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Rashid excited by ODI challenge

Back in the Caribbean after the birth of his second child, legspinner looks forward to one-dayers

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Root, Roy hit centuries in England stroll

England thrash University of West Indies Vice-Chancellor's XI by 171 runs to kick off white-ball leg of tour

Butcher: This could be the period when Wood goes all out

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Rishabh Pant

Interview

'This much I know: how to play in what situation' - Rishabh Pant

India's always-attacking, ever-smiling Test wicketkeeper talks about his keeping, and the method behind his batting madness

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Hazlewood opens up

Cricket

Smith, Warner left young batsmen without teachers - Hazlewood

The likes of Harris, Head and Labuschagne suffered for the lack of guidance from the other end, feels the Australia paceman

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Women's cricket

Women's games during IPL 2019: what's the best way forward?

Jhulan Goswami, Lisa Sthalekar, Mel Jones and Tushar Arothe share their ideas

Oman v Scotland

1st match, Al Amarat

Renegades' triumph

BBL 2018-19

Gurney bags the BBL, now for the PSL and IPL in T20 adventure

The Nottinghamshire left-armer impressed with his variations in the Big Bash as he joins the globe-trotting T20 roadshow

Still asking ourselves how we got away - Cooper

Melbourne Renegades' Tom Cooper says that the BBL title win hasn't sunk in yet

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New Zealand v Bangladesh

3rd ODI, Dunedin

NZ eye series whitewash as Bangladesh battle injury concerns

Latham will captain NZ in Williamson's absence, while question marks remain on the fitness of Mushfiqur and Mithun

Ferguson could solve NZ's death-overs problems

Admitting that swinging the ball isn't his strength, the express pace bowler said his role was 'to be a bit of an aggressor and create chances'

Gayle to bow out

West Indies news

'Universe Boss' promises to put on a show

Chris Gayle on calling it a day after the World Cup, the strength of the West Indies team and always being the 'Universe Boss'

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Chris Gayle to retire from ODIs after World Cup

West Indies opener Chris Gayle has set a date on his planned retirement from the ODI format

Vishwa Fernando interview

Andrew Fidel Fernando

'I wasn't afraid' - Vishwa Fernando on standing up to SA's attack

The seamer looks back at his epic stand with Kusal Perera, his bowling, and his sudden call-up to Sri Lanka's Test side

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ODI squad announcement

Sri Lanka in South Africa 2018-19

Akila Dananjaya returns for South Africa ODIs

Dinesh Chandimal, who had been dropped for Test series in a shock move, was left out of the ODI squad too

Dananjaya's action cleared following tests

The Sri Lanka offspinner was officially banned from bowling in international cricket in December last year

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Stars in the making?

T20 World Cup Qualifiers

Little, Munsey look to hike the tricky hill

Four players to watch on the road to T20 World Cup Qualifiers to be held in October

'Winning tournaments is our target'

Scotland bowlers Alasdair Evans and Adrian Neill reflect on their triumph in Oman and the road ahead

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South Africa v Sri Lanka

1st Test, Durban

Wanted to compete every hour, every session - Dimuth

At different stages during the Durban Test, Sri Lanka were on the mat, but they found ways to stand up and fight

Fernando: Kusal Perera bats with body, heart and soul

Against one of Test cricket's most fearsome attacks on home soil, Sri Lanka's No. 5 stood up for his embattled team

Perera follows in Laxman's footsteps

A look at Test matches that went down to the wire and the heroes that won it

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Arnold: Perera's innings will be talked about for years

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'We didn't lose because of any mistakes we made' - du Plessis

The South Africa captain feels they were simply outdone by Kusal Perera's 'superhuman' innings

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First Lara, then Perera - all the records Sri Lanka broke

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Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars

Big Bash Final

We needed to kill the game earlier - Maxwell on where it all went wrong

The Renegades captain Aaron Finch admitted he was an over away from throwing in the towel before the game suddenly changed

Renegade Boyce atones for unceremonious Hurricanes exit

Dropped by his previous team for last season's BBL knockouts, the legspinne's role in the Renegades triumph has put him back in the spotlight

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Renegades' triumph

Big Bash League

'I've got 15 too many' - How Christian inspired Renegades

The allrounder was Player of the Match in both the semi and final, adding another trophy to his stellar career

Next BBL may spend extra money for overseas stars

Conscious of the need to compete with other T20 leagues, Cricket Australia will explore having separate funds to encourage the biggest names to sign up

Big Bash team of the tournament

Who makes the ESPNcricinfo XI for the Big Bash?

England in West Indies

One-day series build-up

Decision to leave 'hardest thing I've done' - Farbrace

Paul Farbrace admits timing of departure 'isn't right' but felt it was time for a change after five years with England

Lahore Qalandars v Peshawar Zalmi

PSL 2019

Hasan Ali, Umar Amin give Qalandars a hiding

Qalandars crashed to PSL's second-lowest total batting first. From there on, the final result was never in doubt

Saqlain: 'Hasan Ali has got his mojo back'

Hasan Ali picked up 4 for 15 as Peshawar Zalmi rolled Lahore Qalandars over for 78

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Hand injury casts doubt on Hafeez's PSL and World Cup

The incident took place in the 13th over of Karachi's run-chase, when Colin Ingram hammered one straight back to Hafeez, and the ball burst through his fingers

Pakistan Super League

Broadcast News

PSL on lookout for TV production house after IMG-Reliance ends deal

The Indian company took the decision three days after a terrorist attack in Kashmir that severely strained relations between India and Pakistan

In the spotlight

PSL 2019

Meet the 19-year-old who dismissed AB de Villiers

Find out more about Umer Khan, the Karachi Kings left-arm spinner who bagged one of the biggest wickets in T20 cricket

Knew I had to cramp de Villiers for room - Umer

Umer Khan talks to ESPNcricinfo about his bowling plans against AB de Villiers.

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Umer seems almost ahead of his time - Arthur

Karachi Kings coach Mickey Arthur is impressed by Umer's ability and attitude

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Test rankings

ICC news

Kusal jumps 58 spots; Cummins, No. 1 Test bowler

Meanwhile, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has broken into the top 10 Test batsmen for the first time in his 57-match career

South Africa v Sri Lanka

1st Test, Durban

Du Plessis on Durban drama: 'This is what Test cricket should be'

The South Africa captain heaped praise on Kusal Perera, saying he was "just too good" for them

Perera's epic 153* leads SL to record-breaking victory

Sri Lanka lost their ninth wicket while still 78 off their target. The wicketkeeper batsman scored 67 of them all by himself

Scotland beat Ireland

Oman Quadrangular T20Is

'We put the past in the past and came out on top' - Mark Watt

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Bangladesh v England

2nd Youth Test, Chattogram

Fast bowler banned

West Indies news

'Turn up the stump mics and expose sledgers' - Moeen Ali

'It's time for people to behave themselves," says allrounder. "There is no reason to get personal."

Players fear 'selective use' of stump mic - FICA head

Protocol required, says Tony Irish, to prevent host broadcasters from exploiting players' comments

'Do you like boys?' - apologetic Gabriel comes clean about Root sledge

Suspended West Indies fast bowler accepts his mistake, hopes to be more sensitive and respectful in the future

Squad announcement

India news

Kohli, Pant, Bumrah and Rahul back for Australia ODIs

With core of the team already in place, chairman of selectors MSK Prasad says the plan is to try out a few more players before the World Cup

Manjrekar: Umesh Yadav could have a back-door entry to World Cup

Sanjay Manjrekar is also impressed by legspinner Mayank Markande, who has a chance of making his T20I debut for India against Australia in February

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Vijay Shankar has changed the dynamics - MSK Prasad

India's chairman of selectors also explains uncapped Mayank Markande's selection for the series against Australia and throws light on the players in contention for the World Cup

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Manjrekar: End of the road for Karthik in ODIs

Sanjay Manjrekar felt that Karthik was only being looked at as a T20I specialist

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Post-season

Big Bash news

'Special player' Philippe set to ignite BBL bidding war

The 21-year-old made a late move to Sydney for this year's BBL on a one-year contract and now the Sixers are desperate to keep him

Marginally shorter BBL window as CA resists major changes

Next season the one-day tournament is set to be played in two blocks but bowler workload concerns are likely to mean no extra Sheffield Shield before Christmas

Changes at Lord's

New MCC head coach

Ajmal Shahzad named as MCC's new head coach

Former England fast bowler replaces Steve Kirby, who left Lord's in October

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