ravindra Jadeja stays on top of the allrounder charts, with Ashwin in second place