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  • Finch ton puts Aus 1-0 up

    Aaron Finch's fine century drove Australia to a convincing eight-wicket win over a new-look Pakistan in the first one-day international on Friday.

  • Williamson NZ's PLayer of the year

    New Zealand captain Kane Williamson and women's all-rounder Amelia Kerr picked up national player-of-the-year awards at a ceremony

  • Illness hits Aus camp

    Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell may be rested from the first one-day international against Pakistan as the tourists recover from a stomach bug that has hit the team in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Shakib given NOC for IPL

    Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is given the No Objection Certificate for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL), scheduled to start from March 23.

  • 'WC calls for smart cricket'

    Jos Buttler, the England wicketkeeper batsman, has stressed on the importance of playing positive cricket if a team has to go far in the ICC World Cup 2019.

  • 'Don't see him as a tactful captain'

    Cricket superstar Virat Kohli has been blasted by former teammate Gautam Gambhir over his captaincy on the eve of the Indian Premier League.

  • PCB names all-female selection committee for women's side

    The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been putting more emphasis regarding women’s cricket and in that regard named a new three-person women’s selection committee.

  • South Africa beat Sri Lanka in Super Over after thrilling tie

    David Miller shone with gloves and bat as South Africa beat Sri Lanka on a Super Over in a dramatic first Twenty20 international at Newlands on Tuesday.

  • Dimuth wants to lead in WC

    Dimuth Karunaratne, who last played ODI cricket at the ICC World Cup 2015, is now in contention to lead Sri Lanka at this year's edition.

  • 'It's a lot of cricket, but just play'

    Sourav Ganguly offered advice Tuesday for cricketers worried the short turnaround between the Indian Premier League and the World Cup could leave them fatigued -- just enjoy it while you can.

  • Karunaratne in contention for SL captaincy at World Cup

    Dimuth Karunaratne, who last played an ODI for Sri Lanka during the 2015 World Cup is in contention to lead the Sri Lanka side in the upcoming World Cup in England.

  • Names and numbers for Ashes Tests

    The upcoming Ashes series will see England and Australia players adorn jerseys with surnames and numbers on the back – a first in 142 years of Test cricket -- while the series is also going to be the first played under the banner of the World Test Championship.

  • Bring on the World Cup, we fear no one: Afghan spin king Khan

    Trailblazing bowler Rashid Khan said Afghanistan will fear no one when the World Cup starts in May after a maiden Test win enhanced the reputation of the rising cricket nation.

  • It's a historic day for Afghanistan: Asghar

    Afghanistan registered their first Test victory after Rahmat Shah's second fifty of the match helped secure their seven-wicket win against Ireland in a one-off contest in Dehradun on Monday.

  • Afghanistan beat Ireland for 'historic' first Test victory

    Afghanistan claimed their first ever victory in Test cricket Monday, beating fellow newcomers Ireland in what captain Asghar Afghan hailed as a historic day for the war-torn country.

  • ICC CEO Dave Richardson

    ICC rules out complacency on World Cup security after NZ shootings

    There is no question of being complacent with security at this year's World Cup following a mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques last week, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said.

  • Afghanistan on the verge of victory

    Spinner Rashid Khan claimed five wickets to put Afghanistan in sight of their maiden Test victory after bowling out Ireland for 288 on day three of the one-off game on Sunday.

  • 'Like we didn't really leave'

    Steve Smith and David Warner have been welcomed back into the Australian fold with "hugs and cuddles" at a team meet-up in Dubai, and said it was like they'd never left.

  • Shah puts Afghans on top

    Afghanistan batsman Rahmat Shah fell two runs short of his maiden Test century as he guided his team to a 142-run first innings lead over Ireland on the second day of the one-off Test on Saturday.

  • Sri Lanka fold for 225

    A half-century by Kusal Mendis and an adventurous lower order partnership lifted a struggling Sri Lankan team in the fifth and final one-day international against South Africa at Newlands on Saturday.

  • Lucky we escaped, trying for quick return: Khaled Mashud

    Bangladesh cricket team's manager and former captain Khaled Mashud said they were very lucky not to have been inside the mosque when the shooting took place in Christchurch on Friday morning.

  • Tamim calls it 'frightening experience'; Mushy counts Tigers lucky

    Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal described the Christchurch shooting incident as a 'frightening experience' while Mushfiqur Rahim counted themselves as 'lucky' in seperate Facebook posts following the incident

  • Mohammad Shami

    Indian police files charges against cricketer Shami

    Indian police filed charges Thursday against fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who has been accused of various crimes including assault and sexual harassment by his estranged wife.

  • Virat Kohli

    No World Cup panic for Kohli despite Aussie drubbing

    Virat Kohli has said his team is not panicking about the World Cup despite India suffering their first one-day series loss at home since 2015 at the hands of a resurgent Australia.

  • Chandika Hathuresinghe

    Hathurusingha called back home ahead of SA T20 series

    Sri Lanka recalled Thursday head coach Chandika Hathurusingha ahead of a three-match T20 series in South Africa amid reports of tensions with several players.

  • Proteas cruise despite Udana cameo

    UdanQuinton de Kock scored a fifth consecutive 50-plus score as South Africa handed a six-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka to take a 4-0 lead in the five-match one-day international series at St George's Park yesterday.

  • Khawaja ton seals historic series for Aus

    Opener Usman Khawaja struck his second century of the series as Australia beat India by 35 runs in the fifth and final one-day international to clinch the series 3-2 at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Wednesday.

  • East Timorese hope to copy Afghanistan fairytale

    Navigating pigs and goats as they practise on a dusty paddock, a group of young East Timorese are hoping to copy the fairy-tale rise of Afghanistan by making it as Asia's latest emerging cricket nation.

  • IPL 2018

    Shankar gain for India

    Regardless of the outcome of Wednesday's series decider against Australia, India are already counting Vijay Shankar's rise as a handy,

  • Kane in doubt for third Test

    Injured Kane Williamson could sit out the third Test against Bangladesh beginning Saturday in Christchurch and might have to delay his departure for the Indian Premier League (IPL), New Zealand Cricket said Tuesday.