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  • Stage set for ultimate grudge match

    An India-Pakistan match was once considered the mother of all battles on a cricketing plain, but for the last few years the rivalry has

  • BD, Eng aim to banish batting blues in CT opener

    Spectators have long been advised to get to sporting events early and they could miss the key part of Thursday's Champions Trophy opener between England and Bangladesh at the Oval if they aren't in on time.

  • Bangladesh 84 all out, India win by 240

    Bangladesh all out for 84 runs against India in the ICC Champions Trophy warm-up match at Kennington Oval, London.

  • 'No team is unbeatable'

    Tamim Iqbal is a man on a mission. The left-handed opening batsman, who is in fine form, believes that nothing is impossible for this vibrant new Bangladesh.

  • Eng look to action man Stokes in CT

    Ben Stokes would be the first to say England are more than a one-man team but if anyone sums up their revival in limited overs cricket it is the dynamic Durham all-rounder.

  • Indian government rejects Pakistan series

    India rule out any cricket series against Pakistan until "cross-border terrorism" stops.

  • Proteas pursue great obsession

    South Africa's quest for a major international cricket trophy has become enough of an obsession for star batsman and one-day international captain AB de Villiers to put his Test career on hold.

  • NZ - Always the bridesmaid, never the bride

    Ross Taylor is matter-of-fact when he reviews his career and previews New Zealand's Champions Trophy hopes: is this the year he adds a world title to his list of credentials?

  • AB upset at tampering inference

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers insisted his side had done nothing wrong after they found themselves caught up in a fresh ball-tampering row on Saturday as they lost their one-day international series against England.


    Former India captain Kapil Dev said he hoped the row over the ICC's revenue sharing, which almost led to an Indian boycott of the Champions Trophy, would not affect performances on the field.

  • England missing the vibe

    If you are in London and expect frantic activities centring around the ICC Champions Trophy -- the most important global cricketing event after the World Cup -- all around the mega city, you will certainly feel very disappointed.

  • New Pak skipper faces CT acid test

    New captain Sarfraz Ahmed will face his stiffest test yet when he leads unfancied Pakistan in the Champion's Trophy -- starting with a highly-charged clash against India.

  • Sri Lanka hope for Malinga magic at CT

    Sri Lanka turn to old warhorse Lasith Malinga to put fight into their Champions Trophy campaign and reverse their decline in the one-day game.

  • Stokes still 'affected' by knee injury

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes concedes his troublesome knee is affecting his bowling following his match-winning hundred against South Africa in Southampton.

  • Many teams want to play us: Hassan

    Bangladesh Cricket Board president Nazmul Hassan said yesterday that the board had confirmed programmes with New Zealand and England, adding that they were in talks with 'two more countries'.

  • Lara betting on England

    Former West Indies captain Brian Lara has tipped England to win the Champions Trophy beginning next week.

  • Tigers falter as Pakistan seize victory

    Pakistan gain an unlikely victory against Bangladesh by two wickets after a late storm from Fahim Ashraf saw Pakistan edge the match in the ICC Champions Trophy Warm-up Match played at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

  • Mustafizur Rahman Fizz in Pakistan Super League Debut

    'Looking for the perfect yorker'

    Mustafizur Rahman showed signs of returning to his old form during the recently-concluded tri-series in Ireland, which brought huge relief to the team management ahead of the Tigers' ICC Champions Trophy campaign.

  • Importance not lost on Mash

    It was in April 2015 when the two teams last met in 50-over cricket and Bangladesh simply knocked Pakistan out to whitewash them in the three-match ODI series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

  • Morgan plays down Stokes fears

    England captain Eoin Morgan plays down injury concerns for all-rounder Ben Stokes, who left field with a sore knee during Wednesday's comprehensive victory over South Africa.

  • Aus to unleash fearsome foursome

    Australia are set to unleash their fearsome foursome for the first time against Sri Lanka in a Champions Trophy warm-up at The Oval on Friday.

  • Still a lot to play for

    The Bangladesh cricket team have one more tilt at New Zealand in the tri-series in Dublin on May 24 to get some valuable confidence ahead of the Champions Trophy starting in England and Wales on June 1.

  • Karthik recalled for CT

    Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has earned a recall to India's one-day international squad for the upcoming Champions Trophy, replacing injured Manish Pandey, the country's cricket board said.

  • Rod Tucker, Sundaram Ravi umpires for BD-Eng match

    The International Cricket Council today announced the umpire and match referee appointments for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, which will be staged from 1-18 June at Cardiff Wales Stadium, Edgbaston and The Oval.

  • Fizz is the X-factor for Bangladesh

    Former Australian cricketer Mike Hussey acknowledged Bangladesh’s left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman as the x-factor for his team during the Champions Trophy at England.

  • Champions Trophy winners to get USD 2.2 million

    The upcoming ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales from 1-18 June carries a total prize money of $4.5 million with the winner of the eight-team tournament taking home a cheque of $2.2 million, the International Cricket Council announced today.

  • Yuvraj eyes good show

    Veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh is hopeful that he can make a "meaningful contribution" in India's Champions Trophy title defence during the June 1-18 marquee event in England.

  • England

    ‘England deserve 'favourites' tag in Champions Trophy’

    England's formidable limited-overs squad fully deserve the 'favourites' tag going into next month's Champions Trophy at home, all-rounder Moeen Ali has said.

  • Bairstow an unlikely starter: Morgan

    England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow's impressive knock against Ireland is unlikely to earn him a Champions Trophy starting spot as the one-day side will stick with its regular batting lineup, captain Eoin Morgan has said.

  • MS Dhoni the 'best wicketkeeper in the world'

    MS Dhoni’s ability with the gloves trumps any concerns about his up-and-down batting form, according to India’s selectors, who have declared the veteran the ‘best wicketkeeper in the world’.