21 Feb
Rohit Sharma named as Test captain; Pujara, Rahane dropped for SL series

The BCCI have named Rohit Sharma as the permanent captain of the Indian test team, with the 34-year-old taking over the reins from Virat Kohli to become the skipper across all formats. Kohli resigned from his post as Indian Test captain in the wake of India’s 2-1 series defeat in South Africa, and according to […]

12 Jan
India take 70-run lead after Jasprit Bumrah five-for

It was another topsy-turvy day of Test match cricket in the third Test at Cape Town, with both sides trading blows to set up a potential grandstand finish in the series decider. Four years on from his debut in Newlands, Jasprit Bumrah returned to pick up his seventh five-wicket haul in Tests as India bundled […]

06 Jan
Defiant Dean Elgar puts South Africa in pole position in chase of 240

The ebb and flow of Test cricket was on full display during day three of the second Test at the Wanderers, with both teams trading blows in a pulsating contest between bat and ball. India started the day on top with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane scoring career-saving half-centuries before the Proteas hit back through […]

05 Jan
Shardul Thakur picks up seven as India fight back on Day 2

Team India produced a spirited fightback on day two of the second Test in Johannesburg, with Shardul Thakur stealing the headlines with a stellar seven-wicket haul. Thakur’s 7 for 61 is the best figures by an Indian in South Africa, and his efforts helped the Men in Blue bowl out the Proteas for 229 after […]

04 Sep
Rohit Sharma century helps India build lead on Day 3

The crowd at the Oval were treated to a batting masterclass on day three as Rohit Sharma scored his first away Test century to put India into the ascendency in the fourth Test against England. The Indian opener made a majestic 127 filled with elegant drives and immense control to help India finish the day […]

28 Aug
India frustrate England on Day 3 as Pujara, Rohit hit half-centuries

It was a commendable fightback from the Men in Blue on Day 3 at Headingley as the Indian batters frustrated England to finish the day on 215 for two. After a poor run of form throughout the series, Cheteshwar Pujara (91*) was amongst the runs again, putting up an 82-run partnership with Rohit Sharma (59) […]

Mohammad Sharif Bangladesh 12 Apr
Cricket news round-up – April 12: Jackie du Preez passes away, Mohammad Sharif quits cricket

Jackie du Preez passed away; Mohammad Sharif retired from all forms of cricket; Pujara, Lyon, and Neser cancelled their respective County Championship contracts; and Shakib reunited with his family after a self-imposed isolation.

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Cricket news round-up – February 20: Tayla Vlaeminck replaced by Molly Strano for Women’s World T20

Molly Strano replaced Tayla Vlaeminck for Women's T20 World Cup 2020. Mashrafe Mortaza will be replaced as Bangladesh captain after the home series against Zimbabwe. Cheteshwar Pujara signed a six-month deal with Gloucestershire.

Cheteshwar Pujara India 12 Jan
Cricket news round-up – January 12: Milestone for Pujara, World Cup League 2 meets abrupt end

Pujara scored his 50th First-Class hundred; the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 had to be called off; the Playoffs lineups for the 2019 BPL have been decided; and four people were arrested under allegations of cricket betting.

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Cricket news round-up – November 23: Ishant Sharma’s first home five-for in 12 years sinks Bangladesh

Ishant takes five, Warner piles Pakistan under runs, and Mumbai, Hyderabad exchange dates.