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Thursday, February 20

No favourites as New Zealand and India face off at tricky Basin Reserve

For two excellent pace-bowling units, the conditions will be a challenge, making draws a possibility

All-star match to take place post IPL 2020

Both teams will picked based on performances during the tournament

The best take on potential future giants at 'unknown' ground

Meg Lanning and Harmanpreet Kaur talk about the tournament build-up and the conditions for the opening match

Tuesday, February 18

BCCI upset with ICC for overlooking objections to new events in 2023-31 cycle

The divide is set to come out in open at the March round of ICC meetings in Dubai

Monday, February 17

What Shardul Thakur tells himself if he leaks runs

Says he is happy with the lessons he learnt in New Zealand, where the ground dimensions made bowling difficult

Chance of historic leap depends on which India show up

They have the talent to go all the way, but it is a question of whether it will come together often enough

Sunday, February 16

India to play day-night Test in Australia, Ahmedabad likely to host pink-ball Test against England

Series against Australia and England will be India's last before the World Test Championship final

Mumbai Indians to host CSK in IPL 2020 opener on March 29

In a first, the IPL has decided not to have any double-headers on Saturdays

Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant among the runs as India tick most boxes in warm-up game

Prithvi Shaw too struck a 31-ball 39 while it was another single-digit score for Shubman Gill

Friday, February 14

Hanuma Vihari presents India with left-field choice for opener

"As of now, I've not been informed [of] anything... if the team requires me to bat wherever, I am ready to bat," he says

Hanuma Vihari 101, Cheteshwar Pujara 93 rescue India after openers fail

Scott Kuggeleijn, Ish Sodhi finish with three-fors as India fold for 263

Thursday, February 13

Alleged bookie Sanjeev Chawla extradited from United Kingdom

He is one of the six booked by the Delhi Police in the Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal

Harmanpreet, Rodrigues must 'pull up their socks' ahead of T20 World Cup - Diana Edulji

The former India captain and CoA member even floated the idea of a change of captaincy to enable Harmanpreet to play her "natural game"

Shubman Gill wary of Neil Wagner's short-ball threat

Batsman says if India don't give up wickets to the tactic, they can dominate

Resigned because of 'constant interference' - Former Puducherry coach Arunkumar

Quashes previous reports that said he had quit because of health concerns

Wednesday, February 12

The Ranji Trophy blog - 9th round

Live updates on all the action from the final round of Ranji Trophy 2019-20 group games

Tuesday, February 11

We didn't deserve to win, they deserve 3-0 - Virat Kohli

Kohli lauded New Zealand's composure under pressure and said his team wasn't up to the mark during the series

Ellyse Perry, Australia look for winning rhythm against India in tri-series final

The allrounder said Australia don't want to peak too early ahead of the T20 World Cup

Monday, February 10

Akbar Ali, Shoriful Islam lead Bangladesh to Under-19 World Cup glory

Yashasvi Jaiswal's 88 in vain as a collapse of 7 for 21 costs India

Sunday, February 09

'Dirty,' says Priyam Garg; Akbar Ali 'sorry' for reaction of his boys

Ugly scenes at the close take the focus away from a hard-fought Under-19 World Cup final

'This is just the beginning' - Akbar Ali on Bangladesh's 'stepping stone' triumph

Bangladesh captain hails supporters as '12th man' after thrilling victory over India in final

Saturday, February 08

Pedigreed India hold the aces as Bangladesh look to make history

India are looking for a record fifth Under-19 World Cup title, while Bangladesh have never come this far before

We let things slip in the first half - Virat Kohli

Says India gave away 30-40 runs extra after New Zealand were 197 for 8

Rain washes out second day of Lincoln contest

New Zealand A stay stuck on 276 for 5 with Dane Cleaver and Daryl Mitchell at the crease

Thursday, February 06

Avishek Dalmiya becomes youngest president of CAB

Sourav Ganguly's elder brother Snehasish Ganguly, a former Bengal batsman, is the new joint-secretary

Wednesday, February 05

'It's the first of many' - Shreyas Iyer after maiden ODI century

He says the team is not unduly worried about losing the first ODI in a three-match series

India fined for slow over rate for third match in a row

The visitors had to pay 80% of their match fee after being found four overs short in the Hamilton ODI

Iyer's maiden ton and Rahul's rapid 88 vault India to 347

This was India's third total of 340 or above in their last four matches batting first

Tuesday, February 04

Yashasvi Jaiswal century leads India to third straight Under-19 World Cup final

Pakistan saw a collapse of 6 for 26 as left-arm quick Sushant Mishra took 3 for 28

Punch-drunk New Zealand look to snap losing streak

De Grandhomme and Neesham return to strengthen their middle order

India in New Zealand - Prithvi Shaw returns to Test squad, Mayank Agarwal in for ODIs

Bumrah makes a comeback to the Test set-up, Ishant's participation subject to fitness clearance

Monday, February 03

Shubman Gill to replace Rohit Sharma - Sourav Ganguly

With Test squad not announced, it is unclear whether Gill is to replace Rohit in the XI or in the squad

Sunday, February 02

India seal 5-0 whitewash as New Zealand suffer another meltdown

Williamson-less New Zealand lose 6 for 25 - and the game

Shubman Gill cracks double-ton as India A hold on for draw

Panchal and Vihari hit centuries as visitors bounce back after conceding big first-innings lead

All-round Ellyse Perry takes Australia to untidy victory

Perry took three wickets in an over while Vlaeminck's extra pace caused significant problems but India fought hard in the field