India lost three quick wickets to close the penultimate day of their second cricket Test against South Africa.
India lost three quick wickets to close the penultimate day of their second cricket Test against South Africa.
Malik was facing New Zealand's spinners without a helmet or hat when the incident occurred.
Kohli had complained to the umpire about the ball being affected by a damp outfield during the South African second innings, before throwing the ball into the ground in an aggressive manner.
Karthik, part of the India squad for the six one-dayers that follow the Tests, will fly to South Africa hoping to play his first Test in eight years at Cape Town from January 24.
India hammered minnows Papua New Guinea by 10 wickets in a Group B clash.
India lost Hardik Pandya (15) to a farcical run out as the all-rounder ambled into his crease and failed to put his bat down, only to be undone by a direct hit from Vernon Philander.
The Delhi man now has 21 Test tons to go with 15 half-centuries, a conversion rate when passing 50 that is only bettered in the game by legendary Bradman, who made 29 hundreds and 13 fifties.
Before bad light stopped play, Virat Kohli led India with a stellar 153.
He was charged following a night club incident in the city of Bristol last September.
Earlier, South Africa were bowled out for 335 after Ashwin's 4-wicket haul.
Opener Jason Roy notched up England's highest individual score in ODIs to guide his side to a comfortable five-wicket victory against Australia in the opening match.
In an authoritative show, the Indian colts trounced Australia by a massive 100-run margin with the bowlers complementing a splendid batting performance.
The Delhi left-hander blasted a record 32-ball hundred in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Himachal Pradesh.
Excluding Bhuvneshwar wasn't the right decision. Citing that Ishant might benefit with his height, Virat Kohli has hurt Bhuvneshwar Kumar's self-confidence, says Virender Sehwag.
While Markram and Amla shone for South Africa, Ashwin starred for India with 3 scalps.
India made three changes to their playing XI, with KL Rahul replacing Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma coming in for Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Parthiv Patel replacing Wriddhiman Saha .
Azhar said fresh elections should be held at HCA as per the Lodha panel recommendations.
Middle order batsman Darwish Rasooli did the star turn with a fine 76 off just 78 balls as the Afghans were home and dry in the 48th over.
The auction, scheduled to take place in Bengaluru on January 27 and 28, will also feature India's Gautam Gambhir, R Ashwin, Ajinkya Rahane, mystery spinner Kuldeep Yadav and openers K L Rahul and M Vijay.
Dhoni will be joining the Indian team in South Africa for the limited over series starting from February 1.
If India were hoping for a reprieve from fast and bouncy South African wickets in the second Test starting on Saturday, they will not find it in Pretoria, a ground where the home side has a formidable record.
India, eager to prove themselves after their disastrous showing in the Asia Cup, open their campaign against Australia at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, on Sunday.
Kerala outplayed Goa by nine wickets to notch up their first win after three successive losses.
He said he would rather pick the positives, including getting A B de Villiers as his first Test wicket.
With this win, Andhra is at the fourth spot in the points table while Kerala remain above bottom placed Goa in the South Zone category.
Madan, who was also the former principal of Kottayam and Thrissur Government Medical Colleges, represented Kerala in 32 first class matches.
The International Olympic Committee is open to cricket's future inclusion provided all top teams compete but the BCCI, the game's richest and most influential board, has been rather reluctant.
According to the police, Bariya was probably under the influence of alcohol and immolated himself. In his dying declaration, Bariya said that he was upset over Kohli’s wicket.
The 48-year-old is reportedly set to undergo a surgery in Melbourne.
Bayliss, who was appointed in 2015 to succeed the sacked Peter Moores, said it would be time for a fresh approach when his four-year contract comes to an end.
Philander took a career-best six for 42 as South Africa successfully defended 207 to draw first blood in the three-match series.
The Baroda all-rounder had inadvertently ingested a prohibited substance, which can be commonly found in cough syrups.
Mathews is expected to lead the side into the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.
Kerala went down to Tamil Nadu by 35 runs. The team, led by Sachin Baby, had lost to Hyderabad by 10 runs on Monday.
The cricketer-turned-commentator has come up with an an interesting tale from the 1989 series against Pakistan in his autobiography 'Imperfect'.
India had looked to seize control of the Test when they bowled South Africa out for 130 in the morning session.
Australia romped to an innings and 123 victory over England after dismissing the tourists for 180 on the final day of the fifth Test on Monday to complete a 4-0 Ashes triumph.
South Africa are 65 for two in their second innings, leading India by 142 runs.
Narendra Bunde, a resident of Nagpur and a 'cricket astrologer' by profession, had 'foretold' some months ago that Mahendra Singh Dhoni would be playing in the 2019 World Cup in England.
Australia were closing on an innings victory with England fighting a desperate rearguard on 93 for four at stumps on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes Test on Sunday, still 210 runs from forcing their hosts to bat again.
Dale Steyn left the field three balls into his 18th over as he felt a pain on his left heel during the second day of the first Test against India.
You can't expect to win a Test against a top team like South Africa by fielding just five specialist batsmen in their own backyard.
Hardik Pandya picked two wickets after having scored a superlative 95-ball 93 to revive India's innings.
Australia eased 133 runs ahead of England on 479 for four after the third day of the fifth Test.
Bhuvneshwar felt that the visitors could have restricted the Proteas to a lower total if they stuck to a better line throughout the innings.
India end Day 1 on 28 for 3 in response to SA's 286.
Australia captain Steve Smith continued to be England's Ashes nemesis on Friday as he passed 6,000 Test runs in an unbeaten knock of 44 to help his team to 193 for two at close of play on the second day of the fifth Test.
Ponting replaces South African Paddy Upton, with whom the franchise parted ways last year at the end of his two-year contract.
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is appointed as Delhi Daredevils head coach.
India have not won against the Proteas on South African soil since 1992 - losing five and drawing one series in 2010-11.
England's Root misses century and Malan finishes Day 1 unbeaten on 55.
However, he is confident that a full strength South African pace attack will be able to give a tough challenge to the Indian batting line-up.
Dhawan, who had suffered an ankle injury before flying out to South Africa, is set to open alongside Murali Vijay in the series opener at Newlands.
India have traditionally struggled against the home bowling attack with just two victories in 17 previous Tests on tour in South Africa.
Former Indian wicketkeeper Pandit has won the Ranji title thrice and reached the final four times as coach.
The track drew criticism from both competing teams after Australia scored 327 and 263/4 declared in their two innings while England scored 491 in their only innings.
The duo will also play the role of mentors for the team during the upcoming edition of the IPL.
It will be a Herculean task for Virat Kohli and Co. to tame the Proteas in their own lair.
Chasing a target of 29, Vidarbha completed the task with loss of skipper Faiz Fazal's wicket.
Team India arrived in South Africa on a 56-day-long tour in which they will play three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is. The first Test begins on January 5.
Smith marched off unbeaten after a 275-ball knock of 102, having nudged Australia to 263 for four and a lead of 99 runs before the captains agreed to end the match midway through the final session.
At stumps on the second day of the final, Jaffer was batting on 61 off 120 balls and Akshay Wakhare was yet to open his account, as Vidabha trailed by 89 runs.
Delhi were bowled out for 295 in their first innings.
Both the men's and women's teams grabbed the headlines by playing a fearless brand of cricket and more importantly notching up wins in 2017.
For Vidarbha, Thakare and Rajneesh Gurbani took two wickets apiece while Siddesh Neral and Wakhare chipped in with a wicket each.
With the 1996 World Cup winners coming to the end of their worst year in international cricket, Hathurusingha said he would impose strict discipline to make sure they are ready for the 2019 World Cup.
Former captain Cook became the first England batsman in 20 years to carry his bat, with Mike Atherton (94 not out) the last to do so against New Zealand in Christchurch in 1997.
The home side was 102 for two in its second innings at the MCG when rain interrupted play before tea and the showers lingered long enough for umpires to abandon the day without another ball bowled.
What caught Yuvraj’s attention was Akhtar’s welding helmet, which he was holding in the picture alongside the quote.
The former England captain strode off the Melbourne Cricket Ground unbeaten on 244, the highest-ever score by a touring batsman, having pushed his side to a first innings lead of 164 runs.
The bottom-ranked Test nation was beaten by an innings and 120 runs inside two days in the inaugural four-day Test against South Africa.
Before Indian team's departure for South Africa, Dhawan was seen entering the team hotel limping with his left-ankle heavily strapped.
As Virat Kohli's men flirt with history, revisiting India's maiden tour of South Africa in 1992 is inevitable.
Kumble, India's highest wicket-taker in Tests and ODIs, had cited untenable differences with Kohli before calling it quits as Team India coach ahead of the tour of West Indies.
India have not won a single Test series in the 'Rainbow Nation' for the past 25 years, starting back from the inaugural one in 1992.
Cook raised his 32nd Test ton with a pull shot to the fence in the final over before stumps, and strode off the ground unbeaten on 104, having pushed England to 192 for two on day two at a sweltering Melbourne Cricket Ground.
While some wished the 37-year-old in return, others questioned his loyalty to his religion and even hurled abuses at him.
The Indian vice-captain praised the decision of the team management to take a few net bowlers from India to South Africa.
Rohit recently blasted a record third ODI double ton, leading the home side to a 2-1 win against Sri Lanka in the absence of regular skipper Kohli.
Warner hits 21st Test ton, while Smith brings up his 22nd fifty as Australia take control on Day 1.
Anchored by the brilliant batting of captain Steve Smith, Australia have barely put a foot wrong in the five-match series.
Critics should perhaps analyse their own careers at 36 before finding faults in the former captain, he added.
Opting to bowl on winning the toss, India restricted Sri Lanka to 135/7. The hosts then overcame the loss of early wickets to overhaul the target with four balls to spare.
The former fast bowler, who resigned as Pakistan's head coach last year, said Kohli was a supremely-talented batsman in contemporary cricket.
The one-off four-day day-night Test against Zimbabwe starting Tuesday will be the first Test appearance in almost two years for the 33-year-old.
Starc sustained a bruised heel during the win in Perth as Australia took an unassailable 3-0 lead over England to re-take the urn and will be replaced by reserve seamer Jackson Bird, who last played in the corresponding fixture last year.
Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad's views would be pretty disturbing for the likes of Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson, who are next in line as wicket-keepers.
Senior spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were once again ignored by the selectors.
The general manager's post has been lying vacant since the resignation of M V Sridhar in September over the issue of conflict of interest. Sridhar passed away on October 30.
Dhoni, made a 21-ball 28, and made sure India kept the momentum after the captain's dismissal in the company of Rahul.
Having won the series, the team management may decide to try out young guns like Basil Thampi, Washington Sundar and Deepak Hooda.
However, senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's chances of being picked through 'Right To Match' card look bleak.
He scored the joint-fastest ton in T20Is while India scored their highest total.
He equaled David Miller's 35-ball ton who achieved the feat against Bangladesh at Potchefstroom in October 2017.
Warne listed West Indian legends Viv Richards and Brian Lara as his No. 1 and No. 2 batsmen, with Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar in third spot.
The player said that they had contacted the Pakistan Cricket Board and the Pakistan embassy and were now preparing to return home soon.
There seems no end to the woes of the visitors, who slumped to a heavy 93-run defeat in the series-opener in Cuttack.
Vidarbha edged Karnataka by five runs in a thrilling semifinal to set up a title clash with Delhi.
The 93-run win is India's biggest win in T20I, bettering the 90-run victory over England recorded in Colombo in September, 2012.
Karnataka, chasing 198, were reeling at 111 for seven on the fourth day of the semifinals.
The IPL has set a salary cap of Rs 80 crore for every team, and franchises will need to spend a minimum 75 per cent of the purse.
Pacers Navdeep Saini (4/35) and Kulwant Khejroliya (4/40) wrecked havoc in Bengal's second innings, sharing eight wickets between them to bundle the opposition out for a paltry 86.
The 28-year-old Australian skipper has 945 rating points, helping him share the second spot in the all-time list along with England great Len Hutton.
Kerala pacer Basil, who has shown his ability to bowl yorkers with consistency, may make his debut in the first T20I against Sri Lanka at Cuttack.
Seamer Josh Hazlewood finished with a five-wicket haul as England were bowled out for 218 before tea at the WACA.
Chasing 216, India hunted down the target in just 32.1 overs with Dhawan remaining unbeaten on 100.
England lost their top order after conceding a 259-run first innings lead.
The home side's captain ended up with an unbeaten 229 while Mitchell Marsh composed 181 not out to secure a lead of 146 at stumps.
India have not lost a series at home since the defeat to South Africa in October 2015.
He is the third Indian to achieve the feat, after Ravi Shastri and Yuvraj Singh.
Smith was on 92 at stumps, with Shaun Marsh on seven, with the home side, already 2-0 up in the five-match series, having trimmed England's first innings lead to 200 runs.
Malan's unbeaten 110 anchored a flourishing 174-run stand with wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow (75 bating), the pair pushing England to 305 for four at stumps on day one.
Rohit even offered financial help for the fan's father's surgery, but the Lankan turned it down.
The 42-year-old Hodge continues to feature as an active player and will be playing for Melbourne Renegades in the 2017-18 Big Bash League before joining the Punjab franchise as the head coach.
The Sun reported that underground bookmakers from India had offered to sell undercover reporters from the newspaper information about spot-fixing in the Test between Australia and England, which starts in Perth on Thursday.
Skipper Rohit Sharma blasted an unbeaten 208 to anchor the Indian innings, while Shreyas Iyer (88 off 70 balls) and Shikhar Dhawan (68) were the other contributors.
Rohit, who slammed an unbeaten 208 against Sri Lanka, became the first player to score three double hundreds in One-Day Internationals.
The stand-in Indian skipper kissed the ring on his finger and pointed towards his wife Ritika in the stands after scoring a ton en route to his unbeaten 208 against Sri Lanka in the Mohali ODI.
The England all-rounder has expressed her admiration for Kohli in the past and has on several occasions praised the Indian star on social media .
The BCCI has maintained its stance that there can be no bilateral series between the two neighbors (both home and away) unless the Indian government gives clearance.
The loss in the opening ODI not only hurt but was also an eye-opener for a team that has been dominant all throughout the long home season.
The historic clash will take place in the 2018-19 season and further details of the match would be announced soon.
Young pacers Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini have also been picked as net bowlers.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India led congratulatory wishes for India skipper Virat Kohli, who married Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma in a private ceremony in Italy.
The RCA was suspended by the Indian cricket board in May 2014 when ex-Indian Premier League commissioner Modi was re-elected its president.
Kerala, chasing a mammoth target of 578, were bowled out for 165 runs in the second innings.
Suranga Lakmal picked up 4/13 for the visitors as India were bowled out for 112. Sri Lanka chased down the target with nearly 30 overs to spare and ended their 12-match losing streak.
Vidarbha were 431/6, an overall lead of 501, at stumps on the fourth and penultimate day of the quarterfinals against Kerala.
The main topic of discussion will certainly be the new Futures Tours Program calendar of the Indian team from 2019 to 2021.
Vidarbha were 77/1 at stumps on day three, an overall lead of 147 with nine wickets in hand.
With the match starting at 11:30 am in cooler confines and bouncy conditions, the toss could prove to be a crucial factor during the opening ODI at Dharamsala.
India will approach 2018 as the year to shed their 'poor travelers' tag, head coach Ravi Shastri said ahead of the team's tour of South Africa.
Basil, who received his maiden call-up to the Indian team for the forthcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka, was hit on his left knee by a throw from his new ball partner Sandeep Warrier on the second day of the quarterfinals.
Andrew Daniels, the CEO of the stadium, has expressed his pleasure in hosting Kohli's wedding at one of the favorite venues of the Indian skipper.
Kerala were 32/2 at stumps in reply to Viadrbha's first innings total of 246.
The ICC has taken a serious note of the plight of Sri Lankan cricketers during the recently-concluded Test match against India in New Delhi.
The aim of the gaming platform is to bring cricket fans together and enable each one of them to 'experience my journey', Tendulkar said.
The big three in the Vidarbha batting line-up - captain Faiz Fazal, his opening partner Sanjay Ramaswamy and Wassim Jaffer - were back in the hut as Kerala made them pay for taking first strike on a pitch with a fair amount of moisture.
According to a statement from the franchise, Rhodes wanted to spend more time on his personal business ventures after being with the Rohit Sharma-led side for nine seasons.
Rahul Dravid believes that, with a bit of luck, this Indian team will be successful in South Africa judging from their recent performances.
'In a situation where milliseconds and millimeters often determine success, air pollution can be an important factor in affecting their performance,' says the medical body.
The maximum limit is combination of pre-auction retention and Right To Match (RTM) cards.
Reports further added that the wedding is going to take place in the coming weekend with tentative dates being 9, 10 and 11 in Milan, Italy.
Dhananjaya de Silva made a fine 119 before retiring hurt before the tea break. Niroshan Dickwella and debutant Roshen Silva thwarted the Indian bowlers with an unbeaten 94-run stand for the sixth wicket.
Virat Kohli's men have equaled the world record of nine series wins on the trot achieved by England (1884 to 1892) and Australia (2005-06 to 2008).
The IPL governing council also hiked the salary budget of the franchises from Rs 66 crore to Rs 80 crore for the next year's auction, tentatively set for February.
First innings lead and toss will be vital in the five-day quarterfinal match at Surat as the threat of Cyclone Ochki looms.
Left-arm quick Mitchell Starc mopped up the tail to take five for 88, his eighth five-wicket haul in Tests, but Hazlewood will also share the plaudits after his early intervention.
Pace and the ability to bowl yorkers are the biggest strengths of the Kerala youngster.
The nine players stopped from leaving were led by captain Thisara Perera, who was only named last week.
With Delhi's smog taking a turn for the worse during the ongoing third cricket Test against Sri Lanka, Delhi Daredevils home matches in next year's IPL may be shifted to the Greenfield International Stadium.
India were on the verge of equaling a world record ninth straight series win after reducing Sri Lanka to 31/3 at stumps on day four of the third and final Test. The visitors need a further 379 to level the series.
England were 178 runs from a stunning comeback victory in the second Ashes Test after James Anderson grabbed five wickets and Joe Root steered the tourists to 176 for four at close of play on an extraordinary fourth day.
India's second innings was into its sixth over when Lakmal was seen bending over and vomiting. The Sri Lankan physio rushed in and eventually walked off with the player.
Basil Thampi was ecstatic after being selected to the Indian T20 squad against Sri Lanka.
Bumrah has played 28 ODIS and 30 T20 Internationals but has not featured in the longest format of the game so far.
England tore into the Australia top order late on the third day of the second Ashes Test to give themselves faint hope of a remarkable escape in Adelaide.
Indian bowlers struck late to reduce Sri Lanka to 356/9 in their first innings on the third day of the third and final Test.
The home side's attack then turned the screw even further on the visitors when they reduced Sri Lanka to 131-3 on the second day.
Mitchell Starc struck in the seventh over, trapping Mark Stoneman leg before wicket for 18, to leave the tourists on 29 for one when rain at the Adelaide Oval brought an early finish.
Kohli, playing his 63rd Test, took 238 deliveries to complete his second consecutive double hundred.
The English skipper stunned everyone by deciding to bowl - a call that looked increasingly like the wrong one in a rain-affected opening session.
The Indian star has tried his hand at skydiving.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who brought up his 20th century, performed a dab along with Vijay.
Opener Vijay and captain Kohli stroked fluent hundreds to steer a record-chasing India to 371 for four at stumps on the opening day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan captain pointed out that though the Kolkata wicket was similar to South African pitches, the ones in Nagpur and Kotla were flat tracks.
There have been discussions in BCCI circles that players will be bracketed as per who plays the maximum number of international matches across formats in a particular calendar year.
India's dominance has made the series a lopsided affair and the aspect which will be most interesting to observe is the opening combination that the home team would pick for the third and final Test.
The West Indies batsman had a forgettable start to his Test career and earned a dubious distinction.
The hosts took a 1-0 lead in the five-match series with a 10-wicket victory at the Gabba where their dominance in the second innings gave the pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins sufficient time to rest.
According to Mathew, who is vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, the power of appointing the ombudsman rested with the KCA general body.
The former Australian captain admitted that he felt fear at the crease for the first time after the tragic death of his teammate.
Tendulkar was on 23 when he was trapped in front of the wicket by Ajmal and umpire Ian Gould raised the finger. But the Indian batting maestro took a review and TV replays showed the ball was missing the stumps.
Though the Indian captain is easily the top-earning cricketer in the world, he is a distant third behind his Australian and England counterparts as far as annual match fee is concerned.
Perera has played 125 ODIs since his debut in December 2009, with a very impressive strike-rate of 109 but an average of only 17.
The watchdog had penalized the cricket body for the same amount in February 2013 as well, but that penalty was set aside by the appellate tribunal after an appeal by the BCCI.
The BCCI has claimed that cricketers are unwilling to don it out of respect for the icon despite the absence of any plan to formally retire it.
Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice D Y Chandrachud sought the response after amicus curiae Gopal Subramanium produced an e-mail by the CFO to Vinod Rai -- head of the BCCI CoA.
Dhoni, who is an honorary Lt Colonel in the army, was the chief guest of an army-sponsored cricket tournament.
The hike in central contract for the players is going to require the approval of the general body of the BCCI.
The frustrating wait is over as Sachin Baby and Co. have made it to the quarterfinals of the Ranji Trophy for the first time.
Kerala outplayed Haryana by an innings and 8 runs to enter the last-eight stage of the country's premier domestic competition for the first time.
India take 1-0 lead in the series. Ashwin overtakes former Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee as the fastest to 300 Test wickets in the process.
An innings win or a 10-wicket victory for Kerala will earn them a bonus point and that should mean Sachin Baby and Co. will march into the last eight of the country's premier domestic competition irrespective of other Group B results.
While Kohli will play in the third Test in New Delhi starting December 2, his limited overs deputy Rohit Sharma will be leading the squad in the three-match ODI series starting December 10.
Australian fast bowling legend Lillee had reached the milestone in 56 Test matches way back in 1981 and it took 36 years for another bowler to eclipse the record.
Dhoni is not in the Test side but will be in the ODI team for the upcoming South Africa tour.
The visitors, needing a win to make sure of their quarterfinal berth, ended the second day on 203/3, just five runs adrift of Haryana's first innings total.
Kohli scored his fifth Test double hundred and 12th ton as India captain surpassing Sunil Gavaskar's tally of 11.
A pulsating Ashes opener that had promised a grandstand finish will more than likely end early with a handsome win for Australia after Steve Smith's side pushed within 56 runs of victory.
After singing the Malayalam song 'Ambalapuzha Unnikannanodu Nee,' she has stunned social media users yet again.
Sandeep Warrier claimed 4/50, while Vinod Kumar scalped 2/40.
The Chinar Corps put out photographs and a video of the the former India cricket captain while playing and interacting with the cricketers and the youths.
Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara both hit hundreds and combined in a stand of 209 to hand India a big first innings lead over Sri Lanka on the day two of the second Test.
The former Indian captain said the biggest problem in a team sport is the fact that one gets selected by others.
Josh Hazlewood snared two victims to leave England wobbling at 33 for two at stumps, clinging to a seven-run lead.
Sri Lanka suffered a late implosion to get bundled out for 205.
Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh resurrected a wobbling Australia.
Kerala shot out Nagaland for just two runs and then achieved the target off the very first ball in a BCCI U-19 women's one-day super league Group B match.
India would be leaving for South Africa for a series of three Tests, six ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals, just a couple of days after the home series against Sri Lanka gets over on December 24.
The hint of grass on the pitch is in keeping with the team's preparation for the grueling South African tour which starts next month.
Australia fought back with two late wickets to restrict England to 196 for four and leave the Ashes series-opener in Brisbane delicately poised.
Harbhajan had shared a photograph of his family seeking blessings at the famous Golden Temple in Amritsar.
The only time cricket was part of Olympics was way back in 1990.
The 37-year-old went behind the stumps and swung hard to play a pull shot, but the bowler calmly hit the stumps!
The customary photo opportunity may have been the only chance to get a clear image from the entire day, with smoke and mirrors employed liberally by the captains during the pre-match media conferences.
Australia's vice-captain felt a twinge in his neck as he ran back to take a catch on Tuesday and immediately left the field to receive treatment.
The Tamil Nadu all-rounder received his maiden call-up into the Indian Test team as replacement for Bhuvneshwar Kumar for the Test series against Sri Lanka.
With one round of matches to go in the Ranji Trophy group stage, Kerala are on the verge of qualifying for the quarterfinals.
Rookie Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been drafted for the second Test against Sri Lanka.
Virat Kohli slamed his 50th international ton, 18th in Test cricket.
The visitors were 30/1 at stumps on the third and penultimate day.
The in-form Saurashtra man became the third Indian cricketer, after head coach Ravi Shastri and M L Jaisimha to have batted on all five days of a Test match.
Kerala's Sanju Samson was declared the player of the match for his knock of 175 runs in the second innings.
Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul featured in a rollicking 166-run stand to help India erase the 122-run lead they had conceded to Sri Lanka on the penultimate day of the opening Test.
Basil Thampi finished with three wickets while Sijomon Joseph had 4 for 43.
Mathews and Thirimanne scored fifties before falling in quick succession to Umesh Yadav.
Kerala, who chose to bat on winning the toss, were comfortably placed at 148/3 before losing their final seven wickets for 77 runs.
Cheteshwar Pujara was the lone Indian batsmen to produce some fight against the Sri Lankan bowling attack on a green top in overcast conditions.
A few former India cricketers, including VVS Laxman and Ajit Agarkar, recently raised questions about Dhoni's T20I future, creating quite a storm in the country's cricketing circles.
The 30-year-old produced a scintillating display of seam bowling to claim three wickets without conceding a run in his six overs to reduce India to 17 for three before play was called off due to bad light.
There is a possibility of rain threat after home team's morning practice session was called off after a spell of shower on Wednesday.
In full flow at the practice session, the Indian skipper missed one of Mohammed Shami's deliveries that went out of the net and hit on the forehead of a TV crew member.
The former India captain was seen having a look at the track for a long time after India head coach Ravi Shastri, captain Virat Kohli, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and bowling coach Bharat Arun inspected the same.
He famously captured 24 wickets in three Tests against England in 2012.
The majority who watched the video were left puzzled. But, renowned statistician Mohandas Menon explained the reason behind the decision.
The Indian vice-captain said the focus was on maintaining the No. 1 spot in Tests.
Even on home ground Sri Lanka have struggled against India, losing 9-0 across all three formats in July and August.
Indian Board President's XI Skipper Sanju stood out with a sublime 128 against the visiting Sri Lankans.
Each cricketer's DNA data is combined with the environmental data which is the individual's body weight and diet, for an all-round analysis.
The former Indian captain feels Dhoni has a lot of cricket left in him, especially in the one-dayers.
Four batsmen scored half-centuries to take Sri Lanka to 411 for nine declared on day one of their two-day warm-up against Board President's XI.
The doors of the Indian team have not been shut on the 34-year-old Kerala pacer, feels Azhar.
The academy, jointly launched by Dubai-based Pacific Sports Club and Aarka Sports Club, has been in operation for a couple of months at the Springdales School in Al Quoz.
Gambhir is an active first-class cricketer and as per Lodha Committee recommendations will fall under the conflict of interest purview if he is a part of the policy making body before retiring from the game.
The BCCI media release did not clarify whether the all-rounder has sustained injury or it is workload-related issue.
BCCI CEO Rahul Johri made it clear that there is no requirement for NADA to test its cricketers since the board is not a National Sports Federation and its present anti-doping system is robust enough.
A New South Wales Supreme Court jury ruled a defamation case in the swashbuckling opener's favor late last month, finding the articles published by Fairfax Media were motivated by malice.
Kerala Ranji Trophy player Sanju Samson is the brand ambassador for the tournament, while Malayala Manorama is the media partner.
Ex-Indian medium-pacer Ajit Agarkar was trolled by Dhoni fans for his recent remarks that India needed to look beyond the wicketkeeper-batsman in T20 cricket.
The Indian head coach said the team knew well Dhoni's worth and the criticism against the dashing wicketkeeper-bastsman made no difference to them.
The two-day match will be played at the Jadavpur University Campus Ground in Kolkata from Saturday.
The two iconic cricketers bowled and batted against each other, toiling in the oppressive heat through the day at the Eden Gardens.
It was a clean sweep for India (9-0 across formats) when they traveled to Sri Lanka, but since then the island nation beat Pakistan 2-0 in an away Test series.
Dhoni's hairstylist and good friend Sapna Bhavnani shared a video on Instagram, which shows him shake a leg to a Bollywood number.
Infrastructure matching international standards as well as excellent organization and conduct of the event, despite the fact that it was the first international tie at the venue, have received accolades from all quarters.
Akash Choudhary achieved the feat while representing Disha Cricket Academy against Pearl Academy in the Late Bhawer Singh T20 tournament.
'If I fail as a batsman three times, no one is going to point fingers at me because I am not over 35,' said the Indian skipper in defense of his predecessor.
The former Indian opener added that Dhoni will never bock the way of a youngster and that the team needed him even in T20 cricket.
Starc became the first bowler to take two hat-tricks in one first-class match since 1978 and it has only been done on seven previous occasions in the format.
Kumble, in a chat with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, talked at length about his childhood learnings that went a long way in him becoming a champion cricketer.
The six-team TCL will be held at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium from December 14 to 17.
The Indian team doesn't represent the nation, instead it is representing the BCCI which is a private body, slammed Sreesanth in a TV interview.
Sri Lanka have dropped Kusal Mendis and Kaushal Silva from the squad for the three-Test series in India, while fit-again all-rounder Angelo Mathews has returned from injury.
For those who were skeptical about how easy the transition would be, Kohli lauded Dhoni for making it smooth.
Wishes poured in from across the globe with people from all walks of life wishing the Indian skipper on his 29th birthday.
The win propelled Kerala to 18 points from four games and boosted their hopes of a quarterfinal berth.
Sreesanth had Friday said that he would approach the Supreme Court to get the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI lifted.
The visitors, chasing a victory target of 238, were in dire straits at 56/7 at stumps on the third and penultimate day.
The man, who identified himself as Girish Sharma, tried to swerve his car twice on the 22-yard strip before he was stopped.
Sreesanth clarified that he did not make any allegations against BCCI's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.
The comprehensive 53-run victory in the series opener in New Delhi has put India in the saddle for a series win.
Kohli was sitting at the dug-out and TV footage showed him talking on the walkie talkie at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
The hosts ended day two on 45/1, an overall lead of 91 with nine wickets in hand against Jammu & Kashmir.
Ashish Nehra walked into cricketing sunset on Wednesday after an 18-year injury-ravaged international career, which had witnessed many highs and lows.
Having endured much pain in his 18-year-long injury-littered yet successful career, Nehra bid adieu to international career.
Sanju scored his eighth first class hundred and third in a row against J&K in as many games to take Kerala to a first innings total of 219. Parvez Rasool picked up 6/70 for the visitors.
This is the first time that India have defeated New Zealand in a T20I
The incident took place during a BCCI U-19 women's one-day match between Nagaland and Manipur played at Dhanbad.
The Gate No.3 of the Ferozshah Kotla stadium was dedicated to the star batsman, the ground where he started his journey to become a great cricketer.
The left-arm spinner came up with a mach-winning 5/84 in only his second first class game to bowl Kerala to a 131-run win over Rajasthan in their Ranji Trophy game.
The opening match at the Feroz Shah Kotla will be Nehra's last game in competitive cricket and India would look to bid a befitting farewell to the seamer.
He scored only 25, but Dhoni came to his own under pressure and his canny cricketing brain came to Kohli's rescue yet again.
The 28-year-old Delhi batsman, who scored 263 runs in the series, has reached 889 points, which is the best ever by an Indian batsman.
The Kotla T20I will be Nehra’s final international match. It took the southpaw speedster 20 years and as many as 12 surgeries to reach the milestone.
The jury found Fairfax media had failed to establish the truth of a series of reports it ran alleging Gayle had exposed himself to a masseuse during the 2015 ICC World Cup.
Pakistan have been forced to play designated 'home' matches primarily in the United Arab Emirates since the 2009 militant attack on the Sri Lankan team's bus in Lahore.
Chasing a mammoth total of 337/6, New Zealand put up a brilliant fight, though they fell for 331/7 in the final ball of the game.
Miller's 35-ball hundred propelled South Africa to 224 for four before Bangladesh were bowled out for 141.
The Indian skipper is the 19th to reach the milestone.
According to a report by The Sun, two gay men Kai Barry (26) and Billy O'Connell (20) supported the claim made by Stokes in the wake of his arrest.
The Indian players showed a lot of character as they put up a near flawless performance in the second game to level the series 1-1 in Pune.
There are only 5,400 tickets left for the game. These remaining tickets will be sold through eight Federal Bank branches in Thiruvananthapuram from Monday.
The extra vigil comes after the suspension of Pune curator Pandurang Salgaoncar, who allegedly agreed to tamper the pitch ahead of the second ODI in Pune.
Sri Lanka play Pakistan in a Twenty20 international in Lahore on Sunday, becoming the first international cricket team to visit the nation since Zimbabwe in 2015.
Sijomon, playing only his second Ranji game, returned figures of 5/84 as Rajasthan were shot out for 211 in their second innings on the fourth and final day.
Kohli, the lone cricketer in the list of top-10 valuable sportspersons, is ranked No. 7, even ahead of Barcelona talisman Messi by $1 million.
The home side has an overall lead of 309 runs. Kerala will be looking for an early declaration on the final day and then hope to bowl out the visitors for an outright win.
Paceman Bhuvneshwar Kumar led an inspired Indian bowling effort to restrict New Zealand to a modest total in the second ODI.
The off-spinner scalped all six wickets to fall as the visitors ended day two on 134/6 in reply to Kerala's first innings total of 335. Rajasthan need a further 52 to avoid the follow-on mark.
Pandurang Salgaonkar was suspended, but the match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium began on schedule after ICC match referee Chris Broad cleared the pitch.
In the sting operation by India Today TV, curator Pandurang Salgaoncar is seen and heard speaking to an undercover reporter, who poses as a bookie, while standing on the pitch of the MCA Stadium.
The two stars were spotted together at a recent book launch in Mumbai.
Though the bench expressed reservations regarding Nehra's request for a corporate box at the Kotla, it granted the relief sought on the cricketer's behalf by the court-appointed administrator of the DDCA.
The celebrity kid has been ruling the Internet ever since she made her Instagram debut.
Opener Saxena (79) and Prem (86) put Kerala on course for a big first innings total with a 164-run partnership for the second wicket against Team Rajasthan.
The 65-year-old, who caused a storm when he no-balled Sri Lankan star Muttiah Muralitharan for throwing in 1995, took Australian dollar 9,005.75 between February 25 and April 28 this year.
Not many had expected New Zealand to topple India in the series-opener at the Wankhede, but the visitors, playing their first match since the Champions Trophy, did it in emphatic style.
Kochi Tuskers owners had won an arbitration in 2015 challenging the BCCI decision to encash bank guarantee citing breach of contractual agreement.
The lurid accusations were made by Fairfax Media newspapers, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times in a series of stories in January last year.
Savoring his maiden call-up to the Indian team for the T20 series against New Zealand, one could gauge the sense of satisfaction in Mohammed Siraj's voice.
While Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla will host the first of the three T20Is on November 1, the second and third games will be played on November 4 and 7 respectively at Rajkot and Thiruvananthapuram.
For the 'Black Caps', young gun Tom Latham and senior pro Ross Taylor batted with lot of purpose, chasing down a target of 281 in 49 overs with minimum fuss.
Hachette India has brought out 'Chase Your Dreams', an adaptation of Tendulkar's autobiography 'Playing It My Way', exclusively targeted at children and young adults.
Off-spinner Ashwini and left-armer Jadeja have not been named in the Sri Lanka away tour and home rubber against Australia and the series against New Zealand.
Left-arm wrist spinner Yadav and right-arm leg break bowler Chahal have established themselves as India's first-choice attacking combination.
The incident has shaken the Pakistan team management and anti-corruption and security officials traveling with the team in the UAE.
The Black Caps will have to come up with a really special effort to make a mark against the rampaging hosts.
Watched by India head coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun, Sachin Tendulkar's son bowled during the team's training session ahead of the three match ODI series against New Zealand.
The former India pacer said as the BCCI has banned him from playing in India, he has the freedom to play cricket for any other country.
Hafeez was suspended on two previous occasions for the same offense and served a 12-month ban, starting in July, 2015.
The Black Caps came up with a much improved batting performance at the Brabourne Stadium after opting to take first strike against the Board President's XI.
The Proteas returned to top spot with 6,244 points from 52 matches, following their 104-run victory over Bangladesh in the second ODI.
The leg-spinner's hopes of finally making his ODI debut were dashed when he was ruled out of the side's limited overs tour of India with a groin strain.
He has made rapid strides in limited overs cricket over the past couple of months but for Kuldeep Yadav, the ultimate challenge is to bowl long spells consistently in the Test format.
K. L. Rahul and Karun Nair had an impressive outing against New Zealand, scoring 68 and 78, respectively.
The division bench of Chief Justice Navniti Prasad Singh ruled that the court cannot conduct a judicial review on the life ban imposed by the BCCI and hence upheld the appeal.
The former Indian pacer reacted in a series of tweets that the real culprits in the IPL spot-fixing scam have been let off.
SPN, owned by Sony Corp, have acquired the rights to broadcast Australian cricket in the Indian subcontinent, including Pakistan and Sri Lanka, for the next six years.
Former captain Taylor, 31, has an average of almost 35 in 23 Tests and brings a wealth of experience to the side.
The defending champions made heavy weather of the modest target of 105 in the first session of the final day.
The 23-year-old Babar and Shadab, who turned 19 earlier this month, were involved in a match-turning 109-run seventh wicket stand which helped Pakistan reach 219/9.
Holders Gujarat need only 83 more to win on the final day with nine wickets in hand.
The visiting batsmen will need to overcome the spin threat which will be posed by in-form Shahbaz Nadeem and rookie leggie Rahul Chhahar.
Gujarat, who resumed on 60/2 in reply to Kerala's first innings total of 208, ended the day on 307/9 - a vital lead of 99.
Opening batsman Lokesh Rahul was left out of the 15-man squad along with pacers Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav.
The first match was won by India by nine wickets via (D/L method) and second match was won by Australia by eight wickets.
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The Test championship would commence after the 50-overs World Cup in 2019 and culminate with a final in mid-2021.
India, who dominated Australia in the preceding ODI series, won the rain-curtailed opening T20 comfortably before getting a rude shock in the second game.
Nehra, who will retire from international cricket after the first T20I against the Kiwis next month, confirmed that he won't be playing in the IPL as well.
It is a tribute to his mental strength and craft that Nehra could survive for such a long period despite nagging injuries.
Stokes, suspended by England pending an investigation into an incident outside a Bristol nightclub, has also lost his sponsorship agreement with sportswear manufacturer New Balance.
With ICC not slotting any World T20 in 2018, Nehra apparently told the team management that it is only fair that performing juniors have a longer rope.
Players and staff were traveling from Busapara Stadium back to their team hotel in the eastern city when the rock pierced the window on the right-hand side of the bus.
The Indian captain was dismissed by Jason Behrendorff for a second-ball duck. Australia thrashed the hosts by 8 wickets to square the three-match series.
Behrendorff won the man-of-the-match award for his 4/21 in the second T20I against India..
Travis Head (48 off 34) and Moises Henriques (62 off 46) shared an unbeaten 109-run stand off 76 balls to fire Australia to a series leveling win in just 15.3 overs.
The last time Thiruvananthapuram hosted an international was when the Vivian Richards-led West Indies played the last of the seven ODI matches against India on January 25, 1988 at the University Stadium.
The long-serving Bangladesh skipper has come under heavy criticism for the two big losses against South Africa with critics questioning his decision to field first on batting-friendly pitches.
This is not the first time Kohli has shared his photo with Ziva. He had uploaded a selfie with Ziva on Instagram last March.
The ACA-Barsapara Stadium in Guwhatai will be making its international debut with Tuesday's match.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported that plans for a nine-nation Test championship were now well advanced and the ICC was set to give the concept a green light on Friday.
The hosts outplayed Jharkhand by 9 wickets in their Group B opener.
It was the seventh consecutive win for India in the shortest format having last lost to the Aussies, way back in 2012 in the ICC World T20. India lead the the three-match series 1-0.
Vice-captain David Warner would lead Australia in the Twenty20 series, while all-rounder Marcus Stoinis would replace Smith in the squad.
Kerala ended the day on 250/8, a lead of 48 runs. Saxena, who took 6/50 to shoot out Jharkhand for 202 in their first innings, was unbeaten on 47,while M.D. Nidheesh was giving him company on 7.
Jharkhand, who elected to bat on winning the toss in the first-ever first class match at the Greenfield International Stadium at Kariavattom, found the going tough against Kerala's outstation professional.
With a staggering 9-4 head-to-head record in favor of the hosts, and a 3-0 clean sweep in their previous meeting in Australia, India definitely look a formidable unit going into Saturday's encounter.
Sehwag feels the 38-year-old Delhi pacer still has it in him to represent the Men in Blue at the highest level.
Kerala begin their Ranji campaign against Jharkhand at the Greenfield International Stadium on Friday.
The 34-year-old has managed only 10 wickets from 13 ODIs since his comeback.
The second Test will take place in Nagpur from November 24 to 28 while the third and final Test will be held in New Delhi from December 2 to 6.
Claire Polosak never played cricket and failed the umpires' exam 'a few times' but is set to become the first woman to officiate an Australian men's top level fixture.
Sehwag also observed that Australian team is overtly dependent on Steve Smith and David Warner, which has also put them under pressure.
The all-rounder has not played for India in the shorter versions of the game since Ravi Shastri took over as head coach.
Stokes and Alex Hales have been suspended from international cricket indefinitely, pending an investigation into an altercation outside a nightclub in Bristol last week.
The Mumbaikar was ignored despite scoring four successive fifties in the just-concluded ODI series against Australia.
Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj ran through the Bangladesh batting order to lead South Africa to an emphatic 333-run victory in the first test.
Rangana Herath became the second Sri Lankan to bag 400 wickets as his six-wicket haul steered Sri Lanka to a thrilling 21-run win over Pakistan in the first Test.
The squad includes opener Shikhar Dhawan,while Ajinkya Rahane has been shown the door.
He had quit as president of the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) earlier this year following the Supreme Court directive to implement the structural reforms proposed by the Lodha panel.
Rohit Sharma smashed 125 to guide India to a convincing seven-wicket win against Australia in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) in Nagpur.
Ghulam Haider Abbas, a right-arm fast bowler, barged into the Lahore City Cricket Association ground while a match was in progress and tried to pour petrol on himself.
Tendulkar took to Twitter to pay his respects to the veteran actor. He termed Alter 'a true sports lover' and added that he met 'a good human being' through his first TV interview.
Queensland Bulls' Marnus Labuschagne became the first cricketer to breach the new regulations of 'fake fielding' during the domestic limited overs match against Cricket Australia XI.
It won't be a surprise if Indian captain Kohli gives his reserves bowlers another game in the fifth and final ODI against Australia on Sunday.
'They may not be born in Goa, but they are Goans by genetics,' the Goan CM said, while speaking at the Dilip Sardesai Sports Excellence award function.
Lee dismissed Sachin 14 times in his career, the most by any bowler.
Jonny Bairstow smashed a career-best unbeaten 141 and Jason Roy hit 96 as England thrashed West Indies by nine wickets in Southampton to complete a 4-0 series rout.
Stokes was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and then released without charge under investigation on Monday, and Hales was with him at the time of the incident.
Electing to bat, Australia produced a challenging total of 334/5 in their 50 overs. In reply, the hosts could only manage 313/8.
Warner, who struggled to make a substantial score in the first three matches, became the first Australian to notch up a century in his hundredth ODI.
England beat West Indies by six runs on the DLS scoring method to take an unassailable 3-0 series lead.
Hardik Pandya's growth as an all-rounder has added a new dimension to the Indian team.
All-rounder Ben Stokes was also included despite the shock news of his arrest on suspicion of assault in Bristol in the early hours of Monday morning.
Hogg had accused Smith of picking his friends in the national team.
Opener Alex Hales, who was with Stokes, will also miss Wednesday's match at The Oval.
There are 17 changes or introductions and these are the major ones which will be applied to all formats of the game.
However, the ongoing India-Australia limited-overs series will continue to be played as per the old rules.
The off-spinner made the remark after India thrashed the visitors by five wickets on Sunday to clinch the ODI series.
Australia's five-wicket defeat in Indore on Sunday saw them fall 3-0 behind in the five-match series. The defeat was their 11th in their last 13 ODIs away from home, while the other two matches were rain-affected no results.
It has been 10 years since that magical evening at the 'Bullring' when a young Indian team led by M.S. Dhoni emerged champions in the inaugural ICC World T20.
All-rounder struck eight sixes in 14 balls as he scored a total of 102 from 57 balls as England go 2-0 up in the series with two matches remaining
India's ninth consecutive ODI win also ensured they are now the top ranked team both in Tests and the one-day format.
Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah have made the Australian top-order look ordinary while the wrist spin duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Chahal has made the Kangaroos dance to their tunes.
Dhoni shares a close bond with former BCCI chief Srinivasan, who owns the Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings.
Three out of five hat-tricks by Indians at the international level have come at the iconic venue.
The world champions trail the hosts 2-0 in the five-match series and have now notched up their 10th ODI loss in succession on foreign pitches.
England reached 21 without loss when the rain arrived.
The 22-year-old dismissed Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins in his eighth over. India now lead the five-match series 2-0.
The apex court expressed anguish over the 'obstinate behavior' of the three office bearers -- C K Khanna, Amitabh Choudhary and Aniruddh Chaudhry.
The day-night match has yet to be granted Test status by the ICC, but there are precedents for contests in the longest format of the game being played over three, four and six days as well as the usual five.
India will play South Africa in a three-match Test series, six-match One-Day International series followed by three Twenty20 Internationals.
The former India skipper headed to Kolkata Police Training School for a session in pistol shooting after the team's outdoor practice was canceled due to rain.
If Dhoni is conferred with Padma Bhushan, he will become the 11th Indian cricketer to get the third highest civilian honor.
This will be only the second time the two sides clash in an ODI at the Eden Gardens since the TVS Cup final in November, 2003, which the visitors won by 37 runs.
West Indies' defeat means they will have to go through the qualifying progress for the 2019 World Cup.
West Indies, who have 78 points in the ODI team rankings, cannot now overtake Sri Lanka (86 points) ahead of the September 30 cut-off for automatic qualification.
Sri Lanka is due to depart on Sunday to play two Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is against Pakistan which will be held across the UAE.
Sachin Baby has replaced Rohan Prem as captain, while Madhya Pradesh all-rounder Jalaj Saxena and Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper-batsman K.B. Arun Karthik are the outstation professionals.
Pandya's whirlwind 83 off 66 balls, in addition to two vital wickets, in the first ODI against Australia in Chennai on Sunday was an example of his match-winning ability.
Smith's captaincy is likely to be tested to the limit with Australia trailing 0-1 in the five-match series against India.
The Indian captain is hugely popular in Pakistan. Last year, a Kohli fan was arrested for hoisting an Indian flag in the country's Punjab province.
The BCCI said the decision to ban the cricketer was taken based on the evidence against him in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.
The five-time world champions' chase of a revised target of 164 runs in 21 overs ended up at 137/9.
Sehwag had in a TV interview claimed that he did not become the head coach because of lack of "setting" (common slang for hobnobbing with decision-makers).
West Indies laid down a significant marker ahead of the ODI series as they comfortably beat England by 21 runs in their sole Twenty20 fixture.
Duminy was dropped from the Proteas squad after the first Test at Lord's in a four-match series against England in July and has since not featured in the longest format.
Kerala chinaman bowler Jiyas was flown into Chennai to be part of the Australian nets session ahead of the ODI series.
The way Kohli is playing and leading from the front is fantastic, Goswami, who is currently the leading wicket taker in women's ODIs, says.
A 5-0 win for India, which could be a rare first against Australia, will put them at the top of the ICC World rankings while a 4-1 win for the visitors will help them grab pole position.
Backed by the ICC, the series has been heralded as the return of international cricket for Pakistan.
The swashbuckling former opener was in his element and claimed that he was misled by a section of the BCCI into applying for the post.
Handcomb will fly in ahead of Sunday's series opener at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
ICC chief executive Dave Richardson dispelled the impression that the ICC had a bigger leaning towards India compared to Pakistan cricket.
The BCCI selection committee has decided not to name any replacement for the left-handed opener.
The Indian captain told a leading national daily that he turned down the offer since he doesn't consume any soft drinks.
The Indian head coach asserted that Dhoni has both fitness and current form on his side and that the team will need him in the 2019 ICC World Cup.
Sri Lankan paceman Perera and West Indian spinner Samuel Badree claimed two wickets apiece for the World XI.
Sri Lanka have also confirmed to play a lone T20 international in Lahore on October 29.
Bolzano is now restricting cricket to tennis courts and a baseball field. Mayor Renzo Caramaschi said the ban was prompted by an email he had received from the boy's parents.
One of the rear tyres of Raina's Range Rover SUV burst near Friends Colony in Etawah.
The Twenty20 match, accorded international status by the ICC, is only the second time Pakistan has hosted an international match since militants attacked the bus of the visiting Sri Lankan team in March 2009.
Chasing a mammoth target of 348, Board President's XI were bowled out for 244 in 48.2 overs. Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar picked up 4/44.
Rahul Dravid-led India lost to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to crash out in the opening round of the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean.
Pakistan has only hosted one international series since militants attacked the bus in Lahore in 2009, wounding six players and killing two civilians and six security officials.
India have rested Ashwin and Jadeja for the first three ODIs and Smith believes the wickets in the shorter format will not be as helpful to the slower bowlers.
Off spinner R. Ashwin and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja have been rested for the first three ODIs against Australia.
Off spinner R. Ashwin and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja have been rested for the first three ODIs against Australia.
England pace bowler James Anderson took a career best of seven for 42 to destroy the West Indies' batting on the third day of the third test at Lord's.
The 35-year-old Lancastrian, who began the third and final Test against the West Indies on Thursday with 497 wickets, ripped Kraigg Brathwaite's middle stump out of the ground with a textbook inswinger to reach the landmark in style.
The secret of Kohli's success has been his eagerness to stretch himself.
The six states will play as separate teams in the age group categories (U-16, U-19 and U-23) from this season onwards.
The first-ever Twenty20 International in Kerala will be held in Thiruvananthapuram on November 7.
West Indies, who were shot out for 123, fought back to reduce the hosts to 46/4 at stumps on day one of the series-decider.
A few Twitter users criticized Mithali for her attire, while a few others were quick to jump to her defense.
The 29-year-old off-spinner completed a career-best match haul of 13/154 to help bundle out the hosts for 157 on day four at Chittagong's Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
Kohli plundered 82 runs off just 54 deliveries, smashing seven boundaries and a six as the visitors chased down the 171-run target with four balls and seven wickets to spare.
During the MCC lecture, Lara spoke specifically spoke about an incident that took place during the series against New Zealand in 1980, when Holding kicked the stumps in frustration.
Handscomb, who notched up his fourth Test fifty in his 10th game, took regular drinks breaks as he battled exhaustion and dehydration in the final half-hour on Tuesday.
Lara confessed he was 'embarrassed' when a series of umpiring decisions helped the West Indies triumph over England in 1990.
The game provides India an opportunity to fine-tune team combination ahead of the upcoming T20 home series against Australia and New Zealand.
The staggering deal, which will run from 2018 to 2022, has turned out to be a financial windfall for the BCCI despite the administrative crisis it is facing at the moment.
The match witnessed Dhoni becoming the first wicket keeper to notch up 100 stumpings in ODI cricket, moving one ahead of Kumar Sangakkara who effected 99.
The BCCI is expecting an estimated earnings of over Rs 20,000 crore through the bidding process.
The visitors already swept the Test series 3-0, and given their dominant run on this trip, would like to sweep the ODI series as well.
'MS Dhoni is a massive influence on the team. He is a living legend in the dressing room and an ornament to the game,' the head coach of Indian cricket team says.
Kohli smashed a 96-ball 131, while Rohit scored 104 off 88 balls after India opted to bat. The two added 219 runs for the second wicket.
Dhoni, who hit an unbeaten 49 off 42 balls in India's 375 for five in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka, was felicitated on the ground in the presence of the entire Indian team.
Sachin's tweet terming the Bangladesh win as an 'upset' did not go down too well with a section of the fans.
Bangladesh underlined their growing stature with a maiden Test win over Australia in a thriller.
Gibson was widely expected to replace Russell Domingo when the latter’s contract ends next month and has been handed the reins of the national side in all three formats through to the end of the 2019 ICC World Cup.
And there is a good opportunity for the former India captain to come up with a memorable performance in his milestone match since Sri Lanka have hardly come across as respectable rivals in the lop-sided series.
The 28-year-old will not be able to play domestic or international cricket for half the sentence and will be kept under observation for its duration.
The panel, led by former captain Sanath Jayasuriya, came under pressure after Sri Lanka were beaten 3-0 in the home Test series against India and it intensified when the tourists took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the ongoing five-match ODI series.
Shakib (5/85) celebrated his 50th Test appearance by scoring 84 in the first innings and finishing with a 10-wicket match haul as the hosts notched up a first-ever win over Australia in the longer version of the game.
West Indies' spectacular win in the second Test against England, after the meek surrender in the opening match, is a shot in the arm for the game in the Caribbean.
Hope and fellow Barbadian Kraigg Brathwaite reprised their first-innings heroics to inspire a side written off and dismissed as 'pathetic' after a crushing innings defeat in the first test at Edgbaston.
The five-member panel will stay on only for the next two ODIs and the sole Twenty20 against India, ESPNcricinfo reported citing a sports ministry statement.
The duo forged a stubborn unbroken 81-run stand for the third wicket and hold the key to Australia's hopes of successfully completing the tricky 265-run chase as they ended the third day on 109 for two.
The Lankan stand-in captain aggravated a back injury during the third ODI against India on Sunday.
West Indies ended the fourth day of the unexpectedly enthralling second Test requiring 317 more runs to win after England turned the contest firmly in their favor.
Australia, who resumed the day on a precarious 18-3, were bowled out early in the final session for 217 to hand the hosts a 43-run first-innings lead.
England had struggled to 94/3 before Root and Dawid Malan dug in for a 77-run partnership that left the match finely balanced.
Rohit Sharma's brilliant unbeaten ton and Jasprit Bumrah's maiden five-wicket haul help India beat Sri Lanka by six wickets.
Dhoni has scored a whopping 2,194 runs from 60 One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka at an average of 62.68.
Sri Lanka will be captained by Chamara Kapugedera in the absence of regular skipper Upul Tharanga who has been slapped a two-match suspension.
Barely 24 hours after he had tied the knot, Dananjaya left the Indians in a tangle to claim a career-best 6/54, though fell short of forcing a series-leveling victory for his team.
Bhuvneshwar scored an unbeaten 53 and raised a 100-run partnership with Dhoni for the unbeaten eighth wicket to guide India to a three-wicket win over Sri Lanka on Thursday night.
The former skipper scored a patient unbeaten 45 off 68 balls but more importantly mentored Bhuvneshwar Kumar (53 not out) as they added 100 runs for the eighth wicket.
The Saurashtra batsman has gone from strength to strength, becoming the new Mr. Dependable in Virat Kohli's Test team.
The star batsman has said that he is ready to play all three formats of the game after a self-imposed exile from Test cricket.
A three-judge bench headed by justice Dipak Misra expressed its displeasure that the directions given by the apex court and its order on the recommendations of the Lodha panel have not been implemented yet.
The Pakistan all-rounder, who retired from international cricket in February, hit seven sixes and 10 fours en route to his 43-ball ton against Derbyshire.
After a lop-sided 3-0 Test series victory, the script did not change much in the opening ODI, where India steamrollered the opponents by nine wickets in Dambulla.
The BCB had hoped to appoint former Australian leg-spinner Stuart MacGill but talks failed to produce a deal.
The 76-year-old had astonished his audience with his comment during a question and answer session in one of the intervals at last week's first Test between England and the West Indies.
Barring a short visit by Zimbabwe two years ago, Pakistan has been starved of international cricket since 2009 when gunmen attacked a bus carrying Sri Lankan players in Lahore.
Sunil Narine, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Bravo made themselves unavailable for the five-match series, which begins in Manchester on September 19 .
Opting to field, India bundled out Sri Lanka for 216, chasing down the target of 217 with as many as 127 balls to spare.
West Indies, following on, were bowled out for 137 in their second innings as they lost 19 wickets in total during the day's play.
India will begin the journey to identify the core of their 2019 World Cup squad when they square off against a low-on-confidence Sri Lanka in a five-match ODI series.
Cook's 10-hour knock led the hosts to a first-innings total of 514 for eight declared.
Sreesanth says the Scotland League has reached its last leg and any more delay in getting an NoC from the BCCI could be detrimental to him.
Captain Root mastered the pink ball to make 136 and Cook was unbeaten on 153 at the close.
Akmal had on Wednesday accused Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur of verbally abusing him when the 27-year-old wanted to use the facilities at the National Cricket Academy.
BCCI acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary and treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhary's expenses touched a whopping Rs 1.56 crore and Rs 1.71 crore respectively in the financial year 2015-16, 2016-17 and in three months from April this year.
The Indian team regularly undergoes a series of fitness tests with 'Yo-Yo' endurance test being the most important of them.
The two-member CoA has asked that 'governance, management and administration' of the board be handed over to it along with a professional group headed by CEO Rahul Johri till the elections are held.
Media reports from Pakistan suggested that Ahmed, who played four matches for Quetta Bears, was hit on the head during a game Monday and succumbed to injuries Wednesday.
The Kerala High Court had recently ordered BCCI to lift the life ban imposed on him, but the board has decided to appeal to a larger bench of the court.
The wicketkeeper-batsman announced his sudden and stunning retirement from Test cricket midway through an Australia series in 2014.
It was business as usual for Kohli's men in Sri Lanka, but their real worth would be known only on tougher tours.
The hosts were all out for 181 in their second innings after made to follow on. India had won both in Galle and Colombo inside four days.
Four senior bowlers, including pace duo of Mahammed Shami and Umesh Yadav, have been rested along with leading spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
The hosts were 19/1 at stumps in the second innings after being asked to follow-on. They trail India by 333 runs.
India reached the close of play on 329 for six, after losing no wickets in the first session on the opening day of the third Test.
The BCCI had on Thursday decided to appeal to the division bench of Kerala High Court against revoking of life ban on the 34-year-old pacer.
Virat Kohli and his men are aiming to become the first Indian team to complete a clean sweep in a three-match overseas Test series.
India captain Virat Kohli and teammates voiced their support for Mukund's stand.
The country has since been largely starved of international cricket, apart from a short visit by Zimbabwe in 2015.
India's participation in Olympics will be decided only by the general body of the BCCI, which in all likelihood won't change its present stance of not taking part.
'The KCA would also like to support Sreesanth and provide an opportunity to train/practice in the preparatory camps and selection trials, subject to clearance from the BCCI,' the state's cricket body said.
The letter asks the state associations to respond promptly so that the Commission could complete its report at an early date.
Jadeja was suspended for the Pallekele match having accumulated six demerit points inside a 24-month period.
The Saurashtra player edged out Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan to claim the top rank among all-rounders apart from maintaining pole position in the bowlers' chart in the latest ICC rankings.
Many users were quick to point out to Irfan that celebrating this festival was not acceptable as per Islamic traditions.
The KCA has said that it will write to the BCCI to lift the ban on Sreesanth and allow him to return to the field.
The South African captain heaped praise on England's opening bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad after his team's 3-1 series defeat by Joe Root's side.
South Africa, needing 380 to win, were bowled out for 202 on the fourth day with Man of the Series Moeen taking 5 wickets for 69 runs and James Anderson claiming 3 for 16.
Sreesanth was one of those charged for spot-fixing during the IPL 6 in 2013.
'We really feel good as a team that we're able to win consistently right now, but we realise that it's very important to keep carrying on the same way as well,' says the Indian captain.
England ended a third day curtailed by early evening rain on 224-8 and, with two full days remaining, will be confident of wrapping up a 3-1 series win.
The Indian all-rounder has been suspended from the Pallekele Test for violating the ICC code of conduct.
Sri Lanka, needing 440 to make India bat again, were bowled out for 386 in the second innings on the stroke of tea on the fourth day.
Anderson's 4-33, ably supported by fellow seamer Stuart Broad, reduced South Africa to 220-9 at the close and gives England, who lead 2-1, a great chance of securing their first home series win over the Proteas since 1998.
Sri Lanka posted 209/2 in their second innings to trail by 230 runs after being forced to follow on by India at the end of the third day of the second Test.
Ashwin had reached the 150-club in 29 Tests while Jadeja managed it in 32 games.
England ended the first day of the fourth and final Test against South Africa on 260 for six with the late loss of Ben Stokes giving heart to the tourists.
Skipper Dinesh Chandimal was batting on eight at stumps on the second day with the hosts trailing India by 572 runs.
India dominated the opening day of the second Test to reach 344 for three at stumps.
The dispute had threatened the upcoming tour of Bangladesh and this year's Ashes series.
Earlier, the Greenfield Stadium at Karyvattom was allotted the India-Sri Lanka T20I to be played on December 20.
The hosts boast a mixed record against India at the SSC, with eight Tests between the two countries yielding four draws. Both teams have won two matches each.
A CA spokesman said on Wednesday that negotiations had advanced to the 'final details' after days of lengthy talks with the Australian Cricketers' Association.
The match to be played on December 20 will be the first ever T20I to be played in Kerala.
The BCCI had last year decided to host Ranji Trophy on neutral venues for the 2016-17 season after numerous complaints about home teams doctoring the pitches.
The Indian team had presented a Kohli shirt, signed by all the players, to Afridi when he retired from the international cricket last April.
Telangana Badminton Association vice-president V. Chamundeswarinath gifted the high-end car to Mithali for becoming the highest run-getter in the women's ODIs.
Cheteshwar Pujara is the top-ranked Indian batsman at the fourth position.
Moeen's hat-trick was the first at The Oval in 100 Test matches at the London ground.
England ripped apart South Africa's top order in Sunday's final session at the Oval to bear down on a victory that would put them 2-1 up with one to play in the four-Test series.
England's Stokes is widely regarded the best fast-bowling all-rounder in the world with his match-winning prowess with both bat and ball.
Toby Roland-Jones saw his dream debut continue as he completed a five-wicket haul to end South Africa's belated resistance and ensure England maintained their domination.
The hosts, set a mammoth target of 550 runs, were bowled out for 245 in their second innings.
Roland-Jones, who had earlier smashed a robust run-a-ball 25, ripped through S Africa's top order with four wickets in his first six overs as the visitors capitulated to 126/8.
The world's top-ranked Test team shot out their depleted hosts for 291 to take a 309-run first innings lead and were 189/3 after third day's play at the Galle International Stadium.
A bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra sought a response from the BCCI within two weeks and posted the matter for August 24.
The players said that it was the first time that they had seen a prime minister tweet for the women's cricket team.
The Oval joined another London venue Lord's and Australia's Melbourne and Sydney Cricket Grounds in hosting a century of Tests.
Sri Lanka were reeling on 154 for five at stumps on day two, still 446 behind and facing the unenviable task of saving the match with 10 batsmen following Asela Gunaratne's series-ending thumb injury.
Australia's top players have effectively been unemployed since the previous five-year pay deal expired on June 30.
'Despite ending as runner-up, I feel that the women's team has won the final because they have won the hearts of the entire country,' the sports minister said.
The all-rounder was rushed from Galle to Colombo to see a specialist after suffering the injury while attempting to take a catch at second slip on the first day of the opening Test.
It has been more than a year since the Supreme Court ordered the BCCI to implement the reforms recommended by the Justice R.M. Lodha-led panel.
Shikhar Dhawan smashed a career-best 190 on his Test return and Cheteshwar Pujara hit an unbeaten 144 to put India on course for a massive first innings total in the first Test against Sri Lanka.
Virat Kohli and Co. would be keen to avenge their embarrassing loss at the same venue in 2015 when they crashed to 112 while chasing 176.
The Indian captain feels her team's runner-up finish in the World Cup will help the future generation of girls to take up the sport.
Pandya, who bowls fast medium close to 140 clicks and is a capable batsman, provides the Indian captain with the balance that he so aspires.
The 28-year-old clobbered left-arm spinner Karl Carver six times over the rope to join a select group that includes Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh and Jordan Clark
The Supreme Court restrained former BCCI president N. Srinivasan and cricket administrator Niranjan Shah from attending the Special General Meeting of the BCCI scheduled to be held on July 26.
India's most successful Test bowler in recent times feels that Shastri will have a positive impact on the entire team.
Chasing a victory target of 229 runs, the Indian team lost to England by 9 runs in the one-day match played in London.
A title triumph would have been the icing on the cake, but the Indian women can return with their heads held high after a memorable World Cup campaign.
Chasing a tricky total of 229, Indian middle-order collapsed like a pack of cards, being bowled out for 219 in 48.4 overs.
The 105-year-old Eileen Ash vigorously rung the bell as players of both sides and the spectators cheered her on.
The long-running pay dispute has already scuppered an Australia 'A' tour to South Africa and left upcoming tours of Bangladesh and India in doubt.
Harmanpreet's employer Western Railway said it would recommend to the Railway Board to promote the Indian all-rounder for her stellar show in the ICC Women's Word Cup.
The BCCI also announced a cash award of Rs 25 lakh each for the support staff of the Mithali Raj-led side.
Besides captain Virat Kohli and opener Lokesh Rahul (54), who scored half-centuries, Ajinkya Rahane (40), Rohit Sharma (38) and Shikhar Dhawan (41) too got starts before retiring out as India declared their innings at 312/9.
Indian women will be aiming to cap a fairytale run with a maiden title triumph and put the past demons to rest when they take on hosts England in the final at Lord's on Sunday.
His tweet did not go down well with the fans as some even described it as 'insulting'. The senior BCCI administrator later deleted his tweet.
India, skippered by Mithali Raj, are chasing their first World Cup title and are known for their strong batting lineup, but it is their spin bowling trio that has wreaked the most havoc during the tournament.
India stunned Australia by 36 runs to set up a title clash with hosts England.
Harmanpreet Kaur produced one of the greatest ever ODI knocks in women's cricket as India demolished Australia by 36 runs in the semifinal.
Ashwin, who is in Sri Lanka for the three-match Test series, took to Twitter to clarify his stand.
'We have worked before, we know what's expected and what's on the plate,' India skipper Kohli, flanked by newly appointed coach Shastri, said.
A win will ensure India's entry into the summit clash at Lord's only for the second time in the history of the tournament.
The newly-appointed Indian head coach feels he has 'matured immensely' in the last two weeks.
The special committee made it clear that any role with the national team, be it full-time or as a consultant, has to be clear of conflict of interest.
The BCCI has decided to pay new chief coach Ravi Shastri a whopping salary.
It was always a contest between South Africa's bowling and England's batting and the hosts managed to knock down a modest target of 219 with two balls to spare in a humdinger of a match.
Chasing 388 for a win, the hosts were reduced to 203 for five before Dickwella and Gunaratne combined in a stand of 121 to anchor the chase.
The Baroda all-rounder was trolled for supposedly having defied the traditions of Islam.
Arun's appointment marks a complete U-turn by the BCCI, which had named Zaheer Khan as bowling consultant initially before clarifying that it was for specific overseas tours.
Ashes-winning skipper Vaughan, now a commentator with BBC Radio's Test Match Special, made his stinging comments as England lost seven first-innings wickets for 62 runs.
Fast bowling may be hard work in India but it's good to see talented youngsters like Basil Thampi emerging in recent times, the legendary Australia cricketer says.
The West Indies board has reached an agreement with the players' union for a 'temporary amnesty'.
Defeat was Joe Root's first as captain in his second game in charge, and England's eighth loss in 13 matches.
KL Rahul and Abhinav Mukund are the other opening batsmen in India's squad. The first test starts in Galle on July 26.
South Africa's big lead was built on second-innings half-centuries by opener Dean Elgar (80), Hashim Amla (87) and captain Faf du Plessis (63).
The CAC, comprising Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar and V.V.S. Laxman, had suggested Zaheer Khan as bowling consultant and Rahul Dravid as overseas batting consultant.
'The shameful treatment of Anil Kumble has now been compounded by the cavalier treatment of Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid,' said the former BCCI Committee of Administrators member.
The Proteas were 75 for one in their second innings at stumps on the second day - already an overall lead of 205 runs.
Chasing a target of 266, New Zealand were bowled out for 79 runs in 25.3 overs.
The new committee will reach out to CoA with its recommendations on July 22.
With talks between the union and the governing body deadlocked, around 230 players were left effectively unemployed when the previous five-year agreement expired at the end of last month.
England still leads the four-Test series after a convincing 211-run win at Lord's in the first game.
Ranatunga, former Sri Lanka skipper, says players cannot hide the 'dirt' with their clean white cricket clothing.
On various forums, Arjuna Ranatunga has expressed his surprise as to how multiple players got injured and pulled out of the final of the 2011 World Cup.
A bench of Justices Dipak Misra, A. M. Khanwilkar and D. Y. Chandrachud issued notices to both Srinivasan and Shah and listed the matter for deciding the issue on July 24.
Thakur earned the ire of the court for not candidly telling it that they had asked for a letter from the ICC that the appointment of a CAG nominee on the BCCI board amounted to government interference in its affairs.
After starting the tournament on a promising note with four wins on the trot, India slumped to their second straight loss on Wednesday.
Cricket West Indies showed it was willing to welcome back top players when it cleared Darren Bravo to play in all forms of cricket after the batsman apologized to the board and its president, Dave Cameron, for a Twitter outburst.
Thakur, a senior BJP leader and and an MP, was asked by the apex court to tender an apology in explicit terms to get relief from the contempt proceedings initiated against him.
Ravi Shastri said skipper Virat Kohli was yet to reach his peak and that the next few years will define him in the true sense.
After this loss, India are now placed at the fourth spot with eight points. They will have to win its next and final league match against New Zealand to make the knockout stage.
Mithali achieved the feat during Wednesday's group stage match of the Women's World Cup against Australia.
The Lodha Panel in its recommendation initially wanted a steering committee with GK Pillai, Mohinder Amarnath, Diana Edulji and Anil Kumble.
Sri Lanka's new captains have little time to adjust to their roles as the side hosts Zimbabwe in a one-off Test starting on Friday, before welcoming India for a full series from July 26.
Shastri enjoys the trust of captain Kohli and has the full backing of the star-studded Indian dressing room.
Zaheer Khan, who last played international cricket in 2014, is considered to be one of finest exponents of swing bowling India has ever produced.
In the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Player Rankings, there are a number of movements but the top five batsmen, bowlers and all-rounders have remained unchanged.
Ganguly made it clear that they are looking at the bigger picture for the next two years and will take a decision in the best interest of Indian cricket.
The win was England's first against South Africa at Lord's since 1960.
Chasing a competitive target of 191, Lewis smashed his way to an unbeaten 125 off 62 balls with as many as 12 sixes and six fours as the reigning World T20 champions knocked off the runs in only 18.3 overs.
It is learnt that the CAC will interview six of the 10 candidates. As per sources, the six are Shastri, Sehwag, Moody, Simmons, Pybus and Rajput.
England continued to hold the upper hand in the first Test against South Africa by taking a first innings lead of 97 and extending it to 216 by the close on the third day at Lord's.
This was the first defeat of the tournament for India who had won their previous matches by comfortable margins.
The visitors have retained the squad which won them the ODI series 3-1 while the Carlos Brathwaite-led West Indies have made significant changes for the match.
The South African pacer has been suspended from next week's second Test against England at Trent Bridge for using "inappropriate language" towards Ben Stokes.
South Africa moved cautiously on to 214 for five in reply to England's 458 at the close on the second day of the first Test helped by a gritty performance from Temba Bavuma at Lord's.
Karthik will don the opener's role for Kerala. Karthik, who has featured in 60 first class matches, played for Assam the last three seasons.
Kohli spoke warmly about India's most successful cricket captain, who turned 36 on Friday, while giving cold shoulder to those calling for his retirement.
The apex court has fixed the matter for July 14 and asked Thakur to remain present before it on that day.
India are on a rampaging run having beaten England, West Indies, Pakistan and Sri Lanka convincingly to be second in the standings behind Australia.
Kohli is in a class of his own when it comes to chasing as he has taken just 102 innings to reach his 18 centuries, while Tendulkar took 232 innings to score 17 tons.
Kohli is in a class of his own when it comes to chasing as he has taken just 102 innings to reach his 18 centuries, while Tendulkar took 232 innings to score 17 tons.
Kohli scored at almost a run a ball, smashing 12 fours and two sixes for his 28th ODI century. He was assisted by Dinesh Karthik, 50 not out, and opener Ajinkya Rahane (39).
Root lifts the hosts to a commanding 357 for five on the opening day of the first Test against South Africa at Lord's.
The left-arm medium-pacer's yorker hit the 27-year-old on the foot during a practice session at Lord's ahead of England's opening Test against South Africa.
The 'A' team, captained by Test batsman Usman Khawaja, was scheduled to play two four-day matches and a 50-over tri-series against India and South Africa on the tour.
India's battery of slow bowlers have choked the opposition time and again during the tournament so far.
As the Indian head coach will be picked on Monday, what are the keys to having a successful stint with the most scrutinized cricket team in the world?
The series appeared done and dusted when India began a modest 190-run chase but their intimidating batting line-up fell short by 11 runs in a stunning turnaround on a slow pitch.
All-rounder Jason Holder, who leads the side in Tests and ODIs, has been rested again and the side will be led by Carlos Brathwaite.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to take its compensation claim case against the BCCI to the disputes resolution committee of the International Cricket Council.
The former Indian captain feels it was during Shastri's tenure as team director the turnaround actually started for the Indian team back in 2014.
A player of Dhoni's caliber falling short against a second string West Indies bowling attack is yet another pointer that his ability to close out the games is on the wane.
High on confidence after three wins on the trot, India would look to continue their unbeaten streak and take another step towards a semifinal berth.
A senior BCCI official confirmed that Shastri has submitted his application ahead of the July 9 deadline.
Electing to bat first, India produced 169/9. In reply, Pakistan were bundled out for 74 runs with Bisht doing most of the damage with figures of 5/18.
India needed 31 runs off the last five overs with both Dhoni and Hardik Pandya (20 off 21) at the crease but the visitors were all out for 178 in 49.4 overs.
The ICC has also retained the same group of elite panel match referees, following the annual review and selection process.
The Indian team is currently without a coach in the West Indies with batting coach Sanjay Bangar and fielding coach R Sridhar continuing their duty in the Caribbean.
By deciding to distance himself from the IPL and continue as the national Under-19 and 'A' team coach, Dravid is making a silent statement that for him the future of Indian cricket is precious.
An emergency meeting of players in a Sydney hotel on Sunday decided that those selected for the Australia 'A' tour of South Africa would gather in Brisbane on Monday, but only travel if a new MoU was agreed.
Tenure has been an issue with a lot of officials including Sourav Ganguly, who will have to relinquish his office on July 14 if one strictly adheres to Lodha reforms.
His unbeaten 78 off 79 balls enabled India post a winning score on a tough track in the third ODI against the West Indies on Friday.
'Whether the (BCCI) members implement or not, the (Supreme) Court's directive is to implement the order and that will be done', said the CoA chairman.
India made a dream start to their World Cup campaign by stunning hosts England by 35 runs before trouncing the West Indies by seven wickets in their next encounter.
India now lead the series 2-0 after the series opener was washed out. The fourth ODI will also take place at the Sir Vivian Richards on Sunday.
Dravid was first appointed the coach for the two teams in 2015 and under his leadership the youngsters have achieved outstanding results, at home and away.
Cricket Australia said the union had refused to negotiate, leaving no chance for a new collective bargaining agreement to be struck before the midnight deadline on Friday.
The Indian skipper said that there is a process that is put in place and no individual opinion matters.
Chasing a modest target of 184, Indian eves won with as many as 45 balls to spare, courtesy another superlative performance from the left-handed opener Smriti Mandhana.
Senior players Karun Nair and Manish Pandey have been named skippers of India 'A's unofficial Test and one-day teams, respectively.
'As long as you are fit, you can work even till the time you are alive. I call this age discrimination (what is being proposed by the Lodha panel),' said the Saurashtra strongman.
India, ranked No. 3, showed their might in the second game, which highlighted the gulf between the two teams.
A self-proclaimed fan of the 'golden generation' of Indian cricket, Brahmachari, who hails from Burdwan in West Bengal and works in Nashik in Maharashtra, filed his application on the website of the BCCI.
The Indian eves stunned hosts England by 35 runs in their tournament-opener.
Upendra Nath Bramhachari applied for the post of head coach of the Indian team with an aim to 'drag an arrogant Virat Kohli on right track'.
The 33-year-old's sanction will be suspended for six months and he would also lose 50 percent of his match from the next One-Day International he plays in case of a similar breach.
On Ravi Shastri applying for the post of head coach, Ganguly said everybody has got the right to apply and he can also apply since he is not an administrator.
It is widely believed that Shastri has got the firm backing of Kohli this time around and is the favorite to succeed Kumble.
For the renewed contract, Vivo beat another mobile manufacturer Oppo, which had reportedly bid Rs 1,430 crore.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was named in a seven-member committee, headed by senior BCCI official Rajeev Shukla, to analyze the few contentious Lodha panel reforms which are being opposed by the board's state units.
Srinivasan attended the SGM as a representative of the TNCA. However, he stands disqualified to be an office-bearer of TNCA as well as BCCI in the wake of Lodha panel recommendations.
Australia's top cricketers face being locked out unless a new MoU is struck between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA), with the current agreement set to expire on June 30.
The principal issues are 'one state one vote', age cap of 70 years, cooling off period after every three years and reinstatement of a five-member selection panel instead of current three.
This was India's biggest win against the West Indies in the Caribbeans in terms of runs.
'Virat is being unreasonably targeted, I think this discussion should stop,' says former BCCI president Anurag Thakur.
Former BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah also attended the meeting along with Srinivasan.
It is India's first win over England in five years as they had all lost all six previous matches to the hosts.
The 56-year-old led the team to memorable Test and Twenty20 series wins over Australia, but Sri Lanka's performance this year has been inconsistent.
The billboard shows the image with two cars behind a line on one side and Bumrah's no-ball on the other with the caption: "Don't cross the line. You know it can be costly".
The first ODI was abandoned after 39.2 overs with India reaching 199 for 3 when persistent showers played spoilsport.
Andile Phehlukwayo delivered a superb final over as South Africa beat England by three runs in a thrilling Twenty20 International at Taunton.
India advanced to 199 for three off 39.2 overs before the skies opened over Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain.
The document also supported national coaches "earning from IPL" to "augment their income" without specifying whether it amounts to 'Conflict of Interest'.
India will bank on the experience of Mithali Raj, the world's second highest-capped batter behind Charlotte Edwards of England with 177 One-Day Internationals to her name.
Indian players have always relished coaches who have remained in the background and made them feel at home.
Virat Kohli said that he will never reveal dressing room details, in an apparent reference to the now retired coach Anil Kumble's statement that their partnership had become 'untenable'.
Ironically, it was the Caribbean Islands, where Anil Kumble's journey as the chief national coach started but within a year, the team is back without its coach.
As new full members of the ICC, Ireland and Afghanistan will take the total of countries playing Tests to 12.
Soon after Kumble's appointment, Kohli had tweeted on June 23 last year, greeting him with a smiley and expressed hopes of a great future under his guidance.
Originally, the ICC had agreed to give $293 million but, after hectic negotiations, its chairman Shashank Manohar agreed to increase it by $100 million.
He will continue to play in franchise-based Twenty20 tournaments around the world.
Bairstow and Alex Hales shared a superb unbroken second-wicket partnership of 98 to guide the hosts to their target with 5.3 overs to spare.
A top BCCI official said that another 7-10 days may be given for fresh applications so that other interested candidates with suitable qualification and stature can apply for the top job.
If any of the players are complaining (about the coach), those players are the ones who should be left out of the team, said Gavaskar.
Kumble's decision to step down came just two days after India's embarrassing loss to Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final.
Though the KCA is keen on signing Uthappa, his insistence on including another Karnataka player – Amit Verma – in the squad along with him has not gone down well with the KCA officials.
Kumble's one-year contract with the BCCI ended on Tuesday.
While Rahul Dravid was diplomatic in raising questions over persisting with the two veterans, Ajit Agarkar was more blunt.
I can't tell a player not to play in a league when it could make them financially stable to look after their family, former Windies skipper Darren Sammy said.
The Commission said the symbol of the BCCI is similar to the representation of the star of the order on the mantle of British Raj.
According to highly-placed sources in the International Cricket Council, the next edition of ICC World T2O will only be held in 2020. However, the venue is yet to be decided.
The former hard-hitting batsman insisted that he sent a two-page resume in compliance with BCCI rules.
Rohit is expected to make a comeback into the Test side against Sri Lanka next month as one middle-order slot is still up for grabs.
The BCCI selection committee also announced the same administrative staff under head coach Anil Kumble.
After a two-hour delay on Wednesday, Afghanistan won the toss for the decisive third match and elected to bat but the rain returned before a single delivery could be bowled. The series was drawn 1-1.
Kohli, who had entered the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy 22 points behind de Villiers and 19 points behind Warner, has leapfrogged the duo into the number one spot.
The Cricket Advisory Committee - comprising Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly - is currently in London and is in touch with both the captain and the coach on the sidelines of the ongoing Champions Trophy.
West Indies, led by an unbeaten 48 from Shai Hope, won with 64 balls to spare and four wickets in hand.
The teenage leg-spinner recorded the fourth best bowling figures in ODI history, taking seven for 18 as the visitors thrashed West Indies by 63 runs in the series opener.
Vinod Rai-led CoA, like CAC, too is against replacing Kumble, under whom the team has done well in the last 12 months.
With majority of the senior members, including acting BCCI president C.K. Khanna and IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla against the hasty removal of Kumble, the chances of the spin legend getting an extension has increased manifold.
While left-handed opener Dhawan has received Rs 87.76 lakh, Kohli has pocketed Rs 83.07 lakh as his share, according to information on the BCCI website.
Warne was quoted by a section of media as saying he was "too expensive" for the BCCI to afford.
The new coach will be picked before the end of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy as the Indian team will embark on a tour of the West Indies soon after the tournament.
Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya on Monday landed up at a 'charity dinner' organized by Virat Kohli's foundation in London, but the Indian team, including the skipper, maintained a safe distance from him.
The Supreme Court appointed BCCI Committee of Administrators also did not get a CV from a former Indian opener for the key post.
McDermott, who played 71 Tests for Australia between 1984 and 1996 and was his country's full-time bowling coach from the 2013-14 Ashes series to last year's World T20, said he had submitted an application.
The former Indian captain mounted a stinging counter-attack on Guha's 'conflict of interest' accusation against him, saying it's 'baffling' to find his integrity being questioned.
On alleged disagreements with Kumble, the skipper made it clear that one should only comment when aware of the situation. Kohli described the team as a family where disagreements can happen.
The alleged rift between the two most influential figures in the Indian dressing room has dominated headlines over the last few days.
In his resignation letter addressed to CoA head Vinod Rai, Guha has raised fingers at former India batting stalwart and current India 'A' and Under-19 coach Dravid's association with IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils.
It was the BCCI top brass that convinced Sehwag to apply for the post, though doesn't have any prior coaching experience.
It has been learnt that Guha didn't discuss his resignation with any of his CoA colleagues although his submission to the Supreme Court states that he had intimated committee head Vinod Rai.
The historian informed the apex court that he had resigned from the post due to personal reasons.
The bids need to be submitted at 12 noon on June 27 at a place specified in the document or at any other place as decided and intimated by the BCCI.
Indian skipper Kohli is said to have described Kumble's method of coaching as 'intimidating.
The top three batsmen - South Africa's AB de Villiers (874 rating points), Australian David Warner (871) and Kohli (852) - are separated by just 22 points.
After winning a good toss under overcast conditions, Australia decided to test its batting might by taking first strike in a match already shortened to 34-overs-a-side because of bad weather.
South Africa won by 7 wickets but lost the series after defeat in the first two games as both countries prepared for the start of the Champions Trophy.
The minister's firm statement comes on a day the BCCI and PCB are meeting in Dubai to discuss their bilateral ties, which have remained suspended since 2012 due to diplomatic tensions.
The defending champions scored 129 for 3 in 26 overs in pursuit of 190 when rain stopped play. India needed to score 84 after 26 overs and were ahead of target.
Stokes made South Africa pay dearly for dropping him off both first and second balls after the all-rounder had been passed fit to play following a knee injury.
Agarkar, who grabbed 288 ODI wickets in 191 matches, replaces former cricketer Milind Rege at the helm of affairs of the selection committee for the senior team.
England and South Africa play a third ODI at Lord's on Monday, after which both participate in the Champions Trophy.
Unlike ICC World Cup and T20, Pakistan have a positive record against India in the competition winning two and losing one of their previous meetings.
While Kumble being the current coach gets a direct entry into the interview process, the timing of BCCI's announcement makes it clear that the top brass has not exactly been happy with the leg-spinner.
Defending champions India will begin their campaign in the Champions Trophy with a high-profile match against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4 in Birmingham.
After a grueling home season of 13 Tests, Ashwin was advised rest during the IPL and the tweaker's next assignment is India's Champions Trophy defense.
England made 339 for six in their 50 overs and then bowled out the tourists for 267 with five overs to spare.
Kohli expects that the two senior pros -- former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and stylish Yuvraj Singh will go out there and express themselves with a free mindset.
The Surrey batsman, who quit Test cricket in 2015 with 12,400 runs, is fifth on the all-time list of Test run scorers, averaging 57.40 in 134 Tests.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes says batting tips from Australia captain and IPL team mate Steve Smith was key to helping him improve as a player.
The court sought slated the matter for next hearing on June 19.
Manish Pandey sustained a left-side strain during a practice session with the Kolkata Knight Riders for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
Muhammad Nawaz was suspended for two months by PCB in connection with the ongoing investigations into the spot- fixing scandal in Pakistan Super League this year.
India will embark on a limited-overs tour of West Indies next month, soon after the Champions Trophy.
It also marked the first 300-run stand in women's cricket, eclipsing the 268-run partnership between England's Caroline Atkins and Sarah Taylor against South Africa in 2008.
Pakistan won the match by 101 runs to seal the series 2-1. Pakistan captain Misbah said he could not have asked for a better finish to his career.
'The decision on sanctioning international matches for Kariavattom Greenfield stadium will be taken after an inspection by ICC team in July,' says MV Sridhar, BCCI operation general manager.
Australia's professional cricketers rejected a pay offer from the sport's governing body last month, saying the proposal was a win for cricket administrators but a loss for cricket.
The overall prize money for the 50-over tournament between the world's top eight sides had been increased by half a million from the last edition in 2013 to $4.5 million.
The 58-year-old Indian legend unveiled his first-ever wax figure, which will be among other such figures of sports icons like Sachin Tendulkar, Lionel Messi and David Beckham.
The offer, made to Test captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and fast bowlers Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins, however, were met with a lukewarm response from the players.
Manohar has once again been persuaded by overwhelming support from the full members, who were keen for him to finish the process of reforms he has begun.
The Kent cricketer said he was game for hard work and wanted to have a good attitude to life and cricket, a la his IPL side Delhi Daredevils' mentor Dravid.
The 34-year-old pacer took three wickets against hosts South Africa during the ongoing Women's Quadrangular Series to achieve the landmark.
As per the post Dhoni was offered the position of vice-president (Marketing) on July 29, 2012, at the company's corporate office in Chennai.
India will play their Champions Trophy lung-opener against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4.
It is learnt that Dalmiya had proposed a model in 2015 on raking in profits using the window available for the now scrapped Champions League T20.
The team will be selected on Monday. Former BCCI president N. Srinivasan attended the SGM via Skype, but didn't take a confrontational stand against the ICC.
'Around 23 BCCI units have sent their written approval that we need to send a letter to the ICC seeking course correction,' says a BCCI official.
Opener Bhavin Thakkar and all-rounder Iqbal Abdulla, who were part of the Kerala squad last season, have failed to find a place in the 24-member list.
Pakistan’s second innings score matched the lowest Test total at Kensington Oval set by India 20 years ago.
Afridi, who retired from international cricket recently, revealed an incident when he found himself in an embarrassing position while hosting the Indian team at his home in Karachi.
The former Pakistan captain admits that veteran opener Gautam Gambhir is not someone with whom he would be found in a 'coffee shop'.
The four court-appointed administrators, who currently supervise the BCCI operations, have instructed the board to ensure that the team continued their preparations to defend their title.
'There is concern in the market,' said the Star India official, who wished to remain anonymous, adding that the broadcaster had paid $1.9 billion for the ICC rights.
The CoA advised the BCCI members to exercise discretion before taking any extreme step.
The incident has dented the reputation of Bangladesh cricket and we have taken a stern step because this was important for us," Bangladesh Cricket Board director Jalal Yunus was quoted as saying.
It will be the go-to cricket app for all international cricket including this year's ICC events -- the Champions Trophy and the women's World Cup.
Having dropped six points, India are now on 118 points, three behind second placed England and third placed Pakistan -- both of whom are on 121 points each.
A Champions Trophy pullout will lead to India not playing in ICC tournaments for the next eight years. It cannot be decided by a few members, Rai said in a mail to BCCI.
There has been no nomination from BCCI for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
India gained five points to move up to 3rd place with South Africa maintaining its pole position in the latest ICC one-day international (ODI) team rankings.
The ICC board has decided that its Full Council should consider the expulsion of United States of America Cricket Association from membership of the global body.
The BCCI was outvoted 13-1 last week in its bid to stall a new revenue model which considerably slashes India's share from global events in the 2015-2023 cycle.
Donald will join Sri Lanka's residential camp at the Pallekelle International Stadium from May 9-16.
The former Australian captain feels the experienced wicketkeeper-batsman could have a significant role to play in India's Champions Trophy campaign.
The official said the compensation claim would be for the revenues Pakistan would have generated by hosting India in two series under the MoU signed between the two boards in 2014.
With India's Champions Trophy participation in doubt, the International Cricket Council is still willing to pay the Board of Control for Cricket in India $100 million more than the original share from the revamped revenue model.
Kapil met with Madame Tussauds' team for the sitting process, where a group of talented world renowned artists took over 300 measurements to begin the intricate process of creating his figure.
A whopping cut notwithstanding, the BCCI will still get the biggest share in the new revenue model of the ICC, which set aside $293 million for India across an eight-year cycle.
The BCCI lost the vote on 'governance and constitutional changes' by a 1-9 margin while the revenue model, which was the bigger bone of contention, saw India getting walloped by a 2-8 margin.
Yasir Shah proved Pakistan's match-winner as they ended a six-Test losing streak to beat the West Indies by seven wickets in the first Test in Jamaica.
The BCCI which is at loggerheads with ICC on a number issues has already issued a threat of pulling out of the June 1-18 event in the United Kingdom.
Wood, who has 11 ODI caps, but missed the winter tour of India, is joined by fellow paceman Liam Plunkett who is yet to play for Yorkshire this season because of a calf injury.
The BCCI has been at loggerheads with the ICC on the proposed revenue model which considerably cuts down India's share.
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli led the pack in wishing Tendulkar on the occasion.
Kohli had tweeted, 'Shahid Bhai, best wishes, always a pleasure playing against you.' The Indian cricket team gifted him a signed Kohli jersey following Afridi's retirement from all forms of cricket.
Rahul hurt his left shoulder while batting during the opening Test against Australia in Pune, but played through pain during the four-match series, scoring six half-centuries.
Shafiul, who has played 56 ODIs and taken 63 wickets, has been missing from the international scene since picking up a hamstring injury in a domestic league match last year.
Big-hitting batsman Chris Lynn, sidelined for two months recently with a neck/shoulder injury, was also included in the 15-member squad.
Maharaj, who helped South Africa to Test success in New Zealand last month, bolsters the spin options alongside Imran Tahir.
The Kerala pacer has raw talent and it's a matter of playing more games and gaining experience, says the West Indian all-rounder about his Gujarat Lions teammate.
The Australian legend took to Twitter to support the former Indian captain.
Sreesanth received the letter from the BCCI after he submitted a review petition seeking lifting of the life ban.
The apex court allows BCCI's acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary to represent the cricket board at the ICC meeting on April 24 and directs BCCI CEO Rahul Johri to accompany him.
Edulji had recused herself from the COA meeting where monetary benefits for women cricketers were discussed.
'There is no toss about it...It's the World Cup final. I don't think there is a greater cricketing moment for me in my life,' says Sachin Tendulkar.
For many, including former captain Sourav Ganguly, Yadav was the find of India's long home season, which culminated in a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Australia last month.
Ganguly's scathing comments came on the back of Dhoni's ever-falling run in the shortest format of the game.
Kohli underwent rehabilitation after sustaining an injury to his right shoulder while fielding during the third Test against Australia in Ranchi.
Lalmatia Club's Sujon Mahmud bowled 15 no balls to go with 13 wides that also raced to the boundary in his side's match against Axiom Cricketers.
Shoaib Malik's unbeaten century powered Pakistan to a six-wicket win over the West Indies in the third and final One-Day International.
The new 'Players conduct' rule will allow on-field officials to remove a misbehaving competitor temporarily or permanently and award five penalty runs to the opposition, the Marylebone Cricket Club has said.
'How can a man, who is not eligible to contest, be nominated to represent the BCCI? What you cannot do directly, you cannot do indirectly,' says the apex court.
Pakistan's speedster Sohail Khan has been dropped for all formats for the tour to the West Indies because of his spat with team's bowling coach, Azhar Mahmood.
Put in by West Indies captain Jason Holder, Pakistan totaled 282 for five and then dismissed the hosts for 208 off 44.5 overs.
The meeting was attended by most of the veteran members rendered ineligible by SC order based on Lodha reforms.
Whatmore, who guided Sri Lanka to glory in the 1996 edition of the World Cup, termed his latest assignment a challenge.
Younis, who has led Pakistan in all three formats and guided them to their only World Twenty20 title in England in 2009, needs only 23 runs to reach 10,000 Test runs.
West Indies are seeking a clean sweep of the series to move ahead of Pakistan at number eight in the international rankings.
The incident happened at a Cricket New South Wales function and O'Keefe had accepted a code of conduct charge.
Misbah has played 72 Tests so far and is Pakistan's most successful Test captain.
Vinod Rai, who heads the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators to supervise the running of the BCCI, met national captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday to discuss the issue.
The Caribbeans have failed to qualify for June's Champions Trophy, where the top eight ODI sides will compete, and also risk missing out on an automatic berth for the 2019 World Cup.
The 25-year-old opening batsman will step in for regular captain Kane Williamson, who has commitments in the Indian Premier League.
Only six batsmen have ever scored more international runs in a calendar year than Kohli, but none of them have come close to the Indian captain's average.
'We are all hopeful that Afghanistan get the Test status as we are ready for it', says head coach Lalchand Rajput.
Since the company had kept the news under wraps, most of the employees were in for a surprise when they saw the legend walk in as the CEO.
Ahmed Shehzad scored 53 from 45 balls as Pakistan beat the West Indies by seven wickets to win the Twenty20 International series 3-1.
It was also learnt that Committee Of Administrators (COA) may spring into action if Srinivasan, who is 72 years old, becomes BCCI's representative at the global body's forum.
Recalling a run-in with Virat Kohli, former Australia opener Ed Cowan said he once felt like picking up a stump and stabbing the current India captain after being told something 'highly inappropriate'.
The time is right for cricket to return to the Olympics and a decision on applying for inclusion in 2024 will have to be made within months, ICC chief Dave Richardson said.
The Committee of Administrators on Thursday agreed to release match funds to state associations before they host their first match.
The Kerala pacer was bought during the IPL auction by Gujarat Lions for Rs 85 lakh against his base price of Rs 10 lakh.
The India captain clarified his post-match comments in Dharamsala regarding his friendship with Australian players were directed only at a couple of individuals.
The former Australia batsman had said the India captain missed the fourth Test in Dharamsala to rest his injured shoulder ahead of the IPL campaign, starting next week.
"The home ministry will take call on this but I don't think the atmosphere is right given the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir," minister of state for home Hansraj Ahir said.
'What happened is now in the past. The feeling now is very good after winning the series,' said Saha, who was a member of the Indian team that beat Australia 2-1 in the four-match rubber.
Shami has not played for India since last November after featuring in the the third Test against England.
Kohli said at the end of the hard-fough Test series that he has been proven wrong in considering Australian players his off-field friends.
Australian newspapers came hard on Kohli for declaring that he no longer considers Australian players as friends after what happened in the four-match rubber, which was marred by acrimony between players of both the sides.
Heavy overnight rain ended New Zealand's hopes of winning the third Test against South Africa and leveling the series 1-1 on Wednesday when the final day in Hamilton was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
The world's top-ranked Test side proved its mettle in the series-decider in Dharamasla to overcome Steve Smith's resilient bunch.
Australia skipper Smith had apologized for his outburst after his team's eight-wicket defeat in the Dharamsala Test.
Bhogle has spent nearly a year away from the commentary box after he had a stand-off with the erstwhile BCCI administration.
Kohli's team Royal Challengers Bangalore face defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL opener on April 5.
Rahul made an unbeaten 51 and Rahane added a quickfire 38 not out to help the hosts chase down the 106-run victory target with more than five sessions to spare and clinch the series 2-1.
Smith was livid after TV replays confirmed that Vijay had claimed a bump catch and sprinted back to the pavilion believing the Australian innings had come to an end.
India scored an emphatic 8-wicket win over Australia in the fourth and final Test to regain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
The India opener termed the morning spell bowled by the Australian pacers as the "toughest" he has faced in his Test career.
The off-spinner picked up four wickets in the final session as Australia restricted India to 248/6 at stumps on the second day of the fourth and final Test.
Ajinkya Rahane impressed one and all with his calm style of captaincy on the opening day of the Dharamsala Test, while regular skipper Virat Kohli was in the thick of things too.
The chinaman bowler returned figures of 4/68 to lead India's fightback on the opening day of the fourth Test against Australia in Dharamsala.
Australia skipper Steve Smith struck his third century of the series, but Kuldeep Yadav claimed four wickets on debut to help India bowl out the tourists for 300 on the opening day of the fourth and final Test.
The four-match series between the world's top two Test teams is level at 1-1.
The Enforcement Directorate issued the show-cause notice over violation of forex rules in a case related to the Indian Premier League.
On the eve of Australia's fourth and final Test against India in Dharamsala, the visiting team led by skipper Steve Smith met Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.
The pre-match statement was kind of a giveaway that Kohli's chances of playing are dim in a match where his presence as a leader is required the most.
India have called up Mumbai middle order batsman Shreyas Iyer as cover for Kohli.
Leg-spinner Tahir played for Delhi Daredevils in the last IPL.
Kohli damaged his right shoulder when diving to save a boundary on the first day of the penultimate Test in Ranchi and was off the field during most of Australia's first innings in the drawn game.
With so much at stake, the expectation is the level of cricket will be just as high when the top two sides in the world rejoin the fray under Dharamsala's snow-capped mountain peaks.
The Dharamsala wicket has traditionally been a seamer-friendly track.
Former skipper Dhoni has retained his place in Grade A despite retiring from Test cricket.
The Dharamsala track is expected to favor the fast bowlers and Shami could well be one of the three pacers for India in the series decider.
The Australian media have accused India captain Virat Kohli of being "completely untouchable" and "a law unto himself.
Allegations and denials flew thick and fast between rival captains Kohli and Smith with the India skipper claiming that the home team physio Patrick Farhart was 'disrespected' by visiting players.
The former Australian fast bowler feels that Indian team will be 'nervous' considering the pacer-friendly conditions in Dharamsala.
Jadeja, who grabbed five for 124 and four for 52 in Ranchi, has gained seven points after starting joint-first with Ashwin at 892 points.
India captain Virat Kohli says his spinners could have been more effective in the drawn third Test against Australia but for the softness of the ball used in the contest.
Inspired by a belligerent century from seasoned keeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, Tamil Nadu outshine Bengal by 37 runs to clinch the Vijay Hazare Trophy for the third time.
Handscomb and Marsh battled on through the entire second session to first erase the deficit and then ensure Australia were safe by the time they were separated.
All the North Eastern states, as well as Uttarakhand and Telangana have been granted full membership and voting rights as recommended in Lodha Panel reforms.
The BCCI has reminded the world body that it has the option of exercising the rights mentioned under the Members' Participation Agreement.
Bangladesh notched up their maiden Test win over Sri Lanka, and their second against a major Test-playing nation in the last five months, with a four-wicket victory on the final day of the second Test.
Cheteshwar Pujara compiled an epic double century and Wriddhiman Saha complimented with a career-best 117 to deflate Australia and put India in a strong position on the fourth day of the third Test.
Bengal ride on centuries from openers Shreevats Goswami (101) and Abhimanyu Easwaran (101) to defeat Jharkhand by 41 runs in the semi-final of the Vijay Hazare tournament.
Australia paceman Pat Cummins makes a successful return to Test cricket, oozing hostility and claiming 4-59 on a placid track to help restrict the hosts to 360-6 on 3rd day of the Test.
Lokesh Rahul made an elegant 67, his fourth half-century in five innings, before Pat Cummins dismissed him in the paceman's first Test after more than five years in the wilderness.
BCCI confirmed that all the players and match officials are unhurt and safe but said the players were not in a position to play the match.
The India captain injured his right shoulder when he fell awkwardly after diving to stop a Peter Handscomb drive close to the boundary on the opening day of the Ranchi Test.
After his success with Sri Lanka, Whatmore coached the Bangladesh, Pakistan and Zimbabwe national teams besides guiding Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.
Tamil Nadu are on course for a record fifth Vijay Hazare Trophy after scoring a convincing six-wicket win over Baroda in the first semifinal.
Australia captain Steve Smith struck a cultured unbeaten century and in the company of comeback-man Glenn Maxwell steerd Australia to 299 for four wickets at stumps.