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Friday, November 16

WWT20: Powerhouse Australia Will Provide India’s Sternest Examination Yet

As Jemimah Rodrigues got close to a slower delivery by Bismah Maroof, making good use of her feet to lift it over cover in India’s clash with Pakistan, the fearlessness that has come to define the team in the last few months was all too visible. Just....

Pleased to Lead From the Front – Captain Joe Root Relishes Kandy Hundred

After scoring his 15th Test hundred on Day three of the second Test at Kandy against Sri Lanka, England captain Joe Root has said that the most pleasing aspect of the performance was that he was able to “lead from the front” and execute the tactics d....

Du Plessis Urges Australia to Keep the Aggression in Their Game

Australia have clearly toned down their sledging since a ball-tampering scandal broke, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said Friday, but urged them not to totally sacrifice their confrontational approach.

Thursday, November 15

Yuvraj & Gambhir Headline Players Released by Franchises Ahead of IPL Auction

Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir are among the players released from their IPL contracts ahead of the next auction scheduled for the middle of December.

Probe Panel Investigating Sexual Harassment Charges Against BCCI Johri Granted Extension

The three-member probe panel appointed to investigate allegations of sexual harassment against BCCI CEO Rahul Johri has sought more time to submit its report.

Matured Ishant Ready to 'Go for the Kill' in Tests Against Australia

Ishant did admit that Australia not having Steve Smith and David Warner will be an advantage."You can say that (advantage India). Statistics reveal that in recent years, 60 per cent of their runs have been scored by Smith and Warner," he sa....

Wednesday, November 14

Ranji Trophy Group C Round-up: Jammu and Kashmir Trail Goa by 222 Runs, Tripura Have Mountain to Climb

Jammu and Kashmir have a mountain to climb as they trail Goa by 222 runs at stumps on day 3 of their Elite Group C Ranji Trophy game in Goa on Wednesday.

Ranji Trophy Group B Round-up: Shorey Ton Puts Delhi in Sight of Outright Victory Against Himachal

Dhruv Shorey's fourth first-class century put Delhi firmly in sight of an outright victory against Himachal Pradesh in their opening round group B Ranji Trophy match in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Ranji Trophy Group A Round-up: Tyagi Shines as Railways Lead Saurashtra by 130 Runs

Riding on an unbeaten fifty by young Harsh Tyagi, Railways lead Saurashtra by 130 runs at stumps on the penultimate day of the four-day Ranji Trophy game against hosts Saurashtra on Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 13

BCCI CEO Rahul Johri Deposes Before Probe Panel

Facing allegations of sexual harassment, BCCI CEO Rahul Johri on Tuesday deposed before the three-member probe panel appointed by the Committee of Administrators (CoA).

Ranji Trophy Plate Round-up: Milind Double Ton Puts Sikkim on Top Against Nagaland

Continuing his impressive form, former Delhi batsman Milind Kumar struck his second consecutive double century to put Sikkim on top against Nagaland in a Ranji Trophy Plate group fixture on Tuesday.

Shakib, Pollard, Afridi Among Big Names in Pakistan Super League 2019 Draft

Shakib Al Hasan, Kieron Pollard, Shahid Afridi, Misbah ul Haq, Kumar Sangakkara and Mohammad Hafeez were among the biggest names to be released by their respective Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchises as the window for retentions came to a close on....

Ranji Trophy Group A Roundup: Jadeja Hits Ton as Saurashtra Take Lead Against Railways

After shinning with the ball, Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja's unbeaten 178 helped Saurashtra to take a first innings lead versus Railways on the second day of their Ranji Elite Group A match in Rajkot on Tuesday.

Monday, November 12

Ranji Trophy Group C Round Up: Jharkhand Bundle Out Haryana For 81, Ajay Yadav Takes Four

Jharkhand bowlers rose to the occasion and bundled out Haryana for a meagre 81 on the opening day of their four-day Group C Ranji Trophy encounter here Monday. For Jharkhand, medium pacers Ajay Yadav (4-24) and Rahul Shukla (3-24) wrecked havoc on t....

Ranji Trophy Plate Division Round Up: Milind Stars For Sikkim, Dhapola Seven-for Puts Uttarakhand on Top

Milind Kumar dished out an all-round show to guide Sikkim to 120 for 5 against Nagaland at stumps on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Plate Group match here Monday.

Dalal, Shorey Hit Fifties on Day One for Delhi Against Himachal

Hiten Dalal scored a brisk 79 on debut before Himachal Pradesh fought back to reduce Delhi to 305 for eight at stumps on day one of a Group B Ranji Trophy match in New Delhi on Monday.

Mithali Remains Key Player for Us, Important to Use Her Smartly: Harmanpreet Kaur

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur praised stalwart Mithali Raj - who opened the innings and played a match winning knock of 56 off 47 balls - calling her a key component of the team going forward.

Women's World T20 2018: Clinical India Thrash Pakistan by Seven Wickets

India completed a convincing 7-wicket victory over Pakistan in the Group B encounter of the ICC World T20 in Guyana on Sunday. India’s fine display in the tournament continued as they registered their second win in as many games and moved a step clos....

Sunday, November 11

Wanted My Team to be Ruthless, Says Rohit Sharma After India Seal T20 Series

India captain Rohit Sharma was pleased with the effort his team put in as a comprehensive performance in the final T20I at Chennai on Sunday saw the hosts seal the series 3-0 against world champions West Indies.

India vs Pakistan, ICC Women's World T20 in Guyana: India Win By 7 Wickets

Catch all the live scores from the ICC Women's World T20 match between India and Pakistan through Cricketnext's live blog. The live telecast of the match between India and Pakistan (IND v PAK) will start at 8:30 PM on November 11 (Sunday). The match ....

Pant & Dhawan Star as India Complete Series Whitewash Over West Indies

A 130-run partnership between Shikhar Dhawan (92) and Rishabh Pant (58) was enough to take India home as they successfully chased down a stiff target of 182, although the match came down to the final ball after both set batsmen departed towards the e....

Ranji Trophy: Bengal Faces Madhya Pradesh, Eyeing First Win of Season

Bengal will look to strengthen their batting and exploit the home conditions when they host Madhya Pradesh in a second round Elite Group B Ranji Trophy fixture beginning Monday.

Saturday, November 10

Tributes Pour in After Harmanpreet Kaur Scripts History for India

Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian to hit a century in the shortest format of the game in women’s cricket, when she smashed a 51-ball 103 against New Zealand in the opening game of the Women’s World T20 at the Providence Stadium, Guyana.

Harmanpreet Ton Helps India Start Women's World T20 Campaign With Convincing Win

India registered a 34-run win over New Zealand in the opening match of the 2018 ICC Women’s World T20 match in Guyana, courtesy a scintillating 51-ball 103 by Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur.

Friday, November 09

When a Fan Caught a 150 Kmph Mitchell Starc Ball in the Stands During Aus vs SA Match

The man was ecstatic and was seen dancing with joy after catching the ball!

Playing in Sri Lanka Earlier Helped Tackling Spinners Better, Says Foakes After Dream Debut

“We played some really good stuff,” Root continued. “We can go to Kandy with huge amounts of confidence and look to still improve and get better. I am glad he (Herath) is not there for the next match, having gotten out twice to him (smiles). But yeah....

Thursday, November 08

Tamim Iqbal Targets Bangladesh Return in West Indies Test Series

Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal is now targeting a return to competitive cricket during the Test series against the Windies later this month.

In Numbers | Herath Ends Career As Eighth Highest Test Wicket-Taker

Rangana Herath bowled his final delivery in Test cricket to Keaton Jennings on Day 3 of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on the 8th of November 2018. His figures in his final innings read: 2-59 in 23 overs.

Formidable Kiwis High-Flying India’s First Challenge at World T20

Clubbed in the group of death with Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Ireland, the Indians stand to gain valuable lessons against world beaters, but it remains to be seen whether exuberance can trump experience.

Wednesday, November 07

'Bangladesh Are Really Determined to Put Things Right' - Coach Steve Rhodes

“These guys are really determined to put things right and that’s what I love about the Bangladeshi dressing room. "

Ben Foakes & Spinners Put England on Top in First Test Against Sri Lanka

England were 38 for no loss at stumps in their second innings, stretching their lead to 177 runs.

Have Chopped & Changed the Team Way Too Much in Last Couple of Years: Michael Hussey

"There have been some concerning things happening over the last couple of years that I think have certainly affected the team."

Tuesday, November 06

Rohit Slams Record-Breaking Ton as India Seal T20I Series With 71-run Win in Lucknow

India courtesy a rollicking ton by Rohit backed up by crucial contributions from Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul notched up a mammoth 195/2. An all-round effort by the bowlers then restricted the visitors to 124/9 in their 20 overs as India claimed a rat....

Pakistan Hope to Break Losing Streak Against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan crushed New Zealand 3-0 in the preceding Twenty20 series on Sunday -- their second whitewash in a week following a romp over Australia, also in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

County Stint With Essex Was Not Aimed to Help Make Test Comeback, Says Murali Vijay

Vijay played three matches for Essex and scored 56, 100, 85, 80 and 2. The Tamil Nadu man told reporters during a Ranji Trophy match last week that he had not reworked his technique either.

Monday, November 05

Pakistan Coach Mickey Arthur Demands Apology from Cricket Committee Chief Mohsin Khan

Pakistan cricket team head coach Mickey Arthur has demanded an unconditional apology from newly appointed chairman of Cricket Committee Mohsin Khan for his unsavoury remarks in the media.

OPINION | Why Celebrating Mohammad Azharuddin Rings Hollow

On Sunday, November 4, 2018, this honour was bestowed on former Indian national captain Mohammad Azharuddin. Eden Gardens has been a venue for many of Azhar’s batting high points, including a magical debut, and his career had quite a few of those. Ho....

'I Almost Cried, Virat Helped me Deal With Injury' — Shardul Thakur Recalls Horror Test Debut

Shardul Thakur has revealed that captain Virat Kohli’s comforting words helped him overcome the disappointment of having to limp off after bowling just 1.4 overs in his debut Test against the Windies in Hyderabad last month.

Pakistan vs New Zealand, Third T20I in Dubai: Pakistan Win by 47 Runs

Pakistan lived up to their billing as the world's best Twenty20 team with a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in Dubai on Friday to clinch the three-match series 2-0. Mohammad Hafeez (34 not out) and Shoaib Malik (ten) added 34 quickfire runs to he....

Sunday, November 04

'Had Been Waiting for This Opportunity for a Long Time' — Pandya Reflects on a Dream Debut

Krunal Pandya had a dream debut as he picked 1/15 and then scored a quick-fire 21 to help India cross the line. The all-rounder later said that he had been waiting for the opportunity to play for India for a long time and felt absolutely no pressure.....

Pakistan vs New Zealand, Third T20I in Dubai, Live Updates: New Zealand Two Down

Pakistan lived up to their billing as the world's best Twenty20 team with a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in Dubai on Friday to clinch the three-match series 2-0. Mohammad Hafeez (34 not out) and Shoaib Malik (ten) added 34 quickfire runs to he....

Krunal Pandya & Kuldeep Yadav Shine as India Beat Windies in a Low-scoring Game

Kuldeep Yadav starred with the ball, ending the match with figures of 3/13 in 4 overs as the Windies were restricted to 109/8. A useful knock from Dinesh Karthik (31) down the order and a cameo from debutant Krunal Pandya was enough to win the match ....

Ranji Trophy Group C: Parvez Rasool Ton Goes in Vain as Rajathan Defeat J&K

Rajasthan defeated a gritty Jammu and Kashmir by 75 runs in their Elite Group C Ranji Trophy game here on Sunday. Rajasthan bowlers rose to the occasion even as a Jammu and Kashmir skipper Parvez Rasool (110 not out) played a defiant knock in the sec....

Saturday, November 03

Ambati Rayudu Quits First-class Cricket to Focus on ODIs & T20Is

India middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu in a surprise move has announced his retirement from first-class cricket to focus on ODIs and T20Is. The right hand batsman will not be playing red-ball cricket for his state Hyderabad and will miss the Ranji ....

Virender Sehwag Steps Down as Kings XI Punjab Mentor

Former India opener Virender Sehwag ended his association with IPL franshise Kings XI Punjab on Saturday, after mentoring them from 2016 to 2018. He represented Kings for two years as player, before taking the role of a mentor.

Ranji Trophy Group A: Tushar Deshpande Bags Six, Mumbai Gain Big First Innings Lead

Young pacer Tushar Deshpande recorded his career-best figures of 6 for 70 to help Mumbai earn a sizeable first innings lead against Railways on the third day of their Ranji Trophy group A encounter here on Saturday.

Friday, November 02

Ranji Trophy Plate Round-up: Milind Kumar's 261 Helps Sikkim Inch Closer to Victory

Sikkim rode on Milind Kumar's sensational 261 to inch closer to a big win over Manipur in their debut Ranji Trophy Plate group match on Friday.

Virat Kohli is Superstar Who Can Keep Test Cricket Alive: Graeme Smith

Virat Kohli is a "superstar" who will be at the forefront of keeping Test cricket alive, feels former South African captain Graeme Smith

Amir Dropped, Hafeez Back in Pakistan's ODI Squad For New Zealand Series

All-rounders Mohammad Hafeez and Imad Wasim staged a comeback Friday in Pakistan's 15-member squad for the three-match one-day series against New Zealand.

Thursday, November 01

Ranji Trophy Group C Round-up: Rajasthan Score 300 Against Jammu and Kashmir

Wicketkeeper batsman Chetan Bist scored an unbeaten 146 in Rajasthan's 300 for 3 against Jammu and Kashmir in a Ranji Trophy group C encounter on Thursday.

Ranji Trophy Group A Round-up: Lad, Suryayakumar Shine As Mumbai Reach 278/5 on Opening Day

Suryakumar Yadav and Siddhesh Lad hit dogged half-centuries to propel Mumbai to 278 for five on the opening day of their group A Ranji Trophy encounter against Railways on Thursday.

Ranji Trophy Plate Round-up: Ignored by Delhi, Milind Kumar Hits Double Ton for Sikkim

Ignored by his former team Delhi, Milind Kumar made a strong statement in his Sikkim debut with an unbeaten 202 against Manipur in their Ranji Trophy Plate Group match on Thursday.

Ranji Trophy Group B Round-up: MP Tackle Ashwin Threat to Reach Strong Position Against TN

Rajat Patidar scored a patient 110 not out to help Madhya Pradesh reach 214 for 3 against Tamil Nadu at stumps on the opening day of the Ranji Trophy Elite Group B Match on Thursday.

Ball-Tampering is an International Problem, Says Justin Langer

Australia coach Justin Langer claims there is a worldwide problem with ball-tampering, partly due to unresponsive pitches, while vowing it will never happen under his watch.

In Numbers | The Ranji Trophy - India’s Premier First-Class Competition

Across the length & breadth of the country today, teams are locking horns to get the domestic red-ball season underway. For the domestic cricketer, the Ranji Trophy is the most coveted prize to be won after a season of relentless grind.

India vs West Indies Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch 5th ODI on Live TV Online

The live telecast of the match between India vs West Indies (IND v WI) will start at 1:30 PM on October 1st November (Thursday). The match can be seen live on the Star Sports Network and live streaming will be available on Hotstar. You can also follo....