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  • Ashton Agar

    Agar hits the record books as Australia down Black Caps

    Spinner Ashton Agar produced the best bowling performance in Australia's Twenty20 international history as they defeated New Zealand by 64 runs at Wellington Regional Stadium on Wednesday.

  • Gayle targeting third world T20 title

    Chris Gayle said on Monday he is focused on the "bigger picture" of winning a third T20 world title with the West Indies later this year, ahead of the veteran batsman's return to international cricket this week.

  • ‘Felt like as if we saw each other after years’

    Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal said that it felt like he met his teammates after years when the Bangladesh players were allowed to exit their rooms after spending the first three days in self-isolation inside hotel rooms since landing in New Zealand.

  • Viv tells India to prepare similar pitch for 4th Test

    Legendary West Indies batsman Vivian Richards has slammed the criticism of the pitch that was on offer for the pink ball Test between India and England in Ahmedabad, saying it's not surprising to see a turning track in "spin land". Richards urged the former England cricketers to stop moaning and groaning about the pitch and said the visitors should look to improve and rise above the challenges.

  • Fans barred from remaining New Zealand T20 matches

    The last three matches of New Zealand's Twenty20 series against Australia will be played at a closed Wellington Regional Stadium as fans have been barred after a COVID-19 lockdown in Auckland, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Monday.

  • Sri Lanka gets Moody to revive cricket

    Sri Lanka's cricket board on Sunday announced it had appointed former coach Tom Moody as a consultant tasked with reviving the game and rebuilding the lowly-ranked national team.

  • Lyon defends Ahmedabad track

    Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon has joined India counterpart Ravichandran Ashwin in defending Ahmedabad's spin-friendly pitch where India thumped England inside two days of the day-night third Test on Thursday.

  • Tanvir spins Emerging Team to innings victory

    Left-arm spinner Tanvir Islam bagged eight wickets in the second innings to lead Bangladesh Emerging Team to an innings-and-23-run victory over Ireland A in the only unofficial Test in Chattogram today.

  • 'Felt like I was in a jail'

    Bangladesh all-rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraz has said he felt frustrated to stay inside the hotel room completely in the first three days of their New Zealand stay, but now that they are being allowed half-an-hour out each day, things are getting a little better.

  • Tamim announced as Seven Rings Cement’s brand ambassador

    Bangladesh ODI skipper Tamim Iqbal, who is currently in New Zealand for the Tigers’ upcoming three ODIs and as many T20Is against the Kiwis, was announced as the brand ambassador of Bangladesh Seven Rings Cement, one of the country’s leading cement brand, today.

  • New Zealand-Australia T20Is shifted as Auckland enters lockdown

    New Zealand's fourth Twenty20 International against Australia has been shifted to Wellington where it will be played behind closed doors on Friday as Auckland enters a seven-day Covid-19 lockdown on Sunday, the country's cricket board has said.

  • Key India bowler Bumrah leaves Test squad for 'personal reasons'

    India said Saturday that star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has left the squad for the England Test series for "personal reasons".

  • Gayle returns to Windies T20 squad after two-year absence

    Chris Gayle was called into the West Indies Twenty20 squad on Friday for the first time in two years as the 41-year-old eyes a place in the World Cup later this year.

  • Yusuf Pathan

    India’s Yusuf retires from all forms of cricket

    Former India all-rounder Yusuf Pathan announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday.

  • India's two-day win is bad for Test cricket, pundits say

    Victorious India and dejected England players took a rest Friday on what should have been the third day of a key five-day clash, with warnings that the speed of the result had tarnished the Test format.

  • Umar Akmal's 18-month ban reduced to one year

    Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal's 18-month ban over corruption charges was reduced to a year, the Court of Arbitration for Sports said Friday.

  • Knives out for Australia's Finch after New Zealand loss

    Critics led by former great Mark Waugh have questioned Aaron Finch's ability to captain Australia at the Twenty20 World Cup after another failure during their New Zealand tour.

  • India crush England inside two days

    India on Thursday completed an emphatic 10 wicket win over England in their day-night third Test in a rare victory inside two days.

  • Bangladesh U-19 World Cup

    Emerging team's series with Ireland Wolves to begin tomorrow

    Bangladesh Emerging team are set to begin their multi-format series against the Ireland Wolves, the A side of Irish national team with a four-day game at Chattogram’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium tomorrow.

  • Guptill's blistering 97 helps NZ edge Australia in T20 run-fest

    Veteran batsman Martin Guptill returned to form with a blistering 97 as New Zealand held on for a nail-biting win over Australia in the second Twenty20 international in Dunedin on Thursday.

  • Advantage India after England 112 all out in pink-ball Test

    Axar Patel claimed six wickets as India gained the upper hand in their crucial day-night third Test against England on Wednesday, bowling out their rivals for 112 and then getting within 13 runs of taking the lead.

  • Patel puts India on top in pink-ball Test against England

    Axar Patel claimed a career-best 6-38 as he and spin colleague Ravichandran Ashwin skittled out England for 112 on the opening day to put India in charge of the day-night third Test in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.

  • Excited Indian fans stream into world's biggest cricket stadium

    Excited fans in Indian face paints streamed into the brand new world's biggest cricket stadium on Wednesday for what promises to be one of the biggest sporting spectacles since the pandemic.

  • Bangladeshi Pacer Mustafizur Rahman

    Playing for the country my first priority: Mustafizur

    Bangladesh left-arm paceman Mustafizur Rahman mentioned that he would prefer playing Tests for the country over playing in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • Vaas resignation irks SLC

    Sri Lanka's former pace spearhead Chaminda Vaas has resigned as the team's fast bowling coach for the tour of West Indies hours before their departure to the Caribbean over his remuneration, the country's cricket board said on Monday.

  • Conway inspires NZ to big win against Australia

    Devon Conway rescued New Zealand from a precarious start with a scintillating unbeaten 99 as the hosts defeated Australia by 53 runs in the opener of their five-match Twenty20 series in Christchurch on Monday.

  • Missing Tests due to IPL not the preferred option: Williamson

    New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson on Sunday said that missing the Tests against England, for playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is not his preferred option. Right now, it is yet to be confirmed whether the latter stages of the Indian Premier League (IPL) would be clashing with the Test series between England and New Zealand.

  • PSL hit by Covid infection

    One player has tested positive for coronavirus while another player and an official were quarantined after breaching disease protocols ahead of the start of the Pakistan Super League in Karachi on Saturday.

  • CWI appreciates BCB's ‘very high standard’ arrangements during WI tour

    Cricket West Indies (CWI) appreciated the Bangladesh Cricket Board’s (BCB) efforts in organizing a safe and successful tour for the Caribbean outfit that ended earlier this month.

  • ‘Lankan cricketers unpicked in IPL because of int’l commitments’

    Former Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara thought that the franchises during the auction of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) were reluctant to take any Sri Lankan players because of the unpredictability surrounding players’ availability due to their international commitments.