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Dhawan falls after fifty as Delhi Capitals crumble


Mankading Controversy

IPL 2019

Buttler dismissal 'within the rules of the game' - Ashwin


FAQ - Ashwin v Buttler, the law v the spirit

Was R Ashwin acting within the laws of the game, was the right decision made by the third umpire, and other big questions following the drama in Jaipur

Drama in Jaipur as Jos Buttler mankaded by R Ashwin

"On my part, it was very instinctive. It was not planned or anything like that. It's there within the rules of the game," says Kings XI captain


IPL 2019

Malinga released for IPL after SLC change of heart

Paceman has been allowed to skip domestic one-day tournament to "play with much stronger opposition" in India

Bumrah's recovery going smoothly, says Mumbai

It is understood he picked up an impact injury and Mumbai exercised precaution, so Bumrah did not bat against Delhi

Pakistan v Australia, 3rd ODI

Problems galore for Pakistan as Australia eye series win

Following a meek performance in Sharjah, the onus is on Shoaib Malik and his men to stave off a series loss in Abu Dhabi

Who is Mohammad Hasnain?

The 18-year-old quick has got people talking after his performance in the PSL and he gave Aaron Finch a few things to think about on his ODI debut



Ashwin and Kings XI's chance to change the narrative

They face former IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their (E)den and a good performance could secure a spotlight that is much kinder than the one that is currently on them

'I've never seen anything like Russell's innings' - Ferguson

Kolkata Knight Riders' Lockie Ferguson admitted he was relieved to have Andre Russell on his side, so that he wouldn't have to bowl to the West Indies allrounder.


5 players to watch out for in Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab

Deep Dasgupta and Brad Hodge pick the five players they think will have an impact in the match on Wednesday


Royal Challengers Bangalore Camp


Saini, the shy Haryana boy who turned free-spirited fast bowler

Long a tennis-ball bowler, Navdeep Saini's life changed in 2013 when he was asked to square up to Gautam Gambhir at the Delhi nets.

The ball-tampering scandal

Australia news

Key Newlands scandal questions unanswered - Mark Taylor

The investigation commissioned by the CA Board was limited in scope to the Cape Town Test match specifically

Top Headlines

World Cup Countdown

66 days to go

1987: Lamb's Gujranwala jailbreak

England needed a daunting 91 off the last ten overs against West Indies. One batsman braved dehydration to cut the total down to size

PA Photos

1992: Crowe knocks out the defending champions

New Zealand's captain brought out his A game against the old enemy in the opening match of the tournament

Sri Lanka v England

2nd Women's T20I

Jones, Wyatt guide England women to T20I series win

England's women made it five wins out of five on their tour of Sri Lanka

World Cup Countdown

67 days to go

Which commentator with the 'greatest hair' took the catch to win the 1992 World Cup? Mark Butcher takes our quiz


New appointments

Australia news

Griffith, Cooley seconded as Australia bowling coaches

While Adam Griffith will work with the team on the World Cup campaign, Troy Cooley will be part of the support staff for the Ashes

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Editor's Picks

Knight Riders v Sunrisers

Indian Premier League

Russell's 19-ball 49* stuns Sunrisers Hyderabad

Russell and Shubman Gill smash an IPL record 53 runs in the last three overs - in 16 balls, in fact - to finish the job

Shah: Sparkling Russell lights up Eden Gardens

A floodlight malfunction meant a 13-minute delay in Kolkata, with the hosts in need of a miracle. Up stepped Andre Russell from the darkness to pull off the impossible.

Talking points: Has Sunrisers' game plan gotten stale?

Sunrisers had only ever lost two IPL games after putting up 180, but their famed bowling unit is showing signs of cracking at the death.

Change of guard

CWI elections

Ricky Skerritt ends Dave Cameron's six-year reign to take over as CWI president

Pitted against just one challenger, former West Indies team manager Ricky Skerritt, Cameron lost by a 8-4 margin

Pakistan v Australia

2nd ODI, Sharjah

Finch's career-best 153* keeps Australia rolling

Mohammad Rizwan struck his maiden ODI hundred but a double-century opening stand for Australia made it a one-sided chase

Who is Mohammad Hasnain?

The 18-year-old quick has got people talking after his performance in the PSL and he gave Aaron Finch a few things to think about on his ODI debut

Jhye Richardson's World Cup hopes in doubt with dislocated shoulder

With the World Cup two months away, Richardson sent a significant injury scare through the Australia camp

World Cup Countdown

67 days to go

Amrit Mathur: The battle of Centurion, 2003

World Cup Countdown

68 days to go

The 2015 World Cup in pictures

Hot Wahab, cool Elliott, and Australia win again

1975: How the World Cup came to be

Cricket was a latecomer to global tournaments, and the first one came to be largely because the game was not financially strong


Pitch in Focus

Dhoni says Chepauk pitch needs to get "a lot better"

Virat Kohli says neither team would have enjoyed batting on the slow surface, especially in a T20 contest

Talking Points: RCB misread the pitch

Spinners took 10 out of 13 wickets that fell as CSK got their combination and tactics right in the season opener

Shetty: Harbhajan Singh turns back the clock

He endured his worst IPL last season, and had hardly played serious cricket since then, but on a helpful surface he took the new ball and performed all his old tricks

Looking back

Australia news

Smith and Warner's year in cricket wilderness


The crisis that shook Australian cricket - Newlands ball-tampering, a year on

There are signs of recovery on and off the pitch from the scandal that rocked the game, but there remain unanswered questions

New season dawns

IPL 2019

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the IPL

You've come to the right place if you're a clueless extraterrestrial wondering, 'Eyepeeyell, whut?'

Chopra: I've learnt my lesson, not going to write off CSK

Podcast: Aakash Chopra joins Gaurav Sundararaman and Srinath Sripath for your all-you-need-to-know preview

'This year is not going to be about big names' - Kohli

The RCB captain says his team now has a strong collection of Indian players to go with its always impressive overseas contingent


We're taking our time to replace Ngidi - Fleming

The Chennai Super Kings coach talks about the conditions at their home ground, the experience in their squad, and more


CSK, RCB hit the nets ahead of IPL season-opener

On the eve of the big Dhoni-Kohli showdown, the players trained at the MA Chidambaram Stadium


Hodge: RCB's middle order against CSK's spinners will be key

Brad Hodge and Deep Dasgupta pick their XIs for the IPL 2019 season opener


'Chinna Thala' - Dhoni's main man

In his tenth season for Chennai Super Kings, Suresh Raina remains amongst the most valuable players for the franchise


Kolpak fallout

A new dual international?

Hope to play Test cricket for England - Olivier

The fast bowler, who turned his back on an international career with South Africa, reiterated that his decision to relocate to Yorkshire was the best for his and his family's future

World Cup countdown

70 days to go

1999: Cronje and Woolmer's earpiece experiment

When Bob Woolmer and Hansie Cronje fell foul of the ICC in their attempt to use technology in their communication

My First World Cup: Javed Miandad on 1975

Miandad was not yet 18 when he was picked for the 1975 tournament. He made his ODI debut in perhaps the most thrilling game of the tournament


IPL 2019

Can Sunrisers' bowling might take them all the way?

Questions over the lack of power in the middle and lower order remain for a team that is formidable in all other aspects

With their core still in place, KKR can hope for another top-four finish

The team might not be too badly affected by the World Cup exodus, giving them more stability than some of their competitors

Will evergreen CSK make it two in two?

Sanjay Manjrekar says the Dhoni factor could ease them into the top four once again, while Brad Hodge expects another big season from Shane Watson


Can Sunrisers' bowlers take them all the way?

Ajit Agarkar and Brad Hodge are impressed with the depth and all-round strength of the squad


Hodge and Agarkar rate the Rajasthan Royals

Ajit Agarkar and Brad Hodge discuss Rajasthan's chances at the upcoming Indian T20 League


Will Delhi's young India players lead them to playoffs?

Ajit Agarkar and Brad Hodge on Delhi Capitals' strengths, weaknesses and player to watch


Shubman Gill, KKR's rising star

Arguably Indian cricket's favourite future hero, teenager Shubman Gill made an impressive IPL debut in 2018. Can he raise his game in his second season?


Ponting and Ganguly on Delhi's chances to win IPL

A balanced squad is giving the newly re-branded franchise a lot of hope


Manjrekar: Unsure of KKR's playoff chances

Sanjay Manjrekar, Brad Hodge and Raunak Kapoor discuss Kolkata Knight Riders' strengths and weaknesses.


Do Mumbai Indians have the most balanced squad?

Sanjay Manjrekar and Brad Hodge discuss the side's strengths and weaknesses, and whether Malinga and Yuvraj will get a game this season


MS Dhoni: Chennai's favourite son?

Having been written off last season, MS Dhoni and his team will be keen to keep defying age and expectations


Are RCB over-reliant on Kohli and de Viliers?

Brad Hodge and Sanjay Manjrekar weigh in, besides sharing their dissimilar stances on RCB's chances of qualifying for the playoffs


Will KXIP be able to punch above their weight?

Ajit Agarkar and Brad Hodge discuss the franchise's chances, best XI and X-factor


Indian Premier League

South Africa news

Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi ruled out of IPL

While a shoulder injury puts Nortje out of the IPL, CSK will miss Ngidi due to a side-strain picked up during South Africa's ODIs against Sri Lanka

World Cup Countdown

71 days to go

Courtney Walsh's all-time World Cup XI: Gayle and Tendulkar, Ambrose and Akram


How Scotland heartbreakingly missed out on the World Cup by five runs

The players recall the drama and the disappointment

Momentum one-day cup

South Africa domestic

World Cup preparations

Ireland tri-series

Ireland to host West Indies and Bangladesh for ODI tri-series

The tournament will be an opportunity for West Indies and Bangladesh to fine tune their preparations ahead of the World Cup

County News

Season 2019

Bancroft to captain Durham on comeback trail

Durham coach says Bancroft showed 'mental toughness, skill and attitude to excel' upon return

Gurney signs white-ball-only deal with Notts

Bowler announces first-class retirement


Daniel Gallan

'I have a master's degree in cricket' - Quinton de Kock

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